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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 55 72 54
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs citing Perl 30 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.05% 0.24% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.50% 0.70% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 2
Average daily rate
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£383 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
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
545 427 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 37.18% 34.86% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 224 124
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 27 (81.82%) Java
2 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (69.70%) PHP
4 22 (66.67%) UNIX
4 22 (66.67%) Linux
4 22 (66.67%) Python
5 18 (54.55%) Security Testing
5 18 (54.55%) Big Data
6 16 (48.48%) C++
7 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 12 (36.36%) Degree
7 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
8 9 (27.27%) Selenium
9 8 (24.24%) Information Security
9 8 (24.24%) Oracle
9 8 (24.24%) Product Management
10 7 (21.21%) Spring
10 7 (21.21%) J2EE
10 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
10 7 (21.21%) SQL
10 7 (21.21%) Banking
11 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
11 5 (15.15%) JMS
11 5 (15.15%) Tomcat
11 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
11 5 (15.15%) Ruby
11 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
11 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
12 4 (12.12%) Web Application Development
12 4 (12.12%) Open Source

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (15.15%) Tomcat
1 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) CMS
2 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (54.55%) Big Data
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (9.09%) MySQL
4 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 4 (12.12%) JMeter
2 4 (12.12%) CruiseControl
3 3 (9.09%) JUnit
3 3 (9.09%) HttpUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) Calabash
4 1 (3.03%) Concordion
General
1 7 (21.21%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Software Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Development Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Development Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Perl Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Spring
1 7 (21.21%) J2EE
2 5 (15.15%) JMS
3 4 (12.12%) Ajax
3 4 (12.12%) Spring Web Flow
3 4 (12.12%) GWT
3 4 (12.12%) Spring MVC
3 4 (12.12%) iBATIS
3 4 (12.12%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) JDBC
3 4 (12.12%) JSP
3 4 (12.12%) SOAP
3 4 (12.12%) Struts
3 4 (12.12%) Web Services
3 4 (12.12%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) XSLT
4 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 3 (9.09%) RESTful
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Open Source
3 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 3 (9.09%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.03%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) UNIX
1 22 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) Android
3 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Security Testing
3 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 8 (24.24%) Information Security
4 8 (24.24%) Product Management
5 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.12%) Web Application Development
6 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) OO
6 4 (12.12%) MVC
7 3 (9.09%) CRM
8 1 (3.03%) TDD
8 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) Java
2 23 (69.70%) PHP
3 22 (66.67%) Python
4 16 (48.48%) C++
5 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
6 5 (15.15%) Ruby
7 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
7 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
7 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) RHCE
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat