The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 March 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
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 623 598
Rank change year-on-year +66 -25  
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 26 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.032% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.039% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 12
Median daily rate £425 £388 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -24.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £470 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £260
% change year-on-year +21.42% +34.61%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37338 44118 43065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 28919 26679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Performance Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Performance Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Engineering in the UK

Performance Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Engineering over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Engineering in the UK

Performance Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Engineering in the UK

Performance Engineering
Top 21 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +55 23 £425 +9.67% 3
London +27 7 £360 -22.99% 3
South East +18 7 £500 +53.84%
East Midlands - 5 £425 -
Northampton - 5 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £425 -
Berkshire - 5 £500 -
Bracknell - 4 £500 -
Telford - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Scotland - 2 £400 - 1
North East - 2 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £360 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £360 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
West Lothian - 1 - -

Performance Engineering
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for Performance Engineering.

1 24 (36.92%) Java
2 18 (27.69%) Performance Testing
3 17 (26.15%) Oracle
4 16 (24.62%) Oracle Database
5 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.46%) Migration
6 10 (15.38%) HP
6 10 (15.38%) Unix
6 10 (15.38%) nmon
6 10 (15.38%) AppDynamics
6 10 (15.38%) Ganglia
6 10 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 9 (13.85%) SOA
7 9 (13.85%) LoadRunner
7 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
8 8 (12.31%) HTTP
9 7 (10.77%) Cisco
9 7 (10.77%) IBM
9 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
9 7 (10.77%) J2EE
9 7 (10.77%) JMeter
9 7 (10.77%) Splunk
9 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.77%) Test Planning
9 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.23%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (9.23%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (9.23%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared

Performance Engineering
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 5 (7.69%) CMS
2 4 (6.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.62%) SAS
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.54%) Confluence
5 1 (1.54%) Drupal
5 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Akamai
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.54%) Bluemix
4 1 (1.54%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.54%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) HTTP
2 6 (9.23%) Unified Communications
2 6 (9.23%) VoIP
3 3 (4.62%) 3G
3 3 (4.62%) 4G
4 2 (3.08%) GSM
4 2 (3.08%) H.323
4 2 (3.08%) Node B
4 2 (3.08%) QSIG
4 2 (3.08%) SCCP
5 1 (1.54%) CTI
5 1 (1.54%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) LTE
5 1 (1.54%) MPLS
5 1 (1.54%) PBX
5 1 (1.54%) PSTN
5 1 (1.54%) SSL
5 1 (1.54%) UMTS
5 1 (1.54%) VoLTE
5 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) Cloudera CDH
3 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (4.62%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) Redis
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) LoadRunner
2 7 (10.77%) JMeter
3 6 (9.23%) Selenium
4 5 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.15%) Ant
5 4 (6.15%) Apache Ivy
5 4 (6.15%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.15%) eggPlant
5 4 (6.15%) Gatling
5 4 (6.15%) Gradle
5 4 (6.15%) Maven
5 4 (6.15%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.54%) JIRA
6 1 (1.54%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.54%) The Grinder
6 1 (1.54%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Performance Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Performance Tester
2 9 (13.85%) Tester
3 8 (12.31%) Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Performance Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Performance Test Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) DBA
5 6 (9.23%) Design Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (7.69%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) VoIP Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Network Performance Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Security Management Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) J2EE
2 5 (7.69%) Web Services
3 4 (6.15%) JSON
3 4 (6.15%) Middleware
3 4 (6.15%) React
3 4 (6.15%) REST
3 4 (6.15%) SOAP
3 4 (6.15%) XML
4 3 (4.62%) CSS
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 3 (4.62%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.54%) .NET
5 1 (1.54%) Celery
5 1 (1.54%) Django
5 1 (1.54%) Flask
5 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.54%) HTML5
5 1 (1.54%) OAuth
5 1 (1.54%) Pyramid
5 1 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.54%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Unix
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Performance Testing
2 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Migration
3 10 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 9 (13.85%) SOA
5 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.77%) Test Planning
6 6 (9.23%) CRM
6 6 (9.23%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (9.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.69%) Content Management
7 5 (7.69%) DevOps
7 5 (7.69%) OO
7 5 (7.69%) OWASP
7 5 (7.69%) Project Planning
7 5 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.69%) Volume Testing
8 4 (6.15%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.23%) Python
3 6 (9.23%) SQL
4 5 (7.69%) Groovy
5 4 (6.15%) Ruby
6 2 (3.08%) C
6 2 (3.08%) C#
7 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) CCIE
2 6 (9.23%) CCNA
2 6 (9.23%) CCNP
2 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Ganglia
1 10 (15.38%) nmon
2 6 (9.23%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (9.23%) OpenView
2 6 (9.23%) Tivoli
2 6 (9.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (6.15%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) AppDynamics
2 10 (15.38%) HP
3 7 (10.77%) Cisco
3 7 (10.77%) IBM
3 7 (10.77%) Splunk
4 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.15%) Cloudera
5 4 (6.15%) Sitecore
6 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.54%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.54%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.54%) Siebel
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