Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 274 230 216
Rank change year-on-year -44 -14 -34
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 823 1,270 1,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.22% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.35% 2.73% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 853 827
UK median daily rate £498 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +9.65% +7.29%
10th Percentile £350 £328 £322
90th Percentile £625 £688 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 20
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £26.23 £32.65 £28.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £62.00 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £35.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +19.29% -15.66% +3.75%

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 35,043 46,581 43,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.61% 44.63% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,213 32,786 30,209
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £315 £308
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 698 804
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.70 £16.90 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £40.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.36% +8.00%

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 November 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 14 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Top 15 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 November 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 -35 750 £495 -1.00% 169
UK excluding London -43 448 £475 +8.57% 113
London -18 350 £500 -4.76% 71
North of England -10 152 £475 +4.97% 35
South East +9 120 £475 +5.56% 20
North West -38 59 £500 - 22
Yorkshire +12 50 £475 +8.57% 9
East of England -18 48 £410 -3.53% 16
Scotland -24 46 £544 -1.14% 8
North East +28 44 £470 +20.51% 4
Midlands +12 39 £475 +31.94% 14
South West -12 33 £469 -1.32% 13
West Midlands +16 31 £475 +18.75% 10
Wales +23 10 £450 +10.43% 7
East Midlands +6 8 £735 +129.69% 4

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 488 (59.30%) Linux
2 364 (44.23%) Unix
3 326 (39.61%) Python
4 307 (37.30%) SQL
5 303 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
6 295 (35.84%) Oracle
7 264 (32.08%) Java
8 260 (31.59%) Jenkins
9 252 (30.62%) DevOps
10 210 (25.52%) AWS
11 188 (22.84%) Git (software)
12 185 (22.48%) Ansible
13 155 (18.83%) Docker
14 150 (18.23%) Security Cleared
15 148 (17.98%) Terraform
16 147 (17.86%) Scrum
17 146 (17.74%) Perl
18 143 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
19 135 (16.40%) JIRA
20 134 (16.28%) Bash Shell
21 132 (16.04%) Finance
22 130 (15.80%) JavaScript
23 127 (15.43%) Kubernetes
24 124 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 123 (14.95%) Oracle Database
26 121 (14.70%) Microservices
27 120 (14.58%) PL/SQL
27 120 (14.58%) Migration
28 113 (13.73%) Azure
29 112 (13.61%) Windows

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 75 (9.11%) Confluence
2 40 (4.86%) WebSphere
3 35 (4.25%) Apache
4 34 (4.13%) WebLogic
5 29 (3.52%) Tomcat
5 29 (3.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 25 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 24 (2.92%) nginx
8 21 (2.55%) Apache Spark
9 19 (2.31%) SAS
10 15 (1.82%) ArcGIS
10 15 (1.82%) GeoServer
11 12 (1.46%) IBM HTTP Server
12 11 (1.34%) SharePoint
13 10 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (1.22%) iPlanet
13 10 (1.22%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.97%) IIS
15 7 (0.85%) JBoss
15 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.82%) Sonata
3 11 (1.34%) CSG Singleview
3 11 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (1.22%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.24%) Actimize
10 1 (0.12%) Finacle
10 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 210 (25.52%) AWS
2 113 (13.73%) Azure
3 69 (8.38%) GitHub
4 44 (5.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 40 (4.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 35 (4.25%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (4.01%) Datadog
8 25 (3.04%) Amazon S3
8 25 (3.04%) PaaS
8 25 (3.04%) Serverless
8 25 (3.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (2.79%) SaaS
10 22 (2.67%) OpenShift
11 21 (2.55%) Apigee
12 19 (2.31%) Route 53
13 17 (2.07%) GCP
14 15 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (1.46%) IaaS
16 10 (1.22%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.92%) SSL
2 20 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.31%) HTTPS
4 18 (2.19%) HTTP
5 16 (1.94%) SNMP
6 15 (1.82%) DNS
6 15 (1.82%) Internet
7 10 (1.22%) Kerberos
8 9 (1.09%) DHCP
8 9 (1.09%) Firewall
9 7 (0.85%) SAN
9 7 (0.85%) WAN
10 6 (0.73%) Skype
11 5 (0.61%) VoIP
12 4 (0.49%) CTI
12 4 (0.49%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.49%) FIX Connectivity
12 4 (0.49%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.49%) X.500
13 3 (0.36%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (14.95%) Oracle Database
2 84 (10.21%) MySQL
3 80 (9.72%) Big Data
4 69 (8.38%) SQL Server
5 67 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
6 60 (7.29%) Relational Database
7 48 (5.83%) Hadoop
8 46 (5.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 40 (4.86%) RDBMS
10 35 (4.25%) MongoDB
11 31 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 24 (2.92%) MariaDB
14 23 (2.79%) NoSQL
15 22 (2.67%) DB2
16 20 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (2.07%) Apache Hive
17 17 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
17 17 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
18 15 (1.82%) GIS
Development Applications
1 260 (31.59%) Jenkins
2 188 (22.84%) Git (software)
3 135 (16.40%) JIRA
4 44 (5.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 37 (4.50%) Maven
6 29 (3.52%) Bitbucket
6 29 (3.52%) Eclipse
6 29 (3.52%) GitLab
7 27 (3.28%) JUnit
8 26 (3.16%) Artifactory
9 23 (2.79%) SonarQube
9 23 (2.79%) Subversion
10 18 (2.19%) Cucumber
10 18 (2.19%) Gradle
10 18 (2.19%) IntelliJ
11 16 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (1.82%) Selenium
13 13 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (1.58%) Mockito
13 13 (1.58%) TeamCity
General
1 132 (16.04%) Finance
2 38 (4.62%) Banking
3 26 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.92%) Public Sector
5 12 (1.46%) Retail
6 10 (1.22%) Billing
6 10 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.97%) Front Office
8 5 (0.61%) Marketing
9 4 (0.49%) Electronics
10 3 (0.36%) Back Office
10 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (30.38%) Developer
2 127 (15.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 73 (8.87%) Administrator
4 59 (7.17%) DBA
4 59 (7.17%) Java Developer
5 47 (5.71%) Oracle DBA
6 45 (5.47%) Consultant
7 38 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
7 38 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
8 34 (4.13%) Software Engineer
9 33 (4.01%) AWS DevOps
10 31 (3.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 30 (3.65%) Architect
12 25 (3.04%) C++ Developer
13 24 (2.92%) Oracle Developer
14 23 (2.79%) Analyst
14 23 (2.79%) Lead Developer
15 21 (2.55%) Senior DevOps
15 21 (2.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 20 (2.43%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.79%) JSON
2 81 (9.84%) REST
3 69 (8.38%) Spring
4 65 (7.90%) Web Services
5 57 (6.93%) XML
6 50 (6.08%) Middleware
7 44 (5.35%) AngularJS
8 38 (4.62%) HTML
9 37 (4.50%) J2EE
10 36 (4.37%) SOAP
11 35 (4.25%) Spring Boot
12 33 (4.01%) Elastic Stack
13 31 (3.77%) .NET
13 31 (3.77%) RESTful
14 25 (3.04%) jQuery
15 23 (2.79%) React
16 22 (2.67%) STL
17 21 (2.55%) LDAP
17 21 (2.55%) Swagger
18 19 (2.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.20%) Clustering
3 43 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.52%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.40%) Linux Command Line
5 28 (3.40%) Replication
6 21 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.58%) Equities
10 11 (1.34%) Blog
11 9 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.97%) DataPower
12 8 (0.97%) Derivative
13 7 (0.85%) User Experience
14 5 (0.61%) Grid Computing
14 5 (0.61%) HACMP
14 5 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.61%) IVR
14 5 (0.61%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 488 (59.30%) Linux
2 364 (44.23%) Unix
3 124 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 112 (13.61%) Windows
5 45 (5.47%) CentOS
6 42 (5.10%) Solaris
7 40 (4.86%) AIX
8 21 (2.55%) Windows Server
9 10 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.97%) zOS
12 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.61%) VMS
14 4 (0.49%) HPUX
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.49%) SUSE
14 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (30.62%) DevOps
3 147 (17.86%) Scrum
4 143 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
5 121 (14.70%) Microservices
6 120 (14.58%) Migration
7 96 (11.66%) Configuration Management
8 94 (11.42%) TDD
9 86 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
10 85 (10.33%) Open Source
10 85 (10.33%) Test Automation
11 72 (8.75%) ETL
11 72 (8.75%) Kanban
12 68 (8.26%) Software Engineering
13 62 (7.53%) High Availability
14 55 (6.68%) ITIL
15 54 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
16 50 (6.08%) Infrastructure as Code
17 47 (5.71%) SDLC
18 41 (4.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 326 (39.61%) Python
2 307 (37.30%) SQL
3 264 (32.08%) Java
4 146 (17.74%) Perl
5 134 (16.28%) Bash Shell
6 130 (15.80%) JavaScript
7 120 (14.58%) PL/SQL
8 106 (12.88%) PowerShell
9 65 (7.90%) Ruby
10 46 (5.59%) C++
11 38 (4.62%) C#
12 36 (4.37%) Java 8
13 34 (4.13%) PHP
14 30 (3.65%) TypeScript
15 20 (2.43%) Groovy
16 18 (2.19%) T-SQL
17 14 (1.70%) C
18 13 (1.58%) VB
18 13 (1.58%) XPath
19 10 (1.22%) Jython
Qualifications
1 150 (18.23%) Security Cleared
2 104 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.52%) Degree
4 26 (3.16%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.46%) CCA
6 8 (0.97%) CISSP
7 6 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.49%) CEH
8 4 (0.49%) RHCE
9 3 (0.36%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.36%) SANS
10 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.12%) CISA
10 1 (0.12%) CISM
10 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) HND
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.82%) QA
2 11 (1.34%) SLA
3 9 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.24%) COBIT
4 2 (0.24%) GDPR
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) COREP
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) FINREP
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.12%) MISRA
5 1 (0.12%) PMO
5 1 (0.12%) PSD2
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 155 (18.83%) Docker
2 41 (4.98%) Oracle RAC
3 34 (4.13%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.97%) HDFS
6 8 (0.97%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 7 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.85%) Samba
8 6 (0.73%) OCFS2
8 6 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.61%) oVirt
9 5 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.36%) SRDF
12 2 (0.24%) KVM
12 2 (0.24%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 185 (22.48%) Ansible
2 148 (17.98%) Terraform
3 127 (15.43%) Kubernetes
4 91 (11.06%) Puppet
5 79 (9.60%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.40%) Packer
7 24 (2.92%) Data Guard
8 22 (2.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 18 (2.19%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 16 (1.94%) Tivoli
11 15 (1.82%) Netcool
12 14 (1.70%) Amdocs OSS
12 14 (1.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 12 (1.46%) Grafana
14 10 (1.22%) WMI
15 9 (1.09%) Rancher
16 8 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
16 8 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 8 (0.97%) Nagios
16 8 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 295 (35.84%) Oracle
2 94 (11.42%) IBM
3 83 (10.09%) Red Hat
4 35 (4.25%) Microsoft
5 33 (4.01%) Informatica
6 31 (3.77%) Cloudera
7 30 (3.65%) HP
8 29 (3.52%) Sun
9 26 (3.16%) Remedy
10 25 (3.04%) BMC
11 23 (2.79%) ServiceNow
11 23 (2.79%) Sybase
12 22 (2.67%) Atlassian
13 21 (2.55%) SAP
14 19 (2.31%) Google
15 18 (2.19%) Hortonworks
15 18 (2.19%) VMware
16 16 (1.94%) Teradata
17 15 (1.82%) ESRI
17 15 (1.82%) Splunk