Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 204 183
Rank change year-on-year -25 -21 -1
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,136 1,197 1,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.31% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.68% 3.12% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 771 855
England median daily rate £500 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +11.18% -
10th Percentile £345 £320 £288
90th Percentile £675 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 24
England median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% -0.63% +9.59%
10th Percentile £33.25 £28.35 £26.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.23 £52.18
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.95% -0.63% +6.67%

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 42,463 38,415 39,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.98% 42.03% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,115 26,915 27,365
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £285
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 739 834
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £17.54 £16.25 £14.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in England

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Shell Script in England

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Shell Script in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Shell Script in England

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Shell Script in England

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Shell Script in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 October 2018. 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 -38 554 £525 +5.00% 97
North of England -12 210 £450 - 48
South East -68 154 £441 +3.82% 28
North West -6 107 £500 -6.54% 19
East of England +42 89 £425 +6.25% 19
Yorkshire -18 77 £450 -15.89% 19
Midlands -5 75 £360 -4.00% 19
South West -5 52 £475 +26.67% 15
West Midlands -5 47 £400 +6.67% 10
East Midlands +23 28 £324 -9.04% 9
North East -17 28 £383 -19.47% 10
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 618 (54.40%) Unix
2 599 (52.73%) Linux
3 469 (41.29%) SQL
4 414 (36.44%) Python
5 394 (34.68%) Oracle
6 390 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
7 360 (31.69%) Java
8 340 (29.93%) DevOps
9 323 (28.43%) Windows
10 322 (28.35%) Jenkins
11 317 (27.90%) Ansible
12 280 (24.65%) Puppet
13 254 (22.36%) Git (software)
14 237 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
15 232 (20.42%) Opscode Chef
16 230 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
17 215 (18.93%) Bash Shell
18 207 (18.22%) Finance
19 206 (18.13%) Docker
20 195 (17.17%) Scrum
21 193 (16.99%) Perl
22 183 (16.11%) Configuration Management
23 167 (14.70%) PL/SQL
24 157 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 143 (12.59%) SQL Server
26 139 (12.24%) Test Automation
27 136 (11.97%) Hadoop
28 134 (11.80%) Open Source
29 133 (11.71%) PowerShell
30 131 (11.53%) Banking

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
1 103 (9.07%) Apache
2 86 (7.57%) Confluence
3 74 (6.51%) WebLogic
4 52 (4.58%) Apache Spark
5 50 (4.40%) Tomcat
6 41 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 37 (3.26%) nginx
8 34 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (2.64%) JBoss
10 29 (2.55%) WebSphere
11 23 (2.02%) Tuxedo
12 19 (1.67%) SAS
13 14 (1.23%) Jetty
13 14 (1.23%) MS Exchange
14 13 (1.14%) CICS
14 13 (1.14%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.70%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 71 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 64 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.14%) HiPortfolio
3 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.26%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.18%) Global One
8 2 (0.18%) Kondor
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.088%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
9 1 (0.088%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 230 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (6.69%) Amazon EC2
3 76 (6.69%) Amazon S3
4 60 (5.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 53 (4.67%) GitHub
6 50 (4.40%) PaaS
7 34 (2.99%) npm
8 31 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (2.38%) Office 365
10 25 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (2.11%) OpenShift
12 20 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.41%) IaaS
14 15 (1.32%) SaaS
15 14 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.97%) Serverless
17 10 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (0.88%) Datadog
17 10 (0.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.93%) HTTP
2 55 (4.84%) SSL
3 52 (4.58%) DNS
4 45 (3.96%) TCP/IP
5 32 (2.82%) Internet
6 31 (2.73%) Firewall
7 30 (2.64%) SAN
8 25 (2.20%) SSH
9 24 (2.11%) VPN
10 19 (1.67%) DHCP
11 16 (1.41%) Intranet
12 13 (1.14%) FTP
12 13 (1.14%) NAS
13 10 (0.88%) BIG-IP
13 10 (0.88%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.88%) SMTP
13 10 (0.88%) WAN
14 9 (0.79%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.70%) LAN
15 8 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 136 (11.97%) Hadoop
3 118 (10.39%) Big Data
4 103 (9.07%) MySQL
5 97 (8.54%) Relational Database
6 91 (8.01%) Apache Hive
7 88 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
8 69 (6.07%) Oracle Database
9 57 (5.02%) Impala
10 55 (4.84%) MongoDB
11 51 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (4.40%) RDBMS
13 46 (4.05%) Sqoop
14 41 (3.61%) HBase
15 39 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
16 37 (3.26%) NoSQL
17 32 (2.82%) DB2
18 30 (2.64%) Oracle Database 12c
19 29 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
20 28 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 322 (28.35%) Jenkins
2 254 (22.36%) Git (software)
3 129 (11.36%) JIRA
4 87 (7.66%) Maven
5 68 (5.99%) Gradle
6 47 (4.14%) Subversion
7 44 (3.87%) Artifactory
7 44 (3.87%) Bitbucket
7 44 (3.87%) Cucumber
7 44 (3.87%) JUnit
8 40 (3.52%) CircleCI
9 38 (3.35%) Selenium
10 33 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 32 (2.82%) Travis CI
12 30 (2.64%) gulp
13 29 (2.55%) IBM UrbanCode
14 27 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 25 (2.20%) TeamCity
16 23 (2.02%) Ant
17 21 (1.85%) Mockito
General
1 207 (18.22%) Finance
2 131 (11.53%) Banking
3 36 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.82%) Retail
5 22 (1.94%) Back Office
6 18 (1.58%) Front Office
7 14 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.70%) General Ledger
8 8 (0.70%) Legal
8 8 (0.70%) Marketing
9 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.62%) Publishing
10 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.26%) Billing
11 3 (0.26%) Games
12 2 (0.18%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Law
12 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.088%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 339 (29.84%) Developer
2 190 (16.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 104 (9.15%) Administrator
4 92 (8.10%) Java Developer
5 80 (7.04%) Platform Engineer
6 60 (5.28%) Analyst
7 48 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
8 47 (4.14%) Architect
9 46 (4.05%) DBA
10 42 (3.70%) Senior Developer
11 41 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
11 41 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
12 39 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
13 38 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
14 31 (2.73%) AWS DevOps
15 30 (2.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 30 (2.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 29 (2.55%) Python Developer
17 28 (2.46%) Consultant
18 26 (2.29%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (7.66%) Middleware
2 75 (6.60%) J2EE
2 75 (6.60%) Spring
3 70 (6.16%) Web Services
4 59 (5.19%) XML
5 52 (4.58%) Kafka
6 48 (4.23%) REST
7 47 (4.14%) RESTful
8 45 (3.96%) JSON
9 44 (3.87%) SOAP
10 43 (3.79%) .NET
11 42 (3.70%) HTML
12 39 (3.43%) Node.js
13 37 (3.26%) AngularJS
14 35 (3.08%) LAMP
15 32 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
16 30 (2.64%) CGI
16 30 (2.64%) CSS
16 30 (2.64%) FastCGI
17 29 (2.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.16%) Linux Command Line
2 59 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 50 (4.40%) Wiki
5 33 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.73%) Mainframe
7 26 (2.29%) Fixed Income
8 25 (2.20%) Management Information System
9 23 (2.02%) Clustering
10 19 (1.67%) Equities
11 18 (1.58%) User Experience
12 17 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.41%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.32%) Replication
15 14 (1.23%) Algorithms
15 14 (1.23%) Data Structures
16 12 (1.06%) Fintech
17 11 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
18 10 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
19 9 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 618 (54.40%) Unix
2 599 (52.73%) Linux
3 323 (28.43%) Windows
4 157 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 90 (7.92%) Solaris
5 90 (7.92%) Windows Server
6 81 (7.13%) CentOS
7 42 (3.70%) AIX
8 39 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 18 (1.58%) zOS
11 17 (1.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (1.14%) VME
15 12 (1.06%) Debian
16 11 (0.97%) SUSE
16 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (29.93%) DevOps
3 237 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
4 195 (17.17%) Scrum
5 183 (16.11%) Configuration Management
6 139 (12.24%) Test Automation
7 134 (11.80%) Open Source
8 127 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
9 113 (9.95%) OO
10 106 (9.33%) ETL
11 91 (8.01%) Performance Tuning
12 89 (7.83%) Data Modelling
13 82 (7.22%) TDD
14 76 (6.69%) Build Automation
15 68 (5.99%) Unit Testing
16 66 (5.81%) Data Analysis
17 65 (5.72%) Process Improvement
18 63 (5.55%) BDD
18 63 (5.55%) Continuous Deployment
19 62 (5.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 469 (41.29%) SQL
2 414 (36.44%) Python
3 360 (31.69%) Java
4 215 (18.93%) Bash Shell
5 193 (16.99%) Perl
6 167 (14.70%) PL/SQL
7 133 (11.71%) PowerShell
8 123 (10.83%) Korn
9 106 (9.33%) Ruby
10 97 (8.54%) JavaScript
11 68 (5.99%) Groovy
12 55 (4.84%) C++
13 45 (3.96%) C
14 41 (3.61%) C#
15 38 (3.35%) Scala
16 37 (3.26%) PHP
17 33 (2.90%) Java 8
18 26 (2.29%) T-SQL
19 19 (1.67%) JCL
20 17 (1.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 129 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 104 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 76 (6.69%) Degree
4 18 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.79%) AWS Certification
6 9 (0.79%) RHCE
7 8 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.70%) OCP
7 8 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.62%) RHCSA
9 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.35%) RHCVA
12 3 (0.26%) CCNP
12 3 (0.26%) OCA
13 2 (0.18%) MCSE
13 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.35%) QA
2 13 (1.14%) SLA
3 11 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.35%) GDPR
5 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.088%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 206 (18.13%) Docker
2 81 (7.13%) Active Directory
3 68 (5.99%) HDFS
4 46 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 11 (0.97%) Xen
9 10 (0.88%) XenApp
10 9 (0.79%) Firmware
10 9 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.70%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.70%) Samba
11 8 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.70%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.62%) NFS
12 7 (0.62%) Time Sharing Option
12 7 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 317 (27.90%) Ansible
2 280 (24.65%) Puppet
3 232 (20.42%) Opscode Chef
4 105 (9.24%) Terraform
5 99 (8.71%) Kubernetes
6 54 (4.75%) Hadoop YARN
7 24 (2.11%) Grafana
8 22 (1.94%) Kibana
9 21 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 21 (1.85%) Tivoli
10 18 (1.58%) Oracle ZFS
11 17 (1.50%) SCCM
12 16 (1.41%) Nagios
13 14 (1.23%) CFEngine
13 14 (1.23%) logstash
13 14 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 13 (1.14%) Packer
15 12 (1.06%) Data Guard
15 12 (1.06%) Rancher
15 12 (1.06%) Salt
Vendors
1 394 (34.68%) Oracle
2 127 (11.18%) Red Hat
3 98 (8.63%) Microsoft
4 77 (6.78%) Splunk
5 76 (6.69%) VMware
6 56 (4.93%) IBM
7 55 (4.84%) Cloudera
8 45 (3.96%) BEA
9 43 (3.79%) webMethods
10 39 (3.43%) Informatica
11 38 (3.35%) Sybase
12 31 (2.73%) Google
13 28 (2.46%) BMC
14 26 (2.29%) Remedy
15 23 (2.02%) HP
16 22 (1.94%) TIBCO
17 21 (1.85%) CA
17 21 (1.85%) Pega
17 21 (1.85%) SaltStack
18 20 (1.76%) Ab Initio