Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 311 234 201
Rank change year-on-year -77 -33 -52
Contract jobs citing Perl 523 1,103 1,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 1.21% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.93% 2.70% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 657 825
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £309 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £622 £662
UK median daily rate £488 £488 £500
% change year-on-year - -2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 26
England median hourly rate £40.00 £43.71 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.48% +9.27% -14.89%
10th Percentile £18.50 £32.75 £35.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.25 £44.06
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -14.44%

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 27,057 40,795 39,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.07% 44.68% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,773 28,915 27,940
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 606 714
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.66 £16.78
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Perl in England

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in England

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Perl in England

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in England

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor 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 23 January 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 -52 251 £515 -6.36% 84
South East +21 114 £475 +11.76% 43
North of England -9 83 £475 +10.39% 19
North West +6 37 £450 +26.32% 10
East of England -37 32 £450 +5.88% 24
Yorkshire +27 30 £500 +11.11% 6
South West +13 22 £425 +7.94% 14
Midlands -37 22 £385 -22.92% 12
North East -2 16 £361 -26.28% 3
West Midlands -30 14 £340 -35.24% 10
East Midlands +28 8 £445 +11.25% 2
Perl
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 378 (72.28%) Python
2 284 (54.30%) Linux
3 179 (34.23%) Unix
4 155 (29.64%) Java
5 149 (28.49%) Bash Shell
6 146 (27.92%) SQL
7 136 (26.00%) DevOps
8 135 (25.81%) AWS
9 133 (25.43%) Puppet
9 133 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
10 130 (24.86%) Shell Script
11 129 (24.67%) Ruby
12 119 (22.75%) Ansible
13 116 (22.18%) Opscode Chef
14 111 (21.22%) Oracle
15 107 (20.46%) Configuration Management
16 105 (20.08%) Windows
17 104 (19.89%) Jenkins
18 103 (19.69%) Git (software)
19 102 (19.50%) Docker
20 85 (16.25%) Kubernetes
21 81 (15.49%) Security Cleared
21 81 (15.49%) Red Hat
22 79 (15.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 76 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
23 76 (14.53%) ITIL
24 71 (13.58%) PowerShell
24 71 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
25 69 (13.19%) Azure
25 69 (13.19%) Finance

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 29 (5.54%) Apache
2 28 (5.35%) OpenStack
3 26 (4.97%) Tomcat
4 24 (4.59%) WebLogic
5 18 (3.44%) Apache Spark
6 17 (3.25%) IIS
6 17 (3.25%) JBoss
6 17 (3.25%) nginx
7 16 (3.06%) Confluence
7 16 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (2.29%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (1.53%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.96%) SAS
11 4 (0.76%) CMS
12 3 (0.57%) Drupal
12 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) SPSS
2 1 (0.19%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (4.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.57%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.57%) Relativity
3 2 (0.38%) Kondor
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 135 (25.81%) AWS
2 69 (13.19%) Azure
3 38 (7.27%) GCP
4 34 (6.50%) GitHub
5 26 (4.97%) Datadog
6 21 (4.02%) IaaS
7 20 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (3.44%) Office 365
9 17 (3.25%) SaaS
9 17 (3.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (2.49%) Google Analytics
10 13 (2.49%) OpenShift
11 12 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (2.29%) Serverless
12 9 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.72%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.72%) Power Platform
13 8 (1.53%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (12.05%) TCP/IP
2 43 (8.22%) VPN
3 41 (7.84%) DNS
4 38 (7.27%) HTTP
5 32 (6.12%) SNMP
6 29 (5.54%) BGP
6 29 (5.54%) Junos
7 27 (5.16%) Wireshark
8 26 (4.97%) LAN
9 24 (4.59%) Cisco IOS
9 24 (4.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (4.59%) MPLS
10 23 (4.40%) EIGRP
11 22 (4.21%) Multicast
11 22 (4.21%) OSPF
12 20 (3.82%) Firewall
12 20 (3.82%) SSL
12 20 (3.82%) WAN
13 19 (3.63%) NX-OS
13 19 (3.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.03%) MongoDB
3 41 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 35 (6.69%) MySQL
5 29 (5.54%) NoSQL
6 28 (5.35%) Hadoop
7 22 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (3.82%) Oracle Database 12c
9 18 (3.44%) Amazon Redshift
9 18 (3.44%) Relational Database
10 15 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.87%) Apache Hive
10 15 (2.87%) Big Data
10 15 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.68%) HBase
12 13 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (1.53%) Flink
16 7 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 104 (19.89%) Jenkins
2 103 (19.69%) Git (software)
3 64 (12.24%) JIRA
4 48 (9.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (4.02%) Selenium
6 17 (3.25%) Ant
6 17 (3.25%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 15 (2.87%) SonarQube
8 14 (2.68%) gulp
8 14 (2.68%) Subversion
9 13 (2.49%) IntelliJ
10 12 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (2.29%) Bitbucket
10 12 (2.29%) Gatling
10 12 (2.29%) Grunt
10 12 (2.29%) Sublime Text
10 12 (2.29%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.10%) JUnit
11 11 (2.10%) PVCS
General
1 69 (13.19%) Finance
2 53 (10.13%) Banking
3 38 (7.27%) Front Office
4 32 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.63%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.96%) Back Office
7 5 (0.96%) Retail
8 4 (0.76%) Legal
8 4 (0.76%) Publishing
9 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.57%) Games
9 3 (0.57%) Law
9 3 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 110 (21.03%) Developer
2 66 (12.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (8.03%) Architect
4 39 (7.46%) Network Engineer
5 38 (7.27%) Administrator
6 32 (6.12%) AWS Engineer
7 26 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 26 (4.97%) Designer
8 25 (4.78%) Solutions Designer
9 24 (4.59%) Linux Engineer
9 24 (4.59%) Oracle Developer
10 21 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (3.63%) Analyst
12 18 (3.44%) AWS DevOps
12 18 (3.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.44%) C++ Developer
12 18 (3.44%) Consultant
13 17 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
13 17 (3.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 17 (3.25%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.24%) REST
2 52 (9.94%) Web Services
3 51 (9.75%) JSON
4 44 (8.41%) SOAP
5 42 (8.03%) XML
6 28 (5.35%) J2EE
7 22 (4.21%) CSS
7 22 (4.21%) HTML
8 20 (3.82%) .NET
8 20 (3.82%) LDAP
9 19 (3.63%) AngularJS
9 19 (3.63%) Node.js
10 18 (3.44%) Middleware
11 17 (3.25%) RESTful
12 16 (3.06%) Kafka
12 16 (3.06%) Spring
12 16 (3.06%) STL
13 15 (2.87%) 802.1X
13 15 (2.87%) jQuery
14 14 (2.68%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.16%) Public Cloud
3 26 (4.97%) Data Centre
4 25 (4.78%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.49%) Derivative
6 13 (2.49%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.29%) User Experience
8 10 (1.91%) Clustering
9 8 (1.53%) Equities
9 8 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.34%) Blog
10 7 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.34%) Wiki
11 6 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.15%) Replication
12 5 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.96%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 284 (54.30%) Linux
2 179 (34.23%) Unix
3 105 (20.08%) Windows
4 79 (15.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (7.84%) Solaris
6 34 (6.50%) Ubuntu
7 28 (5.35%) CentOS
8 20 (3.82%) Windows Server
9 11 (2.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.91%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.91%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.72%) AIX
12 8 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (1.34%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.15%) Android
14 6 (1.15%) Debian
14 6 (1.15%) VMS
15 5 (0.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (26.00%) DevOps
2 133 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (20.46%) Configuration Management
4 76 (14.53%) ITIL
5 71 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (11.28%) Test Automation
7 52 (9.94%) Migration
8 48 (9.18%) Open Source
9 42 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
11 39 (7.46%) Analytics
12 35 (6.69%) SDLC
13 33 (6.31%) Software Engineering
13 33 (6.31%) Task Automation
14 32 (6.12%) Microservices
14 32 (6.12%) Scrum
15 30 (5.74%) Change Management
16 28 (5.35%) Technical Leadership
17 27 (5.16%) Computer Science
18 26 (4.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 378 (72.28%) Python
2 155 (29.64%) Java
3 149 (28.49%) Bash Shell
4 146 (27.92%) SQL
5 130 (24.86%) Shell Script
6 129 (24.67%) Ruby
7 71 (13.58%) PowerShell
8 57 (10.90%) C++
9 56 (10.71%) C
9 56 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 39 (7.46%) PHP
11 34 (6.50%) C#
11 34 (6.50%) PL/SQL
12 28 (5.35%) Scala
13 19 (3.63%) Groovy
14 16 (3.06%) Go
15 15 (2.87%) Haskell
16 8 (1.53%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.53%) R
17 7 (1.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 81 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 54 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.59%) Degree
4 23 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (3.82%) CCNP
6 18 (3.44%) CCNA
7 15 (2.87%) RHCE
8 14 (2.68%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.91%) OCP
9 10 (1.91%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.72%) OCA
11 8 (1.53%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.34%) GIAC
12 7 (1.34%) MCSA
13 5 (0.96%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.21%) QA
2 7 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.15%) NIST
4 5 (0.96%) SLA
5 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (19.50%) Docker
2 31 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.35%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.29%) HDFS
6 11 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.72%) vSphere
8 8 (1.53%) KVM
8 8 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.34%) Firmware
10 6 (1.15%) NFS
10 6 (1.15%) Samba
10 6 (1.15%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.96%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.38%) Xen
14 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 133 (25.43%) Puppet
2 119 (22.75%) Ansible
3 116 (22.18%) Opscode Chef
4 85 (16.25%) Kubernetes
5 62 (11.85%) Terraform
6 49 (9.37%) Nagios
7 31 (5.93%) Salt
8 28 (5.35%) Netcool
9 27 (5.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 23 (4.40%) Amdocs OSS
11 21 (4.02%) ZABBIX
12 19 (3.63%) Grafana
13 18 (3.44%) Docker Swarm
14 17 (3.25%) Cacti
14 17 (3.25%) Kibana
15 16 (3.06%) Suricata
16 15 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
16 15 (2.87%) NetMRI
16 15 (2.87%) Statseeker
17 13 (2.49%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 111 (21.22%) Oracle
2 81 (15.49%) Red Hat
3 55 (10.52%) VMware
4 54 (10.33%) Splunk
5 52 (9.94%) Cisco
6 46 (8.80%) ServiceNow
7 44 (8.41%) Microsoft
8 42 (8.03%) IBM
9 41 (7.84%) Google
10 32 (6.12%) Juniper
11 24 (4.59%) BMC
11 24 (4.59%) Remedy
12 23 (4.40%) Cramer
12 23 (4.40%) Siebel
12 23 (4.40%) Sybase
12 23 (4.40%) xMatters
13 19 (3.63%) Huawei
13 19 (3.63%) webMethods
14 17 (3.25%) HP
14 17 (3.25%) NetScout