Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 769 855
Rank change year-on-year -27 +86 -46
Contract jobs citing Performance Engineering 79 77 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.080% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.096% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 19
UK median daily rate £439 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £395 £350 £295
90th Percentile £600 £595 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £345
% change year-on-year - +23.19% +15.00%
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 86,111 80,463 88,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,529 53,322 57,292
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 2,233 2,595
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +23.81%

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 February 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 10 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 February 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
UK excluding London -7 54 £425 - 10
England -44 41 £450 +5.88% 20
Scotland +8 34 £424 -0.29%
London -21 21 £506 +26.56% 10
South East -20 10 £400 -5.88%
North of England +27 5 £500 +33.33% 2
North West +13 5 £500 +11.11% 2
South West +5 3 - - 2
West Midlands +5 2 £450 -18.18% 4
Midlands -2 2 £450 +5.88% 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 57 (72.15%) Java
2 44 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (49.37%) Performance Testing
4 26 (32.91%) LoadRunner
5 24 (30.38%) HP
6 23 (29.11%) J2EE
6 23 (29.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 22 (27.85%) SOA
8 19 (24.05%) CRM
8 19 (24.05%) HTML
9 18 (22.78%) OpenView
9 18 (22.78%) HP SiteScope
10 17 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
11 16 (20.25%) Waterfall
11 16 (20.25%) SQL
11 16 (20.25%) Finance
12 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
13 14 (17.72%) Oracle
13 14 (17.72%) CSS
13 14 (17.72%) WebSphere
14 13 (16.46%) Banking
14 13 (16.46%) HTML5
14 13 (16.46%) JMeter
15 12 (15.19%) Linux
15 12 (15.19%) Selenium
15 12 (15.19%) DevOps
16 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
16 11 (13.92%) Web Services
16 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management

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 (17.72%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.06%) Commerce Server
4 3 (3.80%) Confluence
5 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) CMS
6 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.06%) SaaS
4 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) 2G
2 1 (1.27%) 3G
2 1 (1.27%) 4G
2 1 (1.27%) DNS
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) LAN
2 1 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.27%) RNC
2 1 (1.27%) SSL
2 1 (1.27%) VoIP
2 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.27%) Wireless
2 1 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) DB2
1 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.27%) MySQL
2 1 (1.27%) Pentaho
2 1 (1.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (32.91%) LoadRunner
2 13 (16.46%) JMeter
3 12 (15.19%) Selenium
4 10 (12.66%) Maven
5 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.86%) Ant
6 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.59%) JUnit
8 5 (6.33%) Eclipse
8 5 (6.33%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.80%) JIRA
9 3 (3.80%) Subversion
10 2 (2.53%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.53%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.53%) eggPlant
10 2 (2.53%) Gradle
10 2 (2.53%) Introscope
10 2 (2.53%) JSUnit
10 2 (2.53%) Mockito
10 2 (2.53%) NeoLoad
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.06%) Retail
5 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.80%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Automotive
6 2 (2.53%) Front Office
6 2 (2.53%) Legal
7 1 (1.27%) Back Office
7 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (44.30%) Performance Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) Tester
3 14 (17.72%) Performance Tester
4 10 (12.66%) Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Java Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Tester
6 8 (10.13%) Senior Performance Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Architect
7 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Developer
8 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Performance Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Performance Test Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Performance Test Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Salesforce Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.53%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.11%) J2EE
2 19 (24.05%) HTML
3 14 (17.72%) CSS
4 13 (16.46%) HTML5
5 11 (13.92%) Web Services
6 10 (12.66%) Spring
7 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.86%) CSS3
7 7 (8.86%) JMS
7 7 (8.86%) React
7 7 (8.86%) REST
8 6 (7.59%) Ajax
8 6 (7.59%) JSP
9 5 (6.33%) Express
9 5 (6.33%) RESTful
9 5 (6.33%) SOAP
9 5 (6.33%) Spring MVC
9 5 (6.33%) XML
10 4 (5.06%) EJB
10 4 (5.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) User Experience
2 6 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.33%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.80%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.27%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) Unix
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Android
4 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (49.37%) Performance Testing
3 23 (29.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 22 (27.85%) SOA
5 19 (24.05%) CRM
6 17 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
7 16 (20.25%) Waterfall
8 12 (15.19%) DevOps
9 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
9 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
10 10 (12.66%) TDD
11 9 (11.39%) SDLC
12 8 (10.13%) API Design
13 7 (8.86%) Functional Testing
13 7 (8.86%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (8.86%) Web Development
14 6 (7.59%) BDD
14 6 (7.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 57 (72.15%) Java
2 16 (20.25%) SQL
3 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.59%) C#
5 5 (6.33%) C++
5 5 (6.33%) Python
6 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.80%) Ruby
8 2 (2.53%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.27%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.27%) C
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.27%) CCDP
4 1 (1.27%) CCIE
4 1 (1.27%) CCIE Wireless
4 1 (1.27%) CCNA
4 1 (1.27%) CCNP
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.27%) CWAP
4 1 (1.27%) CWNA
4 1 (1.27%) CWNE
4 1 (1.27%) CWSP
4 1 (1.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) HP SiteScope
1 18 (22.78%) OpenView
2 4 (5.06%) Ansible
2 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.80%) Kibana
3 3 (3.80%) logstash
4 2 (2.53%) Grafana
4 2 (2.53%) Puppet
5 1 (1.27%) Nagios
5 1 (1.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 24 (30.38%) HP
2 14 (17.72%) Oracle
3 9 (11.39%) AppDynamics
4 7 (8.86%) Dynatrace
5 3 (3.80%) CA
5 3 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.53%) Micro Focus
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.27%) BMC
7 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.27%) Google
7 1 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (1.27%) Nokia
7 1 (1.27%) Progress
7 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.27%) Remedy
7 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.27%) Splunk