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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 126 131 89
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -42
Contract jobs citing Perl 981 879 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.58% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.50% 4.29% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 550 669
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 13
Average hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £24.95 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%

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
21811 20482 19814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.72% 36.87% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14662 13096 12278
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 464 419 565
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.14 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +19 887 £425 +3.03% 348
London +16 483 £475 - 184
South East +53 187 £373 +2.75% 61
City of London +9 109 £475 -5.00% 51
East of England -9 60 £350 -12.50% 34
Hampshire +9 58 £338 -3.57% 16
Surrey +25 53 £375 -27.88% 13
South West -18 53 £400 - 13
Scotland -27 49 £375 +1.00% 12
North West -10 36 £350 -2.43% 11
Yorkshire -16 30 £406 +35.41% 19
Gloucestershire -11 29 £410 +1.23% 5
Berkshire +9 28 £413 +10.00% 20
Cambridgeshire -29 28 £350 -12.50% 23
West Yorkshire -6 25 £395 +43.63% 10
Leatherhead - 24 £400 - 5
Glasgow -18 23 £375 -11.76% 1
Cambridge -26 22 £350 -15.15% 22
Hertfordshire +9 20 £328 -6.42% 5
Edinburgh +8 20 £413 +17.85% 8
Wales +8 18 £350 -12.50% 5
Leeds -12 18 £400 +45.45% 9
South Wales +11 17 £350 -9.67% 5
Cardiff +11 16 £350 -9.67% 3
North East -17 16 £550 +100.00% 7
Basingstoke +5 15 £430 +43.33%
Tyne and Wear -14 15 £550 +106.57% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 15 £550 +106.57% 4
Middlesex +15 14 £350 - 1
Cheshire 0 14 £320 -8.57% 4

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1106 (58.83%) Linux
2 941 (50.05%) UNIX
3 856 (45.53%) Python
4 741 (39.41%) Java
5 720 (38.30%) SQL
6 522 (27.77%) Oracle
7 472 (25.11%) Windows
8 387 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
9 372 (19.79%) Bash Shell
10 359 (19.10%) Shell Script
10 359 (19.10%) Finance
11 325 (17.29%) C++
12 308 (16.38%) Ruby
12 308 (16.38%) DevOps
13 303 (16.12%) Puppet
14 291 (15.48%) Red Hat
15 276 (14.68%) PHP
16 273 (14.52%) MySQL
17 265 (14.10%) VMware
18 261 (13.88%) Banking
19 256 (13.62%) JavaScript
20 242 (12.87%) Relational Database
21 237 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
22 235 (12.50%) Solaris
23 234 (12.45%) Configuration Management
24 229 (12.18%) XML
25 228 (12.13%) Git (software)
26 227 (12.07%) OO
27 216 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 215 (11.44%) SQL Server

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 192 (10.21%) Apache
2 131 (6.97%) Tomcat
3 94 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 90 (4.79%) JBoss
5 77 (4.10%) WebLogic
6 67 (3.56%) IIS
7 48 (2.55%) nginx
8 42 (2.23%) OpenStack
9 41 (2.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 31 (1.65%) Drupal
11 30 (1.60%) Node.js
12 27 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
12 27 (1.44%) Confluence
13 24 (1.28%) SAS
14 14 (0.74%) MQSeries
14 14 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
14 14 (0.74%) Mule ESB
15 13 (0.69%) GlassFish
16 12 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
17 11 (0.59%) CMS
Applications
1 88 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 52 (2.77%) MS Office
3 40 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Maple
6 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.16%) LaTeX
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.053%) Windchill
8 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.59%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.53%) Global One
4 8 (0.43%) Tridion
5 5 (0.27%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
6 4 (0.21%) Summit
6 4 (0.21%) RMDS
6 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.11%) Finacle
8 2 (0.11%) Eikon
8 2 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 178 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
3 20 (1.06%) SaaS
4 16 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.69%) IaaS
5 13 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.37%) PaaS
8 6 (0.32%) GitHub
9 5 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
9 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.21%) Heroku
11 3 (0.16%) Engine Yard
11 3 (0.16%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.11%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 151 (8.03%) TCP/IP
2 150 (7.98%) SAN
3 133 (7.07%) Firewall
4 115 (6.12%) DNS
5 107 (5.69%) LDAP
6 72 (3.83%) SSL
7 59 (3.14%) SNMP
8 55 (2.93%) Internet
9 54 (2.87%) LAN
9 54 (2.87%) NAS
9 54 (2.87%) Radio Access Network
10 52 (2.77%) HTTP
11 49 (2.61%) VPN
12 45 (2.39%) 3G
13 44 (2.34%) WAN
13 44 (2.34%) 2G
14 42 (2.23%) DHCP
15 37 (1.97%) iSCSI
16 35 (1.86%) LTE
16 35 (1.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (14.52%) MySQL
2 242 (12.87%) Relational Database
3 215 (11.44%) SQL Server
4 140 (7.45%) RDBMS
5 117 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
6 103 (5.48%) Oracle Database
7 83 (4.41%) MongoDB
8 78 (4.15%) DB2
9 59 (3.14%) Hadoop
10 48 (2.55%) NoSQL
11 41 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 32 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
14 30 (1.60%) Big Data
15 28 (1.49%) Redis
16 23 (1.22%) OLTP
17 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (1.06%) KDB
18 18 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
19 16 (0.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 228 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 205 (10.90%) Jenkins
3 191 (10.16%) Subversion
4 85 (4.52%) JIRA
5 84 (4.47%) Maven
6 73 (3.88%) Ant
7 64 (3.40%) ClearCase
8 50 (2.66%) JUnit
8 50 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 49 (2.61%) Hudson
10 45 (2.39%) SoapUI
11 39 (2.07%) TeamCity
12 37 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 36 (1.91%) Selenium
14 31 (1.65%) Artifactory
15 29 (1.54%) Gerrit
16 28 (1.49%) Eclipse
17 27 (1.44%) Gradle
18 21 (1.12%) FishEye
18 21 (1.12%) Apache Ivy
General
1 359 (19.10%) Finance
2 261 (13.88%) Banking
3 129 (6.86%) Front Office
4 127 (6.76%) Investment Banking
5 113 (6.01%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.65%) Back Office
6 31 (1.65%) Retail
7 30 (1.60%) Legal
8 29 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.80%) Games
10 14 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.59%) Electronics
12 6 (0.32%) Marketing
13 5 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.27%) German Language
13 5 (0.27%) Advertising
14 4 (0.21%) Publishing
14 4 (0.21%) French Language
15 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.16%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 566 (30.11%) Developer
2 192 (10.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 157 (8.35%) Analyst
4 152 (8.09%) Administrator
5 111 (5.90%) Java Developer
6 100 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
7 95 (5.05%) Perl Developer
8 86 (4.57%) Applications Support
9 77 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
10 69 (3.67%) C++ Developer
11 65 (3.46%) Support Analyst
12 63 (3.35%) Consultant
12 63 (3.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 59 (3.14%) Software Engineer
14 52 (2.77%) Senior Developer
15 47 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
16 46 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
17 44 (2.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 42 (2.23%) Applications Support Analyst
19 39 (2.07%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (12.18%) XML
2 177 (9.41%) Web Services
3 161 (8.56%) HTML
4 145 (7.71%) .NET
5 108 (5.74%) CSS
6 102 (5.43%) J2EE
7 89 (4.73%) SOAP
7 89 (4.73%) Middleware
8 84 (4.47%) FIX Protocol
9 73 (3.88%) LAMP
10 67 (3.56%) STL
11 64 (3.40%) Spring
12 58 (3.09%) jQuery
13 54 (2.87%) RESTful
14 49 (2.61%) JMS
15 44 (2.34%) Ajax
16 41 (2.18%) JSON
17 39 (2.07%) XSLT
18 38 (2.02%) JSP
19 36 (1.91%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 168 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 73 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 71 (3.78%) Clustering
4 71 (3.78%) Equities
5 59 (3.14%) Derivative
6 57 (3.03%) Fixed Income
7 55 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 47 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.49%) Client/Server
11 25 (1.33%) Credit Risk
12 24 (1.28%) Market Risk
13 22 (1.17%) Grid Computing
14 21 (1.12%) CMDB
15 17 (0.90%) DataPower
15 17 (0.90%) HACMP
15 17 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.90%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1106 (58.83%) Linux
2 941 (50.05%) UNIX
3 472 (25.11%) Windows
4 235 (12.50%) Solaris
5 216 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 88 (4.68%) AIX
7 82 (4.36%) Ubuntu
8 79 (4.20%) CentOS
9 74 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (2.07%) HPUX
11 38 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (1.81%) SUSE
14 25 (1.33%) Windows 7
15 22 (1.17%) Debian
16 18 (0.96%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.74%) Fedora
18 12 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
19 11 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (16.38%) DevOps
3 237 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
4 234 (12.45%) Configuration Management
5 227 (12.07%) OO
6 137 (7.29%) ITIL
7 135 (7.18%) Software Engineering
8 130 (6.91%) SDLC
9 102 (5.43%) Scrum
10 101 (5.37%) Open Source
11 87 (4.63%) TDD
12 77 (4.10%) Project Management
13 75 (3.99%) Migration
14 73 (3.88%) Release Management
15 72 (3.83%) E-Commerce
16 71 (3.78%) Web Development
17 68 (3.62%) Load Balancing
17 68 (3.62%) Multithreading
18 67 (3.56%) Low Latency
19 64 (3.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 856 (45.53%) Python
2 741 (39.41%) Java
3 720 (38.30%) SQL
4 372 (19.79%) Bash Shell
5 359 (19.10%) Shell Script
6 325 (17.29%) C++
7 308 (16.38%) Ruby
8 276 (14.68%) PHP
9 256 (13.62%) JavaScript
10 183 (9.73%) PowerShell
11 152 (8.09%) C
12 133 (7.07%) PL/SQL
13 130 (6.91%) C#
14 104 (5.53%) Korn
15 50 (2.66%) Scala
16 49 (2.61%) VBScript
17 48 (2.55%) VB
18 30 (1.60%) Groovy
19 29 (1.54%) T-SQL
19 29 (1.54%) Jython
Qualifications
1 189 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 127 (6.76%) Degree
3 108 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 74 (3.94%) DV Cleared
5 34 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.28%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.12%) CCNA
7 21 (1.12%) RHCE
8 17 (0.90%) CCNP
9 16 (0.85%) Sun Certification
10 11 (0.59%) HND
11 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.43%) OCPJP
13 7 (0.37%) HNC
13 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.37%) CCSA
13 7 (0.37%) ISEB
13 7 (0.37%) MCSE
13 7 (0.37%) VCAP
14 6 (0.32%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.31%) QA
2 35 (1.86%) SLA
3 5 (0.27%) COREP
3 5 (0.27%) FINREP
4 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) Basel II
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 168 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 54 (2.87%) vSphere
4 43 (2.29%) NFS
5 42 (2.23%) vCloud
6 40 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 34 (1.81%) Samba
8 33 (1.76%) VMware ESX
9 30 (1.60%) KVM
10 29 (1.54%) Docker
10 29 (1.54%) Hyper-V
11 28 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 17 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (0.69%) Firmware
15 12 (0.64%) Postfix
16 9 (0.48%) Sendmail
16 9 (0.48%) iptables
17 8 (0.43%) HDFS
17 8 (0.43%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 303 (16.12%) Puppet
2 212 (11.28%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (4.20%) Ansible
4 71 (3.78%) Nagios
5 46 (2.45%) Tivoli
6 43 (2.29%) ZABBIX
7 41 (2.18%) Salt
8 39 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
9 30 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
10 28 (1.49%) HAProxy
10 28 (1.49%) NetBackup
10 28 (1.49%) logstash
11 25 (1.33%) Kibana
12 24 (1.28%) Vagrant
12 24 (1.28%) BladeLogic
12 24 (1.28%) Control-M
12 24 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
13 23 (1.22%) Rundeck
14 17 (0.90%) Zenoss
15 16 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 522 (27.77%) Oracle
2 291 (15.48%) Red Hat
3 265 (14.10%) VMware
4 138 (7.34%) Sybase
5 133 (7.07%) HP
6 125 (6.65%) Microsoft
7 117 (6.22%) IBM
8 86 (4.57%) Sun
8 86 (4.57%) Cisco
9 74 (3.94%) Veritas
10 48 (2.55%) EMC
11 47 (2.50%) NetApp
12 45 (2.39%) Informatica
12 45 (2.39%) Citrix
13 37 (1.97%) Splunk
14 36 (1.91%) Google
15 35 (1.86%) Remedy
16 33 (1.76%) Perforce
17 32 (1.70%) Symantec
17 32 (1.70%) BMC
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