Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 724 712 645
Rank change year-on-year -12 -67 +1
Contract jobs citing SSH 106 132 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 1.08% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 81 116
England median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +13.43%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £320
90th Percentile £575 £575 £609
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £474
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.01% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £49.19
UK median hourly rate - £46.89 £49.19
% change year-on-year - -4.67% +303.36%

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 10,981 12,279 12,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.63% 13.26% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,808 7,605 7,367
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £583
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £405
% change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 672 657
England median hourly rate £19.25 £19.76 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.58% -8.09% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.24 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.26% -12.53% -13.73%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +1 50 £423 -6.11% 4
South East +1 25 £513 -2.29% 5
South West -35 11 £481 +16.67%
Midlands 0 9 £405 +20.75%
North of England -1 7 £425 -7.61% 1
East of England +19 6 £322 -48.56%
Yorkshire +7 6 £425 -7.61%
West Midlands -12 3 £279 -16.79%
East Midlands - 2 £405 -
North West -3 1 £355 +3.27% 1
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 42 (39.62%) Linux
2 35 (33.02%) HTTP
3 34 (32.08%) SMTP
4 33 (31.13%) DNS
5 31 (29.25%) TCP/IP
5 31 (29.25%) Python
6 30 (28.30%) Git (software)
7 29 (27.36%) FTP
8 28 (26.42%) DevOps
9 27 (25.47%) Unix
9 27 (25.47%) Java
10 26 (24.53%) SQL
10 26 (24.53%) Firewall
11 25 (23.58%) PHP
11 25 (23.58%) Windows
11 25 (23.58%) Bash Shell
12 24 (22.64%) VMware
13 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
14 21 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (17.92%) Docker
16 18 (16.98%) Internet
16 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
16 18 (16.98%) SSL
17 17 (16.04%) Oracle
17 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
18 16 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (15.09%) HTML
18 16 (15.09%) LDAP
18 16 (15.09%) Active Directory

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 (9.43%) Apache
2 8 (7.55%) Confluence
3 6 (5.66%) IIS
3 6 (5.66%) OpenStack
3 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.72%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.77%) CMS
5 4 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.83%) nginx
6 3 (2.83%) WordPress
7 2 (1.89%) Mendix
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.94%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.72%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Workday HCM
2 3 (2.83%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.60%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (6.60%) GitHub
4 4 (3.77%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.77%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.89%) Cloudflare
5 2 (1.89%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.94%) Datadog
6 1 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) NuGet
6 1 (0.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.94%) Slack
6 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.02%) HTTP
2 34 (32.08%) SMTP
3 33 (31.13%) DNS
4 31 (29.25%) TCP/IP
5 29 (27.36%) FTP
6 26 (24.53%) Firewall
7 18 (16.98%) Internet
7 18 (16.98%) SSL
8 13 (12.26%) SNMP
8 13 (12.26%) VPN
9 12 (11.32%) DHCP
9 12 (11.32%) LAN
10 11 (10.38%) WAN
11 10 (9.43%) HTTPS
12 8 (7.55%) IPsec
13 7 (6.60%) MPLS
13 7 (6.60%) SAN
13 7 (6.60%) VLAN
14 6 (5.66%) Network Security
14 6 (5.66%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.32%) MySQL
3 6 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (4.72%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.72%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.72%) Big Data
4 5 (4.72%) Flink
4 5 (4.72%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.72%) MariaDB
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.89%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (28.30%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.26%) Bitbucket
3 8 (7.55%) gulp
3 8 (7.55%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.72%) Phabricator
4 5 (4.72%) PhpStorm
5 4 (3.77%) JIRA
5 4 (3.77%) Maven
5 4 (3.77%) Selenium
6 3 (2.83%) GitLab
6 3 (2.83%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.89%) Ant
7 2 (1.89%) git-flow
7 2 (1.89%) JUnit
7 2 (1.89%) Subversion
7 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.89%) webpack
8 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.94%) Emacs
8 1 (0.94%) Toad
General
1 7 (6.60%) Legal
2 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.77%) Billing
3 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.83%) Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Finance
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (26.42%) Developer
2 13 (12.26%) Consultant
2 13 (12.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (9.43%) Network Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Administrator
5 8 (7.55%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.60%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Analytics Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Big Data Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Security Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Cassandra Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Workday Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Workday Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) HTML
1 16 (15.09%) LDAP
2 15 (14.15%) CSS
3 14 (13.21%) Web Services
4 11 (10.38%) jQuery
5 10 (9.43%) HTML5
5 10 (9.43%) React
6 8 (7.55%) REST
7 6 (5.66%) JSON
7 6 (5.66%) SOAP
8 5 (4.72%) Sass
8 5 (4.72%) Spark Streaming
8 5 (4.72%) XML
9 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.77%) Polymer
9 4 (3.77%) React Native
9 4 (3.77%) RESTful
9 4 (3.77%) Vue.js
9 4 (3.77%) WSDL
10 3 (2.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.49%) User Experience
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.55%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (5.66%) Clustering
5 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.77%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.83%) Social Media
7 2 (1.89%) Bitcoin
7 2 (1.89%) CMDB
8 1 (0.94%) CESG
8 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.94%) PKI
8 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) STB
8 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.62%) Linux
2 27 (25.47%) Unix
3 25 (23.58%) Windows
4 15 (14.15%) Windows Server
5 11 (10.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.60%) Solaris
6 7 (6.60%) Windows 10
6 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.72%) AIX
8 4 (3.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.42%) DevOps
2 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
4 16 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (14.15%) OO
6 14 (13.21%) Change Management
7 13 (12.26%) Task Automation
8 11 (10.38%) ITIL
8 11 (10.38%) Migration
8 11 (10.38%) Test Automation
9 10 (9.43%) ETL
9 10 (9.43%) Network Management
9 10 (9.43%) OOP
9 10 (9.43%) Web Development
10 9 (8.49%) Project Management
11 8 (7.55%) Analytics
11 8 (7.55%) Microservices
11 8 (7.55%) Scrum
11 8 (7.55%) TDD
12 7 (6.60%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.25%) Python
2 27 (25.47%) Java
3 26 (24.53%) SQL
4 25 (23.58%) Bash Shell
4 25 (23.58%) PHP
5 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
6 15 (14.15%) C#
7 12 (11.32%) PowerShell
8 11 (10.38%) Shell Script
9 9 (8.49%) Perl
10 8 (7.55%) C
11 6 (5.66%) Go
11 6 (5.66%) Ruby
12 4 (3.77%) Groovy
12 4 (3.77%) TypeScript
13 3 (2.83%) Java 8
14 2 (1.89%) PHP 7
14 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.26%) Degree
4 8 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.66%) CCNP
6 5 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.83%) CCIE
8 2 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.89%) CISSP
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.89%) OCA
8 2 (1.89%) OCAJ
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.89%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.89%) PMP
9 1 (0.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.94%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.94%) CCNA
9 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.77%) WCAG
4 3 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.89%) RMADS
5 2 (1.89%) SLA
6 1 (0.94%) COBIT
6 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.94%) GDPR
6 1 (0.94%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (17.92%) Docker
3 16 (15.09%) Active Directory
4 12 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (7.55%) vSphere
6 7 (6.60%) NFS
7 6 (5.66%) Shibboleth
7 6 (5.66%) Xen
8 2 (1.89%) iptables
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.89%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.89%) Squid
8 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.94%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.94%) Firmware
9 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.94%) zsh
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) Kubernetes
2 10 (9.43%) vCenter Server
3 9 (8.49%) Ansible
3 9 (8.49%) Puppet
4 6 (5.66%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (5.66%) Mesos
5 4 (3.77%) HAProxy
5 4 (3.77%) Nagios
6 3 (2.83%) Terraform
7 2 (1.89%) Icinga
8 1 (0.94%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.94%) Grafana
8 1 (0.94%) Nessus
8 1 (0.94%) OpenView
8 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.94%) OVPM
8 1 (0.94%) QRadar
8 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) VMware
2 17 (16.04%) Oracle
3 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
4 14 (13.21%) Cisco
5 10 (9.43%) Red Hat
6 8 (7.55%) SolarWinds
6 8 (7.55%) Splunk
7 6 (5.66%) F5
8 5 (4.72%) HP
8 5 (4.72%) Workday
9 4 (3.77%) BMC
9 4 (3.77%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.77%) CyberArk
10 3 (2.83%) Meraki
10 3 (2.83%) NetApp
11 2 (1.89%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.89%) Huawei
11 2 (1.89%) hybris
11 2 (1.89%) IBM
11 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow