The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 118 105 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Perl 19 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.94% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% 2.80% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
Perl
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1128 928 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.20% 33.71% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 508 621
Average daily rate £338 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £15.24 £15.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.57 £53.40
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 the North West

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

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Perl
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Perl Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Perl
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Perl Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Perl
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 4 £375 +50.00% 6
Cheshire -2 3 £325 -26.13% 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 34 (58.62%) Linux
2 30 (51.72%) SQL
3 27 (46.55%) Python
4 26 (44.83%) Windows
5 25 (43.10%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (39.66%) UNIX
7 21 (36.21%) Java
8 18 (31.03%) Shell Script
9 17 (29.31%) Degree
10 15 (25.86%) Apache
11 14 (24.14%) RDBMS
11 14 (24.14%) PL/SQL
11 14 (24.14%) VBA
11 14 (24.14%) Dell
11 14 (24.14%) Software AG
11 14 (24.14%) webMethods
11 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
11 14 (24.14%) SaaS
11 14 (24.14%) Relational Database
12 13 (22.41%) SuccessFactors
12 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
12 13 (22.41%) ResourceLink
12 13 (22.41%) SAP
12 13 (22.41%) AIX
13 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
13 11 (18.97%) HP
13 11 (18.97%) Oracle
14 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
14 10 (17.24%) Sun
14 10 (17.24%) BMC

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (25.86%) Apache
2 8 (13.79%) WebSphere
3 5 (8.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.17%) iPlanet
6 2 (3.45%) JBoss
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (22.41%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.14%) SaaS
2 13 (22.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) RDBMS
1 14 (24.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) MS Access
3 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.72%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) Informix
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Subversion
2 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Xcode
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Integration Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.45%) Perl Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) UNIX Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Build Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) YUI
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
1 9 (15.52%) CSS
2 5 (8.62%) Regular Expression
3 4 (6.90%) Middleware
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.45%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) Software Packaging
4 2 (3.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.10%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.45%) DataPower
2 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Social Media
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Statistics
3 1 (1.72%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.72%) Biology
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Life Science
3 1 (1.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (58.62%) Linux
2 26 (44.83%) Windows
3 23 (39.66%) UNIX
4 13 (22.41%) AIX
5 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.45%) CentOS
7 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.72%) Android
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Web Development
2 8 (13.79%) MVC
3 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.34%) Information Security
4 5 (8.62%) ITIL
5 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.17%) DevOps
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.17%) Security Architecture
6 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.17%) Coaching
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.17%) Change Management
6 3 (5.17%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.17%) Data Management
7 2 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) SQL
2 27 (46.55%) Python
3 21 (36.21%) Java
4 18 (31.03%) Shell Script
5 14 (24.14%) PL/SQL
5 14 (24.14%) VBA
6 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.34%) PHP
8 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
8 5 (8.62%) C++
9 4 (6.90%) C
9 4 (6.90%) Ruby
10 2 (3.45%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.45%) C#
10 2 (3.45%) VB
10 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.45%) R
11 1 (1.72%) sed
11 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.72%) AWK
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Degree
2 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.45%) PhD
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) RHEV
1 3 (5.17%) Firmware
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) GPFS
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Puppet
2 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.17%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.45%) Nagios
4 2 (3.45%) Ganglia
4 2 (3.45%) YUM
5 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Dell
1 14 (24.14%) Software AG
1 14 (24.14%) webMethods
2 13 (22.41%) SAP
3 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.97%) HP
3 11 (18.97%) Oracle
4 10 (17.24%) Sun
4 10 (17.24%) BMC
5 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.62%) VMware
6 5 (8.62%) IBM
7 4 (6.90%) EMC
7 4 (6.90%) Splunk
8 3 (5.17%) Sybase
8 3 (5.17%) NetApp
8 3 (5.17%) McAfee
9 2 (3.45%) Informatica
9 2 (3.45%) Siebel
9 2 (3.45%) Axway
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