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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 111 145
Rank change year-on-year -34 +34  
Contract jobs citing Perl 802 1176 902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 2.10% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.18% 5.51% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 809 548
Median daily rate £485 £440 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £571 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 28
Median hourly rate £42.75 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.03% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £37.50 £28.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.07 £46.35
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19173 21356 21138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.41% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13180 14664 13707
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 469 443
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.00 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Perl in the UK

Perl
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 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 -33 716 £495 +10.00% 216
London -22 455 £500 +5.26% 111
South East -18 123 £475 +10.46% 51
City of London -3 75 £500 +5.26% 34
East of England +29 52 £524 +39.66% 20
Scotland -5 50 £400 +1.26% 10
Hampshire -18 36 £450 +9.09% 6
Glasgow +5 34 £400 +3.22% 4
North West +45 30 £475 +11.76% 12
Surrey -7 28 £535 +22.28% 13
South West -27 23 £475 +11.76% 10
Essex +7 21 £544 +52.56% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 21 £450 +15.38% 1
Belfast -10 18 £525 - 2
Northern Ireland -12 18 £525 - 2
County Antrim -14 18 £525 - 2
Milton Keynes +9 17 £450 - 1
Berkshire +17 16 £363 -15.69% 17
Canary Wharf +16 16 £588 -9.61%
Cambridgeshire +1 15 £463 +21.31% 10
West Sussex +18 14 £550 +10.00% 2
Cambridge +4 14 £463 +31.67% 9
West Midlands +26 13 £408 +18.97% 2
Edinburgh -10 13 £475 +15.15% 5
Hertfordshire +13 12 £413 +10.00% 3
Lancashire +20 11 £313 - 1
Wales -24 11 £463 +23.33%
Southend-on-Sea -16 10 £537 +22.74% 1
Cheshire +35 9 £550 +29.41% 1
Heathrow 0 9 £360 +2.85%

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1048 (65.75%) Linux
2 886 (55.58%) Python
3 705 (44.23%) Unix
4 579 (36.32%) Java
5 502 (31.49%) SQL
6 420 (26.35%) Bash Shell
7 416 (26.10%) DevOps
8 394 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
9 374 (23.46%) Finance
9 374 (23.46%) Oracle
10 347 (21.77%) Puppet
11 339 (21.27%) Ruby
12 319 (20.01%) Jenkins
13 302 (18.95%) Windows
14 279 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 275 (17.25%) Git (software)
16 274 (17.19%) Opscode Chef
17 273 (17.13%) Ansible
18 271 (17.00%) Red Hat
19 252 (15.81%) Configuration Management
20 232 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
21 231 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
22 222 (13.93%) Apache
23 215 (13.49%) TCP/IP
24 196 (12.30%) Docker
25 190 (11.92%) VMware
26 188 (11.79%) Shell Script
27 183 (11.48%) JavaScript
28 178 (11.17%) Banking
29 173 (10.85%) 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
1 222 (13.93%) Apache
2 166 (10.41%) Tomcat
3 100 (6.27%) WebLogic
4 94 (5.90%) JBoss
5 84 (5.27%) nginx
6 67 (4.20%) IIS
7 66 (4.14%) WebSphere
8 59 (3.70%) Confluence
9 56 (3.51%) OpenStack
10 44 (2.76%) Apache Spark
11 35 (2.20%) Apache Pig
11 35 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
12 28 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 19 (1.19%) GlassFish
13 19 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (0.82%) Apache Qpid
14 13 (0.82%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.75%) SAS
16 11 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 8 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.44%) SPSS
5 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.063%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.063%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
1 7 (0.44%) Summit
2 6 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.19%) Orchestrade
4 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.19%) RMDS
4 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.13%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.13%) Relativity
5 2 (0.13%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.063%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.063%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 232 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (2.76%) GitHub
4 41 (2.57%) PaaS
5 40 (2.51%) IaaS
6 33 (2.07%) Amazon EMR
7 29 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (1.69%) SaaS
9 25 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (1.51%) Amazon S3
10 24 (1.51%) OpenShift
11 22 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (1.00%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
17 7 (0.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 215 (13.49%) TCP/IP
2 153 (9.60%) DNS
3 133 (8.34%) Firewall
4 110 (6.90%) SSL
5 105 (6.59%) HTTP
6 93 (5.83%) LDAP
7 66 (4.14%) SAN
8 48 (3.01%) DHCP
9 38 (2.38%) Internet
9 38 (2.38%) Kerberos
10 35 (2.20%) SSH
11 32 (2.01%) SNMP
12 29 (1.82%) Wireshark
13 27 (1.69%) NAS
14 26 (1.63%) VPN
15 25 (1.57%) LAN
15 25 (1.57%) Multicast
16 24 (1.51%) WAN
17 23 (1.44%) Network Security
18 17 (1.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (9.66%) MySQL
2 152 (9.54%) Relational Database
3 119 (7.47%) PostgreSQL
4 114 (7.15%) SQL Server
5 107 (6.71%) Big Data
5 107 (6.71%) Hadoop
6 102 (6.40%) NoSQL
7 89 (5.58%) RDBMS
8 88 (5.52%) MongoDB
9 86 (5.40%) Oracle Database
10 69 (4.33%) Apache Hive
11 56 (3.51%) KDB
12 51 (3.20%) DB2
13 39 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
14 33 (2.07%) Kdb+
15 28 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (1.51%) Impala
17 23 (1.44%) HBase
18 20 (1.25%) Data Mart
18 20 (1.25%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 319 (20.01%) Jenkins
2 275 (17.25%) Git (software)
3 113 (7.09%) JIRA
4 96 (6.02%) Subversion
5 76 (4.77%) Selenium
6 69 (4.33%) Cucumber
7 61 (3.83%) Ant
8 57 (3.58%) Maven
9 52 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 46 (2.89%) TeamCity
11 40 (2.51%) Vagrant
12 35 (2.20%) JUnit
13 31 (1.94%) Bitbucket
14 30 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (1.76%) Hudson
15 28 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (1.69%) gulp
17 23 (1.44%) ClearCase
18 21 (1.32%) ProC
19 19 (1.19%) Gradle
General
1 374 (23.46%) Finance
2 178 (11.17%) Banking
3 75 (4.71%) Front Office
4 58 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.13%) Retail
7 15 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 15 (0.94%) Law
8 11 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 10 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.56%) Back Office
11 8 (0.50%) Electronics
11 8 (0.50%) Marketing
12 7 (0.44%) Avionics
12 7 (0.44%) Billing
13 6 (0.38%) Advertising
14 5 (0.31%) Games
14 5 (0.31%) Military
15 4 (0.25%) Legal
15 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 430 (26.98%) Developer
2 231 (14.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 138 (8.66%) Administrator
4 120 (7.53%) Linux Engineer
5 99 (6.21%) Analyst
6 96 (6.02%) Architect
7 80 (5.02%) C++ Developer
8 79 (4.96%) Linux Administrator
9 78 (4.89%) Perl Developer
10 75 (4.71%) Java Developer
11 69 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
12 68 (4.27%) DBA
13 67 (4.20%) Unix Engineer
14 66 (4.14%) Consultant
15 63 (3.95%) AWS Engineer
15 63 (3.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 61 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
17 55 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
17 55 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 53 (3.32%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (8.28%) HTML
2 113 (7.09%) XML
3 93 (5.83%) Web Services
4 80 (5.02%) LAMP
5 77 (4.83%) .NET
6 76 (4.77%) Middleware
7 70 (4.39%) jQuery
8 67 (4.20%) CSS
9 63 (3.95%) Node.js
10 62 (3.89%) J2EE
11 55 (3.45%) JSON
11 55 (3.45%) Spring
12 52 (3.26%) LAPP Stack
13 49 (3.07%) JMS
13 49 (3.07%) REST
14 47 (2.95%) SOAP
15 45 (2.82%) Kafka
16 39 (2.45%) AngularJS
17 38 (2.38%) STL
18 35 (2.20%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 152 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.46%) Data Centre
3 74 (4.64%) Derivative
4 62 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 52 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
6 50 (3.14%) Fixed Income
7 48 (3.01%) Clustering
8 45 (2.82%) Equities
9 39 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 30 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (1.69%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
13 23 (1.44%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.44%) Replication
14 17 (1.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 17 (1.07%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
15 16 (1.00%) Mainframe
16 14 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
17 13 (0.82%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1048 (65.75%) Linux
2 705 (44.23%) Unix
3 302 (18.95%) Windows
4 279 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 173 (10.85%) Solaris
6 117 (7.34%) AIX
7 106 (6.65%) CentOS
8 64 (4.02%) Windows Server
9 55 (3.45%) Ubuntu
10 18 (1.13%) HPUX
11 17 (1.07%) SUSE
11 17 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.94%) FreeBSD
12 15 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 13 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.75%) Android
15 9 (0.56%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.50%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (26.10%) DevOps
2 394 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (15.81%) Configuration Management
4 231 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
5 172 (10.79%) Open Source
6 129 (8.09%) Scrum
7 124 (7.78%) Software Engineering
8 121 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
9 120 (7.53%) ITIL
10 107 (6.71%) SDLC
11 96 (6.02%) OO
12 90 (5.65%) High Availability
12 90 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
13 86 (5.40%) Migration
14 83 (5.21%) TDD
15 80 (5.02%) Analytics
16 63 (3.95%) E-Commerce
17 60 (3.76%) Low Latency
18 58 (3.64%) Change Management
18 58 (3.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 886 (55.58%) Python
2 579 (36.32%) Java
3 502 (31.49%) SQL
4 420 (26.35%) Bash Shell
5 339 (21.27%) Ruby
6 188 (11.79%) Shell Script
7 183 (11.48%) JavaScript
8 162 (10.16%) PowerShell
9 158 (9.91%) C
10 151 (9.47%) C++
11 147 (9.22%) PHP
12 120 (7.53%) C#
13 90 (5.65%) Korn
14 66 (4.14%) Scala
15 55 (3.45%) PL/SQL
16 51 (3.20%) VB
17 28 (1.76%) Go
18 26 (1.63%) Groovy
19 24 (1.51%) T-SQL
19 24 (1.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 141 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 88 (5.52%) SC Cleared
3 86 (5.40%) Degree
4 57 (3.58%) DV Cleared
5 29 (1.82%) RHCE
6 22 (1.38%) CISSP
7 19 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.07%) RHCSA
9 15 (0.94%) CCNA
9 15 (0.94%) CCNP
10 14 (0.88%) AWS Certification
11 12 (0.75%) ISEB
12 10 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.44%) SANS
14 6 (0.38%) GIAC
14 6 (0.38%) HND
14 6 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.38%) MCSE
15 5 (0.31%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.57%) QA
2 21 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.88%) SLA
4 7 (0.44%) MiFID
5 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.25%) SDET
7 2 (0.13%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.063%) HL7
8 1 (0.063%) PMO
System Software
1 196 (12.30%) Docker
2 108 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (5.21%) Active Directory
4 54 (3.39%) NFS
5 39 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (1.57%) Samba
7 24 (1.51%) vSphere
8 17 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 17 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 17 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.07%) Xen
9 16 (1.00%) Hyper-V
9 16 (1.00%) LXC
10 15 (0.94%) iptables
11 14 (0.88%) Snort
11 14 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.82%) HDFS
12 13 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.82%) vCloud
13 12 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 347 (21.77%) Puppet
2 274 (17.19%) Opscode Chef
3 273 (17.13%) Ansible
4 99 (6.21%) Nagios
5 49 (3.07%) Kibana
6 39 (2.45%) Terraform
7 38 (2.38%) Salt
8 34 (2.13%) logstash
9 32 (2.01%) Control-M
9 32 (2.01%) Kubernetes
10 29 (1.82%) Tivoli
11 28 (1.76%) ZABBIX
12 25 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
13 24 (1.51%) NetBackup
14 22 (1.38%) Grafana
15 20 (1.25%) HP SiteScope
16 19 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
17 17 (1.07%) vCenter Server
18 16 (1.00%) HAProxy
18 16 (1.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 374 (23.46%) Oracle
2 271 (17.00%) Red Hat
3 190 (11.92%) VMware
4 140 (8.78%) Sybase
5 106 (6.65%) IBM
6 98 (6.15%) Splunk
7 84 (5.27%) Microsoft
8 67 (4.20%) Cisco
9 66 (4.14%) HP
10 57 (3.58%) Google
11 52 (3.26%) EMC
12 50 (3.14%) NetApp
12 50 (3.14%) Sun
13 45 (2.82%) Atlassian
14 39 (2.45%) SaltStack
14 39 (2.45%) Veritas
15 38 (2.38%) Murex
16 34 (2.13%) SAP
17 27 (1.69%) Informatica
18 24 (1.51%) CA
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Excellent
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Belfast
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Rullion
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £620 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £354.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Rate: £38989 - £49602 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 13 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 18 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Colchester
GFM Holdings LTD
Rate: £100,000 - £120,000 per year plus bonus and attractive benefits package
Posted: 17 days ago