The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Engineering over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineering
Rank 552 567 543
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 34 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.017% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.024% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 5
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £650
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -38.46%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Performance Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineering within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Engineering
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Engineering within the UK.

Performance Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Performance Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineering within the UK.

Performance Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Engineering
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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 -5 27 £425 - 4
London +37 22 £428 - 2
Scotland +2 7 £300 -24.05%
South East -16 4 £273 -
City of London +1 2 £438 -
South West - 1 £388 -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Luton - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Performance Engineering also 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 that cited Performance Engineering.

1 23 (41.82%) SQL
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 22 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 17 (30.91%) Linux
4 16 (29.09%) Oracle
4 16 (29.09%) JMeter
5 15 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 14 (25.45%) Java
7 13 (23.64%) SaaS
8 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
9 9 (16.36%) Web Services
9 9 (16.36%) UNIX
9 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
10 7 (12.73%) HTML
10 7 (12.73%) MySQL
10 7 (12.73%) HP
10 7 (12.73%) JProfiler
10 7 (12.73%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (12.73%) VisualVM
11 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.91%) IIS
11 6 (10.91%) Java EE
12 5 (9.09%) Migration
12 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.09%) Load Testing
12 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 4 (7.27%) C
13 4 (7.27%) C#
13 4 (7.27%) MS Office
13 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Performance Engineering also 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 that cited Performance Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.91%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) CICS
2 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) AMQP
3 1 (1.82%) GSM
3 1 (1.82%) UMTS
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.82%) SAN
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) MPLS
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) MySQL
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) DB2
4 2 (3.64%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) JMeter
2 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
3 7 (12.73%) JProfiler
3 7 (12.73%) VisualVM
4 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.82%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.82%) Introscope
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) WebLOAD
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (5.45%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) Performance Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Tester
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) C Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Designer
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) .NET Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Performance Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 15 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.36%) Web Services
4 7 (12.73%) HTML
5 6 (10.91%) Java EE
6 3 (5.45%) Middleware
6 3 (5.45%) JMS
7 2 (3.64%) JRockit
7 2 (3.64%) JSF
7 2 (3.64%) XMPP
8 1 (1.82%) JPA
8 1 (1.82%) RESTful
8 1 (1.82%) REST
8 1 (1.82%) ODBC
8 1 (1.82%) JSP
8 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Mainframe
1 2 (3.64%) AS400
1 2 (3.64%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (3.64%) User Experience
1 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.82%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.82%) Open Source
2 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
2 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.82%) BBC
2 1 (1.82%) SCADA
2 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.82%) RIA
2 1 (1.82%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) AIX
4 1 (1.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (12.73%) Performance Analysis
3 5 (9.09%) Load Testing
3 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.09%) Migration
3 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.45%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.45%) BDD
5 3 (5.45%) TDD
5 3 (5.45%) SOA
6 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) C
3 4 (7.27%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) COBOL
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) Tcl
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Oracle
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) IBM
4 2 (3.64%) Mercator
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Terracotta
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Cognos
5 1 (1.82%) Juniper
5 1 (1.82%) CA
5 1 (1.82%) Mapinfo