Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Scala skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scala over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 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.

Scala
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 118 204
Rank change year-on-year -27 +86 +90
Contract jobs citing Scala 1,869 2,039 1,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.12% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.38% 5.22% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,450 1,519 1,062
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
UK median hourly rate £82.50 £29.82 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.71% -54.13% -
10th Percentile £73.75 £27.65 £42.63
90th Percentile £91.25 £94.40 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.00

Scala is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,665 39,066 41,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.69% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,975 26,858 28,079
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 782 871 1,048
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.75 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Scala in the UK

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scala in the UK

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scala over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scala in the UK

Scala
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scala.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scala in the UK

Scala
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scala within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 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 -31 1,794 £540 +2.86% 478
London -11 1,197 £550 - 335
UK excluding London -23 650 £500 +5.26% 151
South East +28 266 £500 +2.56% 57
North of England -60 165 £495 +10.00% 44
Yorkshire -34 95 £495 +10.00% 13
Midlands -10 86 £495 +7.61% 16
West Midlands -34 47 £475 +5.56% 10
South West +16 41 £475 +11.76% 13
East Midlands +25 39 £525 -7.08% 6
North East -17 38 £400 +3.23% 3
East of England +2 36 £475 -9.52% 13
North West -28 35 £450 - 28
Wales -5 34 £513 - 3
Scotland -11 19 £425 - 5
Northern Ireland - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scala 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 Scala.

1 1,242 (66.45%) Java
2 1,081 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
3 634 (33.92%) Python
4 612 (32.74%) TDD
5 611 (32.69%) Apache Spark
6 563 (30.12%) Big Data
7 533 (28.52%) Hadoop
8 415 (22.20%) Scrum
9 392 (20.97%) Linux
10 386 (20.65%) NoSQL
11 368 (19.69%) Microservices
11 368 (19.69%) SQL
12 356 (19.05%) Docker
13 350 (18.73%) MongoDB
14 344 (18.41%) JavaScript
15 340 (18.19%) Kafka
16 339 (18.14%) Open Source
17 331 (17.71%) BDD
18 327 (17.50%) DevOps
19 326 (17.44%) Spring
20 318 (17.01%) Amazon AWS
21 300 (16.05%) Git (software)
22 290 (15.52%) RESTful
23 286 (15.30%) Play Framework
24 285 (15.25%) REST
24 285 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
25 278 (14.87%) CSS
26 274 (14.66%) HTML
27 257 (13.75%) Software Engineering
28 253 (13.54%) Kanban

Scala
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
1 611 (32.69%) Apache Spark
2 203 (10.86%) Apache
3 110 (5.89%) Elasticsearch
4 76 (4.07%) Apache Pig
5 50 (2.68%) Confluence
6 49 (2.62%) Tomcat
7 45 (2.41%) WebLogic
8 33 (1.77%) Jupyter
9 32 (1.71%) JBoss
10 27 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
11 26 (1.39%) SAS
12 24 (1.28%) Apache Solr
13 20 (1.07%) nginx
14 19 (1.02%) Mule
15 18 (0.96%) MQSeries
16 15 (0.80%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.80%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.64%) Jetty
18 11 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
19 10 (0.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (0.37%) SPSS
2 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.054%) HipChat
4 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.054%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 318 (17.01%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (3.64%) GitHub
4 53 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 46 (2.46%) Amazon S3
6 30 (1.61%) Heroku
7 29 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (1.44%) Serverless
9 23 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
9 23 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (1.23%) PaaS
10 21 (1.12%) Google Analytics
10 21 (1.12%) Google Tag Manager
11 19 (1.02%) SaaS
12 18 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (0.70%) npm
15 10 (0.54%) Amazon Glacier
16 9 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (7.17%) HTTP
2 56 (3.00%) SSL
3 55 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.07%) DNS
5 17 (0.91%) FTP
6 15 (0.80%) Internet
7 7 (0.37%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.21%) DSL
9 3 (0.16%) VPN
10 2 (0.11%) ICMP
10 2 (0.11%) IKE
11 1 (0.054%) FIX Connectivity
11 1 (0.054%) GSM
11 1 (0.054%) LAN
11 1 (0.054%) SMS
11 1 (0.054%) SSH
11 1 (0.054%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (30.12%) Big Data
2 533 (28.52%) Hadoop
3 386 (20.65%) NoSQL
4 350 (18.73%) MongoDB
5 241 (12.89%) Apache Hive
6 231 (12.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 168 (8.99%) Relational Database
8 166 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
9 160 (8.56%) HBase
10 132 (7.06%) MySQL
11 93 (4.98%) Impala
12 86 (4.60%) SQL Server
13 79 (4.23%) Sqoop
14 58 (3.10%) Data Lake
15 57 (3.05%) RDBMS
16 49 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
17 39 (2.09%) Redis
18 32 (1.71%) Couchbase
19 31 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
20 28 (1.50%) Flink
Development Applications
1 300 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 249 (13.32%) Jenkins
3 119 (6.37%) JUnit
4 105 (5.62%) Selenium
5 103 (5.51%) JIRA
6 100 (5.35%) Cucumber
7 93 (4.98%) Maven
8 71 (3.80%) IntelliJ
9 67 (3.58%) Gradle
10 66 (3.53%) Mockito
11 48 (2.57%) GitLab
12 45 (2.41%) WebDriver
13 44 (2.35%) Subversion
14 42 (2.25%) TeamCity
15 39 (2.09%) Gatling
16 35 (1.87%) Eclipse
17 33 (1.77%) gulp
18 22 (1.18%) SoapUI
19 19 (1.02%) Grunt
20 17 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 242 (12.95%) Finance
2 186 (9.95%) Banking
3 86 (4.60%) Games
4 85 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 65 (3.48%) Retail
6 52 (2.78%) Front Office
7 42 (2.25%) Marketing
8 39 (2.09%) Publishing
9 20 (1.07%) Advertising
10 14 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.27%) Automotive
12 5 (0.27%) Law
12 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.21%) Back Office
13 4 (0.21%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.16%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,116 (59.71%) Developer
2 574 (30.71%) Scala Developer
3 442 (23.65%) Java Developer
4 237 (12.68%) Data Engineer
5 180 (9.63%) Senior Developer
6 161 (8.61%) Big Data Engineer
7 139 (7.44%) Big Data Developer
8 131 (7.01%) Java Scala Developer
9 116 (6.21%) Architect
10 99 (5.30%) Senior Java Developer
11 94 (5.03%) Data Scientist
12 87 (4.65%) Agile Developer
13 79 (4.23%) Senior Scala Developer
14 66 (3.53%) Agile Java Developer
15 61 (3.26%) Software Engineer
16 58 (3.10%) Java Engineer
17 52 (2.78%) Apache Spark Developer
17 52 (2.78%) Hadoop Engineer
18 49 (2.62%) Tester
19 48 (2.57%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (18.19%) Kafka
2 326 (17.44%) Spring
3 290 (15.52%) RESTful
4 286 (15.30%) Play Framework
5 285 (15.25%) REST
6 278 (14.87%) CSS
7 274 (14.66%) HTML
8 227 (12.15%) Akka
9 218 (11.66%) Web Services
10 195 (10.43%) JSON
11 193 (10.33%) HTML5
12 189 (10.11%) Node.js
13 149 (7.97%) AngularJS
14 146 (7.81%) Hibernate
15 145 (7.76%) SOAP
16 119 (6.37%) Spring Boot
17 114 (6.10%) React
18 111 (5.94%) XML
19 109 (5.83%) CSS3
20 73 (3.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 156 (8.35%) Greenfield Project
2 121 (6.47%) Algorithms
3 71 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.21%) User Experience
6 55 (2.94%) Data Structures
7 53 (2.84%) Derivative
8 49 (2.62%) Fintech
9 28 (1.50%) Fixed Income
10 27 (1.44%) Online Games
11 25 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (1.23%) Equities
13 19 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
14 17 (0.91%) Market Risk
15 16 (0.86%) Grid Computing
16 12 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.64%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.54%) Replication
18 9 (0.48%) Public Cloud
18 9 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 392 (20.97%) Linux
2 191 (10.22%) Unix
3 44 (2.35%) Mac OS X
4 43 (2.30%) Windows
5 33 (1.77%) CentOS
6 17 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 16 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.21%) Android
9 4 (0.21%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.054%) Debian
12 1 (0.054%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.054%) Solaris
12 1 (0.054%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,081 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 612 (32.74%) TDD
3 415 (22.20%) Scrum
4 368 (19.69%) Microservices
5 339 (18.14%) Open Source
6 331 (17.71%) BDD
7 327 (17.50%) DevOps
8 285 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
9 257 (13.75%) Software Engineering
10 253 (13.54%) Kanban
11 243 (13.00%) Test Automation
12 240 (12.84%) Analytics
13 211 (11.29%) Pair Programming
14 200 (10.70%) Data Science
15 196 (10.49%) Machine Learning
16 180 (9.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 125 (6.69%) Mentoring
18 116 (6.21%) MVC
19 110 (5.89%) High Availability
20 106 (5.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,242 (66.45%) Java
2 634 (33.92%) Python
3 368 (19.69%) SQL
4 344 (18.41%) JavaScript
5 181 (9.68%) Ruby
6 157 (8.40%) Groovy
7 133 (7.12%) R
8 108 (5.78%) C#
9 99 (5.30%) Bash Shell
10 62 (3.32%) Go
11 58 (3.10%) Shell Script
12 57 (3.05%) Kotlin
13 53 (2.84%) C++
14 43 (2.30%) Clojure
15 36 (1.93%) Perl
16 31 (1.66%) Haskell
17 30 (1.61%) TypeScript
18 29 (1.55%) PHP
19 21 (1.12%) C
19 21 (1.12%) ES6
Qualifications
1 112 (5.99%) Degree
2 78 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 66 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (1.34%) Master's Degree
5 18 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.86%) PhD
7 10 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.054%) ACCA
12 1 (0.054%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.054%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.08%) QA
2 19 (1.02%) GDPR
3 16 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.54%) WCAG
5 8 (0.43%) GCP
6 7 (0.37%) MiFID
7 6 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.21%) GAAP
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.054%) FATCA
10 1 (0.054%) IFRS
10 1 (0.054%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 356 (19.05%) Docker
2 93 (4.98%) HDFS
3 85 (4.55%) Apache Flume
4 26 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.21%) LXC
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.054%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 145 (7.76%) Puppet
2 93 (4.98%) Ansible
3 92 (4.92%) Grafana
4 88 (4.71%) Kibana
5 83 (4.44%) Kubernetes
6 60 (3.21%) Oozie
7 55 (2.94%) logstash
8 47 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (2.41%) Terraform
10 40 (2.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 40 (2.14%) Mesos
11 17 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
12 12 (0.64%) StatsD
13 11 (0.59%) Packer
13 11 (0.59%) Prometheus
14 10 (0.54%) Ambari
15 6 (0.32%) Consul
16 5 (0.27%) Marathon
17 4 (0.21%) Rancher
17 4 (0.21%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 139 (7.44%) Cloudera
2 134 (7.17%) Google
3 96 (5.14%) Oracle
4 89 (4.76%) Hortonworks
5 86 (4.60%) Splunk
6 59 (3.16%) MapR
7 58 (3.10%) AppDynamics
8 52 (2.78%) Microsoft
9 45 (2.41%) Talend
10 34 (1.82%) Tableau
11 31 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (1.39%) webMethods
13 23 (1.23%) Atlassian
14 21 (1.12%) Tealium
15 9 (0.48%) Alteryx
16 8 (0.43%) hybris
16 8 (0.43%) Red Hat
17 7 (0.37%) IBM
17 7 (0.37%) Sybase
18 6 (0.32%) Informatica