Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 392 408 482
Rank change year-on-year +16 +74 -39
Contract jobs citing SonarQube 529 204 282
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.40% 2.84% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 148 208
10th Percentile £450 £357 £411
25th Percentile £500 £413 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £474 £500
Median % change year-on-year +21.37% -5.25% -4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £538 £591
90th Percentile £750 £621 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £445 £475
% change year-on-year +17.98% -6.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £36.25 £40.00 £46.75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -13.40% -7.62%
75th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £50.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £62.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £56.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year -17.78% +15.98% -7.62%

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 15,562 7,185 12,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.89% 17.36% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,883 4,974 8,402
10th Percentile £383 £320 £325
25th Percentile £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% - -
75th Percentile £638 £556 £575
90th Percentile £725 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £432 £450
% change year-on-year +12.27% -4.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 158 157
10th Percentile £35.45 £30.00 £16.38
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.00 £23.35
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +1.12% +1.14%
75th Percentile £64.75 £53.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £60.30 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -3.41%

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 24 January 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SonarQube over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -64 375 £575 +21.69% 55
Work from Home +2 204 £550 +11.11% 14
London -82 198 £625 +25.00% 34
UK excluding London -47 150 £525 +17.98% 32
North of England -49 43 £500 +11.11% 6
South West -26 39 £525 -14.29% 3
South East -51 26 £600 +71.43% 6
North West -52 23 £478 +7.30% 4
Midlands -53 17 £403 +3.87% 2
North East +11 16 £550 +12.24% 2
East Midlands -21 12 £403 +23.85%
Scotland -42 12 £475 +11.76% 8
East of England -42 9 £643 +51.18% 3
Yorkshire -33 6 £550 +13.70%
West Midlands -51 5 - - 2
Northern Ireland +3 4 £475 +10.21%

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 335 (63.33%) Jenkins
2 319 (60.30%) DevOps
3 248 (46.88%) Git (software)
4 247 (46.69%) Kubernetes
5 227 (42.91%) CI/CD
5 227 (42.91%) AWS
5 227 (42.91%) Docker
6 222 (41.97%) Azure
7 217 (41.02%) Java
8 215 (40.64%) Terraform
9 201 (38.00%) Ansible
10 197 (37.24%) Linux
11 195 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
12 190 (35.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 176 (33.27%) Microservices
14 148 (27.98%) JIRA
15 138 (26.09%) Maven
16 134 (25.33%) JavaScript
17 129 (24.39%) Python
18 117 (22.12%) Artifactory
19 114 (21.55%) GitLab
19 114 (21.55%) Spring Boot
20 111 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
21 107 (20.23%) Scrum
22 105 (19.85%) Spring
23 102 (19.28%) Microsoft
24 97 (18.34%) Security Cleared
25 90 (17.01%) Test Automation
26 89 (16.82%) SQL
26 89 (16.82%) Selenium

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 82 (15.50%) Confluence
2 57 (10.78%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (6.62%) nginx
4 29 (5.48%) IIS
5 28 (5.29%) Apache
6 24 (4.54%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.46%) Appian
8 11 (2.08%) JBoss
9 10 (1.89%) OnBase
10 8 (1.51%) Apache Pulsar
10 8 (1.51%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.13%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.76%) Mule
14 3 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.38%) AquaLogic
16 1 (0.19%) CMS
16 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 227 (42.91%) AWS
2 222 (41.97%) Azure
3 78 (14.74%) PaaS
4 72 (13.61%) GitHub
5 62 (11.72%) IaaS
6 56 (10.59%) Amazon S3
7 54 (10.21%) OpenShift
8 43 (8.13%) GCP
9 42 (7.94%) SaaS
10 39 (7.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 38 (7.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 32 (6.05%) Kong
13 31 (5.86%) Serverless
14 30 (5.67%) NuGet
15 26 (4.91%) AWS CloudFormation
16 24 (4.54%) AWS Lambda
16 24 (4.54%) Azure Monitor
17 21 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
18 20 (3.78%) Amazon SQS
19 19 (3.59%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.46%) WAN
2 12 (2.27%) SSL
3 11 (2.08%) HTTP
4 10 (1.89%) DNS
4 10 (1.89%) VLAN
5 9 (1.70%) Internet
6 6 (1.13%) Firewall
7 3 (0.57%) LAN
7 3 (0.57%) Network Security
8 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.38%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.38%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) Intranet
9 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (14.56%) PostgreSQL
2 73 (13.80%) MongoDB
3 58 (10.96%) MySQL
4 52 (9.83%) SQL Server
5 43 (8.13%) NoSQL
6 32 (6.05%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (4.16%) Amazon Redshift
8 21 (3.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (3.21%) Big Data
11 16 (3.02%) Oracle Database
12 13 (2.46%) BigQuery
13 10 (1.89%) Neo4j
14 9 (1.70%) Relational Database
15 8 (1.51%) HBase
15 8 (1.51%) RDBMS
16 6 (1.13%) Amazon Aurora
16 6 (1.13%) Hadoop
16 6 (1.13%) ZAP BI
17 5 (0.95%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 335 (63.33%) Jenkins
2 248 (46.88%) Git (software)
3 190 (35.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 148 (27.98%) JIRA
5 138 (26.09%) Maven
6 117 (22.12%) Artifactory
7 114 (21.55%) GitLab
8 89 (16.82%) Selenium
9 82 (15.50%) Bitbucket
10 67 (12.67%) Cucumber
11 63 (11.91%) JUnit
12 42 (7.94%) Postman
13 34 (6.43%) JMeter
14 32 (6.05%) Robot Framework
14 32 (6.05%) TeamCity
15 31 (5.86%) Cypress.io
16 27 (5.10%) Mockito
17 26 (4.91%) gulp
18 23 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 21 (3.97%) Gradle
General
1 82 (15.50%) Finance
2 77 (14.56%) Public Sector
3 69 (13.04%) Social Skills
4 42 (7.94%) Banking
5 37 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (6.43%) Front Office
7 20 (3.78%) Retail
8 19 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
9 16 (3.02%) Back Office
10 8 (1.51%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.51%) Marketing
11 7 (1.32%) Legal
12 6 (1.13%) Electronics
12 6 (1.13%) Influencing Skills
12 6 (1.13%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.76%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.57%) Law
15 2 (0.38%) Automotive
16 1 (0.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 169 (31.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 153 (28.92%) Developer
3 59 (11.15%) Java Developer
4 42 (7.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 39 (7.37%) Azure Engineer
6 32 (6.05%) Full Stack Developer
7 28 (5.29%) Azure DevOps
8 27 (5.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 26 (4.91%) Platform Engineer
10 23 (4.35%) Architect
11 21 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
12 18 (3.40%) Consultant
13 17 (3.21%) Analyst
14 16 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
15 15 (2.84%) Administrator
15 15 (2.84%) DevOps Consultant
15 15 (2.84%) DevSecOps Engineer
15 15 (2.84%) Senior DevOps
16 13 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 13 (2.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (21.55%) Spring Boot
2 105 (19.85%) Spring
3 82 (15.50%) Node.js
4 80 (15.12%) React
5 67 (12.67%) Kafka
6 61 (11.53%) HTML
6 61 (11.53%) JSON
7 57 (10.78%) CSS
8 52 (9.83%) Dropwizard
9 50 (9.45%) JAX-RS
10 48 (9.07%) Apache CXF
10 48 (9.07%) Mongoose
11 46 (8.70%) REST
12 45 (8.51%) Elastic Stack
13 39 (7.37%) .NET
13 39 (7.37%) AngularJS
14 37 (6.99%) Express
14 37 (6.99%) RabbitMQ
15 34 (6.43%) Swagger
16 33 (6.24%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.07%) Cloud Native
2 27 (5.10%) User Experience
3 22 (4.16%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.65%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.70%) iPad
8 9 (1.70%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.13%) Blog
10 6 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.13%) PKI
10 6 (1.13%) Wiki
11 5 (0.95%) Clustering
11 5 (0.95%) Legacy Systems
11 5 (0.95%) NHS
12 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 197 (37.24%) Linux
2 68 (12.85%) Windows
3 51 (9.64%) Unix
4 18 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.65%) Android
6 12 (2.27%) CentOS
7 11 (2.08%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.95%) VMS
10 2 (0.38%) zOS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (60.30%) DevOps
2 227 (42.91%) CI/CD
3 195 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (33.27%) Microservices
5 111 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (20.23%) Scrum
7 90 (17.01%) Test Automation
8 84 (15.88%) TDD
9 82 (15.50%) Configuration Management
10 69 (13.04%) Infrastructure as Code
10 69 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
11 63 (11.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 60 (11.34%) Software Engineering
13 56 (10.59%) Open Source
14 52 (9.83%) Deployment Automation
15 50 (9.45%) SDLC
16 45 (8.51%) Kanban
17 44 (8.32%) Front End Development
18 41 (7.75%) BDD
19 39 (7.37%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 217 (41.02%) Java
2 134 (25.33%) JavaScript
3 129 (24.39%) Python
4 89 (16.82%) SQL
5 64 (12.10%) PowerShell
6 51 (9.64%) Bash
7 42 (7.94%) Groovy
7 42 (7.94%) Java 11
8 41 (7.75%) C#
9 25 (4.73%) Go
10 24 (4.54%) Java 8
11 16 (3.02%) PHP
11 16 (3.02%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.46%) Perl
12 13 (2.46%) Ruby
12 13 (2.46%) VB
13 10 (1.89%) Apple Swift
14 9 (1.70%) C
14 9 (1.70%) Scala
15 6 (1.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 97 (18.34%) Security Cleared
2 68 (12.85%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (2.27%) Degree
5 10 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.76%) CISSP
7 3 (0.57%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.38%) CCSP
8 2 (0.38%) CEH
8 2 (0.38%) CISA
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.38%) CISM
8 2 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.38%) GIAC
8 2 (0.38%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.29%) QA
2 20 (3.78%) Accessibility
3 9 (1.70%) GDPR
4 6 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.95%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) NIST
6 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 227 (42.91%) Docker
2 52 (9.83%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.76%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.76%) vSphere
5 2 (0.38%) Postfix
6 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 247 (46.69%) Kubernetes
2 215 (40.64%) Terraform
3 201 (38.00%) Ansible
4 68 (12.85%) Puppet
5 54 (10.21%) Grafana
6 49 (9.26%) Kibana
7 48 (9.07%) Prometheus
8 28 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (4.73%) Netcool
10 17 (3.21%) Istio
10 17 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (3.02%) logstash
11 16 (3.02%) Nagios
11 16 (3.02%) ZABBIX
12 14 (2.65%) Argo
13 13 (2.46%) Packer
14 11 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
15 10 (1.89%) Rancher
16 7 (1.32%) HP Fortify
17 5 (0.95%) VxRail
Vendors
1 102 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 69 (13.04%) Splunk
3 51 (9.64%) Atlassian
4 30 (5.67%) Checkmarx
4 30 (5.67%) Oracle
5 28 (5.29%) AppDynamics
5 28 (5.29%) Google
6 26 (4.91%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.78%) New Relic
8 18 (3.40%) Synopsys
9 15 (2.84%) MuleSoft
10 12 (2.27%) SAP
11 10 (1.89%) Black Duck
11 10 (1.89%) Hyland
11 10 (1.89%) NetApp
11 10 (1.89%) Nuxeo
11 10 (1.89%) OpenText
12 8 (1.51%) F5
12 8 (1.51%) Teradata
12 8 (1.51%) Veracode