Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 234 244 203
Rank change year-on-year +10 -41 -24
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,043 1,179 1,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.14% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 2.59% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 738 797
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £462
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +2.81% +8.71%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £338
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.14% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 7
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25.25 £32.25 £35.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £65.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -21.35% +11.25%

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 38,615 45,607 40,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.38% 44.26% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,749 32,001 27,638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £322 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 743 781
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +6.02% +2.47% +8.00%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -1 940 £500 +2.56% 187
UK excluding London -8 558 £475 +5.56% 129
London 0 446 £525 - 74
South East +33 169 £483 +13.65% 27
North of England -32 103 £465 +3.39% 35
East of England +13 76 £410 -3.53% 12
South West +3 68 £475 +5.56% 14
Midlands +19 63 £475 +2.70% 25
Scotland +14 59 £538 +11.69% 6
West Midlands +23 46 £454 +26.04% 19
North West -19 43 £450 -15.89% 21
Yorkshire -22 39 £433 -3.78% 8
North East +17 21 £500 +28.21% 6
East Midlands +10 17 £488 -2.50% 6
Wales -1 15 £463 -7.50% 8
Northern Ireland +1 6 £375 -13.49% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 564 (54.07%) Linux
2 482 (46.21%) Unix
3 443 (42.47%) SQL
4 406 (38.93%) Oracle
5 367 (35.19%) Python
6 363 (34.80%) Java
7 335 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
8 316 (30.30%) Jenkins
9 287 (27.52%) DevOps
10 261 (25.02%) Git (software)
11 224 (21.48%) Ansible
12 202 (19.37%) Amazon AWS
13 191 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
14 181 (17.35%) PL/SQL
15 171 (16.40%) Finance
16 155 (14.86%) Bash Shell
17 154 (14.77%) Perl
18 153 (14.67%) Oracle Database
19 152 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 152 (14.57%) Docker
20 146 (14.00%) Terraform
21 140 (13.42%) Security Cleared
21 140 (13.42%) Scrum
22 138 (13.23%) Kubernetes
23 131 (12.56%) Windows
24 130 (12.46%) JIRA
25 126 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
26 122 (11.70%) Puppet
27 120 (11.51%) Relational Database
28 116 (11.12%) Performance Tuning

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 87 (8.34%) Confluence
2 78 (7.48%) Tomcat
3 76 (7.29%) nginx
3 76 (7.29%) WebSphere
4 67 (6.42%) Apache
5 54 (5.18%) WebLogic
6 51 (4.89%) Apache Spark
7 39 (3.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 26 (2.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 26 (2.49%) SAS
9 24 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 22 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 17 (1.63%) SharePoint
12 15 (1.44%) IIS
13 14 (1.34%) ArcGIS
13 14 (1.34%) GeoServer
14 12 (1.15%) OpenStack
15 11 (1.05%) JBoss
16 10 (0.96%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 22 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (1.73%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (1.44%) Sonata
5 11 (1.05%) CSG Singleview
6 10 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.48%) Actimize
8 5 (0.48%) Oracle AML
9 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.19%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.096%) FLEXCUBE
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 202 (19.37%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (6.81%) GitHub
4 47 (4.51%) Apigee
5 46 (4.41%) PaaS
6 43 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (4.03%) Amazon S3
8 40 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 35 (3.36%) OpenShift
10 32 (3.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 31 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 26 (2.49%) SaaS
13 25 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 23 (2.21%) Datadog
15 22 (2.11%) Route 53
16 21 (2.01%) npm
17 20 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
17 20 (1.92%) Serverless
18 19 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
19 17 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.31%) HTTP
2 37 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 30 (2.88%) SSL
4 28 (2.68%) Firewall
5 24 (2.30%) DNS
6 22 (2.11%) Internet
7 17 (1.63%) SAN
7 17 (1.63%) SNMP
8 14 (1.34%) WAN
9 13 (1.25%) HTTPS
9 13 (1.25%) Kerberos
10 11 (1.05%) DHCP
10 11 (1.05%) Ethernet
11 10 (0.96%) FTP
12 8 (0.77%) VPN
12 8 (0.77%) Wireless
13 7 (0.67%) DSL
13 7 (0.67%) SSH
14 6 (0.58%) Skype
14 6 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (14.67%) Oracle Database
2 120 (11.51%) Relational Database
3 100 (9.59%) Big Data
4 89 (8.53%) MySQL
5 88 (8.44%) SQL Server
6 73 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
7 71 (6.81%) RDBMS
8 70 (6.71%) MongoDB
9 68 (6.52%) Hadoop
10 49 (4.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 49 (4.70%) Oracle Database 12c
11 48 (4.60%) HBase
12 46 (4.41%) Apache Hive
13 29 (2.78%) DB2
13 29 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
14 28 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
15 27 (2.59%) NoSQL
16 26 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
17 25 (2.40%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 316 (30.30%) Jenkins
2 261 (25.02%) Git (software)
3 130 (12.46%) JIRA
4 68 (6.52%) Maven
5 48 (4.60%) JUnit
6 41 (3.93%) TeamCity
7 40 (3.84%) Gradle
8 38 (3.64%) Subversion
9 36 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 33 (3.16%) Bitbucket
11 28 (2.68%) Eclipse
12 25 (2.40%) CA Gen
12 25 (2.40%) Cucumber
12 25 (2.40%) IBM UrbanCode
13 23 (2.21%) Selenium
14 22 (2.11%) gulp
15 21 (2.01%) Artifactory
15 21 (2.01%) GitLab
15 21 (2.01%) SonarQube
16 20 (1.92%) Ant
General
1 171 (16.40%) Finance
2 80 (7.67%) Banking
3 35 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.11%) Retail
5 14 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.05%) Marketing
7 10 (0.96%) Billing
8 9 (0.86%) Front Office
9 8 (0.77%) Back Office
10 7 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.58%) Electronics
12 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.29%) Games
13 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.096%) Legal
15 1 (0.096%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.096%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 315 (30.20%) Developer
2 177 (16.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 93 (8.92%) DBA
4 74 (7.09%) Administrator
5 71 (6.81%) Java Developer
6 61 (5.85%) Oracle DBA
7 54 (5.18%) Consultant
8 44 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
9 36 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
10 35 (3.36%) Tester
11 30 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
12 29 (2.78%) Analyst
12 29 (2.78%) Automation Tester
13 27 (2.59%) AWS DevOps
13 27 (2.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 26 (2.49%) C++ Developer
14 26 (2.49%) Software Engineer
15 22 (2.11%) Lead Developer
16 21 (2.01%) Architect
16 21 (2.01%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.78%) JSON
2 97 (9.30%) Spring
3 96 (9.20%) Middleware
4 75 (7.19%) Web Services
5 67 (6.42%) XML
6 65 (6.23%) REST
7 53 (5.08%) J2EE
8 49 (4.70%) HTML
9 46 (4.41%) Spring Boot
10 41 (3.93%) Kafka
11 34 (3.26%) .NET
11 34 (3.26%) CSS
12 33 (3.16%) AngularJS
12 33 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
13 30 (2.88%) RESTful
14 26 (2.49%) Oracle Fusion
15 25 (2.40%) LDAP
16 24 (2.30%) HTML5
16 24 (2.30%) Swagger
17 23 (2.21%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 69 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.47%) Clustering
3 56 (5.37%) Linux Command Line
4 44 (4.22%) Data Centre
5 40 (3.84%) Replication
6 33 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.88%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.53%) Equities
11 14 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.34%) Robotics
12 13 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.05%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.77%) DataPower
14 8 (0.77%) User Experience
15 7 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 564 (54.07%) Linux
2 482 (46.21%) Unix
3 152 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 131 (12.56%) Windows
5 75 (7.19%) AIX
6 52 (4.99%) Solaris
7 49 (4.70%) CentOS
8 23 (2.21%) Oracle Linux
9 16 (1.53%) Windows Server
10 12 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.96%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.67%) HPUX
14 6 (0.58%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.48%) VMS
15 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.48%) zOS
16 4 (0.38%) Android
16 4 (0.38%) SUSE
16 4 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (27.52%) DevOps
3 191 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
4 140 (13.42%) Scrum
5 116 (11.12%) Migration
5 116 (11.12%) Performance Tuning
6 113 (10.83%) TDD
7 104 (9.97%) ETL
8 98 (9.40%) Configuration Management
9 97 (9.30%) Open Source
10 94 (9.01%) Microservices
11 86 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
12 79 (7.57%) Test Automation
13 74 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
14 70 (6.71%) High Availability
15 62 (5.94%) SDLC
16 59 (5.66%) Data Modelling
16 59 (5.66%) ITIL
17 57 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
18 56 (5.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 443 (42.47%) SQL
2 367 (35.19%) Python
3 363 (34.80%) Java
4 181 (17.35%) PL/SQL
5 155 (14.86%) Bash Shell
6 154 (14.77%) Perl
7 116 (11.12%) JavaScript
7 116 (11.12%) PowerShell
8 98 (9.40%) Ruby
9 69 (6.62%) C++
10 64 (6.14%) Groovy
11 46 (4.41%) C#
12 36 (3.45%) PHP
13 29 (2.78%) Scala
14 28 (2.68%) C
14 28 (2.68%) Java 8
15 22 (2.11%) T-SQL
16 19 (1.82%) XPath
17 16 (1.53%) TypeScript
18 11 (1.05%) Korn
Qualifications
1 140 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 94 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 60 (5.75%) Degree
4 38 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.15%) CCA
6 12 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.96%) CISSP
8 6 (0.58%) CEH
8 6 (0.58%) OCP
8 6 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.48%) RHCE
10 4 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.38%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.29%) CCNP
11 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.29%) SANS
12 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.97%) QA
2 14 (1.34%) SLA
3 6 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.48%) GDPR
5 4 (0.38%) COREP
5 4 (0.38%) FINREP
6 2 (0.19%) COBIT
6 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.096%) MISRA
7 1 (0.096%) PMO
System Software
1 152 (14.57%) Docker
2 56 (5.37%) Oracle RAC
3 43 (4.12%) Active Directory
4 40 (3.84%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (3.64%) HDFS
6 18 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (1.05%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.96%) Samba
9 7 (0.67%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.48%) oVirt
12 4 (0.38%) KVM
12 4 (0.38%) NFS
13 3 (0.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.29%) SRDF
13 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 224 (21.48%) Ansible
2 146 (14.00%) Terraform
3 138 (13.23%) Kubernetes
4 122 (11.70%) Puppet
5 110 (10.55%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (2.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 26 (2.49%) Oracle RMAN
8 24 (2.30%) Data Guard
8 24 (2.30%) Packer
9 23 (2.21%) Hadoop YARN
10 20 (1.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 17 (1.63%) Grafana
12 15 (1.44%) Nagios
13 14 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (1.05%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.96%) Control-M
15 10 (0.96%) SCCM
15 10 (0.96%) WMI
16 9 (0.86%) Prometheus
17 8 (0.77%) Rancher
Vendors
1 406 (38.93%) Oracle
2 109 (10.45%) Red Hat
3 97 (9.30%) IBM
4 66 (6.33%) Informatica
5 53 (5.08%) Microsoft
6 46 (4.41%) VMware
7 37 (3.55%) HP
8 35 (3.36%) Sun
9 34 (3.26%) Google
10 31 (2.97%) Cloudera
11 30 (2.88%) Sybase
12 29 (2.78%) Atlassian
13 24 (2.30%) Splunk
14 23 (2.21%) Hortonworks
14 23 (2.21%) Teradata
14 23 (2.21%) webMethods
15 22 (2.11%) BEA
15 22 (2.11%) SAP
16 19 (1.82%) Pega
17 15 (1.44%) Tableau