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Recruitment in Perl 
The State of the Perl 
Market 
Rick Deller 
www.eligo.co.uk/technical
Who am I ? 
• Senior Headhunter 
• Perl specialist 
• 5 years in Perl Market 
• Consultant to more than X perl Houses 
• P...
What do I do ? 
• Advise and consult on Perl recruitment across UK, Europe and U.S 
• Client Services 
• Permanent Contrac...
What I will cover today 
• Overview of the Perl labour market 
• Client perspective 
• Candidate perspective 
• Insight in...
Introduction to the Perl Market 
• Europe, US, UK 
• Employers and verticals 
• Current activity and state of the market 
...
What are employers looking for? 
• Generally – Modern Perl (Catalyst etc) 
• However there are always an exception to the ...
What can candidates expect & look for? 
• Salary is dependent on experience, skillset and location 
• Junior Developer - £...
How can you stand out as a candidate? 
It is not just about your CV. 
• The quality of your CV (needs to be clear and show...
Current trends in the interview process 
• Every company is different 
• Stages, competency (STAR), formal, HR etc 
• Test...
The future of Perl 
Is Perl Recruitment Market dying? 
• No 
• We are seeing natural growth 
• There is lots of roles that...
What’s needed? 
• Attract young programmers into Perl 
• Work with Universities 
• Continuous development & training 
• Ne...
Summary 
• Perl Market is Strong 
• Europe, UK 
• Challenges 
• Opportunity 
www.eligo.co.uk/technical
Any Questions? 
Eligo’s Perl specialist Rick Deller delivered this presentation and is 
always happy to answer any questio...
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Recruitment in Perl, The state of the Perl market

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Here are my slides from the YAPC:EU 2014,
The talk was about Perl Recruitment and included topics such as
Type of Jobs
Type of Skills needed
Salaries
How it differs across different European Countries
How to get the best role
The strength of the Perl Market

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Recruitment in Perl, The state of the Perl market

  1. 1. Recruitment in Perl The State of the Perl Market Rick Deller www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  2. 2. Who am I ? • Senior Headhunter • Perl specialist • 5 years in Perl Market • Consultant to more than X perl Houses • Placed more than X perl candidates
  3. 3. What do I do ? • Advise and consult on Perl recruitment across UK, Europe and U.S • Client Services • Permanent Contract, Temporary and Fixed Term Contracts • Search for and select the best candidates in the market • Qualify and interview all candidates • Book and manage the interview process • Candidate Services • CV appraisal • Interview coaching • Industry insight including salary information • Match you to the right companies and jobs www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  4. 4. What I will cover today • Overview of the Perl labour market • Client perspective • Candidate perspective • Insight into current Perl industry activity • Opportunities for growth and success www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  5. 5. Introduction to the Perl Market • Europe, US, UK • Employers and verticals • Current activity and state of the market It is not all about the job title • Junior Developer • Senior Developer • Head of Development / Development Manager • DevOps www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  6. 6. What are employers looking for? • Generally – Modern Perl (Catalyst etc) • However there are always an exception to the rule • Front-End (JavaScript) • Deployment (Primarily Puppet, Chief) • Management / Mentoring • Passion www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  7. 7. What can candidates expect & look for? • Salary is dependent on experience, skillset and location • Junior Developer - £25k to £35k (31K Euros to 44K Euros) • Mid Level Developer - £45k to £55k (56k Euros to 68k Euros) • Senior Developer - £60k to £70k (75k Euros to 87k Euros) • Head of Development - £70k + (87k Euros) • The full package • Professional development and progression • Technical challenge and product development • Pension, healthcare, life assurance etc • Bonuses and incentives • Social activities; lunches, drinks, team nights out www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  8. 8. How can you stand out as a candidate? It is not just about your CV. • The quality of your CV (needs to be clear and showcase your skillset) • Details of projects worked on/lead • Do you have a Github account / Do you contribute to CPAN? • LinkedIn Profile (Recommendations and peer references) • Active on Social Media • Perl Community events and activities www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  9. 9. Current trends in the interview process • Every company is different • Stages, competency (STAR), formal, HR etc • Tests are becoming more common place • Cards games, coding, psychometric • Telephone interviews are relatively standard • How to make an impact • Preparation, preparation, preparation • Face to Face interviews • Do’s and don’ts • Two way process www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  10. 10. The future of Perl Is Perl Recruitment Market dying? • No • We are seeing natural growth • There is lots of roles that involve Legacy Code • There are new projects being developed using Perl Are some companies moving platform? • Yes BUT not everyone! www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  11. 11. What’s needed? • Attract young programmers into Perl • Work with Universities • Continuous development & training • New exciting projects to retain the best talent • What we are doing? • How can you help? www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  12. 12. Summary • Perl Market is Strong • Europe, UK • Challenges • Opportunity www.eligo.co.uk/technical
  13. 13. Any Questions? Eligo’s Perl specialist Rick Deller delivered this presentation and is always happy to answer any questions or discuss the Perl market with you. 00 44 208 9444187 rick@eligo.co.uk @PerlRick www.eligo.co.uk/technical

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