Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 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.

Scala
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 150 236
Rank change year-on-year +18 +86 +65
Contract jobs citing Scala 1903 1866 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 1.74% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.61% 4.39% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1415 938
UK median daily rate £525 £518 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -5.91% +22.22%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £388
90th Percentile £688 £663 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 41324 42466 43192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.87% 39.67% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28475 29279 29057
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 915 960
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +10.77%
10th Percentile £15.79 £13.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +10.37%

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 19 September 2017.

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 19 September 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 +14 1814 £525 +0.96% 253
London +5 1282 £550 +2.33% 195
UK excluding London -7 560 £475 - 69
North of England +24 199 £475 - 14
South East -26 193 £489 +2.97% 21
Yorkshire +5 124 £475 +5.56% 3
Midlands +12 87 £475 - 6
West Midlands +7 68 £463 -2.63% 2
North East +85 57 £463 +2.78% 4
Scotland +53 34 £425 -5.56% 7
East Midlands +7 20 £525 +23.53% 4
East of England -3 18 £525 - 9
South West -19 17 £450 - 8
North West -16 16 £575 +15.00% 7
Wales -9 11 £500 - 1
Northern Ireland -57 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scala 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 Scala.

1 1266 (66.53%) Java
2 1204 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
3 585 (30.74%) Python
4 565 (29.69%) TDD
5 553 (29.06%) Apache Spark
6 511 (26.85%) Hadoop
7 509 (26.75%) Big Data
8 501 (26.33%) Scrum
9 412 (21.65%) Open Source
10 404 (21.23%) Play Framework
11 402 (21.12%) CSS
12 395 (20.76%) Linux
13 385 (20.23%) NoSQL
14 378 (19.86%) Git (software)
15 377 (19.81%) HTML
16 373 (19.60%) SQL
17 371 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
18 363 (19.08%) MongoDB
19 360 (18.92%) JSON
20 355 (18.65%) Microservices
21 345 (18.13%) JavaScript
22 335 (17.60%) Spring
23 332 (17.45%) Amazon AWS
24 330 (17.34%) REST
25 317 (16.66%) DevOps
26 308 (16.18%) Docker
27 304 (15.97%) Jenkins
28 299 (15.71%) Test Automation
29 295 (15.50%) RESTful
30 285 (14.98%) Akka

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
1 553 (29.06%) Apache Spark
2 173 (9.09%) Apache
3 119 (6.25%) Confluence
4 92 (4.83%) Elasticsearch
5 54 (2.84%) JBoss
6 49 (2.57%) Apache Pig
6 49 (2.57%) Apache Solr
7 47 (2.47%) Tomcat
8 36 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 26 (1.37%) nginx
10 17 (0.89%) OpenStack
10 17 (0.89%) SAS
10 17 (0.89%) WildFly
11 16 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (0.58%) GlassFish
14 8 (0.42%) DataSynapse
14 8 (0.42%) Jetty
15 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.26%) Jupyter
Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.11%) SPSS
3 1 (0.053%) HipChat
3 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.053%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.16%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.053%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 332 (17.45%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.52%) GitHub
4 40 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 34 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 20 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
9 18 (0.95%) PaaS
10 17 (0.89%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.32%) SaaS
13 5 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
13 5 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.26%) Heroku
14 4 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.21%) Route 53
14 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 187 (9.83%) HTTP
2 30 (1.58%) SSL
3 29 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.21%) Internet
5 12 (0.63%) Kerberos
6 8 (0.42%) Firewall
7 7 (0.37%) DNS
8 4 (0.21%) Skype
9 3 (0.16%) LDAP
9 3 (0.16%) SMS
9 3 (0.16%) SNA
10 2 (0.11%) Network Security
11 1 (0.053%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 511 (26.85%) Hadoop
2 509 (26.75%) Big Data
3 385 (20.23%) NoSQL
4 363 (19.08%) MongoDB
5 223 (11.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 203 (10.67%) Relational Database
7 201 (10.56%) Apache Hive
8 153 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
9 147 (7.72%) MySQL
10 134 (7.04%) HBase
11 91 (4.78%) Impala
12 61 (3.21%) Sqoop
13 57 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
14 56 (2.94%) SQL Server
15 46 (2.42%) RDBMS
16 32 (1.68%) CouchDB
17 31 (1.63%) Redis
18 30 (1.58%) Neo4j
19 29 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 28 (1.47%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 378 (19.86%) Git (software)
2 304 (15.97%) Jenkins
3 198 (10.40%) JUnit
4 188 (9.88%) JIRA
5 138 (7.25%) IntelliJ
6 128 (6.73%) Subversion
7 124 (6.52%) Selenium
8 97 (5.10%) Cucumber
9 61 (3.21%) Maven
10 55 (2.89%) Mockito
11 45 (2.36%) WebDriver
12 44 (2.31%) Vagrant
13 32 (1.68%) Grunt
14 30 (1.58%) gulp
15 29 (1.52%) Eclipse
16 23 (1.21%) Gradle
16 23 (1.21%) TeamCity
17 20 (1.05%) Hudson
17 20 (1.05%) SoapUI
18 19 (1.00%) Gatling
General
1 280 (14.71%) Finance
2 230 (12.09%) Banking
3 114 (5.99%) Investment Banking
4 103 (5.41%) Front Office
5 56 (2.94%) Games
6 35 (1.84%) Retail
7 21 (1.10%) Marketing
8 14 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.47%) Publishing
11 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.37%) Back Office
13 6 (0.32%) Advertising
14 4 (0.21%) Law
15 2 (0.11%) Automotive
15 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
16 1 (0.053%) French Language
16 1 (0.053%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.053%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1266 (66.53%) Developer
2 748 (39.31%) Scala Developer
3 445 (23.38%) Java Developer
4 233 (12.24%) Senior Developer
5 215 (11.30%) Java Scala Developer
6 175 (9.20%) Big Data Developer
7 165 (8.67%) Data Engineer
8 129 (6.78%) Big Data Engineer
9 107 (5.62%) Senior Scala Developer
10 99 (5.20%) Architect
11 93 (4.89%) Agile Developer
12 88 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
13 68 (3.57%) Apache Spark Developer
14 59 (3.10%) Python Developer
15 58 (3.05%) Agile Java Developer
16 55 (2.89%) Java Engineer
17 54 (2.84%) Software Engineer
18 53 (2.79%) Hadoop Developer
19 51 (2.68%) Data Scientist
20 49 (2.57%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (21.23%) Play Framework
2 402 (21.12%) CSS
3 377 (19.81%) HTML
4 360 (18.92%) JSON
5 335 (17.60%) Spring
6 330 (17.34%) REST
7 295 (15.50%) RESTful
8 285 (14.98%) Akka
9 283 (14.87%) Kafka
10 256 (13.45%) HTML5
11 222 (11.67%) Web Services
12 191 (10.04%) Node.js
13 172 (9.04%) AngularJS
14 166 (8.72%) CSS3
15 156 (8.20%) XML
16 135 (7.09%) Ajax
17 126 (6.62%) React
18 124 (6.52%) Django
19 114 (5.99%) Hibernate
20 106 (5.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.78%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (4.05%) Algorithms
4 72 (3.78%) User Experience
5 63 (3.31%) Derivative
5 63 (3.31%) Fixed Income
6 62 (3.26%) Data Structures
7 45 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 44 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 39 (2.05%) Market Risk
10 33 (1.73%) Grid Computing
11 30 (1.58%) Equities
11 30 (1.58%) Fintech
12 28 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 18 (0.95%) Blog
14 16 (0.84%) Management Information System
14 16 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 13 (0.68%) Credit Risk
15 13 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 11 (0.58%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 395 (20.76%) Linux
2 213 (11.19%) Unix
3 44 (2.31%) Windows
4 31 (1.63%) Android
5 29 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 21 (1.10%) Mac OS
6 21 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.58%) CentOS
9 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.21%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.16%) AIX
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.053%) Solaris
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1204 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (29.69%) TDD
3 501 (26.33%) Scrum
4 412 (21.65%) Open Source
5 371 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
6 355 (18.65%) Microservices
7 317 (16.66%) DevOps
8 299 (15.71%) Test Automation
9 268 (14.08%) BDD
10 226 (11.88%) Software Engineering
11 216 (11.35%) Kanban
12 188 (9.88%) Pair Programming
13 180 (9.46%) Analytics
14 156 (8.20%) Machine Learning
15 148 (7.78%) Configuration Management
16 138 (7.25%) Responsive Web Design
17 129 (6.78%) Web Design
18 127 (6.67%) Web Development
19 126 (6.62%) Functional Programming
20 125 (6.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1266 (66.53%) Java
2 585 (30.74%) Python
3 373 (19.60%) SQL
4 345 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 268 (14.08%) Ruby
6 161 (8.46%) C#
7 117 (6.15%) Groovy
8 80 (4.20%) R
8 80 (4.20%) Shell Script
9 77 (4.05%) Go
10 51 (2.68%) C++
10 51 (2.68%) Clojure
11 48 (2.52%) Bash Shell
11 48 (2.52%) Perl
12 28 (1.47%) Haskell
13 26 (1.37%) PHP
14 25 (1.31%) Kotlin
15 18 (0.95%) SPARQL
16 16 (0.84%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 108 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 84 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 66 (3.47%) Degree
4 20 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.63%) PhD
6 8 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.32%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.11%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.11%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.053%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.053%) CISA
11 1 (0.053%) CISM
11 1 (0.053%) CISSP
11 1 (0.053%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.053%) GSEC
11 1 (0.053%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.15%) QA
2 29 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.89%) MiFID
4 15 (0.79%) WCAG
5 6 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.21%) GCP
7 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.053%) Basel III
9 1 (0.053%) IFRS
9 1 (0.053%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.053%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.053%) SLA
System Software
1 308 (16.18%) Docker
2 109 (5.73%) HDFS
3 76 (3.99%) Apache Flume
4 26 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.53%) LXC
6 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
8 3 (0.16%) Varnish
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.053%) KVM
10 1 (0.053%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.053%) Xen
Systems Management
1 205 (10.77%) Puppet
2 104 (5.47%) Ansible
3 79 (4.15%) Kubernetes
4 64 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (3.10%) Hadoop YARN
6 46 (2.42%) Kibana
7 41 (2.15%) Grafana
8 38 (2.00%) logstash
9 37 (1.94%) Oozie
10 35 (1.84%) Terraform
11 19 (1.00%) Mesos
12 15 (0.79%) Packer
13 13 (0.68%) Sysdig
14 9 (0.47%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.47%) Prometheus
15 7 (0.37%) Ambari
16 6 (0.32%) ZABBIX
17 5 (0.26%) Control-M
18 4 (0.21%) Graphite
19 3 (0.16%) Marathon
Vendors
1 147 (7.72%) Google
2 114 (5.99%) Oracle
3 92 (4.83%) Cloudera
4 78 (4.10%) Hortonworks
5 42 (2.21%) Splunk
6 27 (1.42%) AppDynamics
6 27 (1.42%) webMethods
7 23 (1.21%) Tableau
8 22 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 20 (1.05%) Informatica
9 20 (1.05%) Sybase
10 17 (0.89%) Microsoft
10 17 (0.89%) Talend
11 14 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.68%) New Relic
13 12 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.58%) Adobe
15 10 (0.53%) IBM
16 9 (0.47%) Ab Initio
17 6 (0.32%) VMware