Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 622 530 536
Rank change year-on-year -92 +6 -40
Contract jobs citing Play Framework 164 386 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 1.06% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 225 297
UK median daily rate £574 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.95% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £425
90th Percentile £650 £604 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +2.97% +1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 24,331 36,555 32,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.23% 34.79% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,770 25,822 23,297
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 312 363
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £59.88 £51.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +3.56%

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 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Play Framework in the UK

Play Framework
Top 12 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 10 December 2019. 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 -58 143 £575 +12.20% 39
London +70 77 £600 - 22
UK excluding London -96 67 £520 +2.97% 17
North of England +30 31 £485 -3.00% 7
South East -46 26 £500 -2.44% 4
Yorkshire +43 17 £520 +1.46% 5
North East +28 12 £398 -18.88% 1
Midlands +7 7 £520 +19.54% 4
West Midlands +7 7 £520 +18.18% 3
North West +20 2 £500 - 1
South West -6 2 £550 +14.58%
Wales +5 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Play Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Play Framework.

1 163 (99.39%) Scala
2 129 (78.66%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (58.54%) HTML
4 94 (57.32%) CSS
5 92 (56.10%) HTML5
6 90 (54.88%) JSON
7 85 (51.83%) REST
8 84 (51.22%) Test Automation
9 80 (48.78%) Git (software)
10 79 (48.17%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (45.73%) Jenkins
12 73 (44.51%) CSS3
13 71 (43.29%) HTTP
14 70 (42.68%) Microservices
15 66 (40.24%) JavaScript
16 60 (36.59%) Google
16 60 (36.59%) TDD
16 60 (36.59%) Scrum
17 54 (32.93%) Spring
17 54 (32.93%) Kibana
17 54 (32.93%) Node.js
18 52 (31.71%) MongoDB
18 52 (31.71%) Java
19 51 (31.10%) Open Source
20 50 (30.49%) Docker
21 49 (29.88%) XML
21 49 (29.88%) Web Development
22 46 (28.05%) Akka
22 46 (28.05%) RESTful
23 45 (27.44%) Ruby

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 19 (11.59%) Tomcat
2 18 (10.98%) JBoss
2 18 (10.98%) WebLogic
3 17 (10.37%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (7.93%) nginx
5 12 (7.32%) Apache
6 10 (6.10%) Apache Spark
7 8 (4.88%) Confluence
8 6 (3.66%) Jetty
8 6 (3.66%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.61%) CMS
9 1 (0.61%) Kentico
9 1 (0.61%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 37 (22.56%) GitHub
2 36 (21.95%) Google Analytics
3 22 (13.41%) AWS
4 6 (3.66%) Azure
5 5 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.05%) GCP
6 3 (1.83%) TestFlight
7 2 (1.22%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.22%) Serverless
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (43.29%) HTTP
2 38 (23.17%) SSL
3 37 (22.56%) TCP/IP
4 18 (10.98%) DSL
5 6 (3.66%) SSH
6 3 (1.83%) Internet
7 2 (1.22%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.61%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (31.71%) MongoDB
2 41 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 25 (15.24%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (14.63%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.71%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.66%) Couchbase
6 6 (3.66%) MySQL
6 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.44%) Big Data
8 3 (1.83%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.83%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.22%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.61%) DB2
10 1 (0.61%) HBase
10 1 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 80 (48.78%) Git (software)
2 75 (45.73%) Jenkins
3 44 (26.83%) Selenium
4 42 (25.61%) Cucumber
5 38 (23.17%) JUnit
6 36 (21.95%) Gatling
7 28 (17.07%) IntelliJ
8 20 (12.20%) Ant
9 18 (10.98%) Eclipse
10 15 (9.15%) Gradle
10 15 (9.15%) Hudson
11 13 (7.93%) Grunt
11 13 (7.93%) gulp
11 13 (7.93%) Karma Test Runner
11 13 (7.93%) Sublime Text
12 8 (4.88%) JIRA
13 7 (4.27%) FishEye
13 7 (4.27%) Subversion
14 6 (3.66%) Poseidon for UML
14 6 (3.66%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (5.49%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.27%) Banking
2 7 (4.27%) Finance
3 1 (0.61%) Advertising
3 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 139 (84.76%) Developer
2 105 (64.02%) Scala Developer
3 23 (14.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 15 (9.15%) Architect
5 10 (6.10%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.27%) Senior Scala Developer
6 7 (4.27%) Technical Architect
7 6 (3.66%) HTML CSS Developer
7 6 (3.66%) HTML Developer
7 6 (3.66%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.05%) Agile Developer
8 5 (3.05%) Digital Architect
8 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (2.44%) Digital Technical Architect
10 3 (1.83%) AWS Engineer
10 3 (1.83%) Blockchain Developer
10 3 (1.83%) Blockchain Engineer
10 3 (1.83%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 3 (1.83%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (1.83%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (58.54%) HTML
2 94 (57.32%) CSS
3 92 (56.10%) HTML5
4 90 (54.88%) JSON
5 85 (51.83%) REST
6 73 (44.51%) CSS3
7 54 (32.93%) Node.js
7 54 (32.93%) Spring
8 49 (29.88%) XML
9 46 (28.05%) Akka
9 46 (28.05%) RESTful
10 40 (24.39%) Ajax
11 36 (21.95%) Gherkin
12 35 (21.34%) AngularJS
13 31 (18.90%) Spring MVC
14 26 (15.85%) Hibernate
15 24 (14.63%) Sass
16 23 (14.02%) Ruby on Rails
17 22 (13.41%) Django
17 22 (13.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.27%) User Experience
2 6 (3.66%) Derivative
3 4 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.83%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.61%) Media Streaming
6 1 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.78%) Linux
2 20 (12.20%) Windows
3 19 (11.59%) Ubuntu
4 15 (9.15%) Unix
5 9 (5.49%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.88%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.66%) Android
7 6 (3.66%) CentOS
7 6 (3.66%) Debian
7 6 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (78.66%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (51.22%) Test Automation
3 79 (48.17%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (42.68%) Microservices
5 60 (36.59%) Scrum
5 60 (36.59%) TDD
6 51 (31.10%) Open Source
7 49 (29.88%) Web Development
8 44 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (22.56%) Analytics
10 36 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 36 (21.95%) Lean Software Development
11 32 (19.51%) MVC
12 29 (17.68%) DevOps
12 29 (17.68%) Mentoring
13 28 (17.07%) BDD
14 24 (14.63%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
14 24 (14.63%) Front End Development
15 23 (14.02%) Line Management
16 22 (13.41%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 163 (99.39%) Scala
2 66 (40.24%) JavaScript
3 52 (31.71%) Java
4 45 (27.44%) Ruby
5 38 (23.17%) Groovy
6 37 (22.56%) SQL
7 27 (16.46%) Python
8 21 (12.80%) Perl
9 20 (12.20%) Java 8
10 15 (9.15%) C#
11 13 (7.93%) Haskell
12 7 (4.27%) Bash Shell
12 7 (4.27%) Clojure
13 6 (3.66%) C++
13 6 (3.66%) ClojureScript
13 6 (3.66%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.66%) R
13 6 (3.66%) T-SQL
14 5 (3.05%) TypeScript
15 4 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (7.93%) Degree
2 6 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (30.49%) Docker
2 5 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 54 (32.93%) Kibana
2 36 (21.95%) Grafana
3 34 (20.73%) Puppet
4 18 (10.98%) Kubernetes
5 7 (4.27%) Ansible
6 6 (3.66%) Marathon
6 6 (3.66%) Mesos
6 6 (3.66%) Salt
7 4 (2.44%) Terraform
8 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 60 (36.59%) Google
2 18 (10.98%) Splunk
3 12 (7.32%) Adobe
3 12 (7.32%) webMethods
4 9 (5.49%) Oracle
5 7 (4.27%) Hortonworks
6 6 (3.66%) Cloudera
6 6 (3.66%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.66%) Sybase
7 5 (3.05%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.05%) VMware
8 3 (1.83%) Confluent
9 2 (1.22%) GoCardless
9 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.22%) Zuora
10 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.61%) Sparx
10 1 (0.61%) Spotify
10 1 (0.61%) Tableau