Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Bash Shell skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bash Shell over the 6 months to 18 October 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.

Bash Shell
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 196 270
Rank change year-on-year +22 +74 +34
Contract jobs citing Bash Shell 1460 1402 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.32% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.51% 3.28% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 958 711
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £613 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.39% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 20
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.13% -13.20% +2.41%
10th Percentile £31.05 £30.70 £37.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.75 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.55% +37.50% -15.79%

Bash Shell is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41633 42750 43158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.13% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28899 29383 29187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 915 976
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

Bash Shell
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Bash Shell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bash Shell over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bash Shell over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bash Shell within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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
England +25 1367 £500 +8.11% 308
London +2 877 £513 +5.13% 166
UK excluding London +34 560 £425 - 150
South East -7 175 £400 -5.33% 49
North of England +57 168 £450 +5.88% 51
Midlands +86 81 £450 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire +43 80 £500 +16.28% 32
North West +31 80 £500 +11.11% 16
Scotland +50 73 £400 +10.65% 4
West Midlands +67 48 £500 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +29 35 £350 -17.65% 11
East of England -11 35 £380 -5.00% 18
South West -41 27 £413 -8.33% 9
North East +59 21 £535 +62.12% 3
Northern Ireland -48 6 £455 +13.48% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bash Shell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Bash Shell.

1 1091 (74.73%) Linux
2 1036 (70.96%) Python
3 752 (51.51%) DevOps
4 582 (39.86%) Puppet
5 558 (38.22%) Ansible
6 545 (37.33%) Amazon AWS
7 544 (37.26%) Docker
8 528 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
9 525 (35.96%) Git (software)
10 518 (35.48%) Jenkins
11 516 (35.34%) Java
12 420 (28.77%) Ruby
13 419 (28.70%) Configuration Management
14 374 (25.62%) Perl
15 370 (25.34%) Unix
16 340 (23.29%) Opscode Chef
17 303 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
18 268 (18.36%) Security Cleared
19 265 (18.15%) Terraform
20 262 (17.95%) Red Hat
21 260 (17.81%) Kubernetes
22 257 (17.60%) Finance
22 257 (17.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 231 (15.82%) Windows
24 225 (15.41%) CentOS
25 224 (15.34%) JIRA
26 213 (14.59%) SQL
26 213 (14.59%) VMware
27 209 (14.32%) Maven
28 197 (13.49%) SC Cleared

Bash Shell
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 179 (12.26%) Apache
2 156 (10.68%) Elasticsearch
3 147 (10.07%) Tomcat
4 127 (8.70%) Confluence
5 126 (8.63%) nginx
6 75 (5.14%) JBoss
7 42 (2.88%) OpenStack
8 40 (2.74%) WebLogic
9 39 (2.67%) Apache Spark
10 28 (1.92%) WebSphere
11 20 (1.37%) Apache Solr
11 20 (1.37%) IIS
12 18 (1.23%) iPlanet
12 18 (1.23%) Jetty
13 16 (1.10%) Apache Pig
13 16 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
14 14 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
15 13 (0.89%) CMS
16 9 (0.62%) MQSeries
16 9 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (0.89%) HipChat
2 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.27%) Stata
6 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.068%) Magento
4 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 545 (37.33%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (6.78%) Amazon EC2
4 89 (6.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 82 (5.62%) Amazon S3
6 80 (5.48%) GitHub
7 67 (4.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 64 (4.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 44 (3.01%) IaaS
10 42 (2.88%) SaaS
11 40 (2.74%) PaaS
12 39 (2.67%) Slack
13 38 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
14 35 (2.40%) OpenShift
15 34 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
16 30 (2.05%) Route 53
17 27 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
17 27 (1.85%) Serverless
18 26 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
19 21 (1.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 196 (13.42%) Firewall
1 196 (13.42%) TCP/IP
2 180 (12.33%) DNS
3 173 (11.85%) HTTP
4 98 (6.71%) SSL
5 79 (5.41%) LDAP
6 55 (3.77%) WAN
7 54 (3.70%) SAN
8 53 (3.63%) IPsec
9 52 (3.56%) Network Security
10 49 (3.36%) VPN
11 43 (2.95%) DHCP
12 40 (2.74%) NAS
13 36 (2.47%) HTTPS
14 29 (1.99%) Internet
14 29 (1.99%) LAN
14 29 (1.99%) SSH
15 21 (1.44%) BGP
15 21 (1.44%) OpenVPN
16 19 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (11.64%) MongoDB
2 158 (10.82%) MySQL
3 152 (10.41%) PostgreSQL
4 130 (8.90%) Relational Database
5 108 (7.40%) Hadoop
6 99 (6.78%) SQL Server
7 97 (6.64%) Big Data
8 92 (6.30%) NoSQL
9 82 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 81 (5.55%) Amazon RDS
11 48 (3.29%) RDBMS
12 45 (3.08%) Redis
13 32 (2.19%) Apache Hive
13 32 (2.19%) DB2
14 29 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.64%) Oracle Database
16 23 (1.58%) HBase
16 23 (1.58%) Riak
17 17 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 13 (0.89%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 525 (35.96%) Git (software)
2 518 (35.48%) Jenkins
3 224 (15.34%) JIRA
4 209 (14.32%) Maven
5 138 (9.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 109 (7.47%) TeamCity
7 98 (6.71%) Subversion
8 89 (6.10%) Artifactory
9 68 (4.66%) Selenium
10 65 (4.45%) Vagrant
11 61 (4.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 54 (3.70%) SonarQube
13 53 (3.63%) Bitbucket
14 41 (2.81%) JUnit
15 37 (2.53%) Cucumber
15 37 (2.53%) GitLab
16 34 (2.33%) Ant
17 27 (1.85%) Mockito
18 26 (1.78%) git-flow
19 25 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 257 (17.60%) Finance
2 125 (8.56%) Banking
3 64 (4.38%) Front Office
4 40 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 40 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 26 (1.78%) Games
7 22 (1.51%) Retail
8 21 (1.44%) Marketing
9 13 (0.89%) Electronics
10 12 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.75%) Law
11 11 (0.75%) Publishing
12 6 (0.41%) Billing
13 5 (0.34%) Back Office
14 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.27%) Legal
14 4 (0.27%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.21%) Advertising
16 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 552 (37.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 200 (13.70%) Developer
3 197 (13.49%) Linux Engineer
4 174 (11.92%) AWS Engineer
5 168 (11.51%) AWS DevOps
6 147 (10.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 125 (8.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 113 (7.74%) Administrator
9 112 (7.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 80 (5.48%) Java Developer
11 74 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
12 69 (4.73%) Architect
13 63 (4.32%) Analyst
14 57 (3.90%) Consultant
14 57 (3.90%) Senior DevOps
15 53 (3.63%) Linux Administrator
15 53 (3.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 52 (3.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 47 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
17 47 (3.22%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (11.64%) Elastic Stack
2 159 (10.89%) Web Services
3 143 (9.79%) Node.js
4 108 (7.40%) HTML
5 79 (5.41%) Kafka
5 79 (5.41%) Spring
6 77 (5.27%) REST
7 71 (4.86%) .NET
8 65 (4.45%) CSS
9 63 (4.32%) RESTful
10 61 (4.18%) JMS
11 60 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
12 59 (4.04%) HTML5
13 54 (3.70%) JSON
14 51 (3.49%) XML
15 49 (3.36%) J2EE
15 49 (3.36%) LAMP
16 47 (3.22%) AngularJS
16 47 (3.22%) LAPP Stack
17 41 (2.81%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (6.51%) Clustering
3 83 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 75 (5.14%) Computer Science
5 63 (4.32%) Linux Command Line
6 55 (3.77%) Public Cloud
7 39 (2.67%) Replication
8 29 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (1.85%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (1.44%) Fintech
12 19 (1.30%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.23%) PKI
14 16 (1.10%) Derivative
14 16 (1.10%) Device Driver
14 16 (1.10%) Virtual Team
15 15 (1.03%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.89%) User Experience
17 12 (0.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1091 (74.73%) Linux
2 370 (25.34%) Unix
3 257 (17.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 231 (15.82%) Windows
5 225 (15.41%) CentOS
6 114 (7.81%) Ubuntu
7 72 (4.93%) Solaris
8 56 (3.84%) Windows Server
9 44 (3.01%) AIX
10 40 (2.74%) Debian
11 36 (2.47%) CoreOS
11 36 (2.47%) SUSE
12 21 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (1.37%) HPUX
14 15 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (0.89%) Android
15 13 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.41%) Fedora
17 4 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (51.51%) DevOps
2 528 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (28.70%) Configuration Management
4 303 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
5 178 (12.19%) Scrum
6 149 (10.21%) Test Automation
7 144 (9.86%) Load Balancing
8 139 (9.52%) Open Source
9 134 (9.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 125 (8.56%) Microservices
11 96 (6.58%) Mentoring
12 95 (6.51%) Software Engineering
13 70 (4.79%) Kanban
14 66 (4.52%) TDD
15 64 (4.38%) High Availability
15 64 (4.38%) Migration
16 63 (4.32%) ITIL
16 63 (4.32%) SDLC
17 62 (4.25%) Unit Testing
18 61 (4.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1036 (70.96%) Python
2 516 (35.34%) Java
3 420 (28.77%) Ruby
4 374 (25.62%) Perl
5 213 (14.59%) SQL
6 165 (11.30%) Shell Script
7 162 (11.10%) PowerShell
8 153 (10.48%) JavaScript
9 147 (10.07%) Korn
10 123 (8.42%) Go
11 100 (6.85%) Groovy
12 94 (6.44%) PHP
13 71 (4.86%) C#
14 62 (4.25%) C-shell
15 55 (3.77%) Scala
16 47 (3.22%) C++
17 45 (3.08%) C
18 18 (1.23%) VB
19 17 (1.16%) R
20 15 (1.03%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 268 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 197 (13.49%) SC Cleared
3 90 (6.16%) Degree
4 39 (2.67%) CISSP
5 37 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (2.05%) AWS Certification
7 26 (1.78%) CEH
7 26 (1.78%) RHCE
8 25 (1.71%) SANS
9 18 (1.23%) CREST Certified
9 18 (1.23%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.89%) GIAC
10 13 (0.89%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.62%) CCNP
11 9 (0.62%) RHCA
12 7 (0.48%) CCNA
13 6 (0.41%) MySQL Certification
13 6 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.66%) QA
2 29 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.03%) SLA
4 11 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.68%) GCP
6 7 (0.48%) AS 2805
6 7 (0.48%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.21%) MiFID
10 2 (0.14%) EMIR
10 2 (0.14%) GDPR
11 1 (0.068%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.068%) JTAG
11 1 (0.068%) MISRA
System Software
1 544 (37.26%) Docker
2 113 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 47 (3.22%) KVM
5 42 (2.88%) Xen
6 38 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (2.33%) Active Directory
9 30 (2.05%) Samba
10 21 (1.44%) LXC
11 20 (1.37%) Squid
12 19 (1.30%) etcd
12 19 (1.30%) vSphere
13 18 (1.23%) NFS
14 17 (1.16%) vCloud
15 16 (1.10%) VMware NSX
16 15 (1.03%) Postfix
17 13 (0.89%) HDFS
17 13 (0.89%) iptables
18 12 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 582 (39.86%) Puppet
2 558 (38.22%) Ansible
3 340 (23.29%) Opscode Chef
4 265 (18.15%) Terraform
5 260 (17.81%) Kubernetes
6 116 (7.95%) logstash
7 108 (7.40%) Kibana
8 98 (6.71%) Nagios
9 66 (4.52%) Grafana
10 61 (4.18%) ZABBIX
11 60 (4.11%) Graphite
12 50 (3.42%) Salt
13 45 (3.08%) Packer
14 42 (2.88%) Prometheus
15 41 (2.81%) HAProxy
16 37 (2.53%) Rancher
17 36 (2.47%) Consul
18 31 (2.12%) Sysdig
19 27 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
19 27 (1.85%) Icinga
Vendors
1 262 (17.95%) Red Hat
2 213 (14.59%) VMware
3 185 (12.67%) Oracle
4 130 (8.90%) Splunk
5 62 (4.25%) Cisco
6 60 (4.11%) Microsoft
7 44 (3.01%) F5
7 44 (3.01%) HP
8 36 (2.47%) Atlassian
9 35 (2.40%) TIBCO
10 34 (2.33%) Sybase
11 33 (2.26%) IBM
12 29 (1.99%) Sun
13 27 (1.85%) Currenex
13 27 (1.85%) SaltStack
14 23 (1.58%) EMC
14 23 (1.58%) Google
15 21 (1.44%) AppDynamics
16 20 (1.37%) Remedy
16 20 (1.37%) Veritas