Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 146 143
Rank change year-on-year -51 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Perl 1,262 1,663 1,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.84% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.22% 4.50% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 1,076 1,031
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £315
90th Percentile £662 £606 £594
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 31
England median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £35.50 £31.78 £29.50
90th Percentile £44.17 £55.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.89% +17.50% +14.29%

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 39,168 36,959 37,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.40% 40.87% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,862 25,611 25,947
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 781 959
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.76 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.78
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 -69 703 £550 +15.79% 202
South East -28 220 £405 +1.25% 62
North of England -15 151 £438 +11.46% 47
East of England -29 84 £488 +25.81% 39
Midlands +42 74 £525 +16.67% 20
Yorkshire +26 57 £500 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +23 57 £550 +25.71% 6
North East +7 48 £394 +15.81% 2
North West -28 46 £450 +12.50% 33
South West -31 29 £365 -21.08% 25
East Midlands +17 15 £335 - 14
Perl
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Perl.

1 856 (67.83%) Python
2 781 (61.89%) Linux
3 567 (44.93%) Unix
4 435 (34.47%) DevOps
5 416 (32.96%) Java
6 371 (29.40%) Bash Shell
7 326 (25.83%) Puppet
7 326 (25.83%) Ruby
8 323 (25.59%) SQL
9 322 (25.52%) Finance
10 314 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
11 313 (24.80%) Ansible
12 307 (24.33%) Jenkins
13 275 (21.79%) Oracle
14 263 (20.84%) Git (software)
15 251 (19.89%) Windows
16 245 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
17 236 (18.70%) Red Hat
17 236 (18.70%) Configuration Management
18 225 (17.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 213 (16.88%) Banking
19 213 (16.88%) Docker
20 212 (16.80%) Shell Script
21 190 (15.06%) Opscode Chef
22 173 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
23 140 (11.09%) Firewall
24 139 (11.01%) C++
24 139 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
25 138 (10.94%) JIRA
26 133 (10.54%) Apache

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
1 133 (10.54%) Apache
2 107 (8.48%) JBoss
3 100 (7.92%) Tomcat
4 78 (6.18%) Confluence
5 70 (5.55%) nginx
6 43 (3.41%) WebLogic
7 42 (3.33%) WebSphere
8 33 (2.61%) OpenStack
9 31 (2.46%) IIS
10 27 (2.14%) Apache Spark
11 26 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
13 19 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (1.35%) MQSeries
14 17 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (1.27%) Apache Solr
16 15 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 13 (1.03%) CMS
17 13 (1.03%) Mule ESB
18 12 (0.95%) Mule
Applications
1 30 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.79%) Pipeline Pilot
4 9 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.40%) SPSS
7 3 (0.24%) SmartSuite
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.079%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.63%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.55%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.48%) Kondor
3 6 (0.48%) RMDS
4 5 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.40%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.079%) Eikon
6 1 (0.079%) Exstream
6 1 (0.079%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.079%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.079%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.079%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.079%) Relativity
6 1 (0.079%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 245 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.63%) GitHub
4 40 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 37 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (2.54%) PaaS
7 31 (2.46%) OpenShift
8 30 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (1.74%) Slack
11 20 (1.58%) IaaS
12 19 (1.51%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.79%) SaaS
15 9 (0.71%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.55%) Bluemix
17 7 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
18 6 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.48%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 140 (11.09%) Firewall
2 130 (10.30%) TCP/IP
3 97 (7.69%) DNS
4 73 (5.78%) HTTP
5 51 (4.04%) SAN
6 41 (3.25%) VPN
7 39 (3.09%) Network Security
8 37 (2.93%) LDAP
9 35 (2.77%) WAN
10 33 (2.61%) Internet
11 32 (2.54%) SSH
12 29 (2.30%) LAN
13 27 (2.14%) SSL
14 26 (2.06%) FTP
15 23 (1.82%) NAS
16 22 (1.74%) MPLS
16 22 (1.74%) SNMP
17 19 (1.51%) DHCP
18 18 (1.43%) BIG-IP
19 17 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (10.54%) Relational Database
2 81 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 78 (6.18%) NoSQL
4 73 (5.78%) RDBMS
5 64 (5.07%) Oracle Database
6 59 (4.68%) MySQL
7 57 (4.52%) MongoDB
8 56 (4.44%) Big Data
9 48 (3.80%) DB2
10 46 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
11 39 (3.09%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (1.66%) Sybase ASE
14 18 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.35%) Data Mining
16 16 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
17 15 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
18 13 (1.03%) Blockchain
19 12 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
19 12 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 307 (24.33%) Jenkins
2 263 (20.84%) Git (software)
3 138 (10.94%) JIRA
4 118 (9.35%) Maven
5 112 (8.87%) Subversion
6 57 (4.52%) Selenium
6 57 (4.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 49 (3.88%) Ant
8 43 (3.41%) Cucumber
9 42 (3.33%) JUnit
9 42 (3.33%) TeamCity
10 36 (2.85%) GitLab
11 34 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 29 (2.30%) Bitbucket
12 29 (2.30%) SpecFlow
13 27 (2.14%) SonarQube
14 26 (2.06%) JMeter
15 23 (1.82%) Gradle
15 23 (1.82%) SoapUI
16 21 (1.66%) JBehave
General
1 322 (25.52%) Finance
2 213 (16.88%) Banking
3 86 (6.81%) Investment Banking
4 70 (5.55%) Front Office
5 32 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 32 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.11%) Games
6 14 (1.11%) Retail
7 13 (1.03%) Marketing
8 11 (0.87%) Back Office
8 11 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.48%) Publishing
11 4 (0.32%) Electronics
12 3 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) German Language
13 2 (0.16%) Law
13 2 (0.16%) Legal
13 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 260 (20.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 225 (17.83%) Developer
3 114 (9.03%) Linux Engineer
4 97 (7.69%) Administrator
5 90 (7.13%) Analyst
6 86 (6.81%) Consultant
7 66 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
8 65 (5.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 61 (4.83%) AWS DevOps
10 57 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
11 54 (4.28%) Architect
11 54 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
12 51 (4.04%) Senior DevOps
13 50 (3.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 50 (3.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 47 (3.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 41 (3.25%) Lead DevOps
16 40 (3.17%) Unix Engineer
17 38 (3.01%) DBA
17 38 (3.01%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (9.59%) XML
2 107 (8.48%) Middleware
3 105 (8.32%) Web Services
4 94 (7.45%) .NET
5 85 (6.74%) HTML
6 74 (5.86%) J2EE
7 70 (5.55%) JSON
8 54 (4.28%) CSS
9 52 (4.12%) Elastic Stack
10 50 (3.96%) Spring
11 48 (3.80%) FIX Protocol
12 43 (3.41%) JMS
13 38 (3.01%) Ajax
14 35 (2.77%) Node.js
15 33 (2.61%) RESTful
16 31 (2.46%) AngularJS
17 27 (2.14%) jQuery
18 25 (1.98%) LAMP
19 23 (1.82%) J2SE
20 21 (1.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.55%) Data Centre
3 60 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 59 (4.68%) Public Cloud
5 51 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 50 (3.96%) Clustering
6 50 (3.96%) Equities
7 47 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (2.30%) Fixed Income
9 27 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
10 25 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.90%) Replication
12 23 (1.82%) Derivative
12 23 (1.82%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.74%) SWIFT
14 19 (1.51%) Algorithms
15 15 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (1.03%) Fintech
16 13 (1.03%) Hedge funds
17 12 (0.95%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 781 (61.89%) Linux
2 567 (44.93%) Unix
3 251 (19.89%) Windows
4 225 (17.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 100 (7.92%) Solaris
6 65 (5.15%) CentOS
7 54 (4.28%) Windows Server
8 46 (3.65%) AIX
9 37 (2.93%) Ubuntu
10 19 (1.51%) SUSE
11 17 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (1.11%) HPUX
14 9 (0.71%) Android
14 9 (0.71%) DC/OS
15 8 (0.63%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.48%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.40%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (34.47%) DevOps
2 314 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (18.70%) Configuration Management
4 173 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
5 139 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
6 130 (10.30%) Test Automation
7 115 (9.11%) ITIL
7 115 (9.11%) Mentoring
8 111 (8.80%) Open Source
9 93 (7.37%) Load Balancing
9 93 (7.37%) SDLC
10 84 (6.66%) OO
11 76 (6.02%) Migration
12 75 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 73 (5.78%) Scrum
14 65 (5.15%) Microservices
15 64 (5.07%) E-Commerce
16 59 (4.68%) High Availability
17 58 (4.60%) Analytics
17 58 (4.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 856 (67.83%) Python
2 416 (32.96%) Java
3 371 (29.40%) Bash Shell
4 326 (25.83%) Ruby
5 323 (25.59%) SQL
6 212 (16.80%) Shell Script
7 139 (11.01%) C++
8 112 (8.87%) JavaScript
9 105 (8.32%) C#
10 104 (8.24%) Korn
11 93 (7.37%) PHP
12 87 (6.89%) PowerShell
13 71 (5.63%) C
14 59 (4.68%) PL/SQL
15 36 (2.85%) Scala
16 32 (2.54%) AWK
17 26 (2.06%) Groovy
17 26 (2.06%) T-SQL
18 22 (1.74%) R
18 22 (1.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 118 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 75 (5.94%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.78%) Degree
4 30 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.58%) AWS Certification
6 14 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.03%) CCNP
7 13 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.03%) CISSP
7 13 (1.03%) PhD
8 10 (0.79%) CCNA
9 9 (0.71%) RHCE
10 6 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.48%) SANS
11 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.40%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.32%) PMP
12 4 (0.32%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.24%) GIAC
14 2 (0.16%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.99%) QA
2 16 (1.27%) MiFID
3 13 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.63%) GDPR
5 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.32%) GCP
7 3 (0.24%) PMO
8 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.16%) CDISC
8 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.16%) EMIR
8 2 (0.16%) GxP
8 2 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.079%) DO-254
9 1 (0.079%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 1 (0.079%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 213 (16.88%) Docker
2 60 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
4 36 (2.85%) Active Directory
5 26 (2.06%) NFS
6 25 (1.98%) Xen
7 24 (1.90%) Samba
8 21 (1.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 18 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.95%) Firmware
10 12 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.95%) Veritas File System
11 11 (0.87%) KVM
11 11 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 10 (0.79%) Hyper-V
13 8 (0.63%) SRDF
14 7 (0.55%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.48%) iptables
15 6 (0.48%) LXC
15 6 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 326 (25.83%) Puppet
2 313 (24.80%) Ansible
3 190 (15.06%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (6.02%) Terraform
5 66 (5.23%) Kubernetes
6 47 (3.72%) Nagios
7 45 (3.57%) ZABBIX
8 29 (2.30%) ITRS Geneos
9 25 (1.98%) Grafana
9 25 (1.98%) Packer
10 22 (1.74%) NetBackup
11 21 (1.66%) Kibana
12 19 (1.51%) Red Hat Satellite
13 17 (1.35%) Tivoli
14 16 (1.27%) logstash
14 16 (1.27%) SELinux
15 15 (1.19%) Salt
16 14 (1.11%) Rancher
17 13 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
18 12 (0.95%) Control-M
Vendors
1 275 (21.79%) Oracle
2 236 (18.70%) Red Hat
3 117 (9.27%) Sybase
4 99 (7.84%) Splunk
5 85 (6.74%) VMware
6 73 (5.78%) IBM
7 55 (4.36%) Cisco
8 53 (4.20%) Microsoft
9 42 (3.33%) F5
10 41 (3.25%) Google
11 39 (3.09%) Sun
12 36 (2.85%) HP
13 33 (2.61%) AppDynamics
14 32 (2.54%) New Relic
15 30 (2.38%) Atlassian
16 28 (2.22%) Veritas
17 26 (2.06%) CA
18 22 (1.74%) EMC
19 21 (1.66%) NetApp
20 19 (1.51%) Remedy