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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Perl
Rank 145 142 132
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Perl 855 826 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.63% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 4.31% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 536 494
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 12
Average hourly rate £38.75 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.64 £32.50 £33.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.40 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -5 764 £450 - 299
London -28 383 £475 - 146
South East -19 109 £350 +3.70% 66
Wales +40 65 £375 -6.25% 8
Yorkshire +34 64 £450 +5.88% 16
South Wales +31 57 £375 -6.25% 7
Cardiff +26 55 £375 -16.66% 4
City of London +5 54 £525 +10.52% 40
East of England +21 49 £413 +3.12% 18
West Midlands +6 45 £395 -9.71% 5
West Yorkshire +21 39 £425 - 12
Leeds +10 39 £425 - 10
North West -2 35 £425 +2.10% 12
South West -13 35 £370 -17.77% 27
Cambridgeshire +24 34 £403 +0.62% 15
Cambridge +8 32 £403 +0.62% 13
Berkshire -3 27 £339 +1.11% 18
Shropshire -11 27 £525 +20.00%
Reading +3 22 £338 -1.81% 12
Telford -10 21 £525 +20.00%
Manchester 0 20 £413 -4.62% 9
Scotland -42 19 £375 -3.84% 8
East Midlands +6 18 £413 +103.20% 9
Surrey -15 18 £450 +4.65% 19
South Yorkshire +3 17 £500 - 3
Birmingham +11 16 £370 - 2
Sheffield 0 16 £500 - 3
Hampshire -4 16 £335 -13.54% 14
North East -17 15 £325 +30.00%
Middlesex +8 14 £350 -15.15%

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1087 (59.11%) Linux
2 928 (50.46%) Unix
3 924 (50.24%) Python
4 760 (41.33%) Java
5 671 (36.49%) SQL
6 519 (28.22%) Oracle
7 490 (26.64%) Bash Shell
8 453 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
9 420 (22.84%) Shell Script
10 407 (22.13%) Windows
11 398 (21.64%) Puppet
12 388 (21.10%) Finance
13 350 (19.03%) DevOps
14 334 (18.16%) Red Hat
15 312 (16.97%) C++
16 304 (16.53%) Ruby
17 301 (16.37%) JavaScript
18 291 (15.82%) Git (software)
19 290 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 278 (15.12%) Jenkins
21 273 (14.85%) VMware
22 261 (14.19%) MySQL
22 261 (14.19%) Apache
23 253 (13.76%) Banking
24 250 (13.59%) Configuration Management
25 249 (13.54%) OO
26 230 (12.51%) PHP
27 228 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
28 214 (11.64%) HTML
29 208 (11.31%) Amazon AWS

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 261 (14.19%) Apache
2 160 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 140 (7.61%) WebLogic
4 120 (6.53%) JBoss
5 73 (3.97%) WebSphere
6 67 (3.64%) nginx
7 66 (3.59%) Confluence
8 63 (3.43%) Node.js
9 56 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
9 56 (3.05%) OpenStack
10 35 (1.90%) IIS
10 35 (1.90%) SAS
11 32 (1.74%) Apache Spark
12 25 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (1.03%) Apache Solr
13 19 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 17 (0.92%) SharePoint
15 14 (0.76%) Jetty
16 12 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
17 11 (0.60%) MQSeries
Applications
1 70 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.01%) MS Office
3 23 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.65%) SPSS
5 6 (0.33%) HipChat
5 6 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.054%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.054%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.054%) Maple
6 1 (0.054%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.054%) MS Project
6 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (1.14%) Oracle BRM
2 10 (0.54%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.22%) BigMachines
6 4 (0.22%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.22%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.16%) Kondor
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) Brady Trinity
8 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
9 1 (0.054%) Eikon
9 1 (0.054%) Magento
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.054%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 208 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (2.39%) GitHub
4 43 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (1.31%) SaaS
7 20 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.82%) PaaS
9 14 (0.76%) Google App Engine
10 13 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.54%) IaaS
12 6 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
13 4 (0.22%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.16%) Office 365
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
16 1 (0.054%) Amazon Glacier
16 1 (0.054%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 190 (10.33%) TCP/IP
2 164 (8.92%) HTTP
3 145 (7.88%) DNS
4 139 (7.56%) SSL
5 111 (6.04%) LDAP
6 92 (5.00%) SAN
7 86 (4.68%) Firewall
8 70 (3.81%) Internet
9 55 (2.99%) SMTP
10 50 (2.72%) SNMP
11 48 (2.61%) VPN
12 47 (2.56%) SSH
13 42 (2.28%) FTP
14 40 (2.18%) DHCP
15 31 (1.69%) NAS
16 29 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (1.31%) X.509
18 23 (1.25%) 802.15
18 23 (1.25%) Bluetooth
18 23 (1.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (14.19%) MySQL
2 173 (9.41%) Relational Database
3 147 (7.99%) PostgreSQL
4 146 (7.94%) Oracle Database
5 135 (7.34%) SQL Server
6 121 (6.58%) MongoDB
7 107 (5.82%) NoSQL
8 83 (4.51%) Big Data
9 82 (4.46%) Hadoop
10 66 (3.59%) Redis
11 54 (2.94%) RDBMS
12 49 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
13 45 (2.45%) DB2
14 41 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
15 39 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
16 36 (1.96%) Apache Hive
17 31 (1.69%) Jackrabbit
18 28 (1.52%) OLTP
19 27 (1.47%) Oracle OWB
20 23 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 291 (15.82%) Git (software)
2 278 (15.12%) Jenkins
3 149 (8.10%) Subversion
4 130 (7.07%) JIRA
5 128 (6.96%) Maven
6 114 (6.20%) Selenium
7 78 (4.24%) Ant
7 78 (4.24%) ClearCase
8 77 (4.19%) Cucumber
9 69 (3.75%) TeamCity
10 58 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
11 55 (2.99%) Gradle
12 53 (2.88%) Eclipse
13 48 (2.61%) Gerrit
14 42 (2.28%) ClearQuest
14 42 (2.28%) Hudson
15 39 (2.12%) CA Gen
16 36 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 32 (1.74%) Mockito
18 31 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 388 (21.10%) Finance
2 253 (13.76%) Banking
3 105 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 91 (4.95%) Front Office
5 57 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 41 (2.23%) Legal
7 20 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.03%) Games
9 18 (0.98%) Billing
9 18 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.98%) Retail
10 14 (0.76%) Back Office
11 10 (0.54%) Electronics
11 10 (0.54%) Military
12 9 (0.49%) Marketing
13 8 (0.44%) Advertising
14 7 (0.38%) Publishing
15 4 (0.22%) Avionics
16 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 574 (31.21%) Developer
2 200 (10.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 159 (8.65%) Administrator
4 143 (7.78%) Linux Engineer
5 141 (7.67%) Java Developer
6 129 (7.01%) Systems Administrator
7 124 (6.74%) Analyst
8 100 (5.44%) Architect
9 97 (5.27%) Linux Administrator
10 96 (5.22%) Oracle Developer
11 84 (4.57%) C++ Developer
12 83 (4.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 78 (4.24%) Applications Support
14 68 (3.70%) Support Engineer
15 66 (3.59%) Unix Engineer
16 64 (3.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 63 (3.43%) Unix Administrator
18 61 (3.32%) Support Analyst
19 58 (3.15%) Unix Developer
20 54 (2.94%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (11.64%) HTML
2 182 (9.90%) Web Services
3 158 (8.59%) J2EE
4 152 (8.27%) CSS
5 146 (7.94%) .NET
6 113 (6.14%) XML
7 111 (6.04%) LAMP
8 108 (5.87%) JSON
9 106 (5.76%) Middleware
10 102 (5.55%) jQuery
11 86 (4.68%) Ajax
12 71 (3.86%) REST
13 69 (3.75%) HTML5
14 64 (3.48%) STL
15 63 (3.43%) RESTful
16 57 (3.10%) CSS3
16 57 (3.10%) Spring
17 56 (3.05%) LAPP Stack
18 53 (2.88%) AngularJS
19 47 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 97 (5.27%) Computer Science
2 91 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 64 (3.48%) Equities
5 62 (3.37%) Clustering
6 51 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 50 (2.72%) Derivative
8 49 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (2.23%) Management Information System
10 36 (1.96%) Fintech
10 36 (1.96%) Fixed Income
11 30 (1.63%) Statistics
12 28 (1.52%) PKI
13 21 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (0.98%) Internet of Things
14 18 (0.98%) User Experience
15 17 (0.92%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.92%) Wiki
16 15 (0.82%) Biology
16 15 (0.82%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1087 (59.11%) Linux
2 928 (50.46%) Unix
3 407 (22.13%) Windows
4 290 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 206 (11.20%) Solaris
6 120 (6.53%) CentOS
7 99 (5.38%) Windows Server
8 84 (4.57%) Ubuntu
9 79 (4.30%) AIX
10 45 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (2.23%) Mac OS X
12 35 (1.90%) SUSE
13 31 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
14 27 (1.47%) HPUX
14 27 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 26 (1.41%) Debian
16 25 (1.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
17 11 (0.60%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.54%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (19.03%) DevOps
3 250 (13.59%) Configuration Management
4 249 (13.54%) OO
5 228 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
6 173 (9.41%) Open Source
7 166 (9.03%) Software Engineering
8 158 (8.59%) TDD
9 141 (7.67%) High Availability
10 111 (6.04%) Scrum
11 108 (5.87%) SDLC
12 103 (5.60%) ITIL
13 94 (5.11%) Release Management
14 91 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
15 82 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (4.24%) Continuous Delivery
17 75 (4.08%) Migration
18 69 (3.75%) BDD
19 68 (3.70%) Load Balancing
20 67 (3.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 924 (50.24%) Python
2 760 (41.33%) Java
3 671 (36.49%) SQL
4 490 (26.64%) Bash Shell
5 420 (22.84%) Shell Script
6 312 (16.97%) C++
7 304 (16.53%) Ruby
8 301 (16.37%) JavaScript
9 230 (12.51%) PHP
10 204 (11.09%) C
11 175 (9.52%) C#
12 163 (8.86%) PL/SQL
13 148 (8.05%) PowerShell
14 106 (5.76%) Scala
15 102 (5.55%) Korn
16 53 (2.88%) Go
17 48 (2.61%) AWK
18 39 (2.12%) Groovy
19 30 (1.63%) sed
20 27 (1.47%) R
Qualifications
1 205 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 118 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 115 (6.25%) Degree
4 44 (2.39%) DV Cleared
5 33 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.31%) CCNA
7 18 (0.98%) AWS Certification
8 12 (0.65%) CCNP
9 11 (0.60%) PhD
9 11 (0.60%) RHCSA
9 11 (0.60%) RHCT
10 10 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.44%) CISSP
11 8 (0.44%) LPIC
11 8 (0.44%) RHCE
12 7 (0.38%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.33%) CEH
13 6 (0.33%) GIAC
13 6 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.53%) QA
2 26 (1.41%) SLA
3 22 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.38%) MiFID
7 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.22%) WCAG
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) GPG13
9 2 (0.11%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.11%) SDET
9 2 (0.11%) WAI
10 1 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 175 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (6.80%) Docker
3 79 (4.30%) NFS
4 76 (4.13%) Active Directory
5 57 (3.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 49 (2.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 44 (2.39%) vSphere
8 42 (2.28%) Samba
9 31 (1.69%) VMware ESX
10 28 (1.52%) vCloud
10 28 (1.52%) Veritas File System
11 24 (1.31%) KVM
11 24 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.98%) Squid
13 17 (0.92%) Hyper-V
13 17 (0.92%) Xen
14 14 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (0.71%) qmail
16 11 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
17 10 (0.54%) iptables
Systems Management
1 398 (21.64%) Puppet
2 203 (11.04%) Opscode Chef
3 144 (7.83%) Ansible
4 96 (5.22%) Nagios
5 65 (3.53%) logstash
6 52 (2.83%) ZABBIX
7 47 (2.56%) Kibana
8 45 (2.45%) Cacti
9 42 (2.28%) Salt
10 33 (1.79%) Tivoli
11 30 (1.63%) HAProxy
12 29 (1.58%) Graphite
13 28 (1.52%) Grafana
14 27 (1.47%) Uchiwa
15 25 (1.36%) Ganglia
16 23 (1.25%) Kubernetes
17 21 (1.14%) Control-M
17 21 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
18 20 (1.09%) CFEngine
19 16 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 519 (28.22%) Oracle
2 334 (18.16%) Red Hat
3 273 (14.85%) VMware
4 124 (6.74%) IBM
5 123 (6.69%) Microsoft
6 105 (5.71%) HP
7 98 (5.33%) Veritas
8 95 (5.17%) Sybase
9 85 (4.62%) Sun
10 81 (4.40%) Cisco
11 80 (4.35%) Informatica
12 73 (3.97%) Splunk
13 63 (3.43%) EMC
13 63 (3.43%) Pega
14 52 (2.83%) BEA
15 49 (2.66%) webMethods
16 45 (2.45%) Google
17 38 (2.07%) CA
18 30 (1.63%) NetApp
19 24 (1.31%) F5
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London
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
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Wales
ReThink Recruitment
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E-synergy Solutions
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Cambridgeshire
Cadence Resourcing
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Bristol, Avon
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Manchester, Lancashire
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South Wales
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London
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Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
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Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
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Fleet, Hampshire
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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