Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Scala Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 676 611
Rank change year-on-year -98 -65 +150
Contract jobs requiring a Java Scala Developer 110 216 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 167 252
UK median daily rate £525 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +7.50% -11.50%
10th Percentile £416 £425 £364
90th Percentile £750 £643 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 97,705 97,629 100,490
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,456 64,345 65,505
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,047 2,921 3,329
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 17 November 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 17 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
England -109 93 £550 +1.38% 20
London -65 55 £650 +18.18% 20
UK excluding London -30 53 £475 -9.52% 3
South East -16 20 £500 -13.04%
Northern Ireland - 9 £500 - 1
Yorkshire -14 7 £425 -15.00%
North of England -44 7 £425 -15.00%
East of England +3 4 £510 -7.27%
Wales -14 4 £463 +2.78%
South West -25 4 £475 +7.04%
Midlands -24 3 £470 -12.15%
West Midlands -26 3 £470 -9.62%
Scotland -9 2 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (97.27%) Scala
3 58 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (34.55%) Spring
5 36 (32.73%) JavaScript
6 35 (31.82%) Finance
7 32 (29.09%) Scrum
8 30 (27.27%) HTML
8 30 (27.27%) Microservices
9 29 (26.36%) SQL
9 29 (26.36%) TDD
10 24 (21.82%) CSS
10 24 (21.82%) Play Framework
11 22 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (19.09%) RESTful
13 20 (18.18%) Docker
13 20 (18.18%) Software Engineering
13 20 (18.18%) Front Office
14 18 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (15.45%) JUnit
15 17 (15.45%) J2EE
15 17 (15.45%) HTML5
16 16 (14.55%) Open Source
16 16 (14.55%) Google
16 16 (14.55%) JIRA
17 15 (13.64%) Web Services
17 15 (13.64%) Linux
17 15 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (13.64%) Git (software)
17 15 (13.64%) NoSQL

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 14 (12.73%) Apache
2 12 (10.91%) Apache Spark
3 11 (10.00%) Confluence
4 9 (8.18%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (7.27%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.45%) JBoss
6 6 (5.45%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.55%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.91%) Jetty
10 1 (0.91%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.82%) GitHub
4 2 (1.82%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.91%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) HTTP
2 8 (7.27%) Firewall
3 3 (2.73%) LAN
4 1 (0.91%) Skype
4 1 (0.91%) SSL
4 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) Big Data
1 15 (13.64%) NoSQL
2 12 (10.91%) MongoDB
3 10 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.27%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.55%) Couchbase
5 5 (4.55%) CouchDB
5 5 (4.55%) MySQL
6 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.73%) KDB
8 2 (1.82%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.82%) HBase
9 1 (0.91%) Azkaban
9 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.91%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.91%) Impala
9 1 (0.91%) Presto
9 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.91%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 17 (15.45%) JUnit
2 16 (14.55%) JIRA
3 15 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 15 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.18%) Subversion
5 5 (4.55%) gulp
6 4 (3.64%) Gradle
6 4 (3.64%) Maven
6 4 (3.64%) Selenium
7 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.73%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.73%) WebLogic Workshop
8 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.82%) Gatling
8 2 (1.82%) Sublime Text
9 1 (0.91%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.91%) Grunt
9 1 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (31.82%) Finance
2 20 (18.18%) Front Office
3 13 (11.82%) Banking
4 5 (4.55%) Back Office
5 4 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (34.55%) Spring
2 30 (27.27%) HTML
3 24 (21.82%) CSS
3 24 (21.82%) Play Framework
4 21 (19.09%) RESTful
5 17 (15.45%) HTML5
5 17 (15.45%) J2EE
6 15 (13.64%) Akka
6 15 (13.64%) Web Services
7 14 (12.73%) EJB
7 14 (12.73%) JSON
8 13 (11.82%) Hibernate
8 13 (11.82%) Spring Boot
9 12 (10.91%) CSS3
9 12 (10.91%) REST
10 10 (9.09%) AngularJS
11 9 (8.18%) Guice
11 9 (8.18%) JMS
11 9 (8.18%) Kafka
11 9 (8.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Hedge funds
2 9 (8.18%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.18%) Market Risk
3 6 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.64%) Derivative
6 3 (2.73%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.73%) User Experience
7 2 (1.82%) Fintech
7 2 (1.82%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.91%) Clustering
8 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.91%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.91%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.64%) Linux
2 4 (3.64%) Unix
3 3 (2.73%) Android
4 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.09%) Scrum
3 30 (27.27%) Microservices
4 29 (26.36%) TDD
5 22 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 18 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (14.55%) Open Source
9 15 (13.64%) DevOps
10 13 (11.82%) Kanban
10 13 (11.82%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.09%) BDD
11 10 (9.09%) Configuration Management
11 10 (9.09%) Pair Programming
12 9 (8.18%) High Availability
12 9 (8.18%) MVC
12 9 (8.18%) OWASP
12 9 (8.18%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (8.18%) Risk Management
12 9 (8.18%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 110 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (97.27%) Scala
3 36 (32.73%) JavaScript
4 29 (26.36%) SQL
5 14 (12.73%) C#
6 12 (10.91%) Java 8
6 12 (10.91%) Ruby
7 11 (10.00%) Clojure
8 9 (8.18%) Groovy
9 8 (7.27%) PL/SQL
10 7 (6.36%) Kotlin
11 6 (5.45%) Python
12 4 (3.64%) Haskell
13 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.91%) C++
13 1 (0.91%) ES6
13 1 (0.91%) Go
13 1 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (2.73%) Degree
1 3 (2.73%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) GDPR
1 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 20 (18.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) HDFS
2 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (11.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.82%) Grafana
2 2 (1.82%) Kibana
3 1 (0.91%) Graphite
3 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Google
2 12 (10.91%) Bloomberg
2 12 (10.91%) Oracle
2 12 (10.91%) Reuters
3 6 (5.45%) Splunk
4 2 (1.82%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.82%) Teradata
4 2 (1.82%) webMethods
5 1 (0.91%) Adobe
5 1 (0.91%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.91%) MapR