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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 5 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs citing Perl 66 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.15% 3.17% 5.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.16% 8.11% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 3 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £260 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -38.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
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
243 148 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.41% 39.05% 56.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 76 129
Average daily rate £363 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 53
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £32.50 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 51 (56.67%) Oracle
2 33 (36.67%) XML
3 31 (34.44%) PHP
4 30 (33.33%) Tcl
5 29 (32.22%) Open Source
6 27 (30.00%) SQL
6 27 (30.00%) Linux
7 24 (26.67%) XSLT
8 23 (25.56%) HTML
9 22 (24.44%) CSS
9 22 (24.44%) jQuery
9 22 (24.44%) OpenID
9 22 (24.44%) OpenSSO
9 22 (24.44%) HTML5
9 22 (24.44%) OAuth
9 22 (24.44%) CSS3
10 20 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (22.22%) Ant
11 19 (21.11%) UNIX
11 19 (21.11%) MS Exchange
11 19 (21.11%) SMTP
12 18 (20.00%) Java
12 18 (20.00%) Finance
13 17 (18.89%) J2EE
13 17 (18.89%) J2SE
13 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
14 16 (17.78%) Sun
14 16 (17.78%) WebLogic
14 16 (17.78%) UML

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (21.11%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.78%) WebLogic
2 16 (17.78%) Tomcat
3 12 (13.33%) Apache
4 3 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.11%) SMTP
2 6 (6.67%) Internet
3 5 (5.56%) DNS
3 5 (5.56%) DHCP
4 2 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (22.22%) Ant
2 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.33%) Subversion
4 2 (2.22%) Selenium
5 1 (1.11%) Robotium
5 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.11%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.11%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.11%) JUnit
5 1 (1.11%) JIRA
5 1 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 18 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Advertising
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (57.78%) Developer
2 16 (17.78%) Author
2 16 (17.78%) Technical Author
3 11 (12.22%) Web Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Architect
5 8 (8.89%) Java Architect
6 7 (7.78%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Design Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) PHP Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Technical Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 5 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.56%) Administrator
9 4 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Consultant
10 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Linux Consultant
10 3 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.67%) XML
2 24 (26.67%) XSLT
3 23 (25.56%) HTML
4 22 (24.44%) CSS
4 22 (24.44%) jQuery
4 22 (24.44%) OpenID
4 22 (24.44%) HTML5
4 22 (24.44%) OAuth
4 22 (24.44%) CSS3
5 17 (18.89%) J2EE
5 17 (18.89%) J2SE
6 6 (6.67%) CGI
7 5 (5.56%) LAMP
8 3 (3.33%) XSL
9 1 (1.11%) REST
9 1 (1.11%) SOAP
9 1 (1.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.22%) Open Source
2 8 (8.89%) Clustering
3 5 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.11%) Statistics
5 1 (1.11%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Linux
2 19 (21.11%) UNIX
3 16 (17.78%) Solaris
3 16 (17.78%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.33%) CentOS
6 2 (2.22%) Windows
6 2 (2.22%) HPUX
7 1 (1.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.78%) UML
2 16 (17.78%) Multithreading
3 10 (11.11%) OO
4 8 (8.89%) OOA/OOD
4 8 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (8.89%) Load Balancing
4 8 (8.89%) Scrum
4 8 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.67%) TDD
5 6 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 5 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 5 (5.56%) ERP
6 5 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.44%) ITIL
8 3 (3.33%) Migration
8 3 (3.33%) Content Management
8 3 (3.33%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.22%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.44%) PHP
2 30 (33.33%) Tcl
3 27 (30.00%) SQL
4 20 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 18 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (5.56%) Python
7 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.22%) Ruby
8 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.11%) C
9 1 (1.11%) C#
9 1 (1.11%) C++
9 1 (1.11%) Korn
9 1 (1.11%) Groovy
9 1 (1.11%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Degree
1 4 (4.44%) RHCE
2 3 (3.33%) OCP
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (4.44%) VMware ESX
2 4 (4.44%) vSphere
3 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (24.44%) OpenSSO
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (3.33%) SCCM
4 3 (3.33%) SCOM
5 2 (2.22%) Puppet
6 1 (1.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (56.67%) Oracle
2 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.78%) Sun
3 16 (17.78%) Atlassian
4 6 (6.67%) Sybase
5 5 (5.56%) EMC
5 5 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.56%) SAP
6 4 (4.44%) VMware
7 2 (2.22%) Perforce
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