Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 182 169
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 -6
Contract jobs citing Bash Shell 1,144 538 1,505
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.47% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.94% 3.57% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 381 1,007
10th Percentile £363 £345 £358
25th Percentile £438 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +0.90% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £600
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £495 £473
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
10th Percentile £37.05 £37.40 £48.33
25th Percentile £42.33 £44.00 £49.56
Median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £55.25
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -0.45% +30.00%
75th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £64.38
90th Percentile " £59.00 £67.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.75 £44.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +22.16% -20.00% +46.67%

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 29,052 15,057 39,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.20% 41.21% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,574 10,609 27,292
10th Percentile £350 £325 £323
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £607 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £686 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 276 660
10th Percentile £16.01 £16.38 £20.30
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.00 £33.81
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.96
Median % change year-on-year - -5.47% +11.01%
75th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.78
90th Percentile £65.25 £57.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% -5.56% +10.43%

Bash Shell
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Bash Shell.

Daily rate trend for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Bash Shell over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Bash Shell.

Hourly rate trend for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Bash Shell over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Bash Shell in the UK

Bash Shell
Top 17 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 30 July 2021. 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 +1 902 £525 +5.00% 526
London -7 508 £550 +4.76% 261
UK excluding London +1 372 £488 -1.52% 284
Work from Home -37 366 £500 +1.78% 77
South East +10 112 £499 +17.35% 67
North of England -35 71 £500 +2.56% 77
Scotland -21 60 £473 +18.13% 16
North West -40 49 £483 +7.22% 45
South West -10 48 £545 -0.91% 41
East of England +1 40 £450 +4.35% 31
Midlands -58 24 £450 -18.18% 46
Yorkshire -5 18 £525 -30.00% 28
Wales +8 16 £496 +24.06% 1
West Midlands -46 15 £550 - 36
East Midlands -13 9 £425 +8.28% 10
North East -26 4 £513 +3.54% 4
Northern Ireland -2 3 - - 5

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 819 (71.59%) Python
2 632 (55.24%) DevOps
3 617 (53.93%) Linux
4 464 (40.56%) Docker
4 464 (40.56%) Terraform
5 456 (39.86%) Azure
6 430 (37.59%) Ansible
7 426 (37.24%) AWS
8 408 (35.66%) Kubernetes
9 393 (34.35%) PowerShell
10 365 (31.91%) Jenkins
11 359 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
12 296 (25.87%) Infrastructure as Code
13 291 (25.44%) Git (software)
14 286 (25.00%) Java
15 219 (19.14%) Windows
16 186 (16.26%) Puppet
17 179 (15.65%) JavaScript
18 178 (15.56%) Security Cleared
19 170 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
20 166 (14.51%) Finance
21 163 (14.25%) SQL
22 160 (13.99%) Test Automation
23 154 (13.46%) Social Skills
24 151 (13.20%) PaaS
25 150 (13.11%) JIRA
26 142 (12.41%) GitLab
27 139 (12.15%) Configuration Management
28 138 (12.06%) Unix
29 137 (11.98%) Perl

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 81 (7.08%) Confluence
2 56 (4.90%) Apache
3 53 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (2.88%) Tomcat
5 24 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 23 (2.01%) CMS
7 22 (1.92%) Apache Spark
8 15 (1.31%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.05%) IIS
9 12 (1.05%) nginx
9 12 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.79%) IBM Domino
10 9 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.70%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (0.52%) JBoss
14 4 (0.35%) Luigi
15 3 (0.26%) Ethereum
Applications
1 15 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.087%) Autodesk Flame
4 1 (0.087%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.087%) Maya
4 1 (0.087%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 11 (0.96%) Shopify
2 9 (0.79%) Magento
3 4 (0.35%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.087%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.087%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.087%) Primavera
6 1 (0.087%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.087%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.087%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.087%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 456 (39.86%) Azure
2 426 (37.24%) AWS
3 151 (13.20%) PaaS
4 129 (11.28%) GitHub
5 118 (10.31%) GCP
6 111 (9.70%) IaaS
7 108 (9.44%) Serverless
8 93 (8.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 85 (7.43%) SaaS
10 76 (6.64%) OpenShift
11 72 (6.29%) AWS Lambda
12 59 (5.16%) Amazon EKS
13 56 (4.90%) Amazon S3
14 46 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
15 42 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
16 29 (2.53%) Amazon ECS
17 28 (2.45%) Azure Pipelines
17 28 (2.45%) Route 53
18 25 (2.19%) AWS CodePipeline
18 25 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 91 (7.95%) Firewall
2 66 (5.77%) DNS
3 40 (3.50%) HTTP
3 40 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 27 (2.36%) SAN
4 27 (2.36%) SSL
5 26 (2.27%) VPN
6 25 (2.19%) Internet
7 21 (1.84%) IPv4
8 17 (1.49%) WAN
9 16 (1.40%) Kerberos
9 16 (1.40%) SSH
10 14 (1.22%) LAN
10 14 (1.22%) Network Security
10 14 (1.22%) VLAN
11 13 (1.14%) DHCP
12 11 (0.96%) FTP
13 9 (0.79%) 5G
14 8 (0.70%) Broadband
14 8 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
2 71 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 68 (5.94%) MySQL
4 50 (4.37%) Big Data
5 48 (4.20%) MongoDB
6 43 (3.76%) NoSQL
7 37 (3.23%) Oracle Database
8 28 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (2.27%) Hadoop
10 26 (2.27%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (1.49%) Tableau
13 16 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
14 15 (1.31%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (1.22%) Data Lake
15 14 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 13 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 365 (31.91%) Jenkins
2 291 (25.44%) Git (software)
3 150 (13.11%) JIRA
4 142 (12.41%) GitLab
5 82 (7.17%) Maven
6 64 (5.59%) TeamCity
7 57 (4.98%) Bitbucket
8 44 (3.85%) Gradle
8 44 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 36 (3.15%) SonarQube
10 35 (3.06%) Artifactory
11 30 (2.62%) Subversion
12 26 (2.27%) JUnit
12 26 (2.27%) Selenium
13 25 (2.19%) Visual Studio
14 21 (1.84%) CircleCI
15 17 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (1.31%) Eclipse
16 15 (1.31%) SoapUI
General
1 166 (14.51%) Finance
2 154 (13.46%) Social Skills
3 81 (7.08%) Public Sector
4 57 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (4.37%) Banking
6 44 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.97%) Electronics
8 28 (2.45%) Marketing
9 25 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 24 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
11 22 (1.92%) Retail
12 11 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.96%) Legal
13 9 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.44%) Front Office
15 4 (0.35%) Automotive
15 4 (0.35%) Games
16 3 (0.26%) Law
17 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 372 (32.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 147 (12.85%) Developer
3 107 (9.35%) Azure Engineer
4 82 (7.17%) Architect
5 80 (6.99%) Cloud Engineer
6 70 (6.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 62 (5.42%) Senior DevOps
8 58 (5.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 57 (4.98%) Administrator
9 57 (4.98%) AWS Engineer
10 49 (4.28%) Platform Engineer
11 45 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
12 44 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
13 43 (3.76%) Cloud Architect
14 40 (3.50%) Azure DevOps
15 39 (3.41%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 37 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
17 35 (3.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 35 (3.06%) Consultant
17 35 (3.06%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (8.65%) Node.js
2 92 (8.04%) REST
3 79 (6.91%) Kafka
4 76 (6.64%) Web Services
5 71 (6.21%) Elastic Stack
6 68 (5.94%) HTML
7 58 (5.07%) JSON
7 58 (5.07%) React
8 57 (4.98%) CSS
9 52 (4.55%) YAML
10 51 (4.46%) .NET
11 37 (3.23%) LDAP
12 31 (2.71%) SOAP
