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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Engineer
Rank 559 557 520
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 28 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.019% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£260 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £405 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £329 -
% change year-on-year
-20.91% -
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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 March 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 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 3 March 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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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 +12 28 £260 -25.71% 5
North West -6 12 £260 -
South East -10 10 £260 - 1
Surrey - 7 £260 -
West Midlands - 5 £260 -
Berkshire +2 3 - - 1
London +8 2 £428 +22.14% 1
City of London - 1 £475 - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 30 (58.82%) Performance Engineering
2 26 (50.98%) 3G
3 25 (49.02%) LTE
4 24 (47.06%) Telecoms
5 22 (43.14%) GSM
6 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
7 15 (29.41%) Statistics
7 15 (29.41%) LoadRunner
8 14 (27.45%) Network Planning
8 14 (27.45%) RNC
9 13 (25.49%) Performance Testing
10 12 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (23.53%) 4G
10 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
11 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
11 10 (19.61%) VCP4
12 9 (17.65%) Resource Management
12 9 (17.65%) Performance Management
12 9 (17.65%) 2G
12 9 (17.65%) Ericsson
13 8 (15.69%) GPRS
13 8 (15.69%) WCDMA
13 8 (15.69%) HP
13 8 (15.69%) Nortel
13 8 (15.69%) HSPA
13 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
13 8 (15.69%) Network Design
13 8 (15.69%) Huawei
13 8 (15.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1 (1.96%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.98%) 3G
2 25 (49.02%) LTE
3 22 (43.14%) GSM
4 14 (27.45%) RNC
5 12 (23.53%) 4G
5 12 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (17.65%) 2G
7 8 (15.69%) HSPA
7 8 (15.69%) WCDMA
7 8 (15.69%) GPRS
8 2 (3.92%) VoLTE
8 2 (3.92%) HTTP
8 2 (3.92%) 3GPP
9 1 (1.96%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) LoadRunner
2 7 (13.73%) NeoLoad
3 5 (9.80%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (9.80%) Subversion
4 4 (7.84%) JMeter
4 4 (7.84%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (7.84%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (7.84%) eggPlant
4 4 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.96%) WebLOAD
5 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) RESTful
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) ODBC
2 1 (1.96%) JMS
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) Statistics
2 4 (7.84%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.84%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) UNIX
1 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) Performance Engineering
2 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
3 14 (27.45%) Network Planning
4 13 (25.49%) Performance Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Resource Management
7 9 (17.65%) Performance Management
8 8 (15.69%) Network Design
9 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (11.76%) V-Model
10 6 (11.76%) TDD
10 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 6 (11.76%) BDD
11 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
11 5 (9.80%) ITIL
12 4 (7.84%) UML
12 4 (7.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) Java
2 4 (7.84%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) Ruby
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) VCP4
2 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 6 (11.76%) ISEB
4 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Ericsson
2 8 (15.69%) HP
2 8 (15.69%) Nortel
2 8 (15.69%) Huawei
2 8 (15.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (11.76%) Mapinfo
4 4 (7.84%) Business Objects
5 3 (5.88%) Nokia
6 2 (3.92%) Actix
6 2 (3.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) Juniper
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