Period
to 26 September 2018

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 6 months to 26 September 2018 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 810 846
Rank change year-on-year +37 +36 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 121 68 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.069% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.080% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 47 32
UK median daily rate £500 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.34% +2.42% -1.79%
10th Percentile £323 £408 £325
90th Percentile £675 £571 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +5.42% +7.10% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

Performance Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,542 84,827 90,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.16% 85.61% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,493 55,954 60,052
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,095 2,386
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

Performance Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineering.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Engineering in the UK

Performance Engineering
Top 12 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 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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 +64 117 £488 +2.63% 14
UK excluding London +13 73 £438 +5.42% 7
London +16 46 £650 +23.81% 7
North of England -4 23 £425 +1.19%
South West - 23 £525 - 3
South East +7 22 £294 -34.72% 1
Yorkshire -3 17 £425 +1.19%
North West -10 6 £351 -
East of England -7 2 £450 - 1
Scotland -33 2 £568 +36.75%
East Midlands +8 1 £400 -5.88%
Midlands -21 1 £400 -8.57% 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Performance Engineering.

1 40 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.58%) Python
3 33 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 30 (24.79%) Banking
5 25 (20.66%) Finance
5 25 (20.66%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (19.83%) Unix
7 22 (18.18%) Analytics
7 22 (18.18%) DevOps
8 21 (17.36%) Visualisation
9 20 (16.53%) SQL
10 18 (14.88%) JMeter
10 18 (14.88%) Investment Banking
10 18 (14.88%) Big Data
10 18 (14.88%) Data Analytics
11 17 (14.05%) Capacity Management
11 17 (14.05%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 17 (14.05%) Electronic Trading
11 17 (14.05%) Java
12 16 (13.22%) Riak
13 14 (11.57%) Retail
13 14 (11.57%) Linux
13 14 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (10.74%) Middleware
14 13 (10.74%) Test Automation
15 12 (9.92%) LoadRunner
15 12 (9.92%) JavaScript
15 12 (9.92%) Radio Access Network
16 11 (9.09%) 5G
16 11 (9.09%) HTML

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 7 (5.79%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.13%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.83%) Confluence
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.83%) GemFire
4 1 (0.83%) JBoss
4 1 (0.83%) nginx
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.65%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) npm
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) Radio Access Network
2 11 (9.09%) 5G
3 10 (8.26%) VoLTE
4 9 (7.44%) 3GPP
4 9 (7.44%) GSM
4 9 (7.44%) LTE
5 8 (6.61%) UMTS
6 5 (4.13%) 3G
6 5 (4.13%) 4G
6 5 (4.13%) HTTP
7 2 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.83%) CTI
8 1 (0.83%) DNS
8 1 (0.83%) Extranet
8 1 (0.83%) Multicast
8 1 (0.83%) Network Security
8 1 (0.83%) SAN
8 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.88%) Big Data
2 16 (13.22%) Riak
3 8 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.79%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.13%) Data Mining
5 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.31%) Blockchain
6 4 (3.31%) DB2
7 1 (0.83%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.83%) GIS
7 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.83%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.83%) Redis
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (14.88%) JMeter
2 12 (9.92%) LoadRunner
3 7 (5.79%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.31%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.31%) Selenium
4 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.48%) JIRA
6 2 (1.65%) Ant
6 2 (1.65%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.65%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.65%) Introscope
6 2 (1.65%) Maven
6 2 (1.65%) NeoLoad
6 2 (1.65%) RStudio
6 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.83%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.83%) JUnit
7 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 30 (24.79%) Banking
2 25 (20.66%) Finance
3 18 (14.88%) Investment Banking
4 14 (11.57%) Retail
5 11 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.13%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) Performance Engineer
2 21 (17.36%) Developer
3 17 (14.05%) Administrator
3 17 (14.05%) DevOps Administrator
3 17 (14.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 17 (14.05%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (14.05%) Unix Administrator
3 17 (14.05%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 15 (12.40%) Python Developer
5 12 (9.92%) Test Leader
6 11 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
7 8 (6.61%) Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Performance Tester
8 7 (5.79%) Tester
9 6 (4.96%) Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) Performance Architect
9 6 (4.96%) Radio Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Capacity Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.74%) Middleware
2 11 (9.09%) HTML
3 9 (7.44%) Web Services
4 6 (4.96%) CSS
4 6 (4.96%) JMS
4 6 (4.96%) REST
4 6 (4.96%) SOAP
5 5 (4.13%) .NET
5 5 (4.13%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.13%) Dojo
5 5 (4.13%) EJB
5 5 (4.13%) JPA
5 5 (4.13%) JSP
6 4 (3.31%) XML
7 3 (2.48%) Ajax
7 3 (2.48%) JSON
7 3 (2.48%) XSD
8 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Algorithms
2 7 (5.79%) NHS
3 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.13%) User Experience
4 3 (2.48%) DataPower
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Animation
6 1 (0.83%) CMDB
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Equities
6 1 (0.83%) FMCG
6 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.83%) IVR
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.83%) Unix
2 14 (11.57%) Linux
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (4.13%) Windows
4 4 (3.31%) AIX
5 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.65%) zOS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 25 (20.66%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (18.18%) Analytics
4 22 (18.18%) DevOps
5 21 (17.36%) Visualisation
6 18 (14.88%) Data Analytics
7 17 (14.05%) Capacity Management
7 17 (14.05%) Electronic Trading
7 17 (14.05%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 14 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (10.74%) Test Automation
10 11 (9.09%) TDD
11 10 (8.26%) High Availability
11 10 (8.26%) Scrum
12 9 (7.44%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (7.44%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (7.44%) Microservices
12 9 (7.44%) Network Planning
12 9 (7.44%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.58%) Python
2 20 (16.53%) SQL
3 17 (14.05%) Java
4 12 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.96%) C#
6 5 (4.13%) C++
7 4 (3.31%) C
8 3 (2.48%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) R
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (7.44%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) CCIE
2 2 (1.65%) CCNP
2 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.83%) CCNA
3 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) PMO
2 4 (3.31%) QA
3 2 (1.65%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (2.48%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.65%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.83%) Ansible
4 1 (0.83%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.83%) Cacti
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.83%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.61%) Actix
2 8 (6.61%) Mapinfo
2 8 (6.61%) Oracle
3 7 (5.79%) Dynatrace
3 7 (5.79%) Huawei
4 6 (4.96%) CA
4 6 (4.96%) IBM
5 5 (4.13%) AppDynamics
5 5 (4.13%) HP
5 5 (4.13%) Samsung
6 3 (2.48%) Cisco
6 3 (2.48%) Micro Focus
6 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.48%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.65%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.65%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) Splunk