Period
to 19 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 June 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 756 737 653
Rank change year-on-year -19 -84 +36
Contract jobs citing SSH 98 154 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 1.16% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 101 103
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +4.40% +13.75%
10th Percentile £323 £300 £316
90th Percentile £589 £575 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
UK median hourly rate £48.75 - £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,445 13,314 12,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.62% 13.35% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,033 8,199 7,669
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £206
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +4.43% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 722 752
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.02 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% -4.93% -23.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £51.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% - -30.91%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 6 months to 19 June 2019. 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
England -18 83 £450 -5.26% 7
UK excluding London -3 60 £450 - 5
London +1 33 £419 -16.25% 2
South East +6 18 £463 -3.84% 2
Midlands +22 12 £450 +23.44%
South West -29 9 £506 +110.94% 2
Scotland +32 8 - -
North of England +21 7 £513 +7.89% 1
Yorkshire +10 6 £600 +23.08% 1
East of England +3 3 £315 -25.88%
Wales +4 2 £500 +11.11%
East Midlands +23 1 £400 +9.72%
North West +12 1 £355 -15.43%
West Midlands +6 1 £320 -6.91%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 with a requirement for SSH.

1 39 (39.80%) Linux
2 35 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.57%) Java
3 28 (28.57%) PHP
4 27 (27.55%) DevOps
5 26 (26.53%) SQL
5 26 (26.53%) SMTP
5 26 (26.53%) DNS
6 25 (25.51%) Git (software)
6 25 (25.51%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (24.49%) HTTP
7 24 (24.49%) Python
8 23 (23.47%) Unix
8 23 (23.47%) Oracle
8 23 (23.47%) TCP/IP
9 22 (22.45%) FTP
9 22 (22.45%) Bash Shell
10 21 (21.43%) Windows
11 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
12 19 (19.39%) Cisco
12 19 (19.39%) VMware
13 18 (18.37%) C#
13 18 (18.37%) Web Services
13 18 (18.37%) OO
14 17 (17.35%) SNMP
14 17 (17.35%) Scrum
15 16 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (16.33%) Docker
16 15 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (15.31%) LDAP

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (14.29%) Apache
2 10 (10.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (9.18%) Confluence
4 8 (8.16%) Tomcat
5 7 (7.14%) Mendix
6 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
6 3 (3.06%) Drupal
6 3 (3.06%) JBoss
6 3 (3.06%) WordPress
7 2 (2.04%) IIS
7 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.02%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (1.02%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.02%) Mule
8 1 (1.02%) nginx
8 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.10%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.51%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (8.16%) GitHub
5 4 (4.08%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.06%) Heroku
7 2 (2.04%) Cloudflare
7 2 (2.04%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (2.04%) Serverless
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.02%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.02%) npm
8 1 (1.02%) NuGet
8 1 (1.02%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.53%) DNS
1 26 (26.53%) SMTP
2 24 (24.49%) HTTP
3 23 (23.47%) TCP/IP
4 22 (22.45%) FTP
5 17 (17.35%) SNMP
6 15 (15.31%) Firewall
7 12 (12.24%) LAN
8 11 (11.22%) Internet
8 11 (11.22%) VPN
8 11 (11.22%) WAN
9 10 (10.20%) MPLS
9 10 (10.20%) SSL
10 9 (9.18%) BGP
11 7 (7.14%) IPsec
11 7 (7.14%) OSPF
12 6 (6.12%) DHCP
12 6 (6.12%) HTTPS
12 6 (6.12%) ICMP
12 6 (6.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) MySQL
2 11 (11.22%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.10%) MariaDB
5 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.06%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.06%) Big Data
6 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.04%) Blockchain
7 2 (2.04%) Flink
7 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.02%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.02%) Impala
8 1 (1.02%) MS Access
8 1 (1.02%) Redis
8 1 (1.02%) Spark SQL
8 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.20%) Bitbucket
3 9 (9.18%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.18%) Selenium
4 5 (5.10%) JIRA
4 5 (5.10%) Maven
4 5 (5.10%) Phabricator
4 5 (5.10%) PhpStorm
5 4 (4.08%) gulp
5 4 (4.08%) JUnit
6 3 (3.06%) Ant
6 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.06%) Gradle
6 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.06%) Toad
6 3 (3.06%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.04%) TestNG
7 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
2 5 (5.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Games
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Publishing
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Finance
5 1 (1.02%) Law
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Developer
2 16 (16.33%) Network Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.20%) Consultant
5 9 (9.18%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.16%) CSS Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Administrator
7 7 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.12%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (6.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Tester
9 5 (5.10%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Integration Consultant
10 4 (4.08%) Workday Consultant
10 4 (4.08%) Workday Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) Web Services
2 15 (15.31%) CSS
2 15 (15.31%) JSON
2 15 (15.31%) LDAP
2 15 (15.31%) SOAP
2 15 (15.31%) XML
3 14 (14.29%) HTML
3 14 (14.29%) HTML5
4 13 (13.27%) jQuery
5 12 (12.24%) RESTful
6 10 (10.20%) WSDL
7 8 (8.16%) Node.js
8 7 (7.14%) React Native
8 7 (7.14%) REST
9 6 (6.12%) React
10 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.08%) LAMP
11 3 (3.06%) Ajax
11 3 (3.06%) Kafka
12 2 (2.04%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (10.20%) Smart Meter
3 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.16%) Data Centre
5 7 (7.14%) User Experience
6 6 (6.12%) PKI
7 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.04%) Bitcoin
8 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.04%) Online Games
8 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.04%) SCADA
9 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.02%) CESG
9 1 (1.02%) Clustering
9 1 (1.02%) CMDB
9 1 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.02%) NHS
9 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.80%) Linux
2 23 (23.47%) Unix
3 21 (21.43%) Windows
4 12 (12.24%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.10%) Solaris
8 4 (4.08%) AIX
8 4 (4.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.02%) Android
9 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.02%) Kali Linux
9 1 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.55%) DevOps
3 18 (18.37%) OO
4 17 (17.35%) Scrum
5 15 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (14.29%) Change Management
6 14 (14.29%) Migration
7 13 (13.27%) Configuration Management
7 13 (13.27%) Project Management
8 12 (12.24%) High Availability
9 11 (11.22%) BDD
9 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (11.22%) Kanban
9 11 (11.22%) TDD
9 11 (11.22%) Time Management
10 10 (10.20%) Asset Management
10 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
10 10 (10.20%) Data Extraction
10 10 (10.20%) Data Migration
10 10 (10.20%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Java
1 28 (28.57%) PHP
2 26 (26.53%) SQL
3 24 (24.49%) Python
4 22 (22.45%) Bash Shell
5 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
6 18 (18.37%) C#
7 13 (13.27%) PowerShell
8 10 (10.20%) Perl
8 10 (10.20%) Shell Script
8 10 (10.20%) TypeScript
9 9 (9.18%) Ruby
10 6 (6.12%) C
11 4 (4.08%) Groovy
12 3 (3.06%) Java 8
13 2 (2.04%) PHP 7
14 1 (1.02%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (1.02%) AWK
14 1 (1.02%) sed
14 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.24%) Degree
4 9 (9.18%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (5.10%) CCIE
6 4 (4.08%) CCNA
6 4 (4.08%) CCNP
7 2 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.04%) CISSP
7 2 (2.04%) OCA
7 2 (2.04%) OCAJ
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.02%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) NCSC
2 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (2.04%) RMADS
2 2 (2.04%) SLA
3 1 (1.02%) COBIT
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) NIST
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (16.33%) Docker
1 16 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
4 7 (7.14%) vSphere
5 6 (6.12%) Shibboleth
6 4 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.04%) Firmware
7 2 (2.04%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.04%) NFS
7 2 (2.04%) Sendmail
7 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.02%) iptables
8 1 (1.02%) Samba
8 1 (1.02%) Snort
8 1 (1.02%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) vCenter Server
2 9 (9.18%) Puppet
3 7 (7.14%) Ansible
4 5 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.06%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.06%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.04%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (2.04%) Terraform
7 1 (1.02%) Core Impact
7 1 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.02%) Icinga
7 1 (1.02%) Nagios
7 1 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.02%) OpenView
7 1 (1.02%) OVPM
7 1 (1.02%) QRadar
7 1 (1.02%) Suricata
Vendors
1 23 (23.47%) Oracle
2 19 (19.39%) Cisco
2 19 (19.39%) VMware
3 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.14%) F5
4 7 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 5 (5.10%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.10%) Workday
6 4 (4.08%) BMC
6 4 (4.08%) CyberArk
7 3 (3.06%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.06%) BeyondTrust
7 3 (3.06%) CA
7 3 (3.06%) Centrify
7 3 (3.06%) IBM
7 3 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.06%) Splunk
7 3 (3.06%) Sun
7 3 (3.06%) Thycotic
8 2 (2.04%) Google