The median contractor rate for a Performance Engineer was £544 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 624 621
Rank change year-on-year +70 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 48 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.035% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.037% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 10
Median daily rate £544 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.30% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £298 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £454 £551
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. 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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
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

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 23 June 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 20 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 23 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
England +59 46 £550 +69.23% 6
London +35 35 £550 +22.22% 2
South East - 6 £438 -
Hampshire - 3 £438 -
Berkshire - 3 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +74 2 £550 +69.88%
Tyne and Wear +74 2 £550 +69.88%
North East +63 2 £550 +69.88%
Yorkshire +24 2 £420 - 1
West Yorkshire +20 2 £420 - 1
Leeds +11 2 £420 - 1
Livingston - 2 £415 -
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
West Lothian - 2 £415 -
Scotland - 2 £415 -
City of London -3 1 £475 +1.60% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £300 -
Peterborough - 1 £275 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £275 - 2
East of England - 1 £275 - 2

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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 featuring Performance Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (45.76%) Finance
2 26 (44.07%) Performance Management
3 24 (40.68%) Financial Institution
4 23 (38.98%) Performance Monitoring
4 23 (38.98%) Performance Testing
5 21 (35.59%) Analytics
6 20 (33.90%) Performance Engineering
6 20 (33.90%) JMeter
7 19 (32.20%) HP
7 19 (32.20%) Java
8 17 (28.81%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 15 (25.42%) Gatling
9 15 (25.42%) Web Services
10 14 (23.73%) BDD
11 13 (22.03%) TDD
11 13 (22.03%) HTTP
11 13 (22.03%) Application Performance Management
11 13 (22.03%) New Relic
12 12 (20.34%) AppDynamics
12 12 (20.34%) LoadRunner
13 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (18.64%) Bitbucket
13 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
14 10 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (15.25%) JIRA
15 9 (15.25%) SQL
15 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
16 8 (13.56%) Gradle
16 8 (13.56%) Graphite

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 6 (10.17%) CMS
1 6 (10.17%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
2 5 (8.47%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) HTTP
2 5 (8.47%) LDAP
3 4 (6.78%) Internet
4 2 (3.39%) 3G
4 2 (3.39%) 4G
4 2 (3.39%) VoLTE
5 1 (1.69%) 2G
5 1 (1.69%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (1.69%) LTE
5 1 (1.69%) UMTS
5 1 (1.69%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (8.47%) MySQL
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (33.90%) JMeter
2 15 (25.42%) Gatling
3 12 (20.34%) LoadRunner
4 11 (18.64%) Bitbucket
5 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.25%) JIRA
6 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
6 8 (13.56%) Gradle
7 7 (11.86%) Maven
7 7 (11.86%) NeoLoad
7 7 (11.86%) Selenium
8 6 (10.17%) Ant
8 6 (10.17%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (10.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (10.17%) eggPlant
8 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
9 5 (8.47%) Fiddler
9 5 (8.47%) LoadUI
9 5 (8.47%) Log4j
9 5 (8.47%) YourKit
General
1 27 (45.76%) Finance
2 24 (40.68%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.39%) Publishing
4 1 (1.69%) French Language
4 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) Web Services
2 7 (11.86%) XML
3 6 (10.17%) JSON
3 6 (10.17%) React
3 6 (10.17%) REST
4 5 (8.47%) Ajax
4 5 (8.47%) HTML
4 5 (8.47%) ODBC
5 3 (5.08%) .NET
5 3 (5.08%) Middleware
6 2 (3.39%) J2EE
7 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Unix
3 5 (8.47%) Windows
4 1 (1.69%) AIX
4 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Performance Management
2 23 (38.98%) Performance Monitoring
2 23 (38.98%) Performance Testing
3 21 (35.59%) Analytics
4 20 (33.90%) Performance Engineering
5 17 (28.81%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 14 (23.73%) BDD
7 13 (22.03%) Application Performance Management
7 13 (22.03%) TDD
8 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.17%) Content Management
10 6 (10.17%) OO
10 6 (10.17%) OOP
10 6 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (10.17%) Project Management
10 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (8.47%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) Java
2 9 (15.25%) SQL
3 7 (11.86%) Groovy
3 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.86%) Python
4 6 (10.17%) Ruby
5 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) C#
6 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Graphite
1 8 (13.56%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (11.86%) Grafana
2 7 (11.86%) ZABBIX
3 6 (10.17%) HP Fortify
4 5 (8.47%) Nagios
5 2 (3.39%) OpenView
6 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) HP
2 13 (22.03%) New Relic
3 12 (20.34%) AppDynamics
4 8 (13.56%) Dynatrace
4 8 (13.56%) Splunk
5 6 (10.17%) Sitecore
6 4 (6.78%) Oracle
7 2 (3.39%) BMC
8 1 (1.69%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.69%) Huawei
8 1 (1.69%) IBM
8 1 (1.69%) Nokia
8 1 (1.69%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.69%) Sun
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