Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 5 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)
England > London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 353 553 536
Rank change year-on-year +200 -17 +11
Contract jobs citing SSH 26 39 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.097% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 0.94% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 65
Median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £385 £273 £331
90th Percentile £650 £674 £603
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +13.77%
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
England median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.60

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,704 4,161 5,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.02% 10.40% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 2,790 3,906
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £213 £206
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 108 160
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £17.10 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.58 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £34.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.10% +12.50% +10.80%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SSH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in London

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SSH in London.

Daily rate trend for SSH in London

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SSH in London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SSH in London

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SSH in London.

Hourly rate trend for SSH in London

SSH
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the London region over the 6 months to 5 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
Central London +128 6 £575 +27.78%
South London - 5 £540 -
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 5 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 London region with a requirement for SSH.

1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) Python
3 11 (42.31%) MySQL
4 10 (38.46%) DevOps
5 9 (34.62%) Azure
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 8 (30.77%) DNS
6 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) XML
6 8 (30.77%) AWS
6 8 (30.77%) REST
6 8 (30.77%) JSON
7 7 (26.92%) Kanban
7 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (26.92%) Unix
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (26.92%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) Perl
7 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
7 7 (26.92%) Scrum
8 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
8 6 (23.08%) TDD
8 6 (23.08%) Ruby

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (19.23%) Confluence
2 5 (19.23%) JBoss
2 5 (19.23%) Jetty
2 5 (19.23%) MQSeries
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Fuse
2 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
2 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
3 4 (15.38%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Azure
2 8 (30.77%) AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
3 2 (7.69%) GCP
3 2 (7.69%) OpenShift
3 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 6 (23.08%) DHCP
2 6 (23.08%) SNMP
3 5 (19.23%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) Internet
3 5 (19.23%) Wireless
4 4 (15.38%) 2G
4 4 (15.38%) 3G
4 4 (15.38%) 4G
4 4 (15.38%) FTP
4 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (11.54%) 5G
5 3 (11.54%) BGP
5 3 (11.54%) HTTP
5 3 (11.54%) IPsec
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 3 (11.54%) OSPF
5 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.54%) VLAN
6 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) MySQL
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
4 5 (19.23%) Hadoop
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
4 5 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (23.08%) IntelliJ
2 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (23.08%) Vagrant
3 5 (19.23%) Ant
3 5 (19.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (19.23%) ClearCase
3 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
3 5 (19.23%) FishEye
3 5 (19.23%) Gradle
3 5 (19.23%) Hudson
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) Leiningen
3 5 (19.23%) Maven
3 5 (19.23%) Mercurial
3 5 (19.23%) Poseidon for UML
3 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 5 (19.23%) Subversion
4 3 (11.54%) ScriptRunner
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
1 6 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) PowerShell Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Support
5 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) JSON
1 8 (30.77%) REST
1 8 (30.77%) XML
2 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
2 6 (23.08%) Node.js
2 6 (23.08%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (23.08%) Spring
3 5 (19.23%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
3 5 (19.23%) Apache Camel
3 5 (19.23%) GWT
3 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 5 (19.23%) HTML5
3 5 (19.23%) JMS
3 5 (19.23%) jQuery
3 5 (19.23%) MSMQ
3 5 (19.23%) Play Framework
3 5 (19.23%) React
3 5 (19.23%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) User Experience
2 5 (19.23%) Derivative
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
5 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (7.69%) Social Media
5 2 (7.69%) SWIFT
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (3.85%) PKI
6 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
6 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (26.92%) Unix
4 5 (19.23%) Android
4 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
4 5 (19.23%) CentOS
4 5 (19.23%) Debian
4 5 (19.23%) Mac OS X
4 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) DevOps
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Deployment Automation
3 7 (26.92%) Kanban
3 7 (26.92%) Scrum
4 6 (23.08%) TDD
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) JVM Tuning
5 5 (19.23%) Microservices
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (19.23%) Systems Engineering
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) UML
5 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
6 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
7 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) ISMS
7 3 (11.54%) OO
7 3 (11.54%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) Perl
4 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 6 (23.08%) Ruby
5 5 (19.23%) C++
5 5 (19.23%) Clojure
5 5 (19.23%) ClojureScript
5 5 (19.23%) Groovy
5 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
5 5 (19.23%) Scala
5 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
6 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 4 (15.38%) VBA
7 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
8 2 (7.69%) C
9 1 (3.85%) PHP
9 1 (3.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCIE
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Squid
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Docker
3 1 (3.85%) NFS
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Puppet
1 5 (19.23%) Salt
2 3 (11.54%) Ansible
2 3 (11.54%) PowerCLI
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.85%) Kibana
3 1 (3.85%) logstash
3 1 (3.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) Axway
4 5 (19.23%) Cloudera
4 5 (19.23%) Hortonworks
4 5 (19.23%) MuleSoft
4 5 (19.23%) Sparx
4 5 (19.23%) Sybase
5 4 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 4 (15.38%) VMware
6 3 (11.54%) Google
6 3 (11.54%) NetApp
6 3 (11.54%) Sony
7 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.85%) Splunk