Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 599 733 731
Rank change year-on-year +134 -2 -99
Contract jobs citing SSH 69 121 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 1.08% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 98 92
Median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £332 £286 £313
90th Percentile £573 £573 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £49.19 - £46.89

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 7,371 11,229 12,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.44% 12.67% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,385 6,962 7,657
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £181 £206 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 500 662
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.97% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.89
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.55 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.40
% change year-on-year +20.32% -3.58% -9.79%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +104 25 £525 +35.48% 10
South East +96 16 £475 -7.41% 13
West Midlands +74 16 £400 +60.00% 2
Midlands +70 16 £400 - 2
North of England +72 8 £368 -1.87% 3
Yorkshire +47 4 £375 -6.25%
North West +45 4 £368 +28.00% 2
South West +25 3 £355 -25.26% 2
East of England +31 1 - -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 36 (52.17%) Linux
2 28 (40.58%) Python
3 22 (31.88%) Cisco
4 21 (30.43%) Windows
5 20 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (28.99%) LAN
5 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
6 19 (27.54%) CCNP
7 18 (26.09%) OSPF
7 18 (26.09%) DHCP
8 17 (24.64%) Bash Shell
9 16 (23.19%) DV Cleared
9 16 (23.19%) WAN
9 16 (23.19%) BGP
10 14 (20.29%) VMware
10 14 (20.29%) CCNA
10 14 (20.29%) CCIE
10 14 (20.29%) MySQL
10 14 (20.29%) Git (software)
10 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
10 14 (20.29%) Project Delivery
11 13 (18.84%) DevOps
11 13 (18.84%) Finance
12 12 (17.39%) Migration
12 12 (17.39%) Service Delivery
12 12 (17.39%) Firewall
12 12 (17.39%) EIGRP
12 12 (17.39%) FTP
12 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (17.39%) Docker

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 6 (8.70%) Apache
2 5 (7.25%) SAS
2 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.80%) JBoss
4 3 (4.35%) nginx
5 2 (2.90%) WildFly
6 1 (1.45%) CMS
6 1 (1.45%) Confluence
6 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) AWS
2 5 (7.25%) Azure
3 4 (5.80%) GCP
3 4 (5.80%) OpenShift
3 4 (5.80%) SaaS
4 3 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (4.35%) Amazon EKS
4 3 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.35%) Cloudflare
4 3 (4.35%) Serverless
5 2 (2.90%) Akamai
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.90%) AWS CodeBuild
5 2 (2.90%) AWS Step Functions
5 2 (2.90%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (2.90%) Heroku
5 2 (2.90%) Route 53
5 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) LAN
2 18 (26.09%) DHCP
2 18 (26.09%) OSPF
3 16 (23.19%) BGP
3 16 (23.19%) WAN
4 12 (17.39%) DMVPN
4 12 (17.39%) EIGRP
4 12 (17.39%) Firewall
4 12 (17.39%) FTP
5 10 (14.49%) DNS
5 10 (14.49%) IPsec
6 9 (13.04%) MPLS
7 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
8 7 (10.14%) Internet
8 7 (10.14%) VPN
9 6 (8.70%) VLAN
10 5 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.25%) SNMP
10 5 (7.25%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (7.25%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) MySQL
2 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.90%) Big Data
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.90%) Redis
8 1 (1.45%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.35%) git-flow
3 3 (4.35%) Maven
3 3 (4.35%) ScriptRunner
3 3 (4.35%) Selenium
3 3 (4.35%) Subversion
3 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.90%) Ant
4 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.90%) Gradle
4 2 (2.90%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.90%) Mocha
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.45%) FindBugs
5 1 (1.45%) GitLab
5 1 (1.45%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.45%) Log4j
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.35%) Electronics
4 3 (4.35%) Law
4 3 (4.35%) Marketing
4 3 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.35%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.90%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.39%) Administrator
2 12 (17.39%) Developer
3 6 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) SAS Administrator
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior PHP Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) REST
2 6 (8.70%) HTML
3 5 (7.25%) HTML5
3 5 (7.25%) JSON
3 5 (7.25%) LDAP
3 5 (7.25%) XML
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
4 4 (5.80%) OAuth
4 4 (5.80%) SOAP
4 4 (5.80%) Web Services
5 3 (4.35%) .NET
5 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.35%) Kafka
5 3 (4.35%) LESS
5 3 (4.35%) Sass
5 3 (4.35%) Spring
6 2 (2.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.90%) CSS3
6 2 (2.90%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.80%) PKI
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.90%) User Experience
7 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Linux
2 21 (30.43%) Windows
3 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
5 8 (11.59%) Unix
6 6 (8.70%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.80%) AIX
7 4 (5.80%) Solaris
7 4 (5.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (5.80%) zOS
8 3 (4.35%) Debian
8 3 (4.35%) VMS
9 2 (2.90%) Android
9 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.45%) CentOS
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Project Delivery
2 13 (18.84%) DevOps
3 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.39%) Migration
3 12 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 10 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.04%) Cryptography
6 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.14%) Microservices
7 7 (10.14%) OO
8 6 (8.70%) Network Management
9 5 (7.25%) High Availability
9 5 (7.25%) Kanban
9 5 (7.25%) Network Planning
9 5 (7.25%) Process Improvement
9 5 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (7.25%) Scrum
9 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.58%) Python
2 17 (24.64%) Bash Shell
3 11 (15.94%) PowerShell
4 10 (14.49%) C
5 8 (11.59%) Java
6 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.70%) PHP
7 5 (7.25%) Perl
7 5 (7.25%) Ruby
7 5 (7.25%) SQL
8 3 (4.35%) Tcl
9 2 (2.90%) Java 8
9 2 (2.90%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.54%) CCNP
3 16 (23.19%) DV Cleared
4 14 (20.29%) CCIE
4 14 (20.29%) CCNA
5 11 (15.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 9 (13.04%) CCDA
7 5 (7.25%) Degree
7 5 (7.25%) SAS Certification
7 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.90%) OCP
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.45%) CCIE Collaboration
9 1 (1.45%) MCSE
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) GDPR
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Docker
2 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
4 5 (7.25%) NFS
5 3 (4.35%) Firmware
6 2 (2.90%) GFS2
6 2 (2.90%) Samba
6 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.90%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.45%) Postfix
7 1 (1.45%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.45%) Snort
7 1 (1.45%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.45%) vSphere
7 1 (1.45%) XenApp
7 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Ansible
2 8 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.25%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (5.80%) Terraform
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (4.35%) PowerCLI
5 3 (4.35%) SELinux
6 2 (2.90%) Consul
6 2 (2.90%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.90%) Nessus
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.90%) Packer
6 2 (2.90%) Puppet
6 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.90%) vRealize
6 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Cisco
2 14 (20.29%) VMware
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.70%) Oracle
5 5 (7.25%) Google
5 5 (7.25%) Juniper
5 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.80%) Atlassian
6 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.80%) IBM
6 4 (5.80%) TIBCO
7 3 (4.35%) F5
7 3 (4.35%) NetApp
7 3 (4.35%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.35%) SAP
7 3 (4.35%) Sony
8 2 (2.90%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.90%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.90%) HP
8 2 (2.90%) Thycotic