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 3 months to 26 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 256 240
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16  
Contract jobs citing SSH 12 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 1.29% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 8
Median daily rate £351 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.90% +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £377
% change year-on-year -9.31% +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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1342 1708 1813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.22% 19.37% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 947 891
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 119 123
Median hourly rate £22.75 £36.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.80% +5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 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 3 months to 26 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
Surrey +9 11 £351 -22.11%
Hampshire +5 1 - - 3
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for SSH.

1 39 (90.70%) Linux
2 35 (81.40%) Unix
3 25 (58.14%) Java
4 24 (55.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (41.86%) Python
5 18 (41.86%) Veritas
6 17 (39.53%) Git (software)
6 17 (39.53%) Bash Shell
6 17 (39.53%) Ansible
7 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
8 15 (34.88%) HTTP
8 15 (34.88%) Debian
8 15 (34.88%) CentOS
8 15 (34.88%) SC Cleared
8 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
8 15 (34.88%) Ubuntu
8 15 (34.88%) SELinux
9 14 (32.56%) DevOps
9 14 (32.56%) Capacity Management
9 14 (32.56%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (32.56%) Hadoop
9 14 (32.56%) Windows
9 14 (32.56%) Web Services
10 13 (30.23%) Finance
10 13 (30.23%) Symantec
10 13 (30.23%) NetBackup
11 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
11 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
11 12 (27.91%) ICMP

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 9 (20.93%) IIS
1 9 (20.93%) JBoss
1 9 (20.93%) WildFly
2 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) HTTP
2 12 (27.91%) ICMP
2 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
3 11 (25.58%) FTP
3 11 (25.58%) SAN
4 9 (20.93%) LDAP
4 9 (20.93%) NAS
5 8 (18.60%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.98%) DNS
6 3 (6.98%) SMTP
6 3 (6.98%) Telnet
7 2 (4.65%) SNMP
8 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) Hadoop
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.63%) Big Data
4 4 (9.30%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Emacs
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) DevOps Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Administrator
3 9 (20.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Storage Administrator
3 9 (20.93%) Unix Administrator
4 8 (18.60%) Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) Consultant
4 8 (18.60%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) SAN Administrator
5 7 (16.28%) SAN Storage Administrator
6 6 (13.95%) DevOps Consultant
6 6 (13.95%) Java Consultant
6 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Java Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (13.95%) JavaScript Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Python Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) Web Services
2 9 (20.93%) Middleware
3 3 (6.98%) CGI
4 2 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.65%) Flash
4 2 (4.65%) Regular Expression
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (20.93%) Client/Server
2 9 (20.93%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (9.30%) EMC VNX
3 4 (9.30%) Replication
4 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (90.70%) Linux
2 35 (81.40%) Unix
3 24 (55.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (34.88%) CentOS
4 15 (34.88%) Debian
4 15 (34.88%) Ubuntu
5 14 (32.56%) Windows
6 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (20.93%) Solaris
7 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (9.30%) HPUX
8 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
9 2 (4.65%) AIX
10 1 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Capacity Management
1 14 (32.56%) DevOps
2 12 (27.91%) Prototyping
3 11 (25.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (25.58%) Load Balancing
4 9 (20.93%) High Availability
5 8 (18.60%) Open Source
6 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.95%) Open Source Development
8 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.63%) Scrum
9 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
9 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.98%) Product Management
9 3 (6.98%) Task Automation
10 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (4.65%) Change Control
10 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.65%) Kanban
10 2 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) Java
2 18 (41.86%) Python
3 17 (39.53%) Bash Shell
4 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
5 12 (27.91%) Perl
6 11 (25.58%) PowerShell
6 11 (25.58%) SQL
7 2 (4.65%) C#
7 2 (4.65%) Go
7 2 (4.65%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) Ruby
7 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) C
8 1 (2.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) SC Cleared
1 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (20.93%) Veritas File System
2 9 (20.93%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.60%) NFS
3 8 (18.60%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.65%) Docker
4 2 (4.65%) zsh
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (39.53%) Ansible
2 15 (34.88%) SELinux
3 13 (30.23%) NetBackup
4 9 (20.93%) Nagios
4 9 (20.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 8 (18.60%) EMC Navisphere
6 4 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Kibana
7 2 (4.65%) logstash
7 2 (4.65%) Puppet
7 2 (4.65%) Terraform
7 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
7 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Veritas
2 13 (30.23%) Symantec
3 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 9 (20.93%) Brocade
4 9 (20.93%) Citrix
4 9 (20.93%) McAfee
4 9 (20.93%) Oracle
4 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
4 9 (20.93%) Sun
4 9 (20.93%) VMware
5 8 (18.60%) NetApp
6 4 (9.30%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) Nimble Storage