The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 23 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 160 194
Rank change year-on-year -3 +34  
Contract jobs citing SSH 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.091% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.84% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Median daily rate £469 £500 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +38.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £483 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £518 £413
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 the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 342 476 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.36% 14.07% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 375 546
Median daily rate £425 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 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 City of London region with a requirement for SSH.

1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Scala
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Leaflet
3 2 (33.33%) Play Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) OpenLayers
4 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) nginx
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Terraform

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (16.67%) nginx
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) Telnet
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Scala Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Scala Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Leaflet
1 2 (33.33%) OpenLayers
1 2 (33.33%) Play Framework
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) WSDL
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSL
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) DataPower
2 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 1 (16.67%) Document Management
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
1 1 (16.67%) SOA
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Validation
1 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) Scala
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) GCIA
1 1 (16.67%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
1 1 (16.67%) COSO
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) NFS
1 1 (16.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Qualys
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat