Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 275 200 256
Rank change year-on-year -75 +56 -11
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 503 481 917
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.30% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 3.11% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 317 517
10th Percentile £350 £360 £350
25th Percentile £405 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £481 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.85% +6.38%
75th Percentile £563 £550 £606
90th Percentile £644 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £489 £475 £495
% change year-on-year +2.89% -4.04% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 15
10th Percentile £32.65 £45.63 "
25th Percentile £42.00 £46.56 £42.50
Median hourly rate £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +25.00%
75th Percentile £59.36 £54.69 "
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.88 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £58.71 £45.35 £46.50
% change year-on-year +29.46% -2.47% +16.25%

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 20,803 15,468 35,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.88% 41.79% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,825 11,081 25,354
10th Percentile £338 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £411 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £613 £594 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 250 595
10th Percentile £16.49 £17.83 £18.00
25th Percentile £24.30 £23.28 £33.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year - -4.49% +8.21%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.19 £50.50
90th Percentile £64.00 £61.25 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year - -3.41% +9.32%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -60 231 £525 +5.00% 42
Midlands +25 85 £428 +0.71% 21
West Midlands +41 83 £428 +0.71% 18
South East -82 52 £400 -15.79% 6
North of England -13 41 £425 -5.56% 25
North West -14 26 £383 -10.93% 10
South West +6 24 £475 -1.20% 8
East of England +9 22 £500 +33.33% 6
Yorkshire +10 15 £450 -20.88% 12
East Midlands -21 2 £513 +2.50% 3
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 249 (49.50%) Unix
2 243 (48.31%) Linux
3 238 (47.32%) SQL
4 223 (44.33%) Python
5 208 (41.35%) Oracle
6 192 (38.17%) Java
7 178 (35.39%) Jenkins
8 176 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
9 170 (33.80%) Git (software)
10 138 (27.44%) DevOps
11 121 (24.06%) Social Skills
12 118 (23.46%) PL/SQL
13 117 (23.26%) AWS
14 109 (21.67%) Ansible
15 105 (20.87%) Windows
16 103 (20.48%) Scrum
17 100 (19.88%) Software Engineering
18 96 (19.09%) JIRA
19 95 (18.89%) Finance
20 92 (18.29%) Test Strategy
21 86 (17.10%) Test Automation
22 85 (16.90%) Perl
23 84 (16.70%) WebLogic
23 84 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
24 76 (15.11%) OO
24 76 (15.11%) Configuration Management
25 73 (14.51%) Docker
26 72 (14.31%) Kubernetes
27 71 (14.12%) Maven
28 68 (13.52%) Continuous Integration

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 84 (16.70%) WebLogic
2 53 (10.54%) Confluence
3 41 (8.15%) Tomcat
4 38 (7.55%) Apache
5 31 (6.16%) WebSphere
6 18 (3.58%) SharePoint
7 17 (3.38%) Apache Spark
8 16 (3.18%) SAS
9 14 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.99%) MS Exchange
10 10 (1.99%) MS Project Server
11 9 (1.79%) nginx
12 7 (1.39%) Apache ServiceMix
12 7 (1.39%) IBM Domino
12 7 (1.39%) IIS
13 5 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.99%) JBoss
14 4 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.80%) Mule
15 3 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.39%) Magento
2 7 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (1.39%) Shopify
3 5 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.80%) iTrent
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.40%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.40%) HFM
6 2 (0.40%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 117 (23.26%) AWS
2 62 (12.33%) Azure
3 45 (8.95%) GitHub
4 32 (6.36%) GCP
5 22 (4.37%) OpenShift
5 22 (4.37%) Serverless
6 19 (3.78%) Amazon S3
6 19 (3.78%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.79%) PaaS
10 8 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (1.59%) AWS CloudTrail
10 8 (1.59%) AWS CodePipeline
10 8 (1.59%) CloudFront
11 7 (1.39%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 7 (1.39%) AWS KMS
11 7 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.39%) IaaS
12 6 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.36%) DNS
2 29 (5.77%) SSL
3 27 (5.37%) Firewall
4 23 (4.57%) HTTP
5 22 (4.37%) TCP/IP
6 18 (3.58%) FTP
7 16 (3.18%) SSH
8 11 (2.19%) DHCP
8 11 (2.19%) SAN
9 10 (1.99%) DECT
9 10 (1.99%) NAS
9 10 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.59%) IPv4
10 8 (1.59%) IPv6
10 8 (1.59%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.59%) Multicast
10 8 (1.59%) PPP
10 8 (1.59%) SMTP
10 8 (1.59%) UPnP
10 8 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.35%) Hadoop
2 39 (7.75%) Relational Database
3 35 (6.96%) MySQL
4 34 (6.76%) Oracle Database
5 31 (6.16%) Big Data
6 28 (5.57%) SQL Server
7 26 (5.17%) Apache Hive
8 24 (4.77%) HBase
9 20 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (3.78%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (2.78%) Pentaho
12 13 (2.58%) RDBMS
13 12 (2.39%) NoSQL
13 12 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
16 8 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (1.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 8 (1.59%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 178 (35.39%) Jenkins
2 170 (33.80%) Git (software)
3 96 (19.09%) JIRA
4 71 (14.12%) Maven
5 54 (10.74%) GitLab
6 33 (6.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 29 (5.77%) Bitbucket
7 29 (5.77%) CA Gen
8 21 (4.17%) Cucumber
8 21 (4.17%) Gradle
8 21 (4.17%) Selenium
9 19 (3.78%) Subversion
10 18 (3.58%) GDB
11 17 (3.38%) JUnit
11 17 (3.38%) SonarQube
12 15 (2.98%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.19%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.79%) IBM UrbanCode
15 8 (1.59%) fastlane
15 8 (1.59%) Mockito
General
1 121 (24.06%) Social Skills
2 95 (18.89%) Finance
3 59 (11.73%) Banking
4 40 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (7.75%) Public Sector
6 22 (4.37%) Documentation Skills
7 13 (2.58%) Front Office
8 11 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.19%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.80%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (0.80%) Retail
12 3 (0.60%) Back Office
13 2 (0.40%) Legal
13 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.40%) Marketing
14 1 (0.20%) Games
14 1 (0.20%) Law
14 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (26.04%) Developer
2 63 (12.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (10.14%) Java Developer
4 48 (9.54%) Software Engineer
5 26 (5.17%) Administrator
5 26 (5.17%) Analyst
5 26 (5.17%) Consultant
6 23 (4.57%) AWS Engineer
7 19 (3.78%) Data Engineer
8 18 (3.58%) DBA
9 17 (3.38%) Architect
10 16 (3.18%) Applications Support
10 16 (3.18%) Python Engineer
11 15 (2.98%) C Programmer
11 15 (2.98%) Oracle DBA
11 15 (2.98%) Programmer
11 15 (2.98%) Senior Developer
12 14 (2.78%) Python Developer
13 13 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.92%) J2EE
2 53 (10.54%) JSON
3 52 (10.34%) Spring
4 42 (8.35%) Spring Boot
5 37 (7.36%) REST
6 30 (5.96%) Web Services
7 29 (5.77%) Middleware
8 26 (5.17%) Kafka
9 25 (4.97%) Apache Camel
9 25 (4.97%) Node.js
10 24 (4.77%) RabbitMQ
10 24 (4.77%) RESTful
11 20 (3.98%) .NET
11 20 (3.98%) WebSphere MQ
12 17 (3.38%) XML
12 17 (3.38%) YAML
13 16 (3.18%) HTML
13 16 (3.18%) SOAP
14 15 (2.98%) AngularJS
14 15 (2.98%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.77%) Clustering
2 20 (3.98%) Embedded Systems
3 16 (3.18%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.19%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.19%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.79%) Equities
8 8 (1.59%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.39%) Derivative
9 7 (1.39%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.39%) iPad
9 7 (1.39%) iPhone
10 6 (1.19%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.99%) Replication
11 5 (0.99%) Wiki
12 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 249 (49.50%) Unix
2 243 (48.31%) Linux
3 105 (20.87%) Windows
4 44 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (8.15%) Windows Server
6 24 (4.77%) Solaris
7 15 (2.98%) AIX
7 15 (2.98%) OpenWrt
8 12 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.19%) CentOS
10 9 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.59%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.99%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.99%) zOS
14 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (27.44%) DevOps
3 103 (20.48%) Scrum
4 100 (19.88%) Software Engineering
5 92 (18.29%) Test Strategy
6 86 (17.10%) Test Automation
7 84 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
8 76 (15.11%) Configuration Management
8 76 (15.11%) OO
9 68 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (13.12%) Process Improvement
11 60 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (11.73%) Data Modelling
13 58 (11.53%) RUP
14 56 (11.13%) Problem Management
15 49 (9.74%) TDD
16 48 (9.54%) Microservices
17 35 (6.96%) Performance Tuning
18 32 (6.36%) ITIL
18 32 (6.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 238 (47.32%) SQL
2 223 (44.33%) Python
3 192 (38.17%) Java
4 118 (23.46%) PL/SQL
5 85 (16.90%) Perl
6 64 (12.72%) PowerShell
7 62 (12.33%) Bash Shell
8 48 (9.54%) C
9 38 (7.55%) Java 8
9 38 (7.55%) JavaScript
10 32 (6.36%) PHP
11 23 (4.57%) COBOL
12 22 (4.37%) Go
12 22 (4.37%) Scala
13 19 (3.78%) C++
14 16 (3.18%) Groovy
15 11 (2.19%) HiveQL
15 11 (2.19%) R
15 11 (2.19%) VBA
16 9 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 67 (13.32%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 46 (9.15%) Degree
4 15 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.80%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.80%) OCP
8 4 (0.80%) RHCE
8 4 (0.80%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.60%) CISSP
10 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.40%) CCA
10 2 (0.40%) CEH
10 2 (0.40%) GIAC
10 2 (0.40%) SANS
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.97%) QA
2 10 (1.99%) JTAG
3 6 (1.19%) SLA
4 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.60%) PMO
6 2 (0.40%) GDPR
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 15022
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.20%) FINREP
7 1 (0.20%) IFRS
7 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 73 (14.51%) Docker
2 34 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.98%) HDFS
4 19 (3.78%) Active Directory
5 18 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.39%) NFS
9 7 (1.39%) Postfix
9 7 (1.39%) qmail
9 7 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (0.99%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.99%) Veritas File System
12 3 (0.60%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.60%) Samba
13 2 (0.40%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 109 (21.67%) Ansible
2 72 (14.31%) Kubernetes
3 51 (10.14%) Terraform
4 49 (9.74%) Puppet
5 16 (3.18%) Nagios
5 16 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (2.19%) Red Hat Satellite
8 10 (1.99%) Data Guard
8 10 (1.99%) Oozie
8 10 (1.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (1.79%) BladeLogic
9 9 (1.79%) Grafana
9 9 (1.79%) Packer
10 8 (1.59%) Istio
11 7 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (1.39%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 208 (41.35%) Oracle
2 57 (11.33%) BEA
3 55 (10.93%) webMethods
4 53 (10.54%) Red Hat
5 52 (10.34%) Informatica
6 46 (9.15%) IBM
7 43 (8.55%) Microsoft
8 42 (8.35%) VMware
9 23 (4.57%) Pega
10 22 (4.37%) Splunk
11 21 (4.17%) WSO2
12 18 (3.58%) Google
13 17 (3.38%) Talend
14 13 (2.58%) New Relic
14 13 (2.58%) Veritas
15 12 (2.39%) Hortonworks
16 10 (1.99%) Borland
16 10 (1.99%) HP
16 10 (1.99%) Lumension
16 10 (1.99%) ServiceNow