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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 49 59 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -28
Contract jobs citing Perl 16 3 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.09% 0.46% 4.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.32% 1.28% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £575 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.56% +105.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £575 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £575 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
253 234 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.07% 35.73% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 166 123
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.27% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £25.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £175.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Perl across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Perl Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014, 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 16 (66.67%) UNIX
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) SMTP
2 11 (45.83%) IMAP
2 11 (45.83%) Sendmail
3 10 (41.67%) DNS
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Lotus
5 7 (29.17%) MySQL
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
6 6 (25.00%) CCNP
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (25.00%) Tcl
6 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (25.00%) Juniper
6 6 (25.00%) Firewall
6 6 (25.00%) Clustering
6 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (20.83%) Network Security
7 5 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (20.83%) OSPF
7 5 (20.83%) BGP
7 5 (20.83%) VBA
7 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) Solaris
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) SMTP
1 11 (45.83%) IMAP
2 10 (41.67%) DNS
3 6 (25.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.83%) Network Security
4 5 (20.83%) OSPF
4 5 (20.83%) BGP
5 3 (12.50%) Junos
5 3 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (8.33%) Extranet
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) LTE
7 1 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (4.17%) S/MIME
7 1 (4.17%) SSL
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) MySQL
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Informix
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Database Developer
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) OSS Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Perl Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (4.17%) XHTML
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Clustering
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) UNIX
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (4.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
3 2 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Tcl
2 5 (20.83%) VBA
2 5 (20.83%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CCNP
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) CCSA
3 3 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Lotus
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (25.00%) Juniper
2 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.17%) Proofpoint
3 1 (4.17%) Sun
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Sybase