Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 125 148
Rank change year-on-year -29 +23 -14
Contract jobs citing Perl 1588 2192 1861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.99% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.01% 5.15% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 1459 1138
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £319 £310 £300
90th Percentile £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 47
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32.75 £35.50 £25.30
90th Percentile £47.20 £58.75 £49.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.00% +7.14%

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 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -25 1414 £475 +5.56% 210
London -31 814 £500 +5.26% 100
UK excluding London -24 752 £450 +12.50% 124
South East -19 244 £467 +9.76% 38
East of England +42 114 £500 +25.00% 26
Scotland -18 112 £422 +9.55% 10
North of England -44 111 £420 +20.00% 27
Midlands +60 82 £404 +9.12% 3
North West +53 55 £475 +5.56% 16
West Midlands +51 51 £503 +46.80% 1
South West -49 43 £413 +1.54% 16
North East -13 40 £345 +11.29% 1
Northern Ireland -14 35 £525 +49.89% 1
East Midlands +6 29 £375 +1.35% 2
Yorkshire -51 16 £420 -2.33% 10
Wales -53 13 £500 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1059 (66.69%) Linux
2 868 (54.66%) Python
3 749 (47.17%) Unix
4 556 (35.01%) Java
5 485 (30.54%) SQL
6 437 (27.52%) Finance
7 401 (25.25%) DevOps
8 400 (25.19%) Oracle
9 365 (22.98%) Bash Shell
10 364 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
11 329 (20.72%) Puppet
12 312 (19.65%) Windows
13 306 (19.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 302 (19.02%) Jenkins
15 291 (18.32%) Red Hat
16 283 (17.82%) Ruby
17 277 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
18 275 (17.32%) Git (software)
19 272 (17.13%) Configuration Management
20 269 (16.94%) Ansible
21 238 (14.99%) Shell Script
22 223 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
23 208 (13.10%) Docker
24 205 (12.91%) TCP/IP
25 204 (12.85%) Apache
26 197 (12.41%) Sybase
27 196 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
28 192 (12.09%) Banking
29 188 (11.84%) VMware
30 184 (11.59%) Solaris

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
1 204 (12.85%) Apache
2 163 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 122 (7.68%) JBoss
4 99 (6.23%) WebLogic
5 64 (4.03%) IIS
6 61 (3.84%) nginx
7 59 (3.72%) OpenStack
8 48 (3.02%) WebSphere
9 46 (2.90%) Confluence
10 40 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 35 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
12 24 (1.51%) Apache Spark
13 18 (1.13%) Apache Pig
13 18 (1.13%) SAS
14 17 (1.07%) MQSeries
15 14 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (0.82%) GlassFish
17 12 (0.76%) iPlanet
18 11 (0.69%) MS Exchange
18 11 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.44%) Doxygen
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.25%) SmartSuite
5 4 (0.25%) SPSS
6 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.063%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.063%) Simulink
6 1 (0.063%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.32%) SAP ERP
2 8 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.31%) RMDS
4 5 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.25%) Summit
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.13%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.063%) Kondor
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.063%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.063%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 223 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.90%) OpenShift
4 38 (2.39%) PaaS
5 34 (2.14%) GitHub
6 30 (1.89%) IaaS
7 28 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (1.20%) SaaS
10 16 (1.01%) Amazon S3
10 16 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.88%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.38%) Akamai
16 5 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 205 (12.91%) TCP/IP
2 151 (9.51%) DNS
3 145 (9.13%) Firewall
4 124 (7.81%) HTTP
5 121 (7.62%) SSL
6 101 (6.36%) LDAP
7 76 (4.79%) SAN
8 54 (3.40%) Internet
9 49 (3.09%) WAN
10 48 (3.02%) SSH
11 41 (2.58%) DHCP
11 41 (2.58%) Network Security
12 40 (2.52%) NAS
13 36 (2.27%) LAN
14 35 (2.20%) VPN
15 32 (2.02%) SNMP
16 30 (1.89%) Kerberos
17 26 (1.64%) Wireless
18 24 (1.51%) Wireshark
19 23 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (11.40%) Relational Database
2 146 (9.19%) MySQL
3 100 (6.30%) MongoDB
4 99 (6.23%) SQL Server
5 90 (5.67%) RDBMS
6 76 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
7 72 (4.53%) NoSQL
8 64 (4.03%) Hadoop
9 63 (3.97%) Big Data
10 59 (3.72%) Oracle Database
11 50 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 49 (3.09%) DB2
13 32 (2.02%) Apache Hive
14 31 (1.95%) KDB
15 27 (1.70%) Sybase ASE
16 23 (1.45%) Redis
17 18 (1.13%) HBase
18 17 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
19 15 (0.94%) InterSystems Cache
20 13 (0.82%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 302 (19.02%) Jenkins
2 275 (17.32%) Git (software)
3 123 (7.75%) Subversion
4 101 (6.36%) JIRA
5 83 (5.23%) Maven
6 56 (3.53%) Selenium
7 54 (3.40%) Ant
8 48 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
9 46 (2.90%) Cucumber
10 33 (2.08%) JUnit
10 33 (2.08%) Vagrant
11 25 (1.57%) Bitbucket
11 25 (1.57%) GitLab
12 24 (1.51%) Hudson
12 24 (1.51%) TeamCity
13 23 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (1.32%) Eclipse
15 18 (1.13%) Gradle
15 18 (1.13%) ProC
General
1 437 (27.52%) Finance
2 192 (12.09%) Banking
3 79 (4.97%) Front Office
4 67 (4.22%) Investment Banking
5 56 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.70%) Law
8 24 (1.51%) Retail
9 15 (0.94%) Marketing
10 14 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.63%) Back Office
12 9 (0.57%) Legal
12 9 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.50%) Games
14 6 (0.38%) Billing
14 6 (0.38%) Electronics
15 4 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
16 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.13%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 402 (25.31%) Developer
2 232 (14.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 134 (8.44%) Linux Engineer
4 127 (8.00%) Administrator
5 111 (6.99%) Analyst
6 100 (6.30%) Consultant
7 84 (5.29%) Architect
8 80 (5.04%) Perl Developer
9 77 (4.85%) Java Developer
10 76 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
11 70 (4.41%) Unix Engineer
12 68 (4.28%) C++ Developer
12 68 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
13 58 (3.65%) DBA
13 58 (3.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 58 (3.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 55 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
15 51 (3.21%) Senior Developer
16 47 (2.96%) AWS DevOps
17 46 (2.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (7.62%) XML
2 119 (7.49%) HTML
3 109 (6.86%) J2EE
4 98 (6.17%) Middleware
5 89 (5.60%) .NET
6 85 (5.35%) Web Services
7 71 (4.47%) Spring
8 65 (4.09%) CSS
8 65 (4.09%) REST
9 62 (3.90%) SOAP
10 55 (3.46%) LAMP
10 55 (3.46%) Node.js
11 52 (3.27%) JSON
12 47 (2.96%) Elastic Stack
13 46 (2.90%) jQuery
14 45 (2.83%) JMS
15 41 (2.58%) Java EE
16 39 (2.46%) Hibernate
17 36 (2.27%) XSLT
18 32 (2.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 138 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 75 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 72 (4.53%) Derivative
5 56 (3.53%) Fixed Income
6 49 (3.09%) Clustering
7 47 (2.96%) Equities
8 44 (2.77%) Management Information System
9 37 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
10 36 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
11 34 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (2.02%) Equity Derivative
13 29 (1.83%) Replication
14 24 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (1.32%) Fintech
15 21 (1.32%) PKI
15 21 (1.32%) Public Cloud
16 18 (1.13%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.94%) Cloud Native
17 15 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1059 (66.69%) Linux
2 749 (47.17%) Unix
3 312 (19.65%) Windows
4 306 (19.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 184 (11.59%) Solaris
6 124 (7.81%) CentOS
7 93 (5.86%) AIX
8 52 (3.27%) Ubuntu
9 49 (3.09%) Windows Server
10 35 (2.20%) HPUX
11 28 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (1.45%) SUSE
14 18 (1.13%) VMS
15 15 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 14 (0.88%) Debian
17 11 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.57%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.57%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (25.25%) DevOps
2 364 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (17.13%) Configuration Management
4 196 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
5 174 (10.96%) Open Source
6 155 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 125 (7.87%) ITIL
7 125 (7.87%) SDLC
8 114 (7.18%) Software Engineering
9 107 (6.74%) Scrum
10 104 (6.55%) OO
11 100 (6.30%) TDD
12 97 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 89 (5.60%) Migration
14 86 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
15 82 (5.16%) Mentoring
16 76 (4.79%) High Availability
17 70 (4.41%) Load Balancing
18 66 (4.16%) Kanban
19 65 (4.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 868 (54.66%) Python
2 556 (35.01%) Java
3 485 (30.54%) SQL
4 365 (22.98%) Bash Shell
5 283 (17.82%) Ruby
6 238 (14.99%) Shell Script
7 170 (10.71%) JavaScript
8 169 (10.64%) PowerShell
9 164 (10.33%) C++
10 162 (10.20%) C
11 139 (8.75%) Korn
12 136 (8.56%) PHP
13 113 (7.12%) C#
14 56 (3.53%) PL/SQL
15 51 (3.21%) Scala
16 32 (2.02%) T-SQL
17 29 (1.83%) Groovy
17 29 (1.83%) VB
18 27 (1.70%) Go
19 23 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 131 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 113 (7.12%) Degree
3 82 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.52%) RHCE
5 37 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 32 (2.02%) CISSP
7 31 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 30 (1.89%) RHCSA
9 19 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.94%) CCNP
11 14 (0.88%) CCNA
12 13 (0.82%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.82%) ISEB
13 12 (0.76%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.76%) OCP
13 12 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.63%) SANS
15 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.50%) RHCA
17 7 (0.44%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.90%) QA
2 15 (0.94%) MiFID
3 9 (0.57%) SLA
4 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) EMIR
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.063%) DO-254
9 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.063%) HL7
9 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.063%) JTAG
9 1 (0.063%) MISRA
9 1 (0.063%) PMO
System Software
1 208 (13.10%) Docker
2 120 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (4.60%) Active Directory
4 53 (3.34%) NFS
5 37 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 33 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 31 (1.95%) Xen
8 28 (1.76%) KVM
9 27 (1.70%) Samba
10 21 (1.32%) VirtualBox
11 18 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (1.07%) LXC
13 14 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 13 (0.82%) Firmware
14 13 (0.82%) vSphere
15 11 (0.69%) Apache Flume
15 11 (0.69%) iptables
16 10 (0.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 329 (20.72%) Puppet
2 277 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
3 269 (16.94%) Ansible
4 85 (5.35%) Nagios
5 62 (3.90%) Kubernetes
6 52 (3.27%) Terraform
7 48 (3.02%) NetBackup
8 47 (2.96%) ZABBIX
9 37 (2.33%) Kibana
10 34 (2.14%) logstash
11 29 (1.83%) Grafana
12 27 (1.70%) Salt
13 21 (1.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 19 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
15 17 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
16 16 (1.01%) vCenter Server
17 15 (0.94%) Control-M
17 15 (0.94%) Mesos
17 15 (0.94%) Packer
17 15 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 400 (25.19%) Oracle
2 291 (18.32%) Red Hat
3 197 (12.41%) Sybase
4 188 (11.84%) VMware
5 107 (6.74%) Microsoft
6 96 (6.05%) Splunk
7 80 (5.04%) Sun
8 79 (4.97%) IBM
9 70 (4.41%) Cisco
9 70 (4.41%) Veritas
10 60 (3.78%) HP
11 58 (3.65%) EMC
12 56 (3.53%) SAP
13 48 (3.02%) NetApp
14 43 (2.71%) Google
15 41 (2.58%) F5
16 40 (2.52%) SaltStack
17 39 (2.46%) AppDynamics
18 29 (1.83%) WSO2
19 25 (1.57%) ServiceNow
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £380 to £385 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
PCR
Rate: £230 - £255 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £600 per day - 3 Month Contract (initially)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Rate: £31498 - £39729 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FULLSTACK RECRUITMENT LIMITED
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Rate: From £37,415 to £41,572 per annum plus £4,000 annual allowance.
Posted: 11 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 18 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Posted: 20 days ago