Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 192 172
Rank change year-on-year +12 -20 -20
Contract jobs citing Bash Shell 805 687 1,511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.36% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.47% 3.34% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 455 1,004
10th Percentile £349 £356 £363
25th Percentile £413 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £600
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £454 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -9.25% +2.56% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
10th Percentile £33.40 £25.38 £26.28
25th Percentile £42.33 £25.75 £40.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £29.75 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +68.07% -37.37% +17.95%
75th Percentile £55.00 £40.91 £51.25
90th Percentile " £51.78 £60.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.75 £26.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +102.83% -39.77% +29.34%

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 23,180 20,544 39,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.56% 40.74% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,299 14,491 27,539
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 366 627
10th Percentile £17.21 £17.25 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £26.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%
75th Percentile £51.63 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 0 610 £500 - 430
London -19 324 £525 +5.00% 167
UK excluding London 0 295 £454 -9.25% 284
Work from Home -38 287 £500 +11.11% 90
South East +27 73 £423 -8.65% 73
North of England -2 68 £465 -7.00% 87
Scotland -1 64 £455 -9.00% 13
North West -13 48 £465 -7.00% 40
East of England +39 31 £450 -5.26% 26
South West +1 30 £500 -4.76% 32
Yorkshire +35 19 £475 -9.52% 36
Wales +14 16 £533 +1.91% 3
Midlands -13 14 £438 -2.78% 45
East Midlands +13 7 £400 -5.33% 17
West Midlands -16 7 £438 -12.50% 28
North East +3 1 £580 +54.67% 11

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 557 (69.19%) Python
2 464 (57.64%) DevOps
3 430 (53.42%) Linux
4 330 (40.99%) AWS
5 313 (38.88%) Azure
5 313 (38.88%) Terraform
6 308 (38.26%) Ansible
7 299 (37.14%) PowerShell
8 296 (36.77%) Docker
9 278 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
10 263 (32.67%) Jenkins
11 256 (31.80%) Kubernetes
12 239 (29.69%) Git (software)
13 220 (27.33%) Infrastructure as Code
14 197 (24.47%) Java
15 178 (22.11%) Windows
16 155 (19.25%) Security Cleared
17 129 (16.02%) Test Automation
18 127 (15.78%) Puppet
18 127 (15.78%) GitLab
18 127 (15.78%) JavaScript
19 126 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
20 122 (15.16%) Finance
21 114 (14.16%) SC Cleared
22 113 (14.04%) SQL
22 113 (14.04%) Social Skills
23 107 (13.29%) Scrum
23 107 (13.29%) Microservices
24 106 (13.17%) Perl
25 103 (12.80%) Configuration Management

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 58 (7.20%) Confluence
1 58 (7.20%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (4.84%) Apache
3 19 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.61%) IIS
6 11 (1.37%) CMS
7 10 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.99%) DNN
9 8 (0.99%) IBM Domino
9 8 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
11 5 (0.62%) JBoss
12 3 (0.37%) Drupal
12 3 (0.37%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.37%) nginx
12 3 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.12%) Autodesk Flame
4 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.12%) Maya
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 9 (1.12%) Magento
1 9 (1.12%) Shopify
2 3 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.25%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Primavera
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 330 (40.99%) AWS
2 313 (38.88%) Azure
3 98 (12.17%) Serverless
4 92 (11.43%) GitHub
5 91 (11.30%) PaaS
6 86 (10.68%) GCP
7 71 (8.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 69 (8.57%) IaaS
9 68 (8.45%) AWS Lambda
10 59 (7.33%) OpenShift
11 57 (7.08%) Amazon S3
12 56 (6.96%) Amazon EKS
13 51 (6.34%) Amazon EC2
14 50 (6.21%) SaaS
15 28 (3.48%) Route 53
16 24 (2.98%) Amazon ECS
17 21 (2.61%) Amazon GuardDuty
18 20 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
19 19 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 17 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 68 (8.45%) Firewall
2 37 (4.60%) DNS
3 26 (3.23%) HTTP
3 26 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 24 (2.98%) SSL
5 23 (2.86%) SAN
6 19 (2.36%) IPv4
7 18 (2.24%) SSH
7 18 (2.24%) WAN
8 17 (2.11%) Internet
8 17 (2.11%) NAS
9 16 (1.99%) Network Security
9 16 (1.99%) VPN
10 13 (1.61%) FTP
11 11 (1.37%) Kerberos
11 11 (1.37%) LAN
12 10 (1.24%) DECT
12 10 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (1.12%) Broadband
13 9 (1.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
2 52 (6.46%) MySQL
3 49 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 36 (4.47%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.11%) Oracle Database
6 24 (2.98%) NoSQL
7 22 (2.73%) Tableau
8 19 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (2.36%) Big Data
9 15 (1.86%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (1.49%) Amazon Aurora
11 12 (1.49%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.49%) Power BI
12 11 (1.37%) Tableau Server
13 10 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.24%) Apache Hive
13 10 (1.24%) InfluxDB
14 9 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.12%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 263 (32.67%) Jenkins
2 239 (29.69%) Git (software)
3 127 (15.78%) GitLab
4 101 (12.55%) JIRA
5 46 (5.71%) Maven
6 39 (4.84%) Artifactory
7 38 (4.72%) TeamCity
8 31 (3.85%) JUnit
8 31 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 30 (3.73%) Gradle
10 23 (2.86%) Bitbucket
11 20 (2.48%) Selenium
12 19 (2.36%) IntelliJ
13 18 (2.24%) GDB
14 16 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
14 16 (1.99%) SonarQube
14 16 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (1.99%) Visual Studio Code
15 15 (1.86%) Eclipse
15 15 (1.86%) SoapUI
General
1 122 (15.16%) Finance
2 113 (14.04%) Social Skills
3 75 (9.32%) Public Sector
4 53 (6.58%) Telecoms
5 36 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (4.22%) Banking
7 31 (3.85%) Marketing
8 29 (3.60%) Electronics
8 29 (3.60%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (1.37%) Retail
11 8 (0.99%) Front Office
12 7 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
14 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.50%) Law
16 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.25%) Legal
18 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 279 (34.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 130 (16.15%) Developer
3 65 (8.07%) Azure Engineer
4 64 (7.95%) Cloud Engineer
5 48 (5.96%) AWS Engineer
6 44 (5.47%) Senior DevOps
7 43 (5.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 42 (5.22%) Architect
8 42 (5.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 41 (5.09%) Linux Engineer
10 35 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
11 33 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 32 (3.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 29 (3.60%) Software Engineer
14 25 (3.11%) Azure DevOps
15 24 (2.98%) Security Engineer
16 23 (2.86%) Platform Engineer
17 21 (2.61%) Java Developer
18 18 (2.24%) Consultant
18 18 (2.24%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.45%) Elastic Stack
1 68 (8.45%) Node.js
2 64 (7.95%) Kafka
2 64 (7.95%) REST
3 55 (6.83%) JSON
4 53 (6.58%) Web Services
5 49 (6.09%) YAML
6 43 (5.34%) .NET
6 43 (5.34%) HTML
7 32 (3.98%) CSS
8 29 (3.60%) React
9 25 (3.11%) XML
10 24 (2.98%) Spring
11 23 (2.86%) LDAP
12 18 (2.24%) SOAP
13 16 (1.99%) RESTful
14 15 (1.86%) AngularJS
14 15 (1.86%) Spring Boot
15 14 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
16 11 (1.37%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.70%) Linux Command Line
2 61 (7.58%) Public Cloud
3 47 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 39 (4.84%) Cloud Native
5 27 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.61%) Algorithms
6 21 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.61%) PKI
7 19 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
8 18 (2.24%) Private Cloud
8 18 (2.24%) User Experience
9 17 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.49%) Clustering
10 12 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.49%) Replication
11 10 (1.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 8 (0.99%) Augmented Reality
12 8 (0.99%) IVR
13 7 (0.87%) CMDB
