Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Perl skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Perl over the 6 months to 13 July 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 295 282 216
Rank change year-on-year -13 -66 -48
Contract jobs citing Perl 293 819 1,266
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.96% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.94% 2.22% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 494 804
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £331 £350 £338
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 26 23
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.79 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.38% +14.48% -3.61%
10th Percentile £31.50 £17.63 £22.27
90th Percentile £54.40 £56.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £44.92 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.85% +12.29% -3.61%

Perl is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 15,113 36,854 42,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.86% 42.98% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,272 25,801 29,624
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £680 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +4.74% +3.26% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 655 762
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +4.74% +0.68%
10th Percentile £17.87 £20.23 £17.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Perl as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Perl in England

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Perl in England.

Daily rate trend for Perl in England

Perl
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Perl in England over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Perl in England

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Perl in England.

Hourly rate trend for Perl in England

Perl
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Perl in England over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Perl in England

Perl
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the England region over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 150 £475 -9.70% 20
South East +113 61 £473 -1.05% 19
North of England +58 38 £500 +24.22% 9
North West +77 24 £545 -0.91% 5
South West +78 21 £650 +23.81% 5
East of England +42 14 £425 +13.33% 13
Yorkshire +52 7 £450 -5.51% 3
North East +17 7 £495 +62.30% 1
West Midlands +38 6 £426 -10.64% 6
Midlands +33 6 £426 -10.64% 9
Perl
UK

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Perl also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Perl.

1 177 (60.41%) Python
2 154 (52.56%) Linux
3 133 (45.39%) Java
4 98 (33.45%) SQL
4 98 (33.45%) DevOps
5 96 (32.76%) Unix
6 95 (32.42%) Oracle
7 93 (31.74%) Shell Script
8 89 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (26.62%) Ansible
10 77 (26.28%) Bash Shell
11 69 (23.55%) AWS
11 69 (23.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 69 (23.55%) Red Hat
11 69 (23.55%) Windows
12 65 (22.18%) Jenkins
13 64 (21.84%) Docker
14 61 (20.82%) Security Cleared
15 58 (19.80%) Web Services
16 56 (19.11%) VMware
17 54 (18.43%) Git (software)
17 54 (18.43%) Puppet
18 52 (17.75%) Finance
18 52 (17.75%) JavaScript
19 50 (17.06%) IBM
19 50 (17.06%) Configuration Management
20 49 (16.72%) Problem-Solving
21 48 (16.38%) SOAP
22 47 (16.04%) Kubernetes
23 46 (15.70%) SQL Server

Perl
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 36 (12.29%) WebLogic
2 29 (9.90%) Confluence
3 15 (5.12%) SAS
4 12 (4.10%) Apache
5 10 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (3.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.71%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.71%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.71%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.37%) JBoss
7 4 (1.37%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.02%) nginx
8 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.68%) CMS
9 2 (0.68%) Drupal
9 2 (0.68%) IIS
9 2 (0.68%) Jetty
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (5.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.68%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 69 (23.55%) AWS
2 26 (8.87%) Azure
3 16 (5.46%) IaaS
4 14 (4.78%) Power Platform
5 13 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (3.75%) Amazon S3
6 11 (3.75%) GCP
6 11 (3.75%) GitHub
6 11 (3.75%) PaaS
7 10 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (3.41%) SaaS
7 10 (3.41%) Serverless
8 6 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.05%) Azure Functions
9 5 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.71%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.19%) DNS
2 22 (7.51%) TCP/IP
3 19 (6.48%) SNMP
4 17 (5.80%) HTTP
5 9 (3.07%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (2.39%) Firewall
7 6 (2.05%) DHCP
7 6 (2.05%) SMTP
8 5 (1.71%) iSCSI
8 5 (1.71%) Junos
8 5 (1.71%) VPN
8 5 (1.71%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.37%) Internet
9 4 (1.37%) SSH
9 4 (1.37%) SSL
9 4 (1.37%) VLAN
10 3 (1.02%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.02%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.02%) LAN
10 3 (1.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.92%) MySQL
3 26 (8.87%) MongoDB
4 23 (7.85%) Oracle Database
5 22 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (6.14%) Relational Database
7 16 (5.46%) Hadoop
7 16 (5.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (4.78%) Apache Accumulo
8 14 (4.78%) Power BI
9 13 (4.44%) Pentaho
10 12 (4.10%) Base SAS
10 12 (4.10%) NoSQL
10 12 (4.10%) RDBMS
10 12 (4.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 11 (3.75%) DB2
11 11 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (3.07%) DB2 UDB
12 9 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (22.18%) Jenkins
2 54 (18.43%) Git (software)
3 43 (14.68%) JIRA
4 26 (8.87%) Subversion
5 24 (8.19%) Ant
5 24 (8.19%) Bitbucket
6 20 (6.83%) Selenium
7 18 (6.14%) GitLab
8 13 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (4.44%) CA Gen
9 12 (4.10%) ClearCase
10 11 (3.75%) CircleCI
10 11 (3.75%) Eclipse
10 11 (3.75%) Travis CI
11 10 (3.41%) Cucumber
11 10 (3.41%) SonarQube
12 9 (3.07%) Hudson
12 9 (3.07%) SoapUI
13 8 (2.73%) JUnit
13 8 (2.73%) Maven
General
1 52 (17.75%) Finance
2 28 (9.56%) Banking
3 20 (6.83%) Public Sector
4 17 (5.80%) Aerospace
5 14 (4.78%) Front Office
6 10 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.37%) Law
8 3 (1.02%) Legal
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Back Office
9 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (14.33%) Developer
2 38 (12.97%) Administrator
3 36 (12.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (11.26%) Architect
5 26 (8.87%) Systems Administrator
6 25 (8.53%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (7.17%) Analyst
7 21 (7.17%) Designer
7 21 (7.17%) Linux Administrator
8 19 (6.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 17 (5.80%) Consultant
10 15 (5.12%) Solutions Designer
10 15 (5.12%) Systems Administration Leader
11 13 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (4.44%) Software Engineer
12 12 (4.10%) Applications Support
12 12 (4.10%) DBA
12 12 (4.10%) Senior DevOps
12 12 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.80%) Web Services
2 48 (16.38%) SOAP
3 27 (9.22%) XML
4 25 (8.53%) REST
5 20 (6.83%) Kafka
6 19 (6.48%) HTML
6 19 (6.48%) J2EE
7 17 (5.80%) LDAP
8 16 (5.46%) Apache NiFi
9 15 (5.12%) AngularJS
9 15 (5.12%) JSON
9 15 (5.12%) Middleware
10 13 (4.44%) Node.js
11 12 (4.10%) .NET
11 12 (4.10%) Spring
12 11 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (3.75%) RESTful
12 11 (3.75%) Servlets
13 10 (3.41%) SailPoint
14 9 (3.07%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.80%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (5.12%) PKI
4 10 (3.41%) Clustering
4 10 (3.41%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.39%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.39%) User Experience
7 6 (2.05%) Derivative
7 6 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.02%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 154 (52.56%) Linux
2 96 (32.76%) Unix
3 69 (23.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 69 (23.55%) Windows
4 30 (10.24%) CentOS
5 17 (5.80%) Windows Server
6 16 (5.46%) Solaris
7 12 (4.10%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.39%) Debian
8 7 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.37%) Android
11 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.02%) SUSE
12 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.45%) DevOps
2 89 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (17.06%) Configuration Management
4 49 (16.72%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (14.33%) Scrum
5 42 (14.33%) Test Automation
6 41 (13.99%) ITIL
7 31 (10.58%) Open Source
8 27 (9.22%) Microservices
8 27 (9.22%) Migration
9 25 (8.53%) Analytics
9 25 (8.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 25 (8.53%) Process Improvement
10 24 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (8.19%) ETL
11 21 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (7.17%) Problem Management
11 21 (7.17%) Software Engineering
12 20 (6.83%) Technical Leadership
13 19 (6.48%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 177 (60.41%) Python
2 133 (45.39%) Java
3 98 (33.45%) SQL
4 93 (31.74%) Shell Script
5 77 (26.28%) Bash Shell
6 52 (17.75%) JavaScript
7 44 (15.02%) PowerShell
8 43 (14.68%) Ruby
9 41 (13.99%) PHP
10 40 (13.65%) PL/SQL
11 34 (11.60%) C
12 25 (8.53%) C#
13 21 (7.17%) Korn
13 21 (7.17%) T-SQL
14 15 (5.12%) C++
15 12 (4.10%) SAS Macro
16 11 (3.75%) Bourne shell
16 11 (3.75%) Go
17 10 (3.41%) C-shell
17 10 (3.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (20.82%) Security Cleared
2 43 (14.68%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.83%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.75%) Degree
5 6 (2.05%) CISSP
6 4 (1.37%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.37%) CISM
6 4 (1.37%) GIAC
6 4 (1.37%) RHCE
7 3 (1.02%) CCNA
7 3 (1.02%) CCNP
8 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.68%) OSCP
8 2 (0.68%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.34%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.48%) QA
2 13 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 64 (21.84%) Docker
2 35 (11.95%) Active Directory
3 28 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.07%) RACF
6 9 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.73%) vSphere
8 6 (2.05%) Squid
9 5 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.37%) vCloud
10 4 (1.37%) VMware NSX
11 3 (1.02%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.02%) KVM
11 3 (1.02%) NFS
11 3 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.34%) Postfix
13 1 (0.34%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 78 (26.62%) Ansible
2 54 (18.43%) Puppet
3 47 (16.04%) Kubernetes
4 35 (11.95%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (10.58%) Terraform
6 22 (7.51%) Netcool
6 22 (7.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 20 (6.83%) Salt
8 15 (5.12%) Amdocs OSS
9 13 (4.44%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (4.44%) Kibana
10 11 (3.75%) Nagios
11 10 (3.41%) logstash
12 9 (3.07%) vCenter Server
13 8 (2.73%) Cacti
13 8 (2.73%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (2.39%) Data Guard
14 7 (2.39%) Rancher
15 6 (2.05%) Opsview
16 5 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 95 (32.42%) Oracle
2 69 (23.55%) Red Hat
3 56 (19.11%) VMware
4 50 (17.06%) IBM
5 33 (11.26%) Microsoft
6 28 (9.56%) Sybase
7 21 (7.17%) ServiceNow
8 20 (6.83%) BMC
9 19 (6.48%) Siebel
10 18 (6.14%) Informatica
11 17 (5.80%) BEA
11 17 (5.80%) Remedy
11 17 (5.80%) xMatters
12 16 (5.46%) Pega
12 16 (5.46%) webMethods
13 15 (5.12%) Cramer
13 15 (5.12%) Splunk
14 13 (4.44%) Cisco
15 10 (3.41%) Google
16 9 (3.07%) SaltStack