Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 238 278 248
Rank change year-on-year +40 -30 -10
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 525 618 1,113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.91% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.63% 2.23% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 391 744
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £343
90th Percentile £594 £600 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -12.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £22.00 £18.50 £32.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.75 £52.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -45.68% -10.00% +12.50%

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 20,000 27,706 43,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.14% 40.87% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,955 19,409 30,661
Median daily rate £488 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £321
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 522 658
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £15.46 £17.21 £17.00
90th Percentile £61.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.71% - +6.25%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 +32 427 £443 -6.84% 118
UK excluding London +62 254 £415 -12.63% 80
London +43 192 £500 - 52
Work from Home -91 158 £450 -12.20% 13
Midlands +52 70 £405 -5.04% 13
West Midlands +64 64 £405 -4.71% 10
North of England -1 44 £425 -14.57% 16
South West +88 33 £475 +2.70% 8
East of England +57 32 £460 +15.00% 6
South East +16 28 £375 -21.05% 22
Scotland +31 27 £410 -21.90% 8
North West +10 23 £383 -23.40% 5
Wales +31 14 £478 - 5
Yorkshire +28 12 £450 -10.89% 9
North East +10 9 £425 -1.16% 2
Northern Ireland +14 6 £431 -6.30% 2
East Midlands +11 5 £520 +10.05% 3

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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.

1 244 (46.48%) Unix
2 241 (45.90%) Linux
3 232 (44.19%) SQL
4 213 (40.57%) Python
5 198 (37.71%) Oracle
6 196 (37.33%) Java
7 190 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
8 168 (32.00%) Git (software)
9 152 (28.95%) Jenkins
10 151 (28.76%) DevOps
11 130 (24.76%) Scrum
11 130 (24.76%) PL/SQL
12 111 (21.14%) AWS
13 99 (18.86%) Test Automation
14 91 (17.33%) JIRA
15 87 (16.57%) Software Engineering
15 87 (16.57%) OO
16 85 (16.19%) Test Strategy
17 84 (16.00%) Finance
18 83 (15.81%) Perl
19 82 (15.62%) Security Cleared
20 81 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
21 76 (14.48%) Data Modelling
22 75 (14.29%) WebLogic
23 74 (14.10%) Ansible
24 73 (13.90%) J2EE
25 72 (13.71%) Configuration Management
25 72 (13.71%) Terraform
26 71 (13.52%) Bash Shell
27 70 (13.33%) CA Gen

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 75 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 45 (8.57%) Apache
3 44 (8.38%) Confluence
4 36 (6.86%) Apache Spark
5 32 (6.10%) Tomcat
6 23 (4.38%) WebSphere
7 18 (3.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (3.24%) JBoss
9 13 (2.48%) SAS
10 9 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.33%) Red Hat Fuse
12 6 (1.14%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.95%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (0.95%) IIS
13 5 (0.95%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.76%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.76%) nginx
15 3 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
1 11 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.52%) ION MarketView
3 6 (1.14%) Magento
3 6 (1.14%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.95%) Shopify
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.38%) HFM
7 2 (0.38%) iTrent
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 111 (21.14%) AWS
2 60 (11.43%) Azure
3 46 (8.76%) GitHub
4 28 (5.33%) GCP
5 22 (4.19%) CloudFront
6 19 (3.62%) AWS CloudTrail
7 18 (3.43%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 15 (2.86%) AWS CodeBuild
9 14 (2.67%) Amazon S3
9 14 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (2.67%) Serverless
10 13 (2.48%) PaaS
11 7 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.33%) SaaS
11 7 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.14%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.95%) AWS CodePipeline
13 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.33%) Firewall
2 24 (4.57%) SSL
3 22 (4.19%) DNS
4 15 (2.86%) SAN
5 14 (2.67%) HTTP
6 13 (2.48%) VPN
7 12 (2.29%) DECT
7 12 (2.29%) TCP/IP
7 12 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (2.10%) IPv4
8 11 (2.10%) IPv6
9 10 (1.90%) Kerberos
9 10 (1.90%) Multicast
9 10 (1.90%) PPP
9 10 (1.90%) UPnP
10 9 (1.71%) VLAN
11 8 (1.52%) FTP
11 8 (1.52%) SSH
12 6 (1.14%) HTTPS
12 6 (1.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.57%) Big Data
1 45 (8.57%) Hadoop
2 41 (7.81%) Oracle Database
3 31 (5.90%) Apache Hive
4 30 (5.71%) HBase
5 28 (5.33%) NoSQL
6 25 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 24 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (4.57%) MongoDB
8 23 (4.38%) SQL Server
9 22 (4.19%) MySQL
10 19 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (2.29%) Spark SQL
13 11 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (2.10%) OLTP
14 9 (1.71%) Amazon Aurora
14 9 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.52%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 168 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 152 (28.95%) Jenkins
3 91 (17.33%) JIRA
4 70 (13.33%) CA Gen
5 65 (12.38%) Maven
6 53 (10.10%) GitLab
7 46 (8.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 27 (5.14%) Bitbucket
9 25 (4.76%) IBM UrbanCode
10 23 (4.38%) SonarQube
11 20 (3.81%) GDB
12 19 (3.62%) Selenium
13 18 (3.43%) JUnit
13 18 (3.43%) Visual Studio
14 16 (3.05%) Cucumber
15 15 (2.86%) Gradle
16 14 (2.67%) fastlane
16 14 (2.67%) SoapUI
17 13 (2.48%) Subversion
17 13 (2.48%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (16.00%) Finance
2 46 (8.76%) Public Sector
3 37 (7.05%) Banking
4 13 (2.48%) Front Office
5 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.57%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Back Office
8 2 (0.38%) Military
8 2 (0.38%) Retail
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 190 (36.19%) Developer
2 51 (9.71%) Java Developer
3 49 (9.33%) Software Engineer
4 44 (8.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 33 (6.29%) DBA
6 28 (5.33%) Administrator
7 27 (5.14%) Oracle DBA
8 26 (4.95%) Software Developer
9 24 (4.57%) Senior Developer
10 22 (4.19%) AWS Engineer
11 21 (4.00%) Python Developer
12 20 (3.81%) Security Engineer
13 18 (3.43%) Consultant
13 18 (3.43%) Scala Developer
14 17 (3.24%) Hadoop Developer
15 16 (3.05%) Support Engineer
16 15 (2.86%) Apache Spark Developer
16 15 (2.86%) Data Engineer
17 13 (2.48%) Programmer
18 12 (2.29%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.90%) J2EE
2 52 (9.90%) Spring
3 43 (8.19%) .NET
3 43 (8.19%) JSON
4 38 (7.24%) REST
5 33 (6.29%) Middleware
6 32 (6.10%) Spring Boot
7 28 (5.33%) RESTful
8 26 (4.95%) Web Services
9 25 (4.76%) Kafka
9 25 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
9 25 (4.76%) XML
10 24 (4.57%) Apache Camel
11 20 (3.81%) SOAP
12 14 (2.67%) Node.js
13 12 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
13 12 (2.29%) XSLT
14 11 (2.10%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.10%) JDBC
14 11 (2.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.62%) Linux Command Line
2 30 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.00%) Cloud Native
4 20 (3.81%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (2.29%) iPad
5 12 (2.29%) iPhone
6 11 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.10%) Market Risk
6 11 (2.10%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.90%) Equities
7 10 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.90%) Swaptions
8 9 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.71%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.52%) Robotics
10 7 (1.33%) CMDB
10 7 (1.33%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 244 (46.48%) Unix
2 241 (45.90%) Linux
3 60 (11.43%) Windows
4 42 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (4.38%) Solaris
6 22 (4.19%) AIX
7 17 (3.24%) OpenWrt
8 15 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.29%) Mac OS X
10 11 (2.10%) Windows Server
11 7 (1.33%) Android
11 7 (1.33%) CentOS
12 6 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (28.76%) DevOps
3 130 (24.76%) Scrum
4 99 (18.86%) Test Automation
5 87 (16.57%) OO
5 87 (16.57%) Software Engineering
6 85 (16.19%) Test Strategy
7 81 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
8 76 (14.48%) Data Modelling
9 72 (13.71%) Configuration Management
10 70 (13.33%) RUP
11 68 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
12 66 (12.57%) Process Improvement
13 63 (12.00%) Problem Management
14 58 (11.05%) Kanban
14 58 (11.05%) Waterfall
15 57 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
16 55 (10.48%) TDD
17 51 (9.71%) Migration
18 47 (8.95%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 232 (44.19%) SQL
2 213 (40.57%) Python
3 196 (37.33%) Java
4 130 (24.76%) PL/SQL
5 83 (15.81%) Perl
6 71 (13.52%) Bash Shell
7 54 (10.29%) C
8 35 (6.67%) Scala
9 34 (6.48%) COBOL
10 31 (5.90%) PowerShell
11 28 (5.33%) Java 8
12 26 (4.95%) JavaScript
13 22 (4.19%) Korn
14 17 (3.24%) PHP
15 15 (2.86%) Go
16 12 (2.29%) Apple Swift
16 12 (2.29%) C++
17 10 (1.90%) C#
17 10 (1.90%) Groovy
17 10 (1.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 82 (15.62%) Security Cleared
2 64 (12.19%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.90%) Degree
4 11 (2.10%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.33%) AWS Certification
6 7 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (1.14%) Linux+ Certification
7 6 (1.14%) RHCE
7 6 (1.14%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.57%) CISM
8 3 (0.57%) CISSP
8 3 (0.57%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.57%) GIAC
8 3 (0.57%) ISEB
8 3 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.57%) SANS
8 3 (0.57%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.19%) QA
2 12 (2.29%) JTAG
3 5 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.76%) PMO
4 4 (0.76%) SLA
5 3 (0.57%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.57%) RMADS
5 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) COREP
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.19%) FINREP
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (12.19%) Docker
2 27 (5.14%) HDFS
3 22 (4.19%) Oracle RAC
3 22 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.86%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.52%) NFS
6 8 (1.52%) Oracle Clusterware
6 8 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (1.33%) Apache Flume
7 7 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.95%) Postfix
9 5 (0.95%) qmail
10 4 (0.76%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 4 (0.76%) Firmware
10 4 (0.76%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.57%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 74 (14.10%) Ansible
2 72 (13.71%) Terraform
3 65 (12.38%) Kubernetes
4 26 (4.95%) Puppet
5 22 (4.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 19 (3.62%) Data Guard
6 19 (3.62%) Oozie
7 15 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (2.48%) Tivoli
9 11 (2.10%) Packer
10 7 (1.33%) SELinux
11 6 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (1.14%) HP ALM
11 6 (1.14%) Netcool
11 6 (1.14%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 6 (1.14%) Netcool/Webtop
12 5 (0.95%) Grafana
12 5 (0.95%) Nagios
12 5 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.76%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 198 (37.71%) Oracle
2 64 (12.19%) BEA
2 64 (12.19%) webMethods
3 57 (10.86%) IBM
4 43 (8.19%) Pega
5 41 (7.81%) Red Hat
6 39 (7.43%) Informatica
7 29 (5.52%) VMware
8 26 (4.95%) CA
9 25 (4.76%) Microsoft
10 19 (3.62%) Google
11 17 (3.24%) Splunk
12 15 (2.86%) Veritas
13 14 (2.67%) Hortonworks
14 13 (2.48%) Apple
14 13 (2.48%) HP
15 11 (2.10%) ION Trading
15 11 (2.10%) Murex
16 10 (1.90%) Remedy
16 10 (1.90%) WSO2