The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Engineering over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Engineering
Rank 597 652 618
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -34
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 39 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.021% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.089% 0.026% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 16
Median daily rate £450 £430 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £393 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £630 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £364
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +14.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £130.00
UK excluding London median 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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Performance Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Performance Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 38 £450 +2.27% 2
London +28 25 £450 -14.28% 1
South East +13 6 £425 -15.00% 1
Berkshire +12 5 £425 -15.00%
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -
East of England - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Reading +12 2 £465 -7.00%
Canary Wharf - 2 £450 -
City of London +22 1 £485 -19.16%
Yorkshire +16 1 £375 +2.73%
South West +15 1 £400 -6.97%
West Midlands -17 1 - -
North West - 1 £550 -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £550 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £375 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Brighton - 1 - -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Performance Engineering.

1 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Linux
3 18 (31.03%) Java
4 17 (29.31%) Performance Testing
5 15 (25.86%) Finance
5 15 (25.86%) SQL
5 15 (25.86%) .NET
6 12 (20.69%) Windows
7 11 (18.97%) Python
7 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
8 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
8 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
8 10 (17.24%) JIRA
8 10 (17.24%) C#
9 9 (15.52%) Oracle
10 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
10 8 (13.79%) Dynatrace
10 8 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (12.07%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (12.07%) DevOps
11 7 (12.07%) XML
11 7 (12.07%) Banking
12 6 (10.34%) LoadRunner
12 6 (10.34%) LAN
12 6 (10.34%) WAN
12 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
12 6 (10.34%) Apache
12 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
12 6 (10.34%) Open Source
13 5 (8.62%) HP Quality Center

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.34%) Apache
2 5 (8.62%) IIS
3 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.45%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.72%) JBoss
6 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.17%) Mingle
2 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.72%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) LAN
1 6 (10.34%) WAN
2 5 (8.62%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (8.62%) SSL
3 3 (5.17%) Network Security
3 3 (5.17%) WLAN
4 2 (3.45%) 2G
4 2 (3.45%) 3G
4 2 (3.45%) LTE
4 2 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (3.45%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) HBase
2 5 (8.62%) MySQL
2 5 (8.62%) Redis
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
2 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.24%) JIRA
3 6 (10.34%) LoadRunner
3 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (6.90%) FitNesse
5 4 (6.90%) JMeter
5 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.45%) Gatling
7 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.45%) Maven
7 2 (3.45%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.45%) The Grinder
7 2 (3.45%) VisualVM
7 2 (3.45%) YourKit
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Marketing
5 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Performance Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Consultant
3 8 (13.79%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Test Leader
4 7 (12.07%) Tester
5 5 (8.62%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.90%) Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) QA Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) QA Tester
6 4 (6.90%) Security Management Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (12.07%) XML
3 5 (8.62%) Django
3 5 (8.62%) HTML
4 4 (6.90%) JSON
5 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.17%) Middleware
5 3 (5.17%) REST
6 2 (3.45%) CSS
6 2 (3.45%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.45%) Spring
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.72%) CSS3
7 1 (1.72%) Dojo
7 1 (1.72%) HTML5
7 1 (1.72%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Statistics
4 3 (5.17%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (3.45%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.45%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) Fintech
6 1 (1.72%) RIA
6 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Linux
2 12 (20.69%) Windows
3 5 (8.62%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) Performance Testing
3 8 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (12.07%) DevOps
5 6 (10.34%) Open Source
5 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.62%) High Availability
6 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.62%) Web Development
7 4 (6.90%) Capacity Management
7 4 (6.90%) Defect Management
7 4 (6.90%) OWASP
7 4 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Scalability Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Stress Testing
7 4 (6.90%) V-Model
7 4 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) Java
2 15 (25.86%) SQL
3 11 (18.97%) Python
4 10 (17.24%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) C
5 4 (6.90%) VB
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.17%) VBScript
7 2 (3.45%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby
7 2 (3.45%) Scala
7 2 (3.45%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) ES6
8 1 (1.72%) Jython
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
1 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) CCIE
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) Control-M
3 1 (1.72%) Grafana
3 1 (1.72%) Graphite
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle
2 8 (13.79%) Dynatrace
3 5 (8.62%) Akamai
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.90%) SAP
5 3 (5.17%) AppDynamics
5 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco
5 3 (5.17%) F5
5 3 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) Juniper
5 3 (5.17%) Mercator
5 3 (5.17%) Rally
5 3 (5.17%) VMware
6 2 (3.45%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.45%) Huawei
6 2 (3.45%) New Relic
6 2 (3.45%) Nokia
7 1 (1.72%) Mapinfo