The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Perl skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Perl
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 61 62
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs citing Perl 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% 0.26% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.85% 0.92% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £250 £343 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +16.10%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.29% +2.66%  

Perl is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 235 217 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 38.78% 28.29% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 142 154
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -44.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Perl as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Perl in Birmingham

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Perl in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in Birmingham

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Perl also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Perl.

1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Investment Management
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) LAMP
4 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) JBoss
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) AppDynamics
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
5 1 (14.29%) iptables
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS

Perl
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Junos
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) SSH
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Solaris Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Unix Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) LAMP
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) JDBC
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) SUSE
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Investment Management
2 2 (28.57%) Application Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Korn
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) iptables
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) AppDynamics
4 1 (14.29%) BMC
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft