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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 127 85 105
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +20
Contract jobs citing Perl 896 1183 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 2.25% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.29% 5.82% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 710 604
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.58 £23.50 £32.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%

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
20883 20310 21240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.71% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13258 12713 12735
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £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 412 562 780
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -51 791 £425 -2.85% 320
London -56 404 £475 +5.55% 147
South East -26 111 £375 +4.16% 62
East of England +34 98 £400 +18.51% 47
City of London -18 95 £500 +5.26% 67
Cambridgeshire +32 74 £400 +53.84% 36
Cambridge +24 66 £400 +53.84% 34
South West -1 65 £400 +29.03% 13
Scotland -36 62 £366 -2.33% 15
Hampshire -15 47 £350 -7.28% 11
Glasgow -18 40 £425 - 8
North West -8 37 £368 +19.31% 27
West Midlands +1 29 £300 -20.00% 4
Surrey +8 26 £488 +18.18% 15
Gloucestershire 0 26 £405 - 3
Berkshire -37 25 £375 +15.38% 17
Yorkshire -15 22 £350 +7.69% 18
Bristol -1 21 £400 +25.98% 6
Birmingham +11 19 £290 -43.41% 1
Essex +7 15 £165 -49.23% 2
Gloucester - 15 £400 - 2
North East - 13 £278 - 9
Lancashire -1 12 £525 - 1
Cheshire -4 12 £375 +21.75% 8
Tyne and Wear - 12 £275 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £275 - 7
Slough +10 10 £375 +15.38% 7
West Yorkshire -16 10 £325 +8.33% 9
East Midlands 0 9 £350 -3.28% 3
Manchester -15 9 £300 -20.00% 16

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1055 (57.52%) Linux
2 844 (46.02%) UNIX
3 685 (37.35%) Python
4 664 (36.21%) Java
5 625 (34.08%) SQL
6 490 (26.72%) Oracle
7 420 (22.90%) Windows
8 368 (20.07%) Bash Shell
9 357 (19.47%) Red Hat
10 352 (19.19%) Shell Script
11 351 (19.14%) Finance
12 306 (16.68%) PHP
13 295 (16.09%) Ruby
14 290 (15.81%) Banking
15 286 (15.59%) MySQL
16 284 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 277 (15.10%) Apache
18 266 (14.50%) Puppet
19 259 (14.12%) C++
20 251 (13.69%) JavaScript
21 229 (12.49%) DevOps
22 224 (12.21%) XML
23 213 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
24 208 (11.34%) HTML
25 200 (10.91%) Solaris
26 188 (10.25%) OO
27 184 (10.03%) VMware
28 175 (9.54%) DNS
29 174 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
30 171 (9.32%) Microsoft

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 277 (15.10%) Apache
2 133 (7.25%) WebLogic
3 105 (5.73%) Tomcat
4 99 (5.40%) WebSphere
5 51 (2.78%) IIS
6 44 (2.40%) SharePoint
7 39 (2.13%) nginx
8 38 (2.07%) MS Exchange
9 36 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
10 34 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
11 33 (1.80%) Confluence
12 20 (1.09%) MQSeries
12 20 (1.09%) CMS
13 17 (0.93%) Node.js
14 16 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
15 15 (0.82%) MediaWiki
16 14 (0.76%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.60%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.60%) Apache Pig
17 11 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 94 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.03%) MS Office
3 21 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.44%) FrameMaker
5 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.11%) Gephi
8 2 (0.11%) Mingle
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) CATIA
8 2 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (0.76%) ResourceLink
4 11 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.49%) Global One
6 8 (0.44%) Tridion
7 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.33%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.33%) RMDS
9 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 4 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
12 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.11%) Magento
12 2 (0.11%) 3000 Xtra
13 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
13 1 (0.055%) Misys Midas
13 1 (0.055%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.58%) SaaS
2 29 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.87%) GitHub
5 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
7 9 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.38%) ElastiCache
8 7 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (0.33%) PaaS
10 5 (0.27%) IaaS
11 4 (0.22%) Joyent
11 4 (0.22%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.11%) Office 365
13 1 (0.055%) Route 53
13 1 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.055%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 175 (9.54%) DNS
2 159 (8.67%) Firewall
3 148 (8.07%) LDAP
4 125 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 125 (6.82%) HTTP
5 106 (5.78%) Internet
6 103 (5.62%) SAN
7 82 (4.47%) SMTP
8 68 (3.71%) SSH
9 65 (3.54%) SSL
10 52 (2.84%) NAS
11 49 (2.67%) DHCP
12 48 (2.62%) VPN
13 44 (2.40%) SNMP
13 44 (2.40%) Multicast
14 42 (2.29%) WAN
15 36 (1.96%) Network Security
16 35 (1.91%) LAN
17 34 (1.85%) BGP
17 34 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (15.59%) MySQL
2 170 (9.27%) Relational Database
3 162 (8.83%) SQL Server
4 106 (5.78%) RDBMS
5 101 (5.51%) Oracle Database
6 80 (4.36%) DB2
7 71 (3.87%) MongoDB
8 65 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
9 60 (3.27%) NoSQL
10 49 (2.67%) Hadoop
11 47 (2.56%) Big Data
11 47 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
13 32 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (1.36%) KDB
16 23 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
17 21 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
19 19 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 146 (7.96%) Git (software)
2 136 (7.42%) Subversion
3 103 (5.62%) Jenkins
4 81 (4.42%) JIRA
5 68 (3.71%) Selenium
6 67 (3.65%) Ant
7 52 (2.84%) Hudson
8 50 (2.73%) JUnit
9 41 (2.24%) Maven
10 34 (1.85%) ClearCase
11 27 (1.47%) CruiseControl
12 26 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
13 22 (1.20%) Eclipse
14 18 (0.98%) WebDriver
15 16 (0.87%) TeamCity
16 14 (0.76%) Toad
17 13 (0.71%) Visual Studio
17 13 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (0.71%) Cucumber
18 11 (0.60%) Redmine
General
1 351 (19.14%) Finance
2 290 (15.81%) Banking
3 138 (7.52%) Investment Banking
4 102 (5.56%) Front Office
5 91 (4.96%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.29%) Retail
7 35 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.15%) Marketing
10 13 (0.71%) Games
11 12 (0.65%) Legal
12 10 (0.55%) Advertising
12 10 (0.55%) Electronics
13 9 (0.49%) Back Office
13 9 (0.49%) Publishing
14 8 (0.44%) French Language
14 8 (0.44%) German Language
15 7 (0.38%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.27%) Billing
17 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 563 (30.70%) Developer
2 162 (8.83%) Administrator
3 151 (8.23%) Analyst
3 151 (8.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 126 (6.87%) Systems Administrator
5 102 (5.56%) Perl Developer
6 100 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 87 (4.74%) Java Developer
8 86 (4.69%) Architect
9 82 (4.47%) Consultant
9 82 (4.47%) Linux Administrator
9 82 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
10 81 (4.42%) C++ Developer
11 73 (3.98%) Applications Support
12 66 (3.60%) DBA
13 62 (3.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 61 (3.33%) Support Analyst
15 52 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
16 50 (2.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 46 (2.51%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (12.21%) XML
2 208 (11.34%) HTML
3 158 (8.62%) .NET
4 133 (7.25%) CSS
5 131 (7.14%) LAMP
6 121 (6.60%) Web Services
7 90 (4.91%) J2EE
8 85 (4.63%) Middleware
9 78 (4.25%) jQuery
10 73 (3.98%) Spring
11 62 (3.38%) XSLT
12 59 (3.22%) JSON
12 59 (3.22%) HTML5
13 57 (3.11%) FIX Protocol
13 57 (3.11%) Ajax
14 45 (2.45%) JDBC
14 45 (2.45%) JSP
15 44 (2.40%) SOAP
16 43 (2.34%) Rendezvous
17 40 (2.18%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 133 (7.25%) Open Source
2 98 (5.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 82 (4.47%) Clustering
3 82 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 76 (4.14%) Equities
5 75 (4.09%) Fixed Income
6 64 (3.49%) Derivative
7 44 (2.40%) Replication
8 34 (1.85%) Credit Risk
9 21 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 18 (0.98%) Wiki
10 18 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 17 (0.93%) IPTV
11 17 (0.93%) CMDB
11 17 (0.93%) STB
12 16 (0.87%) CLARiiON
13 15 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.82%) Mathematics
13 15 (0.82%) Oracle Exalogic
14 14 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1055 (57.52%) Linux
2 844 (46.02%) UNIX
3 420 (22.90%) Windows
4 284 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 200 (10.91%) Solaris
6 109 (5.94%) CentOS
7 73 (3.98%) AIX
8 65 (3.54%) Ubuntu
9 61 (3.33%) Debian
10 57 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 55 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (2.67%) Windows XP
13 42 (2.29%) Oracle Linux
14 31 (1.69%) SUSE
15 29 (1.58%) HPUX
16 28 (1.53%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.87%) Android
18 14 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (0.55%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.55%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (12.49%) DevOps
2 213 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (10.25%) OO
4 174 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
5 132 (7.20%) ITIL
6 115 (6.27%) Configuration Management
7 111 (6.05%) Scrum
8 106 (5.78%) Migration
9 97 (5.29%) Software Engineering
9 97 (5.29%) Low Latency
10 86 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
10 86 (4.69%) Load Balancing
11 84 (4.58%) TDD
12 80 (4.36%) Electronic Trading
13 77 (4.20%) Change Management
14 68 (3.71%) E-Commerce
15 64 (3.49%) Analytics
16 63 (3.44%) Multithreading
16 63 (3.44%) Unit Testing
17 60 (3.27%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 685 (37.35%) Python
2 664 (36.21%) Java
3 625 (34.08%) SQL
4 368 (20.07%) Bash Shell
5 352 (19.19%) Shell Script
6 306 (16.68%) PHP
7 295 (16.09%) Ruby
8 259 (14.12%) C++
9 251 (13.69%) JavaScript
10 161 (8.78%) C#
11 151 (8.23%) C
11 151 (8.23%) PowerShell
12 132 (7.20%) Korn
13 105 (5.73%) PL/SQL
14 53 (2.89%) Scala
15 52 (2.84%) Tcl
16 47 (2.56%) VBScript
17 45 (2.45%) VBA
18 40 (2.18%) VB
19 32 (1.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 142 (7.74%) Degree
2 101 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 66 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.47%) CCNA
6 24 (1.31%) ISEB
7 19 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.98%) CCNP
8 18 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 17 (0.93%) RHCE
10 14 (0.76%) LPIC
10 14 (0.76%) CCENT
10 14 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.71%) MCSE
12 12 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.49%) CCA
15 8 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.44%) VCP5
16 7 (0.38%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.00%) QA
2 17 (0.93%) SLA
3 6 (0.33%) Basel III
3 6 (0.33%) GPG13
4 5 (0.27%) WCAG
5 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.055%) DO-160
8 1 (0.055%) HL7
8 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.055%) EMIR
8 1 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 118 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 61 (3.33%) NFS
4 52 (2.84%) Oracle RAC
5 30 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 29 (1.58%) XenServer
7 28 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
8 27 (1.47%) Samba
9 26 (1.42%) Squid
10 22 (1.20%) Xen
11 21 (1.15%) qmail
11 21 (1.15%) VMware ESX
12 20 (1.09%) Varnish
12 20 (1.09%) vCloud
13 19 (1.04%) Sendmail
14 18 (0.98%) Postfix
15 17 (0.93%) vSphere
16 12 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
17 11 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 8 (0.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 266 (14.50%) Puppet
2 158 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (6.32%) Nagios
4 59 (3.22%) ZABBIX
5 53 (2.89%) Salt
6 52 (2.84%) Tivoli
7 33 (1.80%) SCOM
7 33 (1.80%) ITRS Geneos
8 26 (1.42%) Cacti
8 26 (1.42%) NetBackup
9 25 (1.36%) Zenoss
10 22 (1.20%) OpenSSO
11 20 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (1.04%) Data Guard
13 16 (0.87%) YUM
14 15 (0.82%) Ansible
14 15 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
14 15 (0.82%) Control-M
15 14 (0.76%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 490 (26.72%) Oracle
2 357 (19.47%) Red Hat
3 184 (10.03%) VMware
4 171 (9.32%) Microsoft
5 152 (8.29%) Sybase
6 125 (6.82%) IBM
7 111 (6.05%) HP
8 108 (5.89%) Cisco
9 77 (4.20%) Sun
10 57 (3.11%) EMC
10 57 (3.11%) TIBCO
11 53 (2.89%) Juniper
12 49 (2.67%) Veritas
13 45 (2.45%) NetApp
14 43 (2.34%) JBoss
15 42 (2.29%) Citrix
16 37 (2.02%) BMC
17 34 (1.85%) SAP
17 34 (1.85%) F5
18 33 (1.80%) Reuters
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