Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 653 670
Rank change year-on-year -53 +17 +91
Contract jobs citing SSH 176 194 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.49% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 102 126
UK median daily rate £469 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £300 £233 £238
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +10.63% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £49.19 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.56% - -73.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13,737 12,977 16,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 13.66% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,444 7,822 10,235
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 762 767 791
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.73% -21.36% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 17 July 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
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 17 July 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 -26 163 £475 +11.76% 36
UK excluding London -53 92 £443 +10.63% 25
London -36 79 £500 +8.11% 11
South East -33 28 £450 -5.26% 10
North of England -35 26 £468 +50.81% 4
Yorkshire 0 20 £474 +35.36% 2
South West +8 13 £220 -49.71% 5
East of England - 9 £425 - 3
Midlands -9 8 £400 -11.11% 3
North West -35 6 £420 +11.94% 2
East Midlands +5 4 £365 - 2
Wales -14 4 £450 +16.13%
West Midlands -24 4 £425 -5.56% 1
Scotland -62 4 £550 +83.33%

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 107 (60.80%) Linux
2 61 (34.66%) Bash Shell
3 58 (32.95%) Windows
4 57 (32.39%) DevOps
5 54 (30.68%) Git (software)
5 54 (30.68%) Unix
6 52 (29.55%) TCP/IP
7 47 (26.70%) Java
8 44 (25.00%) DNS
8 44 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 43 (24.43%) Oracle
9 43 (24.43%) Finance
10 42 (23.86%) Jenkins
11 38 (21.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (20.45%) SQL
12 36 (20.45%) Apache
13 35 (19.89%) FTP
13 35 (19.89%) Perl
13 35 (19.89%) Puppet
14 33 (18.75%) Ansible
14 33 (18.75%) VMware
15 32 (18.18%) SSL
16 31 (17.61%) HTTP
16 31 (17.61%) Python
17 30 (17.05%) Active Directory
18 28 (15.91%) JIRA
19 27 (15.34%) WAN
20 26 (14.77%) Firewall
20 26 (14.77%) Tomcat
20 26 (14.77%) Docker

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 36 (20.45%) Apache
2 26 (14.77%) Tomcat
3 15 (8.52%) Confluence
4 9 (5.11%) JBoss
5 8 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (3.98%) CMS
6 7 (3.98%) IIS
7 5 (2.84%) nginx
7 5 (2.84%) WildFly
8 4 (2.27%) Apache Spark
8 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.27%) WordPress
9 3 (1.70%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (1.70%) CICS
9 3 (1.70%) Jetty
9 3 (1.70%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 3 (1.70%) SAS
10 2 (1.14%) Gentran
10 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.95%) GitHub
4 8 (4.55%) Office 365
4 8 (4.55%) SaaS
5 5 (2.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (2.84%) G Suite
6 4 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.27%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.27%) Slack
6 4 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.70%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.70%) NuGet
8 2 (1.14%) Datadog
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.57%) Linode
9 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (29.55%) TCP/IP
2 44 (25.00%) DNS
3 35 (19.89%) FTP
4 32 (18.18%) SSL
5 31 (17.61%) HTTP
6 27 (15.34%) WAN
7 26 (14.77%) Firewall
8 20 (11.36%) SMTP
9 19 (10.80%) LAN
9 19 (10.80%) VPN
10 18 (10.23%) DHCP
11 16 (9.09%) SNMP
12 15 (8.52%) HTTPS
13 14 (7.95%) SAN
14 12 (6.82%) IPsec
15 10 (5.68%) Internet
16 9 (5.11%) Network Security
17 8 (4.55%) NAS
18 7 (3.98%) BGP
18 7 (3.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.36%) MySQL
2 16 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.52%) Hadoop
4 13 (7.39%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.84%) Big Data
5 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.27%) Ingres
6 4 (2.27%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.70%) DB2
8 2 (1.14%) GIS
8 2 (1.14%) Redis
9 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.57%) phpMyAdmin
9 1 (0.57%) QGIS
9 1 (0.57%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (30.68%) Git (software)
2 42 (23.86%) Jenkins
3 28 (15.91%) JIRA
4 25 (14.20%) Maven
5 13 (7.39%) Bitbucket
6 12 (6.82%) Subversion
7 11 (6.25%) Ant
8 7 (3.98%) Hudson
9 6 (3.41%) Vagrant
10 5 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (2.27%) JUnit
11 4 (2.27%) Liquibase
11 4 (2.27%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.70%) ClearCase
12 3 (1.70%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.70%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.70%) FishEye
12 3 (1.70%) Gradle
12 3 (1.70%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.70%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 43 (24.43%) Finance
2 13 (7.39%) Banking
3 8 (4.55%) Legal
4 4 (2.27%) French Language
5 3 (1.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (16.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (15.34%) Developer
3 20 (11.36%) Administrator
4 19 (10.80%) Network Engineer
5 17 (9.66%) Security Engineer
6 15 (8.52%) AWS Engineer
6 15 (8.52%) Java Developer
7 13 (7.39%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.25%) Analyst
9 10 (5.68%) Consultant
9 10 (5.68%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (5.11%) Unix Administrator
11 8 (4.55%) CyberArk Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) IT Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.98%) IT Support
12 7 (3.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.98%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.50%) Middleware
2 21 (11.93%) LDAP
3 19 (10.80%) REST
4 15 (8.52%) Spring
5 13 (7.39%) Web Services
5 13 (7.39%) XML
6 11 (6.25%) SOAP
7 9 (5.11%) SailPoint
8 8 (4.55%) Node.js
9 7 (3.98%) .NET
9 7 (3.98%) HTML
9 7 (3.98%) LAMP
10 6 (3.41%) HTML5
10 6 (3.41%) JSON
10 6 (3.41%) React
11 5 (2.84%) JMS
11 5 (2.84%) jQuery
11 5 (2.84%) OAuth
11 5 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (6.25%) PKI
4 7 (3.98%) Replication
5 6 (3.41%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.41%) Fintech
6 5 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.84%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.84%) DataPower
6 5 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.84%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.70%) Clustering
8 3 (1.70%) Derivative
8 3 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.70%) User Experience
9 2 (1.14%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 107 (60.80%) Linux
2 58 (32.95%) Windows
3 54 (30.68%) Unix
4 38 (21.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (14.20%) CentOS
6 17 (9.66%) Solaris
7 14 (7.95%) Ubuntu
8 13 (7.39%) Windows Server
9 10 (5.68%) Debian
9 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (4.55%) AIX
11 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.70%) Android
12 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.70%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.70%) SUSE
12 3 (1.70%) zOS
13 2 (1.14%) HPUX
13 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.39%) DevOps
2 24 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 17 (9.66%) Information Security
4 14 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.95%) ITIL
5 13 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (7.39%) Open Source
5 13 (7.39%) Task Automation
6 12 (6.82%) Network Management
6 12 (6.82%) Privileged Access Management
6 12 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (6.25%) Change Management
7 11 (6.25%) High Availability
7 11 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 10 (5.68%) Analytics
8 10 (5.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (5.68%) Microservices
8 10 (5.68%) Migration
9 9 (5.11%) Identity Access Management
9 9 (5.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.66%) Bash Shell
2 47 (26.70%) Java
3 36 (20.45%) SQL
4 35 (19.89%) Perl
5 31 (17.61%) Python
6 18 (10.23%) PowerShell
7 17 (9.66%) JavaScript
8 16 (9.09%) Shell Script
9 10 (5.68%) PHP
10 8 (4.55%) C++
10 8 (4.55%) Groovy
11 7 (3.98%) C
12 5 (2.84%) Ruby
12 5 (2.84%) VBA
13 4 (2.27%) AWK
13 4 (2.27%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.70%) Assembly Language
14 3 (1.70%) JCL
14 3 (1.70%) REXX
14 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.39%) CCNA
4 9 (5.11%) CCSA
5 8 (4.55%) CISM
5 8 (4.55%) CISSP
6 6 (3.41%) AWS Certification
6 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.27%) CCNP
8 3 (1.70%) Degree
9 2 (1.14%) CCSE
9 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.57%) CISA
10 1 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) SLA
2 7 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 30 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.77%) Docker
3 24 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (9.09%) NFS
4 16 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.41%) Veritas File System
7 5 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.84%) vSphere
8 4 (2.27%) Firmware
8 4 (2.27%) iptables
8 4 (2.27%) OpenSSH
8 4 (2.27%) Postfix
8 4 (2.27%) Squid
8 4 (2.27%) vCloud
8 4 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 3 (1.70%) RACF
9 3 (1.70%) Samba
9 3 (1.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 35 (19.89%) Puppet
2 33 (18.75%) Ansible
3 19 (10.80%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (9.09%) Terraform
5 13 (7.39%) Kubernetes
6 11 (6.25%) Nagios
6 11 (6.25%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 7 (3.98%) ZABBIX
8 6 (3.41%) SCCM
8 6 (3.41%) SELinux
8 6 (3.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (2.27%) Grafana
10 4 (2.27%) Kibana
10 4 (2.27%) logstash
10 4 (2.27%) Opsview
10 4 (2.27%) Rancher
11 3 (1.70%) Rsyslog
11 3 (1.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 43 (24.43%) Oracle
2 33 (18.75%) VMware
3 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 19 (10.80%) IBM
5 17 (9.66%) Cisco
6 16 (9.09%) Splunk
7 15 (8.52%) Veritas
8 13 (7.39%) CyberArk
9 12 (6.82%) CA
10 11 (6.25%) ServiceNow
11 10 (5.68%) HP
12 9 (5.11%) ForgeRock
13 8 (4.55%) CheckPoint
13 8 (4.55%) Rackspace
13 8 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 8 (4.55%) Sun
14 7 (3.98%) F5
14 7 (3.98%) Remedy
15 6 (3.41%) Symantec