The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
Rank 493 507 546
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +39
Contract jobs citing SSH 107 111 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.50% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 57 32
Median daily rate £475 £475 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £320 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £368
% change year-on-year
- +29.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SSH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SSH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SSH
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSH within the UK.

SSH Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

SSH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSH
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSH within the UK.

SSH Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SSH
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 102 £475 +4.39% 25
London +16 45 £475 +5.55% 11
South East +25 31 £488 +14.70% 5
Berkshire +18 14 £500 +42.85% 3
Surrey +28 13 £475 -11.62% 1
Reading +21 13 £500 +42.85% 3
City of London -6 9 £375 -9.09% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 8 £313 -36.54%
North East -18 8 £313 -36.86%
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £313 -36.54%
Leatherhead +21 4 £475 -20.83%
South West +12 4 £350 +9.80% 2
West Midlands -3 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £575 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 3 £474 -10.61%
Gloucestershire - 3 £360 - 2
Solihull - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £575 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £575 - 1
Milton Keynes +8 2 £474 -10.49%
Wales +8 2 £356 -22.97%
North West +3 2 £400 +18.51% 3
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 -
Nottingham - 2 £450 -
Epsom - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 2
Scotland +22 1 - -
Cardiff +20 1 £350 -22.22%
Manchester +13 1 £400 +18.51% 2

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SSH.

1 201 (74.17%) Linux
2 138 (50.92%) DNS
3 133 (49.08%) Oracle
4 129 (47.60%) VMware
5 118 (43.54%) Git (software)
6 116 (42.80%) Puppet
7 113 (41.70%) SC Cleared
7 113 (41.70%) Security Cleared
8 111 (40.96%) Apache
8 111 (40.96%) DevOps
9 108 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
10 106 (39.11%) Ansible
11 101 (37.27%) Amazon AWS
11 101 (37.27%) Configuration Management
12 98 (36.16%) Shell Script
12 98 (36.16%) OpenLDAP
13 97 (35.79%) JIRA
14 96 (35.42%) Hadoop
15 94 (34.69%) Scrum
16 93 (34.32%) Docker
16 93 (34.32%) Jenkins
17 92 (33.95%) Kubernetes
18 91 (33.58%) logstash
18 91 (33.58%) OpenVPN
18 91 (33.58%) Maven
19 90 (33.21%) ZABBIX
19 90 (33.21%) CentOS
19 90 (33.21%) PostgreSQL
19 90 (33.21%) Sonatype Nexus
19 90 (33.21%) Terraform

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 111 (40.96%) Apache
2 88 (32.47%) Elasticsearch
3 84 (31.00%) Confluence
4 23 (8.49%) Tomcat
5 17 (6.27%) nginx
6 13 (4.80%) WebLogic
7 11 (4.06%) JBoss
8 9 (3.32%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.58%) IIS
10 4 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.11%) iPlanet
11 3 (1.11%) MQSeries
11 3 (1.11%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.74%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (30.63%) HipChat
2 14 (5.17%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.32%) MS Office
4 8 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.74%) MS Project
7 1 (0.37%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.74%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 101 (37.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.74%) G Suite
4 2 (0.74%) IaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Route 53
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (50.92%) DNS
2 98 (36.16%) OpenLDAP
3 91 (33.58%) OpenVPN
4 54 (19.93%) HTTP
5 53 (19.56%) FTP
6 52 (19.19%) Firewall
7 49 (18.08%) SSL
8 42 (15.50%) IPsec
8 42 (15.50%) TCP/IP
9 41 (15.13%) VPN
10 34 (12.55%) Internet
10 34 (12.55%) LDAP
11 25 (9.23%) SAN
12 23 (8.49%) LAN
12 23 (8.49%) Reverse Proxy
13 22 (8.12%) DHCP
14 21 (7.75%) NAS
14 21 (7.75%) SMTP
15 18 (6.64%) ICMP
16 16 (5.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (35.42%) Hadoop
2 90 (33.21%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (10.33%) Oracle Database
4 25 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (5.90%) MySQL
6 15 (5.54%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.85%) DB2
7 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.48%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.74%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.74%) Redis
11 1 (0.37%) Big Data
11 1 (0.37%) GIS
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 118 (43.54%) Git (software)
2 97 (35.79%) JIRA
3 93 (34.32%) Jenkins
4 91 (33.58%) Maven
5 90 (33.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 89 (32.84%) Ant
7 88 (32.47%) JUnit
7 88 (32.47%) SonarQube
8 87 (32.10%) Liquibase
9 83 (30.63%) JIRA Agile
10 59 (21.77%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.48%) Subversion
11 4 (1.48%) Toad
12 3 (1.11%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.11%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.74%) Phabricator
14 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
General
1 42 (15.50%) Finance
2 10 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.32%) Banking
4 7 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.21%) Electronics
5 6 (2.21%) Marketing
6 3 (1.11%) Advertising
7 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.74%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (25.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (12.92%) Developer
3 33 (12.18%) Administrator
4 30 (11.07%) Consultant
5 26 (9.59%) Senior DevOps
5 26 (9.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 25 (9.23%) Systems Administrator
7 19 (7.01%) Java Developer
8 17 (6.27%) Linux Administrator
8 17 (6.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 16 (5.90%) Lead DevOps
10 15 (5.54%) DevOps Consultant
10 15 (5.54%) Network Engineer
11 13 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Security Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Unix Administrator
13 10 (3.69%) Analyst
13 10 (3.69%) Java Engineer
14 8 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (32.47%) ELK Stack
1 88 (32.47%) MCollective
2 87 (32.10%) Software Packaging
3 17 (6.27%) HTML
4 15 (5.54%) CSS
4 15 (5.54%) REST
4 15 (5.54%) SOAP
5 13 (4.80%) Web Services
6 10 (3.69%) LAMP
7 7 (2.58%) 802.1X
8 6 (2.21%) Leaflet
8 6 (2.21%) Middleware
8 6 (2.21%) OpenLayers
8 6 (2.21%) XML
9 5 (1.85%) JSP
9 5 (1.85%) Play Framework
10 4 (1.48%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.48%) J2EE
11 3 (1.11%) COM
11 3 (1.11%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.17%) PKI
3 13 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (3.32%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.95%) Replication
7 7 (2.58%) CESG
7 7 (2.58%) Cryptography
7 7 (2.58%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.21%) Clustering
8 6 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.21%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.11%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.11%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.11%) DataPower
10 3 (1.11%) Grid Computing
10 3 (1.11%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 201 (74.17%) Linux
2 90 (33.21%) CentOS
3 86 (31.73%) Unix
4 68 (25.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (20.30%) Windows
6 27 (9.96%) Solaris
7 18 (6.64%) Ubuntu
8 14 (5.17%) Debian
9 13 (4.80%) RancherOS
9 13 (4.80%) VyOS
10 12 (4.43%) AIX
11 11 (4.06%) Windows Server
12 8 (2.95%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.21%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.85%) SUSE
14 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (1.48%) HPUX
16 2 (0.74%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (40.96%) DevOps
2 108 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (37.27%) Configuration Management
4 94 (34.69%) Scrum
5 89 (32.84%) Identity Management
6 88 (32.47%) Continuous Delivery
6 88 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (32.47%) Service Management
7 70 (25.83%) Workflow
8 60 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 58 (21.40%) Case Management
10 53 (19.56%) Coaching
11 18 (6.64%) Load Balancing
12 13 (4.80%) High Availability
12 13 (4.80%) Prototyping
13 12 (4.43%) Change Management
14 11 (4.06%) ITIL
14 11 (4.06%) Open Source
14 11 (4.06%) Security Monitoring
15 10 (3.69%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (36.16%) Shell Script
2 71 (26.20%) Ruby
3 47 (17.34%) Perl
4 42 (15.50%) Bash Shell
4 42 (15.50%) Java
5 39 (14.39%) SQL
6 31 (11.44%) JavaScript
6 31 (11.44%) Python
7 24 (8.86%) PHP
8 22 (8.12%) PowerShell
9 19 (7.01%) Korn
10 10 (3.69%) AWK
10 10 (3.69%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.69%) sed
11 7 (2.58%) Scala
12 3 (1.11%) C
13 2 (0.74%) VB
14 1 (0.37%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.37%) C#
14 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 113 (41.70%) SC Cleared
1 113 (41.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.18%) CTC Cleared
3 21 (7.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (7.38%) CISSP
5 16 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.43%) CCNP
7 9 (3.32%) CCIE
8 8 (2.95%) Degree
8 8 (2.95%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.58%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (2.21%) CISM
11 5 (1.85%) CEH
11 5 (1.85%) CISA
12 4 (1.48%) CCDP
12 4 (1.48%) CCNA
12 4 (1.48%) ISEB
12 4 (1.48%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.74%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.48%) COBIT
2 4 (1.48%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.48%) SLA
3 3 (1.11%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.74%) COSO
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) RMADS
4 2 (0.74%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 93 (34.32%) Docker
2 88 (32.47%) Squid
2 88 (32.47%) vCloud
3 87 (32.10%) Postfix
4 36 (13.28%) Active Directory
5 34 (12.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (9.23%) NFS
7 11 (4.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (2.95%) Veritas File System
9 7 (2.58%) Sendmail
9 7 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.58%) vSphere
10 5 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.48%) Samba
11 4 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.48%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
12 3 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 116 (42.80%) Puppet
2 106 (39.11%) Ansible
3 92 (33.95%) Kubernetes
4 91 (33.58%) logstash
5 90 (33.21%) Rancher
5 90 (33.21%) Terraform
5 90 (33.21%) ZABBIX
6 88 (32.47%) Kibana
7 23 (8.49%) Consul
7 23 (8.49%) Packer
8 21 (7.75%) Nagios
9 16 (5.90%) SELinux
10 14 (5.17%) HAProxy
11 10 (3.69%) OpenView
12 8 (2.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 7 (2.58%) NetBackup
14 6 (2.21%) EMC Navisphere
15 5 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
16 4 (1.48%) Nessus
16 4 (1.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 133 (49.08%) Oracle
2 129 (47.60%) VMware
3 88 (32.47%) Sonatype
4 59 (21.77%) Atlassian
5 44 (16.24%) Red Hat
6 35 (12.92%) Microsoft
7 25 (9.23%) Cisco
8 24 (8.86%) AppDynamics
9 23 (8.49%) HP
10 16 (5.90%) Sun
11 15 (5.54%) Veritas
12 14 (5.17%) Juniper
12 14 (5.17%) NetApp
13 13 (4.80%) Vyatta
14 12 (4.43%) CheckPoint
14 12 (4.43%) Palo Alto
15 11 (4.06%) Citrix
15 11 (4.06%) EMC
16 10 (3.69%) Fortinet
17 9 (3.32%) Brocade
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