Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 February 2018 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 168 191
Rank change year-on-year -17 +23 -8
Contract jobs citing SSH 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.10% 0.027% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.15% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Scotland median daily rate £365 - £600
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £40.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.23% +166.67% -50.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 569 656 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.58% 17.47% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 387 338
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +7.41%
10th Percentile £152 £194 £189
90th Percentile £539 £455 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 20
Scotland median hourly rate £17.18 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.19% -1.18% -29.17%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £35.94 £57.50 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in Scotland

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in Scotland

SSH
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Edinburgh - 5 £365 -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SSH.

1 5 (100.00%) SNMP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
5 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (20.00%) Splunk
5 1 (20.00%) Big Data
5 1 (20.00%) Kafka
5 1 (20.00%) Apache Flume
5 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) SNMP
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk