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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Perl
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 33 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Perl 7 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.24% 3.93% 2.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.43% 9.88% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 1
Median daily rate £400 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.19% -  
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 Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 158 162 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 50.48% 39.80% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 92 87
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £9.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Perl in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in Cambridge

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 14 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
3 5 (35.71%) WLAN
4 4 (28.57%) C
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (14.29%) CA
6 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 2 (14.29%) JSON
6 2 (14.29%) Brocade

Perl
Top Related 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 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) WLAN
2 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) LDAP
5 1 (7.14%) SSL
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.14%) Hudson
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Senior Test Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Python Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) FastCGI
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) OAuth
2 1 (7.14%) OAuth2
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Internet of Things
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Bioinformatics
5 1 (7.14%) Biology
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Tcl
5 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
1 2 (14.29%) KVM
1 2 (14.29%) LXC
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Brocade
1 2 (14.29%) CA
1 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
1 2 (14.29%) Vyatta
2 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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