Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 163 160
Rank change year-on-year -20 -3 +20
Contract jobs citing Bash Shell 873 1,659 1,789
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.72% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.47% 3.99% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 1,082 1,340
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £356 £368 £380
90th Percentile £638 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25.68 £28.34 £20.25
90th Percentile £51.23 £58.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +3.70%

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 25,146 41,573 43,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.48% 43.13% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,964 29,024 30,313
Median daily rate £485 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 689 781
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.45 £16.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.78
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.06% +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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 -24 785 £500 -4.76% 422
UK excluding London +8 482 £500 - 289
London -36 375 £525 -4.55% 162
North of England -20 160 £500 - 72
South East +25 85 £463 -2.63% 79
North West 0 80 £488 -9.72% 32
South West +21 76 £513 -2.38% 39
Scotland +25 62 £450 - 15
Yorkshire -28 58 £550 +10.00% 31
Midlands +58 56 £450 -2.70% 35
West Midlands +41 41 £488 -2.50% 22
East of England +21 27 £490 +8.89% 35
Work from Home -3 23 £550 +4.76% 32
North East +6 22 £375 -11.76% 9
Wales +12 15 £460 -16.36% 13
East Midlands +40 14 £350 -12.50% 13
Northern Ireland +10 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 568 (65.06%) Python
2 518 (59.34%) Linux
3 429 (49.14%) DevOps
4 335 (38.37%) AWS
5 324 (37.11%) Docker
6 301 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
7 296 (33.91%) Git (software)
8 287 (32.88%) PowerShell
9 275 (31.50%) Ansible
10 258 (29.55%) Terraform
11 250 (28.64%) Java
12 243 (27.84%) Kubernetes
13 241 (27.61%) Windows
14 237 (27.15%) Jenkins
15 233 (26.69%) Azure
16 209 (23.94%) Puppet
17 190 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
18 166 (19.01%) Unix
19 163 (18.67%) SQL
20 161 (18.44%) Configuration Management
21 140 (16.04%) Microsoft
21 140 (16.04%) Security Cleared
22 139 (15.92%) Infrastructure as Code
23 133 (15.23%) Ruby
24 131 (15.01%) Perl
25 127 (14.55%) Test Automation
26 117 (13.40%) Node.js
27 112 (12.83%) Microservices
28 108 (12.37%) Opscode Chef
29 104 (11.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 52 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (4.93%) Confluence
3 37 (4.24%) Apache
3 37 (4.24%) Apache Spark
4 25 (2.86%) nginx
5 23 (2.63%) OpenStack
5 23 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 21 (2.41%) CMS
7 15 (1.72%) JBoss
8 9 (1.03%) IIS
9 8 (0.92%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
10 7 (0.80%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.57%) DataSynapse
12 5 (0.57%) Drupal
13 4 (0.46%) FileNet
13 4 (0.46%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Gliffy
4 1 (0.11%) HipChat
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.11%) Actimize
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 335 (38.37%) AWS
2 233 (26.69%) Azure
3 89 (10.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 70 (8.02%) GitHub
5 63 (7.22%) Amazon EC2
6 57 (6.53%) Serverless
7 56 (6.41%) GCP
8 48 (5.50%) AWS Lambda
9 43 (4.93%) PaaS
9 43 (4.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 41 (4.70%) Amazon S3
11 38 (4.35%) OpenShift
12 26 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (2.63%) SaaS
14 22 (2.52%) IaaS
15 21 (2.41%) Amazon EKS
16 18 (2.06%) Route 53
17 16 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
18 15 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
19 14 (1.60%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 81 (9.28%) DNS
2 66 (7.56%) Firewall
3 57 (6.53%) HTTP
4 49 (5.61%) TCP/IP
5 47 (5.38%) VPN
6 23 (2.63%) SSL
7 22 (2.52%) Network Security
7 22 (2.52%) SSH
8 20 (2.29%) DHCP
9 18 (2.06%) Internet
9 18 (2.06%) SAN
10 15 (1.72%) WAN
11 11 (1.26%) LAN
12 10 (1.15%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.03%) IPsec
14 7 (0.80%) SNMP
14 7 (0.80%) TACACS
15 6 (0.69%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.69%) iSCSI
16 5 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
2 65 (7.45%) MySQL
3 57 (6.53%) SQL Server
4 52 (5.96%) Big Data
4 52 (5.96%) MongoDB
5 47 (5.38%) Hadoop
6 45 (5.15%) NoSQL
7 36 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
8 24 (2.75%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (2.41%) Apache Hive
11 17 (1.95%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (1.95%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.83%) Redis
13 15 (1.72%) HBase
14 14 (1.60%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (1.49%) Flink
16 10 (1.15%) Sqoop
17 9 (1.03%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 296 (33.91%) Git (software)
2 237 (27.15%) Jenkins
3 92 (10.54%) JIRA
4 86 (9.85%) GitLab
5 43 (4.93%) JUnit
6 41 (4.70%) Bitbucket
7 38 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 27 (3.09%) Artifactory
8 27 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 27 (3.09%) Spock
9 26 (2.98%) Subversion
10 25 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 24 (2.75%) SonarQube
12 23 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (2.52%) CircleCI
13 22 (2.52%) Travis CI
14 21 (2.41%) Maven
15 16 (1.83%) Visual Studio
16 13 (1.49%) Gradle
16 13 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 87 (9.97%) Finance
2 85 (9.74%) Public Sector
3 35 (4.01%) Banking
4 20 (2.29%) Marketing
5 14 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.49%) Retail
7 12 (1.37%) Electronics
8 11 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.80%) Legal
11 5 (0.57%) Law
12 4 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.34%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Back Office
14 2 (0.23%) Front Office
15 1 (0.11%) Advertising
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.11%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 251 (28.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 157 (17.98%) Developer
3 75 (8.59%) AWS Engineer
4 56 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 50 (5.73%) Azure Engineer
6 49 (5.61%) AWS DevOps
6 49 (5.61%) Platform Engineer
7 45 (5.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 43 (4.93%) Senior Developer
9 39 (4.47%) Administrator
10 38 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
11 37 (4.24%) Architect
12 36 (4.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 34 (3.89%) Consultant
14 32 (3.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 32 (3.67%) Java Developer
15 31 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
16 22 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (13.40%) Node.js
2 74 (8.48%) REST
3 70 (8.02%) RESTful
4 67 (7.67%) JSON
5 64 (7.33%) Elastic Stack
6 63 (7.22%) HTML
7 52 (5.96%) CSS
8 51 (5.84%) Spring
9 48 (5.50%) XML
10 47 (5.38%) LDAP
11 46 (5.27%) AngularJS
12 43 (4.93%) .NET
13 42 (4.81%) SOAP
14 39 (4.47%) React
15 36 (4.12%) Spring Boot
16 35 (4.01%) Kafka
17 33 (3.78%) Web Services
18 31 (3.55%) OpenID
19 29 (3.32%) SAML
20 26 (2.98%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.56%) Linux Command Line
2 59 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 57 (6.53%) Public Cloud
4 55 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (4.47%) PKI
6 33 (3.78%) User Experience
7 28 (3.21%) Cloud Native
8 21 (2.41%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.72%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.37%) Clustering
12 12 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.15%) Replication
14 9 (1.03%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.69%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.69%) Mobile App
16 6 (0.69%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.57%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 518 (59.34%) Linux
2 241 (27.61%) Windows
3 166 (19.01%) Unix
4 104 (11.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (9.28%) Windows Server
6 76 (8.71%) CentOS
7 58 (6.64%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.26%) Mac OS
8 11 (1.26%) Solaris
9 10 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.92%) Debian
11 8 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.92%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.80%) Android
12 7 (0.80%) SUSE
13 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (49.14%) DevOps
2 301 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
4 161 (18.44%) Configuration Management
5 139 (15.92%) Infrastructure as Code
6 127 (14.55%) Test Automation
7 112 (12.83%) Microservices
8 85 (9.74%) Migration
9 77 (8.82%) Open Source
10 69 (7.90%) Scrum
11 68 (7.79%) Software Engineering
12 57 (6.53%) TDD
13 56 (6.41%) ITIL
14 54 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (5.73%) Kanban
16 48 (5.50%) Deployment Automation
16 48 (5.50%) Task Automation
17 43 (4.93%) Continuous Deployment
18 38 (4.35%) Infrastructure Automation
18 38 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 568 (65.06%) Python
2 287 (32.88%) PowerShell
3 250 (28.64%) Java
4 163 (18.67%) SQL
5 133 (15.23%) Ruby
6 131 (15.01%) Perl
7 104 (11.91%) JavaScript
8 85 (9.74%) Go
9 71 (8.13%) Shell Script
10 45 (5.15%) Groovy
11 42 (4.81%) C++
11 42 (4.81%) PHP
12 40 (4.58%) C
13 33 (3.78%) Java 8
14 30 (3.44%) C#
15 25 (2.86%) ES6
16 23 (2.63%) Korn
16 23 (2.63%) Scala
17 18 (2.06%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.72%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 140 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 102 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 44 (5.04%) DV Cleared
4 20 (2.29%) Degree
5 18 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.15%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.15%) CCNA
8 8 (0.92%) CCNP
8 8 (0.92%) SANS
9 7 (0.80%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.69%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.57%) CISSP
12 4 (0.46%) GIAC
12 4 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.46%) MCSA
12 4 (0.46%) MCSE
12 4 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.10%) QA
2 8 (0.92%) SLA
3 7 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.80%) NCSC
4 6 (0.69%) NIST
5 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) AICPA
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) GMP
8 1 (0.11%) IFRS
8 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 324 (37.11%) Docker
2 62 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.30%) Active Directory
4 29 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (3.21%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.95%) HDFS
7 16 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.72%) NFS
9 13 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (1.49%) vSphere
10 9 (1.03%) KVM
11 8 (0.92%) Samba
12 6 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.69%) zsh
13 5 (0.57%) iptables
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.46%) Firmware
14 4 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 275 (31.50%) Ansible
2 258 (29.55%) Terraform
3 243 (27.84%) Kubernetes
4 209 (23.94%) Puppet
5 108 (12.37%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (3.78%) Salt
7 30 (3.44%) Docker Swarm
7 30 (3.44%) Packer
7 30 (3.44%) Prometheus
8 25 (2.86%) Grafana
9 24 (2.75%) Nagios
10 21 (2.41%) logstash
11 16 (1.83%) Hadoop YARN
11 16 (1.83%) ZABBIX
12 15 (1.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 15 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 13 (1.49%) Kibana
13 13 (1.49%) Rancher
14 11 (1.26%) HAProxy
14 11 (1.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 140 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 88 (10.08%) Red Hat
3 86 (9.85%) VMware
4 85 (9.74%) Oracle
5 59 (6.76%) Splunk
6 28 (3.21%) Google
7 25 (2.86%) IBM
8 24 (2.75%) Atlassian
8 24 (2.75%) Hortonworks
9 23 (2.63%) Tableau
10 20 (2.29%) New Relic
11 17 (1.95%) AppDynamics
11 17 (1.95%) Cloudera
12 16 (1.83%) Cisco
12 16 (1.83%) Dynatrace
13 14 (1.60%) HP
14 12 (1.37%) SAP
14 12 (1.37%) Sybase
15 11 (1.26%) SaltStack
16 10 (1.15%) NetApp