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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 530 567
Rank change year-on-year +19 +37  
Contract jobs citing SSH 81 96 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 1.25% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 30
Median daily rate £463 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +15.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £9.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +423.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year -4.67% -  

SSH is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5918 7709 7601
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.80% 14.99% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3598 4773 4218
Median daily rate £407 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 296 406
Median hourly rate £24.86 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% -5.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SSH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 34 £450 +5.88% 7
South East +13 24 £475 - 3
North West +37 13 £363 -9.37% 1
West Midlands +25 6 £500 +17.64%
South West +12 3 £438 +27.27%
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 119 (69.19%) Linux
2 86 (50.00%) Unix
3 64 (37.21%) HTTP
4 59 (34.30%) Linux Command Line
5 58 (33.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (32.56%) Java
7 52 (30.23%) Bash Shell
8 50 (29.07%) Git (software)
8 50 (29.07%) Windows
9 46 (26.74%) Security Cleared
10 45 (26.16%) SC Cleared
11 44 (25.58%) SSL
12 42 (24.42%) JavaScript
12 42 (24.42%) Oracle
12 42 (24.42%) CentOS
13 40 (23.26%) DNS
13 40 (23.26%) VMware
13 40 (23.26%) DevOps
14 39 (22.67%) TCP/IP
14 39 (22.67%) FTP
15 36 (20.93%) Red Hat
15 36 (20.93%) SQL
16 35 (20.35%) Python
16 35 (20.35%) Ansible
17 33 (19.19%) Finance
18 32 (18.60%) Firewall
19 30 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (17.44%) Perl
20 29 (16.86%) Load Balancing
21 28 (16.28%) Puppet

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 22 (12.79%) Apache
2 15 (8.72%) Tomcat
3 14 (8.14%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (6.40%) Confluence
4 11 (6.40%) JBoss
5 10 (5.81%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.65%) nginx
7 6 (3.49%) IIS
8 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (1.74%) WildFly
10 2 (1.16%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.16%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.16%) SAS
10 2 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.58%) CMS
11 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) HipChat
1 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (5.23%) Amazon S3
4 7 (4.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (4.07%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (4.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.74%) GitHub
7 2 (1.16%) G Suite
7 2 (1.16%) Route 53
7 2 (1.16%) SaaS
8 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.58%) IaaS
8 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (37.21%) HTTP
2 44 (25.58%) SSL
3 40 (23.26%) DNS
4 39 (22.67%) FTP
4 39 (22.67%) TCP/IP
5 32 (18.60%) Firewall
6 25 (14.53%) SAN
7 21 (12.21%) ICMP
7 21 (12.21%) LDAP
8 20 (11.63%) NAS
9 19 (11.05%) Internet
10 18 (10.47%) SMTP
11 17 (9.88%) IPsec
12 16 (9.30%) OpenLDAP
12 16 (9.30%) VPN
13 14 (8.14%) OpenVPN
14 13 (7.56%) iSCSI
15 11 (6.40%) SNMP
16 10 (5.81%) LAN
17 9 (5.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.95%) Hadoop
2 17 (9.88%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.81%) MySQL
4 10 (5.81%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (4.65%) Big Data
6 6 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.74%) DB2
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.16%) Redis
10 1 (0.58%) GIS
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.58%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 50 (29.07%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.30%) JIRA
3 13 (7.56%) Maven
4 12 (6.98%) Ant
4 12 (6.98%) JUnit
4 12 (6.98%) Liquibase
4 12 (6.98%) SonarQube
4 12 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (4.65%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.91%) Subversion
7 4 (2.33%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (1.74%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.74%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.16%) Phabricator
9 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.58%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.58%) Grunt
General
1 33 (19.19%) Finance
2 14 (8.14%) Banking
3 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking
3 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.74%) Electronics
5 3 (1.74%) Marketing
6 2 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (25.00%) Developer
2 26 (15.12%) Administrator
3 24 (13.95%) Consultant
4 22 (12.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (10.47%) DevOps Developer
6 17 (9.88%) Java Developer
7 15 (8.72%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (8.72%) Unix Administrator
8 14 (8.14%) Java Engineer
8 14 (8.14%) Storage Administrator
9 13 (7.56%) AWS Engineer
10 11 (6.40%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (6.40%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (5.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 10 (5.81%) Python Developer
12 9 (5.23%) DevOps Consultant
12 9 (5.23%) Java Consultant
12 9 (5.23%) JavaScript Engineer
12 9 (5.23%) SAN Administrator
12 9 (5.23%) SAN Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.37%) REST
2 21 (12.21%) Web Services
3 19 (11.05%) SOAP
4 15 (8.72%) CSS
4 15 (8.72%) XML
5 14 (8.14%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (8.14%) HTML
6 12 (6.98%) MCollective
7 7 (4.07%) Leaflet
7 7 (4.07%) OpenLayers
8 6 (3.49%) .NET
8 6 (3.49%) Play Framework
8 6 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (3.49%) XSLT
9 5 (2.91%) Ajax
9 5 (2.91%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.91%) LAMP
9 5 (2.91%) Middleware
9 5 (2.91%) Software Packaging
10 4 (2.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 59 (34.30%) Linux Command Line
2 18 (10.47%) Data Centre
3 17 (9.88%) PKI
4 16 (9.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (8.14%) Replication
6 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.65%) User Experience
8 7 (4.07%) Client/Server
9 6 (3.49%) Mainframe
10 5 (2.91%) EMC VNX
10 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
11 4 (2.33%) DataPower
11 4 (2.33%) Private Cloud
11 4 (2.33%) Virtual Team
11 4 (2.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (1.74%) CESG
12 3 (1.74%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.74%) Clustering
12 3 (1.74%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 119 (69.19%) Linux
2 86 (50.00%) Unix
3 58 (33.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (29.07%) Windows
5 42 (24.42%) CentOS
6 25 (14.53%) Solaris
6 25 (14.53%) Ubuntu
7 23 (13.37%) Debian
8 18 (10.47%) AIX
9 13 (7.56%) Windows Server
10 12 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (4.65%) HPUX
12 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (2.33%) SUSE
13 4 (2.33%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.74%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.74%) RancherOS
14 3 (1.74%) VyOS
14 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.26%) DevOps
2 30 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (16.86%) Load Balancing
4 21 (12.21%) Open Source
4 21 (12.21%) Scrum
5 20 (11.63%) Configuration Management
5 20 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (10.47%) Prototyping
7 16 (9.30%) High Availability
8 13 (7.56%) Capacity Management
8 13 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (7.56%) Service Management
9 12 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.40%) Workflow
11 9 (5.23%) Statistics
12 8 (4.65%) Change Control
12 8 (4.65%) Patch Management
13 7 (4.07%) Coaching
13 7 (4.07%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 56 (32.56%) Java
2 52 (30.23%) Bash Shell
3 42 (24.42%) JavaScript
4 36 (20.93%) SQL
5 35 (20.35%) Python
6 30 (17.44%) Perl
7 22 (12.79%) PowerShell
8 15 (8.72%) Shell Script
9 9 (5.23%) PHP
9 9 (5.23%) Ruby
10 8 (4.65%) Korn
10 8 (4.65%) Scala
11 7 (4.07%) Groovy
12 5 (2.91%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.33%) AWK
13 4 (2.33%) JCL
13 4 (2.33%) sed
13 4 (2.33%) XPath
14 3 (1.74%) VB
14 3 (1.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 46 (26.74%) Security Cleared
2 45 (26.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.81%) CISSP
4 7 (4.07%) CCNP
4 7 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.91%) ISEB
6 4 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.74%) CCIE
7 3 (1.74%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.74%) Degree
7 3 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.16%) CCDP
8 2 (1.16%) CCNA
8 2 (1.16%) CCSA
8 2 (1.16%) CCSE
8 2 (1.16%) CEH
8 2 (1.16%) CISM
8 2 (1.16%) GCIA
8 2 (1.16%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.74%) SLA
3 2 (1.16%) COBIT
3 2 (1.16%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.58%) COSO
4 1 (0.58%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (13.37%) NFS
2 21 (12.21%) Active Directory
3 19 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (9.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 16 (9.30%) vCloud
6 14 (8.14%) Docker
6 14 (8.14%) Squid
6 14 (8.14%) Veritas File System
7 13 (7.56%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (6.98%) Postfix
9 11 (6.40%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.74%) Samba
12 3 (1.74%) Sendmail
12 3 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (1.74%) vSphere
13 2 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.16%) OpenSSH
13 2 (1.16%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 35 (20.35%) Ansible
2 28 (16.28%) Puppet
3 22 (12.79%) SELinux
4 21 (12.21%) Nagios
5 14 (8.14%) Kibana
5 14 (8.14%) logstash
5 14 (8.14%) Terraform
5 14 (8.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 12 (6.98%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (6.98%) Kubernetes
6 12 (6.98%) Rancher
6 12 (6.98%) ZABBIX
7 11 (6.40%) EMC Navisphere
7 11 (6.40%) NetBackup
8 7 (4.07%) Rsyslog
8 7 (4.07%) Sysdig
9 6 (3.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (2.91%) HAProxy
10 5 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (2.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 42 (24.42%) Oracle
2 40 (23.26%) VMware
3 36 (20.93%) Red Hat
4 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
4 23 (13.37%) Veritas
5 22 (12.79%) NetApp
6 18 (10.47%) Sun
7 15 (8.72%) Brocade
8 12 (6.98%) Cisco
8 12 (6.98%) HP
8 12 (6.98%) IBM
8 12 (6.98%) Sonatype
9 11 (6.40%) EMC
9 11 (6.40%) Symantec
10 10 (5.81%) Citrix
11 7 (4.07%) BMC
11 7 (4.07%) CheckPoint
11 7 (4.07%) F5
11 7 (4.07%) Juniper
11 7 (4.07%) Palo Alto
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