Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 685 663 634
Rank change year-on-year -22 -29 +84
Contract jobs citing SSH 175 172 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.42% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 135
England median daily rate £463 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.45% -7.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £315 £220 £295
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
UK median daily rate £463 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +15.63% -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
England median hourly rate £18.70 £49.19 £9.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.98% +423.86% -46.34%
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £49.19 £49.19
% change year-on-year -72.56% - +181.09%

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 12,566 12,127 15,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 13.76% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,717 7,323 9,559
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 677 693
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.32 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.98 £48.75 £46.41
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -6 88 £517 +8.84% 17
South East -15 34 £419 -3.74% 12
North of England -53 25 £438 +40.00% 12
Yorkshire -3 21 £444 +4.41% 8
East of England - 12 £443 - 10
South West -2 9 £220 -51.11% 4
Midlands -27 7 £400 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +4 4 £365 - 1
North West -38 4 £365 -11.62% 4
West Midlands -34 3 £450 - 3
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 108 (61.71%) Linux
2 62 (35.43%) DevOps
3 60 (34.29%) Bash Shell
3 60 (34.29%) Windows
4 56 (32.00%) Git (software)
5 55 (31.43%) Java
6 54 (30.86%) Amazon AWS
7 53 (30.29%) Unix
8 47 (26.86%) TCP/IP
9 46 (26.29%) DNS
10 45 (25.71%) Jenkins
11 44 (25.14%) Oracle
12 41 (23.43%) VMware
12 41 (23.43%) Ansible
13 39 (22.29%) Apache
14 38 (21.71%) Firewall
15 36 (20.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 35 (20.00%) Docker
17 34 (19.43%) FTP
18 32 (18.29%) Finance
19 31 (17.71%) HTTP
20 30 (17.14%) Tomcat
20 30 (17.14%) Python
20 30 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (16.57%) CentOS
21 29 (16.57%) Puppet
21 29 (16.57%) SQL
21 29 (16.57%) SSL
21 29 (16.57%) Configuration Management
22 28 (16.00%) Active Directory

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 39 (22.29%) Apache
2 30 (17.14%) Tomcat
3 17 (9.71%) Confluence
4 14 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (5.71%) JBoss
6 7 (4.00%) IIS
7 6 (3.43%) Apache Spark
7 6 (3.43%) CMS
7 6 (3.43%) WildFly
8 5 (2.86%) nginx
9 4 (2.29%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.29%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.29%) WordPress
10 3 (1.71%) Gentran
10 3 (1.71%) Jetty
10 3 (1.71%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 2 (1.14%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) HipChat
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 54 (30.86%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.29%) GitHub
4 10 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (5.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (5.14%) SaaS
6 8 (4.57%) Amazon S3
6 8 (4.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (3.43%) Office 365
9 5 (2.86%) G Suite
10 4 (2.29%) Slack
11 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.14%) Datadog
11 2 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.14%) Serverless
12 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.57%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.86%) TCP/IP
2 46 (26.29%) DNS
3 38 (21.71%) Firewall
4 34 (19.43%) FTP
5 31 (17.71%) HTTP
6 29 (16.57%) SSL
7 27 (15.43%) WAN
8 22 (12.57%) LAN
9 20 (11.43%) DHCP
9 20 (11.43%) VPN
10 18 (10.29%) SAN
11 14 (8.00%) HTTPS
11 14 (8.00%) IPsec
11 14 (8.00%) SMTP
11 14 (8.00%) SNMP
12 11 (6.29%) Internet
13 10 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (5.71%) MPLS
13 10 (5.71%) Wireless
14 8 (4.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.57%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (12.00%) Hadoop
3 20 (11.43%) MySQL
4 10 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.57%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (4.57%) Ingres
6 7 (4.00%) Big Data
7 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.71%) GIS
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.14%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.14%) Flink
10 1 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.57%) phpMyAdmin
10 1 (0.57%) QGIS
10 1 (0.57%) Redis
10 1 (0.57%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 56 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 45 (25.71%) Jenkins
3 28 (16.00%) JIRA
4 24 (13.71%) Maven
5 20 (11.43%) Bitbucket
6 11 (6.29%) Ant
7 9 (5.14%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (4.57%) JUnit
8 8 (4.57%) Liquibase
8 8 (4.57%) SonarQube
8 8 (4.57%) Subversion
9 4 (2.29%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.29%) Mercurial
9 4 (2.29%) Selenium
10 3 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.71%) FishEye
10 3 (1.71%) Gradle
10 3 (1.71%) Hudson
10 3 (1.71%) Poseidon for UML
10 3 (1.71%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (18.29%) Finance
2 10 (5.71%) Banking
2 10 (5.71%) Legal
3 3 (1.71%) French Language
3 3 (1.71%) German Language
4 2 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (18.86%) Developer
2 30 (17.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (12.00%) Administrator
3 21 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 19 (10.86%) AWS Engineer
5 17 (9.71%) Analyst
6 16 (9.14%) Java Developer
7 12 (6.86%) Security Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Unix Administrator
9 10 (5.71%) AWS DevOps
9 10 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Consultant
11 8 (4.57%) CyberArk Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
12 7 (4.00%) Unix Developer
13 6 (3.43%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.43%) REST
2 21 (12.00%) Middleware
3 18 (10.29%) Web Services
4 16 (9.14%) LDAP
5 15 (8.57%) XML
6 13 (7.43%) SOAP
6 13 (7.43%) Spring
7 10 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (5.14%) JSON
8 9 (5.14%) SailPoint
9 8 (4.57%) MCollective
9 8 (4.57%) OAuth
10 7 (4.00%) .NET
10 7 (4.00%) Node.js
11 6 (3.43%) LAMP
12 5 (2.86%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.86%) HTML
12 5 (2.86%) HTML5
12 5 (2.86%) JMS
12 5 (2.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Linux Command Line
2 22 (12.57%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.43%) PKI
4 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.29%) Replication
5 8 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.43%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.43%) Clustering
7 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.29%) DataPower
7 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.29%) Fintech
7 4 (2.29%) User Experience
8 3 (1.71%) Derivative
8 3 (1.71%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.71%) Wiki
9 2 (1.14%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 108 (61.71%) Linux
2 60 (34.29%) Windows
3 53 (30.29%) Unix
4 36 (20.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (16.57%) CentOS
6 20 (11.43%) Solaris
7 14 (8.00%) Windows Server
8 13 (7.43%) Debian
9 11 (6.29%) AIX
9 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (5.71%) Ubuntu
11 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.71%) Android
12 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.71%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.71%) MVS
13 2 (1.14%) HPUX
13 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.14%) SUSE
13 2 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (35.43%) DevOps
2 29 (16.57%) Configuration Management
3 22 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.14%) Analytics
5 15 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 13 (7.43%) Information Security
7 13 (7.43%) Task Automation
8 12 (6.86%) ITIL
8 12 (6.86%) Privileged Access Management
8 12 (6.86%) Service Management
9 11 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (6.29%) High Availability
9 11 (6.29%) Microservices
9 11 (6.29%) Open Source
9 11 (6.29%) Validation
10 10 (5.71%) Migration
10 10 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (5.71%) Server Management
10 10 (5.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.29%) Bash Shell
2 55 (31.43%) Java
3 30 (17.14%) Python
4 29 (16.57%) SQL
5 25 (14.29%) Perl
6 19 (10.86%) Shell Script
7 17 (9.71%) PowerShell
8 16 (9.14%) JavaScript
9 13 (7.43%) Groovy
10 8 (4.57%) C
10 8 (4.57%) C++
11 7 (4.00%) PHP
12 5 (2.86%) Ruby
13 4 (2.29%) Go
13 4 (2.29%) VBA
14 3 (1.71%) Clojure
14 3 (1.71%) ClojureScript
14 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.71%) Scala
14 3 (1.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (12.57%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.00%) CCNA
3 14 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.14%) CCSA
5 8 (4.57%) CCNP
6 7 (4.00%) CISM
6 7 (4.00%) CISSP
7 6 (3.43%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.71%) Degree
10 2 (1.14%) CCSE
10 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.57%) CCIE
11 1 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.57%) HP MASE
11 1 (0.57%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (4.57%) SLA
2 7 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.14%) GDPR
3 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 35 (20.00%) Docker
2 30 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (16.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (9.71%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (8.57%) NFS
6 13 (7.43%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.57%) Postfix
7 8 (4.57%) Squid
7 8 (4.57%) vCloud
8 6 (3.43%) Veritas File System
9 5 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (2.29%) vSphere
10 4 (2.29%) Xen
11 2 (1.14%) Samba
11 2 (1.14%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.57%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (23.43%) Ansible
2 29 (16.57%) Puppet
3 22 (12.57%) Terraform
4 19 (10.86%) Kubernetes
5 16 (9.14%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (6.86%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (6.86%) NetBackup
7 10 (5.71%) ZABBIX
8 9 (5.14%) Nagios
9 8 (4.57%) Kibana
9 8 (4.57%) logstash
9 8 (4.57%) Opsview
9 8 (4.57%) Rancher
10 7 (4.00%) Rsyslog
10 7 (4.00%) Sysdig
10 7 (4.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 6 (3.43%) SELinux
11 6 (3.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 4 (2.29%) Mesos
13 3 (1.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 44 (25.14%) Oracle
2 41 (23.43%) VMware
3 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 22 (12.57%) Cisco
5 18 (10.29%) Splunk
6 17 (9.71%) Red Hat
7 16 (9.14%) Veritas
8 15 (8.57%) IBM
9 13 (7.43%) CyberArk
10 10 (5.71%) ServiceNow
11 9 (5.14%) CA
11 9 (5.14%) ForgeRock
11 9 (5.14%) HP
12 8 (4.57%) Rackspace
12 8 (4.57%) Sonatype
12 8 (4.57%) Sun
13 7 (4.00%) CheckPoint
13 7 (4.00%) F5
13 7 (4.00%) SolarWinds
13 7 (4.00%) Symantec