The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 June 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.

Perl
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 90 79
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11  
Contract jobs citing Perl 3 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.22% 0.60% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 1.99% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Median daily rate £450 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.38% +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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 520 554 482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.38% 30.46% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 378 303
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +84.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £26.40 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in Manchester

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Perl.

1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (37.50%) Squid
3 6 (37.50%) LDAP
3 6 (37.50%) High Availability
4 5 (31.25%) Memcached
4 5 (31.25%) Varnish
4 5 (31.25%) iptables
4 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) Nagios
4 5 (31.25%) PHP
4 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) Postfix
5 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (25.00%) Solaris
5 4 (25.00%) Middleware
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (18.75%) AIX
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (18.75%) Python
6 3 (18.75%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) HPUX

Perl
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LDAP
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) GoCD
2 1 (6.25%) Hudson
2 1 (6.25%) PEAR
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Management Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Perl Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Memcached
2 4 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) JMS
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Solaris
4 3 (18.75%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) HPUX
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (6.25%) CentOS
6 1 (6.25%) Debian
6 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) High Availability
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Microservices
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (31.25%) PHP
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) Go
5 1 (6.25%) JCL
5 1 (6.25%) Korn
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Squid
2 5 (31.25%) iptables
2 5 (31.25%) Postfix
2 5 (31.25%) Varnish
3 2 (12.50%) Docker
4 1 (6.25%) KVM
4 1 (6.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (12.50%) Netcool
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Packer
3 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) CA
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Cloudera
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) NetIQ
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle