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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 131 124 120
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Perl 829 818 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.68% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.30% 4.53% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 523 462
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 13
Average hourly rate £36.75 £37.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.26 £28.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.00 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.42%

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
19262 18075 17375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.94% 37.14% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12843 11406 10701
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 509 720
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.65 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 -17 756 £450 +3.44% 298
London -4 477 £460 +2.22% 115
South East -4 127 £339 -9.66% 73
City of London -11 90 £475 +5.55% 36
Scotland +20 52 £390 +11.42% 11
South West +2 49 £450 +20.00% 22
Berkshire -7 36 £335 -10.66% 22
East of England -22 29 £400 - 32
Gloucestershire +7 28 £478 +59.33% 5
Surrey -7 28 £430 +43.33% 14
West Midlands +16 25 £438 +50.86% 10
Hampshire -11 25 £413 +3.12% 23
Cheltenham - 24 £478 - 1
North West -8 21 £425 +3.03% 13
Edinburgh +3 20 £390 +41.81% 4
Cambridgeshire -28 18 £400 -5.88% 24
Glasgow +2 17 £350 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 16 £410 - 2
Cambridge -16 16 £400 -5.88% 24
Yorkshire -2 13 £425 +41.66% 20
Bracknell +7 11 £376 +14.01% 2
Bristol -6 11 £413 +10.00% 7
Guildford 0 10 £248 -1.00% 2
South Wales -11 9 £400 +6.66% 3
Oxfordshire -13 9 £290 -25.16% 5
Wales -16 9 £400 +6.66% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 9 £375 -
Winchester +3 8 £300 -31.42% 2
West Yorkshire -2 8 £425 +41.66% 15
Cardiff -10 8 £450 +24.13% 2

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1060 (57.02%) Linux
2 925 (49.76%) UNIX
3 761 (40.94%) Python
4 699 (37.60%) Java
5 650 (34.97%) SQL
6 478 (25.71%) Oracle
7 420 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
8 408 (21.95%) Windows
9 399 (21.46%) Ruby
10 386 (20.76%) Bash Shell
11 365 (19.63%) Finance
12 356 (19.15%) Shell Script
13 333 (17.91%) Red Hat
14 328 (17.64%) Banking
15 317 (17.05%) Puppet
16 313 (16.84%) DevOps
17 302 (16.25%) PHP
18 277 (14.90%) C++
19 267 (14.36%) JavaScript
20 264 (14.20%) Apache
21 254 (13.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 241 (12.96%) MySQL
23 232 (12.48%) OO
24 227 (12.21%) VMware
25 210 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
26 208 (11.19%) Subversion
27 200 (10.76%) Jenkins
28 199 (10.70%) Relational Database
29 197 (10.60%) Configuration Management
30 196 (10.54%) HTML

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 264 (14.20%) Apache
2 138 (7.42%) WebLogic
3 131 (7.05%) Tomcat
4 102 (5.49%) WebSphere
5 61 (3.28%) JBoss
6 50 (2.69%) nginx
7 44 (2.37%) Node.js
8 41 (2.21%) OpenStack
9 40 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
10 29 (1.56%) Confluence
11 27 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (1.40%) IIS
13 25 (1.34%) CMS
14 22 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
15 20 (1.08%) MS Exchange
16 15 (0.81%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
17 14 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
18 9 (0.48%) Apache Solr
18 9 (0.48%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 74 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.74%) MS Office
3 25 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.59%) FrameMaker
5 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.11%) MS Project
8 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) Simulink
8 1 (0.054%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 10 (0.54%) Summit
2 9 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (0.43%) IntelliMatch
4 6 (0.32%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
5 5 (0.27%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.22%) RMDS
6 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.054%) Algo Collateral
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.054%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.054%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.29%) PaaS
3 21 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (0.86%) IaaS
5 13 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.65%) SaaS
6 12 (0.65%) Heroku
6 12 (0.65%) Engine Yard
7 11 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.43%) GitHub
9 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.22%) Route 53
11 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.11%) ElastiCache
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.054%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.054%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 186 (10.01%) DNS
2 156 (8.39%) TCP/IP
3 152 (8.18%) Firewall
4 104 (5.59%) SAN
5 94 (5.06%) Internet
6 90 (4.84%) LDAP
7 78 (4.20%) HTTP
8 55 (2.96%) VPN
9 50 (2.69%) Radio Access Network
10 47 (2.53%) SSL
10 47 (2.53%) SNMP
11 45 (2.42%) DHCP
12 44 (2.37%) LAN
13 43 (2.31%) BGP
14 41 (2.21%) EIGRP
14 41 (2.21%) NAS
15 40 (2.15%) LTE
16 39 (2.10%) 3G
17 37 (1.99%) 2G
18 36 (1.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (12.96%) MySQL
2 199 (10.70%) Relational Database
3 129 (6.94%) SQL Server
4 113 (6.08%) RDBMS
5 111 (5.97%) Oracle Database
6 109 (5.86%) MongoDB
7 87 (4.68%) DB2
8 84 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
8 84 (4.52%) NoSQL
9 78 (4.20%) Big Data
10 72 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
11 61 (3.28%) Hadoop
12 42 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
14 34 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 28 (1.51%) KDB
16 23 (1.24%) CouchDB
17 19 (1.02%) Riak
17 19 (1.02%) OLTP
17 19 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 208 (11.19%) Subversion
2 200 (10.76%) Jenkins
3 175 (9.41%) Git (software)
4 112 (6.02%) Maven
5 98 (5.27%) Ant
6 88 (4.73%) Selenium
7 64 (3.44%) JIRA
7 64 (3.44%) ClearCase
8 63 (3.39%) Hudson
9 41 (2.21%) JUnit
10 38 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 32 (1.72%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (1.34%) CruiseControl
14 22 (1.18%) Apache Ivy
15 21 (1.13%) JMeter
15 21 (1.13%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.97%) Cucumber
17 17 (0.91%) Gradle
17 17 (0.91%) PHPUnit
General
1 365 (19.63%) Finance
2 328 (17.64%) Banking
3 149 (8.02%) Investment Banking
4 105 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 84 (4.52%) Front Office
6 33 (1.78%) Retail
7 25 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.24%) Marketing
10 18 (0.97%) Electronics
11 14 (0.75%) Advertising
12 12 (0.65%) Publishing
13 11 (0.59%) Games
14 8 (0.43%) Back Office
15 7 (0.38%) Law
16 6 (0.32%) Legal
17 3 (0.16%) German Language
18 2 (0.11%) French Language
18 2 (0.11%) Automotive
18 2 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 582 (31.31%) Developer
2 186 (10.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 150 (8.07%) Analyst
4 123 (6.62%) Java Developer
5 106 (5.70%) Administrator
6 104 (5.59%) Applications Support
7 88 (4.73%) Architect
8 86 (4.63%) Support Analyst
9 84 (4.52%) Linux Engineer
10 82 (4.41%) Perl Developer
11 72 (3.87%) Consultant
12 65 (3.50%) Support Engineer
12 65 (3.50%) C++ Developer
13 58 (3.12%) Software Engineer
14 57 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
15 55 (2.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 51 (2.74%) Senior Developer
17 45 (2.42%) Linux Administrator
18 44 (2.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 41 (2.21%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (10.54%) HTML
2 160 (8.61%) XML
3 145 (7.80%) CSS
4 131 (7.05%) Web Services
5 108 (5.81%) .NET
6 104 (5.59%) J2EE
7 85 (4.57%) LAMP
8 80 (4.30%) Spring
9 71 (3.82%) jQuery
10 66 (3.55%) Middleware
11 65 (3.50%) Ajax
12 57 (3.07%) FIX Protocol
13 55 (2.96%) XSLT
14 51 (2.74%) JSP
15 48 (2.58%) JMS
16 45 (2.42%) HTML5
17 44 (2.37%) REST
18 43 (2.31%) SOAP
19 42 (2.26%) JDBC
20 34 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 152 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (6.13%) Open Source
3 99 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 89 (4.79%) Clustering
5 73 (3.93%) Derivative
6 65 (3.50%) Fixed Income
7 62 (3.34%) Equities
8 57 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 36 (1.94%) Replication
10 31 (1.67%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.61%) Oracle Exalogic
12 29 (1.56%) Mathematics
13 26 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
14 25 (1.34%) Algorithms
15 22 (1.18%) Management Information System
16 19 (1.02%) Device Driver
16 19 (1.02%) User Experience
16 19 (1.02%) FlexPod
17 18 (0.97%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.86%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1060 (57.02%) Linux
2 925 (49.76%) UNIX
3 408 (21.95%) Windows
4 254 (13.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 192 (10.33%) Solaris
6 121 (6.51%) CentOS
7 114 (6.13%) AIX
8 78 (4.20%) Ubuntu
9 67 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (3.28%) SUSE
11 46 (2.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 41 (2.21%) Debian
13 39 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
14 33 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (1.72%) Windows 7
16 20 (1.08%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.75%) HPUX
19 8 (0.43%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (16.84%) DevOps
3 232 (12.48%) OO
4 210 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
5 197 (10.60%) Configuration Management
6 136 (7.32%) ITIL
7 115 (6.19%) Software Engineering
8 114 (6.13%) Scrum
9 90 (4.84%) TDD
10 82 (4.41%) Change Management
10 82 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
11 81 (4.36%) Load Balancing
12 75 (4.03%) MVC
12 75 (4.03%) E-Commerce
13 71 (3.82%) Release Management
14 68 (3.66%) Low Latency
15 57 (3.07%) Web Development
15 57 (3.07%) Test Automation
16 56 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
17 51 (2.74%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 761 (40.94%) Python
2 699 (37.60%) Java
3 650 (34.97%) SQL
4 399 (21.46%) Ruby
5 386 (20.76%) Bash Shell
6 356 (19.15%) Shell Script
7 302 (16.25%) PHP
8 277 (14.90%) C++
9 267 (14.36%) JavaScript
10 141 (7.58%) C
11 136 (7.32%) PL/SQL
12 125 (6.72%) Korn
13 115 (6.19%) C#
14 111 (5.97%) PowerShell
15 31 (1.67%) Scala
15 31 (1.67%) VB
16 26 (1.40%) Tcl
17 25 (1.34%) VBScript
18 23 (1.24%) Clojure
19 21 (1.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 164 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 123 (6.62%) Degree
3 100 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 75 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (2.90%) DV Cleared
6 48 (2.58%) CCNA
7 37 (1.99%) CCNP
8 21 (1.13%) CCIE
9 13 (0.70%) RHCE
10 12 (0.65%) Sun Certification
10 12 (0.65%) HNC
10 12 (0.65%) CISSP
11 11 (0.59%) ISEB
11 11 (0.59%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.48%) HND
12 9 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.43%) RHCT
14 7 (0.38%) OCPJP
15 6 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.87%) QA
2 23 (1.24%) SLA
3 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.22%) GPG13
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.054%) HL7
8 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 137 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 56 (3.01%) NFS
4 37 (1.99%) VMware ESX
5 33 (1.78%) vCloud
6 29 (1.56%) vSphere
6 29 (1.56%) Samba
7 26 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
8 24 (1.29%) Docker
9 23 (1.24%) KVM
9 23 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 22 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 20 (1.08%) XenServer
12 19 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (0.97%) Sendmail
14 15 (0.81%) Postfix
15 14 (0.75%) Squid
16 11 (0.59%) Hyper-V
16 11 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 10 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 317 (17.05%) Puppet
2 179 (9.63%) Opscode Chef
3 122 (6.56%) Nagios
4 66 (3.55%) Salt
5 55 (2.96%) ZABBIX
6 50 (2.69%) Ansible
7 25 (1.34%) Control-M
7 25 (1.34%) Tivoli
8 24 (1.29%) NetBackup
8 24 (1.29%) collectd
9 23 (1.24%) Cacti
10 22 (1.18%) Cobbler
11 20 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (1.02%) RANCID
12 19 (1.02%) Graphite
13 18 (0.97%) OpenNMS
13 18 (0.97%) SELinux
14 17 (0.91%) Opsview
15 16 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
16 15 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 478 (25.71%) Oracle
2 333 (17.91%) Red Hat
3 227 (12.21%) VMware
4 138 (7.42%) IBM
5 124 (6.67%) Sybase
6 112 (6.02%) Microsoft
7 101 (5.43%) Cisco
8 81 (4.36%) HP
9 74 (3.98%) Sun
10 72 (3.87%) EMC
11 49 (2.64%) NetApp
12 46 (2.47%) Business Objects
12 46 (2.47%) Veritas
12 46 (2.47%) F5
13 42 (2.26%) Citrix
14 41 (2.21%) Juniper
15 39 (2.10%) BMC
16 38 (2.04%) TIBCO
17 35 (1.88%) Splunk
18 34 (1.83%) Rackspace
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Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
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City, London
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City, London
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Central London / West End
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Saffron Walden, Essex
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Rate: From £23,000 to £38,000 per annum
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