Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 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)
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 608 758 743
Rank change year-on-year +150 -15 -112
Contract jobs citing SSH 83 124 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 1.01% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 97 97
Median daily rate £475 £409 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.14% -9.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £344 £284 £258
90th Percentile £555 £574 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £46.89
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 8,296 12,259 13,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 12.66% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,865 7,564 8,184
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 567 718
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -1.89% -11.35%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.05 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% -9.21% -9.39%

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 9 April 2020.

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 14 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 9 April 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
England +146 68 £475 +18.75% 30
UK excluding London +121 52 £450 +12.50% 24
London +129 25 £525 +35.48% 9
West Midlands +80 16 £400 +60.00% 2
Midlands +70 16 £400 - 2
South East +101 15 £475 -7.41% 14
North of England +69 8 £368 -1.87% 3
Scotland +23 6 £463 +12.12% 2
Work from Home +14 5 £450 +38.46% 1
Yorkshire +62 4 £375 -6.25%
North West +47 4 £368 +14.55% 2
South West +29 3 £355 -25.26% 2
Wales +29 3 £525 -4.55% 1
East of England +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 with a requirement for SSH.

1 41 (49.40%) Linux
2 31 (37.35%) Python
3 25 (30.12%) Windows
3 25 (30.12%) Cisco
4 23 (27.71%) Security Cleared
5 22 (26.51%) LAN
6 21 (25.30%) OSPF
7 20 (24.10%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (22.89%) CCNP
8 19 (22.89%) DHCP
8 19 (22.89%) DV Cleared
8 19 (22.89%) VMware
8 19 (22.89%) Bash Shell
9 18 (21.69%) WAN
10 17 (20.48%) Finance
10 17 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (20.48%) Git (software)
10 17 (20.48%) DevOps
10 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
11 16 (19.28%) BGP
11 16 (19.28%) Firewall
12 15 (18.07%) EIGRP
12 15 (18.07%) DNS
12 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (18.07%) Ansible
13 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (16.87%) Project Delivery
13 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
13 14 (16.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (16.87%) IPsec

