Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 685 572 656
Rank change year-on-year -113 +84 +57
Contract jobs citing SSH 166 298 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 2.05% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 155 126
England median daily rate £413 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% - +31.94%
10th Percentile £213 £311 £325
90th Percentile £603 £605 £591
UK median daily rate £395 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -16.84% - +31.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57% -41.67%
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.67% +181.09% -41.67%

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 13088 14527 14709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.77% 15.22% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8110 8887 8633
England median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £223 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 740 923
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.20 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.78% +7.14% +5.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -151 71 £425 -7.61% 3
North of England +67 50 £310 -15.93%
South East -41 22 £375 -25.00% 3
North East +74 21 £310 -3.13%
North West +29 16 £450 +12.50%
Midlands +27 16 £413 +10.00% 3
West Midlands +31 15 £413 +10.00% 3
Yorkshire +20 13 £425 +13.33%
South West +4 3 £419 +16.32% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 (66.27%) Linux
2 67 (40.36%) Unix
3 60 (36.14%) DNS
4 56 (33.73%) Windows
5 49 (29.52%) Firewall
6 47 (28.31%) SQL
7 46 (27.71%) HTTP
8 45 (27.11%) LDAP
9 43 (25.90%) Perl
9 43 (25.90%) Active Directory
10 40 (24.10%) Oracle
11 38 (22.89%) Java
11 38 (22.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (22.29%) OpenLDAP
13 36 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
13 36 (21.69%) DevOps
14 35 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (19.88%) Red Hat
16 32 (19.28%) VMware
16 32 (19.28%) Git (software)
17 30 (18.07%) Puppet
18 29 (17.47%) Bash Shell
18 29 (17.47%) Ansible
19 28 (16.87%) NFS
20 27 (16.27%) Amazon EC2
20 27 (16.27%) Amazon S3
21 26 (15.66%) Docker
22 25 (15.06%) Jenkins
22 25 (15.06%) JBoss
22 25 (15.06%) WebLogic

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 25 (15.06%) JBoss
1 25 (15.06%) WebLogic
2 23 (13.86%) Apache
3 17 (10.24%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (9.64%) Confluence
4 16 (9.64%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.42%) IIS
6 6 (3.61%) Apache Pig
6 6 (3.61%) Drupal
6 6 (3.61%) SAS
7 5 (3.01%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.01%) WildFly
8 4 (2.41%) CMS
9 2 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (1.20%) WordPress
10 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.60%) nginx
10 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) HipChat
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.60%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.60%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (16.27%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (16.27%) Amazon S3
3 19 (11.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 19 (11.45%) Amazon ELB
4 15 (9.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (4.22%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (4.22%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (4.22%) Serverless
6 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.20%) GitHub
7 2 (1.20%) Office 365
8 1 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.60%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 60 (36.14%) DNS
2 49 (29.52%) Firewall
3 46 (27.71%) HTTP
4 45 (27.11%) LDAP
5 37 (22.29%) OpenLDAP
6 24 (14.46%) FTP
7 23 (13.86%) SSL
7 23 (13.86%) TCP/IP
8 22 (13.25%) SMTP
8 22 (13.25%) VPN
9 18 (10.84%) SNMP
10 16 (9.64%) OpenVPN
11 13 (7.83%) IPsec
12 11 (6.63%) HTTPS
13 10 (6.02%) DHCP
13 10 (6.02%) Internet
14 9 (5.42%) SAN
15 8 (4.82%) Kerberos
15 8 (4.82%) LAN
15 8 (4.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.45%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (9.04%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (6.63%) MySQL
3 11 (6.63%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.61%) Big Data
5 5 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.41%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.81%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.60%) Redis
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 25 (15.06%) Jenkins
3 20 (12.05%) JIRA
4 18 (10.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (9.64%) Ant
5 16 (9.64%) Bitbucket
5 16 (9.64%) JUnit
5 16 (9.64%) Liquibase
5 16 (9.64%) Maven
5 16 (9.64%) SonarQube
6 7 (4.22%) Subversion
7 4 (2.41%) Grunt
7 4 (2.41%) gulp
8 2 (1.20%) git-flow
9 1 (0.60%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 1 (0.60%) Emacs
9 1 (0.60%) GitLab
9 1 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.60%) PeopleTools
General
1 23 (13.86%) Finance
2 19 (11.45%) Banking
3 4 (2.41%) Legal
3 4 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.81%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Back Office
5 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Law
5 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) International Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (15.06%) Administrator
1 25 (15.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (12.65%) Developer
