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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 118 108 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing Perl 1010 969 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.84% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.67% 4.74% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 620 637
Average daily rate
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£420 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.61% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £593 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 20
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.64 £26.35 £32.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £52.65 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%

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
21641 20443 20821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 38.89% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14312 13100 12385
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 567 726
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 £15.00 £16.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £47.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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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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 -22 891 £425 -5.55% 363
London -21 478 £450 -5.26% 164
South East -22 142 £375 - 73
City of London +5 109 £475 +5.55% 50
East of England +43 99 £375 +32.74% 41
Scotland +15 76 £375 - 9
South West +22 70 £450 +38.46% 36
Cambridgeshire +33 60 £400 +48.14% 34
Cambridge +21 55 £400 +49.53% 30
Berkshire -22 47 £375 - 12
Surrey +14 36 £345 -8.00% 15
North West -14 34 £375 +21.75% 15
Hampshire -16 29 £425 +13.33% 13
Glasgow -8 28 £445 +4.70% 2
Edinburgh +15 22 £375 -10.71% 3
Gloucestershire +6 22 £450 - 15
West Midlands -6 22 £350 +7.69% 5
Hertfordshire -3 20 £363 - 8
Yorkshire -25 19 £365 +17.93% 24
Buckinghamshire +7 18 £330 -26.66% 10
Reading -4 18 £300 -23.07% 5
Cheltenham - 18 £450 - 9
East Midlands +4 17 £350 +16.66% 1
Bristol -10 17 £450 +38.46% 10
County Antrim -6 16 £313 +19.04% 2
Belfast -6 16 £313 +19.04% 2
Northern Ireland -6 16 £313 +19.04% 2
Essex -2 15 £338 +3.84% 2
Cheshire +6 14 £350 +14.37% 3
Wales -13 14 £375 +11.11% 4

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1074 (57.87%) Linux
2 885 (47.68%) UNIX
3 703 (37.88%) Java
4 685 (36.91%) Python
5 635 (34.21%) SQL
6 479 (25.81%) Oracle
7 414 (22.31%) Windows
8 381 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
9 379 (20.42%) Bash Shell
10 346 (18.64%) Finance
11 339 (18.27%) Red Hat
12 338 (18.21%) Shell Script
13 335 (18.05%) Ruby
14 332 (17.89%) PHP
15 290 (15.63%) Banking
16 284 (15.30%) JavaScript
17 269 (14.49%) Puppet
18 263 (14.17%) MySQL
19 261 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 260 (14.01%) Apache
21 258 (13.90%) DevOps
22 256 (13.79%) C++
23 237 (12.77%) HTML
24 201 (10.83%) DNS
25 197 (10.61%) VMware
26 194 (10.45%) XML
27 190 (10.24%) OO
28 182 (9.81%) Solaris
29 174 (9.38%) Relational Database
30 173 (9.32%) Continuous Integration

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 260 (14.01%) Apache
2 143 (7.70%) WebLogic
3 126 (6.79%) WebSphere
4 111 (5.98%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.69%) IIS
6 44 (2.37%) JBoss
7 43 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 35 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 35 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 35 (1.89%) nginx
9 27 (1.45%) Confluence
10 25 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.35%) CMS
11 22 (1.19%) Node.js
12 21 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
13 15 (0.81%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.70%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
16 11 (0.59%) Moodle
16 11 (0.59%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 86 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.13%) MS Office
3 28 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.43%) FrameMaker
5 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.11%) Gephi
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (0.97%) ResourceLink
2 11 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.43%) Summit
4 8 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
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%) Magento
9 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.054%) assyst
10 1 (0.054%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.054%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.054%) Brady Trinity
10 1 (0.054%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (1.51%) SaaS
4 16 (0.86%) GitHub
4 16 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
5 15 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.48%) PaaS
9 8 (0.43%) IaaS
10 7 (0.38%) ElastiCache
10 7 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.27%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.16%) Joyent
13 2 (0.11%) Office 365
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.054%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.054%) Route 53
14 1 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 201 (10.83%) DNS
2 164 (8.84%) Firewall
3 129 (6.95%) TCP/IP
3 129 (6.95%) LDAP
4 110 (5.93%) HTTP
5 104 (5.60%) Internet
6 80 (4.31%) SAN
7 76 (4.09%) SMTP
8 68 (3.66%) SSL
9 61 (3.29%) VPN
10 57 (3.07%) DHCP
10 57 (3.07%) SSH
11 47 (2.53%) SNMP
12 44 (2.37%) WAN
13 39 (2.10%) BGP
14 37 (1.99%) LAN
14 37 (1.99%) NAS
15 35 (1.89%) Network Security
15 35 (1.89%) OSPF
16 34 (1.83%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (14.17%) MySQL
2 174 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 124 (6.68%) SQL Server
4 108 (5.82%) RDBMS
5 107 (5.77%) Oracle Database
6 98 (5.28%) DB2
7 74 (3.99%) MongoDB
8 70 (3.77%) Big Data
9 67 (3.61%) NoSQL
10 59 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
11 55 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
12 53 (2.86%) Hadoop
13 38 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
14 33 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
16 22 (1.19%) CouchDB
17 21 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
18 19 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (1.02%) Redis
18 19 (1.02%) Riak
Development Applications
1 158 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 157 (8.46%) Subversion
3 121 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 82 (4.42%) Selenium
5 80 (4.31%) Ant
6 66 (3.56%) JIRA
7 63 (3.39%) Maven
8 52 (2.80%) Hudson
9 44 (2.37%) ClearCase
10 40 (2.16%) JUnit
11 28 (1.51%) CruiseControl
12 23 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 20 (1.08%) Apache Ivy
14 19 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
14 19 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 16 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
17 15 (0.81%) Visual Studio
17 15 (0.81%) TeamCity
18 14 (0.75%) Introscope
General
1 346 (18.64%) Finance
2 290 (15.63%) Banking
3 121 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 98 (5.28%) Front Office
5 84 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.32%) Retail
7 35 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.19%) Marketing
10 15 (0.81%) Electronics
11 14 (0.75%) Advertising
12 10 (0.54%) Publishing
12 10 (0.54%) Back Office
13 9 (0.48%) Games
14 7 (0.38%) Legal
14 7 (0.38%) German Language
15 4 (0.22%) International Banking
15 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.16%) Billing
16 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 564 (30.39%) Developer
2 158 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 157 (8.46%) Analyst
4 131 (7.06%) Administrator
5 108 (5.82%) Java Developer
6 105 (5.66%) Architect
7 96 (5.17%) Applications Support
8 95 (5.12%) Systems Administrator
9 93 (5.01%) Linux Engineer
10 86 (4.63%) Consultant
10 86 (4.63%) Support Engineer
11 83 (4.47%) Perl Developer
12 71 (3.83%) Support Analyst
13 66 (3.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 55 (2.96%) Linux Administrator
15 53 (2.86%) Software Engineer
16 52 (2.80%) C++ Developer
17 51 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
18 44 (2.37%) DBA
19 43 (2.32%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (12.77%) HTML
2 194 (10.45%) XML
3 163 (8.78%) CSS
4 154 (8.30%) .NET
5 129 (6.95%) Web Services
6 122 (6.57%) LAMP
7 90 (4.85%) J2EE
8 89 (4.80%) jQuery
9 79 (4.26%) Middleware
10 77 (4.15%) Spring
11 72 (3.88%) XSLT
12 65 (3.50%) HTML5
13 63 (3.39%) Ajax
14 60 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
15 50 (2.69%) JSP
16 48 (2.59%) JDBC
17 42 (2.26%) JMS
18 41 (2.21%) WebSphere MQ
19 40 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
20 38 (2.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 151 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (6.73%) Open Source
3 99 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 86 (4.63%) Clustering
5 82 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 60 (3.23%) Equities
7 59 (3.18%) Fixed Income
8 52 (2.80%) Derivative
9 42 (2.26%) Replication
10 30 (1.62%) Algorithms
11 25 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.35%) Mathematics
11 25 (1.35%) CMDB
12 19 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.02%) Oracle Exalogic
13 18 (0.97%) CLARiiON
14 17 (0.92%) User Experience
15 16 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
15 16 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1074 (57.87%) Linux
2 885 (47.68%) UNIX
3 414 (22.31%) Windows
4 261 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 182 (9.81%) Solaris
6 122 (6.57%) CentOS
7 76 (4.09%) AIX
8 71 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (3.66%) Ubuntu
10 56 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (2.96%) Debian
12 51 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
13 38 (2.05%) SUSE
14 36 (1.94%) Windows XP
15 32 (1.72%) Windows 7
16 18 (0.97%) SELinux
17 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (0.81%) Android
17 15 (0.81%) HPUX
18 9 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (13.90%) DevOps
3 190 (10.24%) OO
4 173 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
5 147 (7.92%) Configuration Management
6 133 (7.17%) ITIL
7 115 (6.20%) Scrum
8 114 (6.14%) Software Engineering
9 97 (5.23%) Low Latency
10 94 (5.06%) TDD
11 84 (4.53%) Change Management
12 83 (4.47%) Load Balancing
13 82 (4.42%) Migration
14 77 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
15 72 (3.88%) E-Commerce
16 65 (3.50%) Electronic Trading
17 64 (3.45%) MVC
18 59 (3.18%) Unit Testing
19 58 (3.13%) Data Modelling
20 53 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 703 (37.88%) Java
2 685 (36.91%) Python
3 635 (34.21%) SQL
4 379 (20.42%) Bash Shell
5 338 (18.21%) Shell Script
6 335 (18.05%) Ruby
7 332 (17.89%) PHP
8 284 (15.30%) JavaScript
9 256 (13.79%) C++
10 142 (7.65%) PowerShell
11 137 (7.38%) C
12 135 (7.27%) Korn
13 134 (7.22%) C#
14 132 (7.11%) PL/SQL
15 53 (2.86%) Tcl
16 42 (2.26%) VBScript
17 40 (2.16%) VB
18 33 (1.78%) VBA
19 29 (1.56%) AWK
20 28 (1.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 156 (8.41%) Degree
2 146 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 98 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 65 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (2.21%) CCNA
6 30 (1.62%) CCNP
6 30 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.24%) ISEB
8 20 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 17 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.81%) RHCE
11 14 (0.75%) CCIE
12 13 (0.70%) LPIC
12 13 (0.70%) CCENT
13 11 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.59%) CCA
13 11 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (0.59%) MCSE
14 9 (0.48%) HNC
15 8 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.39%) QA
2 16 (0.86%) SLA
3 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.32%) GPG13
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.27%) WCAG
6 2 (0.11%) COBIT
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.11%) Basel III
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.054%) DO-160
7 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.054%) HL7
System Software
1 125 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 62 (3.34%) NFS
4 44 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
5 37 (1.99%) VMware ESX
6 33 (1.78%) Samba
7 32 (1.72%) XenServer
8 27 (1.45%) vCloud
9 22 (1.19%) Squid
10 21 (1.13%) Sendmail
11 20 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 20 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
12 18 (0.97%) qmail
13 17 (0.92%) vSphere
14 16 (0.86%) Xen
14 16 (0.86%) Firmware
15 14 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
16 13 (0.70%) Postfix
17 12 (0.65%) Hyper-V
18 9 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 269 (14.49%) Puppet
2 155 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
3 114 (6.14%) Nagios
4 53 (2.86%) Salt
5 50 (2.69%) ZABBIX
6 44 (2.37%) Tivoli
7 35 (1.89%) SCOM
8 32 (1.72%) Zenoss
9 29 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
10 24 (1.29%) NetBackup
11 23 (1.24%) Cacti
12 20 (1.08%) OpenSSO
13 17 (0.92%) Control-M
14 16 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
14 16 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 14 (0.75%) Data Guard
15 14 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.70%) Cobbler
16 13 (0.70%) Ansible
16 13 (0.70%) Opsview
Vendors
1 479 (25.81%) Oracle
2 339 (18.27%) Red Hat
3 197 (10.61%) VMware
4 160 (8.62%) Microsoft
5 142 (7.65%) IBM
6 134 (7.22%) Sybase
7 110 (5.93%) Cisco
8 94 (5.06%) HP
9 92 (4.96%) Sun
10 67 (3.61%) EMC
11 54 (2.91%) Juniper
12 53 (2.86%) Citrix
13 51 (2.75%) BMC
14 48 (2.59%) TIBCO
15 38 (2.05%) F5
16 34 (1.83%) NetApp
16 34 (1.83%) Reuters
17 33 (1.78%) SAP
18 31 (1.67%) MarketAxess
19 30 (1.62%) Rackspace
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 to £10 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £36 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle, County Down
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago