Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 742 627 676
Rank change year-on-year -115 +49 +78
Contract jobs citing SSH 142 196 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.51% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 129 112
UK median daily rate £450 £474 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.01% +11.47% +15.25%
10th Percentile £285 £324 £225
90th Percentile £575 £605 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -4.21% +15.15% +12.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 £12.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.67% +303.36% -59.35%
10th Percentile £42.99 £43.68 £8.77
90th Percentile £48.96 £49.19 £39.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.00

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 13,295 13,000 15,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 14.26% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,203 7,899 9,299
UK median daily rate £415 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +0.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £214
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 725 722
UK median hourly rate £19.24 £22.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.53% -13.73% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.88 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% -16.00% +8.11%

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 25 April 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 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 25 April 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 -71 132 £450 -5.26% 46
London -52 69 £450 -1.91% 18
UK excluding London -57 67 £455 -4.21% 31
South East -47 25 £525 +10.53% 7
North of England -21 14 £460 +26.90% 8
South West +17 12 £413 +13.01% 4
Midlands -3 9 £335 -33.00% 4
Yorkshire -12 9 £460 -20.00% 5
West Midlands -12 9 £335 -33.00% 3
North West -16 5 £344 -14.06% 3
Wales -13 4 £450 +26.32% 2
East of England -1 3 £625 - 5

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 100 (70.42%) Linux
2 50 (35.21%) Bash Shell
3 47 (33.10%) TCP/IP
4 44 (30.99%) HTTP
5 43 (30.28%) DNS
5 43 (30.28%) Git (software)
6 39 (27.46%) Java
7 38 (26.76%) DevOps
8 36 (25.35%) Jenkins
8 36 (25.35%) Puppet
8 36 (25.35%) Windows
9 35 (24.65%) Unix
10 34 (23.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (22.54%) JIRA
11 32 (22.54%) FTP
12 31 (21.83%) Apache
12 31 (21.83%) Perl
13 30 (21.13%) SQL
14 28 (19.72%) Python
14 28 (19.72%) Finance
14 28 (19.72%) VMware
15 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (18.31%) Maven
15 26 (18.31%) SMTP
16 25 (17.61%) Ansible
16 25 (17.61%) Docker
17 24 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
17 24 (16.90%) Firewall
17 24 (16.90%) SSL
17 24 (16.90%) Linux Command Line

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 31 (21.83%) Apache
2 23 (16.20%) Tomcat
3 16 (11.27%) Confluence
4 12 (8.45%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.93%) CMS
6 4 (2.82%) WordPress
7 3 (2.11%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.11%) JBoss
7 3 (2.11%) Jetty
7 3 (2.11%) nginx
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.41%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (1.41%) Drupal
9 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.70%) IIS
9 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) HipChat
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.15%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (9.15%) Amazon S3
3 12 (8.45%) GitHub
4 10 (7.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (5.63%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (5.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (4.93%) SaaS
7 5 (3.52%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (3.52%) Serverless
8 3 (2.11%) G Suite
8 3 (2.11%) NuGet
8 3 (2.11%) Slack
9 2 (1.41%) Datadog
10 1 (0.70%) Office 365
10 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (33.10%) TCP/IP
2 44 (30.99%) HTTP
3 43 (30.28%) DNS
4 32 (22.54%) FTP
5 26 (18.31%) SMTP
6 24 (16.90%) Firewall
6 24 (16.90%) SSL
7 20 (14.08%) SNMP
8 17 (11.97%) WAN
9 15 (10.56%) IPsec
10 14 (9.86%) HTTPS
10 14 (9.86%) VPN
11 13 (9.15%) Internet
12 11 (7.75%) DHCP
12 11 (7.75%) LAN
12 11 (7.75%) Network Security
13 9 (6.34%) OpenLDAP
13 9 (6.34%) OpenVPN
13 9 (6.34%) Telnet
14 8 (5.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (7.75%) MySQL
3 10 (7.04%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.63%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (5.63%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.52%) Big Data
6 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.41%) Redis
8 1 (0.70%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (30.28%) Git (software)
2 36 (25.35%) Jenkins
3 32 (22.54%) JIRA
4 26 (18.31%) Maven
5 16 (11.27%) Ant
6 9 (6.34%) JUnit
6 9 (6.34%) Liquibase
6 9 (6.34%) SonarQube
6 9 (6.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (5.63%) Bitbucket
8 7 (4.93%) Hudson
8 7 (4.93%) Subversion
9 6 (4.23%) Vagrant
10 3 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.11%) FishEye
10 3 (2.11%) Gradle
10 3 (2.11%) Grunt
10 3 (2.11%) Poseidon for UML
10 3 (2.11%) Selenium
General
1 28 (19.72%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Legal
3 6 (4.23%) Banking
4 5 (3.52%) French Language
5 4 (2.82%) Marketing
6 2 (1.41%) Military
6 2 (1.41%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (17.61%) Developer
2 23 (16.20%) Administrator
2 23 (16.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (11.27%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.27%) Network Engineer
4 14 (9.86%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (9.15%) Consultant
6 10 (7.04%) Architect
6 10 (7.04%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) Unix Administrator
8 6 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.23%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Storage Administrator
9 5 (3.52%) Integration Developer
9 5 (3.52%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.52%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.20%) LDAP
2 16 (11.27%) XML
3 14 (9.86%) Spring
4 12 (8.45%) REST
5 9 (6.34%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.34%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (6.34%) HTML
5 9 (6.34%) MCollective
6 8 (5.63%) JSON
6 8 (5.63%) SOAP
7 7 (4.93%) HTML5
7 7 (4.93%) jQuery
7 7 (4.93%) LAMP
8 6 (4.23%) React
9 5 (3.52%) Node.js
9 5 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (3.52%) Web Services
10 4 (2.82%) CSS
10 4 (2.82%) JMS
10 4 (2.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (10.56%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.63%) Clustering
4 7 (4.93%) DataPower
4 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.23%) User Experience
6 5 (3.52%) PKI
7 4 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.11%) Derivative
8 3 (2.11%) Fintech
9 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 100 (70.42%) Linux
2 36 (25.35%) Windows
3 35 (24.65%) Unix
4 34 (23.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (16.20%) CentOS
6 18 (12.68%) Ubuntu
7 16 (11.27%) Windows Server
8 12 (8.45%) Debian
9 10 (7.04%) Solaris
10 8 (5.63%) AIX
11 5 (3.52%) Fedora
12 4 (2.82%) SUSE
12 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (2.11%) Android
13 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.11%) HPUX
13 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.41%) FreeBSD
14 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.76%) DevOps
2 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (14.79%) Configuration Management
4 16 (11.27%) Load Balancing
4 16 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (10.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (10.56%) Network Management
6 14 (9.86%) Open Source
7 12 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.45%) Project Management
7 12 (8.45%) Scrum
8 11 (7.75%) Coaching
8 11 (7.75%) High Availability
8 11 (7.75%) ITIL
8 11 (7.75%) Microservices
8 11 (7.75%) Service Management
9 9 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.34%) TDD
9 9 (6.34%) Web Development
9 9 (6.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.21%) Bash Shell
2 39 (27.46%) Java
3 31 (21.83%) Perl
4 30 (21.13%) SQL
5 28 (19.72%) Python
6 21 (14.79%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.75%) Groovy
8 10 (7.04%) PowerShell
9 9 (6.34%) PHP
10 8 (5.63%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.23%) C++
11 6 (4.23%) Ruby
11 6 (4.23%) VBA
12 5 (3.52%) AWK
13 4 (2.82%) C#
13 4 (2.82%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.82%) Scala
14 3 (2.11%) C
14 3 (2.11%) Clojure
14 3 (2.11%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 21 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.52%) Degree
5 4 (2.82%) CCNP
5 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.41%) CCIE
7 2 (1.41%) CCNA
7 2 (1.41%) CCSA
7 2 (1.41%) CCSE
7 2 (1.41%) CISA
7 2 (1.41%) CISM
7 2 (1.41%) CISSP
7 2 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.82%) PA-DSS
3 4 (2.82%) SLA
4 3 (2.11%) GDPR
5 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.70%) PMO
5 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 25 (17.61%) Docker
2 14 (9.86%) NFS
2 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.15%) Active Directory
4 11 (7.75%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (7.04%) vCloud
5 10 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (6.34%) Postfix
6 9 (6.34%) Squid
7 7 (4.93%) vSphere
8 5 (3.52%) Veritas File System
9 4 (2.82%) Firmware
9 4 (2.82%) iptables
9 4 (2.82%) OpenSSH
9 4 (2.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (2.11%) Samba
11 2 (1.41%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.41%) zsh
12 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.70%) LXC
Systems Management
1 36 (25.35%) Puppet
2 25 (17.61%) Ansible
3 14 (9.86%) Kubernetes
4 13 (9.15%) ZABBIX
5 12 (8.45%) Nagios
5 12 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (7.75%) Terraform
7 9 (6.34%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (6.34%) Kibana
7 9 (6.34%) logstash
7 9 (6.34%) Rancher
8 8 (5.63%) Rsyslog
8 8 (5.63%) Sysdig
9 5 (3.52%) Grafana
9 5 (3.52%) SELinux
9 5 (3.52%) vCenter Server
10 4 (2.82%) Cacti
10 4 (2.82%) Netcool
10 4 (2.82%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 28 (19.72%) VMware
2 19 (13.38%) Cisco
2 19 (13.38%) Oracle
2 19 (13.38%) Red Hat
3 13 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.75%) Veritas
5 9 (6.34%) HP
5 9 (6.34%) IBM
5 9 (6.34%) SolarWinds
5 9 (6.34%) Sonatype
6 7 (4.93%) F5
7 6 (4.23%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.23%) Splunk
8 5 (3.52%) Citrix
8 5 (3.52%) Hortonworks
8 5 (3.52%) NetApp
8 5 (3.52%) Sun
9 4 (2.82%) Brocade
9 4 (2.82%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.82%) ServiceNow