You wrote "contract perl coder". At least where I'm from, that means someone who does temp work instead of getting a proper job. And anyway, I wasn't replying to you. I was replying to someone who talked about setting up a section for contractors.
I don't feel strongly either way about having a section for discussing perl at work, although I doubt I'd use it myself unless interesting discussions about the practice of programming come up, such as discussing how to create and enforce coding standards, how to convince management that Testing Is Good. Of course, we've already had lots of discussions about those topics in other sections of the site.
If you want to talk about useful contract clauses, the state of the perl job market and so on, every single thing you say will be locale-specific. That won't stop people from other locales chiming in and confusing matters though, nor will it prevent people from assuming that you're talking about their locale. Just as I did when I wrote "tax-dodging slimeballs" (that was crossed out to indicate it was what we call in English a "joke"). *Here* people go contracting either because they are incapable of getting a proper job or because it can be a way of evading certain taxes.