Period
to 22 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 214 176
Rank change year-on-year -22 -38 +6
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,166 1,118 1,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.22% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.68% 2.97% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 676 980
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £300
90th Percentile £613 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +39.29%
10th Percentile £34.90 £24.25 £19.66
90th Percentile £42.65 £55.25 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 43,475 37,689 40,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.98% 40.96% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,426 25,829 27,911
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 841 988
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.61 £16.17 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.75 £51.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -15 1,096 £450 - 220
UK excluding London +45 644 £425 +3.03% 138
London -84 500 £500 +0.50% 101
South East +5 235 £425 +6.25% 32
North of England +40 172 £425 -1.16% 40
Midlands +57 109 £438 +2.94% 18
Yorkshire +38 78 £450 - 16
West Midlands +40 65 £375 -11.76% 10
South West +35 52 £485 +12.33% 12
North West -12 52 £463 +7.56% 17
North East +51 49 £413 +2.80% 7
East Midlands +25 44 £475 +29.25% 8
Scotland -62 34 £425 +6.25% 14
East of England -22 24 £395 -1.25% 17
Wales +2 19 £526 +147.65% 3
Northern Ireland -3 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 694 (59.52%) Linux
2 653 (56.00%) Unix
3 419 (35.93%) SQL
4 403 (34.56%) Java
5 379 (32.50%) Oracle
6 375 (32.16%) Python
7 331 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
8 323 (27.70%) DevOps
9 319 (27.36%) Jenkins
10 249 (21.36%) Git (software)
11 241 (20.67%) Amazon AWS
12 222 (19.04%) Finance
13 208 (17.84%) Windows
13 208 (17.84%) Continuous Integration
14 206 (17.67%) Ansible
15 197 (16.90%) Perl
16 185 (15.87%) PL/SQL
17 183 (15.69%) Puppet
18 180 (15.44%) Docker
19 179 (15.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 164 (14.07%) Bash Shell
21 162 (13.89%) Configuration Management
22 158 (13.55%) Red Hat
23 146 (12.52%) Oracle Database
24 138 (11.84%) Relational Database
25 137 (11.75%) TDD
26 136 (11.66%) Security Cleared
27 134 (11.49%) JavaScript
28 128 (10.98%) Opscode Chef
29 125 (10.72%) Scrum

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
1 100 (8.58%) Apache
2 88 (7.55%) Apache Spark
3 63 (5.40%) Tomcat
4 56 (4.80%) WebSphere
5 53 (4.55%) Confluence
6 47 (4.03%) JBoss
7 46 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
8 43 (3.69%) WebLogic
9 38 (3.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 27 (2.32%) nginx
11 26 (2.23%) SAS
12 20 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 19 (1.63%) GemFire
14 14 (1.20%) IIS
14 14 (1.20%) OpenStack
15 12 (1.03%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
16 9 (0.77%) SharePoint
17 8 (0.69%) Apache Pig
18 6 (0.51%) IPython
Applications
1 19 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.26%) Simulink
4 2 (0.17%) Houdini
4 2 (0.17%) Maya
4 2 (0.17%) NUKE
4 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.086%) HipChat
5 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.94%) Temenos T24
5 9 (0.77%) Kondor
6 8 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.34%) Global One
8 4 (0.34%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.26%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.17%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 2 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
11 1 (0.086%) Documaker
11 1 (0.086%) FLEXCUBE
11 1 (0.086%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.086%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 241 (20.67%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (6.43%) GitHub
4 56 (4.80%) PaaS
5 46 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (3.86%) Amazon S3
7 37 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 34 (2.92%) Serverless
9 33 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
10 28 (2.40%) IaaS
10 28 (2.40%) OpenShift
11 27 (2.32%) SaaS
12 23 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (1.97%) Route 53
13 21 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (1.29%) npm
15 13 (1.11%) Boomi
16 11 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.89%) HTTP
2 52 (4.46%) SAN
3 41 (3.52%) TCP/IP
4 35 (3.00%) Firewall
5 30 (2.57%) SSL
6 15 (1.29%) IMAP
7 14 (1.20%) DNS
8 13 (1.11%) FTP
8 13 (1.11%) Kerberos
8 13 (1.11%) SMTP
9 12 (1.03%) LAN
9 12 (1.03%) SMS
10 11 (0.94%) Internet
11 10 (0.86%) NAS
11 10 (0.86%) SNMP
11 10 (0.86%) WAN
12 9 (0.77%) SSH
13 5 (0.43%) 3GPP
13 5 (0.43%) VPN
13 5 (0.43%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (12.52%) Oracle Database
2 138 (11.84%) Relational Database
3 123 (10.55%) Big Data
4 121 (10.38%) Hadoop
5 81 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
6 78 (6.69%) HBase
6 78 (6.69%) NoSQL
6 78 (6.69%) SQL Server
7 75 (6.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 68 (5.83%) MongoDB
9 64 (5.49%) RDBMS
10 58 (4.97%) Apache Hive
11 47 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (3.77%) Oracle Database 12c
13 38 (3.26%) MySQL
14 33 (2.83%) DB2
15 32 (2.74%) Parquet
16 29 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
18 21 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 319 (27.36%) Jenkins
2 249 (21.36%) Git (software)
3 121 (10.38%) JIRA
4 100 (8.58%) Gradle
5 87 (7.46%) Maven
6 74 (6.35%) Subversion
7 67 (5.75%) JUnit
8 54 (4.63%) Cucumber
9 48 (4.12%) TeamCity
10 46 (3.95%) Artifactory
11 36 (3.09%) Mockito
12 29 (2.49%) Selenium
13 27 (2.32%) Oracle APEX
14 24 (2.06%) GitLab
14 24 (2.06%) IntelliJ
15 23 (1.97%) Ant
16 20 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
17 19 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (1.46%) Vagrant
19 16 (1.37%) gulp
General
1 222 (19.04%) Finance
2 115 (9.86%) Banking
3 38 (3.26%) Investment Banking
4 36 (3.09%) Front Office
5 35 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.80%) Retail
7 17 (1.46%) Games
8 15 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.03%) Back Office
10 11 (0.94%) Marketing
11 10 (0.86%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.43%) Billing
13 5 (0.43%) Publishing
14 4 (0.34%) Electronics
14 4 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.17%) Advertising
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) German Language
16 1 (0.086%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 329 (28.22%) Developer
2 169 (14.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 107 (9.18%) Java Developer
4 104 (8.92%) Administrator
5 74 (6.35%) Analyst
6 65 (5.57%) DBA
7 58 (4.97%) Consultant
8 56 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
8 56 (4.80%) Systems Administrator
9 54 (4.63%) Architect
10 53 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
11 50 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
12 49 (4.20%) Senior Developer
13 48 (4.12%) Oracle DBA
14 46 (3.95%) Data Engineer
15 43 (3.69%) AWS Engineer
16 36 (3.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 34 (2.92%) Applications Support
18 33 (2.83%) Support Analyst
19 32 (2.74%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (10.46%) JSON
2 115 (9.86%) Spring
3 102 (8.75%) Web Services
4 99 (8.49%) XML
5 97 (8.32%) REST
6 91 (7.80%) RESTful
7 79 (6.78%) HTML
7 79 (6.78%) Kafka
8 76 (6.52%) Middleware
9 70 (6.00%) SOAP
10 67 (5.75%) J2EE
11 62 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
12 55 (4.72%) .NET
13 49 (4.20%) AngularJS
14 47 (4.03%) LDAP
15 45 (3.86%) RabbitMQ
16 38 (3.26%) Node.js
17 35 (3.00%) Apache Avro
18 30 (2.57%) React
19 28 (2.40%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (6.95%) Linux Command Line
3 41 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 41 (3.52%) Virtual Team
4 39 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.23%) Replication
7 24 (2.06%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.80%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.29%) VSAM
11 14 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.20%) Equities
11 14 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.11%) Clustering
12 13 (1.11%) Video on Demand
13 12 (1.03%) PKI
13 12 (1.03%) User Experience
14 10 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 694 (59.52%) Linux
2 653 (56.00%) Unix
3 208 (17.84%) Windows
4 179 (15.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 118 (10.12%) Solaris
6 105 (9.01%) AIX
7 79 (6.78%) Windows Server
8 45 (3.86%) CentOS
9 36 (3.09%) HPUX
10 25 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
12 20 (1.72%) VME
13 16 (1.37%) MVS
13 16 (1.37%) VMS
14 15 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.77%) SUSE
16 8 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.60%) Debian
17 7 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (27.70%) DevOps
3 208 (17.84%) Continuous Integration
4 162 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 137 (11.75%) TDD
6 125 (10.72%) Scrum
7 124 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
8 119 (10.21%) Open Source
9 112 (9.61%) Test Automation
10 103 (8.83%) Performance Tuning
11 102 (8.75%) ITIL
12 95 (8.15%) Microservices
13 86 (7.38%) Software Engineering
14 83 (7.12%) BDD
15 79 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (6.69%) Migration
17 77 (6.60%) ETL
18 72 (6.17%) SDLC
19 70 (6.00%) Deployment Automation
20 69 (5.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 419 (35.93%) SQL
2 403 (34.56%) Java
3 375 (32.16%) Python
4 197 (16.90%) Perl
5 185 (15.87%) PL/SQL
6 164 (14.07%) Bash Shell
7 134 (11.49%) JavaScript
8 98 (8.40%) PowerShell
9 97 (8.32%) Ruby
10 80 (6.86%) C#
11 75 (6.43%) Scala
12 71 (6.09%) Groovy
13 64 (5.49%) Korn
14 56 (4.80%) C++
15 48 (4.12%) C
16 35 (3.00%) Java 8
17 33 (2.83%) PHP
18 21 (1.80%) Go
18 21 (1.80%) JCL
19 18 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 136 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 125 (10.72%) Degree
3 112 (9.61%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.63%) MCSE
5 19 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.54%) MCITP
6 18 (1.54%) MCP
6 18 (1.54%) MCSA
7 11 (0.94%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.26%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.26%) OCA
11 2 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.17%) OCP
11 2 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.57%) QA
2 26 (2.23%) SLA
3 17 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.20%) MiFID
5 12 (1.03%) GCP
6 11 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.94%) EMIR
7 4 (0.34%) GDPR
8 3 (0.26%) HL7
8 3 (0.26%) IFRS
8 3 (0.26%) PMO
8 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.26%) UCITS
9 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.086%) Basel II
10 1 (0.086%) COREP
10 1 (0.086%) DICOM
10 1 (0.086%) FINREP
10 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (15.44%) Docker
2 77 (6.60%) HDFS
3 42 (3.60%) Active Directory
4 41 (3.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 38 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
8 23 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 21 (1.80%) Apache Flume
10 20 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (1.46%) Oracle Clusterware
12 16 (1.37%) Firmware
13 15 (1.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 15 (1.29%) RACF
14 12 (1.03%) Samba
15 11 (0.94%) NFS
15 11 (0.94%) vSphere
16 10 (0.86%) Xen
17 8 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 6 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 206 (17.67%) Ansible
2 183 (15.69%) Puppet
3 128 (10.98%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (7.03%) Kubernetes
5 66 (5.66%) Terraform
6 51 (4.37%) Hadoop YARN
7 50 (4.29%) logstash
7 50 (4.29%) Tivoli
8 42 (3.60%) Nagios
9 40 (3.43%) Kibana
10 33 (2.83%) Grafana
11 30 (2.57%) Oracle RMAN
12 26 (2.23%) Data Guard
12 26 (2.23%) Oozie
13 21 (1.80%) BladeLogic
13 21 (1.80%) Nessus
14 20 (1.72%) Control-M
14 20 (1.72%) Prometheus
15 18 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 17 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 379 (32.50%) Oracle
2 158 (13.55%) Red Hat
3 88 (7.55%) VMware
4 87 (7.46%) IBM
4 87 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 87 (7.46%) Splunk
5 54 (4.63%) CA
6 41 (3.52%) HP
7 39 (3.34%) Informatica
8 36 (3.09%) ServiceNow
9 27 (2.32%) Cloudera
9 27 (2.32%) Hortonworks
10 26 (2.23%) AppDynamics
10 26 (2.23%) BMC
11 23 (1.97%) Google
11 23 (1.97%) SolarWinds
11 23 (1.97%) Sybase
11 23 (1.97%) TIBCO
12 22 (1.89%) Atlassian
13 20 (1.72%) Ivanti