The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SSH 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.57% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £381 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £377
% change year-on-year -9.31% +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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 100 160 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.67% 17.45% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 111 64
Median daily rate £361 £384 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.92% -12.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 20
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +24.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in Cheshire

SSH
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Knutsford - 3 - -
SSH
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SSH.

1 11 (91.67%) Unix
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) SSL
2 9 (75.00%) PKI
2 9 (75.00%) Statistics
2 9 (75.00%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) FTP
4 5 (41.67%) HTTP
5 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (33.33%) JCL
5 4 (33.33%) X-Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 4 (33.33%) AIX
5 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) tcpdump
5 4 (33.33%) PuTTY
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (8.33%) WSUS
7 1 (8.33%) SCCM
7 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (8.33%) Banking
7 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (8.33%) Apache
7 1 (8.33%) Tomcat

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) SSL
2 5 (41.67%) FTP
2 5 (41.67%) HTTP
3 4 (33.33%) PuTTY
3 4 (33.33%) tcpdump
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Deployment Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) X-Windows
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Linux Command Line
1 9 (75.00%) PKI
2 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Unix
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JCL
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft