Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 129 217
Rank change year-on-year -11 +88 +84
Contract jobs citing Scala 1923 2083 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.97% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.46% 4.87% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1453 1572 1070
UK median daily rate £538 £519 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -5.68% +10.00%
10th Percentile £405 £400 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +3.16% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median hourly rate - £100.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.85% -
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 43135 42780 44100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.96% 40.37% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30145 29367 29840
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 803 890 1046
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +21.31%
10th Percentile £16.15 £14.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -5 1853 £538 +2.38% 190
London -1 1306 £550 +2.33% 121
UK excluding London -19 583 £490 +3.16% 70
South East +17 237 £500 +5.26% 15
North of England -29 170 £475 +3.26% 22
Yorkshire -27 101 £470 +4.44% 5
Midlands +30 87 £475 +5.56% 9
West Midlands +23 70 £450 - 5
North East +56 54 £400 -11.11% 1
South West -18 29 £475 +5.56% 7
Scotland +2 26 £500 +11.11% 3
North West -29 18 £400 -20.00% 16
East of England -30 18 £400 -23.81% 14
East Midlands +5 17 £525 +16.67% 4
Wales -11 14 £450 -12.20%
Northern Ireland -39 5 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1277 (66.41%) Java
2 1213 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
3 630 (32.76%) TDD
4 569 (29.59%) Python
5 565 (29.38%) Apache Spark
6 520 (27.04%) Big Data
7 489 (25.43%) Hadoop
8 477 (24.80%) Scrum
9 398 (20.70%) NoSQL
10 385 (20.02%) Open Source
10 385 (20.02%) SQL
11 379 (19.71%) Microservices
12 370 (19.24%) Continuous Integration
13 368 (19.14%) Linux
14 348 (18.10%) CSS
15 347 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
16 340 (17.68%) Play Framework
17 338 (17.58%) Docker
17 338 (17.58%) JavaScript
18 336 (17.47%) Kafka
19 333 (17.32%) MongoDB
20 329 (17.11%) Spring
21 327 (17.00%) DevOps
22 325 (16.90%) HTML
23 314 (16.33%) Git (software)
24 308 (16.02%) BDD
25 307 (15.96%) RESTful
25 307 (15.96%) REST
26 298 (15.50%) JSON
27 291 (15.13%) 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
1 565 (29.38%) Apache Spark
2 156 (8.11%) Apache
3 118 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
4 82 (4.26%) Confluence
5 55 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 50 (2.60%) Apache Solr
7 48 (2.50%) JBoss
8 40 (2.08%) Apache Pig
9 39 (2.03%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.99%) OpenStack
10 19 (0.99%) WildFly
11 17 (0.88%) nginx
12 16 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
13 14 (0.73%) Jupyter
13 14 (0.73%) SAS
14 13 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.57%) GlassFish
17 10 (0.52%) Jetty
17 10 (0.52%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.21%) SPSS
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.052%) HipChat
4 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.052%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 347 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.07%) GitHub
4 51 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (1.77%) Amazon S3
7 31 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
9 19 (0.99%) Google Analytics
10 18 (0.94%) PaaS
11 17 (0.88%) Serverless
12 15 (0.78%) Heroku
13 10 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.47%) npm
15 8 (0.42%) SaaS
16 7 (0.36%) Amazon Glacier
17 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (0.31%) IaaS
17 6 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 168 (8.74%) HTTP
2 37 (1.92%) SSL
3 34 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.99%) Internet
5 12 (0.62%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.16%) DNS
6 3 (0.16%) SMS
7 2 (0.10%) Firewall
7 2 (0.10%) FTP
7 2 (0.10%) LDAP
7 2 (0.10%) Network Security
7 2 (0.10%) SNA
8 1 (0.052%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.052%) GSM
8 1 (0.052%) LAN
8 1 (0.052%) SSH
8 1 (0.052%) VPN
8 1 (0.052%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 520 (27.04%) Big Data
2 489 (25.43%) Hadoop
3 398 (20.70%) NoSQL
4 333 (17.32%) MongoDB
5 253 (13.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 188 (9.78%) Relational Database
7 177 (9.20%) Apache Hive
8 158 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
9 157 (8.16%) MySQL
10 138 (7.18%) HBase
11 76 (3.95%) Impala
12 53 (2.76%) SQL Server
13 51 (2.65%) RDBMS
14 48 (2.50%) Sqoop
15 43 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
16 34 (1.77%) Redis
17 32 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 31 (1.61%) Flink
19 29 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
20 27 (1.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 314 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 265 (13.78%) Jenkins
3 162 (8.42%) JUnit
4 140 (7.28%) JIRA
5 115 (5.98%) Selenium
6 109 (5.67%) IntelliJ
7 106 (5.51%) Cucumber
8 87 (4.52%) Subversion
9 82 (4.26%) Maven
10 71 (3.69%) Mockito
11 50 (2.60%) WebDriver
12 44 (2.29%) Gradle
13 30 (1.56%) TeamCity
14 27 (1.40%) Eclipse
15 24 (1.25%) Grunt
15 24 (1.25%) gulp
15 24 (1.25%) Hudson
16 23 (1.20%) Gatling
17 20 (1.04%) GitLab
17 20 (1.04%) Vagrant
General
1 254 (13.21%) Finance
2 215 (11.18%) Banking
3 102 (5.30%) Investment Banking
4 79 (4.11%) Front Office
5 77 (4.00%) Games
6 53 (2.76%) Retail
7 31 (1.61%) Publishing
8 26 (1.35%) Marketing
9 15 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.68%) Advertising
10 13 (0.68%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.21%) Back Office
12 4 (0.21%) Law
13 2 (0.10%) Automotive
13 2 (0.10%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.10%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.10%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.052%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.052%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1229 (63.91%) Developer
2 745 (38.74%) Scala Developer
3 432 (22.46%) Java Developer
4 219 (11.39%) Senior Developer
5 209 (10.87%) Java Scala Developer
6 198 (10.30%) Data Engineer
7 154 (8.01%) Big Data Developer
8 144 (7.49%) Big Data Engineer
9 109 (5.67%) Architect
10 108 (5.62%) Senior Scala Developer
11 105 (5.46%) Agile Developer
12 88 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
13 74 (3.85%) Java Engineer
14 71 (3.69%) Agile Java Developer
14 71 (3.69%) Data Scientist
15 70 (3.64%) Software Engineer
16 69 (3.59%) Apache Spark Developer
17 58 (3.02%) Python Developer
18 48 (2.50%) AWS Developer
19 47 (2.44%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (18.10%) CSS
2 340 (17.68%) Play Framework
3 336 (17.47%) Kafka
4 329 (17.11%) Spring
5 325 (16.90%) HTML
6 307 (15.96%) REST
6 307 (15.96%) RESTful
7 298 (15.50%) JSON
8 291 (15.13%) Akka
9 230 (11.96%) Web Services
10 221 (11.49%) HTML5
11 190 (9.88%) Node.js
12 159 (8.27%) AngularJS
13 142 (7.38%) CSS3
14 138 (7.18%) React
15 128 (6.66%) XML
16 122 (6.34%) Hibernate
17 108 (5.62%) Spring Boot
18 95 (4.94%) Django
19 92 (4.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 123 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
2 115 (5.98%) Algorithms
3 108 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (3.80%) User Experience
5 67 (3.48%) Data Structures
6 61 (3.17%) Derivative
7 52 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 49 (2.55%) Fixed Income
9 48 (2.50%) Fintech
10 37 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 37 (1.92%) Market Risk
11 29 (1.51%) Grid Computing
12 25 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 22 (1.14%) Equities
14 20 (1.04%) Blog
15 19 (0.99%) Online Games
16 16 (0.83%) Credit Risk
16 16 (0.83%) Management Information System
16 16 (0.83%) Semantic Web
17 14 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 368 (19.14%) Linux
2 219 (11.39%) Unix
3 44 (2.29%) Windows
4 37 (1.92%) Mac OS X
5 31 (1.61%) Android
6 21 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 15 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.73%) CentOS
9 10 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.26%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.16%) AIX
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.052%) Solaris
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.052%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1213 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (32.76%) TDD
3 477 (24.80%) Scrum
4 385 (20.02%) Open Source
5 379 (19.71%) Microservices
6 370 (19.24%) Continuous Integration
7 327 (17.00%) DevOps
8 308 (16.02%) BDD
9 275 (14.30%) Test Automation
10 266 (13.83%) Kanban
11 255 (13.26%) Software Engineering
12 235 (12.22%) Pair Programming
13 180 (9.36%) Analytics
13 180 (9.36%) Machine Learning
14 153 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
15 124 (6.45%) Mentoring
16 111 (5.77%) Configuration Management
16 111 (5.77%) ETL
17 108 (5.62%) Functional Programming
17 108 (5.62%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1277 (66.41%) Java
2 569 (29.59%) Python
3 385 (20.02%) SQL
4 338 (17.58%) JavaScript
5 210 (10.92%) Ruby
6 143 (7.44%) C#
7 109 (5.67%) Groovy
8 102 (5.30%) R
9 84 (4.37%) Go
10 64 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 64 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 55 (2.86%) C++
12 50 (2.60%) Clojure
13 36 (1.87%) Perl
14 33 (1.72%) Kotlin
15 29 (1.51%) PHP
16 22 (1.14%) Haskell
17 19 (0.99%) SPARQL
18 16 (0.83%) C
19 15 (0.78%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 109 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 93 (4.84%) Degree
3 89 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.83%) PhD
7 8 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.36%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.16%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.052%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.052%) AAT
12 1 (0.052%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.67%) QA
2 19 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.83%) WCAG
4 14 (0.73%) MiFID
5 11 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.26%) GCP
7 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.052%) Basel III
8 1 (0.052%) EMIR
8 1 (0.052%) FATCA
8 1 (0.052%) GDPR
8 1 (0.052%) IFRS
8 1 (0.052%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.052%) SLA
System Software
1 338 (17.58%) Docker
2 103 (5.36%) HDFS
3 62 (3.22%) Apache Flume
4 29 (1.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.47%) LXC
6 4 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.10%) Varnish
8 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 172 (8.94%) Puppet
2 101 (5.25%) Ansible
3 86 (4.47%) Kibana
4 83 (4.32%) Grafana
5 77 (4.00%) Kubernetes
6 62 (3.22%) logstash
6 62 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (2.34%) Hadoop YARN
8 40 (2.08%) Mesos
9 36 (1.87%) Terraform
10 34 (1.77%) Oozie
11 14 (0.73%) Prometheus
12 13 (0.68%) Sysdig
13 9 (0.47%) Ambari
13 9 (0.47%) Packer
13 9 (0.47%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.36%) StatsD
15 6 (0.31%) Nagios
16 4 (0.21%) Control-M
16 4 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 136 (7.07%) Google
2 116 (6.03%) Oracle
3 82 (4.26%) Splunk
4 80 (4.16%) Cloudera
5 76 (3.95%) Hortonworks
6 58 (3.02%) AppDynamics
7 35 (1.82%) Tableau
8 25 (1.30%) Microsoft
9 23 (1.20%) webMethods
10 20 (1.04%) Talend
11 18 (0.94%) Atlassian
12 17 (0.88%) Informatica
13 15 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.68%) Sybase
15 11 (0.57%) New Relic
16 8 (0.42%) IBM
17 7 (0.36%) SaltStack
18 6 (0.31%) MapR
18 6 (0.31%) Red Hat
19 5 (0.26%) Perforce