Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 2017 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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 649 660 753
Rank change year-on-year +11 +93 -74
Contract jobs citing SSH 200 254 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 1.47% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 140 68
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £216 £257 £244
90th Percentile £570 £558 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £379
% change year-on-year -11.11% +18.83% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
UK median hourly rate £49.19 £49.19 £187.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -73.77% +525.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £187.50

SSH is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13197 17261 16199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.84% 15.71% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7928 10482 9067
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £223 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 764 801 934
UK median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.24% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +13.89%

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 27 July 2017.

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 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 27 July 2017. 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 -11 166 £406 -9.72% 21
UK excluding London +39 124 £400 -11.11% 12
London -45 68 £463 +2.78% 9
North of England +71 51 £310 -22.50% 4
South East +4 33 £475 -1.30% 5
North West +59 27 £394 -1.56% 2
Scotland +57 24 £300 +5.82%
North East +42 16 £286 -7.66%
Midlands +19 10 £450 +2.86% 1
West Midlands +35 9 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +38 8 £250 -37.50% 2
Wales +4 5 £388 -
South West +6 4 £438 +27.74% 1
East Midlands -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, 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.

1 123 (61.50%) Linux
2 95 (47.50%) Unix
3 72 (36.00%) Windows
4 64 (32.00%) SQL
5 54 (27.00%) Perl
6 49 (24.50%) HTTP
6 49 (24.50%) Firewall
7 48 (24.00%) DNS
8 47 (23.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 46 (23.00%) Git (software)
9 46 (23.00%) SSL
9 46 (23.00%) Java
9 46 (23.00%) DevOps
10 45 (22.50%) Finance
11 44 (22.00%) Bash Shell
12 43 (21.50%) Linux Command Line
13 42 (21.00%) Oracle
13 42 (21.00%) Active Directory
14 38 (19.00%) TCP/IP
14 38 (19.00%) LDAP
15 35 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
16 34 (17.00%) Security Cleared
16 34 (17.00%) Red Hat
17 33 (16.50%) VMware
18 32 (16.00%) PKI
18 32 (16.00%) Ansible
19 31 (15.50%) SC Cleared
19 31 (15.50%) Puppet
20 30 (15.00%) SNMP
21 29 (14.50%) Shell Script

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 (13.50%) JBoss
2 23 (11.50%) WebLogic
3 20 (10.00%) Apache
4 15 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (7.50%) Tomcat
5 14 (7.00%) IIS
6 13 (6.50%) Confluence
6 13 (6.50%) SAS
7 12 (6.00%) CICS
7 12 (6.00%) MQSeries
8 9 (4.50%) WildFly
9 5 (2.50%) Apache Pig
9 5 (2.50%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.00%) ArcGIS
10 4 (2.00%) GeoServer
10 4 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (1.00%) Drupal
11 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.50%) CMS
12 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) HipChat
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.50%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (5.50%) Amazon S3
3 11 (5.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (3.00%) GitHub
6 4 (2.00%) IaaS
6 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (2.00%) PaaS
7 2 (1.00%) SaaS
8 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.50%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (24.50%) Firewall
1 49 (24.50%) HTTP
2 48 (24.00%) DNS
3 46 (23.00%) SSL
4 38 (19.00%) LDAP
4 38 (19.00%) TCP/IP
5 30 (15.00%) SNMP
6 28 (14.00%) OpenLDAP
7 21 (10.50%) FTP
8 20 (10.00%) VPN
9 16 (8.00%) SMTP
10 15 (7.50%) Kerberos
11 14 (7.00%) LAN
11 14 (7.00%) WAN
12 13 (6.50%) MPLS
12 13 (6.50%) SAN
13 11 (5.50%) IPsec
13 11 (5.50%) NAS
13 11 (5.50%) OpenVPN
14 10 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.00%) MySQL
3 13 (6.50%) Big Data
3 13 (6.50%) DB2
4 12 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (5.50%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (5.50%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.50%) Hadoop
6 9 (4.50%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.00%) QGIS
9 3 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.50%) SQLPlus
10 2 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.00%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 46 (23.00%) Git (software)
2 25 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 16 (8.00%) Maven
4 15 (7.50%) Bitbucket
5 14 (7.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (6.50%) Ant
6 13 (6.50%) JIRA
7 11 (5.50%) JUnit
7 11 (5.50%) Liquibase
7 11 (5.50%) SonarQube
8 6 (3.00%) Subversion
9 2 (1.00%) Emacs
9 2 (1.00%) git-flow
9 2 (1.00%) Hudson
9 2 (1.00%) NuGet
9 2 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.50%) GitLab
10 1 (0.50%) JIRA Agile
General
1 45 (22.50%) Finance
2 24 (12.00%) Banking
3 7 (3.50%) Legal
3 7 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Law
5 2 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) International Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (15.00%) Developer
2 29 (14.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (12.00%) Consultant
4 13 (6.50%) Administrator
4 13 (6.50%) AWS Engineer
4 13 (6.50%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (6.50%) Network Engineer
5 11 (5.50%) Analyst
5 11 (5.50%) Security Engineer
6 10 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
6 10 (5.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 8 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.50%) Architect
9 7 (3.50%) DevOps Developer
9 7 (3.50%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.00%) Web Services
2 24 (12.00%) Middleware
3 23 (11.50%) REST
4 16 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (7.00%) SOAP
6 12 (6.00%) ISPF
6 12 (6.00%) XML
7 11 (5.50%) CSS
7 11 (5.50%) MCollective
8 10 (5.00%) HTML
9 9 (4.50%) .NET
10 8 (4.00%) LAMP
11 7 (3.50%) Sass
11 7 (3.50%) XSLT
12 6 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (2.50%) 802.1X
13 5 (2.50%) Ajax
13 5 (2.50%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.50%) Kafka
13 5 (2.50%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.50%) Linux Command Line
2 32 (16.00%) PKI
3 23 (11.50%) Mainframe
4 13 (6.50%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.00%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.00%) Public Cloud
8 7 (3.50%) User Experience
9 6 (3.00%) Replication
10 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.50%) DataPower
11 3 (1.50%) Private Cloud
12 2 (1.00%) Clustering
12 2 (1.00%) EMC VNX
12 2 (1.00%) iSeries
12 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.50%) CESG
13 1 (0.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 123 (61.50%) Linux
2 95 (47.50%) Unix
3 72 (36.00%) Windows
4 47 (23.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (12.00%) CentOS
6 18 (9.00%) AIX
7 17 (8.50%) Solaris
7 17 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (8.00%) Windows XP
9 14 (7.00%) Windows Server
10 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (6.00%) zOS
11 9 (4.50%) Debian
11 9 (4.50%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.00%) HPUX
13 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.00%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.50%) SUSE
15 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.00%) DevOps
2 27 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.00%) Configuration Management
3 26 (13.00%) Load Balancing
4 18 (9.00%) Scrum
5 16 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (6.50%) Cryptography
7 13 (6.50%) Information Security
7 13 (6.50%) Proactive Monitoring
7 13 (6.50%) Project Planning
8 12 (6.00%) Capacity Management
8 12 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (6.00%) Open Source
8 12 (6.00%) Security Management
8 12 (6.00%) Service Management
8 12 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.00%) Time Management
9 11 (5.50%) Migration
9 11 (5.50%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.00%) SQL
2 54 (27.00%) Perl
3 46 (23.00%) Java
4 44 (22.00%) Bash Shell
5 29 (14.50%) Shell Script
6 27 (13.50%) PowerShell
7 26 (13.00%) Python
8 23 (11.50%) JavaScript
9 22 (11.00%) PL/SQL
10 17 (8.50%) JCL
11 15 (7.50%) Korn
12 12 (6.00%) Assembly Language
12 12 (6.00%) CLIST
12 12 (6.00%) REXX
13 11 (5.50%) Groovy
14 8 (4.00%) PHP
15 7 (3.50%) Ruby
16 6 (3.00%) C
16 6 (3.00%) VB
17 4 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.00%) CCNP
3 8 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.00%) Degree
4 7 (3.50%) CISSP
5 6 (3.00%) CCIE
6 4 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.50%) CCDP
8 2 (1.00%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.00%) CISM
8 2 (1.00%) GCIA
8 2 (1.00%) GCIH
9 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.50%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.00%) COBIT
3 2 (1.00%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.50%) COSO
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (21.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.00%) NFS
3 20 (10.00%) Docker
3 20 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (8.50%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (6.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 12 (6.00%) RACF
5 12 (6.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 12 (6.00%) vCloud
6 11 (5.50%) Postfix
6 11 (5.50%) Squid
7 6 (3.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (3.00%) vSphere
8 5 (2.50%) Apache Flume
8 5 (2.50%) Veritas File System
9 4 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.00%) iptables
10 2 (1.00%) PowerHA
10 2 (1.00%) zsh
Systems Management
1 32 (16.00%) Ansible
2 31 (15.50%) Puppet
3 16 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (8.00%) Terraform
4 15 (7.50%) Kibana
4 15 (7.50%) logstash
5 12 (6.00%) Kubernetes
5 12 (6.00%) zSecure
6 11 (5.50%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (5.50%) NetBackup
6 11 (5.50%) Rancher
6 11 (5.50%) ZABBIX
7 10 (5.00%) Rsyslog
7 10 (5.00%) Sysdig
8 9 (4.50%) SELinux
9 7 (3.50%) Nagios
9 7 (3.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (2.50%) Data Guard
10 5 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (21.00%) Oracle
2 34 (17.00%) Red Hat
3 33 (16.50%) VMware
4 22 (11.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (10.50%) IBM
6 20 (10.00%) Cisco
7 15 (7.50%) Citrix
7 15 (7.50%) Veritas
8 12 (6.00%) CA
8 12 (6.00%) Sybase
8 12 (6.00%) Symantec
9 11 (5.50%) Sonatype
10 10 (5.00%) McAfee
11 9 (4.50%) NetApp
11 9 (4.50%) ServiceNow
12 8 (4.00%) Splunk
13 7 (3.50%) HP
14 6 (3.00%) CyberArk
14 6 (3.00%) Google
14 6 (3.00%) Sun
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