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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Perl
Rank 83 95 89
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Perl 32 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 0.61% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.58% 1.71% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £266 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £34.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -11.11%
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
698 761 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.48% 35.49% 36.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 438 372
Average daily rate £350 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 37
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £14.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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
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 22 December 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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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 +2 5 £350 -9.67% 3
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 37 (69.81%) UNIX
2 28 (52.83%) Java
3 27 (50.94%) Solaris
4 26 (49.06%) Linux
5 25 (47.17%) Oracle
5 25 (47.17%) WebLogic
6 24 (45.28%) Apache
7 22 (41.51%) Windows
8 18 (33.96%) J2EE
9 17 (32.08%) Tomcat
10 16 (30.19%) Puppet
10 16 (30.19%) Oracle Database
11 15 (28.30%) DevOps
12 14 (26.42%) Open Source
12 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
13 13 (24.53%) Red Hat
14 12 (22.64%) JBoss
14 12 (22.64%) BEA
14 12 (22.64%) Subversion
14 12 (22.64%) Maven
14 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
15 11 (20.75%) Sun
15 11 (20.75%) Bash Shell
15 11 (20.75%) Hudson
16 10 (18.87%) AIX
16 10 (18.87%) IVR
16 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
16 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (18.87%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (18.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 25 (47.17%) WebLogic
2 24 (45.28%) Apache
3 17 (32.08%) Tomcat
4 12 (22.64%) JBoss
5 8 (15.09%) Confluence
6 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Firewall
2 6 (11.32%) OSPF
2 6 (11.32%) BGP
2 6 (11.32%) IMAP
2 6 (11.32%) Network Security
2 6 (11.32%) SMTP
3 5 (9.43%) DNS
4 4 (7.55%) Junos
5 3 (5.66%) Internet
6 2 (3.77%) Extranet
6 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.77%) VPN
7 1 (1.89%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) SSL
7 1 (1.89%) S/MIME
7 1 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.77%) DataStage
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Informix
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
2 12 (22.64%) Subversion
2 12 (22.64%) Maven
3 11 (20.75%) Hudson
4 8 (15.09%) JIRA
5 2 (3.77%) Ant
6 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.89%) Gradle
6 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.89%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Ivy
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Infrastructure Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Platform Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.77%) Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) Forensic Investigator
6 2 (3.77%) webMethods Developer
7 1 (1.89%) UNIX Support
7 1 (1.89%) Perl Developer
7 1 (1.89%) UNIX Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Security Investigator
7 1 (1.89%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) J2EE
2 10 (18.87%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (9.43%) SAX
4 3 (5.66%) HTML
4 3 (5.66%) .NET
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
5 1 (1.89%) SOAP
5 1 (1.89%) ODBC
5 1 (1.89%) XHTML
5 1 (1.89%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Open Source
2 10 (18.87%) IVR
3 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (13.21%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) UNIX
2 27 (50.94%) Solaris
3 26 (49.06%) Linux
4 22 (41.51%) Windows
5 10 (18.87%) AIX
5 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (18.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.89%) SUSE
6 1 (1.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) DevOps
2 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Management
3 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
4 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
4 6 (11.32%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
7 3 (5.66%) Web Development
7 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
8 2 (3.77%) OO
8 2 (3.77%) RUP
8 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.77%) Low Latency
8 2 (3.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) Java
2 11 (20.75%) Bash Shell
3 8 (15.09%) Python
3 8 (15.09%) SQL
4 7 (13.21%) Tcl
5 6 (11.32%) PHP
6 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.55%) Korn
8 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.66%) C#
9 1 (1.89%) C++
9 1 (1.89%) VB
9 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.89%) Groovy
9 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) CCNP
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.55%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (7.55%) CCSA
5 2 (3.77%) EnCE
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) RHCE
6 1 (1.89%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Squid
1 6 (11.32%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.89%) KVM
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) Puppet
2 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.89%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Oracle
2 13 (24.53%) Red Hat
3 12 (22.64%) BEA
4 11 (20.75%) Sun
5 7 (13.21%) Juniper
5 7 (13.21%) Cisco
5 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint
5 7 (13.21%) Blue Coat
6 5 (9.43%) webMethods
7 4 (7.55%) Business Objects
8 3 (5.66%) Lotus
8 3 (5.66%) IBM
9 2 (3.77%) Informatica
9 2 (3.77%) Pega
9 2 (3.77%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.89%) Proofpoint
10 1 (1.89%) Perforce
10 1 (1.89%) VMware
10 1 (1.89%) Sybase