Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 255 260 231
Rank change year-on-year +5 -29 -19
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 602 1,033 1,188
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.07% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 2.47% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 650 688
Median daily rate £475 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £356 £341 £350
90th Percentile £625 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 31
Median hourly rate £41.85 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £18.50 £32.00 £31.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -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 24,937 41,794 43,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.50% 43.11% 42.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,822 29,155 30,532
Median daily rate £485 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 697 786
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.50 £16.40
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.06% +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 April 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 5 April 2020.

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 April 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 +13 561 £475 -5.00% 127
UK excluding London +33 387 £475 +5.56% 89
London -15 198 £500 -4.76% 45
South East +92 148 £475 +8.57% 40
North of England +42 104 £500 +5.26% 16
Midlands +42 59 £427 +0.35% 16
North West +36 59 £500 -28.57% 12
West Midlands +26 33 £425 +6.25% 8
East Midlands +42 26 £498 +9.45% 8
Yorkshire +21 24 £525 +21.04% 2
South West -3 23 £461 -2.89% 1
East of England -9 23 £375 -18.92% 7
North East +32 21 £430 +7.50% 2
Scotland -30 21 £488 -11.36% 7
Work from Home +15 13 £513 +127.78% 2
Wales +10 6 - - 2
Northern Ireland +10 3 £460 -

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 287 (47.67%) SQL
1 287 (47.67%) Oracle
2 282 (46.84%) Linux
3 258 (42.86%) Unix
4 226 (37.54%) Java
5 204 (33.89%) PL/SQL
6 189 (31.40%) Python
7 187 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
8 157 (26.08%) Security Cleared
9 150 (24.92%) DevOps
10 132 (21.93%) Perl
11 131 (21.76%) SC Cleared
12 110 (18.27%) Migration
13 105 (17.44%) Git (software)
14 98 (16.28%) Jenkins
15 94 (15.61%) Ansible
16 93 (15.45%) REST
16 93 (15.45%) Windows
17 90 (14.95%) Docker
18 88 (14.62%) AWS
19 87 (14.45%) Oracle Database
20 84 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 84 (13.95%) IBM
21 83 (13.79%) Configuration Management
22 78 (12.96%) Red Hat
22 78 (12.96%) Unit Testing
23 77 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
24 76 (12.62%) Finance
25 73 (12.13%) Scrum
25 73 (12.13%) Bash Shell

