The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 105 100 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -52
Contract jobs citing Perl 23 11 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.52% 2.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.85% 1.60% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 28
Average daily rate
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£300 £369 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +8.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £331 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £515 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Perl
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
808 688 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.43% 32.59% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 418 440
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 27
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.85 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Perl
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Perl across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Perl
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Perl across the West Midlands region.

Perl Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Perl
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Perl across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Perl Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Perl
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Perl across the West Midlands region.

Perl Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Perl
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Birmingham +10 16 £290 -49.56% 1
Coventry -5 2 £450 +22.03% 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 26 (54.17%) UNIX
2 22 (45.83%) Linux
3 16 (33.33%) Java
4 14 (29.17%) SQL
4 14 (29.17%) Python
5 12 (25.00%) MySQL
6 11 (22.92%) IMAP
6 11 (22.92%) Sendmail
6 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
6 11 (22.92%) SMTP
7 10 (20.83%) DNS
7 10 (20.83%) PHP
7 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 10 (20.83%) MS Office
7 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 9 (18.75%) VBA
8 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 9 (18.75%) Puppet
8 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (18.75%) DevOps
9 8 (16.67%) Solaris
9 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 8 (16.67%) Finance
10 7 (14.58%) Clustering
10 7 (14.58%) Firewall
10 7 (14.58%) Blue Coat
10 7 (14.58%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
10 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.25%) Documentum
4 2 (4.17%) Apache
4 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Office
2 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) IMAP
1 11 (22.92%) SMTP
2 10 (20.83%) DNS
3 7 (14.58%) Firewall
4 6 (12.50%) Network Security
4 6 (12.50%) OSPF
4 6 (12.50%) BGP
5 4 (8.33%) Junos
6 3 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) VPN
7 2 (4.17%) Extranet
7 2 (4.17%) LTE
8 1 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (2.08%) SSL
8 1 (2.08%) S/MIME
8 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) MySQL
2 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) ClearCase
1 3 (6.25%) ClearQuest
2 2 (4.17%) CA Gen
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (2.08%) Gradle
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) Hudson
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Ant
General
1 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Database Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Software Architect
6 3 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Forensic Investigator
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
1 4 (8.33%) J2EE
1 4 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (6.25%) Middleware
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.17%) ODBC
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) XHTML
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) UNIX
2 22 (45.83%) Linux
3 8 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (4.17%) Windows
5 1 (2.08%) SUSE
5 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) DevOps
3 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.33%) RUP
7 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.17%) ITIL
8 2 (4.17%) OO
8 2 (4.17%) Low Latency
8 2 (4.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (2.08%) Build Automation
9 1 (2.08%) Software Deployment
9 1 (2.08%) Migration
9 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 14 (29.17%) Python
3 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.83%) PHP
5 9 (18.75%) VBA
6 7 (14.58%) Tcl
7 6 (12.50%) VB
7 6 (12.50%) Scala
8 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
9 4 (8.33%) C#
9 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
10 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
10 3 (6.25%) C++
10 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
11 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
11 2 (4.17%) Korn
12 1 (2.08%) Ruby
12 1 (2.08%) Groovy
12 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) CCNP
1 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) CCSA
3 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) EnCE
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Puppet
1 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (2.08%) CFEngine
3 1 (2.08%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Blue Coat
1 7 (14.58%) Cisco
1 7 (14.58%) Juniper
1 7 (14.58%) Lotus
1 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
2 4 (8.33%) BEA
2 4 (8.33%) Informatica
3 3 (6.25%) Pega
4 2 (4.17%) webMethods
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.08%) Perforce
5 1 (2.08%) Proofpoint
5 1 (2.08%) Sybase
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) Sun