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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 99 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Perl 16 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.94% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.17% 3.01% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 4
Average daily rate
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£380 £300 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £350 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
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
737 798 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.86% 31.22% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 445 420
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.54 £44.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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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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 +1 8 - -
Birmingham -8 4 £400 +42.85% 1
Coventry +1 1 £380 +8.57% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £318 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) UNIX
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
4 9 (39.13%) Data Modelling
5 8 (34.78%) Informatica
5 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
5 8 (34.78%) Linux
6 7 (30.43%) CSS
6 7 (30.43%) MySQL
6 7 (30.43%) HTML
6 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 6 (26.09%) Java
8 5 (21.74%) J2EE
8 5 (21.74%) Pega
8 5 (21.74%) CA Gen
9 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) COBOL
9 4 (17.39%) XHTML
9 4 (17.39%) OO
9 4 (17.39%) Apache
9 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
9 4 (17.39%) BEA
9 4 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (17.39%) webMethods
10 3 (13.04%) OSPF
10 3 (13.04%) BGP
10 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
1 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) OSPF
1 3 (13.04%) BGP
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) Network Security
2 2 (8.70%) Junos
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
2 4 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) MS Access
5 1 (4.35%) DTS
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) CA Gen
2 1 (4.35%) Liquibase
2 1 (4.35%) Flyway
2 1 (4.35%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Perl Developer
2 4 (17.39%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.70%) DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Games Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Games Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Database Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
1 7 (30.43%) CSS
2 5 (21.74%) J2EE
3 4 (17.39%) XHTML
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) Flash
5 1 (4.35%) CGI
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Xbox
3 1 (4.35%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) UNIX
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Data Modelling
2 4 (17.39%) OO
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) RUP
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.04%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
4 2 (8.70%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (4.35%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
3 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
4 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 6 (26.09%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) COBOL
7 3 (13.04%) PHP
7 3 (13.04%) Python
7 3 (13.04%) Tcl
8 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (8.70%) C#
8 2 (8.70%) C++
9 1 (4.35%) C
9 1 (4.35%) PHP5
9 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNP
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCSA
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) Informatica
3 5 (21.74%) Pega
4 4 (17.39%) BEA
4 4 (17.39%) webMethods
5 3 (13.04%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) Juniper
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) Zend
7 1 (4.35%) Facebook
7 1 (4.35%) Twitter
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