Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Play Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Play Framework over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Play Framework
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 487 679
Rank change year-on-year -20 +192 +68
Contract jobs citing Play Framework 424 457 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.43% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.28% 1.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 349 171
UK median daily rate £523 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £422 £405 £400
90th Percentile £613 £613 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Play Framework is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33013 32000 31983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.35% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23308 22171 21922
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 364 549
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.37 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

Play Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Play Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Play Framework in the UK

Play Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Play Framework.

Contractor daily rate trend for Play Framework in the UK

Play Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Play Framework over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Play Framework in the UK

Play Framework
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 Play Framework within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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 -27 394 £525 +5.00% 22
UK excluding London +64 230 £500 +5.26% 14
London -95 176 £550 +7.32% 8
South East +63 110 £500 +5.26% 6
North of England +53 58 £475 - 3
Yorkshire +11 41 £475 +5.56% 1
Midlands +9 35 £500 +5.26% 3
West Midlands +4 25 £500 +5.26%
North East +65 13 £450 -10.00% 1
Wales +22 12 £506 -10.00%
East Midlands - 10 £525 - 3
East of England -4 9 £525 -4.55% 1
South West +4 5 - -
Scotland -4 4 £394 -7.35% 1
North West +8 2 £500 +5.26% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Play Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Play Framework.

1 348 (82.08%) Agile Software Development
1 348 (82.08%) Scala
2 296 (69.81%) Java
3 222 (52.36%) CSS
4 187 (44.10%) MongoDB
5 180 (42.45%) Open Source
6 179 (42.22%) HTML
7 164 (38.68%) JSON
8 159 (37.50%) Git (software)
9 157 (37.03%) Linux
9 157 (37.03%) Scrum
9 157 (37.03%) Microservices
10 153 (36.08%) Spring
11 151 (35.61%) HTML5
12 150 (35.38%) JavaScript
13 140 (33.02%) REST
14 139 (32.78%) Continuous Integration
15 135 (31.84%) TDD
16 115 (27.12%) Akka
16 115 (27.12%) Docker
17 114 (26.89%) Test Automation
18 112 (26.42%) MVC
19 109 (25.71%) IntelliJ
20 101 (23.82%) Jenkins
21 100 (23.58%) Puppet
22 97 (22.88%) HTTP
23 91 (21.46%) NoSQL
24 90 (21.23%) RESTful
25 89 (20.99%) CSS3
26 87 (20.52%) Amazon AWS

Play Framework
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 50 (11.79%) Apache Spark
2 48 (11.32%) Confluence
3 33 (7.78%) Apache
4 25 (5.90%) WebLogic
5 23 (5.42%) JBoss
6 18 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (2.12%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.89%) Apache Pig
9 8 (1.89%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.94%) nginx
11 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.71%) Jetty
11 3 (0.71%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.71%) WildFly
12 2 (0.47%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) SAS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 87 (20.52%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.77%) Google Analytics
3 15 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.36%) Heroku
6 8 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.89%) SaaS
7 7 (1.65%) GitHub
8 5 (1.18%) PaaS
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.71%) Serverless
10 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.47%) npm
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (22.88%) HTTP
2 21 (4.95%) SSL
2 21 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (44.10%) MongoDB
2 91 (21.46%) NoSQL
3 74 (17.45%) Relational Database
4 62 (14.62%) PostgreSQL
5 55 (12.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 43 (10.14%) MySQL
7 33 (7.78%) Big Data
8 28 (6.60%) Hadoop
9 19 (4.48%) Couchbase
10 17 (4.01%) Apache Hive
11 12 (2.83%) CouchDB
12 11 (2.59%) Event Store
13 9 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.89%) Blockchain
14 8 (1.89%) Data Mining
14 8 (1.89%) Impala
14 8 (1.89%) MarkLogic
14 8 (1.89%) Riak
15 6 (1.42%) HBase
16 5 (1.18%) Flink
Development Applications
1 159 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 109 (25.71%) IntelliJ
3 101 (23.82%) Jenkins
4 86 (20.28%) JUnit
5 56 (13.21%) Subversion
6 54 (12.74%) JIRA
7 45 (10.61%) Grunt
7 45 (10.61%) gulp
8 41 (9.67%) Selenium
9 22 (5.19%) Eclipse
10 20 (4.72%) Maven
11 18 (4.25%) WebDriver
12 15 (3.54%) Ant
13 11 (2.59%) Mockito
14 9 (2.12%) Hudson
15 8 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.89%) Gradle
16 6 (1.42%) Cucumber
17 4 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
17 4 (0.94%) Sublime Text
General
1 24 (5.66%) Finance
2 11 (2.59%) Games
3 7 (1.65%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.42%) Banking
4 6 (1.42%) Electronics
4 6 (1.42%) Marketing
5 5 (1.18%) Retail
6 4 (0.94%) Publishing
7 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 344 (81.13%) Developer
2 223 (52.59%) Scala Developer
3 126 (29.72%) Java Developer
4 50 (11.79%) Java Scala Developer
5 36 (8.49%) Agile Developer
5 36 (8.49%) Senior Developer
6 27 (6.37%) Agile Java Developer
6 27 (6.37%) Architect
7 19 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 19 (4.48%) Senior Scala Developer
8 17 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
9 16 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (3.54%) Digital Architect
10 15 (3.54%) Programmer
11 14 (3.30%) HTML Developer
11 14 (3.30%) Software Developer
11 14 (3.30%) Software Engineer
12 13 (3.07%) Big Data Developer
12 13 (3.07%) Technical Architect
13 12 (2.83%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (52.36%) CSS
2 179 (42.22%) HTML
3 164 (38.68%) JSON
4 153 (36.08%) Spring
5 151 (35.61%) HTML5
6 140 (33.02%) REST
7 115 (27.12%) Akka
8 90 (21.23%) RESTful
9 89 (20.99%) CSS3
10 86 (20.28%) Web Services
10 86 (20.28%) XML
11 75 (17.69%) Ajax
11 75 (17.69%) AngularJS
12 74 (17.45%) Ruby on Rails
13 73 (17.22%) Django
14 59 (13.92%) Spring MVC
15 58 (13.68%) React
16 57 (13.44%) Guice
17 52 (12.26%) Dropwizard
18 48 (11.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.31%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (5.19%) User Experience
3 13 (3.07%) Algorithms
3 13 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.12%) Fintech
4 9 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.89%) Replication
6 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.94%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.47%) Online Games
8 1 (0.24%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.24%) Equities
8 1 (0.24%) IPTV
8 1 (0.24%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 157 (37.03%) Linux
2 38 (8.96%) Unix
3 11 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.89%) CentOS
5 6 (1.42%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.94%) Windows
7 3 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (82.08%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (42.45%) Open Source
3 157 (37.03%) Microservices
3 157 (37.03%) Scrum
4 139 (32.78%) Continuous Integration
5 135 (31.84%) TDD
6 114 (26.89%) Test Automation
7 112 (26.42%) MVC
8 83 (19.58%) Software Engineering
9 81 (19.10%) Web Development
10 74 (17.45%) Pair Programming
11 72 (16.98%) BDD
12 64 (15.09%) Configuration Management
13 62 (14.62%) Front End Development
13 62 (14.62%) Kanban
13 62 (14.62%) Responsive Web Design
14 60 (14.15%) Web Design
15 57 (13.44%) SOA
16 52 (12.26%) DevOps
17 51 (12.03%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 348 (82.08%) Scala
2 296 (69.81%) Java
3 150 (35.38%) JavaScript
4 86 (20.28%) Ruby
5 70 (16.51%) SQL
6 62 (14.62%) Python
7 45 (10.61%) Groovy
8 40 (9.43%) C#
9 13 (3.07%) Perl
10 11 (2.59%) XPath
11 9 (2.12%) Clojure
11 9 (2.12%) R
12 8 (1.89%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.89%) C
13 6 (1.42%) Haskell
14 3 (0.71%) Java 9
14 3 (0.71%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.47%) PHP
16 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.37%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.18%) Degree
5 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.67%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 115 (27.12%) Docker
2 8 (1.89%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.47%) Varnish
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 100 (23.58%) Puppet
2 28 (6.60%) Ansible
3 18 (4.25%) Grafana
3 18 (4.25%) Kibana
4 14 (3.30%) Kubernetes
4 14 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.89%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.94%) Mesos
7 3 (0.71%) Terraform
8 2 (0.47%) Marathon
9 1 (0.24%) Rancher
Vendors
1 73 (17.22%) Google
2 39 (9.20%) New Relic
3 22 (5.19%) webMethods
4 20 (4.72%) Oracle
5 10 (2.36%) SAP
6 8 (1.89%) CA
7 3 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe
8 2 (0.47%) VMware