Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Bash skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bash over the 6 months to 27 May 2022 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.

Bash Shell
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 164 202 188
Rank change year-on-year +38 -14 -24
Contract jobs citing Bash 1,176 622 611
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.66% 1.32% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.48% 3.23% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 425 423
10th Percentile £431 £350 £356
25th Percentile £500 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £578
90th Percentile £750 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
10th Percentile £21.60 £29.13 -
25th Percentile £28.17 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate £55.03 £53.75 £33.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +62.88% -30.53%
75th Percentile £68.63 £55.00 -
90th Percentile £70.02 - -
UK median hourly rate £55.03 £50.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +10.06% +68.07% -37.37%

Bash is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 26,278 19,233 17,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.01% 40.92% 41.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,442 13,701 12,461
10th Percentile £381 £325 £325
25th Percentile £460 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £775 £699 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 382 279
10th Percentile £20.25 £17.03 £17.83
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.54 £23.30
Median hourly rate £50.77 £42.50 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.46% -2.30% -2.25%
75th Percentile £62.50 £52.50 £50.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.60 £60.20
UK median hourly rate £50.77 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +19.46% - -2.02%

Bash
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Bash as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Bash in England

Bash
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Bash in England.

Daily rate trend for Bash in England

Bash
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Bash in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Bash in England

Bash
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Bash in England.

Hourly rate trend for Bash in England

Bash
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Bash in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Bash in England

Bash
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bash within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +40 704 £600 +14.29% 154
South East -7 120 £550 +25.71% 41
North of England +7 112 £586 +25.35% 47
North West +1 76 £600 +29.03% 23
South West +10 68 £530 +3.41% 29
East of England -21 35 £588 +30.56% 29
Yorkshire -25 34 £570 +20.00% 15
Midlands -24 31 £510 +16.57% 25
West Midlands -17 28 £525 +20.00% 11
North East +8 18 £650 +12.07% 9
East Midlands -21 2 £460 +8.24% 14
Bash
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Bash also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Bash.

1 811 (68.96%) Python
2 679 (57.74%) DevOps
3 631 (53.66%) Linux
4 570 (48.47%) Terraform
5 531 (45.15%) CI/CD
6 513 (43.62%) AWS
7 512 (43.54%) Azure
8 476 (40.48%) Kubernetes
9 461 (39.20%) Ansible
10 445 (37.84%) Docker
11 444 (37.76%) PowerShell
12 389 (33.08%) Agile
13 379 (32.23%) Git (software)
14 353 (30.02%) Jenkins
15 289 (24.57%) Java
16 281 (23.89%) Windows
17 258 (21.94%) Security Cleared
18 240 (20.41%) Configuration Management
19 232 (19.73%) Finance
20 211 (17.94%) Social Skills
20 211 (17.94%) Infrastructure as Code
21 197 (16.75%) GitLab
22 192 (16.33%) SC Cleared
23 188 (15.99%) AWS CloudFormation
24 185 (15.73%) Test Automation
24 185 (15.73%) Puppet
25 183 (15.56%) JavaScript
26 178 (15.14%) Microsoft
27 177 (15.05%) GCP
28 175 (14.88%) SQL

