The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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 / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 150 150
Rank change year-on-year +33 0  
Contract jobs citing SSH 18 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 0.87% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Median daily rate £363 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +45.45%  
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 450 578 495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.17% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 326 251
Median daily rate £365 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +17.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 47
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in the North West

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSH in the North West

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSH in the North West

SSH
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire - 10 £381 - 1
Lancashire - 5 £338 -
Manchester +11 3 £481 +20.31% 1
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for SSH.

1 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Unix
3 12 (54.55%) SSL
4 10 (45.45%) Windows
4 10 (45.45%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (40.91%) PKI
5 9 (40.91%) Shell Script
5 9 (40.91%) Statistics
6 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 6 (27.27%) AIX
7 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
8 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) FTP
8 5 (22.73%) HTTP
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (22.73%) RDBMS
8 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle
8 5 (22.73%) Mainframe
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (22.73%) Migration
8 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
8 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
8 5 (22.73%) Data Guard
8 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) SSL
2 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) FTP
3 5 (22.73%) HTTP
3 5 (22.73%) PuTTY
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) tcpdump
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
6 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
6 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.55%) SNMP
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (22.73%) RDBMS
2 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.64%) Big Data
3 3 (13.64%) SQLPlus
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) DBA
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Database Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared DBA
4 1 (4.55%) SIEM Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Splunk Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) VMS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 4 (18.18%) X-Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (9.09%) Sensu
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) Kafka
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (40.91%) PKI
3 5 (22.73%) Mainframe
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Unix
3 10 (45.45%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (27.27%) AIX
6 2 (9.09%) HPUX
6 2 (9.09%) Solaris
7 1 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Statistics
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.09%) OWASP
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) SIEM
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Shell Script
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) JCL
4 3 (13.64%) Python
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CISM
2 1 (4.55%) CISSP
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (9.09%) Docker
2 2 (9.09%) OpenSSH
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Data Guard
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) Graphite
2 2 (9.09%) Kibana
2 2 (9.09%) logstash
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
2 2 (9.09%) Nmap
2 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Terraform
3 1 (4.55%) QRadar
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
1 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
2 4 (18.18%) IBM
2 4 (18.18%) Splunk
3 2 (9.09%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.55%) AlienVault
4 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Qualys