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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scala
Rank 274 427 452
Rank change year-on-year
+153 +25
Contract jobs citing Scala 386 117 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.86% 0.66% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 98 91
Average daily rate £500 £500 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £347 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £633 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +109 344 £525 +5.00% 87
London +102 264 £600 +20.00% 69
City of London +31 72 £650 +30.00% 24
Wales - 63 £450 - 5
West Wales - 47 £438 - 3
Swansea - 47 £438 - 3
South Wales - 45 £450 - 2
Cardiff - 41 £450 - 2
South West +5 32 £475 +29.25% 2
Newport - 29 £450 -
Bristol - 26 £450 -
North West +3 22 £381 +17.30% 4
Lancashire - 16 £388 - 1
North East - 13 £250 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £250 -
Manchester -4 12 £375 +15.38% 3
Burnley - 12 £381 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £250 -
Canary Wharf - 12 £700 -
Preston - 10 £400 -
West Midlands -7 9 £325 -
Coventry - 6 £413 -
South East -11 4 £500 +49.25% 10
Birmingham - 4 £500 -
Glasgow +6 3 £300 -39.24% 2
Scotland -10 3 £300 -39.24% 3
East of England - 3 £650 -
Merseyside - 3 £413 -
Liverpool - 3 £413 -
Leeds -17 2 £375 - 1

Scala
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 552 (84.15%) Java
2 258 (39.33%) TDD
3 197 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (27.59%) Spring
5 169 (25.76%) Python
6 167 (25.46%) Ruby
7 163 (24.85%) OO
8 156 (23.78%) Continuous Integration
9 154 (23.48%) BDD
10 144 (21.95%) JavaScript
11 141 (21.49%) Derivative
12 139 (21.19%) HTML
13 129 (19.66%) Hibernate
14 128 (19.51%) Perl
15 126 (19.21%) Scrum
16 120 (18.29%) UNIX
16 120 (18.29%) Open Source
17 117 (17.84%) MongoDB
18 111 (16.92%) HTML5
18 111 (16.92%) CSS
19 106 (16.16%) Web Services
20 102 (15.55%) Linux
21 101 (15.40%) C++
22 96 (14.63%) NoSQL
23 95 (14.48%) Play Framework
24 93 (14.18%) Akka
25 91 (13.87%) SQL
26 87 (13.26%) Oracle
27 86 (13.11%) Finance
28 82 (12.50%) Banking

Scala
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (4.88%) CMS
2 29 (4.42%) Node.js
3 26 (3.96%) Tomcat
4 22 (3.35%) Apache Solr
5 17 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.59%) Alfresco
6 16 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.44%) Apache
7 13 (1.98%) Mule
7 13 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.83%) MQSeries
9 11 (1.68%) Escenic
9 11 (1.68%) Adobe CQ
9 11 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (1.52%) Apache Pig
11 9 (1.37%) LiveCycle
12 6 (0.91%) GemFire
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.46%) SAS
15 2 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.76%) GitHub
7 3 (0.46%) SaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.15%) Heroku
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.13%) HTTP
2 11 (1.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (17.84%) MongoDB
2 96 (14.63%) NoSQL
3 76 (11.59%) MySQL
4 73 (11.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 61 (9.30%) Hadoop
6 60 (9.15%) Big Data
7 57 (8.69%) Relational Database
8 45 (6.86%) RDBMS
8 45 (6.86%) CouchDB
9 29 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (2.90%) SQL Server
11 13 (1.98%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.37%) HBase
13 7 (1.07%) DB2
14 5 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (0.76%) Redis
14 5 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
15 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 64 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 52 (7.93%) Jenkins
3 44 (6.71%) Cucumber
4 33 (5.03%) Subversion
5 28 (4.27%) Selenium
6 26 (3.96%) WebDriver
6 26 (3.96%) Maven
7 24 (3.66%) JUnit
8 22 (3.35%) Mockito
9 18 (2.74%) Ant
10 17 (2.59%) JBehave
11 13 (1.98%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.52%) JIRA
13 9 (1.37%) RSpec
14 8 (1.22%) Jasmine
15 7 (1.07%) Trac
15 7 (1.07%) FitNesse
16 4 (0.61%) Eclipse
16 4 (0.61%) Hudson
17 2 (0.30%) jMock
General
1 86 (13.11%) Finance
2 82 (12.50%) Banking
3 62 (9.45%) Investment Banking
4 51 (7.77%) Front Office
5 12 (1.83%) Retail
6 7 (1.07%) Legal
6 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.91%) Back Office
7 6 (0.91%) Billing
8 5 (0.76%) Games
8 5 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.61%) Publishing
9 4 (0.61%) Marketing
10 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.30%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 473 (72.10%) Developer
2 248 (37.80%) Scala Developer
3 222 (33.84%) Java Developer
4 86 (13.11%) Senior Developer
5 75 (11.43%) Senior Java Developer
6 52 (7.93%) Architect
7 28 (4.27%) Software Engineer
7 28 (4.27%) Technical Architect
8 21 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (2.90%) Programmer
10 17 (2.59%) Software Developer
11 16 (2.44%) Analyst
12 15 (2.29%) Web Developer
13 14 (2.13%) Java Architect
13 14 (2.13%) Agile Java Developer
14 13 (1.98%) Front-End Developer
14 13 (1.98%) Release Manager
15 12 (1.83%) C++ Developer
15 12 (1.83%) Senior Analyst
15 12 (1.83%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (27.59%) Spring
2 139 (21.19%) HTML
3 129 (19.66%) Hibernate
4 111 (16.92%) HTML5
4 111 (16.92%) CSS
5 106 (16.16%) Web Services
6 95 (14.48%) Play Framework
7 93 (14.18%) Akka
8 76 (11.59%) CSS3
9 75 (11.43%) jQuery
10 57 (8.69%) RESTful
11 54 (8.23%) REST
11 54 (8.23%) J2EE
12 50 (7.62%) Ajax
13 46 (7.01%) XML
14 45 (6.86%) JSON
15 44 (6.71%) Ruby on Rails
16 43 (6.55%) JPA
17 33 (5.03%) Spring MVC
18 31 (4.73%) Batik
Miscellaneous
1 141 (21.49%) Derivative
2 120 (18.29%) Open Source
3 58 (8.84%) Computer Science
4 50 (7.62%) Fixed Income
5 29 (4.42%) Credit Derivative
6 18 (2.74%) Equities
6 18 (2.74%) Mathematics
7 15 (2.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 14 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.98%) Digital Media
10 10 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.22%) Grid Computing
11 8 (1.22%) Physics
12 7 (1.07%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.07%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (1.07%) Machine Learning
12 7 (1.07%) Statistics
12 7 (1.07%) Replication
13 5 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 120 (18.29%) UNIX
2 102 (15.55%) Linux
3 23 (3.51%) Windows
4 21 (3.20%) Windows 7
4 21 (3.20%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.07%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.30%) Android
7 1 (0.15%) CentOS
7 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.15%) VME
7 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (39.33%) TDD
2 197 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (24.85%) OO
4 156 (23.78%) Continuous Integration
5 154 (23.48%) BDD
6 126 (19.21%) Scrum
7 76 (11.59%) Unit Testing
8 75 (11.43%) Software Engineering
9 63 (9.60%) Refactoring
10 61 (9.30%) Web Development
10 61 (9.30%) Regression Testing
11 59 (8.99%) MVC
12 55 (8.38%) Kanban
13 50 (7.62%) Pair Programming
14 44 (6.71%) Multithreading
15 38 (5.79%) Configuration Management
15 38 (5.79%) Process Management
15 38 (5.79%) E-Commerce
16 34 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
17 27 (4.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 552 (84.15%) Java
2 169 (25.76%) Python
3 167 (25.46%) Ruby
4 144 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 128 (19.51%) Perl
6 101 (15.40%) C++
7 91 (13.87%) SQL
8 70 (10.67%) C#
9 47 (7.16%) PHP
10 27 (4.12%) Clojure
11 24 (3.66%) Groovy
12 12 (1.83%) C
13 10 (1.52%) R
13 10 (1.52%) Erlang
14 9 (1.37%) Haskell
15 7 (1.07%) XQuery
16 6 (0.91%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.91%) Lisp
17 3 (0.46%) F#
18 2 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (9.45%) Degree
2 12 (1.83%) SC Cleared
2 12 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.07%) PhD
4 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.59%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 10 (1.52%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (6.10%) Puppet
2 37 (5.64%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.07%) Nagios
4 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.46%) Oozie
5 1 (0.15%) Cacti
5 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 87 (13.26%) Oracle
2 60 (9.15%) JBoss
3 34 (5.18%) GigaSpaces
4 13 (1.98%) Perforce
5 11 (1.68%) Tradeweb
5 11 (1.68%) Bloomberg
5 11 (1.68%) ION Trading
6 10 (1.52%) Adobe
6 10 (1.52%) Sybase
6 10 (1.52%) WSO2
7 5 (0.76%) DataSynapse
7 5 (0.76%) Zend
8 4 (0.61%) Mercator
8 4 (0.61%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.46%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.30%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.30%) Tableau
10 2 (0.30%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.30%) Akamai
10 2 (0.30%) Sitecore
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