Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 165 268
Rank change year-on-year -125 +103 -27
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 580 419 841
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.64% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 3.81% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 286 442
10th Percentile £362 £325 £350
25th Percentile £427 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £498
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.37% -0.50%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £669
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £498
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.52% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 13
10th Percentile £42.90 £36.75 £25.25
25th Percentile £45.35 £39.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate £53.68 £45.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.28% -10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £59.03 £51.88 "
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £58.71 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +30.47% -10.00% +5.26%

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 25,939 10,991 33,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.96% 42.95% 42.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,833 7,795 23,944
10th Percentile £356 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £711 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 217 565
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.63 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.13 £21.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.93 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.64% -15.71% +6.58%
75th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.00 £55.80
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.22 £44.50
% change year-on-year +17.75% -14.12% +7.05%

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 28 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Shell Script in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 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 -129 292 £530 +6.00% 59
Midlands +1 99 £480 +12.94% 15
West Midlands +13 93 £455 +9.97% 13
South East -110 60 £480 +1.05% 20
North of England -77 49 £424 -0.35% 12
North West -49 34 £400 +3.36% 9
South West -57 16 £438 +25.00% 10
East of England -42 14 £488 +8.33% 8
Yorkshire - 12 £450 - 2
East Midlands -38 6 £540 +3.85% 2
North East -18 3 £463 -5.13% 1
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 280 (48.28%) Linux
2 270 (46.55%) SQL
3 256 (44.14%) Unix
4 242 (41.72%) Java
5 228 (39.31%) Oracle
6 215 (37.07%) Python
7 189 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
8 181 (31.21%) Git (software)
9 179 (30.86%) Jenkins
10 155 (26.72%) DevOps
11 152 (26.21%) Social Skills
12 146 (25.17%) Ansible
13 136 (23.45%) PL/SQL
14 133 (22.93%) AWS
15 124 (21.38%) Windows
16 108 (18.62%) Test Automation
17 101 (17.41%) JIRA
18 99 (17.07%) Finance
19 92 (15.86%) Configuration Management
20 91 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
21 90 (15.52%) Perl
22 89 (15.34%) Software Engineering
23 88 (15.17%) Test Strategy
24 86 (14.83%) WebLogic
25 85 (14.66%) Maven
25 85 (14.66%) Banking
26 81 (13.97%) Azure
27 80 (13.79%) Kubernetes
28 78 (13.45%) Scrum
29 77 (13.28%) Docker

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 86 (14.83%) WebLogic
2 66 (11.38%) Confluence
3 45 (7.76%) Tomcat
4 26 (4.48%) Apache
4 26 (4.48%) WebSphere
5 25 (4.31%) SAS
6 23 (3.97%) Apache Spark
7 20 (3.45%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.90%) IIS
10 10 (1.72%) nginx
11 7 (1.21%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (1.21%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.03%) JBoss
12 6 (1.03%) MS Project Server
12 6 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.86%) Mule
13 5 (0.86%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 16 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.17%) Houdini
5 1 (0.17%) Maya
5 1 (0.17%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.69%) iTrent
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.52%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 133 (22.93%) AWS
2 81 (13.97%) Azure
3 47 (8.10%) GitHub
4 31 (5.34%) Amazon S3
5 29 (5.00%) GCP
6 20 (3.45%) Serverless
7 19 (3.28%) OpenShift
8 18 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (2.76%) IaaS
10 15 (2.59%) PaaS
11 14 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.90%) Amazon EKS
12 11 (1.90%) AWS CodePipeline
13 9 (1.55%) Azure Pipelines
14 8 (1.38%) SaaS
15 7 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (1.21%) BrowserStack
15 7 (1.21%) Microsoft 365
15 7 (1.21%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.38%) DNS
2 24 (4.14%) SSL
3 23 (3.97%) HTTP
4 20 (3.45%) Firewall
5 19 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.24%) Kerberos
7 12 (2.07%) SAN
8 11 (1.90%) FTP
9 10 (1.72%) DHCP
9 10 (1.72%) SMTP
9 10 (1.72%) VPN
9 10 (1.72%) Wireshark
10 9 (1.55%) NAS
10 9 (1.55%) SSH
11 8 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.21%) DECT
12 7 (1.21%) IPv4
12 7 (1.21%) IPv6
13 6 (1.03%) LAN
13 6 (1.03%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.62%) Relational Database
2 49 (8.45%) Hadoop
3 45 (7.76%) MySQL
4 42 (7.24%) Oracle Database
5 41 (7.07%) Big Data
6 39 (6.72%) BusinessObjects
7 38 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (5.34%) Apache Hive
10 26 (4.48%) SQL Server
11 25 (4.31%) HBase
12 23 (3.97%) NoSQL
13 21 (3.62%) Pentaho
13 21 (3.62%) RDBMS
14 17 (2.93%) MongoDB
15 15 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 14 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (2.24%) Oracle Exadata
18 12 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 181 (31.21%) Git (software)
2 179 (30.86%) Jenkins
3 101 (17.41%) JIRA
4 85 (14.66%) Maven
5 53 (9.14%) GitLab
6 40 (6.90%) Bitbucket
7 34 (5.86%) Sonatype Nexus
8 31 (5.34%) Selenium
9 28 (4.83%) JUnit
10 25 (4.31%) Cucumber
11 21 (3.62%) Subversion
12 20 (3.45%) CA Gen
13 19 (3.28%) Mockito
14 18 (3.10%) Gradle
15 14 (2.41%) TeamCity
16 12 (2.07%) SonarQube
17 11 (1.90%) GDB
18 9 (1.55%) Artifactory
19 8 (1.38%) IntelliJ
20 7 (1.21%) CircleCI
General
1 152 (26.21%) Social Skills
2 99 (17.07%) Finance
3 85 (14.66%) Banking
4 51 (8.79%) Public Sector
5 47 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.79%) Investment Banking
7 18 (3.10%) Documentation Skills
8 12 (2.07%) Front Office
9 6 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.69%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.69%) International Banking
11 3 (0.52%) Law
11 3 (0.52%) Legal
11 3 (0.52%) Marketing
11 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.52%) Publishing
11 3 (0.52%) Retail
12 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 168 (28.97%) Developer
2 72 (12.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 67 (11.55%) Java Developer
4 42 (7.24%) Software Engineer
5 40 (6.90%) Administrator
6 32 (5.52%) Consultant
7 28 (4.83%) Analyst
8 23 (3.97%) Architect
9 22 (3.79%) Data Engineer
10 20 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
11 19 (3.28%) DBA
12 18 (3.10%) Oracle DBA
13 16 (2.76%) AWS DevOps
14 15 (2.59%) Applications Support
14 15 (2.59%) Support Analyst
15 14 (2.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 14 (2.41%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.41%) Test Engineer
16 13 (2.24%) Python Engineer
17 12 (2.07%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (13.10%) Spring
2 73 (12.59%) J2EE
3 70 (12.07%) JSON
4 59 (10.17%) Spring Boot
5 48 (8.28%) Web Services
6 41 (7.07%) REST
7 38 (6.55%) RESTful
8 35 (6.03%) Apache Camel
8 35 (6.03%) SOAP
9 34 (5.86%) Kafka
9 34 (5.86%) RabbitMQ
10 28 (4.83%) Middleware
10 28 (4.83%) YAML
11 27 (4.66%) HTML
12 25 (4.31%) .NET
13 24 (4.14%) Node.js
13 24 (4.14%) XML
14 21 (3.62%) LDAP
15 20 (3.45%) CSS
16 19 (3.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.97%) Clustering
2 15 (2.59%) Replication
3 14 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (2.07%) Derivative
6 11 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.55%) Equities
8 9 (1.55%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.03%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.03%) Robotics
9 6 (1.03%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.86%) iPad
10 5 (0.86%) iPhone
10 5 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 280 (48.28%) Linux
2 256 (44.14%) Unix
3 124 (21.38%) Windows
4 39 (6.72%) Windows Server
5 37 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.45%) Solaris
7 14 (2.41%) AIX
8 9 (1.55%) CentOS
8 9 (1.55%) OpenWrt
9 8 (1.38%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.03%) zOS
11 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.34%) HPUX
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (26.72%) DevOps
3 108 (18.62%) Test Automation
4 92 (15.86%) Configuration Management
5 91 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
6 89 (15.34%) Software Engineering
7 88 (15.17%) Test Strategy
8 78 (13.45%) Scrum
9 74 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (12.24%) Data Modelling
11 70 (12.07%) Process Improvement
12 67 (11.55%) OO
13 65 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (10.69%) Microservices
14 62 (10.69%) Problem Management
15 56 (9.66%) ETL
16 55 (9.48%) Analytics
17 52 (8.97%) RUP
18 49 (8.45%) Migration
18 49 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 270 (46.55%) SQL
2 242 (41.72%) Java
3 215 (37.07%) Python
4 136 (23.45%) PL/SQL
5 90 (15.52%) Perl
6 74 (12.76%) Bash Shell
7 64 (11.03%) JavaScript
8 63 (10.86%) PowerShell
9 51 (8.79%) Java 8
10 35 (6.03%) C
11 26 (4.48%) C++
12 24 (4.14%) Groovy
13 23 (3.97%) Go
13 23 (3.97%) PHP
13 23 (3.97%) Scala
14 18 (3.10%) Ruby
15 16 (2.76%) C#
15 16 (2.76%) HiveQL
15 16 (2.76%) VBA
16 15 (2.59%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 54 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 40 (6.90%) Degree
4 16 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (1.03%) OCP
8 5 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.69%) RHCE
9 4 (0.69%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.52%) CISSP
11 2 (0.34%) CEH
11 2 (0.34%) GIAC
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.34%) SANS
12 1 (0.17%) CCA
12 1 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.97%) QA
2 13 (2.24%) SLA
3 6 (1.03%) JTAG
4 2 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) FINREP
5 1 (0.17%) IFRS
5 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 77 (13.28%) Docker
2 30 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.62%) HDFS
5 17 (2.93%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle Clusterware
9 5 (0.86%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.69%) Firmware
10 4 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.69%) Veritas File System
11 3 (0.52%) GlusterFS
11 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.52%) NFS
11 3 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.52%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 146 (25.17%) Ansible
2 80 (13.79%) Kubernetes
3 61 (10.52%) Terraform
4 51 (8.79%) Puppet
5 23 (3.97%) Nagios
6 21 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (2.76%) Data Guard
7 16 (2.76%) Oracle RMAN
8 15 (2.59%) Grafana
9 13 (2.24%) Tivoli
10 11 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (1.72%) Oozie
12 9 (1.55%) NetBackup
12 9 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (1.55%) Packer
13 8 (1.38%) CA Wily
13 8 (1.38%) Prometheus
14 7 (1.21%) Graylog
15 6 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 228 (39.31%) Oracle
2 65 (11.21%) Informatica
3 57 (9.83%) BEA
4 54 (9.31%) webMethods
5 42 (7.24%) Red Hat
6 40 (6.90%) VMware
7 37 (6.38%) IBM
8 32 (5.52%) WSO2
9 31 (5.34%) Microsoft
10 23 (3.97%) Splunk
11 22 (3.79%) Talend
12 20 (3.45%) Pega
13 18 (3.10%) HP
14 16 (2.76%) Citrix
15 15 (2.59%) Google
15 15 (2.59%) MuleSoft
16 12 (2.07%) Veritas
17 11 (1.90%) Cisco
17 11 (1.90%) EMC
18 10 (1.72%) SolarWinds