Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 133 157
Rank change year-on-year +20 +24 -60
Contract jobs citing Perl 97 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 1.21% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.61% 3.78% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 14
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £550 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +25.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £314 £366 £315
90th Percentile £575 £675 £493
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -14.89% +17.50%

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 1,730 1,509 1,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.48% 32.02% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 958 1,036
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £244 £251
90th Percentile £559 £525 £524
England median daily rate £478 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +0.53% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 58 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.73% +38.04% -24.59%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.60 £11.50
90th Percentile £59.05 £50.23 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -2 70 £520 -5.45% 1
Birmingham +7 12 £550 -17.29% 4
Warwickshire -5 5 £525 +10.53% 2
Staffordshire -5 2 - - 1
Coventry -13 2 £363 -36.96% 1
Perl
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 84 (86.60%) Python
2 81 (83.51%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (81.44%) Jenkins
3 79 (81.44%) DevOps
4 71 (73.20%) Configuration Management
5 69 (71.13%) Puppet
6 67 (69.07%) Git (software)
6 67 (69.07%) Windows
7 65 (67.01%) Linux
8 57 (58.76%) Test Automation
9 55 (56.70%) Amazon AWS
10 54 (55.67%) Maven
11 53 (54.64%) Open Source
12 49 (50.52%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (46.39%) Ansible
14 43 (44.33%) Docker
14 43 (44.33%) Scrum
15 40 (41.24%) SOA
15 40 (41.24%) ZABBIX
15 40 (41.24%) Deployment Automation
15 40 (41.24%) Sonatype Nexus
16 37 (38.14%) Red Hat
16 37 (38.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 37 (38.14%) Kanban
17 36 (37.11%) Subversion
18 35 (36.08%) Middleware
19 34 (35.05%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (31.96%) Java
21 29 (29.90%) JavaScript
21 29 (29.90%) Cloud Computing

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 19 (19.59%) nginx
1 19 (19.59%) Tomcat
2 16 (16.49%) Confluence
3 13 (13.40%) WebLogic
4 11 (11.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (7.22%) Apache
5 7 (7.22%) JBoss
6 3 (3.09%) Anypoint
6 3 (3.09%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 55 (56.70%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (29.90%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (19.59%) GitHub
3 19 (19.59%) Google Analytics
3 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (9.28%) Serverless
5 3 (3.09%) NuGet
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.03%) Office 365
7 1 (1.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.59%) HTTP
1 19 (19.59%) SSL
1 19 (19.59%) TCP/IP
2 13 (13.40%) Firewall
2 13 (13.40%) VLAN
3 5 (5.15%) LAN
3 5 (5.15%) MPLS
3 5 (5.15%) Network Security
3 5 (5.15%) SAN
3 5 (5.15%) SNMP
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.59%) MongoDB
1 19 (19.59%) NoSQL
2 11 (11.34%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.15%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.06%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 79 (81.44%) Jenkins
2 67 (69.07%) Git (software)
3 54 (55.67%) Maven
4 40 (41.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 36 (37.11%) Subversion
6 23 (23.71%) Ant
7 20 (20.62%) JIRA
7 20 (20.62%) Selenium
8 19 (19.59%) Cucumber
8 19 (19.59%) Gatling
8 19 (19.59%) Grunt
8 19 (19.59%) gulp
8 19 (19.59%) IntelliJ
8 19 (19.59%) Karma Test Runner
8 19 (19.59%) Sublime Text
9 12 (12.37%) Bitbucket
10 11 (11.34%) JUnit
11 8 (8.25%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (8.25%) RSpec
12 7 (7.22%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (4.12%) Automotive
2 2 (2.06%) Electronics
2 2 (2.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.06%) Marketing
2 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (52.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (25.77%) AWS DevOps
2 25 (25.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 25 (25.77%) AWS Engineer
3 23 (23.71%) Developer
4 11 (11.34%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (9.28%) Java Developer
5 9 (9.28%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Architect
8 5 (5.15%) React Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.12%) DevOps Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Tester
10 2 (2.06%) Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Mainframe Developer
10 2 (2.06%) Senior React Developer
10 2 (2.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.08%) Middleware
2 21 (21.65%) Node.js
3 19 (19.59%) AngularJS
3 19 (19.59%) Gherkin
3 19 (19.59%) jQuery
3 19 (19.59%) Servlets
4 15 (15.46%) CSS
5 13 (13.40%) J2EE
6 12 (12.37%) RESTful
7 11 (11.34%) Spring
8 10 (10.31%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (8.25%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (8.25%) YAML
10 7 (7.22%) Hibernate
10 7 (7.22%) HTML5
10 7 (7.22%) J2SE
10 7 (7.22%) JSON
10 7 (7.22%) Play Framework
10 7 (7.22%) REST
10 7 (7.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.74%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (10.31%) User Experience
3 8 (8.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.09%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 67 (69.07%) Windows
2 65 (67.01%) Linux
3 37 (38.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (28.87%) Unix
5 19 (19.59%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.09%) VME
7 2 (2.06%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (83.51%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (81.44%) DevOps
3 71 (73.20%) Configuration Management
4 57 (58.76%) Test Automation
5 53 (54.64%) Open Source
6 49 (50.52%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (44.33%) Scrum
8 40 (41.24%) Deployment Automation
8 40 (41.24%) SOA
9 37 (38.14%) Kanban
10 34 (35.05%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (29.90%) Task Automation
12 23 (23.71%) TDD
13 19 (19.59%) Analytics
13 19 (19.59%) Lean Software Development
13 19 (19.59%) Microservices
14 18 (18.56%) Process Improvement
15 17 (17.53%) Test Strategy
16 16 (16.49%) SDLC
17 13 (13.40%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 84 (86.60%) Python
2 31 (31.96%) Java
3 29 (29.90%) JavaScript
3 29 (29.90%) Ruby
4 25 (25.77%) C#
5 22 (22.68%) Groovy
6 19 (19.59%) Haskell
7 14 (14.43%) SQL
8 9 (9.28%) PowerShell
9 7 (7.22%) Scala
9 7 (7.22%) Shell Script
10 6 (6.19%) PL/SQL
11 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
12 3 (3.09%) COBOL
13 1 (1.03%) PHP
13 1 (1.03%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) CCNA
1 5 (5.15%) CCNP
1 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (5.15%) CISSP
1 5 (5.15%) SANS
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (44.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 69 (71.13%) Puppet
2 45 (46.39%) Ansible
3 40 (41.24%) ZABBIX
4 21 (21.65%) Grafana
5 19 (19.59%) Kibana
6 10 (10.31%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (10.31%) Nagios
7 9 (9.28%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (8.25%) Kubernetes
9 3 (3.09%) Salt
9 3 (3.09%) Terraform
10 2 (2.06%) Graphite
Vendors
1 37 (38.14%) Red Hat
2 23 (23.71%) Oracle
3 20 (20.62%) Google
4 8 (8.25%) Riverbed
4 8 (8.25%) webMethods
5 6 (6.19%) BEA
6 5 (5.15%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.09%) Adobe
7 3 (3.09%) Informatica
7 3 (3.09%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.09%) Pega
8 2 (2.06%) SAP
9 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.03%) SnapLogic
9 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds