Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 661 702 565
Rank change year-on-year +41 -137 +97
Contract jobs citing SSH 197 166 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 1.28% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 92 155
England median daily rate £450 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -13.16% -
10th Percentile £310 £213 £311
90th Percentile £580 £603 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £395 £475
% change year-on-year +13.92% -16.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
England median hourly rate £15.60 - £40.00
10th Percentile £11.25 - £33.00
90th Percentile £23.81 - £47.35
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £46.89 £49.19
% change year-on-year -71.21% -4.67% +181.09%

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 12,517 12,988 14,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.99% 13.66% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,615 8,075 8,791
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £219
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 650 732
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +7.48%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.76 £44.29 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%

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 12 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 December 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 +14 83 £488 +14.71% 11
South East +17 52 £475 +26.67% 4
North of England -47 29 £415 +33.87% 5
Yorkshire -4 26 £423 -3.43% 2
South West -17 14 £365 -12.84% 11
Midlands -16 10 £400 -3.03% 5
East of England - 10 £435 - 2
West Midlands -21 9 £400 -3.03% 2
North West -31 3 £294 -34.72% 2
East Midlands +9 1 £409 - 3
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 77 (39.09%) Linux
2 69 (35.03%) Firewall
3 60 (30.46%) DevOps
4 51 (25.89%) Docker
4 51 (25.89%) Windows
5 50 (25.38%) TCP/IP
6 48 (24.37%) Git (software)
7 45 (22.84%) VMware
7 45 (22.84%) DNS
8 44 (22.34%) Bash Shell
9 43 (21.83%) Amazon AWS
10 42 (21.32%) Unix
11 40 (20.30%) Java
11 40 (20.30%) Kubernetes
12 39 (19.80%) Jenkins
13 38 (19.29%) Python
13 38 (19.29%) Internet
13 38 (19.29%) Configuration Management
14 36 (18.27%) Ansible
15 35 (17.77%) SQL
16 33 (16.75%) LAN
16 33 (16.75%) WAN
16 33 (16.75%) HTTP
16 33 (16.75%) Analytics
17 32 (16.24%) VPN
18 31 (15.74%) Apache
18 31 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (14.72%) SSL
20 28 (14.21%) Microsoft
20 28 (14.21%) Hadoop

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 31 (15.74%) Apache
2 23 (11.68%) Tomcat
3 19 (9.64%) Apache Spark
4 16 (8.12%) Confluence
5 15 (7.61%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (7.11%) OpenStack
7 11 (5.58%) CMS
7 11 (5.58%) nginx
8 5 (2.54%) WordPress
9 4 (2.03%) Gentran
9 4 (2.03%) IIS
10 2 (1.02%) Drupal
10 2 (1.02%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.02%) JBoss
11 1 (0.51%) Mule
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (8.63%) MS Visio
2 16 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (4.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.52%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 43 (21.83%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.11%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (5.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (5.08%) Amazon S3
4 10 (5.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (4.57%) OpenShift
6 8 (4.06%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (2.54%) GitHub
9 4 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (2.03%) SaaS
9 4 (2.03%) Serverless
10 3 (1.52%) Office 365
11 2 (1.02%) Linode
11 2 (1.02%) Route 53
12 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.51%) G Suite
12 1 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 69 (35.03%) Firewall
2 50 (25.38%) TCP/IP
3 45 (22.84%) DNS
4 38 (19.29%) Internet
5 33 (16.75%) HTTP
5 33 (16.75%) LAN
5 33 (16.75%) WAN
6 32 (16.24%) VPN
7 29 (14.72%) SSL
8 27 (13.71%) FTP
9 24 (12.18%) SMTP
9 24 (12.18%) SNMP
10 22 (11.17%) Wireless
11 21 (10.66%) DHCP
11 21 (10.66%) OSPF
12 19 (9.64%) IPsec
13 16 (8.12%) Wireshark
14 15 (7.61%) MPLS
14 15 (7.61%) Telnet
14 15 (7.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.21%) Hadoop
2 24 (12.18%) MySQL
3 20 (10.15%) Big Data
4 19 (9.64%) Apache Hive
5 18 (9.14%) Flink
6 13 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (4.06%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (4.06%) Ingres
9 6 (3.05%) SQL Server
10 4 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (2.03%) GIS
11 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.51%) Firebird
13 1 (0.51%) Impala
13 1 (0.51%) phpMyAdmin
13 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 48 (24.37%) Git (software)
2 39 (19.80%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.63%) Bitbucket
3 17 (8.63%) JIRA
4 16 (8.12%) Maven
5 11 (5.58%) Liquibase
6 10 (5.08%) SonarQube
7 9 (4.57%) Ant
7 9 (4.57%) gulp
7 9 (4.57%) JUnit
7 9 (4.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (3.55%) git-flow
9 4 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.03%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.52%) GitLab
10 3 (1.52%) GoCD
10 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.02%) Selenium
11 2 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 22 (11.17%) Legal
2 15 (7.61%) Finance
3 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.03%) Billing
5 3 (1.52%) Banking
5 3 (1.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (25.38%) Developer
2 29 (14.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (9.64%) Administrator
4 18 (9.14%) Consultant
5 17 (8.63%) Network Engineer
6 15 (7.61%) Analyst
7 14 (7.11%) Analytics Developer
7 14 (7.11%) Big Data Developer
8 13 (6.60%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (6.60%) Linux Administrator
9 12 (6.09%) Software Developer
10 11 (5.58%) CyberArk Consultant
10 11 (5.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (5.08%) AWS DevOps
11 10 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 9 (4.57%) Technical Engineer
13 8 (4.06%) Unix Developer
14 7 (3.55%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.18%) REST
2 19 (9.64%) Spark Streaming
3 17 (8.63%) CSS
3 17 (8.63%) HTML
4 16 (8.12%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (6.60%) React
6 11 (5.58%) AngularJS
6 11 (5.58%) Web Services
7 10 (5.08%) Middleware
7 10 (5.08%) Polymer
7 10 (5.08%) Sass
7 10 (5.08%) Vue.js
8 9 (4.57%) jQuery
8 9 (4.57%) MCollective
9 8 (4.06%) LAMP
9 8 (4.06%) OAuth
10 7 (3.55%) SOAP
11 6 (3.05%) JSON
11 6 (3.05%) XML
12 5 (2.54%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.18%) Data Centre
3 23 (11.68%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (7.61%) PKI
5 14 (7.11%) Clustering
6 13 (6.60%) Mobile App
7 11 (5.58%) Replication
8 6 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.54%) User Experience
10 4 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.52%) Social Media
11 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.52%) Wiki
12 2 (1.02%) Derivative
12 2 (1.02%) IBM Storwize
12 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.51%) CMDB
13 1 (0.51%) Handset
13 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (39.09%) Linux
2 51 (25.89%) Windows
3 42 (21.32%) Unix
4 20 (10.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (9.64%) CentOS
6 17 (8.63%) Solaris
7 14 (7.11%) Windows Server
8 12 (6.09%) AIX
9 6 (3.05%) Debian
10 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.03%) MVS
12 3 (1.52%) HPUX
12 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.51%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.46%) DevOps
2 38 (19.29%) Configuration Management
3 33 (16.75%) Analytics
4 26 (13.20%) Migration
5 25 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (12.18%) ETL
7 23 (11.68%) Web Development
8 21 (10.66%) Network Architecture
8 21 (10.66%) Open Source
9 19 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (9.64%) Test Automation
10 18 (9.14%) Big Data Analytics
10 18 (9.14%) Data Analytics
10 18 (9.14%) Data Ingestion
10 18 (9.14%) Data Protection
10 18 (9.14%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (9.14%) Microservices
11 15 (7.61%) Privileged Access Management
11 15 (7.61%) Task Automation
12 14 (7.11%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.34%) Bash Shell
2 40 (20.30%) Java
3 38 (19.29%) Python
4 35 (17.77%) SQL
5 20 (10.15%) Shell Script
6 16 (8.12%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.60%) Go
8 12 (6.09%) Groovy
8 12 (6.09%) PHP
9 6 (3.05%) C
9 6 (3.05%) Perl
10 5 (2.54%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.02%) C#
12 1 (0.51%) C++
12 1 (0.51%) Dart
12 1 (0.51%) Ruby
12 1 (0.51%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (6.60%) CCNP
3 12 (6.09%) HP MASE
4 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.06%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.54%) CCNA
7 4 (2.03%) CISM
7 4 (2.03%) CISSP
7 4 (2.03%) Degree
8 3 (1.52%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.52%) CCSA
8 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.02%) CCIE
9 2 (1.02%) HP APS
10 1 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.51%) CISA
10 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) HNC
10 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) PCI DSS
1 9 (4.57%) WCAG
2 7 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.55%) SLA
3 6 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.03%) QA
5 3 (1.52%) GDPR
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.51%) GPG13
System Software
1 51 (25.89%) Docker
2 31 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (13.20%) Active Directory
4 17 (8.63%) NFS
5 16 (8.12%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (7.11%) Xen
7 12 (6.09%) FreeRADIUS
8 11 (5.58%) Squid
9 10 (5.08%) Postfix
10 9 (4.57%) vCloud
10 9 (4.57%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (2.03%) vSphere
13 3 (1.52%) iptables
14 2 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 1 (0.51%) Cygwin
15 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
15 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.51%) PowerHA
15 1 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (20.30%) Kubernetes
2 36 (18.27%) Ansible
3 24 (12.18%) Puppet
4 22 (11.17%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (8.12%) Terraform
6 13 (6.60%) Mesos
7 10 (5.08%) Rancher
7 10 (5.08%) ZABBIX
8 9 (4.57%) Kibana
8 9 (4.57%) logstash
9 8 (4.06%) Opsview
9 8 (4.06%) Rsyslog
9 8 (4.06%) Sysdig
10 7 (3.55%) Nagios
10 7 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (2.03%) Icinga
11 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
11 4 (2.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (1.52%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 45 (22.84%) VMware
2 28 (14.21%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.69%) Oracle
4 22 (11.17%) Cisco
4 22 (11.17%) HP
5 20 (10.15%) CyberArk
6 18 (9.14%) Splunk
7 12 (6.09%) Brocade
7 12 (6.09%) Fortinet
8 10 (5.08%) Aruba
9 9 (4.57%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.57%) Sonatype
10 8 (4.06%) IBM
11 7 (3.55%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.05%) Google
12 6 (3.05%) Juniper
12 6 (3.05%) NetApp
12 6 (3.05%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.54%) CA
13 5 (2.54%) ForgeRock