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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineer
Rank 582 553 545
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 24 39 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
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£375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £261 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £430
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -27.90%
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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 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 16 September 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 -14 23 £375 +4.82% 10
London +20 7 £425 -1.44% 2
South East -18 5 £375 +20.96% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Berkshire -6 1 - - 1
Scotland -12 1 £375 +1.35%
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 4
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 4
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
York - - - - 4
Amersham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 53 (72.60%) Performance Testing
2 49 (67.12%) LoadRunner
3 30 (41.10%) Performance Engineering
3 30 (41.10%) HP
4 26 (35.62%) Test Scripting
5 25 (34.25%) .NET
6 24 (32.88%) ASP.NET
7 23 (31.51%) ISTQB
7 23 (31.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
8 22 (30.14%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (30.14%) Software Testing
8 22 (30.14%) Oracle
9 20 (27.40%) Test Strategy
10 19 (26.03%) Problem Management
11 18 (24.66%) Configuration Management
11 18 (24.66%) SQL
11 18 (24.66%) QuickTest Pro
11 18 (24.66%) Performance Analysis
12 17 (23.29%) SC Cleared
12 17 (23.29%) HTTP
12 17 (23.29%) Regression Testing
13 16 (21.92%) UNIX
13 16 (21.92%) Windows
14 15 (20.55%) SaaS
14 15 (20.55%) Facilita Forecast
14 15 (20.55%) Memory Management
15 13 (17.81%) Linux
16 12 (16.44%) QA
16 12 (16.44%) Automated Testing

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (6.85%) IIS
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.74%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.37%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.37%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.55%) SaaS
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) HTTP
2 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.59%) HTTPS
4 6 (8.22%) GSM
4 6 (8.22%) UMTS
4 6 (8.22%) 3G
4 6 (8.22%) Wireshark
5 5 (6.85%) DNS
5 5 (6.85%) 2G
6 4 (5.48%) LTE
6 4 (5.48%) 4G
6 4 (5.48%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (4.11%) GPRS
7 3 (4.11%) SAN
8 2 (2.74%) SPDY
9 1 (1.37%) UTRAN
9 1 (1.37%) DWDM
9 1 (1.37%) MPLS
9 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.37%) HSDPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.11%) MS Access
3 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (67.12%) LoadRunner
2 18 (24.66%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (20.55%) Facilita Forecast
4 6 (8.22%) Fiddler
5 5 (6.85%) WinDbg
6 3 (4.11%) PostSharp
7 2 (2.74%) JMeter
8 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.37%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.37%) JConsole
8 1 (1.37%) VisualVM
8 1 (1.37%) NeoLoad
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) .NET
2 24 (32.88%) ASP.NET
3 9 (12.33%) HTML
4 7 (9.59%) JSP
5 5 (6.85%) Web Services
5 5 (6.85%) CSS
6 4 (5.48%) Ajax
7 3 (4.11%) Autofac
7 3 (4.11%) JPA
8 2 (2.74%) HTML5
8 2 (2.74%) JSON
8 2 (2.74%) Apache Flex
8 2 (2.74%) Flash
8 2 (2.74%) CGI
8 2 (2.74%) JRockit
8 2 (2.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) User Experience
2 2 (2.74%) AS400
2 2 (2.74%) e-Health
2 2 (2.74%) Statistics
3 1 (1.37%) Open Source
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.37%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) UNIX
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) Linux
3 7 (9.59%) Windows 2000
3 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.11%) Solaris
5 2 (2.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (72.60%) Performance Testing
2 30 (41.10%) Performance Engineering
3 26 (35.62%) Test Scripting
4 22 (30.14%) Software Testing
5 20 (27.40%) Test Strategy
6 19 (26.03%) Problem Management
7 18 (24.66%) Configuration Management
7 18 (24.66%) Performance Analysis
8 17 (23.29%) Regression Testing
9 15 (20.55%) Memory Management
10 12 (16.44%) Automated Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.48%) Performance Management
12 4 (5.48%) Test Automation
12 4 (5.48%) Load Testing
13 3 (4.11%) Waterfall
13 3 (4.11%) Knowledge Management
13 3 (4.11%) SOA
13 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.70%) Java
4 5 (6.85%) C#
5 4 (5.48%) Perl
6 3 (4.11%) VB
7 2 (2.74%) VBA
7 2 (2.74%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (31.51%) ISTQB
1 23 (31.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
3 17 (23.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.85%) BC Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) Degree
7 2 (2.74%) ISEB
7 2 (2.74%) CNA
7 2 (2.74%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) vSphere
2 1 (1.37%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 22 (30.14%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.11%) Netcool
3 3 (4.11%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (2.74%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (41.10%) HP
2 22 (30.14%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) Business Objects
3 3 (4.11%) Greenplum
3 3 (4.11%) Akamai
4 2 (2.74%) Mapinfo
4 2 (2.74%) Mercator
4 2 (2.74%) VMware
4 2 (2.74%) Citrix
4 2 (2.74%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.37%) Nokia
5 1 (1.37%) Juniper
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Siebel
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) Huawei
5 1 (1.37%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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