Period
to 14 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 217 192
Rank change year-on-year -14 -25 -5
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 1,281 1,267 1,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.23% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.73% 2.92% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 796 818
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £340 £325 £287
90th Percentile £700 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £391
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.63% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +2.99%
10th Percentile £32.50 £29.44 £26.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £44.63 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 46,995 43,374 41,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.79% 42.01% 40.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,088 30,453 28,621
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £285
90th Percentile £644 £638 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 777 873
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £16.73 £16.25 £14.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.35 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -11 1,156 £500 +5.82% 185
UK excluding London +1 747 £450 +5.88% 107
London -30 516 £525 - 88
North of England -2 211 £463 +2.78% 30
South East -47 178 £450 +9.09% 22
North West +18 116 £535 - 13
Scotland +40 106 £700 +64.71% 7
East of England +41 96 £450 +18.42% 13
Midlands -11 87 £360 -0.69% 19
South West -4 67 £475 +35.71% 13
Yorkshire -39 67 £438 -18.22% 8
West Midlands -24 61 £385 +2.67% 12
North East -26 30 £400 -25.23% 9
East Midlands +18 26 £324 -6.07% 7
Wales -10 23 £425 -3.41% 3
Northern Ireland +28 5 £434 +5.09%

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 702 (54.80%) Unix
2 658 (51.37%) Linux
3 542 (42.31%) SQL
4 484 (37.78%) Oracle
5 442 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
6 430 (33.57%) Python
7 402 (31.38%) Java
8 362 (28.26%) Jenkins
9 346 (27.01%) DevOps
10 340 (26.54%) Windows
11 339 (26.46%) Ansible
12 297 (23.19%) Puppet
13 261 (20.37%) Git (software)
14 259 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
15 231 (18.03%) Opscode Chef
16 216 (16.86%) PL/SQL
17 213 (16.63%) Perl
18 208 (16.24%) Finance
19 206 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
20 205 (16.00%) Scrum
21 202 (15.77%) Bash Shell
22 200 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 198 (15.46%) Configuration Management
24 195 (15.22%) Docker
25 170 (13.27%) SQL Server
26 165 (12.88%) Security Cleared
27 147 (11.48%) Red Hat
28 146 (11.40%) PowerShell
29 145 (11.32%) Test Automation
29 145 (11.32%) JIRA

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
1 134 (10.46%) Apache
2 104 (8.12%) Confluence
3 75 (5.85%) WebLogic
4 62 (4.84%) Tomcat
5 60 (4.68%) Apache Spark
6 56 (4.37%) Cloud Foundry
7 50 (3.90%) nginx
8 46 (3.59%) JBoss
9 30 (2.34%) WebSphere
10 27 (2.11%) SAS
11 25 (1.95%) Tuxedo
12 24 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (1.56%) MS Exchange
14 12 (0.94%) CICS
15 8 (0.62%) SharePoint
16 7 (0.55%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
17 6 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
18 5 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 69 (5.39%) MS Visio
2 66 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.078%) HipChat
6 1 (0.078%) Houdini
6 1 (0.078%) Maya
6 1 (0.078%) NUKE
6 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.17%) Oracle Retail
3 14 (1.09%) HiPortfolio
4 9 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.31%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.31%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.16%) Global One
8 2 (0.16%) Kondor
8 2 (0.16%) Magento
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.078%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.078%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 206 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.54%) GitHub
4 66 (5.15%) Amazon S3
4 66 (5.15%) PaaS
5 60 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (3.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 48 (3.75%) npm
8 32 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (2.19%) Office 365
10 24 (1.87%) IaaS
11 23 (1.80%) OpenShift
12 20 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (1.25%) SaaS
14 11 (0.86%) Serverless
15 10 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.78%) Route 53
16 8 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.62%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.68%) HTTP
2 59 (4.61%) DNS
3 52 (4.06%) SSL
4 49 (3.83%) TCP/IP
5 32 (2.50%) SAN
6 28 (2.19%) Internet
7 27 (2.11%) Firewall
8 23 (1.80%) DHCP
9 22 (1.72%) SSH
10 20 (1.56%) WAN
11 18 (1.41%) FTP
12 15 (1.17%) VPN
13 13 (1.01%) Intranet
14 12 (0.94%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.94%) iSCSI
14 12 (0.94%) Kerberos
14 12 (0.94%) LAN
14 12 (0.94%) NAS
15 7 (0.55%) BIG-IP
15 7 (0.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 142 (11.09%) Hadoop
3 131 (10.23%) Big Data
4 125 (9.76%) MySQL
5 117 (9.13%) Relational Database
6 100 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
7 92 (7.18%) Oracle Database
8 87 (6.79%) Apache Hive
9 78 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
10 67 (5.23%) RDBMS
11 65 (5.07%) HBase
12 62 (4.84%) MongoDB
13 45 (3.51%) Impala
14 42 (3.28%) Sqoop
15 40 (3.12%) Oracle Reports
16 33 (2.58%) DB2
16 33 (2.58%) Pentaho
17 30 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
18 28 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
18 28 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 362 (28.26%) Jenkins
2 261 (20.37%) Git (software)
3 145 (11.32%) JIRA
4 92 (7.18%) Maven
5 90 (7.03%) Gradle
6 67 (5.23%) Artifactory
7 54 (4.22%) CircleCI
8 46 (3.59%) Travis CI
9 44 (3.43%) gulp
10 42 (3.28%) IBM UrbanCode
10 42 (3.28%) Subversion
11 39 (3.04%) JUnit
12 37 (2.89%) Bitbucket
13 35 (2.73%) TeamCity
14 34 (2.65%) CA Gen
15 32 (2.50%) Selenium
16 28 (2.19%) Cucumber
16 28 (2.19%) Vagrant
17 24 (1.87%) Ant
18 21 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 208 (16.24%) Finance
2 137 (10.69%) Banking
3 49 (3.83%) Retail
4 40 (3.12%) Investment Banking
5 21 (1.64%) Front Office
6 19 (1.48%) Back Office
7 15 (1.17%) Marketing
8 13 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.62%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.55%) Games
11 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.39%) Electronics
12 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.31%) Billing
13 4 (0.31%) Publishing
14 3 (0.23%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.16%) Advertising
15 2 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 398 (31.07%) Developer
2 193 (15.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 108 (8.43%) Administrator
4 98 (7.65%) Java Developer
5 80 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
6 70 (5.46%) Analyst
7 56 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
8 55 (4.29%) DBA
9 47 (3.67%) Oracle Developer
10 45 (3.51%) Architect
11 44 (3.43%) AWS Engineer
12 39 (3.04%) Applications Support
12 39 (3.04%) Systems Administrator
13 38 (2.97%) Linux Administrator
14 36 (2.81%) Senior Developer
15 33 (2.58%) Ab Initio Developer
15 33 (2.58%) SQL Developer
16 30 (2.34%) Consultant
17 29 (2.26%) AWS DevOps
17 29 (2.26%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (9.37%) Middleware
2 102 (7.96%) J2EE
3 94 (7.34%) Spring
4 75 (5.85%) JSON
5 68 (5.31%) Kafka
6 67 (5.23%) XML
7 65 (5.07%) REST
8 61 (4.76%) Web Services
9 57 (4.45%) HTML
10 48 (3.75%) .NET
11 43 (3.36%) RESTful
12 41 (3.20%) RabbitMQ
13 39 (3.04%) CSS
14 38 (2.97%) Node.js
15 37 (2.89%) SOAP
16 34 (2.65%) AngularJS
17 27 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
18 26 (2.03%) Apache Avro
19 25 (1.95%) JMS
20 24 (1.87%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.95%) Linux Command Line
2 82 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 45 (3.51%) Wiki
5 38 (2.97%) Virtual Team
6 36 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 35 (2.73%) Clustering
8 31 (2.42%) Mainframe
9 29 (2.26%) Replication
10 17 (1.33%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.17%) User Experience
12 14 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.94%) Equities
14 12 (0.94%) PKI
14 12 (0.94%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.70%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 702 (54.80%) Unix
2 658 (51.37%) Linux
3 340 (26.54%) Windows
4 200 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (6.56%) Solaris
6 82 (6.40%) Windows Server
7 75 (5.85%) CentOS
8 60 (4.68%) AIX
9 40 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.64%) zOS
11 14 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.94%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.78%) HPUX
14 10 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.78%) VME
15 9 (0.70%) Debian
15 9 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (27.01%) DevOps
3 259 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
4 205 (16.00%) Scrum
5 198 (15.46%) Configuration Management
6 145 (11.32%) Test Automation
7 144 (11.24%) ETL
7 144 (11.24%) Open Source
8 141 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
9 108 (8.43%) TDD
10 106 (8.27%) OO
11 105 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
12 97 (7.57%) Unit Testing
13 96 (7.49%) Data Modelling
14 77 (6.01%) Continuous Deployment
14 77 (6.01%) ITIL
15 76 (5.93%) BDD
16 73 (5.70%) Build Automation
16 73 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
17 69 (5.39%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 542 (42.31%) SQL
2 430 (33.57%) Python
3 402 (31.38%) Java
4 216 (16.86%) PL/SQL
5 213 (16.63%) Perl
6 202 (15.77%) Bash Shell
7 146 (11.40%) PowerShell
8 124 (9.68%) Korn
9 114 (8.90%) Ruby
10 94 (7.34%) JavaScript
11 65 (5.07%) Groovy
12 47 (3.67%) C#
13 46 (3.59%) C++
14 45 (3.51%) C
15 44 (3.43%) PHP
16 26 (2.03%) Scala
17 24 (1.87%) Java 8
18 23 (1.80%) JCL
18 23 (1.80%) T-SQL
19 15 (1.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 165 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 129 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 97 (7.57%) Degree
4 24 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.78%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.78%) RHCE
7 9 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.70%) OCP
7 9 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.62%) ISEB
9 7 (0.55%) RHCSA
10 6 (0.47%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.31%) RHCVA
12 4 (0.31%) SANS
13 3 (0.23%) CCNP
14 2 (0.16%) CCNA
14 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.61%) QA
2 16 (1.25%) SLA
3 10 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.47%) GDPR
5 6 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.23%) PMO
8 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) SEPA
9 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 195 (15.22%) Docker
2 100 (7.81%) Active Directory
3 76 (5.93%) HDFS
4 65 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
5 38 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 34 (2.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 20 (1.56%) Samba
8 17 (1.33%) XenApp
9 16 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
12 10 (0.78%) NFS
13 9 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 8 (0.62%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.55%) vSphere
16 6 (0.47%) Firmware
16 6 (0.47%) Hyper-V
16 6 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 339 (26.46%) Ansible
2 297 (23.19%) Puppet
3 231 (18.03%) Opscode Chef
4 97 (7.57%) Terraform
5 77 (6.01%) Kubernetes
6 69 (5.39%) Hadoop YARN
7 30 (2.34%) Tivoli
8 26 (2.03%) SCCM
9 22 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 20 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 19 (1.48%) SCOM
12 17 (1.33%) Packer
13 16 (1.25%) Grafana
13 16 (1.25%) Oracle ZFS
14 15 (1.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 15 (1.17%) Nagios
15 14 (1.09%) vCenter Server
16 12 (0.94%) Data Guard
16 12 (0.94%) Prometheus
17 11 (0.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 484 (37.78%) Oracle
2 147 (11.48%) Red Hat
3 117 (9.13%) Microsoft
4 79 (6.17%) IBM
5 77 (6.01%) VMware
6 56 (4.37%) Splunk
7 50 (3.90%) BEA
7 50 (3.90%) webMethods
8 49 (3.83%) Cloudera
9 48 (3.75%) Informatica
10 43 (3.36%) Sybase
11 41 (3.20%) Ab Initio
12 36 (2.81%) BMC
12 36 (2.81%) HP
13 29 (2.26%) CA
14 28 (2.19%) Google
14 28 (2.19%) Remedy
14 28 (2.19%) Teradata
15 23 (1.80%) Pega
16 22 (1.72%) TIBCO