Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 119 166
Rank change year-on-year -11 +47 -13
Contract jobs citing Perl 69 58 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.31% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.04% 4.24% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 15
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +61.54% +1.17%
10th Percentile £337 £320 £288
90th Percentile £554 £588 £500
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.71 - £30.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% +1.33%

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 1,710 1,367 2,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.65% 30.87% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 866 1,255
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 44 52
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.11 £33.22 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +11.66% +14.42%
10th Percentile £15.25 £16.15 £14.50
90th Percentile £48.63 £69.53 £43.60
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 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
Shropshire -8 55 £525 -4.55% 1
Warwickshire +2 6 £513 +36.67% 1
Birmingham -10 2 - - 6
Coventry -22 1 £363 -36.96%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Perl
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Perl.

1 56 (81.16%) Python
1 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (75.36%) Windows
3 50 (72.46%) DevOps
4 49 (71.01%) Linux
5 48 (69.57%) Puppet
6 46 (66.67%) Git (software)
7 45 (65.22%) Jenkins
8 40 (57.97%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (53.62%) Configuration Management
10 35 (50.72%) Java
11 29 (42.03%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (39.13%) Open Source
12 27 (39.13%) Red Hat
13 26 (37.68%) Subversion
14 25 (36.23%) Middleware
14 25 (36.23%) Unix
14 25 (36.23%) Test Automation
14 25 (36.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (34.78%) Ansible
15 24 (34.78%) Maven
16 23 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
16 23 (33.33%) Task Automation
16 23 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
17 22 (31.88%) Docker
17 22 (31.88%) Process Improvement
17 22 (31.88%) SSL
18 21 (30.43%) HTTP
18 21 (30.43%) Tomcat

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 21 (30.43%) Tomcat
2 19 (27.54%) nginx
3 16 (23.19%) WebLogic
4 9 (13.04%) Apache
4 9 (13.04%) JBoss
5 2 (2.90%) Confluence
5 2 (2.90%) GlassFish
5 2 (2.90%) IIS
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (42.03%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (27.54%) GitHub
4 19 (27.54%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) SSL
2 21 (30.43%) HTTP
3 20 (28.99%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.14%) Firewall
5 6 (8.70%) SNMP
6 5 (7.25%) LAN
6 5 (7.25%) MPLS
6 5 (7.25%) Network Security
6 5 (7.25%) SAN
6 5 (7.25%) VLAN
6 5 (7.25%) WAN
7 2 (2.90%) DNS
7 2 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.43%) NoSQL
2 19 (27.54%) MongoDB
3 7 (10.14%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.90%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.45%) Big Data
5 1 (1.45%) Bigtable
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 45 (65.22%) Jenkins
3 26 (37.68%) Subversion
4 24 (34.78%) Maven
5 21 (30.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (28.99%) Ant
6 20 (28.99%) Selenium
7 19 (27.54%) Cucumber
7 19 (27.54%) Gatling
7 19 (27.54%) Grunt
7 19 (27.54%) gulp
7 19 (27.54%) IntelliJ
7 19 (27.54%) Karma Test Runner
7 19 (27.54%) Sublime Text
8 11 (15.94%) Bitbucket
8 11 (15.94%) JUnit
9 7 (10.14%) Eclipse
9 7 (10.14%) RSpec
10 5 (7.25%) JIRA
11 3 (4.35%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (1.45%) Automotive
1 1 (1.45%) Back Office
1 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (30.43%) Developer
3 18 (26.09%) AWS DevOps
3 18 (26.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 18 (26.09%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (17.39%) Software Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Mainframe Developer
6 6 (8.70%) COBOL Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) AWS Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) DevOps Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 3 (4.35%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.23%) Middleware
2 19 (27.54%) AngularJS
2 19 (27.54%) Gherkin
2 19 (27.54%) J2EE
2 19 (27.54%) jQuery
2 19 (27.54%) Node.js
2 19 (27.54%) Servlets
3 14 (20.29%) CSS
4 11 (15.94%) RESTful
4 11 (15.94%) Spring
5 9 (13.04%) JSON
5 9 (13.04%) REST
5 9 (13.04%) SOAP
5 9 (13.04%) XML
6 7 (10.14%) EJB
6 7 (10.14%) Hibernate
6 7 (10.14%) HTML
6 7 (10.14%) HTML5
6 7 (10.14%) J2SE
6 7 (10.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.59%) Mainframe
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.90%) Wiki
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 49 (71.01%) Linux
3 25 (36.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (36.23%) Unix
4 21 (30.43%) Ubuntu
5 9 (13.04%) VME
6 2 (2.90%) CentOS
6 2 (2.90%) Debian
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (72.46%) DevOps
3 40 (57.97%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (53.62%) Configuration Management
5 27 (39.13%) Open Source
6 25 (36.23%) Test Automation
7 23 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (33.33%) Task Automation
8 22 (31.88%) Process Improvement
9 20 (28.99%) Test Strategy
10 19 (27.54%) Analytics
10 19 (27.54%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (26.09%) Microservices
12 17 (24.64%) Scrum
13 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
14 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (13.04%) OO
14 9 (13.04%) Waterfall
15 8 (11.59%) RUP
15 8 (11.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 56 (81.16%) Python
2 35 (50.72%) Java
3 21 (30.43%) C#
3 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 21 (30.43%) Ruby
4 20 (28.99%) Groovy
4 20 (28.99%) Haskell
5 19 (27.54%) SQL
6 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
7 12 (17.39%) PL/SQL
8 9 (13.04%) COBOL
9 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
9 8 (11.59%) Scala
10 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.35%) PHP
11 1 (1.45%) C++
11 1 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) CCNA
1 5 (7.25%) CCNP
1 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (7.25%) CISSP
1 5 (7.25%) SANS
2 2 (2.90%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) Docker
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) NFS
3 2 (2.90%) Samba
3 2 (2.90%) Squid
3 2 (2.90%) Varnish
3 2 (2.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (69.57%) Puppet
2 24 (34.78%) Ansible
3 19 (27.54%) Grafana
3 19 (27.54%) Kibana
4 9 (13.04%) ZABBIX
5 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.35%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.90%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (2.90%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.90%) Nagios
7 2 (2.90%) Terraform
7 2 (2.90%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Red Hat
2 21 (30.43%) Google
3 20 (28.99%) Oracle
4 14 (20.29%) webMethods
5 9 (13.04%) BEA
6 4 (5.80%) Adobe
7 3 (4.35%) Informatica
7 3 (4.35%) Pega
7 3 (4.35%) VMware
8 2 (2.90%) Splunk
8 2 (2.90%) WSO2
9 1 (1.45%) IBM
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft