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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Engineer
Rank 611 570 530
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 17 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.080% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.087% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 10
Average daily rate
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£356 £428 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +23.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £363 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £462 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
-13.46% -1.31%
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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 14 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 3 August 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 -28 16 £340 -19.91% 7
London -21 8 £425 -1.16% 4
North West - 5 £325 -
Blackpool - 4 £325 -
Lancashire - 4 £325 -
City of London - 3 £196 - 1
Berkshire -2 2 - -
South East -24 2 - - 2
Reading - 2 - -
Cardiff - 1 £375 - 1
Bristol - 1 £275 -
South Wales - 1 £375 - 1
South West - 1 £275 - 1
Wales - 1 £375 - 1

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 25 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 23 (51.11%) 3G
3 22 (48.89%) LTE
3 22 (48.89%) Performance Engineering
4 17 (37.78%) Radio Access Network
4 17 (37.78%) 4G
5 16 (35.56%) GSM
6 13 (28.89%) Network Design
7 12 (26.67%) Performance Management
7 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 11 (24.44%) Resource Management
9 10 (22.22%) Huawei
9 10 (22.22%) HSPA
9 10 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 10 (22.22%) Mapinfo
9 10 (22.22%) Ericsson
9 10 (22.22%) 2G
9 10 (22.22%) GPRS
9 10 (22.22%) WCDMA
9 10 (22.22%) Nortel
10 8 (17.78%) SQL
10 8 (17.78%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (17.78%) LoadRunner
11 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Performance Improvement
11 7 (15.56%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (15.56%) ITIL
11 7 (15.56%) Windows
11 7 (15.56%) Java
12 6 (13.33%) Linux

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) 3G
2 22 (48.89%) LTE
3 17 (37.78%) 4G
3 17 (37.78%) Radio Access Network
4 16 (35.56%) GSM
5 10 (22.22%) GPRS
5 10 (22.22%) WCDMA
5 10 (22.22%) 2G
5 10 (22.22%) HSPA
6 6 (13.33%) RNC
7 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.44%) 3GPP
7 2 (4.44%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) LoadRunner
2 4 (8.89%) JMeter
2 4 (8.89%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.44%) LoadUI
4 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Introscope
General
1 25 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) HTML5
2 2 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Statistics
2 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 5 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Performance Engineering
2 13 (28.89%) Network Design
3 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 12 (26.67%) Performance Management
4 11 (24.44%) Resource Management
5 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
5 7 (15.56%) ITIL
5 7 (15.56%) Performance Improvement
5 7 (15.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (13.33%) Network Planning
7 4 (8.89%) eTOM
7 4 (8.89%) Service Management
7 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.89%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.89%) Network Management
8 3 (6.67%) ITSM
8 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) VB
3 2 (4.44%) REXX
4 1 (2.22%) BeanShell
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Nortel
1 10 (22.22%) Ericsson
1 10 (22.22%) Mapinfo
1 10 (22.22%) Huawei
1 10 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (8.89%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) Greenplum
3 3 (6.67%) Remedy
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Nokia
4 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) Actix
5 1 (2.22%) Green Hat
5 1 (2.22%) New Relic
5 1 (2.22%) CA
5 1 (2.22%) Compuware
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
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