The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 59 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Perl 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.70% 1.32% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 4.15% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £265 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £292 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.18% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -1.40%
Perl
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
246 217 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.26% 31.91% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 141 86
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -32.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £36.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

Perl
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Perl across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Perl
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Perl across the Birmingham region.

Perl Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Perl
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Perl across the Birmingham region.

Perl Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Perl also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Perl.

1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 3 (42.86%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) BGP
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) MySQL
3 3 (42.86%) Apache
3 3 (42.86%) XHTML
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Tcl
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Extranet
4 2 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) CCSA
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Perl also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Perl. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) OSPF
1 3 (42.86%) BGP
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Junos
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Perl Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) XHTML
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Catalyst
3 1 (14.29%) Moose
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 2 (28.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCSA
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
1 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat