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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 633 618
Rank change year-on-year +54 -15  
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 31 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.033% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.040% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 18
Median daily rate £419 £388 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -7.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £448 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.66% +7.14%  
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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 19 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 28 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 +42 23 £450 +16.12% 5
London +20 13 £525 +23.52% 3
Scotland - 8 £415 -
West Lothian - 7 £415 -
Livingston - 7 £415 -
Leeds +24 5 £420 - 1
West Yorkshire +24 5 £420 - 1
Yorkshire +19 5 £420 +20.00% 1
South East +25 3 £450 +20.00%
Berkshire +19 3 £450 +20.00%
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
City of London -2 1 £475 +1.60% 2
Maidenhead -3 1 £300 -20.00%
Peterborough - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £290 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 34 (59.65%) Java
2 26 (45.61%) HP
2 26 (45.61%) Performance Testing
3 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 18 (31.58%) Test Strategy
6 17 (29.82%) JMeter
7 16 (28.07%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (28.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (26.32%) HP SiteScope
9 14 (24.56%) Oracle
10 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
11 12 (21.05%) BDD
11 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database
11 12 (21.05%) Gatling
11 12 (21.05%) Unix
12 11 (19.30%) J2EE
12 11 (19.30%) Web Services
12 11 (19.30%) HTTP
13 10 (17.54%) OpenView
13 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
13 10 (17.54%) Linux
13 10 (17.54%) CRM
13 10 (17.54%) TDD
13 10 (17.54%) Bitbucket
13 10 (17.54%) Splunk
14 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (15.79%) AppDynamics
14 9 (15.79%) Python

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 6 (10.53%) CMS
1 6 (10.53%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (7.02%) Apache
2 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.26%) SAS
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Pig
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Akamai
3 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.75%) Bluemix
3 1 (1.75%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.75%) PaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) HTTP
2 4 (7.02%) LDAP
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) 3G
4 1 (1.75%) 4G
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) MPLS
4 1 (1.75%) SSL
4 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.75%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
4 1 (1.75%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.26%) Cloudera CDH
3 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (5.26%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 17 (29.82%) JMeter
3 12 (21.05%) Gatling
4 10 (17.54%) Bitbucket
5 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
6 7 (12.28%) Maven
6 7 (12.28%) NeoLoad
6 7 (12.28%) Selenium
7 6 (10.53%) Ant
7 6 (10.53%) Apache Ivy
7 6 (10.53%) eggPlant
7 6 (10.53%) Gradle
7 6 (10.53%) JIRA
7 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
8 5 (8.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
8 5 (8.77%) LoadUI
9 4 (7.02%) Fiddler
9 4 (7.02%) Hudson
9 4 (7.02%) Log4j
General
1 8 (14.04%) Banking
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Games
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Performance Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) Performance Tester
2 17 (29.82%) Tester
3 6 (10.53%) DBA
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (7.02%) Senior Performance Tester
4 4 (7.02%) Senior Tester
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Hadoop Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Java Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Performance Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Circuit Switch Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning DBA
7 1 (1.75%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) J2EE
1 11 (19.30%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) JSON
2 6 (10.53%) React
2 6 (10.53%) REST
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) Ajax
3 4 (7.02%) HTML
3 4 (7.02%) ODBC
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.75%) Java EE
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth
4 1 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Unix
2 10 (17.54%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows
4 3 (5.26%) AIX
4 3 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Performance Testing
2 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) Test Strategy
4 16 (28.07%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (28.07%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
6 12 (21.05%) BDD
7 10 (17.54%) CRM
7 10 (17.54%) TDD
8 9 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (15.79%) SOA
9 8 (14.04%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (12.28%) Project Planning
10 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
11 6 (10.53%) Content Management
11 6 (10.53%) High Availability
11 6 (10.53%) OO
11 6 (10.53%) OOP
11 6 (10.53%) Project Management
11 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (59.65%) Java
2 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.79%) Python
4 7 (12.28%) Groovy
4 7 (12.28%) SQL
5 6 (10.53%) Ruby
6 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.02%) C
7 1 (1.75%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) C++
7 1 (1.75%) Scala
7 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CCIE
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
4 1 (1.75%) CCNP
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (26.32%) HP SiteScope
2 10 (17.54%) OpenView
3 6 (10.53%) Ganglia
3 6 (10.53%) HP Fortify
3 6 (10.53%) nmon
4 5 (8.77%) Graphite
5 4 (7.02%) Grafana
5 4 (7.02%) Nagios
5 4 (7.02%) Tivoli
5 4 (7.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (7.02%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.75%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) HP
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
3 10 (17.54%) Splunk
4 9 (15.79%) AppDynamics
4 9 (15.79%) IBM
5 6 (10.53%) Dynatrace
5 6 (10.53%) Sitecore
6 3 (5.26%) Cloudera
6 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.26%) Sun
7 2 (3.51%) CA
7 2 (3.51%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco
8 1 (1.75%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.75%) Informatica
8 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.75%) New Relic
8 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com