Period
to 20 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 692 679 703
Rank change year-on-year -13 +24 -77
Contract jobs citing SSH 122 216 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.60% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 146 90
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +13.21% -16.32%
10th Percentile £329 £300 £213
90th Percentile £538 £588 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +261.11% - -
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 11,199 13,465 13,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.16% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,751 8,100 8,240
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £195 £200 £186
90th Percentile £600 £605 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 659 723
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -1.30% -17.20%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.20 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.56% -22.00%

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 October 2019.

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 12 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 October 2019. 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 -27 91 £450 - 53
UK excluding London -10 69 £450 +2.86% 47
London +52 46 £488 -7.14% 13
South East -4 16 £425 -8.11% 11
Scotland +43 14 £350 -36.36% 6
Wales +33 11 £480 +1.05% 1
South West -13 9 £340 +0.74% 18
North of England +23 7 £425 - 6
Midlands +41 6 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England +16 6 £360 -17.24% 1
Yorkshire +21 5 £400 -8.57% 1
North West +14 2 £450 +50.00% 5

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 70 (57.38%) Linux
2 47 (38.52%) SQL
3 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (31.15%) Bash Shell
5 37 (30.33%) Windows
6 36 (29.51%) Java
7 31 (25.41%) AWS
8 30 (24.59%) XML
8 30 (24.59%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (23.77%) JSON
10 28 (22.95%) MySQL
11 27 (22.13%) Web Services
12 25 (20.49%) SOAP
12 25 (20.49%) Oracle
12 25 (20.49%) TDD
12 25 (20.49%) Git (software)
13 24 (19.67%) Security Cleared
13 24 (19.67%) DevOps
14 23 (18.85%) Spring
14 23 (18.85%) Finance
14 23 (18.85%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
14 23 (18.85%) Unix
14 23 (18.85%) Python
14 23 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (18.03%) HTML
15 22 (18.03%) React
16 21 (17.21%) Scrum
17 20 (16.39%) Active Directory
17 20 (16.39%) AngularJS

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 11 (9.02%) JBoss
1 11 (9.02%) Tomcat
2 10 (8.20%) Apache
3 8 (6.56%) Confluence
3 8 (6.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (5.74%) Drupal
4 7 (5.74%) Jetty
5 6 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (4.92%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 6 (4.92%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.10%) Apache Spark
6 5 (4.10%) Mendix
6 5 (4.10%) nginx
6 5 (4.10%) SAS
7 2 (1.64%) CMS
7 2 (1.64%) IIS
7 2 (1.64%) Mule
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.10%) FileZilla
3 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.82%) SAP CAR
2 1 (0.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.82%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.41%) AWS
2 15 (12.30%) Azure
3 7 (5.74%) Heroku
4 6 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.92%) Office 365
5 4 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (3.28%) Datadog
6 3 (2.46%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.64%) npm
8 1 (0.82%) Akamai
8 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.82%) GCP
8 1 (0.82%) NuGet
8 1 (0.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.30%) Firewall
2 12 (9.84%) FTP
3 11 (9.02%) LAN
3 11 (9.02%) SNMP
4 10 (8.20%) VPN
5 9 (7.38%) Internet
5 9 (7.38%) WAN
6 8 (6.56%) HTTP
6 8 (6.56%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.74%) IPsec
7 7 (5.74%) MPLS
8 5 (4.10%) BGP
8 5 (4.10%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (4.10%) DHCP
8 5 (4.10%) DNS
8 5 (4.10%) EIGRP
8 5 (4.10%) OSPF
8 5 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (4.10%) SSL
8 5 (4.10%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.95%) MySQL
2 23 (18.85%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (13.11%) Hadoop
4 12 (9.84%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.20%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.92%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.10%) RDBMS
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.28%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (3.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (3.28%) Redis
9 2 (1.64%) Big Data
9 2 (1.64%) Cloudera CDH
10 1 (0.82%) MS Access
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (20.49%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.39%) Jenkins
3 15 (12.30%) Selenium
4 14 (11.48%) Vagrant
5 12 (9.84%) ClearCase
6 11 (9.02%) Maven
7 9 (7.38%) Subversion
8 8 (6.56%) Ant
8 8 (6.56%) git-flow
8 8 (6.56%) Gradle
8 8 (6.56%) Hudson
8 8 (6.56%) JIRA
8 8 (6.56%) Mercurial
9 6 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (4.92%) ClearQuest
9 6 (4.92%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.92%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.92%) FishEye
9 6 (4.92%) Leiningen
9 6 (4.92%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 23 (18.85%) Finance
2 13 (10.66%) Public Sector
3 10 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.74%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.74%) Marketing
4 7 (5.74%) Retail
5 6 (4.92%) Electronics
6 5 (4.10%) Banking
7 4 (3.28%) Games
8 2 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Developer
2 17 (13.93%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (12.30%) Administrator
5 11 (9.02%) Network Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Architect
7 9 (7.38%) Consultant
7 9 (7.38%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (6.56%) PHP Developer
8 8 (6.56%) React Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (5.74%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (5.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Angular Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.92%) OO PHP Developer
10 6 (4.92%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.59%) XML
2 29 (23.77%) JSON
3 27 (22.13%) Web Services
4 25 (20.49%) SOAP
5 23 (18.85%) Spring
6 22 (18.03%) HTML
6 22 (18.03%) React
7 20 (16.39%) AngularJS
7 20 (16.39%) HTML5
8 18 (14.75%) Hibernate
8 18 (14.75%) REST
9 16 (13.11%) CSS
9 16 (13.11%) Node.js
10 14 (11.48%) jQuery
10 14 (11.48%) RESTful
11 13 (10.66%) J2EE
11 13 (10.66%) LDAP
12 12 (9.84%) JPA
13 10 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (7.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.59%) Linux Command Line
2 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.66%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.56%) PKI
4 8 (6.56%) User Experience
5 6 (4.92%) Derivative
5 6 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.92%) Smart Meter
6 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.28%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.28%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.46%) CMDB
9 2 (1.64%) Online Games
9 2 (1.64%) SCADA
10 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.82%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.82%) NHS
10 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (57.38%) Linux
2 37 (30.33%) Windows
3 23 (18.85%) Unix
4 15 (12.30%) CentOS
4 15 (12.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.66%) Debian
6 9 (7.38%) Ubuntu
6 9 (7.38%) Windows Server
7 8 (6.56%) Mac OS X
7 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.74%) Android
8 7 (5.74%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.92%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.10%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.46%) AIX
11 3 (2.46%) Solaris
11 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.46%) zOS
12 1 (0.82%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.49%) TDD
3 24 (19.67%) DevOps
4 23 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (17.21%) Scrum
6 18 (14.75%) BDD
6 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (14.75%) SDLC
7 13 (10.66%) Test Automation
8 12 (9.84%) Kanban
8 12 (9.84%) Migration
8 12 (9.84%) OO
8 12 (9.84%) OO PHP
8 12 (9.84%) OOP
8 12 (9.84%) Pair Programming
9 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (9.02%) Service Delivery
10 9 (7.38%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (7.38%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.52%) SQL
2 38 (31.15%) Bash Shell
3 36 (29.51%) Java
4 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
4 23 (18.85%) Python
5 17 (13.93%) PHP
5 17 (13.93%) Ruby
6 14 (11.48%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.38%) C++
7 9 (7.38%) Perl
8 7 (5.74%) C#
8 7 (5.74%) Groovy
9 6 (4.92%) Clojure
9 6 (4.92%) ClojureScript
9 6 (4.92%) PHP 7
9 6 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.92%) Scala
9 6 (4.92%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.92%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.84%) DV Cleared
2 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.10%) CCIE
4 5 (4.10%) SAS Certification
5 4 (3.28%) CCNA
5 4 (3.28%) CCNP
5 4 (3.28%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.82%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.64%) GDPR
3 2 (1.64%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) WCAG
4 1 (0.82%) COBIT
4 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.82%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.82%) NIST
System Software
1 20 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.11%) Docker
3 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.28%) vSphere
6 3 (2.46%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.64%) Firmware
7 2 (1.64%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.64%) NFS
7 2 (1.64%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.82%) iptables
8 1 (0.82%) Samba
8 1 (0.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (13.93%) Ansible
2 11 (9.02%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (8.20%) Puppet
3 10 (8.20%) SCCM
4 7 (5.74%) WSUS
5 6 (4.92%) Salt
5 6 (4.92%) Terraform
6 5 (4.10%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (3.28%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.46%) SELinux
9 2 (1.64%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.64%) SCOM
9 2 (1.64%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (1.64%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.82%) Core Impact
10 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.82%) QRadar
10 1 (0.82%) Suricata
10 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (20.49%) Oracle
2 17 (13.93%) VMware
3 16 (13.11%) Cisco
4 13 (10.66%) Red Hat
5 12 (9.84%) Microsoft
6 9 (7.38%) CyberArk
7 8 (6.56%) Atlassian
7 8 (6.56%) Cloudera
7 8 (6.56%) SAP
8 7 (5.74%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (4.92%) Hortonworks
9 6 (4.92%) hybris
9 6 (4.92%) Sybase
10 5 (4.10%) IBM
10 5 (4.10%) McAfee
11 4 (3.28%) BeyondTrust
11 4 (3.28%) CA
11 4 (3.28%) Dell
11 4 (3.28%) Kaspersky
11 4 (3.28%) Percona