Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 26 July 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 52 93
Rank change year-on-year -14 +41 -28
Contract jobs citing Perl 114 199 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.70% 3.62% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.37% 10.40% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 106 35
Scotland median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £315 £305 £250
90th Percentile £523 £478 £445
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Scotland median hourly rate - £36.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.55% -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.50% +2.00% -6.25%

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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1791 1913 1944
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.47% 34.80% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1089 1044
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £273 £260 £263
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 36
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +30.08% +23.00%
10th Percentile £14.65 £32.35 £15.88
90th Percentile £195.00 £45.70 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Perl in Scotland

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in Scotland

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl in Scotland over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Perl in Scotland

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in Scotland

Perl
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Glasgow +3 85 £400 - 6
Edinburgh +6 25 £463 +18.59% 6
Fife -2 1 £320 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Perl
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Perl.

1 78 (68.42%) Unix
2 65 (57.02%) Linux
2 65 (57.02%) SQL
2 65 (57.02%) Finance
3 45 (39.47%) Java
4 40 (35.09%) Sybase
4 40 (35.09%) Python
5 31 (27.19%) Relational Database
6 26 (22.81%) OO
7 20 (17.54%) DB2
8 18 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (14.91%) PKI
9 17 (14.91%) OOA/OOD
9 17 (14.91%) Low Latency
10 15 (13.16%) SDLC
10 15 (13.16%) C++
10 15 (13.16%) Law
10 15 (13.16%) Shell Script
10 15 (13.16%) Banking
11 14 (12.28%) Windows
11 14 (12.28%) Oracle
11 14 (12.28%) IBM
12 13 (11.40%) Red Hat
12 13 (11.40%) Bash Shell
13 12 (10.53%) REST
13 12 (10.53%) SIEM
13 12 (10.53%) RDBMS
13 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (9.65%) SAS

Perl
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 11 (9.65%) SAS
2 10 (8.77%) CICS
2 10 (8.77%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.63%) Apache
4 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.75%) IIS
5 2 (1.75%) JBoss
5 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (8.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.63%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.75%) PaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.65%) Firewall
1 11 (9.65%) SSL
2 10 (8.77%) Kerberos
2 10 (8.77%) SSH
3 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.26%) Network Security
5 4 (3.51%) DNS
6 2 (1.75%) SAN
7 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.88%) DECT
7 1 (0.88%) Internet
7 1 (0.88%) Intranet
7 1 (0.88%) LDAP
7 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.88%) RS-485
7 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.88%) Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.19%) Relational Database
2 20 (17.54%) DB2
3 12 (10.53%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.26%) MySQL
5 5 (4.39%) Big Data
6 4 (3.51%) SQLite
7 3 (2.63%) Parquet
8 2 (1.75%) KDB
8 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.88%) MSDE
9 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.39%) JIRA
3 5 (4.39%) Maven
4 3 (2.63%) Ant
4 3 (2.63%) Hudson
4 3 (2.63%) Subversion
5 2 (1.75%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.75%) Gradle
5 2 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.88%) Bower
6 1 (0.88%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.88%) GitLab
6 1 (0.88%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.88%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.88%) Selenium
6 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (57.02%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Banking
2 15 (13.16%) Law
3 4 (3.51%) Front Office
4 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (45.61%) Developer
2 27 (23.68%) Java Developer
3 9 (7.89%) Consultant
4 8 (7.02%) C++ Developer
4 8 (7.02%) Perl Developer
5 7 (6.14%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Splunk Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Programmer
8 4 (3.51%) Security Consultant
9 3 (2.63%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Assembler Programmer
9 3 (2.63%) Database Consultant
9 3 (2.63%) RACF Programmer
9 3 (2.63%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) REST
2 11 (9.65%) Middleware
3 10 (8.77%) ISPF
4 9 (7.89%) AngularJS
5 8 (7.02%) XML
6 7 (6.14%) Spring
7 6 (5.26%) Angular 2
7 6 (5.26%) J2SE
7 6 (5.26%) React
7 6 (5.26%) SOAP
7 6 (5.26%) Web Services
8 4 (3.51%) HTML
8 4 (3.51%) jQuery
8 4 (3.51%) Regular Expression
9 3 (2.63%) .NET
9 3 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (2.63%) Grok
9 3 (2.63%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.63%) JSON
9 3 (2.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) PKI
2 10 (8.77%) Mainframe
3 8 (7.02%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.75%) Clustering
6 2 (1.75%) Derivative
6 2 (1.75%) Equities
6 2 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.75%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.88%) DataPower
7 1 (0.88%) Fintech
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (68.42%) Unix
2 65 (57.02%) Linux
3 18 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (12.28%) Windows
5 10 (8.77%) AIX
5 10 (8.77%) zOS
6 2 (1.75%) Solaris
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.88%) Android
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) CentOS
7 1 (0.88%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.81%) OO
2 18 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.91%) Low Latency
3 17 (14.91%) OOA/OOD
4 15 (13.16%) SDLC
5 12 (10.53%) SIEM
6 11 (9.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (8.77%) Information Security
7 10 (8.77%) Multithreading
7 10 (8.77%) People Management
7 10 (8.77%) Project Planning
7 10 (8.77%) Security Management
7 10 (8.77%) Software Engineering
7 10 (8.77%) Time Management
8 8 (7.02%) DevOps
8 8 (7.02%) OOD
8 8 (7.02%) Programme Delivery
8 8 (7.02%) Use Case
9 7 (6.14%) Analytics
10 6 (5.26%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 65 (57.02%) SQL
2 45 (39.47%) Java
3 40 (35.09%) Python
4 15 (13.16%) C++
4 15 (13.16%) Shell Script
5 13 (11.40%) Bash Shell
6 10 (8.77%) Assembly Language
6 10 (8.77%) CLIST
6 10 (8.77%) JCL
6 10 (8.77%) REXX
7 8 (7.02%) VBA
8 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.26%) C#
10 5 (4.39%) C
10 5 (4.39%) Korn
11 4 (3.51%) Scala
12 3 (2.63%) Ruby
13 2 (1.75%) PHP
13 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) CISSP
2 5 (4.39%) SANS
3 3 (2.63%) CEH
3 3 (2.63%) Degree
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.88%) EMIR
2 1 (0.88%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 10 (8.77%) RACF
1 10 (8.77%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (3.51%) Docker
3 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.75%) RHEV
4 1 (0.88%) Firmware
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) Ansible
2 10 (8.77%) zSecure
3 6 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (5.26%) Puppet
3 6 (5.26%) yum
4 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.39%) RSA Archer
5 3 (2.63%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.63%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.75%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.75%) Control-M
6 2 (1.75%) QRadar
6 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.88%) Nagios
7 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 40 (35.09%) Sybase
2 14 (12.28%) IBM
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle
3 13 (11.40%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.77%) CA
4 10 (8.77%) VMware
5 9 (7.89%) Splunk
6 8 (7.02%) EMC
7 7 (6.14%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.75%) Adobe
8 2 (1.75%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.75%) Perforce
8 2 (1.75%) Symantec
9 1 (0.88%) Black Duck
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix
9 1 (0.88%) F5
9 1 (0.88%) HP
9 1 (0.88%) Imperva
9 1 (0.88%) MapR