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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 51 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Perl 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.95% 0.33% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.55% 0.91% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £34.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-2.87% -9.15%
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
169 219 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.87% 36.02% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 131 80
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.30 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 13 (65.00%) UNIX
2 11 (55.00%) Solaris
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (35.00%) Apache
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
5 7 (35.00%) Sun
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
6 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (30.00%) Juniper
6 6 (30.00%) Tcl
6 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (30.00%) Clustering
6 6 (30.00%) IMAP
6 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (30.00%) CCNP
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco
6 6 (30.00%) SMTP
6 6 (30.00%) Sendmail
7 5 (25.00%) Network Security
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (25.00%) IVR
7 5 (25.00%) OSPF
7 5 (25.00%) BGP

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (35.00%) Apache
2 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SMTP
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
1 6 (30.00%) IMAP
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) OSPF
2 5 (25.00%) BGP
3 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 3 (15.00%) Junos
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) Extranet
5 1 (5.00%) SSL
5 1 (5.00%) S/MIME
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
3 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) Informix
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Perl Developer
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) IVR
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) UNIX
2 11 (55.00%) Solaris
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Tcl
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (15.00%) CCSA
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (5.00%) KVM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Sun
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (30.00%) Juniper
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Proofpoint
4 1 (5.00%) Sybase