Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 697 700 588
Rank change year-on-year +3 -112 +111
Contract jobs citing SSH 209 188 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 1.35% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 99 158
UK median daily rate £450 £395 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -16.84% -
10th Percentile £311 £217 £310
90th Percentile £575 £591 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -21.05% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £46.89 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.21% -4.67% +181.09%
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 13,515 13,966 15,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 13.53% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,156 8,606 9,423
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 708 795
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.19 £11.67
90th Percentile £48.17 £46.33 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -5.26% -20.00% +15.85%

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 14 December 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 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 December 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 +33 196 £450 +9.09% 41
UK excluding London -14 124 £438 +16.67% 31
London +26 82 £475 +11.76% 12
South East +23 52 £475 +26.67% 5
North of England -31 28 £410 +32.26% 5
Yorkshire -1 25 £420 -4.00% 2
South West -19 14 £365 -12.84% 11
East of England - 11 £435 - 2
Midlands -24 10 £400 -3.03% 6
West Midlands -30 9 £400 -3.03% 2
Wales - 4 £500 - 1
North West -24 3 £294 -34.72% 2
Scotland -32 3 £413 +11.49%
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
East Midlands +9 1 £409 - 4

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 85 (40.67%) Linux
2 71 (33.97%) Firewall
3 67 (32.06%) DevOps
4 55 (26.32%) Docker
5 54 (25.84%) Windows
5 54 (25.84%) TCP/IP
6 52 (24.88%) Git (software)
7 51 (24.40%) DNS
8 48 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
9 47 (22.49%) Bash Shell
10 45 (21.53%) VMware
11 44 (21.05%) Unix
12 43 (20.57%) Python
12 43 (20.57%) Kubernetes
13 42 (20.10%) Java
13 42 (20.10%) Ansible
14 41 (19.62%) Jenkins
14 41 (19.62%) Configuration Management
15 38 (18.18%) SQL
15 38 (18.18%) Internet
16 36 (17.22%) VPN
17 35 (16.75%) Apache
17 35 (16.75%) LAN
17 35 (16.75%) WAN
18 34 (16.27%) HTTP
19 33 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (15.79%) Analytics
20 32 (15.31%) Hadoop
20 32 (15.31%) SSL
21 30 (14.35%) FTP

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 35 (16.75%) Apache
2 25 (11.96%) Tomcat
3 19 (9.09%) Apache Spark
4 18 (8.61%) Confluence
5 15 (7.18%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (6.70%) OpenStack
7 11 (5.26%) CMS
7 11 (5.26%) nginx
8 5 (2.39%) IIS
8 5 (2.39%) WordPress
9 4 (1.91%) Gentran
10 2 (0.96%) Drupal
10 2 (0.96%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.96%) JBoss
11 1 (0.48%) CICS
11 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.48%) Mule
11 1 (0.48%) SAS
11 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.13%) MS Visio
3 15 (7.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (4.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.44%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.70%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (4.78%) Amazon S3
4 10 (4.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (4.31%) OpenShift
6 8 (3.83%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (3.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.87%) GitHub
8 6 (2.87%) Serverless
9 5 (2.39%) Office 365
10 4 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.91%) SaaS
11 2 (0.96%) IaaS
11 2 (0.96%) Linode
11 2 (0.96%) NuGet
11 2 (0.96%) PaaS
11 2 (0.96%) Route 53
12 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 71 (33.97%) Firewall
2 54 (25.84%) TCP/IP
3 51 (24.40%) DNS
4 38 (18.18%) Internet
5 36 (17.22%) VPN
6 35 (16.75%) LAN
6 35 (16.75%) WAN
7 34 (16.27%) HTTP
8 32 (15.31%) SSL
9 30 (14.35%) FTP
10 25 (11.96%) SMTP
11 24 (11.48%) DHCP
11 24 (11.48%) SNMP
12 23 (11.00%) OSPF
13 22 (10.53%) Wireless
14 19 (9.09%) IPsec
15 17 (8.13%) Wireshark
16 15 (7.18%) MPLS
16 15 (7.18%) Telnet
16 15 (7.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.31%) Hadoop
2 30 (14.35%) MySQL
3 22 (10.53%) Big Data
4 21 (10.05%) Apache Hive
5 18 (8.61%) Flink
6 13 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.78%) Ingres
8 9 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (4.31%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.91%) GIS
10 4 (1.91%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.48%) DB2
12 1 (0.48%) Firebird
12 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 52 (24.88%) Git (software)
2 41 (19.62%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.09%) JIRA
4 18 (8.61%) Maven
5 16 (7.66%) Bitbucket
6 11 (5.26%) Liquibase
6 11 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (4.78%) SonarQube
8 9 (4.31%) Ant
8 9 (4.31%) gulp
8 9 (4.31%) JUnit
9 7 (3.35%) git-flow
10 4 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.91%) CircleCI
11 3 (1.44%) GitLab
11 3 (1.44%) GoCD
11 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.44%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.96%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (10.53%) Legal
2 19 (9.09%) Finance
3 7 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.91%) Billing
5 3 (1.44%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) German Language
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (24.88%) Developer
2 30 (14.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (9.57%) Consultant
4 19 (9.09%) Administrator
4 19 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 15 (7.18%) Analyst
6 14 (6.70%) Analytics Developer
6 14 (6.70%) Big Data Developer
7 13 (6.22%) Linux Administrator
8 12 (5.74%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (5.74%) Software Developer
9 11 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
9 11 (5.26%) CyberArk Consultant
9 11 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.78%) Unix Developer
11 9 (4.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.31%) Technical Engineer
12 7 (3.35%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.00%) REST
2 19 (9.09%) Spark Streaming
3 18 (8.61%) Elastic Stack
3 18 (8.61%) HTML
4 17 (8.13%) CSS
5 14 (6.70%) Web Services
6 13 (6.22%) React
7 11 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.78%) LAMP
8 10 (4.78%) Middleware
8 10 (4.78%) OAuth
8 10 (4.78%) Polymer
8 10 (4.78%) Sass
8 10 (4.78%) Vue.js
9 9 (4.31%) jQuery
9 9 (4.31%) MCollective
10 8 (3.83%) LDAP
11 7 (3.35%) SOAP
12 5 (2.39%) CSS3
12 5 (2.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.48%) Data Centre
3 23 (11.00%) Linux Command Line
4 16 (7.66%) Clustering
5 15 (7.18%) PKI
6 13 (6.22%) Mobile App
6 13 (6.22%) Replication
7 5 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.39%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.39%) User Experience
8 4 (1.91%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.44%) Social Media
9 3 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.44%) Wiki
10 2 (0.96%) Derivative
10 2 (0.96%) IBM Storwize
10 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) Bitcoin
11 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (40.67%) Linux
2 54 (25.84%) Windows
3 44 (21.05%) Unix
4 27 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (10.05%) CentOS
6 19 (9.09%) Solaris
7 14 (6.70%) AIX
7 14 (6.70%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.87%) Debian
9 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.91%) MVS
11 3 (1.44%) HPUX
11 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.48%) RancherOS
13 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (32.06%) DevOps
2 41 (19.62%) Configuration Management
3 33 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (15.79%) Analytics
4 27 (12.92%) ETL
5 25 (11.96%) Migration
6 24 (11.48%) Web Development
7 22 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 21 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (10.05%) Network Architecture
8 21 (10.05%) Open Source
9 18 (8.61%) Big Data Analytics
9 18 (8.61%) Data Analytics
9 18 (8.61%) Data Ingestion
9 18 (8.61%) Data Protection
9 18 (8.61%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (8.13%) Microservices
11 15 (7.18%) Task Automation
11 15 (7.18%) TDD
12 14 (6.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.49%) Bash Shell
2 43 (20.57%) Python
3 42 (20.10%) Java
4 38 (18.18%) SQL
5 22 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 17 (8.13%) JavaScript
7 14 (6.70%) PHP
8 13 (6.22%) Go
8 13 (6.22%) Perl
9 12 (5.74%) Groovy
10 8 (3.83%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.87%) C
12 3 (1.44%) C#
13 2 (0.96%) Dart
13 2 (0.96%) R
13 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.48%) C++
14 1 (0.48%) CLIST
14 1 (0.48%) Ruby
14 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (6.22%) CCNP
2 13 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.74%) HP MASE
4 10 (4.78%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.91%) CCNA
5 4 (1.91%) Degree
6 3 (1.44%) CISM
6 3 (1.44%) CISSP
6 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.96%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.96%) CCIE
7 2 (0.96%) CCSA
7 2 (0.96%) HP APS
8 1 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.48%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) PCI DSS
1 9 (4.31%) SLA
1 9 (4.31%) WCAG
2 7 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.91%) QA
5 3 (1.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.48%) GPG13
System Software
1 55 (26.32%) Docker
2 30 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.40%) Active Directory
4 20 (9.57%) NFS
5 16 (7.66%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (6.70%) Xen
7 12 (5.74%) FreeRADIUS
7 12 (5.74%) Squid
8 10 (4.78%) Postfix
9 9 (4.31%) vCloud
10 8 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (2.87%) iptables
12 5 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.91%) vSphere
14 2 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 1 (0.48%) Cygwin
15 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
15 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.48%) PowerHA
15 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (20.57%) Kubernetes
2 42 (20.10%) Ansible
3 30 (14.35%) Puppet
4 22 (10.53%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (7.66%) Terraform
6 13 (6.22%) Mesos
7 11 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (4.78%) Opsview
8 10 (4.78%) Rancher
8 10 (4.78%) ZABBIX
9 9 (4.31%) Kibana
9 9 (4.31%) logstash
10 8 (3.83%) Rsyslog
10 8 (3.83%) Sysdig
11 7 (3.35%) Nagios
12 5 (2.39%) SCCM
13 4 (1.91%) HAProxy
13 4 (1.91%) Icinga
13 4 (1.91%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (21.53%) VMware
2 29 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.88%) Oracle
3 24 (11.48%) Cisco
4 22 (10.53%) HP
5 19 (9.09%) CyberArk
6 17 (8.13%) Splunk
7 12 (5.74%) Brocade
7 12 (5.74%) Fortinet
7 12 (5.74%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.78%) Aruba
9 9 (4.31%) Sonatype
10 8 (3.83%) IBM
10 8 (3.83%) Juniper
11 7 (3.35%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.35%) Remedy
12 6 (2.87%) Google
12 6 (2.87%) NetApp
13 5 (2.39%) CA
13 5 (2.39%) ServiceNow