The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 125 113
Rank change year-on-year -32 -12  
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 92 145 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 1.63% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.43% 4.63% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 76 84
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £538 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £44.50 £47.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.31% +82.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £35.38 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £57.50 £29.81
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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2682 3133 3250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.73% 35.17% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4067 3858
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 235 188
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £12.25 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Shell Script as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in the South East

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Shell Script in the South East

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Shell Script in the South East over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Shell Script in the South East

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Shell Script in the South East

Shell Script
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +4 26 £438 +2.94% 4
Hampshire -18 21 £400 -3.08% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 19 £368 -2.00%
Berkshire +3 17 £450 -14.28% 4
West Sussex +19 4 £383 +29.66%
Middlesex +11 1 £275 -
Kent -10 1 £325 -20.24%
Oxfordshire -17 1 - - 3
Shell Script
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Shell Script.

1 157 (77.34%) Linux
2 116 (57.14%) Unix
3 113 (55.67%) Oracle
4 88 (43.35%) SQL
5 66 (32.51%) Red Hat
6 62 (30.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (28.57%) Finance
8 56 (27.59%) PL/SQL
9 54 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (24.14%) Oracle Database
11 44 (21.67%) Java
12 41 (20.20%) JavaScript
13 39 (19.21%) AIX
14 36 (17.73%) HTML
15 35 (17.24%) jQuery
16 31 (15.27%) Korn
16 31 (15.27%) Degree
16 31 (15.27%) Bash Shell
16 31 (15.27%) Performance Tuning
16 31 (15.27%) SDLC
17 30 (14.78%) Relational Database
17 30 (14.78%) WebSphere
17 30 (14.78%) SQLPlus
18 29 (14.29%) Solaris
18 29 (14.29%) RDBMS
18 29 (14.29%) VMware
19 26 (12.81%) Configuration Management
19 26 (12.81%) Jenkins
20 25 (12.32%) IBM
21 23 (11.33%) SAN

Shell Script
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 30 (14.78%) WebSphere
2 23 (11.33%) Apache
2 23 (11.33%) Tomcat
3 20 (9.85%) JBoss
4 11 (5.42%) Apache Geronimo
4 11 (5.42%) Apache TomEE
4 11 (5.42%) WebLogic
4 11 (5.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.46%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.48%) GeoServer
7 2 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.99%) Confluence
7 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.49%) GemFire
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.49%) phpBB
8 1 (0.49%) SAS
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.97%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.96%) GitHub
2 4 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.48%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.99%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.33%) SAN
2 15 (7.39%) LDAP
3 10 (4.93%) SSL
4 8 (3.94%) Kerberos
5 7 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (3.45%) Firewall
6 6 (2.96%) 3GPP
6 6 (2.96%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (2.96%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (2.96%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.97%) FTP
7 4 (1.97%) IPsec
7 4 (1.97%) Network Security
8 3 (1.48%) DVB
9 2 (0.99%) DHCP
9 2 (0.99%) DNS
9 2 (0.99%) HTTP
9 2 (0.99%) SSH
9 2 (0.99%) Telnet
9 2 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (24.14%) Oracle Database
2 30 (14.78%) Relational Database
2 30 (14.78%) SQLPlus
3 29 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 19 (9.36%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (8.87%) DB2
6 16 (7.88%) Hadoop
6 16 (7.88%) SQL Server
7 15 (7.39%) MySQL
7 15 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (6.90%) DB2 UDB
8 14 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (4.93%) MongoDB
10 9 (4.43%) Big Data
10 9 (4.43%) NoSQL
10 9 (4.43%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (3.94%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (2.96%) Parquet
13 5 (2.46%) HBase
Development Applications
1 26 (12.81%) Jenkins
2 23 (11.33%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.40%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (6.40%) ProC
4 6 (2.96%) Gradle
5 5 (2.46%) JIRA
5 5 (2.46%) JUnit
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.97%) Toad
7 3 (1.48%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.48%) Gerrit
7 3 (1.48%) git-flow
7 3 (1.48%) Mockito
7 3 (1.48%) Subversion
8 2 (0.99%) Ant
8 2 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.99%) GitLab
9 1 (0.49%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.49%) Maven
General
1 58 (28.57%) Finance
2 20 (9.85%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.93%) Banking
4 7 (3.45%) Marketing
5 6 (2.96%) Billing
6 5 (2.46%) Electronics
6 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.46%) Retail
7 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.49%) Avionics
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (40.89%) Developer
2 49 (24.14%) Oracle Developer
3 32 (15.76%) Administrator
4 31 (15.27%) PL/SQL Developer
4 31 (15.27%) SQL Developer
5 21 (10.34%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.90%) DBA
6 14 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
7 13 (6.40%) AIX Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) Linux Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (5.42%) Unix Administrator
9 10 (4.93%) Consultant
9 10 (4.93%) HTML Developer
10 9 (4.43%) DB2 DBA
10 9 (4.43%) Integration Developer
10 9 (4.43%) Systems Developer
10 9 (4.43%) UI Developer
11 8 (3.94%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.73%) HTML
2 35 (17.24%) jQuery
3 23 (11.33%) REST
4 22 (10.84%) HTML5
5 20 (9.85%) Spring
6 19 (9.36%) JSON
6 19 (9.36%) Middleware
7 16 (7.88%) J2EE
8 14 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (5.91%) IBM Integration Bus
10 10 (4.93%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (4.93%) XML
11 9 (4.43%) Kafka
11 9 (4.43%) Node.js
11 9 (4.43%) RESTful
11 9 (4.43%) Web Services
12 8 (3.94%) YAML
13 6 (2.96%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (2.96%) CSS
13 6 (2.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.88%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (6.90%) Clustering
2 14 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.94%) Smart Meter
5 7 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.46%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.97%) PKI
8 3 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.48%) STB
9 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.99%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.49%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.49%) Online Games
10 1 (0.49%) Replication
10 1 (0.49%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 157 (77.34%) Linux
2 116 (57.14%) Unix
3 62 (30.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (19.21%) AIX
5 29 (14.29%) Solaris
6 13 (6.40%) CentOS
6 13 (6.40%) Windows
7 9 (4.43%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (2.96%) SUSE
9 3 (1.48%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.49%) VMS
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (15.27%) Performance Tuning
2 31 (15.27%) SDLC
3 26 (12.81%) Configuration Management
4 23 (11.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 23 (11.33%) Waterfall
5 21 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (9.36%) Migration
7 18 (8.87%) Open Source
8 16 (7.88%) Task Automation
9 15 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (7.39%) DevOps
10 14 (6.90%) TDD
10 14 (6.90%) Unit Testing
11 13 (6.40%) Analytics
12 12 (5.91%) Scrum
13 11 (5.42%) ETL
13 11 (5.42%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (4.93%) Virtual Environments
15 9 (4.43%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (43.35%) SQL
2 56 (27.59%) PL/SQL
3 44 (21.67%) Java
4 41 (20.20%) JavaScript
5 31 (15.27%) Bash Shell
5 31 (15.27%) Korn
6 19 (9.36%) Perl
7 18 (8.87%) Python
8 16 (7.88%) C
9 8 (3.94%) Bourne shell
10 7 (3.45%) AWK
11 5 (2.46%) PHP
12 4 (1.97%) Groovy
12 4 (1.97%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.97%) Ruby
13 3 (1.48%) C++
14 2 (0.99%) R
14 2 (0.99%) Scala
14 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 31 (15.27%) Degree
2 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
2 23 (11.33%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.40%) RHCE
4 11 (5.42%) RHCSA
5 7 (3.45%) OCA
5 7 (3.45%) OCP
5 7 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.97%) CCIE
6 4 (1.97%) CCIE Security
6 4 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.97%) CISSP
7 1 (0.49%) ISEB
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.49%) RHCA
7 1 (0.49%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.45%) QA
2 4 (1.97%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.88%) Oracle Clusterware
2 10 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.45%) GlusterFS
3 7 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (2.46%) HDFS
6 4 (1.97%) Docker
7 3 (1.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.48%) vSphere
8 2 (0.99%) GFS2
8 2 (0.99%) KVM
8 2 (0.99%) OCFS2
8 2 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.99%) Xen
8 2 (0.99%) XenServer
9 1 (0.49%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.49%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (9.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 16 (7.88%) Ansible
3 15 (7.39%) Red Hat Satellite
4 9 (4.43%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
6 7 (3.45%) Puppet
6 7 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 6 (2.96%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (2.46%) vRealize
9 4 (1.97%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (1.97%) Oozie
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (1.48%) Nagios
10 3 (1.48%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.99%) Control-M
11 2 (0.99%) MOM
Vendors
1 113 (55.67%) Oracle
2 66 (32.51%) Red Hat
3 29 (14.29%) VMware
4 25 (12.32%) IBM
5 13 (6.40%) Veritas
6 11 (5.42%) HP
6 11 (5.42%) SAP
7 10 (4.93%) EMC
7 10 (4.93%) Microsoft
8 9 (4.43%) Sun
9 8 (3.94%) Brocade
10 7 (3.45%) StorageTek
11 3 (1.48%) BMC
11 3 (1.48%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.99%) CA
12 2 (0.99%) Cisco
12 2 (0.99%) Informatica
12 2 (0.99%) Netezza
12 2 (0.99%) Remedy
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