The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 June 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 155 133
Rank change year-on-year +57 -22  
Contract jobs citing Scala 14 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.65% 0.068% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 0.19% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Median daily rate £425 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 922 1069 966
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.00% 36.45% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 576 503
Median daily rate £388 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 21
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scala in Scotland

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scala in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scala in Scotland

Scala
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scala within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Glasgow +11 11 £413 +26.92% 4
Edinburgh - 3 £450 - 6
Scala
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Scala.

1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Java
3 16 (50.00%) SQL
4 15 (46.88%) Linux
4 15 (46.88%) SOA
5 14 (43.75%) Pair Programming
5 14 (43.75%) Play Framework
6 13 (40.63%) Cucumber
6 13 (40.63%) Scrum
7 12 (37.50%) JBoss
8 11 (34.38%) HTML
8 11 (34.38%) J2EE
8 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
8 11 (34.38%) CSS
8 11 (34.38%) BDD
8 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
8 11 (34.38%) Front End Development
9 10 (31.25%) Microservices
9 10 (31.25%) Gherkin
9 10 (31.25%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
9 10 (31.25%) Ehcache
9 10 (31.25%) JDBC
9 10 (31.25%) SAML
9 10 (31.25%) Web Design
9 10 (31.25%) TDD
9 10 (31.25%) MVC
9 10 (31.25%) JIRA
10 9 (28.13%) Apache
11 8 (25.00%) REST

Scala
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 12 (37.50%) JBoss
2 9 (28.13%) Apache
3 5 (15.63%) Apache Spark
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 5 (15.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (12.50%) Data Lake
3 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 4 (12.50%) HBase
3 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.25%) Impala
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Cucumber
2 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 10 (31.25%) JIRA
4 8 (25.00%) Maven
5 7 (21.88%) Selenium
6 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (21.88%) Scala Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Data Architect
7 3 (9.38%) AWS Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Java Scala Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Designer
8 2 (6.25%) Development Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Software Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Technical Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Software Development Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) Play Framework
2 11 (34.38%) CSS
2 11 (34.38%) HTML
2 11 (34.38%) J2EE
3 10 (31.25%) Ehcache
3 10 (31.25%) Gherkin
3 10 (31.25%) JDBC
3 10 (31.25%) SAML
4 8 (25.00%) Apache Camel
4 8 (25.00%) Apache CXF
4 8 (25.00%) JMS
4 8 (25.00%) REST
4 8 (25.00%) SOAP
5 5 (15.63%) Java EE
5 5 (15.63%) OSGi
5 5 (15.63%) Spring
6 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 3 (9.38%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (9.38%) Kafka
8 2 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SOA
3 14 (43.75%) Pair Programming
4 13 (40.63%) Scrum
5 11 (34.38%) BDD
5 11 (34.38%) Front End Development
6 10 (31.25%) Microservices
6 10 (31.25%) MVC
6 10 (31.25%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (31.25%) TDD
6 10 (31.25%) Web Design
7 4 (12.50%) Data Architecture
7 4 (12.50%) ETL
7 4 (12.50%) OO
7 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.50%) User Stories
8 3 (9.38%) Kanban
8 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) R
5 2 (6.25%) Groovy
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (6.25%) Oozie
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.25%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.13%) Sybase