Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 14 December 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 204 210
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 747 664 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.34% 1.24% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.30% 3.36% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 423 382
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.63% -2.19%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £260
90th Percentile £700 £615 £488
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £32.38 £35.45 £32.05
90th Percentile £55.88 £45.75 £51.15
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +2.99%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22,610 19,733 21,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.47% 36.82% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,643 12,599 13,461
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £305 £275 £263
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 618 747
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £15.98 £15.79 £14.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.08 £52.07
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Shell Script as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in the UK excluding London

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Shell Script in the UK excluding London

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Shell Script in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK excluding London

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Shell Script in the UK excluding London

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Shell Script in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK excluding London

Shell Script
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
North of England -2 211 £463 +2.78% 30
South East -47 178 £450 +9.09% 22
North West +18 116 £535 - 13
Scotland +40 106 £700 +64.71% 7
East of England +41 96 £450 +18.42% 13
Midlands -11 87 £360 -0.69% 19
South West -4 67 £475 +35.71% 13
Yorkshire -39 67 £438 -18.22% 8
West Midlands -24 61 £385 +2.67% 12
North East -26 30 £400 -25.23% 9
East Midlands +18 26 £324 -6.07% 7
Wales -10 23 £425 -3.41% 3
Northern Ireland +28 5 £434 +5.09%
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Shell Script.

1 431 (57.70%) Unix
2 398 (53.28%) Linux
3 330 (44.18%) SQL
4 326 (43.64%) Oracle
5 235 (31.46%) Java
5 235 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
6 213 (28.51%) Windows
7 198 (26.51%) DevOps
8 188 (25.17%) Python
9 165 (22.09%) Puppet
10 164 (21.95%) Jenkins
11 162 (21.69%) Git (software)
12 161 (21.55%) PL/SQL
13 158 (21.15%) Ansible
14 143 (19.14%) Configuration Management
15 135 (18.07%) Security Cleared
16 131 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 122 (16.33%) Perl
17 122 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
18 108 (14.46%) Docker
19 105 (14.06%) SC Cleared
20 104 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
21 96 (12.85%) SQL Server
22 94 (12.58%) J2EE
23 92 (12.32%) MySQL
23 92 (12.32%) Scrum
23 92 (12.32%) Opscode Chef
24 91 (12.18%) Microsoft
25 90 (12.05%) Finance
26 89 (11.91%) JIRA

Shell Script
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 75 (10.04%) Apache
2 72 (9.64%) Confluence
3 58 (7.76%) WebLogic
4 38 (5.09%) Apache Spark
5 35 (4.69%) Cloud Foundry
5 35 (4.69%) nginx
6 26 (3.48%) Tomcat
7 25 (3.35%) Tuxedo
8 24 (3.21%) JBoss
9 22 (2.95%) SAS
10 19 (2.54%) MS Exchange
11 12 (1.61%) CICS
12 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.94%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.54%) GemFire
15 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Houdini
3 1 (0.13%) Maya
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) NUKE
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.27%) Magento
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 87 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (5.76%) GitHub
4 34 (4.55%) PaaS
5 29 (3.88%) npm
6 26 (3.48%) Office 365
7 24 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (2.95%) Amazon S3
9 21 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (1.34%) Route 53
13 9 (1.20%) IaaS
14 6 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.80%) Serverless
14 6 (0.80%) Slack
15 5 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.67%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 23 (3.08%) DNS
3 19 (2.54%) SAN
4 17 (2.28%) SSH
5 16 (2.14%) WAN
6 14 (1.87%) HTTP
7 13 (1.74%) Firewall
7 13 (1.74%) Internet
8 11 (1.47%) HTTPS
9 9 (1.20%) DHCP
9 9 (1.20%) Kerberos
9 9 (1.20%) LAN
10 8 (1.07%) FTP
10 8 (1.07%) iSCSI
11 7 (0.94%) SSL
12 5 (0.67%) VPN
13 4 (0.54%) Broadband
13 4 (0.54%) Network Security
14 2 (0.27%) GPRS
14 2 (0.27%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 92 (12.32%) MySQL
3 82 (10.98%) Relational Database
4 77 (10.31%) Hadoop
4 77 (10.31%) PostgreSQL
5 69 (9.24%) Big Data
6 65 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (8.03%) Oracle Database
8 52 (6.96%) RDBMS
9 48 (6.43%) HBase
10 43 (5.76%) MongoDB
11 39 (5.22%) Apache Hive
12 29 (3.88%) Pentaho
13 28 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
14 27 (3.61%) DB2
15 24 (3.21%) Parquet
16 23 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
17 19 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
18 14 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
19 13 (1.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 164 (21.95%) Jenkins
2 162 (21.69%) Git (software)
3 89 (11.91%) JIRA
4 57 (7.63%) Artifactory
5 56 (7.50%) Gradle
6 42 (5.62%) Maven
7 33 (4.42%) CA Gen
8 31 (4.15%) CircleCI
9 29 (3.88%) gulp
10 28 (3.75%) Bitbucket
10 28 (3.75%) Travis CI
11 27 (3.61%) IBM UrbanCode
12 12 (1.61%) GitLab
12 12 (1.61%) JUnit
12 12 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (1.34%) Subversion
14 9 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.20%) Vagrant
15 8 (1.07%) Toad
16 7 (0.94%) PowerBuilder
General
1 90 (12.05%) Finance
2 50 (6.69%) Banking
3 32 (4.28%) Retail
4 11 (1.47%) Marketing
5 10 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.80%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.67%) Electronics
8 5 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
10 2 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Avionics
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 240 (32.13%) Developer
2 112 (14.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 86 (11.51%) Administrator
4 48 (6.43%) DBA
5 46 (6.16%) Java Developer
6 45 (6.02%) Analyst
7 34 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
8 33 (4.42%) Oracle Developer
9 32 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
9 32 (4.28%) Systems Administrator
10 29 (3.88%) Architect
11 28 (3.75%) Applications Support
12 25 (3.35%) Ab Initio Developer
13 23 (3.08%) AWS Engineer
13 23 (3.08%) ETL Developer
13 23 (3.08%) Oracle DBA
14 22 (2.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 20 (2.68%) SQL Developer
16 19 (2.54%) Office 365 Administrator
17 18 (2.41%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (12.58%) J2EE
2 79 (10.58%) Middleware
3 54 (7.23%) JSON
4 50 (6.69%) Kafka
5 45 (6.02%) Spring
6 43 (5.76%) REST
7 39 (5.22%) HTML
8 37 (4.95%) RabbitMQ
9 36 (4.82%) XML
10 25 (3.35%) .NET
10 25 (3.35%) CSS
11 24 (3.21%) Apache Avro
11 24 (3.21%) Node.js
12 23 (3.08%) SOAP
13 21 (2.81%) Web Services
14 19 (2.54%) RESTful
15 13 (1.74%) AngularJS
15 13 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
16 12 (1.61%) HTML5
16 12 (1.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.89%) Linux Command Line
3 33 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 32 (4.28%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.88%) Virtual Team
6 28 (3.75%) Mainframe
7 26 (3.48%) Clustering
8 23 (3.08%) Replication
9 13 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.20%) Tandem
11 9 (1.20%) Wiki
12 8 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.80%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.80%) PKI
14 5 (0.67%) HACMP
15 4 (0.54%) Animation
15 4 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 431 (57.70%) Unix
2 398 (53.28%) Linux
3 213 (28.51%) Windows
4 131 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (7.76%) CentOS
6 55 (7.36%) Windows Server
7 47 (6.29%) AIX
8 38 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (4.95%) Solaris
10 21 (2.81%) zOS
11 11 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (1.20%) VME
12 9 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (1.07%) HPUX
13 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.40%) Debian
15 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (26.51%) DevOps
3 143 (19.14%) Configuration Management
4 122 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
6 92 (12.32%) Scrum
7 87 (11.65%) Open Source
8 84 (11.24%) Data Modelling
9 80 (10.71%) ETL
10 67 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
11 65 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
12 64 (8.57%) OO
12 64 (8.57%) Process Improvement
13 63 (8.43%) Continuous Deployment
14 58 (7.76%) Unit Testing
15 55 (7.36%) TDD
15 55 (7.36%) Test Strategy
16 52 (6.96%) ITIL
17 50 (6.69%) Problem Management
18 46 (6.16%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 330 (44.18%) SQL
2 235 (31.46%) Java
3 188 (25.17%) Python
4 161 (21.55%) PL/SQL
5 122 (16.33%) Perl
6 80 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 66 (8.84%) Bash Shell
8 61 (8.17%) Ruby
9 52 (6.96%) JavaScript
10 36 (4.82%) Korn
11 34 (4.55%) Groovy
12 27 (3.61%) PHP
13 23 (3.08%) JCL
14 20 (2.68%) T-SQL
15 17 (2.28%) C
16 16 (2.14%) C#
17 13 (1.74%) COBOL
18 11 (1.47%) C++
19 10 (1.34%) Java 8
19 10 (1.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 135 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 105 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 79 (10.58%) Degree
4 20 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.20%) OCP
6 9 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (1.07%) ISEB
8 7 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.80%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.54%) RHCE
11 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.40%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.27%) IBM AIX Certification
12 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.13%) CCNP
13 1 (0.13%) HNC
13 1 (0.13%) MCSE
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.13%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.55%) QA
2 12 (1.61%) SLA
3 8 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.67%) GDPR
5 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 108 (14.46%) Docker
2 76 (10.17%) Active Directory
3 41 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (5.09%) Oracle RAC
5 34 (4.55%) HDFS
6 30 (4.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 30 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (2.14%) Samba
8 15 (2.01%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.87%) XenApp
10 13 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.47%) Time Sharing Option
12 9 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 8 (1.07%) Apache Flume
13 8 (1.07%) NFS
14 7 (0.94%) vSphere
15 5 (0.67%) Hyper-V
15 5 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.67%) Xen
16 4 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 165 (22.09%) Puppet
2 158 (21.15%) Ansible
3 92 (12.32%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (6.29%) Terraform
5 25 (3.35%) SCCM
6 24 (3.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 23 (3.08%) Kubernetes
8 22 (2.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 20 (2.68%) Tivoli
9 20 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 18 (2.41%) SCOM
11 15 (2.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 14 (1.87%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.61%) Data Guard
14 10 (1.34%) Packer
14 10 (1.34%) vMotion
15 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (1.07%) Opsview
15 8 (1.07%) Rancher
15 8 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 326 (43.64%) Oracle
2 91 (12.18%) Microsoft
3 86 (11.51%) Red Hat
4 59 (7.90%) VMware
5 51 (6.83%) IBM
6 46 (6.16%) BEA
7 41 (5.49%) Informatica
8 36 (4.82%) webMethods
9 32 (4.28%) BMC
10 30 (4.02%) Ab Initio
11 29 (3.88%) HP
12 28 (3.75%) Remedy
13 26 (3.48%) CA
14 25 (3.35%) Teradata
15 23 (3.08%) Sybase
16 22 (2.95%) Pega
17 16 (2.14%) EMC
18 14 (1.87%) 3PAR
19 13 (1.74%) NetApp
20 11 (1.47%) IBM Sterling