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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
Rank 168 179 163
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 831 706 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.25% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.67% 3.35% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 362 411
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.61 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.93 £13.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £176.00 £58.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.61 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.12% +1.75%

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
22660 21091 20704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.24% 37.30% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15232 13369 13034
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 422 577
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 761 £425 +6.25% 122
London -11 380 £450 +12.50% 51
South East +54 187 £425 +18.05% 31
City of London -5 93 £419 +4.68% 17
South West +39 57 £420 +3.70% 5
Hampshire +11 52 £400 -5.88% 3
Scotland 0 45 £375 -6.25% 10
Surrey +29 44 £400 +6.66% 5
Berkshire +24 42 £498 +80.90% 11
Glasgow +12 37 £375 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire -8 33 £350 -7.89% 15
Reading +14 29 £500 +92.30% 6
Gloucestershire +16 28 £400 +33.33% 4
West Yorkshire -8 28 £350 -10.25% 14
West Midlands +10 27 £425 +13.33% 4
Leeds -4 27 £350 -12.50% 10
East of England -12 21 £463 +19.35% 7
North West -47 21 £363 -3.33% 6
Leatherhead - 21 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 19 £275 +46.66%
Tyne and Wear -11 19 £275 +150.00%
North East -17 19 £275 +150.00%
Gloucester - 16 £400 - 3
Buckinghamshire -8 14 £450 +28.57% 2
Basingstoke +8 13 £430 +22.85%
East Midlands +2 13 £350 -22.22% 3
Wiltshire - 13 £450 -
Shropshire - 13 £425 -
Telford - 13 £425 -
Milton Keynes -2 12 £438 - 2

Shell Script
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 970 (63.36%) UNIX
2 776 (50.69%) Linux
3 732 (47.81%) SQL
4 707 (46.18%) Oracle
5 456 (29.78%) Java
6 391 (25.54%) Perl
7 380 (24.82%) PL/SQL
8 377 (24.62%) Finance
9 316 (20.64%) Windows
10 315 (20.57%) Oracle Database
11 266 (17.37%) Python
12 259 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
13 249 (16.26%) Red Hat
14 216 (14.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 204 (13.32%) XML
16 201 (13.13%) Banking
17 199 (13.00%) Solaris
18 194 (12.67%) Oracle Database 11g
19 177 (11.56%) Performance Tuning
20 175 (11.43%) SQL Server
21 169 (11.04%) JavaScript
22 167 (10.91%) Security Cleared
23 159 (10.39%) Web Services
24 150 (9.80%) Bash Shell
25 148 (9.67%) HTML
26 139 (9.08%) VMware
27 136 (8.88%) Middleware
28 135 (8.82%) AIX
28 135 (8.82%) Relational Database
29 132 (8.62%) Analytical Skills

Shell Script
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 127 (8.30%) Apache
2 118 (7.71%) WebLogic
3 116 (7.58%) WebSphere
4 76 (4.96%) Tomcat
5 64 (4.18%) JBoss
6 32 (2.09%) IIS
7 29 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 25 (1.63%) SAS
9 16 (1.05%) SharePoint
10 14 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
10 14 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
12 11 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
12 11 (0.72%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.59%) Documentum
13 9 (0.59%) AquaLogic
13 9 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 57 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.44%) MS Office
3 11 (0.72%) MS Project
3 11 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.065%) FastStats
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.065%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
1 23 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.78%) Oracle BRM
4 10 (0.65%) Maximo
5 9 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.46%) Global One
8 5 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.26%) Fredhopper
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.26%) Cordys
9 4 (0.26%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.20%) Summit
10 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.91%) GitHub
4 13 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.46%) Heroku
7 4 (0.26%) IaaS
7 4 (0.26%) Office 365
7 4 (0.26%) SaaS
8 3 (0.20%) PaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.13%) Boomi
9 2 (0.13%) Force.com
9 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.065%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.065%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 116 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 107 (6.99%) LDAP
3 104 (6.79%) DNS
4 96 (6.27%) SAN
5 70 (4.57%) Firewall
6 45 (2.94%) HTTP
7 41 (2.68%) NAS
8 39 (2.55%) SSL
9 31 (2.02%) DHCP
10 30 (1.96%) LAN
11 28 (1.83%) WAN
12 27 (1.76%) Internet
13 24 (1.57%) VPN
14 22 (1.44%) SNMP
15 20 (1.31%) SMTP
15 20 (1.31%) SSH
16 19 (1.24%) FTP
17 17 (1.11%) Wireless
17 17 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
18 12 (0.78%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (20.57%) Oracle Database
2 194 (12.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 175 (11.43%) SQL Server
4 135 (8.82%) Relational Database
5 126 (8.23%) Oracle Database 10g
6 118 (7.71%) MySQL
7 97 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
8 82 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
9 71 (4.64%) RDBMS
10 61 (3.98%) DB2
10 61 (3.98%) Oracle Database 12c
11 60 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
12 47 (3.07%) Big Data
13 40 (2.61%) Hadoop
14 37 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
15 35 (2.29%) Sybase ASE
16 32 (2.09%) PowerCenter
17 28 (1.83%) MongoDB
18 26 (1.70%) Oracle9i Database
19 23 (1.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 127 (8.30%) Jenkins
2 102 (6.66%) Git (software)
3 92 (6.01%) Subversion
4 65 (4.25%) Maven
5 50 (3.27%) Ant
6 49 (3.20%) Eclipse
7 41 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
8 40 (2.61%) JIRA
9 32 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
10 29 (1.89%) TeamCity
11 24 (1.57%) Selenium
12 23 (1.50%) SoapUI
13 20 (1.31%) JUnit
14 19 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (1.18%) Toad
15 18 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (1.11%) LoadRunner
16 17 (1.11%) CruiseControl
17 16 (1.05%) ProC
18 15 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 377 (24.62%) Finance
2 201 (13.13%) Banking
3 78 (5.09%) Investment Banking
4 53 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.27%) Front Office
6 32 (2.09%) Retail
7 19 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.11%) Billing
8 17 (1.11%) Publishing
9 11 (0.72%) Back Office
10 8 (0.52%) Military
11 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.46%) Marketing
12 5 (0.33%) German Language
13 4 (0.26%) Advertising
13 4 (0.26%) Electronics
13 4 (0.26%) Legal
13 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 521 (34.03%) Developer
2 195 (12.74%) Administrator
3 136 (8.88%) Analyst
4 111 (7.25%) DBA
5 104 (6.79%) Oracle Developer
6 94 (6.14%) Systems Administrator
7 89 (5.81%) Consultant
8 80 (5.23%) Java Developer
9 70 (4.57%) Oracle DBA
10 59 (3.85%) Applications Support
11 57 (3.72%) Architect
12 54 (3.53%) Senior Developer
12 54 (3.53%) Linux Administrator
13 47 (3.07%) SQL Developer
13 47 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
14 44 (2.87%) Support Analyst
15 43 (2.81%) Ab Initio Developer
16 39 (2.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 38 (2.48%) UNIX Administrator
18 33 (2.16%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (13.32%) XML
2 159 (10.39%) Web Services
3 148 (9.67%) HTML
4 136 (8.88%) Middleware
5 119 (7.77%) J2EE
6 76 (4.96%) CSS
7 74 (4.83%) SOAP
8 71 (4.64%) .NET
9 64 (4.18%) Spring
10 54 (3.53%) Ajax
11 46 (3.00%) XSLT
12 39 (2.55%) JSP
12 39 (2.55%) JSON
13 37 (2.42%) WebSphere MQ
14 33 (2.16%) ASP.NET
14 33 (2.16%) FIX Protocol
15 32 (2.09%) JMS
16 31 (2.02%) JDBC
16 31 (2.02%) jQuery
17 26 (1.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 132 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.70%) Clustering
3 68 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 56 (3.66%) Replication
5 46 (3.00%) DataPower
6 38 (2.48%) Equities
7 36 (2.35%) Derivative
8 34 (2.22%) PKI
9 33 (2.16%) Computer Science
10 29 (1.89%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (1.24%) Mainframe
13 19 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (1.18%) Fixed Income
15 16 (1.05%) Data Integration
16 14 (0.91%) Credit Risk
17 13 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (0.85%) HACMP
18 12 (0.78%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 970 (63.36%) UNIX
2 776 (50.69%) Linux
3 316 (20.64%) Windows
4 216 (14.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 199 (13.00%) Solaris
6 135 (8.82%) AIX
7 46 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (2.55%) HPUX
9 36 (2.35%) CentOS
10 32 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 20 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 19 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (1.05%) SUSE
16 11 (0.72%) zOS
16 11 (0.72%) Fedora
17 10 (0.65%) Debian
18 8 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
18 8 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (11.56%) Performance Tuning
3 119 (7.77%) ITIL
4 103 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (6.27%) DevOps
7 91 (5.94%) ETL
8 85 (5.55%) OO
9 82 (5.36%) Configuration Management
10 75 (4.90%) Migration
10 75 (4.90%) SDLC
11 74 (4.83%) Data Modelling
12 69 (4.51%) Change Management
13 68 (4.44%) Scrum
14 62 (4.05%) Unit Testing
15 61 (3.98%) CRM
16 58 (3.79%) Problem Management
17 54 (3.53%) Project Management
18 52 (3.40%) Workflow
19 51 (3.33%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 732 (47.81%) SQL
2 456 (29.78%) Java
3 391 (25.54%) Perl
4 380 (24.82%) PL/SQL
5 266 (17.37%) Python
6 169 (11.04%) JavaScript
7 150 (9.80%) Bash Shell
8 132 (8.62%) C++
9 103 (6.73%) C
10 97 (6.34%) PowerShell
11 94 (6.14%) Ruby
12 83 (5.42%) Korn
12 83 (5.42%) C#
13 81 (5.29%) PHP
14 39 (2.55%) VB
15 35 (2.29%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.37%) VBScript
17 20 (1.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 19 (1.24%) VBA
19 17 (1.11%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 167 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 105 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 99 (6.47%) Degree
4 50 (3.27%) DV Cleared
5 27 (1.76%) ISTQB
6 23 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.72%) ISEB
8 10 (0.65%) CISSP
9 8 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.33%) OCP
11 4 (0.26%) HNC
11 4 (0.26%) HND
11 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.20%) PMP
12 3 (0.20%) VCDX
12 3 (0.20%) VCAP
12 3 (0.20%) OCA
12 3 (0.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.92%) QA
2 42 (2.74%) SLA
3 12 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (0.78%) Solvency II
3 12 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.26%) Basel II
5 2 (0.13%) TickIT
5 2 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.065%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (4.77%) Oracle RAC
2 72 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (4.18%) Active Directory
4 29 (1.89%) vSphere
5 22 (1.44%) Oracle Clusterware
5 22 (1.44%) VMware ESX
6 21 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 21 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 18 (1.18%) Docker
8 15 (0.98%) Samba
9 14 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 12 (0.78%) HDFS
10 12 (0.78%) NFS
11 8 (0.52%) Sendmail
12 7 (0.46%) KVM
13 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.39%) Veritas File System
13 6 (0.39%) Xen
13 6 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 107 (6.99%) Puppet
2 72 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
2 72 (4.70%) Tivoli
3 68 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 56 (3.66%) Data Guard
5 32 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
6 31 (2.02%) Nagios
7 26 (1.70%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 20 (1.31%) OpenView
9 20 (1.31%) Red Hat Satellite
10 19 (1.24%) Oracle ZFS
11 17 (1.11%) Cobbler
11 17 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 14 (0.91%) Ansible
13 13 (0.85%) Netcool
13 13 (0.85%) Control-M
14 10 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 9 (0.59%) Vagrant
16 8 (0.52%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 707 (46.18%) Oracle
2 249 (16.26%) Red Hat
3 139 (9.08%) VMware
4 131 (8.56%) IBM
5 125 (8.16%) Informatica
6 115 (7.51%) HP
7 95 (6.21%) Microsoft
8 84 (5.49%) Sybase
9 52 (3.40%) Sun
10 47 (3.07%) Ab Initio
11 44 (2.87%) EMC
12 42 (2.74%) Cisco
13 37 (2.42%) NetApp
14 32 (2.09%) Veritas
14 32 (2.09%) SAP
15 30 (1.96%) Splunk
16 27 (1.76%) CA
16 27 (1.76%) webMethods
17 26 (1.70%) Symantec
17 26 (1.70%) Citrix
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £605 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 20 hours ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £610 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Ltd./Umbrella Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hinxton, Cambridge
EMBL
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago