The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SSH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Secure Shell (SSH)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 66 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing SSH 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 0.49% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 3.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £377
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 £187.50
% change year-on-year -4.67% -73.76%  

SSH is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 82 124 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.58% 15.07% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 81 85
Median daily rate £400 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £180 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SSH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in Birmingham

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SSH.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) TACACS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) PKI
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) Sophos
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) CCIE
2 3 (75.00%) SNMP
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) HSRP
2 3 (75.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) RIP
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) TACACS
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) HSRP
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) SNMP
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) RIP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) VMware