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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineering
Rank 584 536 531
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 28 39 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.076% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 4
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£430 £410 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £510 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £130.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £130.00 - -

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
43026 38252 39233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 74.11% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27635 23752 22856
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1133 1448
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 25 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 23 October 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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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 -38 23 £430 -3.09% 7
London +14 21 £430 -8.51% 1
City of London +20 1 £475 -20.83%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 3
Hillingdon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 43 (66.15%) .NET
2 40 (61.54%) Performance Testing
3 35 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 30 (46.15%) SaaS
5 22 (33.85%) LoadRunner
6 20 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
7 18 (27.69%) HP
7 18 (27.69%) Oracle
8 17 (26.15%) SQL
9 16 (24.62%) Linux
10 15 (23.08%) Memory Management
11 14 (21.54%) HTTP
12 13 (20.00%) UNIX
13 11 (16.92%) IIS
14 10 (15.38%) Windows
15 9 (13.85%) Java
16 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.31%) HTML
16 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
17 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
17 7 (10.77%) MySQL
17 7 (10.77%) JMeter
18 6 (9.23%) Wireshark
18 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
18 6 (9.23%) Java EE
18 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
19 5 (7.69%) JSP
19 5 (7.69%) Windows 2000
19 5 (7.69%) Windows XP
19 5 (7.69%) Web Services

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 11 (16.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.08%) CICS
2 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 30 (46.15%) SaaS
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.54%) HTTP
2 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.23%) Wireshark
4 5 (7.69%) HTTPS
5 3 (4.62%) DNS
6 1 (1.54%) 3G
6 1 (1.54%) Internet
6 1 (1.54%) SAN
6 1 (1.54%) SSL
6 1 (1.54%) GSM
6 1 (1.54%) UMTS
6 1 (1.54%) LTE
6 1 (1.54%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) MySQL
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.15%) DB2
4 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) LoadRunner
2 7 (10.77%) JMeter
3 5 (7.69%) Fiddler
3 5 (7.69%) WinDbg
4 4 (6.15%) VisualVM
4 4 (6.15%) JProfiler
4 4 (6.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.62%) PostSharp
6 1 (1.54%) Introscope
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
1 3 (4.62%) Retail
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Performance Engineer
2 25 (38.46%) Developer
3 9 (13.85%) .NET Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.15%) C Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Performance Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Performance Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Designer
8 2 (3.08%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (66.15%) .NET
2 35 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 8 (12.31%) HTML
4 6 (9.23%) Java EE
5 5 (7.69%) JSP
5 5 (7.69%) Web Services
6 3 (4.62%) CSS
6 3 (4.62%) Autofac
7 2 (3.08%) JRockit
7 2 (3.08%) Middleware
8 1 (1.54%) JMS
8 1 (1.54%) SOAP
8 1 (1.54%) JPA
8 1 (1.54%) RESTful
8 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.08%) User Experience
2 2 (3.08%) Open Source
2 2 (3.08%) SWIFT
2 2 (3.08%) AS400
2 2 (3.08%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) RIA
3 1 (1.54%) BBC
3 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Linux
2 13 (20.00%) UNIX
3 10 (15.38%) Windows
4 5 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 5 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) AIX
6 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (61.54%) Performance Testing
2 20 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
3 15 (23.08%) Memory Management
4 5 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 5 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 4 (6.15%) Test Strategy
5 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.62%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.62%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (4.62%) Migration
6 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.08%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.54%) CRM
8 1 (1.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.15%) C
5 2 (3.08%) Tcl
5 2 (3.08%) C#
5 2 (3.08%) C++
5 2 (3.08%) COBOL
6 1 (1.54%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.54%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.08%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.54%) Nessus
4 1 (1.54%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) HP
1 18 (27.69%) Oracle
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Akamai
4 2 (3.08%) IBM
4 2 (3.08%) Mercator
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) Cognos
5 1 (1.54%) CA
5 1 (1.54%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.54%) Juniper
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) VMware
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