The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Performance Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Engineer
Rank 627 623 577
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 19 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.039% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.041% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 37
Median daily rate £325 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £265 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £475 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £324 £312 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -16.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Performance Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Performance Engineer in the job title.

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 29 May 2016.

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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 19 £325 -7.14% 2
North East - 7 £324 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £324 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £324 -
London +5 6 £425 -9.33%
Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Leeds - 4 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Coventry -5 2 - -
West Midlands -10 2 - -
City of London +41 1 £485 -6.50%
Harrow - 1 £365 -

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Performance Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Performance Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (65.63%) LoadRunner
2 20 (62.50%) Java
3 16 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Performance Engineering
5 12 (37.50%) Visual Studio
6 11 (34.38%) Linux
6 11 (34.38%) IBM
7 10 (31.25%) Python
7 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 10 (31.25%) Oracle
7 10 (31.25%) Unix
7 10 (31.25%) QA
8 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
8 9 (28.13%) Spring
9 8 (25.00%) Windows
9 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (25.00%) JIRA
10 7 (21.88%) Ruby
10 7 (21.88%) SilkPerformer
10 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
10 7 (21.88%) Scala
10 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
10 7 (21.88%) VisualVM
10 7 (21.88%) New Relic
10 7 (21.88%) YourKit
10 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
10 7 (21.88%) CoffeeScript
10 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
10 7 (21.88%) SQL
10 7 (21.88%) VBScript

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (65.63%) LoadRunner
2 12 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
4 8 (25.00%) JIRA
5 7 (21.88%) Gatling
5 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
5 7 (21.88%) JMeter
5 7 (21.88%) Maven
5 7 (21.88%) SilkPerformer
5 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
5 7 (21.88%) The Grinder
5 7 (21.88%) VisualVM
5 7 (21.88%) YourKit
6 6 (18.75%) Facilita Forecast
6 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
7 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Spring
2 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
2 7 (21.88%) Hibernate
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
4 4 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) Middleware
6 2 (6.25%) .NET
6 2 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (6.25%) ELK Stack
6 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) Grid Computing
3 2 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) Equities
4 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.13%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Unix
3 8 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (12.50%) AIX
4 4 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Performance Engineering
3 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
5 5 (15.63%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (15.63%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.50%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.50%) High Availability
6 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 10 (31.25%) Python
3 7 (21.88%) CoffeeScript
3 7 (21.88%) Ruby
3 7 (21.88%) Scala
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) VBA
3 7 (21.88%) VBScript
4 6 (18.75%) VB
5 4 (12.50%) C
6 2 (6.25%) C#
6 2 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) Ganglia
3 2 (6.25%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (6.25%) Kibana
3 2 (6.25%) logstash
3 2 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) IBM
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 7 (21.88%) AppDynamics
3 7 (21.88%) Dynatrace
3 7 (21.88%) New Relic
4 5 (15.63%) HP
5 4 (12.50%) Sun
6 2 (6.25%) DataSynapse
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (6.25%) Splunk
6 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix