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 3 months to 26 May 2017 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 151 185
Rank change year-on-year -47 +34  
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 607 892 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.66% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 4.31% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 561 393
Median daily rate £455 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% +5.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £385
% change year-on-year +8.28% +1.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 13
Median hourly rate £49.75 £40.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.37% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.55 £25.50 £22.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £55.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.75 £38.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +28.38% +49.03%  

Shell Script is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19507 20690 20418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.16% 38.49% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13312 14249 13515
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 462 419
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Shell Script as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 554 £475 +11.76% 115
London +16 340 £525 +10.52% 47
South East -31 97 £425 +6.25% 18
City of London -22 54 £550 +10.00% 16
Scotland +41 47 £425 +8.97% 3
North West +33 43 £413 -8.33% 10
Glasgow +31 40 £400 +2.56% 1
Hampshire -1 25 £400 - 1
Surrey -14 25 £438 +2.94% 6
Cheshire +40 21 £350 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire +5 21 £413 - 2
East of England -31 20 £420 +19.91% 10
Redhill - 16 £438 - 1
Yorkshire -18 15 £475 -29.62% 14
Berkshire +6 14 £388 -13.88% 6
Milton Keynes +5 14 £413 - 2
South West -13 14 £450 +25.00% 8
Manchester +8 13 £450 -8.16% 9
West Midlands -39 13 £425 -4.49% 4
Leeds +21 11 £425 +17.24% 7
West Yorkshire +21 11 £425 +13.33% 7
North East +2 10 £320 - 2
Havant -2 10 £400 +5.26%
Wiltshire +7 8 £450 +16.12% 2
Lancashire +7 8 £400 -11.11% 1
Swindon +7 7 £456 +36.19%
Bedfordshire +4 7 £400 -23.80% 1
Shropshire -6 7 £496 +24.67%
Telford -9 7 £496 +24.67%
Reading +22 6 £469 +40.97% 3

For the 6 months to 26 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Shell Script also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Shell Script.

1 660 (57.79%) Unix
2 632 (55.34%) Linux
3 454 (39.75%) SQL
4 404 (35.38%) Java
5 364 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
6 347 (30.39%) Oracle
7 326 (28.55%) Finance
8 282 (24.69%) Python
9 260 (22.77%) Jenkins
10 229 (20.05%) DevOps
11 197 (17.25%) Banking
12 192 (16.81%) Git (software)
13 186 (16.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 185 (16.20%) Perl
15 181 (15.85%) Scrum
16 176 (15.41%) PL/SQL
17 175 (15.32%) Bash Shell
18 163 (14.27%) Puppet
19 156 (13.66%) Windows
20 153 (13.40%) Relational Database
21 147 (12.87%) Red Hat
22 142 (12.43%) Oracle Database
23 140 (12.26%) JavaScript
23 140 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
24 130 (11.38%) XML
25 128 (11.21%) TDD
26 127 (11.12%) Opscode Chef
27 125 (10.95%) Degree
28 122 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
29 121 (10.60%) 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
1 101 (8.84%) WebSphere
2 76 (6.65%) Tomcat
3 70 (6.13%) Apache
4 61 (5.34%) Apache Spark
5 54 (4.73%) JBoss
6 53 (4.64%) WebLogic
7 43 (3.77%) nginx
8 42 (3.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 34 (2.98%) Cloud Foundry
10 29 (2.54%) Confluence
11 17 (1.49%) Apache Pig
12 16 (1.40%) Apache Geronimo
12 16 (1.40%) Apache TomEE
12 16 (1.40%) SAS
13 15 (1.31%) OpenStack
14 12 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (1.05%) Tuxedo
15 11 (0.96%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
16 9 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.35%) SPSS
4 4 (0.35%) Stata
5 3 (0.26%) HipChat
6 2 (0.18%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.088%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.05%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.79%) Temenos T24
5 8 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.53%) RMDS
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Utilities
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.088%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 122 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.80%) PaaS
3 21 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (1.75%) GitHub
4 20 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.44%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.44%) Route 53
11 4 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.35%) Slack
12 3 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.26%) Office 365
12 3 (0.26%) SaaS
13 2 (0.18%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.74%) HTTP
2 73 (6.39%) SSL
3 57 (4.99%) LDAP
4 52 (4.55%) SAN
5 48 (4.20%) TCP/IP
6 39 (3.42%) DNS
7 21 (1.84%) HTTPS
8 18 (1.58%) FTP
9 17 (1.49%) Internet
10 16 (1.40%) SSH
11 15 (1.31%) Firewall
12 14 (1.23%) Kerberos
13 12 (1.05%) SMTP
14 10 (0.88%) Network Security
14 10 (0.88%) WAN
15 9 (0.79%) DHCP
16 8 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
17 7 (0.61%) IPsec
17 7 (0.61%) LAN
18 6 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (13.40%) Relational Database
2 142 (12.43%) Oracle Database
3 108 (9.46%) Hadoop
4 93 (8.14%) Big Data
5 82 (7.18%) SQL Server
6 73 (6.39%) RDBMS
7 68 (5.95%) DB2
8 61 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 57 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
10 52 (4.55%) MySQL
11 45 (3.94%) NoSQL
12 39 (3.42%) SQLPlus
13 38 (3.33%) Apache Hive
14 37 (3.24%) Oracle Database 10g
15 36 (3.15%) HBase
16 31 (2.71%) Oracle Database 12c
17 27 (2.36%) MongoDB
18 26 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
19 21 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
20 16 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 260 (22.77%) Jenkins
2 192 (16.81%) Git (software)
3 114 (9.98%) Maven
4 110 (9.63%) JIRA
5 84 (7.36%) Gradle
6 68 (5.95%) JUnit
7 60 (5.25%) Selenium
8 55 (4.82%) Cucumber
9 53 (4.64%) TeamCity
10 52 (4.55%) Ant
11 43 (3.77%) Hudson
12 37 (3.24%) Subversion
13 33 (2.89%) Mockito
14 30 (2.63%) IBM UrbanCode
14 30 (2.63%) Vagrant
15 28 (2.45%) gulp
16 27 (2.36%) Travis CI
17 26 (2.28%) CircleCI
18 21 (1.84%) CruiseControl
19 19 (1.66%) JBehave
General
1 326 (28.55%) Finance
2 197 (17.25%) Banking
3 57 (4.99%) Investment Banking
4 38 (3.33%) Front Office
5 34 (2.98%) Retail
6 28 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.66%) Marketing
8 16 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.96%) Electronics
11 8 (0.70%) Legal
12 6 (0.53%) Back Office
13 4 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.35%) German Language
14 3 (0.26%) Law
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Games
15 2 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 381 (33.36%) Developer
2 126 (11.03%) Java Developer
3 123 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 79 (6.92%) Oracle Developer
5 76 (6.65%) Administrator
6 69 (6.04%) Analyst
7 65 (5.69%) Consultant
7 65 (5.69%) SQL Developer
8 64 (5.60%) DBA
9 61 (5.34%) Linux Engineer
10 58 (5.08%) Senior Developer
11 50 (4.38%) Tester
12 46 (4.03%) PL/SQL Developer
13 41 (3.59%) Unix Engineer
14 37 (3.24%) C++ Developer
15 36 (3.15%) Architect
15 36 (3.15%) Automation Tester
16 32 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
17 31 (2.71%) Oracle DBA
17 31 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (11.38%) XML
2 113 (9.89%) JSON
3 104 (9.11%) HTML
4 102 (8.93%) Spring
5 90 (7.88%) SOAP
6 89 (7.79%) Web Services
7 85 (7.44%) J2EE
8 67 (5.87%) jQuery
9 62 (5.43%) .NET
10 60 (5.25%) Middleware
10 60 (5.25%) REST
11 55 (4.82%) HTML5
12 54 (4.73%) RESTful
13 45 (3.94%) WebSphere MQ
14 40 (3.50%) AngularJS
15 39 (3.42%) Hibernate
15 39 (3.42%) Node.js
16 38 (3.33%) JMS
17 35 (3.06%) CSS
18 29 (2.54%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 48 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 48 (4.20%) Equities
4 46 (4.03%) Derivative
5 45 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
6 42 (3.68%) Fixed Income
7 33 (2.89%) Clustering
8 26 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
9 25 (2.19%) Management Information System
10 24 (2.10%) Data Centre
11 21 (1.84%) PKI
12 19 (1.66%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.23%) Mainframe
15 12 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (1.05%) Replication
16 11 (0.96%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.96%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 660 (57.79%) Unix
2 632 (55.34%) Linux
3 186 (16.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 156 (13.66%) Windows
5 115 (10.07%) Solaris
6 85 (7.44%) AIX
7 41 (3.59%) Windows Server
8 38 (3.33%) CentOS
9 14 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.88%) Android
11 10 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.88%) HPUX
11 10 (0.88%) SUSE
12 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.70%) Tru64
14 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (20.05%) DevOps
3 181 (15.85%) Scrum
4 140 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
5 128 (11.21%) TDD
6 121 (10.60%) Test Automation
7 113 (9.89%) Performance Tuning
8 102 (8.93%) Configuration Management
9 92 (8.06%) Open Source
10 90 (7.88%) SDLC
11 89 (7.79%) OO
12 74 (6.48%) Waterfall
13 72 (6.30%) Microservices
14 70 (6.13%) ITIL
15 66 (5.78%) BDD
16 60 (5.25%) Analytics
17 57 (4.99%) ETL
18 56 (4.90%) Migration
19 51 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (4.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 454 (39.75%) SQL
2 404 (35.38%) Java
3 282 (24.69%) Python
4 185 (16.20%) Perl
5 176 (15.41%) PL/SQL
6 175 (15.32%) Bash Shell
7 140 (12.26%) JavaScript
8 93 (8.14%) C#
9 88 (7.71%) C++
10 83 (7.27%) Ruby
11 82 (7.18%) Korn
12 63 (5.52%) PowerShell
13 49 (4.29%) C
13 49 (4.29%) Scala
14 41 (3.59%) Groovy
15 39 (3.42%) PHP
16 33 (2.89%) VB
17 26 (2.28%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.40%) R
19 15 (1.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 125 (10.95%) Degree
2 96 (8.41%) Security Cleared
3 78 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.96%) RHCE
6 8 (0.70%) RHCSA
7 7 (0.61%) CISSP
8 5 (0.44%) CFA
8 5 (0.44%) ISEB
8 5 (0.44%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.44%) OCP
8 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.35%) CCIE
9 4 (0.35%) CCIE Security
9 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.35%) OCA
10 3 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.26%) Mathematical Degree
10 3 (0.26%) MBA
10 3 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.64%) QA
2 47 (4.12%) MiFID
3 34 (2.98%) Dodd-Frank
3 34 (2.98%) EMIR
4 24 (2.10%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.14%) SLA
6 8 (0.70%) FATCA
7 6 (0.53%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.26%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.088%) Basel II
11 1 (0.088%) COREP
11 1 (0.088%) DICOM
11 1 (0.088%) HL7
11 1 (0.088%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.088%) PMO
11 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (8.32%) Docker
2 37 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (2.36%) Active Directory
5 24 (2.10%) HDFS
6 20 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (1.49%) Oracle Clusterware
8 15 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 12 (1.05%) vSphere
10 9 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (0.79%) Squid
10 9 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.70%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.70%) Xen
12 7 (0.61%) NFS
12 7 (0.61%) Samba
12 7 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (0.53%) Corosync
13 6 (0.53%) XenServer
14 5 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 163 (14.27%) Puppet
2 127 (11.12%) Opscode Chef
3 119 (10.42%) Ansible
4 28 (2.45%) Control-M
4 28 (2.45%) Red Hat Satellite
5 24 (2.10%) Hadoop YARN
5 24 (2.10%) Terraform
6 23 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
7 22 (1.93%) Cobbler
7 22 (1.93%) Data Guard
7 22 (1.93%) Kubernetes
8 20 (1.75%) Rancher
8 20 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 17 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
11 15 (1.31%) Nagios
11 15 (1.31%) Packer
12 14 (1.23%) Tivoli
13 13 (1.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 13 (1.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 347 (30.39%) Oracle
2 147 (12.87%) Red Hat
3 99 (8.67%) IBM
4 84 (7.36%) VMware
5 74 (6.48%) Sybase
6 62 (5.43%) Microsoft
7 39 (3.42%) HP
8 38 (3.33%) Perforce
8 38 (3.33%) Splunk
9 37 (3.24%) SAP
10 36 (3.15%) Cloudera
11 32 (2.80%) Hortonworks
12 27 (2.36%) Informatica
13 26 (2.28%) EMC
14 24 (2.10%) Veritas
15 18 (1.58%) webMethods
16 17 (1.49%) Ab Initio
16 17 (1.49%) Sun
17 16 (1.40%) Atlassian
18 14 (1.23%) ION Trading
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