Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 472 728 695
Rank change year-on-year +256 -33 -38
Contract jobs citing SSH 43 88 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 0.82% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 60 114
Median daily rate £495 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £303
90th Percentile £639 £627 £588
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +8.89% -2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.60
10th Percentile £27.30 - £12.00
90th Percentile £37.30 - £18.21
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £48.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +261.11% -72.56%

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 4,141 10,795 12,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 12.91% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,408 6,672 7,791
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £631 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 514 708
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.39
90th Percentile £52.13 £52.50 £47.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +5.26%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +205 26 £550 +18.92% 5
South East +158 8 £475 +16.92% 3
East of England +79 5 £500 +53.85%
North of England +111 2 £265 -41.11% 7
Midlands +91 2 £363 -19.44% 2
Yorkshire +78 2 £265 -55.83%
West Midlands +74 2 £363 +13.28% 2
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 19 (44.19%) Linux
2 17 (39.53%) Python
3 16 (37.21%) MySQL
4 15 (34.88%) Oracle
5 14 (32.56%) Windows
6 13 (30.23%) DevOps
7 12 (27.91%) SQL
7 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
8 11 (25.58%) Unix
8 11 (25.58%) DHCP
8 11 (25.58%) SNMP
8 11 (25.58%) Cisco
8 11 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (25.58%) Bash Shell
8 11 (25.58%) Oracle Database
9 10 (23.26%) REST
9 10 (23.26%) Git (software)
9 10 (23.26%) AWS
9 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (23.26%) FTP
9 10 (23.26%) Firewall
10 9 (20.93%) Finance
10 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
10 9 (20.93%) DNS
10 9 (20.93%) Azure
10 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
10 9 (20.93%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (18.60%) Kanban
11 8 (18.60%) Scrum

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 8 (18.60%) JBoss
1 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.95%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (11.63%) Apache
3 5 (11.63%) Confluence
3 5 (11.63%) Jetty
3 5 (11.63%) MQSeries
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Fuse
3 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.33%) nginx
4 1 (2.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (6.98%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (4.65%) ResourceLink
4 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) AWS
2 9 (20.93%) Azure
3 3 (6.98%) OpenShift
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (4.65%) GCP
4 2 (4.65%) SaaS
5 1 (2.33%) Akamai
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.33%) AWS CodeBuild
5 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.33%) AWS Step Functions
5 1 (2.33%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (2.33%) Cloudflare
5 1 (2.33%) Heroku
5 1 (2.33%) Route 53
5 1 (2.33%) Serverless
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) DHCP
1 11 (25.58%) SNMP
2 10 (23.26%) Firewall
2 10 (23.26%) FTP
3 9 (20.93%) DNS
4 8 (18.60%) BGP
4 8 (18.60%) IPsec
4 8 (18.60%) OSPF
4 8 (18.60%) VLAN
5 7 (16.28%) EIGRP
5 7 (16.28%) HTTPS
5 7 (16.28%) LAN
5 7 (16.28%) Spanning Tree
5 7 (16.28%) WAN
6 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (13.95%) Ethernet
6 6 (13.95%) MPLS
7 5 (11.63%) Frame Relay
7 5 (11.63%) WAAS
7 5 (11.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) MySQL
2 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (25.58%) Oracle Database
4 6 (13.95%) MongoDB
4 6 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (11.63%) Hadoop
6 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (2.33%) MariaDB
9 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.28%) Subversion
3 6 (13.95%) IntelliJ
3 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.95%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) Vagrant
4 5 (11.63%) Ant
4 5 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (11.63%) ClearCase
4 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
4 5 (11.63%) FishEye
4 5 (11.63%) Gradle
4 5 (11.63%) Hudson
4 5 (11.63%) JIRA
4 5 (11.63%) Leiningen
4 5 (11.63%) Maven
4 5 (11.63%) Mercurial
4 5 (11.63%) Poseidon for UML
5 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Law
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.95%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) DBA
5 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) REST
2 8 (18.60%) JSON
2 8 (18.60%) XML
3 6 (13.95%) .NET
3 6 (13.95%) ActiveMQ
3 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
3 6 (13.95%) Node.js
3 6 (13.95%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (13.95%) Spring
4 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
4 5 (11.63%) Apache Camel
4 5 (11.63%) GWT
4 5 (11.63%) HTML
4 5 (11.63%) HTML5
4 5 (11.63%) JMS
4 5 (11.63%) jQuery
4 5 (11.63%) MSMQ
4 5 (11.63%) Play Framework
4 5 (11.63%) React
4 5 (11.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.95%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (13.95%) User Experience
4 5 (11.63%) Derivative
5 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
7 2 (4.65%) PKI
7 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
7 2 (4.65%) Social Media
7 2 (4.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Linux
2 14 (32.56%) Windows
3 11 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (25.58%) Unix
4 6 (13.95%) CentOS
4 6 (13.95%) Debian
5 5 (11.63%) Android
5 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
5 5 (11.63%) Mac OS X
5 5 (11.63%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.33%) AIX
7 1 (2.33%) HPUX
7 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) DevOps
2 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (18.60%) Kanban
4 8 (18.60%) Migration
4 8 (18.60%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (16.28%) Load Balancing
5 7 (16.28%) Microservices
5 7 (16.28%) Network Management
6 6 (13.95%) TDD
7 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (11.63%) JVM Tuning
7 5 (11.63%) Network Planning
7 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
7 5 (11.63%) UML
7 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) Python
2 12 (27.91%) SQL
3 11 (25.58%) Bash Shell
4 8 (18.60%) Java
4 8 (18.60%) Perl
5 7 (16.28%) Ruby
6 5 (11.63%) C++
6 5 (11.63%) Clojure
6 5 (11.63%) ClojureScript
6 5 (11.63%) Groovy
6 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
6 5 (11.63%) Scala
6 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
6 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
7 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
7 4 (9.30%) VBA
8 2 (4.65%) C
9 1 (2.33%) Erlang
9 1 (2.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) CCIE
1 7 (16.28%) CCNP
1 7 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.65%) OCP
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Docker
3 4 (9.30%) Squid
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.65%) GFS2
5 2 (4.65%) Samba
5 2 (4.65%) VMware NSX
5 2 (4.65%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) NFS
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
1 6 (13.95%) Puppet
2 5 (11.63%) Salt
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (6.98%) PowerCLI
5 2 (4.65%) Nessus
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (4.65%) SELinux
5 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.65%) vRealize
6 1 (2.33%) Consul
6 1 (2.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.33%) Kibana
6 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.33%) logstash
6 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.33%) Packer
6 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.33%) TrustSec
6 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Oracle
2 11 (25.58%) Cisco
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
4 7 (16.28%) VMware
5 5 (11.63%) Axway
5 5 (11.63%) Cloudera
5 5 (11.63%) Hortonworks
5 5 (11.63%) MuleSoft
5 5 (11.63%) Sparx
5 5 (11.63%) Sybase
6 4 (9.30%) F5
6 4 (9.30%) Fortinet
6 4 (9.30%) Palo Alto
6 4 (9.30%) SAP
7 3 (6.98%) Google
7 3 (6.98%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) hybris
7 3 (6.98%) NetApp
7 3 (6.98%) Sony