The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 125 108
Rank change year-on-year +40 -17  
Contract jobs citing Perl 36 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.73% 0.70% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.41% 2.14% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 4
Median daily rate £510 £343 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.90% +14.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £224 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £508 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 666 982 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.05% 32.67% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 1226 873
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 78
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £39.13 £38.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Perl as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Perl in the West Midlands

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Perl in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Perl in the West Midlands

Perl
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Perl in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Perl in the West Midlands

Perl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Perl in the West Midlands

Perl
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Shropshire +25 19 £550 +10.00% 1
Birmingham +21 7 £320 -11.11% 1
Herefordshire - 5 £375 - 1
Coventry - 3 £575 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
Perl
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Perl.

1 35 (74.47%) Linux
2 29 (61.70%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) Python
3 24 (51.06%) Git (software)
4 23 (48.94%) DevOps
5 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (44.68%) Jenkins
7 20 (42.55%) Unix
7 20 (42.55%) Java
8 19 (40.43%) Puppet
9 18 (38.30%) Oracle
10 17 (36.17%) Subversion
10 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
10 17 (36.17%) Test Automation
11 14 (29.79%) Open Source
11 14 (29.79%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
12 13 (27.66%) Shell Script
12 13 (27.66%) Maven
13 12 (25.53%) SQL
13 12 (25.53%) SOA
13 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (25.53%) JIRA
14 11 (23.40%) Kanban
14 11 (23.40%) Confluence
14 11 (23.40%) SDLC
14 11 (23.40%) SSL
14 11 (23.40%) TDD
14 11 (23.40%) Scrum

Perl
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (23.40%) Confluence
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (17.02%) Tomcat
3 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
4 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
4 6 (12.77%) nginx
5 5 (10.64%) Apache
6 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
6 3 (6.38%) SAS
7 2 (4.26%) Apache Solr
7 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (2.13%) DNN
8 1 (2.13%) IIS
8 1 (2.13%) JBoss
8 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.77%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (12.77%) GitHub
2 6 (12.77%) Google Analytics
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) SSL
2 10 (21.28%) HTTP
2 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) ICMP
4 3 (6.38%) LDAP
4 3 (6.38%) WAN
5 2 (4.26%) X.500
6 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.77%) Hadoop
2 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
2 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (6.38%) Apache Hive
4 3 (6.38%) Big Data
4 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
4 3 (6.38%) Pentaho
5 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.26%) EDRMS
5 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 24 (51.06%) Git (software)
2 21 (44.68%) Jenkins
3 17 (36.17%) Subversion
4 14 (29.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (27.66%) Maven
6 12 (25.53%) JIRA
7 7 (14.89%) Selenium
8 6 (12.77%) Ant
8 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
8 6 (12.77%) Gatling
8 6 (12.77%) Grunt
8 6 (12.77%) gulp
8 6 (12.77%) IntelliJ
8 6 (12.77%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (12.77%) Sublime Text
9 5 (10.64%) ClearCase
10 3 (6.38%) CA Gen
10 3 (6.38%) ClearQuest
11 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
11 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Consultant
3 6 (12.77%) Scala Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Big Data Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Data Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Hadoop Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) Middleware
2 8 (17.02%) J2EE
2 8 (17.02%) jQuery
3 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
3 6 (12.77%) Gherkin
3 6 (12.77%) Node.js
3 6 (12.77%) Servlets
4 4 (8.51%) .NET
4 4 (8.51%) CGI
4 4 (8.51%) FastCGI
5 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 3 (6.38%) XML
6 2 (4.26%) CSS
6 2 (4.26%) Lucene
6 2 (4.26%) Web Services
7 1 (2.13%) EJB
7 1 (2.13%) J2SE
7 1 (2.13%) SOAP
7 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.13%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 35 (74.47%) Linux
2 29 (61.70%) Windows
3 20 (42.55%) Unix
4 12 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (14.89%) Ubuntu
6 6 (12.77%) HPUX
6 6 (12.77%) Solaris
6 6 (12.77%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.13%) CentOS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) DevOps
2 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
3 17 (36.17%) Test Automation
4 14 (29.79%) Open Source
5 12 (25.53%) SOA
6 11 (23.40%) Kanban
6 11 (23.40%) Scrum
6 11 (23.40%) SDLC
6 11 (23.40%) Server Virtualisation
6 11 (23.40%) TDD
7 9 (19.15%) Analytics
8 8 (17.02%) Case Management
9 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.77%) RUP
10 6 (12.77%) Task Automation
11 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (10.64%) OO
11 5 (10.64%) Project Planning
11 5 (10.64%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) Python
2 20 (42.55%) Java
3 13 (27.66%) Shell Script
4 12 (25.53%) SQL
5 10 (21.28%) C#
6 9 (19.15%) Ruby
7 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.77%) Groovy
8 6 (12.77%) Haskell
8 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL
8 6 (12.77%) Scala
9 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
9 4 (8.51%) C
9 4 (8.51%) C++
9 4 (8.51%) Go
10 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.13%) Korn
11 1 (2.13%) PHP
11 1 (2.13%) VB6
11 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Samba
2 4 (8.51%) Docker
3 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.13%) iptables
5 1 (2.13%) RACF
5 1 (2.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 19 (40.43%) Puppet
2 9 (19.15%) ZABBIX
3 6 (12.77%) Grafana
3 6 (12.77%) Kibana
4 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.13%) Ansible
5 1 (2.13%) FTK
5 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
3 7 (14.89%) Google
3 7 (14.89%) webMethods
4 6 (12.77%) BEA
4 6 (12.77%) Informatica
5 5 (10.64%) HP
5 5 (10.64%) Sun
6 3 (6.38%) Cloudera
6 3 (6.38%) Pega
7 2 (4.26%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) Adobe
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.13%) Nuix
8 1 (2.13%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.13%) VMware
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
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