Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 714 617 632
Rank change year-on-year -97 +15 +109
Contract jobs citing SSH 131 215 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.64% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 128 123
England median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £258 £320 £230
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +166.67% -50.00%
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £40.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.23% +166.67% -50.00%

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 12,346 13,091 13,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.24% 14.71% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,687 8,015 8,117
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £188 £213 £214
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 693 760
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -3.10% +10.94%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 -77 65 £430 -4.44% 16
South East -43 22 £450 -10.00% 9
North of England +30 21 £423 +16.55% 5
West Midlands +13 12 £404 +7.67% 4
Midlands +12 12 £404 -2.12% 4
Yorkshire +1 10 £505 -12.17% 4
North West +16 7 £349 -33.57% 1
South West +5 7 £381 +5.90% 4
North East +38 4 £348 +11.20%
East of England -7 1 - - 7
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 83 (63.36%) Linux
2 41 (31.30%) HTTP
3 37 (28.24%) DNS
4 36 (27.48%) Unix
5 35 (26.72%) Windows
6 34 (25.95%) Java
7 32 (24.43%) TCP/IP
8 31 (23.66%) Firewall
8 31 (23.66%) Puppet
9 30 (22.90%) Amazon AWS
9 30 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (22.14%) VMware
11 28 (21.37%) FTP
11 28 (21.37%) DevOps
12 27 (20.61%) Git (software)
12 27 (20.61%) SQL
13 26 (19.85%) Bash Shell
14 25 (19.08%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (19.08%) Amazon S3
14 25 (19.08%) Ansible
14 25 (19.08%) Docker
14 25 (19.08%) Jenkins
14 25 (19.08%) SMTP
15 24 (18.32%) Apache
15 24 (18.32%) LDAP
15 24 (18.32%) SSL
16 23 (17.56%) Perl
17 22 (16.79%) Finance
17 22 (16.79%) Oracle
17 22 (16.79%) VPN

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 24 (18.32%) Apache
2 16 (12.21%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.16%) Confluence
3 12 (9.16%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.58%) JBoss
5 5 (3.82%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.05%) CMS
6 4 (3.05%) Drupal
6 4 (3.05%) IIS
7 3 (2.29%) SAS
7 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.53%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (1.53%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (1.53%) WildFly
8 2 (1.53%) WordPress
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) HipChat
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (22.90%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (19.08%) Amazon EC2
2 25 (19.08%) Amazon S3
3 15 (11.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 15 (11.45%) Amazon ELB
4 11 (8.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (6.87%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (6.87%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (6.87%) Serverless
6 4 (3.05%) GitHub
6 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.53%) Office 365
8 1 (0.76%) PaaS
8 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (31.30%) HTTP
2 37 (28.24%) DNS
3 32 (24.43%) TCP/IP
4 31 (23.66%) Firewall
5 28 (21.37%) FTP
6 25 (19.08%) SMTP
7 24 (18.32%) SSL
8 22 (16.79%) VPN
9 16 (12.21%) SNMP
10 15 (11.45%) OpenLDAP
11 14 (10.69%) WAN
12 13 (9.92%) IPsec
13 12 (9.16%) OpenVPN
14 11 (8.40%) DHCP
14 11 (8.40%) HTTPS
14 11 (8.40%) LAN
15 10 (7.63%) Internet
16 9 (6.87%) SAN
16 9 (6.87%) Telnet
17 6 (4.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (8.40%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (7.63%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.58%) MySQL
5 4 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.53%) Big Data
6 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.53%) Redis
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (20.61%) Git (software)
2 25 (19.08%) Jenkins
3 20 (15.27%) JIRA
4 14 (10.69%) Maven
5 12 (9.16%) Ant
5 12 (9.16%) JUnit
5 12 (9.16%) Liquibase
5 12 (9.16%) SonarQube
5 12 (9.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (8.40%) Bitbucket
7 6 (4.58%) Subversion
8 4 (3.05%) Grunt
8 4 (3.05%) gulp
9 1 (0.76%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 1 (0.76%) GitLab
9 1 (0.76%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (16.79%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Banking
3 4 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.29%) Marketing
5 2 (1.53%) French Language
5 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (17.56%) Administrator
2 21 (16.03%) Developer
3 18 (13.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (12.21%) Consultant
4 16 (12.21%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (8.40%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Unix Administrator
7 8 (6.11%) Architect
7 8 (6.11%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (5.34%) Storage Administrator
9 6 (4.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.82%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.82%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.32%) LDAP
2 15 (11.45%) XML
3 14 (10.69%) REST
4 12 (9.16%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (9.16%) MCollective
5 10 (7.63%) Middleware
6 9 (6.87%) AngularJS
6 9 (6.87%) JSON
6 9 (6.87%) Web Services
7 7 (5.34%) LAMP
8 6 (4.58%) HTML
9 5 (3.82%) .NET
9 5 (3.82%) SOAP
10 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.05%) CSS
10 4 (3.05%) JDBC
10 4 (3.05%) jQuery
10 4 (3.05%) JTAPI
10 4 (3.05%) Sass
10 4 (3.05%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (7.63%) Clustering
3 8 (6.11%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.82%) DataPower
5 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.82%) PKI
5 5 (3.82%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.05%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.29%) User Experience
8 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.53%) Fintech
8 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 83 (63.36%) Linux
2 36 (27.48%) Unix
3 35 (26.72%) Windows
4 20 (15.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (13.74%) CentOS
6 13 (9.92%) Windows Server
7 12 (9.16%) Ubuntu
8 10 (7.63%) Solaris
9 8 (6.11%) AIX
10 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (3.82%) Fedora
12 4 (3.05%) Debian
13 3 (2.29%) HPUX
13 3 (2.29%) SUSE
13 3 (2.29%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.37%) DevOps
3 18 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (12.98%) Load Balancing
5 14 (10.69%) High Availability
5 14 (10.69%) Microservices
6 13 (9.92%) Configuration Management
6 13 (9.92%) Project Management
6 13 (9.92%) Service Management
7 12 (9.16%) Coaching
7 12 (9.16%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.16%) Scrum
8 9 (6.87%) TDD
9 8 (6.11%) BDD
9 8 (6.11%) Migration
9 8 (6.11%) Network Management
9 8 (6.11%) Presales
9 8 (6.11%) Web Development
9 8 (6.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.95%) Java
2 27 (20.61%) SQL
3 26 (19.85%) Bash Shell
4 23 (17.56%) Perl
5 14 (10.69%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.69%) Shell Script
6 11 (8.40%) Groovy
6 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
7 10 (7.63%) Python
8 7 (5.34%) PHP
9 6 (4.58%) C#
9 6 (4.58%) Ruby
10 4 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.29%) AWK
11 3 (2.29%) Korn
11 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.29%) VBA
12 2 (1.53%) C
13 1 (0.76%) C++
13 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.11%) Degree
4 6 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.82%) CCNP
5 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.05%) CCIE
7 3 (2.29%) CISM
7 3 (2.29%) CISSP
8 2 (1.53%) CISA
8 2 (1.53%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.76%) CEH
9 1 (0.76%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.05%) PA-DSS
4 2 (1.53%) GDPR
4 2 (1.53%) SLA
5 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (19.08%) Docker
2 16 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.21%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (9.92%) vCloud
4 12 (9.16%) Postfix
4 12 (9.16%) Squid
4 12 (9.16%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (8.40%) NFS
6 5 (3.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (3.82%) Veritas File System
7 4 (3.05%) Firmware
7 4 (3.05%) OpenSSH
7 4 (3.05%) vSphere
8 3 (2.29%) Samba
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.76%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (23.66%) Puppet
2 25 (19.08%) Ansible
3 14 (10.69%) Kubernetes
3 14 (10.69%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (10.69%) ZABBIX
4 13 (9.92%) Terraform
5 12 (9.16%) Docker Swarm
5 12 (9.16%) Kibana
5 12 (9.16%) logstash
5 12 (9.16%) Rancher
6 11 (8.40%) Rsyslog
6 11 (8.40%) Sysdig
7 7 (5.34%) NetBackup
7 7 (5.34%) vCenter Server
8 5 (3.82%) SnapMirror
8 5 (3.82%) SnapVault
8 5 (3.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 4 (3.05%) Nagios
9 4 (3.05%) Tivoli
10 3 (2.29%) Cacti
Vendors
1 29 (22.14%) VMware
2 22 (16.79%) Oracle
3 16 (12.21%) Cisco
4 15 (11.45%) Red Hat
5 13 (9.92%) Veritas
6 12 (9.16%) Microsoft
6 12 (9.16%) Sonatype
7 9 (6.87%) Citrix
7 9 (6.87%) HP
7 9 (6.87%) NetApp
8 7 (5.34%) IBM
9 6 (4.58%) Juniper
9 6 (4.58%) Sun
10 5 (3.82%) Brocade
11 4 (3.05%) EMC
11 4 (3.05%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.29%) Aruba
12 3 (2.29%) CyberArk
12 3 (2.29%) F5
12 3 (2.29%) ServiceNow