The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 28 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)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 38 33
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 0 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 1.20% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 3.57% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year +11.84% -4.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 174 112 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 51.33% 33.73% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 110 112
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £18.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £18.80 £21.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Shell Script as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in Merseyside

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Shell Script in Merseyside