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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 136 111 117
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing Perl 903 987 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.79% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 4.81% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 623 508
Average daily rate
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£438 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £22.44 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £71.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +77.77%

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
20749 20518 17913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13460 13302 11029
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 478 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £17.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -32 785 £450 - 255
London -25 435 £500 +5.26% 123
South East +35 167 £350 -7.89% 59
City of London -27 90 £500 -9.09% 36
Hampshire +14 64 £313 -23.07% 15
Scotland -6 60 £375 - 19
South West -7 49 £450 +9.09% 15
North West -7 38 £416 +18.92% 9
Berkshire +4 36 £335 +11.66% 24
Surrey +10 33 £400 -11.11% 10
Glasgow -5 31 £388 +3.33% 7
East of England +20 25 £313 -10.71% 28
Yorkshire -18 24 £405 +11.72% 11
Wales +1 23 £365 +4.28% 6
Winchester +5 22 £278 -13.28% 3
South Wales +11 21 £363 -6.38% 6
Cardiff +23 20 £363 +3.64% 4
East Midlands +16 18 £400 - 1
West Midlands -33 18 £305 +8.44% 7
Edinburgh -2 17 £388 +40.90% 11
Gloucestershire -14 17 £450 - 4
Cheltenham +8 16 £450 - 1
Manchester -14 16 £375 +7.14% 3
West Yorkshire -16 16 £378 +4.13% 8
Leeds -17 16 £378 +7.85% 4
Bristol +4 13 £450 +28.57% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £405 +0.62% 1
Cheshire -3 12 £450 +40.62% 5
Reading +4 11 £338 -8.47% 18
North East +3 11 £278 +18.09% 2

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 996 (57.01%) Linux
2 859 (49.17%) UNIX
3 794 (45.45%) Python
4 638 (36.52%) Java
5 604 (34.57%) SQL
6 447 (25.59%) Oracle
7 384 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
8 379 (21.69%) Windows
9 377 (21.58%) Shell Script
10 370 (21.18%) Bash Shell
11 358 (20.49%) Ruby
12 324 (18.55%) Finance
13 317 (18.15%) Red Hat
14 312 (17.86%) Puppet
15 310 (17.74%) DevOps
16 279 (15.97%) C++
17 265 (15.17%) Banking
18 254 (14.54%) VMware
19 251 (14.37%) PHP
20 240 (13.74%) OO
21 234 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 229 (13.11%) Apache
23 227 (12.99%) Configuration Management
24 226 (12.94%) MySQL
25 214 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
26 207 (11.85%) Jenkins
27 205 (11.73%) Solaris
28 202 (11.56%) Subversion
29 192 (10.99%) JavaScript
30 189 (10.82%) SQL Server

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 229 (13.11%) Apache
2 121 (6.93%) WebLogic
3 116 (6.64%) Tomcat
4 83 (4.75%) WebSphere
5 76 (4.35%) JBoss
6 65 (3.72%) nginx
7 60 (3.43%) OpenStack
8 50 (2.86%) IIS
9 38 (2.18%) Confluence
10 37 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
11 36 (2.06%) Node.js
12 28 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
14 15 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
15 14 (0.80%) MS Exchange
15 14 (0.80%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.74%) MediaWiki
16 13 (0.74%) Drupal
17 12 (0.69%) GlassFish
Applications
1 73 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.46%) MS Office
3 27 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.57%) FrameMaker
5 4 (0.23%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.17%) MS Project
7 1 (0.057%) Simulink
7 1 (0.057%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.057%) Windchill
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
2 10 (0.57%) Global One
3 8 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
4 7 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
6 5 (0.29%) Loan IQ
6 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.29%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
7 4 (0.23%) RMDS
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
9 2 (0.11%) Summit
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.11%) Eikon
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.057%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 164 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.26%) PaaS
3 17 (0.97%) IaaS
4 16 (0.92%) Heroku
4 16 (0.92%) Engine Yard
5 13 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
10 5 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (0.29%) SaaS
11 4 (0.23%) Route 53
11 4 (0.23%) GitHub
11 4 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 161 (9.22%) Firewall
2 153 (8.76%) DNS
3 149 (8.53%) TCP/IP
4 113 (6.47%) SAN
5 105 (6.01%) LDAP
6 72 (4.12%) Internet
7 68 (3.89%) LAN
8 63 (3.61%) Radio Access Network
9 58 (3.32%) HTTP
9 58 (3.32%) 3G
10 57 (3.26%) 2G
11 56 (3.21%) SSL
11 56 (3.21%) VPN
12 55 (3.15%) WAN
13 50 (2.86%) LTE
14 43 (2.46%) SNMP
15 42 (2.40%) NAS
16 36 (2.06%) BGP
17 35 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
18 33 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (12.94%) MySQL
2 189 (10.82%) SQL Server
3 188 (10.76%) Relational Database
4 121 (6.93%) MongoDB
5 102 (5.84%) RDBMS
6 101 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
7 93 (5.32%) Oracle Database
8 72 (4.12%) NoSQL
9 60 (3.43%) DB2
9 60 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (3.38%) Hadoop
11 39 (2.23%) Big Data
12 38 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 36 (2.06%) KDB
14 32 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (1.72%) OLTP
16 24 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (1.26%) Redis
18 21 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
19 20 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 207 (11.85%) Jenkins
2 202 (11.56%) Subversion
3 187 (10.70%) Git (software)
4 86 (4.92%) Maven
5 82 (4.69%) JIRA
6 67 (3.84%) Hudson
7 65 (3.72%) Ant
8 53 (3.03%) Selenium
9 52 (2.98%) ClearCase
10 44 (2.52%) JUnit
11 41 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 36 (2.06%) TeamCity
13 33 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (1.14%) CruiseControl
15 18 (1.03%) Gerrit
15 18 (1.03%) Artifactory
16 17 (0.97%) Apache Ivy
16 17 (0.97%) Cucumber
17 16 (0.92%) Mercurial
17 16 (0.92%) Introscope
General
1 324 (18.55%) Finance
2 265 (15.17%) Banking
3 122 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 103 (5.90%) Telecoms
5 90 (5.15%) Front Office
6 23 (1.32%) Retail
7 22 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.14%) Games
9 17 (0.97%) Electronics
10 16 (0.92%) Marketing
10 16 (0.92%) Legal
11 11 (0.63%) Back Office
12 8 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.46%) Law
13 6 (0.34%) French Language
14 4 (0.23%) Advertising
15 3 (0.17%) Publishing
15 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.11%) German Language
16 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 540 (30.91%) Developer
2 205 (11.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 133 (7.61%) Analyst
4 120 (6.87%) Administrator
5 102 (5.84%) Java Developer
6 87 (4.98%) Perl Developer
7 86 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
8 81 (4.64%) Applications Support
9 75 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 75 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
10 74 (4.24%) C++ Developer
11 64 (3.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 62 (3.55%) Architect
13 54 (3.09%) Software Engineer
14 53 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 49 (2.80%) Senior Developer
16 45 (2.58%) Consultant
17 43 (2.46%) Linux Administrator
18 39 (2.23%) Applications Support Analyst
18 39 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (9.67%) XML
2 134 (7.67%) Web Services
3 114 (6.53%) J2EE
4 102 (5.84%) .NET
5 100 (5.72%) HTML
6 99 (5.67%) CSS
7 68 (3.89%) Spring
8 65 (3.72%) FIX Protocol
9 61 (3.49%) LAMP
10 53 (3.03%) Middleware
10 53 (3.03%) RESTful
11 52 (2.98%) STL
12 46 (2.63%) JMS
12 46 (2.63%) jQuery
13 42 (2.40%) SOAP
14 35 (2.00%) Ajax
15 33 (1.89%) XSLT
16 29 (1.66%) REST
16 29 (1.66%) JSP
17 28 (1.60%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 137 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.50%) Open Source
3 84 (4.81%) Clustering
4 72 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 68 (3.89%) Equities
6 64 (3.66%) Derivative
7 62 (3.55%) Fixed Income
8 49 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 27 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 25 (1.43%) Device Driver
12 23 (1.32%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.20%) Oracle Exalogic
14 20 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
14 20 (1.14%) Replication
15 18 (1.03%) HACMP
15 18 (1.03%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.97%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.97%) Wiki
17 15 (0.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 996 (57.01%) Linux
2 859 (49.17%) UNIX
3 379 (21.69%) Windows
4 234 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 205 (11.73%) Solaris
6 115 (6.58%) CentOS
7 111 (6.35%) Ubuntu
8 102 (5.84%) AIX
9 62 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (3.15%) SUSE
11 44 (2.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 36 (2.06%) Debian
13 31 (1.77%) HPUX
14 27 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (1.20%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.86%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (0.63%) Fedora
20 10 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (17.74%) DevOps
3 240 (13.74%) OO
4 227 (12.99%) Configuration Management
5 214 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (6.64%) ITIL
7 109 (6.24%) Software Engineering
8 106 (6.07%) Scrum
9 87 (4.98%) Release Management
10 83 (4.75%) Load Balancing
11 81 (4.64%) TDD
12 75 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
13 69 (3.95%) Change Management
14 67 (3.84%) Low Latency
15 66 (3.78%) Continuous Delivery
16 60 (3.43%) Data Modelling
17 59 (3.38%) Web Development
18 56 (3.21%) Multithreading
19 54 (3.09%) MVC
19 54 (3.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 794 (45.45%) Python
2 638 (36.52%) Java
3 604 (34.57%) SQL
4 377 (21.58%) Shell Script
5 370 (21.18%) Bash Shell
6 358 (20.49%) Ruby
7 279 (15.97%) C++
8 251 (14.37%) PHP
9 192 (10.99%) JavaScript
10 139 (7.96%) C
11 118 (6.75%) C#
12 115 (6.58%) Korn
13 114 (6.53%) PowerShell
14 113 (6.47%) PL/SQL
15 36 (2.06%) Scala
16 32 (1.83%) VB
17 31 (1.77%) Jython
18 29 (1.66%) VBScript
19 21 (1.20%) T-SQL
20 19 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 158 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 94 (5.38%) Degree
3 83 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 69 (3.95%) DV Cleared
5 61 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (2.52%) CCNA
7 27 (1.55%) CCNP
8 19 (1.09%) RHCE
9 15 (0.86%) HND
10 13 (0.74%) CISSP
11 11 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.63%) HNC
12 10 (0.57%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.52%) OCPJP
14 8 (0.46%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.46%) RHCT
15 7 (0.40%) CCIE
15 7 (0.40%) PMP
15 7 (0.40%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.95%) QA
2 17 (0.97%) SLA
3 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.29%) COREP
4 5 (0.29%) FINREP
4 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 146 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (4.87%) Active Directory
3 57 (3.26%) vSphere
4 41 (2.35%) Samba
4 41 (2.35%) vCloud
5 39 (2.23%) NFS
6 30 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 30 (1.72%) Docker
6 30 (1.72%) KVM
7 22 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (1.20%) XenServer
9 20 (1.14%) Hyper-V
9 20 (1.14%) Postfix
10 18 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 18 (1.03%) Sendmail
11 17 (0.97%) iptables
12 12 (0.69%) VMware ESX
13 11 (0.63%) GPFS
13 11 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 312 (17.86%) Puppet
2 188 (10.76%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (5.21%) Nagios
4 76 (4.35%) Ansible
5 75 (4.29%) Salt
6 67 (3.84%) ZABBIX
7 35 (2.00%) Cobbler
8 26 (1.49%) Tivoli
8 26 (1.49%) HAProxy
9 25 (1.43%) collectd
9 25 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
10 22 (1.26%) Control-M
11 21 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
12 19 (1.09%) Kibana
12 19 (1.09%) logstash
13 18 (1.03%) Graphite
14 15 (0.86%) Opsview
14 15 (0.86%) NetBackup
14 15 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 15 (0.86%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 447 (25.59%) Oracle
2 317 (18.15%) Red Hat
3 254 (14.54%) VMware
4 119 (6.81%) Sybase
5 108 (6.18%) IBM
6 96 (5.50%) HP
7 95 (5.44%) Microsoft
8 94 (5.38%) Cisco
9 72 (4.12%) Veritas
10 62 (3.55%) Sun
11 49 (2.80%) Business Objects
12 47 (2.69%) EMC
13 44 (2.52%) NetApp
13 44 (2.52%) F5
14 43 (2.46%) Informatica
15 42 (2.40%) Citrix
16 38 (2.18%) Greenplum
17 35 (2.00%) TIBCO
18 34 (1.95%) Juniper
18 34 (1.95%) BEA
Dorking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Travel expenses on top of daily rate include
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
LSCS Ltd
Rate: market
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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