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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 24 10 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing Perl 16 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.05% 10.41% 4.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.70% 21.54% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.70% +9.23%
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
165 130 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 52.05% 48.33% 53.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 73 120
Average daily rate £350 £407 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.89% +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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
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 28 January 2015, 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 29 (46.77%) XML
2 23 (37.10%) Ant
2 23 (37.10%) PowerShell
3 21 (33.87%) SQL
4 19 (30.65%) PHP
4 19 (30.65%) Oracle
4 19 (30.65%) Tcl
5 18 (29.03%) XSLT
5 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (20.97%) Linux
6 13 (20.97%) Open Source
7 11 (17.74%) FrameMaker
8 10 (16.13%) CMS
8 10 (16.13%) LAMP
8 10 (16.13%) MySQL
8 10 (16.13%) XSL
8 10 (16.13%) HTML
8 10 (16.13%) Content Management
9 9 (14.52%) HTML5
9 9 (14.52%) CSS
10 8 (12.90%) UNIX
10 8 (12.90%) UML
10 8 (12.90%) OpenID
10 8 (12.90%) OpenSSO
10 8 (12.90%) CSS3
10 8 (12.90%) OAuth
10 8 (12.90%) jQuery
11 7 (11.29%) Multithreading
11 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
11 7 (11.29%) Atlassian

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 10 (16.13%) CMS
2 7 (11.29%) Tomcat
2 7 (11.29%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.06%) Apache
4 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) FrameMaker
2 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) SMTP
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) TETRA
3 1 (1.61%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (37.10%) Ant
2 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.61%) Selenium
3 1 (1.61%) Subversion
3 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (54.84%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Author
2 17 (27.42%) Technical Author
3 11 (17.74%) PHP Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Web Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Java Architect
7 2 (3.23%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Perl Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.61%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (46.77%) XML
2 18 (29.03%) XSLT
3 10 (16.13%) LAMP
3 10 (16.13%) XSL
3 10 (16.13%) HTML
4 9 (14.52%) HTML5
4 9 (14.52%) CSS
5 8 (12.90%) OpenID
5 8 (12.90%) CSS3
5 8 (12.90%) OAuth
5 8 (12.90%) jQuery
6 7 (11.29%) J2SE
6 7 (11.29%) J2EE
7 1 (1.61%) CGI
7 1 (1.61%) MFC
7 1 (1.61%) Web Services
7 1 (1.61%) Ajax
7 1 (1.61%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Open Source
2 2 (3.23%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Linux
2 8 (12.90%) UNIX
3 7 (11.29%) Oracle Linux
3 7 (11.29%) Solaris
4 1 (1.61%) Windows
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.13%) Content Management
3 8 (12.90%) UML
4 7 (11.29%) Multithreading
5 5 (8.06%) Scrum
5 5 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (4.84%) OO
7 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.23%) DevOps
7 2 (3.23%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.23%) TDD
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.23%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.61%) Validation
8 1 (1.61%) Regression Testing
8 1 (1.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) PowerShell
2 21 (33.87%) SQL
3 19 (30.65%) PHP
3 19 (30.65%) Tcl
4 7 (11.29%) Python
4 7 (11.29%) Java
5 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 2 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.61%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) OpenSSO
2 3 (4.84%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) Nagios
4 1 (1.61%) Graphite
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Atlassian
2 7 (11.29%) Sun
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Sybase