Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Scala Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 635 614
Rank change year-on-year -140 -21 +142
Contract jobs requiring a Java Scala Developer 112 226 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 161 244
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £420 £400 £383
90th Percentile £665 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
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 96,973 90,883 103,062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,439 59,031 67,193
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.16% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,109 2,785 3,127
UK median hourly rate £17.80 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.81% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.57% -6.42% +9.73%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -111 99 £536 +4.63% 17
London -93 59 £575 +4.55% 11
UK excluding London -63 53 £500 - 7
South East -3 22 £488 -2.50% 4
North of England -56 14 £475 -5.00%
Yorkshire -29 12 £425 -15.00%
Northern Ireland - 9 £525 - 1
Scotland -45 4 £475 +18.75%
North West -16 2 £525 +14.13%
East of England - 2 £700 -
South West -16 1 £475 +10.14% 1
West Midlands -24 1 £475 +2.15% 1
Midlands -28 1 £475 +2.15% 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Java
2 108 (96.43%) Scala
3 74 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (46.43%) TDD
5 38 (33.93%) Scrum
6 28 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 27 (24.11%) SQL
7 27 (24.11%) Spring
7 27 (24.11%) Microservices
8 26 (23.21%) NoSQL
9 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (20.54%) Kanban
9 23 (20.54%) HTML
10 22 (19.64%) Hadoop
11 21 (18.75%) RESTful
11 21 (18.75%) Big Data
11 21 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (18.75%) Play Framework
12 20 (17.86%) BDD
12 20 (17.86%) CSS
13 19 (16.96%) Git (software)
14 17 (15.18%) Finance
15 16 (14.29%) Hibernate
15 16 (14.29%) REST
15 16 (14.29%) Java 8
16 15 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (13.39%) Apache Spark
16 15 (13.39%) JUnit
16 15 (13.39%) Pair Programming
17 14 (12.50%) Linux

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 15 (13.39%) Apache Spark
2 9 (8.04%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.14%) Apache
3 8 (7.14%) Confluence
4 5 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.57%) JBoss
6 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.89%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) Firewall
2 7 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (2.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.21%) NoSQL
2 22 (19.64%) Hadoop
3 21 (18.75%) Big Data
4 13 (11.61%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.36%) HBase
6 6 (5.36%) MySQL
7 5 (4.46%) Couchbase
7 5 (4.46%) CouchDB
8 4 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.68%) KDB
10 2 (1.79%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.89%) Apache Zeppelin
11 1 (0.89%) Impala
11 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.89%) Redis
11 1 (0.89%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 19 (16.96%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.39%) JUnit
3 14 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 13 (11.61%) JIRA
5 7 (6.25%) Subversion
6 5 (4.46%) Maven
7 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.79%) Gradle
7 2 (1.79%) Selenium
8 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.89%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.89%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.89%) Mockito
8 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.89%) TestNG
8 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.89%) Xcode
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Banking
3 10 (8.93%) Front Office
4 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.11%) Spring
2 23 (20.54%) HTML
3 21 (18.75%) Play Framework
3 21 (18.75%) RESTful
4 20 (17.86%) CSS
5 16 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 16 (14.29%) REST
6 13 (11.61%) Akka
6 13 (11.61%) J2EE
6 13 (11.61%) JMS
6 13 (11.61%) Kafka
7 12 (10.71%) JSON
8 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
8 11 (9.82%) EJB
8 11 (9.82%) HTML5
9 10 (8.93%) JSF
10 8 (7.14%) CSS3
11 7 (6.25%) Ajax
11 7 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (6.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.36%) Derivative
3 6 (5.36%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.57%) User Experience
6 3 (2.68%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.79%) Fintech
7 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.89%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.50%) Linux
2 10 (8.93%) Unix
3 1 (0.89%) Android
3 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (46.43%) TDD
3 38 (33.93%) Scrum
4 27 (24.11%) Microservices
5 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (20.54%) Kanban
6 21 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (17.86%) BDD
8 15 (13.39%) Pair Programming
8 15 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (11.61%) Open Source
10 10 (8.93%) DevOps
10 10 (8.93%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.04%) High Availability
12 8 (7.14%) Analytics
12 8 (7.14%) MVC
12 8 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.14%) Web Development
13 7 (6.25%) Data Science
13 7 (6.25%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 112 (100.00%) Java
2 108 (96.43%) Scala
3 28 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 27 (24.11%) SQL
5 16 (14.29%) Java 8
6 11 (9.82%) Ruby
7 10 (8.93%) Kotlin
8 9 (8.04%) PL/SQL
8 9 (8.04%) Python
9 6 (5.36%) Groovy
10 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.68%) C++
11 1 (0.89%) C#
11 1 (0.89%) Clojure
11 1 (0.89%) Go
11 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) GCP
1 1 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.79%) HDFS
2 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Kibana
1 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.89%) Ansible
2 1 (0.89%) Grafana
2 1 (0.89%) Mesos
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (8.04%) Capita
2 8 (7.14%) Google
3 6 (5.36%) Splunk
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle
4 2 (1.79%) webMethods
5 1 (0.89%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.89%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.89%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.89%) MapR
5 1 (0.89%) Perforce
5 1 (0.89%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.89%) SAP
5 1 (0.89%) Teradata