The median contractor rate for a Performance Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Engineer
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 99 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.18% 0.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £323 £312
% change year-on-year +32.94% +3.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1081 1449 1428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.54% 95.96% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 1026 1030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Performance Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Performance Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Engineer in Leeds

Performance Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Engineer in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Engineer in Leeds

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Performance Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Performance Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Sun