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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Perl
Rank 78 87 101
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs citing Perl 44 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.04% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.10% 3.51% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 7
Average daily rate £395 £438 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.71% +50.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £395 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.18% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -8.75%
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
862 656 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.78% 29.70% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 384 432
Average daily rate £365 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.45 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.88% -7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £16.85 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 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
Shropshire -10 26 £525 +20.00% 1
Birmingham +13 16 £370 - 1
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 87 (89.69%) Unix
2 69 (71.13%) SQL
3 66 (68.04%) Oracle
4 60 (61.86%) Java
5 55 (56.70%) Shell Script
6 53 (54.64%) Informatica
7 49 (50.52%) WebLogic
8 48 (49.48%) PL/SQL
8 48 (49.48%) Pega
9 47 (48.45%) RUP
10 46 (47.42%) Waterfall
11 45 (46.39%) J2EE
12 41 (42.27%) BEA
12 41 (42.27%) webMethods
13 37 (38.14%) ClearCase
14 33 (34.02%) CA Gen
15 27 (27.84%) ClearQuest
16 26 (26.80%) Linux
16 26 (26.80%) OO
17 25 (25.77%) Oracle OWB
18 24 (24.74%) BusinessObjects
19 23 (23.71%) Test Strategy
20 22 (22.68%) Project Planning
20 22 (22.68%) Business Intelligence
20 22 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
21 20 (20.62%) Data Modelling
22 19 (19.59%) Solaris
23 18 (18.56%) Windows
24 15 (15.46%) Configuration Management
25 14 (14.43%) Finance

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 49 (50.52%) WebLogic
2 7 (7.22%) Confluence
3 5 (5.15%) Apache
3 5 (5.15%) SAS
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.03%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) BigMachines
1 3 (3.09%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.03%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) SaaS
2 3 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) SSH
1 6 (6.19%) SSL
2 3 (3.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.77%) Oracle OWB
2 24 (24.74%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.12%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.09%) Big Data
4 3 (3.09%) MySQL
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.06%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.06%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.06%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.03%) DTS
6 1 (1.03%) Redis
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (38.14%) ClearCase
2 33 (34.02%) CA Gen
3 27 (27.84%) ClearQuest
4 7 (7.22%) JIRA
5 6 (6.19%) PVCS
6 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.12%) FishEye
7 4 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (4.12%) Subversion
8 3 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.09%) GitLab
8 3 (3.09%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (14.43%) Finance
2 11 (11.34%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.09%) Front Office
5 2 (2.06%) Back Office
5 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (49.48%) Developer
2 18 (18.56%) Architect
3 15 (15.46%) Lead Developer
4 11 (11.34%) Network Engineer
4 11 (11.34%) Software Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) EMC Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Perl Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Unix Support
9 4 (4.12%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (3.09%) C Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Perl Web Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (46.39%) J2EE
2 7 (7.22%) HTML
3 6 (6.19%) CSS
4 4 (4.12%) HTML5
5 3 (3.09%) CSS3
5 3 (3.09%) Java EE
5 3 (3.09%) Mason
5 3 (3.09%) Visualforce
6 2 (2.06%) JDBC
6 2 (2.06%) LAMP
6 2 (2.06%) XML
7 1 (1.03%) .NET
7 1 (1.03%) CGI
7 1 (1.03%) Flash
7 1 (1.03%) jQuery
7 1 (1.03%) JSON
7 1 (1.03%) Middleware
7 1 (1.03%) ODBC
7 1 (1.03%) Web Services
7 1 (1.03%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) e-Health
2 6 (6.19%) Derivative
3 4 (4.12%) Fintech
4 3 (3.09%) Equities
4 3 (3.09%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.09%) Statistics
5 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.03%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.03%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.03%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 87 (89.69%) Unix
2 26 (26.80%) Linux
3 19 (19.59%) Solaris
4 18 (18.56%) Windows
5 12 (12.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.19%) AIX
6 6 (6.19%) SUSE
7 5 (5.15%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.03%) Android
8 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.45%) RUP
2 46 (47.42%) Waterfall
3 26 (26.80%) OO
4 23 (23.71%) Test Strategy
5 22 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (22.68%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (22.68%) Project Planning
6 20 (20.62%) Data Modelling
7 15 (15.46%) Configuration Management
8 13 (13.40%) Software Architecture
9 12 (12.37%) Problem Management
9 12 (12.37%) Process Improvement
9 12 (12.37%) System Testing
10 11 (11.34%) Network Management
11 10 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (9.28%) Scrum
12 9 (9.28%) Software Engineering
13 8 (8.25%) Risk Management
14 7 (7.22%) Knowledge Management
14 7 (7.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (71.13%) SQL
2 60 (61.86%) Java
3 55 (56.70%) Shell Script
4 48 (49.48%) PL/SQL
5 13 (13.40%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.25%) Python
7 6 (6.19%) Korn
7 6 (6.19%) PHP
8 4 (4.12%) C
9 3 (3.09%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.06%) C#
10 2 (2.06%) C++
10 2 (2.06%) COBOL
10 2 (2.06%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.06%) R
11 1 (1.03%) Groovy
11 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.03%) Ruby
11 1 (1.03%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.37%) CCNA
1 12 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
2 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (11.34%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (6.19%) Control-M
4 1 (1.03%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.03%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 66 (68.04%) Oracle
2 53 (54.64%) Informatica
3 48 (49.48%) Pega
4 41 (42.27%) BEA
4 41 (42.27%) webMethods
5 13 (13.40%) CA
5 13 (13.40%) Red Hat
6 12 (12.37%) Cisco
6 12 (12.37%) EMC
7 8 (8.25%) BMC
8 4 (4.12%) Atlassian
9 3 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (3.09%) Siebel
10 2 (2.06%) IBM
10 2 (2.06%) SAP
10 2 (2.06%) Tableau
10 2 (2.06%) Teradata
11 1 (1.03%) Facebook
11 1 (1.03%) SunGard
11 1 (1.03%) Twitter