Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 455 675 672
Rank change year-on-year +220 -3 +40
Contract jobs citing SSH 52 99 206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 0.98% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 64 149
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £278 £330 £305
90th Percentile £650 £538 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £15.60
10th Percentile £28.00 - £11.25
90th Percentile £37.60 - £23.81
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £49.19 £13.50
% change year-on-year -26.31% +264.37% -71.21%

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 3,954 10,075 12,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 13.50% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,312 6,088 7,496
Median daily rate £438 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.18% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £188 £200
90th Percentile £619 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +4.82% -2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 541 573
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% +13.75% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.85 £53.75 £47.76
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.63 £19.50
% change year-on-year +48.15% +21.15% +4.28%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SSH in England

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SSH in England.

Daily rate trend for SSH in England

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SSH in England over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SSH in England

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SSH in England.

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 29 November 2020. 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 +158 31 £525 +7.69% 9
South East +164 8 £275 -33.33% 5
North of England +123 6 £265 -30.99% 6
Yorkshire +62 5 £265 -33.75% 2
Midlands +74 3 £420 -6.67% 2
East of England +80 2 £500 +38.89% 3
West Midlands +56 2 £420 -4.00% 2
South West +96 1 - - 2
North West +82 1 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 35 (67.31%) Linux
2 27 (51.92%) Windows
3 26 (50.00%) Python
4 21 (40.38%) DNS
5 20 (38.46%) Red Hat
6 18 (34.62%) Perl
7 17 (32.69%) DHCP
8 16 (30.77%) FTP
8 16 (30.77%) MySQL
8 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (30.77%) Bash Shell
9 15 (28.85%) Oracle
10 13 (25.00%) Tomcat
10 13 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (23.08%) AWS
11 12 (23.08%) Puppet
11 12 (23.08%) JBoss
11 12 (23.08%) DevOps
12 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
12 11 (21.15%) SQL
12 11 (21.15%) HTTP
12 11 (21.15%) Apache
13 10 (19.23%) Debian
13 10 (19.23%) CentOS
14 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
14 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
14 9 (17.31%) VMware
14 9 (17.31%) SMTP
14 9 (17.31%) Java
15 8 (15.38%) SQL Server

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 13 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 12 (23.08%) JBoss
3 11 (21.15%) Apache
4 7 (13.46%) WebLogic
5 6 (11.54%) Confluence
5 6 (11.54%) Jetty
5 6 (11.54%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 5 (9.62%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (9.62%) MQSeries
6 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Fuse
7 3 (5.77%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.92%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) AWS
2 7 (13.46%) Azure
3 5 (9.62%) Serverless
4 4 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (7.69%) GitHub
5 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (5.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (3.85%) IaaS
6 2 (3.85%) PaaS
7 1 (1.92%) Akamai
7 1 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.92%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.92%) Cloudflare
7 1 (1.92%) GCP
7 1 (1.92%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (40.38%) DNS
2 17 (32.69%) DHCP
3 16 (30.77%) FTP
4 11 (21.15%) HTTP
5 9 (17.31%) SMTP
6 8 (15.38%) Firewall
7 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
8 5 (9.62%) Internet
8 5 (9.62%) SNMP
9 4 (7.69%) 2G
9 4 (7.69%) 3G
9 4 (7.69%) 4G
9 4 (7.69%) SSL
9 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.69%) Wireless
10 3 (5.77%) 5G
10 3 (5.77%) VPN
11 2 (3.85%) BGP
11 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
11 2 (3.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) MySQL
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (9.62%) Hadoop
4 5 (9.62%) MariaDB
4 5 (9.62%) MongoDB
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
5 4 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.77%) Neo4j
7 2 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.92%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.46%) JIRA
2 7 (13.46%) Maven
2 7 (13.46%) Selenium
3 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
3 6 (11.54%) Vagrant
4 5 (9.62%) Ant
4 5 (9.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (9.62%) ClearCase
4 5 (9.62%) Eclipse
4 5 (9.62%) FishEye
4 5 (9.62%) Gradle
4 5 (9.62%) Hudson
4 5 (9.62%) IntelliJ
4 5 (9.62%) Leiningen
4 5 (9.62%) Mercurial
4 5 (9.62%) Poseidon for UML
4 5 (9.62%) Subversion
5 3 (5.77%) GitLab
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Architect
1 10 (19.23%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Administrator
3 5 (9.62%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (9.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (9.62%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Developer
4 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (3.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Azure Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (3.85%) CyberArk Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) JSON
1 7 (13.46%) REST
1 7 (13.46%) XML
2 6 (11.54%) Spring
3 5 (9.62%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (9.62%) Apache Camel
3 5 (9.62%) GWT
3 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
3 5 (9.62%) HTML
3 5 (9.62%) HTML5
3 5 (9.62%) JMS
3 5 (9.62%) jQuery
3 5 (9.62%) MSMQ
3 5 (9.62%) Node.js
3 5 (9.62%) Play Framework
3 5 (9.62%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (9.62%) React
3 5 (9.62%) SOAP
3 5 (9.62%) Software Packaging
3 5 (9.62%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) Derivative
2 5 (9.62%) Private Cloud
2 5 (9.62%) User Experience
3 4 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.85%) PKI
5 2 (3.85%) Social Media
5 2 (3.85%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.92%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Linux
2 27 (51.92%) Windows
3 13 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (19.23%) CentOS
4 10 (19.23%) Debian
5 7 (13.46%) Unix
6 6 (11.54%) Ubuntu
7 5 (9.62%) Android
7 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
7 5 (9.62%) Mac OS X
7 5 (9.62%) Solaris
8 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
9 3 (5.77%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.08%) DevOps
3 8 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
3 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (11.54%) Kanban
5 6 (11.54%) Microservices
5 6 (11.54%) Scrum
5 6 (11.54%) Security Patching
5 6 (11.54%) TDD
6 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.62%) JVM Tuning
6 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineering
6 5 (9.62%) UML
6 5 (9.62%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Python
2 18 (34.62%) Perl
3 16 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
5 9 (17.31%) Java
6 6 (11.54%) Groovy
6 6 (11.54%) Ruby
7 5 (9.62%) C++
7 5 (9.62%) Clojure
7 5 (9.62%) ClojureScript
7 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
7 5 (9.62%) Scala
7 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
7 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
8 4 (7.69%) VBA
9 2 (3.85%) Erlang
9 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.85%) VB
10 1 (1.92%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.92%) CCIE
4 1 (1.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (1.92%) CCNP
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) NCSC
2 1 (1.92%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.54%) Docker
3 5 (9.62%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (7.69%) Squid
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.92%) NFS
6 1 (1.92%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Puppet
2 6 (11.54%) Ansible
2 6 (11.54%) Terraform
3 5 (9.62%) Salt
4 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.92%) Consul
6 1 (1.92%) Grafana
6 1 (1.92%) Mesos
6 1 (1.92%) Packer
6 1 (1.92%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 15 (28.85%) Oracle
3 9 (17.31%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) Axway
4 5 (9.62%) Cloudera
4 5 (9.62%) Hortonworks
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.62%) MuleSoft
4 5 (9.62%) Sparx
4 5 (9.62%) Sybase
5 3 (5.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.92%) Centrify
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) Mellanox
7 1 (1.92%) NVIDIA
7 1 (1.92%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.92%) Splunk
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec