Period
to 21 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 21 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 127 213
Rank change year-on-year -14 +86 +89
Contract jobs citing Scala 1933 2076 1325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.98% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.46% 4.92% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1571 1060
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £554
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -5.19% +10.75%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +3.16% +1.01% +4.50%
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 43314 42222 43547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.32% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30261 28989 29461
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.76% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 805 881 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.18 £14.34 £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% - +19.05%

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 21 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 21 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 -7 1862 £538 +2.38% 278
London -6 1310 £550 +1.85% 187
UK excluding London -22 588 £490 +3.16% 95
South East +17 237 £500 +5.26% 20
North of England -38 168 £475 +5.56% 26
Yorkshire -31 99 £470 +4.44% 4
Midlands +27 92 £475 +5.56% 12
West Midlands +24 71 £450 - 4
North East +58 54 £400 -11.11% 1
South West -28 29 £475 +5.56% 12
Scotland +5 27 £463 +2.78% 4
East Midlands +7 21 £525 +16.67% 8
East of England -13 19 £400 -23.81% 20
North West -27 18 £400 -20.00% 21
Wales -8 14 £450 -12.20%
Northern Ireland -45 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 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 1281 (66.27%) Java
2 1228 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
3 633 (32.75%) TDD
4 570 (29.49%) Python
5 568 (29.38%) Apache Spark
6 519 (26.85%) Big Data
7 492 (25.45%) Hadoop
8 485 (25.09%) Scrum
9 403 (20.85%) NoSQL
10 385 (19.92%) Microservices
10 385 (19.92%) SQL
11 384 (19.87%) Open Source
12 372 (19.24%) Linux
13 366 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
14 353 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
15 349 (18.05%) CSS
16 346 (17.90%) Play Framework
17 344 (17.80%) JavaScript
18 341 (17.64%) Docker
18 341 (17.64%) Kafka
19 337 (17.43%) MongoDB
20 334 (17.28%) Spring
21 327 (16.92%) DevOps
22 325 (16.81%) HTML
23 318 (16.45%) RESTful
24 314 (16.24%) BDD
25 310 (16.04%) Git (software)
26 307 (15.88%) REST
27 296 (15.31%) Akka
28 294 (15.21%) JSON

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
1 568 (29.38%) Apache Spark
2 152 (7.86%) Apache
3 120 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
4 81 (4.19%) Confluence
5 53 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 48 (2.48%) Apache Solr
7 47 (2.43%) JBoss
8 40 (2.07%) Apache Pig
9 38 (1.97%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.03%) WildFly
11 19 (0.98%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.78%) nginx
13 14 (0.72%) Jupyter
13 14 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
13 14 (0.72%) SAS
14 13 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.57%) GlassFish
16 11 (0.57%) 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%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.052%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 353 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.05%) GitHub
4 51 (2.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (1.91%) Amazon S3
7 32 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
9 20 (1.03%) Serverless
10 19 (0.98%) PaaS
11 18 (0.93%) Google Analytics
12 15 (0.78%) Heroku
13 13 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.52%) Amazon Glacier
14 10 (0.52%) SaaS
15 9 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (0.47%) npm
16 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 168 (8.69%) HTTP
2 37 (1.91%) SSL
3 34 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.98%) 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
1 519 (26.85%) Big Data
2 492 (25.45%) Hadoop
3 403 (20.85%) NoSQL
4 337 (17.43%) MongoDB
5 258 (13.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 189 (9.78%) Relational Database
7 179 (9.26%) Apache Hive
8 162 (8.38%) PostgreSQL
9 158 (8.17%) MySQL
10 142 (7.35%) HBase
11 76 (3.93%) Impala
12 55 (2.85%) SQL Server
13 52 (2.69%) RDBMS
14 49 (2.53%) Sqoop
15 43 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
16 35 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 34 (1.76%) Redis
18 31 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
18 31 (1.60%) Flink
19 26 (1.35%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 310 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 268 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 160 (8.28%) JUnit
4 141 (7.29%) JIRA
5 113 (5.85%) Selenium
6 107 (5.54%) IntelliJ
7 106 (5.48%) Cucumber
8 85 (4.40%) Maven
9 83 (4.29%) Subversion
10 72 (3.72%) Mockito
11 51 (2.64%) WebDriver
12 42 (2.17%) Gradle
13 30 (1.55%) TeamCity
14 27 (1.40%) Eclipse
15 24 (1.24%) Hudson
16 22 (1.14%) Gatling
16 22 (1.14%) Grunt
16 22 (1.14%) gulp
17 21 (1.09%) GitLab
17 21 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 257 (13.30%) Finance
2 217 (11.23%) Banking
3 102 (5.28%) Investment Banking
4 79 (4.09%) Games
5 78 (4.04%) Front Office
6 54 (2.79%) Retail
7 32 (1.66%) Publishing
8 28 (1.45%) Marketing
9 15 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.67%) Advertising
10 13 (0.67%) 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%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.052%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1240 (64.15%) Developer
2 748 (38.70%) Scala Developer
3 440 (22.76%) Java Developer
4 224 (11.59%) Senior Developer
5 210 (10.86%) Java Scala Developer
6 199 (10.29%) Data Engineer
7 154 (7.97%) Big Data Developer
8 145 (7.50%) Big Data Engineer
9 110 (5.69%) Agile Developer
9 110 (5.69%) Architect
10 109 (5.64%) Senior Scala Developer
11 92 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
12 74 (3.83%) Agile Java Developer
12 74 (3.83%) Java Engineer
13 72 (3.72%) Data Scientist
14 71 (3.67%) Apache Spark Developer
15 68 (3.52%) Software Engineer
16 58 (3.00%) Python Developer
17 51 (2.64%) AWS Developer
18 48 (2.48%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (18.05%) CSS
2 346 (17.90%) Play Framework
3 341 (17.64%) Kafka
4 334 (17.28%) Spring
5 325 (16.81%) HTML
6 318 (16.45%) RESTful
7 307 (15.88%) REST
8 296 (15.31%) Akka
9 294 (15.21%) JSON
10 234 (12.11%) Web Services
11 220 (11.38%) HTML5
12 190 (9.83%) Node.js
13 160 (8.28%) AngularJS
14 143 (7.40%) CSS3
15 138 (7.14%) React
16 125 (6.47%) Hibernate
16 125 (6.47%) XML
17 112 (5.79%) Spring Boot
18 94 (4.86%) Django
19 92 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
2 113 (5.85%) Algorithms
3 106 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (3.72%) User Experience
5 66 (3.41%) Data Structures
6 62 (3.21%) Derivative
7 52 (2.69%) Computer Science
8 51 (2.64%) Fintech
9 45 (2.33%) Fixed Income
10 37 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 37 (1.91%) Market Risk
11 28 (1.45%) Grid Computing
12 25 (1.29%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.09%) Equities
14 20 (1.03%) Blog
14 20 (1.03%) Online Games
15 16 (0.83%) Management Information System
15 16 (0.83%) Semantic Web
16 15 (0.78%) Credit Risk
17 14 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 372 (19.24%) Linux
2 219 (11.33%) Unix
3 44 (2.28%) Windows
4 36 (1.86%) Mac OS X
5 31 (1.60%) Android
6 21 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 16 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.78%) 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 1228 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (32.75%) TDD
3 485 (25.09%) Scrum
4 385 (19.92%) Microservices
5 384 (19.87%) Open Source
6 366 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
7 327 (16.92%) DevOps
8 314 (16.24%) BDD
9 271 (14.02%) Test Automation
10 270 (13.97%) Kanban
11 252 (13.04%) Software Engineering
12 239 (12.36%) Pair Programming
13 179 (9.26%) Analytics
13 179 (9.26%) Machine Learning
14 155 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
15 129 (6.67%) Mentoring
16 110 (5.69%) Functional Programming
16 110 (5.69%) High Availability
17 109 (5.64%) ETL
18 108 (5.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1281 (66.27%) Java
2 570 (29.49%) Python
3 385 (19.92%) SQL
4 344 (17.80%) JavaScript
5 206 (10.66%) Ruby
6 141 (7.29%) C#
7 110 (5.69%) Groovy
8 103 (5.33%) R
9 85 (4.40%) Go
10 66 (3.41%) Bash Shell
11 64 (3.31%) Shell Script
12 54 (2.79%) C++
13 52 (2.69%) Clojure
14 35 (1.81%) Perl
15 34 (1.76%) Kotlin
16 29 (1.50%) PHP
17 24 (1.24%) Haskell
18 19 (0.98%) SPARQL
19 15 (0.78%) C
19 15 (0.78%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 114 (5.90%) Security Cleared
2 95 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 92 (4.76%) Degree
4 28 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.83%) PhD
7 8 (0.41%) DBS Check
7 8 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.31%) 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 (5.64%) QA
2 19 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.83%) WCAG
4 14 (0.72%) 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
1 341 (17.64%) Docker
2 104 (5.38%) HDFS
3 64 (3.31%) Apache Flume
4 27 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.47%) LXC
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.10%) Varnish
7 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 170 (8.79%) Puppet
2 101 (5.23%) Ansible
3 87 (4.50%) Kibana
4 84 (4.35%) Grafana
5 78 (4.04%) Kubernetes
6 63 (3.26%) logstash
6 63 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 41 (2.12%) Mesos
9 38 (1.97%) Terraform
10 36 (1.86%) Oozie
11 14 (0.72%) Prometheus
12 13 (0.67%) Sysdig
13 9 (0.47%) Ambari
13 9 (0.47%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.41%) Packer
15 7 (0.36%) StatsD
16 6 (0.31%) Nagios
17 4 (0.21%) Control-M
17 4 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 136 (7.04%) Google
2 118 (6.10%) Oracle
3 83 (4.29%) Splunk
4 82 (4.24%) Cloudera
5 77 (3.98%) Hortonworks
6 59 (3.05%) AppDynamics
7 35 (1.81%) Tableau
8 25 (1.29%) Microsoft
9 22 (1.14%) webMethods
10 21 (1.09%) Talend
11 18 (0.93%) Atlassian
12 17 (0.88%) Informatica
13 16 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.72%) Sybase
15 11 (0.57%) New Relic
16 8 (0.41%) IBM
17 7 (0.36%) MapR
17 7 (0.36%) SaltStack
18 5 (0.26%) Facebook
18 5 (0.26%) hybris