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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Engineer
Rank 565 547 530
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 18 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.012% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.013% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.45% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £270 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £418 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £405 -
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 20 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 30 January 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 -5 18 £310 -12.36% 1
South East - 7 £280 -
London -2 5 £380 +4.82%
North West -9 3 - -
Yorkshire -7 1 £320 +28.00%
City of London - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
York - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
2 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 15 (39.47%) LoadRunner
4 13 (34.21%) Performance Testing
5 12 (31.58%) 3G
6 11 (28.95%) GSM
6 11 (28.95%) LTE
7 10 (26.32%) Regression Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
8 9 (23.68%) Statistics
9 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
9 8 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (21.05%) Network Planning
9 8 (21.05%) RNC
9 8 (21.05%) HP
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
10 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
10 7 (18.42%) NeoLoad
11 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
11 6 (15.79%) BDD
11 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (15.79%) V-Model
11 6 (15.79%) TDD
11 6 (15.79%) Java
11 6 (15.79%) ISEB
12 5 (13.16%) Subversion
12 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) Problem Management

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) 3G
2 11 (28.95%) GSM
2 11 (28.95%) LTE
3 8 (21.05%) RNC
4 4 (10.53%) 4G
4 4 (10.53%) 2G
5 3 (7.89%) UMTS
5 3 (7.89%) GPRS
6 2 (5.26%) SPDY
6 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (5.26%) HTTP
7 1 (2.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MS Access
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) LoadRunner
2 7 (18.42%) NeoLoad
3 5 (13.16%) Subversion
3 5 (13.16%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (10.53%) eggPlant
4 4 (10.53%) JMeter
4 4 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.63%) WebLOAD
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) HTML5
2 2 (5.26%) RESTful
2 2 (5.26%) JSON
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Flex
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) CGI
2 2 (5.26%) Flash
3 1 (2.63%) JMS
3 1 (2.63%) ODBC
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Statistics
2 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) BBC
4 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) UNIX
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
2 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 13 (34.21%) Performance Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Regression Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Network Planning
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 6 (15.79%) BDD
7 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) V-Model
7 6 (15.79%) TDD
8 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
9 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.53%) Test Management
9 4 (10.53%) Validation
9 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.53%) UML
10 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) C
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.79%) ISEB
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.89%) Netcool
2 3 (7.89%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (5.26%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Business Objects
2 3 (7.89%) Greenplum
3 2 (5.26%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Nokia
4 1 (2.63%) Terracotta