The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineering
Rank 555 520 506
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -14
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 38 48 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 22
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£430 £381 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.93% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £283 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £417 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £377 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.18% -11.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 30 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 25 July 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 -35 31 £430 +22.59% 5
London +9 20 £430 +7.36% 3
South East -15 5 £347 +6.76%
Hampshire -14 4 £347 -1.06%
Nottinghamshire +13 2 £500 - 2
East Midlands -1 2 £500 - 2
City of London +15 1 £425 +1.19% 1
Nottingham +9 1 - - 2
Reading +8 1 - -
Berkshire -6 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 36 (62.07%) Performance Testing
2 31 (53.45%) LoadRunner
3 30 (51.72%) .NET
4 29 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 21 (36.21%) HP
5 21 (36.21%) SaaS
6 16 (27.59%) HTTP
6 16 (27.59%) Performance Analysis
7 15 (25.86%) Memory Management
8 14 (24.14%) Windows
9 13 (22.41%) Oracle
10 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.24%) SQL
11 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
12 9 (15.52%) UNIX
12 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
12 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
12 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
12 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
13 8 (13.79%) Oracle EBS
13 8 (13.79%) Windows 2000
13 8 (13.79%) JSP
13 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
13 8 (13.79%) HTTPS
13 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (12.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (12.07%) QuickTest Pro

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (8.62%) IIS
2 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.45%) CICS
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (36.21%) SaaS
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.59%) HTTP
2 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.79%) HTTPS
4 6 (10.34%) DNS
4 6 (10.34%) Wireshark
5 3 (5.17%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (5.17%) SAN
5 3 (5.17%) 3G
6 1 (1.72%) RTP
6 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) DB2
2 3 (5.17%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.72%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 31 (53.45%) LoadRunner
2 7 (12.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (8.62%) Fiddler
3 5 (8.62%) WinDbg
4 3 (5.17%) PostSharp
5 2 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (1.72%) Subversion
6 1 (1.72%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Performance Engineer
2 17 (29.31%) Developer
3 9 (15.52%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Architect
5 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) C Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Designer
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Performance Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (51.72%) .NET
2 29 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (13.79%) JSP
4 7 (12.07%) HTML
5 3 (5.17%) Autofac
5 3 (5.17%) JPA
5 3 (5.17%) CSS
6 2 (3.45%) Web Services
6 2 (3.45%) JRockit
6 2 (3.45%) Middleware
7 1 (1.72%) J2EE
7 1 (1.72%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) AS400
2 2 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (3.45%) Open Source
2 2 (3.45%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.72%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.72%) IPTV
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) UNIX
3 8 (13.79%) Windows 2000
3 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.34%) Linux
5 2 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (1.72%) Solaris
6 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Performance Testing
2 16 (27.59%) Performance Analysis
3 15 (25.86%) Memory Management
4 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Management
6 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.90%) Load Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.17%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.17%) Project Management
9 2 (3.45%) SOA
9 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (3.45%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) C
3 6 (10.34%) Java
4 3 (5.17%) C#
4 3 (5.17%) VB
5 2 (3.45%) C++
5 2 (3.45%) COBOL
5 2 (3.45%) Tcl
6 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
1 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.34%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) CCNA
5 1 (1.72%) CISSP
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CISM
5 1 (1.72%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.72%) Nessus
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) HP
2 13 (22.41%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) IBM
3 3 (5.17%) Akamai
4 2 (3.45%) Mercator
4 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) Compuware
5 1 (1.72%) Perforce
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