Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 286 236
Rank change year-on-year +74 -50 -16
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 451 764 1,247
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 0.93% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.93% 2.24% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 439 856
Median daily rate £475 £495 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.04% -1.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £315 £338 £329
90th Percentile £600 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -9.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.09% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.25 £32.65
90th Percentile £56.00 £50.00 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +25.71% -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 15,369 34,159 46,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.93% 41.36% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,006 23,548 32,533
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £309 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 709 671
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.14% +4.03%
10th Percentile £13.26 £18.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £58.72 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £37.75 £42.50 £42.13
% change year-on-year -11.18% +0.87% +5.33%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020. 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 +69 376 £475 -1.30% 94
London +71 200 £500 - 41
UK excluding London +79 197 £431 -9.26% 52
Work from Home -68 93 £500 +11.11% 12
South West +100 35 £481 +3.95% 7
South East +98 35 £450 - 11
Midlands +80 35 £405 -14.74% 4
West Midlands +70 33 £405 -14.74% 4
North of England -5 27 £430 -9.47% 23
North West +34 19 £369 -26.30% 6
Northern Ireland - 19 £431 -
Scotland +52 16 £415 -22.79% 1
East of England +58 15 £450 +7.78% 6
Wales +42 15 £486 +8.06%
North East 0 6 £450 -4.26% 7
East Midlands +45 2 £520 -29.25%
Yorkshire +26 2 £400 -15.74% 10

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 205 (45.45%) Linux
2 190 (42.13%) SQL
3 184 (40.80%) Java
3 184 (40.80%) Unix
4 175 (38.80%) Python
5 168 (37.25%) Oracle
6 151 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (23.50%) DevOps
8 103 (22.84%) Jenkins
9 99 (21.95%) AWS
10 93 (20.62%) Security Cleared
10 93 (20.62%) Git (software)
11 91 (20.18%) PL/SQL
12 81 (17.96%) Windows
13 80 (17.74%) Perl
14 78 (17.29%) SC Cleared
15 74 (16.41%) Test Automation
16 73 (16.19%) Finance
17 71 (15.74%) Bash Shell
17 71 (15.74%) Kubernetes
18 70 (15.52%) Ansible
19 68 (15.08%) JIRA
20 67 (14.86%) IBM
21 64 (14.19%) Terraform
22 62 (13.75%) Scrum
23 59 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
24 51 (11.31%) Migration
25 50 (11.09%) OO
26 47 (10.42%) Configuration Management
26 47 (10.42%) TDD

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 46 (10.20%) WebLogic
2 34 (7.54%) Confluence
3 23 (5.10%) Tomcat
4 22 (4.88%) JBoss
5 19 (4.21%) WebSphere
6 17 (3.77%) Apache Spark
7 14 (3.10%) Apache
8 13 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (2.22%) Apache Geronimo
9 10 (2.22%) Apache TomEE
10 9 (2.00%) SAS
11 8 (1.77%) Red Hat Fuse
12 5 (1.11%) Jupyter
12 5 (1.11%) nginx
13 4 (0.89%) IIS
13 4 (0.89%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
15 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.44%) Windchill
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.44%) ION MarketView
2 9 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.44%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 99 (21.95%) AWS
2 47 (10.42%) Azure
3 26 (5.76%) GitHub
4 22 (4.88%) GCP
5 20 (4.43%) PaaS
6 12 (2.66%) SaaS
7 11 (2.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 7 (1.55%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.33%) Serverless
10 4 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.67%) Amazon Cognito
11 3 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.67%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.67%) IaaS
11 3 (0.67%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.65%) Firewall
2 25 (5.54%) DNS
3 19 (4.21%) SNMP
4 18 (3.99%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.99%) VPN
5 15 (3.33%) OSPF
5 15 (3.33%) SSL
5 15 (3.33%) WAN
6 14 (3.10%) LAN
7 13 (2.88%) Kerberos
8 12 (2.66%) Network Security
9 11 (2.44%) SAN
10 10 (2.22%) Internet
11 9 (2.00%) DMZ
11 9 (2.00%) HTTP
11 9 (2.00%) TACACS
12 7 (1.55%) BGP
12 7 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.55%) SSH
13 6 (1.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.32%) NoSQL
1 33 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.10%) Big Data
3 30 (6.65%) Hadoop
3 30 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (6.21%) MongoDB
5 25 (5.54%) Oracle Database
5 25 (5.54%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.66%) MySQL
7 19 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
9 15 (3.33%) Apache Hive
9 15 (3.33%) DB2
10 14 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (2.88%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.44%) OLTP
13 9 (2.00%) Amazon Aurora
13 9 (2.00%) HBase
14 8 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 103 (22.84%) Jenkins
2 93 (20.62%) Git (software)
3 68 (15.08%) JIRA
4 41 (9.09%) CA Gen
5 40 (8.87%) Maven
6 29 (6.43%) GitLab
7 27 (5.99%) Bitbucket
8 23 (5.10%) Selenium
8 23 (5.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 21 (4.66%) Cucumber
10 14 (3.10%) LoadRunner
10 14 (3.10%) SoapUI
10 14 (3.10%) SonarQube
11 13 (2.88%) TeamCity
12 10 (2.22%) fastlane
12 10 (2.22%) JUnit
12 10 (2.22%) Xcode
13 7 (1.55%) IBM UrbanCode
14 6 (1.33%) JMeter
14 6 (1.33%) Postman
General
1 73 (16.19%) Finance
2 42 (9.31%) Banking
3 41 (9.09%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.88%) Front Office
5 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.89%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.89%) Legal
5 4 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.67%) Back Office
7 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.44%) Military
7 2 (0.44%) Retail
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) German Language
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 165 (36.59%) Developer
2 53 (11.75%) Java Developer
3 38 (8.43%) Administrator
4 36 (7.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 32 (7.10%) DBA
6 23 (5.10%) Consultant
6 23 (5.10%) Oracle DBA
6 23 (5.10%) Senior Developer
7 21 (4.66%) Python Developer
8 19 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 17 (3.77%) Software Engineer
10 12 (2.66%) Analyst
11 11 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (2.22%) Linux Administrator
12 10 (2.22%) QA Engineer
12 10 (2.22%) Tester
13 9 (2.00%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (2.00%) DevOps Administrator
13 9 (2.00%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (2.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.98%) Spring
2 42 (9.31%) J2EE
3 41 (9.09%) REST
4 34 (7.54%) JSON
4 34 (7.54%) Spring Boot
5 30 (6.65%) SOAP
6 29 (6.43%) Middleware
7 26 (5.76%) .NET
8 23 (5.10%) Web Services
9 22 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
10 21 (4.66%) XML
11 17 (3.77%) Apache Camel
11 17 (3.77%) Kafka
12 15 (3.33%) XSLT
13 14 (3.10%) HTML
13 14 (3.10%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (2.88%) Django
14 13 (2.88%) LDAP
15 12 (2.66%) CSS
15 12 (2.66%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.10%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.10%) Fixed Income
5 13 (2.88%) Market Risk
6 10 (2.22%) Clustering
6 10 (2.22%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.22%) Swaptions
7 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.00%) iPad
7 9 (2.00%) iPhone
7 9 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.77%) Robotics
9 7 (1.55%) Equities
9 7 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.11%) User Experience
11 4 (0.89%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.89%) Derivative
11 4 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 205 (45.45%) Linux
2 184 (40.80%) Unix
3 81 (17.96%) Windows
4 44 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (5.76%) AIX
6 16 (3.55%) Solaris
7 12 (2.66%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.66%) CentOS
8 10 (2.22%) Mac OS X
9 9 (2.00%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.77%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.33%) Android
12 5 (1.11%) Debian
12 5 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.67%) OpenWrt
14 2 (0.44%) SUSE
14 2 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.22%) Fedora
15 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (23.50%) DevOps
3 74 (16.41%) Test Automation
4 62 (13.75%) Scrum
5 59 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (11.31%) Migration
7 50 (11.09%) OO
8 47 (10.42%) Configuration Management
8 47 (10.42%) TDD
9 40 (8.87%) Data Modelling
10 37 (8.20%) RUP
10 37 (8.20%) Software Engineering
10 37 (8.20%) Test Strategy
11 36 (7.98%) ETL
11 36 (7.98%) Process Improvement
12 34 (7.54%) Performance Tuning
12 34 (7.54%) Problem Management
13 33 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
14 31 (6.87%) Analytics
14 31 (6.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 190 (42.13%) SQL
2 184 (40.80%) Java
3 175 (38.80%) Python
4 91 (20.18%) PL/SQL
5 80 (17.74%) Perl
6 71 (15.74%) Bash Shell
7 46 (10.20%) C
8 30 (6.65%) JavaScript
9 29 (6.43%) Korn
9 29 (6.43%) PowerShell
10 27 (5.99%) Java 8
11 22 (4.88%) Scala
12 17 (3.77%) Go
13 14 (3.10%) C#
13 14 (3.10%) TypeScript
14 13 (2.88%) R
15 12 (2.66%) PHP
16 11 (2.44%) COBOL
16 11 (2.44%) Ruby
17 10 (2.22%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 93 (20.62%) Security Cleared
2 78 (17.29%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.54%) Degree
4 17 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.22%) CCA
5 10 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.55%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.67%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.67%) ISEB
8 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.44%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.44%) CCNA
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.44%) CISM
9 2 (0.44%) CISSP
9 2 (0.44%) GIAC
9 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.44%) MCAD
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.43%) QA
2 8 (1.77%) SLA
3 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.44%) JTAG
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) PMO
4 2 (0.44%) RMADS
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.44%) SEPA
5 1 (0.22%) COREP
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) FINREP
5 1 (0.22%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (9.98%) Docker
2 22 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.44%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.00%) HDFS
5 9 (2.00%) Oracle Clusterware
6 6 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (1.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 5 (1.11%) vSphere
8 4 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.89%) Firmware
8 4 (0.89%) NFS
8 4 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.67%) XenApp
10 2 (0.44%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.44%) Samba
10 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.22%) Gluster
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (15.74%) Kubernetes
2 70 (15.52%) Ansible
3 64 (14.19%) Terraform
4 44 (9.76%) Puppet
5 18 (3.99%) Data Guard
5 18 (3.99%) Oracle RMAN
6 15 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.88%) Packer
8 11 (2.44%) Tivoli
9 10 (2.22%) HP ALM
9 10 (2.22%) Netcool
9 10 (2.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 10 (2.22%) Netcool/Webtop
10 7 (1.55%) Nagios
11 6 (1.33%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.89%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 3 (0.67%) Grafana
13 3 (0.67%) IBM BigFix
13 3 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 168 (37.25%) Oracle
2 67 (14.86%) IBM
3 41 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 36 (7.98%) BEA
5 34 (7.54%) Informatica
6 33 (7.32%) webMethods
7 21 (4.66%) CA
7 21 (4.66%) Pega
8 19 (4.21%) Splunk
9 18 (3.99%) Hortonworks
9 18 (3.99%) Microsoft
10 17 (3.77%) VMware
11 16 (3.55%) HP
12 15 (3.33%) Cloudera
13 13 (2.88%) ION Trading
14 12 (2.66%) Murex
15 10 (2.22%) Cisco
15 10 (2.22%) Sybase
16 9 (2.00%) WSO2
17 8 (1.77%) Ab Initio