The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Bourne shell skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bourne shell over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bourne shell
UK
Rank 593 616 611
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5  
Contract jobs citing Bourne shell 6 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.023% 0.019%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.033% 0.060% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Median daily rate £265 £425 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.64% +61.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £263
% change year-on-year - +61.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Bourne shell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18402 20107 19464
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.07% 37.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12646 13719 12607
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 480 399
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Bourne shell
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Bourne shell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Bourne shell in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Bourne shell.

Contractor daily rate trend for Bourne shell in the UK

Bourne shell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bourne shell over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bourne shell in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bourne shell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bourne shell in the UK

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Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bourne shell within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 6 £265 -37.64% 5
London +18 6 £265 -24.28% 3

Bourne shell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bourne shell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Bourne shell.

1 16 (80.00%) Perl
1 16 (80.00%) Linux
1 16 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (70.00%) Solaris
3 13 (65.00%) Bash Shell
4 12 (60.00%) Python
5 11 (55.00%) Windows
5 11 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (50.00%) Korn
6 10 (50.00%) Unix
7 9 (45.00%) Java
7 9 (45.00%) HP
7 9 (45.00%) Finance
7 9 (45.00%) C-shell
8 8 (40.00%) Sun
8 8 (40.00%) SQL
9 7 (35.00%) ITIL
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (35.00%) Service Management
9 7 (35.00%) VMware
9 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (30.00%) SCOM
10 6 (30.00%) Release Management
10 6 (30.00%) Banking
10 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (30.00%) Regular Expression
10 6 (30.00%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (30.00%) Tivoli

Bourne shell
Top Related 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 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.00%) SSH
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Ant
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) JUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Unix Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Junior
6 3 (15.00%) Junior Unix Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Unix Scripter
6 3 (15.00%) Unix Scripting Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) Servlets
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Linux
2 14 (70.00%) Solaris
3 11 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Unix
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (30.00%) AIX
6 6 (30.00%) HPUX
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
1 7 (35.00%) Service Management
2 6 (30.00%) Release Management
3 4 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 4 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Perl
2 13 (65.00%) Bash Shell
3 12 (60.00%) Python
4 10 (50.00%) Korn
4 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (45.00%) C-shell
5 9 (45.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
7 6 (30.00%) VBScript
8 4 (20.00%) SystemTap
9 2 (10.00%) C#
9 2 (10.00%) Ruby
10 1 (5.00%) C++
10 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) HND
3 1 (5.00%) RHCE
3 1 (5.00%) RHCSA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) NFS
3 4 (20.00%) KVM
4 1 (5.00%) Docker
4 1 (5.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (30.00%) Netcool
1 6 (30.00%) SCOM
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 2 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (45.00%) HP
3 8 (40.00%) Sun
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) CA
5 6 (30.00%) IBM
6 4 (20.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle