Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 695 619
Rank change year-on-year +25 -76 +84
Contract jobs citing SSH 216 186 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.38% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 90 135
UK median daily rate £450 £398 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -16.32% +0.53%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £304
90th Percentile £588 £589 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -21.05% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
UK median hourly rate £13.50 - £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £40.00

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 13,465 13,503 16,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 13.59% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,100 8,240 10,018
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £200 £186 £219
90th Percentile £605 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 723 832
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -17.20% +16.25%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.32 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -22.00% +25.00%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSH over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 October 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 +36 203 £450 +9.09% 50
UK excluding London -6 130 £438 +16.67% 38
London +4 82 £525 +13.51% 14
South East +23 52 £463 +23.33% 9
North of England -47 31 £425 +29.77% 7
Yorkshire -7 25 £438 +2.94% 2
South West -9 14 £338 - 13
East of England - 13 £435 - 1
Midlands -18 11 £400 -3.03% 6
West Midlands -19 7 £413 - 5
North West -28 6 £300 -33.33% 5
Scotland -47 5 £550 +58.27% 2
East Midlands +8 4 £365 - 1
Wales - 4 £475 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 94 (43.52%) Linux
2 72 (33.33%) DevOps
3 68 (31.48%) Windows
4 65 (30.09%) Amazon AWS
5 60 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 58 (26.85%) Firewall
7 57 (26.39%) Unix
8 53 (24.54%) Jenkins
9 51 (23.61%) Docker
10 49 (22.69%) VMware
11 48 (22.22%) Java
11 48 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 48 (22.22%) DNS
12 47 (21.76%) Bash Shell
13 44 (20.37%) Ansible
14 42 (19.44%) Oracle
15 41 (18.98%) SQL
16 40 (18.52%) Apache
17 39 (18.06%) WAN
18 37 (17.13%) Microsoft
19 36 (16.67%) LAN
20 35 (16.20%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (15.74%) Configuration Management
22 33 (15.28%) Active Directory
22 33 (15.28%) Puppet
22 33 (15.28%) Hadoop
22 33 (15.28%) Analytics
23 32 (14.81%) Python
23 32 (14.81%) Finance
23 32 (14.81%) Kubernetes

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 40 (18.52%) Apache
2 29 (13.43%) Tomcat
3 22 (10.19%) Confluence
4 17 (7.87%) Apache Spark
5 15 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (4.63%) nginx
7 8 (3.70%) JBoss
7 8 (3.70%) OpenStack
8 7 (3.24%) CMS
8 7 (3.24%) IIS
9 6 (2.78%) WildFly
10 5 (2.31%) WordPress
11 4 (1.85%) Gentran
12 3 (1.39%) CICS
12 3 (1.39%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.39%) SAS
13 2 (0.93%) Drupal
13 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
Applications
1 25 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (8.80%) MS Visio
3 12 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 65 (30.09%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (5.09%) Amazon S3
4 11 (5.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (4.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (3.70%) Office 365
7 6 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.78%) Serverless
8 5 (2.31%) GitHub
9 4 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.85%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.85%) SaaS
10 3 (1.39%) NuGet
11 2 (0.93%) G Suite
11 2 (0.93%) IaaS
11 2 (0.93%) Linode
11 2 (0.93%) PaaS
11 2 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (26.85%) Firewall
2 48 (22.22%) DNS
2 48 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 39 (18.06%) WAN
4 36 (16.67%) LAN
5 30 (13.89%) VPN
6 29 (13.43%) Internet
7 28 (12.96%) FTP
7 28 (12.96%) HTTP
7 28 (12.96%) SSL
8 25 (11.57%) SNMP
9 23 (10.65%) IPsec
10 22 (10.19%) DHCP
11 21 (9.72%) Wireless
12 19 (8.80%) OSPF
12 19 (8.80%) SAN
13 17 (7.87%) SMTP
13 17 (7.87%) Wireshark
14 16 (7.41%) HTTPS
14 16 (7.41%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.28%) Hadoop
2 30 (13.89%) MySQL
3 20 (9.26%) Big Data
4 18 (8.33%) Apache Hive
5 15 (6.94%) Flink
6 14 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (5.56%) Ingres
7 12 (5.56%) SQL Server
8 9 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.85%) GIS
10 3 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.39%) DB2
11 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.46%) Firebird
12 1 (0.46%) Impala
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 60 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 53 (24.54%) Jenkins
3 24 (11.11%) JIRA
4 23 (10.65%) Bitbucket
5 21 (9.72%) Maven
6 12 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (5.09%) Ant
8 10 (4.63%) Liquibase
8 10 (4.63%) SonarQube
9 9 (4.17%) JUnit
10 7 (3.24%) Subversion
11 5 (2.31%) git-flow
11 5 (2.31%) gulp
12 4 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.85%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.85%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.93%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 32 (14.81%) Finance
2 17 (7.87%) Legal
3 10 (4.63%) Banking
4 7 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.39%) German Language
6 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (21.30%) Developer
2 32 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (9.72%) Administrator
4 20 (9.26%) Network Engineer
5 17 (7.87%) Analyst
5 17 (7.87%) Consultant
6 16 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
7 14 (6.48%) AWS DevOps
7 14 (6.48%) Linux Administrator
8 12 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.09%) Analytics Developer
9 11 (5.09%) Big Data Developer
9 11 (5.09%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.09%) Unix Developer
10 10 (4.63%) CyberArk Consultant
10 10 (4.63%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.50%) REST
2 23 (10.65%) Middleware
3 22 (10.19%) Web Services
4 16 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (7.41%) Spark Streaming
5 13 (6.02%) LDAP
5 13 (6.02%) OAuth
6 10 (4.63%) XML
7 9 (4.17%) CSS
7 9 (4.17%) MCollective
7 9 (4.17%) SailPoint
7 9 (4.17%) SOAP
8 8 (3.70%) .NET
8 8 (3.70%) JSON
8 8 (3.70%) LAMP
9 7 (3.24%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.24%) HTML
10 6 (2.78%) React
10 6 (2.78%) Sass
10 6 (2.78%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 22 (10.19%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (9.72%) PKI
5 17 (7.87%) Replication
6 9 (4.17%) Clustering
6 9 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (3.24%) Mainframe
9 6 (2.78%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.39%) Fintech
11 3 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.39%) Wiki
12 2 (0.93%) Celerra
12 2 (0.93%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 94 (43.52%) Linux
2 68 (31.48%) Windows
3 57 (26.39%) Unix
4 26 (12.04%) CentOS
4 26 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (9.72%) Solaris
6 16 (7.41%) AIX
7 14 (6.48%) Windows Server
8 12 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.78%) Debian
11 4 (1.85%) MVS
12 3 (1.39%) HPUX
12 3 (1.39%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.39%) zOS
13 2 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.46%) RancherOS
14 1 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (33.33%) DevOps
2 34 (15.74%) Configuration Management
3 33 (15.28%) Analytics
4 28 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (10.19%) Migration
6 21 (9.72%) ETL
7 19 (8.80%) Kalman Filter
7 19 (8.80%) Network Architecture
7 19 (8.80%) Open Source
7 19 (8.80%) Web Development
8 18 (8.33%) Privileged Access Management
9 16 (7.41%) Information Security
10 15 (6.94%) Big Data Analytics
10 15 (6.94%) Data Analytics
10 15 (6.94%) Data Ingestion
10 15 (6.94%) Data Protection
10 15 (6.94%) Microservices
10 15 (6.94%) Test Automation
11 14 (6.48%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.22%) Java
2 47 (21.76%) Bash Shell
3 41 (18.98%) SQL
4 32 (14.81%) Python
5 29 (13.43%) Shell Script
6 18 (8.33%) Perl
7 17 (7.87%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 11 (5.09%) Groovy
10 9 (4.17%) PHP
11 7 (3.24%) C
11 7 (3.24%) Go
12 3 (1.39%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.39%) C++
12 3 (1.39%) CLIST
12 3 (1.39%) JCL
12 3 (1.39%) REXX
13 2 (0.93%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.93%) Dart
13 2 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (6.02%) CCNA
3 12 (5.56%) HP MASE
4 11 (5.09%) CCNP
5 10 (4.63%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.70%) CISM
6 8 (3.70%) CISSP
6 8 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.24%) CCSA
8 6 (2.78%) AWS Certification
8 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.93%) Degree
9 2 (0.93%) HP APS
9 2 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.46%) CCIE
10 1 (0.46%) CISA
10 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.46%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.17%) SLA
2 6 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.85%) QA
4 4 (1.85%) WCAG
5 3 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.93%) GDPR
7 1 (0.46%) GPG13
7 1 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 51 (23.61%) Docker
2 35 (16.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (15.28%) Active Directory
4 17 (7.87%) NFS
5 16 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (5.56%) FreeRADIUS
8 10 (4.63%) Postfix
8 10 (4.63%) Squid
9 9 (4.17%) vCloud
10 8 (3.70%) Xen
11 6 (2.78%) iptables
12 5 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.85%) vSphere
14 3 (1.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 3 (1.39%) RACF
14 3 (1.39%) Time Sharing Option
15 2 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 1 (0.46%) PowerHA
16 1 (0.46%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 44 (20.37%) Ansible
2 33 (15.28%) Puppet
3 32 (14.81%) Kubernetes
4 25 (11.57%) Terraform
5 16 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
6 15 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (5.56%) Opsview
8 10 (4.63%) Rancher
9 9 (4.17%) Kibana
9 9 (4.17%) logstash
9 9 (4.17%) NetBackup
9 9 (4.17%) ZABBIX
10 8 (3.70%) Rsyslog
10 8 (3.70%) Sysdig
11 7 (3.24%) Mesos
11 7 (3.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 5 (2.31%) Nagios
12 5 (2.31%) SCCM
13 4 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (22.69%) VMware
2 42 (19.44%) Oracle
3 37 (17.13%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.04%) Cisco
5 21 (9.72%) HP
6 20 (9.26%) CyberArk
7 16 (7.41%) Splunk
8 15 (6.94%) IBM
9 12 (5.56%) Aruba
9 12 (5.56%) Brocade
9 12 (5.56%) CA
9 12 (5.56%) Fortinet
9 12 (5.56%) Red Hat
10 11 (5.09%) Veritas
11 9 (4.17%) ForgeRock
11 9 (4.17%) Rackspace
11 9 (4.17%) Remedy
11 9 (4.17%) ServiceNow
11 9 (4.17%) Sonatype
12 7 (3.24%) Juniper