The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 51 60
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9  
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 5 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.79% 0.93% 2.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.99% 3.28% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Median daily rate £410 £270 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £250 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £354 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +42.85%  

Shell Script is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 251 183 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 39.78% 28.37% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 102 135
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £52.50 £40.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Shell Script as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in Hertfordshire

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Shell Script in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Shell Script in Hertfordshire

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Shell Script in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Shell Script in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Shell Script also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Shell Script.

1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) HPUX
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Sun
3 4 (50.00%) X.500
3 4 (50.00%) Samba
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (25.00%) GIS
5 2 (25.00%) Data Management

Shell Script
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) X.500
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) JBehave
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Mockito
1 1 (12.50%) Moq
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) French Language
1 2 (25.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Sun Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Regular Expression
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) HPUX
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) ATDD
2 1 (12.50%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) SDET
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Samba
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) FireEye
3 1 (12.50%) Intel
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec