Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 199 166
Rank change year-on-year -45 -33 +25
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,175 1,251 1,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.31% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 3.11% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 778 996
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +2.78%
10th Percentile £355 £339 £305
90th Percentile £625 £638 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 20
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +42.22%
10th Percentile £32.25 £35.00 £25.63
90th Percentile £65.00 £51.25 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.35% +11.25% +33.33%

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 45,269 40,167 42,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.23% 42.01% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,771 27,605 29,349
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 777 892
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.22 £14.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £50.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.38 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.91% +9.33% +4.17%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -47 1,060 £475 - 181
UK excluding London -11 643 £438 +2.94% 112
London -49 508 £525 - 88
North of England -11 178 £450 - 31
South East -55 166 £425 - 31
East of England +37 83 £425 +1.80% 16
Yorkshire -4 78 £450 -11.33% 12
Scotland -40 78 £489 +15.00% 12
Midlands +21 77 £463 +19.74% 8
North West -28 74 £535 - 13
South West +4 44 £450 +2.86% 7
West Midlands -9 43 £360 -7.10% 4
East Midlands +24 34 £500 +37.93% 4
North East -14 27 £390 -8.24% 6
Wales +3 21 £500 +135.29% 6
Northern Ireland +25 3 £434 -0.91% 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 646 (54.98%) Unix
2 629 (53.53%) Linux
3 497 (42.30%) SQL
4 422 (35.91%) Oracle
5 416 (35.40%) Java
6 401 (34.13%) Python
7 375 (31.91%) DevOps
8 369 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
9 346 (29.45%) Jenkins
10 292 (24.85%) Ansible
11 264 (22.47%) Git (software)
12 263 (22.38%) Finance
13 257 (21.87%) Amazon AWS
14 236 (20.09%) Windows
15 227 (19.32%) Perl
16 210 (17.87%) Puppet
17 208 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
18 200 (17.02%) Docker
19 197 (16.77%) PL/SQL
20 195 (16.60%) Configuration Management
20 195 (16.60%) Bash Shell
21 186 (15.83%) Opscode Chef
22 172 (14.64%) Scrum
23 152 (12.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 149 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
25 143 (12.17%) Relational Database
25 143 (12.17%) JIRA
26 141 (12.00%) JavaScript
27 129 (10.98%) Hadoop
28 128 (10.89%) OO

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
1 112 (9.53%) Apache
2 89 (7.57%) WebLogic
3 74 (6.30%) Confluence
4 73 (6.21%) Apache Spark
5 65 (5.53%) Tomcat
6 49 (4.17%) JBoss
7 38 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 38 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
8 35 (2.98%) WebSphere
9 34 (2.89%) nginx
10 25 (2.13%) SAS
11 22 (1.87%) GemFire
12 18 (1.53%) Tuxedo
13 17 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (1.11%) Jetty
14 13 (1.11%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
16 8 (0.68%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 42 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 42 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 18 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.26%) Simulink
5 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.34%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.26%) Global One
6 3 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.17%) Documaker
7 2 (0.17%) Kondor
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.085%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.085%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.085%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 257 (21.87%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (6.04%) GitHub
4 66 (5.62%) Amazon EC2
5 63 (5.36%) Amazon S3
6 47 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 41 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 35 (2.98%) PaaS
9 31 (2.64%) npm
10 24 (2.04%) Serverless
11 23 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (1.96%) Office 365
12 22 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (1.45%) OpenShift
14 15 (1.28%) Route 53
15 14 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (0.94%) SaaS
17 10 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
18 9 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.11%) HTTP
2 52 (4.43%) TCP/IP
3 48 (4.09%) SSL
4 44 (3.74%) DNS
5 43 (3.66%) SAN
6 30 (2.55%) Firewall
7 24 (2.04%) Internet
8 23 (1.96%) SSH
9 21 (1.79%) VPN
10 17 (1.45%) FTP
11 14 (1.19%) NAS
12 11 (0.94%) SMS
12 11 (0.94%) SMTP
13 9 (0.77%) Intranet
13 9 (0.77%) Kerberos
14 8 (0.68%) Calico
14 8 (0.68%) DHCP
15 7 (0.60%) BIG-IP
15 7 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (12.17%) Relational Database
2 129 (10.98%) Hadoop
3 121 (10.30%) SQL Server
4 120 (10.21%) Big Data
5 118 (10.04%) Oracle Database
6 107 (9.11%) MySQL
7 97 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
8 86 (7.32%) Apache Hive
9 64 (5.45%) HBase
10 62 (5.28%) RDBMS
11 60 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
12 59 (5.02%) Oracle Database 11g
13 57 (4.85%) MongoDB
14 52 (4.43%) Impala
14 52 (4.43%) NoSQL
15 49 (4.17%) DB2
16 46 (3.91%) Oracle Database 12c
17 39 (3.32%) Sqoop
18 32 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
19 30 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 346 (29.45%) Jenkins
2 264 (22.47%) Git (software)
3 143 (12.17%) JIRA
4 107 (9.11%) Maven
5 84 (7.15%) Gradle
6 61 (5.19%) Cucumber
7 53 (4.51%) JUnit
8 50 (4.26%) Subversion
9 47 (4.00%) Artifactory
10 41 (3.49%) Bitbucket
10 41 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
11 36 (3.06%) Selenium
12 33 (2.81%) Mockito
13 30 (2.55%) CA Gen
14 27 (2.30%) gulp
15 26 (2.21%) CircleCI
16 24 (2.04%) TeamCity
17 21 (1.79%) IntelliJ
18 20 (1.70%) WebDriver
19 19 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 263 (22.38%) Finance
2 121 (10.30%) Banking
3 31 (2.64%) Front Office
3 31 (2.64%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.47%) Retail
5 24 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.94%) Back Office
9 10 (0.85%) Marketing
10 8 (0.68%) Legal
11 6 (0.51%) Games
11 6 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.51%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.43%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.43%) Publishing
13 3 (0.26%) Billing
13 3 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.26%) Electronics
14 2 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 374 (31.83%) Developer
2 194 (16.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 96 (8.17%) Administrator
4 89 (7.57%) Java Developer
5 53 (4.51%) DBA
6 50 (4.26%) Analyst
7 48 (4.09%) Architect
8 47 (4.00%) AWS DevOps
9 45 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
9 45 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
10 44 (3.74%) Platform Engineer
11 41 (3.49%) Oracle Developer
12 38 (3.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 38 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
12 38 (3.23%) Senior Developer
13 36 (3.06%) Python Developer
13 36 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
14 35 (2.98%) Consultant
15 32 (2.72%) Oracle DBA
15 32 (2.72%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.45%) Web Services
2 102 (8.68%) J2EE
3 98 (8.34%) Spring
4 93 (7.91%) Middleware
5 86 (7.32%) RESTful
6 83 (7.06%) XML
7 81 (6.89%) Kafka
8 80 (6.81%) HTML
9 76 (6.47%) REST
10 65 (5.53%) JSON
11 64 (5.45%) SOAP
12 52 (4.43%) .NET
13 46 (3.91%) Elastic Stack
14 39 (3.32%) AngularJS
15 38 (3.23%) LDAP
16 37 (3.15%) JMS
16 37 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
17 36 (3.06%) Node.js
18 35 (2.98%) Java EE
19 32 (2.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (6.55%) Linux Command Line
3 48 (4.09%) Computer Science
4 44 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.89%) Wiki
6 30 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.21%) Equities
8 26 (2.21%) Fixed Income
8 26 (2.21%) Replication
9 25 (2.13%) User Experience
10 24 (2.04%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.70%) Clustering
11 20 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.53%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.53%) Mainframe
13 13 (1.11%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.94%) Fintech
15 8 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 646 (54.98%) Unix
2 629 (53.53%) Linux
3 236 (20.09%) Windows
4 152 (12.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 103 (8.77%) Solaris
6 73 (6.21%) Windows Server
7 72 (6.13%) CentOS
8 69 (5.87%) AIX
9 27 (2.30%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.36%) VME
13 12 (1.02%) Debian
14 10 (0.85%) HPUX
14 10 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.77%) SUSE
15 9 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.60%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (31.91%) DevOps
2 369 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
4 195 (16.60%) Configuration Management
5 172 (14.64%) Scrum
6 149 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
7 128 (10.89%) OO
8 122 (10.38%) Open Source
9 120 (10.21%) TDD
10 113 (9.62%) Test Automation
11 105 (8.94%) ETL
12 99 (8.43%) Microservices
13 93 (7.91%) Data Modelling
14 88 (7.49%) Performance Tuning
15 78 (6.64%) Analytics
16 77 (6.55%) BDD
16 77 (6.55%) Migration
17 75 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
17 75 (6.38%) SDLC
18 69 (5.87%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 497 (42.30%) SQL
2 416 (35.40%) Java
3 401 (34.13%) Python
4 227 (19.32%) Perl
5 197 (16.77%) PL/SQL
6 195 (16.60%) Bash Shell
7 141 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 116 (9.87%) PowerShell
9 94 (8.00%) Korn
10 91 (7.74%) Ruby
11 67 (5.70%) Groovy
12 64 (5.45%) Scala
13 61 (5.19%) C#
14 51 (4.34%) C
14 51 (4.34%) C++
15 46 (3.91%) Java 8
16 45 (3.83%) PHP
17 25 (2.13%) T-SQL
18 21 (1.79%) VB
19 17 (1.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 116 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 93 (7.91%) Degree
3 91 (7.74%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.45%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (0.85%) RHCE
7 8 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.68%) OCP
7 8 (0.68%) RHCSA
8 6 (0.51%) MCSE
8 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.51%) OCA
9 5 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.43%) MCITP
9 5 (0.43%) MCP
9 5 (0.43%) MCSA
10 4 (0.34%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.34%) RHCVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.00%) QA
2 29 (2.47%) GCP
3 28 (2.38%) SLA
4 20 (1.70%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.77%) GDPR
6 6 (0.51%) MiFID
7 4 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.34%) EMIR
7 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.26%) HL7
8 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.17%) SEPA
10 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.085%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.085%) IFRS
10 1 (0.085%) Solvency II
System Software
1 200 (17.02%) Docker
2 74 (6.30%) HDFS
3 41 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
4 34 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 21 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (1.28%) Apache Flume
8 11 (0.94%) Firmware
9 10 (0.85%) Xen
10 9 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.68%) NFS
11 8 (0.68%) Samba
12 7 (0.60%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
13 5 (0.43%) iptables
13 5 (0.43%) KVM
13 5 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 292 (24.85%) Ansible
2 210 (17.87%) Puppet
3 186 (15.83%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (9.19%) Kubernetes
5 104 (8.85%) Terraform
6 47 (4.00%) Hadoop YARN
7 34 (2.89%) Kibana
8 33 (2.81%) Grafana
9 22 (1.87%) logstash
10 20 (1.70%) Data Guard
10 20 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
10 20 (1.70%) Rancher
11 19 (1.62%) Oozie
12 18 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
12 18 (1.53%) Tivoli
13 17 (1.45%) Packer
14 16 (1.36%) Prometheus
15 14 (1.19%) CFEngine
15 14 (1.19%) Control-M
16 13 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 422 (35.91%) Oracle
2 124 (10.55%) Red Hat
3 88 (7.49%) IBM
4 74 (6.30%) Splunk
5 71 (6.04%) VMware
6 64 (5.45%) Microsoft
7 57 (4.85%) Informatica
8 54 (4.60%) BEA
8 54 (4.60%) webMethods
9 42 (3.57%) Cloudera
10 33 (2.81%) Google
11 29 (2.47%) CA
12 28 (2.38%) SaltStack
13 27 (2.30%) Pega
13 27 (2.30%) Sybase
14 24 (2.04%) HP
14 24 (2.04%) Talend
15 22 (1.87%) Sun
16 20 (1.70%) Citrix
17 19 (1.62%) Veritas