Period
to 1 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Scala skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scala over the 6 months to 1 March 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 176 176
Rank change year-on-year +27 0 -38
Contract jobs citing Scala 673 907 1,462
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.76% 1.50% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.21% 3.63% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 689 1,006
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £411 £413 £416
90th Percentile £699 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £540 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -1.82% - +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £17.35 £23.49
% change year-on-year +36.89% -26.14% -

Scala is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 15,997 24,969 39,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.77% 41.21% 44.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,283 17,718 28,557
Median daily rate £490 £490 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.10% +1.24% +1.89%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 454 582
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £16.04 £16.65 £17.52
90th Percentile £59.38 £56.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Scala as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Scala in England

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scala in England.

Daily rate trend for Scala in England

Scala
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scala in England over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Scala in England

Scala
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scala in England.

Hourly rate trend for Scala in England

Scala
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scala in England over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Scala in England

Scala
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scala within the England region over the 6 months to 1 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 459 £580 +2.65% 143
South West +82 52 £500 -9.09% 5
North of England +43 51 £521 +9.58% 19
South East +17 40 £522 +4.40% 17
Midlands +60 28 £473 - 6
West Midlands +48 22 £460 -2.90% 6
Yorkshire +19 19 £555 +15.63% 9
East of England +64 18 £597 +25.74% 5
North West +50 17 £500 -1.96% 7
North East +20 16 £460 +15.00% 3
East Midlands +22 2 £338 -25.00%
Scala
UK

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Scala also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Scala.

1 422 (62.70%) Java
2 330 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (42.79%) Python
4 225 (33.43%) Apache Spark
5 196 (29.12%) SQL
5 196 (29.12%) Finance
6 192 (28.53%) AWS
7 181 (26.89%) TDD
8 168 (24.96%) DevOps
9 157 (23.33%) Software Engineering
10 152 (22.59%) Hadoop
11 137 (20.36%) Big Data
11 137 (20.36%) Microservices
12 118 (17.53%) Kafka
13 117 (17.38%) Kubernetes
14 116 (17.24%) Front Office
15 109 (16.20%) Banking
15 109 (16.20%) Azure
16 108 (16.05%) JavaScript
17 99 (14.71%) BDD
17 99 (14.71%) Docker
18 94 (13.97%) Apache
18 94 (13.97%) Kotlin
19 90 (13.37%) Scrum
20 87 (12.93%) GCP
21 86 (12.78%) Git (software)
22 84 (12.48%) Apache Hive
23 81 (12.04%) Test Automation
24 79 (11.74%) Jenkins
25 76 (11.29%) Analytics

Scala
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 225 (33.43%) Apache Spark
2 94 (13.97%) Apache
3 56 (8.32%) Confluence
4 30 (4.46%) WebLogic
5 25 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (2.97%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.74%) JBoss
7 5 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.74%) SAS
8 4 (0.59%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.59%) Luigi
9 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.15%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 192 (28.53%) AWS
2 109 (16.20%) Azure
3 87 (12.93%) GCP
4 50 (7.43%) Serverless
5 46 (6.84%) Amazon S3
5 46 (6.84%) GitHub
6 40 (5.94%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (4.16%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (3.42%) Amazon EMR
9 17 (2.53%) Power Platform
10 12 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (1.34%) PaaS
12 8 (1.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (1.19%) IaaS
12 8 (1.19%) Microsoft 365
13 7 (1.04%) npm
13 7 (1.04%) Yarn
14 6 (0.89%) Amazon EKS
14 6 (0.89%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.63%) HTTP
2 8 (1.19%) Kerberos
3 7 (1.04%) DSL
4 5 (0.74%) SSL
4 5 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.59%) Firewall
6 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (22.59%) Hadoop
2 137 (20.36%) Big Data
3 84 (12.48%) Apache Hive
4 67 (9.96%) NoSQL
5 42 (6.24%) Impala
6 41 (6.09%) HBase
6 41 (6.09%) Relational Database
7 40 (5.94%) Apache Ignite
8 33 (4.90%) Data Lake
8 33 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (4.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (4.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 27 (4.01%) BigQuery
12 23 (3.42%) Blockchain
13 20 (2.97%) MongoDB
14 17 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (2.53%) Power BI
14 17 (2.53%) Redis
15 16 (2.38%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 86 (12.78%) Git (software)
2 79 (11.74%) Jenkins
3 63 (9.36%) JIRA
4 28 (4.16%) Bitbucket
5 27 (4.01%) GitLab
6 26 (3.86%) Sonatype Nexus
7 25 (3.71%) JUnit
7 25 (3.71%) Maven
8 21 (3.12%) Cucumber
8 21 (3.12%) Selenium
9 16 (2.38%) Gatling
10 14 (2.08%) Gradle
11 11 (1.63%) IBM UrbanCode
12 10 (1.49%) git-flow
12 10 (1.49%) Mockito
13 9 (1.34%) IntelliJ
13 9 (1.34%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.19%) webpack
15 5 (0.74%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 196 (29.12%) Finance
2 116 (17.24%) Front Office
3 109 (16.20%) Banking
4 75 (11.14%) Investment Banking
5 44 (6.54%) Public Sector
6 6 (0.89%) Marketing
7 5 (0.74%) Advertising
7 5 (0.74%) Retail
8 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Games
9 2 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Hebrew Language
10 1 (0.15%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 389 (57.80%) Developer
2 183 (27.19%) Scala Developer
3 124 (18.42%) Data Engineer
4 119 (17.68%) Java Developer
5 75 (11.14%) Senior Developer
6 73 (10.85%) Software Engineer
7 68 (10.10%) Scala Engineer
8 42 (6.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 36 (5.35%) Java Engineer
9 36 (5.35%) Senior Scala Developer
10 31 (4.61%) Python Engineer
11 29 (4.31%) Big Data Engineer
12 28 (4.16%) Java Scala Developer
12 28 (4.16%) Software Developer
13 27 (4.01%) Hadoop Developer
13 27 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
14 23 (3.42%) Apache Spark Developer
15 20 (2.97%) Python Developer
16 18 (2.67%) Python Software Engineer
17 17 (2.53%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (17.53%) Kafka
2 73 (10.85%) React
3 65 (9.66%) Spring
4 58 (8.62%) Web Services
5 51 (7.58%) Node.js
6 49 (7.28%) RESTful
7 34 (5.05%) J2EE
8 33 (4.90%) AngularJS
8 33 (4.90%) PySpark
9 32 (4.75%) Play Framework
10 29 (4.31%) CSS
10 29 (4.31%) Spring Boot
11 28 (4.16%) JSON
12 25 (3.71%) HTML
12 25 (3.71%) REST
12 25 (3.71%) Vue.js
13 24 (3.57%) Akka
13 24 (3.57%) Protocol Buffers
14 22 (3.27%) GraphQL
15 21 (3.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.55%) Derivative
2 58 (8.62%) Equities
3 48 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (7.13%) Fixed Income
4 40 (5.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 35 (5.20%) Data Structures
6 32 (4.75%) Algorithms
7 31 (4.61%) Hedge funds
8 18 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (2.38%) Bitcoin
10 15 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.78%) Credit Risk
12 11 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.63%) User Experience
13 9 (1.34%) Market Risk
14 8 (1.19%) Cloud Native
14 8 (1.19%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.19%) Virtual Team
15 7 (1.04%) Lidar
16 6 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.14%) Linux
2 29 (4.31%) Unix
3 11 (1.63%) Windows
4 8 (1.19%) Android
5 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (26.89%) TDD
3 168 (24.96%) DevOps
4 157 (23.33%) Software Engineering
5 137 (20.36%) Microservices
6 99 (14.71%) BDD
7 90 (13.37%) Scrum
8 81 (12.04%) Test Automation
9 76 (11.29%) Analytics
9 76 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (10.55%) Data Modelling
11 56 (8.32%) ETL
12 55 (8.17%) Data Engineering
13 53 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
13 53 (7.88%) Computer Science
14 51 (7.58%) Data Science
15 50 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
16 48 (7.13%) Asset Management
16 48 (7.13%) Open Source
17 46 (6.84%) Data Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 422 (62.70%) Java
2 288 (42.79%) Python
3 196 (29.12%) SQL
4 108 (16.05%) JavaScript
5 94 (13.97%) Kotlin
6 64 (9.51%) Go
7 57 (8.47%) C++
8 55 (8.17%) C#
9 51 (7.58%) TypeScript
10 42 (6.24%) Java 8
11 37 (5.50%) PL/SQL
12 36 (5.35%) Ruby
13 26 (3.86%) R
13 26 (3.86%) Shell Script
14 24 (3.57%) Clojure
15 20 (2.97%) Haskell
16 15 (2.23%) Groovy
17 11 (1.63%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.63%) Rust
18 10 (1.49%) Elm
Qualifications
1 49 (7.28%) Degree
2 38 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.86%) Numerate Degree
5 14 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.04%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.74%) PhD
8 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.42%) QA
2 6 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.59%) WCAG
4 3 (0.45%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 99 (14.71%) Docker
2 55 (8.17%) HDFS
3 7 (1.04%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 117 (17.38%) Kubernetes
2 54 (8.02%) Terraform
3 29 (4.31%) Ansible
4 17 (2.53%) Oozie
5 16 (2.38%) Puppet
6 15 (2.23%) Prometheus
7 11 (1.63%) Kibana
8 10 (1.49%) Grafana
9 8 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 8 (1.19%) Zipkin
10 5 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.59%) Packer
11 4 (0.59%) PingFederate
11 4 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.15%) Istio
Vendors
1 46 (6.84%) Oracle
2 38 (5.65%) Google
3 37 (5.50%) Cloudera
4 30 (4.46%) webMethods
5 25 (3.71%) BEA
6 21 (3.12%) Atlassian
7 20 (2.97%) Databricks
8 18 (2.67%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.93%) Hortonworks
10 11 (1.63%) Microsoft
11 10 (1.49%) Splunk
12 9 (1.34%) Informatica
13 8 (1.19%) StreamSets
14 6 (0.89%) Talend
15 5 (0.74%) Solace
16 4 (0.59%) Blue Prism
16 4 (0.59%) MapR
16 4 (0.59%) Ping Identity
16 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
16 4 (0.59%) UiPath