The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Perl
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 18 11
Contract jobs citing Perl 0 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 1.23% 14.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.50% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 21
Median daily rate - - £458
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 Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 24 40 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 46.15% 49.38% 64.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 66
Median daily rate £365 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £43.55
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 Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in Cheltenham

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Perl.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Ant
3 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (40.00%) Hudson
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (40.00%) MapReduce
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Gradle
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
4 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (40.00%) Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) Java EE
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Programme Management

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Gradle
2 2 (40.00%) Hudson
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) EJB
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE
1 2 (40.00%) JMS
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) MapReduce
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) SAP