Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 312 219 164
Rank change year-on-year -93 -55 -10
Contract jobs citing Perl 351 662 826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.74% 1.20% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 3.00% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 368 457
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £32.30 £33.75 £33.05
90th Percentile £51.75 £63.75 £49.68
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%

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 18,319 22,059 19,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.39% 40.10% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,664 14,282 12,326
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 558 622
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.34 £16.25 £15.19
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.52 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.99% +3.79% +6.67%

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Perl as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in the UK excluding London

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Perl in the UK excluding London

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in the UK excluding London

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor 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 19 September 2019. 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 -6 116 £475 +11.76% 41
North of England -47 64 £450 +5.88% 21
Midlands -11 48 £476 -8.46% 14
East of England -45 38 £390 -8.24% 33
South West -12 37 £525 +10.53% 17
Scotland -9 32 £425 +13.26% 21
Yorkshire +1 30 £434 -3.07% 7
West Midlands 0 30 £463 -11.90% 9
North West -7 28 £450 -5.26% 13
East Midlands +14 18 £490 +28.10% 5
Wales +16 14 £450 -1.37% 3
North East -22 6 £300 -20.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £475 -
Perl
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 245 (69.80%) Python
2 224 (63.82%) Linux
3 143 (40.74%) Unix
4 119 (33.90%) Java
5 117 (33.33%) SQL
6 115 (32.76%) DevOps
7 114 (32.48%) Windows
8 112 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
9 101 (28.77%) Puppet
10 96 (27.35%) Ansible
11 82 (23.36%) Bash Shell
12 79 (22.51%) Git (software)
13 77 (21.94%) PowerShell
14 75 (21.37%) Shell Script
14 75 (21.37%) Docker
15 74 (21.08%) Jenkins
16 70 (19.94%) Ruby
17 69 (19.66%) Configuration Management
18 67 (19.09%) Oracle
19 64 (18.23%) AWS
20 60 (17.09%) VMware
21 58 (16.52%) JavaScript
22 54 (15.38%) Red Hat
23 52 (14.81%) Finance
24 51 (14.53%) Test Automation
25 48 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
26 47 (13.39%) PHP
27 45 (12.82%) Apache
27 45 (12.82%) Azure
27 45 (12.82%) Opscode Chef

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 45 (12.82%) Apache
2 42 (11.97%) Tomcat
3 39 (11.11%) WebLogic
4 20 (5.70%) nginx
5 18 (5.13%) Apache Spark
5 18 (5.13%) Confluence
6 17 (4.84%) JBoss
7 13 (3.70%) OpenStack
8 11 (3.13%) IIS
9 9 (2.56%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.14%) ColdFusion
12 4 (1.14%) Jetty
12 4 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.57%) Mule
14 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.85%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.85%) Relativity
3 1 (0.28%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.23%) AWS
2 45 (12.82%) Azure
3 28 (7.98%) GitHub
4 15 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (3.13%) OpenShift
7 10 (2.85%) Google Analytics
7 10 (2.85%) Office 365
8 9 (2.56%) GCP
9 6 (1.71%) PaaS
10 5 (1.42%) AWS CloudTrail
10 5 (1.42%) Datadog
11 4 (1.14%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.85%) IaaS
12 3 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.85%) SaaS
13 2 (0.57%) Amazon Alexa
13 2 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.57%) Serverless
13 2 (0.57%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.40%) TCP/IP
2 35 (9.97%) HTTP
3 30 (8.55%) DNS
4 28 (7.98%) Firewall
5 27 (7.69%) SSL
6 25 (7.12%) SAN
7 15 (4.27%) SNMP
8 13 (3.70%) Internet
9 12 (3.42%) WAN
10 10 (2.85%) NAS
11 8 (2.28%) BGP
11 8 (2.28%) BIG-IP
11 8 (2.28%) DVB
11 8 (2.28%) OSPF
12 7 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (1.99%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.99%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.99%) LAN
12 7 (1.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.83%) MySQL
2 28 (7.98%) SQL Server
3 26 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 25 (7.12%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (6.84%) MongoDB
5 24 (6.84%) Relational Database
6 16 (4.56%) RDBMS
7 15 (4.27%) Hadoop
8 11 (3.13%) Big Data
8 11 (3.13%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.85%) HBase
10 9 (2.56%) DB2
11 7 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.71%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.71%) DB2 UDB
13 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.42%) InterSystems Cache
13 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (1.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 79 (22.51%) Git (software)
2 74 (21.08%) Jenkins
3 38 (10.83%) JIRA
4 33 (9.40%) Selenium
5 24 (6.84%) Cucumber
6 21 (5.98%) Ant
7 20 (5.70%) CA Gen
8 19 (5.41%) JUnit
9 15 (4.27%) Eclipse
10 14 (3.99%) IntelliJ
11 12 (3.42%) Subversion
12 11 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (3.13%) Maven
13 10 (2.85%) Gatling
13 10 (2.85%) Karma Test Runner
13 10 (2.85%) Sublime Text
14 9 (2.56%) Grunt
14 9 (2.56%) gulp
15 8 (2.28%) Bitbucket
15 8 (2.28%) SonarQube
General
1 52 (14.81%) Finance
2 18 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 16 (4.56%) Banking
4 13 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.56%) Publishing
6 7 (1.99%) Legal
7 4 (1.14%) Electronics
7 4 (1.14%) Retail
7 4 (1.14%) Social Science
8 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.85%) French Language
8 3 (0.85%) German Language
8 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Law
9 2 (0.57%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (21.94%) Developer
2 39 (11.11%) Administrator
3 37 (10.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (7.12%) Linux Engineer
5 19 (5.41%) Analyst
6 17 (4.84%) Java Developer
6 17 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (4.84%) Test Engineer
7 16 (4.56%) Architect
8 12 (3.42%) Scala Developer
9 10 (2.85%) Tester
10 9 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (2.56%) Consultant
10 9 (2.56%) Lead DevOps
10 9 (2.56%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (2.56%) Security Engineer
11 8 (2.28%) Data Engineer
11 8 (2.28%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
11 8 (2.28%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (1.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.11%) J2EE
2 38 (10.83%) HTML
3 31 (8.83%) XML
4 29 (8.26%) Node.js
4 29 (8.26%) SOAP
5 28 (7.98%) .NET
6 27 (7.69%) REST
7 26 (7.41%) JSON
7 26 (7.41%) Spring
7 26 (7.41%) Web Services
8 24 (6.84%) CSS
8 24 (6.84%) LAMP
9 23 (6.55%) Middleware
10 21 (5.98%) AngularJS
11 20 (5.70%) HTML5
11 20 (5.70%) LDAP
12 18 (5.13%) RESTful
13 16 (4.56%) Servlets
14 14 (3.99%) YAML
15 12 (3.42%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (8.55%) Linux Command Line
2 22 (6.27%) Clustering
2 22 (6.27%) Replication
3 21 (5.98%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.70%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (2.56%) Robotics
7 8 (2.28%) Blog
7 8 (2.28%) IPTV
7 8 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.28%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.99%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.99%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.71%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.71%) STB
Operating Systems
1 224 (63.82%) Linux
2 143 (40.74%) Unix
3 114 (32.48%) Windows
4 38 (10.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (10.83%) Solaris
5 28 (7.98%) Windows Server
6 23 (6.55%) Ubuntu
7 16 (4.56%) AIX
8 15 (4.27%) CentOS
9 14 (3.99%) Apple iOS
10 13 (3.70%) Android
11 11 (3.13%) HPUX
12 10 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.14%) SUSE
15 4 (1.14%) VMS
15 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (32.76%) DevOps
2 112 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (19.66%) Configuration Management
4 51 (14.53%) Test Automation
5 48 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (9.97%) Task Automation
7 29 (8.26%) Infrastructure as Code
7 29 (8.26%) ITIL
8 28 (7.98%) Continuous Delivery
8 28 (7.98%) Scrum
9 27 (7.69%) Migration
10 26 (7.41%) Open Source
11 24 (6.84%) Analytics
11 24 (6.84%) Computer Science
11 24 (6.84%) Deployment Automation
12 23 (6.55%) Mentoring
12 23 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (6.27%) Software Engineering
14 21 (5.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 245 (69.80%) Python
2 119 (33.90%) Java
3 117 (33.33%) SQL
4 82 (23.36%) Bash Shell
5 77 (21.94%) PowerShell
6 75 (21.37%) Shell Script
7 70 (19.94%) Ruby
8 58 (16.52%) JavaScript
9 47 (13.39%) PHP
10 37 (10.54%) PL/SQL
11 34 (9.69%) C
12 23 (6.55%) C++
13 22 (6.27%) C#
14 21 (5.98%) Korn
15 19 (5.41%) Scala
16 12 (3.42%) Groovy
17 11 (3.13%) Java 8
18 10 (2.85%) Haskell
19 9 (2.56%) Objective-C
20 8 (2.28%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.40%) Degree
2 33 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.13%) CCNP
3 11 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.99%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.42%) CCIE
8 5 (1.42%) CCNA
8 5 (1.42%) GIAC
8 5 (1.42%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.42%) SANS
9 4 (1.14%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.14%) OSCP
10 3 (0.85%) GCFE
10 3 (0.85%) GREM
10 3 (0.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.99%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (0.85%) GDPR
2 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) GMP
4 1 (0.28%) NCSC
4 1 (0.28%) NIST
4 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 75 (21.37%) Docker
2 35 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.26%) Active Directory
4 22 (6.27%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.56%) Firmware
6 8 (2.28%) Samba
6 8 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.28%) vSphere
7 7 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.71%) NFS
8 6 (1.71%) RACF
9 5 (1.42%) oVirt
9 5 (1.42%) SRDF
9 5 (1.42%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.14%) HDFS
10 4 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.14%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.85%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 101 (28.77%) Puppet
2 96 (27.35%) Ansible
3 45 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (9.97%) Kubernetes
5 26 (7.41%) Nagios
5 26 (7.41%) Terraform
6 18 (5.13%) Grafana
7 14 (3.99%) Kibana
7 14 (3.99%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (2.85%) Salt
9 9 (2.56%) Avamar
10 7 (1.99%) Mesos
10 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.99%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.71%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.71%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.42%) Netcool
12 5 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 67 (19.09%) Oracle
2 60 (17.09%) VMware
3 54 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 35 (9.97%) Microsoft
5 34 (9.69%) IBM
6 32 (9.12%) HP
7 30 (8.55%) webMethods
8 23 (6.55%) Cisco
8 23 (6.55%) EMC
8 23 (6.55%) Google
9 22 (6.27%) Pega
10 21 (5.98%) BEA
11 18 (5.13%) Informatica
12 17 (4.84%) Veritas
13 16 (4.56%) F5
14 15 (4.27%) Sun
15 12 (3.42%) BMC
15 12 (3.42%) NetApp
15 12 (3.42%) SolarWinds
15 12 (3.42%) Splunk