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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I would tend to think that's right, but it's counter to what a lot of other people report. Is it just the way different people count?

    It would be really cool to see a Venn diagram sorta thing to see how they all overlap, but I guess that would be too many dimensions. :)

    Any chance of sharing the code? Maybe as an article for The Perl Review? :)
    • I'd say the reason Perl is to tall is because so many jobs have "this, that, the other.... and Perl".

      That's part of the reason jobs.perl.org became so popular, because on jobs.perl.org you know the jobs are PRIMARILY about Perl, not just incidentally involving it.
      • I think that's probably true, and maybe it's just been buried in all the jobs that listed Java in the same way.

        That's the tricky thing about this sort of analysis: what are you going to actualyl be doing when you get the job? There might be a Perl keyword and then they switch it up on you so you're really doing PHP . :)
        • When I was recently looking for a new job, about one in three positions I considered wanted Perl programmers because they had a massive legacy system written in Perl that they wanted to port to Java. Before I put any faith in this graph, I'd want to know about how it's determined that Perl (or any other language) is primary or secondary, and what features of the dice.com job posting makes them especially representative of the actual industry. I'd also want to know how duplicates are screened -- how does t
    • Any chance of sharing the code?

      I've posted it to perlmonks [perlmonks.com].

      Its pretty simplistic, so I don't think its TPR-worthy.

      Many will question the "sampling" technique, but I'm assuming the spurious datapoints are as likely in PHP/Python/Ruby samples as Perl (which is why I added the "Mixed" datapoint for each language). As importantly (albeit subjectively), I think job listings are a much better metric than the usual book sales or (perhaps worst) web search metrics.

      And yes, I pondered a Venn diagram, but

    • brian, to answer a part of your requirement, we have a tool Market Statistics that you can compare skills based on location and industry type and it will give the monthly job demand for 2007 and it also compares median salary. http://www.odinjobs.com/StaffIT/MarketOverviewServlet [odinjobs.com]
      If you put (perl not java) you will get jobs that asked for perl and does not ask for java at all. you can compare (perl not java) versus perl and see what is the overlap of jobs between the two skills. Unfortunately, the query su