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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Shell (SSH)
England / London
Rank 371 400 412
Rank change year-on-year +29 +12  
Contract jobs citing SSH 35 40 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.18% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 1.42% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 3
Median daily rate £475 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.74% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +46.15% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £9.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +423.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.19 -

SSH is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2440 2822 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.75% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1910 1826
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £551 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 83
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +9.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SSH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in London

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSH in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in London

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSH in London

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSH in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 3 £500 -4.76% 3
New Malden - 2 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
Hammersmith - 1 £225 -
SSH
England

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SSH.

1 61 (62.24%) Linux
2 46 (46.94%) VMware
3 44 (44.90%) DNS
4 38 (38.78%) Apache
4 38 (38.78%) Puppet
5 36 (36.73%) Git (software)
6 35 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
7 33 (33.67%) Security Cleared
7 33 (33.67%) HTTP
7 33 (33.67%) Configuration Management
8 32 (32.65%) SC Cleared
9 31 (31.63%) Oracle
9 31 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (29.59%) Ansible
10 29 (29.59%) DevOps
11 28 (28.57%) OpenVPN
11 28 (28.57%) Jenkins
11 28 (28.57%) Squid
11 28 (28.57%) Scrum
12 27 (27.55%) Service Management
12 27 (27.55%) IPsec
12 27 (27.55%) Unix
12 27 (27.55%) Elasticsearch
12 27 (27.55%) vCloud
12 27 (27.55%) JIRA
12 27 (27.55%) CentOS
12 27 (27.55%) Kibana
12 27 (27.55%) logstash
12 27 (27.55%) Elastic Stack
12 27 (27.55%) Terraform

SSH
Top Related 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 38 (38.78%) Apache
2 27 (27.55%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (23.47%) Confluence
4 18 (18.37%) nginx
5 16 (16.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.10%) JBoss
7 4 (4.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.04%) WordPress
9 1 (1.02%) CMS
9 1 (1.02%) IIS
9 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (19.39%) HipChat
2 6 (6.12%) MS Office
3 5 (5.10%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Magento
1 1 (1.02%) Maximo
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (6.12%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (4.08%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.04%) G Suite
6 2 (2.04%) GitHub
6 2 (2.04%) Route 53
7 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.02%) IaaS
7 1 (1.02%) PaaS
7 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (44.90%) DNS
2 33 (33.67%) HTTP
3 28 (28.57%) OpenVPN
4 27 (27.55%) IPsec
5 26 (26.53%) OpenLDAP
6 25 (25.51%) SSL
7 24 (24.49%) VPN
8 18 (18.37%) Firewall
9 17 (17.35%) TCP/IP
10 14 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (14.29%) OSPF
10 14 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
11 12 (12.24%) Internet
11 12 (12.24%) LDAP
12 11 (11.22%) EIGRP
12 11 (11.22%) LAN
12 11 (11.22%) WAN
13 10 (10.20%) FTP
13 10 (10.20%) MPLS
14 9 (9.18%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.49%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (18.37%) Hadoop
2 18 (18.37%) Oracle Database
3 14 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (7.14%) MySQL
4 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.04%) Redis
7 1 (1.02%) DB2
7 1 (1.02%) GIS
Development Applications
1 36 (36.73%) Git (software)
2 28 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 27 (27.55%) JIRA
4 26 (26.53%) Ant
4 26 (26.53%) JUnit
4 26 (26.53%) Liquibase
4 26 (26.53%) Maven
4 26 (26.53%) SonarQube
4 26 (26.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (19.39%) JIRA Agile
6 8 (8.16%) Bitbucket
7 5 (5.10%) Subversion
7 5 (5.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (2.04%) Phabricator
8 2 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 17 (17.35%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.02%) Law
4 1 (1.02%) Legal
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (15.31%) Developer
2 14 (14.29%) Administrator
3 13 (13.27%) Consultant
3 13 (13.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (10.20%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (9.18%) AWS Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (9.18%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (5.10%) HTML Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.55%) Elastic Stack
2 26 (26.53%) MCollective
3 21 (21.43%) Software Packaging
4 11 (11.22%) CSS
4 11 (11.22%) HTML
4 11 (11.22%) REST
4 11 (11.22%) SOAP
5 10 (10.20%) XML
6 8 (8.16%) 802.1X
6 8 (8.16%) Web Services
7 5 (5.10%) Ajax
7 5 (5.10%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.10%) COM
7 5 (5.10%) LAMP
7 5 (5.10%) Leaflet
7 5 (5.10%) OpenLayers
7 5 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (4.08%) Java SE
8 4 (4.08%) Play Framework
8 4 (4.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.45%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (13.27%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.12%) PKI
5 5 (5.10%) User Experience
6 3 (3.06%) CLARiiON
7 2 (2.04%) Cybercrime
7 2 (2.04%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.04%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.04%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.04%) Wiki
8 1 (1.02%) Clustering
8 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.02%) Derivative
8 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.02%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.02%) Symmetrix
8 1 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 61 (62.24%) Linux
2 27 (27.55%) CentOS
2 27 (27.55%) Unix
3 18 (18.37%) Windows
4 14 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (13.27%) RancherOS
5 13 (13.27%) VyOS
6 7 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 6 (6.12%) Solaris
8 4 (4.08%) FreeBSD
9 2 (2.04%) AIX
9 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.04%) SUSE
9 2 (2.04%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.02%) Debian
10 1 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Configuration Management
2 31 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (29.59%) DevOps
4 28 (28.57%) Scrum
5 27 (27.55%) Service Management
6 26 (26.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (23.47%) Identity Management
8 22 (22.45%) Workflow
9 21 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.20%) Load Balancing
11 8 (8.16%) Coaching
12 6 (6.12%) Change Control
12 6 (6.12%) Open Source
12 6 (6.12%) Security Monitoring
12 6 (6.12%) Web Development
13 5 (5.10%) Network Design
13 5 (5.10%) Network Management
13 5 (5.10%) Threat Management
13 5 (5.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.43%) Perl
1 21 (21.43%) Shell Script
2 20 (20.41%) Bash Shell
2 20 (20.41%) SQL
3 18 (18.37%) Java
4 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
5 9 (9.18%) PHP
5 9 (9.18%) Python
6 8 (8.16%) Ruby
7 5 (5.10%) AWK
7 5 (5.10%) Korn
7 5 (5.10%) sed
8 4 (4.08%) Groovy
8 4 (4.08%) Scala
8 4 (4.08%) XPath
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) Lua
9 1 (1.02%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (33.67%) Security Cleared
2 32 (32.65%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (11.22%) CCNP
5 9 (9.18%) CCIE
6 7 (7.14%) CISSP
6 7 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.08%) CCDP
7 4 (4.08%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (2.04%) CCNA
8 2 (2.04%) CCSA
8 2 (2.04%) CCSE
8 2 (2.04%) CLAS
8 2 (2.04%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.02%) CISA
9 1 (1.02%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.02%) ISEB
9 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.02%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.02%) COBIT
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (28.57%) Squid
2 27 (27.55%) vCloud
3 26 (26.53%) Docker
3 26 (26.53%) Postfix
4 17 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 7 (7.14%) vSphere
7 5 (5.10%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.08%) NFS
9 3 (3.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (3.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
10 2 (2.04%) Samba
10 2 (2.04%) Snort
10 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (1.02%) KVM
11 1 (1.02%) OpenSSH
11 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (38.78%) Puppet
2 29 (29.59%) Ansible
3 27 (27.55%) Kibana
3 27 (27.55%) logstash
3 27 (27.55%) Terraform
4 26 (26.53%) Docker Swarm
4 26 (26.53%) Kubernetes
4 26 (26.53%) Rancher
4 26 (26.53%) ZABBIX
5 15 (15.31%) HAProxy
6 14 (14.29%) Consul
6 14 (14.29%) Packer
7 7 (7.14%) Nagios
7 7 (7.14%) Nessus
8 5 (5.10%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (4.08%) Rsyslog
9 4 (4.08%) Sysdig
10 3 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (3.06%) PowerBroker
10 3 (3.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (46.94%) VMware
2 31 (31.63%) Oracle
3 26 (26.53%) Sonatype
4 16 (16.33%) Red Hat
5 15 (15.31%) AppDynamics
5 15 (15.31%) Cisco
6 13 (13.27%) Vyatta
7 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
8 9 (9.18%) HP
9 7 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.14%) Juniper
9 7 (7.14%) Palo Alto
9 7 (7.14%) ServiceNow
10 6 (6.12%) IBM
10 6 (6.12%) Sun
11 5 (5.10%) Atlassian
11 5 (5.10%) BT
11 5 (5.10%) Fortinet
11 5 (5.10%) Sourcefire
12 4 (4.08%) Google