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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 112 118 108
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Perl 1002 809 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.69% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.82% 4.60% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 486 630
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.58 £15.30 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £40.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -38.35%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20792 17589 21064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 36.80% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13463 10809 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 633 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +4 888 £450 +5.88% 347
London +11 587 £475 +5.55% 167
City of London +22 164 £550 +15.78% 45
South East -45 111 £380 +16.92% 49
Scotland -16 69 £375 -9.09% 16
South West +10 58 £413 +3.12% 32
West Midlands +22 43 £275 -41.48%
Hampshire -2 39 £406 +29.17% 15
Glasgow -6 35 £375 -3.22% 3
North West -2 27 £350 +7.69% 17
East of England -37 27 £375 +15.38% 53
Berkshire -49 27 £319 -8.92% 16
Yorkshire -6 25 £363 +31.81% 29
Surrey +3 23 £450 +26.31% 5
Edinburgh -8 22 £275 -33.33% 9
Birmingham - 21 £275 -
West Yorkshire -22 19 £375 +36.36% 21
Cambridgeshire -15 18 £375 +15.38% 47
Manchester +6 17 £350 +16.66% 8
Wales -12 17 £350 -2.77% 7
Leeds -15 16 £363 +31.81% 16
Cambridge +7 15 £375 +13.63% 39
Bristol 0 15 £350 - 8
Dorset +9 14 £435 - 2
Gloucestershire +5 14 £450 +12.50% 12
Bournemouth +8 13 £435 - 1
South Wales -8 11 £363 +0.69% 7
Newbury +5 9 £250 - 1
Wiltshire -9 9 £335 -4.28% 7
Solihull - 9 £250 -

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 917 (50.78%) UNIX
2 898 (49.72%) Linux
3 755 (41.81%) Java
4 689 (38.15%) Python
5 645 (35.71%) SQL
6 520 (28.79%) Oracle
7 401 (22.20%) Finance
8 395 (21.87%) Windows
9 321 (17.77%) Shell Script
10 312 (17.28%) C++
11 299 (16.56%) Solaris
12 297 (16.45%) Red Hat
13 278 (15.39%) Bash Shell
14 272 (15.06%) Banking
15 270 (14.95%) Ruby
16 265 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
17 251 (13.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 244 (13.51%) MySQL
19 236 (13.07%) Puppet
20 228 (12.62%) PHP
20 228 (12.62%) XML
20 228 (12.62%) Apache
21 225 (12.46%) OO
22 212 (11.74%) C#
23 206 (11.41%) JavaScript
24 198 (10.96%) Relational Database
25 196 (10.85%) HTML
25 196 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
26 192 (10.63%) Sybase
27 180 (9.97%) C

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 228 (12.62%) Apache
2 118 (6.53%) Tomcat
3 83 (4.60%) WebLogic
4 55 (3.05%) WebSphere
5 40 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 25 (1.38%) MQSeries
7 25 (1.38%) nginx
8 24 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (1.22%) CMS
10 21 (1.16%) IIS
11 18 (1.00%) Confluence
12 14 (0.78%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
13 13 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
13 13 (0.72%) Node.js
14 12 (0.66%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.55%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
15 10 (0.55%) GlassFish
Applications
1 65 (3.60%) MS Office
2 57 (3.16%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) MS Project
6 4 (0.22%) CATIA
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.17%) Windchill
7 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 25 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
2 19 (1.05%) Tridion
3 17 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.72%) IntelliMatch
4 13 (0.72%) CSG Singleview
5 12 (0.66%) Global One
6 10 (0.55%) Murex MxG2000
7 9 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.39%) RMDS
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.22%) Magento
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
13 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
13 2 (0.11%) Metrica
13 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 2 (0.11%) Summit
14 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.61%) Amazon S3
5 10 (0.55%) SaaS
6 6 (0.33%) Joyent
7 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.28%) GitHub
8 4 (0.22%) IaaS
9 3 (0.17%) PaaS
10 1 (0.055%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.055%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 154 (8.53%) SAN
2 145 (8.03%) DNS
3 139 (7.70%) TCP/IP
4 120 (6.64%) Firewall
5 97 (5.37%) LDAP
6 93 (5.15%) HTTP
7 92 (5.09%) Internet
8 91 (5.04%) NAS
9 64 (3.54%) SNMP
10 50 (2.77%) SSH
11 48 (2.66%) Multicast
12 43 (2.38%) SSL
13 41 (2.27%) DHCP
14 37 (2.05%) WAN
14 37 (2.05%) LAN
15 35 (1.94%) SMTP
16 34 (1.88%) FTP
17 33 (1.83%) VPN
18 21 (1.16%) Network Security
19 20 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (13.51%) MySQL
2 198 (10.96%) Relational Database
3 174 (9.63%) SQL Server
4 150 (8.31%) RDBMS
5 118 (6.53%) Oracle Database
6 75 (4.15%) DB2
7 74 (4.10%) MongoDB
8 65 (3.60%) NoSQL
9 60 (3.32%) Big Data
10 51 (2.82%) Hadoop
11 45 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 40 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
13 40 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
14 38 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
15 26 (1.44%) Oracle Discoverer
16 22 (1.22%) CouchDB
17 21 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 20 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (1.05%) KDB
Development Applications
1 120 (6.64%) Subversion
2 108 (5.98%) Jenkins
3 91 (5.04%) Git (software)
4 72 (3.99%) Ant
5 65 (3.60%) JUnit
6 64 (3.54%) JIRA
7 58 (3.21%) Maven
8 55 (3.05%) ClearCase
9 48 (2.66%) Eclipse
10 46 (2.55%) Hudson
11 37 (2.05%) Selenium
12 23 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
13 22 (1.22%) Visual Studio
14 20 (1.11%) Log4j
15 19 (1.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
16 16 (0.89%) TeamCity
16 16 (0.89%) CruiseControl
17 13 (0.72%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 401 (22.20%) Finance
2 272 (15.06%) Banking
3 138 (7.64%) Investment Banking
4 119 (6.59%) Front Office
5 104 (5.76%) Telecoms
6 48 (2.66%) Retail
7 25 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.11%) Back Office
9 17 (0.94%) Games
10 16 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.78%) Legal
11 14 (0.78%) Advertising
12 13 (0.72%) Publishing
13 12 (0.66%) Marketing
13 12 (0.66%) Billing
14 10 (0.55%) Electronics
15 9 (0.50%) French Language
16 7 (0.39%) Dutch Language
16 7 (0.39%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 637 (35.27%) Developer
2 157 (8.69%) Administrator
3 150 (8.31%) Analyst
4 141 (7.81%) Java Developer
5 102 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 97 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
7 90 (4.98%) Support Engineer
8 85 (4.71%) C++ Developer
9 82 (4.54%) Senior Developer
10 77 (4.26%) Consultant
11 75 (4.15%) Perl Developer
12 68 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
13 67 (3.71%) UNIX Administrator
14 65 (3.60%) Linux Administrator
15 64 (3.54%) DBA
16 60 (3.32%) Applications Support
17 57 (3.16%) Scala Developer
18 53 (2.93%) Software Engineer
19 52 (2.88%) Support Analyst
20 49 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (12.62%) XML
2 196 (10.85%) HTML
3 115 (6.37%) .NET
4 111 (6.15%) Web Services
5 106 (5.87%) CSS
6 104 (5.76%) Spring
7 88 (4.87%) J2EE
8 80 (4.43%) Middleware
9 69 (3.82%) LAMP
10 66 (3.65%) Hibernate
11 63 (3.49%) JSON
12 58 (3.21%) JMS
13 54 (2.99%) CGI
14 49 (2.71%) SOAP
15 47 (2.60%) Ajax
16 46 (2.55%) Rendezvous
17 45 (2.49%) STL
17 45 (2.49%) XSLT
18 44 (2.44%) jQuery
19 41 (2.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.03%) Derivative
2 118 (6.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 111 (6.15%) Open Source
4 106 (5.87%) Fixed Income
5 85 (4.71%) Clustering
6 77 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 67 (3.71%) Equities
8 50 (2.77%) Credit Risk
9 37 (2.05%) Replication
10 27 (1.50%) CLARiiON
11 26 (1.44%) Web 2.0
12 23 (1.27%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
14 20 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.00%) Wiki
16 16 (0.89%) Grid Computing
17 15 (0.83%) Mobile App
18 13 (0.72%) IPTV
19 12 (0.66%) PKI
19 12 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 917 (50.78%) UNIX
2 898 (49.72%) Linux
3 395 (21.87%) Windows
4 299 (16.56%) Solaris
5 251 (13.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 76 (4.21%) AIX
7 59 (3.27%) CentOS
