Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 561 545 739
Rank change year-on-year -16 +194 +5
Contract jobs citing SSH 56 58 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 0.97% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 73
10th Percentile £194 £363 £314
25th Percentile £398 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £481 £481 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +6.94% -
75th Percentile £519 £540 £538
90th Percentile £650 £613 £571
UK median daily rate £494 £481 £450
% change year-on-year +2.60% +6.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year +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 5,113 5,965 10,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.23% 13.46% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,313 3,698 6,715
10th Percentile £220 £181 £206
25th Percentile £344 £313 £326
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £433
Median % change year-on-year +3.15% -1.85% +1.88%
75th Percentile £534 £531 £538
90th Percentile £627 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 311 472
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.19 £15.25 £14.12
Median hourly rate £23.81 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +19.06% +6.67% -1.32%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% +0.27%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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
South East +38 22 £506 +4.92% 8
London -40 17 £500 -11.11% 1
East of England +30 7 - - 6
South West +46 3 £338 -15.63% 5
Midlands -7 3 £132 -69.34% 6
East Midlands - 3 £132 - 3
North of England +26 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 23 (41.07%) SSL
2 22 (39.29%) DNS
2 22 (39.29%) Linux
2 22 (39.29%) Firewall
3 20 (35.71%) Python
3 20 (35.71%) Terraform
4 19 (33.93%) SQL
4 19 (33.93%) JIRA
5 18 (32.14%) Jenkins
6 17 (30.36%) DevOps
7 16 (28.57%) Oracle
7 16 (28.57%) Windows
8 15 (26.79%) HTTP
9 14 (25.00%) PHP
9 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 14 (25.00%) GCP
9 14 (25.00%) Social Skills
10 13 (23.21%) Kubernetes
10 13 (23.21%) Azure
10 13 (23.21%) Bash Shell
10 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
11 12 (21.43%) AWS
12 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
12 11 (19.64%) VPN
12 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
12 11 (19.64%) Docker
12 11 (19.64%) Go

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 (14.29%) Apache
2 7 (12.50%) Apache ServiceMix
2 7 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 7 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 7 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.57%) Confluence
4 2 (3.57%) Jupyter
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Magento
1 7 (12.50%) Shopify
2 3 (5.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) GCP
2 13 (23.21%) Azure
3 12 (21.43%) AWS
4 8 (14.29%) Serverless
5 7 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (7.14%) OpenShift
7 3 (5.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (5.36%) GitHub
7 3 (5.36%) IaaS
7 3 (5.36%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (5.36%) PaaS
8 2 (3.57%) CloudBees
9 1 (1.79%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.79%) Azure Storage
9 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) SSL
2 22 (39.29%) DNS
2 22 (39.29%) Firewall
3 15 (26.79%) HTTP
4 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
4 11 (19.64%) VPN
5 10 (17.86%) FTP
6 9 (16.07%) SNMP
7 6 (10.71%) MPLS
7 6 (10.71%) Network Security
7 6 (10.71%) PuTTY
8 5 (8.93%) TACACS
8 5 (8.93%) Telnet
9 4 (7.14%) Broadband
9 4 (7.14%) DHCP
9 4 (7.14%) SDH
9 4 (7.14%) Unified Communications
9 4 (7.14%) VoIP
10 3 (5.36%) Internet
11 2 (3.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) Neo4j
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.79%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.79%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.79%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (33.93%) JIRA
2 18 (32.14%) Jenkins
3 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.93%) GitLab
5 4 (7.14%) Selenium
6 3 (5.36%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.57%) RStudio
7 2 (3.57%) Snyk
7 2 (3.57%) Toad
8 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.79%) Hudson
8 1 (1.79%) JUnit
8 1 (1.79%) Maven
8 1 (1.79%) Postman
8 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.79%) Subversion
8 1 (1.79%) VectorCAST
General
1 14 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.57%) Back Office
5 2 (3.57%) Finance
6 1 (1.79%) Legal
6 1 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Consultant
2 6 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Administrator
4 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) Architect
5 3 (5.36%) CyberArk Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Designer
5 3 (5.36%) Deskside Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Telecoms Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Platform Designer
6 2 (3.57%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (3.57%) SWIFT Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) LDAP
2 7 (12.50%) Node.js
2 7 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (10.71%) JSON
3 6 (10.71%) REST
4 5 (8.93%) YAML
5 4 (7.14%) .NET
5 4 (7.14%) SAML
5 4 (7.14%) SOAP
5 4 (7.14%) XML
6 3 (5.36%) RESTful
6 3 (5.36%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) ADO
7 2 (3.57%) ADO.NET
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.57%) HTML
7 2 (3.57%) XSLT
8 1 (1.79%) Kafka
8 1 (1.79%) LAMP
8 1 (1.79%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Clustering
1 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.14%) PKI
3 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.36%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.57%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.79%) LPAR
5 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Linux
2 16 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.93%) Unix
5 3 (5.36%) CentOS
5 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) DevOps
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.07%) Problem Management
3 9 (16.07%) SIEM
4 8 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (12.50%) Change Management
5 7 (12.50%) Coaching
5 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL
5 7 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 7 (12.50%) Time Management
6 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 4 (7.14%) ITSM
6 4 (7.14%) Security Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 4 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) Python
2 19 (33.93%) SQL
3 14 (25.00%) PHP
4 13 (23.21%) Bash Shell
5 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 11 (19.64%) Go
6 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
7 9 (16.07%) Java
8 6 (10.71%) TypeScript
9 5 (8.93%) Perl
10 4 (7.14%) Cypher
11 3 (5.36%) C#
11 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
11 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
12 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.79%) BeanShell
13 1 (1.79%) C
13 1 (1.79%) Ruby
13 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) NCSC
1 1 (1.79%) NIST
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.64%) Docker
3 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.50%) Postfix
4 7 (12.50%) qmail
5 4 (7.14%) Firmware
5 4 (7.14%) NFS
6 3 (5.36%) BitLocker
7 2 (3.57%) GPFS
7 2 (3.57%) KVM
8 1 (1.79%) Ceph
8 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.79%) IAG
8 1 (1.79%) QEMU
8 1 (1.79%) RHEV
8 1 (1.79%) Samba
8 1 (1.79%) Snort
8 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) Terraform
2 13 (23.21%) Kubernetes
3 9 (16.07%) Ansible
4 4 (7.14%) HP NNM
5 3 (5.36%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (5.36%) SCCM
6 2 (3.57%) Nagios
6 2 (3.57%) Puppet
7 1 (1.79%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.79%) FreeIPA
7 1 (1.79%) Mesos
7 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) IBM
3 10 (17.86%) VMware
4 7 (12.50%) Dynatrace
4 7 (12.50%) New Relic
4 7 (12.50%) Xerox
5 6 (10.71%) Cisco
6 5 (8.93%) CA
6 5 (8.93%) Dell
6 5 (8.93%) Google
6 5 (8.93%) HP
7 4 (7.14%) CyberArk
7 4 (7.14%) Juniper
7 4 (7.14%) Micro Focus
7 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.36%) BeyondTrust
8 3 (5.36%) Draytek
8 3 (5.36%) McAfee
8 3 (5.36%) Remedy