The table below looks at the statistics for Shell Script skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Shell Script over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
Rank 173 172 150
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 735 682 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.25% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.42% 3.39% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 362 418
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.73 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.31 £13.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £179.00 £54.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £33.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.43% -3.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21474 20136 19483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.71% 36.85% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14425 12865 12058
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 411 554
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.01 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

Shell Script
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Shell Script within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Shell Script Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Shell Script
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Shell Script within the UK.

Shell Script Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Shell Script
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Shell Script within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Shell Script Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Shell Script
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Shell Script within the UK.

Shell Script Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Shell Script
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Shell Script within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Shell Script Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Shell Script
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Shell Script within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 666 £423 +5.75% 151
London -7 335 £429 +7.18% 78
South East +21 157 £425 +18.05% 33
City of London -40 73 £410 +2.50% 25
South West +23 43 £390 +30.00% 12
Scotland +1 42 £375 +7.14% 11
Hampshire -16 38 £425 +9.67% 4
Surrey +21 35 £400 +36.75% 5
Glasgow +6 31 £375 -16.66% 5
Berkshire +3 30 £490 +66.10% 8
Gloucestershire +18 29 £400 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire -10 28 £350 -10.25% 9
North West -40 28 £475 +37.68% 5
Reading +7 24 £493 +55.11% 5
West Yorkshire -7 23 £363 -7.05% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 21 £288 +53.33% 1
North East -3 21 £288 +161.36% 1
Tyne and Wear -4 21 £288 +161.36% 1
Leeds -5 20 £375 -6.25% 7
East of England -18 19 £420 +10.16% 6
Leatherhead - 18 £400 - 2
West Midlands -8 16 £425 +4.61% 2
East Midlands +1 15 £414 -8.05% 4
Lancashire +2 14 £475 +8.57%
Buckinghamshire +1 14 £454 +34.44% 1
Gloucester - 13 £385 - 3
Cheltenham +3 11 £438 +38.88%
Basingstoke +1 11 £430 +22.85%
Oxfordshire -14 11 £275 -45.00% 5
West Sussex -2 10 £400 +34.45% 4

Shell Script
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Shell Script also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Shell Script.

1 910 (62.89%) UNIX
2 703 (48.58%) SQL
3 686 (47.41%) Linux
4 659 (45.54%) Oracle
5 418 (28.89%) Java
6 366 (25.29%) PL/SQL
7 356 (24.60%) Perl
8 335 (23.15%) Finance
9 302 (20.87%) Windows
10 285 (19.70%) Oracle Database
11 272 (18.80%) Python
12 235 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
13 191 (13.20%) XML
14 190 (13.13%) Red Hat
15 186 (12.85%) Banking
16 181 (12.51%) Security Cleared
17 179 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
18 175 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 173 (11.96%) SQL Server
20 170 (11.75%) Solaris
21 169 (11.68%) Oracle Database 11g
22 160 (11.06%) Bash Shell
23 149 (10.30%) JavaScript
23 149 (10.30%) Web Services
24 141 (9.74%) VMware
25 137 (9.47%) Relational Database
26 131 (9.05%) C++
27 130 (8.98%) IBM
27 130 (8.98%) HP
28 128 (8.85%) Analytical Skills

Shell Script
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Shell Script also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Shell Script. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 114 (7.88%) Apache
2 113 (7.81%) WebLogic
3 107 (7.39%) WebSphere
4 69 (4.77%) Tomcat
5 49 (3.39%) JBoss
6 36 (2.49%) IIS
7 22 (1.52%) SAS
7 22 (1.52%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
10 15 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
10 15 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
10 15 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.97%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.83%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
13 11 (0.76%) AquaLogic
14 10 (0.69%) Oracle 10gAS
14 10 (0.69%) Documentum
15 9 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 59 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.59%) MS Office
3 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.76%) MS Project
5 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.069%) FastStats
7 1 (0.069%) Weka
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.87%) Oracle Applications
2 23 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.69%) Maximo
5 8 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.48%) Global One
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.28%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.21%) SAP MDM
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.21%) Fredhopper
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.11%) GitHub
4 15 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.69%) Heroku
6 7 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.35%) SaaS
8 4 (0.28%) Office 365
9 3 (0.21%) PaaS
9 3 (0.21%) IaaS
10 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.14%) Force.com
10 2 (0.14%) Engine Yard
10 2 (0.14%) Boomi
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.069%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.069%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.069%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 103 (7.12%) TCP/IP
2 101 (6.98%) DNS
3 96 (6.63%) LDAP
4 95 (6.57%) SAN
5 75 (5.18%) Firewall
6 41 (2.83%) HTTP
7 40 (2.76%) SSL
8 38 (2.63%) NAS
9 32 (2.21%) DHCP
10 31 (2.14%) LAN
11 29 (2.00%) WAN
12 24 (1.66%) VPN
13 21 (1.45%) SMTP
13 21 (1.45%) FTP
13 21 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
14 19 (1.31%) Internet
15 18 (1.24%) SNMP
16 15 (1.04%) SSH
17 13 (0.90%) Wireless
18 10 (0.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (19.70%) Oracle Database
2 173 (11.96%) SQL Server
3 169 (11.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 137 (9.47%) Relational Database
5 114 (7.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 102 (7.05%) MySQL
7 94 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
8 78 (5.39%) RDBMS
9 76 (5.25%) Oracle Reports
10 55 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
11 51 (3.52%) DB2
12 46 (3.18%) Hadoop
13 45 (3.11%) Oracle Database 12c
14 39 (2.70%) Big Data
15 35 (2.42%) MongoDB
16 26 (1.80%) PowerCenter
17 24 (1.66%) Oracle9i Database
18 22 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
19 21 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
20 20 (1.38%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 120 (8.29%) Jenkins
2 93 (6.43%) Git (software)
3 81 (5.60%) Subversion
4 57 (3.94%) Maven
5 50 (3.46%) Ant
6 41 (2.83%) JIRA
7 37 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
8 31 (2.14%) Eclipse
9 27 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 25 (1.73%) Selenium
11 24 (1.66%) SoapUI
12 19 (1.31%) LoadRunner
13 18 (1.24%) TeamCity
14 17 (1.17%) JUnit
14 17 (1.17%) CruiseControl
15 16 (1.11%) ProC
16 15 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
16 15 (1.04%) Toad
16 15 (1.04%) Hudson
17 13 (0.90%) ClearCase
General
1 335 (23.15%) Finance
2 186 (12.85%) Banking
3 71 (4.91%) Investment Banking
4 43 (2.97%) Front Office
5 39 (2.70%) Retail
5 39 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.11%) Publishing
8 13 (0.90%) Back Office
9 8 (0.55%) Billing
10 6 (0.41%) Marketing
11 4 (0.28%) Legal
11 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.28%) German Language
12 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.21%) Electronics
12 3 (0.21%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.14%) French Language
13 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 466 (32.20%) Developer
2 164 (11.33%) Administrator
3 143 (9.88%) Analyst
4 95 (6.57%) DBA
5 84 (5.81%) Oracle Developer
6 81 (5.60%) Consultant
7 77 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
8 67 (4.63%) Java Developer
9 55 (3.80%) Oracle DBA
10 54 (3.73%) Applications Support
11 53 (3.66%) Architect
12 52 (3.59%) Linux Administrator
13 50 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
14 49 (3.39%) SQL Developer
15 45 (3.11%) Senior Developer
16 43 (2.97%) Support Analyst
17 41 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
18 40 (2.76%) Ab Initio Developer
19 39 (2.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
20 38 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (13.20%) XML
2 149 (10.30%) Web Services
3 126 (8.71%) Middleware
4 121 (8.36%) J2EE
5 117 (8.09%) HTML
6 75 (5.18%) .NET
7 67 (4.63%) SOAP
8 63 (4.35%) Spring
9 57 (3.94%) CSS
10 38 (2.63%) JSP
11 37 (2.56%) ASP.NET
12 35 (2.42%) JSON
13 34 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
14 33 (2.28%) XML Messaging
15 32 (2.21%) WebSphere MQ
15 32 (2.21%) Ajax
15 32 (2.21%) JMS
16 31 (2.14%) XSLT
17 30 (2.07%) WCF
18 26 (1.80%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 128 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.91%) Clustering
3 68 (4.70%) Data Centre
4 46 (3.18%) DataPower
5 43 (2.97%) Replication
6 41 (2.83%) Equities
7 36 (2.49%) Derivative
8 33 (2.28%) PKI
9 29 (2.00%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.52%) Data Integration
12 21 (1.45%) Fixed Income
13 18 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.04%) HACMP
14 15 (1.04%) Mainframe
14 15 (1.04%) Credit Risk
15 14 (0.97%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.90%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 910 (62.89%) UNIX
2 686 (47.41%) Linux
3 302 (20.87%) Windows
4 175 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 170 (11.75%) Solaris
6 126 (8.71%) AIX
7 53 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (3.59%) HPUX
9 47 (3.25%) CentOS
10 35 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (1.59%) Mac OS X
13 20 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.17%) Fedora
15 15 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
16 13 (0.90%) SUSE
17 12 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
18 8 (0.55%) Android
19 7 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
3 120 (8.29%) ITIL
4 95 (6.57%) ETL
5 94 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
6 91 (6.29%) Configuration Management
7 88 (6.08%) DevOps
8 86 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
9 84 (5.81%) Migration
10 80 (5.53%) OO
11 72 (4.98%) Data Modelling
12 70 (4.84%) SDLC
13 65 (4.49%) Scrum
13 65 (4.49%) Problem Management
14 61 (4.22%) Unit Testing
15 60 (4.15%) CRM
16 55 (3.80%) Project Management
17 54 (3.73%) Change Management
18 49 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
19 46 (3.18%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 703 (48.58%) SQL
2 418 (28.89%) Java
3 366 (25.29%) PL/SQL
4 356 (24.60%) Perl
5 272 (18.80%) Python
6 160 (11.06%) Bash Shell
7 149 (10.30%) JavaScript
8 131 (9.05%) C++
9 100 (6.91%) PowerShell
10 99 (6.84%) Ruby
11 94 (6.50%) Korn
12 89 (6.15%) C
13 88 (6.08%) C#
14 72 (4.98%) PHP
15 35 (2.42%) VB
16 32 (2.21%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.59%) VBScript
18 19 (1.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 17 (1.17%) VBA
20 14 (0.97%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 181 (12.51%) Security Cleared
2 118 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 98 (6.77%) Degree
4 53 (3.66%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.94%) ISTQB
6 27 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.04%) ISEB
8 11 (0.76%) CISSP
9 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.28%) HNC
11 4 (0.28%) HND
12 3 (0.21%) RHCE
12 3 (0.21%) GIAC
12 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.21%) VCDX
12 3 (0.21%) VCAP
13 2 (0.14%) OSCP
13 2 (0.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.73%) QA
2 48 (3.32%) SLA
3 16 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.69%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.28%) Basel II
7 2 (0.14%) TickIT
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.069%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 65 (4.49%) Oracle RAC
4 32 (2.21%) vSphere
5 20 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 18 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 17 (1.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 15 (1.04%) Docker
9 15 (1.04%) Oracle Clusterware
10 14 (0.97%) HDFS
10 14 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (0.90%) Samba
12 11 (0.76%) Sendmail
13 9 (0.62%) NFS
14 7 (0.48%) KVM
15 6 (0.41%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.41%) Veritas File System
15 6 (0.41%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 122 (8.43%) Puppet
2 70 (4.84%) Tivoli
3 67 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (3.59%) Oracle RMAN
5 35 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (2.28%) Data Guard
7 27 (1.87%) NetBackup
8 26 (1.80%) Nagios
8 26 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 24 (1.66%) Cobbler
10 23 (1.59%) OpenView
10 23 (1.59%) Control-M
11 18 (1.24%) Red Hat Satellite
12 16 (1.11%) Vagrant
12 16 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (0.97%) Ansible
14 13 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
15 10 (0.69%) Netcool
15 10 (0.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
16 9 (0.62%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 659 (45.54%) Oracle
2 190 (13.13%) Red Hat
3 141 (9.74%) VMware
4 130 (8.98%) IBM
4 130 (8.98%) HP
5 120 (8.29%) Informatica
6 97 (6.70%) Microsoft
7 63 (4.35%) Sybase
8 52 (3.59%) Sun
9 46 (3.18%) Ab Initio
10 42 (2.90%) NetApp
11 40 (2.76%) EMC
11 40 (2.76%) Cisco
12 38 (2.63%) Veritas
13 32 (2.21%) webMethods
14 31 (2.14%) Splunk
15 26 (1.80%) Citrix
16 24 (1.66%) BEA
16 24 (1.66%) McAfee
17 23 (1.59%) Symantec
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £390 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £480 - £560 per day + 12 Month Contract
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + market rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
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Rate: EXCELLENT
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Home Based
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday