The table below looks at the statistics for CPAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CPAN over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN)
Rank 605 590 571
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs citing CPAN 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.018% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.038% 0.066% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 296
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

CPAN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CPAN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CPAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CPAN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CPAN within the UK.

CPAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CPAN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CPAN within the UK.

CPAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CPAN
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CPAN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
London +4 6 £375 -3.22% 1
England -16 6 £375 -11.76% 1

CPAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CPAN 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 CPAN.

1 14 (93.33%) Perl
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (60.00%) Catalyst
3 9 (60.00%) Moose
4 8 (53.33%) DBIx::Class
5 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
5 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (46.67%) Ruby
5 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
6 6 (40.00%) Scala
7 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 5 (33.33%) UNIX
8 4 (26.67%) XML
8 4 (26.67%) CSS
8 4 (26.67%) HTML
8 4 (26.67%) Open Source
8 4 (26.67%) JSON
8 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (20.00%) Vagrant
9 3 (20.00%) KVM
9 3 (20.00%) Docker
9 3 (20.00%) DevOps
9 3 (20.00%) Haskell
9 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

CPAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CPAN 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 CPAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
1 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) OLTP
3 2 (13.33%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (20.00%) Maven
3 3 (20.00%) CMake
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) Perl Developer
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Catalyst
1 9 (60.00%) Moose
2 8 (53.33%) DBIx::Class
3 4 (26.67%) XML
3 4 (26.67%) JSON
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) Plack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Scientific Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (26.67%) Open Source
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Process Management
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Perl
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) Ruby
4 6 (40.00%) Scala
5 3 (20.00%) Haskell
5 3 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) Fortran
5 3 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) PHP
6 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) QEMU
1 3 (20.00%) KVM
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
1 3 (20.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Sybase
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft