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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Engineering
Rank 620 589 534
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -55
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 13 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.038% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.028% 0.049% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 21
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£426 £430 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.87% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £331 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £377
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £130.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +147.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £130.00 -

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 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 Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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 12 £438 +1.74% 10
London +1 7 £450 +4.65% 2
City of London +12 5 £444 +4.41% 1
South East -25 3 - - 2
Berkshire - 2 - -
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Coventry - 1 £415 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £415 -
Reading - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2
Wales - 1 £400 -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Oracle
5 10 (25.00%) UNIX
6 9 (22.50%) Telecoms
7 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.00%) .NET
7 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle Retail
8 7 (17.50%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (17.50%) Retail
8 7 (17.50%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Mapinfo
9 6 (15.00%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) Linux
9 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (15.00%) LTE
9 6 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (12.50%) QA
10 5 (12.50%) 4G
10 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 5 (12.50%) SOA
10 5 (12.50%) Web Services
10 5 (12.50%) 3G
11 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (10.00%) JMeter
11 4 (10.00%) Network Design

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (5.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) LTE
2 5 (12.50%) 4G
2 5 (12.50%) 3G
3 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (7.50%) 2G
4 3 (7.50%) GSM
5 2 (5.00%) PBX
5 2 (5.00%) UMTS
5 2 (5.00%) HTTP
5 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.50%) Broadband
6 1 (2.50%) WiMAX
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) Multicast
6 1 (2.50%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (2.50%) NX-OS
6 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.50%) DB2
3 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 4 (10.00%) JMeter
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (22.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Electronics
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Performance Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Tester
4 4 (10.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) webMethods Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Test Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Performance Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Test Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) HTML5
4 3 (7.50%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (5.00%) XML
6 1 (2.50%) ODBC
6 1 (2.50%) Middleware
6 1 (2.50%) Ajax
6 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.50%) J2EE
6 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) UNIX
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.50%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.50%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 6 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (12.50%) SOA
6 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.00%) Network Design
6 4 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) SDLC
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.50%) UML
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.50%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) C
5 2 (5.00%) REXX
6 1 (2.50%) Korn
6 1 (2.50%) BeanShell
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CWNA
3 1 (2.50%) CWSP
3 1 (2.50%) CWAP
3 1 (2.50%) CWNE
3 1 (2.50%) CCDP
3 1 (2.50%) CCIE
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) GPFS
1 2 (5.00%) Ceph
2 1 (2.50%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Mapinfo
3 4 (10.00%) Greenplum
4 3 (7.50%) Retek
4 3 (7.50%) webMethods
4 3 (7.50%) Software AG
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
5 2 (5.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (5.00%) Nokia
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Avaya
5 2 (5.00%) Amdocs
6 1 (2.50%) Capita
6 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.50%) New Relic
6 1 (2.50%) IBM