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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scala
Rank 265 395 481
Rank change year-on-year
+130 +86
Contract jobs citing Scala 418 196 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.38% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% 0.97% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 137 78
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£475 £550 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £700 £641
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
21237 20249 21292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 38.95% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 12819 12605
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 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 739
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 £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 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 18 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +97 364 £475 -13.63% 91
London +69 278 £500 -9.09% 69
City of London +41 73 £500 -16.66% 22
North East - 44 £400 - 9
Tyne and Wear - 44 £400 - 9
Newcastle upon Tyne - 44 £400 - 9
Scotland -6 25 £650 +44.44% 3
Wales - 22 £413 - 8
Glasgow -6 19 £650 +44.44% 2
South East +10 16 £332 +25.09% 3
Berkshire +15 12 £330 - 1
North West +4 11 £425 - 3
West Wales - 11 £420 - 7
Swansea - 11 £420 - 7
Cardiff - 10 £363 - 1
South Wales - 10 £363 - 1
West Midlands - 9 £400 - 2
Slough - 8 £296 - 1
Manchester -4 5 £425 - 2
South West - 3 - - 2
Canary Wharf +18 2 £575 +48.38%
Yorkshire 0 2 £763 +73.35%
West Yorkshire -6 2 £763 +73.35%
Leeds -6 2 £763 +73.35%
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Birmingham - 2 £383 -
Surrey - 2 £400 - 1
East Midlands +6 1 £338 -
Newbury 0 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -

Scala
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 689 (82.61%) Java
2 533 (63.91%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (45.80%) TDD
4 236 (28.30%) JavaScript
5 230 (27.58%) BDD
6 229 (27.46%) Python
7 227 (27.22%) HTML
8 219 (26.26%) Ruby
9 206 (24.70%) Scrum
10 188 (22.54%) Linux
11 171 (20.50%) Web Services
12 167 (20.02%) NoSQL
13 165 (19.78%) CSS
14 153 (18.35%) OO
15 149 (17.87%) Spring
16 147 (17.63%) HTML5
17 142 (17.03%) RESTful
18 140 (16.79%) Open Source
19 137 (16.43%) UNIX
20 131 (15.71%) C#
20 131 (15.71%) MongoDB
21 117 (14.03%) Play Framework
22 114 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
23 113 (13.55%) C++
24 112 (13.43%) SQL
25 110 (13.19%) Git (software)
25 110 (13.19%) Apache Cassandra
26 107 (12.83%) Big Data
27 103 (12.35%) Hadoop
28 101 (12.11%) Finance

Scala
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 43 (5.16%) Node.js
2 34 (4.08%) Apache Pig
3 27 (3.24%) Tomcat
4 18 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (2.04%) Apache
6 13 (1.56%) MQSeries
7 12 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.08%) IIS
9 9 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
9 9 (1.08%) CMS
10 8 (0.96%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.84%) Alfresco
11 7 (0.84%) Escenic
12 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.48%) Mule
12 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (1.80%) GitHub
4 13 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.72%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.72%) SaaS
7 5 (0.60%) PaaS
8 2 (0.24%) Heroku
8 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.24%) IaaS
8 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.24%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.19%) HTTP
2 12 (1.44%) Internet
3 8 (0.96%) DSL
3 8 (0.96%) LDAP
4 7 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.48%) VoIP
5 4 (0.48%) Firewall
5 4 (0.48%) SSL
6 2 (0.24%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (20.02%) NoSQL
2 131 (15.71%) MongoDB
3 110 (13.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 107 (12.83%) Big Data
5 103 (12.35%) Hadoop
6 73 (8.75%) MySQL
7 60 (7.19%) Relational Database
8 52 (6.24%) Apache Hive
9 44 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (4.92%) CouchDB
11 28 (3.36%) SQL Server
12 19 (2.28%) HBase
13 18 (2.16%) Redis
14 11 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.96%) DB2
15 8 (0.96%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.72%) Voldemort
16 6 (0.72%) Impala
16 6 (0.72%) Neo4j
17 5 (0.60%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 110 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 75 (8.99%) Subversion
3 59 (7.07%) Cucumber
4 50 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 45 (5.40%) Maven
6 43 (5.16%) JUnit
7 37 (4.44%) Selenium
8 18 (2.16%) WebDriver
9 17 (2.04%) RSpec
10 16 (1.92%) Jasmine
10 16 (1.92%) JIRA
11 14 (1.68%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.68%) Mercurial
12 12 (1.44%) Mockito
12 12 (1.44%) WATIR
13 9 (1.08%) Hudson
13 9 (1.08%) JBehave
14 8 (0.96%) Ant
14 8 (0.96%) Gradle
15 7 (0.84%) QUnit
General
1 101 (12.11%) Finance
2 65 (7.79%) Front Office
3 57 (6.83%) Banking
4 26 (3.12%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.00%) Games
6 13 (1.56%) Back Office
7 11 (1.32%) Marketing
8 9 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.60%) Legal
11 3 (0.36%) iGaming
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 2 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.12%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Retail
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 589 (70.62%) Developer
2 286 (34.29%) Java Developer
3 186 (22.30%) Scala Developer
4 89 (10.67%) Senior Developer
5 88 (10.55%) Architect
6 45 (5.40%) Technical Architect
7 41 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
8 36 (4.32%) Agile Java Developer
9 31 (3.72%) Java Architect
10 29 (3.48%) Software Engineer
11 27 (3.24%) Programmer
12 25 (3.00%) Analyst
13 24 (2.88%) Web Developer
14 22 (2.64%) Digital Architect
15 21 (2.52%) Python Developer
16 17 (2.04%) Front-End Developer
17 16 (1.92%) DevOps Engineer
17 16 (1.92%) Front Office Developer
18 12 (1.44%) Consultant
18 12 (1.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (27.22%) HTML
2 171 (20.50%) Web Services
3 165 (19.78%) CSS
4 149 (17.87%) Spring
5 147 (17.63%) HTML5
6 142 (17.03%) RESTful
7 117 (14.03%) Play Framework
8 100 (11.99%) REST
9 93 (11.15%) JSON
10 86 (10.31%) Ajax
11 79 (9.47%) Hibernate
12 78 (9.35%) CSS3
13 70 (8.39%) XML
13 70 (8.39%) Akka
14 61 (7.31%) AngularJS
15 59 (7.07%) J2EE
15 59 (7.07%) Ruby on Rails
16 54 (6.47%) jQuery
17 37 (4.44%) SOAP
18 36 (4.32%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 140 (16.79%) Open Source
2 61 (7.31%) Computer Science
3 54 (6.47%) Visualisation
3 54 (6.47%) Derivative
4 36 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.48%) Mathematics
6 25 (3.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 23 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (2.64%) User Experience
9 13 (1.56%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.44%) Digital Media
11 11 (1.32%) Equities
12 10 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (1.08%) Physics
14 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.96%) W3C
15 6 (0.72%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.72%) Data Integration
16 5 (0.60%) Clustering
17 4 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 188 (22.54%) Linux
2 137 (16.43%) UNIX
3 52 (6.24%) Mac OS X
4 30 (3.60%) Windows
5 11 (1.32%) VME
6 10 (1.20%) MVS
7 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.96%) CentOS
8 8 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.96%) Android
9 7 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.36%) Solaris
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (63.91%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (45.80%) TDD
3 230 (27.58%) BDD
4 206 (24.70%) Scrum
5 153 (18.35%) OO
6 114 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (11.87%) Kanban
8 98 (11.75%) Pair Programming
9 92 (11.03%) Configuration Management
10 86 (10.31%) Web Development
10 86 (10.31%) Mentoring
11 72 (8.63%) Software Engineering
12 65 (7.79%) SOA
13 61 (7.31%) MVC
14 58 (6.95%) User Stories
15 57 (6.83%) Functional Programming
16 56 (6.71%) DevOps
17 53 (6.35%) Responsive Web Design
18 52 (6.24%) E-Commerce
19 46 (5.52%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 689 (82.61%) Java
2 236 (28.30%) JavaScript
3 229 (27.46%) Python
4 219 (26.26%) Ruby
5 131 (15.71%) C#
6 113 (13.55%) C++
7 112 (13.43%) SQL
8 85 (10.19%) Groovy
9 60 (7.19%) PHP
10 41 (4.92%) Clojure
11 40 (4.80%) Perl
12 24 (2.88%) Haskell
13 23 (2.76%) C
14 17 (2.04%) Golang
15 13 (1.56%) R
15 13 (1.56%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.32%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.08%) Erlang
18 7 (0.84%) F#
18 7 (0.84%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 71 (8.51%) Degree
2 19 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.24%) PhD
5 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.72%) HDFS
3 2 (0.24%) Varnish
3 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.12%) Docker
4 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 61 (7.31%) Puppet
2 51 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.52%) Oozie
4 15 (1.80%) Salt
5 10 (1.20%) Nagios
6 8 (0.96%) Vagrant
6 8 (0.96%) Ansible
7 5 (0.60%) Hyperic
8 3 (0.36%) YUM
9 2 (0.24%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.12%) Ambari
Vendors
1 33 (3.96%) Oracle
2 21 (2.52%) JBoss
3 19 (2.28%) Microsoft
4 15 (1.80%) Red Hat
5 14 (1.68%) VMware
5 14 (1.68%) Rackspace
6 8 (0.96%) Perforce
7 7 (0.84%) Zend
8 5 (0.60%) BMC
9 4 (0.48%) HP
10 3 (0.36%) Adobe
10 3 (0.36%) Mercator
10 3 (0.36%) GigaSpaces
10 3 (0.36%) Google
10 3 (0.36%) Akamai
10 3 (0.36%) Twitter
11 2 (0.24%) WSO2
11 2 (0.24%) Tableau
11 2 (0.24%) Facebook
11 2 (0.24%) Netezza
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