The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 74 105
Rank change year-on-year -31 +31  
Contract jobs citing Shell Script 16 63 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 2.09% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.46% 6.44% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 6
Median daily rate £386 £398 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 650 979 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.00% 32.51% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 619 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Shell Script
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Shell Script in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Shell Script in the West Midlands

Shell Script
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Shell Script in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Shell Script in the West Midlands

Shell Script
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Shropshire +5 5 £496 +33.93%
Coventry +17 4 £388 +4.72%
Herefordshire - 4 £375 -
Solihull -11 2 - -
Shell Script
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Shell Script.

1 18 (75.00%) Unix
2 13 (54.17%) Perl
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) Oracle
3 11 (45.83%) Linux
4 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 9 (37.50%) Windows
5 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) Hadoop
6 7 (29.17%) RUP
6 7 (29.17%) Data Modelling
6 7 (29.17%) BEA
6 7 (29.17%) Informatica
6 7 (29.17%) webMethods
6 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
7 6 (25.00%) ClearCase
7 6 (25.00%) J2EE
7 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (25.00%) Java
7 6 (25.00%) Software Architecture
8 5 (20.83%) Pentaho
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
8 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2000
8 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
8 5 (20.83%) Samba
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle OWB

Shell Script
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2000
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 4 (16.67%) Apache Spark
3 4 (16.67%) SAS
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (4.17%) CloudStack
5 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (20.83%) Pentaho
3 4 (16.67%) Apache Hive
3 4 (16.67%) Big Data
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.17%) DataStage
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (12.50%) CA Gen
2 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
3 2 (8.33%) MSI
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) DBA
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Big Data Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Hadoop Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Hadoop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Unix
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (20.83%) HPUX
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (16.67%) Solaris
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Data Modelling
1 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (29.17%) RUP
2 6 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
4 4 (16.67%) High Availability
4 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
6 2 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Database Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Perl
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Korn
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) OCP
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Samba
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Xen
3 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Data Guard
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Ansible
3 1 (4.17%) Cobbler
3 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) BEA
2 7 (29.17%) Informatica
2 7 (29.17%) webMethods
3 5 (20.83%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) Cloudera
4 4 (16.67%) Sun
5 3 (12.50%) Pega
6 2 (8.33%) CommVault
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco
7 1 (4.17%) Google
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Progress