Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 633 690 724
Rank change year-on-year +57 +34 -125
Contract jobs citing SSH 110 189 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.50% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 140 85
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £253
90th Percentile £545 £575 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £404
% change year-on-year -11.11% +11.46% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
UK median hourly rate £49.19 £19.25 £46.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.53% -58.95% -4.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 9,995 12,570 13,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.83% 12.82% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,001 7,573 8,213
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 597 675
UK median hourly rate £22.96 £18.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.44% +0.27% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.42 £12.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89% -15.56%

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 20 January 2020.

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 13 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 20 January 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 +26 84 £475 +5.56% 40
UK excluding London +46 69 £400 -11.11% 35
London +77 33 £500 +17.65% 8
Scotland +36 14 £350 -15.15% 1
South East +15 14 £463 -7.50% 15
West Midlands +47 13 £438 +66.67% 3
Midlands +45 13 £438 +9.38% 4
North of England +48 12 £368 -5.03% 4
Yorkshire +40 7 £375 -8.54% 2
South West +10 7 £340 -24.44% 5
East of England +30 5 £475 +21.02% 4
North West +20 5 £368 +25.28% 2
Wales +33 4 £476 -9.29% 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 66 (60.00%) Linux
2 41 (37.27%) Windows
3 34 (30.91%) SQL
4 32 (29.09%) Python
4 32 (29.09%) Security Cleared
5 31 (28.18%) Bash Shell
6 28 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (24.55%) Unix
8 26 (23.64%) Finance
9 25 (22.73%) DV Cleared
10 23 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (20.91%) Java
10 23 (20.91%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (20.00%) Spring
12 21 (19.09%) JSON
12 21 (19.09%) Web Services
12 21 (19.09%) XML
12 21 (19.09%) Cisco
13 20 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (17.27%) PowerShell
14 19 (17.27%) MySQL
14 19 (17.27%) TDD
15 18 (16.36%) SOAP
15 18 (16.36%) LAN
15 18 (16.36%) Git (software)
15 18 (16.36%) REST
16 17 (15.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (15.45%) DevOps
16 17 (15.45%) Data Centre
16 17 (15.45%) Cisco Certification

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 8 (7.27%) Apache
1 8 (7.27%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.55%) IIS
2 5 (4.55%) nginx
2 5 (4.55%) SAS
2 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.64%) Confluence
3 4 (3.64%) JBoss
4 3 (2.73%) CMS
4 3 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.73%) Jetty
5 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.82%) Drupal
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.91%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.91%) SAP CAR
1 1 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) AWS
2 6 (5.45%) Azure
3 4 (3.64%) Office 365
4 2 (1.82%) GCP
4 2 (1.82%) Heroku
5 1 (0.91%) Akamai
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.91%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.91%) Datadog
5 1 (0.91%) npm
5 1 (0.91%) NuGet
5 1 (0.91%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.91%) SaaS
5 1 (0.91%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.36%) LAN
2 16 (14.55%) OSPF
3 15 (13.64%) DHCP
4 14 (12.73%) TCP/IP
4 14 (12.73%) WAN
5 12 (10.91%) FTP
6 11 (10.00%) BGP
6 11 (10.00%) DNS
6 11 (10.00%) Firewall
6 11 (10.00%) Internet
7 10 (9.09%) EIGRP
7 10 (9.09%) IPsec
8 9 (8.18%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (7.27%) HTTP
9 8 (7.27%) VPN
10 7 (6.36%) DMVPN
10 7 (6.36%) MPLS
11 5 (4.55%) SNMP
12 4 (3.64%) RSVP
12 4 (3.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.27%) MySQL
2 16 (14.55%) Relational Database
3 14 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (11.82%) Hadoop
5 7 (6.36%) RDBMS
6 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.64%) Big Data
8 3 (2.73%) Cloudera CDH
9 2 (1.82%) DB2
9 2 (1.82%) Ingres
9 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.91%) Redis
10 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.18%) git-flow
3 9 (8.18%) Vagrant
4 8 (7.27%) Maven
4 8 (7.27%) Selenium
5 6 (5.45%) Subversion
6 5 (4.55%) Ant
6 5 (4.55%) Mercurial
7 4 (3.64%) ClearCase
7 4 (3.64%) Gradle
7 4 (3.64%) JIRA
8 3 (2.73%) FindBugs
8 3 (2.73%) gulp
8 3 (2.73%) Hudson
8 3 (2.73%) Log4j
8 3 (2.73%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.82%) GitLab
9 2 (1.82%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 26 (23.64%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 11 (10.00%) Public Sector
4 7 (6.36%) Electronics
4 7 (6.36%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.36%) Marketing
4 7 (6.36%) Retail
5 3 (2.73%) Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Military
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (25.45%) Developer
2 17 (15.45%) Administrator
3 16 (14.55%) Network Engineer
4 14 (12.73%) Java Developer
5 11 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (9.09%) React Developer
6 10 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.27%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.36%) Angular Developer
8 7 (6.36%) PHP Developer
8 7 (6.36%) Senior PHP Developer
9 6 (5.45%) Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) OO PHP Developer
9 6 (5.45%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Architect
10 5 (4.55%) Consultant
10 5 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.55%) SAS Administrator
10 5 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.00%) Spring
2 21 (19.09%) JSON
2 21 (19.09%) Web Services
2 21 (19.09%) XML
3 18 (16.36%) REST
3 18 (16.36%) SOAP
4 15 (13.64%) Hibernate
4 15 (13.64%) React
5 14 (12.73%) HTML
5 14 (12.73%) J2EE
6 13 (11.82%) JPA
7 11 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 11 (10.00%) HTML5
8 10 (9.09%) CSS
8 10 (9.09%) LDAP
8 10 (9.09%) Sass
9 9 (8.18%) OAuth
10 7 (6.36%) CSS3
11 6 (5.45%) Laravel
11 6 (5.45%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
2 17 (15.45%) Data Centre
3 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.27%) PKI
6 6 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.64%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.73%) CMDB
9 2 (1.82%) Derivative
9 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.82%) Replication
9 2 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.82%) User Experience
10 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 66 (60.00%) Linux
2 41 (37.27%) Windows
3 27 (24.55%) Unix
4 17 (15.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (14.55%) Windows Server
6 10 (9.09%) Debian
6 10 (9.09%) Ubuntu
7 9 (8.18%) CentOS
8 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.55%) AIX
9 5 (4.55%) Solaris
9 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.55%) zOS
10 4 (3.64%) Android
10 4 (3.64%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.64%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.73%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (20.91%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (17.27%) TDD
4 17 (15.45%) DevOps
5 16 (14.55%) Test Automation
6 15 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 13 (11.82%) BDD
7 13 (11.82%) OOP
7 13 (11.82%) Pair Programming
7 13 (11.82%) Project Delivery
7 13 (11.82%) SDLC
8 11 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (8.18%) Configuration Management
9 9 (8.18%) Cryptography
9 9 (8.18%) Network Design
9 9 (8.18%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (7.27%) OO
11 7 (6.36%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (6.36%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.91%) SQL
2 32 (29.09%) Python
3 31 (28.18%) Bash Shell
4 23 (20.91%) Java
5 19 (17.27%) PowerShell
6 13 (11.82%) JavaScript
7 11 (10.00%) PHP
8 10 (9.09%) C
9 8 (7.27%) Ruby
10 7 (6.36%) Perl
11 6 (5.45%) PHP 7
12 5 (4.55%) C++
13 2 (1.82%) ClojureScript
13 2 (1.82%) Groovy
13 2 (1.82%) Java 8
13 2 (1.82%) Korn
13 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.82%) Tcl
13 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 25 (22.73%) DV Cleared
3 17 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (14.55%) CCNP
5 14 (12.73%) CCNA
6 11 (10.00%) CCIE
6 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.18%) CCDA
7 9 (8.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 5 (4.55%) Degree
8 5 (4.55%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.91%) CCIE Collaboration
9 1 (0.91%) MCSE
9 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
2 3 (2.73%) WCAG
3 2 (1.82%) GDPR
3 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.82%) Docker
2 13 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.09%) NFS
4 6 (5.45%) vSphere
5 3 (2.73%) Firmware
5 3 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.82%) Samba
6 2 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.91%) iptables
7 1 (0.91%) Postfix
7 1 (0.91%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.91%) Snort
7 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.91%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.91%) XenApp
7 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (14.55%) Ansible
2 9 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.36%) Puppet
4 5 (4.55%) SCCM
4 5 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (4.55%) WSUS
5 4 (3.64%) SELinux
5 4 (3.64%) Terraform
6 3 (2.73%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.73%) Nessus
6 3 (2.73%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.82%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.82%) Salt
7 2 (1.82%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.91%) SCOM
8 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (19.09%) Cisco
2 17 (15.45%) VMware
3 12 (10.91%) Oracle
4 11 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.27%) Atlassian
6 8 (7.27%) SAP
7 6 (5.45%) CyberArk
8 5 (4.55%) Cloudera
8 5 (4.55%) IBM
8 5 (4.55%) Juniper
8 5 (4.55%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.73%) BT
9 3 (2.73%) HP
10 2 (1.82%) Dell
10 2 (1.82%) Google
10 2 (1.82%) Remedy
10 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.82%) Sophos
10 2 (1.82%) Sybase