8 55 (3.05%) HPUX
9 47 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 43 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (2.33%) Ubuntu
12 38 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (1.88%) Windows 7
14 33 (1.83%) Debian
15 18 (1.00%) SUSE
16 16 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (0.66%) Android
17 12 (0.66%) VMS
18 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
2 225 (12.46%) OO
3 196 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (7.03%) ITIL
5 114 (6.31%) Configuration Management
6 109 (6.04%) Migration
6 109 (6.04%) Software Engineering
7 102 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
8 98 (5.43%) TDD
9 92 (5.09%) Scrum
9 92 (5.09%) Regression Testing
10 87 (4.82%) Unit Testing
11 75 (4.15%) Refactoring
11 75 (4.15%) Low Latency
12 74 (4.10%) Project Management
13 69 (3.82%) Electronic Trading
14 68 (3.77%) Change Management
15 67 (3.71%) Multithreading
16 59 (3.27%) E-Commerce
17 58 (3.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 755 (41.81%) Java
2 689 (38.15%) Python
3 645 (35.71%) SQL
4 321 (17.77%) Shell Script
5 312 (17.28%) C++
6 278 (15.39%) Bash Shell
7 270 (14.95%) Ruby
8 228 (12.62%) PHP
9 212 (11.74%) C#
10 206 (11.41%) JavaScript
11 180 (9.97%) C
12 129 (7.14%) Scala
13 111 (6.15%) Korn
14 91 (5.04%) PowerShell
15 62 (3.43%) PL/SQL
16 52 (2.88%) VB
17 43 (2.38%) VBA
18 39 (2.16%) AWK
19 33 (1.83%) T-SQL
20 30 (1.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (6.98%) Degree
2 61 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 36 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.11%) OCP
5 20 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
6 16 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.83%) RHCE
8 14 (0.78%) OCA
8 14 (0.78%) ISEB
8 14 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.55%) CCNP
10 10 (0.55%) CCNA
11 9 (0.50%) CCIE
11 9 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.39%) HND
12 7 (0.39%) MCSE
12 7 (0.39%) CCA
12 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.27%) QA
2 36 (1.99%) SLA
3 9 (0.50%) Basel III
4 7 (0.39%) HL7
5 4 (0.22%) CRD IV
5 4 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (4.82%) NFS
3 42 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 40 (2.21%) Active Directory
5 35 (1.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 32 (1.77%) vSphere
6 32 (1.77%) VMware ESX
7 30 (1.66%) Samba
8 28 (1.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 27 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 26 (1.44%) Sendmail
11 23 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (1.05%) Varnish
13 17 (0.94%) Xen
14 14 (0.78%) KVM
15 9 (0.50%) Postfix
15 9 (0.50%) Squid
15 9 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.50%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 236 (13.07%) Puppet
2 177 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (5.43%) Nagios
4 41 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 41 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 40 (2.21%) ZABBIX
6 36 (1.99%) Control-M
7 31 (1.72%) Cacti
8 29 (1.61%) Data Guard
9 23 (1.27%) SCOM
10 18 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 17 (0.94%) BladeLogic
12 16 (0.89%) Netcool
13 15 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
13 15 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
14 14 (0.78%) NSN NetAct
15 13 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (0.72%) Zenoss
16 11 (0.61%) Ganglia
17 10 (0.55%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 520 (28.79%) Oracle
2 297 (16.45%) Red Hat
3 192 (10.63%) Sybase
4 164 (9.08%) VMware
5 129 (7.14%) HP
6 120 (6.64%) Sun
7 112 (6.20%) Microsoft
8 96 (5.32%) IBM
9 92 (5.09%) Cisco
10 90 (4.98%) EMC
10 90 (4.98%) Veritas
11 85 (4.71%) NetApp
12 76 (4.21%) JBoss
13 55 (3.05%) TIBCO
14 44 (2.44%) Reuters
15 41 (2.27%) GigaSpaces
16 38 (2.10%) Splunk
17 35 (1.94%) Rackspace
18 33 (1.83%) Perforce
19 30 (1.66%) eSpeed
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 18 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: quote
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Yoh Company
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Zetman
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago