Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Scala Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Java Developer
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 686 604 773
Rank change year-on-year -82 +169 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Java Scala Developer 191 277 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 239 121
UK median daily rate £538 £513 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -6.82% +7.32%
10th Percentile £425 £373 £413
90th Percentile £635 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £438
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97924 97617 107586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.73% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64928 63669 68631
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2852 3308 4088
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Java Scala Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Scala Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java Scala Developer in the UK

Java Scala Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Scala Developer in the UK

Java Scala Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Scala Developer over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Scala Developer in the UK

Java Scala Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Scala Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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
England -98 177 £545 +3.81% 25
London -52 118 £546 -5.04% 22
UK excluding London -19 67 £525 +5.00% 3
South East +13 25 £575 +9.52%
North of England -13 23 £519 +3.75% 2
Midlands +6 8 £535 +25.88%
North East +44 7 £525 +16.67%
North West -7 7 £460 -8.00% 1
Yorkshire -10 7 £500 - 1
Scotland +2 6 £400 -2.44%
West Midlands +15 5 £520 +22.35%
East Midlands +3 3 £550 +29.41%
Wales +10 2 £450 -12.20%
East of England -17 2 £550 +4.76%
South West +3 1 £475 +11.76% 1

Java Scala Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, Java Scala Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Java Scala Developer in the job title.

1 191 (100.00%) Java
2 184 (96.34%) Scala
3 142 (74.35%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (32.98%) TDD
5 61 (31.94%) Spring
5 61 (31.94%) Microservices
6 58 (30.37%) NoSQL
7 55 (28.80%) REST
7 55 (28.80%) DevOps
8 52 (27.23%) Linux
9 49 (25.65%) SQL
9 49 (25.65%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (24.61%) Docker
11 46 (24.08%) Akka
11 46 (24.08%) BDD
11 46 (24.08%) HTML
11 46 (24.08%) Unix
11 46 (24.08%) Scrum
12 44 (23.04%) CSS
13 43 (22.51%) Git (software)
14 42 (21.99%) Play Framework
14 42 (21.99%) JSON
15 41 (21.47%) RESTful
16 39 (20.42%) MongoDB
17 38 (19.90%) Pair Programming
18 37 (19.37%) HTTP
18 37 (19.37%) Kanban
19 36 (18.85%) Open Source
20 35 (18.32%) HTML5
20 35 (18.32%) Kafka

Java Scala Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (14.66%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (14.14%) Apache
3 24 (12.57%) Apache Spark
4 17 (8.90%) JBoss
5 16 (8.38%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.71%) Confluence
7 8 (4.19%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.62%) GitHub
3 2 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.52%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 37 (19.37%) HTTP
2 22 (11.52%) SSL
2 22 (11.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (30.37%) NoSQL
2 39 (20.42%) MongoDB
3 34 (17.80%) Big Data
4 30 (15.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 28 (14.66%) Hadoop
6 21 (10.99%) Relational Database
7 12 (6.28%) RDBMS
8 11 (5.76%) HBase
9 7 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (3.14%) DB2
11 4 (2.09%) Blockchain
12 3 (1.57%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.57%) MySQL
12 3 (1.57%) Neo4j
13 2 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (1.05%) Bigtable
13 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.05%) DataStax
13 2 (1.05%) Redis
13 2 (1.05%) Riak
Development Applications
1 43 (22.51%) Git (software)
2 35 (18.32%) JUnit
3 24 (12.57%) Jenkins
4 21 (10.99%) Mockito
5 20 (10.47%) IntelliJ
6 19 (9.95%) Selenium
7 18 (9.42%) JIRA
8 17 (8.90%) Eclipse
9 12 (6.28%) Cucumber
10 11 (5.76%) Maven
11 10 (5.24%) TeamCity
12 8 (4.19%) Subversion
13 4 (2.09%) GitLab
14 3 (1.57%) git-flow
15 2 (1.05%) Ant
15 2 (1.05%) Gradle
15 2 (1.05%) SonarQube
16 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
16 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (15.71%) Finance
2 14 (7.33%) Banking
3 11 (5.76%) Front Office
4 9 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.19%) Marketing
6 7 (3.66%) Electronics
6 7 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.66%) Retail
7 5 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.05%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (31.94%) Spring
2 55 (28.80%) REST
3 46 (24.08%) Akka
3 46 (24.08%) HTML
4 44 (23.04%) CSS
5 42 (21.99%) JSON
5 42 (21.99%) Play Framework
6 41 (21.47%) RESTful
7 35 (18.32%) HTML5
7 35 (18.32%) Kafka
8 26 (13.61%) Web Services
9 25 (13.09%) SOAP
10 24 (12.57%) Hibernate
11 22 (11.52%) J2SE
11 22 (11.52%) Spring Boot
12 21 (10.99%) Elastic Stack
13 17 (8.90%) J2EE
13 17 (8.90%) XML
14 16 (8.38%) EJB
15 11 (5.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (5.76%) Derivative
2 11 (5.76%) Fintech
3 9 (4.71%) Data Structures
4 8 (4.19%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 6 (3.14%) Market Risk
7 5 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.62%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.57%) Equities
8 3 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.57%) Taxonomies
9 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.05%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.52%) Robotics
10 1 (0.52%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 52 (27.23%) Linux
2 46 (24.08%) Unix
3 4 (2.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.52%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (74.35%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.98%) TDD
3 61 (31.94%) Microservices
4 55 (28.80%) DevOps
5 49 (25.65%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (24.08%) BDD
6 46 (24.08%) Scrum
7 38 (19.90%) Pair Programming
8 37 (19.37%) Kanban
9 36 (18.85%) Open Source
10 27 (14.14%) High Availability
11 21 (10.99%) Domain-Driven Design
11 21 (10.99%) Test Automation
12 17 (8.90%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (8.90%) Machine Learning
13 14 (7.33%) Mentoring
14 13 (6.81%) Multithreading
14 13 (6.81%) Unit Testing
15 12 (6.28%) Concurrent Programming
15 12 (6.28%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 191 (100.00%) Java
2 184 (96.34%) Scala
3 49 (25.65%) SQL
4 30 (15.71%) JavaScript
5 24 (12.57%) Python
6 12 (6.28%) Ruby
7 11 (5.76%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.19%) Clojure
9 7 (3.66%) Kotlin
10 6 (3.14%) Groovy
10 6 (3.14%) Perl
10 6 (3.14%) SPARQL
11 4 (2.09%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.09%) Go
11 4 (2.09%) PHP
12 3 (1.57%) C#
13 2 (1.05%) C++
14 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.19%) Degree
4 5 (2.62%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.38%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.05%) MiFID
3 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 47 (24.61%) Docker
2 5 (2.62%) HDFS
3 3 (1.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 34 (17.80%) Grafana
1 34 (17.80%) Kibana
2 21 (10.99%) logstash
3 17 (8.90%) Puppet
4 9 (4.71%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.09%) Ansible
6 3 (1.57%) Terraform
7 2 (1.05%) Mesos
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 21 (10.99%) AppDynamics
1 21 (10.99%) Splunk
2 16 (8.38%) webMethods
3 8 (4.19%) Google
4 7 (3.66%) SAP
5 5 (2.62%) Cloudera
5 5 (2.62%) Hortonworks
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle
6 3 (1.57%) Sybase
7 2 (1.05%) IBM
7 2 (1.05%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.52%) Facebook
8 1 (0.52%) Perforce