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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 139 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 -  
Contract jobs citing SSH 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £400 £377
% change year-on-year -12.37% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £187.50

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 327 407 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.74% 13.54% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 692 569
Median daily rate £400 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 52 77
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £12.25 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £38.75 £29.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 June 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
Birmingham +14 3 £400 -
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (44.44%) TACACS
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) IPsec
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) Sophos
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) SNMP
4 3 (33.33%) CCIE
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) VB
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) CentOS
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) TACACS
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) HSRP
2 3 (33.33%) IPsec
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) SNMP
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) RIP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DBA
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL DBA
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) CyberArk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 3 (33.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) PKI
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) iSeries
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) CentOS
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Extraction
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 3 (33.33%) Open Source
1 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 3 (33.33%) VB
1 3 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Webmin
2 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 3 (33.33%) Sophos
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) CyberArk
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle