The table below looks at the statistics for Scala skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scala over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scala
Rank 262 392 481
Rank change year-on-year
+130 +89
Contract jobs citing Scala 431 202 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.38% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.02% 0.99% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 148 76
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£475 £550 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +32.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £404 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £644
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21330 20480 21444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.75% 38.79% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13832 13055 12673
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £556 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 767
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Scala
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scala within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Scala Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Scala
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scala within the UK.

Scala Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Scala
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scala within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Scala Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Scala
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Scala Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Scala
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scala within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +103 372 £475 -13.63% 74
London +70 274 £500 -9.09% 52
City of London +42 69 £500 -20.00% 16
North East - 57 £430 - 13
Tyne and Wear - 57 £430 - 13
Newcastle upon Tyne - 57 £430 - 13
Wales - 27 £416 - 3
Scotland +2 24 £650 +44.44%
Glasgow -4 18 £650 +44.44%
Swansea - 15 £420 - 2
West Wales - 15 £420 - 2
South East -2 14 £332 +25.09% 2
Berkshire +17 12 £330 -
North West +3 11 £425 - 1
South Wales - 11 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 11 £400 - 1
Slough - 8 £300 -
West Midlands - 8 £400 - 2
Manchester -9 5 £425 - 1
South West - 5 £375 - 1
Canary Wharf +19 2 £575 +53.33%
Leeds +4 2 £763 +73.35%
Surrey 0 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire -4 2 £763 +73.35%
Yorkshire -11 2 £763 +73.35%
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Newbury -2 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - - 1

Scala
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Scala also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scala.

1 704 (82.53%) Java
2 541 (63.42%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (44.67%) TDD
4 247 (28.96%) Python
5 244 (28.60%) HTML
6 241 (28.25%) JavaScript
7 233 (27.32%) Ruby
8 226 (26.49%) BDD
9 209 (24.50%) Scrum
10 201 (23.56%) Linux
11 172 (20.16%) NoSQL
12 169 (19.81%) CSS
13 164 (19.23%) Web Services
14 158 (18.52%) HTML5
15 156 (18.29%) OO
15 156 (18.29%) Spring
16 155 (18.17%) RESTful
17 151 (17.70%) Open Source
18 144 (16.88%) MongoDB
19 141 (16.53%) UNIX
20 132 (15.47%) C#
21 117 (13.72%) SQL
22 115 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
23 112 (13.13%) C++
23 112 (13.13%) Play Framework
24 111 (13.01%) Git (software)
24 111 (13.01%) Apache Cassandra
25 110 (12.90%) Big Data
26 109 (12.78%) Hadoop
27 105 (12.31%) JSON

Scala
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Scala also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scala. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (5.51%) Node.js
2 38 (4.45%) Apache Spark
3 36 (4.22%) Apache Pig
4 26 (3.05%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.34%) Apache
6 19 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.41%) IIS
8 11 (1.29%) MQSeries
9 10 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.06%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.06%) Confluence
11 8 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (0.82%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.82%) CMS
12 7 (0.82%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.59%) Mule
13 5 (0.59%) Escenic
14 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (1.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (2.11%) GitHub
4 12 (1.41%) Amazon EMR
5 9 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.70%) SaaS
7 5 (0.59%) PaaS
8 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.23%) IaaS
9 2 (0.23%) Heroku
9 2 (0.23%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (7.27%) HTTP
2 12 (1.41%) Internet
3 8 (0.94%) DSL
3 8 (0.94%) LDAP
4 7 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.47%) VoIP
5 4 (0.47%) Firewall
5 4 (0.47%) SSL
6 2 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (20.16%) NoSQL
2 144 (16.88%) MongoDB
3 111 (13.01%) Apache Cassandra
4 110 (12.90%) Big Data
5 109 (12.78%) Hadoop
6 69 (8.09%) MySQL
7 68 (7.97%) Relational Database
8 54 (6.33%) Apache Hive
9 42 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
10 34 (3.99%) CouchDB
11 29 (3.40%) SQL Server
12 23 (2.70%) Redis
13 20 (2.34%) HBase
14 10 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.94%) DB2
15 8 (0.94%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.70%) Voldemort
17 6 (0.70%) Neo4j
17 6 (0.70%) Impala
Development Applications
1 111 (13.01%) Git (software)
2 74 (8.68%) Subversion
3 61 (7.15%) Cucumber
4 60 (7.03%) Jenkins
5 49 (5.74%) Maven
6 45 (5.28%) Selenium
7 42 (4.92%) JUnit
8 24 (2.81%) JIRA
9 19 (2.23%) WebDriver
10 17 (1.99%) RSpec
11 16 (1.88%) Jasmine
12 14 (1.64%) Mercurial
13 13 (1.52%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.41%) WATIR
15 11 (1.29%) Hudson
15 11 (1.29%) Mockito
16 9 (1.06%) Gradle
16 9 (1.06%) QUnit
16 9 (1.06%) Sinon.JS
17 8 (0.94%) JBehave
General
1 97 (11.37%) Finance
2 67 (7.85%) Front Office
3 61 (7.15%) Banking
4 29 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.05%) Games
6 13 (1.52%) Back Office
7 11 (1.29%) Marketing
8 9 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.59%) Legal
11 3 (0.35%) iGaming
12 2 (0.23%) Retail
12 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 594 (69.64%) Developer
2 280 (32.83%) Java Developer
3 182 (21.34%) Scala Developer
4 100 (11.72%) Architect
5 89 (10.43%) Senior Developer
6 49 (5.74%) Technical Architect
7 36 (4.22%) Agile Java Developer
8 35 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
9 32 (3.75%) Java Architect
10 28 (3.28%) Digital Architect
11 27 (3.17%) Web Developer
11 27 (3.17%) Software Engineer
12 25 (2.93%) Analyst
12 25 (2.93%) Programmer
13 23 (2.70%) Python Developer
14 17 (1.99%) Front-End Developer
15 16 (1.88%) DevOps Engineer
16 15 (1.76%) Front Office Developer
17 13 (1.52%) Big Data Developer
17 13 (1.52%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (28.60%) HTML
2 169 (19.81%) CSS
3 164 (19.23%) Web Services
4 158 (18.52%) HTML5
5 156 (18.29%) Spring
6 155 (18.17%) RESTful
7 112 (13.13%) Play Framework
8 105 (12.31%) JSON
9 104 (12.19%) REST
10 86 (10.08%) Ajax
11 80 (9.38%) CSS3
12 78 (9.14%) Hibernate
13 71 (8.32%) XML
14 69 (8.09%) Akka
15 65 (7.62%) AngularJS
16 60 (7.03%) J2EE
17 55 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
18 52 (6.10%) jQuery
19 43 (5.04%) Django
20 41 (4.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 151 (17.70%) Open Source
2 58 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 56 (6.57%) Visualisation
4 53 (6.21%) Derivative
5 35 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (3.99%) Algorithms
7 28 (3.28%) Mathematics
8 24 (2.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 24 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (2.58%) User Experience
10 15 (1.76%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.52%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.41%) Digital Media
13 11 (1.29%) Equities
14 10 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (1.06%) Clustering
15 9 (1.06%) W3C
15 9 (1.06%) Physics
16 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 201 (23.56%) Linux
2 141 (16.53%) UNIX
3 54 (6.33%) Mac OS X
4 33 (3.87%) Windows
5 12 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.29%) VME
7 10 (1.17%) MVS
8 9 (1.06%) Android
9 8 (0.94%) CentOS
9 8 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.35%) Solaris
12 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (63.42%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (44.67%) TDD
3 226 (26.49%) BDD
4 209 (24.50%) Scrum
5 156 (18.29%) OO
6 115 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
7 98 (11.49%) Pair Programming
7 98 (11.49%) Kanban
8 96 (11.25%) Configuration Management
9 92 (10.79%) Mentoring
10 87 (10.20%) Web Development
11 72 (8.44%) Software Engineering
12 68 (7.97%) SOA
13 63 (7.39%) MVC
14 60 (7.03%) User Stories
15 59 (6.92%) Functional Programming
16 56 (6.57%) E-Commerce
17 55 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
18 54 (6.33%) DevOps
19 48 (5.63%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 704 (82.53%) Java
2 247 (28.96%) Python
3 241 (28.25%) JavaScript
4 233 (27.32%) Ruby
5 132 (15.47%) C#
6 117 (13.72%) SQL
7 112 (13.13%) C++
8 89 (10.43%) Groovy
9 60 (7.03%) PHP
10 44 (5.16%) Clojure
11 39 (4.57%) Perl
12 26 (3.05%) Haskell
13 23 (2.70%) C
14 19 (2.23%) Golang
15 13 (1.52%) R
15 13 (1.52%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.06%) Erlang
18 8 (0.94%) F#
19 7 (0.82%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 70 (8.21%) Degree
2 19 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.23%) PhD
5 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.45%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) COBIT
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.70%) HDFS
3 3 (0.35%) Docker
4 2 (0.23%) Varnish
4 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 68 (7.97%) Puppet
2 59 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (2.70%) Oozie
4 15 (1.76%) Salt
5 10 (1.17%) Ansible
5 10 (1.17%) Nagios
6 8 (0.94%) Vagrant
6 8 (0.94%) Hyperic
7 4 (0.47%) YUM
8 2 (0.23%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.23%) Mesos
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.12%) Ambari
Vendors
1 34 (3.99%) Oracle
2 24 (2.81%) JBoss
3 21 (2.46%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 17 (1.99%) VMware
6 14 (1.64%) Rackspace
7 8 (0.94%) BMC
7 8 (0.94%) Perforce
8 7 (0.82%) Zend
9 4 (0.47%) Akamai
9 4 (0.47%) Mercator
9 4 (0.47%) Adobe
9 4 (0.47%) HP
10 3 (0.35%) GigaSpaces
10 3 (0.35%) Google
10 3 (0.35%) Twitter
11 2 (0.23%) Facebook
11 2 (0.23%) WSO2
11 2 (0.23%) Netezza
11 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
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