The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Shell Script skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Shell Script over the 3 months to 25 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.

Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 36 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.27% 0.31% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.02% 1.67% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £525 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.80% +57.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £525 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +42.85%  

Shell Script is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 114 60 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.29% 18.87% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 48 48
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £46.07 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -10.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Shell Script as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in Bedfordshire

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Shell Script in Bedfordshire

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Shell Script in Bedfordshire

Shell Script
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Shell Script within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bedford - 5 £400 -
Shell Script
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Shell Script 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Shell Script.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
1 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) UML
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (75.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (50.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 4 (50.00%) Break/Fix
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Middleware
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) JSON
5 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Process Management
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) Ansible
5 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (12.50%) OpenStack

Shell Script
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 6 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (50.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (12.50%) NuoDB
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) GitLab
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Systems Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Integration Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 6 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) UML
2 4 (50.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (25.00%) Process Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) Korn
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft