Period
to 22 November 2018

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 22 November 2018 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 427 415 487
Rank change year-on-year -12 +72 +83
Contract jobs citing Play Framework 242 230 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.44% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.39% 1.52% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 164 139
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £417 £388 £392
90th Percentile £574 £590 £538
UK median daily rate £513 £523 £500
% change year-on-year -1.91% +4.50% -2.44%
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 17,419 15,171 16,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.45% 28.16% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,495 9,830 10,493
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £270
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 270 300
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £15.44 £16.64 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.63 £49.55
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +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 22 November 2018.

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 22 November 2018. 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 +8 124 £513 +2.50% 5
Midlands -1 47 £435 -13.00% 1
West Midlands -3 43 £435 -13.00% 1
Wales -11 27 £500 -1.23% 2
North of England -59 25 £500 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire -43 13 £513 +7.89% 1
South West -20 10 £480 - 1
North East -9 8 £500 +11.11% 1
East of England -5 7 £538 +2.38% 1
East Midlands +12 4 £400 -23.81%
North West -15 4 £500 -
Scotland -18 3 - - 1
Play Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, 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.

1 224 (92.56%) Scala
2 207 (85.54%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (75.21%) Java
4 161 (66.53%) REST
5 141 (58.26%) MongoDB
6 140 (57.85%) Microservices
7 138 (57.02%) Jenkins
8 137 (56.61%) Git (software)
9 118 (48.76%) Spring
10 112 (46.28%) TDD
11 111 (45.87%) Docker
12 101 (41.74%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (41.74%) JavaScript
13 95 (39.26%) Ruby
14 93 (38.43%) HTML
15 92 (38.02%) Test Automation
16 90 (37.19%) NoSQL
17 89 (36.78%) Open Source
17 89 (36.78%) CSS
18 88 (36.36%) Scrum
19 87 (35.95%) JSON
19 87 (35.95%) MVC
20 86 (35.54%) Google
21 84 (34.71%) RESTful
22 82 (33.88%) Linux
23 80 (33.06%) BDD
24 79 (32.64%) Spring MVC
25 78 (32.23%) DevOps
26 72 (29.75%) HTTP
27 69 (28.51%) Configuration Management

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 50 (20.66%) Confluence
2 44 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 42 (17.36%) MQSeries
4 29 (11.98%) nginx
4 29 (11.98%) Tomcat
5 26 (10.74%) Apache
5 26 (10.74%) JBoss
6 7 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.65%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.83%) Appian
Cloud Services
1 46 (19.01%) Google Analytics
2 36 (14.88%) GitHub
3 27 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.13%) Slack
5 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 72 (29.75%) HTTP
2 33 (13.64%) SSL
2 33 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (58.26%) MongoDB
2 90 (37.19%) NoSQL
3 57 (23.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 45 (18.60%) Relational Database
5 42 (17.36%) Couchbase
6 13 (5.37%) Big Data
6 13 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.31%) Event Store
8 5 (2.07%) MySQL
9 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.83%) HBase
11 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.41%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 138 (57.02%) Jenkins
2 137 (56.61%) Git (software)
3 65 (26.86%) JUnit
4 60 (24.79%) IntelliJ
5 58 (23.97%) Selenium
6 52 (21.49%) JIRA
7 50 (20.66%) Cucumber
8 46 (19.01%) gulp
9 45 (18.60%) Maven
10 41 (16.94%) Gatling
11 38 (15.70%) Subversion
12 35 (14.46%) Sublime Text
13 28 (11.57%) Ant
13 28 (11.57%) Hudson
14 26 (10.74%) Eclipse
14 26 (10.74%) Grunt
15 21 (8.68%) Karma Test Runner
16 18 (7.44%) WebLogic Workshop
17 17 (7.02%) Visual Studio Code
17 17 (7.02%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (17.36%) Games
2 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 219 (90.50%) Developer
2 119 (49.17%) Scala Developer
3 98 (40.50%) Java Developer
4 29 (11.98%) Agile Developer
5 18 (7.44%) Java Scala Developer
6 17 (7.02%) Programmer
7 10 (4.13%) Cloud Developer
8 9 (3.72%) Architect
9 8 (3.31%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (2.48%) AWS Developer
11 6 (2.48%) Backend Developer
12 4 (1.65%) Full Stack Developer
13 3 (1.24%) .NET Developer
13 3 (1.24%) Java Software Developer
13 3 (1.24%) MongoDB Developer
13 3 (1.24%) Software Developer
14 2 (0.83%) Software Engineer
15 1 (0.41%) Consultant
15 1 (0.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (66.53%) REST
2 118 (48.76%) Spring
3 93 (38.43%) HTML
4 89 (36.78%) CSS
5 87 (35.95%) JSON
6 84 (34.71%) RESTful
7 79 (32.64%) Spring MVC
8 68 (28.10%) Hibernate
9 67 (27.69%) HTML5
10 59 (24.38%) Web Services
10 59 (24.38%) XML
11 58 (23.97%) Node.js
12 50 (20.66%) Gherkin
12 50 (20.66%) Ruby on Rails
13 49 (20.25%) Spring Boot
14 46 (19.01%) Django
15 45 (18.60%) EJB
16 43 (17.77%) JMS
17 40 (16.53%) Guice
18 34 (14.05%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.77%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (2.48%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.48%) User Experience
3 3 (1.24%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.41%) Clustering
5 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 82 (33.88%) Linux
2 33 (13.64%) Unix
3 32 (13.22%) Ubuntu
3 32 (13.22%) Windows
4 10 (4.13%) Mac OS
5 7 (2.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (85.54%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (57.85%) Microservices
3 112 (46.28%) TDD
4 101 (41.74%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (38.02%) Test Automation
6 89 (36.78%) Open Source
7 88 (36.36%) Scrum
8 87 (35.95%) MVC
9 80 (33.06%) BDD
10 78 (32.23%) DevOps
11 69 (28.51%) Configuration Management
12 52 (21.49%) Pair Programming
13 49 (20.25%) Kanban
14 47 (19.42%) Analytics
14 47 (19.42%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (15.70%) Responsive Web Design
15 38 (15.70%) Web Design
16 36 (14.88%) Functional Programming
17 35 (14.46%) OWASP
18 34 (14.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 224 (92.56%) Scala
2 182 (75.21%) Java
3 101 (41.74%) JavaScript
4 95 (39.26%) Ruby
5 57 (23.55%) Java 8
6 53 (21.90%) SQL
7 47 (19.42%) Groovy
8 42 (17.36%) Java 9
8 42 (17.36%) Python
9 37 (15.29%) C#
10 29 (11.98%) Haskell
11 28 (11.57%) Perl
12 10 (4.13%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.65%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.65%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.65%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.41%) C
14 1 (0.41%) Go
Qualifications
1 33 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (2.07%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.07%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
3 2 (0.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.20%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 111 (45.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (19.01%) Kibana
2 45 (18.60%) Grafana
3 41 (16.94%) Puppet
4 16 (6.61%) Graphite
5 10 (4.13%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.72%) Ansible
7 8 (3.31%) Mesos
8 4 (1.65%) Terraform
9 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 86 (35.54%) Google
2 31 (12.81%) Adobe
3 23 (9.50%) Oracle
4 22 (9.09%) webMethods
5 14 (5.79%) Splunk
6 4 (1.65%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.65%) New Relic
7 2 (0.83%) hybris