The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 59 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Perl 22 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.71% 0.80% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.19% 2.80% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate £275 £413 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £413 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -38.35%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
424 214 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.02% 28.42% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 101 108
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Perl
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (31.25%) Java
3 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) JSON
4 9 (28.13%) OO
4 9 (28.13%) UNIX
5 8 (25.00%) Windows
5 8 (25.00%) Informix
5 8 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.88%) Software Architecture
6 7 (21.88%) MongoDB
7 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.75%) HP
8 5 (15.63%) HTTP
8 5 (15.63%) C
8 5 (15.63%) Python
8 5 (15.63%) Use Case
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (12.50%) Spring
9 4 (12.50%) Banking
9 4 (12.50%) Product Management
9 4 (12.50%) ODBC
9 4 (12.50%) VMware
9 4 (12.50%) SAN
9 4 (12.50%) Shell Script

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (6.25%) Drupal
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) HTTP
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Informix
2 7 (21.88%) MongoDB
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) PowerCenter
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) DB2
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) ProC
2 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.13%) JUnit
General
1 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Software Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Perl Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) AIX Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Informatica Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) JSON
2 8 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) Spring
3 4 (12.50%) ODBC
4 2 (6.25%) OC4J
4 2 (6.25%) jQuery
4 2 (6.25%) CSS
4 2 (6.25%) EDI
5 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.13%) JMS
5 1 (3.13%) J2SE
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) J2EE
5 1 (3.13%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Hedge funds
1 2 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) UNIX
3 8 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.25%) AIX
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 2 (6.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) OO
3 7 (21.88%) Software Architecture
4 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.63%) Use Case
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Product Management
7 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) BDD
7 3 (9.38%) User Stories
8 2 (6.25%) Web Development
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) Project Management
9 1 (3.13%) Process Management
9 1 (3.13%) Scrum
9 1 (3.13%) RUP
9 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
9 1 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) C
4 5 (15.63%) Python
5 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.38%) Korn
7 2 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (6.25%) C-shell
7 2 (6.25%) C#
7 2 (6.25%) C++
7 2 (6.25%) PHP
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.13%) Jython
8 1 (3.13%) VBA
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
1 2 (6.25%) nmon
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) HP
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.38%) IBM
4 3 (9.38%) Sybase
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Informatica