Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 161 92
Rank change year-on-year +31 -69 +34
Contract jobs citing Perl 56 36 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.65% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.68% 2.09% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 22
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £365 £315 £314
90th Percentile £675 £493 £600
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.89% +17.50% +14.29%

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 1,521 1,724 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.23% 31.32% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 1,029 950
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £244 £252 £250
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 52 50
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.75 £23.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.11% -22.95% +6.66%
10th Percentile £17.60 £11.50 £12.48
90th Percentile £50.23 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Warwickshire +21 16 £475 -
Shropshire +10 13 £550 +29.41% 3
Birmingham +5 11 £665 +56.47%
Coventry +18 9 £575 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £600 -
Perl
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 40 (71.43%) Python
2 39 (69.64%) Oracle
3 35 (62.50%) Windows
4 34 (60.71%) DevOps
5 33 (58.93%) Puppet
6 26 (46.43%) Linux
7 25 (44.64%) Jenkins
8 24 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
9 23 (41.07%) Git (software)
9 23 (41.07%) Subversion
10 22 (39.29%) Maven
11 21 (37.50%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (35.71%) Middleware
13 18 (32.14%) SDLC
13 18 (32.14%) Bash Shell
14 17 (30.36%) Configuration Management
15 16 (28.57%) Unix
15 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (26.79%) SQL
17 14 (25.00%) JIRA
17 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
18 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (23.21%) Confluence
18 13 (23.21%) Docker
19 12 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
19 12 (21.43%) Oracle Database
19 12 (21.43%) ZABBIX
19 12 (21.43%) Kanban
19 12 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
19 12 (21.43%) Task Automation

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 13 (23.21%) Confluence
2 10 (17.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Documentum
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Jetty
4 1 (1.79%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.79%) nginx
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (19.64%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.57%) Route 53
5 1 (1.79%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.79%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
1 6 (10.71%) LAN
1 6 (10.71%) MPLS
1 6 (10.71%) Network Security
1 6 (10.71%) SNMP
1 6 (10.71%) VLAN
1 6 (10.71%) WAN
2 5 (8.93%) SAN
2 5 (8.93%) TETRA
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 8 (14.29%) TimesTen
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (44.64%) Jenkins
2 23 (41.07%) Git (software)
2 23 (41.07%) Subversion
3 22 (39.29%) Maven
4 21 (37.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (25.00%) JIRA
6 8 (14.29%) GitLab
7 3 (5.36%) Selenium
7 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (3.57%) CA Gen
8 2 (3.57%) JProfiler
8 2 (3.57%) JUnit
9 1 (1.79%) Ant
9 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
1 16 (28.57%) Lead DevOps
2 8 (14.29%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) DevOps Manager
2 8 (14.29%) Head of DevOps
3 7 (12.50%) Architect
3 7 (12.50%) Consultant
3 7 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (10.71%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Operational Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Operations Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Security Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) DBA
6 2 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.79%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) Middleware
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) CSS
3 3 (5.36%) HTML
4 2 (3.57%) Ajax
4 2 (3.57%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) JRuby
5 1 (1.79%) Servlets
5 1 (1.79%) XHTML
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Linux
3 16 (28.57%) Unix
4 10 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (1.79%) Debian
5 1 (1.79%) Fedora
5 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) DevOps
2 18 (32.14%) SDLC
3 17 (30.36%) Configuration Management
4 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (21.43%) Kanban
6 12 (21.43%) Scrum
6 12 (21.43%) Task Automation
7 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
7 11 (19.64%) Migration
8 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (17.86%) Open Source
8 10 (17.86%) Server Virtualisation
8 10 (17.86%) SOA
8 10 (17.86%) TDD
9 9 (16.07%) Validation
10 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
10 8 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) Python
2 18 (32.14%) Bash Shell
3 15 (26.79%) SQL
4 11 (19.64%) Ruby
5 9 (16.07%) Java
5 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
6 8 (14.29%) AWK
6 8 (14.29%) Korn
6 8 (14.29%) sed
7 7 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.57%) VB
11 1 (1.79%) C#
11 1 (1.79%) C++
11 1 (1.79%) Go
11 1 (1.79%) VB6
11 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) CCNA
1 5 (8.93%) CCNP
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (8.93%) CISSP
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
1 5 (8.93%) SANS
2 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) GDPR
2 2 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) Docker
2 10 (17.86%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.79%) KVM
4 1 (1.79%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (58.93%) Puppet
2 12 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (21.43%) ZABBIX
3 5 (8.93%) Ansible
4 2 (3.57%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.79%) logstash
5 1 (1.79%) Salt
5 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Oracle
2 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
3 8 (14.29%) Comptel
3 8 (14.29%) HP
3 8 (14.29%) Remedy
4 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.36%) Pega
6 2 (3.57%) BEA
6 2 (3.57%) CA
6 2 (3.57%) Google
6 2 (3.57%) Informatica
6 2 (3.57%) Micro Focus
6 2 (3.57%) Serena
6 2 (3.57%) webMethods
7 1 (1.79%) BT
7 1 (1.79%) Perforce
7 1 (1.79%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.79%) Siemens
7 1 (1.79%) VMware