Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 207 176
Rank change year-on-year -35 -31 +14
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,124 1,158 1,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.27% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 3.06% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 705 989
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £306
90th Percentile £600 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 17
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +42.54%
10th Percentile £31.65 £18.20 £23.75
90th Percentile £50.45 £50.63 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £41.63
% change year-on-year +0.63% -4.50% +48.33%

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 43,184 37,812 40,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.30% 41.58% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,114 25,956 27,808
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.22% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +4.62% +3.87% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 814 924
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +8.22% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.95 £17.08 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.75 £54.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -2.42% +8.55% +8.57%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -29 1,037 £463 +0.54% 207
UK excluding London +21 605 £430 +1.18% 122
London -72 499 £500 - 98
South East -24 195 £425 +6.25% 23
North of England +18 171 £430 +1.18% 36
Yorkshire +31 81 £450 +2.86% 14
Midlands +31 79 £475 +13.77% 18
Scotland -55 54 £425 - 11
South West +32 53 £485 +10.86% 13
North West -40 50 £463 +2.78% 19
North East +18 42 £400 +11.89% 3
West Midlands +1 40 £393 -3.68% 11
East Midlands +22 39 £488 +5.41% 7
East of England +2 35 £390 -7.69% 19
Wales +6 18 £540 +154.12% 2
Northern Ireland +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 665 (59.16%) Linux
2 619 (55.07%) Unix
3 402 (35.77%) Java
4 399 (35.50%) SQL
5 387 (34.43%) Python
6 348 (30.96%) DevOps
7 343 (30.52%) Oracle
8 333 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
9 326 (29.00%) Jenkins
10 261 (23.22%) Git (software)
11 245 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
12 240 (21.35%) Ansible
13 227 (20.20%) Finance
14 205 (18.24%) Windows
15 200 (17.79%) Docker
16 196 (17.44%) Bash Shell
17 194 (17.26%) Puppet
18 189 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
19 186 (16.55%) Perl
20 170 (15.12%) PL/SQL
21 169 (15.04%) Configuration Management
22 160 (14.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 154 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
24 138 (12.28%) Security Cleared
24 138 (12.28%) Red Hat
25 136 (12.10%) JIRA
26 135 (12.01%) Scrum
26 135 (12.01%) TDD
27 132 (11.74%) JavaScript
28 131 (11.65%) Relational Database

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
1 105 (9.34%) Apache
2 82 (7.30%) Apache Spark
3 62 (5.52%) Confluence
4 57 (5.07%) WebLogic
5 53 (4.72%) Tomcat
6 41 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (3.47%) JBoss
8 37 (3.29%) WebSphere
9 36 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 30 (2.67%) SAS
11 27 (2.40%) nginx
12 20 (1.78%) GemFire
13 16 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (1.16%) Jetty
15 12 (1.07%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.98%) SharePoint
17 9 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
17 9 (0.80%) OpenStack
18 8 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
18 8 (0.71%) TPMS
Applications
1 23 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) Simulink
4 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) HipChat
6 1 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.44%) Kondor
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.44%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.36%) Global One
4 4 (0.36%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.18%) Documaker
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.18%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
6 2 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.089%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.089%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 245 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (6.41%) GitHub
4 53 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
5 51 (4.54%) Amazon S3
6 50 (4.45%) PaaS
7 37 (3.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 35 (3.11%) Serverless
9 34 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
10 30 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (2.31%) IaaS
11 26 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 25 (2.22%) OpenShift
13 23 (2.05%) SaaS
14 22 (1.96%) npm
15 15 (1.33%) Route 53
16 13 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
18 10 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 10 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.98%) HTTP
2 45 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 39 (3.47%) Firewall
4 35 (3.11%) SSL
5 32 (2.85%) SAN
6 25 (2.22%) DNS
7 21 (1.87%) FTP
8 18 (1.60%) Internet
9 16 (1.42%) SMTP
10 14 (1.25%) IMAP
11 13 (1.16%) SMS
12 12 (1.07%) Kerberos
12 12 (1.07%) VPN
13 10 (0.89%) SNMP
13 10 (0.89%) SSH
13 10 (0.89%) WAN
14 9 (0.80%) LAN
15 6 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (0.53%) NAS
16 5 (0.44%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (11.65%) Relational Database
2 129 (11.48%) Oracle Database
3 123 (10.94%) Hadoop
4 119 (10.59%) Big Data
5 84 (7.47%) SQL Server
6 77 (6.85%) NoSQL
7 73 (6.49%) HBase
8 72 (6.41%) Apache Hive
9 67 (5.96%) MongoDB
9 67 (5.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 64 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
10 64 (5.69%) MySQL
10 64 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
11 53 (4.72%) RDBMS
12 43 (3.83%) Oracle Database 12c
13 41 (3.65%) DB2
14 32 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
15 31 (2.76%) Impala
16 29 (2.58%) Sqoop
17 26 (2.31%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 326 (29.00%) Jenkins
2 261 (23.22%) Git (software)
3 136 (12.10%) JIRA
4 104 (9.25%) Maven
5 99 (8.81%) Gradle
6 69 (6.14%) JUnit
7 62 (5.52%) Cucumber
8 53 (4.72%) Subversion
9 51 (4.54%) Artifactory
10 37 (3.29%) Mockito
11 35 (3.11%) Bitbucket
12 32 (2.85%) Sonatype Nexus
13 30 (2.67%) TeamCity
14 29 (2.58%) Selenium
15 24 (2.14%) Vagrant
16 22 (1.96%) IntelliJ
17 21 (1.87%) Ant
17 21 (1.87%) gulp
18 18 (1.60%) WebDriver
19 17 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
General
1 227 (20.20%) Finance
2 96 (8.54%) Banking
3 32 (2.85%) Front Office
3 32 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.58%) Retail
6 20 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.33%) Back Office
8 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.71%) Games
10 7 (0.62%) Legal
10 7 (0.62%) Marketing
10 7 (0.62%) Publishing
11 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.18%) Advertising
13 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.18%) Billing
13 2 (0.18%) German Language
13 2 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 329 (29.27%) Developer
2 166 (14.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 105 (9.34%) Administrator
4 100 (8.90%) Java Developer
5 67 (5.96%) Analyst
6 62 (5.52%) DBA
7 54 (4.80%) Architect
7 54 (4.80%) Systems Administrator
8 51 (4.54%) AWS DevOps
9 46 (4.09%) AWS Engineer
9 46 (4.09%) Consultant
10 45 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
10 45 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
10 45 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
11 44 (3.91%) Senior Developer
12 43 (3.83%) Data Engineer
13 40 (3.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 38 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
15 34 (3.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 31 (2.76%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (9.96%) Spring
2 105 (9.34%) Web Services
3 93 (8.27%) REST
4 92 (8.19%) RESTful
5 91 (8.10%) JSON
6 90 (8.01%) XML
7 81 (7.21%) Kafka
8 76 (6.76%) HTML
9 75 (6.67%) J2EE
10 68 (6.05%) Middleware
10 68 (6.05%) SOAP
11 60 (5.34%) Elastic Stack
12 47 (4.18%) RabbitMQ
13 45 (4.00%) LDAP
14 43 (3.83%) AngularJS
15 41 (3.65%) .NET
16 40 (3.56%) Node.js
17 32 (2.85%) Gherkin
18 31 (2.76%) React
19 30 (2.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 104 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 41 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.11%) Virtual Team
6 32 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.31%) Fixed Income
8 22 (1.96%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.87%) Equities
9 21 (1.87%) User Experience
10 19 (1.69%) Replication
11 18 (1.60%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (1.33%) Algorithms
13 15 (1.33%) VSAM
14 14 (1.25%) Wiki
15 13 (1.16%) Mainframe
15 13 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (0.89%) Clustering
16 10 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 665 (59.16%) Linux
2 619 (55.07%) Unix
3 205 (18.24%) Windows
4 160 (14.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (10.32%) Solaris
6 88 (7.83%) Windows Server
7 84 (7.47%) AIX
8 69 (6.14%) CentOS
9 34 (3.02%) HPUX
10 24 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (2.05%) VME
11 23 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
12 22 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (1.69%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.42%) MVS
14 16 (1.42%) VMS
15 12 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.89%) Debian
17 9 (0.80%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (30.96%) DevOps
2 333 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
4 169 (15.04%) Configuration Management
5 135 (12.01%) Scrum
5 135 (12.01%) TDD
6 128 (11.39%) Open Source
7 126 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (9.43%) Test Automation
9 102 (9.07%) OO
10 96 (8.54%) Microservices
11 86 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
12 78 (6.94%) ITIL
13 75 (6.67%) BDD
14 73 (6.49%) Analytics
14 73 (6.49%) ETL
14 73 (6.49%) Software Engineering
15 72 (6.41%) Migration
16 71 (6.32%) Data Modelling
16 71 (6.32%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 402 (35.77%) Java
2 399 (35.50%) SQL
3 387 (34.43%) Python
4 196 (17.44%) Bash Shell
5 186 (16.55%) Perl
6 170 (15.12%) PL/SQL
7 132 (11.74%) JavaScript
8 112 (9.96%) PowerShell
9 102 (9.07%) Ruby
10 84 (7.47%) Scala
11 78 (6.94%) Groovy
12 75 (6.67%) Korn
13 60 (5.34%) C#
14 54 (4.80%) C
15 50 (4.45%) C++
16 46 (4.09%) Java 8
17 37 (3.29%) PHP
18 24 (2.14%) JCL
19 23 (2.05%) VB
20 19 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 138 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 110 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 100 (8.90%) Degree
4 22 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.60%) MCITP
5 18 (1.60%) MCP
5 18 (1.60%) MCSA
5 18 (1.60%) MCSE
5 18 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.16%) AWS Certification
7 9 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.62%) OCP
10 5 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.44%) OCA
11 4 (0.36%) RHCE
12 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.27%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.27%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.72%) QA
2 27 (2.40%) SLA
3 25 (2.22%) GCP
4 19 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.89%) MiFID
6 8 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.71%) EMIR
7 5 (0.44%) GDPR
8 3 (0.27%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.18%) IFRS
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.089%) Basel II
10 1 (0.089%) COREP
10 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.089%) DICOM
10 1 (0.089%) FINREP
10 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 200 (17.79%) Docker
2 77 (6.85%) HDFS
3 45 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (3.91%) Active Directory
5 34 (3.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 31 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
8 19 (1.69%) Apache Flume
8 19 (1.69%) RACF
8 19 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 18 (1.60%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 15 (1.33%) Firmware
11 10 (0.89%) Samba
11 10 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (0.71%) NFS
13 8 (0.71%) Time Sharing Option
13 8 (0.71%) Xen
14 7 (0.62%) vSphere
15 6 (0.53%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 240 (21.35%) Ansible
2 194 (17.26%) Puppet
3 154 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
4 99 (8.81%) Kubernetes
5 87 (7.74%) Terraform
6 53 (4.72%) Hadoop YARN
7 36 (3.20%) Nagios
8 35 (3.11%) Kibana
9 31 (2.76%) logstash
10 28 (2.49%) Grafana
10 28 (2.49%) Oracle RMAN
11 27 (2.40%) Tivoli
12 24 (2.14%) Data Guard
13 21 (1.87%) Oozie
14 20 (1.78%) CFEngine
15 19 (1.69%) Nessus
16 17 (1.51%) Control-M
16 17 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
16 17 (1.51%) Packer
17 15 (1.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 343 (30.52%) Oracle
2 138 (12.28%) Red Hat
3 84 (7.47%) VMware
4 78 (6.94%) Splunk
5 75 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 67 (5.96%) IBM
7 45 (4.00%) HP
8 40 (3.56%) Informatica
9 39 (3.47%) SaltStack
10 38 (3.38%) CA
11 35 (3.11%) ServiceNow
12 33 (2.94%) Cloudera
13 31 (2.76%) Google
14 29 (2.58%) BEA
15 27 (2.40%) Sybase
16 26 (2.31%) Sun
17 25 (2.22%) Hortonworks
18 24 (2.14%) BMC
19 23 (2.05%) Atlassian
20 20 (1.78%) Ivanti