The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Scala skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scala over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scala
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 63 67
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4  
Contract jobs citing Scala 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.14% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.10% 0.46% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £433 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +33.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £458 £463
% change year-on-year +3.82% -1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Scala is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 226 217 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.87% 28.93% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 145 160
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £11.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.68% -54.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +5.55%  

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Scala as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Scala in Birmingham

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scala in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scala also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Scala.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) Data Modelling
2 6 (85.71%) Python
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Ruby
2 6 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) Case Management
3 5 (71.43%) IT Strategy
3 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 5 (71.43%) User Experience
3 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (71.43%) Change Management
3 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (71.43%) Workflow
3 5 (71.43%) Data Management
3 5 (71.43%) Open Source
3 5 (71.43%) CRM
3 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) EDRMS
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (42.86%) C
6 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes

Scala
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Mockito
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Applications Support
1 5 (71.43%) Head of Development
2 4 (57.14%) Head of Application Development
2 4 (57.14%) Head of Applications
2 4 (57.14%) Head of Support
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Development Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Akka
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) Play Framework
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) spray
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
1 5 (71.43%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Case Management
1 6 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (85.71%) Data Modelling
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) CRM
2 5 (71.43%) Data Management
2 5 (71.43%) IT Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Open Source
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 5 (71.43%) Workflow
3 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Python
2 6 (85.71%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Groovy
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft