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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Perl
UK
Rank 153 128 149
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21  
Contract jobs citing Perl 773 979 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.85% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.15% 4.85% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 671 497
Median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 21
Median hourly rate £43.25 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.33% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £36.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.72 £45.00
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 18638 20170 19570
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12810 13769 12685
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 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 486 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Perl in the UK

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 -18 684 £475 +5.55% 246
London +4 449 £468 -1.57% 113
South East -32 99 £500 +16.27% 62
City of London +2 65 £500 +11.11% 32
East of England +24 53 £500 +37.93% 27
Scotland +23 44 £425 +6.25% 12
North West +31 32 £345 -18.82% 18
Surrey 0 28 £536 +19.16% 17
South West -17 27 £475 +18.75% 9
Northern Ireland - 26 £525 - 1
County Antrim - 26 £525 - 1
Belfast - 26 £525 - 1
Hampshire -23 23 £450 +12.85% 19
Glasgow +22 22 £400 -0.96% 5
Essex +11 21 £550 +54.38% 6
Hertfordshire +18 19 £405 - 5
Edinburgh +12 18 £450 +5.88% 6
West Sussex +12 16 £550 +10.00% 4
Berkshire +6 14 £425 +21.42% 15
Canary Wharf - 13 £548 -
Manchester +4 12 £338 -21.51% 13
Wales -30 12 £425 +13.33% 1
West Midlands -11 11 £438 +13.63% 6
New Malden - 11 - -
Gloucestershire +2 10 £475 +5.55% 1
Heathrow 0 10 £360 +2.85%
Southend-on-Sea -13 10 £544 +24.22%
Milton Keynes -6 9 £450 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £400 +10.34% 16
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £450 +33.33% 1

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1101 (67.13%) Linux
2 937 (57.13%) Python
3 735 (44.82%) Unix
4 602 (36.71%) Java
5 497 (30.30%) SQL
6 445 (27.13%) Bash Shell
7 430 (26.22%) DevOps
8 422 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
9 404 (24.63%) Oracle
10 371 (22.62%) Puppet
11 352 (21.46%) Ruby
12 338 (20.61%) Finance
13 329 (20.06%) Windows
14 320 (19.51%) Red Hat
15 315 (19.21%) Jenkins
16 307 (18.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 285 (17.38%) Git (software)
18 274 (16.71%) Ansible
19 268 (16.34%) Opscode Chef
20 260 (15.85%) Configuration Management
21 241 (14.70%) Apache
21 241 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
22 237 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
23 231 (14.09%) TCP/IP
24 218 (13.29%) Shell Script
25 202 (12.32%) Docker
26 200 (12.20%) JavaScript
27 199 (12.13%) VMware
28 189 (11.52%) Solaris
29 186 (11.34%) Tomcat

Perl
Top Related 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
1 241 (14.70%) Apache
2 186 (11.34%) Tomcat
3 109 (6.65%) WebLogic
4 95 (5.79%) nginx
5 91 (5.55%) JBoss
6 77 (4.70%) WebSphere
7 66 (4.02%) Confluence
8 64 (3.90%) IIS
9 50 (3.05%) OpenStack
10 44 (2.68%) Apache Spark
11 41 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
12 35 (2.13%) Apache Pig
13 26 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 24 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
15 20 (1.22%) Apache Solr
16 19 (1.16%) GlassFish
17 17 (1.04%) Jetty
18 14 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 14 (0.85%) WildFly
19 13 (0.79%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 58 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.79%) MS Office
3 11 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.43%) SPSS
5 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.061%) InDesign
8 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 7 (0.43%) Summit
5 6 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) Orchestrade
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.12%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.12%) Relativity
8 2 (0.12%) Ringtail
8 2 (0.12%) RMDS
8 2 (0.12%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.061%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 237 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.99%) IaaS
4 46 (2.80%) PaaS
5 45 (2.74%) GitHub
6 36 (2.20%) SaaS
7 33 (2.01%) Amazon EMR
8 32 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (1.71%) Amazon S3
11 26 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (0.91%) Google Analytics
14 14 (0.85%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
18 9 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 9 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
19 8 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 231 (14.09%) TCP/IP
2 178 (10.85%) DNS
3 147 (8.96%) Firewall
4 114 (6.95%) LDAP
5 111 (6.77%) SSL
6 107 (6.52%) HTTP
7 63 (3.84%) SAN
8 49 (2.99%) DHCP
9 44 (2.68%) Internet
9 44 (2.68%) Kerberos
10 40 (2.44%) SSH
10 40 (2.44%) VPN
11 29 (1.77%) Wireshark
12 28 (1.71%) Network Security
13 25 (1.52%) LAN
13 25 (1.52%) NAS
13 25 (1.52%) SNMP
14 24 (1.46%) Multicast
15 22 (1.34%) WAN
16 21 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (10.55%) MySQL
2 151 (9.21%) Relational Database
3 131 (7.99%) PostgreSQL
4 128 (7.80%) SQL Server
5 117 (7.13%) NoSQL
6 115 (7.01%) Big Data
7 104 (6.34%) Hadoop
8 94 (5.73%) Oracle Database
9 83 (5.06%) MongoDB
10 81 (4.94%) RDBMS
11 66 (4.02%) Apache Hive
12 52 (3.17%) DB2
13 51 (3.11%) KDB
14 32 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
14 32 (1.95%) Kdb+
15 29 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (1.52%) HBase
17 23 (1.40%) Impala
18 22 (1.34%) OLTP
19 20 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 315 (19.21%) Jenkins
2 285 (17.38%) Git (software)
3 117 (7.13%) JIRA
4 100 (6.10%) Subversion
5 73 (4.45%) Selenium
6 69 (4.21%) Cucumber
7 67 (4.09%) Ant
8 54 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 53 (3.23%) Maven
10 49 (2.99%) TeamCity
11 45 (2.74%) Vagrant
12 35 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 35 (2.13%) JUnit
13 30 (1.83%) Hudson
14 29 (1.77%) Bitbucket
15 28 (1.71%) Gerrit
16 26 (1.59%) gulp
17 22 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
18 21 (1.28%) ClearCase
18 21 (1.28%) Eclipse
General
1 338 (20.61%) Finance
2 166 (10.12%) Banking
3 76 (4.63%) Front Office
4 47 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 38 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.01%) Retail
7 18 (1.10%) Law
8 11 (0.67%) Electronics
8 11 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.61%) Advertising
9 10 (0.61%) Back Office
9 10 (0.61%) Marketing
10 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.43%) Avionics
11 7 (0.43%) Billing
12 6 (0.37%) Military
13 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.24%) Legal
13 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 424 (25.85%) Developer
2 250 (15.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 157 (9.57%) Administrator
4 121 (7.38%) Linux Engineer
5 100 (6.10%) Analyst
6 89 (5.43%) C++ Developer
7 86 (5.24%) Linux Administrator
8 82 (5.00%) Architect
9 80 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
10 78 (4.76%) Unix Engineer
11 74 (4.51%) Java Developer
12 72 (4.39%) Perl Developer
13 71 (4.33%) Consultant
14 70 (4.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 68 (4.15%) DBA
16 63 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
17 61 (3.72%) AWS DevOps
17 61 (3.72%) AWS Engineer
18 57 (3.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 56 (3.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (8.54%) HTML
2 111 (6.77%) XML
3 105 (6.40%) Web Services
4 99 (6.04%) LAMP
5 87 (5.30%) .NET
6 85 (5.18%) Middleware
7 71 (4.33%) CSS
8 63 (3.84%) jQuery
8 63 (3.84%) LAPP Stack
9 60 (3.66%) J2EE
9 60 (3.66%) Node.js
10 52 (3.17%) STL
11 49 (2.99%) JMS
12 48 (2.93%) JSON
13 46 (2.80%) Kafka
14 45 (2.74%) SOAP
15 44 (2.68%) REST
16 43 (2.62%) Spring
17 41 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
18 39 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 148 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 60 (3.66%) Derivative
4 59 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 53 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
6 47 (2.87%) Clustering
6 47 (2.87%) Equities
7 40 (2.44%) Fixed Income
8 39 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 38 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.89%) Replication
11 23 (1.40%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.28%) Mainframe
13 18 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (0.85%) Fintech
16 13 (0.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 13 (0.79%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.73%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.73%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1101 (67.13%) Linux
2 735 (44.82%) Unix
3 329 (20.06%) Windows
4 307 (18.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 189 (11.52%) Solaris
6 145 (8.84%) AIX
7 116 (7.07%) CentOS
8 78 (4.76%) Windows Server
9 66 (4.02%) Ubuntu
10 29 (1.77%) HPUX
11 25 (1.52%) SUSE
12 23 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 15 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
16 14 (0.85%) Android
16 14 (0.85%) FreeBSD
17 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.79%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (26.22%) DevOps
2 422 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (15.85%) Configuration Management
4 241 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
5 167 (10.18%) Open Source
6 148 (9.02%) Scrum
7 141 (8.60%) ITIL
8 137 (8.35%) Software Engineering
9 115 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
10 111 (6.77%) SDLC
11 110 (6.71%) High Availability
12 108 (6.59%) OO
13 97 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
14 84 (5.12%) Migration
15 80 (4.88%) Analytics
15 80 (4.88%) TDD
16 77 (4.70%) Change Management
17 68 (4.15%) Automated Testing
17 68 (4.15%) E-Commerce
18 63 (3.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 937 (57.13%) Python
2 602 (36.71%) Java
3 497 (30.30%) SQL
4 445 (27.13%) Bash Shell
5 352 (21.46%) Ruby
6 218 (13.29%) Shell Script
7 200 (12.20%) JavaScript
8 180 (10.98%) C++
9 175 (10.67%) C
10 170 (10.37%) PHP
11 156 (9.51%) PowerShell
12 136 (8.29%) C#
13 96 (5.85%) Korn
14 66 (4.02%) VB
15 59 (3.60%) Scala
16 48 (2.93%) PL/SQL
17 35 (2.13%) Go
18 31 (1.89%) VBScript
19 22 (1.34%) Groovy
20 20 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 162 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 102 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 78 (4.76%) Degree
4 61 (3.72%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.52%) CISSP
6 23 (1.40%) RHCE
7 18 (1.10%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.79%) CCNP
9 13 (0.79%) ISEB
10 12 (0.73%) CCNA
10 12 (0.73%) RHCSA
11 11 (0.67%) CEH
11 11 (0.67%) GIAC
12 10 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.49%) CISM
14 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.43%) SANS
15 6 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.11%) QA
2 22 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.16%) SLA
4 11 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.30%) SDET
6 3 (0.18%) MiFID
6 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 1 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.061%) HL7
8 1 (0.061%) PMO
8 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 202 (12.32%) Docker
2 114 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (5.61%) Active Directory
4 60 (3.66%) NFS
5 44 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 24 (1.46%) Samba
8 23 (1.40%) vSphere
9 21 (1.28%) Xen
10 18 (1.10%) Hyper-V
10 18 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 16 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 15 (0.91%) vCloud
13 15 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.79%) Snort
14 13 (0.79%) Veritas File System
15 12 (0.73%) HDFS
15 12 (0.73%) iptables
Systems Management
1 371 (22.62%) Puppet
2 274 (16.71%) Ansible
3 268 (16.34%) Opscode Chef
4 109 (6.65%) Nagios
5 60 (3.66%) Kibana
6 46 (2.80%) Salt
7 45 (2.74%) logstash
7 45 (2.74%) Tivoli
8 42 (2.56%) Terraform
9 41 (2.50%) Control-M
10 34 (2.07%) ZABBIX
11 31 (1.89%) HP SiteScope
12 29 (1.77%) Kubernetes
13 28 (1.71%) HAProxy
14 23 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
15 21 (1.28%) SCOM
16 20 (1.22%) NetBackup
17 18 (1.10%) Grafana
18 17 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
18 17 (1.04%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 404 (24.63%) Oracle
2 320 (19.51%) Red Hat
3 199 (12.13%) VMware
4 124 (7.56%) IBM
5 122 (7.44%) Sybase
6 98 (5.98%) Microsoft
7 94 (5.73%) Splunk
8 93 (5.67%) HP
9 67 (4.09%) Cisco
10 54 (3.29%) Sun
11 52 (3.17%) Google
12 50 (3.05%) EMC
13 48 (2.93%) Atlassian
14 43 (2.62%) NetApp
15 37 (2.26%) CA
16 36 (2.20%) Veritas
17 35 (2.13%) SaltStack
18 32 (1.95%) SAP
19 30 (1.83%) Murex
20 27 (1.65%) Informatica
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: £35 - 50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £495 - £496.15 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago