Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Play Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Play Framework over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 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.

Play Framework
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 420 415 454
Rank change year-on-year -5 +39 +138
Contract jobs citing Play Framework 249 225 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.47% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 1.56% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 167 144
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £408
90th Percentile £550 £605 £616
UK median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Play Framework is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 16,093 14,421 14,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.64% 28.27% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,568 9,381 9,603
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £313 £283 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £476 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.48% +8.24% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 222 259
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £15.84 £16.29 £14.95
90th Percentile £60.18 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% - +6.67%

Play Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Play Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Play Framework in the UK excluding London

Play Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Play Framework in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Play Framework in the UK excluding London

Play Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Play Framework in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Play Framework in the UK excluding London

Play Framework
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Play Framework within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
South East +17 122 £513 -2.38% 3
Midlands +25 45 £440 -16.19% 2
West Midlands +20 44 £440 -12.00% 1
North of England -39 29 £500 +0.50% 4
Wales -16 28 £500 -2.44%
South West -26 20 £535 +11.17% 1
North East +1 15 £490 -1.01% 1
Yorkshire -31 10 £513 +2.50% 1
East of England +2 6 £524 -0.24% 7
North West -4 4 £500 +5.26% 2
East Midlands -5 1 £500 -9.09% 1
Play Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Play Framework 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Play Framework.

1 234 (93.98%) Scala
2 207 (83.13%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (71.08%) Java
4 175 (70.28%) REST
5 151 (60.64%) MongoDB
6 150 (60.24%) Microservices
6 150 (60.24%) Git (software)
7 146 (58.63%) Jenkins
8 123 (49.40%) Spring
9 122 (49.00%) TDD
10 114 (45.78%) Continuous Integration
11 112 (44.98%) JavaScript
12 110 (44.18%) HTML
13 109 (43.78%) Ruby
13 109 (43.78%) Docker
14 107 (42.97%) Test Automation
15 101 (40.56%) Google
16 100 (40.16%) Open Source
17 99 (39.76%) CSS
18 96 (38.55%) JSON
19 90 (36.14%) Linux
20 85 (34.14%) JUnit
21 84 (33.73%) MVC
21 84 (33.73%) HTTP
22 83 (33.33%) DevOps
23 82 (32.93%) Configuration Management
23 82 (32.93%) Scrum
24 80 (32.13%) RESTful
25 78 (31.33%) HTML5
26 75 (30.12%) Spring MVC

