The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Performance Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Engineering over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 274 260
Rank change year-on-year +29 -14  
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.039% 0.045% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.055% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Performance Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Performance Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Engineering in the South East

Performance Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Engineering in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Engineering in the South East

Performance Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Engineering in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Engineering in the South East

Performance Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineering in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Engineering in the South East

Performance Engineering
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Berkshire +19 3 £450 +20.00%
Performance Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the South East region with a requirement for Performance Engineering.

1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) Ant
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) OOP
2 6 (60.00%) OO
2 6 (60.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) HTTP
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Content Management
2 6 (60.00%) JMeter
2 6 (60.00%) Maven
2 6 (60.00%) Ruby
2 6 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) CMS
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Groovy
2 6 (60.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (60.00%) Sitecore
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 6 (60.00%) REST
2 6 (60.00%) Splunk
2 6 (60.00%) Bitbucket
2 6 (60.00%) Gradle
2 6 (60.00%) Apache Ivy
2 6 (60.00%) eggPlant

Performance Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (60.00%) CMS
1 6 (60.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) 3G
2 1 (10.00%) 4G
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (10.00%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Ant
1 6 (60.00%) Apache Ivy
1 6 (60.00%) Bitbucket
1 6 (60.00%) eggPlant
1 6 (60.00%) Gatling
1 6 (60.00%) Gradle
1 6 (60.00%) JMeter
1 6 (60.00%) Maven
1 6 (60.00%) NeoLoad
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity and Performance Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Circuit Switch Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Circuit Switching Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) VAS Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) JSON
1 6 (60.00%) React
1 6 (60.00%) REST
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
1 6 (60.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) BDD
1 6 (60.00%) Content Management
1 6 (60.00%) OO
1 6 (60.00%) OOP
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
1 6 (60.00%) TDD
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Groovy
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Fortify
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
1 6 (60.00%) Sitecore
1 6 (60.00%) Splunk
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Dynatrace
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle