Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 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)
England > London
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 530 327 526
Rank change year-on-year -203 +199 +49
Contract jobs citing SSH 32 23 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.094% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 1.52% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 30
10th Percentile £452 £300 £311
25th Percentile £506 £351 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £533 £475
Median % change year-on-year +0.47% +12.11% -9.52%
75th Percentile £588 £616 £534
90th Percentile £690 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +61.54% - -

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 3,234 1,513 4,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.52% 11.47% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,205 1,033 2,787
10th Percentile £293 £263 £206
25th Percentile £409 £375 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £473 £463
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.16% +2.78%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £665
England median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 25 107
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.80 £13.95
25th Percentile £13.25 £25.00 £18.51
Median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -43.75% +86.05% +8.90%
75th Percentile £37.76 £49.50 £45.38
90th Percentile £53.45 £57.40 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.95 £31.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -32.44% +28.50% +24.45%

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 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 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
Central London -53 4 £550 -12.00% 2
East London - 1 - - 1
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 London region with a requirement for SSH.

1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 15 (46.88%) Firewall
4 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) Python
4 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 12 (37.50%) DNS
5 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 11 (34.38%) Oracle
5 11 (34.38%) Finance
5 11 (34.38%) Social Skills
6 10 (31.25%) Java
6 10 (31.25%) SMTP
6 10 (31.25%) FTP
7 9 (28.13%) HTTP
7 9 (28.13%) DHCP
7 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
8 8 (25.00%) Azure
8 8 (25.00%) AWS
8 8 (25.00%) Degree
8 8 (25.00%) REST
8 8 (25.00%) DevOps
8 8 (25.00%) Kubernetes
8 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.00%) SSL
8 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (25.00%) Apache
8 8 (25.00%) Scrum
9 7 (21.88%) SOAP

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 8 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
3 5 (15.63%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (6.25%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.13%) Confluence
5 1 (3.13%) nginx
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) AWS
1 8 (25.00%) Azure
2 5 (15.63%) Kong
3 3 (9.38%) PaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.25%) GCP
4 2 (6.25%) IaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (6.25%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) Azure App Service
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Functions
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Service Fabric
5 1 (3.13%) GitHub
5 1 (3.13%) GitHub Actions
5 1 (3.13%) Serverless
5 1 (3.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) DNS
2 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (31.25%) FTP
3 10 (31.25%) SMTP
4 9 (28.13%) DHCP
4 9 (28.13%) HTTP
5 8 (25.00%) SSL
6 7 (21.88%) SNMP
7 6 (18.75%) PuTTY
7 6 (18.75%) Telnet
8 5 (15.63%) WinSCP
9 4 (12.50%) HTTPS
9 4 (12.50%) IPsec
9 4 (12.50%) MPLS
10 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
10 3 (9.38%) Network Security
10 3 (9.38%) VPN
10 3 (9.38%) WAN
11 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (3.13%) Gradle
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Toad
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
1 11 (34.38%) Social Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Public Speaking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
1 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Applications Support
2 5 (15.63%) Applications Support Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Functional Architect
5 1 (3.13%) IT Support
5 1 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Monitoring Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) REST
2 7 (21.88%) HTML
2 7 (21.88%) JSON
2 7 (21.88%) SOAP
2 7 (21.88%) XML
3 6 (18.75%) .NET
3 6 (18.75%) HTML5
3 6 (18.75%) Kafka
4 5 (15.63%) JMS
4 5 (15.63%) LAMP
4 5 (15.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (15.63%) XML-RPC
5 4 (12.50%) SonicMQ
6 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
6 2 (6.25%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) GraphQL
6 2 (6.25%) LDAP
6 2 (6.25%) Middleware
6 2 (6.25%) React
6 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Wiki
2 4 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 4 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Blog
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.50%) Unix
5 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Debian
6 1 (3.13%) HPUX
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.13%) Slackware
6 1 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) DevOps
2 8 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) ITSM
4 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
4 5 (15.63%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (15.63%) Microservices
4 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (12.50%) High Availability
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (12.50%) Release Management
5 4 (12.50%) Server Management
6 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
6 3 (9.38%) Network Management
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 12 (37.50%) Python
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) Java
4 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
5 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
6 5 (15.63%) VBScript
7 3 (9.38%) C#
8 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.13%) BeanShell
9 1 (3.13%) C++
9 1 (3.13%) Go
9 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.13%) Perl
9 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.13%) R
9 1 (3.13%) Scala
9 1 (3.13%) Tcl
9 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (9.38%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Accessibility
1 1 (3.13%) GDPR
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) Docker
3 5 (15.63%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.13%) IAG
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (18.75%) Nagios
3 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.25%) Grafana
3 2 (6.25%) Kibana
3 2 (6.25%) Terraform
4 1 (3.13%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.13%) Istio
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.13%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) IBM
4 6 (18.75%) ServiceNow
5 5 (15.63%) AppDynamics
6 4 (12.50%) F5
7 2 (6.25%) CA
7 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.25%) Huawei
7 2 (6.25%) Juniper
7 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.25%) Splunk
7 2 (6.25%) Workday
8 1 (3.13%) Databricks
8 1 (3.13%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) Monetate
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.13%) VMware