Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 142 141
Rank change year-on-year -44 -1 -7
Contract jobs citing Perl 1,425 1,791 1,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.84% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.37% 4.51% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 1,148 1,130
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £324 £320 £315
90th Percentile £662 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +9.38% -1.23% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 34
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £46.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +16.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £35.50 £31.93 £29.54
90th Percentile £44.17 £55.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.89% +17.50% +14.29%

Perl is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,225 39,668 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.10% 40.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,782 27,236 28,048
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 867 1,054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -50 1,264 £500 +11.11% 395
London -67 704 £550 +15.79% 201
UK excluding London -18 703 £438 +9.38% 227
South East -33 220 £405 +1.25% 63
North of England -18 152 £438 +11.46% 46
Scotland +18 119 £425 +6.25% 17
East of England -17 84 £488 +25.81% 40
Midlands +44 74 £501 +11.22% 20
Yorkshire +25 57 £500 +5.54% 12
West Midlands +31 56 £550 +25.71% 6
North East +8 49 £394 +15.81% 2
North West -28 46 £450 +12.50% 32
South West -20 29 £365 -18.89% 25
Wales +20 17 £425 - 10
East Midlands +20 16 £350 - 14
Northern Ireland -47 10 £613 +16.67% 6

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 940 (65.96%) Python
2 906 (63.58%) Linux
3 656 (46.04%) Unix
4 494 (34.67%) Java
5 470 (32.98%) DevOps
6 409 (28.70%) Bash Shell
7 384 (26.95%) Finance
8 383 (26.88%) SQL
9 351 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
10 347 (24.35%) Puppet
11 346 (24.28%) Ruby
12 341 (23.93%) Ansible
13 323 (22.67%) Jenkins
14 299 (20.98%) Windows
15 298 (20.91%) Oracle
16 288 (20.21%) Git (software)
17 265 (18.60%) Configuration Management
18 263 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 258 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
19 258 (18.11%) Red Hat
20 228 (16.00%) Shell Script
21 225 (15.79%) Banking
22 223 (15.65%) Docker
23 210 (14.74%) Opscode Chef
24 187 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
25 178 (12.49%) Firewall
26 164 (11.51%) Relational Database
27 157 (11.02%) Apache
28 154 (10.81%) JIRA
29 148 (10.39%) TCP/IP

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
1 157 (11.02%) Apache
2 119 (8.35%) JBoss
3 115 (8.07%) Tomcat
4 85 (5.96%) Confluence
5 72 (5.05%) nginx
6 52 (3.65%) WebSphere
7 47 (3.30%) IIS
8 46 (3.23%) WebLogic
9 38 (2.67%) Apache Spark
10 35 (2.46%) OpenStack
11 27 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 24 (1.68%) MQSeries
14 21 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
15 19 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 18 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (1.26%) Apache Solr
17 15 (1.05%) CMS
18 14 (0.98%) SAS
19 13 (0.91%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 39 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.70%) Pipeline Pilot
4 9 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.35%) SPSS
7 3 (0.21%) SmartSuite
7 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.070%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.49%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.49%) Kondor
3 6 (0.42%) RMDS
4 5 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.35%) Magento
5 2 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.070%) Eikon
6 1 (0.070%) Exstream
6 1 (0.070%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.070%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.070%) Relativity
6 1 (0.070%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 258 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (4.98%) GitHub
4 41 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 38 (2.67%) PaaS
6 37 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (2.25%) OpenShift
8 27 (1.89%) IaaS
9 24 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (1.54%) Slack
11 20 (1.40%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.77%) SaaS
14 9 (0.63%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.49%) Bluemix
15 7 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
15 7 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.42%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 178 (12.49%) Firewall
2 148 (10.39%) TCP/IP
3 119 (8.35%) DNS
4 87 (6.11%) HTTP
5 64 (4.49%) SAN
6 47 (3.30%) Internet
7 46 (3.23%) LDAP
8 45 (3.16%) VPN
9 41 (2.88%) Network Security
10 39 (2.74%) WAN
11 38 (2.67%) SSH
11 38 (2.67%) SSL
12 30 (2.11%) DHCP
13 29 (2.04%) FTP
13 29 (2.04%) LAN
14 25 (1.75%) BIG-IP
14 25 (1.75%) MPLS
14 25 (1.75%) NAS
15 23 (1.61%) SNMP
15 23 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (11.51%) Relational Database
2 87 (6.11%) RDBMS
3 84 (5.89%) NoSQL
4 81 (5.68%) SQL Server
5 75 (5.26%) DB2
6 72 (5.05%) MongoDB
7 68 (4.77%) MySQL
8 66 (4.63%) Oracle Database
9 63 (4.42%) Big Data
10 50 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (2.67%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.68%) Sybase ASE
13 22 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (1.12%) Data Mining
16 15 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
17 14 (0.98%) KDB
18 13 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
19 12 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 323 (22.67%) Jenkins
2 288 (20.21%) Git (software)
3 154 (10.81%) JIRA
4 132 (9.26%) Maven
5 124 (8.70%) Subversion
6 58 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 57 (4.00%) Ant
7 57 (4.00%) Selenium
8 55 (3.86%) JUnit
9 51 (3.58%) Cucumber
10 45 (3.16%) TeamCity
11 36 (2.53%) GitLab
12 34 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 29 (2.04%) Bitbucket
13 29 (2.04%) SpecFlow
14 27 (1.89%) SonarQube
15 26 (1.82%) JMeter
16 24 (1.68%) Gradle
17 23 (1.61%) SoapUI
18 21 (1.47%) JBehave
General
1 384 (26.95%) Finance
2 225 (15.79%) Banking
3 88 (6.18%) Investment Banking
4 74 (5.19%) Front Office
5 37 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.26%) Publishing
8 14 (0.98%) Retail
9 13 (0.91%) Games
9 13 (0.91%) Marketing
10 11 (0.77%) Back Office
10 11 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.49%) Law
13 4 (0.28%) Electronics
14 3 (0.21%) Automotive
14 3 (0.21%) German Language
15 2 (0.14%) Legal
15 2 (0.14%) Military
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 281 (19.72%) Developer
2 278 (19.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 116 (8.14%) Linux Engineer
4 105 (7.37%) Administrator
5 96 (6.74%) Analyst
6 89 (6.25%) Consultant
7 76 (5.33%) Java Developer
8 68 (4.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 67 (4.70%) AWS Engineer
10 64 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
11 62 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
12 58 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
13 57 (4.00%) Architect
14 53 (3.72%) Senior DevOps
15 52 (3.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 51 (3.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 49 (3.44%) Unix Engineer
18 48 (3.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 42 (2.95%) Lead DevOps
20 40 (2.81%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (9.05%) XML
2 121 (8.49%) Middleware
3 106 (7.44%) HTML
4 104 (7.30%) Web Services
5 103 (7.23%) .NET
6 76 (5.33%) Spring
7 75 (5.26%) J2EE
8 71 (4.98%) JSON
9 62 (4.35%) CSS
10 52 (3.65%) Elastic Stack
11 48 (3.37%) FIX Protocol
12 47 (3.30%) JMS
13 45 (3.16%) Ajax
14 43 (3.02%) Node.js
14 43 (3.02%) RESTful
15 40 (2.81%) jQuery
16 37 (2.60%) AngularJS
16 37 (2.60%) J2SE
17 36 (2.53%) Kafka
18 32 (2.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 146 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.54%) Data Centre
3 70 (4.91%) Computer Science
4 60 (4.21%) Public Cloud
5 56 (3.93%) Equities
6 53 (3.72%) Clustering
7 51 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 48 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (1.96%) Fixed Income
10 28 (1.96%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
12 24 (1.68%) Replication
13 23 (1.61%) Derivative
14 21 (1.47%) PKI
14 21 (1.47%) SWIFT
15 18 (1.26%) Algorithms
16 17 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
17 15 (1.05%) Mainframe
18 13 (0.91%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 906 (63.58%) Linux
2 656 (46.04%) Unix
3 299 (20.98%) Windows
4 263 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 111 (7.79%) Solaris
6 71 (4.98%) CentOS
7 67 (4.70%) Windows Server
8 49 (3.44%) AIX
9 37 (2.60%) Ubuntu
10 32 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.33%) SUSE
13 15 (1.05%) HPUX
14 12 (0.84%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.63%) Android
15 9 (0.63%) DC/OS
16 8 (0.56%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.42%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (32.98%) DevOps
2 351 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (18.60%) Configuration Management
4 187 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
5 143 (10.04%) Continuous Delivery
6 139 (9.75%) Test Automation
7 127 (8.91%) ITIL
8 119 (8.35%) Open Source
9 118 (8.28%) Mentoring
10 117 (8.21%) SDLC
11 98 (6.88%) Load Balancing
12 97 (6.81%) OO
13 81 (5.68%) Migration
14 80 (5.61%) Scrum
15 78 (5.47%) Microservices
16 76 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
17 69 (4.84%) E-Commerce
17 69 (4.84%) Project Management
18 67 (4.70%) Analytics
18 67 (4.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 940 (65.96%) Python
2 494 (34.67%) Java
3 409 (28.70%) Bash Shell
4 383 (26.88%) SQL
5 346 (24.28%) Ruby
6 228 (16.00%) Shell Script
7 145 (10.18%) C++
8 141 (9.89%) JavaScript
9 111 (7.79%) C#
10 109 (7.65%) Korn
11 108 (7.58%) PowerShell
12 105 (7.37%) PHP
13 74 (5.19%) C
14 64 (4.49%) PL/SQL
15 42 (2.95%) Scala
16 32 (2.25%) AWK
17 28 (1.96%) T-SQL
18 26 (1.82%) Groovy
19 25 (1.75%) VBA
20 23 (1.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 132 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 85 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 78 (5.47%) Degree
4 32 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.61%) CISSP
6 20 (1.40%) AWS Certification
7 18 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.12%) SANS
9 13 (0.91%) CCNP
9 13 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.91%) PhD
10 11 (0.77%) CEH
11 10 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.70%) CCNA
12 9 (0.63%) RHCE
13 5 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.35%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.28%) GIAC
14 4 (0.28%) PMP
14 4 (0.28%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.12%) QA
2 16 (1.12%) MiFID
3 13 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.56%) GDPR
5 7 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.28%) GCP
7 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.21%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.14%) CDISC
8 2 (0.14%) GxP
8 2 (0.14%) HL7
8 2 (0.14%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.070%) DO-254
9 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.070%) EMIR
9 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.070%) MISRA C
System Software
1 223 (15.65%) Docker
2 62 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 45 (3.16%) Active Directory
5 35 (2.46%) NFS
6 28 (1.96%) Xen
7 26 (1.82%) Samba
8 21 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 18 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.91%) Hyper-V
11 12 (0.84%) Firmware
11 12 (0.84%) iptables
11 12 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (0.84%) Veritas File System
12 11 (0.77%) KVM
12 11 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 11 (0.77%) vSphere
13 8 (0.56%) Postfix
13 8 (0.56%) SRDF
14 7 (0.49%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 347 (24.35%) Puppet
2 341 (23.93%) Ansible
3 210 (14.74%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (5.54%) Terraform
5 72 (5.05%) Kubernetes
6 50 (3.51%) Nagios
7 45 (3.16%) ZABBIX
8 30 (2.11%) ITRS Geneos
9 26 (1.82%) Grafana
9 26 (1.82%) Packer
10 22 (1.54%) Kibana
10 22 (1.54%) NetBackup
10 22 (1.54%) SCCM
11 19 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
11 19 (1.33%) Tivoli
12 17 (1.19%) logstash
13 16 (1.12%) Control-M
13 16 (1.12%) SELinux
14 15 (1.05%) Salt
15 14 (0.98%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 298 (20.91%) Oracle
2 258 (18.11%) Red Hat
3 145 (10.18%) Sybase
4 116 (8.14%) Splunk
5 98 (6.88%) IBM
6 97 (6.81%) VMware
7 78 (5.47%) Microsoft
8 61 (4.28%) Cisco
9 53 (3.72%) F5
10 49 (3.44%) HP
11 41 (2.88%) Google
12 40 (2.81%) Sun
13 35 (2.46%) AppDynamics
14 33 (2.32%) New Relic
15 32 (2.25%) CA
16 30 (2.11%) Atlassian
17 29 (2.04%) Veritas
18 25 (1.75%) EMC
19 22 (1.54%) NetApp
19 22 (1.54%) SAP