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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 19 May 2022 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
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 625 576 557
Rank change year-on-year -49 -19 +178
Contract jobs citing SSH 135 55 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.07% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 28 40
10th Percentile £335 £194 £363
25th Percentile £466 £398 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £481 £488
Median % change year-on-year +29.87% -1.28% +8.33%
75th Percentile £700 £519 £546
90th Percentile £749 £650 £613
UK median daily rate £625 £494 £488
% change year-on-year +26.58% +1.28% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £78.75 £52.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £78.75 £52.50 £49.19
% change year-on-year +50.00% +6.73% -

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 7,891 5,128 5,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.20% 11.20% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,203 3,320 3,656
10th Percentile £225 £220 £181
25th Percentile £381 £346 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.02%
75th Percentile £613 £538 £533
90th Percentile £700 £631 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 235 304
10th Percentile £15.15 £12.73 £13.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.13 £15.63
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.63 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.21% +18.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £48.45 £50.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.18 £60.00 £52.28
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +20.00%

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -56 75 £677 +35.36% 9
South East -43 20 £650 +28.40% 3
Midlands -24 15 £540 +308.36% 2
West Midlands - 15 £540 - 1
East of England -25 11 £355 - 1
North of England -45 5 £213 - 3
North West - 5 £213 - 1
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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 92 (68.15%) Linux
2 72 (53.33%) Python
3 67 (49.63%) Windows
4 54 (40.00%) Azure
5 50 (37.04%) Bash
6 48 (35.56%) PowerShell
7 45 (33.33%) DevOps
8 43 (31.85%) HTTP
9 42 (31.11%) DNS
9 42 (31.11%) Agile
10 39 (28.89%) Ansible
11 38 (28.15%) SQL
12 37 (27.41%) CI/CD
13 33 (24.44%) Kubernetes
13 33 (24.44%) Finance
13 33 (24.44%) Git (software)
14 32 (23.70%) Unix
15 31 (22.96%) Red Hat
15 31 (22.96%) AWS
16 30 (22.22%) Microsoft
16 30 (22.22%) FTP
16 30 (22.22%) Terraform
17 28 (20.74%) Shell Script
17 28 (20.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 28 (20.74%) Social Skills
18 27 (20.00%) SMTP
19 26 (19.26%) Active Directory
20 25 (18.52%) Test Automation
20 25 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (17.78%) Java

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 15 (11.11%) Confluence
2 9 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.70%) nginx
4 4 (2.96%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.48%) Apache
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.74%) IIS
6 1 (0.74%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) FileZilla
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.48%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 54 (40.00%) Azure
2 31 (22.96%) AWS
3 19 (14.07%) GCP
4 9 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 7 (5.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (5.19%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (5.19%) Amazon S3
5 7 (5.19%) AWS KMS
5 7 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.19%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (5.19%) OpenShift
5 7 (5.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (4.44%) Stackdriver
7 5 (3.70%) Azure Storage
8 4 (2.96%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 4 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.96%) AWS Direct Connect
8 4 (2.96%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (2.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (31.85%) HTTP
2 42 (31.11%) DNS
3 30 (22.22%) FTP
4 27 (20.00%) SMTP
5 23 (17.04%) TCP/IP
6 18 (13.33%) HTTPS
7 16 (11.85%) DHCP
8 14 (10.37%) VPN
9 12 (8.89%) IPsec
10 11 (8.15%) Firewall
11 9 (6.67%) SNMP
11 9 (6.67%) VoIP
12 8 (5.93%) Wireless
13 7 (5.19%) WAN
13 7 (5.19%) X.509
14 6 (4.44%) MPLS
14 6 (4.44%) Network Security
14 6 (4.44%) SSL
15 5 (3.70%) S/MIME
15 5 (3.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 20 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (11.11%) MySQL
4 13 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (9.63%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.70%) Data Lake
6 5 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.70%) Redis
6 5 (3.70%) Spatial Data
7 4 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.96%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.48%) Big Data
9 1 (0.74%) Ingres
9 1 (0.74%) PolyBase
9 1 (0.74%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (24.44%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.85%) Jenkins
3 15 (11.11%) JIRA
4 3 (2.22%) Appium
4 3 (2.22%) Selenium
4 3 (2.22%) Subversion
4 3 (2.22%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.48%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.48%) Maven
6 1 (0.74%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.74%) Gradle
6 1 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.74%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.74%) Toad
6 1 (0.74%) webpack
6 1 (0.74%) WiX
General
1 33 (24.44%) Finance
2 28 (20.74%) Social Skills
3 25 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (12.59%) Back Office
5 14 (10.37%) Banking
6 7 (5.19%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.22%) Legal
7 3 (2.22%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.74%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 29 (21.48%) Analyst
2 21 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (14.81%) Applications Support
3 20 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 18 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 17 (12.59%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (10.37%) Architect
7 13 (9.63%) Azure DevOps
7 13 (9.63%) Developer
8 12 (8.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.67%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Data Engineer
11 7 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (4.44%) Administrator
12 6 (4.44%) Consultant
12 6 (4.44%) Software Architect
13 5 (3.70%) Security Architect
13 5 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
13 5 (3.70%) Technical Support
13 5 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.37%) .NET
1 14 (10.37%) Kafka
2 13 (9.63%) LDAP
3 9 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (5.19%) CSS
4 7 (5.19%) HTML
5 5 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.70%) EJB
5 5 (3.70%) FastAPI
5 5 (3.70%) Flask
5 5 (3.70%) JSON
5 5 (3.70%) RESTful
5 5 (3.70%) SailPoint
6 4 (2.96%) PySpark
6 4 (2.96%) REST
6 4 (2.96%) YAML
7 3 (2.22%) Web Services
7 3 (2.22%) XML
8 2 (1.48%) Node.js
8 2 (1.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) PKI
2 11 (8.15%) SWIFT
3 9 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.48%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.48%) NHS
5 2 (1.48%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.48%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.74%) DataPower
6 1 (0.74%) IoT
6 1 (0.74%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 92 (68.15%) Linux
2 67 (49.63%) Windows
3 32 (23.70%) Unix
4 28 (20.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.19%) Mac OS
6 7 (5.19%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.70%) AIX
7 5 (3.70%) Debian
7 5 (3.70%) Solaris
8 3 (2.22%) Android
8 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.22%) CentOS
8 3 (2.22%) VMS
8 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.33%) DevOps
2 42 (31.11%) Agile
3 37 (27.41%) CI/CD
4 25 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 19 (14.07%) Deployment Automation
6 14 (10.37%) Configuration Management
6 14 (10.37%) ETL
6 14 (10.37%) Infrastructure as Code
6 14 (10.37%) Workflow
7 12 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (8.89%) Scrum
7 12 (8.89%) Strategic Roadmap
8 11 (8.15%) Cryptography
9 9 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.67%) Migration
10 8 (5.93%) Computer Science
10 8 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (5.93%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (53.33%) Python
2 50 (37.04%) Bash
3 48 (35.56%) PowerShell
4 38 (28.15%) SQL
5 28 (20.74%) Shell Script
6 24 (17.78%) Java
7 14 (10.37%) Perl
8 7 (5.19%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.19%) Korn
8 7 (5.19%) R
8 7 (5.19%) Ruby
9 6 (4.44%) C#
10 5 (3.70%) C++
11 4 (2.96%) Scala
12 3 (2.22%) AWK
12 3 (2.22%) Groovy
12 3 (2.22%) sed
13 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.74%) C
14 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.67%) Degree
4 6 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.96%) AWS Certification
6 3 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.74%) CISM
7 1 (0.74%) CISSP
7 1 (0.74%) GIAC
7 1 (0.74%) IISP
7 1 (0.74%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) NIST
1 5 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 5 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Accessibility
System Software
1 26 (19.26%) Active Directory
2 20 (14.81%) NFS
3 18 (13.33%) Docker
4 7 (5.19%) OpenSSH
5 6 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.48%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.74%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (28.89%) Ansible
2 33 (24.44%) Kubernetes
3 30 (22.22%) Terraform
4 13 (9.63%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.19%) FortiGate
5 7 (5.19%) Jamf Pro
5 7 (5.19%) Puppet
6 5 (3.70%) Dell DRAC
7 3 (2.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.74%) CASB
9 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.74%) Kibana
9 1 (0.74%) logstash
9 1 (0.74%) Nagios
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (22.96%) Red Hat
2 30 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.33%) CyberArk
4 17 (12.59%) Oracle
5 15 (11.11%) Cisco
6 14 (10.37%) VMware
7 10 (7.41%) Splunk
8 8 (5.93%) Aruba
8 8 (5.93%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.93%) Google
8 8 (5.93%) Juniper
8 8 (5.93%) Palo Alto
9 7 (5.19%) Zscaler
10 6 (4.44%) AppDynamics
10 6 (4.44%) Atlassian
10 6 (4.44%) CA
10 6 (4.44%) Dynatrace
11 5 (3.70%) Citrix
11 5 (3.70%) Dell KACE
11 5 (3.70%) HP