The median contractor rate for a Performance Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Engineer
UK
Rank 585 631 589
Rank change year-on-year +46 -42  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 11 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.021% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.022% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Median daily rate £463 £470 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +80.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £260
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Performance Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Engineer in the UK

Performance Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Engineer in the UK

Performance Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Engineer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Engineer in the UK

Performance Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Engineer in the UK

Performance Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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
England +34 11 £463 -1.59% 1
South East - 6 £500 -
Berkshire - 5 £500 -
Bracknell - 4 £500 -
London +19 2 £475 +1.06%
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 £425 -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 featuring Performance Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) Performance Engineering
2 11 (42.31%) Performance Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Java
3 10 (38.46%) JMeter
4 8 (30.77%) HP
5 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) Selenium
6 5 (19.23%) Groovy
6 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (19.23%) BDD
6 5 (19.23%) Splunk
6 5 (19.23%) Gradle
6 5 (19.23%) J2EE
6 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
6 5 (19.23%) HTTP
6 5 (19.23%) 3G
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) Gatling
7 4 (15.38%) HP Fortify
7 4 (15.38%) Maven
7 4 (15.38%) Content Management
7 4 (15.38%) Ruby
7 4 (15.38%) JSON
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) CMS
7 4 (15.38%) Python
7 4 (15.38%) CRM
7 4 (15.38%) SOA
7 4 (15.38%) OpenView
7 4 (15.38%) Internet

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (15.38%) CMS
1 4 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) 3G
1 5 (19.23%) HTTP
2 4 (15.38%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) 2G
3 3 (11.54%) 4G
3 3 (11.54%) LTE
4 2 (7.69%) Node B
4 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (7.69%) VoLTE
5 1 (3.85%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (3.85%) GSM
5 1 (3.85%) RNC
5 1 (3.85%) UMTS
5 1 (3.85%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) JMeter
2 6 (23.08%) Selenium
3 5 (19.23%) Gatling
3 5 (19.23%) Gradle
3 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
4 4 (15.38%) Ant
4 4 (15.38%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (15.38%) Bitbucket
4 4 (15.38%) eggPlant
4 4 (15.38%) Maven
4 4 (15.38%) NeoLoad
4 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) JIRA
5 1 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (3.85%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) JSON
3 4 (15.38%) React
3 4 (15.38%) REST
3 4 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Performance Engineering
2 11 (42.31%) Performance Testing
3 5 (19.23%) BDD
3 5 (19.23%) TDD
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Content Management
4 4 (15.38%) CRM
4 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (15.38%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) OOP
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) SOA
5 3 (11.54%) Network Design
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Network Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Presales
6 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) Groovy
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) Python
3 4 (15.38%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Fortify
1 4 (15.38%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (15.38%) OpenView
2 1 (3.85%) Grafana
2 1 (3.85%) Graphite
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) Splunk
3 4 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 4 (15.38%) Sitecore
4 3 (11.54%) Huawei
4 3 (11.54%) Nokia
5 1 (3.85%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.85%) BMC
5 1 (3.85%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.85%) Dynatrace
5 1 (3.85%) New Relic
5 1 (3.85%) Siebel
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