Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 184 265
Rank change year-on-year -99 +81 -24
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 797 440 890
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.42% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 3.36% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 295 474
10th Percentile £360 £321 £350
25th Percentile £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £575 £550 £571
90th Percentile £660 £595 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £431 £495
% change year-on-year +10.21% -12.93% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 13
10th Percentile £44.25 £36.75 £28.70
25th Percentile £48.49 £39.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate £58.71 £45.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.47% -10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £60.00 £51.88 "
90th Percentile " £55.25 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.68 £45.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year +19.28% -6.74% +20.63%

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 32,943 13,106 35,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.61% 42.44% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,657 9,166 25,097
10th Percentile £360 £313 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £483 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.75% +1.63% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £681 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 256 628
10th Percentile £17.49 £12.88 £19.18
25th Percentile £25.50 £21.19 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.50 £37.71 £44.53
Median % change year-on-year +20.65% -15.31% +6.03%
75th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £51.00
90th Percentile £67.76 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year +14.65% -10.80% +3.53%

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Shell Script as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Shell Script.

Daily rate trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Shell Script over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Shell Script.

Hourly rate trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Shell Script over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Top 17 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 16 October 2021. 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 -88 620 £510 +5.15% 144
UK excluding London -53 342 £475 +10.21% 84
London -119 308 £548 +9.50% 77
Work from Home -108 220 £490 -2.00% 17
Midlands +13 117 £493 +15.07% 15
West Midlands +16 112 £490 +17.65% 12
South East -63 64 £480 +0.52% 12
Scotland -32 62 £426 +3.33% 15
North of England -70 51 £422 -0.71% 20
North West -54 33 £400 +6.38% 14
East of England -37 18 £491 +9.17% 8
South West -59 15 £475 +8.70% 10
Yorkshire - 14 £450 - 3
Northern Ireland -15 11 £255 -40.84% 1
Wales -29 6 £613 +28.95% 3
East Midlands -34 5 £530 +1.92% 3
North East -14 4 £425 -5.56% 3

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 399 (50.06%) Linux
2 371 (46.55%) SQL
3 368 (46.17%) Unix
4 335 (42.03%) Java
5 302 (37.89%) Oracle
6 277 (34.76%) Python
7 266 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
8 260 (32.62%) Git (software)
9 242 (30.36%) Jenkins
10 201 (25.22%) DevOps
11 194 (24.34%) Social Skills
12 183 (22.96%) AWS
13 182 (22.84%) Ansible
14 179 (22.46%) Windows
15 178 (22.33%) PL/SQL
16 157 (19.70%) JIRA
17 133 (16.69%) Finance
18 131 (16.44%) Perl
19 129 (16.19%) Configuration Management
20 124 (15.56%) Test Strategy
21 122 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
22 121 (15.18%) Azure
22 121 (15.18%) Scrum
23 117 (14.68%) Test Automation
24 115 (14.43%) Bash Shell
25 113 (14.18%) Banking
26 110 (13.80%) Spring
27 108 (13.55%) Maven
28 105 (13.17%) Software Engineering
28 105 (13.17%) Data Modelling

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
1 102 (12.80%) WebLogic
2 90 (11.29%) Confluence
3 47 (5.90%) Tomcat
4 38 (4.77%) SAS
5 30 (3.76%) Apache
6 28 (3.51%) Apache Spark
7 26 (3.26%) SharePoint
7 26 (3.26%) WebSphere
8 19 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.51%) IIS
10 9 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (1.13%) nginx
11 8 (1.00%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.88%) JBoss
12 7 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.75%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.63%) Mule
15 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
17 2 (0.25%) Alfresco
Applications
1 25 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.13%) Houdini
5 1 (0.13%) Maya
5 1 (0.13%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
1 7 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.50%) iTrent
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) FLEXCUBE
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (0.25%) Summit
5 2 (0.25%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 183 (22.96%) AWS
2 121 (15.18%) Azure
3 66 (8.28%) GitHub
4 46 (5.77%) Amazon S3
5 45 (5.65%) GCP
6 32 (4.02%) Serverless
7 24 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (2.63%) IaaS
9 20 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 20 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (2.38%) PaaS
11 18 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (2.26%) OpenShift
12 15 (1.88%) Microsoft 365
13 14 (1.76%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.76%) SaaS
14 12 (1.51%) Amazon EKS
15 11 (1.38%) AWS CodePipeline
16 9 (1.13%) Azure Pipelines
16 9 (1.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.40%) DNS
2 34 (4.27%) HTTP
3 30 (3.76%) SSL
4 27 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.26%) Firewall
6 20 (2.51%) SAN
7 17 (2.13%) FTP
8 15 (1.88%) Kerberos
8 15 (1.88%) Network Security
8 15 (1.88%) SMTP
9 13 (1.63%) VPN
9 13 (1.63%) Wireshark
10 11 (1.38%) DHCP
10 11 (1.38%) SSH
11 10 (1.25%) IPv4
11 10 (1.25%) NAS
12 9 (1.13%) Internet
13 8 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.88%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.66%) MySQL
2 68 (8.53%) Relational Database
3 63 (7.90%) Oracle Database
4 60 (7.53%) Hadoop
5 55 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
6 54 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (6.02%) Big Data
8 43 (5.40%) Apache Hive
9 41 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
9 41 (5.14%) SQL Server
10 35 (4.39%) HBase
11 31 (3.89%) RDBMS
12 29 (3.64%) MongoDB
12 29 (3.64%) Pentaho
13 27 (3.39%) NoSQL
14 26 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (2.38%) DB2
17 17 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 260 (32.62%) Git (software)
2 242 (30.36%) Jenkins
3 157 (19.70%) JIRA
4 108 (13.55%) Maven
5 76 (9.54%) GitLab
6 61 (7.65%) Bitbucket
7 48 (6.02%) Sonatype Nexus
8 38 (4.77%) Selenium
9 35 (4.39%) Subversion
10 33 (4.14%) JUnit
11 29 (3.64%) Cucumber
12 27 (3.39%) CA Gen
13 24 (3.01%) Gradle
14 22 (2.76%) CircleCI
14 22 (2.76%) TeamCity
15 19 (2.38%) Mockito
16 13 (1.63%) SonarQube
17 12 (1.51%) IntelliJ
18 11 (1.38%) GDB
19 10 (1.25%) Ant
General
1 194 (24.34%) Social Skills
2 133 (16.69%) Finance
3 113 (14.18%) Banking
4 79 (9.91%) Public Sector
5 66 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.64%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.38%) Documentation Skills
8 14 (1.76%) Front Office
9 9 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.75%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (0.75%) Publishing
11 5 (0.63%) Legal
12 4 (0.50%) Back Office
12 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.50%) International Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Marketing
13 3 (0.38%) Games
13 3 (0.38%) Law
13 3 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 243 (30.49%) Developer
2 104 (13.05%) Java Developer
3 86 (10.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 50 (6.27%) Administrator
5 48 (6.02%) Software Engineer
6 40 (5.02%) Consultant
7 38 (4.77%) Analyst
8 34 (4.27%) Data Engineer
9 28 (3.51%) Architect
10 26 (3.26%) AWS Engineer
11 25 (3.14%) DBA
12 23 (2.89%) Unix Engineer
13 22 (2.76%) Oracle DBA
14 16 (2.01%) AWS DevOps
14 16 (2.01%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.01%) Test Engineer
15 15 (1.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 15 (1.88%) Oracle Developer
15 15 (1.88%) Support Engineer
15 15 (1.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (13.80%) Spring
2 95 (11.92%) JSON
3 90 (11.29%) J2EE
4 85 (10.66%) Spring Boot
5 68 (8.53%) Web Services
6 58 (7.28%) REST
7 52 (6.52%) SOAP
8 49 (6.15%) XML
9 45 (5.65%) Apache Camel
10 44 (5.52%) Kafka
11 43 (5.40%) RabbitMQ
12 40 (5.02%) HTML
12 40 (5.02%) RESTful
13 36 (4.52%) .NET
14 35 (4.39%) Node.js
15 32 (4.02%) YAML
16 31 (3.89%) LDAP
16 31 (3.89%) Middleware
17 26 (3.26%) CSS
18 24 (3.01%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.02%) Clustering
2 29 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
3 23 (2.89%) Replication
4 22 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (1.51%) PKI
9 11 (1.38%) Derivative
9 11 (1.38%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.25%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.25%) iPad
10 10 (1.25%) iPhone
10 10 (1.25%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.25%) Smartcard
10 10 (1.25%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
11 9 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 399 (50.06%) Linux
2 368 (46.17%) Unix
3 179 (22.46%) Windows
4 62 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (7.65%) Windows Server
6 42 (5.27%) Solaris
7 26 (3.26%) AIX
8 14 (1.76%) Mac OS X
9 13 (1.63%) CentOS
10 11 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.13%) OpenWrt
13 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (0.75%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.75%) zOS
15 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.50%) Kali Linux
17 3 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (25.22%) DevOps
3 129 (16.19%) Configuration Management
4 124 (15.56%) Test Strategy
5 122 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
6 121 (15.18%) Scrum
7 117 (14.68%) Test Automation
8 105 (13.17%) Data Modelling
8 105 (13.17%) Software Engineering
9 103 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
10 102 (12.80%) Process Improvement
11 90 (11.29%) OO
12 86 (10.79%) ETL
13 84 (10.54%) Analytics
13 84 (10.54%) Problem Management
14 83 (10.41%) Microservices
15 81 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (9.41%) Migration
17 69 (8.66%) RUP
18 64 (8.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 371 (46.55%) SQL
2 335 (42.03%) Java
3 277 (34.76%) Python
4 178 (22.33%) PL/SQL
5 131 (16.44%) Perl
6 115 (14.43%) Bash Shell
7 104 (13.05%) JavaScript
8 83 (10.41%) PowerShell
9 80 (10.04%) Java 8
10 40 (5.02%) C
11 36 (4.52%) C++
12 35 (4.39%) Scala
13 31 (3.89%) Groovy
14 30 (3.76%) VBA
15 26 (3.26%) PHP
16 25 (3.14%) R
17 24 (3.01%) HiveQL
18 23 (2.89%) C#
18 23 (2.89%) Go
18 23 (2.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.89%) Degree
4 13 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.88%) OCP
9 6 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.63%) CEH
11 4 (0.50%) CSSLP
11 4 (0.50%) ISSEP
11 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.50%) OSCP
12 3 (0.38%) ISEB
12 3 (0.38%) RHCE
12 3 (0.38%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.25%) CISSP
13 2 (0.25%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.13%) QA
2 15 (1.88%) SLA
3 6 (0.75%) JTAG
4 3 (0.38%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) TARGET2
System Software
1 82 (10.29%) Docker
2 55 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 33 (4.14%) HDFS
4 31 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (2.01%) NFS
7 14 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.00%) Hyper-V
9 8 (1.00%) IAG
9 8 (1.00%) Samba
9 8 (1.00%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.75%) Firmware
11 6 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.50%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 182 (22.84%) Ansible
2 83 (10.41%) Kubernetes
3 75 (9.41%) Terraform
4 58 (7.28%) Puppet
5 28 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (3.39%) Nagios
7 23 (2.89%) Oracle RMAN
8 22 (2.76%) Grafana
9 21 (2.63%) Data Guard
10 18 (2.26%) Red Hat Satellite
11 17 (2.13%) NetBackup
12 16 (2.01%) Tivoli
13 13 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 12 (1.51%) systemd
15 11 (1.38%) Hadoop YARN
15 11 (1.38%) Oozie
15 11 (1.38%) Prometheus
16 9 (1.13%) Kibana
16 9 (1.13%) Packer
17 8 (1.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 302 (37.89%) Oracle
2 89 (11.17%) Informatica
3 75 (9.41%) webMethods
4 74 (9.28%) BEA
5 61 (7.65%) Red Hat
6 53 (6.65%) IBM
7 50 (6.27%) VMware
8 44 (5.52%) Microsoft
9 42 (5.27%) WSO2
10 36 (4.52%) Talend
11 34 (4.27%) Splunk
12 27 (3.39%) Pega
13 23 (2.89%) HP
14 19 (2.38%) Citrix
14 19 (2.38%) ServiceNow
15 18 (2.26%) Cisco
15 18 (2.26%) Google
15 18 (2.26%) Veritas
16 16 (2.01%) MuleSoft
17 15 (1.88%) Sybase