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 23 June 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.

Secure Shell (SSH)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 399 393
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6  
Contract jobs citing SSH 30 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 0.93% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 19
Median daily rate £475 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £370 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £535 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £377
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 £187.50
% change year-on-year -4.67% -73.76%  

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 2266 3002 3122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.96% 13.88% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 2050 2014
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 97
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £12.05 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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
Croydon 0 6 - -
City of London -3 3 £469 -6.25% 1
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 37 (56.92%) HTTP
2 36 (55.38%) Linux
3 26 (40.00%) Java
4 25 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (36.92%) Puppet
6 23 (35.38%) Configuration Management
7 22 (33.85%) DNS
8 21 (32.31%) VMware
8 21 (32.31%) Git (software)
8 21 (32.31%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (30.77%) Bash Shell
9 20 (30.77%) REST
10 19 (29.23%) Apache
11 18 (27.69%) SSL
12 17 (26.15%) SQL
13 16 (24.62%) CentOS
13 16 (24.62%) DevOps
14 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
14 15 (23.08%) Load Balancing
14 15 (23.08%) Tomcat
15 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
15 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (20.00%) Squid
16 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
16 13 (20.00%) OpenVPN
16 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 13 (20.00%) Unix
16 13 (20.00%) Ansible
17 12 (18.46%) Docker

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 19 (29.23%) Apache
2 15 (23.08%) Tomcat
3 11 (16.92%) Confluence
3 11 (16.92%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.15%) JBoss
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.62%) IIS
6 3 (4.62%) nginx
7 1 (1.54%) CMS
7 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) HipChat
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (18.46%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (16.92%) Amazon S3
3 11 (16.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (15.38%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (6.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (6.15%) IaaS
5 4 (6.15%) PaaS
6 2 (3.08%) GitHub
6 2 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.54%) Route 53
7 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (56.92%) HTTP
2 22 (33.85%) DNS
3 18 (27.69%) SSL
4 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
5 13 (20.00%) OpenVPN
6 11 (16.92%) OpenLDAP
7 10 (15.38%) SMTP
8 8 (12.31%) Firewall
8 8 (12.31%) LDAP
8 8 (12.31%) SNMP
8 8 (12.31%) VPN
9 7 (10.77%) Network Security
10 6 (9.23%) Internet
10 6 (9.23%) SAN
11 4 (6.15%) IPsec
11 4 (6.15%) NAS
11 4 (6.15%) WAN
12 3 (4.62%) FTP
12 3 (4.62%) HTTPS
12 3 (4.62%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (16.92%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 8 (12.31%) MySQL
5 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.08%) Big Data
7 2 (3.08%) MariaDB
7 2 (3.08%) Redis
8 1 (1.54%) GIS
8 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) Git (software)
2 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
3 11 (16.92%) Ant
3 11 (16.92%) JIRA
3 11 (16.92%) JUnit
3 11 (16.92%) Liquibase
3 11 (16.92%) Maven
3 11 (16.92%) SonarQube
3 11 (16.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (15.38%) Bitbucket
5 5 (7.69%) Subversion
6 2 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.54%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 1 (1.54%) Grunt
7 1 (1.54%) JIRA Agile
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) AWS Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) Developer
3 12 (18.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) AWS DevOps
4 9 (13.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Administrator
6 6 (9.23%) Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (9.23%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (7.69%) HTML Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.69%) UI Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.15%) ServiceNow Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) REST
2 12 (18.46%) XML
3 11 (16.92%) CSS
3 11 (16.92%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (16.92%) MCollective
3 11 (16.92%) SOAP
3 11 (16.92%) Web Services
4 10 (15.38%) HTML
5 7 (10.77%) XSLT
6 6 (9.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (7.69%) Ajax
7 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 5 (7.69%) Leaflet
7 5 (7.69%) OpenLayers
8 4 (6.15%) Java SE
8 4 (6.15%) LAMP
8 4 (6.15%) Play Framework
9 3 (4.62%) WSDL
9 3 (4.62%) XSL
10 2 (3.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.31%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
3 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.31%) PKI
4 5 (7.69%) User Experience
5 4 (6.15%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.62%) DataPower
7 2 (3.08%) Cybercrime
7 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
7 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.08%) Private Cloud
7 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.54%) Clustering
8 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.54%) Replication
8 1 (1.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 36 (55.38%) Linux
2 16 (24.62%) CentOS
3 13 (20.00%) Unix
4 11 (16.92%) Windows
5 5 (7.69%) Solaris
6 4 (6.15%) AIX
6 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.08%) FreeBSD
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) Debian
8 1 (1.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Configuration Management
2 16 (24.62%) DevOps
3 15 (23.08%) Load Balancing
4 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.46%) Service Management
7 11 (16.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (16.92%) Scrum
7 11 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (15.38%) Coaching
9 9 (13.85%) Cryptography
10 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.77%) Security Operations
12 6 (9.23%) Open Source
12 6 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (9.23%) Security Monitoring
13 5 (7.69%) SOA
13 5 (7.69%) Web Development
14 4 (6.15%) ITIL
14 4 (6.15%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) Java
2 20 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 17 (26.15%) SQL
4 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (18.46%) Perl
6 10 (15.38%) Groovy
7 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
8 7 (10.77%) Python
9 4 (6.15%) Ruby
9 4 (6.15%) Scala
9 4 (6.15%) XPath
10 3 (4.62%) PHP
11 2 (3.08%) C
11 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.08%) VBScript
12 1 (1.54%) AWK
12 1 (1.54%) C#
12 1 (1.54%) C++
12 1 (1.54%) VB
12 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) CISSP
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) CCDP
5 2 (3.08%) CCIE
5 2 (3.08%) CCNP
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.08%) GCIA
5 2 (3.08%) GCIH
6 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.54%) CEH
6 1 (1.54%) CHFI
6 1 (1.54%) CSSLP
6 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) COBIT
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) COSO
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.00%) Squid
2 12 (18.46%) Docker
2 12 (18.46%) vCloud
2 12 (18.46%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (16.92%) Postfix
4 9 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
6 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.62%) NFS
7 3 (4.62%) vSphere
8 2 (3.08%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (3.08%) PowerHA
8 2 (3.08%) Snort
9 1 (1.54%) KVM
9 1 (1.54%) Samba
9 1 (1.54%) XenApp
9 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (36.92%) Puppet
2 13 (20.00%) Ansible
3 12 (18.46%) Kubernetes
3 12 (18.46%) Terraform
4 11 (16.92%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (16.92%) Kibana
4 11 (16.92%) logstash
4 11 (16.92%) Rancher
4 11 (16.92%) ZABBIX
5 10 (15.38%) Rsyslog
5 10 (15.38%) Sysdig
6 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (6.15%) Nessus
8 3 (4.62%) SCCM
9 2 (3.08%) Nagios
9 2 (3.08%) OSSEC
9 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
9 2 (3.08%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (3.08%) WSUS
9 2 (3.08%) yum
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) VMware
2 11 (16.92%) Sonatype
3 8 (12.31%) Oracle
3 8 (12.31%) Red Hat
4 5 (7.69%) IBM
4 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco
6 3 (4.62%) Citrix
6 3 (4.62%) Google
7 2 (3.08%) BT
7 2 (3.08%) HP
7 2 (3.08%) Informatica
7 2 (3.08%) NetApp
7 2 (3.08%) Qualys
8 1 (1.54%) Adobe
8 1 (1.54%) Altiris
8 1 (1.54%) McAfee
8 1 (1.54%) Sun
8 1 (1.54%) Symantec