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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Engineering
Rank 578 633 598
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -35
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 43 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.020% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.025% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 30 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 8 December 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 +51 39 £428 +6.87% 8
London +7 14 £485 +10.85% 6
South East +42 10 £425 +6.25% 2
Berkshire +17 6 £425 -15.00% 2
North West +13 6 £450 +50.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - -
Reading +1 3 £425 -15.00% 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
Northampton - 3 £425 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £425 - 1
Hampshire +26 2 - -
Basingstoke +8 2 - -
Manchester -1 2 £450 +50.00%
City of London -5 2 £418 -44.33% 1
Livingston - 2 £425 -
Maidenhead - 2 £413 -
Warrington - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +14 1 £375 +2.73%
West Sussex - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Shropshire - 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £550 -
Sheffield - 1 £375 -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) Java
3 21 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 17 (22.08%) SQL
5 15 (19.48%) .NET
5 15 (19.48%) Linux
6 13 (16.88%) Windows
7 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
7 12 (15.58%) Finance
8 11 (14.29%) C#
8 11 (14.29%) Oracle
8 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
9 10 (12.99%) Jenkins
10 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
10 9 (11.69%) Migration
10 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
10 9 (11.69%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (11.69%) DevOps
11 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
11 8 (10.39%) OWASP
11 8 (10.39%) LoadRunner
12 7 (9.09%) CCIE
12 7 (9.09%) Cisco
12 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (9.09%) JIRA
12 7 (9.09%) QA
12 7 (9.09%) Scalability Testing

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 (7.79%) Apache
2 5 (6.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) CMS
5 1 (1.30%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.30%) Confluence
5 1 (1.30%) Drupal
5 1 (1.30%) JBoss
5 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) Mingle
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) SaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Reverse Proxy
1 5 (6.49%) SSL
2 4 (5.19%) 3G
2 4 (5.19%) LAN
2 4 (5.19%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) 2G
3 3 (3.90%) HTTP
3 3 (3.90%) LTE
3 3 (3.90%) Network Security
3 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.90%) VoIP
3 3 (3.90%) WLAN
4 2 (2.60%) 4G
4 2 (2.60%) GSM
4 2 (2.60%) Node B
4 2 (2.60%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.60%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.30%) QSIG
5 1 (1.30%) SCCP
5 1 (1.30%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.19%) Redis
3 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) MySQL
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.60%) HBase
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.39%) LoadRunner
3 7 (9.09%) JIRA
4 4 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (5.19%) JMeter
5 3 (3.90%) FitNesse
5 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.60%) Selenium
6 2 (2.60%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.30%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.30%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.30%) The Grinder
7 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.30%) WinRunner
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Performance Engineer
2 12 (15.58%) Consultant
3 10 (12.99%) Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Test Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Tester
6 7 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
6 7 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Security Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) Security Management Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) Vulnerability Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Developer
8 5 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Performance Tester
9 4 (5.19%) Architect
9 4 (5.19%) Design Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Network Performance Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) HTML
2 6 (7.79%) Middleware
3 5 (6.49%) CSS
3 5 (6.49%) J2EE
4 4 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.19%) SOAP
5 3 (3.90%) Django
5 3 (3.90%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.90%) MSMQ
5 3 (3.90%) XML
6 2 (2.60%) HTML5
6 2 (2.60%) JSON
6 2 (2.60%) REST
7 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.30%) CSS3
7 1 (1.30%) Flask
7 1 (1.30%) Pyramid
7 1 (1.30%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Statistics
3 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.60%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Fintech
4 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.30%) RIA
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Linux
2 13 (16.88%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) Unix
4 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
4 9 (11.69%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (11.69%) DevOps
4 9 (11.69%) Migration
4 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.39%) OWASP
6 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 7 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (9.09%) Scalability Testing
6 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 7 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (7.79%) SOA
7 6 (7.79%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.49%) High Availability
8 5 (6.49%) Process Improvement
8 5 (6.49%) Stress Testing
8 5 (6.49%) V-Model
8 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) Java
2 17 (22.08%) SQL
3 11 (14.29%) C#
4 6 (7.79%) Python
5 5 (6.49%) C
6 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.60%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.30%) ES6
8 1 (1.30%) Groovy
8 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) CCIE
1 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) CCNA
4 4 (5.19%) CCNP
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Docker
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.19%) Ganglia
2 4 (5.19%) nmon
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.90%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (3.90%) OpenView
4 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.30%) Control-M
5 1 (1.30%) Grafana
5 1 (1.30%) Graphite
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Oracle
2 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.09%) Cisco
4 6 (7.79%) Dynatrace
5 5 (6.49%) Akamai
5 5 (6.49%) AppDynamics
5 5 (6.49%) HP
6 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.90%) Ericsson
6 3 (3.90%) F5
6 3 (3.90%) Juniper
6 3 (3.90%) Mercator
7 2 (2.60%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (2.60%) Huawei
7 2 (2.60%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) Nokia
8 1 (1.30%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) Siebel
8 1 (1.30%) VMware