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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scala
Rank 291 380 469
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +89
Contract jobs citing Scala 375 213 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.40% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 1.03% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 146 76
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +32.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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
21021 20757 21417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.23% 38.83% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13304 13070 12826
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £257 £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 426 579 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.98 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 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 2 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 +85 342 £489 -11.13% 101
London +62 262 £500 -9.09% 76
City of London +35 63 £500 -16.66% 30
North East - 27 £400 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 26 £400 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 26 £400 - 6
South East +11 15 £328 - 9
North West +7 15 £425 - 3
Wales - 15 £416 - 4
Berkshire +20 12 £315 - 4
Scotland -13 12 £400 -11.11% 3
West Midlands - 11 £388 - 2
South Wales - 9 £400 - 1
South West - 9 £300 - 3
Cardiff - 9 £400 - 1
Slough - 7 £292 -
Glasgow -27 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Swansea - 6 £420 - 3
West Wales - 6 £420 - 3
Manchester +1 5 £425 - 2
Canary Wharf +15 4 £563 +40.62%
Leeds -2 2 £763 +73.35%
West Yorkshire -5 2 £763 +73.35%
Yorkshire -6 2 £763 +73.35%
Edinburgh - 2 £450 - 1
East Midlands +3 1 £338 -
Newbury +2 1 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 £315 -
Surrey - 1 - - 3
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 1

Scala
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 642 (83.38%) Java
2 351 (45.58%) TDD
3 286 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (28.44%) BDD
5 210 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 202 (26.23%) HTML
7 196 (25.45%) Python
8 178 (23.12%) Ruby
9 172 (22.34%) Scrum
10 155 (20.13%) NoSQL
11 152 (19.74%) Web Services
11 152 (19.74%) Linux
12 151 (19.61%) OO
13 146 (18.96%) CSS
14 140 (18.18%) HTML5
15 136 (17.66%) Open Source
15 136 (17.66%) Spring
16 116 (15.06%) Play Framework
17 113 (14.68%) C#
17 113 (14.68%) C++
18 112 (14.55%) UNIX
19 111 (14.42%) RESTful
20 109 (14.16%) MongoDB
20 109 (14.16%) Big Data
21 106 (13.77%) Apache Cassandra
22 105 (13.64%) SQL
23 100 (12.99%) Hadoop
24 99 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
25 97 (12.60%) Finance
26 95 (12.34%) Pair Programming

Scala
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 40 (5.19%) Node.js
2 31 (4.03%) Apache Pig
3 24 (3.12%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.82%) Apache
6 13 (1.69%) MQSeries
6 13 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.56%) CMS
8 11 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.91%) Escenic
11 5 (0.65%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.65%) Mule
12 4 (0.52%) IIS
12 4 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (1.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (1.82%) GitHub
4 13 (1.69%) Amazon EMR
5 11 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.78%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.65%) SaaS
7 5 (0.65%) PaaS
8 2 (0.26%) Heroku
8 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.26%) IaaS
8 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.26%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.32%) HTTP
2 11 (1.43%) Internet
3 7 (0.91%) DSL
3 7 (0.91%) LDAP
4 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.52%) SSL
5 4 (0.52%) VoIP
5 4 (0.52%) Firewall
6 2 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (20.13%) NoSQL
2 109 (14.16%) MongoDB
2 109 (14.16%) Big Data
3 106 (13.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 100 (12.99%) Hadoop
5 56 (7.27%) MySQL
6 48 (6.23%) Apache Hive
7 47 (6.10%) CouchDB
8 46 (5.97%) Relational Database
9 30 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (2.86%) SQL Server
11 17 (2.21%) HBase
12 14 (1.82%) Redis
13 13 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.04%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.78%) DB2
15 6 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
15 6 (0.78%) Impala
15 6 (0.78%) Neo4j
15 6 (0.78%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 84 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.14%) Subversion
3 52 (6.75%) Cucumber
4 49 (6.36%) Jenkins
5 38 (4.94%) Maven
5 38 (4.94%) JUnit
6 34 (4.42%) Selenium
7 19 (2.47%) WebDriver
8 18 (2.34%) RSpec
9 14 (1.82%) Mercurial
9 14 (1.82%) JIRA
9 14 (1.82%) Eclipse
10 12 (1.56%) Jasmine
11 11 (1.43%) JBehave
11 11 (1.43%) Mockito
12 8 (1.04%) Ant
13 7 (0.91%) WATIR
14 6 (0.78%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.78%) Hudson
15 5 (0.65%) IntelliJ
General
1 97 (12.60%) Finance
2 56 (7.27%) Front Office
3 44 (5.71%) Banking
4 22 (2.86%) Games
5 20 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.43%) Marketing
7 10 (1.30%) Back Office
8 8 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.78%) Legal
10 3 (0.39%) iGaming
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Advertising
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Retail
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 545 (70.78%) Developer
2 276 (35.84%) Java Developer
3 180 (23.38%) Scala Developer
4 80 (10.39%) Senior Developer
5 79 (10.26%) Architect
6 46 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 36 (4.68%) Agile Java Developer
8 30 (3.90%) Java Architect
9 29 (3.77%) Software Engineer
10 28 (3.64%) Technical Architect
11 27 (3.51%) Programmer
12 24 (3.12%) Analyst
13 19 (2.47%) Web Developer
13 19 (2.47%) Python Developer
14 18 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
15 17 (2.21%) Front-End Developer
16 14 (1.82%) Consultant
17 13 (1.69%) Junior
17 13 (1.69%) Junior Java Developer
17 13 (1.69%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (26.23%) HTML
2 152 (19.74%) Web Services
3 146 (18.96%) CSS
4 140 (18.18%) HTML5
5 136 (17.66%) Spring
6 116 (15.06%) Play Framework
7 111 (14.42%) RESTful
8 86 (11.17%) REST
9 82 (10.65%) JSON
10 80 (10.39%) Ajax
11 77 (10.00%) CSS3
12 76 (9.87%) Hibernate
13 73 (9.48%) Akka
14 61 (7.92%) XML
15 59 (7.66%) J2EE
15 59 (7.66%) AngularJS
16 54 (7.01%) Ruby on Rails
17 53 (6.88%) jQuery
18 35 (4.55%) Batik
18 35 (4.55%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 136 (17.66%) Open Source
2 60 (7.79%) Derivative
3 58 (7.53%) Computer Science
4 35 (4.55%) Visualisation
5 29 (3.77%) Mathematics
6 25 (3.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 23 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (2.47%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.82%) Digital Media
10 12 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
11 11 (1.43%) Equities
12 9 (1.17%) Physics
13 8 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.78%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.65%) W3C
15 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
16 4 (0.52%) Statistics
16 4 (0.52%) Animation
16 4 (0.52%) Reference Data
16 4 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 152 (19.74%) Linux
2 112 (14.55%) UNIX
3 27 (3.51%) Mac OS X
4 23 (2.99%) Windows
5 11 (1.43%) VME
6 10 (1.30%) MVS
7 7 (0.91%) Android
8 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.52%) CentOS
9 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.39%) Solaris
11 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (45.58%) TDD
2 286 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (28.44%) BDD
4 172 (22.34%) Scrum
5 151 (19.61%) OO
6 99 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
7 95 (12.34%) Pair Programming
8 77 (10.00%) Kanban
9 72 (9.35%) Configuration Management
10 71 (9.22%) Software Engineering
11 70 (9.09%) Web Development
12 65 (8.44%) Mentoring
13 54 (7.01%) Functional Programming
13 54 (7.01%) SOA
13 54 (7.01%) MVC
14 53 (6.88%) DevOps
15 46 (5.97%) E-Commerce
16 43 (5.58%) User Stories
16 43 (5.58%) MapReduce
17 41 (5.32%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 642 (83.38%) Java
2 210 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 196 (25.45%) Python
4 178 (23.12%) Ruby
5 113 (14.68%) C#
5 113 (14.68%) C++
6 105 (13.64%) SQL
7 81 (10.52%) Groovy
8 60 (7.79%) PHP
9 43 (5.58%) Perl
10 41 (5.32%) Clojure
11 23 (2.99%) C
12 19 (2.47%) Haskell
13 15 (1.95%) Golang
14 13 (1.69%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.56%) R
16 11 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.30%) Erlang
18 8 (1.04%) XQuery
19 7 (0.91%) F#
Qualifications
1 67 (8.70%) Degree
2 11 (1.43%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.26%) PhD
5 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.64%) QA
2 3 (0.39%) COBIT
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.65%) HDFS
3 3 (0.39%) Varnish
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 58 (7.53%) Puppet
2 47 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.60%) Oozie
4 15 (1.95%) Salt
5 12 (1.56%) Nagios
6 8 (1.04%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.52%) Ansible
8 3 (0.39%) YUM
Vendors
1 35 (4.55%) Oracle
2 20 (2.60%) JBoss
3 19 (2.47%) Microsoft
4 13 (1.69%) Rackspace
5 10 (1.30%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.17%) Perforce
6 9 (1.17%) VMware
7 7 (0.91%) Zend
8 5 (0.65%) GigaSpaces
9 4 (0.52%) HP
9 4 (0.52%) Mercator
9 4 (0.52%) Akamai
10 3 (0.39%) WSO2
10 3 (0.39%) Adobe
11 2 (0.26%) Sybase
11 2 (0.26%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.26%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.26%) Google
11 2 (0.26%) Tradeweb
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