Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 278 193 247
Rank change year-on-year -85 +54 +8
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 684 517 1,076
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.38% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.39% 3.33% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 352 608
10th Percentile £349 £356 £350
25th Percentile £405 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.51% -2.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £563 £552 £588
90th Percentile £650 £638 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £469 £460
% change year-on-year -7.25% +1.90% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 18
10th Percentile £37.98 £21.80 £37.15
25th Percentile £46.00 £26.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate £58.71 £35.00 £45.75
Median % change year-on-year +67.74% -23.50% +14.38%
75th Percentile £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
90th Percentile " £51.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +94.44% -40.00% +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 28,659 15,518 39,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.26% 41.36% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,263 10,946 27,395
10th Percentile £350 £325 £324
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.22%
75th Percentile £606 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 273 666
10th Percentile £16.22 £16.50 £20.23
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £33.06
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year - -4.49% +8.54%
75th Percentile £54.88 £50.00 £50.84
90th Percentile £64.75 £57.90 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% -5.56% +9.76%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -89 547 £495 -1.00% 131
UK excluding London -45 307 £435 -7.25% 75
London -91 243 £525 +5.00% 63
Work from Home -92 223 £450 -14.29% 19
Midlands +22 94 £450 - 12
West Midlands +32 92 £450 +5.88% 10
South East -86 55 £400 -16.23% 13
Scotland -12 53 £425 -13.92% 4
North of England -38 53 £425 -5.56% 19
North West -24 34 £400 - 7
South West -10 24 £475 -4.59% 11
East of England -8 21 £488 +0.52% 11
Yorkshire -12 17 £450 -18.18% 9
Wales -11 6 £613 +28.95% 1
North East -8 2 £425 -12.82% 3
East Midlands -35 2 £513 +2.50% 2
Northern Ireland -19 1 £431 - 4

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 331 (48.39%) Linux
2 315 (46.05%) SQL
3 314 (45.91%) Unix
4 282 (41.23%) Python
5 272 (39.77%) Java
6 269 (39.33%) Oracle
7 240 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
8 231 (33.77%) Jenkins
9 222 (32.46%) Git (software)
10 193 (28.22%) DevOps
11 167 (24.42%) Social Skills
12 155 (22.66%) AWS
13 143 (20.91%) Windows
14 142 (20.76%) Ansible
15 138 (20.18%) PL/SQL
16 131 (19.15%) Scrum
17 128 (18.71%) Finance
18 126 (18.42%) Test Automation
19 122 (17.84%) JIRA
20 115 (16.81%) Software Engineering
21 111 (16.23%) Test Strategy
22 108 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
23 103 (15.06%) Perl
23 103 (15.06%) WebLogic
24 102 (14.91%) Maven
25 101 (14.77%) Configuration Management
26 93 (13.60%) Banking
27 91 (13.30%) Bash Shell
27 91 (13.30%) Kubernetes
28 90 (13.16%) Data Modelling

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
1 103 (15.06%) WebLogic
2 74 (10.82%) Confluence
3 52 (7.60%) Apache
4 50 (7.31%) Tomcat
5 37 (5.41%) WebSphere
6 31 (4.53%) Apache Spark
7 20 (2.92%) SAS
7 20 (2.92%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.75%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.46%) MS Project Server
12 9 (1.32%) nginx
13 8 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (1.17%) IIS
14 6 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
14 6 (0.88%) IBM Domino
14 6 (0.88%) JBoss
15 5 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 17 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.88%) Magento
3 6 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.88%) Shopify
4 5 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.58%) iTrent
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.29%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Utilities
7 2 (0.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 155 (22.66%) AWS
2 86 (12.57%) Azure
3 60 (8.77%) GitHub
4 38 (5.56%) GCP
5 37 (5.41%) Serverless
6 34 (4.97%) Amazon S3
7 32 (4.68%) OpenShift
8 31 (4.53%) AWS Lambda
9 28 (4.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (2.19%) CloudFront
11 14 (2.05%) AWS CloudTrail
11 14 (2.05%) PaaS
12 13 (1.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 13 (1.90%) AWS KMS
13 12 (1.75%) IaaS
13 12 (1.75%) SaaS
14 11 (1.61%) AWS CodePipeline
15 9 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (1.32%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.70%) DNS
1 39 (5.70%) SSL
2 30 (4.39%) Firewall
3 29 (4.24%) HTTP
4 28 (4.09%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.07%) FTP
6 18 (2.63%) Kerberos
6 18 (2.63%) SAN
7 17 (2.49%) SSH
8 14 (2.05%) SMTP
9 11 (1.61%) DHCP
9 11 (1.61%) IPv4
10 10 (1.46%) NAS
11 9 (1.32%) DECT
11 9 (1.32%) VPN
11 9 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.17%) IPv6
13 7 (1.02%) Broadband
13 7 (1.02%) PPP
13 7 (1.02%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.65%) Hadoop
2 60 (8.77%) Oracle Database
3 53 (7.75%) Relational Database
4 49 (7.16%) Big Data
5 43 (6.29%) Apache Hive
6 42 (6.14%) MySQL
7 40 (5.85%) HBase
8 38 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (5.56%) SQL Server
9 37 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (4.82%) BusinessObjects
11 25 (3.65%) RDBMS
12 18 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (2.63%) Pentaho
13 17 (2.49%) MongoDB
13 17 (2.49%) NoSQL
14 13 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (1.61%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 231 (33.77%) Jenkins
2 222 (32.46%) Git (software)
3 122 (17.84%) JIRA
4 102 (14.91%) Maven
5 60 (8.77%) GitLab
6 49 (7.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 42 (6.14%) Bitbucket
8 35 (5.12%) Selenium
9 33 (4.82%) CA Gen
9 33 (4.82%) Subversion
10 31 (4.53%) Cucumber
11 30 (4.39%) Gradle
12 24 (3.51%) JUnit
13 23 (3.36%) TeamCity
14 18 (2.63%) GDB
15 17 (2.49%) IBM UrbanCode
16 13 (1.90%) Mockito
16 13 (1.90%) SonarQube
17 12 (1.75%) Artifactory
18 10 (1.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 167 (24.42%) Social Skills
2 128 (18.71%) Finance
3 93 (13.60%) Banking
4 61 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (7.75%) Public Sector
6 29 (4.24%) Documentation Skills
7 17 (2.49%) Front Office
8 16 (2.34%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.75%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.88%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.73%) Back Office
12 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.58%) Legal
12 4 (0.58%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (0.58%) Retail
13 3 (0.44%) Games
14 2 (0.29%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.29%) Marketing
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 195 (28.51%) Developer
2 81 (11.84%) Java Developer
3 73 (10.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (7.89%) Software Engineer
5 36 (5.26%) Analyst
6 35 (5.12%) Consultant
7 34 (4.97%) Administrator
8 33 (4.82%) AWS Engineer
9 28 (4.09%) DBA
10 24 (3.51%) Architect
11 23 (3.36%) Data Engineer
11 23 (3.36%) Oracle DBA
12 20 (2.92%) Security Engineer
13 18 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (2.63%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.49%) Python Engineer
15 16 (2.34%) Applications Support
15 16 (2.34%) AWS DevOps
16 15 (2.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 14 (2.05%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.13%) J2EE
2 81 (11.84%) Spring
3 69 (10.09%) JSON
4 58 (8.48%) Spring Boot
5 56 (8.19%) REST
6 46 (6.73%) Web Services
7 38 (5.56%) Kafka
8 37 (5.41%) Node.js
9 35 (5.12%) RabbitMQ
10 32 (4.68%) RESTful
10 32 (4.68%) XML
11 31 (4.53%) Apache Camel
12 30 (4.39%) Middleware
12 30 (4.39%) SOAP
13 29 (4.24%) .NET
13 29 (4.24%) React
14 28 (4.09%) HTML
15 24 (3.51%) CSS
15 24 (3.51%) YAML
16 23 (3.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.12%) Clustering
2 29 (4.24%) Linux Command Line
3 21 (3.07%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.34%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.61%) Replication
9 10 (1.46%) Equities
9 10 (1.46%) Legacy Systems
9 10 (1.46%) User Experience
10 9 (1.32%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.32%) Derivative
10 9 (1.32%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.17%) iPad
11 8 (1.17%) iPhone
12 7 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 331 (48.39%) Linux
2 314 (45.91%) Unix
3 143 (20.91%) Windows
4 62 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (7.02%) Windows Server
6 34 (4.97%) Solaris
7 16 (2.34%) AIX
7 16 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.90%) CentOS
8 13 (1.90%) OpenWrt
9 9 (1.32%) Mac OS X
9 9 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.73%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.73%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (28.22%) DevOps
3 131 (19.15%) Scrum
4 126 (18.42%) Test Automation
5 115 (16.81%) Software Engineering
6 111 (16.23%) Test Strategy
7 108 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 101 (14.77%) Configuration Management
9 90 (13.16%) Data Modelling
10 85 (12.43%) OO
11 77 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
11 77 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (11.11%) Microservices
13 75 (10.96%) Process Improvement
14 71 (10.38%) Problem Management
15 67 (9.80%) TDD
16 66 (9.65%) RUP
17 56 (8.19%) Performance Tuning
18 53 (7.75%) Migration
19 52 (7.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 315 (46.05%) SQL
2 282 (41.23%) Python
3 272 (39.77%) Java
4 138 (20.18%) PL/SQL
5 103 (15.06%) Perl
6 91 (13.30%) Bash Shell
7 73 (10.67%) PowerShell
8 67 (9.80%) JavaScript
9 55 (8.04%) Java 8
10 46 (6.73%) C
11 34 (4.97%) C++
11 34 (4.97%) Scala
12 32 (4.68%) PHP
13 26 (3.80%) Go
14 24 (3.51%) COBOL
15 23 (3.36%) Groovy
16 20 (2.92%) VBA
17 19 (2.78%) TypeScript
18 16 (2.34%) C#
19 15 (2.19%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 76 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 63 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 55 (8.04%) Degree
4 22 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.88%) CEH
6 6 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.58%) CSSLP
8 4 (0.58%) ISSEP
8 4 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.58%) OCP
8 4 (0.58%) OSCP
8 4 (0.58%) RHCE
8 4 (0.58%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.44%) CISSP
9 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.12%) QA
2 11 (1.61%) Accessibility
3 9 (1.32%) JTAG
3 9 (1.32%) SLA
4 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.44%) GDPR
5 3 (0.44%) PMO
6 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.29%) FINREP
6 2 (0.29%) IFRS
6 2 (0.29%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 15022
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.15%) EMIR
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 88 (12.87%) Docker
2 37 (5.41%) HDFS
2 37 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.24%) Active Directory
4 22 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (3.07%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.32%) Hyper-V
9 8 (1.17%) NFS
10 7 (1.02%) Postfix
10 7 (1.02%) qmail
10 7 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.88%) Oracle Clusterware
11 6 (0.88%) Samba
11 6 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.73%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.58%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 142 (20.76%) Ansible
2 91 (13.30%) Kubernetes
3 60 (8.77%) Terraform
4 59 (8.63%) Puppet
5 24 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (3.36%) Oozie
6 23 (3.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 22 (3.22%) Data Guard
7 22 (3.22%) Grafana
8 21 (3.07%) Nagios
9 16 (2.34%) Red Hat Satellite
10 15 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 12 (1.75%) Hadoop YARN
12 10 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (1.32%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.17%) BladeLogic
14 8 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (1.17%) Istio
14 8 (1.17%) Oracle ZFS
14 8 (1.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 269 (39.33%) Oracle
2 73 (10.67%) webMethods
3 70 (10.23%) BEA
3 70 (10.23%) Informatica
4 65 (9.50%) Red Hat
5 54 (7.89%) IBM
6 53 (7.75%) Microsoft
7 51 (7.46%) VMware
8 28 (4.09%) Pega
8 28 (4.09%) WSO2
9 26 (3.80%) Splunk
10 21 (3.07%) Google
11 18 (2.63%) Talend
12 16 (2.34%) Cloudera
12 16 (2.34%) Veritas
13 15 (2.19%) HP
14 13 (1.90%) Cisco
15 12 (1.75%) New Relic
16 11 (1.61%) MuleSoft
17 10 (1.46%) Lumension