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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 112 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs citing Perl 9 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 1.14% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 3.72% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £319 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
764 725 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.25% 30.49% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 427 266
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 17
Average hourly rate £24.88 £33.55 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.85% +8.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.90 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.00 £43.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

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 1 July 2015. 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 -14 6 £295 +10.28% 4
Shropshire -6 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 16 (61.54%) UNIX
2 15 (57.69%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) Java
3 14 (53.85%) Oracle
4 12 (46.15%) J2EE
4 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
5 11 (42.31%) Pega
5 11 (42.31%) WebLogic
5 11 (42.31%) RUP
5 11 (42.31%) BEA
5 11 (42.31%) Shell Script
5 11 (42.31%) webMethods
6 10 (38.46%) Informatica
7 8 (30.77%) Data Modelling
7 8 (30.77%) Linux
8 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (23.08%) Apache
9 6 (23.08%) MySQL
9 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
10 5 (19.23%) HTML
10 5 (19.23%) CSS
11 4 (15.38%) Solaris
12 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
12 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
12 3 (11.54%) Network Security
12 3 (11.54%) Open Source
12 3 (11.54%) XHTML
12 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
12 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 11 (42.31%) WebLogic
2 6 (23.08%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) OSPF
1 3 (11.54%) BGP
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
1 3 (11.54%) Network Security
2 2 (7.69%) Junos
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) NetBeans
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Hudson
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) CA Gen
1 1 (3.85%) Liquibase
1 1 (3.85%) Flyway
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Perl Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.85%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Platform Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) J2EE
2 5 (19.23%) CSS
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) XHTML
4 1 (3.85%) LAMP
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.85%) CSS3
4 1 (3.85%) Catalyst
4 1 (3.85%) Moose
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) UNIX
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Solaris
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.85%) Windows
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
2 11 (42.31%) RUP
3 8 (30.77%) Data Modelling
4 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
6 3 (11.54%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
7 2 (7.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) SDLC
8 1 (3.85%) OO
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
8 1 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) Java
3 11 (42.31%) Shell Script
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Tcl
6 2 (7.69%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) COBOL
7 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.85%) VBA
7 1 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) PHP5
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNP
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (7.69%) CCSA
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle
2 11 (42.31%) BEA
2 11 (42.31%) webMethods
2 11 (42.31%) Pega
3 10 (38.46%) Informatica
4 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Juniper
4 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) Business Objects
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Zend