Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 190 189
Rank change year-on-year -34 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,164 1,291 1,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.37% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.75% 3.36% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 773 845
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £294
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 18
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.86% +9.72%
10th Percentile £30.79 £25.85 £25.12
90th Percentile £43.53 £55.25 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -6.98% +19.44%

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 42,270 38,412 41,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.97% 40.64% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,711 26,411 28,316
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 777 856 1,056
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.69 £14.93 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 1,108 £450 +4.65% 218
UK excluding London +20 615 £425 +6.25% 147
London -69 533 £500 +5.26% 84
South East +13 225 £413 +3.13% 25
North of England +40 170 £425 +3.66% 36
Midlands +21 98 £375 -6.25% 26
West Midlands +31 69 £375 -11.76% 10
Yorkshire +33 68 £535 +24.42% 16
North West +13 62 £463 +8.82% 16
North East +44 57 £425 +11.48% 4
South West +7 52 £438 +29.63% 15
East of England -31 30 £380 +47.57% 32
East Midlands 0 29 £350 -10.26% 15
Scotland -48 29 £400 - 7
Wales +8 10 £475 - 6
Northern Ireland -9 7 £399 -3.33%

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 714 (61.34%) Linux
2 677 (58.16%) Unix
3 435 (37.37%) SQL
4 406 (34.88%) Oracle
5 380 (32.65%) Java
6 344 (29.55%) Python
7 334 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
8 268 (23.02%) DevOps
9 254 (21.82%) Jenkins
10 222 (19.07%) Windows
11 218 (18.73%) Git (software)
12 211 (18.13%) Finance
13 207 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 199 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
15 189 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
16 186 (15.98%) Red Hat
17 184 (15.81%) Perl
18 176 (15.12%) PL/SQL
18 176 (15.12%) Puppet
19 167 (14.35%) Docker
20 155 (13.32%) Ansible
21 149 (12.80%) Bash Shell
22 147 (12.63%) Oracle Database
23 140 (12.03%) Relational Database
23 140 (12.03%) Solaris
24 139 (11.94%) Configuration Management
24 139 (11.94%) Security Cleared
25 132 (11.34%) Banking
26 125 (10.74%) JSON
27 122 (10.48%) TDD

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
1 100 (8.59%) Apache
2 82 (7.04%) Apache Spark
3 70 (6.01%) WebSphere
4 69 (5.93%) Tomcat
5 64 (5.50%) Confluence
6 62 (5.33%) JBoss
7 48 (4.12%) WebLogic
8 42 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
9 40 (3.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 30 (2.58%) SAS
11 27 (2.32%) nginx
12 19 (1.63%) IIS
13 17 (1.46%) OpenStack
13 17 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.86%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.86%) GemFire
15 8 (0.69%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
16 7 (0.60%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.43%) HipChat
2 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.17%) Houdini
3 2 (0.17%) Maya
3 2 (0.17%) NUKE
3 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.086%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.72%) Temenos T24
2 18 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.12%) Kondor
5 11 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.52%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.34%) RMDS
9 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.26%) Global One
9 3 (0.26%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.17%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 2 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 189 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (4.81%) PaaS
4 54 (4.64%) GitHub
5 38 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (2.84%) Amazon S3
7 29 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (2.49%) SaaS
8 28 (2.41%) IaaS
9 24 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (2.06%) Serverless
10 23 (1.98%) OpenShift
11 20 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (1.03%) Boomi
13 12 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.95%) Route 53
15 9 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.15%) SAN
2 52 (4.47%) Firewall
3 51 (4.38%) HTTP
4 48 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 27 (2.32%) DNS
6 20 (1.72%) SSL
7 16 (1.37%) Kerberos
7 16 (1.37%) NAS
7 16 (1.37%) SNMP
8 14 (1.20%) SSH
9 13 (1.12%) Internet
10 12 (1.03%) FTP
10 12 (1.03%) IMAP
10 12 (1.03%) LAN
11 10 (0.86%) SMTP
12 9 (0.77%) Network Security
13 8 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
14 7 (0.60%) WAN
15 5 (0.43%) 3GPP
15 5 (0.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (12.63%) Oracle Database
2 140 (12.03%) Relational Database
3 120 (10.31%) Hadoop
4 112 (9.62%) Big Data
5 88 (7.56%) NoSQL
6 87 (7.47%) RDBMS
7 77 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
8 71 (6.10%) SQL Server
9 64 (5.50%) MongoDB
10 61 (5.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 55 (4.73%) Apache Hive
11 55 (4.73%) HBase
12 43 (3.69%) MySQL
13 41 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
14 36 (3.09%) Oracle Database 12c
15 28 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 28 (2.41%) Parquet
16 25 (2.15%) DB2
17 18 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
18 17 (1.46%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 254 (21.82%) Jenkins
2 218 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 113 (9.71%) JIRA
4 82 (7.04%) Subversion
5 75 (6.44%) Gradle
6 74 (6.36%) Maven
7 55 (4.73%) JUnit
8 53 (4.55%) TeamCity
9 43 (3.69%) Cucumber
10 38 (3.26%) Artifactory
11 26 (2.23%) Ant
12 25 (2.15%) Mockito
13 24 (2.06%) Selenium
14 22 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (1.89%) GitLab
14 22 (1.89%) IntelliJ
15 18 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
15 18 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (1.55%) Vagrant
16 15 (1.29%) SonarQube
General
1 211 (18.13%) Finance
2 132 (11.34%) Banking
3 47 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 30 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.41%) Retail
6 25 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 24 (2.06%) Front Office
8 17 (1.46%) Games
8 17 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 16 (1.37%) Back Office
10 12 (1.03%) Marketing
11 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.77%) Publishing
12 7 (0.60%) Electronics
13 6 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.34%) Automotive
14 4 (0.34%) Legal
15 3 (0.26%) Billing
15 3 (0.26%) Law
16 1 (0.086%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 328 (28.18%) Developer
2 141 (12.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 117 (10.05%) Java Developer
4 107 (9.19%) Administrator
5 76 (6.53%) Analyst
6 72 (6.19%) Linux Engineer
7 65 (5.58%) Consultant
8 63 (5.41%) DBA
9 60 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
10 55 (4.73%) Oracle Developer
11 54 (4.64%) Senior Developer
12 49 (4.21%) Oracle DBA
13 43 (3.69%) Architect
14 42 (3.61%) SQL Developer
15 40 (3.44%) Data Engineer
16 39 (3.35%) AWS Engineer
17 38 (3.26%) Applications Support
17 38 (3.26%) AWS DevOps
17 38 (3.26%) Linux Administrator
18 37 (3.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (10.74%) JSON
2 99 (8.51%) XML
3 98 (8.42%) Spring
4 93 (7.99%) Middleware
5 92 (7.90%) Web Services
6 80 (6.87%) RESTful
7 76 (6.53%) REST
8 72 (6.19%) J2EE
9 65 (5.58%) Kafka
10 62 (5.33%) SOAP
11 58 (4.98%) HTML
12 51 (4.38%) .NET
13 46 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
14 42 (3.61%) AngularJS
15 40 (3.44%) Node.js
16 37 (3.18%) LDAP
17 31 (2.66%) RabbitMQ
18 28 (2.41%) Apache Avro
19 27 (2.32%) PySpark
20 26 (2.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.98%) Linux Command Line
3 36 (3.09%) Virtual Team
4 30 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.06%) Replication
7 23 (1.98%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.72%) Video on Demand
9 18 (1.55%) Fixed Income
9 18 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.29%) Clustering
10 15 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.29%) VSAM
11 14 (1.20%) PKI
11 14 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.03%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.95%) Derivative
13 11 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 714 (61.34%) Linux
2 677 (58.16%) Unix
3 222 (19.07%) Windows
4 207 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 140 (12.03%) Solaris
6 112 (9.62%) AIX
7 83 (7.13%) Windows Server
8 40 (3.44%) CentOS
9 32 (2.75%) HPUX
10 25 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
11 22 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
11 22 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.55%) VME
13 17 (1.46%) SUSE
14 16 (1.37%) MVS
15 15 (1.29%) VMS
16 6 (0.52%) Android
16 6 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (23.02%) DevOps
3 199 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
4 139 (11.94%) Configuration Management
5 122 (10.48%) TDD
6 120 (10.31%) Scrum
7 118 (10.14%) Open Source
8 116 (9.97%) Performance Tuning
9 110 (9.45%) ITIL
10 105 (9.02%) Test Automation
11 85 (7.30%) ETL
12 81 (6.96%) Software Engineering
13 76 (6.53%) BDD
14 74 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
14 74 (6.36%) SDLC
15 73 (6.27%) Change Management
16 69 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
17 68 (5.84%) Data Modelling
18 67 (5.76%) Microservices
19 65 (5.58%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 435 (37.37%) SQL
2 380 (32.65%) Java
3 344 (29.55%) Python
4 184 (15.81%) Perl
5 176 (15.12%) PL/SQL
6 149 (12.80%) Bash Shell
7 98 (8.42%) Ruby
8 94 (8.08%) PowerShell
9 92 (7.90%) JavaScript
10 78 (6.70%) C++
11 63 (5.41%) C
11 63 (5.41%) C#
12 62 (5.33%) Groovy
13 58 (4.98%) Scala
14 56 (4.81%) Korn
15 27 (2.32%) PHP
16 22 (1.89%) JCL
17 18 (1.55%) R
18 14 (1.20%) XPath
18 14 (1.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 139 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 117 (10.05%) Degree
2 117 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 19 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (1.46%) MCSE
5 16 (1.37%) MCITP
5 16 (1.37%) MCP
5 16 (1.37%) MCSA
6 13 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.26%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.26%) PMP
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.17%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.086%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.15%) QA
2 15 (1.29%) MiFID
3 13 (1.12%) SLA
4 10 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.69%) EMIR
6 4 (0.34%) GCP
7 3 (0.26%) IFRS
7 3 (0.26%) PMO
7 3 (0.26%) UCITS
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.086%) Basel II
9 1 (0.086%) COREP
9 1 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.086%) FINREP
9 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (14.35%) Docker
2 79 (6.79%) HDFS
3 36 (3.09%) Active Directory
4 35 (3.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 34 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (2.41%) Apache Flume
8 27 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
8 27 (2.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 18 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.37%) Oracle Clusterware
10 16 (1.37%) Samba
11 15 (1.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 15 (1.29%) RACF
12 13 (1.12%) Firmware
12 13 (1.12%) Xen
13 12 (1.03%) NFS
14 11 (0.95%) vSphere
15 9 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 176 (15.12%) Puppet
2 155 (13.32%) Ansible
3 102 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (5.58%) Kubernetes
5 61 (5.24%) Tivoli
6 49 (4.21%) Nagios
7 47 (4.04%) logstash
8 43 (3.69%) Hadoop YARN
8 43 (3.69%) Terraform
9 33 (2.84%) Oozie
10 30 (2.58%) Kibana
11 28 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
12 26 (2.23%) BladeLogic
12 26 (2.23%) Grafana
13 25 (2.15%) Data Guard
14 21 (1.80%) NetBackup
15 20 (1.72%) Control-M
15 20 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 19 (1.63%) Nessus
17 18 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 406 (34.88%) Oracle
2 186 (15.98%) Red Hat
3 94 (8.08%) IBM
4 85 (7.30%) Microsoft
5 83 (7.13%) VMware
6 71 (6.10%) Splunk
7 49 (4.21%) CA
8 48 (4.12%) Sybase
9 43 (3.69%) HP
10 36 (3.09%) ServiceNow
11 31 (2.66%) AppDynamics
12 28 (2.41%) BMC
13 25 (2.15%) Cisco
14 24 (2.06%) Cloudera
14 24 (2.06%) TIBCO
15 22 (1.89%) EMC
16 21 (1.80%) Atlassian
16 21 (1.80%) Informatica
16 21 (1.80%) SAP
17 20 (1.72%) SolarWinds