Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 710 584 643
Rank change year-on-year -126 +59 +106
Contract jobs citing SSH 160 265 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.82% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 145 141
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £253 £311 £325
90th Percentile £598 £617 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £475 £495
% change year-on-year -15.00% -4.04% +32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.67% +181.09% -41.67%
10th Percentile £42.99 £34.75 £8.47
90th Percentile £48.96 £49.19 £33.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +128.57% -41.67%

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 13,238 14,524 15,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 15.00% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,175 8,825 8,722
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 753 918
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 20 January 2018.

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 13 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 20 January 2018. 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 -115 144 £425 -10.53% 33
UK excluding London -12 78 £404 -15.00% 22
London -113 74 £425 -9.33% 14
North of England +38 25 £395 +10.88% 2
South East -52 22 £413 -17.50% 11
Midlands +13 16 £419 +1.52% 3
West Midlands +30 15 £419 +11.67% 3
Scotland -5 13 £380 - 1
North West +13 10 £450 +12.50% 1
North East +50 8 £315 -0.40%
Yorkshire +10 7 £450 -10.00% 1
South West +3 3 £419 +19.64% 1
East Midlands +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for SSH.

1 93 (58.13%) Linux
2 52 (32.50%) DNS
3 51 (31.88%) Unix
4 49 (30.63%) HTTP
5 42 (26.25%) Windows
5 42 (26.25%) SQL
6 40 (25.00%) Java
6 40 (25.00%) Firewall
7 39 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (24.38%) Amazon AWS
8 38 (23.75%) VMware
9 36 (22.50%) Perl
9 36 (22.50%) Puppet
10 33 (20.63%) Ansible
10 33 (20.63%) DevOps
10 33 (20.63%) Git (software)
11 32 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (20.00%) Amazon S3
11 32 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 31 (19.38%) LDAP
13 30 (18.75%) Finance
13 30 (18.75%) Jenkins
14 29 (18.13%) Docker
14 29 (18.13%) TCP/IP
14 29 (18.13%) SSL
15 27 (16.88%) VPN
15 27 (16.88%) Apache
15 27 (16.88%) OpenLDAP
15 27 (16.88%) Linux Command Line
16 26 (16.25%) Bash Shell

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 27 (16.88%) Apache
2 19 (11.88%) Confluence
2 19 (11.88%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (11.88%) Tomcat
3 14 (8.75%) JBoss
4 12 (7.50%) SAS
5 11 (6.88%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.00%) IIS
7 6 (3.75%) CICS
7 6 (3.75%) MQSeries
8 5 (3.13%) CMS
8 5 (3.13%) WildFly
9 4 (2.50%) Drupal
9 4 (2.50%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.88%) WordPress
11 2 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.63%) nginx
12 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.38%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 32 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 22 (13.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 22 (13.75%) Amazon ELB
4 18 (11.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (5.63%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (5.63%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (5.63%) Serverless
6 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (32.50%) DNS
2 49 (30.63%) HTTP
3 40 (25.00%) Firewall
4 29 (18.13%) SSL
4 29 (18.13%) TCP/IP
5 27 (16.88%) OpenLDAP
5 27 (16.88%) VPN
6 26 (16.25%) FTP
7 23 (14.38%) SNMP
8 22 (13.75%) SMTP
9 19 (11.88%) OpenVPN
10 15 (9.38%) LAN
10 15 (9.38%) WAN
11 14 (8.75%) IPsec
11 14 (8.75%) Kerberos
12 13 (8.13%) Internet
13 12 (7.50%) DHCP
13 12 (7.50%) HTTPS
14 10 (6.25%) MPLS
15 9 (5.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.75%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (11.25%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.38%) MySQL
5 6 (3.75%) DB2
6 5 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.25%) Big Data
9 2 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 30 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 23 (14.38%) JIRA
4 21 (13.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (11.88%) Ant
5 19 (11.88%) JUnit
5 19 (11.88%) Liquibase
5 19 (11.88%) Maven
5 19 (11.88%) SonarQube
6 18 (11.25%) Bitbucket
7 7 (4.38%) Subversion
8 5 (3.13%) Grunt
8 5 (3.13%) gulp
9 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.63%) Arsenale Dataplane
10 1 (0.63%) GitLab
10 1 (0.63%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.63%) PeopleTools
General
1 30 (18.75%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Legal
3 4 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.88%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.25%) Back Office
5 2 (1.25%) Marketing
5 2 (1.25%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (15.00%) Administrator
1 24 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (13.13%) Developer
3 17 (10.63%) Consultant
4 16 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 15 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (5.63%) Architect
6 9 (5.63%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.63%) Security Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) Unix Administrator
7 8 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Analyst
8 7 (4.38%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (4.38%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Storage Administrator
9 6 (3.75%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.75%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.38%) LDAP
2 21 (13.13%) REST
3 19 (11.88%) Elastic Stack
3 19 (11.88%) MCollective
3 19 (11.88%) Middleware
4 14 (8.75%) XML
5 13 (8.13%) Web Services
6 9 (5.63%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.63%) JSON
7 8 (5.00%) LAMP
7 8 (5.00%) OAuth
8 6 (3.75%) .NET
8 6 (3.75%) HTML
8 6 (3.75%) ISPF
9 5 (3.13%) CSS
9 5 (3.13%) jQuery
9 5 (3.13%) Sass
10 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.50%) JDBC
10 4 (2.50%) JTAPI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.88%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (8.75%) PKI
3 11 (6.88%) Clustering
3 11 (6.88%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.63%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.00%) Mainframe
6 7 (4.38%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (3.13%) Private Cloud
8 5 (3.13%) User Experience
9 4 (2.50%) DataPower
9 4 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.50%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.25%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.63%) iSeries
12 1 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 93 (58.13%) Linux
2 51 (31.88%) Unix
3 42 (26.25%) Windows
4 23 (14.38%) CentOS
4 23 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (7.50%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.63%) Solaris
6 9 (5.63%) Ubuntu
6 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.38%) AIX
9 6 (3.75%) zOS
10 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.50%) Debian
11 4 (2.50%) Fedora
12 3 (1.88%) HPUX
13 2 (1.25%) FreeBSD
13 2 (1.25%) SUSE
13 2 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.63%) DevOps
3 22 (13.75%) Load Balancing
4 19 (11.88%) Coaching
4 19 (11.88%) Configuration Management
4 19 (11.88%) Continuous Delivery
4 19 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (11.88%) Scrum
4 19 (11.88%) Service Management
4 19 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (10.00%) High Availability
6 13 (8.13%) Project Management
7 10 (6.25%) Information Security
7 10 (6.25%) Microservices
8 9 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.63%) TDD
8 9 (5.63%) Workflow
9 8 (5.00%) BDD
10 7 (4.38%) Data Protection
10 7 (4.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.25%) SQL
2 40 (25.00%) Java
3 36 (22.50%) Perl
4 26 (16.25%) Bash Shell
5 25 (15.63%) Shell Script
6 18 (11.25%) Groovy
7 17 (10.63%) PowerShell
8 13 (8.13%) JavaScript
9 11 (6.88%) Python
10 8 (5.00%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.38%) PHP
12 6 (3.75%) Assembly Language
12 6 (3.75%) CLIST
12 6 (3.75%) JCL
12 6 (3.75%) Korn
12 6 (3.75%) REXX
12 6 (3.75%) Ruby
13 4 (2.50%) C
13 4 (2.50%) C#
13 4 (2.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 24 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.50%) Degree
4 11 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.63%) CISSP
5 9 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (4.38%) CCNP
7 6 (3.75%) CCNA
8 5 (3.13%) CCIE
9 3 (1.88%) CISM
9 3 (1.88%) SAS Certification
10 2 (1.25%) CISA
10 2 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.63%) CEH
11 1 (0.63%) GSEC
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) GDPR
1 7 (4.38%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.50%) PA-DSS
4 2 (1.25%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (18.13%) Docker
3 23 (14.38%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (12.50%) vCloud
5 19 (11.88%) Postfix
5 19 (11.88%) Squid
6 17 (10.63%) NFS
6 17 (10.63%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (3.75%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 6 (3.75%) RACF
7 6 (3.75%) Time Sharing Option
8 5 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (3.13%) Veritas File System
8 5 (3.13%) vSphere
9 2 (1.25%) Samba
10 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.63%) LXC
10 1 (0.63%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 36 (22.50%) Puppet
2 33 (20.63%) Ansible
3 20 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 20 (12.50%) Terraform
3 20 (12.50%) ZABBIX
4 19 (11.88%) Docker Swarm
4 19 (11.88%) Kibana
4 19 (11.88%) logstash
4 19 (11.88%) Rancher
5 18 (11.25%) Rsyslog
5 18 (11.25%) Sysdig
6 12 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (6.25%) NetBackup
8 7 (4.38%) vCenter Server
9 6 (3.75%) zSecure
10 5 (3.13%) SnapMirror
10 5 (3.13%) SnapVault
10 5 (3.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 4 (2.50%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (23.75%) VMware
2 26 (16.25%) Oracle
3 24 (15.00%) Cisco
4 20 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 19 (11.88%) Sonatype
6 18 (11.25%) Microsoft
7 16 (10.00%) Veritas
8 12 (7.50%) Citrix
8 12 (7.50%) HP
8 12 (7.50%) IBM
9 9 (5.63%) Juniper
9 9 (5.63%) NetApp
10 6 (3.75%) CA
10 6 (3.75%) McAfee
10 6 (3.75%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.75%) Sun
10 6 (3.75%) Sybase
11 5 (3.13%) Symantec
12 4 (2.50%) Brocade
12 4 (2.50%) EMC