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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 130 144 93
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -51
Contract jobs citing Perl 993 880 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.58% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.44% 4.24% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 532 693
Average daily rate
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£425 £418 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £381 £353
% change year-on-year
+2.29% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.48 £31.60 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 +17 906 £425 - 314
London +21 484 £475 - 155
South East +44 196 £375 - 47
City of London +15 108 £475 -2.56% 42
East of England -21 66 £413 +3.12% 35
Hampshire +5 60 £388 +10.71% 11
Surrey +24 55 £375 -23.07% 8
South West -13 53 £400 - 17
Scotland -17 50 £381 +1.66% 10
Berkshire +7 36 £413 +10.00% 16
Cambridgeshire -32 31 £381 -4.68% 18
Gloucestershire +4 29 £425 +4.93% 4
Glasgow -6 28 £375 -11.76% 3
North East -9 27 £488 +77.27% 8
Tyne and Wear -11 25 £475 +72.72% 7
Leatherhead - 25 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 24 £488 +77.27% 6
Cambridge -29 24 £381 -4.68% 15
North West -46 24 £320 -12.92% 13
Yorkshire -27 23 £425 +21.42% 26
Middlesex +20 17 £350 -
Basingstoke +10 17 £430 +43.33%
Hertfordshire +8 17 £328 +17.48% 8
West Midlands -11 17 £380 +26.66% 10
Edinburgh -1 16 £450 +38.46% 7
Winchester -8 16 £338 -
Reading -2 15 £450 +50.00% 11
Wales +4 14 £350 -11.94% 6
Manchester -14 14 £320 +6.66% 8
South Wales -1 13 £350 -9.38% 6

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1157 (60.32%) Linux
2 1008 (52.55%) UNIX
3 848 (44.21%) Python
4 770 (40.15%) Java
5 754 (39.31%) SQL
6 546 (28.47%) Oracle
7 477 (24.87%) Windows
8 404 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
9 389 (20.28%) Finance
9 389 (20.28%) Bash Shell
10 387 (20.18%) Shell Script
11 326 (17.00%) C++
12 325 (16.94%) DevOps
13 318 (16.58%) Ruby
14 312 (16.27%) Puppet
15 302 (15.75%) Red Hat
16 279 (14.55%) Banking
17 275 (14.34%) VMware
18 267 (13.92%) JavaScript
19 262 (13.66%) PHP
20 261 (13.61%) MySQL
21 258 (13.45%) Git (software)
22 250 (13.03%) Configuration Management
23 245 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
24 243 (12.67%) Solaris
25 242 (12.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 235 (12.25%) Relational Database
27 226 (11.78%) OO
27 226 (11.78%) XML
28 224 (11.68%) Jenkins

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 188 (9.80%) Apache
2 149 (7.77%) Tomcat
3 99 (5.16%) WebSphere
4 97 (5.06%) JBoss
5 86 (4.48%) WebLogic
6 62 (3.23%) IIS
7 51 (2.66%) nginx
8 41 (2.14%) OpenStack
8 41 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 36 (1.88%) Node.js
10 29 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (1.46%) Drupal
12 24 (1.25%) SAS
12 24 (1.25%) Confluence
13 19 (0.99%) MQSeries
13 19 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
14 16 (0.83%) Jetty
15 15 (0.78%) Mule ESB
16 14 (0.73%) SharePoint
17 13 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 86 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 48 (2.50%) MS Office
3 37 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.21%) Maple
5 4 (0.21%) LaTeX
5 4 (0.21%) MS Project
5 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.10%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.10%) SPSS
6 2 (0.10%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.57%) Oracle BRM
3 10 (0.52%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.52%) Global One
4 8 (0.42%) Tridion
5 6 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.26%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.21%) RMDS
7 4 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.16%) Eikon
8 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.16%) Summit
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.10%) SunGard Martini
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 187 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 23 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.15%) SaaS
5 20 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (0.89%) IaaS
8 10 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.52%) PaaS
9 8 (0.42%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.36%) GitHub
10 7 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.10%) Boomi
13 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.10%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 145 (7.56%) SAN
2 144 (7.51%) TCP/IP
3 130 (6.78%) Firewall
4 110 (5.74%) DNS
5 105 (5.47%) LDAP
6 79 (4.12%) SSL
7 67 (3.49%) SNMP
8 55 (2.87%) Internet
8 55 (2.87%) HTTP
9 53 (2.76%) NAS
10 52 (2.71%) VPN
10 52 (2.71%) Radio Access Network
11 43 (2.24%) DHCP
12 42 (2.19%) LAN
13 38 (1.98%) 3G
13 38 (1.98%) iSCSI
13 38 (1.98%) 2G
14 36 (1.88%) SMTP
15 31 (1.62%) WAN
16 30 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (13.61%) MySQL
2 235 (12.25%) Relational Database
3 207 (10.79%) SQL Server
4 134 (6.99%) RDBMS
5 126 (6.57%) Oracle Database
6 123 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
7 79 (4.12%) DB2
8 75 (3.91%) MongoDB
9 55 (2.87%) Hadoop
10 45 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
11 43 (2.24%) NoSQL
12 40 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 34 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (1.67%) Big Data
15 29 (1.51%) Redis
16 27 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
17 25 (1.30%) OLTP
18 20 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (0.83%) KDB
19 16 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 258 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 224 (11.68%) Jenkins
3 195 (10.17%) Subversion
4 99 (5.16%) Maven
5 89 (4.64%) Ant
6 82 (4.28%) JIRA
7 66 (3.44%) ClearCase
8 56 (2.92%) TeamCity
9 54 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 50 (2.61%) JUnit
11 44 (2.29%) SoapUI
12 43 (2.24%) Hudson
13 41 (2.14%) Selenium
14 38 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 38 (1.98%) Eclipse
15 35 (1.82%) Gradle
16 33 (1.72%) Artifactory
17 29 (1.51%) Gerrit
18 26 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
18 26 (1.36%) FishEye
General
1 389 (20.28%) Finance
2 279 (14.55%) Banking
3 138 (7.19%) Investment Banking
4 133 (6.93%) Front Office
5 115 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.72%) Back Office
7 31 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 30 (1.56%) Legal
9 27 (1.41%) Retail
10 18 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.78%) Games
12 9 (0.47%) Electronics
13 8 (0.42%) Military
13 8 (0.42%) Billing
14 6 (0.31%) Marketing
14 6 (0.31%) German Language
14 6 (0.31%) Advertising
15 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Publishing
16 4 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 585 (30.50%) Developer
2 199 (10.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 160 (8.34%) Analyst
4 154 (8.03%) Administrator
5 115 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 108 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
7 94 (4.90%) Perl Developer
8 81 (4.22%) Applications Support
9 76 (3.96%) C++ Developer
10 72 (3.75%) Consultant
11 67 (3.49%) Support Analyst
11 67 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
12 57 (2.97%) Software Engineer
13 56 (2.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 50 (2.61%) Linux Administrator
15 48 (2.50%) Senior Developer
16 46 (2.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 43 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
18 37 (1.93%) Architect
18 37 (1.93%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (11.78%) XML
2 180 (9.38%) HTML
2 180 (9.38%) Web Services
3 134 (6.99%) .NET
4 114 (5.94%) J2EE
5 111 (5.79%) CSS
6 107 (5.58%) Middleware
7 91 (4.74%) SOAP
8 81 (4.22%) FIX Protocol
9 74 (3.86%) STL
10 69 (3.60%) jQuery
11 68 (3.55%) Spring
12 67 (3.49%) LAMP
13 56 (2.92%) Ajax
14 54 (2.82%) JMS
15 45 (2.35%) JSON
16 44 (2.29%) RESTful
17 42 (2.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 42 (2.19%) XSLT
18 37 (1.93%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 175 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.64%) Data Centre
3 73 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.65%) Clustering
5 69 (3.60%) Equities
6 60 (3.13%) Derivative
7 57 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 55 (2.87%) Management Information System
9 53 (2.76%) Fixed Income
10 40 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.46%) Client/Server
12 26 (1.36%) Credit Risk
13 24 (1.25%) Market Risk
14 22 (1.15%) CMDB
14 22 (1.15%) Grid Computing
15 19 (0.99%) DataPower
16 18 (0.94%) Statistics
16 18 (0.94%) SWIFT
17 17 (0.89%) Mathematics
18 16 (0.83%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1157 (60.32%) Linux
2 1008 (52.55%) UNIX
3 477 (24.87%) Windows
4 243 (12.67%) Solaris
5 242 (12.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 90 (4.69%) AIX
7 82 (4.28%) Ubuntu
8 80 (4.17%) CentOS
9 63 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (2.03%) HPUX
11 36 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (1.67%) SUSE
13 29 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (1.09%) Windows 7
14 21 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (0.94%) Debian
16 14 (0.73%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
17 12 (0.63%) Fedora
18 11 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (16.94%) DevOps
3 250 (13.03%) Configuration Management
4 245 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
5 226 (11.78%) OO
6 148 (7.72%) ITIL
7 132 (6.88%) SDLC
8 128 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 108 (5.63%) Open Source
10 100 (5.21%) Scrum
11 93 (4.85%) TDD
12 88 (4.59%) Project Management
13 85 (4.43%) Release Management
14 75 (3.91%) Migration
15 73 (3.81%) Change Management
15 73 (3.81%) Web Development
16 71 (3.70%) Load Balancing
17 69 (3.60%) E-Commerce
18 67 (3.49%) Low Latency
19 66 (3.44%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 848 (44.21%) Python
2 770 (40.15%) Java
3 754 (39.31%) SQL
4 389 (20.28%) Bash Shell
5 387 (20.18%) Shell Script
6 326 (17.00%) C++
7 318 (16.58%) Ruby
8 267 (13.92%) JavaScript
9 262 (13.66%) PHP
10 186 (9.70%) PowerShell
11 161 (8.39%) PL/SQL
12 159 (8.29%) C
13 127 (6.62%) C#
14 100 (5.21%) Korn
15 54 (2.82%) Scala
16 52 (2.71%) VB
17 44 (2.29%) VBScript
18 33 (1.72%) Groovy
19 28 (1.46%) T-SQL
20 26 (1.36%) R
Qualifications
1 205 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 127 (6.62%) Degree
3 122 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 71 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 33 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.99%) CCNA
7 19 (0.99%) CCNP
8 18 (0.94%) RHCE
9 16 (0.83%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.52%) HND
11 9 (0.47%) PhD
11 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.36%) CCSA
12 7 (0.36%) MCSE
12 7 (0.36%) VCAP
13 6 (0.31%) CCIP
13 6 (0.31%) ISEB
13 6 (0.31%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.33%) QA
2 39 (2.03%) SLA
3 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.26%) COREP
3 5 (0.26%) FINREP
4 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.10%) Basel II
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 171 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.97%) vSphere
4 49 (2.55%) Docker
5 46 (2.40%) NFS
6 42 (2.19%) vCloud
7 40 (2.09%) VMware ESX
8 37 (1.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 36 (1.88%) Hyper-V
10 29 (1.51%) Samba
11 28 (1.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 27 (1.41%) KVM
13 21 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 8 (0.42%) Firmware
16 8 (0.42%) Postfix
16 8 (0.42%) XenApp
17 7 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
17 7 (0.36%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 312 (16.27%) Puppet
2 212 (11.05%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (4.95%) Ansible
4 78 (4.07%) Nagios
5 57 (2.97%) Tivoli
6 41 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
7 37 (1.93%) logstash
8 36 (1.88%) ZABBIX
9 34 (1.77%) Salt
10 30 (1.56%) HAProxy
10 30 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
11 29 (1.51%) NetBackup
12 27 (1.41%) Vagrant
13 26 (1.36%) Kibana
13 26 (1.36%) Control-M
14 25 (1.30%) BladeLogic
15 24 (1.25%) Rundeck
16 22 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
17 18 (0.94%) Graphite
18 17 (0.89%) Netcool
Vendors
1 546 (28.47%) Oracle
2 302 (15.75%) Red Hat
3 275 (14.34%) VMware
4 137 (7.14%) IBM
4 137 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 136 (7.09%) Sybase
6 128 (6.67%) HP
7 88 (4.59%) Sun
8 83 (4.33%) Cisco
9 73 (3.81%) Veritas
10 52 (2.71%) EMC
11 46 (2.40%) Informatica
11 46 (2.40%) NetApp
11 46 (2.40%) Google
12 43 (2.24%) Splunk
13 40 (2.09%) Citrix
14 36 (1.88%) Symantec
15 34 (1.77%) F5
16 33 (1.72%) Remedy
17 32 (1.67%) Perforce
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
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Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
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