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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 679 614 572
Rank change year-on-year -65 -42 +189
Contract jobs citing SSH 146 74 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 1.14% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 36 44
10th Percentile £363 £269 £363
25th Percentile £466 £422 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £494 £488
Median % change year-on-year +26.58% +1.28% +8.33%
75th Percentile £700 £523 £546
90th Percentile £744 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +6.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £78.75 £52.50 £49.19
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% +6.73% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 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 9,627 6,516 6,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.98% 11.31% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,293 4,204 4,079
10th Percentile £231 £225 £180
25th Percentile £388 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £613 £538 £525
90th Percentile £700 £625 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 293 380
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.95 £13.38
25th Percentile £17.00 £15.46 £16.25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +20.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.00
90th Percentile £65.54 £62.80 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.11 £19.50
% change year-on-year -6.95% +18.49% +11.68%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SSH.

Daily rate trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SSH over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SSH.

Hourly rate trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 12 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -49 135 £625 +29.87% 21
London -56 75 £677 +35.36% 9
UK excluding London -55 55 £530 +6.00% 13
Work from Home -102 50 £500 +5.26% 6
South East -43 20 £650 +28.40% 3
Midlands -24 15 £540 +308.36% 2
West Midlands - 15 £540 - 1
East of England -25 11 £355 - 1
North of England -45 5 £213 - 3
North West - 5 £213 - 1
Wales - 3 £650 -
Scotland -14 1 £475 -10.29% 1

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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 98 (67.12%) Linux
2 76 (52.05%) Python
3 70 (47.95%) Windows
4 58 (39.73%) Azure
5 53 (36.30%) Bash
6 51 (34.93%) PowerShell
7 48 (32.88%) DevOps
8 46 (31.51%) Agile
9 44 (30.14%) HTTP
10 43 (29.45%) DNS
11 42 (28.77%) SQL
11 42 (28.77%) Ansible
11 42 (28.77%) CI/CD
12 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
13 35 (23.97%) Git (software)
13 35 (23.97%) Kubernetes
14 34 (23.29%) AWS
14 34 (23.29%) Unix
14 34 (23.29%) Finance
15 32 (21.92%) Red Hat
15 32 (21.92%) Terraform
16 30 (20.55%) FTP
17 29 (19.86%) Shell Script
18 28 (19.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 28 (19.18%) Social Skills
19 27 (18.49%) Test Automation
19 27 (18.49%) SMTP
19 27 (18.49%) Java
20 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
20 26 (17.81%) Analytical Skills

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 17 (11.64%) Confluence
2 9 (6.16%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.42%) nginx
4 4 (2.74%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.11%) FileZilla
3 2 (1.37%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 58 (39.73%) Azure
2 34 (23.29%) AWS
3 20 (13.70%) GCP
4 9 (6.16%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (6.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 7 (4.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (4.79%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (4.79%) Amazon S3
5 7 (4.79%) AWS KMS
5 7 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.79%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (4.79%) OpenShift
5 7 (4.79%) Stackdriver
5 7 (4.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.42%) Azure Storage
7 4 (2.74%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 4 (2.74%) AWS Direct Connect
7 4 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 44 (30.14%) HTTP
2 43 (29.45%) DNS
3 30 (20.55%) FTP
4 27 (18.49%) SMTP
5 25 (17.12%) TCP/IP
6 18 (12.33%) HTTPS
7 16 (10.96%) DHCP
8 14 (9.59%) VPN
9 12 (8.22%) IPsec
10 11 (7.53%) Firewall
11 10 (6.85%) VoIP
12 9 (6.16%) SNMP
13 8 (5.48%) Wireless
14 7 (4.79%) SSL
14 7 (4.79%) WAN
14 7 (4.79%) X.509
15 6 (4.11%) MPLS
15 6 (4.11%) Network Security
16 5 (3.42%) S/MIME
16 5 (3.42%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (13.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (10.27%) MySQL
4 13 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.79%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.42%) Data Lake
6 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.42%) Redis
6 5 (3.42%) Spatial Data
7 4 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.74%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.05%) PolyBase
9 2 (1.37%) Big Data
10 1 (0.68%) DB2
10 1 (0.68%) Ingres
10 1 (0.68%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (23.97%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.33%) Jenkins
3 17 (11.64%) JIRA
4 3 (2.05%) Appium
4 3 (2.05%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.05%) Selenium
4 3 (2.05%) Subversion
4 3 (2.05%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.37%) Maven
6 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.68%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.68%) Gradle
6 1 (0.68%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.68%) Toad
6 1 (0.68%) webpack
6 1 (0.68%) WiX
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 28 (19.18%) Social Skills
3 26 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (11.64%) Back Office
5 14 (9.59%) Banking
6 7 (4.79%) Financial Institution
7 6 (4.11%) Public Sector
8 3 (2.05%) Legal
9 2 (1.37%) Retail
10 1 (0.68%) Aviation
10 1 (0.68%) Electronics
10 1 (0.68%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (19.86%) Analyst
2 21 (14.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (13.70%) Applications Support
3 20 (13.70%) Support Analyst
4 18 (12.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 17 (11.64%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (10.96%) Architect
7 13 (8.90%) Azure DevOps
7 13 (8.90%) Developer
8 12 (8.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Data Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Software Architect
11 7 (4.79%) Administrator
12 6 (4.11%) Consultant
12 6 (4.11%) Lead Architect
12 6 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
13 5 (3.42%) Technical Engineer
13 5 (3.42%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.27%) Kafka
2 14 (9.59%) .NET
2 14 (9.59%) LDAP
3 9 (6.16%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (4.79%) CSS
4 7 (4.79%) HTML
5 5 (3.42%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.42%) EJB
5 5 (3.42%) FastAPI
5 5 (3.42%) Flask
5 5 (3.42%) JSON
5 5 (3.42%) RESTful
5 5 (3.42%) SailPoint
6 4 (2.74%) PySpark
6 4 (2.74%) REST
6 4 (2.74%) YAML
7 3 (2.05%) Web Services
7 3 (2.05%) XML
8 2 (1.37%) SAML
8 2 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.59%) PKI
2 12 (8.22%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (7.53%) SWIFT
4 10 (6.85%) Algorithms
5 9 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.42%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.37%) NHS
7 2 (1.37%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.37%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) DataPower
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.68%) IoT
8 1 (0.68%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 98 (67.12%) Linux
2 70 (47.95%) Windows
3 34 (23.29%) Unix
4 28 (19.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.85%) Ubuntu
6 7 (4.79%) Mac OS
6 7 (4.79%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.42%) AIX
7 5 (3.42%) Debian
7 5 (3.42%) Solaris
7 5 (3.42%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.74%) CentOS
9 3 (2.05%) Android
9 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.05%) VMS
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.88%) DevOps
2 46 (31.51%) Agile
3 42 (28.77%) CI/CD
4 27 (18.49%) Test Automation
5 21 (14.38%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (11.64%) Configuration Management
7 16 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
7 16 (10.96%) Workflow
8 15 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (9.59%) ETL
9 14 (9.59%) Scrum
10 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.22%) Cryptography
10 12 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (8.22%) Strategic Roadmap
11 10 (6.85%) Migration
12 9 (6.16%) Artificial Intelligence
12 9 (6.16%) Computer Science
12 9 (6.16%) Software Architecture
12 9 (6.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (52.05%) Python
2 53 (36.30%) Bash
3 51 (34.93%) PowerShell
4 42 (28.77%) SQL
5 29 (19.86%) Shell Script
6 27 (18.49%) Java
7 14 (9.59%) Perl
8 9 (6.16%) R
9 8 (5.48%) JavaScript
9 8 (5.48%) Ruby
10 7 (4.79%) Korn
11 6 (4.11%) C#
12 5 (3.42%) C++
12 5 (3.42%) Scala
13 4 (2.74%) Groovy
14 3 (2.05%) AWK
14 3 (2.05%) sed
15 2 (1.37%) Go
15 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (17.12%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.85%) Degree
4 6 (4.11%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.74%) AWS Certification
6 3 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) GIAC
7 1 (0.68%) IISP
7 1 (0.68%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) OCPJWCD
7 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) QA
2 5 (3.42%) NIST
2 5 (3.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Accessibility
System Software
1 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.38%) NFS
3 19 (13.01%) Docker
4 9 (6.16%) OpenSSH
5 7 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.37%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.68%) GPFS
9 1 (0.68%) Samba
9 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (28.77%) Ansible
2 35 (23.97%) Kubernetes
3 32 (21.92%) Terraform
4 17 (11.64%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (6.85%) Puppet
6 7 (4.79%) FortiGate
6 7 (4.79%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (3.42%) Dell DRAC
7 5 (3.42%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.74%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (2.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.37%) Nagios
11 1 (0.68%) CASB
11 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.68%) Kibana
11 1 (0.68%) logstash
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 32 (21.92%) Red Hat
3 19 (13.01%) CyberArk
4 17 (11.64%) Oracle
5 15 (10.27%) Cisco
5 15 (10.27%) VMware
6 10 (6.85%) Splunk
7 9 (6.16%) Google
8 8 (5.48%) Aruba
8 8 (5.48%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.48%) Juniper
8 8 (5.48%) Palo Alto
9 7 (4.79%) AppDynamics
9 7 (4.79%) Dynatrace
9 7 (4.79%) Zscaler
10 6 (4.11%) Atlassian
10 6 (4.11%) CA
11 5 (3.42%) Citrix
11 5 (3.42%) HP
11 5 (3.42%) Veeam