The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineer
Rank 528 532 537
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 44 34 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.067% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.072% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -24.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £237 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £445 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £430
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 July 2014.

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 15 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 July 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
England -2 35 £402 +46.18% 5
London +12 15 £430 +56.36% 3
South East -2 7 £338 -
Berkshire 0 2 - -
Scotland -14 2 £373 -1.80%
East of England - - - -
South West - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 54 (80.60%) Performance Testing
2 48 (71.64%) LoadRunner
3 33 (49.25%) HP
4 29 (43.28%) Performance Engineering
5 24 (35.82%) .NET
6 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET
6 23 (34.33%) Security Cleared
7 22 (32.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (32.84%) Oracle
7 22 (32.84%) ISTQB
8 21 (31.34%) Test Scripting
9 19 (28.36%) Software Testing
9 19 (28.36%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
10 18 (26.87%) SQL
10 18 (26.87%) HTTP
11 17 (25.37%) Windows
12 16 (23.88%) UNIX
12 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
13 15 (22.39%) Performance Analysis
13 15 (22.39%) SaaS
13 15 (22.39%) Memory Management
13 15 (22.39%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (20.90%) Problem Management
14 14 (20.90%) Linux
15 13 (19.40%) Configuration Management
16 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
16 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
17 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
17 10 (14.93%) Facilita Forecast

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 5 (7.46%) IIS
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.49%) Documentum
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
Business Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.49%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) SaaS
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.87%) HTTP
2 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.94%) HTTPS
4 6 (8.96%) Wireshark
4 6 (8.96%) DNS
5 4 (5.97%) SAN
6 2 (2.99%) 2G
6 2 (2.99%) GSM
6 2 (2.99%) UMTS
6 2 (2.99%) 3G
6 2 (2.99%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.49%) LTE
7 1 (1.49%) NAS
7 1 (1.49%) 4G
7 1 (1.49%) SSL
7 1 (1.49%) Internet
7 1 (1.49%) UTRAN
7 1 (1.49%) DWDM
7 1 (1.49%) MPLS
7 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.49%) DB2
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 48 (71.64%) LoadRunner
2 15 (22.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (14.93%) Facilita Forecast
4 6 (8.96%) Fiddler
5 5 (7.46%) WinDbg
6 3 (4.48%) PostSharp
7 2 (2.99%) JMeter
8 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.49%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.49%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.49%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.49%) JConsole
8 1 (1.49%) VisualVM
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.82%) .NET
2 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET
3 8 (11.94%) JSP
3 8 (11.94%) HTML
4 3 (4.48%) JPA
4 3 (4.48%) Autofac
4 3 (4.48%) Web Services
4 3 (4.48%) CSS
5 2 (2.99%) Ajax
5 2 (2.99%) JRockit
5 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) e-Health
1 2 (2.99%) AS400
1 2 (2.99%) Open Source
2 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.49%) Statistics
2 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Windows
2 16 (23.88%) UNIX
3 14 (20.90%) Linux
4 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.94%) Windows 2000
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.97%) Solaris
6 2 (2.99%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (80.60%) Performance Testing
2 29 (43.28%) Performance Engineering
3 21 (31.34%) Test Scripting
4 19 (28.36%) Software Testing
5 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
6 15 (22.39%) Performance Analysis
6 15 (22.39%) Memory Management
7 14 (20.90%) Problem Management
8 13 (19.40%) Configuration Management
9 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (5.97%) Load Testing
12 4 (5.97%) SOA
12 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
13 3 (4.48%) Performance Management
13 3 (4.48%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.43%) Java
4 3 (4.48%) C#
4 3 (4.48%) VB
5 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 1 (1.49%) Scala
6 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (34.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 22 (32.84%) ISTQB
3 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) BC Cleared
5 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
7 2 (2.99%) ISEB
8 1 (1.49%) CNA
8 1 (1.49%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) vSphere
1 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.49%) Nmap
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 19 (28.36%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.49%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (49.25%) HP
2 22 (32.84%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Akamai
3 3 (4.48%) VMware
4 2 (2.99%) Mercator
4 2 (2.99%) Citrix
4 2 (2.99%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.49%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.49%) EMC
5 1 (1.49%) Nokia
5 1 (1.49%) Siebel
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Huawei