The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineering
Rank 255 235 234
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.012% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.016% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£273 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £650
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Performance Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7159 6083 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.12% 71.32% 69.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3270 2872
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Performance Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineering across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Performance Engineering
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 Engineering across the South East region.

Performance Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Engineering
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 Engineering across the South East region.

Performance Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Engineering
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 Engineering within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 December 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 - - - - 1
Performance Engineering
England

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Performance Engineering also 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 that cited Performance Engineering.

1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) JSP
4 1 (12.50%) ODBC
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) DB2
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Performance Engineering also 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 that cited Performance Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) C Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Testing Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Testing Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
1 1 (12.50%) ODBC
1 1 (12.50%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Tcl
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle