Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Engineer was £453 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 861 859
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 44 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.024% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.025% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 26
UK median daily rate £453 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.77% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £385 £270 £213
90th Percentile £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Performance Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Performance Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Engineer in the UK

Performance Engineer
Top 10 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 35 £488 +44.44% 7
London +5 24 £500 +11.11% 3
UK excluding London +34 16 £420 +20.00% 5
South East +7 7 £438 +62.04% 1
Scotland +5 5 £413 +2.80% 1
North of England +56 2 £420 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £420 - 1
Midlands +29 1 - -
West Midlands +18 1 - -
East of England - 1 £275 - 2

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 27 (61.36%) Performance Testing
2 24 (54.55%) Performance Engineering
3 20 (45.45%) Java
4 19 (43.18%) HP
5 17 (38.64%) LoadRunner
6 15 (34.09%) JMeter
7 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (25.00%) HP SiteScope
9 10 (22.73%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (20.45%) SQL
11 8 (18.18%) Linux
11 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 8 (18.18%) Dynatrace
12 7 (15.91%) Scenario Testing
12 7 (15.91%) CRM
12 7 (15.91%) J2EE
12 7 (15.91%) Oracle
12 7 (15.91%) Finance
12 7 (15.91%) SOA
12 7 (15.91%) OpenView
12 7 (15.91%) Performance Management
13 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
13 6 (13.64%) HTML
13 6 (13.64%) Unix
13 6 (13.64%) AppDynamics
13 6 (13.64%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 6 (13.64%) NeoLoad
13 6 (13.64%) Analytics
14 5 (11.36%) eggPlant

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (6.82%) Apache
1 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) SaaS
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) HTTP
2 3 (6.82%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) 2G
3 1 (2.27%) 3G
3 1 (2.27%) 4G
3 1 (2.27%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (2.27%) LTE
3 1 (2.27%) UMTS
3 1 (2.27%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (6.82%) MySQL
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) LoadRunner
2 15 (34.09%) JMeter
3 6 (13.64%) NeoLoad
4 5 (11.36%) eggPlant
4 5 (11.36%) Gatling
4 5 (11.36%) JIRA
5 4 (9.09%) Bitbucket
5 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (6.82%) Fiddler
6 3 (6.82%) Log4j
6 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.82%) YourKit
7 2 (4.55%) Hudson
7 2 (4.55%) JUnit
7 2 (4.55%) LoadUI
7 2 (4.55%) Maven
7 2 (4.55%) Mockito
7 2 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Financial Institution
3 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) French Language
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.27%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) J2EE
2 6 (13.64%) HTML
3 5 (11.36%) Ajax
3 5 (11.36%) Web Services
4 3 (6.82%) .NET
4 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.82%) HTML5
4 3 (6.82%) Middleware
4 3 (6.82%) ODBC
4 3 (6.82%) React
5 2 (4.55%) jQuery
5 2 (4.55%) Node.js
5 2 (4.55%) WebSockets
5 2 (4.55%) XML
6 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.27%) JSON
6 1 (2.27%) REST
6 1 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.27%) CMDB
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Unix
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) AIX
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Performance Testing
2 24 (54.55%) Performance Engineering
3 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.91%) CRM
7 7 (15.91%) Performance Management
7 7 (15.91%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (15.91%) SOA
8 6 (13.64%) Analytics
8 6 (13.64%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 5 (11.36%) BDD
9 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.36%) High Availability
9 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (9.09%) TDD
10 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.55%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (15.91%) OpenView
3 4 (9.09%) Graphite
4 3 (6.82%) Grafana
4 3 (6.82%) Nagios
4 3 (6.82%) ZABBIX
5 2 (4.55%) Ansible
5 2 (4.55%) logstash
5 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.55%) Puppet
6 1 (2.27%) HP Fortify
6 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) HP
2 8 (18.18%) Dynatrace
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle
4 6 (13.64%) AppDynamics
5 5 (11.36%) New Relic
6 1 (2.27%) BMC
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.27%) Huawei
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) Micro Focus
6 1 (2.27%) Nokia
6 1 (2.27%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.27%) Splunk
6 1 (2.27%) Sun