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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 393 546
Rank change year-on-year +36 +153  
Contract jobs citing Play Framework 259 266 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 1.74% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 185 67
Median daily rate £500 £480 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £520
% change year-on-year +8.50% -13.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Play Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15019 15261 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.08% 28.36% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 10752 10284
Median daily rate £427 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 178 208
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £16.60 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Play Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Play Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Play Framework in the UK

Play Framework
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 233 £500 +4.16% 28
London -38 86 £550 +6.28% 16
South East +1 58 £500 +11.11% 5
West Sussex +9 39 £488 +10.71% 2
Yorkshire +47 34 £500 +14.28% 1
West Yorkshire +43 34 £500 +14.28% 1
West Midlands -5 24 £500 +10.80% 3
Leeds +24 21 £500 +14.28% 1
City of London -2 21 £550 +15.78%
Worthing +8 20 £500 +17.64% 1
Shropshire -5 14 £500 +11.11%
Telford -8 13 £500 +11.11%
East Midlands -1 8 £525 +23.52%
Newcastle upon Tyne +80 7 £500 +29.03% 1
Tyne and Wear +80 7 £500 +29.03% 1
North East +69 7 £500 +29.03% 1
Leicester +3 7 - -
Leicestershire -3 7 - -
Oxfordshire -8 7 £550 +22.22%
Sussex - 7 £463 -
Oxford +1 6 £550 +22.22%
North West +23 4 £425 -10.52% 1
Manchester +12 3 £425 +5.26% 1
East of England - 3 £525 - 1
Croydon -3 2 - -
Milton Keynes -13 2 £350 -9.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £350 -9.67% 1
Bradford - 2 £500 -
Birmingham +15 1 £525 +21.38%
Westminster -3 1 £563 +36.36%

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 472 (92.01%) Scala
2 438 (85.38%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (71.54%) Java
4 312 (60.82%) CSS
5 269 (52.44%) JSON
6 252 (49.12%) HTML
7 244 (47.56%) Git (software)
8 242 (47.17%) Open Source
9 219 (42.69%) Linux
10 215 (41.91%) MongoDB
11 212 (41.33%) Spring
12 207 (40.35%) REST
13 198 (38.60%) HTML5
14 192 (37.43%) Microservices
15 181 (35.28%) Test Automation
16 171 (33.33%) Scrum
17 168 (32.75%) Ruby
18 161 (31.38%) Continuous Integration
19 158 (30.80%) Akka
20 157 (30.60%) TDD
21 152 (29.63%) HTTP
22 147 (28.65%) MVC
23 144 (28.07%) Ruby on Rails
24 143 (27.88%) Jenkins
25 141 (27.49%) Docker
26 139 (27.10%) Django
27 133 (25.93%) Ajax
28 132 (25.73%) JIRA
28 132 (25.73%) RESTful
28 132 (25.73%) IntelliJ

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
1 105 (20.47%) Confluence
2 69 (13.45%) Apache
3 47 (9.16%) JBoss
4 44 (8.58%) Apache Spark
5 34 (6.63%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.56%) nginx
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.39%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (13.84%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.70%) GitHub
3 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.75%) SaaS
5 8 (1.56%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.17%) PaaS
7 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.58%) Heroku
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 152 (29.63%) HTTP
2 16 (3.12%) SSL
2 16 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.92%) Internet
4 6 (1.17%) SSH
5 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (41.91%) MongoDB
2 124 (24.17%) NoSQL
3 102 (19.88%) Relational Database
4 53 (10.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 42 (8.19%) MySQL
5 42 (8.19%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (4.48%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.34%) Apache Hive
7 12 (2.34%) Big Data
7 12 (2.34%) Redis
8 10 (1.95%) CouchDB
9 9 (1.75%) Hazelcast
10 7 (1.36%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.78%) HBase
11 4 (0.78%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.58%) GIS
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.39%) Riak
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server
14 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 244 (47.56%) Git (software)
2 143 (27.88%) Jenkins
3 132 (25.73%) IntelliJ
3 132 (25.73%) JIRA
4 118 (23.00%) JUnit
5 100 (19.49%) Subversion
6 56 (10.92%) Cucumber
7 49 (9.55%) Selenium
8 38 (7.41%) Grunt
8 38 (7.41%) gulp
9 30 (5.85%) Eclipse
10 20 (3.90%) Maven
11 19 (3.70%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.75%) Vagrant
13 8 (1.56%) Ant
13 8 (1.56%) Gatling
13 8 (1.56%) Jasmine
13 8 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (1.56%) Sublime Text
14 7 (1.36%) Mockito
General
1 15 (2.92%) Finance
2 5 (0.97%) Banking
3 4 (0.78%) Advertising
3 4 (0.78%) Electronics
3 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 4 (0.78%) Marketing
3 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.39%) Publishing
5 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 406 (79.14%) Developer
2 286 (55.75%) Scala Developer
3 170 (33.14%) Java Developer
4 102 (19.88%) Java Scala Developer
5 55 (10.72%) Programmer
6 49 (9.55%) Senior Developer
7 47 (9.16%) Architect
8 34 (6.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 33 (6.43%) Technical Architect
10 32 (6.24%) Senior Scala Developer
11 29 (5.65%) Java Programmer
12 24 (4.68%) Agile Developer
13 23 (4.48%) Linux Developer
14 20 (3.90%) MongoDB Developer
15 19 (3.70%) Digital Architect
15 19 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
16 18 (3.51%) Open Source Developer
17 16 (3.12%) Agile Java Developer
18 14 (2.73%) Software Developer
19 13 (2.53%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (60.82%) CSS
2 269 (52.44%) JSON
3 252 (49.12%) HTML
4 212 (41.33%) Spring
5 207 (40.35%) REST
6 198 (38.60%) HTML5
7 158 (30.80%) Akka
8 144 (28.07%) Ruby on Rails
9 139 (27.10%) Django
10 133 (25.93%) Ajax
11 132 (25.73%) RESTful
12 129 (25.15%) CSS3
13 110 (21.44%) XML
14 101 (19.69%) Guice
15 94 (18.32%) Spring MVC
16 83 (16.18%) Web Services
17 58 (11.31%) Hibernate
18 55 (10.72%) AngularJS
19 50 (9.75%) J2EE
19 50 (9.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.26%) User Experience
2 16 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 5 (0.97%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.58%) Life Science
6 3 (0.58%) Social Media
6 3 (0.58%) Wiki
7 2 (0.39%) Fintech
8 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.19%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.19%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.19%) Equities
8 1 (0.19%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 219 (42.69%) Linux
2 37 (7.21%) Unix
3 8 (1.56%) Android
3 8 (1.56%) Ubuntu
3 8 (1.56%) Windows
4 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (85.38%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (47.17%) Open Source
3 192 (37.43%) Microservices
4 181 (35.28%) Test Automation
5 171 (33.33%) Scrum
6 161 (31.38%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (30.60%) TDD
8 147 (28.65%) MVC
9 116 (22.61%) Responsive Web Design
10 114 (22.22%) Web Design
11 104 (20.27%) Configuration Management
12 95 (18.52%) Pair Programming
13 93 (18.13%) OWASP
14 88 (17.15%) Web Development
15 75 (14.62%) BDD
15 75 (14.62%) DevOps
16 62 (12.09%) Front End Development
17 58 (11.31%) Kanban
17 58 (11.31%) SOA
18 52 (10.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 472 (92.01%) Scala
2 367 (71.54%) Java
3 168 (32.75%) Ruby
4 128 (24.95%) JavaScript
5 117 (22.81%) C#
6 115 (22.42%) Python
7 75 (14.62%) SQL
8 45 (8.77%) Groovy
9 13 (2.53%) Haskell
10 10 (1.95%) Perl
11 7 (1.36%) PHP
12 6 (1.17%) Clojure
13 4 (0.78%) C
13 4 (0.78%) ML
14 3 (0.58%) ES6
14 3 (0.58%) XPath
15 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.39%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.19%) Dart
16 1 (0.19%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 17 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.85%) QA
System Software
1 141 (27.49%) Docker
2 24 (4.68%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.39%) HDFS
4 2 (0.39%) LXC
5 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 127 (24.76%) Puppet
2 18 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.75%) Grafana
4 9 (1.75%) Kibana
5 6 (1.17%) Ansible
6 2 (0.39%) Marathon
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) Mesos
7 1 (0.19%) rkt
Vendors
1 109 (21.25%) Google
2 30 (5.85%) webMethods
3 29 (5.65%) New Relic
4 14 (2.73%) Adobe
5 11 (2.14%) Microsoft
6 9 (1.75%) Oracle
7 8 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.97%) VMware
9 4 (0.78%) SAP
10 3 (0.58%) CA
10 3 (0.58%) Splunk
11 2 (0.39%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.19%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.19%) Civica
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