Period
to 25 July 2017

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 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 637 647 740
Rank change year-on-year +10 +93 -67
Contract jobs citing SSH 162 225 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 1.43% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 127 62
England median daily rate £406 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £250 £241
90th Percentile £593 £563 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
England median hourly rate £49.19 £9.39 £187.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +423.86% -94.99% +525.00%
UK median hourly rate £49.19 £49.19 £187.50
% change year-on-year - -73.77% +525.00%

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12208 15771 15179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.93% 15.54% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7337 9739 8619
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 689 867
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +8.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 -25 66 £456 +1.39% 10
North of England +86 49 £310 -22.50% 4
South East +7 33 £475 -1.30% 5
North West +63 27 £375 -6.25% 2
North East +46 14 £286 -7.66%
Midlands +30 10 £450 +2.86% 2
West Midlands +36 9 £450 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +22 8 £250 -37.50% 2
South West +1 4 £438 +27.74% 1
East Midlands -5 1 - -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 England region with a requirement for SSH.

1 110 (67.90%) Linux
2 80 (49.38%) Unix
3 67 (41.36%) Windows
4 48 (29.63%) SQL
4 48 (29.63%) HTTP
5 46 (28.40%) Java
6 43 (26.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (25.93%) DNS
8 41 (25.31%) Bash Shell
9 40 (24.69%) Linux Command Line
10 38 (23.46%) DevOps
10 38 (23.46%) Active Directory
10 38 (23.46%) Perl
10 38 (23.46%) Oracle
11 37 (22.84%) Firewall
12 36 (22.22%) Git (software)
13 34 (20.99%) LDAP
14 33 (20.37%) SSL
15 31 (19.14%) VMware
15 31 (19.14%) Security Cleared
15 31 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
16 30 (18.52%) Red Hat
17 29 (17.90%) Web Services
17 29 (17.90%) SC Cleared
18 27 (16.67%) Ansible
18 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 27 (16.67%) TCP/IP
18 27 (16.67%) Finance
19 26 (16.05%) JBoss
19 26 (16.05%) Puppet

