Period
to 18 January 2018

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 January 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.

Bash Shell
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 182 241
Rank change year-on-year +21 +59 +30
Contract jobs citing Bash Shell 1,633 1,430 1,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.47% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.87% 3.60% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,231 1,004 789
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £318
90th Percentile £638 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.62% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.55 £35.88
90th Percentile £46.30 £46.00 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% -22.11%

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 42,225 39,668 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.10% 40.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,782 27,236 28,048
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 867 1,054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Top 16 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 January 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
England +18 1,529 £500 +5.26% 514
London -6 946 £525 +5.00% 240
UK excluding London +63 663 £475 +11.76% 301
North of England +82 220 £500 +17.99% 77
South East -24 181 £455 +4.00% 82
Yorkshire +59 106 £500 +16.28% 27
North West +35 101 £506 +19.12% 44
Midlands +74 91 £475 +5.56% 41
Scotland +27 73 £450 +12.50% 19
South West +6 55 £438 -2.78% 28
East Midlands +44 45 £425 +25.93% 20
West Midlands +31 40 £525 +16.67% 20
East of England -15 36 £388 +3.33% 46
North East +66 27 £625 +115.52% 6
Wales +10 9 £400 +12.28% 4
Northern Ireland -23 3 £600 +45.45% 4

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 1,206 (73.85%) Python
2 1,159 (70.97%) Linux
3 978 (59.89%) DevOps
4 749 (45.87%) Ansible
5 657 (40.23%) Jenkins
6 655 (40.11%) Docker
7 642 (39.31%) Amazon AWS
8 610 (37.35%) Puppet
9 580 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
10 558 (34.17%) Git (software)
11 553 (33.86%) Ruby
12 541 (33.13%) Java
13 468 (28.66%) Configuration Management
14 433 (26.52%) Opscode Chef
15 409 (25.05%) Perl
16 407 (24.92%) Unix
17 383 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
18 333 (20.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 323 (19.78%) Terraform
20 299 (18.31%) Red Hat
21 298 (18.25%) Kubernetes
22 296 (18.13%) Finance
23 273 (16.72%) Windows
24 257 (15.74%) CentOS
25 250 (15.31%) JIRA
26 233 (14.27%) Web Services
27 231 (14.15%) Security Cleared
28 228 (13.96%) SQL
29 211 (12.92%) PowerShell
30 202 (12.37%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 181 (11.08%) Apache
2 174 (10.66%) Confluence
3 142 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
4 141 (8.63%) nginx
5 139 (8.51%) Tomcat
6 69 (4.23%) JBoss
7 61 (3.74%) Apache Spark
8 55 (3.37%) OpenStack
9 42 (2.57%) WebSphere
10 41 (2.51%) WebLogic
11 35 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 30 (1.84%) Jetty
13 20 (1.22%) Apache Solr
14 18 (1.10%) IIS
14 18 (1.10%) Mule ESB
15 14 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (0.80%) Mule
17 12 (0.73%) CloudStack
18 11 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 10 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (0.86%) HipChat
2 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.31%) SPSS
4 3 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
4 3 (0.18%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 16 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.61%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.061%) Eikon
5 1 (0.061%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 642 (39.31%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (7.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 111 (6.80%) Amazon EC2
5 108 (6.61%) Amazon S3
6 92 (5.63%) GitHub
7 87 (5.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 84 (5.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 58 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 54 (3.31%) Route 53
11 50 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
11 50 (3.06%) Serverless
12 49 (3.00%) Slack
13 46 (2.82%) PaaS
14 44 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
15 42 (2.57%) Amazon ELB
16 30 (1.84%) IaaS
17 28 (1.71%) SaaS
