Period
to 16 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sonata skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sonata over the 6 months to 16 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.

Bravura Sonata
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 785 892 862
Rank change year-on-year +107 -30 +12
Contract jobs citing Sonata 24 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.019% 0.022%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.40% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 21
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £437 £408 £313
90th Percentile £556 £600 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +13.16% +11.76% +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 6,042 6,469 8,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.10% 6.27% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,620 3,796 4,854
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.74% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 84 93
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.61% -11.40% +14.00%
10th Percentile £11.84 £11.67 £13.05
90th Percentile £68.00 £60.88 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 £31.33
% change year-on-year +53.85% -27.37% +1.05%

Sonata
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sonata in the UK

Sonata
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sonata in the UK

Sonata
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sonata over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sonata in the UK

Sonata
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sonata within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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
UK excluding London +82 24 £538 +13.16% 1
Scotland +33 12 £538 +19.44% 1
England +83 11 £531 +1.19%
South East +35 11 £531 +1.19%
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Sonata 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 Sonata.

1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
1 17 (70.83%) Unix
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (70.83%) Wealth Management
2 16 (66.67%) Atlassian
2 16 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (66.67%) JIRA
2 16 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) Java
2 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 16 (66.67%) Azure
2 16 (66.67%) SaaS
2 16 (66.67%) PaaS
2 16 (66.67%) Confluence
2 16 (66.67%) GitHub
2 16 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 16 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 16 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 16 (66.67%) DevOps
2 16 (66.67%) Kubernetes
3 15 (62.50%) Shell Script
3 15 (62.50%) Python
4 14 (58.33%) Data Analysis
5 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (45.83%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (37.50%) Finance
7 8 (33.33%) Business Analysis
8 6 (25.00%) FNZ

Sonata
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 16 (66.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 16 (66.67%) Azure
1 16 (66.67%) GitHub
1 16 (66.67%) PaaS
1 16 (66.67%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 16 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 16 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 16 (66.67%) JIRA
1 16 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Consultant
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation
4 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Transformation Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Platform Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Director
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Director
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Wrap Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (70.83%) Wealth Management
2 16 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (66.67%) DevOps
3 14 (58.33%) Data Analysis
4 11 (45.83%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.33%) Release Management
6 2 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.17%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (4.17%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Java
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 15 (62.50%) Python
2 15 (62.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 16 (66.67%) Atlassian
2 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) FNZ