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 27 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 107 133
Rank change year-on-year -41 +26  
Contract jobs citing Perl 805 1214 941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 2.23% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.20% 5.78% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 824 577
Median daily rate £500 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.35% +4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +17.50% +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 19188 21012 20476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.13% 38.52% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13080 14472 13578
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 390 470 422
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 £50.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -30 721 £500 +11.11% 226
London -24 450 £525 +10.52% 91
South East -5 127 £450 +2.85% 50
City of London -19 70 £550 +15.78% 31
East of England +47 69 £500 +14.28% 31
Scotland -2 54 £388 +0.32% 10
Hampshire +4 47 £450 +5.88% 7
Glasgow -2 40 £385 -3.75%
Essex - 28 £511 - 8
Hertfordshire +21 22 £425 +21.42% 2
North West +31 21 £538 +13.15% 15
Buckinghamshire -4 21 £450 +15.38%
Surrey -15 21 £485 +12.46% 14
West Midlands +27 20 £492 +53.72% 9
Berkshire +24 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 +8 15 £463 +5.71% 16
Milton Keynes 0 14 £425 -
West Sussex +35 13 £383 -23.50% 4
Shropshire +35 13 £550 - 1
Telford +34 13 £550 - 1
Yorkshire -22 12 £420 -2.26% 8
Leeds +22 11 £420 -12.04% 2
Canary Wharf +11 11 £588 -9.61%
West Yorkshire +6 11 £420 -2.32% 3
Edinburgh -1 11 £413 +4.76% 10

For the 6 months to 27 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 1029 (66.39%) Linux
2 853 (55.03%) Python
3 672 (43.35%) Unix
4 561 (36.19%) Java
5 463 (29.87%) SQL
6 408 (26.32%) DevOps
7 404 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
8 393 (25.35%) Finance
9 372 (24.00%) Bash Shell
10 358 (23.10%) Oracle
11 336 (21.68%) Puppet
12 332 (21.42%) Ruby
13 328 (21.16%) Jenkins
14 297 (19.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 281 (18.13%) Git (software)
16 279 (18.00%) Opscode Chef
17 277 (17.87%) Windows
18 268 (17.29%) Configuration Management
18 268 (17.29%) Ansible
19 266 (17.16%) Red Hat
20 232 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
21 227 (14.65%) Amazon AWS
22 216 (13.94%) Docker
23 211 (13.61%) Apache
23 211 (13.61%) TCP/IP
24 189 (12.19%) Open Source
25 185 (11.94%) Shell Script
26 181 (11.68%) VMware
27 180 (11.61%) JavaScript
28 172 (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
1 211 (13.61%) Apache
2 172 (11.10%) Tomcat
3 101 (6.52%) JBoss
4 89 (5.74%) WebLogic
5 77 (4.97%) nginx
6 59 (3.81%) IIS
7 56 (3.61%) OpenStack
8 54 (3.48%) WebSphere
9 42 (2.71%) Confluence
10 40 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 35 (2.26%) Apache Spark
11 35 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (1.87%) Apache Pig
13 19 (1.23%) GlassFish
14 15 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.77%) SAS
16 11 (0.71%) CMS
17 8 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 8 (0.52%) Apache Qpid
17 8 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.39%) SPSS
5 5 (0.32%) 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 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.26%) RMDS
4 3 (0.19%) 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%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.065%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.065%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.065%) Magento
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.065%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.065%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.065%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 227 (14.65%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.77%) GitHub
3 43 (2.77%) PaaS
4 41 (2.65%) OpenShift
5 37 (2.39%) IaaS
6 25 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
7 24 (1.55%) SaaS
8 22 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (1.35%) Google Analytics
10 20 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (1.23%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 9 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
14 7 (0.45%) SoftLayer
15 5 (0.32%) Akamai
15 5 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 211 (13.61%) TCP/IP
2 134 (8.65%) DNS
3 125 (8.06%) HTTP
4 124 (8.00%) SSL
5 119 (7.68%) Firewall
6 73 (4.71%) LDAP
7 61 (3.94%) SAN
8 44 (2.84%) Internet
9 41 (2.65%) DHCP
10 32 (2.06%) SNMP
11 31 (2.00%) Kerberos
12 29 (1.87%) NAS
13 28 (1.81%) SSH
14 26 (1.68%) LAN
14 26 (1.68%) Multicast
15 24 (1.55%) Wireshark
16 23 (1.48%) WAN
17 21 (1.35%) VPN
17 21 (1.35%) Wireless
18 20 (1.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (10.90%) Relational Database
2 156 (10.06%) MySQL
3 107 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 104 (6.71%) MongoDB
4 104 (6.71%) SQL Server
5 100 (6.45%) NoSQL
6 93 (6.00%) Hadoop
7 87 (5.61%) RDBMS
8 82 (5.29%) Big Data
9 76 (4.90%) Oracle Database
10 53 (3.42%) Apache Hive
11 48 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 48 (3.10%) KDB
12 42 (2.71%) DB2
13 26 (1.68%) Kdb+
14 22 (1.42%) Impala
14 22 (1.42%) Redis
15 21 (1.35%) Data Mart
15 21 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 328 (21.16%) Jenkins
2 281 (18.13%) Git (software)
3 111 (7.16%) Subversion
4 100 (6.45%) JIRA
5 75 (4.84%) Selenium
6 73 (4.71%) Maven
7 69 (4.45%) Ant
7 69 (4.45%) Cucumber
8 48 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 40 (2.58%) Vagrant
10 36 (2.32%) JUnit
11 34 (2.19%) Hudson
12 32 (2.06%) TeamCity
13 29 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 28 (1.81%) Bitbucket
15 25 (1.61%) Eclipse
15 25 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (1.55%) Gatling
16 24 (1.55%) gulp
17 23 (1.48%) Grunt
General
1 393 (25.35%) Finance
2 171 (11.03%) Banking
3 75 (4.84%) Front Office
4 58 (3.74%) Investment Banking
5 47 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.13%) Retail
7 24 (1.55%) Law
8 23 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.58%) Marketing
11 7 (0.45%) Avionics
11 7 (0.45%) Billing
11 7 (0.45%) Electronics
12 6 (0.39%) Back Office
13 5 (0.32%) Games
13 5 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.26%) Advertising
14 4 (0.26%) Military
15 3 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 425 (27.42%) Developer
2 223 (14.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 123 (7.94%) Linux Engineer
4 113 (7.29%) Administrator
5 108 (6.97%) Analyst
6 91 (5.87%) Architect
7 87 (5.61%) Consultant
8 81 (5.23%) Perl Developer
9 78 (5.03%) Java Developer
10 68 (4.39%) C++ Developer
11 62 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
12 61 (3.94%) Unix Engineer
13 58 (3.74%) AWS Engineer
13 58 (3.74%) DBA
13 58 (3.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 58 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
14 52 (3.35%) Software Engineer
15 51 (3.29%) AWS DevOps
15 51 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
16 47 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (8.84%) HTML
2 112 (7.23%) XML
3 85 (5.48%) J2EE
4 84 (5.42%) Middleware
4 84 (5.42%) Web Services
5 79 (5.10%) .NET
5 79 (5.10%) CSS
6 73 (4.71%) Node.js
7 72 (4.65%) jQuery
8 67 (4.32%) LAMP
9 65 (4.19%) Spring
10 59 (3.81%) REST
11 56 (3.61%) JSON
11 56 (3.61%) SOAP
12 46 (2.97%) JMS
13 45 (2.90%) AngularJS
14 42 (2.71%) Hibernate
14 42 (2.71%) LAPP Stack
15 40 (2.58%) Elastic Stack
16 37 (2.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 140 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.29%) Data Centre
3 78 (5.03%) Derivative
4 67 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.74%) Fixed Income
6 54 (3.48%) Clustering
7 50 (3.23%) Equities
8 48 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
9 35 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 33 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
11 32 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
12 30 (1.94%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.29%) Replication
14 19 (1.23%) Public Cloud
15 18 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 16 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
16 16 (1.03%) Fintech
17 15 (0.97%) Algorithms
18 14 (0.90%) Cloud Native
19 12 (0.77%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1029 (66.39%) Linux
2 672 (43.35%) Unix
3 297 (19.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 277 (17.87%) Windows
5 151 (9.74%) Solaris
6 102 (6.58%) CentOS
7 90 (5.81%) AIX
8 62 (4.00%) Ubuntu
9 38 (2.45%) Windows Server
10 20 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 20 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (1.10%) VMS
13 16 (1.03%) HPUX
14 15 (0.97%) FreeBSD
15 14 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (0.90%) SUSE
16 11 (0.71%) Android
17 8 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (26.32%) DevOps
2 404 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (17.29%) Configuration Management
4 232 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
5 189 (12.19%) Open Source
6 170 (10.97%) Test Automation
7 132 (8.52%) Scrum
8 126 (8.13%) Software Engineering
9 116 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
10 115 (7.42%) ITIL
11 106 (6.84%) TDD
12 102 (6.58%) SDLC
13 93 (6.00%) OO
14 92 (5.94%) High Availability
15 89 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
16 79 (5.10%) Migration
17 74 (4.77%) Analytics
18 72 (4.65%) Mentoring
19 63 (4.06%) Kanban
20 62 (4.00%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 853 (55.03%) Python
2 561 (36.19%) Java
3 463 (29.87%) SQL
4 372 (24.00%) Bash Shell
5 332 (21.42%) Ruby
6 185 (11.94%) Shell Script
7 180 (11.61%) JavaScript
8 167 (10.77%) PowerShell
9 161 (10.39%) C
10 144 (9.29%) PHP
11 130 (8.39%) C++
12 114 (7.35%) C#
13 79 (5.10%) Korn
14 66 (4.26%) Scala
15 50 (3.23%) PL/SQL
16 37 (2.39%) Groovy
16 37 (2.39%) VB
17 28 (1.81%) Go
18 25 (1.61%) VBScript
19 23 (1.48%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 117 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 94 (6.06%) Degree
3 70 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 48 (3.10%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.45%) RHCE
6 27 (1.74%) RHCSA
7 24 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 23 (1.48%) CISSP
9 19 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.97%) CCNA
10 15 (0.97%) CCNP
11 14 (0.90%) ISEB
12 12 (0.77%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.58%) OCP
13 9 (0.58%) 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 (2.65%) QA
2 18 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.97%) SLA
4 11 (0.71%) MiFID
5 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.19%) 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
1 216 (13.94%) Docker
2 106 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (4.19%) Active Directory
4 42 (2.71%) NFS
5 28 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (1.81%) vSphere
6 26 (1.68%) Samba
7 22 (1.42%) VirtualBox
8 20 (1.29%) Hyper-V
8 20 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.29%) Xen
9 18 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 17 (1.10%) LXC
11 16 (1.03%) iptables
12 14 (0.90%) KVM
12 14 (0.90%) Snort
12 14 (0.90%) vCloud
13 13 (0.84%) Apache Flume
13 13 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 12 (0.77%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 336 (21.68%) Puppet
2 279 (18.00%) Opscode Chef
3 268 (17.29%) Ansible
4 96 (6.19%) Nagios
5 52 (3.35%) Kibana
6 47 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 47 (3.03%) Terraform
7 39 (2.52%) NetBackup
8 38 (2.45%) Salt
9 36 (2.32%) ZABBIX
10 35 (2.26%) logstash
11 34 (2.19%) Grafana
12 27 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
13 19 (1.23%) Tivoli
14 17 (1.10%) Control-M
14 17 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
14 17 (1.10%) Oracle ZFS
15 16 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 15 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
16 15 (0.97%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 358 (23.10%) Oracle
2 266 (17.16%) Red Hat
3 181 (11.68%) VMware
4 149 (9.61%) Sybase
5 92 (5.94%) Splunk
6 82 (5.29%) IBM
6 82 (5.29%) Microsoft
7 60 (3.87%) Cisco
8 56 (3.61%) Google
9 53 (3.42%) EMC
10 48 (3.10%) NetApp
11 44 (2.84%) HP
11 44 (2.84%) Veritas
12 43 (2.77%) SaltStack
13 41 (2.65%) Sun
14 36 (2.32%) Murex
15 30 (1.94%) Atlassian
16 28 (1.81%) ServiceNow
17 27 (1.74%) WSO2
18 25 (1.61%) F5
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Resource Solutions - Schroders
Posted: 13 hours ago
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: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 100000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £445 - £555 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 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: 5 days ago
London
Six Degrees Group
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 18 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 11 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 16 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago