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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 108 134
Rank change year-on-year -35 +26  
Contract jobs citing Perl 792 1211 951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 2.22% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.20% 5.76% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 821 583
Median daily rate £500 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.80% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 26
Median hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +6.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £36.30 £23.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £56.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.59% +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 18852 21008 20783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.11% 38.52% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12849 14467 13780
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 £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 470 428
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.40
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.02%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -30 711 £500 +11.11% 225
London -27 441 £525 +10.52% 90
South East +3 127 £450 +2.85% 50
City of London -20 69 £550 +15.78% 31
East of England +42 68 £500 +14.28% 31
Scotland -5 52 £388 +0.32% 10
Hampshire +3 47 £450 +5.88% 7
Glasgow -5 38 £385 -3.75%
Essex - 28 £511 - 8
North West +31 21 £538 +13.15% 15
Hertfordshire +19 21 £420 +20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 21 £450 +15.38%
Surrey -15 21 £485 +12.46% 14
West Midlands +28 20 £492 +53.72% 9
Berkshire +28 18 £475 +5.55% 14
County Antrim -19 17 £400 +14.20% 2
Belfast -20 17 £400 +14.20% 2
Northern Ireland -21 17 £400 +14.20% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 16 £463 +5.71% 18
Southend-on-Sea - 16 £511 -
Cambridge +7 15 £463 +5.71% 16
Milton Keynes -3 14 £425 -
Shropshire +41 13 £550 - 1
West Sussex +40 13 £383 -23.50% 4
Telford +37 13 £550 - 1
Yorkshire -12 12 £420 -2.26% 8
Leeds +23 11 £420 -12.04% 2
West Yorkshire +16 11 £420 -2.32% 3
Edinburgh -4 11 £413 +4.76% 10
South West -31 11 £370 -12.94% 17

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1018 (66.45%) Linux
2 840 (54.83%) Python
3 666 (43.47%) Unix
4 554 (36.16%) Java
5 460 (30.03%) SQL
6 402 (26.24%) DevOps
7 393 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
8 390 (25.46%) Finance
9 369 (24.09%) Bash Shell
10 355 (23.17%) Oracle
11 333 (21.74%) Puppet
12 327 (21.34%) Ruby
13 322 (21.02%) Jenkins
14 295 (19.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 279 (18.21%) Opscode Chef
16 276 (18.02%) Git (software)
17 272 (17.75%) Windows
18 267 (17.43%) Configuration Management
18 267 (17.43%) Ansible
19 263 (17.17%) Red Hat
20 226 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
21 225 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
22 214 (13.97%) Docker
23 210 (13.71%) Apache
24 208 (13.58%) TCP/IP
25 185 (12.08%) Open Source
26 184 (12.01%) Shell Script
27 180 (11.75%) VMware
28 175 (11.42%) JavaScript
29 170 (11.10%) 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
1 210 (13.71%) Apache
2 170 (11.10%) Tomcat
3 100 (6.53%) JBoss
4 87 (5.68%) WebLogic
5 75 (4.90%) nginx
6 59 (3.85%) IIS
7 56 (3.66%) OpenStack
8 54 (3.52%) WebSphere
9 42 (2.74%) Confluence
10 39 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 35 (2.28%) Apache Spark
11 35 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (1.89%) Apache Pig
13 19 (1.24%) GlassFish
14 15 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.78%) SAS
16 11 (0.72%) CMS
17 8 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 8 (0.52%) Apache Qpid
17 8 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.39%) SPSS
5 5 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.065%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.065%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.26%) RMDS
4 3 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.13%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.065%) assyst
6 1 (0.065%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.065%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.065%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.065%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.065%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.065%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.065%) Summit
6 1 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 226 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.81%) PaaS
4 41 (2.68%) GitHub
4 41 (2.68%) OpenShift
5 37 (2.42%) IaaS
6 25 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.57%) Amazon EMR
7 24 (1.57%) SaaS
8 22 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (1.24%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.24%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 9 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.46%) SoftLayer
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 208 (13.58%) TCP/IP
2 134 (8.75%) DNS
3 123 (8.03%) HTTP
4 122 (7.96%) SSL
5 118 (7.70%) Firewall
6 72 (4.70%) LDAP
7 61 (3.98%) SAN
8 44 (2.87%) Internet
9 41 (2.68%) DHCP
10 32 (2.09%) SNMP
11 31 (2.02%) Kerberos
12 29 (1.89%) NAS
13 28 (1.83%) SSH
14 26 (1.70%) LAN
14 26 (1.70%) Multicast
15 24 (1.57%) Wireshark
16 23 (1.50%) WAN
17 21 (1.37%) VPN
17 21 (1.37%) Wireless
18 20 (1.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (10.84%) Relational Database
2 155 (10.12%) MySQL
3 106 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (6.59%) SQL Server
5 100 (6.53%) MongoDB
6 96 (6.27%) NoSQL
7 91 (5.94%) Hadoop
8 87 (5.68%) RDBMS
9 80 (5.22%) Big Data
10 76 (4.96%) Oracle Database
11 53 (3.46%) Apache Hive
12 48 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 47 (3.07%) KDB
14 41 (2.68%) DB2
15 26 (1.70%) Kdb+
16 22 (1.44%) Impala
16 22 (1.44%) Redis
17 21 (1.37%) Data Mart
17 21 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
17 21 (1.37%) HBase
Development Applications
1 322 (21.02%) Jenkins
2 276 (18.02%) Git (software)
3 111 (7.25%) Subversion
4 98 (6.40%) JIRA
5 73 (4.77%) Selenium
6 72 (4.70%) Maven
7 67 (4.37%) Cucumber
8 65 (4.24%) Ant
9 47 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 40 (2.61%) Vagrant
11 34 (2.22%) JUnit
12 32 (2.09%) Hudson
13 31 (2.02%) TeamCity
14 29 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (1.83%) Bitbucket
16 25 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (1.44%) Gatling
17 22 (1.44%) gulp
18 21 (1.37%) ClearCase
18 21 (1.37%) Grunt
General
1 390 (25.46%) Finance
2 169 (11.03%) Banking
3 74 (4.83%) Front Office
4 57 (3.72%) Investment Banking
5 46 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.15%) Retail
7 24 (1.57%) Law
8 23 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.59%) Marketing
11 7 (0.46%) Avionics
11 7 (0.46%) Billing
11 7 (0.46%) Electronics
12 6 (0.39%) Back Office
13 5 (0.33%) Games
13 5 (0.33%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.26%) Advertising
14 4 (0.26%) Military
15 3 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 416 (27.15%) Developer
2 222 (14.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 123 (8.03%) Linux Engineer
4 113 (7.38%) Administrator
5 107 (6.98%) Analyst
6 89 (5.81%) Architect
7 87 (5.68%) Consultant
8 79 (5.16%) Perl Developer
9 76 (4.96%) Java Developer
10 67 (4.37%) C++ Developer
11 62 (4.05%) Linux Administrator
12 61 (3.98%) Unix Engineer
13 58 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
13 58 (3.79%) DBA
13 58 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
14 57 (3.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 51 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
15 51 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
16 50 (3.26%) Software Engineer
17 47 (3.07%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (8.55%) HTML
2 106 (6.92%) XML
3 84 (5.48%) Middleware
4 83 (5.42%) J2EE
5 81 (5.29%) Web Services
6 77 (5.03%) .NET
7 73 (4.77%) CSS
8 69 (4.50%) Node.js
9 68 (4.44%) jQuery
10 67 (4.37%) LAMP
11 64 (4.18%) Spring
12 57 (3.72%) REST
13 55 (3.59%) JSON
14 54 (3.52%) SOAP
15 43 (2.81%) AngularJS
15 43 (2.81%) JMS
16 42 (2.74%) LAPP Stack
17 41 (2.68%) Hibernate
18 40 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
19 36 (2.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 138 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 78 (5.09%) Derivative
4 65 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.79%) Fixed Income
6 54 (3.52%) Clustering
7 50 (3.26%) Equities
8 46 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
9 34 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
10 32 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
11 30 (1.96%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.31%) Replication
13 19 (1.24%) Public Cloud
14 18 (1.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 16 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
15 16 (1.04%) Fintech
16 15 (0.98%) Algorithms
17 14 (0.91%) Cloud Native
18 12 (0.78%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1018 (66.45%) Linux
2 666 (43.47%) Unix
3 295 (19.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 272 (17.75%) Windows
5 151 (9.86%) Solaris
6 101 (6.59%) CentOS
7 90 (5.87%) AIX
8 60 (3.92%) Ubuntu
9 38 (2.48%) Windows Server
10 20 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 20 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (1.11%) VMS
13 16 (1.04%) HPUX
14 15 (0.98%) FreeBSD
15 14 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (0.91%) SUSE
16 11 (0.72%) Android
17 8 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (26.24%) DevOps
2 393 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (17.43%) Configuration Management
4 225 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
5 185 (12.08%) Open Source
6 165 (10.77%) Test Automation
7 128 (8.36%) Scrum
8 124 (8.09%) Software Engineering
9 116 (7.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 115 (7.51%) ITIL
11 103 (6.72%) TDD
12 100 (6.53%) SDLC
13 91 (5.94%) OO
14 90 (5.87%) High Availability
15 89 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
16 79 (5.16%) Migration
17 72 (4.70%) Analytics
18 70 (4.57%) Mentoring
19 63 (4.11%) Kanban
20 61 (3.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 840 (54.83%) Python
2 554 (36.16%) Java
3 460 (30.03%) SQL
4 369 (24.09%) Bash Shell
5 327 (21.34%) Ruby
6 184 (12.01%) Shell Script
7 175 (11.42%) JavaScript
8 167 (10.90%) PowerShell
9 160 (10.44%) C
10 141 (9.20%) PHP
11 128 (8.36%) C++
12 110 (7.18%) C#
13 78 (5.09%) Korn
14 64 (4.18%) Scala
15 50 (3.26%) PL/SQL
16 37 (2.42%) VB
17 35 (2.28%) Groovy
18 28 (1.83%) Go
19 25 (1.63%) VBScript
20 22 (1.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 92 (6.01%) Degree
3 70 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 46 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.48%) RHCE
6 27 (1.76%) RHCSA
7 23 (1.50%) CISSP
8 22 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.98%) CCNA
10 15 (0.98%) CCNP
11 14 (0.91%) ISEB
12 12 (0.78%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.59%) OCP
13 9 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
14 6 (0.39%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.39%) GIAC
14 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.68%) QA
2 18 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.98%) SLA
4 11 (0.72%) MiFID
5 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) MIL-STD-498
9 1 (0.065%) HL7
9 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 214 (13.97%) Docker
2 106 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (4.18%) Active Directory
4 42 (2.74%) NFS
5 28 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (1.83%) vSphere
6 26 (1.70%) Samba
7 22 (1.44%) VirtualBox
8 20 (1.31%) Hyper-V
8 20 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.31%) Xen
9 18 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 17 (1.11%) LXC
11 16 (1.04%) iptables
12 14 (0.91%) KVM
12 14 (0.91%) Snort
12 14 (0.91%) vCloud
13 13 (0.85%) Apache Flume
13 13 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 12 (0.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 333 (21.74%) Puppet
2 279 (18.21%) Opscode Chef
3 267 (17.43%) Ansible
4 96 (6.27%) Nagios
5 50 (3.26%) Kibana
6 47 (3.07%) Kubernetes
6 47 (3.07%) Terraform
7 39 (2.55%) NetBackup
8 38 (2.48%) Salt
9 36 (2.35%) ZABBIX
10 35 (2.28%) logstash
11 32 (2.09%) Grafana
12 27 (1.76%) ITRS Geneos
13 19 (1.24%) Tivoli
14 17 (1.11%) Control-M
14 17 (1.11%) Hadoop YARN
14 17 (1.11%) Oracle ZFS
15 16 (1.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 15 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
16 15 (0.98%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 355 (23.17%) Oracle
2 263 (17.17%) Red Hat
3 180 (11.75%) VMware
4 148 (9.66%) Sybase
5 92 (6.01%) Splunk
6 82 (5.35%) IBM
6 82 (5.35%) Microsoft
7 60 (3.92%) Cisco
8 54 (3.52%) Google
9 53 (3.46%) EMC
10 48 (3.13%) NetApp
11 44 (2.87%) HP
11 44 (2.87%) Veritas
12 43 (2.81%) SaltStack
13 41 (2.68%) Sun
14 36 (2.35%) Murex
15 30 (1.96%) Atlassian
16 28 (1.83%) ServiceNow
17 27 (1.76%) WSO2
18 25 (1.63%) F5
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Resource Solutions - Schroders
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Oblix IT
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day + Flexibility to work from home
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 100000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £445 - £555 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Six Degrees Group
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 19 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 12 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 17 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago