Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 254 229 258
Rank change year-on-year -25 +29 -6
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 554 577 997
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.16% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.40% 2.84% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 365 583
10th Percentile £349 £356 £350
25th Percentile £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £473 £500
Median % change year-on-year -2.12% -5.50% +8.11%
75th Percentile £547 £538 £606
90th Percentile £636 £620 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £455
% change year-on-year -8.89% -1.10% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 16
10th Percentile £29.20 " £42.38
25th Percentile £40.00 £18.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.70 £45.75
Median % change year-on-year +28.99% -11.04% +14.38%
75th Percentile £58.71 £53.75 £50.00
90th Percentile " £54.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +176.32% -57.78% +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 23,118 20,330 39,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.54% 40.75% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,266 14,354 27,762
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 363 634
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.25 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.54 £26.35
Median hourly rate £41.15 £42.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.18% -1.16% +7.50%
75th Percentile £51.94 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

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 17 May 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 17 May 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 17 May 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 -37 440 £458 -3.68% 102
UK excluding London -10 262 £410 -8.89% 71
London -21 199 £500 +2.56% 40
Work from Home -126 163 £428 -16.59% 16
Midlands +20 67 £405 -5.04% 7
West Midlands +35 61 £405 -4.71% 3
North of England -9 42 £431 -4.22% 22
Scotland +5 41 £425 -19.05% 7
South East -68 41 £398 -18.46% 19
South West +47 32 £475 -7.77% 7
East of England +33 26 £500 +33.33% 8
North West -16 21 £425 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire +35 14 £475 -13.64% 12
Wales +17 11 £475 +5.56% 2
North East +18 7 £400 -6.98% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £413 -17.50% 4
Northern Ireland -1 2 £431 -2.93%

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 262 (47.29%) Unix
2 258 (46.57%) Linux
3 249 (44.95%) Python
4 235 (42.42%) SQL
5 210 (37.91%) Java
6 198 (35.74%) Oracle
7 188 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
8 185 (33.39%) DevOps
9 182 (32.85%) Git (software)
10 176 (31.77%) Jenkins
11 144 (25.99%) Scrum
12 128 (23.10%) Social Skills
13 127 (22.92%) AWS
14 108 (19.49%) PL/SQL
15 107 (19.31%) Test Automation
16 104 (18.77%) Finance
17 103 (18.59%) Software Engineering
18 96 (17.33%) Test Strategy
19 95 (17.15%) Windows
20 90 (16.25%) Perl
21 88 (15.88%) JIRA
21 88 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
22 83 (14.98%) Docker
23 81 (14.62%) OO
24 80 (14.44%) Ansible
24 80 (14.44%) Bash Shell
25 79 (14.26%) Kubernetes
26 78 (14.08%) Security Cleared
26 78 (14.08%) WebLogic
26 78 (14.08%) Configuration Management

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 78 (14.08%) WebLogic
2 56 (10.11%) Apache
3 50 (9.03%) Confluence
4 36 (6.50%) Apache Spark
4 36 (6.50%) Tomcat
5 31 (5.60%) WebSphere
6 24 (4.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (2.71%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.17%) SAS
9 10 (1.81%) JBoss
10 9 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.62%) MS Exchange
10 9 (1.62%) MS Project Server
11 7 (1.26%) Apache ServiceMix
11 7 (1.26%) IBM Domino
11 7 (1.26%) nginx
12 5 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.44%) Magento
3 7 (1.26%) Shopify
4 6 (1.08%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.36%) HFM
8 2 (0.36%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.36%) iTrent
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 127 (22.92%) AWS
2 67 (12.09%) Azure
3 54 (9.75%) GitHub
4 30 (5.42%) GCP
4 30 (5.42%) Serverless
5 29 (5.23%) AWS Lambda
6 27 (4.87%) OpenShift
7 26 (4.69%) Amazon S3
8 24 (4.33%) CloudFront
9 23 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (3.61%) AWS CloudTrail
11 19 (3.43%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 19 (3.43%) AWS KMS
12 16 (2.89%) AWS CodeBuild
13 15 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (2.53%) PaaS
15 9 (1.62%) SaaS
16 8 (1.44%) IaaS
17 7 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.86%) Firewall
2 31 (5.60%) DNS
3 29 (5.23%) SSL
4 21 (3.79%) HTTP
5 20 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 18 (3.25%) SAN
7 13 (2.35%) FTP
7 13 (2.35%) SSH
8 11 (1.99%) Kerberos
9 10 (1.81%) DECT
9 10 (1.81%) NAS
9 10 (1.81%) VLAN
9 10 (1.81%) VPN
9 10 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.62%) IPv4
10 9 (1.62%) IPv6
11 8 (1.44%) Multicast
11 8 (1.44%) PPP
11 8 (1.44%) UPnP
12 7 (1.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.75%) Hadoop
2 51 (9.21%) Big Data
3 45 (8.12%) Oracle Database
4 39 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 37 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (6.32%) Apache Hive
7 34 (6.14%) HBase
8 31 (5.60%) SQL Server
9 24 (4.33%) MySQL
10 22 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (3.07%) NoSQL
12 16 (2.89%) MongoDB
13 14 (2.53%) Spark SQL
14 12 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (1.81%) Amazon Aurora
16 10 (1.81%) RDBMS
17 9 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (1.62%) Data Lake
18 8 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 182 (32.85%) Git (software)
2 176 (31.77%) Jenkins
3 88 (15.88%) JIRA
4 72 (13.00%) Maven
5 62 (11.19%) GitLab
6 52 (9.39%) CA Gen
7 49 (8.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 26 (4.69%) IBM UrbanCode
9 25 (4.51%) Subversion
9 25 (4.51%) TeamCity
10 24 (4.33%) Bitbucket
11 23 (4.15%) Gradle
11 23 (4.15%) JUnit
12 21 (3.79%) Cucumber
12 21 (3.79%) Selenium
13 20 (3.61%) SonarQube
14 18 (3.25%) GDB
15 17 (3.07%) Visual Studio
16 13 (2.35%) Artifactory
17 11 (1.99%) Ant
General
1 128 (23.10%) Social Skills
2 104 (18.77%) Finance
3 56 (10.11%) Banking
4 35 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.32%) Public Sector
5 29 (5.23%) Documentation Skills
6 13 (2.35%) Front Office
7 8 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.90%) Back Office
11 4 (0.72%) Legal
12 3 (0.54%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.36%) Games
13 2 (0.36%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.36%) Retail
14 1 (0.18%) Law
14 1 (0.18%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 142 (25.63%) Developer
2 61 (11.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 53 (9.57%) Software Engineer
4 45 (8.12%) Java Developer
5 30 (5.42%) Administrator
6 29 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
7 26 (4.69%) Security Engineer
8 23 (4.15%) Analyst
9 22 (3.97%) DBA
10 20 (3.61%) Architect
11 19 (3.43%) Hadoop Developer
11 19 (3.43%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.25%) C Programmer
12 18 (3.25%) Data Engineer
12 18 (3.25%) Oracle DBA
12 18 (3.25%) Programmer
12 18 (3.25%) Scala Developer
13 16 (2.89%) Linux Engineer
13 16 (2.89%) Python Developer
13 16 (2.89%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (12.82%) J2EE
2 50 (9.03%) Spring
3 41 (7.40%) REST
4 39 (7.04%) JSON
5 37 (6.68%) RESTful
6 35 (6.32%) .NET
7 33 (5.96%) Kafka
8 31 (5.60%) Web Services
9 30 (5.42%) Middleware
10 28 (5.05%) Node.js
11 27 (4.87%) Spring Boot
12 21 (3.79%) XML
13 19 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
14 18 (3.25%) LDAP
15 15 (2.71%) CSS
15 15 (2.71%) HTML
15 15 (2.71%) WebSphere MQ
16 14 (2.53%) YAML
17 13 (2.35%) Apache Camel
18 12 (2.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.42%) Linux Command Line
2 21 (3.79%) Cloud Native
3 20 (3.61%) Clustering
3 20 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (3.07%) Equities
4 17 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.81%) User Experience
8 7 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.26%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.08%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.08%) iPad
9 6 (1.08%) iPhone
9 6 (1.08%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.90%) CMDB
10 5 (0.90%) Replication
11 4 (0.72%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 262 (47.29%) Unix
2 258 (46.57%) Linux
3 95 (17.15%) Windows
4 51 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (6.14%) Windows Server
6 30 (5.42%) Solaris
7 15 (2.71%) OpenWrt
8 13 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.99%) CentOS
10 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.44%) AIX
11 8 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (1.08%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.90%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.90%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.72%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (33.39%) DevOps
3 144 (25.99%) Scrum
4 107 (19.31%) Test Automation
5 103 (18.59%) Software Engineering
6 96 (17.33%) Test Strategy
7 88 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
8 81 (14.62%) OO
9 78 (14.08%) Configuration Management
10 70 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
11 69 (12.45%) TDD
12 67 (12.09%) Data Modelling
12 67 (12.09%) Process Improvement
13 64 (11.55%) RUP
14 61 (11.01%) Problem Management
15 58 (10.47%) Microservices
16 55 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
17 54 (9.75%) Waterfall
18 48 (8.66%) Kanban
19 44 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 249 (44.95%) Python
2 235 (42.42%) SQL
3 210 (37.91%) Java
4 108 (19.49%) PL/SQL
5 90 (16.25%) Perl
6 80 (14.44%) Bash Shell
7 52 (9.39%) PowerShell
8 45 (8.12%) C
9 41 (7.40%) COBOL
10 39 (7.04%) JavaScript
11 33 (5.96%) Scala
12 27 (4.87%) Java 8
13 23 (4.15%) PHP
14 19 (3.43%) TypeScript
15 18 (3.25%) C++
16 15 (2.71%) Groovy
17 14 (2.53%) Go
18 13 (2.35%) C#
19 11 (1.99%) Haskell
19 11 (1.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 61 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 44 (7.94%) Degree
4 17 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.44%) RHCE
6 8 (1.44%) RHCSA
7 6 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (1.08%) Linux+ Certification
8 5 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.90%) CEH
9 4 (0.72%) CSSLP
9 4 (0.72%) ISSEP
9 4 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.72%) OSCP
10 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.54%) CISSP
10 3 (0.54%) GIAC
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.14%) QA
2 10 (1.81%) JTAG
3 7 (1.26%) SLA
4 4 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.72%) PMO
5 2 (0.36%) FINREP
5 2 (0.36%) GDPR
5 2 (0.36%) IFRS
5 2 (0.36%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 15022
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) RMADS
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (14.98%) Docker
2 39 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.42%) HDFS
4 27 (4.87%) Active Directory
5 20 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.44%) Apache Flume
8 8 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (1.26%) NFS
9 7 (1.26%) Postfix
9 7 (1.26%) qmail
9 7 (1.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (0.90%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.90%) Samba
11 5 (0.90%) Veritas File System
12 4 (0.72%) GlusterFS
12 4 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 80 (14.44%) Ansible
2 79 (14.26%) Kubernetes
3 72 (13.00%) Terraform
4 34 (6.14%) Puppet
5 27 (4.87%) Oozie
6 20 (3.61%) Grafana
7 14 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.17%) Nagios
8 12 (2.17%) Packer
9 11 (1.99%) Hadoop YARN
9 11 (1.99%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (1.62%) BladeLogic
10 9 (1.62%) Data Guard
10 9 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (1.62%) Prometheus
10 9 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
10 9 (1.62%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.44%) Istio
11 8 (1.44%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 198 (35.74%) Oracle
2 59 (10.65%) BEA
2 59 (10.65%) webMethods
3 55 (9.93%) Red Hat
4 48 (8.66%) VMware
5 46 (8.30%) IBM
6 41 (7.40%) Microsoft
6 41 (7.40%) Pega
7 29 (5.23%) Informatica
8 22 (3.97%) Google
9 19 (3.43%) Splunk
9 19 (3.43%) Veritas
10 14 (2.53%) New Relic
11 13 (2.35%) Hortonworks
12 12 (2.17%) Cloudera
13 11 (1.99%) CA
14 9 (1.62%) BMC
14 9 (1.62%) Borland
14 9 (1.62%) HP
14 9 (1.62%) Lumension