Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 173 139
Rank change year-on-year -9 -34 -31
Contract jobs citing Scala 936 1,509 1,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.43% 1.67% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.49% 3.73% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 994 1,390
England median daily rate £550 £550 £541
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.62% +3.10%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
England median hourly rate £17.35 £122.84 £82.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -85.88% +48.89% +176.71%
10th Percentile £16.00 £77.30 £73.75
90th Percentile £43.24 £166.28 £91.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £29.75 £82.50
% change year-on-year -37.14% -63.94% +176.71%

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 26,828 40,439 39,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.10% 44.69% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,626 28,654 27,844
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £311
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 597 699
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.21 £18.00 £16.97
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.22 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.55% -

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Scala in England

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scala in England

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scala in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scala in England

Scala
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scala in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scala in England

Scala
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scala in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor 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 19 January 2020. 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 +7 635 £575 -2.13% 248
South East -2 142 £500 -2.44% 51
North of England +30 98 £475 - 27
Yorkshire +24 45 £485 +2.11% 14
South West -19 30 £550 +2.33% 7
North East +19 27 £395 -19.39% 5
North West +10 26 £523 +10.00% 8
Midlands -2 24 £474 +7.67% 12
West Midlands -3 20 £474 +7.67% 6
East of England +14 7 £475 -2.56% 10
East Midlands +11 4 £494 -1.25% 6
Scala
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 516 (55.13%) Java
2 467 (49.89%) Agile Software Development
3 417 (44.55%) Python
4 303 (32.37%) SQL
5 270 (28.85%) Apache Spark
6 226 (24.15%) AWS
6 226 (24.15%) Big Data
7 219 (23.40%) Hadoop
8 217 (23.18%) Kafka
9 208 (22.22%) TDD
10 190 (20.30%) Test Automation
11 182 (19.44%) DevOps
12 170 (18.16%) Continuous Integration
13 162 (17.31%) Microservices
14 155 (16.56%) JavaScript
15 149 (15.92%) Azure
16 145 (15.49%) NoSQL
17 144 (15.38%) Git (software)
18 140 (14.96%) Finance
19 138 (14.74%) Jenkins
20 136 (14.53%) Google
20 136 (14.53%) CSS
21 135 (14.42%) Analytics
22 130 (13.89%) Scrum
22 130 (13.89%) Docker
23 129 (13.78%) HTML
24 127 (13.57%) ETL
24 127 (13.57%) GCP
25 121 (12.93%) Banking
26 119 (12.71%) Play Framework

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
1 270 (28.85%) Apache Spark
2 73 (7.80%) Apache
3 53 (5.66%) Confluence
4 46 (4.91%) WebLogic
5 25 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (2.14%) Apache Airflow
7 15 (1.60%) JBoss
7 15 (1.60%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.28%) nginx
9 11 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.18%) SAS
10 9 (0.96%) Jupyter
11 6 (0.64%) Luigi
12 5 (0.53%) DNN
13 4 (0.43%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.21%) Jetty
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
15 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.07%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (0.43%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 226 (24.15%) AWS
2 149 (15.92%) Azure
3 127 (13.57%) GCP
4 60 (6.41%) GitHub
5 48 (5.13%) Serverless
6 45 (4.81%) Amazon Kinesis
6 45 (4.81%) Power Platform
7 33 (3.53%) Amazon S3
8 32 (3.42%) Google Analytics
9 26 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
9 26 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
10 25 (2.67%) Amazon EMR
10 25 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (1.71%) Azure Functions
13 14 (1.50%) OpenShift
14 13 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (1.28%) AWS Step Functions
16 10 (1.07%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.59%) HTTP
2 34 (3.63%) SSL
3 33 (3.53%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.39%) DSL
5 10 (1.07%) Firewall
6 8 (0.85%) Internet
7 4 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.43%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.21%) SSH
9 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.11%) FTP
9 1 (0.11%) VPN
9 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (24.15%) Big Data
2 219 (23.40%) Hadoop
3 145 (15.49%) NoSQL
4 109 (11.65%) Apache Hive
5 101 (10.79%) MongoDB
6 92 (9.83%) Relational Database
7 84 (8.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 73 (7.80%) PostgreSQL
9 72 (7.69%) Data Lake
10 70 (7.48%) HBase
11 58 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
12 46 (4.91%) Impala
12 46 (4.91%) MySQL
13 45 (4.81%) Power BI
14 44 (4.70%) SQL Server
15 38 (4.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 38 (4.06%) RDBMS
16 37 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
17 33 (3.53%) Spark SQL
18 32 (3.42%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 144 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 138 (14.74%) Jenkins
3 92 (9.83%) Cucumber
4 84 (8.97%) Selenium
5 75 (8.01%) JIRA
6 55 (5.88%) Gatling
7 43 (4.59%) JUnit
8 37 (3.95%) Bitbucket
9 26 (2.78%) IntelliJ
9 26 (2.78%) Maven
10 23 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (2.35%) Gradle
12 17 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (1.60%) Ant
13 15 (1.60%) REST Assured
13 15 (1.60%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.50%) WebDriver
15 13 (1.39%) Eclipse
16 12 (1.28%) Grunt
16 12 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 140 (14.96%) Finance
2 121 (12.93%) Banking
3 45 (4.81%) Front Office
4 40 (4.27%) Public Sector
5 39 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.03%) Games
7 17 (1.82%) Marketing
7 17 (1.82%) Retail
8 16 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.39%) Legal
10 9 (0.96%) Advertising
11 7 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.43%) Back Office
12 4 (0.43%) Publishing
13 3 (0.32%) Law
13 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 479 (51.18%) Developer
2 265 (28.31%) Scala Developer
3 193 (20.62%) Data Engineer
4 110 (11.75%) Java Developer
5 69 (7.37%) Senior Developer
6 53 (5.66%) Architect
7 49 (5.24%) Big Data Engineer
8 41 (4.38%) Senior Scala Developer
9 40 (4.27%) Python Engineer
10 38 (4.06%) AWS Engineer
11 35 (3.74%) Big Data Developer
11 35 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
12 34 (3.63%) Java Scala Developer
13 30 (3.21%) Agile Developer
13 30 (3.21%) Data Architect
13 30 (3.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 27 (2.88%) Data Scientist
15 26 (2.78%) Analyst
16 25 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
16 25 (2.67%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (23.18%) Kafka
2 136 (14.53%) CSS
3 129 (13.78%) HTML
4 119 (12.71%) Play Framework
5 114 (12.18%) RESTful
6 109 (11.65%) REST
7 99 (10.58%) JSON
7 99 (10.58%) Spring
8 93 (9.94%) HTML5
9 84 (8.97%) Node.js
10 76 (8.12%) Web Services
11 68 (7.26%) React
12 66 (7.05%) CSS3
13 65 (6.94%) Akka
14 60 (6.41%) XML
15 55 (5.88%) Gherkin
16 49 (5.24%) J2EE
17 44 (4.70%) PySpark
18 39 (4.17%) AngularJS
19 36 (3.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.27%) User Experience
4 30 (3.21%) Algorithms
5 28 (2.99%) Derivative
6 26 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.14%) Fixed Income
8 17 (1.82%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (1.60%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.50%) Market Risk
11 14 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
13 12 (1.28%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.18%) Hedge funds
15 10 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.85%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.85%) Reference Data
17 7 (0.75%) Robotics
18 5 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 92 (9.83%) Linux
2 49 (5.24%) Unix
3 35 (3.74%) Windows
4 20 (2.14%) Ubuntu
5 11 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.85%) Android
7 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.32%) CentOS
9 3 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.21%) Debian
10 2 (0.21%) VMS
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (49.89%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (22.22%) TDD
3 190 (20.30%) Test Automation
4 182 (19.44%) DevOps
5 170 (18.16%) Continuous Integration
6 162 (17.31%) Microservices
7 135 (14.42%) Analytics
8 130 (13.89%) Scrum
9 127 (13.57%) ETL
10 114 (12.18%) Data Modelling
11 112 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
12 111 (11.86%) Data Science
13 109 (11.65%) Software Engineering
14 108 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
15 97 (10.36%) BDD
16 90 (9.62%) Open Source
17 85 (9.08%) Machine Learning
18 82 (8.76%) Data Engineering
18 82 (8.76%) Pair Programming
19 77 (8.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 516 (55.13%) Java
2 417 (44.55%) Python
3 303 (32.37%) SQL
4 155 (16.56%) JavaScript
5 92 (9.83%) Ruby
6 81 (8.65%) Groovy
7 60 (6.41%) Kotlin
8 55 (5.88%) Go
9 54 (5.77%) C#
10 46 (4.91%) R
11 36 (3.85%) TypeScript
12 35 (3.74%) PL/SQL
13 30 (3.21%) C++
13 30 (3.21%) Perl
14 29 (3.10%) Clojure
15 25 (2.67%) Bash Shell
16 20 (2.14%) Java 8
17 19 (2.03%) C
18 17 (1.82%) Haskell
19 12 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (8.12%) Degree
2 24 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.50%) Master's Degree
6 13 (1.39%) PhD
7 7 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.21%) MBA
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CISA
9 1 (0.11%) CISM
9 1 (0.11%) CISSP
9 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.63%) QA
2 23 (2.46%) WCAG
3 20 (2.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 130 (13.89%) Docker
2 59 (6.30%) HDFS
3 9 (0.96%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.21%) LXC
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 98 (10.47%) Kubernetes
2 68 (7.26%) Terraform
3 46 (4.91%) Hadoop YARN
4 41 (4.38%) Kibana
5 40 (4.27%) Ansible
6 34 (3.63%) Grafana
7 29 (3.10%) Puppet
8 9 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.96%) Istio
8 9 (0.96%) linkerd
9 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.32%) Salt
11 2 (0.21%) Mesos
11 2 (0.21%) Packer
11 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.11%) Marathon
12 1 (0.11%) Nessus
12 1 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 136 (14.53%) Google
2 80 (8.55%) Oracle
3 54 (5.77%) Cloudera
4 52 (5.56%) Databricks
5 50 (5.34%) Hortonworks
6 44 (4.70%) Microsoft
7 41 (4.38%) webMethods
8 30 (3.21%) BEA
9 27 (2.88%) Tableau
10 17 (1.82%) Talend
11 16 (1.71%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.71%) Palantir
12 15 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.60%) Teradata
13 14 (1.50%) IBM
14 13 (1.39%) Sybase
15 12 (1.28%) Adobe
15 12 (1.28%) Informatica
16 11 (1.18%) MapR
17 9 (0.96%) hybris