Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 207 178
Rank change year-on-year -36 -29 +15
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,052 1,150 1,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.13% 1.31% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 3.11% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 725 935
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £300
90th Percentile £637 £650 £605
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 18
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +42.86%
10th Percentile £32.05 £35.00 £32.45
90th Percentile £53.50 £51.25 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +42.22%

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 41,651 37,000 39,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.58% 41.99% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,491 25,588 27,689
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 690 722 830
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £17.43 £16.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.68 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -60 506 £525 - 87
North of England -15 179 £450 - 30
South East -62 159 £425 - 32
East of England +25 85 £425 +2.41% 16
Yorkshire -1 78 £450 -11.33% 11
Midlands +7 77 £463 +19.74% 9
North West -28 75 £535 +0.94% 13
South West -2 43 £444 +1.43% 7
West Midlands -14 43 £360 -7.10% 4
East Midlands +19 34 £500 +37.93% 5
North East -14 27 £390 -8.24% 6
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 557 (52.95%) Linux
2 553 (52.57%) Unix
3 435 (41.35%) SQL
4 382 (36.31%) Python
5 379 (36.03%) Oracle
6 378 (35.93%) Java
7 352 (33.46%) DevOps
8 346 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
9 303 (28.80%) Jenkins
10 267 (25.38%) Ansible
11 253 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
12 230 (21.86%) Git (software)
13 225 (21.39%) Finance
14 220 (20.91%) Windows
15 208 (19.77%) Puppet
16 203 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
17 195 (18.54%) Docker
18 194 (18.44%) Perl
19 189 (17.97%) Bash Shell
20 184 (17.49%) Opscode Chef
21 176 (16.73%) PL/SQL
22 168 (15.97%) Configuration Management
23 156 (14.83%) Scrum
24 141 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
25 138 (13.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 129 (12.26%) JavaScript
27 123 (11.69%) Relational Database
28 122 (11.60%) Hadoop
29 117 (11.12%) JIRA
30 113 (10.74%) Open Source

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
1 100 (9.51%) Apache
2 72 (6.84%) WebLogic
3 69 (6.56%) Apache Spark
4 68 (6.46%) Confluence
5 54 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 37 (3.52%) JBoss
7 36 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 35 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (3.14%) nginx
10 32 (3.04%) WebSphere
11 20 (1.90%) GemFire
11 20 (1.90%) SAS
12 18 (1.71%) Tuxedo
13 15 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (1.24%) Jetty
14 13 (1.24%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.76%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 42 (3.99%) MS Visio
2 39 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) Simulink
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.38%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.29%) Global One
5 3 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.19%) Documaker
6 2 (0.19%) Kondor
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.095%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 253 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (6.46%) GitHub
4 66 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
5 63 (5.99%) Amazon S3
6 47 (4.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 41 (3.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 37 (3.52%) PaaS
9 30 (2.85%) npm
10 26 (2.47%) Serverless
11 23 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (2.09%) Office 365
13 17 (1.62%) OpenShift
14 15 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (1.43%) Route 53
15 14 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (1.14%) SaaS
17 11 (1.05%) IaaS
18 10 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.28%) TCP/IP
2 42 (3.99%) DNS
2 42 (3.99%) HTTP
2 42 (3.99%) SAN
3 40 (3.80%) SSL
4 27 (2.57%) Firewall
5 23 (2.19%) Internet
6 22 (2.09%) VPN
7 19 (1.81%) SSH
8 14 (1.33%) NAS
9 13 (1.24%) FTP
10 12 (1.14%) SMTP
11 11 (1.05%) SMS
12 9 (0.86%) Intranet
13 8 (0.76%) Calico
13 8 (0.76%) DHCP
14 7 (0.67%) BIG-IP
14 7 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (0.67%) iSCSI
14 7 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (11.69%) Relational Database
2 122 (11.60%) Hadoop
3 111 (10.55%) Big Data
4 106 (10.08%) SQL Server
5 105 (9.98%) Oracle Database
6 99 (9.41%) MySQL
7 96 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
8 82 (7.79%) Apache Hive
9 60 (5.70%) HBase
10 58 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
11 56 (5.32%) RDBMS
12 55 (5.23%) MongoDB
13 52 (4.94%) Impala
14 50 (4.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 48 (4.56%) NoSQL
16 43 (4.09%) DB2
17 40 (3.80%) Oracle Database 12c
18 39 (3.71%) Sqoop
19 29 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
20 26 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 303 (28.80%) Jenkins
2 230 (21.86%) Git (software)
3 117 (11.12%) JIRA
4 86 (8.17%) Maven
5 80 (7.60%) Gradle
6 59 (5.61%) Cucumber
7 51 (4.85%) JUnit
8 46 (4.37%) Subversion
9 37 (3.52%) Artifactory
10 36 (3.42%) Bitbucket
10 36 (3.42%) Selenium
11 32 (3.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 31 (2.95%) Mockito
13 26 (2.47%) CircleCI
13 26 (2.47%) gulp
14 22 (2.09%) CA Gen
15 21 (2.00%) IntelliJ
16 20 (1.90%) WebDriver
17 19 (1.81%) Oracle APEX
17 19 (1.81%) TeamCity
General
1 225 (21.39%) Finance
2 103 (9.79%) Banking
3 30 (2.85%) Front Office
4 29 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.76%) Retail
5 21 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.05%) Back Office
8 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.76%) Legal
10 7 (0.67%) Marketing
11 6 (0.57%) Games
11 6 (0.57%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.48%) Publishing
12 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
14 2 (0.19%) Law
15 1 (0.095%) Advertising
15 1 (0.095%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 323 (30.70%) Developer
2 193 (18.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (8.65%) Administrator
4 78 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 48 (4.56%) Architect
5 48 (4.56%) AWS DevOps
6 46 (4.37%) DBA
7 45 (4.28%) AWS Engineer
7 45 (4.28%) Linux Engineer
8 44 (4.18%) Platform Engineer
9 43 (4.09%) Analyst
10 39 (3.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 38 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
12 37 (3.52%) Oracle Developer
13 35 (3.33%) Python Developer
13 35 (3.33%) Senior Developer
14 30 (2.85%) Data Engineer
14 30 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
15 27 (2.57%) Oracle DBA
16 26 (2.47%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.03%) Web Services
2 82 (7.79%) Spring
3 80 (7.60%) J2EE
4 79 (7.51%) RESTful
5 77 (7.32%) Middleware
6 74 (7.03%) XML
7 69 (6.56%) Kafka
8 66 (6.27%) REST
9 65 (6.18%) HTML
10 60 (5.70%) SOAP
11 59 (5.61%) JSON
12 48 (4.56%) .NET
13 37 (3.52%) Elastic Stack
14 35 (3.33%) AngularJS
14 35 (3.33%) LDAP
14 35 (3.33%) Node.js
15 34 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
16 32 (3.04%) Gherkin
17 31 (2.95%) Java EE
18 30 (2.85%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.27%) Linux Command Line
3 46 (4.37%) Data Centre
4 45 (4.28%) Computer Science
5 34 (3.23%) Wiki
6 27 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.57%) Fixed Income
6 27 (2.57%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.38%) User Experience
8 24 (2.28%) Equities
8 24 (2.28%) Replication
9 22 (2.09%) Virtual Team
10 19 (1.81%) Clustering
11 18 (1.71%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.43%) Mainframe
13 13 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.05%) Fintech
15 8 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 557 (52.95%) Linux
2 553 (52.57%) Unix
3 220 (20.91%) Windows
4 138 (13.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 95 (9.03%) Solaris
6 70 (6.65%) CentOS
6 70 (6.65%) Windows Server
7 61 (5.80%) AIX
8 27 (2.57%) Ubuntu
9 19 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 16 (1.52%) VME
12 12 (1.14%) Debian
13 10 (0.95%) HPUX
13 10 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.86%) SUSE
15 7 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (33.46%) DevOps
2 346 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
4 168 (15.97%) Configuration Management
5 156 (14.83%) Scrum
6 141 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
7 113 (10.74%) Open Source
8 111 (10.55%) Test Automation
9 109 (10.36%) OO
10 103 (9.79%) TDD
11 93 (8.84%) ETL
11 93 (8.84%) Microservices
12 86 (8.17%) Data Modelling
13 82 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
14 72 (6.84%) BDD
15 69 (6.56%) Migration
16 68 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
17 64 (6.08%) Deployment Automation
17 64 (6.08%) SDLC
18 63 (5.99%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 435 (41.35%) SQL
2 382 (36.31%) Python
3 378 (35.93%) Java
4 194 (18.44%) Perl
5 189 (17.97%) Bash Shell
6 176 (16.73%) PL/SQL
7 129 (12.26%) JavaScript
8 109 (10.36%) PowerShell
9 91 (8.65%) Ruby
10 90 (8.56%) Korn
11 65 (6.18%) Groovy
12 64 (6.08%) Scala
13 53 (5.04%) C#
14 50 (4.75%) C++
15 45 (4.28%) C
16 41 (3.90%) Java 8
17 36 (3.42%) PHP
18 21 (2.00%) T-SQL
19 19 (1.81%) VB
20 17 (1.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 100 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 91 (8.65%) Degree
3 79 (7.51%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.62%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (0.95%) RHCE
7 8 (0.76%) OCP
7 8 (0.76%) RHCSA
8 7 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.57%) OCA
10 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.38%) MCSE
11 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.38%) RHCVA
12 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.29%) MCP
12 3 (0.29%) MCSA
12 3 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.18%) QA
2 29 (2.76%) GCP
3 24 (2.28%) SLA
4 20 (1.90%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.67%) GDPR
6 6 (0.57%) MiFID
7 4 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.38%) EMIR
7 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.29%) HL7
8 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) SEPA
10 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.095%) DICOM
10 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.095%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.095%) IFRS
System Software
1 195 (18.54%) Docker
2 69 (6.56%) HDFS
3 41 (3.90%) Active Directory
4 40 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (2.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 19 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (1.33%) Apache Flume
9 11 (1.05%) Firmware
10 10 (0.95%) Xen
11 9 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.76%) NFS
12 8 (0.76%) Samba
13 7 (0.67%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.48%) iptables
14 5 (0.48%) KVM
14 5 (0.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 267 (25.38%) Ansible
2 208 (19.77%) Puppet
3 184 (17.49%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (10.27%) Kubernetes
5 105 (9.98%) Terraform
6 46 (4.37%) Hadoop YARN
7 34 (3.23%) Kibana
8 31 (2.95%) Grafana
9 22 (2.09%) logstash
10 19 (1.81%) Oozie
10 19 (1.81%) Rancher
11 17 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (1.62%) Oracle RMAN
11 17 (1.62%) Packer
12 16 (1.52%) Data Guard
13 15 (1.43%) Tivoli
14 14 (1.33%) CFEngine
14 14 (1.33%) Prometheus
15 13 (1.24%) Salt
16 12 (1.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 379 (36.03%) Oracle
2 110 (10.46%) Red Hat
3 69 (6.56%) VMware
4 65 (6.18%) IBM
5 61 (5.80%) Splunk
6 59 (5.61%) Microsoft
7 48 (4.56%) Informatica
8 47 (4.47%) BEA
8 47 (4.47%) webMethods
9 42 (3.99%) Cloudera
10 34 (3.23%) Google
11 28 (2.66%) SaltStack
12 24 (2.28%) HP
12 24 (2.28%) Sybase
13 22 (2.09%) Pega
13 22 (2.09%) Sun
14 20 (1.90%) Talend
15 19 (1.81%) CA
15 19 (1.81%) Remedy
15 19 (1.81%) Veritas