Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SonarQube skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SonarQube over the 6 months to 18 May 2021 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.

SonarSource SonarQube
UK
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 433 448 429
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19 +42
Contract jobs citing SonarQube 275 199 512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.78% 2.26% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 139 333
10th Percentile £362 £368 £401
25th Percentile £430 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year -1.00% -4.76% -3.23%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £650 £665 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £479 £475
% change year-on-year -6.37% +0.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,875 8,815 18,869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.23% 17.83% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,662 6,082 12,845
10th Percentile £340 £331 £333
25th Percentile £405 £406 £404
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £495 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +3.13% +1.05%
75th Percentile £581 £586 £575
90th Percentile £663 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.89% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 131 262
10th Percentile £25.95 £18.25 £22.35
25th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £36.81
Median hourly rate £45.50 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -4.21% +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £56.50 £54.84 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.88 £63.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +1.11% +1.12% +4.71%

SonarQube
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SonarQube as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SonarQube in the UK

SonarQube
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SonarQube.

Daily rate trend for SonarQube in the UK

SonarQube
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SonarQube over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SonarQube in the UK

SonarQube
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SonarQube.

Hourly rate trend for SonarQube in the UK

SonarQube
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SonarQube within the UK over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. 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 -3 209 £500 - 39
London -9 113 £525 -4.55% 18
UK excluding London +23 94 £448 -6.37% 23
Work from Home -190 83 £495 -1.00% 9
North of England +25 34 £464 -2.37% 9
South East +18 21 £475 - 10
North West +19 20 £431 -12.93% 7
Scotland -8 12 £448 +34.08% 1
North East +21 11 £495 +41.43%
South West +44 10 £440 -12.00% 2
Midlands -20 7 £360 -27.09%
East of England - 6 £600 -
East Midlands +11 5 £350 -
Yorkshire +17 3 £475 -2.56% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £475 -
West Midlands -22 1 £400 -20.00%
Wales - 1 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SonarQube 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 SonarQube.

1 177 (64.36%) Jenkins
2 169 (61.45%) DevOps
3 135 (49.09%) Java
4 122 (44.36%) AWS
5 112 (40.73%) Git (software)
6 111 (40.36%) Docker
7 109 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (35.27%) Terraform
9 96 (34.91%) Microservices
10 89 (32.36%) Python
11 81 (29.45%) Node.js
12 80 (29.09%) Kubernetes
13 79 (28.73%) Azure
14 78 (28.36%) Sonatype Nexus
15 76 (27.64%) JavaScript
16 74 (26.91%) JIRA
17 71 (25.82%) GitLab
18 65 (23.64%) SQL
19 62 (22.55%) Artifactory
20 61 (22.18%) Ansible
21 60 (21.82%) Splunk
21 60 (21.82%) Linux
22 58 (21.09%) HTML
22 58 (21.09%) PostgreSQL
23 57 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
24 54 (19.64%) React
25 53 (19.27%) Maven
26 52 (18.91%) Spring
27 51 (18.55%) Test Automation
27 51 (18.55%) Confluence

SonarQube
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 51 (18.55%) Confluence
2 29 (10.55%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (7.27%) Apache
4 19 (6.91%) Tomcat
5 17 (6.18%) nginx
6 14 (5.09%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (4.36%) IIS
8 11 (4.00%) JBoss
9 6 (2.18%) Oracle Coherence
9 6 (2.18%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.82%) CMS
11 4 (1.45%) Drupal
11 4 (1.45%) Mule
11 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.09%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.36%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Figma
2 1 (0.36%) GIMP
2 1 (0.36%) InVision
2 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 122 (44.36%) AWS
2 79 (28.73%) Azure
3 41 (14.91%) PaaS
4 37 (13.45%) OpenShift
5 31 (11.27%) Amazon S3
6 26 (9.45%) GitHub
7 23 (8.36%) Serverless
8 20 (7.27%) Amazon SQS
8 20 (7.27%) AWS Lambda
9 18 (6.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (5.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (5.82%) Amazon EKS
11 15 (5.45%) Slack
12 14 (5.09%) AWS Step Functions
12 14 (5.09%) IaaS
13 11 (4.00%) Kong
14 10 (3.64%) SaaS
15 8 (2.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (2.55%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.73%) Firewall
2 12 (4.36%) DNS
3 7 (2.55%) SSL
4 6 (2.18%) HTTP
4 6 (2.18%) LAN
4 6 (2.18%) Network Security
4 6 (2.18%) WAN
5 5 (1.82%) VPN
6 3 (1.09%) DSL
6 3 (1.09%) SSH
6 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.09%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.73%) Calico
7 2 (0.73%) DHCP
7 2 (0.73%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (21.09%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (12.36%) SQL Server
3 31 (11.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 25 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 22 (8.00%) NoSQL
6 19 (6.91%) MySQL
7 18 (6.55%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (6.55%) Relational Database
8 17 (6.18%) Amazon Redshift
9 12 (4.36%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.82%) Amazon Athena
12 5 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.82%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.45%) BigQuery
13 4 (1.45%) Power BI
14 3 (1.09%) Impala
Development Applications
1 177 (64.36%) Jenkins
2 112 (40.73%) Git (software)
3 78 (28.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 74 (26.91%) JIRA
5 71 (25.82%) GitLab
6 62 (22.55%) Artifactory
7 53 (19.27%) Maven
8 42 (15.27%) JUnit
9 40 (14.55%) Bitbucket
10 29 (10.55%) Selenium
11 27 (9.82%) TeamCity
12 23 (8.36%) Cucumber
13 19 (6.91%) JMeter
14 18 (6.55%) Postman
15 16 (5.82%) Bitbucket Server
15 16 (5.82%) gulp
15 16 (5.82%) IntelliJ
16 15 (5.45%) Subversion
17 14 (5.09%) webpack
18 13 (4.73%) Gradle
General
1 34 (12.36%) Finance
2 29 (10.55%) Banking
3 22 (8.00%) Social Skills
4 20 (7.27%) Public Sector
5 15 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (0.73%) Marketing
7 2 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (37.45%) Developer
2 67 (24.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 33 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 28 (10.18%) Architect
5 27 (9.82%) Full Stack Developer
6 22 (8.00%) Technical Leader
7 18 (6.55%) Senior Developer
8 16 (5.82%) Consultant
9 15 (5.45%) Azure Engineer
10 14 (5.09%) AWS DevOps
11 13 (4.73%) AWS Architect
11 13 (4.73%) Technical Architect
12 12 (4.36%) Node.js Developer
13 11 (4.00%) Azure Developer
13 11 (4.00%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 11 (4.00%) React Developer
14 10 (3.64%) .NET Developer
14 10 (3.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.64%) DevSecOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (29.45%) Node.js
2 58 (21.09%) HTML
3 54 (19.64%) React
4 52 (18.91%) Spring
5 51 (18.55%) Spring Boot
6 50 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 50 (18.18%) CSS
7 34 (12.36%) REST
8 33 (12.00%) Swagger
9 32 (11.64%) Kafka
10 30 (10.91%) .NET
11 24 (8.73%) Elastic Stack
11 24 (8.73%) jQuery
12 23 (8.36%) Dropwizard
12 23 (8.36%) HTML5
12 23 (8.36%) JAX-RS
13 21 (7.64%) Express
14 20 (7.27%) Hibernate
14 20 (7.27%) RabbitMQ
14 20 (7.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.55%) Cloud Native
2 15 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.09%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (4.36%) User Experience
5 10 (3.64%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.45%) Equities
6 4 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.45%) PKI
6 4 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.09%) Derivative
7 3 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.73%) CMDB
8 2 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.82%) Linux
2 38 (13.82%) Windows
3 18 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (5.82%) Windows Server
5 15 (5.45%) CentOS
6 9 (3.27%) Unix
7 6 (2.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.45%) Android
9 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.36%) AIX
10 1 (0.36%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.36%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.36%) Solaris
10 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (61.45%) DevOps
2 109 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (34.91%) Microservices
4 57 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (18.55%) Test Automation
6 42 (15.27%) Configuration Management
6 42 (15.27%) TDD
7 37 (13.45%) DevSecOps
8 36 (13.09%) Scrum
9 35 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
9 35 (12.73%) Software Engineering
10 24 (8.73%) Open Source
11 23 (8.36%) SDLC
12 22 (8.00%) CQRS
13 20 (7.27%) Test Strategy
14 18 (6.55%) Continuous Deployment
14 18 (6.55%) Deployment Automation
14 18 (6.55%) Mentoring
15 17 (6.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (5.82%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 135 (49.09%) Java
2 89 (32.36%) Python
3 76 (27.64%) JavaScript
4 65 (23.64%) SQL
5 35 (12.73%) C#
6 21 (7.64%) Java 8
7 20 (7.27%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.82%) Bash Shell
9 14 (5.09%) TypeScript
10 13 (4.73%) Go
11 11 (4.00%) C++
11 11 (4.00%) Perl
12 10 (3.64%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.91%) Groovy
14 7 (2.55%) Ruby
15 4 (1.45%) ES6
16 3 (1.09%) Apex Code
16 3 (1.09%) PHP
16 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.55%) Degree
4 7 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.55%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.45%) CISSP
6 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.73%) CISA
7 2 (0.73%) CISM
7 2 (0.73%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.73%) IISP
7 2 (0.73%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.36%) CEH
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.36%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.82%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) NIST
3 2 (0.73%) GDPR
3 2 (0.73%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (0.73%) ISO 22301
3 2 (0.73%) ISO 31000
3 2 (0.73%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 111 (40.36%) Docker
2 18 (6.55%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.09%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.73%) iptables
5 2 (0.73%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.36%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.36%) Postfix
6 1 (0.36%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 97 (35.27%) Terraform
2 80 (29.09%) Kubernetes
3 61 (22.18%) Ansible
4 40 (14.55%) Puppet
5 27 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (9.09%) Grafana
7 21 (7.64%) Prometheus
8 10 (3.64%) Kibana
9 8 (2.91%) HP Fortify
9 8 (2.91%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 7 (2.55%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (2.55%) Packer
11 6 (2.18%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (1.09%) Istio
13 3 (1.09%) Nagios
14 2 (0.73%) Control-M
14 2 (0.73%) IBM Guardium
14 2 (0.73%) Nessus
14 2 (0.73%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 60 (21.82%) Splunk
2 31 (11.27%) Oracle
3 23 (8.36%) Microsoft
4 21 (7.64%) IBM
5 18 (6.55%) ServiceNow
6 16 (5.82%) Red Hat
7 15 (5.45%) Black Duck
8 14 (5.09%) Veracode
9 11 (4.00%) AppDynamics
9 11 (4.00%) Dynatrace
10 10 (3.64%) VMware
11 8 (2.91%) MEDITECH
12 7 (2.55%) TIBCO
13 5 (1.82%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.82%) Dell
13 5 (1.82%) Google
13 5 (1.82%) SAP
14 4 (1.45%) Cisco
14 4 (1.45%) MuleSoft
14 4 (1.45%) New Relic