Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 809 863
Rank change year-on-year +6 +54 -41
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 74 72 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.069% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.082% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 20
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +4.29% -5.23%
10th Percentile £408 £348 £300
90th Percentile £576 £625 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineering.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Engineering in the UK

Performance Engineering
Top 11 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 21 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
UK excluding London +27 46 £415 -2.35% 5
England -10 42 £488 +14.71% 8
Scotland +21 29 £415 -2.35% 3
London -28 25 £513 +13.89% 6
North of England +54 8 £420 +12.00% 1
South East -9 7 £575 +35.29%
Yorkshire +25 4 £420 +12.00% 1
North West +22 4 - -
West Midlands +19 1 £450 +50.00%
Midlands +17 1 £450 +50.00%
East of England -10 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 53 (71.62%) Java
2 47 (63.51%) Performance Testing
3 41 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (54.05%) HP
5 36 (48.65%) LoadRunner
6 33 (44.59%) HP SiteScope
7 32 (43.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 30 (40.54%) SOA
9 29 (39.19%) CRM
9 29 (39.19%) J2EE
10 28 (37.84%) OpenView
11 24 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (27.03%) Linux
12 20 (27.03%) Waterfall
13 19 (25.68%) Test Strategy
14 13 (17.57%) JMeter
14 13 (17.57%) Oracle
14 13 (17.57%) SQL
14 13 (17.57%) Root Cause Analysis
15 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
15 12 (16.22%) HTML
16 11 (14.86%) TDD
17 10 (13.51%) QA
17 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
17 10 (13.51%) BDD
17 10 (13.51%) High Availability
17 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
17 10 (13.51%) Dynatrace
18 9 (12.16%) AppDynamics
18 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS

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 8 (10.81%) Tomcat
1 8 (10.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.76%) Commerce Server
3 4 (5.41%) Confluence
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.35%) CMS
6 1 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.41%) SaaS
3 2 (2.70%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.35%) PaaS
4 1 (1.35%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) HTTP
2 3 (4.05%) LDAP
3 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) Big Data
3 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (48.65%) LoadRunner
2 13 (17.57%) JMeter
3 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.16%) JIRA
5 7 (9.46%) Bitbucket
5 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.11%) Gatling
6 6 (8.11%) Selenium
7 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
7 5 (6.76%) NeoLoad
8 4 (5.41%) eggPlant
8 4 (5.41%) Gradle
9 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (4.05%) Fiddler
9 3 (4.05%) Hudson
9 3 (4.05%) LoadUI
9 3 (4.05%) Log4j
9 3 (4.05%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.05%) YourKit
10 2 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
2 7 (9.46%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Automotive
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Front Office
5 1 (1.35%) Games
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Tester
2 27 (36.49%) Performance Tester
3 21 (28.38%) Performance Engineer
4 18 (24.32%) Senior Tester
5 17 (22.97%) Senior Performance Tester
6 7 (9.46%) Developer
6 7 (9.46%) QA Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Performance Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Java Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Performance Specialist
10 2 (2.70%) Performance Test Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.19%) J2EE
2 12 (16.22%) HTML
3 8 (10.81%) Web Services
4 6 (8.11%) .NET
4 6 (8.11%) Node.js
5 5 (6.76%) CSS
5 5 (6.76%) JSP
6 4 (5.41%) HTML5
7 3 (4.05%) Ajax
7 3 (4.05%) Dojo
7 3 (4.05%) EJB
7 3 (4.05%) JPA
7 3 (4.05%) ODBC
7 3 (4.05%) React
8 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.70%) jQuery
9 1 (1.35%) JSON
9 1 (1.35%) REST
9 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.46%) User Experience
2 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.05%) Wiki
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) Linux
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Unix
3 5 (6.76%) Windows
4 2 (2.70%) AIX
4 2 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (63.51%) Performance Testing
2 41 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (43.24%) Non-Functional Testing
4 30 (40.54%) SOA
5 29 (39.19%) CRM
6 24 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (27.03%) Waterfall
8 19 (25.68%) Test Strategy
9 13 (17.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
11 11 (14.86%) TDD
12 10 (13.51%) BDD
12 10 (13.51%) High Availability
13 8 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (9.46%) DevOps
14 7 (9.46%) Project Planning
14 7 (9.46%) Risk Management
14 7 (9.46%) Scrum
15 6 (8.11%) Project Management
16 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 53 (71.62%) Java
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) C#
4 4 (5.41%) Python
5 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.70%) C
6 2 (2.70%) C++
6 2 (2.70%) Groovy
6 2 (2.70%) Ruby
6 2 (2.70%) Scala
7 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (44.59%) HP SiteScope
2 28 (37.84%) OpenView
3 5 (6.76%) Ansible
3 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.41%) Graphite
4 4 (5.41%) Kibana
5 3 (4.05%) Grafana
5 3 (4.05%) Nagios
5 3 (4.05%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.70%) logstash
6 2 (2.70%) Puppet
7 1 (1.35%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (1.35%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 40 (54.05%) HP
2 13 (17.57%) Oracle
3 10 (13.51%) Dynatrace
4 9 (12.16%) AppDynamics
5 5 (6.76%) New Relic
6 4 (5.41%) IBM
7 2 (2.70%) CA
7 2 (2.70%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (2.70%) Splunk
7 2 (2.70%) Sun
8 1 (1.35%) BMC
8 1 (1.35%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.35%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.35%) Neustar
8 1 (1.35%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.35%) Sitecore