Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 488 355 474
Rank change year-on-year -133 +119 -22
Contract jobs citing SonarQube 342 154 397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.35% 2.94% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 94 247
10th Percentile £426 £362 £387
25th Percentile £463 £405 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £513 £575
90th Percentile £750 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £45.75 £55.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -16.82% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.75 £56.25 -
% change year-on-year -18.67% - -

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 14,529 5,238 15,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.26% 17.78% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,971 3,664 10,555
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 73 220
10th Percentile £25.35 £22.20 £24.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £39.81
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.20 £52.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £70.19 £57.20 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 26 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SonarQube over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 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 -160 229 £550 +20.22% 62
London -134 122 £625 +31.58% 21
Work from Home -169 114 £550 +12.24% 11
UK excluding London -118 109 £475 +5.56% 41
North of England -78 36 £500 +11.11% 16
South East -80 19 £475 +15.85% 5
North West -71 17 £478 +10.79% 12
Scotland -71 17 £473 +11.18%
North East -10 14 £500 - 1
South West -44 13 £363 -36.96% 8
Northern Ireland +3 9 £475 +10.21%
Midlands - 8 £403 - 9
East of England -43 7 £500 +19.40% 3
East Midlands - 7 £400 - 6
Yorkshire -42 5 £513 -17.00% 3
West Midlands - 1 £490 - 3

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 209 (61.11%) DevOps
2 192 (56.14%) Jenkins
3 154 (45.03%) Git (software)
3 154 (45.03%) Java
4 146 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (41.52%) Azure
6 129 (37.72%) Docker
7 124 (36.26%) Microservices
8 117 (34.21%) Terraform
9 115 (33.63%) Kubernetes
9 115 (33.63%) AWS
10 111 (32.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 90 (26.32%) Spring Boot
12 88 (25.73%) Maven
13 86 (25.15%) Linux
14 85 (24.85%) JIRA
15 84 (24.56%) Ansible
15 84 (24.56%) Test Automation
16 81 (23.68%) Spring
17 73 (21.35%) SQL
18 71 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
19 69 (20.18%) React
20 68 (19.88%) JavaScript
20 68 (19.88%) JUnit
21 67 (19.59%) Bitbucket
22 66 (19.30%) Python
22 66 (19.30%) Software Engineering
23 63 (18.42%) Artifactory
24 59 (17.25%) GitLab
24 59 (17.25%) TDD

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 47 (13.74%) Confluence
2 29 (8.48%) Tomcat
3 24 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (6.73%) nginx
5 18 (5.26%) Apache
6 11 (3.22%) IIS
7 10 (2.92%) Appian
7 10 (2.92%) Oracle Coherence
8 8 (2.34%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (2.34%) Mule
9 5 (1.46%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.17%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.88%) CMS
11 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.58%) Drupal
13 1 (0.29%) JBoss
13 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.29%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 142 (41.52%) Azure
2 115 (33.63%) AWS
3 50 (14.62%) GitHub
4 49 (14.33%) PaaS
5 43 (12.57%) SaaS
6 26 (7.60%) Amazon S3
6 26 (7.60%) OpenShift
7 23 (6.73%) Serverless
8 21 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (6.14%) IaaS
9 18 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (4.39%) GitHub Actions
11 14 (4.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (4.09%) Kong
12 13 (3.80%) NuGet
13 11 (3.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (3.22%) Slack
14 10 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (2.92%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (2.92%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.97%) DNS
2 11 (3.22%) SSL
3 10 (2.92%) Firewall
3 10 (2.92%) OpenVPN
3 10 (2.92%) VPN
4 9 (2.63%) HTTP
4 9 (2.63%) WAN
5 7 (2.05%) Internet
6 6 (1.75%) Network Security
6 6 (1.75%) VLAN
7 4 (1.17%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.17%) IPsec
7 4 (1.17%) IPv4
8 3 (0.88%) LAN
8 3 (0.88%) SSH
8 3 (0.88%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.58%) DHCP
10 1 (0.29%) FTP
10 1 (0.29%) Intranet
10 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.08%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (10.82%) SQL Server
3 29 (8.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 29 (8.48%) MySQL
4 28 (8.19%) MongoDB
5 21 (6.14%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.09%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.92%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (2.05%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.75%) BigQuery
12 6 (1.75%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.75%) Redis
13 4 (1.17%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.88%) Tableau
15 2 (0.58%) Amazon Athena
15 2 (0.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 192 (56.14%) Jenkins
2 154 (45.03%) Git (software)
3 111 (32.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 88 (25.73%) Maven
5 85 (24.85%) JIRA
6 68 (19.88%) JUnit
7 67 (19.59%) Bitbucket
8 63 (18.42%) Artifactory
9 59 (17.25%) GitLab
10 48 (14.04%) Selenium
11 44 (12.87%) Mockito
12 36 (10.53%) Postman
13 33 (9.65%) Cypress.io
14 28 (8.19%) TeamCity
15 27 (7.89%) Cucumber
16 16 (4.68%) Gradle
16 16 (4.68%) IntelliJ
17 14 (4.09%) gulp
18 13 (3.80%) Visual Studio
19 9 (2.63%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 46 (13.45%) Finance
2 41 (11.99%) Social Skills
3 39 (11.40%) Public Sector
4 30 (8.77%) Banking
5 15 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.22%) Retail
7 5 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.88%) Electronics
8 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.88%) Front Office
8 3 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.58%) Games
9 2 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 99 (28.95%) Developer
2 86 (25.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (11.40%) Java Developer
4 26 (7.60%) Architect
5 25 (7.31%) Senior Developer
6 21 (6.14%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 21 (6.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 20 (5.85%) Consultant
8 19 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
9 17 (4.97%) React Developer
10 15 (4.39%) Technical Leader
11 14 (4.09%) Azure DevOps
11 14 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (4.09%) Lead DevOps
12 12 (3.51%) AWS Architect
12 12 (3.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.51%) DevOps Consultant
12 12 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (3.51%) Technical Architect
13 10 (2.92%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (26.32%) Spring Boot
2 81 (23.68%) Spring
3 69 (20.18%) React
4 55 (16.08%) Node.js
5 48 (14.04%) REST
6 42 (12.28%) AngularJS
7 39 (11.40%) .NET
8 38 (11.11%) Swagger
9 36 (10.53%) CSS
9 36 (10.53%) HTML
10 33 (9.65%) Dropwizard
11 32 (9.36%) Kafka
12 27 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
13 26 (7.60%) RESTful
14 25 (7.31%) JAX-RS
15 23 (6.73%) Apache CXF
15 23 (6.73%) Express
15 23 (6.73%) JSON
15 23 (6.73%) Mongoose
16 22 (6.43%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
2 17 (4.97%) Cloud Native
3 16 (4.68%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.09%) User Experience
5 10 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.05%) Derivative
7 7 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.05%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.46%) NHS
9 5 (1.46%) PKI
10 4 (1.17%) Clustering
10 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
10 4 (1.17%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 86 (25.15%) Linux
2 39 (11.40%) Windows
3 32 (9.36%) Unix
4 20 (5.85%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.05%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.58%) CentOS
9 1 (0.29%) Android
9 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (61.11%) DevOps
2 146 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (36.26%) Microservices
4 84 (24.56%) Test Automation
5 71 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (19.30%) Software Engineering
7 59 (17.25%) TDD
8 54 (15.79%) Scrum
9 45 (13.16%) Unit Testing
10 42 (12.28%) DevSecOps
10 42 (12.28%) Open Source
11 37 (10.82%) Infrastructure as Code
12 36 (10.53%) Configuration Management
13 34 (9.94%) Technical Leadership
14 32 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (9.06%) Full Stack Development
15 31 (9.06%) Performance Testing
16 30 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (8.48%) SDLC
18 27 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 154 (45.03%) Java
2 73 (21.35%) SQL
3 68 (19.88%) JavaScript
4 66 (19.30%) Python
5 54 (15.79%) C#
6 42 (12.28%) Bash Shell
7 29 (8.48%) PowerShell
8 24 (7.02%) Java 11
8 24 (7.02%) Java 8
9 16 (4.68%) C++
10 14 (4.09%) Groovy
11 13 (3.80%) PHP
11 13 (3.80%) Shell Script
12 12 (3.51%) C
13 11 (3.22%) Perl
14 10 (2.92%) VB
15 8 (2.34%) Ruby
15 8 (2.34%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.46%) Go
17 3 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.02%) Degree
4 12 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.88%) CISSP
8 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.89%) QA
2 12 (3.51%) Accessibility
3 6 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.88%) NIST
5 2 (0.58%) SOC 2
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.29%) GAMP
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) GxP
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 129 (37.72%) Docker
2 24 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.34%) vSphere
4 5 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.46%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.17%) iptables
5 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) Postfix
6 1 (0.29%) RHEV
6 1 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 117 (34.21%) Terraform
2 115 (33.63%) Kubernetes
3 84 (24.56%) Ansible
4 30 (8.77%) Prometheus
4 30 (8.77%) Puppet
5 23 (6.73%) Kibana
6 21 (6.14%) Grafana
7 12 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (3.22%) Sysdig
8 11 (3.22%) ZABBIX
9 10 (2.92%) Argo
9 10 (2.92%) ITRS Geneos
9 10 (2.92%) Nagios
9 10 (2.92%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 7 (2.05%) HP Fortify
10 7 (2.05%) Istio
10 7 (2.05%) Netcool
11 3 (0.88%) Packer
12 2 (0.58%) CASB
13 1 (0.29%) Graylog
Vendors
1 48 (14.04%) Splunk
2 35 (10.23%) Oracle
3 34 (9.94%) Atlassian
4 29 (8.48%) Microsoft
5 24 (7.02%) IBM
6 16 (4.68%) Dynatrace
6 16 (4.68%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.22%) AppDynamics
7 11 (3.22%) ServiceNow
7 11 (3.22%) Veracode
8 10 (2.92%) Black Duck
8 10 (2.92%) MuleSoft
8 10 (2.92%) SAP
9 9 (2.63%) Google
9 9 (2.63%) Synopsys
10 8 (2.34%) F5
11 7 (2.05%) New Relic
12 6 (1.75%) NetApp
13 5 (1.46%) Coverity
13 5 (1.46%) Klocwork