The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 March 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 127 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing SSH 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.073% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £428 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.95% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +46.15% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.19 -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 297 304 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.36% 11.11% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 139 174
Median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

SSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSH in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSH in the West Midlands

SSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSH in the West Midlands

SSH
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Shropshire - 3 £500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £550 -
Birmingham -2 1 - - 1
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SSH.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) SSL
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) IPsec
4 3 (30.00%) Replication
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) VB6
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) Data Extraction
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) CentOS
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (30.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) SSL
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 3 (30.00%) IPsec
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) FTP
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) RIP
4 1 (10.00%) TACACS
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DBA
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) CyberArk Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
1 3 (30.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (20.00%) iSeries
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) CentOS
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) SUSE
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Extraction
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
1 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
1 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (30.00%) VB
1 3 (30.00%) VB6
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Korn
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Webmin
2 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (30.00%) F5
1 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (30.00%) Juniper
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) CyberArk
2 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) BMC
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco