perrin (email not shown publicly) Perrin is a contributor to various Perl-related projects like mod_perl, Template Toolkit, and Class::DBI. He is a frequent speaker at OSCON, YAPC, and ApacheCon, and a contributor to several perl-related books.
With the help of this job trends app, you can see that job postings for Perl continue to be much higher than those for PHP, Python, or Ruby (honorary P language). It's nowhere close to Java, but it's about twice PHP and leaves the others in the dust. Of course this says nothing about the actual quality of the jobs -- only that Perl skills are in demand.