Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 177 184
Rank change year-on-year -22 +7 +12
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1279 1663 1508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.54% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.17% 3.91% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 980 879
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £330 £305 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £388
% change year-on-year +8.28% +1.29% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 28
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £29.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.63% -18.71%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.63 £24.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £46.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +11.25% +23.08% -10.96%

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 40289 42519 42816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 39.26% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27699 29224 28486
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 911 913
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £15.81 £13.50 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -23 1173 £475 +11.76% 103
London +7 649 £525 +10.53% 51
UK excluding London -43 627 £425 +8.28% 60
South East -30 218 £431 +4.23% 15
North of England -5 180 £450 +24.48% 20
North West +43 92 £535 +25.88% 12
Scotland +29 88 £425 +6.25% 6
Yorkshire +24 67 £525 +7.69% 7
Midlands -77 48 £380 -10.59% 3
East of England -68 42 £408 +8.67% 9
South West +3 41 £431 +9.68% 5
North East -10 41 £425 +34.92% 1
West Midlands -46 31 £386 -15.11%
East Midlands -40 16 £363 -3.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 9 £438 -
Wales -9 4 £213 -43.33% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 721 (56.37%) Linux
2 718 (56.14%) Unix
3 494 (38.62%) SQL
4 449 (35.11%) Java
5 407 (31.82%) Oracle
6 390 (30.49%) Python
7 358 (27.99%) Agile Software Development
8 352 (27.52%) Finance
9 280 (21.89%) DevOps
10 278 (21.74%) Perl
11 254 (19.86%) Jenkins
12 231 (18.06%) Git (software)
13 209 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
14 189 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 176 (13.76%) Bash Shell
16 173 (13.53%) Windows
17 162 (12.67%) Banking
18 161 (12.59%) Scrum
19 160 (12.51%) Puppet
20 159 (12.43%) Hadoop
21 151 (11.81%) Ansible
22 149 (11.65%) Big Data
23 146 (11.42%) Solaris
24 145 (11.34%) Relational Database
25 144 (11.26%) JIRA
26 143 (11.18%) Red Hat
27 142 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
28 140 (10.95%) Docker
29 139 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
30 136 (10.63%) PL/SQL

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
1 112 (8.76%) Apache Spark
2 111 (8.68%) Apache
3 93 (7.27%) WebSphere
4 83 (6.49%) Tomcat
5 82 (6.41%) WebLogic
6 65 (5.08%) JBoss
7 55 (4.30%) Confluence
8 54 (4.22%) nginx
9 42 (3.28%) SAS
10 32 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 32 (2.50%) OpenStack
11 28 (2.19%) MQSeries
12 27 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
13 26 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
14 22 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
15 17 (1.33%) SharePoint
16 16 (1.25%) iPlanet
17 15 (1.17%) CICS
18 12 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
19 10 (0.78%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 34 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.63%) HipChat
4 8 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.47%) Houdini
5 6 (0.47%) Maya
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.47%) NUKE
6 4 (0.31%) SPSS
6 4 (0.31%) Stata
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.078%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.17%) Temenos T24
2 11 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.78%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.70%) RMDS
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.55%) Unica
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.078%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.078%) Kondor
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 139 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (4.07%) GitHub
3 36 (2.81%) PaaS
4 27 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (2.11%) Amazon S3
5 26 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
6 12 (0.94%) Slack
