The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 97 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing Perl 53 62 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.59% 1.89% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.13% 5.27% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 51 10
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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 South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1284 1177 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.60% 35.82% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 733 488
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 52 62
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.38 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

Perl
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Perl
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Perl Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Perl
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Perl across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Perl Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Perl
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Perl Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Perl
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Gloucestershire -1 29 £425 +4.93% 2
Bristol -10 11 £350 -12.50% 4
Dorset +1 5 - -
Wiltshire -3 5 £465 +16.25% 1
Devon +5 2 £385 +7.69%
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 63 (70.00%) Python
2 60 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 56 (62.22%) DV Cleared
4 48 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (48.89%) Java
6 42 (46.67%) Bash Shell
7 36 (40.00%) Ruby
8 34 (37.78%) UNIX
9 33 (36.67%) Linux
10 30 (33.33%) OO
10 30 (33.33%) C++
11 27 (30.00%) JavaScript
11 27 (30.00%) Oracle
12 26 (28.89%) Windows
12 26 (28.89%) ClearCase
12 26 (28.89%) Subversion
12 26 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (27.78%) Release Management
13 25 (27.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 23 (25.56%) PHP
14 23 (25.56%) Sun
15 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
16 20 (22.22%) SQL
17 19 (21.11%) Ant
17 19 (21.11%) C#
17 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
18 18 (20.00%) TCP/IP
18 18 (20.00%) Lua
18 18 (20.00%) Maven
18 18 (20.00%) Apache Ivy

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 10 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.78%) Apache
3 5 (5.56%) IIS
4 4 (4.44%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.44%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (3.33%) JBoss
5 3 (3.33%) nginx
6 1 (1.11%) Node.js
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.89%) SDH
2 8 (8.89%) Wireshark
3 7 (7.78%) 2G
3 7 (7.78%) 2.5G
3 7 (7.78%) 3G
4 6 (6.67%) 4G
5 3 (3.33%) SAN
5 3 (3.33%) Firewall
5 3 (3.33%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.33%) WAN
5 3 (3.33%) LAN
5 3 (3.33%) HTTP
6 2 (2.22%) VoIP
6 2 (2.22%) IPsec
6 2 (2.22%) X.509
7 1 (1.11%) DHCP
7 1 (1.11%) DNS
7 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.33%) MySQL
3 9 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.56%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.44%) Big Data
6 4 (4.44%) MarkLogic
7 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (1.11%) DB2
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (28.89%) ClearCase
1 26 (28.89%) Subversion
2 25 (27.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 19 (21.11%) Ant
4 18 (20.00%) Maven
4 18 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
5 11 (12.22%) Git (software)
6 8 (8.89%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.89%) JIRA
7 7 (7.78%) LoadRunner
7 7 (7.78%) Rational Functional Tester
8 6 (6.67%) Hudson
8 6 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.11%) Selenium
9 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.11%) Behat
9 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.11%) PhpStorm
9 1 (1.11%) GitLab
General
1 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Finance
4 3 (3.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.22%) Electronics
6 1 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.11%) Billing
6 1 (1.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (46.67%) Developer
2 25 (27.78%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.00%) Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 9 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) Designer
3 9 (10.00%) Senior Designer
4 8 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.67%) Administrator
7 5 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.44%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.44%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) HTML
2 11 (12.22%) .NET
3 9 (10.00%) Web Services
4 8 (8.89%) STL
5 7 (7.78%) J2EE
5 7 (7.78%) Java EE
6 6 (6.67%) jQuery
6 6 (6.67%) Drools
7 5 (5.56%) Spring
7 5 (5.56%) WCF
7 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.56%) CSS
8 4 (4.44%) JSON
8 4 (4.44%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.33%) Flash
9 3 (3.33%) CGI
10 2 (2.22%) Middleware
10 2 (2.22%) XSLT
10 2 (2.22%) 802.1X
10 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Client/Server
2 7 (7.78%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.33%) Wiki
4 2 (2.22%) DTV
5 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.11%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) Statistics
5 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.11%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 34 (37.78%) UNIX
2 33 (36.67%) Linux
3 26 (28.89%) Windows
4 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (11.11%) CentOS
7 9 (10.00%) Solaris
8 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.44%) Fedora
10 4 (4.44%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.33%) Debian
12 1 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (1.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.33%) OO
3 26 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (27.78%) Release Management
5 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
6 14 (15.56%) Scrum
7 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
8 11 (12.22%) OOD
9 10 (11.11%) ITIL
10 9 (10.00%) DevOps
11 8 (8.89%) Software Testing
12 7 (7.78%) TDD
12 7 (7.78%) Test Management
12 7 (7.78%) Functional Testing
12 7 (7.78%) Software Engineering
13 6 (6.67%) Test Scripting
14 5 (5.56%) Web Development
14 5 (5.56%) Data Security
14 5 (5.56%) Patch Management
14 5 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 63 (70.00%) Python
2 44 (48.89%) Java
3 42 (46.67%) Bash Shell
4 36 (40.00%) Ruby
5 30 (33.33%) C++
6 27 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 23 (25.56%) PHP
8 20 (22.22%) SQL
9 19 (21.11%) C#
10 18 (20.00%) Lua
11 14 (15.56%) PowerShell
12 11 (12.22%) PL/SQL
13 8 (8.89%) C
13 8 (8.89%) Shell Script
14 5 (5.56%) VBScript
15 3 (3.33%) VB.NET
16 2 (2.22%) Tcl
17 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
17 1 (1.11%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 60 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 56 (62.22%) DV Cleared
3 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
4 14 (15.56%) Sun Certification
5 9 (10.00%) RHCE
6 6 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (5.56%) OCPJP
7 5 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 5 (5.56%) ISEB
8 4 (4.44%) Degree
9 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.33%) CCNA
9 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) QA
2 5 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) Samba
3 8 (8.89%) VMware ESX
4 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (6.67%) vSphere
6 3 (3.33%) Postfix
6 3 (3.33%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) Puppet
2 12 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.78%) Ansible
4 4 (4.44%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.33%) Salt
5 3 (3.33%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (1.11%) Nagios
7 1 (1.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 27 (30.00%) Oracle
2 23 (25.56%) Sun
3 14 (15.56%) VMware
4 13 (14.44%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.78%) OpenText
6 6 (6.67%) Cisco
7 5 (5.56%) Symantec
8 4 (4.44%) NetApp
8 4 (4.44%) Lotus
9 3 (3.33%) Citrix
9 3 (3.33%) IBM
10 2 (2.22%) SAP
10 2 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
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