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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Engineering
Rank 569 560 541
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 27 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.066% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.088% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 3
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£413 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £329 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £489 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £421 -
% change year-on-year
-16.91% -
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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 17 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 29 May 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 -20 26 £425 -1.16% 5
London +2 12 £425 -1.16% 3
Berkshire +8 7 - -
South East -2 7 - -
City of London - 7 £525 -
Reading +3 5 - -
South West - 4 £500 -
North West - 2 £312 -
Slough - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £505 -
Lancashire - 1 £325 -
Blackpool - 1 £325 -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
North East - 1 £505 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £505 -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 26 (44.83%) Telecoms
2 24 (41.38%) 3G
3 23 (39.66%) LTE
4 18 (31.03%) Java
5 17 (29.31%) GSM
6 16 (27.59%) SQL
7 14 (24.14%) Network Planning
7 14 (24.14%) RNC
7 14 (24.14%) Statistics
8 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (20.69%) Oracle
10 11 (18.97%) .NET
10 11 (18.97%) Performance Testing
11 10 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (17.24%) 4G
12 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
12 9 (15.52%) Radio Access Network
12 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
12 9 (15.52%) Windows
12 9 (15.52%) Linux
12 9 (15.52%) Mapinfo
13 8 (13.79%) JIRA
13 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
13 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
14 7 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (12.07%) UNIX
15 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
15 6 (10.34%) Business Objects
15 6 (10.34%) LoadRunner

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (5.17%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (5.17%) Lync
1 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (41.38%) 3G
2 23 (39.66%) LTE
3 17 (29.31%) GSM
4 14 (24.14%) RNC
5 10 (17.24%) 4G
6 9 (15.52%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (8.62%) 2G
8 3 (5.17%) Unified Communications
8 3 (5.17%) PBX
9 2 (3.45%) 3GPP
9 2 (3.45%) GPRS
9 2 (3.45%) WCDMA
9 2 (3.45%) AMQP
9 2 (3.45%) HSPA
9 2 (3.45%) VoLTE
10 1 (1.72%) HTTP
10 1 (1.72%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) DB2
2 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) JIRA
2 6 (10.34%) LoadRunner
2 6 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (8.62%) JMeter
4 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.72%) Selenium
6 1 (1.72%) WebLOAD
6 1 (1.72%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.72%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 26 (44.83%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Performance Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Performance Test Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Performance Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Test Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Radio Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Test Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) webMethods Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Test Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
7 1 (1.72%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) JMS
3 2 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) Middleware
3 2 (3.45%) XMPP
4 1 (1.72%) Ajax
4 1 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.72%) ODBC
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Statistics
2 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.45%) DTV
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.72%) Online Games
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) UNIX
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Network Planning
2 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.97%) Performance Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
5 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
7 6 (10.34%) Project Management
7 6 (10.34%) V-Model
7 6 (10.34%) Stress Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.62%) Network Design
8 5 (8.62%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.90%) SOA
9 4 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (6.90%) Performance Management
9 4 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) Java
2 16 (27.59%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.17%) C
4 3 (5.17%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) REXX
6 1 (1.72%) Korn
6 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.17%) MCSE
4 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Ceph
2 2 (3.45%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.45%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Oracle
2 9 (15.52%) Mapinfo
3 6 (10.34%) Business Objects
4 4 (6.90%) Nokia
4 4 (6.90%) Ericsson
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.90%) Greenplum
5 3 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco
5 3 (5.17%) Avaya
6 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 2 (3.45%) webMethods
6 2 (3.45%) Retek
6 2 (3.45%) Software AG
6 2 (3.45%) Nortel
6 2 (3.45%) Amdocs
6 2 (3.45%) Huawei
6 2 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (3.45%) Actix
7 1 (1.72%) New Relic