The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 63 96 87
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -9
Contract jobs citing Perl 67 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.39% 0.89% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.87% 2.34% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +18.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £328 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £33.78 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.07% -9.93%
Perl
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1142 939 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.80% 37.94% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 503 400
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 24
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

Perl
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Perl
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Perl Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Perl
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Perl across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Perl Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Perl
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Perl Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Perl
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
Edinburgh +9 28 £375 +25.00% 2
Glasgow +8 17 £350 -22.22% 1
West Lothian +9 4 - - 3
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
Stirling - - - - 1
East Lothian - - - -
Fife - - - -
Perl
UK

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 109 (73.65%) UNIX
2 91 (61.49%) Java
3 80 (54.05%) Linux
4 55 (37.16%) SQL
5 52 (35.14%) JavaScript
6 51 (34.46%) Oracle
7 49 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (31.76%) Relational Database
9 45 (30.41%) OO
10 41 (27.70%) Python
11 37 (25.00%) Banking
12 36 (24.32%) Spring
13 32 (21.62%) DB2
14 30 (20.27%) Windows
14 30 (20.27%) Shell Script
15 28 (18.92%) JMS
15 28 (18.92%) PL/SQL
16 27 (18.24%) RDBMS
16 27 (18.24%) Selenium
16 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
17 26 (17.57%) WebSphere
17 26 (17.57%) PHP
17 26 (17.57%) Finance
18 25 (16.89%) J2EE
18 25 (16.89%) XML
19 24 (16.22%) C++
20 23 (15.54%) Unit Testing
20 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
21 22 (14.86%) Performance Tuning
22 21 (14.19%) Ajax

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 26 (17.57%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.76%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.41%) Apache
4 6 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.70%) IIS
6 3 (2.03%) CMS
6 3 (2.03%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.68%) JBoss
8 1 (0.68%) SAS
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.68%) GemFire
Applications
1 11 (7.43%) MS Office
2 10 (6.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.43%) Firewall
2 8 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.05%) Network Security
4 5 (3.38%) HTTP
4 5 (3.38%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.70%) LDAP
6 3 (2.03%) SAN
7 2 (1.35%) DNS
8 1 (0.68%) IPv4
8 1 (0.68%) IPv6
8 1 (0.68%) WAN
8 1 (0.68%) Internet
8 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.76%) Relational Database
2 32 (21.62%) DB2
3 27 (18.24%) RDBMS
4 18 (12.16%) Big Data
5 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.03%) MySQL
7 3 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.68%) KDB
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (18.24%) Selenium
2 20 (13.51%) CruiseControl
3 10 (6.76%) JUnit
4 8 (5.41%) PVCS
5 4 (2.70%) JMeter
6 3 (2.03%) HttpUnit
7 2 (1.35%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (1.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.35%) Ant
8 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.68%) Toad
8 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.68%) Subversion
8 1 (0.68%) Calabash
8 1 (0.68%) Concordion
8 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (25.00%) Banking
2 26 (17.57%) Finance
3 8 (5.41%) Front Office
4 4 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.35%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 75 (50.68%) Developer
2 40 (27.03%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.81%) Database Developer
4 11 (7.43%) Software Developer
4 11 (7.43%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (6.76%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Tester
6 9 (6.08%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Monitoring Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Analyst
8 6 (4.05%) Consultant
8 6 (4.05%) Administrator
8 6 (4.05%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.38%) Programmer
9 5 (3.38%) DB2 Developer
9 5 (3.38%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (2.70%) Applications Support Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Performance Tester
11 3 (2.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.32%) Spring
2 28 (18.92%) JMS
3 25 (16.89%) J2EE
3 25 (16.89%) XML
4 21 (14.19%) Ajax
5 20 (13.51%) iBATIS
5 20 (13.51%) Spring Web Flow
5 20 (13.51%) GWT
5 20 (13.51%) Spring MVC
5 20 (13.51%) CSS
5 20 (13.51%) JDBC
5 20 (13.51%) JSP
5 20 (13.51%) Struts
5 20 (13.51%) XSLT
6 14 (9.46%) HTML
7 9 (6.08%) .NET
8 8 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (5.41%) Web Services
9 7 (4.73%) J2SE
9 7 (4.73%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.11%) CMDB
3 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.73%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (4.73%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.70%) Open Source
6 3 (2.03%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.03%) iSeries
6 3 (2.03%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.03%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.03%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.03%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.35%) Equities
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Physics
8 1 (0.68%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 109 (73.65%) UNIX
2 80 (54.05%) Linux
3 30 (20.27%) Windows
4 10 (6.76%) Solaris
5 8 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.73%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.03%) Android
7 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.35%) AIX
8 2 (1.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.41%) OO
3 23 (15.54%) Unit Testing
4 22 (14.86%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (13.51%) Security Testing
5 20 (13.51%) MVC
5 20 (13.51%) Web Application Development
6 16 (10.81%) Data Analysis
6 16 (10.81%) Information Security
7 12 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 9 (6.08%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.08%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.08%) SIEM
9 8 (5.41%) Product Management
9 8 (5.41%) ITIL
10 7 (4.73%) OOD
10 7 (4.73%) Change Management
10 7 (4.73%) Database Tuning
11 6 (4.05%) Automated Testing
11 6 (4.05%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (61.49%) Java
2 55 (37.16%) SQL
3 52 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 41 (27.70%) Python
5 30 (20.27%) Shell Script
6 28 (18.92%) PL/SQL
7 26 (17.57%) PHP
8 24 (16.22%) C++
9 14 (9.46%) VBScript
10 13 (8.78%) Ruby
10 13 (8.78%) PowerShell
11 9 (6.08%) C
12 8 (5.41%) Bash Shell
13 6 (4.05%) Korn
13 6 (4.05%) C#
14 5 (3.38%) VB
15 1 (0.68%) VBA
15 1 (0.68%) AWK
15 1 (0.68%) C-shell
15 1 (0.68%) sed
Qualifications
1 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.19%) Degree
4 5 (3.38%) CISSP
4 5 (3.38%) PMP
4 5 (3.38%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.38%) GCIA
5 1 (0.68%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) SLA
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Samba
2 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (9.46%) Tivoli
2 12 (8.11%) SCOM
3 2 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.35%) Puppet
3 2 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Legato
4 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.68%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.68%) SELinux
Vendors
1 51 (34.46%) Oracle
2 20 (13.51%) Sybase
2 20 (13.51%) HP
2 20 (13.51%) ArcSight
3 18 (12.16%) IBM
4 17 (11.49%) Microsoft
5 15 (10.14%) BMC
6 7 (4.73%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.03%) Sun
7 3 (2.03%) NetApp
8 2 (1.35%) Veritas
8 2 (1.35%) EMC
8 2 (1.35%) Symantec
8 2 (1.35%) VMware
8 2 (1.35%) Perforce
8 2 (1.35%) SAP
9 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.68%) Informatica
9 1 (0.68%) StreamBase