The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 137 89 111
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +22
Contract jobs citing Perl 876 1160 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 2.17% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 5.59% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 701 601
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £23.50 £32.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £51.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21021 20757 21417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.23% 38.83% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13304 13070 12826
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 579 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.98 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Perl
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Perl
Daily Rate Trend

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

Perl Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Perl
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Perl within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Perl Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Perl
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Perl Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Perl
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Perl within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Perl Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Perl
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
England -54 775 £420 -1.46% 303
London -58 391 £475 +5.55% 124
South East -34 109 £375 +4.16% 68
East of England +39 105 £400 +36.75% 57
City of London -7 93 £475 +5.55% 45
Cambridgeshire +36 78 £400 +56.86% 40
Cambridge +26 70 £400 +56.86% 36
South West +1 61 £400 +31.14% 19
Scotland -26 61 £375 - 12
Hampshire -16 46 £363 +0.69% 14
North West -11 40 £350 +13.63% 13
Glasgow -19 39 £425 -5.55% 3
West Midlands -6 25 £300 -15.19% 4
Berkshire -31 25 £375 +15.38% 24
Surrey +5 24 £488 +14.70% 13
Gloucestershire -2 22 £405 - 7
Yorkshire -22 21 £350 +13.08% 18
Bristol -5 19 £400 +29.03% 8
Birmingham +15 17 £280 -51.30% 1
Essex +5 13 £165 -49.23% 4
Cheshire +5 13 £363 +17.69% 1
Lancashire -7 12 £525 - 1
Hertfordshire -7 11 £279 -24.66% 20
Gloucester - 11 £400 - 4
Slough +8 10 £375 +27.65% 9
East Midlands +3 10 £350 +10.23% 7
North East - 10 £275 - 9
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £275 - 8
Tyne and Wear - 10 £275 - 8
Reading -9 9 £300 -7.69% 10

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1063 (58.02%) Linux
2 848 (46.29%) UNIX
3 685 (37.39%) Python
4 642 (35.04%) Java
5 620 (33.84%) SQL
6 485 (26.47%) Oracle
7 426 (23.25%) Windows
8 359 (19.60%) Red Hat
8 359 (19.60%) Shell Script
8 359 (19.60%) Bash Shell
9 352 (19.21%) Finance
10 305 (16.65%) Ruby
11 304 (16.59%) PHP
12 287 (15.67%) Banking
13 285 (15.56%) Apache
14 282 (15.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 279 (15.23%) MySQL
16 272 (14.85%) Puppet
17 248 (13.54%) JavaScript
18 245 (13.37%) C++
19 232 (12.66%) DevOps
20 220 (12.01%) XML
21 211 (11.52%) HTML
21 211 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
22 200 (10.92%) Solaris
23 186 (10.15%) VMware
24 185 (10.10%) DNS
25 177 (9.66%) OO
26 174 (9.50%) Microsoft
27 172 (9.39%) Continuous Integration

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 285 (15.56%) Apache
2 133 (7.26%) WebLogic
3 107 (5.84%) WebSphere
4 105 (5.73%) Tomcat
5 52 (2.84%) IIS
6 42 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 40 (2.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 39 (2.13%) MS Exchange
9 38 (2.07%) nginx
10 34 (1.86%) Confluence
11 29 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (1.26%) CMS
13 20 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
14 18 (0.98%) MQSeries
15 16 (0.87%) Node.js
16 15 (0.82%) MediaWiki
17 13 (0.71%) Apache Solr
18 11 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (0.60%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 92 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 72 (3.93%) MS Office
3 24 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.44%) FrameMaker
5 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.11%) Gephi
8 2 (0.11%) Mingle
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.055%) CATIA
9 1 (0.055%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (0.76%) ResourceLink
4 11 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.38%) Tridion
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.33%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.27%) Global One
7 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.11%) RMDS
10 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.11%) Magento
10 2 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
11 1 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.055%) Summit
11 1 (0.055%) Brady Trinity
11 1 (0.055%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.58%) SaaS
3 28 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.87%) GitHub
6 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.38%) ElastiCache
9 7 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.33%) PaaS
11 5 (0.27%) IaaS
12 4 (0.22%) Joyent
12 4 (0.22%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.11%) Office 365
14 1 (0.055%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 185 (10.10%) DNS
2 167 (9.12%) Firewall
3 146 (7.97%) LDAP
4 131 (7.15%) TCP/IP
5 129 (7.04%) HTTP
6 106 (5.79%) SAN
6 106 (5.79%) Internet
7 79 (4.31%) SMTP
8 67 (3.66%) SSH
9 65 (3.55%) SSL
10 55 (3.00%) VPN
11 53 (2.89%) DHCP
12 52 (2.84%) NAS
13 47 (2.57%) SNMP
14 45 (2.46%) Multicast
15 43 (2.35%) WAN
16 39 (2.13%) BGP
17 36 (1.97%) LAN
18 35 (1.91%) Network Security
19 34 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (15.23%) MySQL
2 168 (9.17%) Relational Database
3 162 (8.84%) SQL Server
4 103 (5.62%) RDBMS
5 99 (5.40%) Oracle Database
6 82 (4.48%) DB2
7 62 (3.38%) MongoDB
7 62 (3.38%) NoSQL
8 61 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
9 49 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
10 48 (2.62%) Big Data
11 47 (2.57%) Hadoop
12 37 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
13 34 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 30 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 26 (1.42%) KDB
16 23 (1.26%) Oracle Discoverer
17 21 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
17 21 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 149 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 138 (7.53%) Subversion
3 107 (5.84%) Jenkins
4 81 (4.42%) JIRA
5 73 (3.98%) Selenium
6 65 (3.55%) Ant
7 56 (3.06%) Hudson
8 45 (2.46%) JUnit
9 42 (2.29%) Maven
10 35 (1.91%) ClearCase
11 29 (1.58%) CruiseControl
12 25 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
13 21 (1.15%) Eclipse
14 17 (0.93%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.82%) TeamCity
16 14 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (0.76%) Toad
17 13 (0.71%) Introscope
17 13 (0.71%) Cucumber
18 11 (0.60%) Redmine
General
1 352 (19.21%) Finance
2 287 (15.67%) Banking
3 132 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 98 (5.35%) Front Office
5 91 (4.97%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.35%) Retail
7 34 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.15%) Marketing
10 13 (0.71%) Games
11 11 (0.60%) Electronics
12 10 (0.55%) Advertising
13 9 (0.49%) Publishing
14 8 (0.44%) Back Office
14 8 (0.44%) German Language
15 7 (0.38%) Dutch Language
15 7 (0.38%) French Language
15 7 (0.38%) Legal
16 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 543 (29.64%) Developer
2 164 (8.95%) Administrator
3 153 (8.35%) Analyst
3 153 (8.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 122 (6.66%) Systems Administrator
5 102 (5.57%) Support Engineer
6 90 (4.91%) Consultant
7 89 (4.86%) Perl Developer
7 89 (4.86%) Linux Engineer
8 86 (4.69%) Architect
9 84 (4.59%) Java Developer
10 77 (4.20%) Applications Support
11 76 (4.15%) C++ Developer
12 75 (4.09%) Linux Administrator
13 67 (3.66%) DBA
14 64 (3.49%) Support Analyst
15 56 (3.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 53 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
16 53 (2.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 44 (2.40%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (12.01%) XML
2 211 (11.52%) HTML
3 157 (8.57%) .NET
4 139 (7.59%) CSS
5 136 (7.42%) LAMP
6 124 (6.77%) Web Services
7 90 (4.91%) Middleware
8 86 (4.69%) J2EE
9 78 (4.26%) jQuery
10 72 (3.93%) Spring
11 65 (3.55%) XSLT
12 63 (3.44%) FIX Protocol
13 61 (3.33%) HTML5
14 56 (3.06%) Ajax
15 52 (2.84%) JSON
16 45 (2.46%) Rendezvous
17 44 (2.40%) JDBC
18 43 (2.35%) JSP
18 43 (2.35%) SOAP
19 41 (2.24%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.10%) Open Source
2 100 (5.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 85 (4.64%) Clustering
4 83 (4.53%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.98%) Fixed Income
6 68 (3.71%) Equities
7 58 (3.17%) Derivative
8 50 (2.73%) Replication
9 32 (1.75%) Credit Risk
10 22 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 18 (0.98%) Wiki
13 17 (0.93%) CMDB
13 17 (0.93%) IPTV
13 17 (0.93%) Mathematics
13 17 (0.93%) CLARiiON
13 17 (0.93%) STB
14 16 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (0.87%) Oracle Exalogic
15 14 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1063 (58.02%) Linux
2 848 (46.29%) UNIX
3 426 (23.25%) Windows
4 282 (15.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 200 (10.92%) Solaris
6 110 (6.00%) CentOS
7 77 (4.20%) AIX
8 65 (3.55%) Ubuntu
9 60 (3.28%) Debian
10 59 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 57 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 44 (2.40%) Windows XP
13 43 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
14 29 (1.58%) SUSE
15 28 (1.53%) HPUX
16 24 (1.31%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.87%) Android
18 14 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (0.60%) SELinux
20 10 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (12.66%) DevOps
2 211 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (9.66%) OO
4 172 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
5 136 (7.42%) ITIL
6 114 (6.22%) Configuration Management
7 108 (5.90%) Scrum
8 100 (5.46%) Migration
8 100 (5.46%) Low Latency
9 95 (5.19%) Software Engineering
10 90 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
11 88 (4.80%) Load Balancing
12 86 (4.69%) Change Management
13 82 (4.48%) Electronic Trading
14 81 (4.42%) TDD
15 66 (3.60%) E-Commerce
16 62 (3.38%) Data Modelling
16 62 (3.38%) Multithreading
17 60 (3.28%) Analytics
18 59 (3.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 685 (37.39%) Python
2 642 (35.04%) Java
3 620 (33.84%) SQL
4 359 (19.60%) Shell Script
4 359 (19.60%) Bash Shell
5 305 (16.65%) Ruby
6 304 (16.59%) PHP
7 248 (13.54%) JavaScript
8 245 (13.37%) C++
9 158 (8.62%) C#
10 155 (8.46%) PowerShell
11 150 (8.19%) C
12 138 (7.53%) Korn
13 108 (5.90%) PL/SQL
14 54 (2.95%) Tcl
15 47 (2.57%) VBScript
16 43 (2.35%) Scala
17 42 (2.29%) VBA
18 40 (2.18%) VB
19 33 (1.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 143 (7.81%) Degree
2 101 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 66 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 51 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (1.69%) CCNA
6 25 (1.36%) CCNP
7 23 (1.26%) ISEB
8 20 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.98%) ISTQB
10 17 (0.93%) RHCE
11 14 (0.76%) MCSE
11 14 (0.76%) LPIC
11 14 (0.76%) CCENT
11 14 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.55%) CCIE
15 9 (0.49%) CCA
15 9 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (0.44%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.06%) QA
2 17 (0.93%) SLA
3 6 (0.33%) Basel III
3 6 (0.33%) GPG13
4 5 (0.27%) WCAG
5 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.055%) DO-160
8 1 (0.055%) HL7
8 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.055%) EMIR
8 1 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 120 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 62 (3.38%) NFS
4 53 (2.89%) Oracle RAC
5 31 (1.69%) XenServer
6 30 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
7 28 (1.53%) Samba
8 27 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 24 (1.31%) Squid
10 23 (1.26%) VMware ESX
11 21 (1.15%) vCloud
12 20 (1.09%) Xen
12 20 (1.09%) qmail
13 18 (0.98%) Postfix
13 18 (0.98%) Sendmail
14 17 (0.93%) vSphere
15 16 (0.87%) Varnish
16 12 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
17 10 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 8 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 272 (14.85%) Puppet
2 161 (8.79%) Opscode Chef
3 118 (6.44%) Nagios
4 54 (2.95%) ZABBIX
4 54 (2.95%) Salt
5 53 (2.89%) Tivoli
6 33 (1.80%) SCOM
7 32 (1.75%) ITRS Geneos
8 29 (1.58%) NetBackup
9 28 (1.53%) Zenoss
10 23 (1.26%) Cacti
10 23 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 23 (1.26%) OpenSSO
11 20 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (1.09%) Data Guard
12 16 (0.87%) YUM
13 15 (0.82%) Cobbler
14 14 (0.76%) Ansible
14 14 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
15 13 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 485 (26.47%) Oracle
2 359 (19.60%) Red Hat
3 186 (10.15%) VMware
4 174 (9.50%) Microsoft
5 150 (8.19%) Sybase
6 130 (7.10%) IBM
7 114 (6.22%) Cisco
8 112 (6.11%) HP
9 83 (4.53%) Sun
10 62 (3.38%) EMC
11 59 (3.22%) TIBCO
12 53 (2.89%) Juniper
13 48 (2.62%) Veritas
14 45 (2.46%) Citrix
15 44 (2.40%) NetApp
16 41 (2.24%) JBoss
17 38 (2.07%) BMC
18 35 (1.91%) SAP
19 34 (1.86%) F5
20 33 (1.80%) MarketAxess
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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