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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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 254 270 200
Rank change year-on-year +16 -70 +55
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 942 662 556
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.00% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.88% 2.47% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 398 368
10th Percentile £421 £350 £356
25th Percentile £482 £405 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £483 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.93% +1.63% -5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £550 £550
90th Percentile £700 £638 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +21.50% -4.89% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
10th Percentile - £37.98 £25.10
25th Percentile £18.00 £46.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £58.71 £40.70
Median % change year-on-year -27.61% +44.25% -12.47%
75th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £59.00 - £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £52.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -65.71% +50.00% -22.22%

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 32,708 26,811 17,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.76% 40.42% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,874 18,919 12,106
10th Percentile £396 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £668 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £699 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £449 £450
% change year-on-year +11.30% -0.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 473 290
10th Percentile £18.58 £16.33 £17.73
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £22.13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% - -3.41%
75th Percentile £63.25 £53.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £72.67 £64.00 £58.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.12 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.45% -4.12% -4.49%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +3 733 £550 +11.11% 87
Work from Home -1 461 £540 +13.68% 34
London +6 367 £580 +10.48% 47
UK excluding London -16 351 £520 +21.50% 48
Midlands -15 114 £495 +15.12% 10
West Midlands -25 99 £495 +15.12% 7
South East -2 76 £570 +42.50% 13
North of England -16 73 £515 +21.18% 8
Scotland -20 44 £500 +17.65% 7
North West -26 35 £475 +24.02% 3
North East +13 23 £500 +17.65%
Yorkshire -24 23 £510 +13.33% 5
South West -18 21 £600 +26.32% 3
East Midlands +7 15 £495 -3.41% 3
East of England -31 12 £500 - 5
Wales -3 10 £593 +9.98%
Northern Ireland +3 3 £688 +59.69% 2

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 501 (53.18%) Unix
2 500 (53.08%) Linux
3 392 (41.61%) Oracle
4 375 (39.81%) SQL
5 347 (36.84%) Java
6 310 (32.91%) Python
7 308 (32.70%) Agile
8 277 (29.41%) AWS
9 253 (26.86%) JIRA
10 245 (26.01%) DevOps
11 243 (25.80%) Git (software)
12 231 (24.52%) Jenkins
13 225 (23.89%) Finance
14 218 (23.14%) CI/CD
15 214 (22.72%) Ansible
16 211 (22.40%) PL/SQL
17 210 (22.29%) Security Cleared
18 206 (21.87%) Azure
19 196 (20.81%) SC Cleared
20 191 (20.28%) Social Skills
21 176 (18.68%) Windows
22 161 (17.09%) Confluence
23 157 (16.67%) Scrum
24 151 (16.03%) Bash
25 149 (15.82%) Terraform
26 148 (15.71%) Software Engineering
27 144 (15.29%) Oracle Database
28 132 (14.01%) Docker
29 128 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
30 127 (13.48%) Perl

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
1 161 (17.09%) Confluence
2 62 (6.58%) WebLogic
3 57 (6.05%) Apache
4 49 (5.20%) SAS
5 48 (5.10%) Apache Spark
6 31 (3.29%) WebSphere
7 30 (3.18%) Tomcat
8 21 (2.23%) SharePoint
9 20 (2.12%) nginx
10 19 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (1.38%) NetWeaver
12 12 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (1.06%) JBoss
14 9 (0.96%) WebSphere Process Server
15 6 (0.64%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.64%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
15 6 (0.64%) PowerExchange
16 4 (0.42%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.42%) Jupyter
Applications
1 54 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (1.70%) assyst
2 15 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
3 13 (1.38%) Primavera
4 12 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.06%) Oracle Utilities
6 8 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.53%) Siebel CRM
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle BRM
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle FAH
11 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 2 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 277 (29.41%) AWS
2 206 (21.87%) Azure
3 91 (9.66%) GCP
4 54 (5.73%) PaaS
5 47 (4.99%) GitHub
6 35 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (3.72%) Azure DevOps
7 34 (3.61%) Amazon S3
8 32 (3.40%) SaaS
8 32 (3.40%) Serverless
9 29 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 29 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (2.65%) IaaS
11 20 (2.12%) Microsoft 365
12 18 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (1.80%) Datadog
14 13 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
15 11 (1.17%) AWS CodePipeline
15 11 (1.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 75 (7.96%) Firewall
2 42 (4.46%) Internet
2 42 (4.46%) SSH
3 41 (4.35%) LAN
4 40 (4.25%) DNS
4 40 (4.25%) HTTP
5 38 (4.03%) SSL
6 37 (3.93%) Network Security
6 37 (3.93%) VPN
7 33 (3.50%) TCP/IP
8 26 (2.76%) HTTPS
9 21 (2.23%) WAN
10 20 (2.12%) OSPF
10 20 (2.12%) SNMP
10 20 (2.12%) TACACS
11 17 (1.80%) DMZ
11 17 (1.80%) Kerberos
12 15 (1.59%) SAN
13 9 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (15.29%) Oracle Database
2 78 (8.28%) Pentaho
3 70 (7.43%) MySQL
4 69 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 69 (7.32%) SQL Server
5 68 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
6 58 (6.16%) Hadoop
7 55 (5.84%) Apache Hive
7 55 (5.84%) HBase
8 54 (5.73%) Oracle Database 12c
9 47 (4.99%) MongoDB
10 40 (4.25%) BusinessObjects
11 34 (3.61%) NoSQL
12 33 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 32 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 31 (3.29%) Oracle Database 10g
15 30 (3.18%) Big Data
16 28 (2.97%) RDBMS
17 27 (2.87%) Impala
Development Applications
1 253 (26.86%) JIRA
2 243 (25.80%) Git (software)
3 231 (24.52%) Jenkins
4 122 (12.95%) GitLab
5 70 (7.43%) Bitbucket
6 59 (6.26%) Maven
7 35 (3.72%) Artifactory
8 34 (3.61%) CA Gen
9 28 (2.97%) JUnit
10 24 (2.55%) CircleCI
11 23 (2.44%) Cucumber
12 21 (2.23%) Gradle
13 19 (2.02%) Ant
14 17 (1.80%) IBM UrbanCode
14 17 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (1.70%) JMeter
16 14 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
16 14 (1.49%) RSpec
17 13 (1.38%) SonarQube
17 13 (1.38%) TeamCity
General
1 225 (23.89%) Finance
2 191 (20.28%) Social Skills
3 122 (12.95%) Banking
4 90 (9.55%) Public Sector
5 86 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (4.14%) Documentation Skills
7 20 (2.12%) Back Office
8 17 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
10 14 (1.49%) Front Office
10 14 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (1.27%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.17%) Retail
13 9 (0.96%) Law
14 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.74%) Billing
15 7 (0.74%) Legal
16 5 (0.53%) Automotive
17 4 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 257 (27.28%) Developer
2 113 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (8.07%) Software Engineer
4 68 (7.22%) Java Developer
5 64 (6.79%) DBA
6 47 (4.99%) Administrator
7 45 (4.78%) Analyst
8 43 (4.56%) Architect
9 38 (4.03%) Oracle DBA
10 36 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 32 (3.40%) Consultant
12 30 (3.18%) Data Engineer
13 29 (3.08%) Support Analyst
14 28 (2.97%) Oracle Developer
15 27 (2.87%) AWS Engineer
16 26 (2.76%) Oracle Specialist
16 26 (2.76%) Python Developer
16 26 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
17 25 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
17 25 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.66%) Spring
2 72 (7.64%) XML
3 69 (7.32%) REST
4 68 (7.22%) J2EE
5 66 (7.01%) JSON
6 62 (6.58%) Spring Boot
7 57 (6.05%) Kafka
8 44 (4.67%) .NET
9 42 (4.46%) HTML
10 41 (4.35%) SOAP
11 40 (4.25%) CSS
11 40 (4.25%) Middleware
12 34 (3.61%) Node.js
13 31 (3.29%) React
14 30 (3.18%) Web Services
15 24 (2.55%) RESTful
16 22 (2.34%) ASP.NET
17 20 (2.12%) JDBC
18 19 (2.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
19 18 (1.91%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.03%) Data Protection Act
2 34 (3.61%) Data Centre
3 32 (3.40%) Clustering
4 27 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
4 27 (2.87%) SWIFT
5 26 (2.76%) Data Structures
6 24 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.44%) Replication
8 20 (2.12%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.70%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.49%) DataPower
11 13 (1.38%) Equities
12 11 (1.17%) Cloud Native
12 11 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.06%) SCADA
14 9 (0.96%) IoT
14 9 (0.96%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.96%) Reference Data
14 9 (0.96%) User Experience
15 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 501 (53.18%) Unix
2 500 (53.08%) Linux
3 176 (18.68%) Windows
4 98 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (4.03%) AIX
6 28 (2.97%) CentOS
7 27 (2.87%) Solaris
8 19 (2.02%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.70%) Windows Server
10 12 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 11 (1.17%) VMS
12 8 (0.85%) Android
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.42%) FreeNAS
14 4 (0.42%) SUSE
15 3 (0.32%) Alpine Linux
15 3 (0.32%) Debian
15 3 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (32.70%) Agile
2 245 (26.01%) DevOps
3 218 (23.14%) CI/CD
4 157 (16.67%) Scrum
5 148 (15.71%) Software Engineering
6 128 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
7 124 (13.16%) Configuration Management
8 110 (11.68%) ETL
9 106 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
10 103 (10.93%) Data Modelling
11 100 (10.62%) Process Improvement
12 98 (10.40%) Analytics
13 96 (10.19%) Test Strategy
14 95 (10.08%) Test Automation
15 94 (9.98%) Performance Tuning
16 86 (9.13%) OO
17 80 (8.49%) ITIL
18 79 (8.39%) Microservices
18 79 (8.39%) Migration
19 70 (7.43%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 375 (39.81%) SQL
2 347 (36.84%) Java
3 310 (32.91%) Python
4 211 (22.40%) PL/SQL
5 151 (16.03%) Bash
6 127 (13.48%) Perl
7 96 (10.19%) PowerShell
8 75 (7.96%) C
9 74 (7.86%) JavaScript
10 60 (6.37%) Scala
11 40 (4.25%) VBA
12 39 (4.14%) C#
12 39 (4.14%) Korn
13 36 (3.82%) HiveQL
14 35 (3.72%) Groovy
14 35 (3.72%) R
15 34 (3.61%) C++
16 32 (3.40%) COBOL
16 32 (3.40%) Go
17 24 (2.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 210 (22.29%) Security Cleared
2 196 (20.81%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.25%) Degree
4 23 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (2.34%) Oracle Certification
6 18 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.59%) OCP
9 14 (1.49%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.64%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.32%) HNC
12 3 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.32%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.21%) CCNA
13 2 (0.21%) CEH
13 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.21%) HND
13 2 (0.21%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.91%) QA
2 12 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.17%) SEPA
4 10 (1.06%) Accessibility
5 8 (0.85%) SLA
6 6 (0.64%) GDPR
6 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.42%) NIST
9 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.21%) EMIR
10 2 (0.21%) MiFID
10 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.21%) WCAG
11 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.11%) DICOM
11 1 (0.11%) HL7
11 1 (0.11%) LOINC
11 1 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 132 (14.01%) Docker
2 52 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
3 47 (4.99%) HDFS
3 47 (4.99%) Oracle RAC
4 31 (3.29%) Active Directory
5 22 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (1.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 12 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.64%) NFS
8 6 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
8 6 (0.64%) Samba
8 6 (0.64%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.53%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.53%) Firmware
9 5 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.53%) PowerHA
9 5 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.32%) iptables
Systems Management
1 214 (22.72%) Ansible
2 149 (15.82%) Terraform
3 122 (12.95%) Kubernetes
4 64 (6.79%) Puppet
5 49 (5.20%) Data Guard
6 33 (3.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 24 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (2.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 18 (1.91%) Tivoli
10 16 (1.70%) Control-M
11 15 (1.59%) Grafana
11 15 (1.59%) Prometheus
12 14 (1.49%) Nagios
12 14 (1.49%) Packer
12 14 (1.49%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 12 (1.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 8 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
15 7 (0.74%) IBM Guardium
15 7 (0.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 392 (41.61%) Oracle
2 89 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 85 (9.02%) Red Hat
4 66 (7.01%) Informatica
5 57 (6.05%) Google
5 57 (6.05%) IBM
6 42 (4.46%) Talend
7 41 (4.35%) BEA
8 40 (4.25%) webMethods
9 38 (4.03%) Pega
10 33 (3.50%) Splunk
11 32 (3.40%) VMware
12 31 (3.29%) ServiceNow
13 29 (3.08%) Cloudera
14 21 (2.23%) AppDynamics
14 21 (2.23%) Sybase
15 20 (2.12%) SAP
16 15 (1.59%) WSO2
17 14 (1.49%) Citrix
17 14 (1.49%) Green Hat