3 20 (12.05%) Consultant
4 16 (9.64%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (9.64%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (7.83%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (6.63%) Unix Administrator
7 10 (6.02%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.42%) Architect
9 8 (4.82%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (4.22%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Security Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Storage Administrator
10 7 (4.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.61%) Linux Support
11 6 (3.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.05%) REST
2 17 (10.24%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (9.64%) MCollective
3 16 (9.64%) Web Services
4 13 (7.83%) Middleware
5 12 (7.23%) XML
6 9 (5.42%) JSON
6 9 (5.42%) LAMP
7 7 (4.22%) .NET
7 7 (4.22%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.22%) HTML
7 7 (4.22%) OAuth
8 6 (3.61%) CSS
8 6 (3.61%) jQuery
8 6 (3.61%) Kafka
8 6 (3.61%) Sass
8 6 (3.61%) SOAP
9 4 (2.41%) CSS3
9 4 (2.41%) HTML5
9 4 (2.41%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (7.23%) Clustering
3 8 (4.82%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.82%) PKI
4 7 (4.22%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.01%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (3.01%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.01%) User Experience
7 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.41%) DataPower
7 4 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.41%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.20%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.60%) CESG
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 110 (66.27%) Linux
2 67 (40.36%) Unix
3 56 (33.73%) Windows
4 38 (22.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (12.05%) CentOS
5 20 (12.05%) Windows XP
6 14 (8.43%) Solaris
7 11 (6.63%) AIX
8 9 (5.42%) Ubuntu
8 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.82%) Windows Server
10 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.41%) Debian
11 4 (2.41%) Fedora
12 3 (1.81%) HPUX
13 1 (0.60%) Android
13 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.69%) DevOps
2 35 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (14.46%) Load Balancing
4 18 (10.84%) Configuration Management
5 17 (10.24%) Scrum
5 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (9.64%) Coaching
6 16 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (9.64%) Service Management
7 14 (8.43%) High Availability
8 13 (7.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 11 (6.63%) Workflow
10 8 (4.82%) Microservices
10 8 (4.82%) TDD
11 7 (4.22%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.22%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (4.22%) Migration
11 7 (4.22%) Presales
11 7 (4.22%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.31%) SQL
2 43 (25.90%) Perl
3 38 (22.89%) Java
4 29 (17.47%) Bash Shell
5 21 (12.65%) PL/SQL
6 20 (12.05%) Shell Script
7 17 (10.24%) Korn
8 15 (9.04%) Groovy
8 15 (9.04%) PowerShell
8 15 (9.04%) Python
9 12 (7.23%) JavaScript
10 10 (6.02%) PHP
11 8 (4.82%) Ruby
12 6 (3.61%) Jython
13 5 (3.01%) C
14 4 (2.41%) C#
15 3 (1.81%) Go
15 3 (1.81%) VB
15 3 (1.81%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.42%) Degree
4 8 (4.82%) CISSP
5 5 (3.01%) CCIE
5 5 (3.01%) CCNP
5 5 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.81%) SAS Certification
7 2 (1.20%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.20%) CISM
8 1 (0.60%) CEH
8 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) GSEC
8 1 (0.60%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) GDPR
2 5 (3.01%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.41%) PA-DSS
4 3 (1.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 43 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 28 (16.87%) NFS
3 26 (15.66%) Docker
4 20 (12.05%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (10.24%) vCloud
6 16 (9.64%) Postfix
6 16 (9.64%) Squid
7 15 (9.04%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (3.61%) Apache Flume
10 5 (3.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (3.01%) Veritas File System
11 2 (1.20%) Samba
11 2 (1.20%) Varnish
11 2 (1.20%) vSphere
12 1 (0.60%) iptables
12 1 (0.60%) LXC
12 1 (0.60%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.60%) zsh
Systems Management
1 30 (18.07%) Puppet
2 29 (17.47%) Ansible
3 18 (10.84%) Terraform
4 17 (10.24%) Kibana
4 17 (10.24%) Kubernetes
4 17 (10.24%) logstash
5 16 (9.64%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (9.64%) Rancher
5 16 (9.64%) ZABBIX
6 15 (9.04%) Rsyslog
6 15 (9.04%) Sysdig
7 10 (6.02%) NetBackup
7 10 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (4.22%) vCenter Server
9 5 (3.01%) SnapMirror
9 5 (3.01%) SnapVault
9 5 (3.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (2.41%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.20%) Netcool
11 2 (1.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 40 (24.10%) Oracle
2 33 (19.88%) Red Hat
3 32 (19.28%) VMware
4 16 (9.64%) Sonatype
4 16 (9.64%) Veritas
5 14 (8.43%) Cisco
5 14 (8.43%) Microsoft
6 13 (7.83%) HP
7 12 (7.23%) Citrix
8 9 (5.42%) NetApp
9 7 (4.22%) Juniper
10 6 (3.61%) CyberArk
10 6 (3.61%) IBM
10 6 (3.61%) McAfee
10 6 (3.61%) Splunk
10 6 (3.61%) Sun
11 5 (3.01%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.01%) Symantec
12 4 (2.41%) Brocade
12 4 (2.41%) TIBCO