Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 123 147
Rank change year-on-year -33 +24 -13
Contract jobs citing Perl 1583 2205 1874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 2.00% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.99% 5.19% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 1469 1148
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £319 £310 £300
90th Percentile £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 49
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.67% -5.66%
10th Percentile £32.75 £35.50 £25.40
90th Percentile £47.20 £58.75 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.00% +7.14%

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 39639 42526 42389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.63% 38.63% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27166 29172 27980
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 922 867
UK median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Perl in the UK

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in the UK

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Perl in the UK

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in the UK

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Perl in the UK

Perl
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 20 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
England -29 1407 £475 +5.56% 239
London -32 815 £500 +5.26% 126
UK excluding London -25 747 £450 +12.50% 128
South East -14 239 £475 +11.76% 35
East of England +48 114 £500 +25.00% 26
North of England -49 113 £420 +20.00% 32
Scotland -10 112 £419 +8.70% 12
Midlands +54 81 £404 +9.12% 4
North West +51 58 £475 +5.56% 18
West Midlands +46 50 £503 +46.80% 1
South West -53 40 £435 +7.08% 16
North East -17 39 £345 +11.29% 1
Northern Ireland -12 36 £525 +49.89% 1
East Midlands +15 29 £375 +1.35% 3
Yorkshire -45 16 £420 -2.21% 13
Wales -49 14 £463 +23.33%

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for Perl.

1 1057 (66.77%) Linux
2 857 (54.14%) Python
3 743 (46.94%) Unix
4 557 (35.19%) Java
5 482 (30.45%) SQL
6 440 (27.80%) Finance
7 402 (25.39%) DevOps
8 399 (25.21%) Oracle
9 366 (23.12%) Bash Shell
10 361 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
11 330 (20.85%) Puppet
12 309 (19.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 308 (19.46%) Windows
14 303 (19.14%) Jenkins
15 292 (18.45%) Red Hat
16 281 (17.75%) Ruby
17 277 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
18 276 (17.44%) Git (software)
19 275 (17.37%) Configuration Management
20 268 (16.93%) Ansible
21 240 (15.16%) Shell Script
22 224 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
23 210 (13.27%) Docker
24 207 (13.08%) TCP/IP
25 206 (13.01%) Apache
26 196 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
27 193 (12.19%) Sybase
28 188 (11.88%) VMware
28 188 (11.88%) Banking
29 185 (11.69%) Solaris

Perl
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
1 206 (13.01%) Apache
2 162 (10.23%) Tomcat
3 123 (7.77%) JBoss
4 100 (6.32%) WebLogic
5 65 (4.11%) IIS
6 61 (3.85%) nginx
7 58 (3.66%) OpenStack
8 47 (2.97%) Confluence
9 46 (2.91%) WebSphere
10 40 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 35 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (1.45%) Apache Spark
13 18 (1.14%) SAS
14 17 (1.07%) Apache Pig
14 17 (1.07%) MQSeries
15 13 (0.82%) GlassFish
16 12 (0.76%) iPlanet
16 12 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.69%) MS Exchange
17 11 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.38%) Doxygen
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.25%) SmartSuite
5 4 (0.25%) SPSS
6 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.063%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.063%) Simulink
6 1 (0.063%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.33%) SAP ERP
2 8 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.32%) RMDS
3 5 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.25%) Summit
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.13%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.063%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.063%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 224 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.97%) OpenShift
4 37 (2.34%) PaaS
5 33 (2.08%) GitHub
6 29 (1.83%) IaaS
7 27 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (1.20%) SaaS
10 17 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 16 (1.01%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.88%) Google Analytics
13 12 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 7 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.38%) Akamai
17 5 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 207 (13.08%) TCP/IP
2 149 (9.41%) DNS
3 142 (8.97%) Firewall
4 124 (7.83%) HTTP
5 122 (7.71%) SSL
6 99 (6.25%) LDAP
7 74 (4.67%) SAN
8 53 (3.35%) Internet
9 49 (3.10%) WAN
10 48 (3.03%) SSH
11 41 (2.59%) DHCP
12 40 (2.53%) Network Security
13 38 (2.40%) NAS
14 36 (2.27%) LAN
15 34 (2.15%) VPN
16 32 (2.02%) SNMP
17 30 (1.90%) Kerberos
18 25 (1.58%) Wireless
19 24 (1.52%) Wireshark
20 23 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (11.56%) Relational Database
2 144 (9.10%) MySQL
3 100 (6.32%) SQL Server
4 98 (6.19%) MongoDB
5 90 (5.69%) RDBMS
6 76 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (4.49%) NoSQL
8 63 (3.98%) Hadoop
9 62 (3.92%) Big Data
10 59 (3.73%) Oracle Database
11 49 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 48 (3.03%) DB2
13 32 (2.02%) Apache Hive
13 32 (2.02%) KDB
14 25 (1.58%) Sybase ASE
15 23 (1.45%) Redis
16 18 (1.14%) HBase
17 16 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (0.95%) InterSystems Cache
19 13 (0.82%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 303 (19.14%) Jenkins
2 276 (17.44%) Git (software)
3 119 (7.52%) Subversion
4 100 (6.32%) JIRA
5 81 (5.12%) Maven
6 56 (3.54%) Selenium
7 55 (3.47%) Ant
8 49 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 46 (2.91%) Cucumber
10 33 (2.08%) JUnit
11 32 (2.02%) Vagrant
12 27 (1.71%) Bitbucket
13 24 (1.52%) Hudson
13 24 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (1.52%) TeamCity
14 22 (1.39%) GitLab
15 21 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 21 (1.33%) Eclipse
16 18 (1.14%) Gradle
16 18 (1.14%) ProC
General
1 440 (27.80%) Finance
2 188 (11.88%) Banking
3 82 (5.18%) Front Office
4 67 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 54 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.21%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.71%) Law
8 24 (1.52%) Retail
9 15 (0.95%) Marketing
10 14 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.57%) Back Office
11 9 (0.57%) Legal
11 9 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.44%) Games
13 6 (0.38%) Billing
13 6 (0.38%) Electronics
14 4 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.13%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 399 (25.21%) Developer
2 234 (14.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 137 (8.65%) Linux Engineer
4 126 (7.96%) Administrator
5 111 (7.01%) Analyst
6 99 (6.25%) Consultant
7 82 (5.18%) Architect
8 80 (5.05%) Perl Developer
9 77 (4.86%) Java Developer
10 74 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
11 71 (4.49%) Unix Engineer
12 68 (4.30%) C++ Developer
13 67 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
14 57 (3.60%) AWS Engineer
14 57 (3.60%) DBA
14 57 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 57 (3.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 52 (3.28%) Senior Developer
16 48 (3.03%) AWS DevOps
17 44 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (7.52%) HTML
2 116 (7.33%) XML
3 110 (6.95%) J2EE
4 98 (6.19%) Middleware
5 86 (5.43%) Web Services
6 84 (5.31%) .NET
7 70 (4.42%) Spring
8 64 (4.04%) CSS
8 64 (4.04%) REST
9 61 (3.85%) SOAP
10 56 (3.54%) Node.js
11 55 (3.47%) LAMP
12 52 (3.28%) JSON
13 47 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
14 46 (2.91%) jQuery
15 43 (2.72%) JMS
16 40 (2.53%) Java EE
17 37 (2.34%) Hibernate
18 33 (2.08%) AngularJS
18 33 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.87%) Data Centre
3 73 (4.61%) Computer Science
4 69 (4.36%) Derivative
5 56 (3.54%) Fixed Income
6 49 (3.10%) Clustering
6 49 (3.10%) Equities
7 44 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 37 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
10 33 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
11 32 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (1.77%) Replication
13 24 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (1.45%) Public Cloud
15 21 (1.33%) Fintech
16 20 (1.26%) PKI
17 18 (1.14%) Client/Server
18 16 (1.01%) Mainframe
19 15 (0.95%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1057 (66.77%) Linux
2 743 (46.94%) Unix
3 309 (19.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 308 (19.46%) Windows
5 185 (11.69%) Solaris
6 121 (7.64%) CentOS
7 97 (6.13%) AIX
8 52 (3.28%) Ubuntu
9 49 (3.10%) Windows Server
10 37 (2.34%) HPUX
11 27 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (1.45%) SUSE
14 18 (1.14%) VMS
15 15 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 13 (0.82%) Debian
17 11 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.57%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.57%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (25.39%) DevOps
2 361 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (17.37%) Configuration Management
4 196 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
5 175 (11.05%) Open Source
6 156 (9.85%) Test Automation
7 127 (8.02%) ITIL
8 122 (7.71%) SDLC
9 110 (6.95%) Software Engineering
10 107 (6.76%) Scrum
11 103 (6.51%) OO
12 101 (6.38%) TDD
13 97 (6.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 87 (5.50%) Migration
15 84 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
16 82 (5.18%) Mentoring
17 76 (4.80%) High Availability
18 68 (4.30%) Load Balancing
19 67 (4.23%) Kanban
20 62 (3.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 857 (54.14%) Python
2 557 (35.19%) Java
3 482 (30.45%) SQL
4 366 (23.12%) Bash Shell
5 281 (17.75%) Ruby
6 240 (15.16%) Shell Script
7 171 (10.80%) PowerShell
8 166 (10.49%) JavaScript
9 159 (10.04%) C
10 153 (9.67%) C++
11 143 (9.03%) PHP
12 138 (8.72%) Korn
13 113 (7.14%) C#
14 54 (3.41%) PL/SQL
15 49 (3.10%) Scala
16 34 (2.15%) VB
17 31 (1.96%) T-SQL
18 29 (1.83%) Groovy
19 25 (1.58%) Go
20 23 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 132 (8.34%) Security Cleared
2 111 (7.01%) Degree
3 83 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.59%) RHCE
5 37 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 32 (2.02%) CISSP
7 30 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 30 (1.90%) RHCSA
8 19 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.95%) CCNP
10 14 (0.88%) CCNA
11 13 (0.82%) AWS Certification
11 13 (0.82%) ISEB
12 12 (0.76%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.76%) OCP
12 12 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.63%) SANS
14 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.57%) RHCA
15 7 (0.44%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.91%) QA
2 15 (0.95%) MiFID
3 9 (0.57%) SLA
4 8 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) EMIR
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.063%) DO-254
8 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.063%) HL7
8 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.063%) JTAG
8 1 (0.063%) MISRA
8 1 (0.063%) PMO
System Software
1 210 (13.27%) Docker
2 118 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (4.61%) Active Directory
4 52 (3.28%) NFS
5 36 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 31 (1.96%) Hyper-V
8 30 (1.90%) Xen
9 28 (1.77%) KVM
9 28 (1.77%) Samba
10 21 (1.33%) VirtualBox
11 18 (1.14%) LXC
11 18 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 13 (0.82%) Firmware
13 13 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.82%) vSphere
14 12 (0.76%) iptables
15 11 (0.69%) Apache Flume
16 10 (0.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 330 (20.85%) Puppet
2 277 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
3 268 (16.93%) Ansible
4 84 (5.31%) Nagios
5 62 (3.92%) Kubernetes
6 51 (3.22%) Terraform
7 47 (2.97%) NetBackup
7 47 (2.97%) ZABBIX
8 37 (2.34%) Kibana
9 34 (2.15%) logstash
10 29 (1.83%) Grafana
11 27 (1.71%) Salt
12 20 (1.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 18 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
14 17 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
15 16 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
15 16 (1.01%) vCenter Server
16 15 (0.95%) Control-M
16 15 (0.95%) Mesos
16 15 (0.95%) Packer
Vendors
1 399 (25.21%) Oracle
2 292 (18.45%) Red Hat
3 193 (12.19%) Sybase
4 188 (11.88%) VMware
5 104 (6.57%) Microsoft
6 96 (6.06%) Splunk
7 81 (5.12%) Sun
8 78 (4.93%) IBM
9 71 (4.49%) Veritas
10 70 (4.42%) Cisco
11 60 (3.79%) HP
12 57 (3.60%) EMC
13 55 (3.47%) SAP
14 48 (3.03%) NetApp
15 43 (2.72%) Google
16 40 (2.53%) SaltStack
17 39 (2.46%) F5
18 37 (2.34%) AppDynamics
19 30 (1.90%) ServiceNow
19 30 (1.90%) WSO2
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Posted: 21 hours ago
London
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Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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London
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
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London
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Derby, Derbyshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £270.00 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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South East
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Bristol, Avon
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London
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