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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Engineering
Rank 550 579 531
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -48
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 36 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.026% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.035% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 3
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£425 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -24.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £364 £310
% change year-on-year
-17.52% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
42524 40556 34695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.26% 74.95% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26500 24954 20813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1204 1148 1126
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £51.00 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 18 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 1 April 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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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 +13 35 £463 +44.53% 10
South East -10 13 £260 -18.75% 2
North West - 12 £450 - 3
London +8 7 £600 +99.66% 1
Berkshire -4 6 - -
Reading +3 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 £260 -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £300 - 3
Liverpool - 1 £300 - 3
Cambridge - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Hammersmith - - - -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 31 (46.97%) SQL
2 22 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 21 (31.82%) Java
4 20 (30.30%) Oracle
4 20 (30.30%) Linux
4 20 (30.30%) 3G
4 20 (30.30%) LTE
5 19 (28.79%) .NET
6 17 (25.76%) GSM
7 14 (21.21%) Network Planning
7 14 (21.21%) RNC
7 14 (21.21%) Statistics
8 13 (19.70%) JMeter
9 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
11 10 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
12 9 (13.64%) HTML
12 9 (13.64%) Web Services
13 8 (12.12%) Migration
13 8 (12.12%) UNIX
13 8 (12.12%) LoadRunner
14 7 (10.61%) Windows
14 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
14 7 (10.61%) Stress Testing
14 7 (10.61%) JIRA
14 7 (10.61%) JProfiler
14 7 (10.61%) Test Automation

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 6 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (4.55%) Lync
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.30%) 3G
1 20 (30.30%) LTE
2 17 (25.76%) GSM
3 14 (21.21%) RNC
4 6 (9.09%) 4G
5 5 (7.58%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (4.55%) 2G
6 3 (4.55%) PBX
6 3 (4.55%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.03%) VoLTE
7 2 (3.03%) AMQP
7 2 (3.03%) HSPA
7 2 (3.03%) 3GPP
7 2 (3.03%) GPRS
7 2 (3.03%) WCDMA
8 1 (1.52%) Firewall
8 1 (1.52%) HTTP
8 1 (1.52%) UMTS
8 1 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (4.55%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) JMeter
2 8 (12.12%) LoadRunner
3 7 (10.61%) JIRA
3 7 (10.61%) JProfiler
3 7 (10.61%) VisualVM
4 6 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.52%) Subversion
6 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.52%) Selenium
6 1 (1.52%) WebLOAD
6 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.52%) NeoLoad
General
1 22 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Performance Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Consultant
4 8 (12.12%) Performance Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Tester
6 4 (6.06%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Performance Tester
6 4 (6.06%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) .NET Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) AWS Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) .NET
2 9 (13.64%) HTML
2 9 (13.64%) Web Services
3 6 (9.09%) Java EE
4 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.03%) JMS
5 2 (3.03%) ODBC
5 2 (3.03%) JSF
5 2 (3.03%) XMPP
6 1 (1.52%) Ajax
6 1 (1.52%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) J2EE
6 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Statistics
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) DTV
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.52%) Online Games
5 1 (1.52%) SCADA
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) UNIX
3 7 (10.61%) Windows
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Network Planning
2 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
4 10 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (12.12%) Migration
6 7 (10.61%) Stress Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.61%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (9.09%) V-Model
7 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 6 (9.09%) Project Management
8 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.58%) Performance Management
8 5 (7.58%) Load Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.06%) Validation
10 3 (4.55%) TDD
10 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.97%) SQL
2 21 (31.82%) Java
3 4 (6.06%) C
4 3 (4.55%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) REXX
6 1 (1.52%) Korn
6 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) Perl
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) MCSE
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) HNC
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) GPFS
2 1 (1.52%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (30.30%) Oracle
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.09%) HP
4 5 (7.58%) Mapinfo
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
6 3 (4.55%) Avaya
7 2 (3.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (3.03%) Actix
7 2 (3.03%) Ericsson
7 2 (3.03%) Nokia
7 2 (3.03%) Nortel
7 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.03%) Huawei
8 1 (1.52%) SAP
8 1 (1.52%) IBM
8 1 (1.52%) Terracotta
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