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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 140 93 111
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +18
Contract jobs citing Perl 895 1111 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 2.11% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.28% 5.41% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 704 602
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £338 £361
% change year-on-year
+15.18% -6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £21.80 £32.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £52.55 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%

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
20914 20552 21661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.90% 38.97% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13428 12998 12848
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 411 563 745
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £15.13 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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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 -46 770 £425 -5.55% 304
London -62 378 £475 +5.55% 143
South East -33 113 £375 +3.44% 58
East of England +49 104 £400 +45.45% 44
Scotland -8 81 £375 - 10
City of London -40 76 £475 +5.55% 53
Cambridgeshire +37 70 £400 +49.53% 35
Cambridge +24 69 £400 +49.53% 30
South West +16 66 £400 +29.03% 24
Glasgow -14 44 £425 - 4
North West -2 41 £350 +13.63% 19
Hampshire -16 38 £425 +18.05% 4
Berkshire -28 33 £375 +15.38% 19
Surrey +8 27 £450 +9.09% 11
Gloucestershire +1 23 £415 - 10
West Midlands -5 23 £300 -18.64% 3
Yorkshire -19 20 £353 +17.50% 15
Bristol -2 17 £413 +33.06% 10
Birmingham +10 16 £290 -49.56%
Hertfordshire -12 16 £350 - 13
Essex +5 15 £338 +3.84% 2
East Midlands +7 14 £300 - 3
Cheltenham +6 14 £450 - 5
Cheshire -1 14 £350 +14.37% 3
Slough +6 12 £375 +15.38% 9
Northern Ireland -8 12 £319 +12.83% 2
Reading -9 12 £300 -7.69% 6
County Antrim -11 12 £319 +12.83% 2
Belfast -11 12 £319 +12.83% 2
Edinburgh -1 10 £404 -3.86% 4

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1083 (58.32%) Linux
2 872 (46.96%) UNIX
3 686 (36.94%) Python
4 665 (35.81%) Java
5 638 (34.36%) SQL
6 483 (26.01%) Oracle
7 439 (23.64%) Windows
8 363 (19.55%) Red Hat
8 363 (19.55%) Finance
9 358 (19.28%) Bash Shell
10 357 (19.22%) Shell Script
11 346 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
12 329 (17.72%) PHP
13 307 (16.53%) Ruby
14 296 (15.94%) Banking
15 284 (15.29%) Apache
16 275 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 274 (14.75%) MySQL
18 270 (14.54%) Puppet
19 267 (14.38%) JavaScript
20 244 (13.14%) C++
21 231 (12.44%) DevOps
22 224 (12.06%) HTML
23 217 (11.69%) XML
24 202 (10.88%) DNS
25 197 (10.61%) Solaris
26 194 (10.45%) VMware
27 191 (10.29%) OO
28 175 (9.42%) Microsoft
29 172 (9.26%) Relational Database

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 284 (15.29%) Apache
2 137 (7.38%) WebLogic
3 112 (6.03%) WebSphere
4 104 (5.60%) Tomcat
5 53 (2.85%) IIS
6 42 (2.26%) MS Exchange
6 42 (2.26%) SharePoint
7 41 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
8 40 (2.15%) nginx
9 35 (1.88%) Confluence
10 27 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (1.24%) CMS
12 21 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
13 17 (0.92%) MQSeries
14 15 (0.81%) MediaWiki
14 15 (0.81%) Node.js
15 12 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
15 12 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.65%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 96 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.55%) MS Office
3 24 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.43%) FrameMaker
5 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) Gephi
8 2 (0.11%) Mingle
9 1 (0.054%) CATIA
9 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (0.86%) ResourceLink
2 15 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.38%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.32%) Tridion
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.16%) RMDS
9 2 (0.11%) Summit
9 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.11%) Magento
10 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.054%) CSG Singleview
10 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.054%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.054%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.62%) SaaS
3 28 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (0.92%) GitHub
6 15 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.38%) PaaS
8 7 (0.38%) ElastiCache
8 7 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 7 (0.38%) IaaS
9 4 (0.22%) Joyent
9 4 (0.22%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.11%) Office 365
11 1 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 202 (10.88%) DNS
2 170 (9.15%) Firewall
3 145 (7.81%) LDAP
4 135 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 129 (6.95%) HTTP
6 109 (5.87%) Internet
7 103 (5.55%) SAN
8 80 (4.31%) SMTP
9 73 (3.93%) SSH
10 72 (3.88%) SSL
11 57 (3.07%) VPN
12 55 (2.96%) DHCP
13 50 (2.69%) SNMP
14 46 (2.48%) NAS
15 44 (2.37%) WAN
16 42 (2.26%) Multicast
17 39 (2.10%) BGP
18 37 (1.99%) Network Security
19 36 (1.94%) LAN
20 33 (1.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (14.75%) MySQL
2 172 (9.26%) Relational Database
3 157 (8.45%) SQL Server
4 101 (5.44%) Oracle Database
4 101 (5.44%) RDBMS
5 93 (5.01%) DB2
6 63 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
7 62 (3.34%) NoSQL
8 61 (3.28%) MongoDB
9 56 (3.02%) Big Data
10 51 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
11 50 (2.69%) Hadoop
12 41 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
13 35 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (1.18%) KDB
17 20 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
18 18 (0.97%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 151 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 148 (7.97%) Subversion
3 104 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 77 (4.15%) JIRA
5 75 (4.04%) Selenium
6 68 (3.66%) Ant
7 52 (2.80%) Hudson
8 47 (2.53%) Maven
9 43 (2.32%) JUnit
10 35 (1.88%) ClearCase
11 28 (1.51%) CruiseControl
12 24 (1.29%) Eclipse
13 20 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
14 16 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 16 (0.86%) Apache Ivy
15 15 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (0.75%) Introscope
16 14 (0.75%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.70%) TeamCity
17 13 (0.70%) Cucumber
General
1 363 (19.55%) Finance
2 296 (15.94%) Banking
3 130 (7.00%) Investment Banking
4 97 (5.22%) Front Office
5 89 (4.79%) Telecoms
6 48 (2.58%) Retail
7 36 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.13%) Marketing
10 12 (0.65%) Games
11 11 (0.59%) Electronics
12 10 (0.54%) Advertising
13 8 (0.43%) German Language
13 8 (0.43%) Publishing
13 8 (0.43%) Back Office
13 8 (0.43%) Legal
14 5 (0.27%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.27%) French Language
15 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 544 (29.29%) Developer
2 157 (8.45%) Analyst
2 157 (8.45%) Administrator
3 151 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 117 (6.30%) Systems Administrator
5 102 (5.49%) Support Engineer
6 97 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
7 92 (4.95%) Java Developer
7 92 (4.95%) Architect
8 89 (4.79%) Consultant
9 88 (4.74%) Perl Developer
10 80 (4.31%) Applications Support
11 71 (3.82%) Linux Administrator
12 64 (3.45%) C++ Developer
13 62 (3.34%) Support Analyst
14 61 (3.28%) DBA
15 58 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
16 57 (3.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 53 (2.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 47 (2.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (12.06%) HTML
2 217 (11.69%) XML
3 159 (8.56%) .NET
4 146 (7.86%) CSS
5 135 (7.27%) LAMP
6 126 (6.79%) Web Services
7 88 (4.74%) Middleware
8 87 (4.68%) J2EE
9 81 (4.36%) jQuery
10 76 (4.09%) Spring
11 70 (3.77%) XSLT
12 65 (3.50%) HTML5
13 64 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
14 59 (3.18%) Ajax
15 55 (2.96%) JSON
16 49 (2.64%) JDBC
17 48 (2.58%) JSP
18 45 (2.42%) JMS
19 42 (2.26%) Rendezvous
20 40 (2.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (7.11%) Open Source
3 98 (5.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 91 (4.90%) Clustering
4 91 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 68 (3.66%) Fixed Income
6 64 (3.45%) Equities
7 51 (2.75%) Derivative
8 49 (2.64%) Replication
9 25 (1.35%) Credit Risk
10 23 (1.24%) CMDB
11 22 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.08%) Mathematics
13 19 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 18 (0.97%) Wiki
15 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (0.92%) Oracle Exalogic
15 17 (0.92%) CLARiiON
15 17 (0.92%) IPTV
16 15 (0.81%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1083 (58.32%) Linux
2 872 (46.96%) UNIX
3 439 (23.64%) Windows
4 275 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 197 (10.61%) Solaris
6 109 (5.87%) CentOS
7 71 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (3.77%) AIX
9 69 (3.72%) Ubuntu
10 63 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 59 (3.18%) Debian
12 44 (2.37%) Windows XP
12 44 (2.37%) Oracle Linux
13 35 (1.88%) SUSE
14 30 (1.62%) Windows 7
15 26 (1.40%) HPUX
16 17 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (0.75%) Android
18 13 (0.70%) SELinux
19 8 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (12.44%) DevOps
3 191 (10.29%) OO
4 156 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (7.22%) ITIL
6 116 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 105 (5.65%) Scrum
8 103 (5.55%) Software Engineering
9 102 (5.49%) Low Latency
10 95 (5.12%) Migration
11 90 (4.85%) Load Balancing
12 89 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
13 87 (4.68%) Change Management
14 82 (4.42%) TDD
15 79 (4.25%) Electronic Trading
16 66 (3.55%) E-Commerce
17 62 (3.34%) Data Modelling
18 61 (3.28%) Multithreading
18 61 (3.28%) Unit Testing
19 55 (2.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 686 (36.94%) Python
2 665 (35.81%) Java
3 638 (34.36%) SQL
4 358 (19.28%) Bash Shell
5 357 (19.22%) Shell Script
6 329 (17.72%) PHP
7 307 (16.53%) Ruby
8 267 (14.38%) JavaScript
9 244 (13.14%) C++
10 161 (8.67%) PowerShell
11 153 (8.24%) C
12 148 (7.97%) C#
13 141 (7.59%) Korn
14 121 (6.52%) PL/SQL
15 54 (2.91%) Tcl
16 50 (2.69%) VBScript
17 43 (2.32%) VB
18 40 (2.15%) Scala
19 38 (2.05%) VBA
20 34 (1.83%) AWK
Qualifications
1 157 (8.45%) Degree
2 117 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 73 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 57 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (1.88%) CCNA
6 27 (1.45%) CCNP
7 22 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.13%) ISEB
9 19 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (0.92%) RHCE
11 15 (0.81%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.75%) LPIC
12 14 (0.75%) CCENT
13 13 (0.70%) MCSE
14 12 (0.65%) CCIE
14 12 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.54%) CCA
15 10 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (0.43%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.75%) QA
2 17 (0.92%) SLA
3 6 (0.32%) GPG13
4 5 (0.27%) Basel III
4 5 (0.27%) WCAG
4 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.054%) DO-160
8 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.054%) EMIR
8 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.054%) HL7
8 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
System Software
1 124 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 66 (3.55%) NFS
4 52 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
5 32 (1.72%) XenServer
6 30 (1.62%) Samba
7 28 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
8 25 (1.35%) Squid
9 23 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 23 (1.24%) VMware ESX
10 21 (1.13%) vCloud
11 20 (1.08%) Xen
11 20 (1.08%) qmail
12 19 (1.02%) Postfix
12 19 (1.02%) Sendmail
13 15 (0.81%) vSphere
14 13 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.70%) Varnish
15 10 (0.54%) Hyper-V
16 7 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 270 (14.54%) Puppet
2 146 (7.86%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (6.68%) Nagios
4 54 (2.91%) Tivoli
4 54 (2.91%) Salt
5 50 (2.69%) ZABBIX
6 38 (2.05%) SCOM
7 31 (1.67%) Zenoss
7 31 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
7 31 (1.67%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.35%) Cacti
9 23 (1.24%) OpenSSO
10 22 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (1.08%) Data Guard
12 15 (0.81%) Cobbler
13 14 (0.75%) YUM
14 13 (0.70%) Ansible
14 13 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
15 11 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 483 (26.01%) Oracle
2 363 (19.55%) Red Hat
3 194 (10.45%) VMware
4 175 (9.42%) Microsoft
5 143 (7.70%) Sybase
6 137 (7.38%) IBM
7 119 (6.41%) Cisco
8 114 (6.14%) HP
9 89 (4.79%) Sun
10 66 (3.55%) EMC
11 58 (3.12%) Juniper
12 55 (2.96%) TIBCO
13 50 (2.69%) Citrix
14 42 (2.26%) JBoss
15 41 (2.21%) BMC
15 41 (2.21%) Veritas
16 37 (1.99%) NetApp
17 36 (1.94%) F5
18 35 (1.88%) Reuters
18 35 (1.88%) Splunk
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 13 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago