Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Scala Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 731 602 716
Rank change year-on-year -129 +114 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Java Scala Developer 137 251 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 215 136
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -2.78% -1.82%
10th Percentile £446 £385 £375
90th Percentile £625 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% -5.26%
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 94,674 90,224 102,619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,858 58,807 65,678
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,812 3,216 3,763
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Scala Developer in the UK

Java Scala Developer
Top 13 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 18 February 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
England -124 135 £538 +2.38% 47
London -111 80 £538 -6.52% 38
UK excluding London -38 55 £525 +14.13% 9
South East -12 29 £600 +23.08% 3
North of England +2 17 £525 +10.53% 6
North East +36 6 £525 +50.00%
Midlands -6 5 £535 +18.89%
Yorkshire -22 5 £475 -9.52% 4
North West +11 4 £513 - 2
West Midlands -9 3 £520 +15.56%
East of England -15 3 £500 -4.76%
East Midlands - 2 £550 -
South West +5 1 £475 +11.76%

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, Java Scala Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Java Scala Developer in the job title.

1 137 (100.00%) Java
2 133 (97.08%) Scala
3 105 (76.64%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (45.26%) TDD
5 57 (41.61%) DevOps
6 56 (40.88%) Microservices
7 44 (32.12%) HTML
8 43 (31.39%) Spring
8 43 (31.39%) REST
9 42 (30.66%) BDD
9 42 (30.66%) Kanban
10 41 (29.93%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (28.47%) Scrum
12 38 (27.74%) CSS
12 38 (27.74%) SQL
12 38 (27.74%) NoSQL
13 36 (26.28%) Akka
13 36 (26.28%) Unix
14 35 (25.55%) HTML5
15 33 (24.09%) HTTP
16 32 (23.36%) JavaScript
16 32 (23.36%) Kibana
16 32 (23.36%) Grafana
17 31 (22.63%) SOAP
18 30 (21.90%) Linux
18 30 (21.90%) RESTful
18 30 (21.90%) Docker
19 29 (21.17%) MongoDB
19 29 (21.17%) Pair Programming
20 28 (20.44%) Git (software)

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 23 (16.79%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (13.14%) Apache
3 15 (10.95%) JBoss
3 15 (10.95%) WebLogic
4 11 (8.03%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.65%) Confluence
6 2 (1.46%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.38%) GitHub
3 2 (1.46%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.46%) vREST
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.73%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.09%) HTTP
2 21 (15.33%) SSL
2 21 (15.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (27.74%) NoSQL
2 29 (21.17%) MongoDB
3 22 (16.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (11.68%) Big Data
5 13 (9.49%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
7 7 (5.11%) Blockchain
8 6 (4.38%) Apache Hive
8 6 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.46%) HBase
9 2 (1.46%) MySQL
10 1 (0.73%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.73%) Presto
10 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (20.44%) Git (software)
2 22 (16.06%) JUnit
3 20 (14.60%) Mockito
4 19 (13.87%) Jenkins
5 18 (13.14%) Selenium
6 15 (10.95%) Eclipse
6 15 (10.95%) IntelliJ
7 9 (6.57%) JIRA
8 6 (4.38%) Maven
9 5 (3.65%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.65%) Subversion
10 4 (2.92%) GitLab
10 4 (2.92%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.19%) git-flow
11 3 (2.19%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.46%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.73%) Gradle
13 1 (0.73%) Hudson
13 1 (0.73%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.73%) TestNG
General
1 16 (11.68%) Banking
2 15 (10.95%) Finance
3 6 (4.38%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.92%) Retail
5 3 (2.19%) Marketing
6 2 (1.46%) Electronics
6 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.73%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (32.12%) HTML
2 43 (31.39%) REST
2 43 (31.39%) Spring
3 38 (27.74%) CSS
4 36 (26.28%) Akka
5 35 (25.55%) HTML5
6 31 (22.63%) SOAP
7 30 (21.90%) RESTful
8 25 (18.25%) Hibernate
8 25 (18.25%) Kafka
9 23 (16.79%) JSON
9 23 (16.79%) Play Framework
10 19 (13.87%) Elastic Stack
10 19 (13.87%) J2EE
11 16 (11.68%) Spring Boot
12 15 (10.95%) EJB
12 15 (10.95%) J2SE
12 15 (10.95%) XML
13 7 (5.11%) Ajax
13 7 (5.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Fintech
2 6 (4.38%) Derivative
3 5 (3.65%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.19%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.46%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.73%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.73%) Robotics
6 1 (0.73%) User Experience
6 1 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.28%) Unix
2 30 (21.90%) Linux
3 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (76.64%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (45.26%) TDD
3 57 (41.61%) DevOps
4 56 (40.88%) Microservices
5 42 (30.66%) BDD
5 42 (30.66%) Kanban
6 41 (29.93%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (28.47%) Scrum
8 29 (21.17%) Pair Programming
9 25 (18.25%) High Availability
10 22 (16.06%) Open Source
11 19 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (13.87%) Domain-Driven Design
12 15 (10.95%) Test Automation
13 7 (5.11%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.11%) User Stories
14 6 (4.38%) Functional Programming
14 6 (4.38%) Multithreading
15 5 (3.65%) OWASP
15 5 (3.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 137 (100.00%) Java
2 133 (97.08%) Scala
3 38 (27.74%) SQL
4 32 (23.36%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.03%) Python
6 10 (7.30%) Kotlin
6 10 (7.30%) Ruby
7 4 (2.92%) PHP
8 3 (2.19%) Clojure
8 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.46%) C#
9 2 (1.46%) Groovy
9 2 (1.46%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.73%) C++
10 1 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (3.65%) Degree
2 4 (2.92%) DBS Check
2 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) QA
System Software
1 30 (21.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.73%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (23.36%) Grafana
1 32 (23.36%) Kibana
2 19 (13.87%) logstash
3 15 (10.95%) Puppet
4 8 (5.84%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.19%) Mesos
6 2 (1.46%) Marathon
7 1 (0.73%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (13.87%) AppDynamics
1 19 (13.87%) Splunk
2 15 (10.95%) webMethods
3 5 (3.65%) Google
3 5 (3.65%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.46%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle
4 2 (1.46%) SAP
5 1 (0.73%) Facebook
5 1 (0.73%) Perforce