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 3 months to 25 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 142 136
Rank change year-on-year +45 -6  
Contract jobs citing SSH 14 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.65% 0.38% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.83% 1.96% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Median daily rate £250 £284 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.81% -  
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 240 562 311
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.20% 19.41% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 283 128
Median daily rate £368 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 19
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £30.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +32.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
Glasgow +10 8 £429 -4.61% 1
Edinburgh +15 6 £225 -
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SSH.

1 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 7 (50.00%) RACF
3 7 (50.00%) JCL
3 7 (50.00%) Middleware
3 7 (50.00%) IBM
3 7 (50.00%) CICS
3 7 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 7 (50.00%) CA
3 7 (50.00%) REXX
3 7 (50.00%) zOS
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Sybase
3 7 (50.00%) DB2
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (50.00%) SAS
3 7 (50.00%) Kerberos
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (50.00%) Security Management
3 7 (50.00%) SSL
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Time Management
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (50.00%) PKI
3 7 (50.00%) ISPF
3 7 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 7 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (50.00%) 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 7 (50.00%) CICS
1 7 (50.00%) MQSeries
1 7 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
1 7 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 7 (50.00%) SSL
2 6 (42.86%) SNMP
3 5 (35.71%) BGP
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) MPLS
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) GitLab
1 1 (7.14%) GoCD
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Assembler Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) RACF Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Splunk Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) ISPF
1 7 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (7.14%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 7 (50.00%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 7 (50.00%) zOS
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 7 (50.00%) Security Management
1 7 (50.00%) Time Management
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) People Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Assembly Language
1 7 (50.00%) CLIST
1 7 (50.00%) JCL
1 7 (50.00%) REXX
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (50.00%) RACF
1 7 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Flume
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) zSecure
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Graphite
2 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
2 1 (7.14%) Icinga
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) CA
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
1 7 (50.00%) Sybase
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk