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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 135 86 108
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +22
Contract jobs citing Perl 868 1117 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 2.19% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.28% 5.75% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 656 576
Average daily rate
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£405 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £20.40 £32.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20303 19440 20650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.12% 38.13% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13004 12029 12335
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 416 572 792
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.94 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -36 756 £413 -5.71% 307
London -49 413 £475 +5.55% 151
South East -13 99 £350 -6.66% 52
City of London -22 92 £500 +5.26% 48
Scotland -32 77 £371 -0.99% 14
East of England +10 71 £400 +11.11% 43
South West +19 69 £400 +29.03% 15
Cambridgeshire +23 54 £405 +12.50% 37
Hampshire -19 47 £350 -4.76% 9
Cambridge +23 46 £425 +18.05% 34
Glasgow -18 46 £425 +6.25% 6
Gloucestershire +14 43 £405 +8.00% 9
West Midlands +5 33 £300 -20.00% 5
Gloucester - 28 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -8 25 £325 +8.33% 15
Berkshire -8 22 £375 +15.38% 19
North West -20 22 £434 +40.82% 16
Birmingham +8 18 £280 -37.77%
Bristol -6 18 £400 +29.03% 3
North East - 16 £260 - 13
Lancashire +2 15 £525 - 1
Surrey -3 15 £368 -20.54% 13
Tyne and Wear - 15 £260 - 12
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £260 - 12
Preston - 13 £525 - 1
West Yorkshire -16 12 £275 -8.33% 8
South Yorkshire +6 9 £463 -7.50% 2
Hertfordshire -3 9 £350 -2.77% 8
Kent +3 8 £700 +41.77%
Sheffield +3 8 £500 - 2

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 996 (54.25%) Linux
2 846 (46.08%) UNIX
3 690 (37.58%) Python
4 676 (36.82%) Java
5 605 (32.95%) SQL
6 512 (27.89%) Oracle
7 394 (21.46%) Windows
8 367 (19.99%) Shell Script
9 347 (18.90%) Finance
10 345 (18.79%) Bash Shell
11 338 (18.41%) Red Hat
12 290 (15.80%) MySQL
13 289 (15.74%) PHP
14 287 (15.63%) C++
15 272 (14.81%) Banking
16 270 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 264 (14.38%) Ruby
18 258 (14.05%) Apache
19 239 (13.02%) Puppet
20 238 (12.96%) JavaScript
20 238 (12.96%) XML
21 217 (11.82%) Solaris
22 212 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
22 212 (11.55%) DevOps
23 197 (10.73%) HTML
24 192 (10.46%) OO
25 183 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
26 182 (9.91%) SQL Server
27 177 (9.64%) DNS
28 174 (9.48%) VMware

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 258 (14.05%) Apache
2 116 (6.32%) WebLogic
3 87 (4.74%) Tomcat
4 85 (4.63%) WebSphere
5 47 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 41 (2.23%) IIS
7 35 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (1.85%) nginx
9 33 (1.80%) Confluence
10 32 (1.74%) MS Exchange
11 31 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
12 23 (1.25%) CMS
13 17 (0.93%) MQSeries
14 16 (0.87%) Node.js
15 15 (0.82%) Apache Solr
16 13 (0.71%) MediaWiki
17 11 (0.60%) Apache Pig
17 11 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
18 10 (0.54%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.54%) Moodle
Applications
1 92 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 71 (3.87%) MS Office
3 16 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.38%) FrameMaker
5 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.33%) Photoshop
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%) SPSS
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 2 (0.11%) Gephi
8 1 (0.054%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.054%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.71%) ResourceLink
4 12 (0.65%) Tridion
4 12 (0.65%) Global One
5 9 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
6 8 (0.44%) Murex MxG2000
7 7 (0.38%) RMDS
7 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.33%) ION MarketView
9 5 (0.27%) Magento
9 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 3 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
12 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
12 1 (0.054%) Metrica
12 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
12 1 (0.054%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.53%) SaaS
3 27 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (0.71%) GitHub
6 13 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
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
1 177 (9.64%) DNS
2 146 (7.95%) LDAP
3 144 (7.84%) Firewall
4 120 (6.54%) HTTP
5 115 (6.26%) SAN
6 114 (6.21%) TCP/IP
7 97 (5.28%) Internet
8 79 (4.30%) SMTP
9 68 (3.70%) SSL
9 68 (3.70%) SSH
10 60 (3.27%) NAS
11 54 (2.94%) SNMP
12 46 (2.51%) VPN
13 41 (2.23%) WAN
13 41 (2.23%) DHCP
14 35 (1.91%) Multicast
14 35 (1.91%) BGP
14 35 (1.91%) LAN
15 34 (1.85%) Network Security
16 32 (1.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (15.80%) MySQL
2 182 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 173 (9.42%) Relational Database
4 116 (6.32%) RDBMS
5 114 (6.21%) Oracle Database
6 78 (4.25%) DB2
7 77 (4.19%) MongoDB
8 60 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (2.94%) NoSQL
10 52 (2.83%) Hadoop
10 52 (2.83%) Big Data
11 45 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 38 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 31 (1.69%) Oracle Discoverer
15 25 (1.36%) KDB
16 23 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
17 21 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 126 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 119 (6.48%) Subversion
3 99 (5.39%) Jenkins
4 85 (4.63%) JIRA
5 68 (3.70%) Ant
6 61 (3.32%) JUnit
7 54 (2.94%) Selenium
8 53 (2.89%) Hudson
9 35 (1.91%) Maven
10 32 (1.74%) Eclipse
10 32 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
10 32 (1.74%) ClearCase
11 25 (1.36%) CruiseControl
12 19 (1.03%) TeamCity
13 18 (0.98%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.87%) Toad
15 15 (0.82%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.82%) Cucumber
16 13 (0.71%) Log4j
17 12 (0.65%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 347 (18.90%) Finance
2 272 (14.81%) Banking
3 127 (6.92%) Investment Banking
4 118 (6.43%) Front Office
5 93 (5.07%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.02%) Retail
7 31 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.03%) Marketing
9 18 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.87%) Games
11 11 (0.60%) Legal
12 10 (0.54%) Electronics
13 9 (0.49%) Back Office
13 9 (0.49%) Publishing
13 9 (0.49%) French Language
14 7 (0.38%) Dutch Language
15 6 (0.33%) German Language
15 6 (0.33%) Advertising
16 5 (0.27%) Billing
17 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 600 (32.68%) Developer
2 165 (8.99%) Administrator
3 150 (8.17%) Analyst
4 138 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 125 (6.81%) Systems Administrator
6 106 (5.77%) Java Developer
7 101 (5.50%) Perl Developer
8 94 (5.12%) C++ Developer
9 85 (4.63%) Support Engineer
10 84 (4.58%) Linux Administrator
11 83 (4.52%) Consultant
11 83 (4.52%) Architect
12 70 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
13 69 (3.76%) DBA
14 66 (3.59%) Applications Support
15 63 (3.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 56 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
17 54 (2.94%) Software Engineer
17 54 (2.94%) Support Analyst
18 48 (2.61%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (12.96%) XML
2 197 (10.73%) HTML
3 147 (8.01%) .NET
4 125 (6.81%) CSS
5 122 (6.64%) Web Services
6 115 (6.26%) LAMP
7 85 (4.63%) J2EE
8 84 (4.58%) Spring
9 80 (4.36%) Middleware
10 69 (3.76%) jQuery
11 62 (3.38%) JSON
12 57 (3.10%) XSLT
13 55 (3.00%) Ajax
14 53 (2.89%) FIX Protocol
15 51 (2.78%) JMS
16 47 (2.56%) HTML5
17 43 (2.34%) JSP
18 42 (2.29%) SOAP
19 39 (2.12%) STL
19 39 (2.12%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 127 (6.92%) Open Source
2 110 (5.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 91 (4.96%) Derivative
4 81 (4.41%) Clustering
5 79 (4.30%) Fixed Income
6 78 (4.25%) Equities
7 77 (4.19%) Computer Science
8 42 (2.29%) Replication
9 37 (2.02%) Credit Risk
10 24 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.09%) CLARiiON
12 19 (1.03%) Web 2.0
13 18 (0.98%) IPTV
14 17 (0.93%) STB
15 16 (0.87%) Wiki
16 15 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
17 13 (0.71%) Video on Demand
17 13 (0.71%) Client/Server
17 13 (0.71%) CMDB
18 12 (0.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 996 (54.25%) Linux
2 846 (46.08%) UNIX
3 394 (21.46%) Windows
4 270 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 217 (11.82%) Solaris
6 93 (5.07%) CentOS
7 61 (3.32%) Debian
8 60 (3.27%) Ubuntu
9 55 (3.00%) AIX
9 55 (3.00%) Windows XP
10 51 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (2.18%) HPUX
13 31 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
14 25 (1.36%) Windows 7
15 24 (1.31%) SUSE
16 16 (0.87%) Android
17 13 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (0.65%) Apple iOS
19 7 (0.38%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
1 212 (11.55%) DevOps
2 192 (10.46%) OO
3 183 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
4 134 (7.30%) ITIL
5 116 (6.32%) Migration
6 110 (5.99%) Software Engineering
7 107 (5.83%) Scrum
7 107 (5.83%) Configuration Management
8 94 (5.12%) Low Latency
9 88 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
10 81 (4.41%) TDD
11 80 (4.36%) Change Management
12 79 (4.30%) Load Balancing
13 74 (4.03%) Electronic Trading
14 70 (3.81%) Analytics
15 66 (3.59%) E-Commerce
15 66 (3.59%) Unit Testing
16 64 (3.49%) Multithreading
17 59 (3.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 690 (37.58%) Python
2 676 (36.82%) Java
3 605 (32.95%) SQL
4 367 (19.99%) Shell Script
5 345 (18.79%) Bash Shell
6 289 (15.74%) PHP
7 287 (15.63%) C++
8 264 (14.38%) Ruby
9 238 (12.96%) JavaScript
10 169 (9.20%) C#
11 164 (8.93%) C
12 140 (7.63%) PowerShell
13 125 (6.81%) Korn
14 103 (5.61%) PL/SQL
15 70 (3.81%) Scala
16 57 (3.10%) VBA
17 46 (2.51%) VBScript
18 45 (2.45%) Tcl
19 41 (2.23%) VB
20 35 (1.91%) AWK
Qualifications
1 146 (7.95%) Degree
2 94 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 56 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.47%) ISEB
6 19 (1.03%) CCNP
6 19 (1.03%) CCNA
6 19 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.76%) CCENT
7 14 (0.76%) LPIC
7 14 (0.76%) RHCE
7 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (0.65%) OCP
9 12 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.54%) MCSE
11 7 (0.38%) VCP5
11 7 (0.38%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.78%) QA
2 21 (1.14%) SLA
3 8 (0.44%) Basel III
4 5 (0.27%) WCAG
5 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.11%) COBIT
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) GPG13
7 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.054%) EMIR
7 1 (0.054%) DO-160
7 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 114 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 57 (3.10%) NFS
4 52 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
5 31 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
6 29 (1.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 25 (1.36%) Squid
8 24 (1.31%) XenServer
8 24 (1.31%) Sendmail
9 23 (1.25%) Samba
9 23 (1.25%) VMware ESX
10 21 (1.14%) Varnish
11 20 (1.09%) Xen
11 20 (1.09%) qmail
11 20 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 19 (1.03%) vSphere
13 17 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.87%) Postfix
15 13 (0.71%) vCloud
16 11 (0.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 239 (13.02%) Puppet
2 147 (8.01%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (5.77%) Nagios
4 55 (3.00%) Tivoli
5 51 (2.78%) ZABBIX
6 45 (2.45%) Salt
7 32 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
8 30 (1.63%) SCOM
8 30 (1.63%) NetBackup
8 30 (1.63%) Cacti
9 23 (1.25%) Zenoss
10 22 (1.20%) Data Guard
11 21 (1.14%) Control-M
11 21 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
14 15 (0.82%) OpenSSO
15 14 (0.76%) Netcool
15 14 (0.76%) YUM
15 14 (0.76%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 512 (27.89%) Oracle
2 338 (18.41%) Red Hat
3 174 (9.48%) VMware
4 166 (9.04%) Sybase
5 149 (8.12%) Microsoft
6 123 (6.70%) HP
7 112 (6.10%) Cisco
8 108 (5.88%) IBM
9 81 (4.41%) Sun
10 66 (3.59%) EMC
11 55 (3.00%) NetApp
12 53 (2.89%) Veritas
13 51 (2.78%) Juniper
13 51 (2.78%) TIBCO
14 42 (2.29%) JBoss
15 38 (2.07%) F5
16 34 (1.85%) Perforce
17 31 (1.69%) Rackspace
17 31 (1.69%) SAP
18 30 (1.63%) Citrix
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