Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 684 617
Rank change year-on-year +36 -67 +52
Contract jobs citing SSH 203 158 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.26% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 79 129
England median daily rate £450 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -13.16% +0.53%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £313
90th Percentile £588 £609 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £398 £475
% change year-on-year +13.21% -16.32% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
England median hourly rate £15.60 - £40.00
10th Percentile £11.25 - £33.00
90th Percentile £23.81 - £47.35
UK median hourly rate £13.50 - £49.19

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 12,369 12,551 15,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 13.74% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,480 7,724 9,303
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £222
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 653 743
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.62 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.25
% change year-on-year -1.30% -17.20% +16.25%

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 20 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 October 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 +4 82 £525 +13.51% 14
South East +23 52 £463 +23.33% 9
North of England -47 31 £425 +29.77% 7
Yorkshire -7 25 £438 +2.94% 2
South West -9 14 £338 - 13
East of England - 13 £435 - 1
Midlands -18 11 £400 -3.03% 6
West Midlands -19 7 £413 - 5
North West -28 6 £300 -33.33% 5
East Midlands +8 4 £365 - 1
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 88 (43.35%) Linux
2 66 (32.51%) DevOps
3 64 (31.53%) Windows
4 60 (29.56%) Amazon AWS
5 57 (28.08%) Firewall
6 54 (26.60%) Git (software)
7 52 (25.62%) Unix
8 49 (24.14%) VMware
9 48 (23.65%) Jenkins
10 47 (23.15%) Bash Shell
11 46 (22.66%) Docker
11 46 (22.66%) Java
12 44 (21.67%) TCP/IP
13 43 (21.18%) DNS
14 40 (19.70%) Ansible
15 38 (18.72%) Apache
16 37 (18.23%) WAN
17 36 (17.73%) Oracle
17 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
18 35 (17.24%) SQL
18 35 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (16.75%) LAN
20 32 (15.76%) Analytics
21 31 (15.27%) Active Directory
22 30 (14.78%) Configuration Management
22 30 (14.78%) Python
22 30 (14.78%) Kubernetes
23 29 (14.29%) Hadoop
23 29 (14.29%) Puppet
23 29 (14.29%) Internet

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 38 (18.72%) Apache
2 27 (13.30%) Tomcat
3 18 (8.87%) Confluence
4 17 (8.37%) Apache Spark
5 15 (7.39%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (4.93%) nginx
7 8 (3.94%) JBoss
7 8 (3.94%) OpenStack
8 7 (3.45%) CMS
8 7 (3.45%) IIS
9 6 (2.96%) WildFly
10 5 (2.46%) WordPress
11 4 (1.97%) Gentran
12 2 (0.99%) Drupal
12 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (9.85%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (9.36%) MS Visio
3 16 (7.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (4.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.99%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 60 (29.56%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.39%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (5.42%) Amazon S3
4 11 (5.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (4.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (3.94%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.96%) Office 365
8 5 (2.46%) GitHub
9 4 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.97%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.97%) SaaS
9 4 (1.97%) Serverless
10 2 (0.99%) G Suite
10 2 (0.99%) Linode
10 2 (0.99%) Route 53
11 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.49%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 57 (28.08%) Firewall
2 44 (21.67%) TCP/IP
3 43 (21.18%) DNS
4 37 (18.23%) WAN
5 34 (16.75%) LAN
6 29 (14.29%) Internet
7 28 (13.79%) HTTP
8 27 (13.30%) FTP
8 27 (13.30%) VPN
9 25 (12.32%) SNMP
9 25 (12.32%) SSL
10 23 (11.33%) IPsec
11 21 (10.34%) DHCP
11 21 (10.34%) Wireless
12 18 (8.87%) OSPF
12 18 (8.87%) SAN
13 17 (8.37%) SMTP
13 17 (8.37%) Wireshark
14 16 (7.88%) HTTPS
14 16 (7.88%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 26 (12.81%) MySQL
3 18 (8.87%) Big Data
4 16 (7.88%) Apache Hive
5 15 (7.39%) Flink
6 14 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.93%) Ingres
8 9 (4.43%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (3.94%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.97%) GIS
11 3 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.49%) Firebird
13 1 (0.49%) Impala
13 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.49%) QGIS
13 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 54 (26.60%) Git (software)
2 48 (23.65%) Jenkins
3 23 (11.33%) Bitbucket
4 20 (9.85%) JIRA
5 17 (8.37%) Maven
6 10 (4.93%) Liquibase
6 10 (4.93%) SonarQube
6 10 (4.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (4.43%) Ant
7 9 (4.43%) JUnit
8 5 (2.46%) git-flow
8 5 (2.46%) gulp
8 5 (2.46%) Subversion
9 4 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.97%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.99%) GitLab
11 2 (0.99%) GoCD
11 2 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 27 (13.30%) Finance
2 17 (8.37%) Legal
3 10 (4.93%) Banking
4 7 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (21.67%) Developer
2 30 (14.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (10.34%) Administrator
4 19 (9.36%) Network Engineer
5 17 (8.37%) Analyst
6 16 (7.88%) AWS Engineer
7 14 (6.90%) Consultant
7 14 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
8 13 (6.40%) AWS DevOps
9 12 (5.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 11 (5.42%) Analytics Developer
10 11 (5.42%) Big Data Developer
11 10 (4.93%) CyberArk Consultant
11 10 (4.93%) Java Developer
11 10 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (4.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 9 (4.43%) Security Engineer
12 9 (4.43%) Support Engineer
12 9 (4.43%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (4.43%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.30%) REST
2 20 (9.85%) Middleware
2 20 (9.85%) Web Services
3 16 (7.88%) Spark Streaming
4 14 (6.90%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (5.42%) OAuth
6 10 (4.93%) LDAP
6 10 (4.93%) XML
7 9 (4.43%) CSS
7 9 (4.43%) MCollective
7 9 (4.43%) SailPoint
7 9 (4.43%) SOAP
8 8 (3.94%) .NET
8 8 (3.94%) JSON
8 8 (3.94%) LAMP
9 7 (3.45%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.45%) HTML
10 6 (2.96%) React
10 6 (2.96%) Sass
10 6 (2.96%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
3 22 (10.84%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (8.87%) PKI
5 15 (7.39%) Replication
6 9 (4.43%) Clustering
6 9 (4.43%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.43%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.96%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.97%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.48%) Fintech
10 3 (1.48%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.48%) Wiki
11 2 (0.99%) Celerra
11 2 (0.99%) CLARiiON
11 2 (0.99%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 88 (43.35%) Linux
2 64 (31.53%) Windows
3 52 (25.62%) Unix
4 24 (11.82%) CentOS
5 20 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (9.36%) Solaris
7 14 (6.90%) AIX
7 14 (6.90%) Windows Server
8 12 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.96%) Debian
11 4 (1.97%) MVS
12 3 (1.48%) HPUX
12 3 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.49%) RancherOS
14 1 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.51%) DevOps
2 32 (15.76%) Analytics
3 30 (14.78%) Configuration Management
4 23 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (10.84%) Migration
6 21 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (9.36%) ETL
7 19 (9.36%) Kalman Filter
7 19 (9.36%) Network Architecture
7 19 (9.36%) Open Source
7 19 (9.36%) Web Development
8 18 (8.87%) Privileged Access Management
9 15 (7.39%) Big Data Analytics
9 15 (7.39%) Data Analytics
9 15 (7.39%) Data Ingestion
9 15 (7.39%) Data Protection
9 15 (7.39%) Microservices
10 14 (6.90%) Task Automation
11 13 (6.40%) Test Automation
11 13 (6.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.15%) Bash Shell
2 46 (22.66%) Java
3 35 (17.24%) SQL
4 30 (14.78%) Python
5 25 (12.32%) Shell Script
6 15 (7.39%) PowerShell
7 12 (5.91%) JavaScript
8 11 (5.42%) Groovy
8 11 (5.42%) Perl
9 9 (4.43%) PHP
10 7 (3.45%) C
10 7 (3.45%) Go
11 3 (1.48%) C++
12 2 (0.99%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.49%) C#
13 1 (0.49%) Dart
13 1 (0.49%) Scala
13 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (11.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (6.40%) CCNA
3 12 (5.91%) HP MASE
4 11 (5.42%) CCNP
5 8 (3.94%) CISM
5 8 (3.94%) CISSP
5 8 (3.94%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.45%) CCSA
7 6 (2.96%) AWS Certification
7 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.99%) Degree
9 2 (0.99%) HP APS
9 2 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.49%) CISA
10 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.49%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.45%) SLA
2 6 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.97%) QA
4 4 (1.97%) WCAG
5 3 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.99%) GDPR
7 1 (0.49%) GPG13
7 1 (0.49%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 46 (22.66%) Docker
2 35 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (15.27%) Active Directory
4 16 (7.88%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (7.39%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (6.90%) NFS
7 12 (5.91%) FreeRADIUS
8 10 (4.93%) Postfix
8 10 (4.93%) Squid
9 9 (4.43%) vCloud
10 8 (3.94%) Xen
11 5 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.97%) vSphere
13 2 (0.99%) iptables
13 2 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.49%) HDFS
14 1 (0.49%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.49%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (19.70%) Ansible
2 30 (14.78%) Kubernetes
3 29 (14.29%) Puppet
4 25 (12.32%) Terraform
5 16 (7.88%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (4.93%) Opsview
7 10 (4.93%) Rancher
8 9 (4.43%) Kibana
8 9 (4.43%) logstash
8 9 (4.43%) NetBackup
8 9 (4.43%) ZABBIX
9 8 (3.94%) Rsyslog
9 8 (3.94%) Sysdig
10 7 (3.45%) Mesos
10 7 (3.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (2.46%) Nagios
12 4 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (1.48%) Icinga
13 3 (1.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 49 (24.14%) VMware
2 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 36 (17.73%) Oracle
3 25 (12.32%) Cisco
4 21 (10.34%) HP
5 20 (9.85%) CyberArk
6 16 (7.88%) Splunk
7 12 (5.91%) Aruba
7 12 (5.91%) Brocade
7 12 (5.91%) Fortinet
7 12 (5.91%) IBM
8 11 (5.42%) Veritas
9 9 (4.43%) CA
9 9 (4.43%) ForgeRock
9 9 (4.43%) Rackspace
9 9 (4.43%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.43%) Sonatype
10 8 (3.94%) Red Hat
11 7 (3.45%) Citrix
12 6 (2.96%) Juniper