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 30 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.

Perl
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 125 147
Rank change year-on-year -26 +22  
Contract jobs citing Perl 788 1015 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.88% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.20% 4.93% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 704 514
Median daily rate £475 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 21
Median hourly rate £42.75 £39.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +4.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £36.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £48.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  

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 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
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 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +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 30 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 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 30 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 30 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 -21 698 £475 +5.55% 236
London +4 458 £475 - 107
South East -33 107 £500 +17.64% 59
City of London +11 73 £488 +8.33% 28
East of England +25 49 £524 +42.03% 29
Scotland +26 47 £400 - 11
North West +37 30 £345 -18.82% 16
Surrey -10 29 £535 +18.88% 15
South West -13 27 £475 +18.75% 11
Glasgow +24 25 £400 -1.53% 6
Hampshire -22 25 £444 +10.93% 13
Northern Ireland - 24 £525 - 4
County Antrim - 24 £525 - 4
Belfast - 24 £525 - 4
Edinburgh +10 18 £450 +5.88% 4
Essex +2 18 £550 +54.38% 7
West Sussex +17 16 £550 +10.00% 3
Hertfordshire +15 16 £413 +10.00% 4
Berkshire +8 14 £425 +21.42% 17
Buckinghamshire -3 14 £450 +30.90% 1
Canary Wharf - 13 £548 -
West Midlands +7 12 £450 +20.00% 4
Wales -27 12 £425 +13.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 11 £463 +27.58% 17
Lancashire +23 10 - - 2
Gloucestershire +2 10 £475 +5.55% 1
Milton Keynes -1 10 £450 +33.33% 1
Manchester +13 9 £325 -23.52% 13
Cambridge +1 9 £463 +36.02% 15
Heathrow 0 9 £360 +2.85%

For the 6 months to 30 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 1085 (66.69%) Linux
2 927 (56.98%) Python
3 715 (43.95%) Unix
4 602 (37.00%) Java
5 499 (30.67%) SQL
6 442 (27.17%) Bash Shell
7 427 (26.24%) DevOps
8 413 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
9 398 (24.46%) Oracle
10 364 (22.37%) Puppet
11 347 (21.33%) Finance
11 347 (21.33%) Ruby
12 326 (20.04%) Windows
13 319 (19.61%) Jenkins
14 305 (18.75%) Red Hat
15 302 (18.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 287 (17.64%) Git (software)
17 278 (17.09%) Ansible
18 270 (16.59%) Opscode Chef
19 259 (15.92%) Configuration Management
20 245 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
21 237 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
22 234 (14.38%) Apache
23 222 (13.64%) TCP/IP
24 209 (12.85%) Shell Script
25 197 (12.11%) Docker
26 193 (11.86%) JavaScript
27 191 (11.74%) VMware
28 186 (11.43%) Solaris
29 184 (11.31%) 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
1 234 (14.38%) Apache
2 184 (11.31%) Tomcat
3 109 (6.70%) WebLogic
4 95 (5.84%) nginx
5 90 (5.53%) JBoss
6 73 (4.49%) WebSphere
7 66 (4.06%) IIS
8 65 (4.00%) Confluence
9 54 (3.32%) OpenStack
10 48 (2.95%) Apache Spark
11 40 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
12 35 (2.15%) Apache Pig
13 26 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (1.17%) Apache Solr
15 19 (1.17%) GlassFish
16 14 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 13 (0.80%) Apache Qpid
17 13 (0.80%) Jetty
18 12 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 53 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.80%) MS Office
3 12 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.43%) SPSS
5 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.061%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.43%) Summit
3 5 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) Orchestrade
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.12%) Relativity
6 2 (0.12%) Ringtail
6 2 (0.12%) RMDS
6 2 (0.12%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 1 (0.061%) assyst
7 1 (0.061%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.061%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 245 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.77%) GitHub
4 43 (2.64%) IaaS
5 41 (2.52%) PaaS
6 33 (2.03%) Amazon EMR
7 32 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 29 (1.78%) SaaS
9 28 (1.72%) Amazon S3
10 25 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (1.11%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.92%) Google Analytics
14 13 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 9 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
18 8 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 222 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 171 (10.51%) DNS
3 136 (8.36%) Firewall
4 108 (6.64%) SSL
5 106 (6.52%) HTTP
6 105 (6.45%) LDAP
7 65 (4.00%) SAN
8 48 (2.95%) DHCP
9 45 (2.77%) Kerberos
10 44 (2.70%) Internet
11 38 (2.34%) SSH
12 35 (2.15%) VPN
13 30 (1.84%) Wireshark
14 26 (1.60%) Network Security
14 26 (1.60%) SNMP
15 25 (1.54%) LAN
16 24 (1.48%) Multicast
16 24 (1.48%) NAS
17 22 (1.35%) WAN
18 18 (1.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (10.63%) MySQL
2 151 (9.28%) Relational Database
3 133 (8.17%) PostgreSQL
4 126 (7.74%) SQL Server
5 115 (7.07%) NoSQL
6 111 (6.82%) Big Data
7 107 (6.58%) Hadoop
8 91 (5.59%) Oracle Database
9 86 (5.29%) RDBMS
10 85 (5.22%) MongoDB
11 70 (4.30%) Apache Hive
12 55 (3.38%) DB2
13 53 (3.26%) KDB
14 34 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
15 33 (2.03%) Kdb+
16 29 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (1.54%) HBase
18 23 (1.41%) Impala
19 21 (1.29%) OLTP
20 20 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 319 (19.61%) Jenkins
2 287 (17.64%) Git (software)
3 115 (7.07%) JIRA
4 98 (6.02%) Subversion
5 73 (4.49%) Selenium
6 68 (4.18%) Cucumber
7 66 (4.06%) Ant
8 55 (3.38%) Maven
9 54 (3.32%) Sonatype Nexus
10 48 (2.95%) TeamCity
11 44 (2.70%) Vagrant
12 35 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 34 (2.09%) JUnit
14 30 (1.84%) Hudson
15 29 (1.78%) Bitbucket
15 29 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (1.60%) gulp
17 24 (1.48%) Gerrit
18 23 (1.41%) ClearCase
19 21 (1.29%) Eclipse
General
1 347 (21.33%) Finance
2 170 (10.45%) Banking
3 77 (4.73%) Front Office
4 51 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 41 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.97%) Retail
7 17 (1.04%) Law
8 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.74%) Electronics
10 11 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.61%) Advertising
11 10 (0.61%) Back Office
11 10 (0.61%) Marketing
12 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.43%) Avionics
13 7 (0.43%) Billing
14 6 (0.37%) Military
15 5 (0.31%) Games
16 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 427 (26.24%) Developer
2 246 (15.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 153 (9.40%) Administrator
4 118 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
5 101 (6.21%) Analyst
6 85 (5.22%) Architect
6 85 (5.22%) C++ Developer
7 84 (5.16%) Linux Administrator
8 77 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
9 76 (4.67%) Unix Engineer
10 75 (4.61%) Perl Developer
11 74 (4.55%) Java Developer
12 72 (4.43%) DBA
13 68 (4.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 66 (4.06%) Consultant
15 64 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
16 62 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
17 61 (3.75%) AWS DevOps
18 58 (3.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 53 (3.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (8.60%) HTML
2 116 (7.13%) XML
3 101 (6.21%) Web Services
4 96 (5.90%) LAMP
5 85 (5.22%) .NET
6 79 (4.86%) Middleware
7 69 (4.24%) CSS
8 65 (4.00%) jQuery
9 62 (3.81%) J2EE
10 61 (3.75%) Node.js
11 60 (3.69%) LAPP Stack
12 51 (3.13%) JSON
12 51 (3.13%) SOAP
13 50 (3.07%) JMS
14 49 (3.01%) REST
15 47 (2.89%) STL
16 46 (2.83%) Kafka
16 46 (2.83%) Spring
17 37 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
17 37 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 151 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 63 (3.87%) Derivative
4 60 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 53 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
6 45 (2.77%) Equities
7 44 (2.70%) Clustering
8 43 (2.64%) Fixed Income
9 40 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 33 (2.03%) Management Information System
11 30 (1.84%) Replication
12 23 (1.41%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.29%) Mainframe
14 20 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
15 15 (0.92%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
16 14 (0.86%) Fintech
16 14 (0.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 12 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
17 12 (0.74%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1085 (66.69%) Linux
2 715 (43.95%) Unix
3 326 (20.04%) Windows
4 302 (18.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 186 (11.43%) Solaris
6 138 (8.48%) AIX
7 112 (6.88%) CentOS
8 75 (4.61%) Windows Server
9 61 (3.75%) Ubuntu
10 25 (1.54%) HPUX
10 25 (1.54%) SUSE
11 22 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (0.86%) Android
15 14 (0.86%) FreeBSD
16 13 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.80%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (26.24%) DevOps
2 413 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (15.92%) Configuration Management
4 237 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
5 164 (10.08%) Open Source
6 146 (8.97%) Scrum
7 133 (8.17%) ITIL
7 133 (8.17%) Software Engineering
8 119 (7.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 110 (6.76%) SDLC
10 107 (6.58%) OO
11 101 (6.21%) High Availability
12 94 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
13 85 (5.22%) Migration
14 82 (5.04%) TDD
15 79 (4.86%) Analytics
16 73 (4.49%) E-Commerce
17 69 (4.24%) Change Management
18 66 (4.06%) Automated Testing
19 61 (3.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 927 (56.98%) Python
2 602 (37.00%) Java
3 499 (30.67%) SQL
4 442 (27.17%) Bash Shell
5 347 (21.33%) Ruby
6 209 (12.85%) Shell Script
7 193 (11.86%) JavaScript
8 174 (10.69%) C++
9 165 (10.14%) C
9 165 (10.14%) PHP
9 165 (10.14%) PowerShell
10 127 (7.81%) C#
11 95 (5.84%) Korn
12 63 (3.87%) VB
13 60 (3.69%) Scala
14 54 (3.32%) PL/SQL
15 35 (2.15%) Go
16 31 (1.91%) VBScript
17 23 (1.41%) Groovy
18 20 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 99 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 80 (4.92%) Degree
4 61 (3.75%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.54%) RHCE
6 24 (1.48%) CISSP
7 18 (1.11%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (0.80%) CCNP
9 13 (0.80%) RHCSA
10 12 (0.74%) CCNA
10 12 (0.74%) ISEB
11 10 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.55%) CEH
12 9 (0.55%) GIAC
13 8 (0.49%) SANS
14 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.37%) CISM
15 6 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.83%) QA
2 20 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.11%) SLA
4 8 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.31%) MiFID
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.25%) SDET
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%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (12.11%) Docker
2 109 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (5.59%) Active Directory
4 60 (3.69%) NFS
5 42 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.48%) Samba
7 23 (1.41%) vSphere
8 21 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 18 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (1.04%) Hyper-V
10 17 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 17 (1.04%) Xen
11 16 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
12 15 (0.92%) LXC
12 15 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 15 (0.92%) vCloud
13 14 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.80%) Snort
14 13 (0.80%) Veritas File System
15 12 (0.74%) iptables
Systems Management
1 364 (22.37%) Puppet
2 278 (17.09%) Ansible
3 270 (16.59%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (6.52%) Nagios
5 56 (3.44%) Kibana
6 48 (2.95%) Salt
7 41 (2.52%) Control-M
7 41 (2.52%) Terraform
8 40 (2.46%) logstash
8 40 (2.46%) Tivoli
9 33 (2.03%) ZABBIX
10 28 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
10 28 (1.72%) Kubernetes
11 23 (1.41%) HAProxy
11 23 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
11 23 (1.41%) NetBackup
12 20 (1.23%) SCOM
13 18 (1.11%) Grafana
14 17 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
15 16 (0.98%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 398 (24.46%) Oracle
2 305 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 191 (11.74%) VMware
4 126 (7.74%) Sybase
5 124 (7.62%) IBM
6 94 (5.78%) Microsoft
7 92 (5.65%) Splunk
8 85 (5.22%) HP
9 71 (4.36%) Cisco
10 55 (3.38%) Google
11 54 (3.32%) EMC
12 53 (3.26%) Sun
13 47 (2.89%) NetApp
14 45 (2.77%) Atlassian
15 36 (2.21%) CA
15 36 (2.21%) SaltStack
16 35 (2.15%) SAP
16 35 (2.15%) Veritas
17 31 (1.91%) Murex
18 28 (1.72%) Informatica
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