The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scala
Rank 294 346 460
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +114
Contract jobs citing Scala 346 225 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.44% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.71% 1.15% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 159 71
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20259 19499 20772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.13% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12962 12072 12402
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 414 559 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +87 322 £490 -6.66% 97
London +45 240 £500 -9.09% 71
City of London +21 59 £500 -13.04% 20
North West +24 29 £485 +17.57% 5
South West - 20 £375 - 3
Wales - 17 £525 -
South East +3 15 £325 -31.57% 4
South Wales - 13 £525 -
West Midlands - 13 £350 - 4
West Wales - 11 £488 -
Swansea - 11 £488 -
Cardiff - 11 £525 -
Berkshire +15 10 £300 -36.84% 1
Slough - 8 £280 -
Glasgow -27 7 £395 -1.25% 4
Scotland -46 7 £395 -2.76% 4
Docklands, London - 5 £625 -
Manchester 0 4 £425 - 4
Canary Wharf +23 3 £550 +37.50%
West Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 1
East Midlands -6 1 £338 - 1
Leeds -11 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £325 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 £315 -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -

Scala
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 597 (81.34%) Java
2 335 (45.64%) TDD
3 256 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (29.70%) BDD
5 193 (26.29%) JavaScript
6 190 (25.89%) Python
7 172 (23.43%) HTML
8 160 (21.80%) Ruby
8 160 (21.80%) Scrum
9 152 (20.71%) Linux
9 152 (20.71%) NoSQL
10 145 (19.75%) Open Source
11 144 (19.62%) Spring
12 139 (18.94%) Web Services
13 137 (18.66%) CSS
14 136 (18.53%) OO
15 125 (17.03%) Play Framework
16 115 (15.67%) MongoDB
17 113 (15.40%) Apache Cassandra
18 112 (15.26%) HTML5
19 111 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
19 111 (15.12%) C++
20 108 (14.71%) UNIX
21 105 (14.31%) SQL
22 94 (12.81%) Big Data
23 89 (12.13%) Hadoop
23 89 (12.13%) Finance
24 88 (11.99%) Pair Programming
25 84 (11.44%) RESTful
26 83 (11.31%) Derivative

Scala
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (5.72%) Node.js
2 35 (4.77%) Apache Pig
3 21 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.77%) CMS
6 12 (1.63%) Mule
7 9 (1.23%) LiveCycle
7 9 (1.23%) MQSeries
7 9 (1.23%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
9 7 (0.95%) Escenic
9 7 (0.95%) Apache
10 4 (0.54%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.54%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.41%) SAS
12 2 (0.27%) Jetty
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (1.91%) GitHub
4 11 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.68%) SaaS
6 5 (0.68%) PaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.09%) HTTP
2 8 (1.09%) Internet
3 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.54%) VoIP
5 2 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (20.71%) NoSQL
2 115 (15.67%) MongoDB
3 113 (15.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 94 (12.81%) Big Data
5 89 (12.13%) Hadoop
6 57 (7.77%) MySQL
7 49 (6.68%) CouchDB
8 46 (6.27%) Apache Hive
8 46 (6.27%) Relational Database
9 32 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (2.72%) HBase
11 18 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.91%) Redis
13 11 (1.50%) SQL Server
13 11 (1.50%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.23%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.68%) Impala
16 4 (0.54%) Voldemort
16 4 (0.54%) KDB
Development Applications
1 76 (10.35%) Git (software)
2 57 (7.77%) Jenkins
3 53 (7.22%) Subversion
4 37 (5.04%) Maven
5 36 (4.90%) Cucumber
6 29 (3.95%) JUnit
7 25 (3.41%) Selenium
8 20 (2.72%) Ant
9 14 (1.91%) JBehave
9 14 (1.91%) WebDriver
10 13 (1.77%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.77%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.77%) JIRA
11 12 (1.63%) RSpec
12 10 (1.36%) Mockito
13 9 (1.23%) Jasmine
13 9 (1.23%) Mercurial
14 7 (0.95%) Trac
15 6 (0.82%) WATIR
16 4 (0.54%) IntelliJ
General
1 89 (12.13%) Finance
2 54 (7.36%) Front Office
3 44 (5.99%) Banking
4 24 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.32%) Games
6 11 (1.50%) Marketing
7 10 (1.36%) Back Office
8 9 (1.23%) Legal
9 8 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.41%) iGaming
10 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 504 (68.66%) Developer
2 261 (35.56%) Java Developer
3 183 (24.93%) Scala Developer
4 83 (11.31%) Architect
5 71 (9.67%) Senior Developer
6 50 (6.81%) Senior Java Developer
7 35 (4.77%) Technical Architect
8 34 (4.63%) Agile Java Developer
8 34 (4.63%) Java Architect
9 31 (4.22%) Software Engineer
10 24 (3.27%) Programmer
10 24 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
11 23 (3.13%) Analyst
12 16 (2.18%) Web Developer
12 16 (2.18%) Consultant
12 16 (2.18%) Front-End Developer
13 14 (1.91%) Python Developer
14 13 (1.77%) Junior Java Developer
14 13 (1.77%) Junior Developer
14 13 (1.77%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (23.43%) HTML
2 144 (19.62%) Spring
3 139 (18.94%) Web Services
4 137 (18.66%) CSS
5 125 (17.03%) Play Framework
6 112 (15.26%) HTML5
7 84 (11.44%) RESTful
8 81 (11.04%) Hibernate
9 80 (10.90%) Akka
10 77 (10.49%) REST
11 74 (10.08%) JSON
12 67 (9.13%) Ajax
13 64 (8.72%) CSS3
14 61 (8.31%) XML
15 59 (8.04%) J2EE
16 57 (7.77%) jQuery
17 56 (7.63%) Ruby on Rails
18 53 (7.22%) AngularJS
19 45 (6.13%) MapReduce
20 38 (5.18%) Batik
Miscellaneous
1 145 (19.75%) Open Source
2 83 (11.31%) Derivative
3 71 (9.67%) Computer Science
4 41 (5.59%) Fixed Income
5 35 (4.77%) Mathematics
6 33 (4.50%) Visualisation
7 28 (3.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 18 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (2.32%) Equities
10 14 (1.91%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.63%) Physics
12 11 (1.50%) Digital Media
13 9 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
14 8 (1.09%) Statistics
15 5 (0.68%) Management Information System
16 4 (0.54%) Mainframe
16 4 (0.54%) Social Media
16 4 (0.54%) Reference Data
16 4 (0.54%) Data Integration
17 3 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 152 (20.71%) Linux
2 108 (14.71%) UNIX
3 22 (3.00%) Mac OS X
4 18 (2.45%) Windows
5 13 (1.77%) Windows XP
5 13 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.82%) VME
7 5 (0.68%) Android
7 5 (0.68%) MVS
8 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.54%) CentOS
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (45.64%) TDD
2 256 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (29.70%) BDD
4 160 (21.80%) Scrum
5 136 (18.53%) OO
6 111 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
7 88 (11.99%) Pair Programming
8 77 (10.49%) Software Engineering
9 74 (10.08%) Kanban
10 69 (9.40%) Web Development
11 68 (9.26%) Configuration Management
12 56 (7.63%) DevOps
13 49 (6.68%) MVC
14 46 (6.27%) Unit Testing
15 42 (5.72%) E-Commerce
16 41 (5.59%) Process Management
17 39 (5.31%) SOA
18 35 (4.77%) Responsive Web Design
19 32 (4.36%) Analytics
20 30 (4.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 597 (81.34%) Java
2 193 (26.29%) JavaScript
3 190 (25.89%) Python
4 160 (21.80%) Ruby
5 111 (15.12%) C++
6 105 (14.31%) SQL
7 75 (10.22%) C#
8 68 (9.26%) Perl
9 67 (9.13%) Groovy
10 63 (8.58%) PHP
11 41 (5.59%) Clojure
12 19 (2.59%) R
13 16 (2.18%) C
14 15 (2.04%) Haskell
15 12 (1.63%) Erlang
15 12 (1.63%) XQuery
15 12 (1.63%) Golang
16 8 (1.09%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.95%) F#
18 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (9.81%) Degree
2 17 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.09%) PhD
5 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.68%) HDFS
3 2 (0.27%) Varnish
4 1 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 54 (7.36%) Puppet
2 47 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.59%) Oozie
4 14 (1.91%) Salt
5 13 (1.77%) Nagios
6 8 (1.09%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.27%) YUM
7 2 (0.27%) Ansible
8 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.14%) Cacti
Vendors
1 40 (5.45%) Oracle
2 30 (4.09%) JBoss
3 13 (1.77%) Perforce
4 11 (1.50%) GigaSpaces
4 11 (1.50%) Rackspace
5 10 (1.36%) WSO2
5 10 (1.36%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.36%) Adobe
6 9 (1.23%) VMware
7 8 (1.09%) Zend
8 6 (0.82%) Tradeweb
8 6 (0.82%) ION Trading
8 6 (0.82%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.68%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.68%) Akamai
10 3 (0.41%) Sybase
11 2 (0.27%) Google
11 2 (0.27%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.27%) Tableau
11 2 (0.27%) Mercator
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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West London
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
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City, London
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