Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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.

Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 178 177
Rank change year-on-year -28 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1287 1601 1586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.52% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.06% 3.79% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 897 900
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £322 £288 £300
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 28
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £28.35 £26.25 £25.50
90th Percentile £48.23 £52.18 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +5.63%

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 42022 42269 43529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.95% 40.11% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29212 29052 29425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.94%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 895 987
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.26% +15.50%
10th Percentile £15.98 £14.18 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.48
% change year-on-year +8.00% +0.07% +15.31%

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
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 Shell Script within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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 1200 £473 +11.18% 76
UK excluding London -41 648 £425 +9.68% 36
London -15 634 £500 +5.26% 46
South East -19 225 £425 - 5
North of England +36 204 £450 +16.13% 13
North West +45 103 £535 +27.38% 3
Yorkshire +45 80 £535 +24.42% 8
Scotland -2 67 £425 +6.25% 5
Midlands -51 52 £375 -6.25% 4
East of England -77 52 £400 +11.11% 4
North East +27 50 £475 +48.44% 2
South West -27 37 £375 - 4
West Midlands -24 34 £375 -15.73% 1
East Midlands -29 17 £356 -8.65% 3
Northern Ireland - 13 £435 -
Wales +2 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 757 (58.82%) Linux
2 742 (57.65%) Unix
3 516 (40.09%) SQL
4 460 (35.74%) Oracle
5 430 (33.41%) Java
6 394 (30.61%) Python
7 352 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
8 327 (25.41%) Finance
9 276 (21.45%) DevOps
10 269 (20.90%) Perl
11 219 (17.02%) Git (software)
12 213 (16.55%) Jenkins
13 192 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
14 190 (14.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 186 (14.45%) Windows
16 164 (12.74%) Red Hat
16 164 (12.74%) Bash Shell
17 163 (12.67%) Solaris
17 163 (12.67%) PL/SQL
18 159 (12.35%) Relational Database
19 153 (11.89%) Security Cleared
19 153 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
20 152 (11.81%) Banking
21 151 (11.73%) Puppet
21 151 (11.73%) Docker
22 144 (11.19%) Hadoop
23 141 (10.96%) Oracle Database
24 140 (10.88%) Big Data
24 140 (10.88%) JIRA
25 139 (10.80%) Scrum

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
1 117 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 115 (8.94%) Apache
3 100 (7.77%) WebSphere
4 92 (7.15%) WebLogic
5 89 (6.92%) Tomcat
6 78 (6.06%) JBoss
7 59 (4.58%) Confluence
8 54 (4.20%) nginx
9 47 (3.65%) SAS
10 36 (2.80%) Cloud Foundry
11 31 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (2.41%) OpenStack
12 26 (2.02%) MQSeries
13 22 (1.71%) Oracle Application Server
13 22 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (1.24%) IIS
14 16 (1.24%) iPlanet
14 16 (1.24%) SharePoint
15 15 (1.17%) CICS
15 15 (1.17%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 28 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.70%) HipChat
5 8 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.47%) Houdini
6 6 (0.47%) Maya
6 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.47%) NUKE
7 4 (0.31%) SPSS
7 4 (0.31%) Stata
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.078%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.55%) Temenos T24
2 14 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.85%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
5 9 (0.70%) Unica
6 8 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (0.62%) RMDS
7 7 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.39%) Kondor
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
11 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 1 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 153 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.89%) GitHub
3 35 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
4 34 (2.64%) PaaS
5 31 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (2.25%) Amazon S3
7 28 (2.18%) npm
8 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (1.09%) Slack
10 13 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (1.01%) Serverless
11 12 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.93%) Yarn
12 10 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.78%) SaaS
13 9 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.70%) Route 53
14 8 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 7 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.98%) HTTP
2 68 (5.28%) TCP/IP
3 65 (5.05%) SAN
4 59 (4.58%) LDAP
5 54 (4.20%) Firewall
6 53 (4.12%) SSL
7 47 (3.65%) DNS
8 39 (3.03%) WAN
9 35 (2.72%) LAN
9 35 (2.72%) SSH
10 24 (1.86%) Kerberos
11 22 (1.71%) VPN
12 19 (1.48%) NAS
13 17 (1.32%) Internet
14 16 (1.24%) SMTP
15 15 (1.17%) HTTPS
15 15 (1.17%) Network Security
16 13 (1.01%) iSCSI
17 12 (0.93%) SIGTRAN
18 11 (0.85%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (12.35%) Relational Database
2 144 (11.19%) Hadoop
3 141 (10.96%) Oracle Database
4 140 (10.88%) Big Data
5 117 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 106 (8.24%) RDBMS
7 100 (7.77%) NoSQL
8 96 (7.46%) MySQL
9 92 (7.15%) Apache Hive
10 83 (6.45%) DB2
11 78 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
11 78 (6.06%) MongoDB
12 69 (5.36%) HBase
13 61 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
14 57 (4.43%) Oracle Database 11g
15 50 (3.89%) Sqoop
16 49 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
17 46 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
18 45 (3.50%) Impala
19 31 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 219 (17.02%) Git (software)
2 213 (16.55%) Jenkins
3 140 (10.88%) JIRA
4 87 (6.76%) Maven
5 73 (5.67%) Subversion
6 62 (4.82%) TeamCity
7 53 (4.12%) Gradle
8 39 (3.03%) Ant
9 38 (2.95%) Cucumber
9 38 (2.95%) JUnit
10 32 (2.49%) Vagrant
11 25 (1.94%) Artifactory
11 25 (1.94%) gulp
11 25 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
12 24 (1.86%) ProC
13 23 (1.79%) Bitbucket
13 23 (1.79%) Mockito
14 22 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
15 21 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (1.48%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 327 (25.41%) Finance
2 152 (11.81%) Banking
3 50 (3.89%) Investment Banking
4 47 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.50%) Marketing
6 37 (2.87%) Financial Institution
7 32 (2.49%) Retail
8 27 (2.10%) Front Office
8 27 (2.10%) Retail Banking
9 25 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.71%) Electronics
11 12 (0.93%) Back Office
12 11 (0.85%) Games
13 10 (0.78%) Publishing
14 8 (0.62%) Billing
14 8 (0.62%) Legal
15 6 (0.47%) International Banking
16 5 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.39%) Automotive
16 5 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 373 (28.98%) Developer
2 146 (11.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 129 (10.02%) Administrator
4 114 (8.86%) Java Developer
5 81 (6.29%) DBA
6 72 (5.59%) Analyst
7 70 (5.44%) Consultant
8 69 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
9 68 (5.28%) Systems Administrator
10 63 (4.90%) Oracle Developer
11 51 (3.96%) Architect
12 49 (3.81%) Linux Administrator
12 49 (3.81%) SQL Developer
13 45 (3.50%) Data Engineer
14 43 (3.34%) PL/SQL Developer
15 42 (3.26%) Unix Engineer
16 41 (3.19%) Oracle DBA
17 39 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 38 (2.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 38 (2.95%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (9.95%) Web Services
2 122 (9.48%) XML
3 119 (9.25%) J2EE
4 107 (8.31%) Middleware
5 104 (8.08%) HTML
6 98 (7.61%) Spring
7 93 (7.23%) JSON
8 91 (7.07%) RESTful
9 86 (6.68%) Kafka
10 67 (5.21%) SOAP
11 58 (4.51%) .NET
12 53 (4.12%) HTML5
13 51 (3.96%) AngularJS
13 51 (3.96%) CSS
13 51 (3.96%) Node.js
13 51 (3.96%) REST
14 42 (3.26%) Spark Streaming
15 38 (2.95%) jQuery
16 34 (2.64%) React
17 28 (2.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 129 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.66%) Linux Command Line
3 59 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.81%) Clustering
5 41 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 30 (2.33%) Replication
7 28 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (2.10%) Data Structures
8 27 (2.10%) PKI
9 26 (2.02%) Fixed Income
10 25 (1.94%) Mainframe
11 24 (1.86%) Management Information System
12 23 (1.79%) Equities
13 22 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.63%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.48%) Derivative
15 19 (1.48%) Mobile App
16 17 (1.32%) Public Cloud
17 16 (1.24%) User Experience
18 15 (1.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 757 (58.82%) Linux
2 742 (57.65%) Unix
3 190 (14.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 186 (14.45%) Windows
5 163 (12.67%) Solaris
6 119 (9.25%) AIX
7 57 (4.43%) CentOS
8 56 (4.35%) Windows Server
9 39 (3.03%) SUSE
10 34 (2.64%) HPUX
11 18 (1.40%) Android
11 18 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (1.17%) zOS
13 14 (1.09%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.62%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.54%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
19 5 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (21.45%) DevOps
3 192 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
4 139 (10.80%) Scrum
5 134 (10.41%) ETL
5 134 (10.41%) Performance Tuning
6 122 (9.48%) Configuration Management
7 121 (9.40%) TDD
8 116 (9.01%) Open Source
9 111 (8.62%) ITIL
10 91 (7.07%) Analytics
11 89 (6.92%) Test Automation
12 86 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
13 78 (6.06%) SDLC
14 76 (5.91%) Data Modelling
15 68 (5.28%) BDD
16 67 (5.21%) Continuous Delivery
17 65 (5.05%) Unit Testing
18 64 (4.97%) Microservices
19 63 (4.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 516 (40.09%) SQL
2 430 (33.41%) Java
3 394 (30.61%) Python
4 269 (20.90%) Perl
5 164 (12.74%) Bash Shell
6 163 (12.67%) PL/SQL
7 120 (9.32%) JavaScript
8 103 (8.00%) Korn
9 89 (6.92%) C++
10 80 (6.22%) Ruby
11 72 (5.59%) Scala
12 65 (5.05%) C#
13 62 (4.82%) C
14 57 (4.43%) PowerShell
15 40 (3.11%) Groovy
16 32 (2.49%) PHP
17 26 (2.02%) T-SQL
18 22 (1.71%) C-shell
18 22 (1.71%) VB
19 19 (1.48%) AWK
Qualifications
1 153 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 115 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 113 (8.78%) Degree
4 29 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (0.62%) OCP
7 8 (0.62%) RHCE
8 7 (0.54%) OCA
8 7 (0.54%) RHCSA
9 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.31%) MCSA
11 4 (0.31%) PhD
11 4 (0.31%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.23%) CCNA
12 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.36%) QA
2 21 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.32%) MiFID
4 10 (0.78%) SLA
5 6 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.47%) EMIR
6 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.31%) GCP
7 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.16%) FATCA
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.078%) IFRS
System Software
1 151 (11.73%) Docker
2 55 (4.27%) Apache Flume
3 43 (3.34%) HDFS
4 40 (3.11%) Samba
5 38 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
8 23 (1.79%) Active Directory
9 19 (1.48%) NFS
9 19 (1.48%) Xen
10 17 (1.32%) Time Sharing Option
10 17 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 16 (1.24%) Oracle Clusterware
12 15 (1.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 15 (1.17%) RACF
13 12 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 11 (0.85%) Hyper-V
15 10 (0.78%) KVM
16 8 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 8 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 151 (11.73%) Puppet
2 137 (10.64%) Ansible
3 107 (8.31%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (4.12%) Terraform
5 35 (2.72%) Kubernetes
6 30 (2.33%) Data Guard
6 30 (2.33%) NetBackup
7 27 (2.10%) Oracle RMAN
8 26 (2.02%) Nagios
9 25 (1.94%) Tivoli
10 23 (1.79%) Oozie
11 20 (1.55%) logstash
12 18 (1.40%) Control-M
12 18 (1.40%) Hadoop YARN
12 18 (1.40%) Kibana
12 18 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 17 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 17 (1.32%) Packer
14 16 (1.24%) Prometheus
15 15 (1.17%) zSecure
Vendors
1 460 (35.74%) Oracle
2 164 (12.74%) Red Hat
3 118 (9.17%) IBM
4 110 (8.55%) Sybase
5 70 (5.44%) VMware
6 61 (4.74%) SAP
7 56 (4.35%) Microsoft
8 47 (3.65%) HP
9 43 (3.34%) Sun
10 41 (3.19%) Splunk
11 40 (3.11%) Informatica
12 39 (3.03%) Cisco
13 38 (2.95%) AppDynamics
14 37 (2.87%) EMC
15 31 (2.41%) CA
16 28 (2.18%) Veritas
17 26 (2.02%) Ab Initio
18 25 (1.94%) Cloudera
18 25 (1.94%) F5
19 21 (1.63%) Atlassian