Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 249 240
Rank change year-on-year +82 -9 -28
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 490 947 1,215
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.07% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.89% 2.54% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 509 811
Median daily rate £475 £495 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.04% -0.50% +10.56%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £328
90th Percentile £638 £645 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% +25.33% -5.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +32.86% -21.35%

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 12,585 37,274 45,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.33% 42.20% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,310 25,800 32,176
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 685 716
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +5.95% +3.83%
10th Percentile £13.75 £20.23 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +88 419 £480 -3.03% 89
UK excluding London +106 233 £450 -5.26% 54
London +80 201 £500 - 39
South East +155 93 £475 -5.00% 7
Work from Home -27 60 £500 +42.86% 14
North of England +64 39 £425 -5.56% 11
North West +73 33 £430 -4.44% 4
South West +92 27 £450 - 13
Northern Ireland +27 20 £431 +14.93%
Scotland +39 17 £415 -22.79% 5
Midlands +74 16 £425 -11.87% 15
West Midlands +57 15 £414 -9.07% 9
East of England +39 12 £450 +9.76% 3
Wales +42 9 £475 +5.56%
North East +23 6 £425 -15.00%
East Midlands +50 1 £520 +2.97% 6

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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.

1 230 (46.94%) Linux
2 213 (43.47%) SQL
3 203 (41.43%) Oracle
4 167 (34.08%) Unix
5 155 (31.63%) Python
6 153 (31.22%) Security Cleared
7 151 (30.82%) Java
8 131 (26.73%) SC Cleared
9 124 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
9 124 (25.31%) DevOps
10 109 (22.24%) PL/SQL
11 104 (21.22%) Windows
12 100 (20.41%) AWS
13 94 (19.18%) Azure
13 94 (19.18%) Migration
14 78 (15.92%) Bash Shell
15 77 (15.71%) Jenkins
16 76 (15.51%) Finance
17 74 (15.10%) Kubernetes
18 73 (14.90%) Perl
19 72 (14.69%) IBM
20 68 (13.88%) Ansible
21 64 (13.06%) Test Automation
22 63 (12.86%) C
23 62 (12.65%) Terraform
24 61 (12.45%) Data Migration
25 60 (12.24%) Git (software)
26 56 (11.43%) Puppet
27 52 (10.61%) Docker
27 52 (10.61%) Unit Testing

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 40 (8.16%) WebLogic
2 35 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 27 (5.51%) WebSphere
4 23 (4.69%) Confluence
5 20 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 20 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 18 (3.67%) Apache
6 18 (3.67%) Apache Spark
7 16 (3.27%) JBoss
8 13 (2.65%) Apache Geronimo
8 13 (2.65%) Apache TomEE
9 10 (2.04%) IIS
10 7 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.43%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.22%) SAS
12 5 (1.02%) nginx
13 3 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.61%) Jupyter
14 2 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Windchill
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 44 (8.98%) Oracle Payables
2 28 (5.71%) Oracle Cash Management
3 24 (4.90%) Oracle Receivables
4 12 (2.45%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (1.43%) Documaker
6 7 (1.43%) ION MarketView
7 5 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.41%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 100 (20.41%) AWS
2 94 (19.18%) Azure
3 46 (9.39%) PaaS
4 38 (7.76%) SaaS
5 31 (6.33%) GitHub
6 23 (4.69%) GCP
7 14 (2.86%) IaaS
8 13 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (2.65%) Power Platform
9 9 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.84%) Serverless
10 8 (1.63%) OpenShift
11 7 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (1.02%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.02%) Office 365
13 4 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon Cognito
14 3 (0.61%) BlazeMeter
14 3 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.39%) DNS
2 30 (6.12%) Firewall
2 30 (6.12%) VPN
3 25 (5.10%) DMZ
4 20 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.88%) SNMP
6 15 (3.06%) Kerberos
6 15 (3.06%) LAN
6 15 (3.06%) Network Security
6 15 (3.06%) SAN
7 14 (2.86%) WAN
8 13 (2.65%) Internet
9 12 (2.45%) OSPF
10 11 (2.24%) SSL
11 10 (2.04%) TACACS
12 9 (1.84%) DHCP
13 8 (1.63%) HTTP
13 8 (1.63%) SSH
14 5 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.57%) Hadoop
2 34 (6.94%) Big Data
3 32 (6.53%) SQL Server
4 30 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 29 (5.92%) Oracle Database
6 27 (5.51%) NoSQL
7 24 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (4.29%) MongoDB
9 20 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (3.27%) Oracle ODI
11 16 (3.27%) RDBMS
12 15 (3.06%) DB2
13 14 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (2.65%) Power BI
15 12 (2.45%) Apache Hive
16 11 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (2.24%) MySQL
17 10 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 77 (15.71%) Jenkins
2 60 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 50 (10.20%) JIRA
4 31 (6.33%) Bitbucket
5 30 (6.12%) GitLab
6 29 (5.92%) Maven
7 23 (4.69%) CA Gen
8 22 (4.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (3.88%) Subversion
10 15 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 15 (3.06%) Visual Studio
11 13 (2.65%) Selenium
11 13 (2.65%) SonarQube
12 12 (2.45%) JUnit
12 12 (2.45%) TeamCity
13 10 (2.04%) ClearCase
13 10 (2.04%) LoadRunner
13 10 (2.04%) SoapUI
14 7 (1.43%) IBM UrbanCode
14 7 (1.43%) JMeter
General
1 76 (15.51%) Finance
2 42 (8.57%) General Ledger
3 40 (8.16%) Public Sector
4 36 (7.35%) Banking
5 17 (3.47%) Front Office
6 8 (1.63%) Back Office
6 8 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.02%) Legal
8 5 (1.02%) Retail
9 4 (0.82%) Electronics
9 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.61%) Law
10 3 (0.61%) Marketing
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.41%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 161 (32.86%) Developer
2 53 (10.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (8.78%) Java Developer
4 42 (8.57%) Administrator
5 38 (7.76%) Consultant
6 32 (6.53%) DBA
7 31 (6.33%) Technical Developer
8 27 (5.51%) Architect
8 27 (5.51%) Oracle DBA
9 22 (4.49%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
11 19 (3.88%) Analyst
12 18 (3.67%) Cloud Developer
12 18 (3.67%) Python Developer
13 14 (2.86%) DevOps Administrator
13 14 (2.86%) ERP Developer
13 14 (2.86%) Oracle Consultant
14 13 (2.65%) Cloud Architect
14 13 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
15 12 (2.45%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.16%) Web Services
2 34 (6.94%) Middleware
2 34 (6.94%) Oracle Fusion
3 31 (6.33%) Spring
4 27 (5.51%) SAML
4 27 (5.51%) SOAP
5 26 (5.31%) REST
6 19 (3.88%) .NET
6 19 (3.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 18 (3.67%) LDAP
7 18 (3.67%) Spring Boot
8 17 (3.47%) J2EE
8 17 (3.47%) JSON
9 15 (3.06%) IBM Integration Bus
9 15 (3.06%) XML
10 14 (2.86%) Kafka
11 13 (2.65%) YAML
12 11 (2.24%) HTML
13 10 (2.04%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.04%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.49%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (3.67%) Clustering
4 14 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.65%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.45%) Market Risk
7 11 (2.24%) Equities
8 9 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.84%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.63%) PKI
10 6 (1.22%) Swaptions
10 6 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.82%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.82%) FMCG
12 4 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.82%) Robotics
13 3 (0.61%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.61%) Replication
13 3 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 230 (46.94%) Linux
2 167 (34.08%) Unix
3 104 (21.22%) Windows
4 45 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (5.31%) Windows Server
6 21 (4.29%) AIX
7 18 (3.67%) CentOS
8 13 (2.65%) Solaris
9 8 (1.63%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.02%) Debian
11 4 (0.82%) Android
12 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.61%) SUSE
13 2 (0.41%) HPUX
14 1 (0.20%) Fedora
14 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.20%) VMS
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
1 124 (25.31%) DevOps
2 94 (19.18%) Migration
3 64 (13.06%) Test Automation
4 61 (12.45%) Data Migration
5 52 (10.61%) Unit Testing
6 47 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (9.18%) Analytics
8 40 (8.16%) E-business
8 40 (8.16%) Scrum
9 37 (7.55%) SOA
10 35 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (7.14%) TDD
11 34 (6.94%) SDLC
12 33 (6.73%) Configuration Management
12 33 (6.73%) ETL
13 32 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (5.71%) Cash Management
15 28 (5.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 213 (43.47%) SQL
2 155 (31.63%) Python
3 151 (30.82%) Java
4 109 (22.24%) PL/SQL
5 78 (15.92%) Bash Shell
6 73 (14.90%) Perl
7 63 (12.86%) C
8 35 (7.14%) PowerShell
9 28 (5.71%) JavaScript
10 27 (5.51%) Korn
11 19 (3.88%) Java 8
11 19 (3.88%) Scala
12 15 (3.06%) C#
13 14 (2.86%) C-shell
14 12 (2.45%) Ruby
15 11 (2.24%) R
15 11 (2.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 9 (1.84%) Go
16 9 (1.84%) TypeScript
17 8 (1.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 153 (31.22%) Security Cleared
2 131 (26.73%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.76%) Degree
4 36 (7.35%) DV Cleared
5 15 (3.06%) CCA
6 11 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.22%) CISSP
9 5 (1.02%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.02%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.61%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.61%) ISEB
10 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.61%) RHCE
11 2 (0.41%) CCNA
11 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.41%) MCAD
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.41%) OCP
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.31%) QA
2 9 (1.84%) SLA
3 2 (0.41%) AICPA
3 2 (0.41%) COBIT
3 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.41%) NIST
3 2 (0.41%) SEPA
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) TARGET2
System Software
1 52 (10.61%) Docker
2 26 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (4.49%) Active Directory
4 20 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (2.04%) Oracle Clusterware
6 7 (1.43%) HDFS
6 7 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (1.02%) vSphere
9 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.61%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (0.61%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.61%) Samba
11 2 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.41%) XenApp
12 1 (0.20%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.20%) KVM
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (15.10%) Kubernetes
2 68 (13.88%) Ansible
3 62 (12.65%) Terraform
4 56 (11.43%) Puppet
5 23 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (4.69%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (3.67%) Data Guard
6 18 (3.67%) Packer
7 17 (3.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 11 (2.24%) Netcool
8 11 (2.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 9 (1.84%) HP ALM
9 9 (1.84%) Netcool/Webtop
9 9 (1.84%) Tivoli
10 8 (1.63%) Nagios
11 6 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (1.22%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.02%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.61%) IBM BigFix
13 3 (0.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 203 (41.43%) Oracle
2 72 (14.69%) IBM
3 41 (8.37%) Red Hat
4 32 (6.53%) Microsoft
5 30 (6.12%) Hortonworks
5 30 (6.12%) Splunk
6 23 (4.69%) Cloudera
6 23 (4.69%) Informatica
7 19 (3.88%) CA
8 15 (3.06%) VMware
9 13 (2.65%) BEA
9 13 (2.65%) HP
10 12 (2.45%) Ab Initio
10 12 (2.45%) Sybase
11 11 (2.24%) AppDynamics
11 11 (2.24%) Google
11 11 (2.24%) webMethods
12 8 (1.63%) Cisco
12 8 (1.63%) Databricks
12 8 (1.63%) ServiceNow