The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 June 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 29 38
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9  
Contract jobs citing Perl 20 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.62% 3.93% 5.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.81% 7.45% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 15
Median daily rate £525 £469 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +33.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £409 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 135 188 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 44.70% 52.81% 50.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 252 392
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £508 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £35.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.38 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Perl as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Perl in Cambridge

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in Cambridge

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Perl.

1 26 (96.30%) Python
2 14 (51.85%) Linux
3 10 (37.04%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
4 9 (33.33%) WLAN
5 8 (29.63%) Wireless
6 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) Firmware
7 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 5 (18.52%) DevOps
8 5 (18.52%) C
8 5 (18.52%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
9 4 (14.81%) HTML
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) OO
10 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
10 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
10 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
10 3 (11.11%) PHP
10 3 (11.11%) C++
10 3 (11.11%) Internet
10 3 (11.11%) Tcl
10 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
10 3 (11.11%) XML
10 3 (11.11%) XSLT

Perl
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Doxygen
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.70%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (33.33%) WLAN
3 8 (29.63%) Wireless
4 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
4 3 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Bugzilla
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.11%) Subversion
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Test Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Development Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Author
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Development Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Author
5 3 (11.11%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 2 (7.41%) WLAN Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) XSLT
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) Ajax
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) Java EE
4 1 (3.70%) JSON
4 1 (3.70%) JSP
4 1 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
2 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 5 (18.52%) DevOps
3 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.81%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (7.41%) ERP
6 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Bioinformatics
7 1 (3.70%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) OOD
7 1 (3.70%) Software Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) Python
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) C
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 3 (11.11%) C++
5 3 (11.11%) PHP
5 3 (11.11%) Tcl
6 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
6 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) Java
7 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Ansible
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
1 2 (7.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) JD Edwards
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Perforce
2 1 (3.70%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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