Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 206 167
Rank change year-on-year +37 -39 +7
Contract jobs citing SSH 13 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.065% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 0.48% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
England median daily rate £415 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -12.63% - +31.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57% -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +128.57% -41.67%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 785 838 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.24% 13.66% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 434 302
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.32%
10th Percentile £160 £201 £205
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +0.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 62
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.13 £10.76
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.65 £41.61
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.11% +8.74% +5.00%

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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +19 13 £413 - 2
SSH
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 13 (100.00%) DNS
2 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (53.85%) Terraform
3 7 (53.85%) Sonatype
3 7 (53.85%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (53.85%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (53.85%) Rancher
3 7 (53.85%) Sysdig
3 7 (53.85%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (53.85%) Docker Swarm
3 7 (53.85%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 7 (53.85%) Service Management
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Maven
3 7 (53.85%) Squid
3 7 (53.85%) HTTP
3 7 (53.85%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Ant
3 7 (53.85%) JUnit
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Apache
3 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
3 7 (53.85%) JIRA
3 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (53.85%) Apache
1 7 (53.85%) Confluence
1 7 (53.85%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon S3
1 7 (53.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) HTTP
2 7 (53.85%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (53.85%) OpenVPN
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) IPsec
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) SNMP
3 6 (46.15%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) HSRP
4 4 (30.77%) TACACS
4 4 (30.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (53.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Ant
1 7 (53.85%) Bitbucket
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
1 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
1 7 (53.85%) JIRA
1 7 (53.85%) JUnit
1 7 (53.85%) Liquibase
1 7 (53.85%) Maven
1 7 (53.85%) SonarQube
1 7 (53.85%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (53.85%) MCollective
1 7 (53.85%) REST
2 4 (30.77%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (46.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) CentOS
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Coaching
2 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
2 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
2 7 (53.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Bash Shell
1 7 (53.85%) Groovy
1 7 (53.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) CCIE
2 6 (46.15%) CCNP
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Docker
1 7 (53.85%) Postfix
1 7 (53.85%) Squid
1 7 (53.85%) vCloud
1 7 (53.85%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Ansible
1 7 (53.85%) Docker Swarm
1 7 (53.85%) Kibana
1 7 (53.85%) Kubernetes
1 7 (53.85%) logstash
1 7 (53.85%) Puppet
1 7 (53.85%) Rancher
1 7 (53.85%) Rsyslog
1 7 (53.85%) Sysdig
1 7 (53.85%) Terraform
1 7 (53.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Sonatype
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
3 4 (30.77%) Sophos