Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 209 180
Rank change year-on-year -21 -29 +2
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,270 1,283 1,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.29% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.76% 3.08% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 817 899
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £336 £324 £288
90th Percentile £675 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 24
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% -0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £33.28 £28.35 £26.25
90th Percentile £62.88 £48.23 £52.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% +6.67%

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 46,024 41,669 42,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.56% 41.93% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,295 28,950 29,067
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £306 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 783 896
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.54 £15.83 £14.19
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +8.00% +1.35%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 -25 1,136 £500 +5.82% 226
UK excluding London -13 697 £438 +2.94% 147
London -38 554 £525 +5.00% 97
North of England -12 210 £450 - 48
South East -68 154 £441 +3.82% 28
Scotland +14 107 £506 +19.12% 15
North West -6 107 £500 -6.54% 19
East of England +42 89 £425 +6.25% 19
Yorkshire -18 77 £450 -15.89% 19
Midlands -5 75 £360 -4.00% 19
South West -5 52 £475 +26.67% 15
West Midlands -5 47 £400 +6.67% 10
East Midlands +23 28 £324 -9.04% 9
North East -17 28 £383 -19.47% 10
Wales -2 21 £408 -
Northern Ireland +28 5 £434 -0.34% 3

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 703 (55.35%) Unix
2 674 (53.07%) Linux
3 547 (43.07%) SQL
4 461 (36.30%) Oracle
5 436 (34.33%) Python
6 416 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
7 399 (31.42%) Java
8 366 (28.82%) DevOps
9 351 (27.64%) Jenkins
10 345 (27.17%) Windows
11 344 (27.09%) Ansible
12 290 (22.83%) Puppet
13 284 (22.36%) Git (software)
14 245 (19.29%) Continuous Integration
15 238 (18.74%) Opscode Chef
16 237 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
17 236 (18.58%) Finance
18 229 (18.03%) Perl
19 228 (17.95%) Bash Shell
20 215 (16.93%) Scrum
20 215 (16.93%) Docker
21 206 (16.22%) Configuration Management
22 192 (15.12%) PL/SQL
23 181 (14.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 165 (12.99%) SQL Server
25 152 (11.97%) Red Hat
25 152 (11.97%) Security Cleared
26 145 (11.42%) JIRA
26 145 (11.42%) Open Source
26 145 (11.42%) Test Automation

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
1 126 (9.92%) Apache
2 95 (7.48%) Confluence
3 82 (6.46%) WebLogic
4 64 (5.04%) Tomcat
5 55 (4.33%) Apache Spark
6 47 (3.70%) JBoss
7 43 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 39 (3.07%) nginx
9 37 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
10 32 (2.52%) WebSphere
11 28 (2.20%) SAS
12 23 (1.81%) Tuxedo
13 16 (1.26%) CICS
14 14 (1.10%) Jetty
14 14 (1.10%) MS Exchange
15 13 (1.02%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 8 (0.63%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
18 7 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (5.75%) MS Visio
2 69 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.02%) HiPortfolio
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.24%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.16%) Global One
8 2 (0.16%) Kondor
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.079%) Documaker
9 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.079%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 237 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (6.14%) Amazon EC2
3 78 (6.14%) Amazon S3
4 62 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 58 (4.57%) GitHub
6 52 (4.09%) PaaS
7 36 (2.83%) npm
8 31 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (2.36%) Office 365
10 28 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (1.97%) OpenShift
12 20 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.26%) IaaS
14 15 (1.18%) SaaS
15 14 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.87%) Serverless
17 10 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (0.79%) Datadog
17 10 (0.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.35%) HTTP
2 64 (5.04%) DNS
3 61 (4.80%) SSL
4 59 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 39 (3.07%) SAN
6 33 (2.60%) Firewall
6 33 (2.60%) Internet
7 29 (2.28%) SSH
8 24 (1.89%) VPN
9 19 (1.50%) DHCP
10 17 (1.34%) FTP
11 16 (1.26%) Intranet
12 14 (1.10%) WAN
13 13 (1.02%) HTTPS
13 13 (1.02%) Kerberos
13 13 (1.02%) NAS
14 10 (0.79%) BIG-IP
14 10 (0.79%) iSCSI
14 10 (0.79%) SMTP
15 8 (0.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 142 (11.18%) Hadoop
3 122 (9.61%) Big Data
4 121 (9.53%) MySQL
5 116 (9.13%) Relational Database
6 95 (7.48%) Apache Hive
7 91 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
8 83 (6.54%) Oracle Database
9 65 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (4.57%) MongoDB
11 57 (4.49%) Impala
12 56 (4.41%) RDBMS
13 46 (3.62%) Sqoop
14 45 (3.54%) HBase
15 41 (3.23%) NoSQL
16 40 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
17 37 (2.91%) DB2
17 37 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
18 36 (2.83%) Oracle Database 12c
19 30 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 351 (27.64%) Jenkins
2 284 (22.36%) Git (software)
3 145 (11.42%) JIRA
4 103 (8.11%) Maven
5 72 (5.67%) Gradle
6 52 (4.09%) Artifactory
7 49 (3.86%) JUnit
7 49 (3.86%) Subversion
8 48 (3.78%) Bitbucket
9 44 (3.46%) Cucumber
10 42 (3.31%) CircleCI
11 38 (2.99%) Selenium
12 35 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
13 34 (2.68%) Travis CI
14 32 (2.52%) gulp
15 31 (2.44%) IBM UrbanCode
16 28 (2.20%) CA Gen
17 27 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (2.05%) TeamCity
19 25 (1.97%) Ant
General
1 236 (18.58%) Finance
2 143 (11.26%) Banking
3 43 (3.39%) Retail
4 37 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.73%) Back Office
6 18 (1.42%) Front Office
7 17 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.87%) Marketing
10 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.63%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.63%) Legal
12 7 (0.55%) Publishing
13 6 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.31%) Electronics
15 3 (0.24%) Billing
15 3 (0.24%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.24%) Games
16 2 (0.16%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 389 (30.63%) Developer
2 199 (15.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 114 (8.98%) Administrator
4 101 (7.95%) Java Developer
5 82 (6.46%) Platform Engineer
6 63 (4.96%) Analyst
7 55 (4.33%) Linux Engineer
8 52 (4.09%) DBA
9 49 (3.86%) Architect
10 48 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
11 45 (3.54%) Linux Administrator
12 43 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
12 43 (3.39%) Senior Developer
13 42 (3.31%) Oracle Developer
14 37 (2.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 34 (2.68%) Applications Support
15 34 (2.68%) Consultant
16 33 (2.60%) AWS DevOps
17 32 (2.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 30 (2.36%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (7.95%) Middleware
2 94 (7.40%) J2EE
3 83 (6.54%) Spring
4 75 (5.91%) Web Services
5 71 (5.59%) XML
6 60 (4.72%) Kafka
7 55 (4.33%) JSON
8 52 (4.09%) REST
9 50 (3.94%) HTML
9 50 (3.94%) RESTful
10 49 (3.86%) SOAP
11 46 (3.62%) .NET
12 41 (3.23%) AngularJS
13 40 (3.15%) Node.js
14 35 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
14 35 (2.76%) LAMP
15 34 (2.68%) JMS
16 32 (2.52%) CSS
17 31 (2.44%) Java EE
18 30 (2.36%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.67%) Linux Command Line
3 52 (4.09%) Data Centre
3 52 (4.09%) Wiki
4 37 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.68%) Mainframe
6 27 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.05%) Fixed Income
8 25 (1.97%) Clustering
9 20 (1.57%) Equities
10 19 (1.50%) User Experience
11 18 (1.42%) Replication
12 17 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.26%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.10%) Algorithms
14 14 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (0.94%) Fintech
15 12 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 703 (55.35%) Unix
2 674 (53.07%) Linux
3 345 (27.17%) Windows
4 181 (14.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 99 (7.80%) Solaris
6 91 (7.17%) Windows Server
7 85 (6.69%) CentOS
8 52 (4.09%) AIX
9 39 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.65%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.65%) zOS
11 17 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.26%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (1.02%) VME
15 12 (0.94%) Debian
15 12 (0.94%) SUSE
16 11 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.71%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (28.82%) DevOps
3 245 (19.29%) Continuous Integration
4 215 (16.93%) Scrum
5 206 (16.22%) Configuration Management
6 145 (11.42%) Open Source
6 145 (11.42%) Test Automation
7 133 (10.47%) ETL
8 131 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
9 126 (9.92%) OO
10 102 (8.03%) Performance Tuning
11 97 (7.64%) Data Modelling
12 88 (6.93%) TDD
13 78 (6.14%) Build Automation
14 75 (5.91%) Unit Testing
15 74 (5.83%) ITIL
16 70 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
16 70 (5.51%) Migration
17 68 (5.35%) Data Analysis
18 67 (5.28%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 547 (43.07%) SQL
2 436 (34.33%) Python
3 399 (31.42%) Java
4 229 (18.03%) Perl
5 228 (17.95%) Bash Shell
6 192 (15.12%) PL/SQL
7 137 (10.79%) PowerShell
8 136 (10.71%) Korn
9 112 (8.82%) Ruby
10 103 (8.11%) JavaScript
11 70 (5.51%) Groovy
12 56 (4.41%) C++
13 51 (4.02%) C
14 50 (3.94%) PHP
15 46 (3.62%) C#
16 40 (3.15%) Scala
17 34 (2.68%) Java 8
18 30 (2.36%) T-SQL
19 22 (1.73%) JCL
20 17 (1.34%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 152 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 122 (9.61%) SC Cleared
3 78 (6.14%) Degree
4 18 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.94%) RHCE
7 11 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.71%) AWS Certification
8 9 (0.71%) OCP
8 9 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (0.71%) RHCSA
9 6 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.31%) RHCVA
12 3 (0.24%) CCNP
12 3 (0.24%) OCA
13 2 (0.16%) MCSE
13 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.94%) QA
2 23 (1.81%) SLA
3 11 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.55%) GDPR
5 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.24%) PMO
8 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.16%) SEPA
9 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.079%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 215 (16.93%) Docker
2 89 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 72 (5.67%) HDFS
4 52 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 13 (1.02%) Samba
9 11 (0.87%) Xen
10 10 (0.79%) Time Sharing Option
10 10 (0.79%) XenApp
11 9 (0.71%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.71%) Firmware
11 9 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.63%) vSphere
12 8 (0.63%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.55%) NFS
13 7 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 344 (27.09%) Ansible
2 290 (22.83%) Puppet
3 238 (18.74%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (8.35%) Terraform
5 104 (8.19%) Kubernetes
6 54 (4.25%) Hadoop YARN
7 27 (2.13%) Grafana
8 24 (1.89%) Tivoli
9 22 (1.73%) Kibana
10 21 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 18 (1.42%) Oracle ZFS
11 18 (1.42%) SCCM
12 17 (1.34%) Nagios
13 15 (1.18%) Data Guard
14 14 (1.10%) CFEngine
14 14 (1.10%) logstash
14 14 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
15 13 (1.02%) Packer
15 13 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 461 (36.30%) Oracle
2 152 (11.97%) Red Hat
3 102 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 81 (6.38%) VMware
5 80 (6.30%) Splunk
6 72 (5.67%) IBM
7 55 (4.33%) Cloudera
8 49 (3.86%) BEA
9 47 (3.70%) webMethods
10 45 (3.54%) Informatica
11 41 (3.23%) Sybase
12 35 (2.76%) Ab Initio
13 33 (2.60%) CA
14 31 (2.44%) Google
15 28 (2.20%) BMC
16 26 (2.05%) HP
16 26 (2.05%) Remedy
17 23 (1.81%) Pega
17 23 (1.81%) Teradata
17 23 (1.81%) TIBCO