Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 232 216 239
Rank change year-on-year -16 +23 -74
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 532 626 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.09% 1.17% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 3.02% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 327 268
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £319 £328 £325
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £495 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -3.90%
10th Percentile £42.30 £31.70 £21.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.28 £55.20
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.25% - -

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 19,052 20,726 18,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.21% 38.78% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,175 13,221 11,929
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +4.52% +3.33%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 554 675
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -3.03% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.22 £16.00 £16.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.00 £56.60
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +7.79%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019. 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
South East -28 147 £475 +11.76% 4
North of England -47 90 £468 +9.47% 7
Midlands -11 75 £425 -5.56%
East of England +60 71 £450 +12.50% 5
Scotland +39 65 £525 +10.53% 6
South West -22 62 £475 -4.04% 2
West Midlands +18 58 £360 -
Yorkshire -32 39 £435 -3.28% 3
North West -1 34 £563 +11.11% 3
Wales +5 19 £463 -14.35%
East Midlands -7 17 £480 +1.05%
North East -14 16 £400 - 1
Northern Ireland +17 8 £375 - 1
Shell Script
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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.

1 291 (54.70%) Unix
2 270 (50.75%) Linux
3 245 (46.05%) SQL
4 240 (45.11%) Oracle
5 199 (37.41%) Java
6 165 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
7 156 (29.32%) PL/SQL
8 134 (25.19%) Jenkins
9 133 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 111 (20.86%) Python
11 105 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (18.98%) DevOps
13 90 (16.92%) Ansible
14 84 (15.79%) Security Cleared
15 82 (15.41%) Oracle Database
15 82 (15.41%) Performance Tuning
16 81 (15.23%) Middleware
17 78 (14.66%) Windows
18 70 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
19 69 (12.97%) Puppet
19 69 (12.97%) JIRA
20 68 (12.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 65 (12.22%) Relational Database
21 65 (12.22%) Docker
22 64 (12.03%) AIX
23 62 (11.65%) Configuration Management
24 61 (11.47%) J2EE
24 61 (11.47%) Perl
25 60 (11.28%) Informatica
26 59 (11.09%) Data Modelling

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 59 (11.09%) Confluence
2 50 (9.40%) Apache
2 50 (9.40%) WebLogic
3 49 (9.21%) Apache Spark
4 38 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 34 (6.39%) nginx
6 24 (4.51%) WebSphere
7 20 (3.76%) SAS
8 18 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.32%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (1.32%) Tuxedo
11 7 (1.32%) WebSphere Portal
12 6 (1.13%) Apache Pig
12 6 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (0.94%) JBoss
14 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.56%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (4.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 22 (4.14%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (3.20%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.94%) Actimize
5 5 (0.94%) Oracle AML
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.38%) Magento
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 70 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (8.08%) GitHub
3 36 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (4.32%) OpenShift
5 21 (3.95%) Amazon S3
5 21 (3.95%) PaaS
6 18 (3.38%) Apigee
7 13 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (2.26%) IaaS
9 11 (2.07%) npm
10 10 (1.88%) Office 365
11 7 (1.32%) Amazon Glacier
11 7 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.32%) IBM Blueworks
11 7 (1.32%) Serverless
11 7 (1.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.51%) HTTP
2 16 (3.01%) SSL
3 13 (2.44%) Firewall
4 10 (1.88%) DNS
5 9 (1.69%) Internet
5 9 (1.69%) Skype
5 9 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.50%) SAN
7 7 (1.32%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.13%) HTTPS
8 6 (1.13%) Wireless
9 5 (0.94%) VPN
10 4 (0.75%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.75%) DHCP
10 4 (0.75%) DSL
10 4 (0.75%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.75%) SNMP
10 4 (0.75%) SSH
10 4 (0.75%) VLAN
11 3 (0.56%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (15.41%) Oracle Database
2 65 (12.22%) Relational Database
3 56 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (10.53%) HBase
4 55 (10.34%) Big Data
5 44 (8.27%) MySQL
5 44 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (8.08%) Hadoop
7 40 (7.52%) RDBMS
8 39 (7.33%) Apache Hive
9 38 (7.14%) MongoDB
10 33 (6.20%) SQL Server
11 32 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
12 30 (5.64%) Parquet
13 27 (5.08%) Oracle BI EE
14 23 (4.32%) Oracle Exadata
15 20 (3.76%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (3.76%) Oracle Database 12c
16 18 (3.38%) DB2
16 18 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 134 (25.19%) Jenkins
2 133 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 69 (12.97%) JIRA
4 44 (8.27%) Maven
5 40 (7.52%) Gradle
6 31 (5.83%) CA Gen
7 25 (4.70%) Artifactory
8 16 (3.01%) Bitbucket
9 15 (2.82%) Eclipse
9 15 (2.82%) JUnit
9 15 (2.82%) Selenium
9 15 (2.82%) Subversion
10 13 (2.44%) gulp
10 13 (2.44%) JMeter
11 12 (2.26%) GitLab
12 11 (2.07%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.88%) IBM UrbanCode
13 10 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (1.50%) IntelliJ
14 8 (1.50%) Toad
General
1 57 (10.71%) Finance
2 36 (6.77%) Banking
3 20 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.26%) Retail
5 6 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.56%) Games
7 3 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Electronics
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Front Office
8 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 196 (36.84%) Developer
2 63 (11.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (10.34%) DBA
4 50 (9.40%) Java Developer
5 48 (9.02%) Administrator
6 37 (6.95%) Oracle DBA
7 29 (5.45%) Oracle Developer
8 19 (3.57%) Hadoop Developer
9 18 (3.38%) Analyst
9 18 (3.38%) Lead Developer
10 17 (3.20%) Big Data Developer
10 17 (3.20%) Tester
11 16 (3.01%) ETL Developer
12 14 (2.63%) Architect
12 14 (2.63%) Consultant
12 14 (2.63%) Software Engineer
12 14 (2.63%) SQL Developer
13 13 (2.44%) PL/SQL Developer
13 13 (2.44%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
14 12 (2.26%) Java Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (15.23%) Middleware
2 61 (11.47%) J2EE
3 59 (11.09%) Spring
4 38 (7.14%) JSON
4 38 (7.14%) Kafka
5 30 (5.64%) Apache Avro
5 30 (5.64%) HTML
5 30 (5.64%) REST
6 29 (5.45%) Web Services
7 28 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
8 25 (4.70%) CSS
9 23 (4.32%) Spring Boot
10 22 (4.14%) XML
11 21 (3.95%) HTML5
12 19 (3.57%) CSS3
12 19 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
13 17 (3.20%) Swagger
14 14 (2.63%) jQuery
14 14 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 11 (2.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
2 41 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.39%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.70%) Virtual Team
5 17 (3.20%) Clustering
5 17 (3.20%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.63%) Replication
6 14 (2.63%) Robotics
7 6 (1.13%) DataPower
7 6 (1.13%) N-Tier
8 5 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.75%) ASIC
9 4 (0.75%) Device Driver
9 4 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.56%) HACMP
10 3 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.56%) PKI
10 3 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 291 (54.70%) Unix
2 270 (50.75%) Linux
3 78 (14.66%) Windows
4 68 (12.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (12.03%) AIX
6 26 (4.89%) Solaris
7 20 (3.76%) CentOS
8 19 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (2.63%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.75%) HPUX
11 4 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) VME
14 1 (0.19%) VMS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
3 101 (18.98%) DevOps
4 82 (15.41%) Performance Tuning
5 62 (11.65%) Configuration Management
6 59 (11.09%) Data Modelling
6 59 (11.09%) TDD
7 57 (10.71%) ETL
8 53 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
8 53 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 46 (8.65%) Open Source
10 44 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (7.71%) Continuous Deployment
12 40 (7.52%) Process Improvement
13 38 (7.14%) BDD
14 37 (6.95%) Scrum
15 35 (6.58%) OO
15 35 (6.58%) Test Strategy
15 35 (6.58%) Unit Testing
16 34 (6.39%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 245 (46.05%) SQL
2 199 (37.41%) Java
3 156 (29.32%) PL/SQL
4 111 (20.86%) Python
5 61 (11.47%) Perl
6 43 (8.08%) PowerShell
7 37 (6.95%) JavaScript
8 36 (6.77%) Bash Shell
9 32 (6.02%) Ruby
10 31 (5.83%) Groovy
11 27 (5.08%) Scala
12 19 (3.57%) C
13 14 (2.63%) C++
13 14 (2.63%) PHP
14 13 (2.44%) T-SQL
14 13 (2.44%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.69%) C#
16 8 (1.50%) Java 8
17 7 (1.32%) XPath
17 7 (1.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 84 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 57 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 49 (9.21%) Degree
4 24 (4.51%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.50%) OCP
7 8 (1.50%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.94%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.94%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.75%) ISEB
10 4 (0.75%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.38%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.38%) IBM AIX Certification
11 2 (0.38%) OSCP
11 2 (0.38%) RHCE
12 1 (0.19%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.01%) QA
2 8 (1.50%) SLA
3 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.38%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (12.22%) Docker
2 49 (9.21%) Oracle RAC
3 34 (6.39%) HDFS
4 24 (4.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 22 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (3.95%) Active Directory
7 19 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (1.50%) Apache Flume
9 7 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.32%) XenApp
9 7 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.13%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.94%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 5 (0.94%) vSphere
12 4 (0.75%) NFS
13 3 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.38%) Firmware
14 2 (0.38%) Samba
14 2 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
14 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 90 (16.92%) Ansible
2 69 (12.97%) Puppet
3 52 (9.77%) Terraform
4 34 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (5.26%) Kubernetes
6 26 (4.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 25 (4.70%) Oracle RMAN
8 24 (4.51%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (3.20%) Data Guard
10 10 (1.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 10 (1.88%) Packer
11 9 (1.69%) SCCM
12 8 (1.50%) Nagios
13 7 (1.32%) SCOM
13 7 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (1.32%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.32%) vMotion
14 6 (1.13%) WMI
15 5 (0.94%) Oozie
15 5 (0.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 240 (45.11%) Oracle
2 60 (11.28%) Informatica
3 58 (10.90%) Red Hat
4 55 (10.34%) IBM
5 36 (6.77%) VMware
6 34 (6.39%) BEA
7 24 (4.51%) webMethods
8 23 (4.32%) Pega
9 19 (3.57%) HP
9 19 (3.57%) Microsoft
10 16 (3.01%) Perforce
11 15 (2.82%) Google
12 14 (2.63%) CA
13 12 (2.26%) EMC
14 11 (2.07%) SAP
15 10 (1.88%) Ab Initio
15 10 (1.88%) Teradata
15 10 (1.88%) TIBCO
16 9 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
16 9 (1.69%) Tableau