Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 696 677
Rank change year-on-year +221 -19 +18
Contract jobs citing SSH 62 124 225
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.10% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 73 157
Median daily rate £425 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £300 £330 £287
90th Percentile £645 £538 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £450 £435
% change year-on-year -15.83% +3.45% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £36.25 £48.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.64% +261.11% -
10th Percentile £28.88 £46.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.84 £49.88 £22.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 4,260 11,300 13,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 13.31% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,450 6,812 8,195
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £195 £200
90th Percentile £621 £600 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 627 661
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.15% +49.58% -
10th Percentile £14.45 £13.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £55.40 £53.75 £48.25
Median hourly rate £34.50 £23.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +46.81% +25.33% -2.93%

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 30 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SSH over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 +253 51 £500 +11.11% 26
London +182 31 £525 +7.69% 10
UK excluding London +231 27 £379 -15.83% 16
Work from Home -104 9 £513 -2.38% 3
East of England +87 6 £500 +38.89%
South East +178 5 £275 -35.29% 4
North of England +116 4 £265 -37.65% 5
Yorkshire +78 4 £265 -33.75% 2
Scotland +72 4 £400 +14.29%
Wales +34 4 £346 -27.86%
Midlands +82 3 £420 -6.67% 4
West Midlands +68 2 £420 +5.00% 3
South West +93 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (66.13%) Linux
2 31 (50.00%) Windows
3 25 (40.32%) Python
4 24 (38.71%) Bash Shell
5 20 (32.26%) DNS
5 20 (32.26%) Red Hat
6 19 (30.65%) DHCP
6 19 (30.65%) Oracle
7 18 (29.03%) MySQL
7 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (27.42%) Perl
9 16 (25.81%) FTP
9 16 (25.81%) AWS
10 15 (24.19%) Puppet
10 15 (24.19%) SQL
11 14 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
12 13 (20.97%) Tomcat
12 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
12 13 (20.97%) DevOps
13 12 (19.35%) HTTP
13 12 (19.35%) JBoss
14 11 (17.74%) Apache
14 11 (17.74%) VMware
14 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
15 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (16.13%) Unix
15 10 (16.13%) Java
15 10 (16.13%) Ansible
15 10 (16.13%) Oracle Database

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 13 (20.97%) Tomcat
2 12 (19.35%) JBoss
3 11 (17.74%) Apache
4 6 (9.68%) Confluence
4 6 (9.68%) Jetty
4 6 (9.68%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 5 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (8.06%) MQSeries
5 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Fuse
5 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.84%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.23%) IIS
8 1 (1.61%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (4.84%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.81%) AWS
2 7 (11.29%) Azure
3 5 (8.06%) Serverless
4 4 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (6.45%) GitHub
5 3 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (4.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.61%) Akamai
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.61%) AWS CodeBuild
7 1 (1.61%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.61%) Cloudflare
7 1 (1.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) DNS
2 19 (30.65%) DHCP
3 16 (25.81%) FTP
4 12 (19.35%) HTTP
5 9 (14.52%) SMTP
6 7 (11.29%) SNMP
7 4 (6.45%) 2G
7 4 (6.45%) 3G
7 4 (6.45%) 4G
7 4 (6.45%) Firewall
7 4 (6.45%) Internet
7 4 (6.45%) OSPF
7 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (6.45%) Wireless
8 3 (4.84%) 5G
8 3 (4.84%) BGP
8 3 (4.84%) EIGRP
8 3 (4.84%) HTTPS
9 2 (3.23%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.03%) MySQL
2 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
3 10 (16.13%) Oracle Database
4 7 (11.29%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (9.68%) MongoDB
6 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
7 4 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.45%) MariaDB
8 3 (4.84%) Neo4j
9 2 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
2 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
3 7 (11.29%) JIRA
3 7 (11.29%) Maven
3 7 (11.29%) Selenium
4 6 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.68%) Vagrant
5 5 (8.06%) Ant
5 5 (8.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (8.06%) Bitbucket
5 5 (8.06%) ClearCase
5 5 (8.06%) FishEye
5 5 (8.06%) Gradle
5 5 (8.06%) Hudson
5 5 (8.06%) IntelliJ
5 5 (8.06%) Leiningen
5 5 (8.06%) Mercurial
5 5 (8.06%) Poseidon for UML
5 5 (8.06%) Subversion
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Administrator
1 9 (14.52%) Architect
1 9 (14.52%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Network Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) DBA
7 2 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (3.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Azure Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) CyberArk Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Java Scala Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Scala Developer
7 2 (3.23%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) REST
2 8 (12.90%) JSON
2 8 (12.90%) Spring
2 8 (12.90%) XML
3 7 (11.29%) AngularJS
3 7 (11.29%) Hibernate
3 7 (11.29%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) HTML5
4 6 (9.68%) SOAP
5 5 (8.06%) .NET
5 5 (8.06%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (8.06%) Apache Camel
5 5 (8.06%) GWT
5 5 (8.06%) JMS
5 5 (8.06%) jQuery
5 5 (8.06%) MSMQ
5 5 (8.06%) Node.js
5 5 (8.06%) Play Framework
5 5 (8.06%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (8.06%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.06%) Derivative
3 5 (8.06%) User Experience
4 4 (6.45%) PKI
4 4 (6.45%) Private Cloud
4 4 (6.45%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.23%) Reference Data
5 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.23%) Social Media
5 2 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (66.13%) Linux
2 31 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (16.13%) Unix
5 9 (14.52%) CentOS
5 9 (14.52%) Debian
6 6 (9.68%) Ubuntu
7 5 (8.06%) Android
7 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
7 5 (8.06%) Mac OS X
7 5 (8.06%) Solaris
7 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.61%) AIX
10 1 (1.61%) HPUX
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) DevOps
3 9 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (12.90%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.29%) Scrum
6 6 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (9.68%) Kanban
6 6 (9.68%) Load Balancing
6 6 (9.68%) Microservices
6 6 (9.68%) Systems Engineering
6 6 (9.68%) TDD
6 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.06%) JVM Tuning
7 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (8.06%) Task Automation
7 5 (8.06%) UML
8 4 (6.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) Python
2 24 (38.71%) Bash Shell
3 17 (27.42%) Perl
4 15 (24.19%) SQL
5 10 (16.13%) Java
6 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.29%) Scala
6 7 (11.29%) Shell Script
7 6 (9.68%) Groovy
7 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
7 6 (9.68%) Ruby
8 5 (8.06%) C++
8 5 (8.06%) Clojure
8 5 (8.06%) ClojureScript
8 5 (8.06%) PL/SQL
8 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
9 4 (6.45%) VBA
10 2 (3.23%) Erlang
10 2 (3.23%) VB
11 1 (1.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
1 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.23%) CCIE
4 2 (3.23%) CCNP
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (6.45%) Docker
4 4 (6.45%) Squid
4 4 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.23%) vSphere
6 1 (1.61%) Samba
6 1 (1.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (24.19%) Puppet
2 10 (16.13%) Ansible
3 7 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.06%) Salt
5 3 (4.84%) Terraform
6 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.61%) Consul
7 1 (1.61%) Grafana
7 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.61%) Packer
7 1 (1.61%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) Red Hat
2 19 (30.65%) Oracle
3 11 (17.74%) VMware
4 5 (8.06%) Axway
4 5 (8.06%) Cloudera
4 5 (8.06%) Hortonworks
4 5 (8.06%) MuleSoft
4 5 (8.06%) Sparx
4 5 (8.06%) Sybase
5 4 (6.45%) IBM
5 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.45%) Rackspace
5 4 (6.45%) SAP
5 4 (6.45%) Symantec
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco
6 3 (4.84%) CyberArk
6 3 (4.84%) hybris
7 2 (3.23%) F5
7 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.23%) Splunk