Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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.

Bash Shell
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 158 177
Rank change year-on-year -8 +19 +30
Contract jobs citing Bash Shell 1,364 1,794 1,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.73% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.84% 3.89% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 1,192 1,058
UK median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +9.29%
10th Percentile £342 £363 £325
90th Percentile £678 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 10
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +1.16% +8.13%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.94 £31.05
90th Percentile £51.23 £73.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year - -3.95% -19.55%

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 35,521 46,070 42,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 44.53% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,621 32,344 29,216
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £315 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 698 790
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £16.25 £15.98
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.27 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.11% +4.36% +8.00%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 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
England -12 1,212 £524 -0.24% 531
UK excluding London +12 676 £473 +5.00% 368
London -11 659 £550 +2.33% 211
North of England +9 186 £450 - 90
South East +6 166 £475 +5.56% 77
South West +14 100 £461 -2.89% 60
Scotland +15 89 £475 - 29
North West +46 82 £438 -8.14% 43
Yorkshire +9 74 £488 +9.55% 34
Midlands +39 57 £375 -8.54% 22
East of England -14 41 £406 -4.41% 71
West Midlands +33 36 £375 -25.00% 12
North East -9 30 £495 +17.86% 13
Wales +33 28 £450 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +16 21 £338 -15.63% 10
Northern Ireland -2 10 £575 +27.78% 6

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Bash Shell 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 with a requirement for Bash Shell.

1 1,028 (75.37%) Python
2 928 (68.04%) Linux
3 757 (55.50%) DevOps
4 615 (45.09%) AWS
5 491 (36.00%) Ansible
5 491 (36.00%) Docker
6 489 (35.85%) Jenkins
7 477 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
8 444 (32.55%) Git (software)
9 397 (29.11%) Puppet
10 386 (28.30%) Terraform
11 336 (24.63%) PowerShell
12 318 (23.31%) Kubernetes
13 317 (23.24%) Java
14 303 (22.21%) Windows
15 293 (21.48%) Opscode Chef
16 282 (20.67%) Ruby
17 277 (20.31%) Configuration Management
18 255 (18.70%) Azure
19 252 (18.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 239 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
21 236 (17.30%) Perl
22 235 (17.23%) Security Cleared
23 225 (16.50%) Finance
24 213 (15.62%) Infrastructure as Code
25 205 (15.03%) SQL
26 203 (14.88%) Red Hat
27 200 (14.66%) JIRA
28 180 (13.20%) Unix
29 163 (11.95%) CentOS

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
1 135 (9.90%) Apache
2 98 (7.18%) Confluence
3 69 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
4 56 (4.11%) nginx
5 52 (3.81%) JBoss
6 49 (3.59%) Tomcat
7 45 (3.30%) OpenStack
8 42 (3.08%) Apache Spark
9 29 (2.13%) IIS
10 26 (1.91%) WebLogic
11 22 (1.61%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.03%) Apache Airflow
13 12 (0.88%) Drupal
13 12 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.66%) Jetty
15 9 (0.66%) Jupyter
16 8 (0.59%) CMS
17 7 (0.51%) SharePoint
17 7 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 9 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.51%) R3 Corda
4 6 (0.44%) Magento
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle FAH
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.37%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.22%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.073%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 615 (45.09%) AWS
2 255 (18.70%) Azure
3 138 (10.12%) GCP
4 136 (9.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 121 (8.87%) Amazon EC2
6 118 (8.65%) GitHub
7 112 (8.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 107 (7.84%) Amazon S3
8 107 (7.84%) Serverless
9 87 (6.38%) AWS Lambda
10 84 (6.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 81 (5.94%) PaaS
12 77 (5.65%) OpenShift
13 71 (5.21%) Datadog
14 62 (4.55%) Route 53
15 53 (3.89%) CloudFront
16 52 (3.81%) Amazon ECS
17 46 (3.37%) IaaS
18 36 (2.64%) Amazon ELB
18 36 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.16%) Firewall
2 70 (5.13%) HTTP
3 67 (4.91%) VPN
4 65 (4.77%) DNS
5 50 (3.67%) Internet
5 50 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 38 (2.79%) SSH
7 24 (1.76%) SSL
8 22 (1.61%) SAN
9 21 (1.54%) Network Security
10 20 (1.47%) HTTPS
10 20 (1.47%) SMTP
11 15 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (1.10%) VoIP
12 14 (1.03%) DHCP
13 11 (0.81%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.81%) WAN
14 10 (0.73%) MQTT
14 10 (0.73%) NAS
15 9 (0.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (11.66%) MySQL
2 106 (7.77%) Amazon RDS
3 96 (7.04%) Big Data
4 85 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (5.13%) SQL Server
6 60 (4.40%) MongoDB
7 57 (4.18%) Hadoop
8 46 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 44 (3.23%) Relational Database
10 43 (3.15%) NoSQL
11 38 (2.79%) Redis
12 35 (2.57%) Amazon Aurora
13 32 (2.35%) RDBMS
14 31 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
15 24 (1.76%) DB2
16 20 (1.47%) Oracle Database
17 18 (1.32%) MariaDB
18 16 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
18 16 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
19 15 (1.10%) HBase
Development Applications
1 489 (35.85%) Jenkins
2 444 (32.55%) Git (software)
3 200 (14.66%) JIRA
4 89 (6.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 82 (6.01%) GitLab
6 56 (4.11%) SonarQube
7 54 (3.96%) Vagrant
8 44 (3.23%) Selenium
9 43 (3.15%) Bitbucket
10 39 (2.86%) Gradle
11 35 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 35 (2.57%) Visual Studio Team System
12 32 (2.35%) Maven
13 28 (2.05%) CircleCI
14 27 (1.98%) Artifactory
14 27 (1.98%) TeamCity
15 20 (1.47%) Cucumber
16 18 (1.32%) JUnit
17 16 (1.17%) Subversion
18 14 (1.03%) Hudson
General
1 225 (16.50%) Finance
2 90 (6.60%) Public Sector
3 54 (3.96%) Banking
4 27 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.91%) Marketing
6 22 (1.61%) Retail
7 13 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 13 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 13 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.81%) Electronics
9 9 (0.66%) Games
10 8 (0.59%) Legal
11 6 (0.44%) Publishing
12 5 (0.37%) International Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Advertising
13 4 (0.29%) Law
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
14 3 (0.22%) Back Office
15 2 (0.15%) Front Office
16 1 (0.073%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 482 (35.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 175 (12.83%) Developer
3 131 (9.60%) AWS Engineer
3 131 (9.60%) Cloud Engineer
4 104 (7.62%) AWS DevOps
5 91 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 71 (5.21%) Linux Engineer
7 66 (4.84%) Administrator
8 57 (4.18%) Senior DevOps
9 52 (3.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 50 (3.67%) Consultant
11 44 (3.23%) Architect
12 43 (3.15%) Python Developer
13 41 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
13 41 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 41 (3.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 39 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
14 39 (2.86%) Data Engineer
15 38 (2.79%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 36 (2.64%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (9.68%) JSON
2 126 (9.24%) Node.js
3 98 (7.18%) Web Services
4 96 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
5 71 (5.21%) Kafka
6 70 (5.13%) REST
7 64 (4.69%) RESTful
8 59 (4.33%) .NET
8 59 (4.33%) XML
9 48 (3.52%) Middleware
10 46 (3.37%) HTML
10 46 (3.37%) Spring
11 43 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
12 41 (3.01%) LDAP
13 40 (2.93%) React
14 35 (2.57%) CSS
15 33 (2.42%) AngularJS
16 31 (2.27%) jQuery
16 31 (2.27%) LAMP
17 30 (2.20%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.99%) Linux Command Line
2 100 (7.33%) Data Centre
3 84 (6.16%) Public Cloud
4 72 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.79%) Cloud Native
6 36 (2.64%) PKI
7 33 (2.42%) Clustering
7 33 (2.42%) Enterprise Cloud
8 25 (1.83%) User Experience
9 24 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.47%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 13 (0.95%) Management Information System
16 10 (0.73%) Grid Computing
16 10 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 928 (68.04%) Linux
2 303 (22.21%) Windows
3 252 (18.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 180 (13.20%) Unix
5 163 (11.95%) CentOS
6 78 (5.72%) Ubuntu
7 58 (4.25%) Windows Server
8 40 (2.93%) Apple iOS
9 23 (1.69%) Android
10 21 (1.54%) Mac OS
11 17 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 17 (1.25%) VMS
11 17 (1.25%) Windows 10
12 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (1.10%) Solaris
14 14 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 12 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (0.73%) Debian
16 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (0.59%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (55.50%) DevOps
2 477 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (20.31%) Configuration Management
4 239 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
5 213 (15.62%) Infrastructure as Code
6 147 (10.78%) Scrum
7 135 (9.90%) Migration
8 121 (8.87%) Kanban
8 121 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
9 118 (8.65%) Test Automation
10 104 (7.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 103 (7.55%) Open Source
12 102 (7.48%) Microservices
13 101 (7.40%) Software Engineering
14 100 (7.33%) ITIL
15 88 (6.45%) TDD
16 75 (5.50%) Analytics
17 73 (5.35%) Infrastructure Automation
18 71 (5.21%) SIEM
19 70 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,028 (75.37%) Python
2 336 (24.63%) PowerShell
3 317 (23.24%) Java
4 282 (20.67%) Ruby
5 236 (17.30%) Perl
6 205 (15.03%) SQL
7 162 (11.88%) JavaScript
8 144 (10.56%) Shell Script
9 105 (7.70%) Go
10 95 (6.96%) PHP
11 61 (4.47%) C++
12 59 (4.33%) Groovy
13 48 (3.52%) C#
13 48 (3.52%) Scala
14 45 (3.30%) C
15 37 (2.71%) Korn
16 20 (1.47%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.25%) Java 8
18 16 (1.17%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 235 (17.23%) Security Cleared
2 127 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.47%) DV Cleared
4 55 (4.03%) AWS Certification
5 42 (3.08%) Degree
6 33 (2.42%) RHCE
7 17 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.17%) CISSP
9 14 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.88%) CCNA
10 12 (0.88%) CCNP
11 11 (0.81%) CISA
11 11 (0.81%) CISM
11 11 (0.81%) CISMP
11 11 (0.81%) DBS Check
11 11 (0.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 11 (0.81%) ISSMP
12 10 (0.73%) RHCSA
12 10 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.86%) QA
2 37 (2.71%) NIST
3 29 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.25%) NCSC
4 17 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (0.88%) SLA
7 6 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.15%) GDPR
10 1 (0.073%) GMP
10 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.073%) PSD2
System Software
1 491 (36.00%) Docker
2 108 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (5.50%) Active Directory
4 52 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.25%) vSphere
8 14 (1.03%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.81%) HDFS
9 11 (0.81%) Snort
10 10 (0.73%) KVM
11 9 (0.66%) NFS
11 9 (0.66%) vCloud
12 8 (0.59%) oVirt
13 7 (0.51%) LXC
13 7 (0.51%) Xen
14 6 (0.44%) Samba
14 6 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 491 (36.00%) Ansible
2 397 (29.11%) Puppet
3 386 (28.30%) Terraform
4 318 (23.31%) Kubernetes
5 293 (21.48%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (5.57%) Packer
7 66 (4.84%) Salt
8 45 (3.30%) Grafana
9 42 (3.08%) Nagios
10 38 (2.79%) Suricata
11 36 (2.64%) Consul
12 26 (1.91%) Jamf Pro
12 26 (1.91%) Kibana
13 25 (1.83%) logstash
14 24 (1.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 24 (1.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 23 (1.69%) HAProxy
15 23 (1.69%) ZABBIX
16 20 (1.47%) Prometheus
17 15 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 203 (14.88%) Red Hat
2 149 (10.92%) VMware
3 148 (10.85%) Splunk
4 110 (8.06%) Microsoft
5 107 (7.84%) Google
6 93 (6.82%) Oracle
7 65 (4.77%) Atlassian
8 47 (3.45%) ServiceNow
9 39 (2.86%) Qualys
10 32 (2.35%) IBM
11 30 (2.20%) Cisco
12 29 (2.13%) MuleSoft
13 27 (1.98%) SAP
14 24 (1.76%) HP
15 23 (1.69%) New Relic
16 20 (1.47%) SaltStack
17 18 (1.32%) Hortonworks
18 17 (1.25%) Cloudera
18 17 (1.25%) NetApp
19 16 (1.17%) Tableau