Bash
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 107 (9.10%) Confluence
2 45 (3.83%) nginx
3 39 (3.32%) Apache
3 39 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (2.72%) Traefik
5 31 (2.64%) Apache Spark
6 28 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.87%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.79%) IIS
8 21 (1.79%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 14 (1.19%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
11 8 (0.68%) JBoss
11 8 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.51%) WordPress
13 5 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.085%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) assyst
2 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.085%) Kondor
3 1 (0.085%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 513 (43.62%) AWS
2 512 (43.54%) Azure
3 188 (15.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 177 (15.05%) GCP
5 149 (12.67%) GitHub
6 136 (11.56%) Amazon EC2
7 130 (11.05%) Serverless
8 127 (10.80%) PaaS
9 93 (7.91%) Amazon S3
9 93 (7.91%) AWS Lambda
10 90 (7.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 75 (6.38%) Azure Monitor
12 72 (6.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 69 (5.87%) IaaS
14 61 (5.19%) Amazon ECS
15 57 (4.85%) SaaS
16 55 (4.68%) Route 53
17 54 (4.59%) AWS CodePipeline
18 43 (3.66%) Datadog
19 41 (3.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 130 (11.05%) DNS
2 96 (8.16%) Firewall
3 85 (7.23%) TCP/IP
4 66 (5.61%) HTTP
5 51 (4.34%) SSH
6 38 (3.23%) Internet
7 37 (3.15%) FTP
8 34 (2.89%) DHCP
8 34 (2.89%) SSL
8 34 (2.89%) VPN
9 25 (2.13%) SMTP
10 22 (1.87%) LAN
11 20 (1.70%) Network Security
12 14 (1.19%) IPsec
12 14 (1.19%) Multicast
13 13 (1.11%) SNMP
14 12 (1.02%) Kerberos
14 12 (1.02%) Wireless
15 11 (0.94%) tcpdump
15 11 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
2 91 (7.74%) SQL Server
3 82 (6.97%) MySQL
4 48 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
5 45 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 37 (3.15%) Data Lake
7 35 (2.98%) MongoDB
8 33 (2.81%) Big Data
9 24 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 24 (2.04%) Redis
9 24 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.87%) Power BI
11 21 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
13 17 (1.45%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.36%) MariaDB
15 15 (1.28%) Hadoop
16 13 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.77%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 379 (32.23%) Git (software)
2 353 (30.02%) Jenkins
3 197 (16.75%) GitLab
4 166 (14.12%) JIRA
5 71 (6.04%) Maven
6 65 (5.53%) TeamCity
7 55 (4.68%) Gradle
8 48 (4.08%) Bitbucket
9 38 (3.23%) Subversion
10 29 (2.47%) Artifactory
11 26 (2.21%) CircleCI
12 23 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (1.96%) Selenium
13 20 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (1.19%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.11%) JUnit
16 12 (1.02%) Eclipse
17 11 (0.94%) Bitbucket Server
17 11 (0.94%) git-flow
17 11 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 232 (19.73%) Finance
2 211 (17.94%) Social Skills
3 105 (8.93%) Public Sector
4 81 (6.89%) Banking
5 73 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (3.06%) Retail
7 31 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 27 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
9 22 (1.87%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
10 20 (1.70%) Influencing Skills
11 18 (1.53%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.28%) Front Office
13 14 (1.19%) Legal
14 13 (1.11%) Billing
14 13 (1.11%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.85%) Electronics
15 10 (0.85%) Marketing
16 7 (0.60%) Advertising
17 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 419 (35.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 142 (12.07%) AWS Engineer
3 136 (11.56%) Azure Engineer
4 133 (11.31%) Developer
5 106 (9.01%) AWS DevOps
6 97 (8.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 84 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 82 (6.97%) Architect
9 75 (6.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 75 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
10 60 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 57 (4.85%) Azure DevOps
12 47 (4.00%) Data Engineer
13 41 (3.49%) Senior DevOps
14 38 (3.23%) Platform Engineer
14 38 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 34 (2.89%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 33 (2.81%) Lead DevOps
16 33 (2.81%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 31 (2.64%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (8.59%) REST
2 85 (7.23%) Kafka
3 70 (5.95%) Node.js
4 68 (5.78%) Elastic Stack
5 65 (5.53%) .NET
6 53 (4.51%) JSON
7 42 (3.57%) HTML
7 42 (3.57%) Spring
8 40 (3.40%) CSS
9 33 (2.81%) cloud-init
9 33 (2.81%) LDAP
9 33 (2.81%) RESTful
10 32 (2.72%) YAML
11 31 (2.64%) React
12 28 (2.38%) Web Services
13 23 (1.96%) SOAP
14 22 (1.87%) ARM Templates
15 21 (1.79%) Middleware
16 19 (1.62%) Spring Boot
17 18 (1.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.35%) Public Cloud
2 89 (7.57%) Linux Command Line
3 63 (5.36%) Cloud Native
4 58 (4.93%) Clustering
5 45 (3.83%) PKI
6 42 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 41 (3.49%) Data Centre
8 32 (2.72%) Private Cloud
9 29 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
10 27 (2.30%) Algorithms
11 25 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
11 25 (2.13%) Virtual Team
12 24 (2.04%) Management Information System
13 23 (1.96%) Hedge funds
14 20 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
15 19 (1.62%) Replication
16 14 (1.19%) User Experience
17 12 (1.02%) Data Structures
18 10 (0.85%) Blockchain
18 10 (0.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 631 (53.66%) Linux
2 281 (23.89%) Windows
3 172 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 122 (10.37%) Unix
5 102 (8.67%) CentOS
6 76 (6.46%) Windows Server
7 40 (3.40%) Ubuntu
8 21 (1.79%) Solaris
9 15 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.11%) Android
10 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (0.94%) VMS
12 10 (0.85%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.68%) Debian
13 8 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.68%) SUSE
14 6 (0.51%) AIX
14 6 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (57.74%) DevOps
2 531 (45.15%) CI/CD
3 389 (33.08%) Agile
4 240 (20.41%) Configuration Management
5 211 (17.94%) Infrastructure as Code
6 185 (15.73%) Test Automation
7 160 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
8 120 (10.20%) Scrum
9 113 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
10 99 (8.42%) Migration
11 89 (7.57%) Load Balancing
12 86 (7.31%) Software Engineering
13 82 (6.97%) Analytics
14 81 (6.89%) Microservices
15 79 (6.72%) Deployment Automation
16 75 (6.38%) Open Source
17 72 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
18 71 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 69 (5.87%) Kanban
19 69 (5.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 811 (68.96%) Python
2 444 (37.76%) PowerShell
3 289 (24.57%) Java
4 183 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 175 (14.88%) SQL
6 145 (12.33%) Ruby
7 129 (10.97%) Perl
8 128 (10.88%) Go
9 122 (10.37%) C#
10 100 (8.50%) Shell Script
11 58 (4.93%) C
12 46 (3.91%) Groovy
13 44 (3.74%) C++
14 30 (2.55%) Scala
15 25 (2.13%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.70%) PHP
17 18 (1.53%) R
18 12 (1.02%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.85%) Tcl
19 10 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 258 (21.94%) Security Cleared
2 192 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 58 (4.93%) DV Cleared
4 46 (3.91%) Degree
5 21 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.36%) AWS Certification
8 13 (1.11%) CCNA
9 10 (0.85%) FFIEC
10 8 (0.68%) CEH
10 8 (0.68%) CISSP
10 8 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.68%) PMP
10 8 (0.68%) RHCE
11 7 (0.60%) CCNP
11 7 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.60%) RHCSA
12 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.51%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.55%) NCSC
2 24 (2.04%) GDPR
3 23 (1.96%) QA
4 22 (1.87%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.19%) NIST
6 12 (1.02%) SLA
7 10 (0.85%) GLBA
7 10 (0.85%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.60%) Accessibility
9 6 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.34%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.34%) WCAG
12 3 (0.26%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.26%) OASIS TOSCA
12 3 (0.26%) PMO
13 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 445 (37.84%) Docker
2 105 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (5.87%) Active Directory
4 60 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.96%) NFS
7 18 (1.53%) vSphere
8 10 (0.85%) Firmware
9 8 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.60%) OpenSSH
11 6 (0.51%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 5 (0.43%) KVM
12 5 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.34%) Samba
13 4 (0.34%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 4 (0.34%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.26%) LXC
14 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 570 (48.47%) Terraform
2 476 (40.48%) Kubernetes
3 461 (39.20%) Ansible
4 185 (15.73%) Puppet
5 100 (8.50%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (7.65%) Prometheus
7 81 (6.89%) Grafana
8 77 (6.55%) Packer
9 64 (5.44%) Consul
10 63 (5.36%) Docker Swarm
11 51 (4.34%) Istio
12 43 (3.66%) Kibana
13 40 (3.40%) HAProxy
13 40 (3.40%) ZABBIX
14 34 (2.89%) Podman
15 33 (2.81%) Graphite
16 32 (2.72%) linkerd
17 20 (1.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 20 (1.70%) Red Hat Satellite
18 19 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 178 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 144 (12.24%) VMware
3 121 (10.29%) Splunk
4 107 (9.10%) Oracle
5 104 (8.84%) Red Hat
6 64 (5.44%) Google
7 54 (4.59%) ServiceNow
8 48 (4.08%) Databricks
9 41 (3.49%) IBM
10 36 (3.06%) Atlassian
10 36 (3.06%) PagerDuty
11 35 (2.98%) Cisco
12 24 (2.04%) Dynatrace
13 22 (1.87%) F5
14 18 (1.53%) SAP
15 17 (1.45%) CyberArk
16 15 (1.28%) SolarWinds
17 14 (1.19%) AppDynamics
18 13 (1.11%) McAfee
19 12 (1.02%) SaltStack