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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 122 117 99
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing Perl 942 969 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.79% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.54% 4.80% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 608 572
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 12 27
Average hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £27.02 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +77.77%

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
20749 20208 17661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 37.29% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13773 13342 10903
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 466 616
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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 28 May 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 May 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 May 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
(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 -15 825 £438 +2.94% 283
London -3 467 £475 +5.55% 111
South East +29 168 £375 +4.16% 73
City of London -20 88 £500 -4.76% 28
Hampshire +25 75 £356 -6.25% 14
Scotland -18 56 £375 - 12
North West +10 46 £400 +6.66% 9
East of England +6 42 £325 -7.14% 34
South West -24 39 £438 +2.94% 22
Surrey +28 32 £400 -15.78% 8
Glasgow -11 32 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -15 31 £375 +15.38% 10
Berkshire +12 28 £335 -0.74% 33
Wales +6 27 £365 +4.28% 4
South Wales +19 25 £361 -9.87% 4
West Yorkshire -7 25 £375 +20.96% 6
Cardiff +23 24 £361 -3.86% 2
Gloucestershire -19 21 £454 +0.88% 5
Cheltenham +6 20 £454 +0.88% 3
Leeds -13 19 £375 +18.11% 3
East Midlands +8 17 £425 +6.25% 14
Winchester +2 17 £265 -5.35%
Cheshire +1 16 £425 +32.81% 3
Edinburgh +5 15 £375 +7.14% 10
Hertfordshire 0 15 £363 +3.57% 6
Reading +9 14 £338 -22.85% 26
Lancashire +15 13 £475 +24.59%
Camberley - 13 £404 -
Manchester -3 12 £375 -3.22% 6
Essex +7 11 £275 +66.66% 6

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1049 (59.07%) Linux
2 876 (49.32%) UNIX
3 832 (46.85%) Python
4 674 (37.95%) Java
5 620 (34.91%) SQL
6 460 (25.90%) Oracle
7 406 (22.86%) Windows
8 379 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
9 367 (20.66%) Bash Shell
10 366 (20.61%) Shell Script
11 338 (19.03%) Finance
11 338 (19.03%) Ruby
12 308 (17.34%) DevOps
13 303 (17.06%) Puppet
14 299 (16.84%) Red Hat
15 290 (16.33%) C++
16 268 (15.09%) Banking
17 254 (14.30%) PHP
18 246 (13.85%) VMware
19 236 (13.29%) Solaris
20 231 (13.01%) OO
21 227 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
22 226 (12.73%) Configuration Management
23 225 (12.67%) MySQL
23 225 (12.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 222 (12.50%) Relational Database
25 219 (12.33%) SQL Server
26 212 (11.94%) Apache
27 205 (11.54%) JavaScript
28 198 (11.15%) Opscode Chef

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 212 (11.94%) Apache
2 115 (6.48%) Tomcat
3 101 (5.69%) WebSphere
4 99 (5.57%) WebLogic
5 79 (4.45%) JBoss
6 62 (3.49%) IIS
7 55 (3.10%) nginx
7 55 (3.10%) OpenStack
8 49 (2.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 35 (1.97%) Confluence
10 28 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (1.35%) Node.js
12 21 (1.18%) Drupal
13 18 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
14 15 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
14 15 (0.84%) GlassFish
15 14 (0.79%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.62%) MQSeries
16 11 (0.62%) CMS
16 11 (0.62%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 78 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.14%) MS Office
3 29 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.39%) FrameMaker
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.11%) MS Project
7 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.056%) Windchill
7 1 (0.056%) Simulink
7 1 (0.056%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 13 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
1 13 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
2 12 (0.68%) IntelliMatch
3 10 (0.56%) Global One
4 6 (0.34%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.28%) Tridion
5 5 (0.28%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.23%) RMDS
7 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.11%) Eikon
8 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.056%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.056%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 163 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
3 17 (0.96%) IaaS
4 14 (0.79%) PaaS
5 13 (0.73%) Amazon S3
5 13 (0.73%) SaaS
6 12 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.45%) Heroku
8 8 (0.45%) Engine Yard
9 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
11 5 (0.28%) GitHub
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.23%) Route 53
13 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 158 (8.90%) Firewall
2 131 (7.38%) TCP/IP
3 130 (7.32%) DNS
4 121 (6.81%) SAN
5 118 (6.64%) LDAP
6 73 (4.11%) LAN
7 72 (4.05%) Internet
8 65 (3.66%) SSL
9 58 (3.27%) WAN
10 55 (3.10%) HTTP
10 55 (3.10%) 3G
11 54 (3.04%) 2G
12 52 (2.93%) VPN
12 52 (2.93%) Radio Access Network
13 43 (2.42%) LTE
14 42 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
15 38 (2.14%) iSCSI
15 38 (2.14%) NAS
15 38 (2.14%) SNMP
16 37 (2.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (12.67%) MySQL
2 222 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 219 (12.33%) SQL Server
4 124 (6.98%) RDBMS
5 108 (6.08%) MongoDB
6 96 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
7 85 (4.79%) Oracle Database
8 76 (4.28%) DB2
9 70 (3.94%) NoSQL
10 56 (3.15%) Hadoop
11 48 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
12 35 (1.97%) KDB
13 33 (1.86%) OLTP
14 31 (1.75%) Big Data
15 30 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (1.46%) Redis
17 25 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
18 19 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
20 15 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 187 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 186 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 181 (10.19%) Subversion
4 90 (5.07%) JIRA
5 78 (4.39%) Maven
6 70 (3.94%) Ant
7 65 (3.66%) ClearCase
8 50 (2.82%) Hudson
9 47 (2.65%) Selenium
10 45 (2.53%) JUnit
11 44 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 42 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 31 (1.75%) TeamCity
14 21 (1.18%) Artifactory
15 20 (1.13%) CruiseControl
15 20 (1.13%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.07%) Introscope
16 19 (1.07%) Gerrit
17 18 (1.01%) Apache Ivy
18 15 (0.84%) FishEye
General
1 338 (19.03%) Finance
2 268 (15.09%) Banking
3 130 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 105 (5.91%) Front Office
5 93 (5.24%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.63%) Retail
7 25 (1.41%) Legal
8 21 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.96%) Games
10 13 (0.73%) Electronics
11 11 (0.62%) Back Office
12 9 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.51%) Marketing
13 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.34%) French Language
14 4 (0.23%) Advertising
15 2 (0.11%) German Language
15 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.11%) Automotive
16 1 (0.056%) Law
Job Titles
1 545 (30.69%) Developer
2 202 (11.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 149 (8.39%) Administrator
4 131 (7.38%) Analyst
5 104 (5.86%) Java Developer
6 98 (5.52%) Perl Developer
7 94 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
8 85 (4.79%) Applications Support
9 76 (4.28%) Linux Engineer
10 74 (4.17%) Support Analyst
11 71 (4.00%) C++ Developer
12 68 (3.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 59 (3.32%) Consultant
14 50 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
15 49 (2.76%) Software Engineer
16 47 (2.65%) Architect
17 46 (2.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 44 (2.48%) Senior Developer
19 43 (2.42%) Applications Support Analyst
19 43 (2.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (10.02%) XML
2 142 (8.00%) Web Services
3 116 (6.53%) HTML
3 116 (6.53%) J2EE
4 115 (6.48%) .NET
5 99 (5.57%) CSS
6 75 (4.22%) FIX Protocol
7 72 (4.05%) Spring
8 69 (3.89%) LAMP
9 61 (3.43%) Middleware
10 58 (3.27%) STL
11 53 (2.98%) RESTful
12 41 (2.31%) jQuery
12 41 (2.31%) SOAP
12 41 (2.31%) JMS
13 39 (2.20%) Ajax
14 38 (2.14%) JSP
15 34 (1.91%) XSLT
16 29 (1.63%) WebSphere MQ
16 29 (1.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 152 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.18%) Data Centre
3 81 (4.56%) Clustering
4 69 (3.89%) Equities
5 65 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 63 (3.55%) Fixed Income
7 56 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 55 (3.10%) Derivative
9 37 (2.08%) Management Information System
10 32 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 21 (1.18%) Device Driver
12 21 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
12 21 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (1.01%) Replication
13 18 (1.01%) HACMP
14 17 (0.96%) CMDB
14 17 (0.96%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.84%) Wiki
15 15 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1049 (59.07%) Linux
2 876 (49.32%) UNIX
3 406 (22.86%) Windows
4 236 (13.29%) Solaris
5 225 (12.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 106 (5.97%) CentOS
6 106 (5.97%) AIX
7 105 (5.91%) Ubuntu
8 65 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (1.86%) SUSE
9 33 (1.86%) HPUX
9 33 (1.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 32 (1.80%) Debian
11 29 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.90%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.56%) Fedora
17 9 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (17.34%) DevOps
3 231 (13.01%) OO
4 227 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
5 226 (12.73%) Configuration Management
6 132 (7.43%) SDLC
7 115 (6.48%) Software Engineering
8 113 (6.36%) ITIL
9 107 (6.02%) Open Source
10 101 (5.69%) Scrum
11 87 (4.90%) Release Management
12 81 (4.56%) Load Balancing
13 78 (4.39%) TDD
14 77 (4.34%) Low Latency
15 68 (3.83%) E-Commerce
15 68 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
16 65 (3.66%) Multithreading
17 64 (3.60%) Change Management
17 64 (3.60%) Continuous Delivery
18 61 (3.43%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 832 (46.85%) Python
2 674 (37.95%) Java
3 620 (34.91%) SQL
4 367 (20.66%) Bash Shell
5 366 (20.61%) Shell Script
6 338 (19.03%) Ruby
7 290 (16.33%) C++
8 254 (14.30%) PHP
9 205 (11.54%) JavaScript
10 145 (8.16%) C
11 141 (7.94%) PowerShell
12 123 (6.93%) C#
13 108 (6.08%) Korn
14 102 (5.74%) PL/SQL
15 43 (2.42%) Scala
16 37 (2.08%) Jython
17 34 (1.91%) VBScript
18 29 (1.63%) VB
19 26 (1.46%) T-SQL
20 21 (1.18%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 160 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 102 (5.74%) Degree
3 86 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 69 (3.89%) DV Cleared
5 44 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (1.91%) CCNA
7 20 (1.13%) RHCE
8 19 (1.07%) CCNP
9 15 (0.84%) HND
10 12 (0.68%) Sun Certification
11 11 (0.62%) HNC
12 9 (0.51%) CISSP
12 9 (0.51%) OCPJP
13 7 (0.39%) PMP
13 7 (0.39%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.39%) GCIA
13 7 (0.39%) RHCT
14 6 (0.34%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.94%) QA
2 16 (0.90%) SLA
3 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.28%) COREP
4 5 (0.28%) FINREP
4 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) MiFID
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.056%) Basel II
System Software
1 147 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 43 (2.42%) vSphere
4 42 (2.36%) NFS
4 42 (2.36%) Samba
5 40 (2.25%) vCloud
6 35 (1.97%) Docker
7 33 (1.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 24 (1.35%) KVM
9 22 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 20 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (1.07%) XenServer
11 19 (1.07%) Postfix
12 17 (0.96%) Sendmail
13 15 (0.84%) Hyper-V
14 14 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (0.79%) VMware ESX
15 13 (0.73%) iptables
16 12 (0.68%) Firmware
17 11 (0.62%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 303 (17.06%) Puppet
2 198 (11.15%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (4.50%) Nagios
4 78 (4.39%) Ansible
5 67 (3.77%) Salt
6 62 (3.49%) ZABBIX
7 29 (1.63%) Tivoli
8 27 (1.52%) Cobbler
9 25 (1.41%) Control-M
10 24 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
10 24 (1.35%) HAProxy
11 21 (1.18%) logstash
12 20 (1.13%) Rundeck
13 19 (1.07%) NetBackup
13 19 (1.07%) Graphite
14 18 (1.01%) Kibana
15 17 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
15 17 (0.96%) BladeLogic
15 17 (0.96%) Vagrant
16 15 (0.84%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 460 (25.90%) Oracle
2 299 (16.84%) Red Hat
3 246 (13.85%) VMware
4 147 (8.28%) Sybase
5 108 (6.08%) IBM
6 105 (5.91%) Microsoft
7 99 (5.57%) HP
8 96 (5.41%) Cisco
9 78 (4.39%) Veritas
10 75 (4.22%) Sun
11 47 (2.65%) Citrix
12 46 (2.59%) Informatica
13 43 (2.42%) EMC
14 42 (2.36%) Splunk
14 42 (2.36%) NetApp
15 41 (2.31%) F5
16 36 (2.03%) Business Objects
17 35 (1.97%) Juniper
18 32 (1.80%) TIBCO
19 31 (1.75%) Perforce
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Adroit People Limited
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £30k - £35k plus package
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago