Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 217 193
Rank change year-on-year -16 -24 -15
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,155 1,193 1,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.26% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.67% 2.99% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 764 774
England median daily rate £500 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £350 £320 £288
90th Percentile £700 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 26
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £32.38 £29.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £55.88 £44.80 £50.13
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +2.99%

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 43,288 39,892 38,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 45.10% 42.24% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,816 28,256 26,618
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £290
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 728 799
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.34 £14.71
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.33 £51.61
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -28 514 £525 - 87
North of England -8 211 £463 +2.78% 25
South East -46 178 £450 +7.46% 25
North West +21 116 £535 - 12
East of England +41 97 £450 +18.42% 14
Midlands -17 87 £360 +2.86% 16
South West +12 67 £475 +40.74% 11
Yorkshire -36 66 £438 -18.22% 7
West Midlands -19 61 £385 +2.67% 11
North East -32 31 £400 -25.23% 6
East Midlands +13 26 £324 +1.27% 5
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 621 (53.77%) Unix
2 594 (51.43%) Linux
3 465 (40.26%) SQL
4 416 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
5 412 (35.67%) Python
6 411 (35.58%) Oracle
7 367 (31.77%) Java
8 340 (29.44%) Jenkins
9 322 (27.88%) DevOps
10 317 (27.45%) Ansible
11 311 (26.93%) Windows
12 289 (25.02%) Puppet
13 251 (21.73%) Continuous Integration
14 241 (20.87%) Git (software)
15 225 (19.48%) Opscode Chef
16 198 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
17 189 (16.36%) Bash Shell
18 188 (16.28%) PL/SQL
19 186 (16.10%) Scrum
20 184 (15.93%) Finance
20 184 (15.93%) Docker
21 180 (15.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 179 (15.50%) Perl
23 176 (15.24%) Configuration Management
24 143 (12.38%) SQL Server
25 139 (12.03%) Hadoop
26 137 (11.86%) Security Cleared
26 137 (11.86%) PowerShell
27 136 (11.77%) Test Automation
28 135 (11.69%) Problem-Solving

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
1 111 (9.61%) Apache
2 95 (8.23%) Confluence
3 69 (5.97%) WebLogic
4 56 (4.85%) Apache Spark
5 55 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 53 (4.59%) Tomcat
7 48 (4.16%) nginx
8 30 (2.60%) JBoss
9 29 (2.51%) WebSphere
10 25 (2.16%) Tuxedo
11 22 (1.90%) SAS
12 21 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (1.73%) MS Exchange
14 11 (0.95%) CICS
15 8 (0.69%) SharePoint
16 7 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.43%) Apache Solr
17 5 (0.43%) Jetty
18 4 (0.35%) GemFire
Applications
1 65 (5.63%) MS Visio
2 61 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.087%) HipChat
6 1 (0.087%) Houdini
6 1 (0.087%) Maya
6 1 (0.087%) NUKE
6 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
3 14 (1.21%) HiPortfolio
4 9 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.35%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.35%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.17%) Global One
8 2 (0.17%) Kondor
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.087%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.087%) Magento
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.087%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 198 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (5.71%) GitHub
4 65 (5.63%) PaaS
5 63 (5.45%) Amazon S3
6 56 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
7 47 (4.07%) npm
8 45 (3.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 32 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 25 (2.16%) IaaS
10 25 (2.16%) Office 365
11 22 (1.90%) OpenShift
12 20 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (1.39%) SaaS
14 11 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.95%) Serverless
15 10 (0.87%) Route 53
16 9 (0.78%) Datadog
17 8 (0.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.42%) HTTP
2 48 (4.16%) SSL
3 47 (4.07%) DNS
4 34 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.42%) Firewall
5 28 (2.42%) Internet
6 23 (1.99%) DHCP
7 21 (1.82%) SAN
7 21 (1.82%) SSH
8 18 (1.56%) FTP
9 15 (1.30%) VPN
9 15 (1.30%) WAN
10 13 (1.13%) Intranet
11 12 (1.04%) LAN
11 12 (1.04%) NAS
12 10 (0.87%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.78%) Kerberos
14 7 (0.61%) BIG-IP
14 7 (0.61%) SMTP
15 5 (0.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 139 (12.03%) Hadoop
3 130 (11.26%) Big Data
4 106 (9.18%) MySQL
5 105 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 96 (8.31%) PostgreSQL
7 85 (7.36%) Apache Hive
8 74 (6.41%) Oracle Database
9 64 (5.54%) HBase
10 62 (5.37%) RDBMS
11 58 (5.02%) MongoDB
12 56 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
13 45 (3.90%) Impala
14 42 (3.64%) Sqoop
15 39 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
16 30 (2.60%) DB2
17 29 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
18 28 (2.42%) Pentaho
19 26 (2.25%) NoSQL
19 26 (2.25%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 340 (29.44%) Jenkins
2 241 (20.87%) Git (software)
3 134 (11.60%) JIRA
4 87 (7.53%) Gradle
5 86 (7.45%) Maven
6 60 (5.19%) Artifactory
7 53 (4.59%) CircleCI
8 45 (3.90%) Travis CI
9 42 (3.64%) gulp
10 41 (3.55%) IBM UrbanCode
11 39 (3.38%) Subversion
12 35 (3.03%) JUnit
12 35 (3.03%) TeamCity
13 32 (2.77%) Bitbucket
13 32 (2.77%) Selenium
14 28 (2.42%) Cucumber
14 28 (2.42%) Vagrant
15 22 (1.90%) Ant
16 21 (1.82%) CA Gen
16 21 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 184 (15.93%) Finance
2 125 (10.82%) Banking
3 36 (3.12%) Investment Banking
3 36 (3.12%) Retail
4 21 (1.82%) Front Office
5 18 (1.56%) Back Office
6 9 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.78%) Marketing
6 9 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.69%) General Ledger
8 7 (0.61%) Games
8 7 (0.61%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.35%) Billing
10 4 (0.35%) Publishing
11 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.087%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.087%) Electronics
13 1 (0.087%) Legal
Job Titles
1 339 (29.35%) Developer
2 186 (16.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 100 (8.66%) Administrator
4 92 (7.97%) Java Developer
5 76 (6.58%) Platform Engineer
6 67 (5.80%) Analyst
7 51 (4.42%) DBA
8 49 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
9 42 (3.64%) Architect
10 41 (3.55%) Oracle Developer
11 40 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
12 34 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
12 34 (2.94%) Senior Developer
13 32 (2.77%) Systems Administrator
14 29 (2.51%) Python Developer
15 27 (2.34%) AWS DevOps
15 27 (2.34%) Consultant
15 27 (2.34%) ETL Developer
16 26 (2.25%) Applications Support
16 26 (2.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (9.52%) Middleware
2 91 (7.88%) Spring
3 90 (7.79%) J2EE
4 64 (5.54%) JSON
5 63 (5.45%) REST
6 61 (5.28%) Kafka
7 56 (4.85%) Web Services
8 55 (4.76%) XML
9 49 (4.24%) HTML
10 45 (3.90%) .NET
11 40 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
11 40 (3.46%) RESTful
12 37 (3.20%) Node.js
13 36 (3.12%) CSS
14 29 (2.51%) AngularJS
14 29 (2.51%) SOAP
15 26 (2.25%) Apache Avro
15 26 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
16 24 (2.08%) FastCGI
16 24 (2.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.71%) Linux Command Line
2 68 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 41 (3.55%) Wiki
5 38 (3.29%) Virtual Team
6 34 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 33 (2.86%) Clustering
8 29 (2.51%) Mainframe
9 26 (2.25%) Replication
10 16 (1.39%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.21%) User Experience
13 13 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (1.04%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.95%) PKI
16 10 (0.87%) Equities
17 9 (0.78%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 621 (53.77%) Unix
2 594 (51.43%) Linux
3 311 (26.93%) Windows
4 180 (15.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (7.01%) Windows Server
6 76 (6.58%) Solaris
7 73 (6.32%) CentOS
8 45 (3.90%) AIX
9 40 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (1.73%) zOS
11 14 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (1.04%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.87%) HPUX
14 10 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.87%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.87%) VME
15 9 (0.78%) Debian
16 8 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (27.88%) DevOps
3 251 (21.73%) Continuous Integration
4 186 (16.10%) Scrum
5 176 (15.24%) Configuration Management
6 136 (11.77%) Test Automation
7 135 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
8 134 (11.60%) Open Source
9 110 (9.52%) ETL
10 106 (9.18%) TDD
11 101 (8.74%) Performance Tuning
12 97 (8.40%) OO
13 86 (7.45%) Data Modelling
13 86 (7.45%) Unit Testing
14 76 (6.58%) BDD
15 75 (6.49%) Continuous Deployment
16 69 (5.97%) Build Automation
17 67 (5.80%) Process Improvement
18 58 (5.02%) ITIL
18 58 (5.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 465 (40.26%) SQL
2 412 (35.67%) Python
3 367 (31.77%) Java
4 189 (16.36%) Bash Shell
5 188 (16.28%) PL/SQL
6 179 (15.50%) Perl
7 137 (11.86%) PowerShell
8 110 (9.52%) Ruby
9 108 (9.35%) Korn
10 86 (7.45%) JavaScript
11 64 (5.54%) Groovy
12 45 (3.90%) C++
13 42 (3.64%) C#
14 38 (3.29%) C
15 31 (2.68%) PHP
16 24 (2.08%) Scala
17 23 (1.99%) Java 8
17 23 (1.99%) T-SQL
18 21 (1.82%) JCL
19 15 (1.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 137 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 111 (9.61%) SC Cleared
3 92 (7.97%) Degree
4 23 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.87%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.69%) ISEB
8 7 (0.61%) OCP
8 7 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.61%) RHCE
9 6 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.43%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.35%) RHCVA
11 4 (0.35%) SANS
12 3 (0.26%) CCNP
13 2 (0.17%) CCNA
13 2 (0.17%) MCSE
13 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.90%) QA
2 10 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.52%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.43%) SLA
6 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.26%) GDPR
8 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
8 2 (0.17%) SEPA
9 1 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.087%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 184 (15.93%) Docker
2 91 (7.88%) Active Directory
3 76 (6.58%) HDFS
4 60 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (3.20%) Oracle RAC
6 34 (2.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 34 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (1.47%) XenApp
8 16 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.30%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.13%) Samba
11 10 (0.87%) NFS
11 10 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
12 9 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 7 (0.61%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.61%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.52%) Firmware
14 6 (0.52%) Xen
15 5 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 317 (27.45%) Ansible
2 289 (25.02%) Puppet
3 225 (19.48%) Opscode Chef
4 98 (8.48%) Terraform
5 72 (6.23%) Kubernetes
6 69 (5.97%) Hadoop YARN
7 28 (2.42%) Tivoli
8 25 (2.16%) SCCM
9 22 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 20 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 17 (1.47%) Packer
12 16 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
12 16 (1.39%) SCOM
13 15 (1.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 14 (1.21%) Nagios
14 14 (1.21%) vCenter Server
15 13 (1.13%) Grafana
16 11 (0.95%) Data Guard
16 11 (0.95%) Rancher
17 10 (0.87%) vMotion
Vendors
1 411 (35.58%) Oracle
2 125 (10.82%) Red Hat
3 113 (9.78%) Microsoft
4 73 (6.32%) VMware
5 61 (5.28%) IBM
6 56 (4.85%) Splunk
7 49 (4.24%) Cloudera
8 47 (4.07%) webMethods
9 46 (3.98%) BEA
10 42 (3.64%) Informatica
11 41 (3.55%) Sybase
12 36 (3.12%) BMC
13 32 (2.77%) HP
14 28 (2.42%) Google
14 28 (2.42%) Remedy
15 23 (1.99%) Pega
16 22 (1.90%) ServiceNow
17 21 (1.82%) TIBCO
18 19 (1.65%) Ab Initio
19 17 (1.47%) EMC