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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 508 549 598
Rank change year-on-year +41 +49  
Contract jobs citing SSH 96 104 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 1.23% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 58 33
Median daily rate £444 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.93% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +7.81% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £29.29 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.94% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year -4.67% -  

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 6364 8446 8389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.11% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3843 5109 4592
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 363 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% -0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SSH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 30 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 82 £469 +17.18% 18
London +22 35 £456 +7.35% 9
South East +23 23 £475 - 4
North West +34 14 £363 -9.37% 3
Berkshire +33 11 £475 -6.40% 1
Reading +29 11 £475 -6.40%
Cheshire - 10 £413 - 2
Surrey +3 7 £438 -5.40%
West Midlands +22 6 £500 +17.64%
South Wales +17 5 £388 -
Wales +15 5 £388 -
Cardiff - 4 £425 -
Knutsford - 4 - -
Croydon - 4 - -
Hampshire +13 3 - - 1
South West +9 3 £438 +27.27%
Manchester +7 3 £481 +20.31%
Telford - 3 £500 -
Epsom - 3 £400 -
Shropshire - 3 £500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £550 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £550 -
Horsham - 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - -
Hook - 2 - -
City of London +7 1 £463 -11.90% 1
Birmingham +6 1 - -
Gloucestershire +5 1 - -
Northampton -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 134 (68.37%) Linux
2 88 (44.90%) Unix
3 66 (33.67%) HTTP
4 64 (32.65%) Linux Command Line
5 62 (31.63%) Git (software)
6 61 (31.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (29.08%) Bash Shell
7 57 (29.08%) Windows
8 55 (28.06%) Java
9 52 (26.53%) Security Cleared
10 50 (25.51%) SC Cleared
11 49 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 49 (25.00%) DNS
12 47 (23.98%) SSL
13 46 (23.47%) Oracle
13 46 (23.47%) DevOps
14 45 (22.96%) VMware
15 43 (21.94%) TCP/IP
15 43 (21.94%) CentOS
16 40 (20.41%) FTP
16 40 (20.41%) SQL
16 40 (20.41%) Ansible
17 39 (19.90%) Red Hat
17 39 (19.90%) Finance
18 38 (19.39%) Firewall
19 37 (18.88%) Puppet
20 35 (17.86%) Perl
20 35 (17.86%) Python
21 33 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
22 29 (14.80%) Load Balancing

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 25 (12.76%) Apache
2 15 (7.65%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (7.65%) Tomcat
3 14 (7.14%) Confluence
4 11 (5.61%) JBoss
4 11 (5.61%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.59%) nginx
6 6 (3.06%) IIS
7 5 (2.55%) ArcGIS
7 5 (2.55%) GeoServer
7 5 (2.55%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.02%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.02%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.02%) SAS
9 2 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.02%) WildFly
10 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) HipChat
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.10%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.59%) Amazon S3
4 7 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.53%) GitHub
8 2 (1.02%) G Suite
8 2 (1.02%) Route 53
8 2 (1.02%) SaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.51%) IaaS
9 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (33.67%) HTTP
2 49 (25.00%) DNS
3 47 (23.98%) SSL
4 43 (21.94%) TCP/IP
5 40 (20.41%) FTP
6 38 (19.39%) Firewall
7 26 (13.27%) LDAP
7 26 (13.27%) SAN
8 23 (11.73%) ICMP
9 22 (11.22%) IPsec
9 22 (11.22%) NAS
10 20 (10.20%) Internet
11 19 (9.69%) SMTP
12 18 (9.18%) OpenLDAP
12 18 (9.18%) VPN
13 16 (8.16%) iSCSI
13 16 (8.16%) SNMP
14 15 (7.65%) OpenVPN
15 11 (5.61%) DHCP
15 11 (5.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.76%) Hadoop
2 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.65%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (6.12%) MySQL
5 11 (5.61%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (4.08%) Big Data
7 7 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.55%) QGIS
9 4 (2.04%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.53%) DB2
11 2 (1.02%) Redis
12 1 (0.51%) GIS
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.51%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.51%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 62 (31.63%) Git (software)
2 22 (11.22%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.69%) JIRA
4 16 (8.16%) Maven
5 15 (7.65%) Ant
6 13 (6.63%) JUnit
6 13 (6.63%) Liquibase
6 13 (6.63%) SonarQube
6 13 (6.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (5.61%) Bitbucket
8 7 (3.57%) Subversion
9 5 (2.55%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (1.53%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.53%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.02%) Hudson
11 2 (1.02%) NuGet
11 2 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.02%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (19.90%) Finance
2 14 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (2.55%) Investment Banking
3 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.53%) Electronics
5 3 (1.53%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (25.00%) Developer
2 28 (14.29%) Administrator
3 27 (13.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (12.24%) Consultant
5 18 (9.18%) DevOps Developer
6 17 (8.67%) Java Developer
7 16 (8.16%) JavaScript Developer
7 16 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (7.65%) Unix Administrator
9 14 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
9 14 (7.14%) Java Engineer
9 14 (7.14%) Storage Administrator
10 12 (6.12%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (5.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 10 (5.10%) Python Developer
13 9 (4.59%) DevOps Consultant
13 9 (4.59%) Java Consultant
13 9 (4.59%) JavaScript Engineer
13 9 (4.59%) SAN Administrator
13 9 (4.59%) SAN Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.24%) REST
2 20 (10.20%) SOAP
2 20 (10.20%) Web Services
3 16 (8.16%) CSS
4 15 (7.65%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (7.65%) HTML
4 15 (7.65%) XML
5 13 (6.63%) MCollective
6 12 (6.12%) Leaflet
6 12 (6.12%) OpenLayers
7 7 (3.57%) .NET
7 7 (3.57%) LAMP
8 6 (3.06%) Play Framework
8 6 (3.06%) Sass
8 6 (3.06%) Software Packaging
8 6 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (3.06%) XSLT
9 5 (2.55%) Ajax
9 5 (2.55%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.55%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 64 (32.65%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (9.69%) Data Centre
3 17 (8.67%) PKI
4 16 (8.16%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (8.16%) Replication
5 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.59%) User Experience
6 6 (3.06%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.06%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.06%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.55%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (2.04%) DataPower
8 4 (2.04%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.53%) CESG
9 3 (1.53%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.53%) Clustering
9 3 (1.53%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 134 (68.37%) Linux
2 88 (44.90%) Unix
3 61 (31.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (29.08%) Windows
5 43 (21.94%) CentOS
6 25 (12.76%) Solaris
6 25 (12.76%) Ubuntu
7 23 (11.73%) Debian
8 19 (9.69%) AIX
9 16 (8.16%) Windows Server
10 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (4.08%) HPUX
12 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.55%) Windows XP
13 4 (2.04%) RancherOS
13 4 (2.04%) SUSE
13 4 (2.04%) VyOS
13 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.47%) DevOps
2 33 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (14.80%) Load Balancing
4 24 (12.24%) Configuration Management
5 22 (11.22%) Scrum
6 21 (10.71%) Open Source
7 20 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (9.18%) Prototyping
9 16 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (8.16%) High Availability
10 15 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.14%) Service Management
11 14 (7.14%) Workflow
12 12 (6.12%) Capacity Management
12 12 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.10%) Web Development
14 9 (4.59%) Change Control
14 9 (4.59%) Statistics
15 8 (4.08%) Identity Management
15 8 (4.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.08%) Bash Shell
2 55 (28.06%) Java
3 49 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 40 (20.41%) SQL
5 35 (17.86%) Perl
5 35 (17.86%) Python
6 27 (13.78%) PowerShell
7 17 (8.67%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.61%) Korn
8 11 (5.61%) PHP
9 9 (4.59%) Ruby
10 8 (4.08%) Scala
11 7 (3.57%) Groovy
12 6 (3.06%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.55%) JCL
14 4 (2.04%) AWK
14 4 (2.04%) sed
14 4 (2.04%) XPath
15 3 (1.53%) C#
15 3 (1.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 50 (25.51%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.10%) CISSP
4 9 (4.59%) CCNP
4 9 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.55%) CCIE
5 5 (2.55%) Degree
5 5 (2.55%) ISEB
6 4 (2.04%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.53%) CCDP
7 3 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (1.02%) CCSA
8 2 (1.02%) CCSE
8 2 (1.02%) CEH
8 2 (1.02%) CISM
8 2 (1.02%) GCIA
8 2 (1.02%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.04%) QA
2 3 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.53%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) COBIT
3 2 (1.02%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.51%) COSO
4 1 (0.51%) RMADS
System Software
1 27 (13.78%) NFS
2 21 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.20%) Active Directory
4 17 (8.67%) Docker
4 17 (8.67%) vCloud
4 17 (8.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 15 (7.65%) Squid
6 14 (7.14%) Veritas File System
6 14 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (6.63%) Postfix
8 11 (5.61%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (3.57%) vSphere
11 5 (2.55%) VMware ESX
12 4 (2.04%) Samba
13 3 (1.53%) Sendmail
13 3 (1.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
14 2 (1.02%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 40 (20.41%) Ansible
2 37 (18.88%) Puppet
3 22 (11.22%) SELinux
4 21 (10.71%) Nagios
5 15 (7.65%) Kibana
5 15 (7.65%) logstash
5 15 (7.65%) Terraform
6 14 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 13 (6.63%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (6.63%) Kubernetes
7 13 (6.63%) Rancher
7 13 (6.63%) ZABBIX
8 11 (5.61%) EMC Navisphere
9 10 (5.10%) NetBackup
10 9 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (3.57%) Rsyslog
11 7 (3.57%) Sysdig
12 6 (3.06%) HAProxy
12 6 (3.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 46 (23.47%) Oracle
2 45 (22.96%) VMware
3 39 (19.90%) Red Hat
4 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
5 23 (11.73%) NetApp
6 22 (11.22%) Veritas
7 18 (9.18%) Sun
8 16 (8.16%) Cisco
9 15 (7.65%) Brocade
10 13 (6.63%) IBM
10 13 (6.63%) Sonatype
11 12 (6.12%) HP
12 11 (5.61%) EMC
13 10 (5.10%) Symantec
14 9 (4.59%) BMC
14 9 (4.59%) Citrix
14 9 (4.59%) Google
14 9 (4.59%) Juniper
15 8 (4.08%) CheckPoint
15 8 (4.08%) Palo Alto
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