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 70 (11.63%) WebLogic
2 37 (6.15%) Confluence
3 24 (3.99%) WebSphere
4 22 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.99%) Apache
6 18 (2.99%) Apache Spark
7 16 (2.66%) SAS
8 15 (2.49%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.99%) nginx
10 10 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.00%) GemFire
14 5 (0.83%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.83%) DataSynapse
14 5 (0.83%) IIS
14 5 (0.83%) JBoss
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
15 4 (0.66%) JCAPS
Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 42 (6.98%) Oracle Payables
2 37 (6.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (4.82%) Oracle Cash Management
3 29 (4.82%) Oracle Receivables
4 13 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.66%) Finacle
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.50%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.17%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 88 (14.62%) AWS
2 72 (11.96%) Azure
3 41 (6.81%) GitHub
4 30 (4.98%) Serverless
5 20 (3.32%) OpenShift
5 20 (3.32%) SaaS
6 17 (2.82%) Boomi
7 15 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (2.49%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (2.16%) Power Platform
10 12 (1.99%) GCP
11 11 (1.83%) Office 365
11 11 (1.83%) PaaS
12 10 (1.66%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.66%) IaaS
13 9 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.31%) SNMP
2 31 (5.15%) Firewall
3 27 (4.49%) DNS
4 17 (2.82%) SSL
5 15 (2.49%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.99%) BGP
6 12 (1.99%) MPLS
7 11 (1.83%) Network Security
8 10 (1.66%) FTP
9 9 (1.50%) DMZ
9 9 (1.50%) DSL
9 9 (1.50%) HTTP
9 9 (1.50%) VXLAN
9 9 (1.50%) WAN
10 7 (1.16%) VPN
11 6 (1.00%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.00%) Internet
12 5 (0.83%) LAN
12 5 (0.83%) SAN
12 5 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (14.45%) Oracle Database
2 50 (8.31%) Oracle Database 11g
3 38 (6.31%) Oracle Database 12c
4 35 (5.81%) Big Data
4 35 (5.81%) Hadoop
4 35 (5.81%) SQL Server
5 32 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (5.15%) NoSQL
7 28 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
8 25 (4.15%) Relational Database
9 24 (3.99%) MongoDB
10 22 (3.65%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (3.32%) MySQL
12 19 (3.16%) Pentaho
13 17 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (2.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 13 (2.16%) Power BI
15 12 (1.99%) Apache Hive
15 12 (1.99%) MariaDB
15 12 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 105 (17.44%) Git (software)
2 98 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 51 (8.47%) JIRA
4 39 (6.48%) Maven
5 26 (4.32%) Bitbucket
5 26 (4.32%) Cucumber
6 25 (4.15%) Eclipse
7 23 (3.82%) GitLab
7 23 (3.82%) JUnit
8 22 (3.65%) Gradle
8 22 (3.65%) Subversion
9 16 (2.66%) CA Gen
9 16 (2.66%) Selenium
10 15 (2.49%) Mockito
11 14 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (2.16%) ProC
13 11 (1.83%) PVCS
14 10 (1.66%) IBM UrbanCode
14 10 (1.66%) Toad
15 9 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 76 (12.62%) Finance
2 38 (6.31%) Public Sector
3 36 (5.98%) General Ledger
4 32 (5.32%) Banking
5 17 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.16%) Back Office
8 6 (1.00%) Retail
9 4 (0.66%) Electronics
9 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.50%) Front Office
10 3 (0.50%) Marketing
11 2 (0.33%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) Law
11 2 (0.33%) Legal
11 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 225 (37.38%) Developer
2 62 (10.30%) Java Developer
3 44 (7.31%) Architect
3 44 (7.31%) Oracle Developer
4 42 (6.98%) Administrator
5 40 (6.64%) Designer
6 39 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (6.15%) DBA
8 35 (5.81%) Solutions Designer
9 30 (4.98%) Consultant
10 29 (4.82%) Oracle DBA
10 29 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (4.15%) Software Engineer
12 21 (3.49%) Analyst
13 18 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
13 18 (2.99%) Linux Engineer
13 18 (2.99%) Senior Developer
13 18 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (2.99%) Technical Developer
14 16 (2.66%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (15.45%) REST
2 65 (10.80%) SOAP
3 60 (9.97%) J2EE
4 59 (9.80%) Web Services
4 59 (9.80%) XML
5 51 (8.47%) JSON
6 44 (7.31%) Spring
7 27 (4.49%) Middleware
8 23 (3.82%) Spring Boot
9 20 (3.32%) .NET
10 19 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
11 18 (2.99%) HTML
11 18 (2.99%) Kafka
11 18 (2.99%) XSL
12 17 (2.82%) AngularJS
12 17 (2.82%) Gherkin
12 17 (2.82%) WireMock
12 17 (2.82%) XSD
13 15 (2.49%) CSS
13 15 (2.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (2.66%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (1.99%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.66%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.33%) Blog
7 8 (1.33%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.33%) Clustering
8 7 (1.16%) PKI
9 6 (1.00%) Replication
10 5 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.83%) Grid Computing
10 5 (0.83%) User Experience
11 4 (0.66%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.66%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.66%) Robotics
11 4 (0.66%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 282 (46.84%) Linux
2 258 (42.86%) Unix
3 93 (15.45%) Windows
4 84 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (5.15%) AIX
6 28 (4.65%) Solaris
7 17 (2.82%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.99%) CentOS
9 8 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.66%) HPUX
13 4 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.33%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (24.92%) DevOps
3 110 (18.27%) Migration
4 83 (13.79%) Configuration Management
5 78 (12.96%) Unit Testing
6 77 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (12.13%) Scrum
8 57 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (8.80%) Data Migration
9 53 (8.80%) Data Modelling
9 53 (8.80%) Test Automation
10 52 (8.64%) ITIL
11 51 (8.47%) ETL
12 50 (8.31%) Microservices
13 49 (8.14%) Process Improvement
14 48 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (7.97%) Problem Management
15 47 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
16 43 (7.14%) SDLC
17 41 (6.81%) OO
Programming Languages
1 287 (47.67%) SQL
2 226 (37.54%) Java
3 204 (33.89%) PL/SQL
4 189 (31.40%) Python
5 132 (21.93%) Perl
6 73 (12.13%) Bash Shell
7 65 (10.80%) JavaScript
8 54 (8.97%) PowerShell
9 34 (5.65%) PHP
10 24 (3.99%) Groovy
11 22 (3.65%) C
12 20 (3.32%) Ruby
13 19 (3.16%) XPath
14 17 (2.82%) C++
14 17 (2.82%) Java 8
14 17 (2.82%) TypeScript
14 17 (2.82%) XQuery
15 13 (2.16%) C#
16 10 (1.66%) Korn
17 9 (1.50%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 157 (26.08%) Security Cleared
2 131 (21.76%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.98%) Degree
4 25 (4.15%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.16%) CCA
7 4 (0.66%) RHCE
8 3 (0.50%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.50%) CISSP
9 2 (0.33%) CRISC
9 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.33%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.33%) SANS
10 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CISM
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.17%) OCA
10 1 (0.17%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.15%) QA
2 13 (2.16%) SLA
3 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) AICPA
5 2 (0.33%) COBIT
5 2 (0.33%) COREP
5 2 (0.33%) FINREP
5 2 (0.33%) NIST
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (14.95%) Docker
2 23 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.32%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (2.99%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.00%) HDFS
6 6 (1.00%) Squid
7 5 (0.83%) OCFS2
8 4 (0.66%) Samba
9 3 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.33%) LXC
10 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.33%) XenApp
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 94 (15.61%) Ansible
2 69 (11.46%) Puppet
3 67 (11.13%) Kubernetes
4 46 (7.64%) Terraform
5 42 (6.98%) Netcool
5 42 (6.98%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 35 (5.81%) Amdocs OSS
7 25 (4.15%) Data Guard
7 25 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (3.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (2.66%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (2.33%) Packer
11 11 (1.83%) SCOM
12 10 (1.66%) Kibana
12 10 (1.66%) logstash
13 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 7 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (1.16%) Nagios
14 7 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 287 (47.67%) Oracle
2 84 (13.95%) IBM
3 78 (12.96%) Red Hat
4 42 (6.98%) Remedy
5 41 (6.81%) BMC
6 39 (6.48%) Informatica
7 38 (6.31%) BEA
8 37 (6.15%) ServiceNow
9 35 (5.81%) Cramer
9 35 (5.81%) Microsoft
9 35 (5.81%) Siebel
9 35 (5.81%) xMatters
10 33 (5.48%) VMware
11 28 (4.65%) Cisco
12 24 (3.99%) webMethods
13 23 (3.82%) Cloudera
14 18 (2.99%) AppDynamics
14 18 (2.99%) Dell
14 18 (2.99%) Pega
15 17 (2.82%) Splunk