Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 776 789 855
Rank change year-on-year +13 +66 -43
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 106 47 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.052% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.061% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 31 20
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £388 £350 £295
90th Percentile £675 £556 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £48.67 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.66% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -

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 86,403 77,085 88,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.76% 84.65% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,997 50,578 58,416
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,287 2,072 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% +1.24% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.53 £11.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -22.42% -3.70% +25.12%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +7 88 £475 +11.76% 11
UK excluding London +10 57 £450 +5.88% 6
London -27 48 £525 +13.21% 7
North of England +5 21 £438 +8.02% 1
Scotland -21 17 £505 +23.93% 2
Yorkshire 0 15 £425 - 1
South East -20 12 £444 -1.39% 1
North West -7 6 £500 +11.11%
South West - 4 - - 1
East of England - 2 £625 -
West Midlands -22 1 £450 -18.18% 1
Midlands -22 1 £450 +5.88% 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.74%) Java
3 32 (30.19%) Banking
3 32 (30.19%) Performance Testing
4 30 (28.30%) Python
5 26 (24.53%) Finance
6 24 (22.64%) SQL
7 22 (20.75%) JMeter
7 22 (20.75%) JavaScript
7 22 (20.75%) DevOps
8 20 (18.87%) Unix
9 19 (17.92%) HTML
10 18 (16.98%) Test Automation
10 18 (16.98%) Analytics
11 16 (15.09%) Data Analytics
11 16 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (15.09%) CSS
11 16 (15.09%) LoadRunner
12 15 (14.15%) Linux
12 15 (14.15%) TDD
12 15 (14.15%) Big Data
12 15 (14.15%) Riak
13 14 (13.21%) Scrum
13 14 (13.21%) WebSphere
13 14 (13.21%) Visualisation
14 12 (11.32%) Selenium
14 12 (11.32%) JMS
14 12 (11.32%) Oracle
15 11 (10.38%) Web Services
15 11 (10.38%) Electronic Trading

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 14 (13.21%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.55%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.72%) Commerce Server
4 3 (2.83%) Confluence
5 2 (1.89%) Apache
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.94%) Mule
6 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) IaaS
3 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) HTTP
2 3 (2.83%) 3G
2 3 (2.83%) 4G
3 2 (1.89%) DNS
3 2 (1.89%) Firewall
3 2 (1.89%) SSL
3 2 (1.89%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.89%) VoIP
4 1 (0.94%) 2G
4 1 (0.94%) CTI
4 1 (0.94%) H.323
4 1 (0.94%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) QSIG
4 1 (0.94%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.94%) RNC
4 1 (0.94%) SCCP
4 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.94%) Wireless
4 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) Big Data
1 15 (14.15%) Riak
2 7 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.72%) Data Mining
3 5 (4.72%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.77%) Blockchain
5 3 (2.83%) DB2
6 2 (1.89%) MySQL
6 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.94%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.94%) DataStage
7 1 (0.94%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.94%) Power BI
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (20.75%) JMeter
2 16 (15.09%) LoadRunner
3 12 (11.32%) Selenium
4 11 (10.38%) Maven
5 8 (7.55%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.60%) Ant
7 5 (4.72%) Eclipse
7 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.72%) The Grinder
8 4 (3.77%) JUnit
9 3 (2.83%) JIRA
9 3 (2.83%) Subversion
9 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.83%) WebPagetest
10 2 (1.89%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.89%) Introscope
10 2 (1.89%) JSUnit
10 2 (1.89%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.89%) RStudio
General
1 32 (30.19%) Banking
2 26 (24.53%) Finance
3 11 (10.38%) Investment Banking
4 10 (9.43%) Retail
5 4 (3.77%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.83%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.89%) Back Office
7 2 (1.89%) Front Office
7 2 (1.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.94%) Law
8 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (33.96%) Performance Engineer
2 23 (21.70%) Developer
3 13 (12.26%) Java Engineer
3 13 (12.26%) Python Developer
4 11 (10.38%) Administrator
4 11 (10.38%) DevOps Administrator
4 11 (10.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 11 (10.38%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (10.38%) Unix Administrator
4 11 (10.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 8 (7.55%) Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Capacity Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Consultant
6 5 (4.72%) Performance Tester
6 5 (4.72%) Senior Performance Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Tester
6 5 (4.72%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Java Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) HTML
2 16 (15.09%) CSS
3 12 (11.32%) JMS
4 11 (10.38%) Web Services
5 10 (9.43%) HTML5
5 10 (9.43%) Spring
6 7 (6.60%) CSS3
6 7 (6.60%) EJB
6 7 (6.60%) JSP
6 7 (6.60%) REST
6 7 (6.60%) XML
7 6 (5.66%) Ajax
7 6 (5.66%) J2EE
8 5 (4.72%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (4.72%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.72%) Dojo
8 5 (4.72%) JPA
8 5 (4.72%) RESTful
8 5 (4.72%) SOAP
8 5 (4.72%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) User Experience
2 7 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.72%) NHS
3 5 (4.72%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.83%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.94%) DataPower
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) IVR
6 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.87%) Unix
2 15 (14.15%) Linux
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (2.83%) Windows
5 2 (1.89%) AIX
5 2 (1.89%) Android
5 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) Performance Testing
3 22 (20.75%) DevOps
4 18 (16.98%) Analytics
4 18 (16.98%) Test Automation
5 16 (15.09%) Data Analytics
5 16 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (14.15%) TDD
7 14 (13.21%) Scrum
7 14 (13.21%) Visualisation
8 11 (10.38%) Capacity Management
8 11 (10.38%) Electronic Trading
8 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 11 (10.38%) SDLC
9 10 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (9.43%) Web Development
10 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
10 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 40 (37.74%) Java
2 30 (28.30%) Python
3 24 (22.64%) SQL
4 22 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.55%) C#
6 4 (3.77%) C
6 4 (3.77%) C++
6 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.89%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby
8 2 (1.89%) XPath
8 2 (1.89%) XQuery
9 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.94%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.94%) Java 8
9 1 (0.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.94%) PHP
9 1 (0.94%) R
9 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) Degree
2 3 (2.83%) CCIE
2 3 (2.83%) CCNA
2 3 (2.83%) CCNP
2 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.89%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.94%) CCDP
4 1 (0.94%) CCIE Wireless
4 1 (0.94%) CWAP
4 1 (0.94%) CWNA
4 1 (0.94%) CWNE
4 1 (0.94%) CWSP
4 1 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) PMO
2 3 (2.83%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.83%) Docker
2 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (1.89%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (1.89%) Grafana
1 2 (1.89%) Kibana
1 2 (1.89%) Nagios
1 2 (1.89%) Opsview
2 1 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.94%) logstash
2 1 (0.94%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Oracle
2 8 (7.55%) AppDynamics
3 7 (6.60%) HP
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.72%) Capita
4 5 (4.72%) Dynatrace
5 4 (3.77%) IBM
6 3 (2.83%) CA
6 3 (2.83%) Cisco
6 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.89%) VMware
8 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.94%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.94%) Google
8 1 (0.94%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (0.94%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.94%) Nokia
8 1 (0.94%) Progress
8 1 (0.94%) Remedy