Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 135 173
Rank change year-on-year -22 +38 -8
Contract jobs citing Bash Shell 1,490 605 1,367
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.92% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.47% 4.53% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,033 432 904
10th Percentile £413 £334 £348
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% -4.76% +2.44%
75th Percentile £635 £588 £619
90th Percentile £700 £650 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £473 £473
% change year-on-year +7.94% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
10th Percentile £39.28 " £37.50
25th Percentile £42.33 £35.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +8.57%
75th Percentile " £55.63 £50.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.75 £52.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.11 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.47% - +5.88%

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 33,366 13,348 35,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.55% 42.37% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,014 9,346 24,885
10th Percentile £363 £313 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.20% +1.21% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £680 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 263 641
10th Percentile £17.49 £13.00 £19.18
25th Percentile £25.50 £21.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.32 £37.93 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.49% -14.78% +5.95%
75th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £67.76 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +13.92% -10.23% +3.53%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -15 1,170 £550 +10.00% 545
London -1 659 £570 +8.57% 265
UK excluding London -56 466 £510 +7.94% 304
Work from Home -38 458 £525 - 112
South East -19 147 £525 +10.53% 70
North of England -72 90 £525 +6.06% 86
South West -13 75 £540 +6.67% 33
North West -51 59 £550 +4.76% 53
Scotland -64 48 £500 +13.64% 17
East of England -28 45 £500 +60.00% 41
Midlands -63 40 £450 +5.88% 46
West Midlands -57 28 £500 - 30
Yorkshire -35 25 £547 +98.91% 28
Wales -15 14 £498 +43.68% 8
Northern Ireland +3 11 £255 -50.24% 3
East Midlands -24 11 £450 +12.85% 16
North East -16 6 £513 +3.54% 5

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1,094 (73.42%) Python
2 844 (56.64%) DevOps
3 836 (56.11%) Linux
4 699 (46.91%) Terraform
5 598 (40.13%) Docker
6 591 (39.66%) Ansible
7 580 (38.93%) AWS
8 565 (37.92%) Azure
9 537 (36.04%) Kubernetes
10 525 (35.23%) PowerShell
11 482 (32.35%) Jenkins
12 463 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
13 421 (28.26%) Infrastructure as Code
14 401 (26.91%) Git (software)
15 358 (24.03%) Java
16 313 (21.01%) Windows
17 245 (16.44%) Puppet
18 226 (15.17%) SQL
19 213 (14.30%) Security Cleared
20 207 (13.89%) GitLab
20 207 (13.89%) JavaScript
21 203 (13.62%) Finance
22 201 (13.49%) GCP
23 199 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
24 193 (12.95%) AWS CloudFormation
25 189 (12.68%) Social Skills
26 188 (12.62%) Configuration Management
27 180 (12.08%) Test Automation
28 179 (12.01%) GitHub
29 173 (11.61%) JIRA

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 97 (6.51%) Confluence
2 66 (4.43%) Apache
3 42 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 40 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (2.62%) Apache Spark
6 37 (2.48%) nginx
7 30 (2.01%) CMS
8 24 (1.61%) SharePoint
9 14 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
10 13 (0.87%) IIS
11 12 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.54%) JBoss
13 8 (0.54%) Traefik
14 7 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.34%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.27%) Luigi
16 4 (0.27%) Mattermost
Applications
1 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.27%) Retail-J
3 3 (0.20%) Magento
3 3 (0.20%) Shopify
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.067%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.067%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.067%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.067%) Primavera
5 1 (0.067%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.067%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 580 (38.93%) AWS
2 565 (37.92%) Azure
3 201 (13.49%) GCP
4 193 (12.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 179 (12.01%) GitHub
6 159 (10.67%) PaaS
7 120 (8.05%) IaaS
8 108 (7.25%) Serverless
9 91 (6.11%) SaaS
10 78 (5.23%) Amazon EC2
11 71 (4.77%) Amazon S3
12 70 (4.70%) AWS Lambda
13 69 (4.63%) Amazon EKS
14 65 (4.36%) OpenShift
15 51 (3.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 44 (2.95%) Amazon ECS
17 38 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 37 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
19 35 (2.35%) Azure Data Factory
20 32 (2.15%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 120 (8.05%) Firewall
2 96 (6.44%) DNS
3 76 (5.10%) HTTP
4 65 (4.36%) TCP/IP
5 55 (3.69%) Network Security
6 42 (2.82%) VPN
7 36 (2.42%) SAN
8 34 (2.28%) WAN
9 31 (2.08%) Internet
10 30 (2.01%) SSL
11 19 (1.28%) IPv4
12 16 (1.07%) LAN
12 16 (1.07%) VLAN
13 15 (1.01%) Kerberos
14 14 (0.94%) DHCP
15 12 (0.81%) SSH
16 8 (0.54%) FTP
16 8 (0.54%) NAS
16 8 (0.54%) OpenVPN
16 8 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
2 68 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (4.43%) MySQL
4 63 (4.23%) SQL Server
5 55 (3.69%) NoSQL
6 54 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 52 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
8 50 (3.36%) Big Data
8 50 (3.36%) MongoDB
9 44 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 37 (2.48%) Data Lake
10 37 (2.48%) Hadoop
11 26 (1.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 26 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.68%) Apache Hive
13 24 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 23 (1.54%) MariaDB
15 20 (1.34%) Redis
16 19 (1.28%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 482 (32.35%) Jenkins
2 401 (26.91%) Git (software)
3 207 (13.89%) GitLab
4 173 (11.61%) JIRA
5 104 (6.98%) Maven
6 92 (6.17%) Bitbucket
7 86 (5.77%) TeamCity
8 64 (4.30%) Gradle
9 63 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
10 46 (3.09%) SonarQube
11 37 (2.48%) Selenium
12 36 (2.42%) Artifactory
13 31 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 31 (2.08%) Subversion
14 22 (1.48%) CircleCI
15 20 (1.34%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (1.21%) JUnit
17 14 (0.94%) GoCD
17 14 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 203 (13.62%) Finance
2 189 (12.68%) Social Skills
3 101 (6.78%) Public Sector
4 69 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (3.76%) Banking
6 36 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.08%) Presentation Skills
7 31 (2.08%) Retail
8 24 (1.61%) Electronics
9 22 (1.48%) Legal
10 18 (1.21%) Marketing
11 15 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 15 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (0.60%) Games
12 9 (0.60%) Law
13 7 (0.47%) Billing
13 7 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.40%) Automotive
14 6 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 461 (30.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 189 (12.68%) Developer
3 161 (10.81%) Azure Engineer
4 127 (8.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 115 (7.72%) AWS Engineer
6 106 (7.11%) Architect
7 89 (5.97%) Administrator
8 86 (5.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 85 (5.70%) Platform Engineer
10 73 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
11 69 (4.63%) AWS DevOps
12 65 (4.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 65 (4.36%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 61 (4.09%) Senior DevOps
14 60 (4.03%) Site Engineer
15 55 (3.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 53 (3.56%) Cloud Architect
16 53 (3.56%) Data Engineer
17 51 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
18 50 (3.36%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (7.38%) Web Services
2 102 (6.85%) REST
3 101 (6.78%) Kafka
4 94 (6.31%) Node.js
5 66 (4.43%) Elastic Stack
6 62 (4.16%) React
6 62 (4.16%) YAML
7 53 (3.56%) HTML
8 52 (3.49%) RESTful
9 50 (3.36%) CSS
10 46 (3.09%) ARM Templates
11 44 (2.95%) .NET
11 44 (2.95%) JSON
12 40 (2.68%) LDAP
13 36 (2.42%) SOAP
14 32 (2.15%) Spring
15 30 (2.01%) Pandas
16 29 (1.95%) Django
17 27 (1.81%) AngularJS
17 27 (1.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.45%) Public Cloud
2 104 (6.98%) Linux Command Line
3 84 (5.64%) Cloud Native
4 80 (5.37%) Data Centre
5 48 (3.22%) Data Protection Act
6 38 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (2.42%) Clustering
8 29 (1.95%) PKI
9 28 (1.88%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.74%) User Experience
11 24 (1.61%) Private Cloud
12 20 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (1.34%) Replication
13 18 (1.21%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
15 13 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.87%) Legacy Applications
16 11 (0.74%) Cybercrime
16 11 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 836 (56.11%) Linux
2 313 (21.01%) Windows
3 171 (11.48%) Unix
4 162 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 101 (6.78%) Ubuntu
6 89 (5.97%) Windows Server
7 70 (4.70%) CentOS
8 42 (2.82%) Solaris
9 17 (1.14%) AIX
9 17 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (1.07%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.74%) VMS
12 10 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.60%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.54%) OpenWrt
15 6 (0.40%) Alpine Linux
15 6 (0.40%) Android
15 6 (0.40%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 844 (56.64%) DevOps
2 463 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 421 (28.26%) Infrastructure as Code
4 199 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
5 188 (12.62%) Configuration Management
6 180 (12.08%) Test Automation
7 152 (10.20%) Microservices
8 147 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
9 145 (9.73%) Migration
10 137 (9.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 114 (7.65%) Software Engineering
12 110 (7.38%) Open Source
13 108 (7.25%) Scrum
14 105 (7.05%) Analytics
15 92 (6.17%) Deployment Automation
16 84 (5.64%) Task Automation
17 79 (5.30%) Continuous Deployment
18 77 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
19 73 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
20 72 (4.83%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,094 (73.42%) Python
2 525 (35.23%) PowerShell
3 358 (24.03%) Java
4 226 (15.17%) SQL
5 207 (13.89%) JavaScript
6 159 (10.67%) Ruby
7 155 (10.40%) Perl
8 120 (8.05%) Shell Script
9 107 (7.18%) Go
10 106 (7.11%) C#
11 69 (4.63%) Groovy
11 69 (4.63%) PHP
12 66 (4.43%) C++
13 64 (4.30%) C
14 47 (3.15%) TypeScript
15 30 (2.01%) Scala
16 27 (1.81%) AWK
17 19 (1.28%) sed
18 16 (1.07%) R
19 15 (1.01%) Korn
Qualifications
1 213 (14.30%) Security Cleared
2 167 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.96%) Degree
4 42 (2.82%) AWS Certification
5 29 (1.95%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.88%) RHCE
7 27 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.67%) CREST Certified
9 10 (0.67%) SANS
10 8 (0.54%) CISSP
11 6 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.34%) CISM
12 5 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.20%) CISA
14 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.20%) OCP
14 3 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.20%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.62%) NCSC
2 36 (2.42%) QA
3 20 (1.34%) GDPR
4 17 (1.14%) SLA
5 12 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.67%) NIST
7 8 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.40%) JTAG
9 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.27%) Accessibility
10 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.20%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.13%) SOC 1
13 1 (0.067%) GRC
13 1 (0.067%) PSD2
System Software
1 598 (40.13%) Docker
2 95 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (5.23%) Active Directory
4 35 (2.35%) vSphere
5 33 (2.21%) NFS
6 26 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.28%) HDFS
8 9 (0.60%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.47%) Firmware
9 7 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.40%) Ceph
11 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.34%) iptables
11 5 (0.34%) LXC
11 5 (0.34%) Samba
11 5 (0.34%) Veritas File System
11 5 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 699 (46.91%) Terraform
2 591 (39.66%) Ansible
3 537 (36.04%) Kubernetes
4 245 (16.44%) Puppet
5 124 (8.32%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (6.04%) Prometheus
7 86 (5.77%) Grafana
8 46 (3.09%) Kibana
8 46 (3.09%) Packer
9 43 (2.89%) Nagios
10 42 (2.82%) Istio
11 31 (2.08%) ZABBIX
12 28 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
13 23 (1.54%) HAProxy
14 22 (1.48%) Rancher
15 19 (1.28%) Consul
15 19 (1.28%) SCCM
16 18 (1.21%) logstash
17 17 (1.14%) Mesos
18 15 (1.01%) Icinga
Vendors
1 157 (10.54%) Red Hat
2 150 (10.07%) VMware
3 127 (8.52%) Microsoft
4 123 (8.26%) Oracle
5 96 (6.44%) Splunk
6 89 (5.97%) Google
7 52 (3.49%) Databricks
8 44 (2.95%) Atlassian
9 43 (2.89%) IBM
10 25 (1.68%) Cisco
10 25 (1.68%) HP
11 24 (1.61%) Dell
11 24 (1.61%) SAP
12 19 (1.28%) NetApp
13 18 (1.21%) 3PAR
13 18 (1.21%) New Relic
13 18 (1.21%) ServiceNow
14 17 (1.14%) CyberArk
14 17 (1.14%) SaltStack
15 16 (1.07%) AppDynamics