The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 29 March 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 133 148
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15  
Contract jobs citing SSH 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.10% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.65% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £438 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +5.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +46.15% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.19 -

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 430 460 380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.67% 15.83% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 304 184
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 25
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £16.50 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in the South West

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSH in the South West

SSH
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Gloucestershire +4 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £425 - 2
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West region with a requirement for SSH.

1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (71.43%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Ruby
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Kanban
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Scala
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
4 3 (42.86%) Data Transformation
4 3 (42.86%) Zephyr
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) Windows

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Zephyr
2 1 (14.29%) Artifactory
2 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Scala Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Support
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Scala Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Scala Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
1 3 (42.86%) REST
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) Leaflet
2 1 (14.29%) OpenLayers
2 1 (14.29%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Debian
3 1 (14.29%) Fedora
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Data Transformation
2 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 3 (42.86%) Kanban
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) Scala
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) NFS
1 1 (14.29%) Samba
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) VMware