Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 179 117
Rank change year-on-year +62 -62 +9
Contract jobs citing Perl 66 33 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.39% 0.53% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.48% 1.67% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 12 15
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £355 £315 £289
90th Percentile £675 £500 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -5.13% +11.43%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1474 1980 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.97% 32.08% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1209 900
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +16.26%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.73 £12.44
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.48 £42.91
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Shropshire +27 21 £550 +18.28% 1
Coventry +32 13 £575 -
Birmingham +12 13 £650 - 1
Warwickshire +11 9 £375 -
Herefordshire - 6 £375 -
Staffordshire +5 1 £600 -
Perl
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 49 (74.24%) Python
2 45 (68.18%) Windows
3 42 (63.64%) DevOps
4 41 (62.12%) Linux
5 40 (60.61%) Puppet
6 31 (46.97%) Git (software)
6 31 (46.97%) Jenkins
7 30 (45.45%) Oracle
8 27 (40.91%) Subversion
9 25 (37.88%) Maven
9 25 (37.88%) Configuration Management
9 25 (37.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 25 (37.88%) Amazon AWS
10 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (30.30%) Bash Shell
11 20 (30.30%) Test Automation
11 20 (30.30%) Middleware
12 19 (28.79%) Unix
12 19 (28.79%) JIRA
13 17 (25.76%) Ruby
13 17 (25.76%) Confluence
13 17 (25.76%) SDLC
14 16 (24.24%) Kanban
14 16 (24.24%) Scrum
15 15 (22.73%) Red Hat
15 15 (22.73%) Open Source
16 14 (21.21%) ZABBIX
16 14 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (21.21%) Server Virtualisation
16 14 (21.21%) Docker

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 17 (25.76%) Confluence
2 11 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
3 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 5 (7.58%) Apache
5 4 (6.06%) nginx
6 2 (3.03%) Apache Solr
6 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.52%) Documentum
7 1 (1.52%) IIS
7 1 (1.52%) JBoss
7 1 (1.52%) Jetty
7 1 (1.52%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.55%) GitHub
4 3 (4.55%) Google Analytics
4 3 (4.55%) Route 53
5 1 (1.52%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.52%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) HTTP
2 6 (9.09%) SSL
2 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.58%) TETRA
4 3 (4.55%) DNS
4 3 (4.55%) ICMP
5 2 (3.03%) LDAP
5 2 (3.03%) WAN
5 2 (3.03%) X.500
6 1 (1.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.12%) TimesTen
3 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.03%) EDRMS
5 2 (3.03%) MySQL
5 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (46.97%) Git (software)
1 31 (46.97%) Jenkins
2 27 (40.91%) Subversion
3 25 (37.88%) Maven
3 25 (37.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (28.79%) JIRA
5 7 (10.61%) Selenium
6 4 (6.06%) Ant
7 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.55%) Gatling
7 3 (4.55%) Grunt
7 3 (4.55%) gulp
7 3 (4.55%) IntelliJ
7 3 (4.55%) JUnit
7 3 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (4.55%) Sublime Text
8 2 (3.03%) JProfiler
8 2 (3.03%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Automotive
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Consultant
3 11 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
4 9 (13.64%) DevOps Consultant
5 8 (12.12%) Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) DevOps Manager
7 6 (9.09%) Head of DevOps
7 6 (9.09%) Operational Support Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Operations Support Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Scala Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Administrator
10 2 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) Middleware
2 10 (15.15%) .NET
3 4 (6.06%) CSS
3 4 (6.06%) HTML
3 4 (6.06%) Servlets
4 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.55%) CGI
4 3 (4.55%) FastCGI
4 3 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.55%) jQuery
4 3 (4.55%) Node.js
5 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.03%) Ajax
5 2 (3.03%) Lucene
5 2 (3.03%) XML
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.52%) JSON
6 1 (1.52%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (68.18%) Windows
2 41 (62.12%) Linux
3 19 (28.79%) Unix
4 14 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.58%) HPUX
6 5 (7.58%) Solaris
7 4 (6.06%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.52%) CentOS
8 1 (1.52%) Debian
8 1 (1.52%) Fedora
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (63.64%) DevOps
2 25 (37.88%) Configuration Management
3 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (30.30%) Test Automation
5 17 (25.76%) SDLC
6 16 (24.24%) Kanban
6 16 (24.24%) Scrum
7 15 (22.73%) Open Source
8 14 (21.21%) Server Virtualisation
8 14 (21.21%) SOA
8 14 (21.21%) TDD
9 12 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
10 10 (15.15%) Migration
11 9 (13.64%) Task Automation
11 9 (13.64%) Validation
12 8 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (12.12%) Incident Management
12 8 (12.12%) Proactive Monitoring
13 7 (10.61%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (74.24%) Python
2 20 (30.30%) Bash Shell
3 17 (25.76%) Ruby
4 13 (19.70%) Java
4 13 (19.70%) SQL
5 9 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 8 (12.12%) AWK
6 8 (12.12%) Korn
6 8 (12.12%) sed
7 6 (9.09%) C#
7 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.06%) Go
8 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.55%) C
9 3 (4.55%) C++
9 3 (4.55%) Groovy
9 3 (4.55%) Haskell
9 3 (4.55%) Scala
10 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) Docker
2 9 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (9.09%) Samba
4 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) KVM
5 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (60.61%) Puppet
2 14 (21.21%) ZABBIX
3 13 (19.70%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.06%) Ansible
5 3 (4.55%) Grafana
5 3 (4.55%) Kibana
6 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.03%) Terraform
7 1 (1.52%) FTK
7 1 (1.52%) logstash
7 1 (1.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) Oracle
2 15 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 13 (19.70%) HP
4 8 (12.12%) Comptel
4 8 (12.12%) Remedy
5 6 (9.09%) Google
6 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.58%) Sun
7 2 (3.03%) VMware
8 1 (1.52%) Adobe
8 1 (1.52%) BT
8 1 (1.52%) Nuix
8 1 (1.52%) Pega
8 1 (1.52%) Perforce
8 1 (1.52%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.52%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.52%) Siemens
8 1 (1.52%) webMethods