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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Perl
Rank 112 139 123
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Contract jobs citing Perl 1179 918 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.11% 1.64% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.53% 4.41% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 553 608
Average daily rate £450 £431 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 14
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £26.00 £22.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.86 £46.35 £71.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%

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
21327 20829 20320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.30% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14646 13547 13247
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 438 477
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +27 993 £450 - 315
London +28 612 £475 -3.79% 138
South East -20 157 £425 +21.42% 70
Scotland +11 97 £400 +6.66% 20
City of London +36 88 £475 -5.00% 33
North East +22 70 £310 +12.72% 2
Tyne and Wear +18 63 £298 +8.18% 1
Wales +26 62 £375 +2.73% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 62 £295 +7.27% 1
South Wales +15 56 £375 +3.37% 6
South West +12 51 £425 -5.55% 22
Cardiff -1 49 £375 +3.37% 2
Hampshire -14 46 £400 +28.00% 15
Surrey 0 42 £438 +9.37% 18
Yorkshire +16 38 £425 +7.59% 20
Edinburgh +4 33 £438 +12.90% 10
Glasgow +3 33 £400 +3.22% 6
East of England +3 27 £369 +22.91% 31
West Yorkshire +10 25 £425 +10.38% 12
Cambridgeshire +23 21 £381 +32.60% 21
Gloucestershire +4 20 £500 +11.11% 15
Leeds -1 20 £425 +10.38% 10
Berkshire -16 18 £450 +34.32% 25
Renfrewshire - 18 £320 - 2
Erskine - 18 £320 - 1
Cambridge +6 17 £351 +22.17% 21
Kent -20 15 £450 -10.00% 1
North West -29 15 £425 - 18
Buckinghamshire +13 14 £390 -3.70% 2
Croydon -1 12 £393 -11.54% 1

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1261 (63.18%) Linux
2 1047 (52.45%) Python
3 989 (49.55%) Unix
4 779 (39.03%) Java
5 613 (30.71%) SQL
6 554 (27.76%) Bash Shell
7 540 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
8 504 (25.25%) Windows
9 495 (24.80%) Oracle
10 474 (23.75%) Puppet
11 455 (22.80%) DevOps
12 449 (22.49%) Shell Script
13 436 (21.84%) Finance
14 420 (21.04%) Red Hat
15 393 (19.69%) Ruby
16 336 (16.83%) C++
17 335 (16.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 324 (16.23%) Configuration Management
19 313 (15.68%) Apache
20 312 (15.63%) VMware
21 301 (15.08%) JavaScript
22 287 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
23 281 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
24 277 (13.88%) MySQL
25 275 (13.78%) Jenkins
26 271 (13.58%) OO
27 269 (13.48%) TCP/IP
28 257 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
29 249 (12.47%) Banking
30 243 (12.17%) Security Cleared

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 313 (15.68%) Apache
2 183 (9.17%) Tomcat
3 127 (6.36%) JBoss
4 109 (5.46%) WebLogic
5 96 (4.81%) WebSphere
6 92 (4.61%) OpenStack
7 80 (4.01%) Confluence
8 76 (3.81%) IIS
9 72 (3.61%) Node.js
10 63 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
11 53 (2.66%) nginx
12 40 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
13 35 (1.75%) SAS
14 26 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
15 21 (1.05%) CMS
15 21 (1.05%) MQSeries
16 19 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 18 (0.90%) Apache Pig
18 13 (0.65%) Apache Solr
18 13 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 80 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.10%) MS Office
3 15 (0.75%) HipChat
4 14 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.65%) SPSS
6 11 (0.55%) Stata
7 10 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.10%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.10%) Simulink
9 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.050%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.050%) InDesign
10 1 (0.050%) Weka
Business Applications
1 10 (0.50%) Markit EDM
2 9 (0.45%) OpenText MBPM
3 8 (0.40%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.30%) Global One
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.20%) BigMachines
7 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.10%) RMDS
10 1 (0.050%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.050%) CSG Singleview
10 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.050%) Magento
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.050%) SAP PSCD
10 1 (0.050%) SunGard GMI
10 1 (0.050%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 287 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.15%) SaaS
4 42 (2.10%) PaaS
5 33 (1.65%) GitHub
6 32 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (1.30%) IaaS
9 23 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.50%) Google App Engine
12 7 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.20%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
15 2 (0.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 269 (13.48%) TCP/IP
2 216 (10.82%) DNS
3 172 (8.62%) HTTP
4 169 (8.47%) SSL
5 166 (8.32%) SAN
6 147 (7.36%) Firewall
7 142 (7.11%) LDAP
8 75 (3.76%) Internet
9 57 (2.86%) VPN
10 49 (2.45%) iSCSI
11 48 (2.40%) FTP
12 47 (2.35%) SMTP
13 45 (2.25%) DHCP
13 45 (2.25%) NAS
14 44 (2.20%) SSH
14 44 (2.20%) WAN
15 35 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
16 33 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
16 33 (1.65%) LAN
17 31 (1.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (13.88%) MySQL
2 193 (9.67%) Relational Database
3 159 (7.97%) SQL Server
4 144 (7.21%) MongoDB
5 140 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
6 113 (5.66%) NoSQL
7 97 (4.86%) Oracle Database
8 81 (4.06%) DB2
9 80 (4.01%) RDBMS
10 76 (3.81%) Hadoop
11 67 (3.36%) Redis
12 58 (2.91%) Big Data
13 42 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (1.60%) OLTP
15 31 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (1.25%) Jackrabbit
17 21 (1.05%) Apache Hive
17 21 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
18 19 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
19 17 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 275 (13.78%) Jenkins
2 243 (12.17%) Git (software)
3 158 (7.92%) JIRA
4 149 (7.46%) Subversion
5 131 (6.56%) Selenium
6 98 (4.91%) Maven
7 93 (4.66%) Cucumber
8 69 (3.46%) TeamCity
9 68 (3.41%) ClearCase
10 58 (2.91%) Ant
11 45 (2.25%) Hudson
12 39 (1.95%) JUnit
13 37 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 34 (1.70%) Vagrant
15 32 (1.60%) Gradle
15 32 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
16 31 (1.55%) Gerrit
17 30 (1.50%) Eclipse
18 29 (1.45%) Artifactory
19 25 (1.25%) Mockito
General
1 436 (21.84%) Finance
2 249 (12.47%) Banking
3 75 (3.76%) Front Office
4 74 (3.71%) Investment Banking
5 73 (3.66%) Legal
6 55 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.60%) Games
8 30 (1.50%) Retail
9 21 (1.05%) Back Office
10 17 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.80%) Publishing
12 13 (0.65%) Marketing
13 12 (0.60%) Electronics
14 8 (0.40%) Advertising
15 5 (0.25%) Avionics
16 4 (0.20%) French Language
17 3 (0.15%) Military
18 2 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 528 (26.45%) Developer
2 255 (12.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 230 (11.52%) Linux Engineer
4 166 (8.32%) Administrator
5 121 (6.06%) Analyst
6 110 (5.51%) Java Developer
7 100 (5.01%) Systems Administrator
8 93 (4.66%) Unix Engineer
9 91 (4.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 88 (4.41%) Architect
11 80 (4.01%) C++ Developer
12 75 (3.76%) Perl Developer
12 75 (3.76%) Support Engineer
13 74 (3.71%) Applications Support
14 73 (3.66%) Oracle Developer
15 71 (3.56%) Consultant
16 69 (3.46%) Linux Administrator
17 68 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
18 62 (3.11%) Unix Developer
19 60 (3.01%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (11.52%) HTML
2 199 (9.97%) CSS
3 174 (8.72%) Web Services
4 157 (7.87%) .NET
5 135 (6.76%) LAMP
6 124 (6.21%) jQuery
7 121 (6.06%) XML
8 100 (5.01%) J2EE
9 90 (4.51%) Middleware
10 80 (4.01%) Ajax
11 79 (3.96%) JSON
12 74 (3.71%) REST
13 62 (3.11%) RESTful
14 57 (2.86%) LAPP Stack
15 55 (2.76%) AngularJS
15 55 (2.76%) STL
16 53 (2.66%) Spring
17 50 (2.51%) HTML5
18 46 (2.30%) CSS3
19 40 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 127 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.31%) Clustering
3 96 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 71 (3.56%) Equities
5 68 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 66 (3.31%) Computer Science
7 50 (2.51%) Derivative
8 48 (2.40%) Management Information System
9 39 (1.95%) Fixed Income
10 38 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.55%) PKI
12 28 (1.40%) Fintech
13 27 (1.35%) HACMP
14 26 (1.30%) Replication
15 25 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
15 25 (1.25%) Wiki
16 23 (1.15%) Statistics
17 22 (1.10%) DataPower
18 18 (0.90%) Internet of Things
18 18 (0.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1261 (63.18%) Linux
2 989 (49.55%) Unix
3 504 (25.25%) Windows
4 335 (16.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 221 (11.07%) Solaris
6 162 (8.12%) AIX
7 157 (7.87%) Windows Server
8 117 (5.86%) CentOS
9 62 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (2.91%) Ubuntu
11 42 (2.10%) Debian
12 40 (2.00%) Mac OS X
12 40 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 39 (1.95%) SUSE
14 38 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
15 29 (1.45%) HPUX
16 25 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (1.00%) Windows XP
19 15 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (22.80%) DevOps
3 324 (16.23%) Configuration Management
4 271 (13.58%) OO
5 257 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
6 231 (11.57%) Software Engineering
7 220 (11.02%) ITIL
8 162 (8.12%) TDD
9 156 (7.82%) Open Source
10 138 (6.91%) High Availability
11 116 (5.81%) Migration
12 115 (5.76%) Scrum
13 114 (5.71%) SDLC
14 95 (4.76%) Release Management
15 94 (4.71%) Web Development
16 87 (4.36%) Load Balancing
17 83 (4.16%) Performance Tuning
18 82 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
19 80 (4.01%) Change Management
20 77 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1047 (52.45%) Python
2 779 (39.03%) Java
3 613 (30.71%) SQL
4 554 (27.76%) Bash Shell
5 449 (22.49%) Shell Script
6 393 (19.69%) Ruby
7 336 (16.83%) C++
8 301 (15.08%) JavaScript
9 238 (11.92%) PHP
10 234 (11.72%) C
11 212 (10.62%) PowerShell
12 173 (8.67%) C#
13 152 (7.62%) Korn
14 93 (4.66%) PL/SQL
15 71 (3.56%) Scala
16 63 (3.16%) VB
17 57 (2.86%) Go
18 55 (2.76%) AWK
19 42 (2.10%) Bourne shell
20 40 (2.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 243 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 149 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 97 (4.86%) Degree
4 44 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (1.20%) RHCE
7 22 (1.10%) CCNP
8 18 (0.90%) AWS Certification
9 16 (0.80%) CISSP
10 14 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 14 (0.70%) RHCSA
11 13 (0.65%) CCNA
12 11 (0.55%) GIAC
13 10 (0.50%) AAT
13 10 (0.50%) ISEB
14 9 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.40%) CEH
16 7 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.45%) QA
2 40 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 34 (1.70%) SLA
4 17 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.40%) MiFID
6 7 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.20%) WCAG
9 3 (0.15%) WAI
10 2 (0.10%) GPG13
10 2 (0.10%) SDET
11 1 (0.050%) COBIT
11 1 (0.050%) DO-254
11 1 (0.050%) ISO27002
System Software
1 182 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (6.01%) Active Directory
3 118 (5.91%) Docker
4 80 (4.01%) Samba
5 73 (3.66%) NFS
6 59 (2.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 58 (2.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 57 (2.86%) vSphere
9 50 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (1.80%) KVM
10 36 (1.80%) Veritas File System
11 28 (1.40%) Squid
12 27 (1.35%) VMware ESX
13 22 (1.10%) vCloud
14 17 (0.85%) Xen
15 13 (0.65%) GlusterFS
15 13 (0.65%) iptables
15 13 (0.65%) qmail
16 12 (0.60%) Ceph
16 12 (0.60%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 474 (23.75%) Puppet
2 281 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
3 204 (10.22%) Ansible
4 136 (6.81%) Nagios
5 62 (3.11%) Tivoli
6 59 (2.96%) logstash
7 54 (2.71%) Salt
8 51 (2.56%) ZABBIX
9 50 (2.51%) Kibana
10 49 (2.45%) Cacti
11 46 (2.30%) HAProxy
12 39 (1.95%) Control-M
13 36 (1.80%) Graphite
14 32 (1.60%) Grafana
15 30 (1.50%) Netcool
16 29 (1.45%) Uchiwa
17 25 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
18 24 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
19 22 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
20 21 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 495 (24.80%) Oracle
2 420 (21.04%) Red Hat
3 312 (15.63%) VMware
4 147 (7.36%) IBM
5 146 (7.31%) HP
6 128 (6.41%) Microsoft
7 116 (5.81%) Veritas
8 107 (5.36%) Sybase
9 102 (5.11%) Cisco
10 89 (4.46%) Splunk
11 82 (4.11%) Informatica
12 66 (3.31%) Sun
13 52 (2.61%) CA
14 43 (2.15%) BMC
15 42 (2.10%) F5
16 38 (1.90%) Atlassian
17 37 (1.85%) EMC
17 37 (1.85%) NetApp
18 36 (1.80%) Pega
19 30 (1.50%) Google
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £281 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent bens
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago