Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 741 639 658
Rank change year-on-year -102 +19 +71
Contract jobs citing SSH 119 162 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 1.37% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 99 100
England median daily rate £455 £475 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +13.43% +15.92%
10th Percentile £313 £336 £225
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £49.19 £9.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +423.86% -
UK median hourly rate - £49.19 £12.20
% change year-on-year - +303.36% -

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 12,351 11,807 14,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.41% 14.06% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,669 7,238 8,760
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £224
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 663 610
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.24% -18.00% +11.48%

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 20 May 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
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 May 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 -51 63 £475 - 19
South East -43 22 £481 -1.28% 13
South West +8 11 £381 +3.04% 4
North of England -19 11 £460 -6.84% 6
Yorkshire -5 7 £460 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -16 7 £335 -33.00% 5
Midlands -18 7 £335 -33.00% 5
East of England +2 5 £500 - 10
North West -32 4 £344 -8.33% 5
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 82 (68.91%) Linux
2 50 (42.02%) Bash Shell
3 43 (36.13%) TCP/IP
4 40 (33.61%) Java
5 38 (31.93%) DNS
6 36 (30.25%) HTTP
7 35 (29.41%) Git (software)
8 32 (26.89%) DevOps
9 28 (23.53%) Jenkins
9 28 (23.53%) Puppet
9 28 (23.53%) FTP
9 28 (23.53%) Windows
10 27 (22.69%) Apache
10 27 (22.69%) Python
10 27 (22.69%) Unix
11 26 (21.85%) Perl
11 26 (21.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (21.01%) SQL
13 24 (20.17%) Finance
13 24 (20.17%) JIRA
13 24 (20.17%) Amazon AWS
14 23 (19.33%) VMware
14 23 (19.33%) SMTP
15 22 (18.49%) SSL
15 22 (18.49%) Maven
16 21 (17.65%) Firewall
16 21 (17.65%) Tomcat
16 21 (17.65%) CentOS
16 21 (17.65%) Ansible
17 19 (15.97%) 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 27 (22.69%) Apache
2 21 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.24%) Confluence
4 10 (8.40%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.20%) CMS
6 3 (2.52%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.52%) JBoss
6 3 (2.52%) Jetty
6 3 (2.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.68%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.84%) IIS
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.84%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.17%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.08%) GitHub
3 10 (8.40%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (8.40%) Amazon S3
4 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (6.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (6.72%) SaaS
6 6 (5.04%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (5.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (3.36%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (3.36%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (3.36%) G Suite
7 4 (3.36%) Serverless
7 4 (3.36%) Slack
8 2 (1.68%) Datadog
8 2 (1.68%) Office 365
9 1 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (36.13%) TCP/IP
2 38 (31.93%) DNS
3 36 (30.25%) HTTP
4 28 (23.53%) FTP
5 23 (19.33%) SMTP
6 22 (18.49%) SSL
7 21 (17.65%) Firewall
8 18 (15.13%) SNMP
9 17 (14.29%) WAN
10 14 (11.76%) DHCP
11 13 (10.92%) VPN
12 11 (9.24%) Internet
12 11 (9.24%) IPsec
12 11 (9.24%) LAN
13 9 (7.56%) HTTPS
13 9 (7.56%) Network Security
13 9 (7.56%) SAN
14 8 (6.72%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (5.88%) OpenLDAP
15 7 (5.88%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.97%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (9.24%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.04%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (5.04%) MySQL
4 5 (4.20%) Big Data
5 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.84%) QGIS
7 1 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 35 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 28 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 24 (20.17%) JIRA
4 22 (18.49%) Maven
5 10 (8.40%) Ant
6 8 (6.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (5.88%) JUnit
7 7 (5.88%) Liquibase
7 7 (5.88%) SonarQube
8 6 (5.04%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.36%) Subversion
10 3 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.52%) ClearCase
10 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.52%) FishEye
10 3 (2.52%) Gradle
10 3 (2.52%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.52%) Poseidon for UML
10 3 (2.52%) Selenium
10 3 (2.52%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (20.17%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Legal
3 6 (5.04%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) French Language
5 3 (2.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.68%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 23 (19.33%) Developer
2 18 (15.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 15 (12.61%) Administrator
4 15 (12.61%) Network Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Consultant
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Storage Administrator
8 6 (5.04%) Unix Administrator
9 5 (4.20%) Integration Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) Network Support
10 4 (3.36%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.29%) LDAP
2 15 (12.61%) Spring
3 12 (10.08%) REST
3 12 (10.08%) XML
4 8 (6.72%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.72%) SOAP
5 7 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (5.88%) JSON
5 7 (5.88%) MCollective
6 6 (5.04%) Node.js
6 6 (5.04%) React
7 5 (4.20%) HTML
7 5 (4.20%) Middleware
7 5 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.36%) HTML5
8 4 (3.36%) JMS
8 4 (3.36%) jQuery
9 3 (2.52%) Apache Camel
9 3 (2.52%) GWT
9 3 (2.52%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (13.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.20%) DataPower
3 5 (4.20%) Fintech
3 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.36%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.36%) User Experience
5 3 (2.52%) Derivative
6 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.68%) PKI
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (68.91%) Linux
2 28 (23.53%) Windows
3 27 (22.69%) Unix
4 26 (21.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (17.65%) CentOS
6 12 (10.08%) Ubuntu
7 10 (8.40%) Windows Server
8 9 (7.56%) Debian
9 8 (6.72%) Solaris
10 5 (4.20%) SUSE
11 3 (2.52%) AIX
11 3 (2.52%) Android
11 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.68%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.84%) Fedora
13 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) DevOps
2 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.45%) Configuration Management
4 14 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 13 (10.92%) ITIL
5 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.08%) High Availability
6 12 (10.08%) Network Management
6 12 (10.08%) Open Source
7 11 (9.24%) Project Management
8 10 (8.40%) Change Management
8 10 (8.40%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (8.40%) Microservices
8 10 (8.40%) Scrum
8 10 (8.40%) Service Management
9 9 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (7.56%) TDD
10 8 (6.72%) Coaching
10 8 (6.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.02%) Bash Shell
2 40 (33.61%) Java
3 27 (22.69%) Python
4 26 (21.85%) Perl
5 25 (21.01%) SQL
6 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.56%) Groovy
7 9 (7.56%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.72%) C++
9 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.04%) VBA
10 5 (4.20%) AWK
10 5 (4.20%) Ruby
11 4 (3.36%) C
11 4 (3.36%) PHP
11 4 (3.36%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.52%) C#
12 3 (2.52%) Clojure
12 3 (2.52%) Scala
12 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.24%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.88%) CCNA
5 6 (5.04%) CCNP
6 4 (3.36%) CCSA
6 4 (3.36%) CISM
6 4 (3.36%) CISSP
6 4 (3.36%) Degree
7 2 (1.68%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.68%) CCIE
7 2 (1.68%) CCSE
7 2 (1.68%) CISA
7 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.20%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.84%) GDPR
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (15.97%) Docker
2 15 (12.61%) Active Directory
3 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.40%) NFS
5 9 (7.56%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (6.72%) vCloud
7 7 (5.88%) Postfix
7 7 (5.88%) Squid
8 6 (5.04%) Veritas File System
8 6 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (4.20%) vSphere
10 4 (3.36%) Firmware
10 4 (3.36%) OpenSSH
10 4 (3.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (2.52%) Samba
12 2 (1.68%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.84%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (23.53%) Puppet
2 21 (17.65%) Ansible
3 12 (10.08%) Kubernetes
3 12 (10.08%) Nagios
3 12 (10.08%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (9.24%) ZABBIX
5 9 (7.56%) Terraform
6 7 (5.88%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (5.88%) Kibana
6 7 (5.88%) logstash
6 7 (5.88%) Rancher
7 6 (5.04%) Rsyslog
7 6 (5.04%) SELinux
7 6 (5.04%) Sysdig
8 5 (4.20%) Grafana
9 4 (3.36%) Cacti
9 4 (3.36%) NetBackup
9 4 (3.36%) OpenView
9 4 (3.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 4 (3.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 23 (19.33%) VMware
2 19 (15.97%) Oracle
3 13 (10.92%) Cisco
3 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.08%) Red Hat
5 11 (9.24%) SolarWinds
6 9 (7.56%) IBM
7 8 (6.72%) HP
7 8 (6.72%) Splunk
8 7 (5.88%) F5
8 7 (5.88%) Sonatype
9 6 (5.04%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.04%) Sun
9 6 (5.04%) Veritas
10 5 (4.20%) Hortonworks
10 5 (4.20%) NetApp
10 5 (4.20%) Okta
11 4 (3.36%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.36%) Juniper
11 4 (3.36%) ServiceNow