Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 148 141
Rank change year-on-year -54 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing Perl 1,326 1,716 1,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.79% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 4.39% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 1,098 1,189
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £338 £322 £313
90th Percentile £662 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +7.53% +4.63% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 20
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +11.89%
10th Percentile £37.92 £32.50 £29.64
90th Percentile £46.15 £54.95 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -10.11% +8.54% +17.14%

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 42,344 39,052 41,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 40.73% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,753 26,878 28,284
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 867 1,049
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

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 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -55 1,206 £500 +11.11% 384
London -73 679 £525 +12.30% 190
UK excluding London -22 630 £450 +7.53% 221
South East -46 170 £425 - 52
North of England -7 159 £436 +16.33% 40
East of England -14 95 £475 +17.28% 54
Midlands +50 78 £525 +23.53% 21
Scotland -8 78 £400 - 14
Yorkshire +36 65 £463 +8.82% 12
West Midlands +31 62 £528 +24.12% 7
North West -26 54 £450 +12.50% 26
North East +23 40 £398 +16.91% 2
South West -26 23 £450 -5.26% 27
Wales +17 22 £425 -15.00% 6
East Midlands +14 14 £475 +58.42% 14
Northern Ireland -45 7 £613 +16.67% 7

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Perl also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Perl.

1 904 (68.17%) Python
2 847 (63.88%) Linux
3 552 (41.63%) Unix
4 485 (36.58%) DevOps
5 481 (36.27%) Java
6 375 (28.28%) Bash Shell
7 350 (26.40%) Puppet
7 350 (26.40%) Ruby
8 343 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
9 337 (25.41%) Finance
10 336 (25.34%) Jenkins
11 330 (24.89%) SQL
12 327 (24.66%) Ansible
13 291 (21.95%) Windows
14 287 (21.64%) Git (software)
15 279 (21.04%) Oracle
16 278 (20.97%) Configuration Management
17 256 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
18 241 (18.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 228 (17.19%) Docker
20 224 (16.89%) Red Hat
21 205 (15.46%) Banking
22 195 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
23 194 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
24 183 (13.80%) Shell Script
25 167 (12.59%) JIRA
26 160 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
27 154 (11.61%) Apache
28 152 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
29 144 (10.86%) Test Automation

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
1 154 (11.61%) Apache
2 115 (8.67%) Tomcat
3 112 (8.45%) JBoss
4 94 (7.09%) Confluence
5 70 (5.28%) nginx
6 48 (3.62%) WebSphere
7 37 (2.79%) WebLogic
8 35 (2.64%) Apache Spark
9 30 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
10 29 (2.19%) OpenStack
11 25 (1.89%) IIS
12 21 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
12 21 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (1.51%) Apache Solr
13 20 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 19 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (1.36%) CMS
16 17 (1.28%) Mule ESB
17 15 (1.13%) Mule
18 14 (1.06%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.38%) Pipeline Pilot
6 3 (0.23%) SmartSuite
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.23%) SPSS
7 1 (0.075%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.075%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.53%) Kondor
1 7 (0.53%) Magento
2 6 (0.45%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.45%) RMDS
2 6 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.30%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.075%) Eikon
5 1 (0.075%) Exstream
5 1 (0.075%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.075%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.075%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.075%) Relativity
5 1 (0.075%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 256 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (6.11%) GitHub
4 45 (3.39%) OpenShift
5 43 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 35 (2.64%) PaaS
8 34 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (1.81%) IaaS
10 23 (1.73%) Slack
11 21 (1.58%) Amazon S3
12 19 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.83%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.75%) SaaS
14 10 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.45%) Bluemix
16 6 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (9.73%) Firewall
2 113 (8.52%) TCP/IP
3 89 (6.71%) DNS
3 89 (6.71%) HTTP
4 62 (4.68%) SAN
5 42 (3.17%) Internet
6 38 (2.87%) Network Security
7 33 (2.49%) SSL
8 31 (2.34%) LAN
8 31 (2.34%) VPN
9 29 (2.19%) VLAN
9 29 (2.19%) WAN
10 28 (2.11%) DHCP
11 27 (2.04%) SNMP
12 25 (1.89%) MPLS
12 25 (1.89%) SSH
13 23 (1.73%) FTP
14 17 (1.28%) BIG-IP
15 16 (1.21%) SMTP
16 15 (1.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (10.56%) Relational Database
2 89 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 88 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 79 (5.96%) MySQL
5 77 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
5 77 (5.81%) RDBMS
6 66 (4.98%) MongoDB
7 65 (4.90%) Big Data
8 64 (4.83%) Oracle Database
9 51 (3.85%) DB2
10 39 (2.94%) Hadoop
11 25 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (1.06%) Blockchain
13 14 (1.06%) KDB
13 14 (1.06%) Redis
14 12 (0.90%) Sybase IQ
15 11 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 336 (25.34%) Jenkins
2 287 (21.64%) Git (software)
3 167 (12.59%) JIRA
4 116 (8.75%) Maven
4 116 (8.75%) Subversion
5 58 (4.37%) Ant
6 57 (4.30%) Cucumber
7 54 (4.07%) Selenium
8 53 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 50 (3.77%) JUnit
10 49 (3.70%) TeamCity
11 37 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 35 (2.64%) GitLab
13 30 (2.26%) Bitbucket
14 28 (2.11%) SonarQube
15 26 (1.96%) JMeter
15 26 (1.96%) SoapUI
16 24 (1.81%) SpecFlow
17 23 (1.73%) JBehave
18 20 (1.51%) gulp
General
1 337 (25.41%) Finance
2 205 (15.46%) Banking
3 76 (5.73%) Investment Banking
4 62 (4.68%) Front Office
5 35 (2.64%) Financial Institution
6 25 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.36%) Retail
8 14 (1.06%) Publishing
9 12 (0.90%) Games
9 12 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (0.83%) Back Office
11 9 (0.68%) Marketing
12 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.30%) Law
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Electronics
14 3 (0.23%) French Language
14 3 (0.23%) German Language
15 2 (0.15%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 292 (22.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 266 (20.06%) Developer
3 116 (8.75%) Linux Engineer
4 92 (6.94%) Analyst
5 86 (6.49%) Administrator
6 75 (5.66%) Consultant
7 73 (5.51%) AWS Engineer
8 70 (5.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 67 (5.05%) Java Developer
10 61 (4.60%) AWS DevOps
11 59 (4.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 58 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
13 57 (4.30%) Cloud Engineer
14 55 (4.15%) Senior DevOps
14 55 (4.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 54 (4.07%) Architect
16 53 (4.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 46 (3.47%) Unix Engineer
18 39 (2.94%) Applications Support
18 39 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (9.50%) Middleware
2 90 (6.79%) HTML
2 90 (6.79%) XML
3 80 (6.03%) Web Services
4 79 (5.96%) .NET
5 69 (5.20%) JSON
6 66 (4.98%) J2EE
7 65 (4.90%) Spring
8 58 (4.37%) CSS
9 48 (3.62%) Elastic Stack
10 42 (3.17%) JMS
11 41 (3.09%) jQuery
11 41 (3.09%) LAMP
12 40 (3.02%) AngularJS
13 39 (2.94%) Ajax
14 38 (2.87%) Node.js
15 32 (2.41%) Kafka
16 27 (2.04%) J2SE
16 27 (2.04%) Spring Boot
17 26 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.28%) Data Centre
3 67 (5.05%) Public Cloud
4 55 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 50 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 44 (3.32%) Equities
8 39 (2.94%) Clustering
9 37 (2.79%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.11%) Fixed Income
10 28 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
11 27 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.81%) Algorithms
13 22 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (1.58%) Derivative
15 17 (1.28%) Replication
15 17 (1.28%) SWIFT
16 12 (0.90%) Hedge funds
17 11 (0.83%) Fintech
17 11 (0.83%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 847 (63.88%) Linux
2 552 (41.63%) Unix
3 291 (21.95%) Windows
4 241 (18.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (6.26%) Solaris
6 67 (5.05%) CentOS
7 53 (4.00%) Windows Server
8 47 (3.54%) AIX
9 41 (3.09%) Ubuntu
10 25 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.13%) SUSE
12 14 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.90%) HPUX
13 12 (0.90%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.68%) Android
15 8 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.53%) Debian
17 6 (0.45%) DC/OS
17 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (36.58%) DevOps
2 343 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (20.97%) Configuration Management
4 194 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
5 160 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
6 144 (10.86%) Test Automation
7 137 (10.33%) Open Source
8 119 (8.97%) ITIL
9 105 (7.92%) Scrum
10 103 (7.77%) SDLC
11 101 (7.62%) OO
12 100 (7.54%) Mentoring
13 89 (6.71%) Migration
14 87 (6.56%) Microservices
15 84 (6.33%) TDD
16 82 (6.18%) Load Balancing
17 73 (5.51%) E-Commerce
18 63 (4.75%) Change Management
19 62 (4.68%) Project Management
20 58 (4.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 904 (68.17%) Python
2 481 (36.27%) Java
3 375 (28.28%) Bash Shell
4 350 (26.40%) Ruby
5 330 (24.89%) SQL
6 183 (13.80%) Shell Script
7 133 (10.03%) JavaScript
8 131 (9.88%) PHP
9 130 (9.80%) C++
10 115 (8.67%) PowerShell
11 114 (8.60%) C#
12 86 (6.49%) Korn
13 66 (4.98%) C
14 49 (3.70%) PL/SQL
15 35 (2.64%) Scala
16 34 (2.56%) Go
17 31 (2.34%) Groovy
18 30 (2.26%) VB
19 29 (2.19%) AWK
20 19 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 110 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.73%) Degree
3 71 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.36%) CISSP
7 16 (1.21%) CCNP
7 16 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.06%) SANS
9 13 (0.98%) CCNA
10 12 (0.90%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.60%) PhD
12 8 (0.60%) RHCE
13 4 (0.30%) CEH
13 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.23%) HP ASE
14 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.23%) PMP
14 3 (0.23%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.30%) QA
2 14 (1.06%) GDPR
3 10 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.45%) GCP
6 5 (0.38%) MiFID
7 3 (0.23%) PMO
8 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.15%) CDISC
8 2 (0.15%) GxP
8 2 (0.15%) HL7
8 2 (0.15%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.15%) SLA
9 1 (0.075%) EMIR
9 1 (0.075%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.075%) MISRA
9 1 (0.075%) MISRA C
System Software
1 228 (17.19%) Docker
2 51 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
4 34 (2.56%) Active Directory
5 28 (2.11%) NFS
6 24 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 18 (1.36%) Samba
8 16 (1.21%) Firmware
9 15 (1.13%) iptables
10 14 (1.06%) Xen
11 12 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.83%) Veritas File System
12 11 (0.83%) vSphere
13 10 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (0.68%) Postfix
15 8 (0.60%) GeoWebCache
15 8 (0.60%) Hyper-V
15 8 (0.60%) KVM
15 8 (0.60%) SRDF
16 7 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 350 (26.40%) Puppet
2 327 (24.66%) Ansible
3 195 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (6.33%) Kubernetes
5 82 (6.18%) Terraform
6 45 (3.39%) ZABBIX
7 36 (2.71%) Nagios
8 31 (2.34%) Grafana
9 25 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
10 23 (1.73%) Salt
11 22 (1.66%) Kibana
12 21 (1.58%) NetBackup
13 20 (1.51%) Tivoli
14 19 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
15 17 (1.28%) Mesos
16 16 (1.21%) CFEngine
16 16 (1.21%) SCCM
16 16 (1.21%) SELinux
17 14 (1.06%) Control-M
17 14 (1.06%) Rancher
Vendors
1 279 (21.04%) Oracle
2 224 (16.89%) Red Hat
3 113 (8.52%) Splunk
3 113 (8.52%) Sybase
4 81 (6.11%) VMware
5 80 (6.03%) IBM
6 58 (4.37%) Microsoft
7 41 (3.09%) Cisco
8 38 (2.87%) CA
9 34 (2.56%) Atlassian
9 34 (2.56%) New Relic
10 33 (2.49%) AppDynamics
10 33 (2.49%) Google
10 33 (2.49%) Veritas
11 32 (2.41%) F5
12 30 (2.26%) HP
13 26 (1.96%) SaltStack
14 24 (1.81%) Sun
15 22 (1.66%) EMC
16 19 (1.43%) NetApp