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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineer
Rank 590 570 557
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 22 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.016% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.017% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate
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£394 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £407 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £423 £415
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 - - -

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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 23 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 27 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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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 +13 22 £394 -7.35% 5
London +3 13 £400 -5.88%
City of London - 4 £438 -
South East -24 3 £300 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Amersham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
York - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
East of England - - - -

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 27 (62.79%) LoadRunner
2 25 (58.14%) Performance Testing
3 22 (51.16%) Test Scripting
4 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
4 16 (37.21%) SQL
5 14 (32.56%) HP
5 14 (32.56%) Regression Testing
5 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (30.23%) Performance Engineering
7 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
8 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
9 10 (23.26%) Problem Management
9 10 (23.26%) Oracle
9 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (20.93%) Facilita Forecast
10 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
10 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
10 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
10 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
10 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
11 8 (18.60%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (18.60%) Linux
12 7 (16.28%) Java
12 7 (16.28%) ISEB
12 7 (16.28%) Data Structures
13 6 (13.95%) NeoLoad
13 6 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (13.95%) BDD
13 6 (13.95%) V-Model

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) GSM
1 4 (9.30%) UMTS
1 4 (9.30%) 3G
2 3 (6.98%) 2G
2 3 (6.98%) GPRS
2 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) 4G
2 3 (6.98%) LTE
3 2 (4.65%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (4.65%) HTTP
3 2 (4.65%) SPDY
4 1 (2.33%) SAN
4 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.98%) MS Access
3 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (62.79%) LoadRunner
2 9 (20.93%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (18.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (13.95%) NeoLoad
5 4 (9.30%) Subversion
5 4 (9.30%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (9.30%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (9.30%) eggPlant
6 3 (6.98%) JMeter
General
1 5 (11.63%) Banking
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.65%) JSON
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Flex
3 2 (4.65%) Ajax
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) CGI
3 2 (4.65%) JRockit
3 2 (4.65%) Middleware
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) Web Services
3 2 (4.65%) Flash
4 1 (2.33%) ODBC
4 1 (2.33%) JSP
4 1 (2.33%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.65%) AS400
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) BBC
3 1 (2.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) UNIX
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Solaris
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Performance Testing
2 22 (51.16%) Test Scripting
3 14 (32.56%) Regression Testing
4 13 (30.23%) Performance Engineering
5 10 (23.26%) Problem Management
6 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
6 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
6 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
6 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) BDD
8 6 (13.95%) V-Model
8 6 (13.95%) TDD
8 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Validation
9 4 (9.30%) Test Management
9 4 (9.30%) UML
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) Python
4 3 (6.98%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) C
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
2 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
4 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (16.28%) ISEB
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 2 (4.65%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) CNA
7 1 (2.33%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.98%) Netcool
2 3 (6.98%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (4.65%) Zenoss
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) HP
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Business Objects
3 3 (6.98%) Greenplum
4 2 (4.65%) Mapinfo
4 2 (4.65%) Mercator
5 1 (2.33%) Juniper
5 1 (2.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) VMware