The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 3 28 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +12
Contract jobs citing Perl 64 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.42% 3.60% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.32% 7.83% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 4 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £268 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.53% -37.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £253 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £286 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +20.00%
Perl
Cambridgeshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
198 166 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.71% 45.98% 59.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 71 108
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Perl
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Perl
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Perl Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Perl
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Perl across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Perl Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Perl
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Perl Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 46 (46.00%) Oracle
2 41 (41.00%) XML
3 35 (35.00%) PHP
3 35 (35.00%) Tcl
4 32 (32.00%) XSLT
5 30 (30.00%) SQL
5 30 (30.00%) Open Source
6 28 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (24.00%) HTML
7 24 (24.00%) Linux
7 24 (24.00%) HTML5
8 23 (23.00%) CSS3
8 23 (23.00%) OpenID
8 23 (23.00%) OpenSSO
8 23 (23.00%) OAuth
8 23 (23.00%) PowerShell
8 23 (23.00%) CSS
8 23 (23.00%) Ant
8 23 (23.00%) jQuery
9 19 (19.00%) MS Exchange
9 19 (19.00%) SMTP
10 18 (18.00%) UNIX
11 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 16 (16.00%) Finance
12 15 (15.00%) J2SE
12 15 (15.00%) J2EE
12 15 (15.00%) Java
13 14 (14.00%) WebLogic
13 14 (14.00%) UML
13 14 (14.00%) Solaris

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (19.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.00%) WebLogic
2 14 (14.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (9.00%) Apache
4 6 (6.00%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) FrameMaker
2 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.00%) SMTP
2 5 (5.00%) Internet
3 3 (3.00%) DNS
3 3 (3.00%) DHCP
4 1 (1.00%) TETRA
4 1 (1.00%) HTTP
4 1 (1.00%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.00%) MySQL
2 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (23.00%) Ant
2 11 (11.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (1.00%) Robotium
4 1 (1.00%) JIRA
4 1 (1.00%) JMeter
4 1 (1.00%) JUnit
4 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.00%) Advertising
3 3 (3.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (58.00%) Developer
2 21 (21.00%) Author
2 21 (21.00%) Technical Author
3 12 (12.00%) Web Developer
4 11 (11.00%) PHP Developer
5 7 (7.00%) Principal Engineer
5 7 (7.00%) Architect
5 7 (7.00%) Design Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Java Architect
6 6 (6.00%) Technical Developer
7 4 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.00%) Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.00%) Consultant
9 2 (2.00%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (2.00%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (41.00%) XML
2 32 (32.00%) XSLT
3 24 (24.00%) HTML
3 24 (24.00%) HTML5
4 23 (23.00%) CSS3
4 23 (23.00%) OpenID
4 23 (23.00%) OAuth
4 23 (23.00%) CSS
4 23 (23.00%) jQuery
5 15 (15.00%) J2SE
5 15 (15.00%) J2EE
6 11 (11.00%) LAMP
7 6 (6.00%) XSL
8 4 (4.00%) CGI
9 1 (1.00%) MCollective
9 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.00%) Open Source
2 6 (6.00%) Clustering
3 5 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.00%) Statistics
5 1 (1.00%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.00%) Linux
2 18 (18.00%) UNIX
3 14 (14.00%) Solaris
3 14 (14.00%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.00%) CentOS
6 1 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (1.00%) Windows
6 1 (1.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.00%) UML
2 14 (14.00%) Multithreading
3 8 (8.00%) Scrum
3 8 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (7.00%) OO
5 6 (6.00%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (6.00%) Content Management
5 6 (6.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.00%) Line Management
6 5 (5.00%) TDD
7 4 (4.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (4.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.00%) ERP
9 2 (2.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.00%) ITIL
9 2 (2.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.00%) PHP
1 35 (35.00%) Tcl
2 30 (30.00%) SQL
3 23 (23.00%) PowerShell
4 15 (15.00%) Java
5 9 (9.00%) Python
6 4 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.00%) Ruby
7 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.00%) TTCN
9 1 (1.00%) Korn
9 1 (1.00%) Groovy
9 1 (1.00%) C
9 1 (1.00%) C++
9 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) RHCE
3 2 (2.00%) OCP
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (23.00%) OpenSSO
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (4.00%) Puppet
3 3 (3.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (3.00%) Nagios
4 2 (2.00%) SCCM
4 2 (2.00%) SCOM
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 46 (46.00%) Oracle
2 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.00%) Sun
3 14 (14.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (4.00%) Sybase
5 3 (3.00%) SAP
5 3 (3.00%) EMC
5 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.00%) VMware
7 1 (1.00%) Perforce
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