Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 151 181 164
Rank change year-on-year +30 -17 -3
Contract jobs citing Bash Shell 831 1,016 1,711
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.49% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.25% 3.64% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 666 1,161
Median daily rate £500 £505 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.99% -3.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £348 £357 £363
90th Percentile £660 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -8.05% +23.33%
10th Percentile £22.00 £25.53 £24.23
90th Percentile £42.50 £49.20 £63.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £40.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -28.75% -8.05% +23.33%

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 19,559 27,882 43,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.25% 40.82% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,633 19,527 30,617
Median daily rate £478 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £320
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 514 653
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £15.46 £16.52 £16.70
90th Percentile £61.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

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 25 February 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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 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 +16 585 £500 -0.99% 379
UK excluding London +35 323 £450 -10.00% 266
Work from Home -1 319 £525 -12.50% 82
London -6 290 £500 -4.76% 138
South East +80 88 £425 -15.00% 57
North of England +6 87 £465 -7.92% 68
North West +33 61 £468 -6.50% 37
Scotland +21 61 £465 +3.33% 16
East of England +55 30 £450 -12.20% 32
South West +20 24 £494 -3.66% 45
Yorkshire 0 24 £425 -22.73% 22
Wales +20 17 £375 -28.57% 6
Midlands +10 16 £421 -5.87% 38
West Midlands +3 9 £438 -10.26% 20
East Midlands +20 7 £405 +15.71% 18
North East +13 2 £572 +54.59% 9

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 563 (67.75%) Python
2 486 (58.48%) DevOps
3 450 (54.15%) Linux
4 364 (43.80%) AWS
5 352 (42.36%) Ansible
6 344 (41.40%) Terraform
7 338 (40.67%) Kubernetes
8 322 (38.75%) Jenkins
9 302 (36.34%) Azure
10 301 (36.22%) Docker
11 285 (34.30%) PowerShell
12 266 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
13 253 (30.45%) Git (software)
14 234 (28.16%) Infrastructure as Code
15 213 (25.63%) Java
16 185 (22.26%) Windows
17 167 (20.10%) GitLab
18 161 (19.37%) Puppet
19 144 (17.33%) Security Cleared
20 133 (16.00%) Microservices
21 131 (15.76%) Configuration Management
22 126 (15.16%) SQL
23 119 (14.32%) Perl
24 114 (13.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 111 (13.36%) Test Automation
26 110 (13.24%) Serverless
27 108 (13.00%) SC Cleared
27 108 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
28 107 (12.88%) JIRA
29 106 (12.76%) JavaScript

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 55 (6.62%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (5.42%) Confluence
3 32 (3.85%) Apache
4 23 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.81%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.68%) IIS
7 13 (1.56%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.96%) DNN
9 8 (0.96%) nginx
10 7 (0.84%) JBoss
10 7 (0.84%) Jupyter
10 7 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.84%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.60%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.60%) Jetty
11 5 (0.60%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 5 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
12 4 (0.48%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Magento
2 5 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.48%) Shopify
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 364 (43.80%) AWS
2 302 (36.34%) Azure
3 110 (13.24%) Serverless
4 91 (10.95%) Amazon EKS
5 89 (10.71%) GitHub
6 80 (9.63%) AWS Lambda
7 78 (9.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 72 (8.66%) GCP
9 62 (7.46%) Amazon EC2
10 59 (7.10%) Amazon ECS
10 59 (7.10%) PaaS
11 57 (6.86%) Amazon S3
12 43 (5.17%) IaaS
13 37 (4.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 34 (4.09%) OpenShift
15 29 (3.49%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 26 (3.13%) SaaS
17 24 (2.89%) Route 53
18 20 (2.41%) Azure Functions
18 20 (2.41%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 69 (8.30%) Firewall
2 37 (4.45%) DNS
3 27 (3.25%) SSH
4 26 (3.13%) HTTP
4 26 (3.13%) SAN
4 26 (3.13%) VPN
5 24 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.53%) SSL
6 21 (2.53%) VLAN
7 17 (2.05%) Internet
7 17 (2.05%) Network Security
8 15 (1.81%) NAS
8 15 (1.81%) SNMP
9 14 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
9 14 (1.68%) WAN
10 13 (1.56%) IPv4
10 13 (1.56%) Kerberos
11 11 (1.32%) DHCP
11 11 (1.32%) FTP
12 10 (1.20%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.10%) MySQL
2 54 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (6.26%) SQL Server
4 30 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
5 28 (3.37%) Big Data
5 28 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 28 (3.37%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.77%) Apache Hive
7 21 (2.53%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.17%) NoSQL
8 18 (2.17%) Tableau
9 17 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (1.93%) Cosmos DB
11 15 (1.81%) Data Lake
11 15 (1.81%) MariaDB
12 14 (1.68%) Power BI
12 14 (1.68%) Redis
12 14 (1.68%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.44%) Tableau Server
14 11 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 322 (38.75%) Jenkins
2 253 (30.45%) Git (software)
3 167 (20.10%) GitLab
4 107 (12.88%) JIRA
5 55 (6.62%) TeamCity
6 47 (5.66%) Artifactory
7 42 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 32 (3.85%) Maven
9 31 (3.73%) Gradle
10 30 (3.61%) JUnit
11 28 (3.37%) Visual Studio
12 25 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (2.77%) Selenium
14 21 (2.53%) Bitbucket
15 20 (2.41%) GDB
16 18 (2.17%) IntelliJ
17 15 (1.81%) Eclipse
17 15 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
17 15 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 98 (11.79%) Finance
2 95 (11.43%) Public Sector
3 43 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.85%) Banking
5 28 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 26 (3.13%) Electronics
7 25 (3.01%) Marketing
8 9 (1.08%) Front Office
9 8 (0.96%) Retail
10 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.48%) Law
12 3 (0.36%) Advertising
12 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.36%) French Language
12 3 (0.36%) Legal
12 3 (0.36%) Publishing
12 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 316 (38.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 115 (13.84%) Developer
3 110 (13.24%) AWS Engineer
4 92 (11.07%) AWS DevOps
5 86 (10.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 59 (7.10%) Azure Engineer
7 55 (6.62%) Cloud Engineer
7 55 (6.62%) Senior DevOps
8 50 (6.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 47 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 47 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
10 38 (4.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 35 (4.21%) Architect
12 34 (4.09%) Software Engineer
13 30 (3.61%) Consultant
14 26 (3.13%) Security Engineer
15 25 (3.01%) Azure DevOps
16 22 (2.65%) Administrator
16 22 (2.65%) Data Engineer
16 22 (2.65%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (11.43%) REST
2 81 (9.75%) Elastic Stack
3 79 (9.51%) Node.js
4 77 (9.27%) Kafka
5 71 (8.54%) Web Services
6 52 (6.26%) .NET
6 52 (6.26%) YAML
7 45 (5.42%) JSON
8 40 (4.81%) SOAP
9 34 (4.09%) Spring
10 28 (3.37%) RESTful
11 27 (3.25%) HTML
12 23 (2.77%) XML
13 22 (2.65%) React
14 20 (2.41%) Swagger
15 19 (2.29%) gRPC
16 17 (2.05%) Lambda Expressions
16 17 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (2.05%) Spring Boot
17 14 (1.68%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.78%) Linux Command Line
2 49 (5.90%) Public Cloud
3 39 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (4.09%) Cloud Native
5 33 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 26 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (2.53%) Private Cloud
10 18 (2.17%) Algorithms
11 17 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (2.05%) PKI
12 14 (1.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 9 (1.08%) Augmented Reality
13 9 (1.08%) Clustering
13 9 (1.08%) User Experience
14 8 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.96%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 450 (54.15%) Linux
2 185 (22.26%) Windows
3 114 (13.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (9.39%) Unix
5 67 (8.06%) CentOS
6 41 (4.93%) Ubuntu
7 38 (4.57%) Windows Server
8 23 (2.77%) Solaris
9 22 (2.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 21 (2.53%) Android
11 19 (2.29%) Windows 10
12 13 (1.56%) OpenWrt
13 12 (1.44%) Debian
14 10 (1.20%) AIX
15 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.96%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
18 6 (0.72%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
20 3 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (58.48%) DevOps
2 266 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (28.16%) Infrastructure as Code
4 133 (16.00%) Microservices
5 131 (15.76%) Configuration Management
6 111 (13.36%) Test Automation
7 108 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
8 105 (12.64%) Scrum
9 73 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 72 (8.66%) Kanban
11 65 (7.82%) Infrastructure Automation
11 65 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
12 62 (7.46%) Software Engineering
13 61 (7.34%) Migration
14 56 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
15 53 (6.38%) Deployment Automation
16 50 (6.02%) TDD
17 48 (5.78%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 43 (5.17%) Continuous Deployment
19 41 (4.93%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 563 (67.75%) Python
2 285 (34.30%) PowerShell
3 213 (25.63%) Java
4 126 (15.16%) SQL
5 119 (14.32%) Perl
6 106 (12.76%) JavaScript
7 95 (11.43%) Ruby
8 80 (9.63%) Go
9 68 (8.18%) Shell Script
10 65 (7.82%) C#
11 53 (6.38%) C++
12 43 (5.17%) Groovy
13 42 (5.05%) C
14 35 (4.21%) PHP
15 25 (3.01%) Scala
16 12 (1.44%) AWK
17 11 (1.32%) Java 8
17 11 (1.32%) R
18 10 (1.20%) Korn
18 10 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 144 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 108 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.09%) Degree
4 21 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 20 (2.41%) AWS Certification
6 18 (2.17%) CCNA
7 17 (2.05%) CCNP
8 16 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.20%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.96%) RHCE
12 7 (0.84%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.72%) VCAP
14 4 (0.48%) CCA
14 4 (0.48%) GIAC
14 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.48%) NCDA
14 4 (0.48%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.61%) QA
2 10 (1.20%) JTAG
3 9 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.48%) GDPR
4 4 (0.48%) NIST
5 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.36%) NCSC
5 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.24%) MiFID
6 2 (0.24%) SLA
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 301 (36.22%) Docker
2 74 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (6.74%) Active Directory
4 30 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (3.49%) vSphere
6 13 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.08%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.96%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.84%) NFS
9 7 (0.84%) Samba
10 6 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.72%) Postfix
10 6 (0.72%) qmail
10 6 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 5 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.60%) HDFS
11 5 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 352 (42.36%) Ansible
2 344 (41.40%) Terraform
3 338 (40.67%) Kubernetes
4 161 (19.37%) Puppet
5 96 (11.55%) Opscode Chef
6 80 (9.63%) Grafana
7 62 (7.46%) Prometheus
8 52 (6.26%) Kibana
9 43 (5.17%) Consul
10 33 (3.97%) logstash
11 27 (3.25%) Istio
12 26 (3.13%) Rancher
13 25 (3.01%) Nagios
14 24 (2.89%) Packer
15 23 (2.77%) Fluentd
16 16 (1.93%) ZABBIX
17 12 (1.44%) PowerCLI
17 12 (1.44%) Rundeck
18 11 (1.32%) Salt
19 9 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (12.27%) VMware
2 88 (10.59%) Splunk
3 74 (8.90%) Microsoft
4 70 (8.42%) Oracle
5 65 (7.82%) Red Hat
6 45 (5.42%) Atlassian
7 44 (5.29%) Google
8 36 (4.33%) Cisco
9 32 (3.85%) AppDynamics
10 29 (3.49%) SAP
11 28 (3.37%) Dell
12 26 (3.13%) EMC
13 25 (3.01%) Sybase
14 21 (2.53%) New Relic
15 20 (2.41%) CheckPoint
16 18 (2.17%) Cloudera
17 17 (2.05%) Fortinet
18 16 (1.93%) LogRhythm
19 15 (1.81%) SaltStack
20 14 (1.68%) HP