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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 116 125 91
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -34
Contract jobs citing Perl 1014 925 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 1.72% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 4.58% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 581 633
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £564 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.89 £19.75 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £71.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%

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
21322 20201 18719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.10% 37.54% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14263 13075 11483
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 431 596
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £15.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

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 July 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 1 July 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 1 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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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 +1 891 £425 - 292
London +3 501 £475 +2.15% 129
South East +39 187 £355 +1.42% 54
City of London -4 107 £475 -5.94% 45
Hampshire +23 73 £313 -10.71% 10
East of England -4 60 £350 -3.44% 37
Scotland -11 53 £370 -0.34% 16
North West +7 51 £363 -6.45% 18
Surrey +24 42 £400 +21.21% 9
South West -30 38 £399 -3.27% 20
Glasgow +1 36 £375 - 3
Wales +10 30 £365 +4.28% 6
Berkshire +1 30 £335 -0.74% 27
South Wales +21 28 £365 -8.75% 6
Cardiff +21 26 £365 -2.66% 3
Yorkshire -18 26 £375 +15.38% 14
Cambridgeshire -25 26 £350 -12.50% 24
Cambridge -19 24 £350 -12.50% 22
West Yorkshire -13 23 £375 +30.43% 9
Cheshire -1 20 £350 - 4
Leatherhead - 20 £400 -
Hertfordshire -2 19 £315 -10.00% 10
Manchester -3 18 £369 -9.23% 11
Leeds -18 17 £385 +26.22% 8
Winchester -1 16 £265 -5.35%
Reading +12 15 £381 -45.53% 17
Gloucestershire -26 15 £405 -10.00% 3
Camberley - 12 £388 -
Lancashire +8 11 £475 +22.58% 1
Cheltenham +3 11 £400 -11.11% 1

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1082 (57.58%) Linux
2 921 (49.02%) UNIX
3 847 (45.08%) Python
4 721 (38.37%) Java
5 693 (36.88%) SQL
6 498 (26.50%) Oracle
7 452 (24.06%) Windows
8 401 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
9 371 (19.74%) Shell Script
10 367 (19.53%) Finance
10 367 (19.53%) Bash Shell
11 329 (17.51%) Ruby
12 313 (16.66%) DevOps
13 312 (16.60%) Puppet
14 310 (16.50%) C++
15 293 (15.59%) Banking
16 292 (15.54%) Red Hat
17 289 (15.38%) VMware
18 285 (15.17%) PHP
19 249 (13.25%) Configuration Management
20 248 (13.20%) MySQL
21 243 (12.93%) SQL Server
22 242 (12.88%) Relational Database
23 235 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
24 234 (12.45%) Solaris
25 231 (12.29%) JavaScript
26 228 (12.13%) OO
27 219 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 215 (11.44%) Opscode Chef
29 209 (11.12%) Git (software)

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 195 (10.38%) Apache
2 121 (6.44%) Tomcat
3 92 (4.90%) WebSphere
4 80 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 76 (4.04%) JBoss
6 71 (3.78%) IIS
7 53 (2.82%) OpenStack
8 50 (2.66%) nginx
9 42 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 31 (1.65%) Drupal
11 28 (1.49%) Confluence
12 25 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (0.90%) Node.js
14 15 (0.80%) Mule ESB
14 15 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
15 14 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
15 14 (0.75%) SAS
16 13 (0.69%) MS Exchange
16 13 (0.69%) CMS
16 13 (0.69%) GlassFish
Applications
1 96 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.50%) MS Office
3 38 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.11%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.11%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
6 2 (0.11%) Maple
7 1 (0.053%) Windchill
7 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.53%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
2 10 (0.53%) Global One
3 8 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
4 5 (0.27%) Tridion
4 5 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.27%) Loan IQ
5 4 (0.21%) RMDS
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.11%) Finacle
7 2 (0.11%) Eikon
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.11%) Summit
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 189 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 19 (1.01%) SaaS
4 17 (0.90%) IaaS
5 10 (0.53%) PaaS
5 10 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.37%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.32%) Heroku
8 5 (0.27%) Engine Yard
8 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
8 5 (0.27%) GitHub
9 4 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.11%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (8.04%) Firewall
2 149 (7.93%) SAN
3 139 (7.40%) TCP/IP
4 123 (6.55%) DNS
4 123 (6.55%) LDAP
5 74 (3.94%) Internet
6 69 (3.67%) SSL
7 68 (3.62%) LAN
8 58 (3.09%) HTTP
9 57 (3.03%) 3G
10 56 (2.98%) 2G
11 55 (2.93%) WAN
12 52 (2.77%) VPN
12 52 (2.77%) Radio Access Network
13 46 (2.45%) NAS
14 45 (2.39%) LTE
15 43 (2.29%) Fibre Channel
16 41 (2.18%) iSCSI
17 40 (2.13%) SNMP
18 38 (2.02%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (13.20%) MySQL
2 243 (12.93%) SQL Server
3 242 (12.88%) Relational Database
4 139 (7.40%) RDBMS
5 100 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
6 98 (5.22%) Oracle Database
7 97 (5.16%) MongoDB
8 91 (4.84%) DB2
9 61 (3.25%) NoSQL
10 53 (2.82%) Hadoop
11 45 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (1.81%) KDB
13 32 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (1.54%) Redis
15 28 (1.49%) Big Data
15 28 (1.49%) OLTP
16 23 (1.22%) MS Access
17 20 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
18 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 17 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 209 (11.12%) Git (software)
2 202 (10.75%) Jenkins
3 187 (9.95%) Subversion
4 92 (4.90%) JIRA
5 78 (4.15%) Maven
6 72 (3.83%) Ant
7 62 (3.30%) ClearCase
8 52 (2.77%) Hudson
9 50 (2.66%) JUnit
10 49 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 40 (2.13%) Selenium
12 39 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 34 (1.81%) SoapUI
14 32 (1.70%) TeamCity
15 25 (1.33%) Gerrit
15 25 (1.33%) Artifactory
16 22 (1.17%) Eclipse
17 18 (0.96%) CruiseControl
17 18 (0.96%) Apache Ivy
18 17 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 367 (19.53%) Finance
2 293 (15.59%) Banking
3 143 (7.61%) Investment Banking
4 124 (6.60%) Front Office
5 111 (5.91%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.65%) Legal
7 28 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.44%) Retail
9 17 (0.90%) Back Office
10 15 (0.80%) Electronics
11 14 (0.75%) Games
12 8 (0.43%) Marketing
12 8 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.32%) Advertising
13 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.27%) French Language
15 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.16%) Avionics
16 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 566 (30.12%) Developer
2 210 (11.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 155 (8.25%) Analyst
4 152 (8.09%) Administrator
5 109 (5.80%) Java Developer
6 97 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
7 96 (5.11%) Perl Developer
8 88 (4.68%) Applications Support
9 83 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
10 79 (4.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 74 (3.94%) Support Analyst
12 69 (3.67%) Consultant
13 59 (3.14%) C++ Developer
14 57 (3.03%) Software Engineer
15 50 (2.66%) Senior Developer
15 50 (2.66%) Linux Administrator
16 47 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
17 46 (2.45%) Applications Support Analyst
17 46 (2.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 45 (2.39%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (10.91%) XML
2 169 (8.99%) Web Services
3 141 (7.50%) .NET
4 135 (7.18%) HTML
5 110 (5.85%) J2EE
6 107 (5.69%) CSS
7 96 (5.11%) FIX Protocol
8 73 (3.89%) Spring
9 70 (3.73%) LAMP
9 70 (3.73%) SOAP
10 63 (3.35%) Middleware
11 57 (3.03%) RESTful
12 56 (2.98%) STL
13 49 (2.61%) jQuery
14 46 (2.45%) JMS
15 39 (2.08%) Ajax
16 38 (2.02%) JSP
17 30 (1.60%) XML Messaging
18 29 (1.54%) XSLT
19 28 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 168 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 82 (4.36%) Clustering
4 76 (4.04%) Equities
5 73 (3.89%) Computer Science
6 70 (3.73%) Fixed Income
7 67 (3.57%) Derivative
8 64 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 47 (2.50%) Management Information System
10 35 (1.86%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
12 22 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
13 21 (1.12%) CMDB
