Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 317 263 213
Rank change year-on-year -54 -50 -54
Contract jobs citing Perl 413 944 1,252
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 1.07% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 2.45% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 579 829
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £331 £315 £338
90th Percentile £638 £640 £663
UK median daily rate £484 £500 £498
% change year-on-year -3.25% +0.50% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 32
Median hourly rate £33.00 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.26% +7.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £19.80 £14.73 £36.25
90th Percentile £57.25 £57.25 £47.28
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.56% +7.50% -9.09%

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 22,454 38,501 40,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.95% 43.44% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,357 27,139 28,420
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.36% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 613 729
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £18.00 £17.39
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.05
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 -75 174 £500 -9.09% 61
South East +93 111 £475 +5.56% 29
North of England +11 71 £500 +23.46% 16
North West +35 33 £550 +54.39% 11
East of England +5 26 £500 +33.33% 16
Yorkshire +27 19 £500 +11.11% 3
North East -3 19 £365 +14.06% 2
Midlands -15 15 £415 -16.92% 7
South West +21 14 £525 -4.55% 8
West Midlands -6 12 £395 -24.76% 3
East Midlands +19 3 £415 - 4
Perl
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 277 (67.07%) Python
2 203 (49.15%) Linux
3 159 (38.50%) Java
4 125 (30.27%) Shell Script
5 121 (29.30%) Unix
5 121 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (27.36%) Ansible
6 113 (27.36%) DevOps
7 112 (27.12%) Bash Shell
8 110 (26.63%) SQL
9 107 (25.91%) Oracle
10 103 (24.94%) Puppet
11 102 (24.70%) AWS
12 85 (20.58%) Docker
13 82 (19.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 78 (18.89%) Kubernetes
15 77 (18.64%) Windows
16 76 (18.40%) Git (software)
16 76 (18.40%) Opscode Chef
17 75 (18.16%) Jenkins
17 75 (18.16%) Ruby
18 73 (17.68%) Configuration Management
19 70 (16.95%) Red Hat
20 67 (16.22%) Web Services
20 67 (16.22%) Security Cleared
21 65 (15.74%) JavaScript
22 64 (15.50%) Terraform
22 64 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
23 63 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
23 63 (15.25%) PowerShell

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 32 (7.75%) WebLogic
2 21 (5.08%) OpenStack
3 16 (3.87%) Confluence
4 15 (3.63%) SAS
5 14 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (3.15%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.91%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.42%) Oracle Service Bus
9 9 (2.18%) Apache
10 8 (1.94%) nginx
11 4 (0.97%) IIS
12 3 (0.73%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.73%) CMS
12 3 (0.73%) Drupal
12 3 (0.73%) JBoss
13 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.48%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (8.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 102 (24.70%) AWS
2 48 (11.62%) Azure
3 29 (7.02%) GCP
4 25 (6.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (4.12%) GitHub
6 15 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (3.63%) Amazon S3
7 14 (3.39%) Serverless
8 13 (3.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (2.91%) Datadog
9 12 (2.91%) OpenShift
10 11 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (2.66%) Power Platform
11 10 (2.42%) SaaS
12 9 (2.18%) PaaS
13 8 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (1.94%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.69%) IaaS
14 7 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (13.08%) TCP/IP
2 44 (10.65%) SNMP
3 31 (7.51%) Junos
4 30 (7.26%) DNS
5 26 (6.30%) Wireshark
6 25 (6.05%) HTTP
7 24 (5.81%) VPN
8 23 (5.57%) Cisco IOS
8 23 (5.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (5.33%) MPLS
10 20 (4.84%) BGP
10 20 (4.84%) LAN
10 20 (4.84%) OSPF
11 19 (4.60%) NX-OS
12 18 (4.36%) Wireless
13 16 (3.87%) EIGRP
13 16 (3.87%) Ethernet
13 16 (3.87%) WLAN
14 15 (3.63%) Cisco Wireless
14 15 (3.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.44%) MySQL
1 39 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.51%) MongoDB
3 24 (5.81%) Oracle Database
4 22 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (5.08%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (4.12%) Hadoop
8 16 (3.87%) Big Data
9 13 (3.15%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.91%) Oracle Database 12c
10 12 (2.91%) Pentaho
11 11 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (2.66%) Amazon Redshift
11 11 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.66%) Base SAS
11 11 (2.66%) Power BI
11 11 (2.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 10 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 76 (18.40%) Git (software)
2 75 (18.16%) Jenkins
3 42 (10.17%) JIRA
4 28 (6.78%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (5.08%) GitLab
6 17 (4.12%) CA Gen
7 16 (3.87%) CircleCI
7 16 (3.87%) Selenium
7 16 (3.87%) Subversion
7 16 (3.87%) Travis CI
8 15 (3.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (3.39%) SonarQube
10 13 (3.15%) Ant
11 11 (2.66%) Bitbucket
11 11 (2.66%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.66%) ProC
11 11 (2.66%) PVCS
12 10 (2.42%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.94%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.94%) JUnit
General
1 52 (12.59%) Finance
2 45 (10.90%) Banking
3 27 (6.54%) Front Office
3 27 (6.54%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.33%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.21%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.21%) Law
7 3 (0.73%) Retail
8 2 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (20.10%) Developer
2 65 (15.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (11.62%) Architect
4 42 (10.17%) Designer
5 36 (8.72%) Solutions Designer
6 33 (7.99%) Solutions Architect
7 31 (7.51%) Network Engineer
8 27 (6.54%) Administrator
9 25 (6.05%) Consultant
10 23 (5.57%) Oracle Developer
11 19 (4.60%) Analyst
12 18 (4.36%) Senior DevOps
13 17 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
13 17 (4.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 17 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (3.63%) AWS DevOps
14 15 (3.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.63%) Cisco Engineer
14 15 (3.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 15 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (16.22%) Web Services
2 58 (14.04%) REST
3 56 (13.56%) SOAP
4 29 (7.02%) XML
5 24 (5.81%) J2EE
6 22 (5.33%) JSON
7 19 (4.60%) RESTful
8 18 (4.36%) LDAP
9 15 (3.63%) 802.1X
9 15 (3.63%) AngularJS
9 15 (3.63%) HTML
9 15 (3.63%) Kafka
10 13 (3.15%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (3.15%) Node.js
11 12 (2.91%) Middleware
12 11 (2.66%) Servlets
13 10 (2.42%) .NET
13 10 (2.42%) CSS
13 10 (2.42%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (2.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.05%) Public Cloud
3 24 (5.81%) Linux Command Line
4 17 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.91%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.66%) User Experience
7 9 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.69%) Clustering
8 7 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.21%) PKI
10 5 (1.21%) Robotics
11 4 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.97%) Verilog
12 3 (0.73%) Derivative
12 3 (0.73%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.73%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 203 (49.15%) Linux
2 121 (29.30%) Unix
3 82 (19.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 77 (18.64%) Windows
5 25 (6.05%) Ubuntu
6 23 (5.57%) CentOS
7 21 (5.08%) Solaris
8 15 (3.63%) Windows Server
9 10 (2.42%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.94%) AIX
11 6 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.21%) Debian
12 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.97%) SUSE
14 3 (0.73%) VMS
15 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (27.36%) DevOps
3 73 (17.68%) Configuration Management
4 64 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (14.29%) ITIL
6 50 (12.11%) Test Automation
7 39 (9.44%) Migration
7 39 (9.44%) Scrum
8 34 (8.23%) Analytics
9 31 (7.51%) Infrastructure as Code
9 31 (7.51%) Network Management
9 31 (7.51%) Software Engineering
10 28 (6.78%) Microservices
11 27 (6.54%) Data Modelling
12 26 (6.30%) Change Management
12 26 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (6.05%) Open Source
13 25 (6.05%) Unit Testing
14 24 (5.81%) Integration Testing
14 24 (5.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 277 (67.07%) Python
2 159 (38.50%) Java
3 125 (30.27%) Shell Script
4 112 (27.12%) Bash Shell
5 110 (26.63%) SQL
6 75 (18.16%) Ruby
7 65 (15.74%) JavaScript
8 63 (15.25%) PowerShell
9 57 (13.80%) C
10 51 (12.35%) PHP
11 45 (10.90%) PL/SQL
12 41 (9.93%) C++
13 26 (6.30%) C#
14 20 (4.84%) Go
15 12 (2.91%) Haskell
15 12 (2.91%) Scala
16 11 (2.66%) SAS Macro
17 10 (2.42%) Groovy
17 10 (2.42%) Korn
18 8 (1.94%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 67 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.80%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (4.84%) CCNP
5 16 (3.87%) CCNA
6 12 (2.91%) Degree
7 10 (2.42%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.94%) CISSP
8 8 (1.94%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.21%) GIAC
11 4 (0.97%) CCIP
11 4 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.73%) CISM
13 2 (0.48%) CEH
13 2 (0.48%) GCIH
13 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.48%) RHCE
13 2 (0.48%) SANS
14 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.08%) QA
2 11 (2.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) NIST
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 85 (20.58%) Docker
2 29 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 28 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.18%) HDFS
6 9 (2.18%) VMware NSX
7 8 (1.94%) KVM
7 8 (1.94%) vSphere
8 6 (1.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.45%) RACF
8 6 (1.45%) Squid
9 5 (1.21%) NFS
10 4 (0.97%) vCloud
11 3 (0.73%) Firmware
12 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 113 (27.36%) Ansible
2 103 (24.94%) Puppet
3 78 (18.89%) Kubernetes
4 76 (18.40%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (15.50%) Terraform
6 44 (10.65%) Netcool
6 44 (10.65%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 42 (10.17%) Nagios
8 35 (8.47%) Amdocs OSS
9 23 (5.57%) Docker Swarm
10 21 (5.08%) Cacti
10 21 (5.08%) ZABBIX
11 16 (3.87%) Kibana
11 16 (3.87%) Salt
12 15 (3.63%) Cisco Prime
12 15 (3.63%) NetMRI
12 15 (3.63%) Statseeker
13 14 (3.39%) vCenter Server
14 10 (2.42%) logstash
15 8 (1.94%) Icinga
Vendors
1 107 (25.91%) Oracle
2 70 (16.95%) Red Hat
3 57 (13.80%) IBM
4 47 (11.38%) VMware
5 44 (10.65%) Cisco
6 43 (10.41%) ServiceNow
7 39 (9.44%) BMC
8 36 (8.72%) Remedy
8 36 (8.72%) Siebel
8 36 (8.72%) xMatters
9 35 (8.47%) Cramer
10 33 (7.99%) Juniper
11 32 (7.75%) Splunk
12 29 (7.02%) Microsoft
13 20 (4.84%) webMethods
14 19 (4.60%) Huawei
14 19 (4.60%) Informatica
14 19 (4.60%) Pega
15 18 (4.36%) BEA
15 18 (4.36%) Google