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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Engineering
UK
Rank 557 619 590
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -29
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 37 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.019% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.023% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 11
Median daily rate £425 £310 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -43.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £295 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £470 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £600
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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
37526 43083 40983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 82.84% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24906 28187 25982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1187 1087
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +48.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 25 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +67 33 £425 +37.09% 10
South East +33 10 £450 +38.46%
East Midlands - 9 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 9 £425 -
Northampton - 9 £425 -
London +21 7 £355 +20.33% 6
Berkshire - 6 £450 -
West Midlands - 4 £550 -
Shropshire - 4 £550 -
Telford - 4 £550 -
Reading - 3 £400 -
Bracknell - 3 £500 -
Scotland - 3 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £360 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £450 -
Edinburgh - 2 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £360 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 £450 -
North East - 2 £360 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 (30.26%) Java
2 21 (27.63%) Performance Testing
3 18 (23.68%) Oracle
4 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (21.05%) Oracle Database
6 12 (15.79%) Migration
7 11 (14.47%) LoadRunner
7 11 (14.47%) AppDynamics
8 10 (13.16%) HP
8 10 (13.16%) Unix
8 10 (13.16%) nmon
8 10 (13.16%) Ganglia
9 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
9 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
9 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (11.84%) SQL
9 9 (11.84%) SOA
10 8 (10.53%) J2EE
10 8 (10.53%) Finance
10 8 (10.53%) OWASP
11 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
11 7 (9.21%) Scalability Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
11 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
11 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
11 7 (9.21%) JMeter
11 7 (9.21%) Cisco

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 4 (5.26%) CMS
2 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.95%) SAS
2 3 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.63%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.32%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) Drupal
4 1 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) SaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) HTTP
1 6 (7.89%) Unified Communications
1 6 (7.89%) VoIP
2 3 (3.95%) 3G
2 3 (3.95%) 4G
3 2 (2.63%) GSM
3 2 (2.63%) H.323
3 2 (2.63%) Node B
3 2 (2.63%) QSIG
3 2 (2.63%) SCCP
4 1 (1.32%) 2G
4 1 (1.32%) CTI
4 1 (1.32%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.32%) LTE
4 1 (1.32%) PBX
4 1 (1.32%) PSTN
4 1 (1.32%) RNC
4 1 (1.32%) UMTS
4 1 (1.32%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (1.32%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) Cloudera CDH
3 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (3.95%) Pentaho
3 3 (3.95%) Redis
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) HBase
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) LoadRunner
2 7 (9.21%) JMeter
3 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.58%) Selenium
4 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.95%) Ant
5 3 (3.95%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (3.95%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.95%) eggPlant
5 3 (3.95%) Gatling
5 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.95%) Gradle
5 3 (3.95%) Maven
5 3 (3.95%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.63%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (1.32%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.32%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.53%) Finance
3 6 (7.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Performance Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Performance Tester
2 10 (13.16%) Tester
3 9 (11.84%) Consultant
4 8 (10.53%) Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Applications Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Performance Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Performance Test Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Security Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) DBA
6 6 (7.89%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (7.89%) Security Management Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Vulnerability Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Developer
7 4 (5.26%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) J2EE
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) JSON
3 4 (5.26%) Middleware
3 4 (5.26%) REST
3 4 (5.26%) SOAP
3 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 4 (5.26%) XML
4 3 (3.95%) CSS
4 3 (3.95%) HTML
4 3 (3.95%) MSMQ
4 3 (3.95%) React
5 2 (2.63%) Django
6 1 (1.32%) Flask
6 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.32%) HTML5
6 1 (1.32%) Pyramid
6 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.32%) RESTful
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Unix
2 3 (3.95%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Windows
4 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) Performance Testing
2 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.79%) Migration
4 9 (11.84%) SOA
4 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
5 8 (10.53%) OWASP
6 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
6 7 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (9.21%) Scalability Testing
6 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
6 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
6 7 (9.21%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (7.89%) CRM
7 6 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (7.89%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.58%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.58%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) Java
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
3 6 (7.89%) C#
3 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.89%) Python
4 4 (5.26%) Groovy
5 3 (3.95%) Ruby
6 2 (2.63%) C
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.32%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) CCIE
2 6 (7.89%) CCNA
2 6 (7.89%) CCNP
2 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Ganglia
1 10 (13.16%) nmon
2 6 (7.89%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (7.89%) OpenView
2 6 (7.89%) Tivoli
2 6 (7.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (3.95%) HP Fortify
5 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.32%) Grafana
6 1 (1.32%) Graphite
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Oracle
2 11 (14.47%) AppDynamics
3 10 (13.16%) HP
4 7 (9.21%) Cisco
5 6 (7.89%) IBM
5 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.89%) Splunk
6 4 (5.26%) Cloudera
7 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.95%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.63%) Mercator
9 1 (1.32%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.32%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.32%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.32%) Siebel