18 26 (1.59%) CloudFront
19 23 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 187 (11.45%) TCP/IP
2 169 (10.35%) Firewall
3 163 (9.98%) DNS
4 144 (8.82%) HTTP
5 83 (5.08%) SSL
6 66 (4.04%) SAN
7 60 (3.67%) LDAP
8 57 (3.49%) Internet
9 52 (3.18%) DHCP
10 50 (3.06%) WAN
11 46 (2.82%) VPN
12 31 (1.90%) LAN
13 28 (1.71%) NAS
14 27 (1.65%) Network Security
15 26 (1.59%) IPsec
15 26 (1.59%) SSH
16 23 (1.41%) FTP
16 23 (1.41%) OpenLDAP
16 23 (1.41%) VLAN
17 22 (1.35%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (11.15%) MySQL
2 180 (11.02%) MongoDB
3 155 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
4 130 (7.96%) Relational Database
5 108 (6.61%) NoSQL
6 107 (6.55%) Hadoop
7 98 (6.00%) SQL Server
8 97 (5.94%) Big Data
9 96 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
10 64 (3.92%) RDBMS
11 57 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 56 (3.43%) Redis
13 42 (2.57%) DB2
14 39 (2.39%) HBase
15 30 (1.84%) Oracle Database
16 29 (1.78%) Apache Hive
17 28 (1.71%) Impala
18 27 (1.65%) Blockchain
19 22 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
20 21 (1.29%) Riak
Development Applications
1 657 (40.23%) Jenkins
2 558 (34.17%) Git (software)
3 250 (15.31%) JIRA
4 180 (11.02%) Maven
5 136 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 132 (8.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 83 (5.08%) SonarQube
8 77 (4.72%) Subversion
9 63 (3.86%) Selenium
10 60 (3.67%) Artifactory
11 59 (3.61%) Bitbucket
12 55 (3.37%) Vagrant
13 54 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 39 (2.39%) Cucumber
15 37 (2.27%) Ant
16 35 (2.14%) JUnit
17 32 (1.96%) git-flow
18 30 (1.84%) Gerrit
19 26 (1.59%) Gradle
20 21 (1.29%) GitLab
General
1 296 (18.13%) Finance
2 190 (11.64%) Banking
3 40 (2.45%) Front Office
3 40 (2.45%) Investment Banking
4 39 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.14%) Games
6 21 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.10%) Marketing
8 17 (1.04%) Publishing
9 15 (0.92%) Retail
10 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.73%) Electronics
12 9 (0.55%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.43%) Billing
13 7 (0.43%) Law
14 4 (0.24%) Back Office
14 4 (0.24%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.18%) Automotive
16 2 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 758 (46.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 209 (12.80%) AWS Engineer
3 207 (12.68%) Linux Engineer
4 189 (11.57%) AWS DevOps
5 186 (11.39%) Developer
6 173 (10.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 140 (8.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 123 (7.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 88 (5.39%) Administrator
9 88 (5.39%) Senior DevOps
10 80 (4.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 70 (4.29%) Java Developer
12 68 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
13 66 (4.04%) Analyst
14 57 (3.49%) Consultant
14 57 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
15 48 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
16 46 (2.82%) Automation Engineer
16 46 (2.82%) Java Engineer
16 46 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (14.27%) Web Services
2 152 (9.31%) Elastic Stack
3 149 (9.12%) Node.js
4 85 (5.21%) REST
5 84 (5.14%) Kafka
6 79 (4.84%) Spring
7 76 (4.65%) RESTful
8 69 (4.23%) LAMP
9 66 (4.04%) HTML
10 54 (3.31%) JSON
11 53 (3.25%) .NET
12 52 (3.18%) LEMP Stack
13 51 (3.12%) RabbitMQ
14 46 (2.82%) J2EE
15 44 (2.69%) ActiveMQ
15 44 (2.69%) XML
16 42 (2.57%) AngularJS
17 41 (2.51%) JMS
18 38 (2.33%) Hibernate
19 37 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.76%) Clustering
3 80 (4.90%) Public Cloud
4 75 (4.59%) Data Centre
5 70 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
6 53 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 44 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (2.63%) Replication
9 38 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (1.65%) iPad
11 25 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.53%) Private Cloud
12 24 (1.47%) Device Driver
12 24 (1.47%) Fintech
13 18 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (0.98%) Derivative
14 16 (0.98%) Equities
15 15 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 14 (0.86%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,159 (70.97%) Linux
2 407 (24.92%) Unix
3 333 (20.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 273 (16.72%) Windows
5 257 (15.74%) CentOS
6 105 (6.43%) Ubuntu
7 60 (3.67%) Solaris
7 60 (3.67%) Windows Server
8 33 (2.02%) AIX
8 33 (2.02%) CoreOS
8 33 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.65%) Debian
10 25 (1.53%) SUSE
11 22 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (1.10%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.04%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.67%) HPUX
16 8 (0.49%) Android
17 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (59.89%) DevOps
2 580 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (28.66%) Configuration Management
4 383 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
5 202 (12.37%) Continuous Delivery
6 183 (11.21%) Scrum
7 153 (9.37%) Open Source
8 142 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 141 (8.63%) Microservices
10 126 (7.72%) Load Balancing
11 112 (6.86%) Mentoring
12 88 (5.39%) E-Commerce
13 87 (5.33%) TDD
14 86 (5.27%) Software Engineering
15 79 (4.84%) Migration
16 73 (4.47%) Kanban
17 70 (4.29%) Coaching
18 68 (4.16%) ITIL
18 68 (4.16%) User Stories
19 62 (3.80%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1,206 (73.85%) Python
2 553 (33.86%) Ruby
3 541 (33.13%) Java
4 409 (25.05%) Perl
5 228 (13.96%) SQL
6 211 (12.92%) PowerShell
7 178 (10.90%) Groovy
8 159 (9.74%) JavaScript
9 143 (8.76%) Shell Script
10 138 (8.45%) PHP
11 113 (6.92%) Go
12 103 (6.31%) Korn
13 82 (5.02%) Scala
14 76 (4.65%) C#
15 56 (3.43%) C++
16 29 (1.78%) C
17 26 (1.59%) C-shell
18 17 (1.04%) AWK
18 17 (1.04%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 231 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 156 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.59%) Degree
4 37 (2.27%) AWS Certification
5 26 (1.59%) CISSP
6 25 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.29%) RHCE
8 18 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.86%) CISM
10 13 (0.80%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 10 (0.61%) CEH
13 9 (0.55%) CCSP
13 9 (0.55%) SANS
14 8 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.49%) CCNA
15 6 (0.37%) CREST Certified
16 4 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.24%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.10%) QA
2 23 (1.41%) GCP
3 20 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.67%) MiFID
7 10 (0.61%) SLA
8 6 (0.37%) AS 2805
8 6 (0.37%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.31%) GDPR
10 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.24%) EMIR
11 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.12%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.061%) BS7666
13 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.061%) MISRA
13 1 (0.061%) MISRA C
System Software
1 655 (40.11%) Docker
2 101 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (3.25%) Active Directory
4 42 (2.57%) Hyper-V
4 42 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
5 41 (2.51%) Xen
6 35 (2.14%) HDFS
6 35 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (1.84%) Samba
8 28 (1.71%) vCloud
9 26 (1.59%) Postfix
10 24 (1.47%) Squid
11 23 (1.41%) Apache Flume
12 20 (1.22%) NFS
12 20 (1.22%) vSphere
13 18 (1.10%) KVM
14 16 (0.98%) VMware NSX
15 15 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 14 (0.86%) iptables
17 12 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 749 (45.87%) Ansible
2 610 (37.35%) Puppet
3 433 (26.52%) Opscode Chef
4 323 (19.78%) Terraform
5 298 (18.25%) Kubernetes
6 114 (6.98%) logstash
7 112 (6.86%) Kibana
8 101 (6.18%) Nagios
9 79 (4.84%) Grafana
10 65 (3.98%) ZABBIX
11 48 (2.94%) Packer
12 46 (2.82%) HAProxy
12 46 (2.82%) Prometheus
13 42 (2.57%) Icinga
13 42 (2.57%) Salt
14 36 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
15 33 (2.02%) Consul
15 33 (2.02%) Rancher
16 31 (1.90%) Mesos
16 31 (1.90%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 299 (18.31%) Red Hat
2 195 (11.94%) VMware
3 194 (11.88%) Splunk
4 187 (11.45%) Oracle
5 72 (4.41%) Atlassian
6 65 (3.98%) Cisco
7 60 (3.67%) Google
8 55 (3.37%) Microsoft
9 43 (2.63%) IBM
10 42 (2.57%) SaltStack
11 35 (2.14%) New Relic
12 34 (2.08%) F5
13 31 (1.90%) AppDynamics
14 30 (1.84%) HP
15 29 (1.78%) Cloudera
16 26 (1.59%) Juniper
16 26 (1.59%) ServiceNow
17 25 (1.53%) Hortonworks
18 22 (1.35%) NetApp
18 22 (1.35%) SolarWinds