Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 127 138
Rank change year-on-year -30 +11 0
Contract jobs citing Perl 1600 2140 1948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 2.00% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.86% 5.04% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 1372 1199
UK median daily rate £475 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.60 £25.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £58.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +4.67% -5.06% +12.86%

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 41462 42488 43100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.80% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28630 29215 29051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 913 962
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.03 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +10.71%

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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 2017. 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 -39 1379 £480 +6.67% 116
UK excluding London -8 823 £420 +5.00% 55
London -50 755 £525 +10.53% 65
South East -10 253 £425 - 19
Scotland +5 173 £425 +13.33% 2
North of England -35 132 £420 +20.00% 14
East of England +21 110 £456 +4.29% 11
Midlands +70 92 £400 +16.79% 1
West Midlands +56 58 £525 +61.54% 1
North East +18 57 £340 +6.25%
North West +22 47 £475 +11.76% 11
South West -46 34 £370 -9.76% 6
East Midlands +17 32 £375 -8.54%
Yorkshire -28 28 £420 -6.67% 3
Northern Ireland -31 28 £525 +40.00% 1
Wales -32 3 £463 +15.63% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1027 (64.19%) Linux
2 911 (56.94%) Python
3 800 (50.00%) Unix
4 525 (32.81%) Java
5 482 (30.13%) SQL
6 471 (29.44%) Finance
7 389 (24.31%) DevOps
8 379 (23.69%) Bash Shell
9 375 (23.44%) Oracle
10 346 (21.63%) Windows
11 329 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
11 329 (20.56%) Puppet
12 302 (18.88%) Red Hat
13 295 (18.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 284 (17.75%) Ansible
15 281 (17.56%) Shell Script
16 276 (17.25%) Opscode Chef
17 271 (16.94%) Ruby
18 264 (16.50%) Git (software)
19 258 (16.13%) Jenkins
20 243 (15.19%) Configuration Management
21 228 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
22 225 (14.06%) Banking
23 198 (12.38%) Docker
24 194 (12.13%) Firewall
24 194 (12.13%) TCP/IP
25 192 (12.00%) Relational Database
26 188 (11.75%) Sybase
27 187 (11.69%) Solaris
28 183 (11.44%) Korn

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
1 166 (10.38%) Apache
2 125 (7.81%) JBoss
3 121 (7.56%) Tomcat
4 75 (4.69%) WebLogic
5 69 (4.31%) IIS
6 59 (3.69%) OpenStack
7 51 (3.19%) nginx
8 48 (3.00%) Confluence
9 44 (2.75%) Apache Spark
10 38 (2.38%) WebSphere
11 31 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
12 28 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 27 (1.69%) MQSeries
14 22 (1.38%) SAS
15 21 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (1.19%) Apache Solr
17 18 (1.13%) iPlanet
18 17 (1.06%) CICS
19 16 (1.00%) Apache Pig
19 16 (1.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 51 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.50%) Doxygen
5 7 (0.44%) SmartSuite
6 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.31%) Pipeline Pilot
8 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.13%) Simulink
9 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.13%) SPSS
10 1 (0.063%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 29 (1.81%) SAP ERP
2 10 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 7 (0.44%) RMDS
4 5 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (0.31%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.19%) Summit
6 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.063%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.063%) Kondor
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 228 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.88%) OpenShift
4 43 (2.69%) GitHub
5 38 (2.38%) PaaS
6 31 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (1.81%) IaaS
8 26 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.88%) SaaS
10 13 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.63%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.44%) Akamai
14 6 (0.38%) Google Container Engine
14 6 (0.38%) Route 53
14 6 (0.38%) Slack
14 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 194 (12.13%) Firewall
1 194 (12.13%) TCP/IP
2 163 (10.19%) DNS
3 106 (6.63%) HTTP
4 103 (6.44%) SSL
5 101 (6.31%) LDAP
6 75 (4.69%) SAN
7 59 (3.69%) Network Security
8 58 (3.63%) SSH
8 58 (3.63%) WAN
9 56 (3.50%) Internet
10 49 (3.06%) VPN
11 40 (2.50%) NAS
12 35 (2.19%) LAN
13 34 (2.13%) DHCP
14 33 (2.06%) SNMP
15 29 (1.81%) Wireless
16 26 (1.63%) Kerberos
17 24 (1.50%) Ethernet
18 23 (1.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 111 (6.94%) MySQL
3 95 (5.94%) MongoDB
4 78 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 78 (4.88%) SQL Server
5 77 (4.81%) RDBMS
6 64 (4.00%) Big Data
7 63 (3.94%) DB2
8 55 (3.44%) Oracle Database
9 51 (3.19%) Hadoop
9 51 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (1.81%) Sybase ASE
12 25 (1.56%) KDB
13 23 (1.44%) Redis
14 21 (1.31%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (1.00%) Impala
17 14 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 264 (16.50%) Git (software)
2 258 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 117 (7.31%) JIRA
4 112 (7.00%) Subversion
5 97 (6.06%) Maven
6 44 (2.75%) Ant
7 43 (2.69%) Selenium
7 43 (2.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 37 (2.31%) JUnit
9 26 (1.63%) GitLab
9 26 (1.63%) TeamCity
10 25 (1.56%) Vagrant
11 24 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 24 (1.50%) Gradle
12 22 (1.38%) Hudson
13 21 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (1.13%) Bitbucket
16 17 (1.06%) Artifactory
16 17 (1.06%) Eclipse
General
1 471 (29.44%) Finance
2 225 (14.06%) Banking
3 97 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 90 (5.63%) Front Office
5 53 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.88%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.44%) Law
8 19 (1.19%) Marketing
9 18 (1.13%) Retail
10 16 (1.00%) Games
11 14 (0.88%) Publishing
12 12 (0.75%) Back Office
13 10 (0.63%) Legal
14 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.31%) Electronics
16 4 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
17 3 (0.19%) Automotive
18 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
19 1 (0.063%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 362 (22.63%) Developer
2 219 (13.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 136 (8.50%) Administrator
4 133 (8.31%) Linux Engineer
5 114 (7.13%) Consultant
6 104 (6.50%) Analyst
7 87 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
8 83 (5.19%) Java Developer
9 70 (4.38%) Unix Engineer
10 65 (4.06%) Architect
11 59 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
12 57 (3.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 56 (3.50%) Linux Administrator
14 55 (3.44%) C++ Developer
15 53 (3.31%) Senior Developer
16 51 (3.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 51 (3.19%) Perl Developer
17 50 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
18 46 (2.88%) DBA
19 43 (2.69%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (9.25%) XML
2 124 (7.75%) Web Services
3 121 (7.56%) HTML
4 110 (6.88%) J2EE
5 107 (6.69%) .NET
6 100 (6.25%) Middleware
7 77 (4.81%) Spring
8 65 (4.06%) CSS
9 63 (3.94%) REST
10 60 (3.75%) SOAP
11 56 (3.50%) JSON
11 56 (3.50%) RESTful
12 54 (3.38%) Node.js
13 49 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
14 46 (2.88%) Java EE
14 46 (2.88%) jQuery
15 45 (2.81%) Hibernate
16 43 (2.69%) FIX Protocol
17 41 (2.56%) Ajax
18 40 (2.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 95 (5.94%) Computer Science
4 62 (3.88%) Clustering
4 62 (3.88%) Derivative
5 57 (3.56%) Equities
6 47 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 46 (2.88%) Fixed Income
8 38 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 38 (2.38%) PKI
9 37 (2.31%) Replication
10 36 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
11 30 (1.88%) Public Cloud
12 29 (1.81%) Client/Server
13 26 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
14 24 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
15 23 (1.44%) Fintech
16 17 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (1.06%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1027 (64.19%) Linux
2 800 (50.00%) Unix
3 346 (21.63%) Windows
4 295 (18.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 187 (11.69%) Solaris
6 112 (7.00%) CentOS
7 80 (5.00%) Windows Server
8 74 (4.63%) AIX
9 43 (2.69%) Ubuntu
10 39 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (2.19%) HPUX
12 34 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (2.06%) SUSE
14 16 (1.00%) VMS
15 15 (0.94%) zOS
16 14 (0.88%) Debian
17 13 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 12 (0.75%) Windows XP
19 10 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (24.31%) DevOps
2 329 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (15.19%) Configuration Management
4 183 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
5 139 (8.69%) Open Source
6 137 (8.56%) Test Automation
7 129 (8.06%) ITIL
8 119 (7.44%) SDLC
9 102 (6.38%) OO
10 95 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 93 (5.81%) Load Balancing
12 92 (5.75%) Mentoring
13 88 (5.50%) Project Management
13 88 (5.50%) Software Engineering
14 87 (5.44%) Continuous Delivery
14 87 (5.44%) High Availability
15 85 (5.31%) TDD
16 80 (5.00%) Scrum
17 75 (4.69%) Migration
18 72 (4.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 911 (56.94%) Python
2 525 (32.81%) Java
3 482 (30.13%) SQL
4 379 (23.69%) Bash Shell
5 281 (17.56%) Shell Script
6 271 (16.94%) Ruby
7 183 (11.44%) Korn
8 167 (10.44%) JavaScript
9 161 (10.06%) C++
10 154 (9.63%) PowerShell
11 122 (7.63%) C
12 117 (7.31%) C#
13 115 (7.19%) PHP
14 69 (4.31%) PL/SQL
15 45 (2.81%) Scala
16 39 (2.44%) T-SQL
17 32 (2.00%) C-shell
17 32 (2.00%) VBA
18 26 (1.63%) Groovy
19 25 (1.56%) AWK
Qualifications
1 151 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 111 (6.94%) Degree
3 96 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 44 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (2.44%) CISSP
6 30 (1.88%) RHCE
7 28 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.50%) AWS Certification
9 23 (1.44%) RHCSA
10 18 (1.13%) SANS
11 16 (1.00%) CEH
12 14 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.81%) CCNP
13 13 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.75%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.75%) OCP
15 11 (0.69%) CCNA
16 9 (0.56%) GIAC
16 9 (0.56%) RHCA
17 8 (0.50%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.19%) QA
2 25 (1.56%) MiFID
3 11 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.38%) SLA
6 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.19%) EMIR
9 2 (0.13%) DO-254
9 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.063%) JTAG
10 1 (0.063%) MISRA
System Software
1 198 (12.38%) Docker
2 110 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (4.06%) Active Directory
4 54 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 45 (2.81%) NFS
7 42 (2.63%) Xen
8 39 (2.44%) Samba
9 30 (1.88%) Hyper-V
9 30 (1.88%) KVM
10 22 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (1.19%) VirtualBox
12 18 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 16 (1.00%) Firmware
13 16 (1.00%) LXC
13 16 (1.00%) RACF
14 15 (0.94%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 15 (0.94%) Time Sharing Option
15 13 (0.81%) iptables
Systems Management
1 329 (20.56%) Puppet
2 284 (17.75%) Ansible
3 276 (17.25%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (5.25%) Kubernetes
5 68 (4.25%) Nagios
6 66 (4.13%) Terraform
7 47 (2.94%) NetBackup
8 46 (2.88%) ZABBIX
9 33 (2.06%) logstash
10 32 (2.00%) Packer
11 30 (1.88%) Grafana
12 28 (1.75%) Kibana
13 23 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
14 22 (1.38%) SCCM
15 21 (1.31%) Control-M
16 20 (1.25%) Salt
17 18 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
18 17 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
19 16 (1.00%) Rundeck
19 16 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 375 (23.44%) Oracle
2 302 (18.88%) Red Hat
3 188 (11.75%) Sybase
4 152 (9.50%) VMware
5 119 (7.44%) Microsoft
6 116 (7.25%) Splunk
7 96 (6.00%) Sun
8 92 (5.75%) IBM
9 81 (5.06%) Veritas
10 78 (4.88%) Cisco
11 72 (4.50%) HP
12 59 (3.69%) SAP
13 54 (3.38%) F5
14 48 (3.00%) EMC
15 44 (2.75%) AppDynamics
16 37 (2.31%) Google
17 33 (2.06%) NetApp
18 28 (1.75%) Citrix
19 25 (1.56%) SaltStack
19 25 (1.56%) Symantec