Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 182 185
Rank change year-on-year -33 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1276 1540 1595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.47% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 3.63% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 865 904
UK median daily rate £459 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £290
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.86%
10th Percentile £29.25 £26.25 £25.64
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.18 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -6.98% +21.13%

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 43166 42376 43905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.88% 40.36% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30165 29097 29684
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £282 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 890 1051
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.43 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.28 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +18.95%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -30 1193 £473 +11.18% 126
UK excluding London -17 669 £425 +8.97% 71
London -47 599 £525 +10.53% 62
South East -8 229 £413 -2.94% 26
North of England +26 199 £455 +14.83% 16
Yorkshire +56 89 £535 +24.42% 4
North West +37 85 £535 +26.63% 9
Midlands -4 78 £375 -6.25% 8
West Midlands +6 58 £375 -16.67% 5
North East +21 57 £500 +56.25% 3
Scotland -12 56 £425 +13.33% 7
East of England -36 51 £380 +11.76% 11
South West -13 41 £350 -2.78% 4
East Midlands -21 20 £356 -8.65% 2
Northern Ireland -28 15 £435 -
Wales +13 5 £475 +28.38%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 769 (60.27%) Linux
2 731 (57.29%) Unix
3 501 (39.26%) SQL
4 458 (35.89%) Oracle
5 422 (33.07%) Java
6 405 (31.74%) Python
7 342 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
8 292 (22.88%) Finance
9 284 (22.26%) DevOps
10 261 (20.45%) Perl
11 227 (17.79%) Jenkins
12 214 (16.77%) Git (software)
13 209 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
14 189 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 188 (14.73%) Windows
16 186 (14.58%) Red Hat
17 164 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
17 164 (12.85%) Docker
18 157 (12.30%) Solaris
19 154 (12.07%) Bash Shell
19 154 (12.07%) Relational Database
20 151 (11.83%) PL/SQL
21 149 (11.68%) Banking
22 148 (11.60%) Puppet
23 144 (11.29%) Hadoop
23 144 (11.29%) Ansible
24 141 (11.05%) Security Cleared
25 140 (10.97%) Big Data
26 136 (10.66%) Performance Tuning
27 135 (10.58%) Oracle Database

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
1 118 (9.25%) Apache
2 111 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 93 (7.29%) WebSphere
4 88 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 88 (6.90%) WebLogic
5 77 (6.03%) JBoss
6 68 (5.33%) Confluence
7 50 (3.92%) nginx
8 43 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
8 43 (3.37%) SAS
9 39 (3.06%) Cloud Foundry
10 33 (2.59%) OpenStack
11 23 (1.80%) IIS
11 23 (1.80%) MQSeries
12 20 (1.57%) Oracle Application Server
13 16 (1.25%) iPlanet
14 15 (1.18%) SharePoint
14 15 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
14 15 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (1.10%) CICS
Applications
1 24 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.71%) HipChat
6 8 (0.63%) Houdini
6 8 (0.63%) Maya
6 8 (0.63%) NUKE
7 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.078%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.078%) SPSS
9 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (1.41%) Temenos T24
2 15 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.94%) ION MarketView
4 12 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
6 9 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.71%) Unica
7 8 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.55%) RMDS
9 6 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.39%) Kondor
10 5 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
12 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 1 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 164 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (5.09%) GitHub
3 39 (3.06%) Amazon S3
3 39 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.06%) PaaS
4 37 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (1.72%) npm
7 19 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (1.41%) Route 53
9 17 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (1.33%) Serverless
10 14 (1.10%) Slack
11 12 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.86%) SaaS
13 9 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 81 (6.35%) SAN
2 64 (5.02%) HTTP
3 63 (4.94%) TCP/IP
4 58 (4.55%) Firewall
5 44 (3.45%) LDAP
5 44 (3.45%) SSL
6 43 (3.37%) DNS
7 38 (2.98%) WAN
8 36 (2.82%) LAN
9 33 (2.59%) SSH
10 26 (2.04%) Kerberos
11 24 (1.88%) VPN
12 23 (1.80%) NAS
13 15 (1.18%) Network Security
14 14 (1.10%) Internet
14 14 (1.10%) iSCSI
15 12 (0.94%) SNMP
16 11 (0.86%) FCoE
17 10 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
17 10 (0.78%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (12.07%) Relational Database
2 144 (11.29%) Hadoop
3 140 (10.97%) Big Data
4 135 (10.58%) Oracle Database
5 101 (7.92%) RDBMS
6 100 (7.84%) SQL Server
7 97 (7.60%) NoSQL
8 93 (7.29%) Apache Hive
9 81 (6.35%) MongoDB
10 80 (6.27%) MySQL
11 78 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
12 73 (5.72%) DB2
13 72 (5.64%) HBase
14 62 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
15 55 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
16 46 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
17 45 (3.53%) Sqoop
18 44 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
19 43 (3.37%) Impala
20 26 (2.04%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 227 (17.79%) Jenkins
2 214 (16.77%) Git (software)
3 134 (10.50%) JIRA
4 87 (6.82%) Subversion
5 76 (5.96%) Maven
6 61 (4.78%) TeamCity
7 52 (4.08%) Gradle
8 41 (3.21%) Cucumber
9 39 (3.06%) JUnit
10 35 (2.74%) Ant
11 27 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (2.04%) Artifactory
12 26 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
13 22 (1.72%) IntelliJ
14 21 (1.65%) Mockito
15 20 (1.57%) gulp
15 20 (1.57%) Selenium
15 20 (1.57%) Vagrant
16 19 (1.49%) Bitbucket
16 19 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 292 (22.88%) Finance
2 149 (11.68%) Banking
3 52 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 50 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.37%) Marketing
6 36 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 30 (2.35%) Retail
8 28 (2.19%) Front Office
9 26 (2.04%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.88%) Retail Banking
11 23 (1.80%) Electronics
12 15 (1.18%) Games
13 11 (0.86%) Back Office
13 11 (0.86%) Publishing
14 8 (0.63%) Billing
14 8 (0.63%) Legal
15 5 (0.39%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.39%) Automotive
15 5 (0.39%) International Banking
15 5 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 356 (27.90%) Developer
2 161 (12.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 126 (9.87%) Administrator
4 112 (8.78%) Java Developer
5 76 (5.96%) DBA
6 70 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
7 69 (5.41%) Analyst
8 67 (5.25%) Consultant
9 66 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
10 54 (4.23%) Architect
11 49 (3.84%) Linux Administrator
11 49 (3.84%) Oracle Developer
12 42 (3.29%) Oracle DBA
13 41 (3.21%) Data Engineer
13 41 (3.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 40 (3.13%) SQL Developer
15 39 (3.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 37 (2.90%) Applications Support
16 37 (2.90%) Senior Developer
17 36 (2.82%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (9.40%) Web Services
1 120 (9.40%) XML
2 106 (8.31%) Middleware
3 104 (8.15%) J2EE
3 104 (8.15%) JSON
4 96 (7.52%) Kafka
5 92 (7.21%) HTML
6 91 (7.13%) Spring
7 86 (6.74%) RESTful
8 64 (5.02%) .NET
9 55 (4.31%) SOAP
10 52 (4.08%) AngularJS
11 48 (3.76%) REST
12 47 (3.68%) CSS
13 46 (3.61%) Node.js
14 44 (3.45%) Spark Streaming
15 38 (2.98%) HTML5
16 37 (2.90%) Elastic Stack
17 29 (2.27%) React
18 28 (2.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 131 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 59 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
3 47 (3.68%) Clustering
4 44 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 36 (2.82%) Replication
6 28 (2.19%) Data Structures
7 27 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (2.12%) PKI
8 25 (1.96%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.72%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.65%) Fixed Income
12 20 (1.57%) Mainframe
13 18 (1.41%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.18%) Derivative
14 15 (1.18%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.18%) User Experience
15 14 (1.10%) Equities
15 14 (1.10%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 769 (60.27%) Linux
2 731 (57.29%) Unix
3 189 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 188 (14.73%) Windows
5 157 (12.30%) Solaris
6 121 (9.48%) AIX
7 58 (4.55%) Windows Server
8 52 (4.08%) CentOS
9 38 (2.98%) SUSE
10 31 (2.43%) HPUX
11 22 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
12 16 (1.25%) Android
13 14 (1.10%) zOS
14 11 (0.86%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.86%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.71%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (22.26%) DevOps
3 209 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
4 136 (10.66%) Performance Tuning
5 131 (10.27%) Scrum
6 129 (10.11%) Configuration Management
7 124 (9.72%) ETL
8 122 (9.56%) TDD
9 121 (9.48%) ITIL
9 121 (9.48%) Open Source
10 103 (8.07%) Test Automation
11 90 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
12 82 (6.43%) Analytics
13 79 (6.19%) SDLC
14 77 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
15 72 (5.64%) BDD
15 72 (5.64%) Data Modelling
16 69 (5.41%) Software Engineering
17 61 (4.78%) Unit Testing
18 59 (4.62%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 501 (39.26%) SQL
2 422 (33.07%) Java
3 405 (31.74%) Python
4 261 (20.45%) Perl
5 154 (12.07%) Bash Shell
6 151 (11.83%) PL/SQL
7 109 (8.54%) JavaScript
8 99 (7.76%) Korn
9 98 (7.68%) C++
10 74 (5.80%) Ruby
11 70 (5.49%) C#
12 63 (4.94%) Scala
13 59 (4.62%) PowerShell
14 57 (4.47%) C
15 39 (3.06%) Groovy
16 30 (2.35%) PHP
17 25 (1.96%) T-SQL
18 22 (1.72%) R
19 21 (1.65%) C-shell
20 16 (1.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 141 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 123 (9.64%) Degree
3 107 (8.39%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.47%) RHCE
8 5 (0.39%) OCA
8 5 (0.39%) OCP
8 5 (0.39%) RHCSA
8 5 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.31%) CCNA
9 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.31%) MCSA
9 4 (0.31%) PhD
9 4 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.33%) QA
2 15 (1.18%) MiFID
3 11 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.86%) SLA
4 6 (0.47%) GCP
5 4 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.31%) EMIR
5 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.16%) UCITS
7 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.078%) IFRS
7 1 (0.078%) PMO
System Software
1 164 (12.85%) Docker
2 55 (4.31%) Apache Flume
3 50 (3.92%) HDFS
4 37 (2.90%) Samba
5 35 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (2.19%) Active Directory
9 24 (1.88%) NFS
10 20 (1.57%) Oracle Clusterware
10 20 (1.57%) Xen
11 19 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 19 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 16 (1.25%) Time Sharing Option
13 14 (1.10%) Hyper-V
13 14 (1.10%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 14 (1.10%) RACF
14 13 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 10 (0.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 148 (11.60%) Puppet
2 144 (11.29%) Ansible
3 97 (7.60%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (4.15%) Terraform
5 47 (3.68%) Kubernetes
6 38 (2.98%) logstash
7 37 (2.90%) Tivoli
8 32 (2.51%) Nagios
9 31 (2.43%) Kibana
9 31 (2.43%) NetBackup
10 30 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
11 27 (2.12%) Data Guard
11 27 (2.12%) Prometheus
12 26 (2.04%) Grafana
12 26 (2.04%) Oozie
13 23 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 20 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 19 (1.49%) Control-M
16 16 (1.25%) BladeLogic
16 16 (1.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 458 (35.89%) Oracle
2 186 (14.58%) Red Hat
3 122 (9.56%) IBM
4 100 (7.84%) Sybase
5 64 (5.02%) VMware
6 63 (4.94%) Microsoft
7 56 (4.39%) SAP
8 53 (4.15%) Splunk
9 43 (3.37%) CA
10 42 (3.29%) HP
11 41 (3.21%) Informatica
12 38 (2.98%) Cisco
13 37 (2.90%) AppDynamics
13 37 (2.90%) Sun
14 36 (2.82%) EMC
15 29 (2.27%) Veritas
16 27 (2.12%) Ab Initio
17 22 (1.72%) Atlassian
18 19 (1.49%) BMC
18 19 (1.49%) Remedy