The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Scotland 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 54 28 73
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +45
Contract jobs citing Perl 77 117 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.80% 4.76% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.90% 13.67% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 13
Average daily rate
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£371 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £295 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.23% +1.42%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1116 856 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.52% 34.83% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 404 336
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 29
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £15.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Perl
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Glasgow -16 47 £425 +6.25% 5
Edinburgh -23 7 £350 -11.39% 4
Aberdeen - 1 £325 -
Dundee - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Perl
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Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 88 (59.86%) UNIX
2 84 (57.14%) Java
3 76 (51.70%) Linux
4 72 (48.98%) SQL
5 57 (38.78%) OO
6 43 (29.25%) Relational Database
7 37 (25.17%) Banking
7 37 (25.17%) Oracle
8 36 (24.49%) Finance
9 34 (23.13%) Shell Script
9 34 (23.13%) JavaScript
10 33 (22.45%) Spring
11 31 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (19.73%) C++
12 29 (19.73%) Sybase
12 29 (19.73%) Python
12 29 (19.73%) HP
13 28 (19.05%) JMS
13 28 (19.05%) DB2
14 27 (18.37%) XML
15 25 (17.01%) RDBMS
16 24 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
17 23 (15.65%) C#
18 22 (14.97%) J2EE
18 22 (14.97%) Front Office
18 22 (14.97%) KDB
19 20 (13.61%) Multithreading
20 19 (12.93%) WebSphere
20 19 (12.93%) Microsoft
21 18 (12.24%) IBM

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (12.93%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.72%) Apache
4 2 (1.36%) IIS
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.36%) GemFire
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.68%) Mule
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.40%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) SAN
2 5 (3.40%) Firewall
3 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.04%) DNS
4 3 (2.04%) HTTP
5 2 (1.36%) SNMP
6 1 (0.68%) Network Security
6 1 (0.68%) NAS
6 1 (0.68%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (29.25%) Relational Database
2 28 (19.05%) DB2
3 25 (17.01%) RDBMS
4 22 (14.97%) KDB
5 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
6 8 (5.44%) Informix
7 7 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.36%) MySQL
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (10.20%) CruiseControl
1 15 (10.20%) Selenium
2 12 (8.16%) JUnit
3 4 (2.72%) Ant
3 4 (2.72%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (2.04%) JIRA
4 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.36%) Introscope
5 2 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.68%) ProC
6 1 (0.68%) PVCS
6 1 (0.68%) Toad
6 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 37 (25.17%) Banking
2 36 (24.49%) Finance
3 22 (14.97%) Front Office
4 3 (2.04%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) International Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (57.82%) Developer
2 44 (29.93%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.20%) C++ Developer
4 12 (8.16%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Software Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Database Developer
5 9 (6.12%) Monitoring Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) WPF Developer
6 8 (5.44%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.44%) Applications Support
7 7 (4.76%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Perl Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Applications Support Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Administrator
9 5 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.72%) Tester
10 4 (2.72%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (2.72%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.72%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.45%) Spring
2 28 (19.05%) JMS
3 27 (18.37%) XML
4 22 (14.97%) J2EE
5 18 (12.24%) HTML
6 17 (11.56%) CSS
7 16 (10.88%) Ajax
8 15 (10.20%) iBATIS
8 15 (10.20%) Spring MVC
8 15 (10.20%) Spring Web Flow
8 15 (10.20%) GWT
8 15 (10.20%) JDBC
8 15 (10.20%) JSP
8 15 (10.20%) XSLT
8 15 (10.20%) Struts
9 13 (8.84%) .NET
10 12 (8.16%) J2SE
11 11 (7.48%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (6.80%) JSON
13 9 (6.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Equities
2 11 (7.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (6.12%) Derivative
3 9 (6.12%) CMDB
4 7 (4.76%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (3.40%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.04%) e-Health
8 2 (1.36%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.36%) Open Source
9 1 (0.68%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 88 (59.86%) UNIX
2 76 (51.70%) Linux
3 17 (11.56%) Windows
4 10 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.08%) Solaris
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.04%) SUSE
6 3 (2.04%) AIX
7 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.78%) OO
2 31 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (13.61%) Multithreading
5 17 (11.56%) Unit Testing
5 17 (11.56%) OOD
6 15 (10.20%) MVC
6 15 (10.20%) Web Application Development
7 13 (8.84%) Software Engineering
8 11 (7.48%) Change Management
9 8 (5.44%) ITIL
10 7 (4.76%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.76%) Database Tuning
10 7 (4.76%) Software Architecture
11 6 (4.08%) Automated Testing
12 5 (3.40%) Web Development
12 5 (3.40%) Use Case
12 5 (3.40%) Project Management
12 5 (3.40%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (57.14%) Java
2 72 (48.98%) SQL
3 34 (23.13%) JavaScript
3 34 (23.13%) Shell Script
4 29 (19.73%) C++
4 29 (19.73%) Python
5 23 (15.65%) C#
6 17 (11.56%) PowerShell
7 16 (10.88%) PL/SQL
7 16 (10.88%) VBScript
8 15 (10.20%) Korn
9 7 (4.76%) PHP
10 6 (4.08%) C
10 6 (4.08%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.40%) AWK
12 3 (2.04%) VB
12 3 (2.04%) sed
12 3 (2.04%) C-shell
13 2 (1.36%) VBA
14 1 (0.68%) Jython
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.04%) Degree
4 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
1 4 (2.72%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.68%) RHEV
5 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.68%) Xen
5 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (11.56%) Tivoli
2 13 (8.84%) SCOM
3 7 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.72%) Legato
4 4 (2.72%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.72%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.04%) nmon
6 2 (1.36%) Opsview
6 2 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.36%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.36%) Cacti
6 2 (1.36%) Nagios
6 2 (1.36%) OpenView
7 1 (0.68%) Netcool
7 1 (0.68%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.68%) Munin
7 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 37 (25.17%) Oracle
2 29 (19.73%) Sybase
2 29 (19.73%) HP
3 19 (12.93%) Microsoft
4 18 (12.24%) IBM
5 11 (7.48%) BMC
5 11 (7.48%) ArcSight
6 7 (4.76%) VMware
7 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.40%) Informatica
8 5 (3.40%) Veritas
9 4 (2.72%) Sun
9 4 (2.72%) EMC
9 4 (2.72%) Perforce
9 4 (2.72%) Northgate
9 4 (2.72%) StreamBase
10 3 (2.04%) SAP
11 2 (1.36%) CA
11 2 (1.36%) Symantec
11 2 (1.36%) ION Trading