13 28 (2.45%) Django
14 27 (2.36%) XML
15 26 (2.27%) AngularJS
16 25 (2.19%) Spring
17 23 (2.01%) RESTful
18 20 (1.75%) LAMP
19 19 (1.66%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.43%) Public Cloud
2 70 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 69 (6.03%) Linux Command Line
4 56 (4.90%) Cloud Native
5 40 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
7 26 (2.27%) PKI
8 24 (2.10%) Clustering
9 21 (1.84%) Replication
9 21 (1.84%) User Experience
10 19 (1.66%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
14 13 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (0.96%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.87%) CMDB
16 10 (0.87%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 617 (53.93%) Linux
2 219 (19.14%) Windows
3 138 (12.06%) Unix
4 117 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (6.82%) Ubuntu
6 67 (5.86%) Windows Server
7 50 (4.37%) CentOS
8 30 (2.62%) Solaris
9 15 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
10 14 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (1.14%) AIX
11 13 (1.14%) VMS
12 12 (1.05%) OpenWrt
13 11 (0.96%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.79%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.70%) SUSE
16 7 (0.61%) Alpine Linux
17 6 (0.52%) Android
17 6 (0.52%) CoreOS
17 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (55.24%) DevOps
2 359 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (25.87%) Infrastructure as Code
4 170 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
5 160 (13.99%) Test Automation
6 139 (12.15%) Configuration Management
7 126 (11.01%) Microservices
8 115 (10.05%) Migration
9 104 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 101 (8.83%) Scrum
11 96 (8.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 87 (7.60%) Software Engineering
13 75 (6.56%) TDD
14 71 (6.21%) Open Source
15 62 (5.42%) Continuous Delivery
16 61 (5.33%) Deployment Automation
17 60 (5.24%) Continuous Deployment
18 56 (4.90%) Analytics
18 56 (4.90%) Kanban
19 53 (4.63%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 819 (71.59%) Python
2 393 (34.35%) PowerShell
3 286 (25.00%) Java
4 179 (15.65%) JavaScript
5 163 (14.25%) SQL
6 137 (11.98%) Perl
7 119 (10.40%) Ruby
8 94 (8.22%) Go
9 92 (8.04%) Shell Script
10 76 (6.64%) PHP
11 71 (6.21%) C#
12 60 (5.24%) Groovy
13 53 (4.63%) TypeScript
14 48 (4.20%) C
14 48 (4.20%) C++
15 19 (1.66%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.57%) AWK
16 18 (1.57%) Scala
17 13 (1.14%) Java 8
18 12 (1.05%) Korn
Qualifications
1 178 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 135 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 31 (2.71%) Degree
4 27 (2.36%) AWS Certification
4 27 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 23 (2.01%) RHCE
6 16 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.70%) CISSP
9 7 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.61%) RHCA
9 7 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (0.52%) CCNP
10 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.52%) OCP
10 6 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.52%) SAFe Agilist
11 4 (0.35%) CCNA
11 4 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.58%) QA
2 14 (1.22%) NCSC
3 12 (1.05%) SLA
4 11 (0.96%) Accessibility
5 10 (0.87%) GDPR
5 10 (0.87%) NIST
6 8 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.52%) JTAG
8 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.26%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.17%) SOC 1
10 1 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.087%) MiFID
System Software
1 464 (40.56%) Docker
2 77 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 76 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (2.10%) vSphere
6 20 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.14%) NFS
8 12 (1.05%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.70%) HDFS
9 8 (0.70%) Postfix
10 6 (0.52%) qmail
10 6 (0.52%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.44%) Firmware
11 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.44%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.35%) iptables
12 4 (0.35%) Samba
12 4 (0.35%) Veritas File System
12 4 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 464 (40.56%) Terraform
2 430 (37.59%) Ansible
3 408 (35.66%) Kubernetes
4 186 (16.26%) Puppet
5 105 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
6 89 (7.78%) Grafana
7 66 (5.77%) Prometheus
8 53 (4.63%) Kibana
9 40 (3.50%) Istio
10 34 (2.97%) Rancher
11 28 (2.45%) Packer
12 25 (2.19%) SCCM
13 23 (2.01%) Consul
13 23 (2.01%) Nagios
14 22 (1.92%) logstash
15 18 (1.57%) Fluentd
16 16 (1.40%) Mesos
17 13 (1.14%) Docker Swarm
18 12 (1.05%) vRealize
19 11 (0.96%) Control-M
Vendors
1 136 (11.89%) Oracle
2 125 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 124 (10.84%) Red Hat
4 113 (9.88%) VMware
5 81 (7.08%) Splunk
6 80 (6.99%) Google
7 42 (3.67%) IBM
8 35 (3.06%) SAP
9 27 (2.36%) AppDynamics
10 26 (2.27%) Databricks
11 25 (2.19%) Cisco
12 21 (1.84%) CyberArk
12 21 (1.84%) HP
12 21 (1.84%) New Relic
12 21 (1.84%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.75%) Dell
13 20 (1.75%) Dynatrace
14 17 (1.49%) Atlassian
15 14 (1.22%) 3PAR
16 13 (1.14%) Qualys