Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 258 235 206
Rank change year-on-year -23 -29 -27
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 992 1,155 1,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.14% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 2.66% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 664 676
UK median daily rate £495 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £343 £350 £338
90th Percentile £700 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 15
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £33.48 £34.90 £24.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.65 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 40,626 43,454 37,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 43.01% 41.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,245 30,360 25,659
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £380
% change year-on-year +5.59% +5.92% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 769 833
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +5.19%
10th Percentile £17.65 £16.59 £16.07
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +3.23%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 -25 903 £500 +11.11% 42
UK excluding London -22 544 £455 +7.06% 27
London -6 433 £538 +7.50% 19
South East -59 145 £450 +5.88% 8
North of England -47 108 £475 +11.76% 2
Midlands -22 85 £400 -11.11% 6
West Midlands 0 70 £360 -4.00% 3
East of England +59 67 £463 +12.12% 5
Scotland +43 67 £550 +29.41% 1
South West -27 58 £475 -2.06% 2
North West -4 48 £600 +29.73% 2
Yorkshire -27 42 £425 -5.56%
Wales +7 19 £463 -12.11%
North East -27 17 £400 -3.03%
East Midlands -13 15 £455 -4.31% 3
Northern Ireland +15 6 £373 - 3

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 502 (50.60%) Linux
2 482 (48.59%) Unix
3 376 (37.90%) SQL
4 369 (37.20%) Java
5 359 (36.19%) Python
6 342 (34.48%) Oracle
7 322 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
8 293 (29.54%) Jenkins
9 266 (26.81%) DevOps
10 211 (21.27%) Git (software)
11 203 (20.46%) Ansible
12 199 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
13 193 (19.46%) PL/SQL
14 173 (17.44%) Puppet
15 149 (15.02%) Docker
16 147 (14.82%) Amazon AWS
17 134 (13.51%) Windows
17 134 (13.51%) Finance
18 130 (13.10%) Perl
19 125 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 123 (12.40%) JIRA
20 123 (12.40%) TDD
21 115 (11.59%) Oracle Database
22 114 (11.49%) Middleware
23 110 (11.09%) Opscode Chef
24 109 (10.99%) Relational Database
25 108 (10.89%) Configuration Management
26 107 (10.79%) Big Data
27 106 (10.69%) Spring
28 104 (10.48%) PowerShell

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 94 (9.48%) Confluence
1 94 (9.48%) Tomcat
2 93 (9.38%) nginx
3 89 (8.97%) Apache
4 83 (8.37%) WebLogic
5 69 (6.96%) WebSphere
6 66 (6.65%) Apache Spark
7 53 (5.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 24 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
9 19 (1.92%) SAS
10 15 (1.51%) GlassFish
10 15 (1.51%) JBoss
11 14 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (1.21%) Apache Solr
12 12 (1.21%) IIS
12 12 (1.21%) Jupyter
13 11 (1.11%) JCAPS
14 8 (0.81%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.71%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.71%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Houdini
4 1 (0.10%) Maya
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) NUKE
4 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 21 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (1.81%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.50%) Actimize
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle AML
6 4 (0.40%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.30%) Magento
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.20%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.10%) Advent Geneva
9 1 (0.10%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.10%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 147 (14.82%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (6.65%) GitHub
4 57 (5.75%) PaaS
5 50 (5.04%) npm
6 41 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 40 (4.03%) Amazon S3
8 31 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (3.13%) IaaS
9 28 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (2.72%) OpenShift
11 23 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (2.22%) Serverless
13 20 (2.02%) Apigee
14 17 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (1.21%) Office 365
16 10 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (1.01%) Amazon Glacier
17 9 (0.91%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.94%) HTTP
2 46 (4.64%) Firewall
3 43 (4.33%) TCP/IP
4 42 (4.23%) DNS
5 38 (3.83%) SSL
6 28 (2.82%) FTP
7 23 (2.32%) Internet
8 20 (2.02%) DHCP
9 16 (1.61%) VPN
10 15 (1.51%) SNMP
10 15 (1.51%) WAN
11 13 (1.31%) SAN
12 12 (1.21%) LAN
12 12 (1.21%) SMTP
13 11 (1.11%) IPsec
13 11 (1.11%) SSH
14 10 (1.01%) Kerberos
15 9 (0.91%) DMZ
16 8 (0.81%) Ethernet
17 6 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (11.59%) Oracle Database
2 109 (10.99%) Relational Database
3 107 (10.79%) Big Data
4 92 (9.27%) Hadoop
5 89 (8.97%) HBase
6 69 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
7 68 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
7 68 (6.85%) MySQL
8 66 (6.65%) MongoDB
8 66 (6.65%) SQL Server
9 57 (5.75%) Apache Hive
10 56 (5.65%) RDBMS
11 47 (4.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 46 (4.64%) Parquet
13 35 (3.53%) Oracle Database 12c
14 31 (3.13%) NoSQL
15 23 (2.32%) Oracle Database 10g
16 22 (2.22%) Oracle Exadata
17 20 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
18 19 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 293 (29.54%) Jenkins
2 211 (21.27%) Git (software)
3 123 (12.40%) JIRA
4 97 (9.78%) Maven
5 94 (9.48%) Gradle
6 58 (5.85%) TeamCity
7 56 (5.65%) JUnit
8 50 (5.04%) gulp
9 40 (4.03%) Subversion
10 38 (3.83%) IBM UrbanCode
11 35 (3.53%) Bitbucket
12 33 (3.33%) Artifactory
13 30 (3.02%) CA Gen
14 27 (2.72%) CruiseControl
15 24 (2.42%) Ant
15 24 (2.42%) Cucumber
16 22 (2.22%) CircleCI
16 22 (2.22%) Travis CI
17 21 (2.12%) GitLab
17 21 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 134 (13.51%) Finance
2 102 (10.28%) Banking
3 39 (3.93%) Retail
4 18 (1.81%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.61%) Games
6 12 (1.21%) Back Office
6 12 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.11%) Front Office
7 11 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.81%) Marketing
9 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
11 5 (0.50%) Billing
12 3 (0.30%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.30%) Publishing
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 319 (32.16%) Developer
2 146 (14.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 88 (8.87%) Administrator
4 81 (8.17%) Java Developer
5 74 (7.46%) DBA
6 53 (5.34%) Tester
7 44 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
8 38 (3.83%) Automation Tester
8 38 (3.83%) Oracle Developer
9 37 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
10 32 (3.23%) Analyst
11 29 (2.92%) Linux Administrator
12 27 (2.72%) SQL Developer
13 26 (2.62%) Hadoop Developer
14 24 (2.42%) Architect
14 24 (2.42%) Python Developer
15 23 (2.32%) Cloud Engineer
15 23 (2.32%) Consultant
15 23 (2.32%) Systems Administrator
16 22 (2.22%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (11.49%) Middleware
2 106 (10.69%) Spring
3 93 (9.38%) J2EE
4 76 (7.66%) Web Services
5 72 (7.26%) JSON
6 70 (7.06%) REST
7 61 (6.15%) Kafka
8 49 (4.94%) HTML
9 48 (4.84%) XML
10 46 (4.64%) Apache Avro
11 45 (4.54%) RabbitMQ
12 39 (3.93%) Node.js
13 34 (3.43%) CSS
13 34 (3.43%) RESTful
14 30 (3.02%) .NET
15 26 (2.62%) JDBC
16 24 (2.42%) LDAP
17 23 (2.32%) WebSphere MQ
18 22 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
18 22 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.06%) Linux Command Line
2 77 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.04%) Virtual Team
4 45 (4.54%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.02%) Replication
6 25 (2.52%) Clustering
7 24 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.71%) PKI
11 14 (1.41%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.41%) User Experience
12 12 (1.21%) Robotics
13 11 (1.11%) FMCG
14 10 (1.01%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.91%) Bitcoin
15 9 (0.91%) Equities
15 9 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (0.81%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 502 (50.60%) Linux
2 482 (48.59%) Unix
3 134 (13.51%) Windows
