The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scala
England / North West
Rank 105 132 130
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2  
Contract jobs citing Scala 23 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.25% 1.74% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 12
Median daily rate £438 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  
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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1020 1440 1116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.75% 37.53% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 910 700
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scala in the North West

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scala in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scala in the North West

Scala
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scala within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 14 £475 +5.55% 7
Cheshire - 5 £388 - 3
Lancashire +19 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 £338 -
Scala
England

Scala
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Scala.

1 40 (66.67%) Java
2 34 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (46.67%) TDD
4 22 (36.67%) BDD
5 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (35.00%) Scrum
6 20 (33.33%) Web Services
6 20 (33.33%) RESTful
6 20 (33.33%) REST
7 19 (31.67%) Python
8 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
9 17 (28.33%) Hadoop
9 17 (28.33%) NoSQL
10 16 (26.67%) Pair Programming
10 16 (26.67%) XML
10 16 (26.67%) SQL
11 13 (21.67%) Big Data
11 13 (21.67%) HTML
11 13 (21.67%) JSON
12 12 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (18.33%) Software Engineering
13 11 (18.33%) Ruby
13 11 (18.33%) High Availability
13 11 (18.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (18.33%) Groovy
13 11 (18.33%) Linux
13 11 (18.33%) HTTP
14 10 (16.67%) CSS
14 10 (16.67%) SOAP
14 10 (16.67%) JavaScript

Scala
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (8.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.67%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (8.33%) GitHub
4 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) Hadoop
1 17 (28.33%) NoSQL
2 13 (21.67%) Big Data
3 11 (18.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (11.67%) Amazon QuickSight
5 7 (11.67%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (10.00%) MongoDB
6 6 (10.00%) MySQL
7 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
8 3 (5.00%) Hazelcast
9 2 (3.33%) Couchbase
9 2 (3.33%) CouchDB
9 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.33%) Neo4j
9 2 (3.33%) Riak
10 1 (1.67%) DB2
10 1 (1.67%) HDInsight
10 1 (1.67%) Pentaho
10 1 (1.67%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.33%) JUnit
3 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.00%) IntelliJ
3 3 (5.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) Ant
5 1 (1.67%) Gradle
5 1 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) Maven
5 1 (1.67%) Selenium
5 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.67%) Spock
5 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (68.33%) Developer
2 23 (38.33%) Java Developer
3 14 (23.33%) Scala Developer
4 9 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Scala Software Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Software Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Big Data Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Data Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Agile Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Python Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Java Scala Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Scala Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Apache Spark Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Agile Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.33%) REST
1 20 (33.33%) RESTful
1 20 (33.33%) Web Services
2 16 (26.67%) XML
3 13 (21.67%) HTML
3 13 (21.67%) JSON
4 10 (16.67%) CSS
4 10 (16.67%) SOAP
5 9 (15.00%) Spring
6 8 (13.33%) Play Framework
6 8 (13.33%) XSLT
7 5 (8.33%) Node.js
8 4 (6.67%) Ajax
8 4 (6.67%) Akka
8 4 (6.67%) DOM
8 4 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 4 (6.67%) SAX
8 4 (6.67%) XML Schema
9 3 (5.00%) Spring MVC
9 3 (5.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
2 2 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Unix
3 4 (6.67%) Windows
4 2 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) TDD
3 22 (36.67%) BDD
4 21 (35.00%) Scrum
5 16 (26.67%) Pair Programming
6 12 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (18.33%) High Availability
7 11 (18.33%) Software Engineering
8 9 (15.00%) OO
9 8 (13.33%) Analytics
10 7 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (11.67%) DevOps
10 7 (11.67%) Microservices
11 6 (10.00%) SOA
11 6 (10.00%) Software Delivery
12 5 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
12 5 (8.33%) Kanban
13 4 (6.67%) ITIL
13 4 (6.67%) Multithreading
13 4 (6.67%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (66.67%) Java
2 19 (31.67%) Python
3 16 (26.67%) SQL
4 11 (18.33%) Groovy
4 11 (18.33%) Ruby
5 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 9 (15.00%) Clojure
7 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.00%) F#
9 2 (3.33%) C#
9 2 (3.33%) C++
10 1 (1.67%) C
10 1 (1.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Puppet
2 4 (6.67%) Ansible
2 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) MapR
2 6 (10.00%) Twitter
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.67%) Google
5 1 (1.67%) Perforce
5 1 (1.67%) Sybase
5 1 (1.67%) VMware