Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 176 191
Rank change year-on-year +22 +15 -5
Contract jobs citing SSH 33 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.66% 0.12% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 0.70% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
Scotland median daily rate £365 £300 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -50.00% +33.33%
UK median daily rate £400 £468 £475
% change year-on-year -14.55% -1.45% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.67% +181.09% -41.67%

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 606 711 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.06% 16.49% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 426 308
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £147 £210 £168
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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 +6 17 £300 - 1
Glasgow - 15 £429 -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SSH.

1 21 (63.64%) Unix
2 19 (57.58%) Mainframe
3 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 18 (54.55%) SNMP
4 15 (45.45%) Kerberos
4 15 (45.45%) MQSeries
4 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (45.45%) SAS
4 15 (45.45%) SQL
4 15 (45.45%) Sybase
4 15 (45.45%) DB2
4 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (45.45%) SSL
4 15 (45.45%) IBM
4 15 (45.45%) CICS
4 15 (45.45%) Assembly Language
4 15 (45.45%) CA
4 15 (45.45%) REXX
4 15 (45.45%) zOS
4 15 (45.45%) RACF
4 15 (45.45%) JCL
4 15 (45.45%) Middleware
4 15 (45.45%) Security Management
4 15 (45.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (45.45%) PKI
4 15 (45.45%) ISPF
4 15 (45.45%) Project Planning
4 15 (45.45%) Time Management
4 15 (45.45%) Time Sharing Option
4 15 (45.45%) CLIST

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 15 (45.45%) CICS
1 15 (45.45%) MQSeries
1 15 (45.45%) SAS
2 4 (12.12%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
1 18 (54.55%) SNMP
2 15 (45.45%) Kerberos
2 15 (45.45%) SSL
3 14 (42.42%) BGP
3 14 (42.42%) MPLS
3 14 (42.42%) VPN
4 13 (39.39%) LAN
4 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
5 12 (36.36%) WAN
5 12 (36.36%) Wireless
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) DB2
2 4 (12.12%) Big Data
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Assembler Programmer
2 6 (18.18%) Mainframe Programmer
2 6 (18.18%) Programmer
2 6 (18.18%) RACF Programmer
2 6 (18.18%) SAS Programmer
3 4 (12.12%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Splunk Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Support
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) ISPF
1 15 (45.45%) Middleware
2 4 (12.12%) Kafka
3 2 (6.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (57.58%) Mainframe
2 15 (45.45%) PKI
3 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
4 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Unix
2 15 (45.45%) zOS
3 6 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Project Planning
1 15 (45.45%) Security Management
1 15 (45.45%) Time Management
2 14 (42.42%) Information Security
2 14 (42.42%) People Management
3 12 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) Assembly Language
1 15 (45.45%) CLIST
1 15 (45.45%) JCL
1 15 (45.45%) REXX
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 14 (42.42%) Perl
2 14 (42.42%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) CCNA
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 15 (45.45%) RACF
1 15 (45.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (12.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) zSecure
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) CA
1 15 (45.45%) IBM
1 15 (45.45%) Sybase
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Splunk
4 3 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Juniper