Period
to 20 January 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 525 634 699
Rank change year-on-year +109 +65 +26
Contract jobs citing SSH 66 110 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.10% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 71 144
Median daily rate £488 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £311 £327 £309
90th Percentile £614 £538 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% -11.11% +11.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.25 £49.19 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +155.53% -58.95%
10th Percentile £41.13 £49.19 £12.73
90th Percentile £43.38 £49.19 £24.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 5,197 9,997 12,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.46% 13.83% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,269 6,173 7,723
Median daily rate £438 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 566 578
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +25.00% -2.04%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.38 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £47.60
Median hourly rate £30.50 £20.00 £17.41
% change year-on-year +52.50% +14.88% -8.37%

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 20 January 2021.

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 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 20 January 2021. 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 +148 50 £500 +5.26% 20
UK excluding London +146 27 £420 +5.00% 16
London +106 26 £525 +5.00% 5
Work from Home -175 16 £525 - 3
South East +133 11 £475 +2.70% 2
North of England +88 6 £265 -27.99% 5
Yorkshire +48 5 £265 -29.33% 1
Wales +30 4 £346 -27.30%
Midlands +56 3 £420 -4.00% 5
West Midlands +35 2 £420 -4.00% 1
South West +81 1 - - 1
East of England +68 1 £500 +5.26% 2
North West +59 1 - - 4
Scotland +32 1 £425 +29.97% 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 (62.12%) Linux
2 35 (53.03%) Windows
3 31 (46.97%) Python
4 28 (42.42%) Bash Shell
5 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (34.85%) Oracle
6 23 (34.85%) Red Hat
6 23 (34.85%) DevOps
7 20 (30.30%) Perl
7 20 (30.30%) AWS
8 19 (28.79%) DNS
8 19 (28.79%) Puppet
9 18 (27.27%) Jenkins
9 18 (27.27%) SQL
10 16 (24.24%) Java
10 16 (24.24%) MySQL
10 16 (24.24%) Tomcat
10 16 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (22.73%) CentOS
11 15 (22.73%) FTP
11 15 (22.73%) JBoss
12 14 (21.21%) XML
12 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
12 14 (21.21%) Git (software)
13 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
13 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
13 13 (19.70%) Debian
13 13 (19.70%) JIRA
13 13 (19.70%) DHCP
14 12 (18.18%) HTTP

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 16 (24.24%) Tomcat
2 15 (22.73%) JBoss
3 11 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 9 (13.64%) Confluence
4 9 (13.64%) Jetty
4 9 (13.64%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 8 (12.12%) Apache
5 8 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (12.12%) MQSeries
5 8 (12.12%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (6.06%) IIS
7 3 (4.55%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
8 2 (3.03%) Jupyter
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.52%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.52%) Magento
2 1 (1.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) AWS
2 12 (18.18%) Azure
3 7 (10.61%) GitHub
4 5 (7.58%) Serverless
5 4 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (6.06%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (4.55%) GCP
6 3 (4.55%) IaaS
6 3 (4.55%) PaaS
6 3 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (3.03%) Amazon S3
7 2 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.52%) Akamai
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.52%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (1.52%) Cloudflare
8 1 (1.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) DNS
2 15 (22.73%) FTP
3 13 (19.70%) DHCP
4 12 (18.18%) HTTP
5 10 (15.15%) Firewall
5 10 (15.15%) SSL
6 9 (13.64%) SMTP
7 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.58%) VPN
9 4 (6.06%) SNMP
10 3 (4.55%) InfiniBand
10 3 (4.55%) MPLS
11 2 (3.03%) BIG-IP
11 2 (3.03%) EIGRP
11 2 (3.03%) HTTPS
11 2 (3.03%) Internet
11 2 (3.03%) Network Security
11 2 (3.03%) OSPF
12 1 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) MySQL
2 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
3 10 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (13.64%) MongoDB
4 9 (13.64%) Oracle Database
5 8 (12.12%) Hadoop
6 5 (7.58%) MariaDB
7 4 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (4.55%) Neo4j
9 2 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (3.03%) BigQuery
9 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 14 (21.21%) Git (software)
3 13 (19.70%) JIRA
4 10 (15.15%) Maven
4 10 (15.15%) Selenium
5 9 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 9 (13.64%) Eclipse
5 9 (13.64%) Vagrant
6 8 (12.12%) Ant
6 8 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (12.12%) ClearCase
6 8 (12.12%) FishEye
6 8 (12.12%) Gradle
6 8 (12.12%) Hudson
6 8 (12.12%) IntelliJ
6 8 (12.12%) Leiningen
6 8 (12.12%) Mercurial
6 8 (12.12%) Poseidon for UML
6 8 (12.12%) Subversion
7 5 (7.58%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
2 3 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Architect
2 10 (15.15%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Administrator
4 7 (10.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (10.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.61%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Azure Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.03%) CyberArk Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Platform Designer
7 2 (3.03%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) XML
2 12 (18.18%) HTML
2 12 (18.18%) JSON
3 10 (15.15%) HTML5
3 10 (15.15%) REST
3 10 (15.15%) Spring
4 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
4 9 (13.64%) Hibernate
4 9 (13.64%) JMS
4 9 (13.64%) jQuery
5 8 (12.12%) ActiveMQ
5 8 (12.12%) Apache Camel
5 8 (12.12%) GWT
5 8 (12.12%) MSMQ
5 8 (12.12%) Node.js
5 8 (12.12%) Play Framework
5 8 (12.12%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (12.12%) React
5 8 (12.12%) STL
6 6 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
1 8 (12.12%) Derivative
1 8 (12.12%) User Experience
2 5 (7.58%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (7.58%) PKI
2 5 (7.58%) Private Cloud
3 4 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Clustering
4 3 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 41 (62.12%) Linux
2 35 (53.03%) Windows
3 16 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (22.73%) CentOS
5 13 (19.70%) Debian
6 9 (13.64%) Ubuntu
7 8 (12.12%) Android
7 8 (12.12%) Apple iOS
7 8 (12.12%) Mac OS X
7 8 (12.12%) Windows Server
8 6 (9.09%) Solaris
9 4 (6.06%) Unix
10 3 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.52%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) DevOps
3 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.15%) TDD
5 9 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (13.64%) Kanban
5 9 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (13.64%) Scrum
5 9 (13.64%) Systems Engineering
5 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 8 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 8 (12.12%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (12.12%) JVM Tuning
6 8 (12.12%) Migration
6 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (12.12%) UML
7 6 (9.09%) Security Patching
8 5 (7.58%) Microservices
8 5 (7.58%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (6.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.97%) Python
2 28 (42.42%) Bash Shell
3 20 (30.30%) Perl
4 18 (27.27%) SQL
5 16 (24.24%) Java
6 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 10 (15.15%) T-SQL
8 9 (13.64%) Groovy
8 9 (13.64%) PL/SQL
8 9 (13.64%) Ruby
8 9 (13.64%) Scala
9 8 (12.12%) C++
9 8 (12.12%) Clojure
9 8 (12.12%) ClojureScript
10 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
11 5 (7.58%) VBA
12 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
13 2 (3.03%) C#
13 2 (3.03%) PHP
13 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) CCIE
4 1 (1.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) NCSC
2 1 (1.52%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.61%) Docker
4 5 (7.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (6.06%) NFS
6 3 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.03%) GPFS
7 2 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.52%) Samba
8 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (28.79%) Puppet
2 9 (13.64%) Ansible
2 9 (13.64%) Terraform
3 8 (12.12%) Salt
4 7 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.03%) Mesos
7 1 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.52%) Consul
7 1 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Grafana
7 1 (1.52%) Packer
7 1 (1.52%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) Oracle
1 23 (34.85%) Red Hat
2 10 (15.15%) VMware
3 9 (13.64%) Axway
4 8 (12.12%) Cloudera
4 8 (12.12%) Hortonworks
4 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.12%) MuleSoft
4 8 (12.12%) Sparx
4 8 (12.12%) Sybase
5 4 (6.06%) IBM
5 4 (6.06%) Rackspace
6 3 (4.55%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.55%) CA
6 3 (4.55%) CyberArk
6 3 (4.55%) Dell
6 3 (4.55%) F5
6 3 (4.55%) Google
7 2 (3.03%) Fujitsu
7 2 (3.03%) SGI