The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CPAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CPAN over the 3 months to 26 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.

Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 648 632
Rank change year-on-year +51 -16  
Contract jobs citing CPAN 10 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.066% 0.020% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Median daily rate £425 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £427 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £443 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CPAN is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

CPAN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CPAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for CPAN in the UK

CPAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CPAN in the UK

CPAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CPAN in the UK

CPAN
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CPAN within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England +39 8 £425 -2.29%
London -2 7 £425 -2.29%
Edinburgh - 2 £525 -
Scotland - 2 £525 -
Leeds - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CPAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CPAN.

1 25 (100.00%) Perl
2 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (88.00%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (88.00%) Linux
2 22 (88.00%) Catalyst
2 22 (88.00%) Moose
3 16 (64.00%) Plack
3 16 (64.00%) DBIx::Class
4 15 (60.00%) E-Commerce
5 13 (52.00%) SQL
6 12 (48.00%) RDBMS
6 12 (48.00%) Scrum
6 12 (48.00%) TDD
6 12 (48.00%) ActiveMQ
6 12 (48.00%) Refactoring
6 12 (48.00%) Kanban
6 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
6 12 (48.00%) Relational Database
6 12 (48.00%) Scala
6 12 (48.00%) High Availability
6 12 (48.00%) OpenStack
6 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
6 12 (48.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
7 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
7 11 (44.00%) Apache Flex
7 11 (44.00%) jQuery
7 11 (44.00%) Ruby
7 11 (44.00%) HTTP
7 11 (44.00%) SOA

CPAN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (48.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (88.00%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (48.00%) RDBMS
2 12 (48.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (24.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 24 (96.00%) Perl Developer
3 11 (44.00%) E-Commerce Developer
3 11 (44.00%) Scala Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Pentaho Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) Catalyst
1 22 (88.00%) Moose
2 16 (64.00%) DBIx::Class
2 16 (64.00%) Plack
3 12 (48.00%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (44.00%) Apache Flex
4 11 (44.00%) jQuery
5 8 (32.00%) XML
6 7 (28.00%) JSON
7 6 (24.00%) Ajax
7 6 (24.00%) CSS
7 6 (24.00%) HTML
7 6 (24.00%) mod_perl
7 6 (24.00%) Mojolicious
8 5 (20.00%) Dancer
9 2 (8.00%) Regular Expression
10 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (48.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 12 (48.00%) High Availability
3 12 (48.00%) Kanban
3 12 (48.00%) Refactoring
3 12 (48.00%) Scrum
3 12 (48.00%) TDD
4 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
4 11 (44.00%) SOA
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) Perl
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) Scala
4 11 (44.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (44.00%) Ruby
5 5 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL