The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 134 87 109
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +22
Contract jobs citing Perl 858 1111 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 2.17% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.26% 5.70% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 658 586
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £369
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 14
Average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £24.00 £32.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £48.75 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.23% +1.42%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20133 19482 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.85% 38.10% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12863 12054 12440
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 411 554 799
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -42 745 £411 -6.00% 321
London -54 390 £475 +5.55% 161
South East -14 101 £363 +1.39% 46
City of London -15 90 £505 +12.22% 64
East of England +20 77 £400 +11.11% 48
Scotland -27 77 £371 -0.99% 11
South West +9 67 £400 +28.51% 20
Cambridgeshire +21 61 £400 +11.11% 35
Cambridge +23 53 £413 +14.58% 32
Glasgow -15 47 £425 +6.25% 5
Hampshire -16 44 £350 -2.77% 14
Gloucestershire +11 36 £405 +8.00% 12
West Midlands +3 33 £300 -20.00% 7
North West -19 29 £359 +16.47% 22
Yorkshire -13 23 £300 -7.69% 12
Gloucester - 23 £400 - 5
Surrey +4 21 £520 +12.43% 9
Berkshire -20 21 £375 +20.00% 16
Bristol -6 20 £400 +25.98% 4
Birmingham +10 18 £280 -37.77%
North East - 15 £275 - 8
Lancashire +2 14 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £266 - 7
Preston - 14 £525 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £266 - 7
West Yorkshire -19 11 £275 -15.38% 5
Kent +4 9 £700 +41.77%
South Yorkshire +6 8 £500 +25.00% 2
Essex +2 8 £165 -49.23% 5
Cheltenham -2 8 £405 - 4

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1009 (54.93%) Linux
2 848 (46.16%) UNIX
3 692 (37.67%) Python
4 675 (36.74%) Java
5 611 (33.26%) SQL
6 506 (27.54%) Oracle
7 402 (21.88%) Windows
8 364 (19.81%) Shell Script
9 357 (19.43%) Bash Shell
10 339 (18.45%) Finance
11 334 (18.18%) Red Hat
12 292 (15.90%) MySQL
12 292 (15.90%) PHP
13 283 (15.41%) C++
14 275 (14.97%) Banking
15 274 (14.92%) Ruby
16 265 (14.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 259 (14.10%) Apache
18 250 (13.61%) JavaScript
19 245 (13.34%) Puppet
20 239 (13.01%) XML
21 214 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
21 214 (11.65%) DevOps
22 204 (11.11%) Solaris
23 201 (10.94%) HTML
24 190 (10.34%) OO
25 177 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
26 174 (9.47%) SQL Server
27 171 (9.31%) DNS
28 170 (9.25%) VMware

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 259 (14.10%) Apache
2 124 (6.75%) WebLogic
3 93 (5.06%) Tomcat
4 89 (4.84%) WebSphere
5 48 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 43 (2.34%) IIS
7 35 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (1.91%) nginx
8 34 (1.85%) Confluence
9 33 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 33 (1.80%) MS Exchange
10 21 (1.14%) CMS
11 18 (0.98%) MQSeries
12 17 (0.93%) Node.js
13 15 (0.82%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.76%) MediaWiki
15 11 (0.60%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
16 10 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 95 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.03%) MS Office
3 21 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.44%) FrameMaker
5 6 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.16%) Windchill
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.16%) CATIA
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 2 (0.11%) Gephi
7 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (0.76%) ResourceLink
4 12 (0.65%) Global One
5 11 (0.60%) Tridion
6 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.44%) Murex MxG2000
8 7 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
8 7 (0.38%) RMDS
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.33%) ION MarketView
10 5 (0.27%) Magento
10 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
12 3 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
13 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
14 1 (0.054%) Metrica
14 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 71 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.58%) SaaS
3 28 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
6 14 (0.76%) GitHub
7 10 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.38%) ElastiCache
8 7 (0.38%) PaaS
9 4 (0.22%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.22%) IaaS
9 4 (0.22%) Joyent
10 2 (0.11%) Office 365
11 1 (0.054%) Route 53
11 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.054%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 171 (9.31%) DNS
2 149 (8.11%) Firewall
3 145 (7.89%) LDAP
4 120 (6.53%) HTTP
5 116 (6.31%) TCP/IP
6 107 (5.82%) SAN
7 98 (5.33%) Internet
8 79 (4.30%) SMTP
9 64 (3.48%) SSL
10 62 (3.38%) SSH
11 56 (3.05%) SNMP
11 56 (3.05%) NAS
12 46 (2.50%) VPN
13 45 (2.45%) DHCP
14 42 (2.29%) WAN
15 39 (2.12%) Multicast
16 36 (1.96%) Network Security
17 35 (1.91%) BGP
17 35 (1.91%) LAN
18 31 (1.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (15.90%) MySQL
2 174 (9.47%) SQL Server
3 169 (9.20%) Relational Database
4 113 (6.15%) RDBMS
5 112 (6.10%) Oracle Database
6 77 (4.19%) DB2
6 77 (4.19%) MongoDB
7 65 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (2.94%) NoSQL
9 53 (2.89%) Hadoop
10 51 (2.78%) Big Data
11 48 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
13 37 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 35 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 28 (1.52%) Oracle Discoverer
16 25 (1.36%) KDB
17 23 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
18 20 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 20 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 133 (7.24%) Git (software)
2 124 (6.75%) Subversion
3 99 (5.39%) Jenkins
4 86 (4.68%) JIRA
5 70 (3.81%) Ant
6 61 (3.32%) Selenium
7 60 (3.27%) JUnit
8 51 (2.78%) Hudson
9 36 (1.96%) Maven
10 32 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
10 32 (1.74%) ClearCase
11 30 (1.63%) Eclipse
12 26 (1.42%) CruiseControl
13 18 (0.98%) Visual Studio
14 17 (0.93%) Cucumber
14 17 (0.93%) TeamCity
14 17 (0.93%) WebDriver
15 16 (0.87%) Toad
16 12 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (0.65%) Log4j
General
1 339 (18.45%) Finance
2 275 (14.97%) Banking
3 128 (6.97%) Investment Banking
4 118 (6.42%) Front Office
5 92 (5.01%) Telecoms
6 39 (2.12%) Retail
7 32 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.09%) Marketing
9 18 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.76%) Games
11 11 (0.60%) Legal
12 10 (0.54%) Electronics
13 9 (0.49%) Publishing
14 8 (0.44%) French Language
14 8 (0.44%) German Language
14 8 (0.44%) Back Office
14 8 (0.44%) Advertising
15 7 (0.38%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.27%) Billing
17 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 593 (32.28%) Developer
2 165 (8.98%) Administrator
3 150 (8.17%) Analyst
4 138 (7.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 126 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
6 101 (5.50%) Java Developer
7 100 (5.44%) Perl Developer
8 89 (4.84%) C++ Developer
9 87 (4.74%) Linux Administrator
9 87 (4.74%) Support Engineer
10 86 (4.68%) Architect
11 81 (4.41%) Consultant
12 72 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
13 69 (3.76%) Applications Support
13 69 (3.76%) DBA
14 64 (3.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 55 (2.99%) Support Analyst
16 54 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
17 52 (2.83%) Software Engineer
18 45 (2.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (13.01%) XML
2 201 (10.94%) HTML
3 150 (8.17%) .NET
4 127 (6.91%) CSS
5 124 (6.75%) Web Services
6 120 (6.53%) LAMP
7 90 (4.90%) J2EE
8 86 (4.68%) Middleware
9 79 (4.30%) Spring
10 72 (3.92%) jQuery
11 63 (3.43%) JSON
12 59 (3.21%) XSLT
13 55 (2.99%) Ajax
14 54 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
15 52 (2.83%) HTML5
16 49 (2.67%) JMS
17 43 (2.34%) JSP
18 41 (2.23%) SOAP
19 40 (2.18%) Rendezvous
20 38 (2.07%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.97%) Open Source
2 109 (5.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 86 (4.68%) Derivative
4 82 (4.46%) Fixed Income
5 80 (4.35%) Equities
5 80 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 77 (4.19%) Clustering
7 43 (2.34%) Replication
8 36 (1.96%) Credit Risk
9 24 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.03%) STB
11 18 (0.98%) IPTV
11 18 (0.98%) Wiki
12 17 (0.93%) CMDB
12 17 (0.93%) Web 2.0
13 16 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
14 14 (0.76%) CLARiiON
15 13 (0.71%) Video on Demand
15 13 (0.71%) Oracle Exalogic
15 13 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1009 (54.93%) Linux
2 848 (46.16%) UNIX
3 402 (21.88%) Windows
4 265 (14.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 204 (11.11%) Solaris
6 98 (5.33%) CentOS
7 62 (3.38%) Debian
8 60 (3.27%) Ubuntu
9 58 (3.16%) AIX
10 57 (3.10%) Windows XP
11 51 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 48 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
14 32 (1.74%) HPUX
15 29 (1.58%) Windows 7
16 26 (1.42%) SUSE
17 16 (0.87%) Android
18 12 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (0.60%) Apple iOS
20 8 (0.44%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
1 214 (11.65%) DevOps
2 190 (10.34%) OO
3 177 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
4 135 (7.35%) ITIL
5 110 (5.99%) Migration
6 108 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 106 (5.77%) Scrum
8 105 (5.72%) Software Engineering
9 95 (5.17%) Low Latency
10 90 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
11 84 (4.57%) TDD
12 79 (4.30%) Change Management
13 78 (4.25%) Load Balancing
14 77 (4.19%) Electronic Trading
15 70 (3.81%) Analytics
16 67 (3.65%) E-Commerce
16 67 (3.65%) Unit Testing
17 63 (3.43%) Multithreading
18 59 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 692 (37.67%) Python
2 675 (36.74%) Java
3 611 (33.26%) SQL
4 364 (19.81%) Shell Script
5 357 (19.43%) Bash Shell
6 292 (15.90%) PHP
7 283 (15.41%) C++
8 274 (14.92%) Ruby
9 250 (13.61%) JavaScript
10 167 (9.09%) C#
11 157 (8.55%) C
12 147 (8.00%) PowerShell
13 129 (7.02%) Korn
14 105 (5.72%) PL/SQL
15 66 (3.59%) Scala
16 55 (2.99%) VBA
17 46 (2.50%) Tcl
17 46 (2.50%) VBScript
18 38 (2.07%) VB
19 35 (1.91%) AWK
Qualifications
1 148 (8.06%) Degree
2 94 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 60 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.36%) ISEB
6 20 (1.09%) CCNA
7 19 (1.03%) CCNP
7 19 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.87%) RHCE
10 14 (0.76%) CCENT
10 14 (0.76%) LPIC
11 13 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.60%) MCSE
13 8 (0.44%) CCA
14 7 (0.38%) VCP5
14 7 (0.38%) NCDA
14 7 (0.38%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.99%) QA
2 19 (1.03%) SLA
3 5 (0.27%) GPG13
3 5 (0.27%) Basel III
3 5 (0.27%) WCAG
4 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) COBIT
5 2 (0.11%) HL7
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.054%) EMIR
6 1 (0.054%) DO-160
6 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 110 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 56 (3.05%) NFS
4 53 (2.89%) Oracle RAC
5 31 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
6 28 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 26 (1.42%) Squid
8 25 (1.36%) XenServer
9 24 (1.31%) Samba
10 21 (1.14%) qmail
10 21 (1.14%) Sendmail
10 21 (1.14%) Varnish
10 21 (1.14%) Xen
11 19 (1.03%) VMware ESX
12 18 (0.98%) vSphere
13 17 (0.93%) Postfix
14 15 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 14 (0.76%) vCloud
16 11 (0.60%) KVM
16 11 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 245 (13.34%) Puppet
2 145 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
3 111 (6.04%) Nagios
4 53 (2.89%) ZABBIX
4 53 (2.89%) Tivoli
5 47 (2.56%) Salt
6 32 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
6 32 (1.74%) SCOM
7 30 (1.63%) Cacti
7 30 (1.63%) NetBackup
8 22 (1.20%) Data Guard
8 22 (1.20%) Zenoss
9 21 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (1.09%) Control-M
11 19 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
13 16 (0.87%) OpenSSO
13 16 (0.87%) YUM
14 14 (0.76%) Cobbler
15 12 (0.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 506 (27.54%) Oracle
2 334 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 170 (9.25%) VMware
4 163 (8.87%) Sybase
5 155 (8.44%) Microsoft
6 115 (6.26%) HP
7 110 (5.99%) IBM
8 104 (5.66%) Cisco
9 70 (3.81%) Sun
10 59 (3.21%) EMC
11 54 (2.94%) TIBCO
12 50 (2.72%) NetApp
13 48 (2.61%) Veritas
13 48 (2.61%) Juniper
14 40 (2.18%) JBoss
15 34 (1.85%) Perforce
16 33 (1.80%) F5
17 32 (1.74%) SAP
18 31 (1.69%) Citrix
18 31 (1.69%) BMC
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