13 21 (1.12%) HACMP
14 18 (0.96%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.90%) Device Driver
15 17 (0.90%) Replication
16 16 (0.85%) Credit Risk
16 16 (0.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1082 (57.58%) Linux
2 921 (49.02%) UNIX
3 452 (24.06%) Windows
4 234 (12.45%) Solaris
5 219 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 109 (5.80%) AIX
7 97 (5.16%) Ubuntu
8 92 (4.90%) CentOS
9 77 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 37 (1.97%) HPUX
11 28 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (1.44%) Debian
13 24 (1.28%) Windows 7
14 22 (1.17%) SUSE
15 19 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 19 (1.01%) Windows 8
16 14 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
17 13 (0.69%) Fedora
18 12 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (16.66%) DevOps
3 249 (13.25%) Configuration Management
4 235 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
5 228 (12.13%) OO
6 138 (7.34%) SDLC
7 129 (6.87%) Software Engineering
8 127 (6.76%) ITIL
9 113 (6.01%) Scrum
10 109 (5.80%) Open Source
11 79 (4.20%) TDD
12 77 (4.10%) Release Management
12 77 (4.10%) Low Latency
13 73 (3.89%) Load Balancing
14 68 (3.62%) Multithreading
14 68 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
15 67 (3.57%) Web Development
15 67 (3.57%) Project Management
16 63 (3.35%) E-Commerce
16 63 (3.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 847 (45.08%) Python
2 721 (38.37%) Java
3 693 (36.88%) SQL
4 371 (19.74%) Shell Script
5 367 (19.53%) Bash Shell
6 329 (17.51%) Ruby
7 310 (16.50%) C++
8 285 (15.17%) PHP
9 231 (12.29%) JavaScript
10 173 (9.21%) PowerShell
11 148 (7.88%) C
12 135 (7.18%) C#
13 117 (6.23%) PL/SQL
14 111 (5.91%) Korn
15 47 (2.50%) Scala
16 41 (2.18%) VBScript
17 35 (1.86%) VB
18 34 (1.81%) Jython
19 29 (1.54%) T-SQL
20 24 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 171 (9.10%) Security Cleared
2 114 (6.07%) Degree
3 101 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 65 (3.46%) DV Cleared
5 41 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.70%) CCNA
7 24 (1.28%) RHCE
8 18 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.85%) CCNP
9 16 (0.85%) HND
10 15 (0.80%) Sun Certification
11 12 (0.64%) HNC
12 10 (0.53%) OCPJP
13 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.37%) MCSE
16 6 (0.32%) ISEB
16 6 (0.32%) VCAP
17 4 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.42%) QA
2 20 (1.06%) SLA
3 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.27%) COREP
4 5 (0.27%) FINREP
5 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) MiFID
6 2 (0.11%) Basel II
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 175 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 55 (2.93%) vSphere
4 47 (2.50%) Samba
5 46 (2.45%) NFS
6 45 (2.39%) vCloud
7 40 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 30 (1.60%) KVM
9 27 (1.44%) Docker
10 26 (1.38%) Hyper-V
11 25 (1.33%) VMware ESX
12 24 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 17 (0.90%) XenServer
14 16 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.75%) Postfix
16 13 (0.69%) Sendmail
17 12 (0.64%) Firmware
17 12 (0.64%) iptables
18 11 (0.59%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 312 (16.60%) Puppet
2 215 (11.44%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (4.52%) Ansible
4 74 (3.94%) Nagios
5 56 (2.98%) ZABBIX
6 54 (2.87%) Salt
7 33 (1.76%) Tivoli
8 32 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
9 28 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 28 (1.49%) Control-M
10 25 (1.33%) HAProxy
10 25 (1.33%) logstash
10 25 (1.33%) Rundeck
11 24 (1.28%) Vagrant
11 24 (1.28%) Kibana
12 23 (1.22%) NetBackup
13 22 (1.17%) BladeLogic
14 21 (1.12%) Cobbler
15 20 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
16 19 (1.01%) Graphite
Vendors
1 498 (26.50%) Oracle
2 292 (15.54%) Red Hat
3 289 (15.38%) VMware
4 157 (8.36%) Sybase
5 129 (6.87%) HP
6 128 (6.81%) Microsoft
7 110 (5.85%) IBM
8 92 (4.90%) Veritas
9 83 (4.42%) Cisco
10 81 (4.31%) Sun
11 54 (2.87%) NetApp
12 53 (2.82%) Informatica
13 50 (2.66%) EMC
14 49 (2.61%) Citrix
15 43 (2.29%) Splunk
16 38 (2.02%) Perforce
17 34 (1.81%) Remedy
17 34 (1.81%) Business Objects
18 32 (1.70%) BMC
19 31 (1.65%) Google
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day + benefits - extension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
@ITS
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day, Benefits Rate negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago