The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Engineer
Rank 586 540 537
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 21 42 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.080% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.086% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 3
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£350 £420 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +52.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £377 -
% change year-on-year
-20.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Performance Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Performance Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Engineer within the UK.

Performance Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Performance Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineer within the UK.

Performance Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Engineer
Top 19 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
England -33 20 £369 -12.20% 5
London -14 8 £469 +9.01% 2
South East -13 5 £400 +23.07% 1
Berkshire -3 4 £325 -
North West - 4 £280 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £260 -
City of London - 3 £519 -
Cheshire - 3 £260 -
Reading - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £260 -
Coventry - 3 £260 -
Aldershot +10 1 £475 +46.15%
Hampshire -4 1 £475 +46.15%
Bracknell - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £275 -
Hayes - 1 £475 -
Liverpool - 1 £300 -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
South West - 1 £275 -

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (69.57%) 3G
1 32 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 30 (65.22%) LTE
3 28 (60.87%) Performance Engineering
4 24 (52.17%) GSM
5 18 (39.13%) 4G
5 18 (39.13%) Radio Access Network
6 15 (32.61%) Statistics
7 14 (30.43%) Network Planning
7 14 (30.43%) RNC
8 13 (28.26%) Network Design
9 12 (26.09%) Performance Management
10 11 (23.91%) Resource Management
10 11 (23.91%) 2G
10 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
10 11 (23.91%) Ericsson
11 10 (21.74%) Nortel
11 10 (21.74%) GPRS
11 10 (21.74%) WCDMA
11 10 (21.74%) Mapinfo
11 10 (21.74%) Huawei
11 10 (21.74%) HSPA
11 10 (21.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 8 (17.39%) Business Objects
13 7 (15.22%) ITIL
13 7 (15.22%) Performance Improvement
14 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
14 5 (10.87%) Java
15 4 (8.70%) Service Management
15 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (69.57%) 3G
2 30 (65.22%) LTE
3 24 (52.17%) GSM
4 18 (39.13%) 4G
4 18 (39.13%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (30.43%) RNC
6 11 (23.91%) 2G
7 10 (21.74%) GPRS
7 10 (21.74%) WCDMA
7 10 (21.74%) HSPA
8 2 (4.35%) 3GPP
8 2 (4.35%) VoLTE
9 1 (2.17%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (2.17%) WebLOAD
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) NeoLoad
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) Introscope
General
1 32 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) XMPP
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Statistics
2 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Performance Engineering
2 14 (30.43%) Network Planning
3 13 (28.26%) Network Design
4 12 (26.09%) Performance Management
5 11 (23.91%) Resource Management
5 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
6 7 (15.22%) ITIL
6 7 (15.22%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) Service Management
7 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.70%) eTOM
7 4 (8.70%) Network Management
7 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.52%) ITSM
9 2 (4.35%) Project Management
9 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) REXX
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) C
4 1 (2.17%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Ericsson
2 10 (21.74%) Nortel
2 10 (21.74%) Mapinfo
2 10 (21.74%) Huawei
2 10 (21.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (17.39%) Business Objects
4 4 (8.70%) Greenplum
5 3 (6.52%) Remedy
5 3 (6.52%) Nokia
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) Actix
7 1 (2.17%) Terracotta
7 1 (2.17%) New Relic
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.17%) Compuware
7 1 (2.17%) CA