7 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.86%) Route 53
8 10 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 8 (0.63%) SaaS
10 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.55%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.39%) Amazon Glacier
13 5 (0.39%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.57%) HTTP
2 74 (5.79%) LDAP
2 74 (5.79%) SSL
3 64 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 63 (4.93%) SAN
5 45 (3.52%) DNS
6 42 (3.28%) Firewall
7 39 (3.05%) WAN
8 37 (2.89%) SSH
9 32 (2.50%) LAN
10 25 (1.95%) Kerberos
10 25 (1.95%) VPN
11 20 (1.56%) SMTP
12 18 (1.41%) FTP
12 18 (1.41%) HTTPS
13 17 (1.33%) Internet
14 16 (1.25%) iSCSI
15 15 (1.17%) NAS
16 14 (1.09%) Network Security
16 14 (1.09%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (12.43%) Hadoop
2 149 (11.65%) Big Data
3 145 (11.34%) Relational Database
4 120 (9.38%) SQL Server
5 109 (8.52%) Oracle Database
6 92 (7.19%) NoSQL
7 87 (6.80%) RDBMS
8 84 (6.57%) Apache Hive
9 82 (6.41%) MySQL
10 80 (6.25%) DB2
11 74 (5.79%) MongoDB
12 70 (5.47%) HBase
13 69 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
14 54 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
15 53 (4.14%) Sqoop
16 51 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
17 49 (3.83%) Impala
18 42 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
19 40 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
20 32 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 254 (19.86%) Jenkins
2 231 (18.06%) Git (software)
3 144 (11.26%) JIRA
4 91 (7.11%) Maven
5 68 (5.32%) TeamCity
6 64 (5.00%) Gradle
7 54 (4.22%) Subversion
8 44 (3.44%) Ant
8 44 (3.44%) Vagrant
9 38 (2.97%) JUnit
10 35 (2.74%) Cucumber
11 32 (2.50%) gulp
12 27 (2.11%) Selenium
13 26 (2.03%) Bitbucket
14 25 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.88%) IBM UrbanCode
15 24 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
15 24 (1.88%) Travis CI
16 22 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
17 21 (1.64%) Artifactory
General
1 352 (27.52%) Finance
2 162 (12.67%) Banking
3 54 (4.22%) Investment Banking
4 49 (3.83%) Retail
5 47 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 45 (3.52%) Marketing
7 35 (2.74%) Front Office
8 25 (1.95%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.88%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.72%) Electronics
11 17 (1.33%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.78%) Billing
13 9 (0.70%) Back Office
13 9 (0.70%) Legal
14 6 (0.47%) Games
14 6 (0.47%) International Banking
14 6 (0.47%) Publishing
15 4 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.23%) Law
17 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 379 (29.63%) Developer
2 146 (11.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 126 (9.85%) Java Developer
4 120 (9.38%) Administrator
5 82 (6.41%) DBA
6 81 (6.33%) Analyst
7 74 (5.79%) Consultant
8 60 (4.69%) Linux Engineer
9 58 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
10 57 (4.46%) Oracle Developer
11 56 (4.38%) Architect
12 45 (3.52%) Linux Administrator
13 40 (3.13%) Senior Developer
14 39 (3.05%) Tester
15 35 (2.74%) Oracle DBA
15 35 (2.74%) SQL Developer
16 34 (2.66%) Unix Engineer
17 33 (2.58%) Data Engineer
18 31 (2.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 31 (2.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (9.77%) XML
2 121 (9.46%) J2EE
3 118 (9.23%) Web Services
4 108 (8.44%) JSON
5 102 (7.97%) Spring
6 100 (7.82%) Middleware
7 94 (7.35%) HTML
8 77 (6.02%) RESTful
9 68 (5.32%) Kafka
10 66 (5.16%) SOAP
11 65 (5.08%) .NET
12 54 (4.22%) AngularJS
12 54 (4.22%) REST
13 51 (3.99%) Node.js
14 48 (3.75%) CSS
15 47 (3.67%) HTML5
16 39 (3.05%) Spark Streaming
17 32 (2.50%) Java EE
18 31 (2.42%) jQuery
19 30 (2.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 142 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.16%) Linux Command Line
3 62 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 58 (4.53%) Clustering
5 43 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 40 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 38 (2.97%) Equities
8 37 (2.89%) Derivative
9 32 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 31 (2.42%) PKI
11 29 (2.27%) Replication
12 27 (2.11%) Mainframe
13 26 (2.03%) Management Information System
14 24 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
15 21 (1.64%) Data Structures
16 20 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (1.49%) Virtual Team
18 16 (1.25%) Mobile App
18 16 (1.25%) Public Cloud
18 16 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 721 (56.37%) Linux
2 718 (56.14%) Unix
3 189 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 173 (13.53%) Windows
5 146 (11.42%) Solaris
6 109 (8.52%) AIX
7 58 (4.53%) CentOS
8 51 (3.99%) Windows Server
9 33 (2.58%) HPUX
10 32 (2.50%) SUSE
11 19 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (1.41%) Android
13 15 (1.17%) zOS
14 11 (0.86%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.70%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (27.99%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (21.89%) DevOps
3 209 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
4 161 (12.59%) Scrum
5 131 (10.24%) TDD
6 120 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
7 116 (9.07%) ETL
8 110 (8.60%) ITIL
9 108 (8.44%) Configuration Management
10 106 (8.29%) Test Automation
11 105 (8.21%) Open Source
12 92 (7.19%) Analytics
13 75 (5.86%) SDLC
14 71 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
15 69 (5.39%) BDD
16 66 (5.16%) Microservices
17 64 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
17 64 (5.00%) Unit Testing
18 63 (4.93%) OO
19 59 (4.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 494 (38.62%) SQL
2 449 (35.11%) Java
3 390 (30.49%) Python
4 278 (21.74%) Perl
5 176 (13.76%) Bash Shell
6 136 (10.63%) PL/SQL
7 117 (9.15%) Korn
8 115 (8.99%) JavaScript
9 91 (7.11%) C#
10 86 (6.72%) C++
11 85 (6.65%) Ruby
12 77 (6.02%) Scala
13 62 (4.85%) PowerShell
14 56 (4.38%) C
15 47 (3.67%) Groovy
16 42 (3.28%) T-SQL
17 29 (2.27%) PHP
17 29 (2.27%) VB
18 20 (1.56%) JCL
19 19 (1.49%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 134 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 123 (9.62%) Degree
3 97 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (0.78%) RHCE
8 8 (0.63%) OCP
8 8 (0.63%) RHCSA
9 7 (0.55%) OCA
10 6 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.39%) CISSP
11 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.31%) CFA
12 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.31%) ISEB
12 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.31%) MCSA
13 3 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.02%) QA
2 26 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.95%) MiFID
4 12 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
4 12 (0.94%) EMIR
5 10 (0.78%) SLA
6 6 (0.47%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.23%) GCP
10 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.16%) FATCA
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.078%) DICOM
11 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.078%) HL7
11 1 (0.078%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 140 (10.95%) Docker
2 48 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.28%) Apache Flume
4 39 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (2.89%) Active Directory
6 32 (2.50%) Samba
7 28 (2.19%) HDFS
8 26 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
9 20 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 19 (1.49%) NFS
11 17 (1.33%) Xen
12 16 (1.25%) Oracle Clusterware
12 16 (1.25%) RACF
12 16 (1.25%) Time Sharing Option
13 15 (1.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 14 (1.09%) Hyper-V
15 10 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 10 (0.78%) KVM
15 10 (0.78%) vSphere
16 9 (0.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 160 (12.51%) Puppet
2 151 (11.81%) Ansible
3 130 (10.16%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (3.60%) Terraform
5 36 (2.81%) Kubernetes
6 28 (2.19%) Data Guard
7 27 (2.11%) Nagios
7 27 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 24 (1.88%) Hadoop YARN
9 21 (1.64%) Rancher
10 20 (1.56%) Control-M
10 20 (1.56%) NetBackup
10 20 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 18 (1.41%) Packer
11 18 (1.41%) Tivoli
12 17 (1.33%) vCenter Server
13 16 (1.25%) Prometheus
14 15 (1.17%) zSecure
15 14 (1.09%) Kibana
Vendors
1 407 (31.82%) Oracle
2 143 (11.18%) Red Hat
3 131 (10.24%) Sybase
4 112 (8.76%) IBM
5 88 (6.88%) VMware
6 65 (5.08%) Microsoft
7 63 (4.93%) SAP
8 49 (3.83%) Informatica
9 44 (3.44%) HP
10 41 (3.21%) Sun
11 40 (3.13%) Cloudera
12 37 (2.89%) Splunk
13 35 (2.74%) CA
13 35 (2.74%) Cisco
14 33 (2.58%) AppDynamics
14 33 (2.58%) EMC
14 33 (2.58%) Veritas
15 28 (2.19%) Hortonworks
16 26 (2.03%) F5
17 21 (1.64%) Atlassian