Play Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 61 (24.50%) Confluence
2 56 (22.49%) WebLogic
3 38 (15.26%) Apache
3 38 (15.26%) JBoss
4 34 (13.65%) nginx
4 34 (13.65%) Tomcat
5 31 (12.45%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.80%) Appian
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.29%) Google Analytics
2 50 (20.08%) GitHub
3 16 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.82%) Slack
5 5 (2.01%) TestFlight
6 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 84 (33.73%) HTTP
2 37 (14.86%) SSL
2 37 (14.86%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.82%) Skype
4 1 (0.40%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (60.64%) MongoDB
2 69 (27.71%) NoSQL
3 55 (22.09%) Relational Database
4 34 (13.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 31 (12.45%) Couchbase
6 10 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.02%) SQL Server
7 8 (3.21%) Event Store
8 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.20%) Big Data
10 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 150 (60.24%) Git (software)
2 146 (58.63%) Jenkins
3 85 (34.14%) JUnit
4 67 (26.91%) Selenium
5 65 (26.10%) IntelliJ
6 61 (24.50%) JIRA
7 59 (23.69%) gulp
8 58 (23.29%) Cucumber
9 49 (19.68%) Gatling
9 49 (19.68%) Sublime Text
10 46 (18.47%) Subversion
11 38 (15.26%) Eclipse
12 36 (14.46%) Grunt
13 35 (14.06%) Hudson
14 33 (13.25%) Ant
14 33 (13.25%) Karma Test Runner
14 33 (13.25%) Maven
15 20 (8.03%) WebDriver
16 19 (7.63%) Visual Studio Code
17 18 (7.23%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 31 (12.45%) Games
2 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 234 (93.98%) Developer
2 135 (54.22%) Scala Developer
3 78 (31.33%) Java Developer
4 39 (15.66%) Agile Developer
5 32 (12.85%) Programmer
6 13 (5.22%) Java Scala Developer
7 11 (4.42%) AWS Developer
8 10 (4.02%) Cloud Developer
8 10 (4.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (3.61%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.41%) Backend Developer
10 6 (2.41%) MongoDB Developer
11 5 (2.01%) iOS Developer
12 4 (1.61%) Architect
13 3 (1.20%) Full Stack Developer
13 3 (1.20%) Java Software Developer
13 3 (1.20%) Software Developer
13 3 (1.20%) Technical Architect
14 2 (0.80%) Applications Developer
14 2 (0.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (70.28%) REST
2 123 (49.40%) Spring
3 110 (44.18%) HTML
4 99 (39.76%) CSS
5 96 (38.55%) JSON
6 80 (32.13%) RESTful
7 78 (31.33%) HTML5
8 75 (30.12%) Spring MVC
9 70 (28.11%) Node.js
10 69 (27.71%) Hibernate
11 64 (25.70%) XML
12 58 (23.29%) Gherkin
13 57 (22.89%) EJB
14 53 (21.29%) Ruby on Rails
15 49 (19.68%) Django
16 47 (18.88%) Guice
17 43 (17.27%) Web Services
18 41 (16.47%) AngularJS
19 38 (15.26%) J2SE
19 38 (15.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.85%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.42%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
3 3 (1.20%) User Experience
4 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.40%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.40%) Clustering
4 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 90 (36.14%) Linux
2 43 (17.27%) Unix
3 37 (14.86%) Ubuntu
3 37 (14.86%) Windows
4 12 (4.82%) Mac OS
5 8 (3.21%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (83.13%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (60.24%) Microservices
3 122 (49.00%) TDD
4 114 (45.78%) Continuous Integration
5 107 (42.97%) Test Automation
6 100 (40.16%) Open Source
7 84 (33.73%) MVC
8 83 (33.33%) DevOps
9 82 (32.93%) Configuration Management
9 82 (32.93%) Scrum
10 73 (29.32%) BDD
11 63 (25.30%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (21.69%) Pair Programming
13 53 (21.29%) Analytics
14 49 (19.68%) Responsive Web Design
14 49 (19.68%) Web Design
15 43 (17.27%) OWASP
16 42 (16.87%) Kanban
17 40 (16.06%) Service Delivery
18 39 (15.66%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 234 (93.98%) Scala
2 177 (71.08%) Java
3 112 (44.98%) JavaScript
4 109 (43.78%) Ruby
5 58 (23.29%) SQL
6 52 (20.88%) Groovy
7 46 (18.47%) Python
8 44 (17.67%) Java 8
9 40 (16.06%) C#
10 34 (13.65%) Haskell
11 33 (13.25%) Perl
12 31 (12.45%) Java 9
13 12 (4.82%) Bash Shell
14 10 (4.02%) VB.NET
15 5 (2.01%) Apple Swift
15 5 (2.01%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.61%) CoffeeScript
16 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.40%) C
17 1 (0.40%) Go
Qualifications
1 41 (16.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (2.01%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
3 2 (0.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.02%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) WCAG
3 2 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 109 (43.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 56 (22.49%) Kibana
2 52 (20.88%) Grafana
3 46 (18.47%) Puppet
4 18 (7.23%) Graphite
5 9 (3.61%) Ansible
6 4 (1.61%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.61%) Terraform
7 1 (0.40%) Mesos
Vendors
1 101 (40.56%) Google
2 30 (12.05%) Adobe
2 30 (12.05%) webMethods
3 29 (11.65%) Oracle
4 16 (6.43%) Splunk
5 10 (4.02%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.80%) hybris
6 2 (0.80%) New Relic