The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Perl
England / South East
Rank 148 107 116
Rank change year-on-year -41 +9  
Contract jobs citing Perl 97 173 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.25% 1.89% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.75% 5.62% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 111 86
Median daily rate £506 £430 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.61% +28.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 19
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.29% +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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2588 3079 3269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.40% 33.65% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 2032 1877
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 120 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £18.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in the South East

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Perl in the South East

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in the South East

Perl
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +4 28 £536 +19.16% 22
Hampshire -29 22 £450 +12.85% 20
West Sussex +14 16 £550 +10.00% 3
Berkshire +2 13 £463 +32.14% 18
Buckinghamshire -15 9 £450 +33.33% 1
Kent +3 4 £475 +5.61% 1
Oxfordshire -15 4 £450 -18.18% 6
East Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Perl
England

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Perl.

1 126 (66.32%) Linux
2 106 (55.79%) Python
3 78 (41.05%) Unix
4 77 (40.53%) Java
5 68 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (33.16%) Oracle
7 56 (29.47%) Jenkins
8 54 (28.42%) Git (software)
9 52 (27.37%) JavaScript
10 51 (26.84%) SQL
11 48 (25.26%) Tomcat
12 46 (24.21%) Puppet
13 45 (23.68%) Windows
14 44 (23.16%) Apache
14 44 (23.16%) Red Hat
15 43 (22.63%) PHP
15 43 (22.63%) C
15 43 (22.63%) Configuration Management
16 42 (22.11%) HTML
17 39 (20.53%) Docker
17 39 (20.53%) DevOps
18 37 (19.47%) WebLogic
18 37 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 36 (18.95%) Open Source
20 34 (17.89%) Ruby
21 32 (16.84%) C#
21 32 (16.84%) Bash Shell
22 31 (16.32%) C++
22 31 (16.32%) DNS
23 29 (15.26%) TCP/IP

Perl
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 48 (25.26%) Tomcat
2 44 (23.16%) Apache
3 37 (19.47%) WebLogic
4 26 (13.68%) nginx
5 15 (7.89%) JBoss
6 6 (3.16%) Drupal
6 6 (3.16%) SilverStripe
7 5 (2.63%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 5 (2.63%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.63%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.58%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.58%) ArcGIS
9 3 (1.58%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.05%) SAS
11 1 (0.53%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.68%) MS Office
3 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Exstream
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.79%) GitHub
4 9 (4.74%) Google Analytics
5 6 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.16%) SaaS
6 5 (2.63%) IaaS
6 5 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (2.63%) PaaS
6 5 (2.63%) SoftLayer
7 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.32%) DNS
2 29 (15.26%) TCP/IP
3 23 (12.11%) HTTP
4 13 (6.84%) FTP
4 13 (6.84%) LDAP
5 12 (6.32%) Internet
6 11 (5.79%) Firewall
6 11 (5.79%) SSL
7 10 (5.26%) WAN
8 9 (4.74%) DHCP
8 9 (4.74%) LAN
8 9 (4.74%) SAN
9 8 (4.21%) VPN
10 7 (3.68%) SMTP
10 7 (3.68%) SSH
10 7 (3.68%) Wireshark
11 6 (3.16%) LTE
11 6 (3.16%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (3.16%) SNMP
12 5 (2.63%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 18 (9.47%) MySQL
3 16 (8.42%) MongoDB
4 14 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (7.37%) SQL Server
5 13 (6.84%) Big Data
5 13 (6.84%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.32%) Hadoop
7 9 (4.74%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.68%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.63%) Apache Hive
9 5 (2.63%) HBase
10 4 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.11%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.58%) Impala
11 3 (1.58%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 56 (29.47%) Jenkins
2 54 (28.42%) Git (software)
3 21 (11.05%) ProC
4 15 (7.89%) Ant
5 10 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.26%) Selenium
6 9 (4.74%) Gatling
6 9 (4.74%) Grunt
6 9 (4.74%) gulp
6 9 (4.74%) IntelliJ
6 9 (4.74%) Karma Test Runner
6 9 (4.74%) Sublime Text
7 8 (4.21%) Eclipse
8 7 (3.68%) Vagrant
9 6 (3.16%) Hudson
10 4 (2.11%) Gradle
10 4 (2.11%) JUnit
11 3 (1.58%) Gerrit
11 3 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.58%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (11.05%) Finance
2 18 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.63%) Advertising
3 5 (2.63%) Back Office
3 5 (2.63%) Banking
4 4 (2.11%) Electronics
4 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.11%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Military
5 2 (1.05%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (25.79%) Developer
2 34 (17.89%) Architect
3 21 (11.05%) Oracle Architect
4 17 (8.95%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (8.42%) Administrator
6 14 (7.37%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (6.32%) Consultant
7 12 (6.32%) Scala Developer
7 12 (6.32%) Technical Architect
7 12 (6.32%) Unix Architect
8 10 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
8 10 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.74%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.21%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.21%) C++ Developer
10 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.68%) Oracle Technical Architect
11 7 (3.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.11%) HTML
2 22 (11.58%) XML
3 18 (9.47%) Middleware
4 17 (8.95%) Node.js
5 13 (6.84%) .NET
5 13 (6.84%) Web Services
6 12 (6.32%) CSS
6 12 (6.32%) jQuery
7 11 (5.79%) J2EE
7 11 (5.79%) XSLT
8 10 (5.26%) JMS
8 10 (5.26%) REST
9 9 (4.74%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.74%) Gherkin
9 9 (4.74%) Servlets
10 8 (4.21%) EJB
10 8 (4.21%) Java EE
11 7 (3.68%) HTML5
11 7 (3.68%) SOAP
12 6 (3.16%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.79%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.63%) Digital TV
4 5 (2.63%) FlexPod
4 5 (2.63%) STB
5 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.11%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.58%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.58%) MPEG
6 3 (1.58%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.05%) Clustering
7 2 (1.05%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 126 (66.32%) Linux
2 78 (41.05%) Unix
3 45 (23.68%) Windows
4 37 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (13.68%) AIX
6 21 (11.05%) Ubuntu
7 17 (8.95%) Solaris
8 16 (8.42%) CentOS
9 7 (3.68%) Windows Server
9 7 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.11%) HPUX
10 4 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.05%) Debian
11 2 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.53%) Android
12 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.63%) Configuration Management
3 39 (20.53%) DevOps
4 36 (18.95%) Open Source
5 28 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (10.53%) High Availability
8 18 (9.47%) Scrum
8 18 (9.47%) SDLC
8 18 (9.47%) Software Engineering
8 18 (9.47%) Waterfall
9 16 (8.42%) ITIL
10 14 (7.37%) Automated Testing
10 14 (7.37%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.79%) Analytics
12 10 (5.26%) Load Balancing
13 9 (4.74%) OO
13 9 (4.74%) Service Delivery
13 9 (4.74%) TDD
14 8 (4.21%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (55.79%) Python
2 77 (40.53%) Java
3 52 (27.37%) JavaScript
4 51 (26.84%) SQL
5 43 (22.63%) C
5 43 (22.63%) PHP
6 34 (17.89%) Ruby
7 32 (16.84%) Bash Shell
7 32 (16.84%) C#
8 31 (16.32%) C++
9 24 (12.63%) PowerShell
10 18 (9.47%) Shell Script
11 13 (6.84%) Scala
12 9 (4.74%) Groovy
12 9 (4.74%) Haskell
13 6 (3.16%) XPath
14 4 (2.11%) Ada
14 4 (2.11%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.11%) Tcl
14 4 (2.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.11%) Degree
2 22 (11.58%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.79%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.74%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.21%) RHCE
5 8 (4.21%) RHCSA
6 7 (3.68%) CISSP
7 5 (2.63%) MCSE
7 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.11%) AWS Certification
8 4 (2.11%) CEH
8 4 (2.11%) RHCT
8 4 (2.11%) VCDX
9 3 (1.58%) CCNA
9 3 (1.58%) CCNP
9 3 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.58%) GCIH
9 3 (1.58%) GIAC
9 3 (1.58%) HNC
9 3 (1.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 39 (20.53%) Docker
2 9 (4.74%) vSphere
3 8 (4.21%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.68%) NFS
4 7 (3.68%) vCloud
4 7 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.11%) Samba
6 4 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (2.11%) Veritas File System
6 4 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.58%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.58%) HDFS
7 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.05%) Xen
9 1 (0.53%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.53%) Squid
9 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (24.21%) Puppet
2 21 (11.05%) Ansible
2 21 (11.05%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.26%) Kibana
4 9 (4.74%) Grafana
5 7 (3.68%) Nagios
6 6 (3.16%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.16%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (3.16%) vRealize
7 5 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (2.11%) EMC Navisphere
8 4 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.58%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.58%) Control-M
9 3 (1.58%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (1.58%) OpenView
9 3 (1.58%) Terraform
9 3 (1.58%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 63 (33.16%) Oracle
2 44 (23.16%) Red Hat
3 18 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.89%) VMware
5 14 (7.37%) Cisco
6 12 (6.32%) Google
6 12 (6.32%) HP
7 10 (5.26%) Sun
8 7 (3.68%) Veritas
9 6 (3.16%) SaltStack
10 5 (2.63%) F5
10 5 (2.63%) Nimsoft
11 4 (2.11%) Brocade
11 4 (2.11%) EMC
11 4 (2.11%) IBM
11 4 (2.11%) SAP
11 4 (2.11%) Symantec
11 4 (2.11%) webMethods
12 3 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.58%) Sophos
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