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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Engineering
Rank 620 587 582
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 6 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.048% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% 0.062% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Average daily rate £295 £413 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.48% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £406
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -26.15%
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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 4 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 6 £295 -28.48% 9
London +3 5 £295 -30.58%
South East +9 1 £325 +16.07% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (38.89%) Linux
1 7 (38.89%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) JBoss
5 2 (11.11%) Apache
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) JMeter
5 2 (11.11%) Maven
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Huawei
6 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Research

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) nginx
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) BGP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
1 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) JMeter
2 2 (11.11%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Performance Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.56%) Backbone.js
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) CSS3
1 1 (5.56%) Django
1 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
1 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (5.56%) LESS
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) Sass
1 1 (5.56%) Spring
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile First
4 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.56%) People Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.56%) Huawei
3 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.56%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia
3 1 (5.56%) Sun