The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineer
Rank 250 233 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.047% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.051% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £405 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +24.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Performance Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8860 7822 8135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 92.50% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4903 4183 3866
Average daily rate £375 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 472 637
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £36.50 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Performance Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Performance Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Engineer across the South East region.

Performance Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineer across the South East region.

Performance Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Performance Engineer
England

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Performance Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Performance Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (40.00%) 3G
3 4 (40.00%) GSM
3 4 (40.00%) UMTS
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) LTE
4 3 (30.00%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (30.00%) 4G
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) 2G
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) Greenplum
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) GPRS
4 3 (30.00%) Netcool
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) MS Access
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Performance Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Performance Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) 3G
1 4 (40.00%) GSM
1 4 (40.00%) UMTS
2 3 (30.00%) LTE
2 3 (30.00%) 4G
2 3 (30.00%) 2G
2 3 (30.00%) GPRS
3 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MS Access
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JPA
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) JSP
1 1 (10.00%) ODBC
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Statistics
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) CNA
3 1 (10.00%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (30.00%) Netcool
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Greenplum
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (20.00%) Mapinfo
4 1 (10.00%) Ericsson