Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 122 128
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6 +29
Contract jobs citing Perl 17 88 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% 1.75% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 4.86% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 32 50
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £530 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.09% +0.47% +24.12%
10th Percentile £323 £315 £364
90th Percentile £512 £586 £675
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £44.92 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.51% +12.29% -9.09%

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 1,056 1,809 1,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.65% 36.02% 33.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 1,077 1,005
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £246
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +37.40% +31.00%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 +17 16 £450 -14.69% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Perl
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 15 (88.24%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) J2EE
2 12 (70.59%) Unix
3 11 (64.71%) WebLogic
3 11 (64.71%) Shell Script
3 11 (64.71%) webMethods
4 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
4 10 (58.82%) Oracle
4 10 (58.82%) PL/SQL
4 10 (58.82%) Pega
4 10 (58.82%) CA Gen
5 9 (52.94%) Process Improvement
5 9 (52.94%) BEA
5 9 (52.94%) Informatica
6 7 (41.18%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) Analytics
7 6 (35.29%) DevOps
7 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
7 6 (35.29%) Puppet
7 6 (35.29%) Python
7 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 5 (29.41%) Ruby
8 5 (29.41%) Google
8 5 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
8 5 (29.41%) Ant

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 (64.71%) WebLogic
2 4 (23.53%) nginx
2 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (17.65%) SAS
4 2 (11.76%) Apache
4 2 (11.76%) JBoss
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) GitHub
1 4 (23.53%) Google Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) Power Platform
3 1 (5.88%) AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
1 4 (23.53%) SSL
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
1 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
2 4 (23.53%) Pentaho
3 3 (17.65%) Big Data
3 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (17.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) CA Gen
2 5 (29.41%) Ant
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) Gatling
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) Grunt
3 4 (23.53%) gulp
3 4 (23.53%) IntelliJ
3 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (23.53%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) Sublime Text
4 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
General
1 3 (17.65%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Scala Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) ETL Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) J2EE
2 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
2 4 (23.53%) CSS
2 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
2 4 (23.53%) jQuery
2 4 (23.53%) JSON
2 4 (23.53%) Node.js
2 4 (23.53%) Play Framework
2 4 (23.53%) Servlets
2 4 (23.53%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) EJB
3 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) J2SE
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Unix
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) HPUX
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
2 9 (52.94%) Process Improvement
3 7 (41.18%) Analytics
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
5 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
5 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Lean Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Microservices
6 4 (23.53%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) RUP
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 3 (17.65%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) Shell Script
4 10 (58.82%) PL/SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Python
6 5 (29.41%) Groovy
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) Ruby
6 5 (29.41%) Scala
7 4 (23.53%) C#
7 4 (23.53%) Haskell
8 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
2 4 (23.53%) Grafana
2 4 (23.53%) Kibana
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.88%) Ansible
4 1 (5.88%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.88%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) webMethods
2 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 10 (58.82%) Pega
3 9 (52.94%) BEA
3 9 (52.94%) Informatica
4 5 (29.41%) Google
5 3 (17.65%) Adobe
6 1 (5.88%) Blue Prism
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Sun
6 1 (5.88%) UiPath