Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 204 170
Rank change year-on-year -3 -34 +18
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 686 645 910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.26% 1.24% 1.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 3.34% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 427 480
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £263
90th Percentile £606 £606 £500
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% +7.38%
10th Percentile £33.25 £35.05 £26.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.68 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.95% -0.63% +8.11%

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 21,911 19,315 22,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.21% 37.04% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,130 12,283 14,086
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 637 779
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £16.22 £15.79 £14.23
90th Percentile £51.00 £53.30 £51.71
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -20 203 £450 - 52
South East -59 153 £441 +3.82% 27
North West -11 106 £500 -6.54% 20
Scotland +13 104 £500 +17.65% 17
East of England +41 89 £425 +6.25% 17
Midlands +4 74 £360 -4.00% 18
Yorkshire -29 71 £444 -17.06% 24
South West -6 52 £475 +26.67% 12
West Midlands -3 47 £400 +6.67% 9
North East -18 28 £383 -19.47% 8
East Midlands +15 27 £328 -7.90% 9
Wales +1 21 £408 -
Northern Ireland +28 5 £434 -0.34% 2
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 392 (57.14%) Unix
2 375 (54.66%) Linux
3 301 (43.88%) SQL
4 292 (42.57%) Oracle
5 207 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
6 201 (29.30%) Java
7 200 (29.15%) DevOps
8 187 (27.26%) Windows
9 171 (24.93%) Python
10 165 (24.05%) Git (software)
11 152 (22.16%) Jenkins
12 146 (21.28%) Ansible
12 146 (21.28%) PL/SQL
13 133 (19.39%) Puppet
14 130 (18.95%) Configuration Management
15 121 (17.64%) Perl
16 117 (17.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 114 (16.62%) Security Cleared
18 109 (15.89%) Docker
19 98 (14.29%) Finance
19 98 (14.29%) Scrum
20 93 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
21 92 (13.41%) SC Cleared
22 91 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
23 90 (13.12%) Amazon AWS
24 89 (12.97%) JIRA
25 88 (12.83%) Red Hat
26 82 (11.95%) Data Modelling
27 81 (11.81%) SQL Server
27 81 (11.81%) Opscode Chef

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 63 (9.18%) Confluence
1 63 (9.18%) WebLogic
2 59 (8.60%) Apache
3 39 (5.69%) Apache Spark
4 27 (3.94%) Tomcat
5 24 (3.50%) Cloud Foundry
6 23 (3.35%) Tuxedo
7 22 (3.21%) JBoss
7 22 (3.21%) nginx
8 20 (2.92%) SAS
9 16 (2.33%) CICS
10 13 (1.90%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.46%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.31%) SharePoint
13 8 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.17%) IBM Notes
14 7 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.87%) GemFire
16 5 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 13 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 90 (13.12%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.25%) GitHub
4 25 (3.64%) Office 365
5 24 (3.50%) PaaS
6 23 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (3.06%) npm
8 15 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (2.19%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.02%) Route 53
12 6 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.87%) Slack
13 5 (0.73%) Serverless
14 4 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.58%) IaaS
15 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.44%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.50%) DNS
3 22 (3.21%) SAN
3 22 (3.21%) SSH
4 16 (2.33%) Firewall
5 14 (2.04%) HTTP
6 13 (1.90%) VPN
7 12 (1.75%) HTTPS
7 12 (1.75%) Internet
8 10 (1.46%) WAN
9 9 (1.31%) DHCP
9 9 (1.31%) SSL
10 8 (1.17%) FTP
11 7 (1.02%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.87%) iSCSI
13 5 (0.73%) LAN
13 5 (0.73%) Network Security
14 4 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
15 3 (0.44%) Broadband
15 3 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 79 (11.52%) Relational Database
3 77 (11.22%) MySQL
4 71 (10.35%) Hadoop
5 67 (9.77%) PostgreSQL
6 56 (8.16%) Oracle Database
7 55 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
8 50 (7.29%) Big Data
9 45 (6.56%) RDBMS
10 42 (6.12%) Apache Hive
11 32 (4.66%) MongoDB
12 31 (4.52%) HBase
13 28 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
13 28 (4.08%) DB2
14 26 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
15 25 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
16 23 (3.35%) Pentaho
17 21 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
18 19 (2.77%) NoSQL
19 16 (2.33%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 165 (24.05%) Git (software)
2 152 (22.16%) Jenkins
3 89 (12.97%) JIRA
4 40 (5.83%) Artifactory
5 39 (5.69%) Bitbucket
6 38 (5.54%) Maven
7 27 (3.94%) Gradle
8 26 (3.79%) CA Gen
9 21 (3.06%) CircleCI
10 17 (2.48%) gulp
10 17 (2.48%) IBM UrbanCode
10 17 (2.48%) JUnit
10 17 (2.48%) Travis CI
11 16 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (1.60%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.60%) Subversion
15 8 (1.17%) Eclipse
16 7 (1.02%) IntelliJ
General
1 98 (14.29%) Finance
2 50 (7.29%) Banking
3 29 (4.23%) Retail
4 11 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.17%) Marketing
7 6 (0.87%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.58%) Electronics
9 3 (0.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.29%) Law
10 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.15%) Avionics
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 214 (31.20%) Developer
2 106 (15.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 85 (12.39%) Administrator
4 45 (6.56%) DBA
5 39 (5.69%) Java Developer
6 36 (5.25%) Analyst
6 36 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
7 33 (4.81%) Architect
8 31 (4.52%) Linux Administrator
8 31 (4.52%) Oracle Developer
9 27 (3.94%) Applications Support
9 27 (3.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 26 (3.79%) Linux Engineer
11 25 (3.64%) Oracle DBA
12 19 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
13 18 (2.62%) ETL Developer
13 18 (2.62%) Office 365 Administrator
13 18 (2.62%) Support Engineer
14 17 (2.48%) Consultant
14 17 (2.48%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.08%) J2EE
2 63 (9.18%) Middleware
3 37 (5.39%) JSON
4 34 (4.96%) Kafka
5 33 (4.81%) XML
6 32 (4.66%) HTML
7 28 (4.08%) Spring
8 24 (3.50%) REST
8 24 (3.50%) Web Services
9 22 (3.21%) .NET
9 22 (3.21%) RESTful
9 22 (3.21%) SOAP
10 21 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (2.48%) CSS
12 15 (2.19%) Node.js
13 12 (1.75%) HTML5
13 12 (1.75%) JDBC
14 11 (1.60%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.60%) Spring Boot
15 10 (1.46%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.52%) Mainframe
3 29 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 24 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.35%) Linux Command Line
6 21 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.33%) Clustering
8 13 (1.90%) Replication
9 11 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.17%) PKI
12 8 (1.17%) Tandem
13 7 (1.02%) User Experience
13 7 (1.02%) Wiki
14 6 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.73%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.58%) DataPower
16 4 (0.58%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 392 (57.14%) Unix
2 375 (54.66%) Linux
3 187 (27.26%) Windows
4 117 (17.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (8.31%) Windows Server
6 56 (8.16%) CentOS
7 45 (6.56%) Solaris
8 40 (5.83%) AIX
9 32 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (3.06%) zOS
11 12 (1.75%) VME
12 11 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (1.02%) HPUX
16 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.44%) Debian
18 2 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
18 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (29.15%) DevOps
3 130 (18.95%) Configuration Management
4 98 (14.29%) Scrum
5 93 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
7 82 (11.95%) Data Modelling
8 69 (10.06%) Open Source
9 66 (9.62%) ETL
9 66 (9.62%) OO
10 63 (9.18%) Process Improvement
11 61 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
13 54 (7.87%) Continuous Deployment
13 54 (7.87%) Test Strategy
14 49 (7.14%) ITIL
15 45 (6.56%) Problem Management
16 43 (6.27%) TDD
17 38 (5.54%) Data Integration
17 38 (5.54%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 301 (43.88%) SQL
2 201 (29.30%) Java
3 171 (24.93%) Python
4 146 (21.28%) PL/SQL
5 121 (17.64%) Perl
6 76 (11.08%) Bash Shell
7 61 (8.89%) PowerShell
8 47 (6.85%) Ruby
9 44 (6.41%) JavaScript
10 34 (4.96%) Korn
11 32 (4.66%) PHP
12 27 (3.94%) Groovy
13 26 (3.79%) T-SQL
14 22 (3.21%) JCL
15 20 (2.92%) C#
16 16 (2.33%) C
16 16 (2.33%) COBOL
17 11 (1.60%) C++
18 9 (1.31%) ActionScript
18 9 (1.31%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 114 (16.62%) Security Cleared
2 92 (13.41%) SC Cleared
3 60 (8.75%) Degree
4 15 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.31%) OCP
6 9 (1.31%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.87%) RHCE
8 5 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.73%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.44%) OCA
10 2 (0.29%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.15%) HNC
11 1 (0.15%) HND
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.66%) QA
2 13 (1.90%) SLA
3 11 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.87%) GDPR
5 4 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.29%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 109 (15.89%) Docker
2 53 (7.73%) Active Directory
3 28 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
3 28 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (3.50%) HDFS
5 17 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (1.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (1.46%) Time Sharing Option
8 9 (1.31%) Apache Flume
8 9 (1.31%) Samba
8 9 (1.31%) Xen
9 8 (1.17%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.02%) XenApp
11 6 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.87%) vSphere
12 5 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.58%) GlusterFS
13 4 (0.58%) RACF
13 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 146 (21.28%) Ansible
2 133 (19.39%) Puppet
3 81 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (6.85%) Terraform
5 38 (5.54%) Kubernetes
6 21 (3.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 14 (2.04%) Tivoli
7 14 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 12 (1.75%) Data Guard
8 12 (1.75%) SCOM
9 10 (1.46%) Opsview
9 10 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (1.46%) Salt
9 10 (1.46%) SCCM
10 9 (1.31%) Oozie
10 9 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.17%) NetBackup
11 8 (1.17%) Rancher
12 7 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 292 (42.57%) Oracle
2 88 (12.83%) Red Hat
3 73 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 57 (8.31%) VMware
5 45 (6.56%) IBM
6 44 (6.41%) BEA
7 38 (5.54%) Informatica
8 34 (4.96%) webMethods
9 25 (3.64%) CA
10 24 (3.50%) Remedy
11 23 (3.35%) Ab Initio
12 22 (3.21%) BMC
13 19 (2.77%) Teradata
14 18 (2.62%) Pega
15 17 (2.48%) NetApp
15 17 (2.48%) Splunk
16 14 (2.04%) Sybase
17 13 (1.90%) HP
18 11 (1.60%) EMC
18 11 (1.60%) IBM Sterling