The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Perl
Rank 21 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Perl 3 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.06% 14.86% 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.12% 27.16% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 0
Average daily rate £363 £478 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
Perl
Gloucestershire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
49 81 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 50.00% 54.73% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 58 8
Average daily rate £400 £478 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% +54.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £346 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £525 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

Perl
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Perl
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Perl Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (40.00%) Sun
4 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (20.00%) Samba
5 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Lua
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Samba
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sun
2 1 (20.00%) HP