The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 55 70 52
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs citing Perl 22 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.70% 0.43% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.13% 1.43% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £364 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £444 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
Perl
Scotland

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

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
429 349 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.08% 30.01% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 161 88
Average daily rate £388 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -8.21%
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 Edinburgh

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

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Perl
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Perl Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Perl
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Perl across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Perl Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Perl
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Perl Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 24 (80.00%) PHP
2 23 (76.67%) Java
3 22 (73.33%) Python
4 21 (70.00%) Linux
5 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (60.00%) UNIX
7 17 (56.67%) Security Testing
7 17 (56.67%) Big Data
8 15 (50.00%) C++
9 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
9 11 (36.67%) Degree
9 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
10 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (23.33%) Information Security
11 7 (23.33%) Product Management
12 5 (16.67%) Banking
12 5 (16.67%) Windows
13 4 (13.33%) Oracle
13 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
13 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
13 4 (13.33%) JMeter
13 4 (13.33%) Selenium
13 4 (13.33%) Ruby
13 4 (13.33%) Open Source
14 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
14 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
14 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
14 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
14 3 (10.00%) Machine to Machine

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.00%) CMS
2 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SAN
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) Big Data
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) JMeter
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) JUnit
2 3 (10.00%) HttpUnit
3 2 (6.67%) Introscope
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Concordion
4 1 (3.33%) Calabash
General
1 5 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Software Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Development Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Development Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) J2EE
1 3 (10.00%) SOAP
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
1 3 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (10.00%) Spring
1 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (10.00%) RESTful
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) Java EE
2 2 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Open Source
3 3 (10.00%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 18 (60.00%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) Android
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Security Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (23.33%) Product Management
4 7 (23.33%) Information Security
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Migration
8 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) PHP
2 23 (76.67%) Java
3 22 (73.33%) Python
4 15 (50.00%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) Ruby
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.67%) Korn
7 2 (6.67%) C-shell
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.33%) C#
8 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
1 2 (6.67%) CA Wily
1 2 (6.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) CA
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco