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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineering
Rank 573 521 513
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 22 57 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 16
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£430 £405 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% -6.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £377 £435
% change year-on-year
-3.32% -13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £130.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.61% -
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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -51 21 £430 +1.05% 5
London +11 14 £430 -4.44% 2
Hampshire -6 4 £347 -1.06%
South East -9 4 £347 +6.76% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £500 -
East Midlands +4 3 £500 -
Nottingham +14 2 - -
City of London +30 1 £425 +1.19%
Herefordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Hereford - - - -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (63.16%) Performance Testing
2 31 (54.39%) .NET
3 30 (52.63%) ASP.NET
4 29 (50.88%) LoadRunner
5 23 (40.35%) SaaS
6 19 (33.33%) HP
7 16 (28.07%) Performance Analysis
8 15 (26.32%) Memory Management
8 15 (26.32%) HTTP
9 12 (21.05%) Windows
10 11 (19.30%) Oracle
10 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.54%) SQL
12 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
12 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
13 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
13 8 (14.04%) UNIX
13 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
13 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
13 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (12.28%) JSP
14 7 (12.28%) Windows 2000
14 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
14 7 (12.28%) HTTPS
14 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (12.28%) Oracle EBS
15 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting

Performance Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (8.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.51%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (40.35%) SaaS
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) HTTP
2 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.28%) HTTPS
4 6 (10.53%) Wireshark
5 5 (8.77%) DNS
6 3 (5.26%) 3G
6 3 (5.26%) SAN
6 3 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) RTP
7 1 (1.75%) GSM
7 1 (1.75%) UMTS
7 1 (1.75%) SSL
7 1 (1.75%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) DB2
2 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (50.88%) LoadRunner
2 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (8.77%) Fiddler
3 5 (8.77%) WinDbg
4 3 (5.26%) JMeter
4 3 (5.26%) PostSharp
5 1 (1.75%) Introscope
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
5 1 (1.75%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) Performance Engineer
2 19 (33.33%) Developer
3 9 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (7.02%) C Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Tester
6 3 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Performance Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (54.39%) .NET
2 30 (52.63%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.28%) JSP
4 6 (10.53%) HTML
5 3 (5.26%) CSS
5 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 3 (5.26%) JPA
5 3 (5.26%) Autofac
6 2 (3.51%) JRockit
6 2 (3.51%) Middleware
7 1 (1.75%) SOAP
7 1 (1.75%) JMS
7 1 (1.75%) REST
7 1 (1.75%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.51%) SWIFT
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) AS400
2 2 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.75%) MPEG
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) IPTV
3 1 (1.75%) RIA
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) UNIX
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) Windows 2000
3 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.53%) Linux
5 2 (3.51%) AIX
6 1 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Performance Testing
2 16 (28.07%) Performance Analysis
3 15 (26.32%) Memory Management
4 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
5 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
7 4 (7.02%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.02%) Load Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) Project Management
8 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.51%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (3.51%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) C
4 3 (5.26%) C#
4 3 (5.26%) VB
5 2 (3.51%) C++
5 2 (3.51%) COBOL
5 2 (3.51%) Tcl
6 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) CCNA
5 1 (1.75%) CISSP
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.75%) CISM
5 1 (1.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Nessus
3 1 (1.75%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) HP
2 11 (19.30%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
3 3 (5.26%) Akamai
4 2 (3.51%) IBM
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Mercator
5 1 (1.75%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.75%) CA
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
5 1 (1.75%) Perforce