Period
to 27 January 2022

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 6 months to 27 January 2022 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.

Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 284 235 298
Rank change year-on-year -49 +63 -43
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 815 480 614
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.13% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 2.73% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 311 352
10th Percentile £374 £320 £338
25th Percentile £450 £363 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £538
90th Percentile £700 £588 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £425 £469
% change year-on-year +16.47% -9.47% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
10th Percentile £50.29 £27.40 £23.90
25th Percentile £54.89 £35.50 £37.85
Median hourly rate £67.50 £46.25 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year +45.95% +7.56% +7.50%
75th Percentile £83.75 £54.69 £50.00
90th Percentile £85.00 £56.38 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.85 £38.50 £40.60
% change year-on-year +42.47% -5.17% +1.50%

Shell Script 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 33,749 17,581 29,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.43% 41.41% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,577 12,388 20,416
10th Percentile £369 £313 £325
25th Percentile £444 £389 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 428 535
10th Percentile £19.52 £14.93 £16.50
25th Percentile £31.25 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -1.16% +1.85%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.46 £59.13 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +13.10% -1.18% -

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Shell Script as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Shell Script.

Daily rate trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Shell Script over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Shell Script.

Hourly rate trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Shell Script over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
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 Shell Script within the UK over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -62 620 £540 +20.00% 104
London -38 374 £570 +14.00% 51
UK excluding London -67 296 £495 +16.47% 69
Work from Home -56 243 £523 +7.73% 17
Midlands -43 81 £530 +30.86% 4
West Midlands -33 72 £530 +30.86% 4
South East -28 68 £538 +34.38% 19
Scotland -16 59 £450 +9.09% 13
North of England -49 39 £405 -8.99% 15
North West -36 26 £375 -12.99% 8
East of England -48 18 £495 +5.32% 9
Northern Ireland +5 16 £255 - 3
South West -70 14 £585 +32.20% 4
Yorkshire -33 10 £518 -6.76% 7
East Midlands -26 7 £500 +17.65%
Wales -32 4 £500 +5.26% 2
North East -9 3 £500 +21.21%

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Shell Script 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 Shell Script.

1 408 (50.06%) Linux
2 387 (47.48%) Unix
3 340 (41.72%) SQL
4 336 (41.23%) Java
5 279 (34.23%) Python
6 267 (32.76%) Oracle
7 265 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
8 228 (27.98%) AWS
9 222 (27.24%) CI/CD
10 218 (26.75%) Git (software)
11 217 (26.63%) Jenkins
12 208 (25.52%) DevOps
13 176 (21.60%) Windows
14 175 (21.47%) Social Skills
15 163 (20.00%) Ansible
16 160 (19.63%) PL/SQL
17 155 (19.02%) Bash
17 155 (19.02%) JIRA
18 149 (18.28%) Finance
19 136 (16.69%) Azure
19 136 (16.69%) Terraform
20 121 (14.85%) Scrum
21 117 (14.36%) Docker
22 114 (13.99%) Banking
23 111 (13.62%) JavaScript
24 107 (13.13%) Perl
24 107 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
25 106 (13.01%) Spring
26 99 (12.15%) Analytics
27 97 (11.90%) Test Automation

Shell Script
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 79 (9.69%) Confluence
2 69 (8.47%) WebLogic
3 35 (4.29%) Apache Spark
3 35 (4.29%) SAS
4 33 (4.05%) Tomcat
5 28 (3.44%) Apache
6 16 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.84%) SharePoint
8 14 (1.72%) JBoss
9 8 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
9 8 (0.98%) nginx
10 7 (0.86%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.74%) IIS
12 5 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.49%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.49%) Mule
14 3 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Houdini
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) NUKE
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (1.72%) TIBCO iProcess
2 11 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.98%) Hyperion Planning
4 8 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.49%) iTrent
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.37%) SunGard Martini
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 228 (27.98%) AWS
2 136 (16.69%) Azure
3 71 (8.71%) GitHub
4 55 (6.75%) GCP
5 44 (5.40%) Amazon S3
6 30 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (3.56%) PaaS
8 26 (3.19%) Serverless
9 24 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 24 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (2.94%) IaaS
10 21 (2.58%) Microsoft 365
10 21 (2.58%) SaaS
11 15 (1.84%) Amazon ECS
12 14 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
13 12 (1.47%) GitHub Actions
13 12 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (1.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.40%) DNS
2 27 (3.31%) Network Security
3 26 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.07%) Firewall
5 21 (2.58%) SAN
5 21 (2.58%) VPN
6 19 (2.33%) HTTP
7 18 (2.21%) Internet
8 14 (1.72%) SNMP
8 14 (1.72%) SSL
9 13 (1.60%) LAN
9 13 (1.60%) Multicast
10 11 (1.35%) Wireshark
11 8 (0.98%) Kerberos
12 7 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.86%) NAS
13 5 (0.61%) DMZ
13 5 (0.61%) iSCSI
13 5 (0.61%) TACACS
13 5 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.59%) Oracle Database
2 67 (8.22%) MySQL
3 65 (7.98%) Relational Database
4 60 (7.36%) SQL Server
5 55 (6.75%) Hadoop
6 51 (6.26%) NoSQL
7 50 (6.13%) Big Data
8 49 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (5.15%) Apache Hive
10 36 (4.42%) MongoDB
11 35 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
12 33 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
13 30 (3.68%) Oracle Database 12c
14 25 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
14 25 (3.07%) RDBMS
15 23 (2.82%) Pentaho
16 22 (2.70%) HBase
17 20 (2.45%) Metadata
18 19 (2.33%) DataStage
18 19 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 218 (26.75%) Git (software)
2 217 (26.63%) Jenkins
3 155 (19.02%) JIRA
4 96 (11.78%) GitLab
5 67 (8.22%) Maven
6 64 (7.85%) Bitbucket
7 43 (5.28%) JUnit
8 31 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
9 30 (3.68%) CircleCI
10 28 (3.44%) Subversion
11 27 (3.31%) Cucumber
11 27 (3.31%) Selenium
12 17 (2.09%) Mockito
13 16 (1.96%) SonarQube
14 15 (1.84%) Gradle
14 15 (1.84%) TeamCity
15 14 (1.72%) IntelliJ
16 13 (1.60%) CA Gen
17 10 (1.23%) Artifactory
17 10 (1.23%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 175 (21.47%) Social Skills
2 149 (18.28%) Finance
3 114 (13.99%) Banking
4 89 (10.92%) Public Sector
5 38 (4.66%) Investment Banking
6 37 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (2.94%) Documentation Skills
8 21 (2.58%) Front Office
9 12 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.86%) Retail
12 6 (0.74%) Back Office
12 6 (0.74%) International Banking
12 6 (0.74%) Publishing
12 6 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.49%) Presentation Skills
15 3 (0.37%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.37%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 243 (29.82%) Developer
2 104 (12.76%) Java Developer
3 83 (10.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (6.50%) Administrator
5 42 (5.15%) Consultant
6 39 (4.79%) AWS Engineer
7 38 (4.66%) Data Engineer
7 38 (4.66%) Software Engineer
8 37 (4.54%) Analyst
8 37 (4.54%) DBA
9 36 (4.42%) Architect
10 32 (3.93%) Unix Engineer
11 26 (3.19%) Platform Engineer
12 24 (2.94%) Senior Developer
13 23 (2.82%) AWS DevOps
14 22 (2.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 22 (2.70%) Oracle DBA
15 20 (2.45%) SQL Developer
16 17 (2.09%) Oracle Developer
16 17 (2.09%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (13.01%) Spring
2 77 (9.45%) JSON
3 64 (7.85%) REST
3 64 (7.85%) Spring Boot
4 57 (6.99%) J2EE
5 52 (6.38%) Kafka
6 50 (6.13%) Web Services
7 47 (5.77%) SOAP
8 44 (5.40%) RESTful
9 42 (5.15%) XML
10 39 (4.79%) YAML
11 36 (4.42%) HTML
12 32 (3.93%) Middleware
13 29 (3.56%) Hibernate
14 26 (3.19%) .NET
15 25 (3.07%) Apache Camel
16 24 (2.94%) Node.js
17 22 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
18 20 (2.45%) FIX Protocol
19 18 (2.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (3.93%) Public Cloud
2 24 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 23 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
3 23 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (2.58%) Cloud Native
5 20 (2.45%) Algorithms
5 20 (2.45%) Clustering
6 19 (2.33%) Replication
7 18 (2.21%) Equities
7 18 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.84%) iPad
9 14 (1.72%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.72%) Smartcard
9 14 (1.72%) Thin Client
9 14 (1.72%) Video\Live Streaming
10 12 (1.47%) PKI
11 9 (1.10%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.10%) SCADA
12 8 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 408 (50.06%) Linux
2 387 (47.48%) Unix
3 176 (21.60%) Windows
4 70 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (7.61%) Windows Server
6 51 (6.26%) Solaris
7 35 (4.29%) AIX
8 18 (2.21%) CentOS
9 14 (1.72%) Mesosphere
10 12 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.10%) Android
13 8 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.86%) HPUX
15 6 (0.74%) OpenWrt
16 5 (0.61%) Debian
16 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (27.24%) CI/CD
3 208 (25.52%) DevOps
4 121 (14.85%) Scrum
5 107 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
6 99 (12.15%) Analytics
7 97 (11.90%) Software Engineering
7 97 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 95 (11.66%) ETL
9 86 (10.55%) Test Strategy
10 83 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
10 83 (10.18%) Migration
11 80 (9.82%) Configuration Management
11 80 (9.82%) Microservices
12 76 (9.33%) ITIL
13 75 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (9.20%) Process Improvement
14 74 (9.08%) Data Modelling
15 70 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
16 65 (7.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 340 (41.72%) SQL
2 336 (41.23%) Java
3 279 (34.23%) Python
4 160 (19.63%) PL/SQL
5 155 (19.02%) Bash
6 111 (13.62%) JavaScript
7 107 (13.13%) Perl
8 81 (9.94%) PowerShell
9 64 (7.85%) Java 8
10 36 (4.42%) Ruby
10 36 (4.42%) Scala
11 33 (4.05%) C
11 33 (4.05%) C++
12 28 (3.44%) Groovy
13 24 (2.94%) R
14 22 (2.70%) VBA
15 20 (2.45%) C#
16 18 (2.21%) HiveQL
17 16 (1.96%) Go
18 15 (1.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 76 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.29%) Degree
4 16 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.23%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.74%) OCP
9 5 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.61%) RHCE
10 3 (0.37%) ISEB
10 3 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.37%) PMP
10 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.25%) CISM
11 2 (0.25%) CISSP
11 2 (0.25%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.21%) QA
2 11 (1.35%) SLA
3 9 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.37%) JTAG
7 2 (0.25%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.25%) GDPR
7 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.25%) NIST
7 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
8 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 117 (14.36%) Docker
2 48 (5.89%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (3.19%) HDFS
5 23 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (2.33%) NFS
7 14 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.98%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.98%) IAG
9 8 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (0.74%) Samba
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle Clusterware
11 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 4 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.49%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 163 (20.00%) Ansible
2 136 (16.69%) Terraform
3 89 (10.92%) Kubernetes
4 44 (5.40%) Puppet
5 28 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (2.82%) Oracle RMAN
7 20 (2.45%) Data Guard
7 20 (2.45%) Nagios
8 19 (2.33%) Grafana
9 17 (2.09%) NetBackup
9 17 (2.09%) Prometheus
10 16 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 15 (1.84%) systemd
11 15 (1.84%) ZABBIX
12 14 (1.72%) Kibana
13 12 (1.47%) Tivoli
14 9 (1.10%) Packer
14 9 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.98%) HAProxy
16 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 267 (32.76%) Oracle
2 62 (7.61%) Informatica
3 56 (6.87%) IBM
4 55 (6.75%) Red Hat
5 54 (6.63%) VMware
6 45 (5.52%) Microsoft
7 34 (4.17%) webMethods
8 33 (4.05%) BEA
9 29 (3.56%) Talend
10 26 (3.19%) AppDynamics
11 25 (3.07%) ServiceNow
12 24 (2.94%) WSO2
13 22 (2.70%) Sybase
14 20 (2.45%) Cisco
15 19 (2.33%) Atlassian
16 18 (2.21%) Citrix
16 18 (2.21%) Veritas
17 17 (2.09%) Google
17 17 (2.09%) Pega
18 16 (1.96%) TIBCO