Period
to 20 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 657 429 717
Rank change year-on-year -228 +288 -17
Contract jobs citing SSH 70 39 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 1.12% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 60
10th Percentile £380 £263 £318
25th Percentile £400 £300 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £545 £538 £513
90th Percentile £670 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +61.54% - -
UK median hourly rate £50.62 £32.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year +55.75% -33.33% +261.11%

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 7,189 3,484 10,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.36% 13.70% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,644 2,214 6,698
10th Percentile £231 £210 £200
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £658 £631 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 162 499
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.10 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -27.87% +28.42% +22.20%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.66 £46.40
90th Percentile £64.80 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -26.23% +28.42% +25.00%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SSH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in England

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SSH in England.

Daily rate trend for SSH in England

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SSH in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SSH in England

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SSH in England.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -180 31 £538 +0.94% 8
South East -84 18 £513 +12.33% 4
Midlands -77 6 £390 -7.14% 6
South West - 6 £400 -
East Midlands - 6 £390 - 1
North of England -84 4 £350 +32.08% 4
North West - 3 £350 - 4
East of England -47 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -50 1 - -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 35 (50.00%) Linux
2 31 (44.29%) Firewall
3 29 (41.43%) Windows
4 23 (32.86%) Python
4 23 (32.86%) HTTP
4 23 (32.86%) TCP/IP
4 23 (32.86%) DNS
5 22 (31.43%) SQL
6 21 (30.00%) SSL
7 20 (28.57%) Oracle
8 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
10 17 (24.29%) VPN
10 17 (24.29%) Social Skills
11 16 (22.86%) DevOps
12 15 (21.43%) Git (software)
12 15 (21.43%) SNMP
12 15 (21.43%) HP
13 14 (20.00%) FTP
13 14 (20.00%) ITIL
13 14 (20.00%) Finance
13 14 (20.00%) AWS
13 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 14 (20.00%) Docker
14 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
14 13 (18.57%) ITSM
14 13 (18.57%) VMware
14 13 (18.57%) Java
14 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
15 12 (17.14%) DHCP

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 9 (12.86%) Apache
2 7 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.57%) IIS
3 6 (8.57%) WebSphere
4 5 (7.14%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (4.29%) Confluence
7 2 (2.86%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 1 (1.43%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.43%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.43%) nginx
8 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Magento
1 1 (1.43%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) AWS
2 12 (17.14%) Azure
3 8 (11.43%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (7.14%) Kong
5 4 (5.71%) GCP
5 4 (5.71%) Serverless
6 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.29%) OpenShift
6 3 (4.29%) PaaS
7 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.86%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.86%) CloudBees
7 2 (2.86%) IaaS
7 2 (2.86%) SaaS
8 1 (1.43%) AWS CodeBuild
8 1 (1.43%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (1.43%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.43%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (1.43%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 31 (44.29%) Firewall
2 23 (32.86%) DNS
2 23 (32.86%) HTTP
2 23 (32.86%) TCP/IP
3 21 (30.00%) SSL
4 17 (24.29%) VPN
5 15 (21.43%) SNMP
6 14 (20.00%) FTP
7 12 (17.14%) DHCP
8 11 (15.71%) SMTP
9 10 (14.29%) IPsec
10 9 (12.86%) MPLS
11 7 (10.00%) Network Security
11 7 (10.00%) Telnet
12 6 (8.57%) HTTPS
12 6 (8.57%) PuTTY
12 6 (8.57%) TACACS
13 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
13 5 (7.14%) WAN
13 5 (7.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) MySQL
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.14%) Big Data
4 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.86%) Redis
5 2 (2.86%) SQLite
6 1 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.43%) Firebird
6 1 (1.43%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.43%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.14%) JIRA
4 3 (4.29%) Bitbucket
4 3 (4.29%) Maven
4 3 (4.29%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.86%) GitLab
5 2 (2.86%) JUnit
5 2 (2.86%) Snyk
5 2 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (1.43%) Gradle
6 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.43%) Selenium
6 1 (1.43%) Subversion
6 1 (1.43%) Toad
6 1 (1.43%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (24.29%) Social Skills
2 14 (20.00%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.86%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Public Speaking
6 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (12.86%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Developer
2 8 (11.43%) Security Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Administrator
3 6 (8.57%) Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Architect
3 6 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (8.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 5 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Consultant
4 5 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.29%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (4.29%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.29%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) JSON
1 11 (15.71%) REST
2 9 (12.86%) LDAP
2 9 (12.86%) SOAP
2 9 (12.86%) XML
3 8 (11.43%) .NET
4 7 (10.00%) Kafka
5 6 (8.57%) HTML
5 6 (8.57%) HTML5
5 6 (8.57%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (7.14%) JMS
6 5 (7.14%) LAMP
6 5 (7.14%) XML-RPC
7 4 (5.71%) ARM Templates
7 4 (5.71%) SonicMQ
8 3 (4.29%) Web Services
9 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.86%) Middleware
9 2 (2.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (8.57%) PKI
3 5 (7.14%) Wiki
4 4 (5.71%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.86%) Blog
6 2 (2.86%) CMDB
6 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.43%) Clustering
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.43%) LPAR
7 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Replication
7 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (50.00%) Linux
2 29 (41.43%) Windows
3 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 9 (12.86%) Unix
5 2 (2.86%) Debian
6 1 (1.43%) AIX
6 1 (1.43%) Android
6 1 (1.43%) HPUX
6 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.43%) Slackware
6 1 (1.43%) Solaris
6 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) DevOps
3 14 (20.00%) ITIL
4 13 (18.57%) ITSM
5 11 (15.71%) Scrum
6 9 (12.86%) Microservices
6 9 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.00%) Open Source
8 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.57%) Change Management
9 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
9 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure as Code
10 5 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (7.14%) Kanban
10 5 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (7.14%) Release Management
10 5 (7.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 5 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) Python
2 22 (31.43%) SQL
3 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
3 13 (18.57%) Java
3 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 10 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 9 (12.86%) Perl
6 8 (11.43%) PHP
7 5 (7.14%) VBScript
8 4 (5.71%) C#
9 3 (4.29%) C++
9 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.86%) Go
10 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.43%) BeanShell
11 1 (1.43%) Cypher
11 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.43%) R
11 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.71%) Degree
4 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (10.00%) CCNA
6 6 (8.57%) MCP
7 5 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.29%) CCNP
8 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.86%) CCIE
9 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.00%) Docker
3 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.43%) Ceph
6 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.43%) IAG
6 1 (1.43%) KVM
6 1 (1.43%) NFS
6 1 (1.43%) Postfix
6 1 (1.43%) QEMU
6 1 (1.43%) qmail
6 1 (1.43%) RHEV
6 1 (1.43%) Samba
6 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (17.14%) Ansible
1 12 (17.14%) Kubernetes
2 8 (11.43%) Nagios
2 8 (11.43%) Terraform
3 6 (8.57%) HP NNM
4 3 (4.29%) Kibana
4 3 (4.29%) Puppet
5 2 (2.86%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.86%) Grafana
5 2 (2.86%) WMI
6 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.43%) Istio
6 1 (1.43%) logstash
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.43%) SCOM
6 1 (1.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Oracle
2 15 (21.43%) HP
3 13 (18.57%) VMware
4 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.86%) Cisco
5 9 (12.86%) Red Hat
6 8 (11.43%) Palo Alto
6 8 (11.43%) ServiceNow
7 7 (10.00%) IBM
8 6 (8.57%) Aruba
8 6 (8.57%) Micro Focus
9 5 (7.14%) AppDynamics
9 5 (7.14%) F5
9 5 (7.14%) Juniper
10 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.86%) CA
11 2 (2.86%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.86%) Huawei
11 2 (2.86%) TOWER Software
11 2 (2.86%) Workday