13 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 430 (53.42%) Linux
2 178 (22.11%) Windows
3 102 (12.67%) Unix
4 92 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (5.47%) CentOS
6 39 (4.84%) Ubuntu
7 30 (3.73%) Windows Server
8 16 (1.99%) Android
8 16 (1.99%) Solaris
9 15 (1.86%) AIX
9 15 (1.86%) OpenWrt
10 14 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.75%) VMS
12 6 (0.75%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.50%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.50%) SUSE
14 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (57.64%) DevOps
2 278 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (27.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 129 (16.02%) Test Automation
5 126 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (13.29%) Microservices
6 107 (13.29%) Scrum
7 103 (12.80%) Configuration Management
8 76 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (9.19%) Kanban
10 66 (8.20%) Software Engineering
11 64 (7.95%) TDD
12 62 (7.70%) Migration
13 57 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 50 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
15 46 (5.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 45 (5.59%) Computer Science
17 44 (5.47%) Continuous Delivery
17 44 (5.47%) Continuous Deployment
18 42 (5.22%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 557 (69.19%) Python
2 299 (37.14%) PowerShell
3 197 (24.47%) Java
4 127 (15.78%) JavaScript
5 113 (14.04%) SQL
6 106 (13.17%) Perl
7 99 (12.30%) Ruby
8 85 (10.56%) Go
9 79 (9.81%) Shell Script
10 53 (6.58%) Groovy
11 52 (6.46%) PHP
12 43 (5.34%) C#
13 42 (5.22%) C++
14 41 (5.09%) C
15 29 (3.60%) TypeScript
16 15 (1.86%) AWK
16 15 (1.86%) Scala
17 13 (1.61%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.12%) Korn
18 9 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (19.25%) Security Cleared
2 114 (14.16%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.98%) Degree
4 25 (3.11%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.36%) AWS Certification
6 18 (2.24%) RHCE
7 17 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (1.99%) CCNP
9 13 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.49%) CCNA
11 10 (1.24%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.87%) RHCA
12 7 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.75%) SAFe Agilist
14 5 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.62%) CISSP
14 5 (0.62%) OCP
14 5 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.50%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.23%) QA
2 10 (1.24%) JTAG
3 8 (0.99%) SLA
4 5 (0.62%) NCSC
4 5 (0.62%) NIST
5 3 (0.37%) GDPR
6 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.25%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 296 (36.77%) Docker
2 74 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (7.33%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (2.48%) vSphere
6 16 (1.99%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.12%) Postfix
8 9 (1.12%) qmail
9 7 (0.87%) NFS
9 7 (0.87%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.75%) Samba
11 5 (0.62%) HDFS
11 5 (0.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.50%) Firmware
12 4 (0.50%) GPFS
12 4 (0.50%) KVM
12 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.50%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 313 (38.88%) Terraform
2 308 (38.26%) Ansible
3 256 (31.80%) Kubernetes
4 127 (15.78%) Puppet
5 85 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (10.06%) Grafana
7 55 (6.83%) Kibana
8 54 (6.71%) Prometheus
9 40 (4.97%) Consul
10 34 (4.22%) Rancher
11 33 (4.10%) Istio
12 29 (3.60%) logstash
13 23 (2.86%) Fluentd
14 17 (2.11%) SCCM
15 16 (1.99%) Nagios
16 13 (1.61%) Packer
17 12 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
18 10 (1.24%) PowerCLI
18 10 (1.24%) vRealize
19 9 (1.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 98 (12.17%) VMware
2 96 (11.93%) Oracle
3 89 (11.06%) Microsoft
4 71 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 67 (8.32%) Google
6 58 (7.20%) Splunk
7 37 (4.60%) Cisco
8 36 (4.47%) SAP
9 29 (3.60%) AppDynamics
10 26 (3.23%) IBM
11 21 (2.61%) New Relic
12 18 (2.24%) Dell
12 18 (2.24%) Fortinet
13 16 (1.99%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.74%) Atlassian
14 14 (1.74%) Dynatrace
15 12 (1.49%) Cloudera
15 12 (1.49%) CyberArk
16 11 (1.37%) EMC
16 11 (1.37%) HP