Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 February 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 283 323 354
Rank change year-on-year +40 +31 -41
Contract jobs citing SSH 16 47 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.30% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 1.82% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 41 10
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £370 £331 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £581
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,873 2,583 2,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.69% 16.28% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 1,413 1,486
South East median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £180 £213 £161
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £414 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.59% +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 138 138
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £18.06 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.75% +0.32% -10.00%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.04
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.69% -6.79%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in the South East

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in the South East

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH in the South East over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSH in the South East

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSH in the South East

SSH
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
Hampshire +49 7 £500 - 2
Surrey +58 4 £475 +8.51% 2
Thames Valley +11 3 £425 -22.73% 16
Berkshire +9 2 £425 -22.73% 14
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SSH.

1 12 (75.00%) Linux
1 12 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Python
3 7 (43.75%) Apache
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Ansible
4 6 (37.50%) nginx
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (37.50%) DHCP
4 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) Ruby
5 5 (31.25%) Ubuntu
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) DevOps
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (25.00%) Docker
6 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (25.00%) HAProxy
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Heroku
6 4 (25.00%) NFS
6 4 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (25.00%) Perl
6 4 (25.00%) MySQL

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (43.75%) Apache
2 6 (37.50%) nginx
3 2 (12.50%) Drupal
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
3 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (12.50%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) AWS
2 4 (25.00%) Heroku
3 3 (18.75%) Akamai
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (12.50%) AWS CodeBuild
4 2 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (12.50%) AWS Step Functions
4 2 (12.50%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (12.50%) Cloudflare
4 2 (12.50%) Route 53
4 2 (12.50%) Serverless
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (6.25%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) DHCP
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) tcpdump
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
5 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
5 1 (6.25%) Frame Relay
5 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
5 1 (6.25%) SNMP
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
1 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Mocha
2 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) CyberArk Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (12.50%) LDAP
1 2 (12.50%) Memcached
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
1 2 (12.50%) React
1 2 (12.50%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CMDB
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Ubuntu
5 4 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (18.75%) VMS
7 2 (12.50%) CentOS
7 2 (12.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Security Patching
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Auto-Scaling
4 2 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Project Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (43.75%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (37.50%) Ruby
4 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 3 (18.75%) PHP
6 2 (12.50%) Java
7 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCIE
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) GDPR
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Docker
2 4 (25.00%) NFS
3 3 (18.75%) Firmware
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.25%) Postfix
5 1 (6.25%) Sendmail
5 1 (6.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Ansible
2 4 (25.00%) HAProxy
2 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (25.00%) Terraform
3 2 (12.50%) Consul
3 2 (12.50%) Packer
3 2 (12.50%) Puppet
3 2 (12.50%) WSUS
3 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) CyberArk
4 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper