The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 76 102 99
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs citing Perl 43 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 0.055% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.83% 0.17% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 4
Average daily rate £275 £470 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.48% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £470 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -38.35%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
737 590 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.99% 32.21% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 308 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Perl
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 21 £275 - 2
Solihull - 9 £250 -
Shropshire -4 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £475 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (62.00%) JavaScript
1 31 (62.00%) MySQL
2 30 (60.00%) Java
3 24 (48.00%) SQL Server
3 24 (48.00%) MS Office
4 23 (46.00%) SQL
5 22 (44.00%) VBA
6 21 (42.00%) Telecoms
7 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
7 18 (36.00%) SharePoint
8 17 (34.00%) UNIX
9 11 (22.00%) Control-M
9 11 (22.00%) Shell Script
10 10 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (18.00%) Oracle
12 7 (14.00%) Linux
12 7 (14.00%) Migration
13 6 (12.00%) MS Access
13 6 (12.00%) XML
13 6 (12.00%) PHP
13 6 (12.00%) HTML
14 5 (10.00%) Sybase
14 5 (10.00%) JSP
14 5 (10.00%) Informix
14 5 (10.00%) CGI
14 5 (10.00%) Ajax
14 5 (10.00%) Web 2.0
14 5 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
14 5 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 4 (8.00%) Windows

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (36.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) WordPress
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (48.00%) MS Office
2 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) 4G
2 2 (4.00%) LTE
2 2 (4.00%) 2G
2 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 1 (2.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (62.00%) MySQL
2 24 (48.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.00%) MS Access
4 5 (10.00%) Informix
5 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.00%) ProC
General
1 21 (42.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (72.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) Database Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Software Developer
4 6 (12.00%) UNIX Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) UNIX Scripting Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Database Developer
7 2 (4.00%) C Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Monitoring Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.00%) DBA
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Programmer
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) XML
1 6 (12.00%) HTML
2 5 (10.00%) JSP
2 5 (10.00%) CGI
2 5 (10.00%) Ajax
3 3 (6.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) POSIX
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.00%) Java EE
4 1 (2.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.00%) HTML5
4 1 (2.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) UNIX
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Migration
2 5 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (4.00%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.00%) OO
3 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.00%) Database Security
4 1 (2.00%) RUP
4 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.00%) Project Management
4 1 (2.00%) Service Management
4 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.00%) Change Management
4 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) JavaScript
2 30 (60.00%) Java
3 23 (46.00%) SQL
4 22 (44.00%) VBA
5 11 (22.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (12.00%) PHP
7 3 (6.00%) C++
7 3 (6.00%) C
7 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.00%) Korn
8 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.00%) Python
9 1 (2.00%) VB
9 1 (2.00%) C#
9 1 (2.00%) Ruby
9 1 (2.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (2.00%) OCP
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) XenApp
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) Control-M
2 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Sybase
3 3 (6.00%) webMethods
3 3 (6.00%) BEA
3 3 (6.00%) Informatica
4 2 (4.00%) PlateSpin
4 2 (4.00%) Pega
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) CA
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Sony
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) NetApp
5 1 (2.00%) Nimsoft