Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 30 May 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 285 243
Rank change year-on-year +43 -42 -54
Contract jobs citing Perl 229 415 562
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.90% 0.85% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 2.18% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 220 347
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -4.56%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £319
90th Percentile £650 £589 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 21
Median hourly rate £46.40 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.11% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31.50 £13.85 £36.25
90th Percentile £64.20 £56.50 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £43.55 £44.92 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.04% +12.29% -8.05%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 9,116 19,000 20,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 35.72% 39.05% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,780 12,105 13,251
Median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +4.52%
10th Percentile £306 £308 £288
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 533 559
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +8.75% -2.44%
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.50 £15.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.94% -2.41%

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Perl as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Perl in the UK excluding London

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Perl in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Perl in the UK excluding London

Perl
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Perl in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Perl in the UK excluding London

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Perl in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for Perl in the UK excluding London

Perl
Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Perl in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Perl in the UK excluding London

Perl
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 30 May 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
South East +124 98 £475 -5.00% 11
North of England +42 52 £500 +25.00% 16
Scotland +49 33 £525 +20.00% 4
North West +61 27 £533 +12.11% 11
South West +40 18 £650 +23.81% 3
East of England +35 14 £425 +4.29% 13
North East +3 13 £363 +19.83% 2
Yorkshire +28 12 £502 +4.07% 3
Midlands +20 10 £445 -8.72% 4
West Midlands +14 8 £450 -14.29% 3
Northern Ireland +16 4 £390 -8.24%
East Midlands +23 2 £415 +1.84% 1
Perl
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Perl.

1 145 (63.32%) Python
2 124 (54.15%) Linux
3 92 (40.17%) Java
4 72 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (31.44%) DevOps
5 69 (30.13%) Shell Script
6 68 (29.69%) SQL
6 68 (29.69%) Bash Shell
7 67 (29.26%) Ansible
8 62 (27.07%) AWS
9 61 (26.64%) Security Cleared
10 58 (25.33%) Problem-Solving
11 57 (24.89%) Unix
12 56 (24.45%) Web Services
13 54 (23.58%) Jenkins
14 53 (23.14%) Docker
14 53 (23.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 50 (21.83%) SOAP
16 49 (21.40%) Red Hat
17 48 (20.96%) Git (software)
17 48 (20.96%) Puppet
18 47 (20.52%) Oracle
18 47 (20.52%) JavaScript
19 46 (20.09%) IBM
20 45 (19.65%) Windows
21 44 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (18.34%) Test Automation
22 42 (18.34%) SC Cleared
23 39 (17.03%) PHP
23 39 (17.03%) Kubernetes

Perl
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 19 (8.30%) Apache
2 16 (6.99%) OpenStack
3 15 (6.55%) Confluence
4 10 (4.37%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.06%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.62%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.75%) SAS
8 3 (1.31%) JBoss
8 3 (1.31%) nginx
8 3 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.87%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.44%) CMS
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (11.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.87%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (27.07%) AWS
2 38 (16.59%) Azure
3 15 (6.55%) GCP
4 13 (5.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (3.93%) IaaS
5 9 (3.93%) SaaS
6 6 (2.62%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (2.62%) Datadog
6 6 (2.62%) PaaS
6 6 (2.62%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.31%) Serverless
9 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.87%) GitHub
9 2 (0.87%) Office 365
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.10%) SNMP
2 25 (10.92%) TCP/IP
3 18 (7.86%) DNS
4 15 (6.55%) HTTP
5 12 (5.24%) iSCSI
6 10 (4.37%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (3.49%) SAN
7 8 (3.49%) SSL
8 7 (3.06%) WAN
9 6 (2.62%) DHCP
10 4 (1.75%) Firewall
10 4 (1.75%) Internet
10 4 (1.75%) Junos
10 4 (1.75%) SSH
10 4 (1.75%) VXLAN
11 3 (1.31%) FTP
12 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.87%) SMTP
12 2 (0.87%) VLAN
12 2 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.48%) MySQL
2 21 (9.17%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.42%) Hadoop
4 15 (6.55%) MongoDB
4 15 (6.55%) Oracle Database
4 15 (6.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (5.68%) DB2
5 13 (5.68%) Oracle Database 12c
5 13 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (4.80%) Apache Accumulo
6 11 (4.80%) NoSQL
6 11 (4.80%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (4.37%) Big Data
8 9 (3.93%) DB2 UDB
9 7 (3.06%) HBase
9 7 (3.06%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (3.06%) VLDB
10 6 (2.62%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (2.62%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 54 (23.58%) Jenkins
2 48 (20.96%) Git (software)
3 32 (13.97%) JIRA
4 16 (6.99%) Ant
5 15 (6.55%) SonarQube
6 13 (5.68%) Bitbucket
6 13 (5.68%) Selenium
7 12 (5.24%) CircleCI
7 12 (5.24%) Travis CI
8 10 (4.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.93%) Eclipse
10 8 (3.49%) ProC
10 8 (3.49%) PVCS
10 8 (3.49%) Subversion
11 7 (3.06%) CA Gen
11 7 (3.06%) GitLab
12 6 (2.62%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.62%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.18%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (9.61%) Public Sector
2 18 (7.86%) Telecoms
3 17 (7.42%) Finance
4 12 (5.24%) Banking
5 11 (4.80%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (15.28%) Architect
2 33 (14.41%) Developer
3 32 (13.97%) Designer
3 32 (13.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (11.79%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (11.79%) Solutions Designer
5 26 (11.35%) Administrator
6 17 (7.42%) Linux Administrator
7 15 (6.55%) Analyst
7 15 (6.55%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (5.68%) Consultant
8 13 (5.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 12 (5.24%) Senior DevOps
9 12 (5.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.80%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (4.37%) Systems Administration Leader
12 9 (3.93%) DBA
12 9 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.49%) Storage Engineer
13 8 (3.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (24.45%) Web Services
2 50 (21.83%) SOAP
3 30 (13.10%) REST
4 21 (9.17%) XML
5 16 (6.99%) HTML
5 16 (6.99%) Kafka
6 12 (5.24%) Apache NiFi
7 10 (4.37%) Middleware
7 10 (4.37%) Servlets
8 9 (3.93%) AngularJS
8 9 (3.93%) J2EE
8 9 (3.93%) JSP
8 9 (3.93%) LDAP
8 9 (3.93%) RESTful
8 9 (3.93%) SailPoint
9 8 (3.49%) CSS
9 8 (3.49%) JSON
9 8 (3.49%) Node.js
10 6 (2.62%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (2.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.11%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.24%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (5.24%) PKI
4 10 (4.37%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.93%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.06%) User Experience
7 6 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.18%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.75%) Clustering
9 4 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.31%) Robotics
10 3 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.87%) CMDB
11 2 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.87%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 124 (54.15%) Linux
2 57 (24.89%) Unix
3 53 (23.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (19.65%) Windows
5 19 (8.30%) CentOS
6 13 (5.68%) Ubuntu
7 11 (4.80%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.49%) AIX
9 7 (3.06%) HPUX
9 7 (3.06%) Solaris
10 5 (2.18%) VMS
11 4 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.31%) Debian
12 3 (1.31%) SUSE
12 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
1 72 (31.44%) DevOps
2 58 (25.33%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (18.34%) Test Automation
4 33 (14.41%) Configuration Management
5 27 (11.79%) Network Management
6 25 (10.92%) Scrum
6 25 (10.92%) Unit Testing
7 23 (10.04%) Microservices
7 23 (10.04%) Open Source
8 20 (8.73%) Integration Testing
8 20 (8.73%) Migration
9 19 (8.30%) ITIL
10 17 (7.42%) Collaborative Working
10 17 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (7.42%) Data Modelling
10 17 (7.42%) Smoke Testing
10 17 (7.42%) Software Engineering
10 17 (7.42%) Technical Leadership
10 17 (7.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 145 (63.32%) Python
2 92 (40.17%) Java
3 69 (30.13%) Shell Script
4 68 (29.69%) Bash Shell
4 68 (29.69%) SQL
5 47 (20.52%) JavaScript
6 39 (17.03%) PHP
7 35 (15.28%) C
7 35 (15.28%) Ruby
8 27 (11.79%) PowerShell
9 25 (10.92%) Korn
10 18 (7.86%) PL/SQL
11 17 (7.42%) C++
12 16 (6.99%) Go
13 11 (4.80%) Bourne shell
14 10 (4.37%) Scala
15 9 (3.93%) BeanShell
16 6 (2.62%) C-shell
16 6 (2.62%) Haskell
16 6 (2.62%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 61 (26.64%) Security Cleared
2 42 (18.34%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.99%) DV Cleared
4 14 (6.11%) Degree
5 7 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.06%) OCP
5 7 (3.06%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (2.18%) CISSP
6 5 (2.18%) GIAC
7 4 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.31%) CISM
9 2 (0.87%) CEH
9 2 (0.87%) GCIH
9 2 (0.87%) OSCP
9 2 (0.87%) RHCE
9 2 (0.87%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.44%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.99%) QA
2 3 (1.31%) GDPR
2 3 (1.31%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (23.14%) Docker
2 26 (11.35%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.93%) RACF
5 7 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (2.62%) HDFS
6 6 (2.62%) NFS
6 6 (2.62%) Samba
7 5 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.18%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.75%) KVM
9 3 (1.31%) Firmware
9 3 (1.31%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.31%) vSphere
10 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (29.26%) Ansible
2 48 (20.96%) Puppet
3 39 (17.03%) Kubernetes
4 35 (15.28%) Terraform
5 34 (14.85%) Netcool
5 34 (14.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 34 (14.85%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (10.92%) Amdocs OSS
7 15 (6.55%) Salt
8 13 (5.68%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (3.93%) Data Guard
9 9 (3.93%) Nagios
10 7 (3.06%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 6 (2.62%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (2.62%) Packer
11 6 (2.62%) vCenter Server
12 5 (2.18%) Rancher
13 4 (1.75%) Cobbler
13 4 (1.75%) Icinga
13 4 (1.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 49 (21.40%) Red Hat
2 47 (20.52%) Oracle
3 46 (20.09%) IBM
4 33 (14.41%) VMware
5 29 (12.66%) Siebel
6 28 (12.23%) ServiceNow
7 27 (11.79%) BMC
7 27 (11.79%) Remedy
7 27 (11.79%) xMatters
8 25 (10.92%) Cramer
9 23 (10.04%) Microsoft
10 19 (8.30%) Cisco
11 12 (5.24%) Huawei
12 11 (4.80%) Nokia
12 11 (4.80%) Splunk
13 8 (3.49%) Google
13 8 (3.49%) Informatica
14 7 (3.06%) Pega
15 6 (2.62%) New Relic
15 6 (2.62%) Tableau