Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Scala Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 623 637
Rank change year-on-year -151 +14 +97
Contract jobs requiring a Java Scala Developer 108 227 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 180 180
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £425 £405 £378
90th Percentile £649 £689 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -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 95,587 85,750 100,408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,753 55,622 65,088
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,007 2,882 3,141
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +16.70%

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 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Scala Developer in the UK

Java Scala Developer
Top 10 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 24 May 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 -156 102 £525 +5.00% 40
London -95 67 £550 -6.38% 29
UK excluding London -80 41 £500 +5.26% 13
South East -30 19 £450 -7.69% 5
North of England -45 15 £500 - 4
Yorkshire -29 11 £500 - 2
North West -11 4 £450 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £525 - 2
Scotland -33 2 £475 -
East of England - 1 £450 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Java
2 103 (95.37%) Scala
3 79 (73.15%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (54.63%) TDD
5 40 (37.04%) Scrum
6 31 (28.70%) Microservices
7 29 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (25.93%) Kanban
9 27 (25.00%) Big Data
10 26 (24.07%) BDD
11 25 (23.15%) Hadoop
11 25 (23.15%) REST
11 25 (23.15%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
12 24 (22.22%) NoSQL
13 23 (21.30%) Java 8
14 22 (20.37%) HTML
15 20 (18.52%) Apache Spark
15 20 (18.52%) Banking
16 19 (17.59%) DevOps
17 18 (16.67%) Spring
18 17 (15.74%) Git (software)
18 17 (15.74%) Kotlin
19 16 (14.81%) Play Framework
19 16 (14.81%) Pair Programming
20 15 (13.89%) SQL
20 15 (13.89%) SOAP
20 15 (13.89%) RESTful
20 15 (13.89%) HTML5
21 14 (12.96%) CSS

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 20 (18.52%) Apache Spark
2 8 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (5.56%) Confluence
4 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.78%) Apache
6 2 (1.85%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.93%) JBoss
7 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.63%) GitHub
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.93%) npm
4 1 (0.93%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.00%) Big Data
2 25 (23.15%) Hadoop
3 24 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 13 (12.04%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.48%) Blockchain
7 6 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.56%) Apache Hive
7 6 (5.56%) HBase
8 4 (3.70%) MySQL
9 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.85%) Redis
11 1 (0.93%) Apache Zeppelin
11 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 17 (15.74%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.26%) JUnit
4 8 (7.41%) JIRA
5 6 (5.56%) Subversion
6 4 (3.70%) Maven
7 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.78%) Mockito
7 3 (2.78%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.85%) Selenium
8 2 (1.85%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.85%) TestNG
9 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.93%) GitLab
9 1 (0.93%) Hudson
9 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 20 (18.52%) Banking
2 12 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (3.70%) Front Office
3 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Games
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.15%) REST
2 22 (20.37%) HTML
3 18 (16.67%) Spring
4 16 (14.81%) Play Framework
5 15 (13.89%) HTML5
5 15 (13.89%) RESTful
5 15 (13.89%) SOAP
6 14 (12.96%) CSS
7 13 (12.04%) Kafka
8 10 (9.26%) Hibernate
8 10 (9.26%) J2EE
9 9 (8.33%) JSON
10 8 (7.41%) Akka
10 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
10 8 (7.41%) JMS
11 6 (5.56%) CSS3
11 6 (5.56%) Django
11 6 (5.56%) Guice
11 6 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (5.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Fintech
2 8 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.48%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (5.56%) Derivative
4 6 (5.56%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Linux
2 9 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (73.15%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (54.63%) TDD
3 40 (37.04%) Scrum
4 31 (28.70%) Microservices
5 29 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (25.93%) Kanban
7 26 (24.07%) BDD
8 25 (23.15%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (17.59%) DevOps
10 16 (14.81%) Pair Programming
11 12 (11.11%) Open Source
12 10 (9.26%) User Stories
13 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
14 7 (6.48%) Concurrent Programming
14 7 (6.48%) Multithreading
14 7 (6.48%) MVC
14 7 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (5.56%) High Availability
15 6 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
15 6 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 108 (100.00%) Java
2 103 (95.37%) Scala
3 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
4 23 (21.30%) Java 8
5 17 (15.74%) Kotlin
6 15 (13.89%) SQL
7 13 (12.04%) Ruby
8 11 (10.19%) Python
9 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.78%) Clojure
11 2 (1.85%) C++
11 2 (1.85%) Groovy
11 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (4.63%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Docker
2 2 (1.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.85%) HDFS
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.70%) Mesos
2 3 (2.78%) Kibana
3 2 (1.85%) Grafana
3 2 (1.85%) Marathon
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) logstash
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (6.48%) Google
2 4 (3.70%) Capita
2 4 (3.70%) Hortonworks
3 3 (2.78%) Splunk
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.93%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.93%) Perforce
5 1 (0.93%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.93%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) webMethods