Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 138 131
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +41
Contract jobs citing Perl 40 60 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.16% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 3.47% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 46 34
West Midlands median daily rate £489 £530 £492
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.83% +7.74% +33.85%
10th Percentile £359 £444 £320
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
England median daily rate £510 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.71 -
England median hourly rate £44.92 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +12.29% -4.76% +7.01%

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 1,662 1,728 1,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.16% 33.41% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,068 1,084 897
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £304 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23% +31.31%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.25 £20.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £73.13
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +4.82% +0.61% +10.00%

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 17 July 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 July 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 -6 23 £500 -5.66% 2
Birmingham +17 9 £531 +11.84% 2
Warwickshire -4 2 £475 -2.56% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £330 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Perl
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 25 (62.50%) Unix
2 22 (55.00%) SQL
3 19 (47.50%) Java
3 19 (47.50%) Python
4 18 (45.00%) Shell Script
4 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
5 15 (37.50%) Pega
5 15 (37.50%) webMethods
5 15 (37.50%) J2EE
5 15 (37.50%) Oracle
6 14 (35.00%) WebLogic
6 14 (35.00%) CSS
6 14 (35.00%) HTML
6 14 (35.00%) PL/SQL
6 14 (35.00%) Informatica
6 14 (35.00%) BEA
6 14 (35.00%) Robotics
6 14 (35.00%) HTML5
6 14 (35.00%) CSS3
6 14 (35.00%) CA Gen
6 14 (35.00%) Robotic Process Automation
6 14 (35.00%) Task Automation
7 13 (32.50%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
8 12 (30.00%) Process Improvement
9 11 (27.50%) Ansible
10 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (25.00%) HP

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 14 (35.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) Anypoint
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) BGP
1 8 (20.00%) OSPF
1 8 (20.00%) SNMP
2 7 (17.50%) BIG-IP
3 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (5.00%) MPLS
4 2 (5.00%) Network Security
4 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) Anycast
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.50%) DNS
5 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.50%) Junos
5 1 (2.50%) Multicast
5 1 (2.50%) NX-OS
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (35.00%) CA Gen
3 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (22.50%) Maven
5 4 (10.00%) Subversion
6 3 (7.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (7.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (2.50%) Ant
7 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.50%) Gradle
7 1 (2.50%) sqlmap
7 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Legal
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.50%) Retail
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.50%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (7.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Integration Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) React Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) J2EE
2 14 (35.00%) CSS
2 14 (35.00%) CSS3
2 14 (35.00%) HTML
2 14 (35.00%) HTML5
3 7 (17.50%) .NET
3 7 (17.50%) JSON
3 7 (17.50%) XML
3 7 (17.50%) YAML
4 3 (7.50%) Middleware
5 2 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.50%) SAP PI
6 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Robotics
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Unix
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Windows
4 5 (12.50%) Solaris
5 3 (7.50%) HPUX
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) AIX
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Robotic Process Automation
1 14 (35.00%) Task Automation
2 13 (32.50%) Collaborative Working
2 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
3 12 (30.00%) Process Improvement
4 9 (22.50%) Scrum
5 8 (20.00%) DevOps
6 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (7.50%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure as Code
9 3 (7.50%) Kanban
9 3 (7.50%) Open Source
9 3 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (7.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) SQL
2 19 (47.50%) Java
2 19 (47.50%) Python
3 18 (45.00%) Shell Script
4 14 (35.00%) PL/SQL
5 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (17.50%) Prolog
7 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.00%) C#
8 2 (5.00%) Korn
9 1 (2.50%) C++
9 1 (2.50%) Groovy
9 1 (2.50%) PHP
9 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) CCNP
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (12.50%) CCIE
3 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) CISSP
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.50%) CISA
6 1 (2.50%) CISM
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
2 3 (7.50%) Samba
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.50%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Ansible
2 7 (17.50%) Puppet
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.50%) ZABBIX
5 2 (5.00%) Nagios
6 1 (2.50%) Nessus
6 1 (2.50%) Nmap
6 1 (2.50%) OpenNMS
6 1 (2.50%) RANCID
6 1 (2.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
1 15 (37.50%) Pega
1 15 (37.50%) webMethods
2 14 (35.00%) BEA
2 14 (35.00%) Informatica
3 10 (25.00%) HP
4 8 (20.00%) Cisco
4 8 (20.00%) F5
4 8 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 7 (17.50%) Aruba
5 7 (17.50%) BMC
5 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
5 7 (17.50%) Fortinet
5 7 (17.50%) NetScout
5 7 (17.50%) Riverbed
6 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.50%) Sun
7 2 (5.00%) MuleSoft
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) VMware