Period
to 15 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 720 679 670
Rank change year-on-year -41 -9 -61
Contract jobs citing SSH 85 185 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.48% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 126 79
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £309 £318 £213
90th Percentile £625 £588 £555
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
England median hourly rate - £18.70 -
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £13.50 £46.89
% change year-on-year +261.11% -71.21% -4.67%

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 10,543 12,490 12,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.08% 13.40% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,484 7,612 7,542
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £610 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 651 683
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +9.53% -25.47%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.30 £10.97
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +27.50% +5.26% -24.00%

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019. 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 +11 39 £475 -9.52% 11
South East -7 16 £400 -11.11% 4
North of England +3 11 £425 -1.45% 3
Yorkshire -4 8 £425 -2.86% 1
Midlands +31 7 £450 +12.50% 3
East of England +18 7 £349 -19.83% 1
South West -15 4 £488 +46.62% 9
North West +21 3 £403 +10.41% 2
West Midlands +23 1 £320 -24.71% 2
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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 43 (50.59%) Linux
2 32 (37.65%) AWS
3 26 (30.59%) Bash Shell
3 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.41%) SQL
4 25 (29.41%) Windows
5 23 (27.06%) Java
6 22 (25.88%) MySQL
7 19 (22.35%) Unix
7 19 (22.35%) Scrum
7 19 (22.35%) DevOps
8 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
9 17 (20.00%) Oracle
10 16 (18.82%) PHP
10 16 (18.82%) HTML
10 16 (18.82%) XML
10 16 (18.82%) JSON
10 16 (18.82%) HTML5
10 16 (18.82%) Node.js
11 15 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
11 15 (17.65%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (17.65%) Ruby
11 15 (17.65%) Python
11 15 (17.65%) FTP
12 14 (16.47%) Cisco
12 14 (16.47%) Red Hat
12 14 (16.47%) Selenium
12 14 (16.47%) jQuery
12 14 (16.47%) React

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 10 (11.76%) JBoss
2 8 (9.41%) Apache
3 7 (8.24%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.06%) Confluence
4 6 (7.06%) Drupal
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (5.88%) Jetty
5 5 (5.88%) Mendix
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.71%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.53%) WordPress
8 2 (2.35%) nginx
8 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.18%) IIS
9 1 (1.18%) Mule
9 1 (1.18%) Mule ESB
9 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 32 (37.65%) AWS
2 14 (16.47%) Azure
3 8 (9.41%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (7.06%) Heroku
5 5 (5.88%) Amazon S3
6 4 (4.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (4.71%) Datadog
7 2 (2.35%) Cloudflare
7 2 (2.35%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (2.35%) GCP
8 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.18%) GitHub
8 1 (1.18%) npm
8 1 (1.18%) Office 365
8 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) FTP
2 11 (12.94%) Firewall
3 10 (11.76%) SSL
4 9 (10.59%) HTTP
4 9 (10.59%) LAN
5 8 (9.41%) DNS
5 8 (9.41%) Internet
5 8 (9.41%) IPsec
5 8 (9.41%) SMTP
5 8 (9.41%) SNMP
6 7 (8.24%) VPN
6 7 (8.24%) WAN
7 6 (7.06%) DHCP
7 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (5.88%) NAS
8 5 (5.88%) SAN
8 5 (5.88%) WLAN
8 5 (5.88%) X.509
9 4 (4.71%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) MySQL
2 11 (12.94%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (8.24%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.71%) Amazon Aurora
6 4 (4.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (4.71%) Redis
7 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.35%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.18%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.18%) MS Access
9 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 14 (16.47%) Selenium
3 8 (9.41%) JIRA
4 7 (8.24%) Gradle
4 7 (8.24%) Maven
5 6 (7.06%) Ant
5 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
5 6 (7.06%) Hudson
6 5 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (5.88%) ClearCase
6 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.88%) FishEye
6 5 (5.88%) IntelliJ
6 5 (5.88%) Leiningen
6 5 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 5 (5.88%) Poseidon for UML
6 5 (5.88%) Subversion
6 5 (5.88%) Vagrant
7 4 (4.71%) Toad
General
1 7 (8.24%) Retail
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.53%) Games
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.35%) Publishing
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Finance
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Developer
2 11 (12.94%) Consultant
3 9 (10.59%) Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Administrator
4 8 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (7.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Tester
8 4 (4.71%) Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.71%) CSS Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Integration Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Workday Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Workday Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.82%) HTML
1 16 (18.82%) HTML5
1 16 (18.82%) JSON
1 16 (18.82%) Node.js
1 16 (18.82%) XML
2 14 (16.47%) jQuery
2 14 (16.47%) React
3 12 (14.12%) CSS
4 11 (12.94%) AngularJS
5 10 (11.76%) LDAP
5 10 (11.76%) React Native
5 10 (11.76%) SOAP
5 10 (11.76%) Web Services
6 8 (9.41%) RESTful
7 7 (8.24%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
8 6 (7.06%) REST
8 6 (7.06%) Spring
8 6 (7.06%) WSDL
9 5 (5.88%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.24%) User Experience
4 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.06%) Smart Meter
5 5 (5.88%) Derivative
6 4 (4.71%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.35%) Bitcoin
8 2 (2.35%) Online Games
8 2 (2.35%) PKI
8 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.35%) SCADA
9 1 (1.18%) CMDB
9 1 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.18%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.18%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.18%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.59%) Linux
2 25 (29.41%) Windows
3 19 (22.35%) Unix
4 14 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (12.94%) Windows Server
6 10 (11.76%) CentOS
7 8 (9.41%) Solaris
8 7 (8.24%) AIX
8 7 (8.24%) Debian
8 7 (8.24%) Mac OS X
9 6 (7.06%) Android
9 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
9 6 (7.06%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (3.53%) zOS
12 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.18%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.35%) DevOps
2 19 (22.35%) Scrum
3 13 (15.29%) Migration
4 12 (14.12%) Kanban
5 10 (11.76%) High Availability
5 10 (11.76%) TDD
5 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 9 (10.59%) Change Management
7 8 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
8 7 (8.24%) Network Design
8 7 (8.24%) OO
8 7 (8.24%) Time Management
9 6 (7.06%) Asset Management
9 6 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.06%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.59%) Bash Shell
2 25 (29.41%) SQL
3 23 (27.06%) Java
4 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
5 16 (18.82%) PHP
6 15 (17.65%) Python
6 15 (17.65%) Ruby
7 8 (9.41%) C#
7 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.24%) Groovy
8 7 (8.24%) Perl
9 6 (7.06%) C++
9 6 (7.06%) T-SQL
9 6 (7.06%) TypeScript
10 5 (5.88%) Clojure
10 5 (5.88%) ClojureScript
10 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
10 5 (5.88%) Scala
10 5 (5.88%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.71%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.41%) Degree
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (5.88%) CCIE
4 5 (5.88%) CCNP
4 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.71%) CCNA
5 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (1.18%) CCIE Service Provider
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) COBIT
1 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.18%) HIPAA
1 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.18%) NIST
1 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.18%) QA
1 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.47%) Docker
2 10 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.24%) vSphere
5 5 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.53%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (2.35%) Firmware
7 2 (2.35%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.18%) Snort
8 1 (1.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (10.59%) Ansible
3 8 (9.41%) Puppet
4 6 (7.06%) Terraform
5 5 (5.88%) Salt
5 5 (5.88%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.53%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.35%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (2.35%) WSUS
8 1 (1.18%) Core Impact
8 1 (1.18%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.18%) QRadar
8 1 (1.18%) SCCM
8 1 (1.18%) SELinux
8 1 (1.18%) Suricata
8 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Oracle
2 14 (16.47%) Cisco
2 14 (16.47%) Red Hat
3 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.94%) VMware
4 7 (8.24%) CyberArk
5 6 (7.06%) hybris
5 6 (7.06%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (7.06%) Sybase
6 5 (5.88%) Cloudera
6 5 (5.88%) Hortonworks
6 5 (5.88%) IBM
6 5 (5.88%) Workday
7 4 (4.71%) BeyondTrust
7 4 (4.71%) BMC
7 4 (4.71%) CA
7 4 (4.71%) Meraki
7 4 (4.71%) Percona
7 4 (4.71%) Sun
7 4 (4.71%) Thycotic