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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 459 559
Rank change year-on-year +109 +100  
Contract jobs citing Play Framework 262 185 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.83% 1.22% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 97 49
Median daily rate £500 £500 £514
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £538
% change year-on-year - -11.62%  
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 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +92 237 £500 - 25
London +39 92 £520 +4.00% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne +31 43 £404 +7.60% 1
North East +29 43 £404 +0.87% 1
Tyne and Wear +26 43 £404 +0.87% 1
South East +8 38 £488 +11.42% 1
West Sussex -7 29 £488 +8.33% 1
West Midlands +16 25 £488 -4.41%
City of London +19 17 £513 -2.38% 1
Yorkshire +30 16 £550 -12.00% 2
West Yorkshire +28 16 £550 -12.00% 1
Leeds +18 15 £550 -12.00% 1
Worthing -1 14 £512 +13.66%
Scotland - 13 £300 - 1
Moray - 12 £300 -
North West +36 8 £388 -18.42% 1
Telford +26 6 £500 -4.76%
Shropshire +14 6 £500 -1.96%
Coventry - 6 £525 -
Cheshire +37 3 £388 -18.42% 1
Manchester +17 3 £438 -
Berkshire - 3 £425 -
Croydon +11 2 £450 +11.80%
Midlands +10 2 - -
South West - 2 £431 -
East of England - 2 £550 - 1
Newport - 2 £500 -
South Wales - 2 £500 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 392 (89.09%) Scala
2 345 (78.41%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (70.23%) Java
4 217 (49.32%) CSS
5 204 (46.36%) JSON
6 194 (44.09%) HTML
7 185 (42.05%) REST
8 171 (38.86%) Open Source
9 170 (38.64%) Spring
10 164 (37.27%) Git (software)
11 159 (36.14%) MongoDB
12 158 (35.91%) TDD
13 155 (35.23%) Akka
14 153 (34.77%) Linux
15 150 (34.09%) Ruby
16 147 (33.41%) HTML5
17 143 (32.50%) Scrum
18 137 (31.14%) Microservices
19 128 (29.09%) Ruby on Rails
20 120 (27.27%) Django
21 119 (27.05%) NoSQL
22 113 (25.68%) HTTP
23 111 (25.23%) Automated Testing
24 108 (24.55%) RESTful
24 108 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
25 106 (24.09%) Docker
26 105 (23.86%) Jenkins
26 105 (23.86%) CSS3
27 101 (22.95%) JavaScript
28 99 (22.50%) Ajax

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 66 (15.00%) Confluence
2 62 (14.09%) Apache
3 48 (10.91%) Apache Spark
4 37 (8.41%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (7.05%) JBoss
6 19 (4.32%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (2.50%) nginx
9 6 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
1 8 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.77%) GitHub
4 15 (3.41%) SaaS
5 12 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.73%) PaaS
6 8 (1.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.91%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.91%) Heroku
7 4 (0.91%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 113 (25.68%) HTTP
2 13 (2.95%) Internet
3 8 (1.82%) SSL
3 8 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.36%) SSH
5 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (36.14%) MongoDB
2 119 (27.05%) NoSQL
3 70 (15.91%) Relational Database
4 60 (13.64%) MySQL
4 60 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
5 55 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (4.55%) Big Data
7 16 (3.64%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.64%) Redis
8 12 (2.73%) Apache Hive
9 8 (1.82%) Neo4j
10 6 (1.36%) Hazelcast
10 6 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.14%) OrientDB
12 4 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.68%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.68%) GIS
13 3 (0.68%) HBase
13 3 (0.68%) Presto
14 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 164 (37.27%) Git (software)
2 105 (23.86%) Jenkins
3 92 (20.91%) JIRA
4 91 (20.68%) JUnit
5 71 (16.14%) IntelliJ
6 67 (15.23%) Cucumber
7 59 (13.41%) Subversion
8 35 (7.95%) Selenium
9 34 (7.73%) Maven
10 26 (5.91%) Mockito
11 17 (3.86%) Eclipse
12 15 (3.41%) Ant
13 14 (3.18%) Grunt
13 14 (3.18%) gulp
14 12 (2.73%) WebDriver
15 10 (2.27%) Vagrant
16 5 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
17 4 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
17 4 (0.91%) Mercurial
General
1 22 (5.00%) Finance
2 8 (1.82%) Electronics
2 8 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 8 (1.82%) Marketing
2 8 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.14%) Banking
4 4 (0.91%) Advertising
4 4 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.45%) Games
5 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 334 (75.91%) Developer
2 226 (51.36%) Scala Developer
3 143 (32.50%) Java Developer
4 81 (18.41%) Java Scala Developer
5 64 (14.55%) Architect
6 51 (11.59%) Technical Architect
7 41 (9.32%) Programmer
8 35 (7.95%) Senior Developer
9 33 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 27 (6.14%) Linux Developer
11 25 (5.68%) Java Programmer
12 24 (5.45%) Digital Architect
13 22 (5.00%) MongoDB Developer
14 21 (4.77%) Digital Technical Architect
15 20 (4.55%) Open Source Developer
16 19 (4.32%) Senior Java Developer
17 18 (4.09%) Senior Scala Developer
18 15 (3.41%) Software Developer
19 13 (2.95%) Agile Developer
20 12 (2.73%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (49.32%) CSS
2 204 (46.36%) JSON
3 194 (44.09%) HTML
4 185 (42.05%) REST
5 170 (38.64%) Spring
6 155 (35.23%) Akka
7 147 (33.41%) HTML5
8 128 (29.09%) Ruby on Rails
9 120 (27.27%) Django
10 108 (24.55%) RESTful
11 105 (23.86%) CSS3
12 99 (22.50%) Ajax
13 88 (20.00%) Web Services
14 78 (17.73%) XML
15 69 (15.68%) Spring MVC
16 63 (14.32%) Guice
16 63 (14.32%) spray
17 54 (12.27%) AngularJS
18 45 (10.23%) Hibernate
19 44 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.41%) User Experience
2 10 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (1.59%) Driving Licence
4 5 (1.14%) Life Science
4 5 (1.14%) Social Media
4 5 (1.14%) Tandem
5 3 (0.68%) Fintech
6 2 (0.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.45%) Wiki
7 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.23%) NHS
7 1 (0.23%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 153 (34.77%) Linux
2 20 (4.55%) Unix
3 6 (1.36%) Android
4 4 (0.91%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.91%) Ubuntu
4 4 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (78.41%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (38.86%) Open Source
3 158 (35.91%) TDD
4 143 (32.50%) Scrum
5 137 (31.14%) Microservices
6 111 (25.23%) Automated Testing
7 108 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
8 97 (22.05%) MVC
9 84 (19.09%) Configuration Management
10 77 (17.50%) Responsive Web Design
11 75 (17.05%) BDD
11 75 (17.05%) Pair Programming
11 75 (17.05%) Web Design
12 60 (13.64%) Kanban
12 60 (13.64%) Web Development
13 54 (12.27%) OWASP
14 49 (11.14%) SOA
15 48 (10.91%) DevOps
16 47 (10.68%) Front End Development
17 41 (9.32%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 392 (89.09%) Scala
2 309 (70.23%) Java
3 150 (34.09%) Ruby
4 101 (22.95%) JavaScript
5 85 (19.32%) C#
5 85 (19.32%) Python
6 72 (16.36%) SQL
7 21 (4.77%) Groovy
8 17 (3.86%) XPath
9 8 (1.82%) PHP
10 6 (1.36%) Haskell
10 6 (1.36%) Perl
11 2 (0.45%) C
11 2 (0.45%) ML
12 1 (0.23%) Clojure
12 1 (0.23%) Go
12 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.45%) Degree
5 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.41%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 106 (24.09%) Docker
2 23 (5.23%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.68%) HDFS
5 2 (0.45%) LXC
6 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 90 (20.45%) Puppet
2 22 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.18%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.95%) Kibana
5 12 (2.73%) Ansible
5 12 (2.73%) Grafana
6 9 (2.05%) logstash
7 8 (1.82%) rkt
8 6 (1.36%) Mesos
9 1 (0.23%) Marathon
Vendors
1 67 (15.23%) Google
2 22 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.00%) Oracle
3 13 (2.95%) webMethods
4 11 (2.50%) New Relic
5 10 (2.27%) Splunk
6 8 (1.82%) AppDynamics
6 8 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.82%) SAP
7 6 (1.36%) Adobe
7 6 (1.36%) VMware
8 2 (0.45%) Cloudera
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