Period
to 14 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SSH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSH over the 6 months to 14 November 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 688 651 699
Rank change year-on-year -37 +48 -111
Contract jobs citing SSH 88 221 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 1.76% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 156 86
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £328 £291 £213
90th Percentile £556 £588 £615
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +3.89% +12.50% -15.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £15.60 -
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year +261.11% - -

SSH is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,259 12,588 13,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.35% 13.19% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,233 7,625 8,008
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £192
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 582 679
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.01 £12.26 £11.45
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.30
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.39 £19.32
% change year-on-year +32.47% +0.36% -14.16%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in England

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in England

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSH in England

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSH in England

SSH
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the England region over the 6 months to 14 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +34 42 £488 -5.71% 13
South East +6 16 £413 -13.16% 22
South West +12 9 £340 +0.37% 12
North of England +8 8 £425 +0.59% 5
East of England +22 7 £360 -17.24% 1
Yorkshire +9 6 £400 -5.88% 3
Midlands +37 5 £450 +12.50% 3
West Midlands +26 2 £400 - 1
North West +2 2 £450 +50.00% 2
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SSH.

1 56 (63.64%) Linux
2 37 (42.05%) Bash Shell
3 30 (34.09%) Windows
4 29 (32.95%) AWS
5 27 (30.68%) MySQL
6 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
7 24 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (26.14%) SQL
8 23 (26.14%) JavaScript
9 22 (25.00%) Java
9 22 (25.00%) Python
9 22 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 20 (22.73%) DevOps
10 20 (22.73%) HTML
11 18 (20.45%) Ruby
11 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
12 17 (19.32%) Oracle
12 17 (19.32%) Docker
12 17 (19.32%) Hadoop
12 17 (19.32%) HTML5
13 16 (18.18%) Ansible
13 16 (18.18%) CentOS
13 16 (18.18%) Scrum
14 15 (17.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (17.05%) PHP
14 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
14 15 (17.05%) React
15 14 (15.91%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (15.91%) AngularJS

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (11.36%) Apache
1 10 (11.36%) JBoss
2 9 (10.23%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.95%) Confluence
3 7 (7.95%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (6.82%) Drupal
4 6 (6.82%) Jetty
4 6 (6.82%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 6 (6.82%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.68%) Apache Spark
5 5 (5.68%) nginx
5 5 (5.68%) SAS
6 3 (3.41%) CMS
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.27%) IIS
7 2 (2.27%) Mendix
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.14%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 29 (32.95%) AWS
2 13 (14.77%) Azure
3 6 (6.82%) Heroku
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.55%) Datadog
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.27%) GCP
6 2 (2.27%) Office 365
6 2 (2.27%) Serverless
7 1 (1.14%) Akamai
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) Firewall
2 10 (11.36%) FTP
3 9 (10.23%) LAN
4 8 (9.09%) Internet
4 8 (9.09%) IPsec
4 8 (9.09%) VPN
5 7 (7.95%) HTTP
6 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.82%) WAN
7 5 (5.68%) BGP
7 5 (5.68%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (5.68%) DHCP
7 5 (5.68%) SMTP
7 5 (5.68%) SNMP
7 5 (5.68%) SSL
7 5 (5.68%) Wireshark
8 4 (4.55%) DNS
8 4 (4.55%) MPLS
8 4 (4.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.68%) MySQL
2 22 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (19.32%) Hadoop
4 11 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.95%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (6.82%) MongoDB
6 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.68%) RDBMS
8 4 (4.55%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (4.55%) Redis
9 3 (3.41%) Big Data
9 3 (3.41%) Cloudera CDH
10 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
2 22 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (15.91%) Selenium
4 12 (13.64%) Maven
4 12 (13.64%) Vagrant
5 10 (11.36%) Gradle
6 9 (10.23%) Ant
6 9 (10.23%) git-flow
6 9 (10.23%) Mercurial
6 9 (10.23%) Subversion
7 7 (7.95%) Hudson
7 7 (7.95%) JIRA
8 6 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (6.82%) ClearCase
8 6 (6.82%) Cucumber
8 6 (6.82%) Eclipse
8 6 (6.82%) FishEye
8 6 (6.82%) IntelliJ
8 6 (6.82%) Leiningen
8 6 (6.82%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Public Sector
3 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.82%) Electronics
4 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.82%) Marketing
5 5 (5.68%) Banking
5 5 (5.68%) Retail
6 4 (4.55%) Games
7 1 (1.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Developer
2 16 (18.18%) Administrator
3 13 (14.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) Architect
4 10 (11.36%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (9.09%) PHP Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.82%) Network Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) OO PHP Developer
8 6 (6.82%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (6.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Senior PHP Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (5.68%) SAS Administrator
10 4 (4.55%) Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Consultant
10 4 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) HTML
2 17 (19.32%) HTML5
3 15 (17.05%) React
4 14 (15.91%) AngularJS
4 14 (15.91%) CSS
5 13 (14.77%) Node.js
6 12 (13.64%) jQuery
6 12 (13.64%) Spring
6 12 (13.64%) Web Services
6 12 (13.64%) XML
7 11 (12.50%) JSON
7 11 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (11.36%) RESTful
8 10 (11.36%) Sass
9 9 (10.23%) LDAP
9 9 (10.23%) OAuth
10 8 (9.09%) CSS3
10 8 (9.09%) SOAP
11 6 (6.82%) Laravel
11 6 (6.82%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.95%) PKI
4 6 (6.82%) Derivative
4 6 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (6.82%) User Experience
5 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.41%) CMDB
6 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.41%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.27%) Online Games
8 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.14%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.14%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (63.64%) Linux
2 30 (34.09%) Windows
3 16 (18.18%) CentOS
4 15 (17.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (15.91%) Debian
6 12 (13.64%) Unix
7 11 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 9 (10.23%) Android
8 9 (10.23%) Apple iOS
9 8 (9.09%) Mac OS X
9 8 (9.09%) Windows Server
10 3 (3.41%) AIX
10 3 (3.41%) Solaris
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.41%) zOS
11 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) DevOps
3 16 (18.18%) Scrum
4 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
5 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (13.64%) TDD
7 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
8 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
8 9 (10.23%) Deployment Automation
8 9 (10.23%) Kanban
8 9 (10.23%) Migration
8 9 (10.23%) OO
8 9 (10.23%) OO PHP
9 8 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.09%) Task Automation
10 6 (6.82%) High Availability
10 6 (6.82%) JVM Tuning
10 6 (6.82%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.05%) Bash Shell
2 23 (26.14%) JavaScript
2 23 (26.14%) SQL
3 22 (25.00%) Java
3 22 (25.00%) Python
4 18 (20.45%) Ruby
5 15 (17.05%) PHP
6 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 10 (11.36%) C++
8 8 (9.09%) Perl
9 6 (6.82%) C
9 6 (6.82%) Clojure
9 6 (6.82%) ClojureScript
9 6 (6.82%) Groovy
9 6 (6.82%) PHP 7
9 6 (6.82%) PL/SQL
9 6 (6.82%) Scala
9 6 (6.82%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.55%) C#
10 4 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.77%) DV Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.82%) CCNP
5 5 (5.68%) SAS Certification
5 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) CCNA
7 3 (3.41%) CCIE
8 1 (1.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.14%) Degree
8 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (3.41%) WCAG
2 2 (2.27%) GDPR
3 1 (1.14%) COBIT
3 1 (1.14%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.14%) NIST
3 1 (1.14%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (19.32%) Docker
2 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.27%) vSphere
4 1 (1.14%) Postfix
4 1 (1.14%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.14%) Snort
4 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (18.18%) Ansible
2 12 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (12.50%) Puppet
4 8 (9.09%) Terraform
5 6 (6.82%) Salt
6 5 (5.68%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (4.55%) SELinux
7 4 (4.55%) WSUS
8 2 (2.27%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.27%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.27%) SCCM
8 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.14%) Core Impact
9 1 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (1.14%) QRadar
9 1 (1.14%) Suricata
9 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Oracle
2 12 (13.64%) Cisco
2 12 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 9 (10.23%) Cloudera
4 7 (7.95%) SAP
5 6 (6.82%) CyberArk
5 6 (6.82%) Hortonworks
5 6 (6.82%) hybris
5 6 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (6.82%) Sybase
6 5 (5.68%) Atlassian
6 5 (5.68%) IBM
6 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.55%) Dell
7 4 (4.55%) Juniper
7 4 (4.55%) Percona
7 4 (4.55%) VMware
8 3 (3.41%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.41%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.27%) Meraki