Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 459 448 633
Rank change year-on-year -11 +185 -39
Contract jobs citing SonarQube 359 524 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 2.41% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 317 178
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.87% +12.63%
10th Percentile £406 £404 £395
90th Percentile £630 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £52.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.48% +6.06% +37.50%
10th Percentile £36.18 £51.25 £48.75
90th Percentile £48.73 £53.75 £50.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £52.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -20.48% +6.06% +37.50%

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 14,920 21,703 18,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.62% 20.98% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,759 14,867 12,770
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 220 293
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.58% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £24.21 £25.36 £30.35
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.50 £61.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%

SonarQube
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SonarQube in the UK

SonarQube
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SonarQube in the UK

SonarQube
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SonarQube over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SonarQube in the UK

SonarQube
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SonarQube in the UK

SonarQube
Top 16 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 23 October 2019. 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 -17 336 £500 -4.76% 59
UK excluding London +11 201 £475 - 46
London -19 158 £525 -4.55% 22
South East +63 56 £450 -16.28% 5
North of England -7 45 £491 +2.88% 13
Midlands +39 41 £475 +5.56% 16
West Midlands +30 37 £475 +5.56% 12
South West -14 29 £513 +10.22% 2
North East +22 19 £495 -1.00% 1
Scotland +29 18 £500 -3.38% 8
North West 0 17 £488 +2.63% 3
Yorkshire +5 9 £481 -1.53% 9
East of England +33 7 £550 - 1
East Midlands +20 4 £575 +50.33% 2
Northern Ireland +9 4 £430 +1.90%
Wales +10 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 284 (79.11%) Jenkins
2 230 (64.07%) Git (software)
3 210 (58.50%) Java
4 182 (50.70%) DevOps
5 180 (50.14%) AWS
6 174 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (42.34%) Docker
8 129 (35.93%) Continuous Integration
9 127 (35.38%) JUnit
10 124 (34.54%) Scrum
11 120 (33.43%) Spring
12 115 (32.03%) Maven
13 114 (31.75%) Linux
14 105 (29.25%) TDD
15 104 (28.97%) Security Cleared
16 101 (28.13%) BDD
17 99 (27.58%) Kubernetes
18 98 (27.30%) Ansible
18 98 (27.30%) Python
19 97 (27.02%) JIRA
20 95 (26.46%) Microservices
21 91 (25.35%) Kanban
21 91 (25.35%) Sonatype Nexus
22 90 (25.07%) RESTful
23 89 (24.79%) SC Cleared
24 86 (23.96%) Terraform
25 82 (22.84%) Open Source
26 81 (22.56%) Web Services
27 76 (21.17%) SQL
28 75 (20.89%) SOAP

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 41 (11.42%) Confluence
2 25 (6.96%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.46%) nginx
4 12 (3.34%) Apache
4 12 (3.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (2.79%) Magnolia
6 8 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.23%) JBoss
7 7 (1.95%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.67%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.39%) Camunda
10 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.84%) Drupal
11 3 (0.84%) IIS
11 3 (0.84%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.56%) CMS
13 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.28%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.84%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 180 (50.14%) AWS
2 75 (20.89%) Azure
3 69 (19.22%) Amazon EC2
4 65 (18.11%) GitHub
5 32 (8.91%) Amazon SQS
6 25 (6.96%) Slack
7 22 (6.13%) OpenShift
8 20 (5.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (5.01%) Amazon EKS
9 18 (5.01%) Amazon S3
10 17 (4.74%) Amazon ELB
10 17 (4.74%) Route 53
10 17 (4.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 16 (4.46%) GCP
12 15 (4.18%) PaaS
13 7 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (1.39%) AWS CodePipeline
15 4 (1.11%) Azure Stack
15 4 (1.11%) npm
15 4 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.85%) OpenVPN
2 17 (4.74%) HTTP
3 15 (4.18%) Firewall
4 6 (1.67%) DNS
5 5 (1.39%) Internet
5 5 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.11%) Intranet
7 3 (0.84%) Network Security
7 3 (0.84%) VPN
8 2 (0.56%) SSH
8 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.28%) FTP
9 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (16.71%) Amazon RDS
2 47 (13.09%) MySQL
3 46 (12.81%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (8.36%) MongoDB
5 25 (6.96%) NoSQL
5 25 (6.96%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.18%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.90%) RDBMS
8 13 (3.62%) Amazon Aurora
8 13 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (3.62%) MariaDB
9 12 (3.34%) Big Data
10 11 (3.06%) Cosmos DB
11 10 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (2.79%) Redis
12 7 (1.95%) SQL Server
13 6 (1.67%) Cloudera CDH
14 4 (1.11%) InterSystems Cache
14 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.84%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 284 (79.11%) Jenkins
2 230 (64.07%) Git (software)
3 127 (35.38%) JUnit
4 115 (32.03%) Maven
5 97 (27.02%) JIRA
6 91 (25.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 71 (19.78%) Mockito
8 62 (17.27%) DbUnit
9 61 (16.99%) jMock
10 55 (15.32%) GitLab
11 51 (14.21%) Selenium
12 39 (10.86%) Gradle
13 25 (6.96%) Cucumber
14 23 (6.41%) Artifactory
15 19 (5.29%) Bitbucket
15 19 (5.29%) JMeter
15 19 (5.29%) Subversion
16 17 (4.74%) Visual Studio Team System
17 14 (3.90%) gulp
18 11 (3.06%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (9.19%) Finance
2 32 (8.91%) Public Sector
3 13 (3.62%) Retail
4 12 (3.34%) Banking
5 5 (1.39%) Automotive
5 5 (1.39%) Marketing
5 5 (1.39%) Police
6 4 (1.11%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.56%) Electronics
8 2 (0.56%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 141 (39.28%) Developer
2 108 (30.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 98 (27.30%) Java Developer
4 28 (7.80%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 22 (6.13%) Senior DevOps
6 21 (5.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 21 (5.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 17 (4.74%) Software Engineer
8 15 (4.18%) AWS DevOps
8 15 (4.18%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.90%) Lead DevOps
10 13 (3.62%) Backend Developer
10 13 (3.62%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (3.06%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.51%) Data Engineer
12 9 (2.51%) J2EE Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Lead Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Test Engineer
13 8 (2.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (33.43%) Spring
2 90 (25.07%) RESTful
3 81 (22.56%) Web Services
4 75 (20.89%) SOAP
5 61 (16.99%) PowerMock
6 60 (16.71%) J2EE
7 56 (15.60%) Node.js
7 56 (15.60%) REST
8 50 (13.93%) Spring Boot
9 49 (13.65%) AngularJS
10 40 (11.14%) Hibernate
11 39 (10.86%) CSS
11 39 (10.86%) HTML
12 33 (9.19%) ActiveMQ
13 31 (8.64%) React
13 31 (8.64%) Spring Cloud
14 27 (7.52%) Apache Camel
15 23 (6.41%) JSON
16 22 (6.13%) JMS
17 21 (5.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.13%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (4.46%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.90%) User Experience
4 13 (3.62%) Clustering
5 11 (3.06%) NHS
6 7 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.95%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.11%) W3C
9 3 (0.84%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.56%) Derivative
10 2 (0.56%) Equities
10 2 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.28%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.28%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 114 (31.75%) Linux
2 57 (15.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (11.14%) CentOS
4 32 (8.91%) Unix
5 27 (7.52%) Windows
6 20 (5.57%) Ubuntu
7 16 (4.46%) Debian
8 8 (2.23%) Android
8 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.23%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.67%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.39%) openSUSE
10 5 (1.39%) VMS
11 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.56%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (50.70%) DevOps
2 174 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (35.93%) Continuous Integration
4 124 (34.54%) Scrum
5 105 (29.25%) TDD
6 101 (28.13%) BDD
7 95 (26.46%) Microservices
8 91 (25.35%) Kanban
9 82 (22.84%) Open Source
10 59 (16.43%) Test Automation
11 42 (11.70%) Configuration Management
12 34 (9.47%) OWASP
13 29 (8.08%) Workflow
14 28 (7.80%) E-Commerce
15 27 (7.52%) SDLC
16 26 (7.24%) Infrastructure as Code
17 24 (6.69%) Migration
17 24 (6.69%) Workflow Management
18 23 (6.41%) Performance Testing
18 23 (6.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 210 (58.50%) Java
2 98 (27.30%) Python
3 76 (21.17%) SQL
4 66 (18.38%) JavaScript
5 56 (15.60%) Bash Shell
6 24 (6.69%) Shell Script
7 22 (6.13%) Java 8
8 18 (5.01%) C#
9 15 (4.18%) Perl
10 14 (3.90%) ES6
10 14 (3.90%) Ruby
11 11 (3.06%) C++
12 10 (2.79%) Java 9
13 8 (2.23%) JPQL
13 8 (2.23%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.23%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.67%) C
14 6 (1.67%) Go
14 6 (1.67%) PHP
14 6 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (28.97%) Security Cleared
2 89 (24.79%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.51%) AWS Certification
3 9 (2.51%) Degree
3 9 (2.51%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.11%) OCPJP
4 4 (1.11%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.01%) NIST
2 14 (3.90%) QA
3 13 (3.62%) NCSC
4 5 (1.39%) COBIT
4 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.11%) WCAG
6 2 (0.56%) GDPR
7 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 152 (42.34%) Docker
2 30 (8.36%) Postfix
3 28 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.80%) vSphere
4 8 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 99 (27.58%) Kubernetes
2 98 (27.30%) Ansible
3 86 (23.96%) Terraform
4 49 (13.65%) Puppet
5 41 (11.42%) Grafana
6 37 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (9.75%) Prometheus
8 22 (6.13%) Packer
9 21 (5.85%) FreeIPA
10 12 (3.34%) Rancher
11 11 (3.06%) Consul
12 8 (2.23%) Kibana
13 7 (1.95%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (1.39%) Nessus
15 3 (0.84%) Nagios
15 3 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
16 2 (0.56%) Istio
16 2 (0.56%) SELinux
17 1 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
17 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (15.60%) Splunk
2 39 (10.86%) Black Duck
3 31 (8.64%) VMware
4 22 (6.13%) Red Hat
5 21 (5.85%) Oracle
6 12 (3.34%) Google
7 11 (3.06%) Sparx
8 9 (2.51%) Coverity
9 7 (1.95%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.39%) Adobe
11 4 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.11%) Microsoft
11 4 (1.11%) Sun
12 3 (0.84%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.84%) Ping Identity
12 3 (0.84%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.84%) WSO2
13 2 (0.56%) CA
13 2 (0.56%) SAP
13 2 (0.56%) ServiceNow