Period
to

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 16 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.

Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 286 263 226
Rank change year-on-year -23 -37 +37
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 650 440 526
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.97% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.48% 2.38% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 281 340
10th Percentile £406 £348 £355
25th Percentile £463 £390 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +16.76% -2.63% -5.00%
75th Percentile £625 £558 £538
90th Percentile £713 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +13.51% -2.12% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
10th Percentile £45.25 £27.85 £45.63
25th Percentile £51.25 £36.63 £46.56
Median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 £51.25
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.44% +10.22%
75th Percentile £85.00 £56.23 £54.69
90th Percentile - £57.72 £54.88
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 £40.70
% change year-on-year +14.29% +28.99% -11.04%

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 26,196 18,498 18,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.28% 40.99% 41.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,325 13,194 13,174
10th Percentile £381 £325 £325
25th Percentile £456 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £771 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 370 310
10th Percentile £20.25 £17.24 £17.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.35 £21.59
Median hourly rate £50.77 £41.31 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year +22.90% -3.93% -1.62%
75th Percentile £62.50 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £62.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £41.30 £42.50
% change year-on-year +21.07% -2.82% -1.16%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 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 +4 361 £575 +15.00% 64
Midlands -25 90 £460 +13.58% 8
West Midlands -23 77 £475 +17.28% 4
South East -13 57 £550 +38.36% 14
North of England -42 56 £510 +18.33% 23
North West -25 28 £475 +11.76% 11
South West -48 20 £600 +26.32% 8
North East +8 19 £525 +31.25% 5
East of England -42 14 £500 - 10
Yorkshire -37 13 £450 -5.26% 7
East Midlands -15 11 £400 -3.03% 4
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 356 (54.77%) Linux
2 342 (52.62%) Unix
3 268 (41.23%) SQL
4 262 (40.31%) Java
5 257 (39.54%) Oracle
6 245 (37.69%) Python
7 232 (35.69%) Agile
8 211 (32.46%) AWS
9 175 (26.92%) JIRA
10 169 (26.00%) Git (software)
11 165 (25.38%) DevOps
11 165 (25.38%) CI/CD
12 162 (24.92%) Finance
13 154 (23.69%) Jenkins
14 151 (23.23%) Ansible
15 141 (21.69%) Azure
16 140 (21.54%) PL/SQL
17 138 (21.23%) Social Skills
18 130 (20.00%) Windows
19 129 (19.85%) Security Cleared
20 115 (17.69%) SC Cleared
21 110 (16.92%) Scrum
22 105 (16.15%) Confluence
23 104 (16.00%) Terraform
24 102 (15.69%) Docker
24 102 (15.69%) Software Engineering
25 100 (15.38%) Bash
26 94 (14.46%) Perl
27 90 (13.85%) Oracle Database
28 86 (13.23%) GitLab

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
1 105 (16.15%) Confluence
2 46 (7.08%) WebLogic
3 37 (5.69%) Apache
4 33 (5.08%) SAS
5 29 (4.46%) Apache Spark
6 26 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 26 (4.00%) WebSphere
7 16 (2.46%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.15%) JBoss
9 12 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 11 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.38%) nginx
12 8 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
13 7 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.77%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.62%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.62%) PowerExchange
16 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.15%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (1.85%) assyst
3 8 (1.23%) TIBCO iProcess
4 6 (0.92%) Oracle Utilities
5 5 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.77%) Primavera
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.62%) Siebel CRM
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.31%) iTrent
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 211 (32.46%) AWS
2 141 (21.69%) Azure
3 53 (8.15%) GitHub
4 41 (6.31%) PaaS
5 40 (6.15%) GCP
6 34 (5.23%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (4.15%) Amazon S3
7 27 (4.15%) IaaS
8 25 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (3.85%) Serverless
9 23 (3.54%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (2.92%) Microsoft 365
11 16 (2.46%) SaaS
12 15 (2.31%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (2.00%) AWS CodePipeline
15 11 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (1.54%) Amazon EKS
17 9 (1.38%) Apigee
18 7 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.08%) Firewall
2 27 (4.15%) SSH
3 23 (3.54%) DNS
3 23 (3.54%) SSL
4 21 (3.23%) HTTP
5 17 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.31%) Network Security
7 13 (2.00%) SAN
8 12 (1.85%) Internet
8 12 (1.85%) LAN
8 12 (1.85%) Multicast
9 10 (1.54%) VPN
10 8 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (1.23%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (1.08%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.92%) NAS
13 5 (0.77%) IPsec
14 4 (0.62%) OSPF
14 4 (0.62%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (13.85%) Oracle Database
2 58 (8.92%) SQL Server
3 50 (7.69%) Pentaho
4 49 (7.54%) MySQL
5 44 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (6.62%) Relational Database
7 39 (6.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 37 (5.69%) Hadoop
9 33 (5.08%) Apache Hive
9 33 (5.08%) NoSQL
10 31 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (4.46%) HBase
12 26 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (3.54%) MongoDB
14 22 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (3.23%) Big Data
15 21 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (2.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 175 (26.92%) JIRA
2 169 (26.00%) Git (software)
3 154 (23.69%) Jenkins
4 86 (13.23%) GitLab
5 50 (7.69%) Bitbucket
6 40 (6.15%) Maven
7 34 (5.23%) JUnit
8 22 (3.38%) Artifactory
8 22 (3.38%) CA Gen
9 20 (3.08%) Cucumber
10 19 (2.92%) CircleCI
11 16 (2.46%) IBM UrbanCode
12 14 (2.15%) RSpec
12 14 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (1.69%) Ant
13 11 (1.69%) Mockito
14 10 (1.54%) SonarQube
14 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio
15 9 (1.38%) JMeter
16 8 (1.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 162 (24.92%) Finance
2 138 (21.23%) Social Skills
3 86 (13.23%) Banking
4 62 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (9.38%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.77%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.62%) Back Office
7 17 (2.62%) Documentation Skills
8 16 (2.46%) Front Office
9 13 (2.00%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.69%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.38%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
12 8 (1.23%) Retail
13 6 (0.92%) Billing
13 6 (0.92%) Legal
14 4 (0.62%) Automotive
14 4 (0.62%) Law
15 3 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 183 (28.15%) Developer
2 64 (9.85%) Java Developer
3 63 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 57 (8.77%) Software Engineer
5 42 (6.46%) DBA
6 39 (6.00%) Analyst
7 27 (4.15%) Support Analyst
8 25 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
9 23 (3.54%) Architect
9 23 (3.54%) Consultant
10 22 (3.38%) Administrator
10 22 (3.38%) Applications Support
11 21 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
11 21 (3.23%) SQL Developer
12 20 (3.08%) AWS Engineer
12 20 (3.08%) Data Engineer
12 20 (3.08%) Senior Developer
13 19 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
14 18 (2.77%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.23%) Spring
2 54 (8.31%) Kafka
3 53 (8.15%) REST
4 50 (7.69%) JSON
4 50 (7.69%) Spring Boot
5 45 (6.92%) J2EE
5 45 (6.92%) XML
6 34 (5.23%) .NET
6 34 (5.23%) Middleware
7 33 (5.08%) HTML
8 28 (4.31%) Web Services
9 24 (3.69%) CSS
10 23 (3.54%) SOAP
10 23 (3.54%) YAML
11 22 (3.38%) RESTful
12 20 (3.08%) React
13 19 (2.92%) Hibernate
14 18 (2.77%) ASP.NET
15 17 (2.62%) Node.js
15 17 (2.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.69%) Data Structures
1 24 (3.69%) Replication
2 23 (3.54%) SWIFT
3 19 (2.92%) Algorithms
4 18 (2.77%) Public Cloud
5 16 (2.46%) Cloud Native
5 16 (2.46%) Equities
5 16 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (2.15%) Clustering
7 14 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (1.85%) DataPower
9 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.54%) iPad
10 7 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.92%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.92%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 356 (54.77%) Linux
2 342 (52.62%) Unix
3 130 (20.00%) Windows
4 83 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (4.46%) CentOS
6 26 (4.00%) AIX
7 19 (2.92%) Windows Server
8 15 (2.31%) Solaris
8 15 (2.31%) Ubuntu
9 14 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.69%) Android
11 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.23%) Mesosphere
12 7 (1.08%) Amazon Linux
13 6 (0.92%) Debian
14 5 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.62%) FreeNAS
15 4 (0.62%) SUSE
16 3 (0.46%) HPUX
16 3 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (35.69%) Agile
2 165 (25.38%) CI/CD
2 165 (25.38%) DevOps
3 110 (16.92%) Scrum
4 102 (15.69%) Software Engineering
5 78 (12.00%) Analytics
6 76 (11.69%) Performance Tuning
7 75 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (11.23%) ETL
9 66 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 62 (9.54%) Test Strategy
12 61 (9.38%) Test Automation
13 60 (9.23%) Process Improvement
14 59 (9.08%) Data Modelling
15 57 (8.77%) Microservices
15 57 (8.77%) OO
16 54 (8.31%) ITIL
17 51 (7.85%) Data Analytics
18 47 (7.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 268 (41.23%) SQL
2 262 (40.31%) Java
3 245 (37.69%) Python
4 140 (21.54%) PL/SQL
5 100 (15.38%) Bash
6 94 (14.46%) Perl
7 75 (11.54%) PowerShell
8 67 (10.31%) JavaScript
9 43 (6.62%) Scala
10 38 (5.85%) C
11 37 (5.69%) C++
12 32 (4.92%) Korn
13 27 (4.15%) Go
14 26 (4.00%) VBA
15 25 (3.85%) C#
15 25 (3.85%) Groovy
16 23 (3.54%) HiveQL
17 21 (3.23%) COBOL
17 21 (3.23%) R
17 21 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 129 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 115 (17.69%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.23%) Degree
4 17 (2.62%) Oracle Certification
5 14 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (1.54%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.54%) OCP
8 7 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.62%) RHCE
10 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.46%) PMP
10 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.46%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.31%) CISSP
11 2 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.46%) QA
2 9 (1.38%) SEPA
3 8 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.92%) NIST
6 4 (0.62%) GDPR
6 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.46%) SLA
8 2 (0.31%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.31%) RMADS
9 1 (0.15%) DICOM
9 1 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.15%) LOINC
9 1 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 102 (15.69%) Docker
2 32 (4.92%) HDFS
3 29 (4.46%) Oracle RAC
4 26 (4.00%) Active Directory
5 17 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.92%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.77%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.62%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.31%) Firmware
13 2 (0.31%) KVM
13 2 (0.31%) NFS
13 2 (0.31%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.31%) Squid
13 2 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.31%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 151 (23.23%) Ansible
2 104 (16.00%) Terraform
3 76 (11.69%) Kubernetes
4 33 (5.08%) Puppet
5 31 (4.77%) Data Guard
6 21 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.77%) Oracle RMAN
8 16 (2.46%) Prometheus
9 15 (2.31%) Grafana
10 13 (2.00%) Tivoli
11 12 (1.85%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
12 11 (1.69%) Control-M
12 11 (1.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 9 (1.38%) Packer
14 8 (1.23%) Kibana
14 8 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 6 (0.92%) IBM Guardium
16 5 (0.77%) Consul
16 5 (0.77%) Istio
Vendors
1 257 (39.54%) Oracle
2 66 (10.15%) Red Hat
3 65 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 48 (7.38%) IBM
5 42 (6.46%) Informatica
6 33 (5.08%) VMware
7 28 (4.31%) Pega
8 27 (4.15%) ServiceNow
8 27 (4.15%) Talend
9 26 (4.00%) BEA
10 25 (3.85%) Splunk
10 25 (3.85%) webMethods
11 22 (3.38%) AppDynamics
12 20 (3.08%) Cloudera
12 20 (3.08%) Google
13 16 (2.46%) Sybase
14 14 (2.15%) Atlassian
14 14 (2.15%) WSO2
15 12 (1.85%) Green Hat
16 10 (1.54%) SAP