4 125 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (6.15%) AIX
6 45 (4.54%) Solaris
7 33 (3.33%) CentOS
8 32 (3.23%) Windows Server
9 29 (2.92%) Oracle Linux
10 13 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.91%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.81%) Debian
13 7 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.60%) HPUX
14 6 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.50%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.40%) Android
17 3 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (26.81%) DevOps
3 199 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
4 123 (12.40%) TDD
5 108 (10.89%) Configuration Management
6 104 (10.48%) Open Source
7 97 (9.78%) Performance Tuning
8 95 (9.58%) Scrum
9 90 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
9 90 (9.07%) Test Automation
10 83 (8.37%) ETL
11 76 (7.66%) BDD
12 69 (6.96%) Data Modelling
13 63 (6.35%) ITIL
14 60 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
15 54 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 52 (5.24%) Unit Testing
17 50 (5.04%) Migration
17 50 (5.04%) SDLC
17 50 (5.04%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 376 (37.90%) SQL
2 369 (37.20%) Java
3 359 (36.19%) Python
4 193 (19.46%) PL/SQL
5 130 (13.10%) Perl
6 104 (10.48%) PowerShell
7 101 (10.18%) Bash Shell
8 87 (8.77%) Ruby
9 78 (7.86%) Groovy
10 73 (7.36%) JavaScript
11 64 (6.45%) C++
12 47 (4.74%) C#
13 40 (4.03%) C
14 35 (3.53%) Scala
15 32 (3.23%) PHP
16 14 (1.41%) XPath
17 13 (1.31%) Korn
18 10 (1.01%) Java 8
19 7 (0.71%) Bourne shell
19 7 (0.71%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 94 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.27%) Degree
3 63 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 23 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.41%) ISEB
7 12 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.11%) OCP
8 11 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.81%) CCA
9 8 (0.81%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.60%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.60%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.60%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.50%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.50%) CCNP
12 4 (0.40%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.40%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.44%) QA
2 13 (1.31%) SLA
3 5 (0.50%) HIPAA
3 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.10%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 149 (15.02%) Docker
2 81 (8.17%) Virtual Machines
3 64 (6.45%) HDFS
4 59 (5.95%) Oracle RAC
5 54 (5.44%) Active Directory
6 43 (4.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 31 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (1.11%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.01%) Apache Flume
10 9 (0.91%) NFS
11 8 (0.81%) Samba
11 8 (0.81%) Snort
11 8 (0.81%) Squid
11 8 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.71%) vSphere
12 7 (0.71%) XenApp
12 7 (0.71%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.60%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.50%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 203 (20.46%) Ansible
2 173 (17.44%) Puppet
3 110 (11.09%) Opscode Chef
4 99 (9.98%) Terraform
5 97 (9.78%) Kubernetes
6 55 (5.54%) Hadoop YARN
7 32 (3.23%) Packer
8 31 (3.13%) SCCM
9 27 (2.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 22 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
11 19 (1.92%) Data Guard
11 19 (1.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 18 (1.81%) Kibana
13 17 (1.71%) SCOM
14 14 (1.41%) Control-M
15 11 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (1.11%) Tivoli
16 10 (1.01%) Grafana
16 10 (1.01%) Nagios
17 9 (0.91%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 342 (34.48%) Oracle
2 96 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 68 (6.85%) IBM
4 65 (6.55%) Informatica
5 50 (5.04%) VMware
6 49 (4.94%) Microsoft
7 40 (4.03%) BEA
8 34 (3.43%) Splunk
9 29 (2.92%) Sybase
10 28 (2.82%) Google
10 28 (2.82%) HP
10 28 (2.82%) webMethods
11 24 (2.42%) Pega
12 23 (2.32%) Cloudera
13 20 (2.02%) Ab Initio
14 19 (1.92%) AppDynamics
15 17 (1.71%) Hortonworks
16 16 (1.61%) Teradata
17 15 (1.51%) EMC
17 15 (1.51%) Perforce