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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 163 202
Rank change year-on-year -44 +39  
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 559 871 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.56% 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.90% 4.08% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 579 368
Median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 14
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +42.85%  

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 19307 21341 20787
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.54% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13282 14661 13481
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 472 438
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.74 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

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 April 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
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 April 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 -50 514 £460 +8.23% 103
London 0 301 £525 +16.66% 49
South East -17 110 £400 - 17
City of London -29 46 £563 +18.42% 17
Scotland +38 37 £400 +5.96% 6
Glasgow +28 34 £400 +5.26% 3
Surrey +3 34 £371 -12.82% 5
Hampshire +1 33 £400 - 4
North West +2 22 £375 -16.66% 9
East of England -5 19 £425 +30.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 16 £400 - 2
South West -9 16 £438 +25.89% 5
Yorkshire -10 16 £513 -23.50% 15
West Midlands -61 14 £425 -2.85% 3
Cheshire +42 13 £350 +27.27% 2
Redhill - 13 £406 - 4
Berkshire +17 12 £375 -14.28% 4
West Yorkshire +14 10 £500 +35.31% 9
Havant -4 10 £400 +5.26% 1
North East -13 10 £463 +45.66%
Leeds +16 9 £500 +33.33% 7
Milton Keynes +3 9 £400 - 2
Shropshire -13 9 £425 +4.29%
Telford -17 9 £425 +4.29%
Manchester -2 8 £450 - 5
Nottinghamshire -3 8 £368 -13.52%
Nottingham -6 8 £368 -13.52%
East Midlands -19 8 £368 -13.52%
Bedfordshire - 7 £400 -
Farnborough +9 6 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 646 (58.41%) Unix
2 636 (57.50%) Linux
3 446 (40.33%) SQL
4 398 (35.99%) Java
5 356 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
6 335 (30.29%) Oracle
7 307 (27.76%) Finance
8 280 (25.32%) Python
9 250 (22.60%) Jenkins
10 216 (19.53%) DevOps
11 203 (18.35%) Banking
12 192 (17.36%) Scrum
13 188 (17.00%) Perl
14 185 (16.73%) Git (software)
15 176 (15.91%) PL/SQL
16 175 (15.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 173 (15.64%) Bash Shell
18 169 (15.28%) Windows
19 168 (15.19%) Puppet
20 152 (13.74%) Red Hat
21 148 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
22 142 (12.84%) Relational Database
23 135 (12.21%) Oracle Database
24 134 (12.12%) XML
25 133 (12.03%) JavaScript
26 128 (11.57%) Ansible
27 122 (11.03%) TDD
27 122 (11.03%) Degree
28 121 (10.94%) Solaris
29 117 (10.58%) Maven

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 97 (8.77%) WebSphere
2 74 (6.69%) Tomcat
3 70 (6.33%) Apache
4 50 (4.52%) WebLogic
5 49 (4.43%) Apache Spark
6 48 (4.34%) JBoss
7 41 (3.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 40 (3.62%) nginx
9 38 (3.44%) Confluence
10 33 (2.98%) Cloud Foundry
11 24 (2.17%) OpenStack
12 19 (1.72%) Apache Geronimo
12 19 (1.72%) Apache TomEE
13 17 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.45%) Apache Pig
15 12 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
15 12 (1.08%) Tuxedo
16 11 (0.99%) CloudStack
17 10 (0.90%) SharePoint
18 9 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.54%) HipChat
4 3 (0.27%) Mathematica
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.090%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.090%) SPSS
5 1 (0.090%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.08%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.63%) RMDS
5 6 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Utilities
7 3 (0.27%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.090%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 111 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.89%) PaaS
3 25 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.99%) GitHub
5 11 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.45%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.45%) SaaS
9 4 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.27%) IaaS
10 3 (0.27%) Route 53
10 3 (0.27%) Slack
11 2 (0.18%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.79%) SSL
2 61 (5.52%) HTTP
3 58 (5.24%) SAN
4 57 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 48 (4.34%) LDAP
6 41 (3.71%) DNS
7 20 (1.81%) Internet
8 19 (1.72%) HTTPS
9 15 (1.36%) Firewall
9 15 (1.36%) FTP
9 15 (1.36%) SSH
10 12 (1.08%) Kerberos
11 10 (0.90%) IPsec
11 10 (0.90%) Network Security
11 10 (0.90%) WAN
12 9 (0.81%) NAS
12 9 (0.81%) VPN
13 7 (0.63%) DHCP
13 7 (0.63%) LAN
14 6 (0.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (12.84%) Relational Database
2 135 (12.21%) Oracle Database
3 99 (8.95%) Hadoop
4 86 (7.78%) Big Data
5 69 (6.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 65 (5.88%) RDBMS
7 64 (5.79%) SQL Server
8 59 (5.33%) DB2
9 51 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
10 49 (4.43%) MySQL
11 36 (3.25%) Apache Hive
11 36 (3.25%) HBase
11 36 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 32 (2.89%) NoSQL
13 31 (2.80%) SQLPlus
14 25 (2.26%) MongoDB
15 24 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
16 22 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 250 (22.60%) Jenkins
2 185 (16.73%) Git (software)
3 117 (10.58%) Maven
4 112 (10.13%) JIRA
5 85 (7.69%) Gradle
6 82 (7.41%) JUnit
7 71 (6.42%) TeamCity
8 59 (5.33%) Selenium
9 57 (5.15%) Cucumber
10 56 (5.06%) Ant
11 47 (4.25%) Hudson
12 40 (3.62%) Mockito
13 39 (3.53%) Subversion
14 26 (2.35%) Travis CI
15 25 (2.26%) CircleCI
16 23 (2.08%) gulp
17 20 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (1.81%) CruiseControl
17 20 (1.81%) Oracle APEX
18 19 (1.72%) JBehave
General
1 307 (27.76%) Finance
2 203 (18.35%) Banking
3 60 (5.42%) Investment Banking
4 34 (3.07%) Front Office
5 30 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.53%) Retail
7 20 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.45%) Marketing
9 15 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.18%) Electronics
11 9 (0.81%) Legal
12 6 (0.54%) Law
12 6 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.36%) German Language
15 3 (0.27%) Billing
15 3 (0.27%) Military
16 2 (0.18%) Advertising
16 2 (0.18%) Automotive
16 2 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 374 (33.82%) Developer
2 123 (11.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 121 (10.94%) Java Developer
4 74 (6.69%) Administrator
5 73 (6.60%) Oracle Developer
6 63 (5.70%) Consultant
7 59 (5.33%) SQL Developer
8 58 (5.24%) Senior Developer
9 57 (5.15%) Analyst
10 56 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
11 47 (4.25%) DBA
12 44 (3.98%) Tester
13 39 (3.53%) PL/SQL Developer
14 37 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
15 36 (3.25%) Architect
15 36 (3.25%) C++ Developer
16 33 (2.98%) Automation Tester
16 33 (2.98%) Senior Java Developer
16 33 (2.98%) Unix Engineer
17 29 (2.62%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (12.12%) XML
2 111 (10.04%) HTML
3 110 (9.95%) JSON
4 98 (8.86%) Spring
5 90 (8.14%) SOAP
6 87 (7.87%) Web Services
7 76 (6.87%) J2EE
7 76 (6.87%) jQuery
8 65 (5.88%) REST
9 62 (5.61%) .NET
10 55 (4.97%) Middleware
11 51 (4.61%) HTML5
12 50 (4.52%) WebSphere MQ
13 45 (4.07%) JMS
14 42 (3.80%) CSS
15 41 (3.71%) Hibernate
15 41 (3.71%) RESTful
16 36 (3.25%) IBM Integration Bus
16 36 (3.25%) Node.js
17 34 (3.07%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 44 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 41 (3.71%) Derivative
5 39 (3.53%) Equities
5 39 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
6 36 (3.25%) Fixed Income
7 35 (3.16%) Clustering
8 27 (2.44%) Data Centre
9 24 (2.17%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
11 19 (1.72%) PKI
12 18 (1.63%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.63%) Mainframe
13 12 (1.08%) Fintech
13 12 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.99%) Replication
15 10 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
15 10 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 646 (58.41%) Unix
2 636 (57.50%) Linux
3 175 (15.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 169 (15.28%) Windows
5 121 (10.94%) Solaris
6 91 (8.23%) AIX
7 64 (5.79%) Windows Server
8 31 (2.80%) CentOS
9 19 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
10 13 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.90%) HPUX
12 10 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.81%) SUSE
14 8 (0.72%) Android
14 8 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.72%) Tru64
15 7 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.63%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (19.53%) DevOps
3 192 (17.36%) Scrum
4 148 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
5 122 (11.03%) TDD
6 101 (9.13%) Configuration Management
7 96 (8.68%) Performance Tuning
8 93 (8.41%) Open Source
9 88 (7.96%) SDLC
10 76 (6.87%) OO
11 69 (6.24%) ITIL
12 67 (6.06%) Waterfall
13 64 (5.79%) BDD
14 62 (5.61%) Microservices
15 60 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
16 59 (5.33%) Analytics
17 55 (4.97%) Continuous Delivery
18 54 (4.88%) Migration
18 54 (4.88%) Unit Testing
19 46 (4.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 446 (40.33%) SQL
2 398 (35.99%) Java
3 280 (25.32%) Python
4 188 (17.00%) Perl
5 176 (15.91%) PL/SQL
6 173 (15.64%) Bash Shell
7 133 (12.03%) JavaScript
8 89 (8.05%) Ruby
9 85 (7.69%) C++
10 81 (7.32%) C#
11 77 (6.96%) Korn
12 71 (6.42%) PowerShell
13 41 (3.71%) C
14 40 (3.62%) Scala
14 40 (3.62%) VB
15 36 (3.25%) Groovy
16 34 (3.07%) PHP
17 25 (2.26%) T-SQL
18 13 (1.18%) R
18 13 (1.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 122 (11.03%) Degree
2 100 (9.04%) Security Cleared
3 84 (7.59%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.81%) RHCE
6 7 (0.63%) CISSP
7 5 (0.45%) CFA
7 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.45%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.36%) CCIE
8 4 (0.36%) ISEB
8 4 (0.36%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.27%) MBA
9 3 (0.27%) PhD
10 2 (0.18%) MCITP
10 2 (0.18%) MCTS
10 2 (0.18%) RHCSS
10 2 (0.18%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.25%) QA
2 44 (3.98%) MiFID
3 32 (2.89%) EMIR
4 31 (2.80%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (1.45%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.81%) SLA
7 8 (0.72%) FATCA
8 6 (0.54%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.45%) SDET
10 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.27%) ISO20022
12 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.090%) Basel II
13 1 (0.090%) COREP
13 1 (0.090%) DICOM
13 1 (0.090%) HL7
13 1 (0.090%) PMO
13 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (7.87%) Docker
2 45 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.71%) Active Directory
4 27 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (2.17%) HDFS
6 21 (1.90%) vSphere
7 20 (1.81%) NFS
7 20 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
10 12 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (1.08%) Xen
11 11 (0.99%) Squid
11 11 (0.99%) XenServer
12 9 (0.81%) Samba
13 8 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.63%) Postfix
14 7 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 7 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 168 (15.19%) Puppet
2 128 (11.57%) Ansible
3 116 (10.49%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (2.44%) Control-M
4 27 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
5 25 (2.26%) Tivoli
6 23 (2.08%) Cobbler
7 22 (1.99%) Hadoop YARN
7 22 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 21 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
9 19 (1.72%) Kubernetes
9 19 (1.72%) Rancher
10 18 (1.63%) HP SiteScope
11 16 (1.45%) Nagios
12 15 (1.36%) ZABBIX
13 14 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
13 14 (1.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 13 (1.18%) Terraform
15 12 (1.08%) Data Guard
15 12 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 335 (30.29%) Oracle
2 152 (13.74%) Red Hat
3 111 (10.04%) IBM
4 88 (7.96%) VMware
5 67 (6.06%) Microsoft
6 63 (5.70%) Sybase
7 48 (4.34%) HP
8 42 (3.80%) Splunk
9 37 (3.35%) SAP
10 36 (3.25%) Perforce
11 29 (2.62%) Hortonworks
12 27 (2.44%) Informatica
13 26 (2.35%) Cloudera
14 25 (2.26%) EMC
15 24 (2.17%) Sun
16 23 (2.08%) Veritas
17 21 (1.90%) Atlassian
17 21 (1.90%) webMethods
18 19 (1.72%) Solace
19 18 (1.63%) NetApp
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