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 26 (16.05%) JBoss
2 21 (12.96%) WebLogic
3 20 (12.35%) Apache
4 15 (9.26%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (9.26%) Tomcat
5 14 (8.64%) IIS
6 11 (6.79%) Confluence
7 9 (5.56%) WildFly
8 5 (3.09%) Apache Pig
8 5 (3.09%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.23%) Drupal
10 2 (1.23%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.62%) CMS
11 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.62%) SAS
11 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.62%) HipChat
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.62%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.62%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (6.79%) Amazon S3
3 11 (6.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (6.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (6.17%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (3.70%) GitHub
6 4 (2.47%) IaaS
6 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (2.47%) PaaS
7 2 (1.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.62%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.62%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 48 (29.63%) HTTP
2 42 (25.93%) DNS
3 37 (22.84%) Firewall
4 34 (20.99%) LDAP
5 33 (20.37%) SSL
6 27 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 26 (16.05%) OpenLDAP
8 20 (12.35%) FTP
9 19 (11.73%) SNMP
10 16 (9.88%) SMTP
11 13 (8.02%) SAN
12 12 (7.41%) VPN
13 11 (6.79%) OpenVPN
14 10 (6.17%) Network Security
15 9 (5.56%) IPsec
15 9 (5.56%) NAS
16 8 (4.94%) ICMP
17 7 (4.32%) Internet
17 7 (4.32%) WAN
18 6 (3.70%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.11%) MySQL
3 13 (8.02%) Big Data
4 12 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (6.79%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (6.79%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.56%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.85%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.23%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (1.23%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.23%) Redis
10 1 (0.62%) DB2
10 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.73%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.64%) Maven
3 14 (8.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (7.41%) Bitbucket
5 11 (6.79%) Ant
5 11 (6.79%) JIRA
5 11 (6.79%) JUnit
5 11 (6.79%) Liquibase
5 11 (6.79%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.47%) Subversion
7 2 (1.23%) Emacs
7 2 (1.23%) git-flow
7 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.62%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.62%) Grunt
8 1 (0.62%) JIRA Agile
General
1 27 (16.67%) Finance
2 24 (14.81%) Banking
3 6 (3.70%) Legal
4 5 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Publishing
5 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) International Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Law
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (16.05%) Developer
2 24 (14.81%) Consultant
3 22 (13.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (8.02%) Administrator
4 13 (8.02%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
6 11 (6.79%) Analyst
7 9 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.94%) Architect
8 8 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.94%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (4.32%) DevOps Developer
9 7 (4.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (4.32%) Unix Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) DBA
10 6 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) Storage Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.90%) Web Services
2 23 (14.20%) REST
3 15 (9.26%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (9.26%) SOAP
4 12 (7.41%) XML
5 11 (6.79%) CSS
5 11 (6.79%) MCollective
5 11 (6.79%) Middleware
6 10 (6.17%) HTML
7 8 (4.94%) .NET
8 7 (4.32%) XSLT
9 6 (3.70%) LAMP
9 6 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (3.09%) 802.1X
10 5 (3.09%) Ajax
10 5 (3.09%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.09%) Kafka
10 5 (3.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (2.47%) Java SE
11 4 (2.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 40 (24.69%) Linux Command Line
2 22 (13.58%) PKI
3 13 (8.02%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.79%) Mainframe
5 10 (6.17%) Client/Server
6 9 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.32%) Public Cloud
7 7 (4.32%) User Experience
8 6 (3.70%) Replication
9 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.85%) DataPower
10 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.23%) Clustering
11 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.23%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.23%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.23%) iSeries
11 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 110 (67.90%) Linux
2 80 (49.38%) Unix
3 67 (41.36%) Windows
4 43 (26.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (14.81%) CentOS
6 17 (10.49%) AIX
6 17 (10.49%) Solaris
6 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (8.64%) Windows Server
7 14 (8.64%) Windows XP
8 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.56%) Debian
9 9 (5.56%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.47%) HPUX
11 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.23%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.62%) Android
13 1 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.62%) SUSE
13 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.46%) DevOps
2 25 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (15.43%) Load Balancing
3 24 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 18 (11.11%) Scrum
5 13 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (8.02%) Cryptography
6 12 (7.41%) Capacity Management
6 12 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (7.41%) Open Source
6 12 (7.41%) Service Management
6 12 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (6.79%) Migration
7 11 (6.79%) Proactive Monitoring
8 10 (6.17%) Coaching
8 10 (6.17%) Software Engineering
8 10 (6.17%) Statistics
9 8 (4.94%) ITIL
9 8 (4.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (29.63%) SQL
2 46 (28.40%) Java
3 41 (25.31%) Bash Shell
4 38 (23.46%) Perl
5 25 (15.43%) Python
6 24 (14.81%) PowerShell
7 20 (12.35%) PL/SQL
8 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
9 17 (10.49%) Shell Script
10 13 (8.02%) Korn
11 11 (6.79%) Groovy
12 8 (4.94%) PHP
13 7 (4.32%) Ruby
14 6 (3.70%) C
14 6 (3.70%) VB
15 4 (2.47%) C#
15 4 (2.47%) Go
15 4 (2.47%) JCL
15 4 (2.47%) XPath
16 3 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (19.14%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.70%) CCNP
3 6 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.70%) CISSP
3 6 (3.70%) Degree
4 5 (3.09%) CCIE
5 4 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.23%) CCDP
6 2 (1.23%) CISM
6 2 (1.23%) GCIA
6 2 (1.23%) GCIH
7 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.62%) CEH
7 1 (0.62%) CHFI
7 1 (0.62%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) ISEB
7 1 (0.62%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) COBIT
3 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.62%) COSO
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (23.46%) Active Directory
2 22 (13.58%) NFS
3 19 (11.73%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (11.11%) Docker
5 15 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (7.41%) vCloud
7 11 (6.79%) Postfix
7 11 (6.79%) Squid
8 6 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (3.09%) Apache Flume
9 5 (3.09%) Veritas File System
10 4 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.47%) vSphere
11 2 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.23%) OpenSSH
11 2 (1.23%) PowerHA
11 2 (1.23%) Varnish
11 2 (1.23%) zsh
12 1 (0.62%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (16.67%) Ansible
2 26 (16.05%) Puppet
3 16 (9.88%) Terraform
4 15 (9.26%) Kibana
4 15 (9.26%) logstash
5 12 (7.41%) Kubernetes
6 11 (6.79%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (6.79%) NetBackup
6 11 (6.79%) Rancher
6 11 (6.79%) ZABBIX
7 10 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (6.17%) Rsyslog
7 10 (6.17%) Sysdig
8 9 (5.56%) SELinux
9 7 (4.32%) Nagios
9 7 (4.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (3.09%) Data Guard
10 5 (3.09%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (3.09%) SCCM
10 5 (3.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 38 (23.46%) Oracle
2 31 (19.14%) VMware
3 30 (18.52%) Red Hat
4 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
5 15 (9.26%) Citrix
5 15 (9.26%) Veritas
6 12 (7.41%) Symantec
7 11 (6.79%) Sonatype
8 10 (6.17%) Cisco
8 10 (6.17%) McAfee
9 9 (5.56%) IBM
9 9 (5.56%) NetApp
10 8 (4.94%) ServiceNow
10 8 (4.94%) Splunk
11 6 (3.70%) HP
11 6 (3.70%) Sun
12 5 (3.09%) Brocade
12 5 (3.09%) CyberArk
12 5 (3.09%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.47%) Qualys
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