Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 241 244 266
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22 -29
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 418 586 927
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.09% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.45% 2.67% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 386 575
10th Percentile £318 £356 £343
25th Percentile £374 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £434 £475 £488
Median % change year-on-year -8.58% -2.56% +8.33%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £606
90th Percentile £613 £625 £683
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £483
% change year-on-year -5.26% -1.55% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
10th Percentile £24.93 £40.38 £31.28
25th Percentile £29.31 £42.06 £42.50
Median hourly rate £37.25 £46.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -19.89% +3.33% +12.50%
75th Percentile £45.81 £54.06 £49.38
90th Percentile £50.58 £54.63 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.70 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.72% -9.56% +12.50%

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 17,049 21,962 38,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.06% 40.97% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,175 15,615 27,327
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
25th Percentile £403 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 408 552
10th Percentile £17.36 £17.43 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.92 £26.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.63
Median % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.23% +6.56%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £49.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +12 186 £500 +0.55% 47
Midlands +39 70 £405 -4.71% 9
West Midlands +46 65 £405 -3.57% 8
North of England +8 43 £425 -10.53% 26
South East -40 34 £375 -23.08% 15
South West +69 30 £481 -6.65% 8
East of England +42 27 £500 +31.58% 4
North West -6 21 £383 -14.89% 11
Yorkshire +28 15 £475 -11.63% 14
North East +20 7 £400 -6.98% 1
East Midlands +6 4 £419 -15.83% 1
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 204 (48.80%) Unix
2 194 (46.41%) Linux
3 190 (45.45%) Python
4 189 (45.22%) SQL
5 165 (39.47%) Oracle
6 154 (36.84%) Java
7 145 (34.69%) Git (software)
8 142 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
9 131 (31.34%) Jenkins
10 123 (29.43%) Scrum
11 115 (27.51%) DevOps
12 101 (24.16%) PL/SQL
13 89 (21.29%) Software Engineering
13 89 (21.29%) AWS
13 89 (21.29%) Test Strategy
14 82 (19.62%) Test Automation
15 77 (18.42%) OO
16 74 (17.70%) Configuration Management
16 74 (17.70%) Finance
17 72 (17.22%) Perl
17 72 (17.22%) WebLogic
17 72 (17.22%) Security Cleared
18 71 (16.99%) Problem-Solving
19 69 (16.51%) Docker
19 69 (16.51%) JIRA
19 69 (16.51%) J2EE
20 67 (16.03%) Ansible
21 66 (15.79%) Process Improvement
21 66 (15.79%) Windows
22 65 (15.55%) RUP

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 72 (17.22%) WebLogic
2 34 (8.13%) Apache
3 33 (7.89%) Confluence
4 24 (5.74%) Tomcat
5 22 (5.26%) Apache Spark
5 22 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 18 (4.31%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (2.63%) SAS
8 8 (1.91%) IBM Domino
9 7 (1.67%) Apache ServiceMix
9 7 (1.67%) JBoss
10 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.20%) nginx
10 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.96%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.96%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.91%) Magento
1 8 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.67%) Shopify
3 5 (1.20%) ION MarketView
3 5 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.48%) HFM
6 2 (0.48%) iTrent
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 89 (21.29%) AWS
2 46 (11.00%) Azure
3 33 (7.89%) GitHub
4 21 (5.02%) GCP
5 15 (3.59%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (3.59%) Serverless
6 13 (3.11%) CloudFront
7 12 (2.87%) OpenShift
8 11 (2.63%) AWS CloudTrail
9 10 (2.39%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 10 (2.39%) Amazon S3
10 9 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.44%) AWS CodeBuild
12 6 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (1.20%) PaaS
13 5 (1.20%) SaaS
14 4 (0.96%) Datadog
14 4 (0.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.94%) Firewall
2 26 (6.22%) DNS
3 21 (5.02%) SSL
4 16 (3.83%) VPN
5 15 (3.59%) HTTP
6 14 (3.35%) SAN
7 12 (2.87%) DECT
7 12 (2.87%) TCP/IP
7 12 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (2.63%) FTP
8 11 (2.63%) IPv4
8 11 (2.63%) IPv6
9 10 (2.39%) Multicast
9 10 (2.39%) PPP
9 10 (2.39%) UPnP
10 9 (2.15%) SSH
11 8 (1.91%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.91%) Wireshark
12 7 (1.67%) NAS
12 7 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.37%) Oracle Database
2 34 (8.13%) Big Data
3 33 (7.89%) Hadoop
4 26 (6.22%) Relational Database
5 22 (5.26%) Apache Hive
5 22 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 19 (4.55%) MySQL
7 18 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (4.31%) HBase
8 15 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.87%) Spark SQL
10 11 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 11 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (2.15%) OLTP
12 8 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.67%) Data Lake
14 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (1.44%) PowerCenter
14 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 145 (34.69%) Git (software)
2 131 (31.34%) Jenkins
3 69 (16.51%) JIRA
4 59 (14.11%) Maven
5 54 (12.92%) GitLab
6 50 (11.96%) CA Gen
7 30 (7.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (5.02%) GDB
9 18 (4.31%) Bitbucket
9 18 (4.31%) Cucumber
10 17 (4.07%) SonarQube
11 15 (3.59%) Gradle
12 14 (3.35%) TeamCity
13 13 (3.11%) fastlane
13 13 (3.11%) JUnit
13 13 (3.11%) Selenium
13 13 (3.11%) Subversion
14 12 (2.87%) Artifactory
14 12 (2.87%) IBM UrbanCode
15 11 (2.63%) Ant
General
1 74 (17.70%) Finance
2 35 (8.37%) Banking
3 34 (8.13%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.44%) Front Office
6 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.72%) Back Office
7 3 (0.72%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 121 (28.95%) Developer
2 51 (12.20%) Software Engineer
3 40 (9.57%) Java Developer
4 38 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (5.02%) Administrator
6 20 (4.78%) DBA
7 18 (4.31%) AWS Engineer
8 17 (4.07%) Oracle DBA
9 16 (3.83%) Senior Developer
10 15 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (3.35%) C Programmer
11 14 (3.35%) Programmer
11 14 (3.35%) Python Developer
12 13 (3.11%) Security Engineer
13 12 (2.87%) Architect
14 11 (2.63%) Analyst
14 11 (2.63%) C Software Engineer
14 11 (2.63%) Data Engineer
14 11 (2.63%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (16.51%) J2EE
2 41 (9.81%) Spring
3 38 (9.09%) JSON
4 30 (7.18%) REST
5 26 (6.22%) Middleware
6 24 (5.74%) .NET
7 23 (5.50%) RESTful
8 22 (5.26%) Spring Boot
9 21 (5.02%) Kafka
10 20 (4.78%) Web Services
11 18 (4.31%) Node.js
12 16 (3.83%) XML
13 13 (3.11%) WebSphere MQ
14 12 (2.87%) Apache Camel
15 11 (2.63%) JDBC
16 10 (2.39%) ASP.NET
16 10 (2.39%) Django
16 10 (2.39%) FIX Protocol
16 10 (2.39%) SOAP
16 10 (2.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.02%) Embedded Systems
3 16 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.35%) Cloud Native
5 13 (3.11%) Clustering
5 13 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.63%) iPad
6 11 (2.63%) iPhone
7 9 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.67%) CMDB
9 7 (1.67%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.44%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.20%) Equities
11 5 (1.20%) User Experience
12 4 (0.96%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.96%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 204 (48.80%) Unix
2 194 (46.41%) Linux
3 66 (15.79%) Windows
4 40 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (5.02%) Windows Server
6 19 (4.55%) Solaris
7 18 (4.31%) OpenWrt
8 14 (3.35%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.63%) Mac OS X
9 11 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.39%) AIX
11 8 (1.91%) CentOS
11 8 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (1.20%) Android
13 5 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.20%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.96%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (29.43%) Scrum
3 115 (27.51%) DevOps
4 89 (21.29%) Software Engineering
4 89 (21.29%) Test Strategy
5 82 (19.62%) Test Automation
6 77 (18.42%) OO
7 74 (17.70%) Configuration Management
8 71 (16.99%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (15.79%) Process Improvement
10 65 (15.55%) RUP
11 63 (15.07%) Data Modelling
11 63 (15.07%) Problem Management
12 62 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (13.16%) TDD
14 51 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
14 51 (12.20%) Waterfall
15 43 (10.29%) Kanban
16 41 (9.81%) Microservices
17 29 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 190 (45.45%) Python
2 189 (45.22%) SQL
3 154 (36.84%) Java
4 101 (24.16%) PL/SQL
5 72 (17.22%) Perl
6 54 (12.92%) Bash Shell
7 40 (9.57%) PowerShell
8 39 (9.33%) C
9 37 (8.85%) COBOL
10 26 (6.22%) Java 8
11 24 (5.74%) Scala
12 22 (5.26%) PHP
13 20 (4.78%) JavaScript
14 16 (3.83%) Go
15 11 (2.63%) Apple Swift
16 9 (2.15%) C++
16 9 (2.15%) Elm
16 9 (2.15%) Haskell
17 8 (1.91%) Groovy
18 7 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 72 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.13%) Degree
4 12 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.39%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.44%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (1.44%) Linux+ Certification
6 6 (1.44%) RHCE
6 6 (1.44%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.72%) CISM
7 3 (0.72%) CISSP
7 3 (0.72%) GIAC
7 3 (0.72%) SANS
7 3 (0.72%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.48%) CCA
8 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.26%) QA
2 12 (2.87%) JTAG
3 4 (0.96%) PMO
3 4 (0.96%) SLA
4 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.72%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.72%) RMADS
4 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.48%) FINREP
5 2 (0.48%) GDPR
5 2 (0.48%) ISO 15022
5 2 (0.48%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.24%) COREP
6 1 (0.24%) IFRS
6 1 (0.24%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 69 (16.51%) Docker
2 29 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.02%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.59%) HDFS
4 15 (3.59%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.91%) NFS
6 8 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.67%) Postfix
7 7 (1.67%) qmail
7 7 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 7 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (0.96%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.96%) Firmware
9 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.96%) Samba
9 4 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.48%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 67 (16.03%) Ansible
2 63 (15.07%) Kubernetes
3 53 (12.68%) Terraform
4 26 (6.22%) Puppet
5 13 (3.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (2.87%) Packer
7 11 (2.63%) Data Guard
8 10 (2.39%) Oozie
9 7 (1.67%) BladeLogic
9 7 (1.67%) Grafana
9 7 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.67%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.67%) SELinux
9 7 (1.67%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.44%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (1.44%) Istio
11 5 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (1.20%) Nagios
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 165 (39.47%) Oracle
2 60 (14.35%) BEA
3 59 (14.11%) webMethods
4 41 (9.81%) Pega
4 41 (9.81%) Red Hat
5 34 (8.13%) Microsoft
6 33 (7.89%) Informatica
7 31 (7.42%) VMware
8 28 (6.70%) IBM
9 17 (4.07%) Veritas
10 13 (3.11%) New Relic
11 12 (2.87%) Apple
11 12 (2.87%) Google
11 12 (2.87%) Hortonworks
12 11 (2.63%) Splunk
13 10 (2.39%) ION Trading
14 9 (2.15%) CA
14 9 (2.15%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.91%) Dynatrace
15 8 (1.91%) Xerox