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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 158 176
Rank change year-on-year -34 +18  
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 599 876 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.63% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.08% 4.19% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 525 436
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £391 £400
% change year-on-year +8.62% -2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 14
Median hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +42.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.10 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £53.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +42.85%  

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 19423 20883 21303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.99% 38.84% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13268 14340 14218
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 452 433
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 -43 533 £475 +11.76% 117
London -1 307 £525 +11.70% 45
South East -23 93 £400 -4.47% 17
Scotland +49 51 £425 +6.25% 11
North West +27 51 £450 - 14
City of London -15 49 £513 +2.50% 12
Glasgow +21 41 £425 +8.97% 7
East of England -37 27 £425 +21.34% 11
Surrey -4 25 £438 +2.94% 7
Cheshire +43 24 £388 -13.88% 4
Hampshire -6 22 £400 -0.12% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 20 £368 -2.00%
Manchester +11 18 £488 +8.33% 8
Berkshire +4 17 £425 -12.82% 6
Milton Keynes -2 16 £368 -2.00%
Redhill -4 16 £438 +45.83% 2
West Midlands -17 16 £386 -0.96% 1
Yorkshire -12 12 £450 -14.28% 18
North East +6 11 £339 +5.85% 3
Havant +3 10 £400 +5.26%
South West -6 9 £438 +14.00% 7
Northern Ireland - 9 £438 -
County Antrim - 9 £438 -
Hammersmith - 9 £555 - 1
Belfast - 9 £438 -
Slough +10 8 £375 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +4 8 £400 -6.86% 16
Lancashire +1 8 £400 -5.38%
Bedfordshire 0 8 £400 -23.80% 2
Norfolk -10 8 £450 +20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 680 (58.42%) Unix
2 638 (54.81%) Linux
3 490 (42.10%) SQL
4 412 (35.40%) Java
5 366 (31.44%) Oracle
6 355 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
7 341 (29.30%) Finance
8 288 (24.74%) Python
9 254 (21.82%) Jenkins
10 231 (19.85%) DevOps
11 206 (17.70%) Perl
12 198 (17.01%) Banking
12 198 (17.01%) Git (software)
13 191 (16.41%) Bash Shell
14 186 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 174 (14.95%) PL/SQL
16 165 (14.18%) Scrum
17 164 (14.09%) Relational Database
18 160 (13.75%) Windows
19 153 (13.14%) Puppet
20 144 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
21 143 (12.29%) JavaScript
22 139 (11.94%) Red Hat
23 133 (11.43%) Oracle Database
24 128 (11.00%) Opscode Chef
24 128 (11.00%) Degree
25 127 (10.91%) XML
25 127 (10.91%) TDD
26 123 (10.57%) Solaris
27 120 (10.31%) Amazon AWS

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 93 (7.99%) WebSphere
2 79 (6.79%) Apache
3 77 (6.62%) Tomcat
4 62 (5.33%) Apache Spark
5 56 (4.81%) WebLogic
6 55 (4.73%) JBoss
7 44 (3.78%) nginx
8 38 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 30 (2.58%) Confluence
10 26 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 23 (1.98%) SAS
12 15 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (1.03%) Apache Geronimo
13 12 (1.03%) Apache Pig
13 12 (1.03%) Apache TomEE
13 12 (1.03%) MQSeries
13 12 (1.03%) Tuxedo
14 10 (0.86%) SharePoint
15 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 9 (0.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.34%) SPSS
4 4 (0.34%) Stata
5 3 (0.26%) HipChat
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.17%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.086%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.086%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.95%) Temenos T24
3 8 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.60%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.60%) RMDS
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.086%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 120 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.75%) PaaS
3 21 (1.80%) GitHub
4 20 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.63%) Amazon S3
6 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.60%) Slack
11 6 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.52%) Route 53
12 5 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.26%) Bluemix
13 3 (0.26%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (7.04%) HTTP
2 78 (6.70%) SSL
3 61 (5.24%) LDAP
4 57 (4.90%) SAN
5 49 (4.21%) TCP/IP
6 39 (3.35%) DNS
7 23 (1.98%) Firewall
8 20 (1.72%) HTTPS
8 20 (1.72%) SSH
9 18 (1.55%) SMTP
10 17 (1.46%) FTP
10 17 (1.46%) Internet
10 17 (1.46%) Kerberos
11 13 (1.12%) WAN
12 12 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (0.95%) DHCP
13 11 (0.95%) IMAP
14 10 (0.86%) LAN
14 10 (0.86%) Network Security
14 10 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (14.09%) Relational Database
2 133 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 115 (9.88%) Hadoop
4 105 (9.02%) SQL Server
5 91 (7.82%) Big Data
6 88 (7.56%) DB2
7 79 (6.79%) RDBMS
8 60 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
8 60 (5.15%) MySQL
9 53 (4.55%) NoSQL
9 53 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 41 (3.52%) Apache Hive
11 40 (3.44%) MongoDB
12 39 (3.35%) SQLPlus
13 36 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
14 34 (2.92%) HBase
15 32 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
16 28 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
17 26 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
18 23 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 254 (21.82%) Jenkins
2 198 (17.01%) Git (software)
3 114 (9.79%) JIRA
4 107 (9.19%) Maven
5 78 (6.70%) Gradle
6 59 (5.07%) JUnit
7 55 (4.73%) Ant
7 55 (4.73%) TeamCity
8 47 (4.04%) Selenium
9 45 (3.87%) Subversion
10 43 (3.69%) Cucumber
11 41 (3.52%) Hudson
12 33 (2.84%) Vagrant
13 30 (2.58%) gulp
13 30 (2.58%) Mockito
14 26 (2.23%) IBM UrbanCode
15 25 (2.15%) Travis CI
16 22 (1.89%) CircleCI
17 20 (1.72%) CruiseControl
18 19 (1.63%) GitLab
General
1 341 (29.30%) Finance
2 198 (17.01%) Banking
3 56 (4.81%) Investment Banking
4 37 (3.18%) Front Office
4 37 (3.18%) Retail
5 31 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.89%) Marketing
7 21 (1.80%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.95%) Electronics
9 11 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.69%) Legal
11 6 (0.52%) Back Office
11 6 (0.52%) Billing
12 5 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.34%) Games
13 4 (0.34%) German Language
13 4 (0.34%) Law
14 2 (0.17%) International Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 395 (33.93%) Developer
2 127 (10.91%) Java Developer
3 118 (10.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 87 (7.47%) Administrator
5 78 (6.70%) Oracle Developer
6 73 (6.27%) Analyst
7 67 (5.76%) DBA
8 64 (5.50%) SQL Developer
9 58 (4.98%) Consultant
10 54 (4.64%) Linux Engineer
11 53 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 46 (3.95%) PL/SQL Developer
12 46 (3.95%) Tester
13 45 (3.87%) Architect
14 39 (3.35%) Unix Engineer
15 37 (3.18%) C++ Developer
15 37 (3.18%) Systems Administrator
16 32 (2.75%) Automation Tester
17 31 (2.66%) Senior Java Developer
18 30 (2.58%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (10.91%) XML
2 111 (9.54%) JSON
3 107 (9.19%) HTML
4 102 (8.76%) Spring
5 98 (8.42%) Web Services
6 97 (8.33%) J2EE
7 90 (7.73%) SOAP
8 72 (6.19%) Middleware
9 65 (5.58%) .NET
10 64 (5.50%) jQuery
11 60 (5.15%) REST
12 59 (5.07%) HTML5
12 59 (5.07%) RESTful
13 42 (3.61%) CSS
14 40 (3.44%) AngularJS
15 39 (3.35%) Node.js
16 37 (3.18%) WebSphere MQ
17 34 (2.92%) JMS
18 32 (2.75%) Hibernate
19 31 (2.66%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 50 (4.30%) Linux Command Line
4 48 (4.12%) Equities
5 46 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 45 (3.87%) Derivative
7 41 (3.52%) Clustering
8 40 (3.44%) Fixed Income
9 30 (2.58%) Data Centre
10 26 (2.23%) Equity Derivative
10 26 (2.23%) Management Information System
11 25 (2.15%) PKI
12 20 (1.72%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.55%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.37%) Replication
15 13 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 13 (1.12%) Public Cloud
16 12 (1.03%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.95%) DataPower
17 11 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 680 (58.42%) Unix
2 638 (54.81%) Linux
3 186 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 160 (13.75%) Windows
5 123 (10.57%) Solaris
6 94 (8.08%) AIX
7 48 (4.12%) CentOS
8 37 (3.18%) Windows Server
9 15 (1.29%) HPUX
9 15 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
10 13 (1.12%) SUSE
10 13 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.86%) Android
11 10 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.69%) Tru64
13 8 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (19.85%) DevOps
3 165 (14.18%) Scrum
4 144 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
5 127 (10.91%) TDD
6 114 (9.79%) Performance Tuning
7 113 (9.71%) Test Automation
8 103 (8.85%) Configuration Management
9 95 (8.16%) OO
10 93 (7.99%) SDLC
11 82 (7.04%) Open Source
12 81 (6.96%) ITIL
13 75 (6.44%) Microservices
14 72 (6.19%) Waterfall
15 69 (5.93%) Analytics
16 66 (5.67%) ETL
17 60 (5.15%) BDD
18 55 (4.73%) Migration
19 52 (4.47%) Unit Testing
20 51 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 490 (42.10%) SQL
2 412 (35.40%) Java
3 288 (24.74%) Python
4 206 (17.70%) Perl
5 191 (16.41%) Bash Shell
6 174 (14.95%) PL/SQL
7 143 (12.29%) JavaScript
8 98 (8.42%) C#
9 94 (8.08%) C++
10 93 (7.99%) Korn
11 79 (6.79%) Ruby
12 67 (5.76%) PowerShell
13 57 (4.90%) Scala
14 46 (3.95%) C
15 43 (3.69%) Groovy
16 39 (3.35%) PHP
17 34 (2.92%) VB
18 30 (2.58%) T-SQL
19 18 (1.55%) R
20 14 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (11.00%) Degree
2 87 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 70 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.20%) RHCE
6 11 (0.95%) RHCSA
7 8 (0.69%) CISSP
7 8 (0.69%) OCP
7 8 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.60%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.60%) OCA
9 6 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.43%) CFA
10 5 (0.43%) ISEB
10 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.34%) CCIE
11 4 (0.34%) CCIE Security
12 3 (0.26%) MBA
12 3 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.38%) QA
2 48 (4.12%) MiFID
3 34 (2.92%) Dodd-Frank
3 34 (2.92%) EMIR
4 24 (2.06%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.37%) SLA
6 7 (0.60%) FATCA
7 6 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.26%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.086%) Basel II
12 1 (0.086%) COREP
12 1 (0.086%) DICOM
12 1 (0.086%) HL7
12 1 (0.086%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 88 (7.56%) Docker
2 42 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (2.49%) Active Directory
5 20 (1.72%) HDFS
6 19 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (1.37%) Oracle Clusterware
7 16 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 11 (0.95%) Samba
9 10 (0.86%) NFS
10 9 (0.77%) Apache Flume
10 9 (0.77%) Squid
10 9 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 9 (0.77%) vSphere
10 9 (0.77%) Xen
11 8 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
11 8 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.60%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
12 7 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 153 (13.14%) Puppet
2 128 (11.00%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (9.88%) Ansible
4 33 (2.84%) Control-M
5 28 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
6 27 (2.32%) Oracle RMAN
7 26 (2.23%) Kubernetes
8 22 (1.89%) Data Guard
8 22 (1.89%) Rancher
9 21 (1.80%) Hadoop YARN
9 21 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 20 (1.72%) Nagios
11 19 (1.63%) Terraform
12 18 (1.55%) Cobbler
13 17 (1.46%) EMC NetWorker
13 17 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 16 (1.37%) Packer
15 15 (1.29%) NetBackup
15 15 (1.29%) vCenter Server
16 13 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 366 (31.44%) Oracle
2 139 (11.94%) Red Hat
3 102 (8.76%) IBM
4 93 (7.99%) Sybase
5 90 (7.73%) VMware
6 63 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 44 (3.78%) SAP
8 37 (3.18%) Cloudera
8 37 (3.18%) Perforce
9 36 (3.09%) HP
10 34 (2.92%) Splunk
11 33 (2.84%) EMC
12 30 (2.58%) Veritas
13 27 (2.32%) Hortonworks
14 26 (2.23%) Informatica
15 25 (2.15%) Ab Initio
16 23 (1.98%) Sun
17 22 (1.89%) AppDynamics
17 22 (1.89%) Cisco
18 20 (1.72%) webMethods
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Talent International
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ITV PLC
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £640.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £720 to £766 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago