Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 19 January 2021 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 217 292 241
Rank change year-on-year +75 -51 -14
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 398 566 1,043
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.16% 0.87% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.77% 2.11% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 340 729
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +9.29%
10th Percentile £320 £330 £350
90th Percentile £588 £625 £700
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £51.25 £25.25 £31.63
90th Percentile £56.75 £49.45 £58.88
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £41.85 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.45% +4.63% -

Shell Script 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 14,356 26,829 40,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.99% 41.10% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,104 19,006 29,006
Median daily rate £483 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +1.56% +1.05%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 482 563
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.19
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.11% +5.48%

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in England

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Shell Script in England

Shell Script
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Shell Script in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Shell Script in England

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Shell Script in England

Shell Script
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 Shell Script within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. 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
London +74 197 £500 - 34
Midlands +65 56 £405 -6.14% 16
West Midlands +62 50 £405 -5.04% 13
South West +113 37 £443 +10.63% 7
South East +60 31 £390 -17.89% 9
North of England -17 31 £445 -5.26% 21
East of England +62 20 £460 +15.00% 5
North West +15 16 £440 -12.00% 6
North East +8 9 £425 -1.16% 1
Yorkshire +21 6 £555 +16.84% 14
East Midlands +32 5 £520 -25.71% 3
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Shell Script 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 Shell Script.

1 192 (48.24%) Linux
2 177 (44.47%) Python
3 175 (43.97%) Java
4 170 (42.71%) SQL
5 164 (41.21%) Unix
6 140 (35.18%) Oracle
6 140 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
7 115 (28.89%) Jenkins
8 114 (28.64%) Git (software)
9 108 (27.14%) DevOps
10 97 (24.37%) AWS
11 95 (23.87%) PL/SQL
12 85 (21.36%) Security Cleared
13 73 (18.34%) Test Automation
14 72 (18.09%) Perl
15 71 (17.84%) Scrum
15 71 (17.84%) Ansible
16 70 (17.59%) Terraform
17 69 (17.34%) SC Cleared
18 65 (16.33%) OO
18 65 (16.33%) Kubernetes
19 64 (16.08%) Test Strategy
19 64 (16.08%) JIRA
20 60 (15.08%) J2EE
20 60 (15.08%) Finance
20 60 (15.08%) Configuration Management
21 58 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
22 57 (14.32%) WebLogic
23 56 (14.07%) Maven
24 55 (13.82%) Windows

Shell Script
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 57 (14.32%) WebLogic
2 36 (9.05%) Confluence
3 23 (5.78%) Apache Spark
4 21 (5.28%) WebSphere
5 19 (4.77%) Tomcat
6 17 (4.27%) JBoss
7 15 (3.77%) Apache
7 15 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (2.51%) SAS
10 9 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (2.01%) Apache Geronimo
11 8 (2.01%) Apache TomEE
12 5 (1.26%) Jupyter
12 5 (1.26%) Red Hat Fuse
13 4 (1.01%) nginx
14 3 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.75%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.50%) Windchill
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.02%) ION MarketView
2 9 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.50%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.25%) HFM
6 1 (0.25%) Magento
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 97 (24.37%) AWS
2 53 (13.32%) Azure
3 25 (6.28%) GitHub
4 18 (4.52%) GCP
5 10 (2.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 9 (2.26%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.51%) CloudFront
8 6 (1.51%) Serverless
9 5 (1.26%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.26%) PaaS
10 4 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.01%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (1.01%) AWS CodeBuild
10 4 (1.01%) Route 53
11 3 (0.75%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.28%) Firewall
2 17 (4.27%) DNS
3 16 (4.02%) SSL
4 14 (3.52%) SAN
5 12 (3.02%) VPN
6 11 (2.76%) Kerberos
6 11 (2.76%) VLAN
7 10 (2.51%) SNMP
8 9 (2.26%) HTTP
9 7 (1.76%) WAN
9 7 (1.76%) Wireshark
10 6 (1.51%) DHCP
10 6 (1.51%) IPv4
10 6 (1.51%) IPv6
11 5 (1.26%) DECT
11 5 (1.26%) IPsec
11 5 (1.26%) PPP
11 5 (1.26%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.05%) Big Data
2 33 (8.29%) Hadoop
3 27 (6.78%) Oracle Database
4 24 (6.03%) NoSQL
5 22 (5.53%) Apache Hive
5 22 (5.53%) MongoDB
6 20 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (4.52%) HBase
8 17 (4.27%) MySQL
9 16 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (4.02%) Relational Database
10 15 (3.77%) SQL Server
11 14 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (3.52%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (2.51%) OLTP
14 7 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.76%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 115 (28.89%) Jenkins
2 114 (28.64%) Git (software)
3 64 (16.08%) JIRA
4 56 (14.07%) Maven
5 42 (10.55%) CA Gen
6 37 (9.30%) GitLab
7 25 (6.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 24 (6.03%) Bitbucket
9 17 (4.27%) Cucumber
9 17 (4.27%) SonarQube
10 15 (3.77%) Selenium
11 13 (3.27%) TeamCity
12 12 (3.02%) fastlane
13 11 (2.76%) JUnit
13 11 (2.76%) LoadRunner
14 10 (2.51%) IBM UrbanCode
14 10 (2.51%) Xcode
15 9 (2.26%) Artifactory
16 8 (2.01%) Postman
16 8 (2.01%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (15.08%) Finance
2 33 (8.29%) Public Sector
3 29 (7.29%) Banking
4 10 (2.51%) Front Office
5 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.50%) Military
7 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) German Language
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 150 (37.69%) Developer
2 46 (11.56%) Java Developer
3 31 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (6.78%) Software Engineer
5 24 (6.03%) Administrator
5 24 (6.03%) DBA
6 22 (5.53%) Oracle DBA
6 22 (5.53%) Python Developer
7 19 (4.77%) Consultant
8 17 (4.27%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.02%) Software Developer
10 12 (3.02%) Tester
11 10 (2.51%) Data Engineer
12 9 (2.26%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (2.26%) Linux Administrator
12 9 (2.26%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (2.01%) DevOps Administrator
13 8 (2.01%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 8 (2.01%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 8 (2.01%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.08%) J2EE
2 51 (12.81%) Spring
3 39 (9.80%) JSON
4 33 (8.29%) Spring Boot
5 24 (6.03%) REST
6 23 (5.78%) SOAP
7 22 (5.53%) .NET
7 22 (5.53%) Middleware
7 22 (5.53%) Web Services
8 21 (5.28%) RabbitMQ
8 21 (5.28%) XML
9 20 (5.03%) Apache Camel
10 19 (4.77%) Kafka
11 15 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
12 12 (3.02%) Django
13 11 (2.76%) Node.js
13 11 (2.76%) RESTful
13 11 (2.76%) YAML
14 10 (2.51%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (2.51%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.79%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.77%) Fixed Income
4 12 (3.02%) Market Risk
5 10 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.51%) Swaptions
6 9 (2.26%) iPad
6 9 (2.26%) iPhone
6 9 (2.26%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.01%) CMDB
7 8 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.76%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.76%) Equities
8 7 (1.76%) Robotics
9 6 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.01%) Clustering
11 4 (1.01%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 192 (48.24%) Linux
2 164 (41.21%) Unix
3 55 (13.82%) Windows
4 36 (9.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.77%) Solaris
6 13 (3.27%) AIX
6 13 (3.27%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.51%) Mac OS X
7 10 (2.51%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.01%) CentOS
8 8 (2.01%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.76%) OpenWrt
10 6 (1.51%) Android
11 4 (1.01%) Debian
11 4 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.25%) SUSE
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (27.14%) DevOps
3 73 (18.34%) Test Automation
4 71 (17.84%) Scrum
5 65 (16.33%) OO
6 64 (16.08%) Test Strategy
7 60 (15.08%) Configuration Management
8 58 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
9 55 (13.82%) Process Improvement
10 54 (13.57%) Data Modelling
10 54 (13.57%) RUP
11 51 (12.81%) TDD
12 47 (11.81%) Problem Management
13 46 (11.56%) Software Engineering
14 39 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (9.80%) Migration
15 38 (9.55%) Waterfall
16 37 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (9.30%) Microservices
17 34 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 177 (44.47%) Python
2 175 (43.97%) Java
3 170 (42.71%) SQL
4 95 (23.87%) PL/SQL
5 72 (18.09%) Perl
6 52 (13.07%) Bash Shell
7 32 (8.04%) Java 8
8 29 (7.29%) Scala
9 25 (6.28%) C
9 25 (6.28%) PowerShell
10 24 (6.03%) JavaScript
11 23 (5.78%) COBOL
12 18 (4.52%) Go
13 12 (3.02%) Korn
14 11 (2.76%) PHP
15 10 (2.51%) Apple Swift
15 10 (2.51%) R
16 9 (2.26%) Ruby
16 9 (2.26%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 85 (21.36%) Security Cleared
2 69 (17.34%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.78%) Degree
4 10 (2.51%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.76%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.76%) CCA
5 7 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.51%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (1.51%) Linux+ Certification
6 6 (1.51%) RHCE
6 6 (1.51%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.75%) CISM
8 3 (0.75%) CISSP
8 3 (0.75%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.75%) GIAC
8 3 (0.75%) ISEB
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.75%) SANS
8 3 (0.75%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.77%) QA
2 5 (1.26%) JTAG
3 3 (0.75%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.75%) RMADS
3 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.75%) SLA
4 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.50%) PMO
4 2 (0.50%) SEPA
5 1 (0.25%) COREP
5 1 (0.25%) FINREP
5 1 (0.25%) TARGET2
System Software
1 53 (13.32%) Docker
2 20 (5.03%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (3.77%) HDFS
4 13 (3.27%) Active Directory
5 12 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (2.01%) Oracle Clusterware
7 7 (1.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (1.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 5 (1.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (1.01%) Apache Flume
9 4 (1.01%) NFS
10 3 (0.75%) Firmware
10 3 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.75%) XenApp
11 2 (0.50%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.50%) Samba
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.50%) vSphere
12 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 71 (17.84%) Ansible
2 70 (17.59%) Terraform
3 65 (16.33%) Kubernetes
4 28 (7.04%) Puppet
5 17 (4.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 16 (4.02%) Data Guard
6 16 (4.02%) Packer
7 15 (3.77%) Tivoli
8 10 (2.51%) HP ALM
8 10 (2.51%) Netcool
8 10 (2.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 10 (2.51%) Netcool/Webtop
9 9 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (2.01%) SELinux
11 7 (1.76%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (1.76%) Oozie
12 5 (1.26%) Nagios
13 4 (1.01%) Prometheus
13 4 (1.01%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.75%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 140 (35.18%) Oracle
2 51 (12.81%) BEA
3 48 (12.06%) webMethods
4 40 (10.05%) IBM
5 39 (9.80%) Informatica
5 39 (9.80%) Red Hat
6 31 (7.79%) Pega
7 20 (5.03%) Hortonworks
8 19 (4.77%) VMware
9 16 (4.02%) HP
9 16 (4.02%) Splunk
10 14 (3.52%) ION Trading
10 14 (3.52%) Microsoft
11 12 (3.02%) Murex
11 12 (3.02%) WSO2
12 11 (2.76%) CA
13 10 (2.51%) Apple
13 10 (2.51%) ServiceNow
13 10 (2.51%) Veritas
14 9 (2.26%) Cloudera