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 27 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.

Perl
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 107 124
Rank change year-on-year -42 +17  
Contract jobs citing Perl 793 1171 995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 2.17% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.01% 5.58% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 768 602
Median daily rate £488 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.60% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 28
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +4.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £23.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.50 £46.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.28% +4.66%  

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 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 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 -32 709 £500 +11.11% 200
London -52 387 £525 +10.52% 92
South East -5 125 £450 +5.88% 41
East of England +40 67 £500 +14.28% 21
City of London -27 59 £548 +4.28% 24
Scotland -14 57 £419 +10.13% 13
Glasgow -4 44 £400 - 7
Hampshire 0 42 £450 +12.50% 7
West Midlands +37 38 £510 +48.90% 3
North West +33 30 £500 +5.26% 17
Hertfordshire +14 24 £420 +20.00% 4
Berkshire +23 22 £550 +22.22% 9
Surrey +6 22 £450 - 12
Shropshire +23 21 £550 +10.00% 1
Cambridge +10 20 £525 +12.00% 11
Cambridgeshire +7 20 £525 +12.00% 13
County Antrim -27 20 £413 +17.77% 1
Northern Ireland -30 20 £413 +17.77% 1
Belfast -32 20 £413 +17.77% 1
Essex - 20 £500 -
Telford +24 19 £550 +10.00% 1
East Midlands +8 18 £375 -8.53% 7
Buckinghamshire -16 17 £425 +8.97% 2
South West -24 17 £385 -9.41% 7
West Sussex +29 15 £383 - 4
Derbyshire - 14 £375 - 1
Derby - 14 £375 - 1
Leeds +16 13 £420 -11.57% 5
West Yorkshire -5 13 £420 -2.32% 5
Yorkshire -9 13 £420 -2.21% 9

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1047 (66.99%) Linux
2 862 (55.15%) Python
3 700 (44.79%) Unix
4 572 (36.60%) Java
5 465 (29.75%) SQL
6 427 (27.32%) Finance
7 398 (25.46%) DevOps
8 381 (24.38%) Oracle
9 371 (23.74%) Bash Shell
10 363 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
11 336 (21.50%) Puppet
12 312 (19.96%) Jenkins
13 301 (19.26%) Ruby
13 301 (19.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 294 (18.81%) Windows
15 280 (17.91%) Git (software)
16 279 (17.85%) Red Hat
17 276 (17.66%) Opscode Chef
18 274 (17.53%) Configuration Management
19 269 (17.21%) Ansible
20 223 (14.27%) Amazon AWS
21 214 (13.69%) Apache
22 213 (13.63%) TCP/IP
23 209 (13.37%) Shell Script
24 206 (13.18%) Docker
25 200 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
26 191 (12.22%) VMware
27 184 (11.77%) Open Source
28 177 (11.32%) Banking
29 176 (11.26%) Tomcat

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
1 214 (13.69%) Apache
2 176 (11.26%) Tomcat
3 103 (6.59%) JBoss
4 86 (5.50%) WebLogic
5 71 (4.54%) nginx
6 64 (4.09%) IIS
7 62 (3.97%) OpenStack
8 49 (3.13%) WebSphere
9 45 (2.88%) Confluence
10 44 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 38 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (1.60%) Apache Spark
13 19 (1.22%) Apache Pig
14 16 (1.02%) SAS
15 15 (0.96%) GlassFish
16 13 (0.83%) MQSeries
16 13 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 10 (0.64%) MS Exchange
17 10 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.32%) SPSS
5 3 (0.19%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.19%) SmartSuite
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.064%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.064%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.064%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.02%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.32%) RMDS
3 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.26%) Summit
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.064%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.064%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.064%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.064%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.064%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.064%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 223 (14.27%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.75%) OpenShift
4 38 (2.43%) PaaS
5 37 (2.37%) GitHub
6 29 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (1.86%) IaaS
7 22 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
9 19 (1.22%) Google Analytics
9 19 (1.22%) SaaS
10 18 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 7 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.38%) Akamai
13 6 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 213 (13.63%) TCP/IP
2 142 (9.09%) DNS
3 129 (8.25%) HTTP
4 126 (8.06%) Firewall
5 125 (8.00%) SSL
6 79 (5.05%) LDAP
7 64 (4.09%) SAN
8 52 (3.33%) Internet
9 38 (2.43%) DHCP
9 38 (2.43%) WAN
10 35 (2.24%) LAN
10 35 (2.24%) SNMP
11 34 (2.18%) NAS
12 33 (2.11%) SSH
13 28 (1.79%) Network Security
14 27 (1.73%) Kerberos
15 26 (1.66%) VPN
16 24 (1.54%) Wireless
17 22 (1.41%) Multicast
17 22 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (10.68%) Relational Database
2 162 (10.36%) MySQL
3 104 (6.65%) SQL Server
4 100 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 97 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
6 83 (5.31%) RDBMS
7 82 (5.25%) NoSQL
8 70 (4.48%) Hadoop
9 67 (4.29%) Big Data
10 66 (4.22%) Oracle Database
11 48 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
12 41 (2.62%) Apache Hive
13 40 (2.56%) DB2
14 38 (2.43%) KDB
15 25 (1.60%) Redis
16 18 (1.15%) HBase
17 17 (1.09%) InterSystems Cache
18 16 (1.02%) Kdb+
18 16 (1.02%) Sybase ASE
19 15 (0.96%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 312 (19.96%) Jenkins
2 280 (17.91%) Git (software)
3 124 (7.93%) Subversion
4 100 (6.40%) JIRA
5 73 (4.67%) Maven
6 63 (4.03%) Selenium
7 59 (3.77%) Ant
8 58 (3.71%) Cucumber
9 47 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
10 39 (2.50%) Vagrant
11 32 (2.05%) JUnit
12 27 (1.73%) TeamCity
13 25 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (1.54%) Bitbucket
15 23 (1.47%) Hudson
16 21 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.34%) ProC
17 20 (1.28%) Eclipse
17 20 (1.28%) Gatling
18 19 (1.22%) Grunt
General
1 427 (27.32%) Finance
2 177 (11.32%) Banking
3 76 (4.86%) Front Office
4 59 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 53 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.60%) Law
7 25 (1.60%) Retail
8 13 (0.83%) Marketing
9 12 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.51%) Back Office
12 7 (0.45%) Billing
12 7 (0.45%) Electronics
12 7 (0.45%) Legal
13 5 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.26%) Games
15 3 (0.19%) Avionics
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 409 (26.17%) Developer
2 231 (14.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 137 (8.77%) Linux Engineer
4 118 (7.55%) Administrator
5 111 (7.10%) Analyst
6 97 (6.21%) Consultant
7 87 (5.57%) Architect
8 84 (5.37%) Perl Developer
9 73 (4.67%) Java Developer
10 71 (4.54%) Linux Administrator
11 70 (4.48%) Unix Engineer
12 68 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
13 67 (4.29%) C++ Developer
14 59 (3.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 55 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
15 55 (3.52%) DBA
15 55 (3.52%) Senior Developer
16 54 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
17 51 (3.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 48 (3.07%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (7.74%) HTML
2 102 (6.53%) XML
3 100 (6.40%) Middleware
4 99 (6.33%) J2EE
5 81 (5.18%) .NET
6 76 (4.86%) Web Services
7 70 (4.48%) LAMP
8 67 (4.29%) CSS
9 66 (4.22%) Node.js
10 62 (3.97%) Spring
11 57 (3.65%) SOAP
12 56 (3.58%) jQuery
13 55 (3.52%) REST
14 52 (3.33%) JSON
15 47 (3.01%) Elastic Stack
16 41 (2.62%) JMS
17 40 (2.56%) AngularJS
18 39 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
19 37 (2.37%) Java EE
20 36 (2.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 76 (4.86%) Derivative
4 71 (4.54%) Computer Science
5 61 (3.90%) Fixed Income
6 56 (3.58%) Clustering
7 46 (2.94%) Equities
8 43 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
9 39 (2.50%) Management Information System
10 33 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 32 (2.05%) Equity Derivative
12 30 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.54%) Public Cloud
14 23 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (1.34%) Replication
16 19 (1.22%) Fintech
17 17 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
18 15 (0.96%) Cloud Native
18 15 (0.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 13 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1047 (66.99%) Linux
2 700 (44.79%) Unix
3 301 (19.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 294 (18.81%) Windows
5 176 (11.26%) Solaris
6 121 (7.74%) CentOS
7 91 (5.82%) AIX
8 55 (3.52%) Ubuntu
9 44 (2.82%) Windows Server
10 26 (1.66%) HPUX
11 24 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (1.22%) VMS
14 13 (0.83%) FreeBSD
14 13 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (0.83%) SUSE
15 12 (0.77%) Debian
16 10 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (25.46%) DevOps
2 363 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (17.53%) Configuration Management
4 200 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
5 184 (11.77%) Open Source
6 160 (10.24%) Test Automation
7 122 (7.81%) Software Engineering
8 112 (7.17%) ITIL
8 112 (7.17%) Scrum
9 109 (6.97%) SDLC
10 108 (6.91%) TDD
11 107 (6.85%) Continuous Delivery
12 96 (6.14%) OO
13 90 (5.76%) Migration
14 88 (5.63%) High Availability
15 86 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
16 78 (4.99%) Mentoring
17 71 (4.54%) Analytics
18 68 (4.35%) Kanban
19 63 (4.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 862 (55.15%) Python
2 572 (36.60%) Java
3 465 (29.75%) SQL
4 371 (23.74%) Bash Shell
5 301 (19.26%) Ruby
6 209 (13.37%) Shell Script
7 175 (11.20%) JavaScript
8 173 (11.07%) PowerShell
9 164 (10.49%) C
10 152 (9.72%) PHP
11 143 (9.15%) C++
12 112 (7.17%) C#
13 97 (6.21%) Korn
14 54 (3.45%) Scala
15 47 (3.01%) PL/SQL
16 39 (2.50%) VB
17 33 (2.11%) Groovy
18 24 (1.54%) Go
19 22 (1.41%) VBScript
20 21 (1.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (7.68%) Security Cleared
2 100 (6.40%) Degree
3 74 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.94%) RHCE
5 39 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.92%) RHCSA
7 29 (1.86%) CISSP
8 23 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.15%) CCNP
11 16 (1.02%) CCNA
12 14 (0.90%) ISEB
13 13 (0.83%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.77%) OCP
14 12 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.64%) SANS
16 8 (0.51%) RHCA
17 7 (0.45%) AWS Certification
17 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (0.45%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.69%) QA
2 14 (0.90%) MiFID
2 14 (0.90%) SLA
3 13 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.064%) EMIR
7 1 (0.064%) HL7
7 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.064%) PMO
7 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 206 (13.18%) Docker
2 117 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (4.09%) Active Directory
4 40 (2.56%) NFS
5 35 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (1.86%) Samba
6 29 (1.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 26 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 25 (1.60%) Xen
9 23 (1.47%) vSphere
10 22 (1.41%) KVM
10 22 (1.41%) VirtualBox
11 21 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (1.22%) LXC
13 17 (1.09%) iptables
14 12 (0.77%) vCloud
14 12 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 11 (0.70%) Apache Flume
15 11 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.64%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 336 (21.50%) Puppet
2 276 (17.66%) Opscode Chef
3 269 (17.21%) Ansible
4 91 (5.82%) Nagios
5 58 (3.71%) Kubernetes
6 49 (3.13%) ZABBIX
7 48 (3.07%) Kibana
7 48 (3.07%) NetBackup
8 41 (2.62%) Terraform
9 39 (2.50%) logstash
10 36 (2.30%) Grafana
11 35 (2.24%) Salt
12 20 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
13 19 (1.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 18 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
15 17 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
15 17 (1.09%) vCenter Server
16 16 (1.02%) Control-M
16 16 (1.02%) Tivoli
17 15 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 381 (24.38%) Oracle
2 279 (17.85%) Red Hat
3 191 (12.22%) VMware
4 168 (10.75%) Sybase
5 98 (6.27%) Splunk
6 92 (5.89%) Microsoft
7 80 (5.12%) IBM
8 65 (4.16%) Sun
9 63 (4.03%) Cisco
9 63 (4.03%) Veritas
10 55 (3.52%) EMC
11 49 (3.13%) Google
12 48 (3.07%) NetApp
13 47 (3.01%) HP
14 43 (2.75%) SaltStack
15 41 (2.62%) SAP
16 32 (2.05%) Murex
17 31 (1.98%) AppDynamics
17 31 (1.98%) F5
18 30 (1.92%) WSO2
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Rate: £3115 - £34151 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £100 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £172.98 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago