The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Shell Script skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Shell Script over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
UK
Rank 208 179 187
Rank change year-on-year -29 +8  
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 558 744 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.40% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 3.67% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 476 359
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +0.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £41.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.87% +18.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £18.75 £19.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £47.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £41.38 £36.25
% change year-on-year -52.87% +14.13%  

Shell Script 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 18403 20247 19784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 13835 12813
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 485 404
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 £19.62 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Shell Script over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Shell Script over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Shell Script within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 -19 528 £455 +7.05% 110
London +43 328 £500 +11.11% 55
South East +9 109 £400 - 15
City of London -7 55 £563 +25.00% 19
Hampshire +13 39 £435 +8.75% 4
Surrey +9 29 £366 -13.88% 5
Scotland +23 24 £400 +14.28% 9
Glasgow +19 23 £400 -2.47% 3
North West -2 20 £450 +5.88% 9
Berkshire +23 17 £370 -1.33% 2
South West -3 17 £438 +16.66% 8
Yorkshire -11 17 £413 +4.43% 7
Manchester +10 16 £450 +5.88% 5
West Yorkshire +6 11 £413 +13.32% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £413 +15.78% 1
Redhill - 11 £375 - 1
Leeds +2 10 £413 +10.00% 5
East of England -9 10 £415 +13.69% 9
North East -16 10 £550 +59.42%
Nottingham 0 9 £368 -1.34% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 9 £368 -1.34% 1
East Midlands -11 9 £368 -1.34% 1
Havant -2 8 £378 -0.65%
West Midlands -74 8 £425 -7.60% 6
Milton Keynes -1 6 £413 +22.22% 1
Sheffield -14 6 - -
South Yorkshire -18 6 - -
Reading +17 5 £500 +85.18% 1
West Sussex 0 5 £400 -38.46%
Wiltshire 0 5 £463 +5.11% 1

Shell Script
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Shell Script 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 Shell Script.

1 709 (59.48%) Linux
2 694 (58.22%) Unix
3 490 (41.11%) SQL
4 422 (35.40%) Java
5 388 (32.55%) Oracle
6 373 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
7 316 (26.51%) Finance
8 290 (24.33%) Python
9 259 (21.73%) Jenkins
10 229 (19.21%) DevOps
11 224 (18.79%) Banking
12 217 (18.20%) Scrum
13 215 (18.04%) Perl
14 211 (17.70%) Windows
15 206 (17.28%) Git (software)
16 196 (16.44%) PL/SQL
17 174 (14.60%) Bash Shell
18 173 (14.51%) Oracle Database
19 172 (14.43%) Puppet
20 166 (13.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 163 (13.67%) JavaScript
22 150 (12.58%) Red Hat
22 150 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
23 148 (12.42%) XML
24 146 (12.25%) Maven
25 143 (12.00%) Relational Database
26 142 (11.91%) Security Cleared
27 140 (11.74%) JIRA
28 137 (11.49%) Ansible
29 136 (11.41%) Degree

Shell Script
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
1 100 (8.39%) WebSphere
2 82 (6.88%) Apache
3 73 (6.12%) Tomcat
4 59 (4.95%) WebLogic
5 50 (4.19%) Confluence
6 48 (4.03%) JBoss
7 44 (3.69%) nginx
8 40 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 39 (3.27%) Apache Spark
10 34 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (2.52%) Apache Pig
12 27 (2.27%) OpenStack
13 26 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (1.68%) Apache Geronimo
14 20 (1.68%) Apache TomEE
15 19 (1.59%) Tuxedo
16 14 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
17 13 (1.09%) CloudStack
18 11 (0.92%) IIS
19 10 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 45 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.76%) MS Office
3 20 (1.68%) HipChat
4 4 (0.34%) Mathematica
4 4 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.084%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (1.01%) ION MarketView
5 9 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.50%) RMDS
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.25%) Fredhopper
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
9 3 (0.25%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.084%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 123 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.94%) PaaS
3 30 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.76%) GitHub
5 14 (1.17%) IaaS
6 11 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.84%) SaaS
8 9 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.25%) HP Helion
13 3 (0.25%) Slack
14 2 (0.17%) Route 53
15 1 (0.084%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (6.63%) TCP/IP
2 71 (5.96%) SAN
3 61 (5.12%) DNS
4 56 (4.70%) SSL
5 54 (4.53%) HTTP
6 48 (4.03%) LDAP
7 27 (2.27%) SSH
8 22 (1.85%) Firewall
9 21 (1.76%) Internet
9 21 (1.76%) VPN
10 20 (1.68%) OpenVPN
11 19 (1.59%) IPsec
11 19 (1.59%) OpenLDAP
12 16 (1.34%) Reverse Proxy
13 15 (1.26%) HTTPS
14 14 (1.17%) FTP
15 13 (1.09%) WAN
16 12 (1.01%) Kerberos
16 12 (1.01%) LAN
17 11 (0.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (14.51%) Oracle Database
2 143 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 113 (9.48%) Hadoop
4 99 (8.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 95 (7.97%) Big Data
6 82 (6.88%) SQL Server
7 63 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (5.20%) RDBMS
9 60 (5.03%) DB2
10 47 (3.94%) Apache Hive
10 47 (3.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 45 (3.78%) MySQL
12 35 (2.94%) HBase
12 35 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
12 35 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 34 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (2.68%) Oracle Database 12c
15 27 (2.27%) SQLPlus
16 26 (2.18%) NoSQL
17 24 (2.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 259 (21.73%) Jenkins
2 206 (17.28%) Git (software)
3 146 (12.25%) Maven
4 140 (11.74%) JIRA
5 118 (9.90%) JUnit
6 90 (7.55%) TeamCity
7 82 (6.88%) Gradle
8 70 (5.87%) Ant
9 62 (5.20%) Mockito
10 57 (4.78%) Selenium
11 55 (4.61%) Cucumber
12 45 (3.78%) Hudson
13 40 (3.36%) Spock
14 39 (3.27%) Subversion
15 31 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
16 23 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 23 (1.93%) SonarQube
17 22 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
18 20 (1.68%) JBehave
19 19 (1.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 316 (26.51%) Finance
2 224 (18.79%) Banking
3 58 (4.87%) Investment Banking
4 43 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.02%) Retail
6 30 (2.52%) Front Office
7 19 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
8 16 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.34%) Marketing
8 16 (1.34%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.26%) Law
10 14 (1.17%) Electronics
11 9 (0.76%) Legal
12 4 (0.34%) German Language
13 3 (0.25%) Billing
13 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.25%) Military
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
14 2 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 394 (33.05%) Developer
2 126 (10.57%) Java Developer
3 124 (10.40%) DevOps Engineer
4 96 (8.05%) Administrator
5 78 (6.54%) Oracle Developer
6 72 (6.04%) Consultant
7 65 (5.45%) Analyst
8 62 (5.20%) DBA
9 60 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
9 60 (5.03%) Senior Developer
10 58 (4.87%) SQL Developer
11 50 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
12 41 (3.44%) Unix Engineer
13 38 (3.19%) Architect
13 38 (3.19%) PL/SQL Developer
14 37 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
15 36 (3.02%) Support Engineer
16 33 (2.77%) Tester
17 31 (2.60%) Oracle DBA
18 29 (2.43%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (12.42%) XML
2 128 (10.74%) HTML
3 115 (9.65%) SOAP
4 113 (9.48%) Spring
5 107 (8.98%) JSON
6 106 (8.89%) Web Services
7 88 (7.38%) jQuery
8 87 (7.30%) REST
9 78 (6.54%) J2EE
10 71 (5.96%) JMS
11 67 (5.62%) .NET
12 62 (5.20%) HTML5
13 59 (4.95%) Hibernate
14 57 (4.78%) CSS
15 50 (4.19%) Gherkin
16 48 (4.03%) Middleware
17 47 (3.94%) JDBC
18 45 (3.78%) Node.js
18 45 (3.78%) WebSphere MQ
19 39 (3.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 44 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 41 (3.44%) Clustering
5 40 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 37 (3.10%) Data Centre
7 34 (2.85%) Derivative
8 33 (2.77%) Equities
9 30 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
10 28 (2.35%) Fixed Income
11 27 (2.27%) Mainframe
12 25 (2.10%) IBM Mainframe
13 20 (1.68%) User Experience
14 19 (1.59%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.34%) Fintech
16 14 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
16 14 (1.17%) EMC VNX
17 13 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
17 13 (1.09%) PKI
18 12 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 709 (59.48%) Linux
2 694 (58.22%) Unix
3 211 (17.70%) Windows
4 166 (13.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 132 (11.07%) Solaris
6 98 (8.22%) AIX
7 76 (6.38%) Windows Server
8 47 (3.94%) CentOS
9 25 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (1.34%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (1.09%) RancherOS
12 13 (1.09%) VyOS
13 12 (1.01%) SUSE
14 11 (0.92%) HPUX
14 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.84%) zOS
16 9 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.59%) Android
17 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (19.21%) DevOps
3 217 (18.20%) Scrum
4 150 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
5 122 (10.23%) Configuration Management
5 122 (10.23%) Performance Tuning
6 118 (9.90%) TDD
7 88 (7.38%) Open Source
8 83 (6.96%) SDLC
9 80 (6.71%) ITIL
10 77 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
11 75 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 72 (6.04%) Analytics
13 68 (5.70%) OO
14 66 (5.54%) Unit Testing
15 65 (5.45%) BDD
16 64 (5.37%) Migration
17 61 (5.12%) Waterfall
18 55 (4.61%) Microservices
19 52 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 490 (41.11%) SQL
2 422 (35.40%) Java
3 290 (24.33%) Python
4 215 (18.04%) Perl
5 196 (16.44%) PL/SQL
6 174 (14.60%) Bash Shell
7 163 (13.67%) JavaScript
8 92 (7.72%) Ruby
9 91 (7.63%) Korn
10 88 (7.38%) C#
11 87 (7.30%) C++
12 77 (6.46%) PowerShell
13 51 (4.28%) C
14 48 (4.03%) VB
15 40 (3.36%) Scala
16 36 (3.02%) PHP
17 31 (2.60%) T-SQL
18 29 (2.43%) XPath
19 27 (2.27%) Groovy
20 11 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 142 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 136 (11.41%) Degree
3 119 (9.98%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.43%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.67%) CISSP
6 8 (0.67%) RHCE
7 7 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.59%) ISEB
8 5 (0.42%) CFA
8 5 (0.42%) OCP
8 5 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.42%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.34%) CCIE
9 4 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.34%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.25%) CCNA
10 3 (0.25%) CCNP
10 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.11%) QA
2 39 (3.27%) MiFID
3 30 (2.52%) EMIR
4 29 (2.43%) Dodd-Frank
5 22 (1.85%) FATCA
6 11 (0.92%) SLA
7 8 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.34%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.34%) SDET
11 3 (0.25%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.17%) Basel II
12 2 (0.17%) ISO20022
12 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.084%) COREP
13 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.084%) PMO
System Software
1 101 (8.47%) Docker
2 58 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (2.35%) vSphere
5 27 (2.27%) Active Directory
6 26 (2.18%) NFS
6 26 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (2.01%) HDFS
8 23 (1.93%) Postfix
9 22 (1.85%) Squid
10 18 (1.51%) vCloud
11 16 (1.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 14 (1.17%) Xen
13 13 (1.09%) XenServer
14 11 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 10 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 9 (0.76%) Oracle Clusterware
16 9 (0.76%) Samba
17 7 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 6 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 172 (14.43%) Puppet
2 137 (11.49%) Ansible
3 109 (9.14%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (3.02%) Tivoli
5 30 (2.52%) Control-M
5 30 (2.52%) Rancher
5 30 (2.52%) ZABBIX
6 29 (2.43%) Kubernetes
7 27 (2.27%) logstash
7 27 (2.27%) Terraform
8 26 (2.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 26 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
9 25 (2.10%) Kibana
10 24 (2.01%) Cobbler
10 24 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 23 (1.93%) HP SiteScope
12 22 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
13 21 (1.76%) Packer
14 20 (1.68%) Data Guard
15 19 (1.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 388 (32.55%) Oracle
2 150 (12.58%) Red Hat
3 130 (10.91%) IBM
4 115 (9.65%) VMware
5 74 (6.21%) Microsoft
6 67 (5.62%) HP
7 49 (4.11%) Sybase
8 48 (4.03%) Splunk
9 42 (3.52%) Solace
10 41 (3.44%) SAP
11 35 (2.94%) Hortonworks
12 34 (2.85%) NetApp
12 34 (2.85%) Perforce
13 33 (2.77%) Cisco
14 32 (2.68%) Sun
15 31 (2.60%) EMC
16 29 (2.43%) Informatica
17 27 (2.27%) Atlassian
18 26 (2.18%) Cloudera
19 24 (2.01%) AppDynamics
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £495 - £496.15 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 13 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
IPsoft
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Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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