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 8 (9.64%) Apache
1 8 (9.64%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.23%) JBoss
3 5 (6.02%) SAS
4 4 (4.82%) Confluence
5 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.61%) IIS
5 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.41%) nginx
6 2 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (2.41%) WildFly
6 2 (2.41%) WordPress
7 1 (1.20%) CMS
7 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.20%) Magento
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) AWS
2 7 (8.43%) Azure
3 6 (7.23%) OpenShift
4 4 (4.82%) GCP
4 4 (4.82%) SaaS
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (3.61%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.61%) Cloudflare
5 3 (3.61%) Serverless
6 2 (2.41%) Akamai
6 2 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.41%) AWS CodeBuild
6 2 (2.41%) AWS Step Functions
6 2 (2.41%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (2.41%) Heroku
6 2 (2.41%) Route 53
6 2 (2.41%) Slack
6 2 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.51%) LAN
2 21 (25.30%) OSPF
3 19 (22.89%) DHCP
4 18 (21.69%) WAN
5 16 (19.28%) BGP
5 16 (19.28%) Firewall
6 15 (18.07%) DNS
6 15 (18.07%) EIGRP
7 14 (16.87%) IPsec
8 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
9 12 (14.46%) DMVPN
9 12 (14.46%) FTP
9 12 (14.46%) MPLS
10 9 (10.84%) Internet
11 8 (9.64%) SNMP
12 7 (8.43%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (8.43%) HTTP
12 7 (8.43%) VLAN
12 7 (8.43%) VPN
13 5 (6.02%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) MySQL
2 13 (15.66%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (8.43%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.23%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.41%) Big Data
7 2 (2.41%) DB2
7 2 (2.41%) Ingres
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.41%) Redis
8 1 (1.20%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (20.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.23%) Selenium
3 6 (7.23%) Vagrant
4 4 (4.82%) JIRA
4 4 (4.82%) Maven
4 4 (4.82%) Subversion
5 3 (3.61%) Ant
5 3 (3.61%) git-flow
5 3 (3.61%) ScriptRunner
5 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.41%) Gradle
6 2 (2.41%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (2.41%) Mocha
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.20%) Log4j
General
1 17 (20.48%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.02%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.82%) Retail
6 3 (3.61%) Electronics
6 3 (3.61%) Law
6 3 (3.61%) Marketing
6 3 (3.61%) Military
6 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Developer
3 12 (14.46%) Administrator
4 7 (8.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) SAS Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.61%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.61%) PowerShell Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior PHP Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) REST
2 10 (12.05%) JSON
2 10 (12.05%) XML
3 7 (8.43%) LDAP
3 7 (8.43%) SOAP
4 6 (7.23%) HTML
4 6 (7.23%) Web Services
5 5 (6.02%) HTML5
5 5 (6.02%) OAuth
5 5 (6.02%) Spring
5 5 (6.02%) YAML
6 4 (4.82%) CSS
7 3 (3.61%) .NET
7 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.61%) JPA
7 3 (3.61%) LESS
7 3 (3.61%) Middleware
7 3 (3.61%) Rendezvous
7 3 (3.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.64%) PKI
4 7 (8.43%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.82%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.61%) User Experience
8 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.41%) Replication
9 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (49.40%) Linux
2 25 (30.12%) Windows
3 14 (16.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (15.66%) Windows Server
5 12 (14.46%) Unix
6 6 (7.23%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.82%) AIX
7 4 (4.82%) Solaris
7 4 (4.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (4.82%) zOS
8 3 (3.61%) CentOS
8 3 (3.61%) VMS
9 2 (2.41%) Android
9 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.41%) Debian
10 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (20.48%) DevOps
2 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (16.87%) Project Delivery
3 13 (15.66%) Service Delivery
4 12 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (14.46%) Migration
5 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.05%) Network Management
7 9 (10.84%) Cryptography
8 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.43%) Microservices
8 7 (8.43%) Network Design
8 7 (8.43%) OO
8 7 (8.43%) Scrum
9 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (6.02%) Network Planning
10 5 (6.02%) Process Management
10 5 (6.02%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.35%) Python
2 19 (22.89%) Bash Shell
3 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
4 13 (15.66%) SQL
5 11 (13.25%) Java
6 10 (12.05%) C
7 7 (8.43%) PHP
8 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.23%) Perl
9 5 (6.02%) Ruby
10 3 (3.61%) Tcl
11 2 (2.41%) Bourne shell
11 2 (2.41%) Java 8
11 2 (2.41%) Korn
11 2 (2.41%) PHP 7
12 1 (1.20%) C++
12 1 (1.20%) sed
12 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (27.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.10%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (22.89%) CCNP
3 19 (22.89%) DV Cleared
4 14 (16.87%) CCIE
4 14 (16.87%) CCNA
5 11 (13.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 9 (10.84%) CCDA
7 8 (9.64%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.02%) Degree
8 5 (6.02%) SAS Certification
9 2 (2.41%) OCP
9 2 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.20%) CCIE Collaboration
10 1 (1.20%) MCSE
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (15.66%) Docker
3 12 (14.46%) NFS
4 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.82%) Samba
5 4 (4.82%) vSphere
6 3 (3.61%) Firmware
6 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.41%) GFS2
7 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.41%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.20%) iptables
8 1 (1.20%) Postfix
8 1 (1.20%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.20%) Snort
8 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.20%) XenApp
8 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) Ansible
2 8 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.23%) Terraform
4 5 (6.02%) Nessus
4 5 (6.02%) Puppet
4 5 (6.02%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.61%) PowerCLI
5 3 (3.61%) SELinux
5 3 (3.61%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (2.41%) Consul
6 2 (2.41%) Grafana
6 2 (2.41%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.41%) Packer
6 2 (2.41%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.41%) Rsyslog
6 2 (2.41%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) Cisco
2 19 (22.89%) VMware
3 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.84%) Red Hat
5 7 (8.43%) Oracle
6 5 (6.02%) Fortinet
6 5 (6.02%) Google
6 5 (6.02%) HP
6 5 (6.02%) Juniper
7 4 (4.82%) Atlassian
7 4 (4.82%) IBM
7 4 (4.82%) TIBCO
8 3 (3.61%) BT
8 3 (3.61%) F5
8 3 (3.61%) NetApp
8 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.61%) SAP
8 3 (3.61%) Sony
9 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.41%) Thycotic