The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SilkPerformer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SilkPerformer over the 3 months to 27 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.

Micro Focus Silk Performer (formerly Borland Silk Performer)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 649 640
Rank change year-on-year +42 -9  
Contract jobs citing SilkPerformer 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.036% 0.060% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £400 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SilkPerformer is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8267 8396 7386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.55% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5644 5778 4882
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 129 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +13.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.20 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £49.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

SilkPerformer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SilkPerformer as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SilkPerformer in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SilkPerformer.

Contractor daily rate trend for SilkPerformer in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SilkPerformer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SilkPerformer in the UK

SilkPerformer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SilkPerformer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +20 3 £400 +33.33%
London - 2 £413 -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Brighton - 1 £300 -
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
South East - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SilkPerformer 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 SilkPerformer.

1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) webMethods
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing

SilkPerformer
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) webMethods