Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 116 182
Rank change year-on-year -32 +66 +128
Contract jobs citing Scala 1,870 1,866 1,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.06% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.28% 4.98% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,361 1,354 1,084
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £425 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £29.82 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.17% - -
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 43,711 37,497 40,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.06% 41.48% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,568 25,724 27,761
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +4.52% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 810 951
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.89 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.15 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +7.14% +10.00%

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 25 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scala over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 May 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 -30 1,766 £550 +4.76% 441
London -4 1,228 £550 - 307
UK excluding London -20 617 £500 +5.26% 157
South East +1 222 £500 +2.41% 54
North of England -103 143 £500 +11.11% 43
Yorkshire -45 90 £500 - 18
Midlands -25 73 £500 - 15
East of England +40 60 £525 - 12
North West -4 49 £475 +8.57% 24
East Midlands +25 40 £500 -4.76% 4
Wales +18 37 £525 +2.94% 2
South West +23 35 £513 +20.59% 10
Scotland -21 35 £425 +3.03% 13
West Midlands -65 33 £475 +0.53% 11
Northern Ireland - 11 £525 - 8
North East -84 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,288 (68.88%) Java
2 981 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 715 (38.24%) Python
4 641 (34.28%) Apache Spark
5 620 (33.16%) Big Data
6 581 (31.07%) TDD
7 573 (30.64%) Hadoop
8 432 (23.10%) Linux
9 431 (23.05%) NoSQL
10 426 (22.78%) SQL
11 413 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
12 399 (21.34%) Docker
13 360 (19.25%) JavaScript
13 360 (19.25%) Git (software)
14 354 (18.93%) Kafka
15 352 (18.82%) DevOps
15 352 (18.82%) Scrum
16 349 (18.66%) Microservices
17 325 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
18 321 (17.17%) BDD
19 319 (17.06%) MongoDB
20 304 (16.26%) Open Source
21 293 (15.67%) Spring
22 292 (15.61%) Analytics
23 288 (15.40%) Apache Hive
24 287 (15.35%) Jenkins
25 286 (15.29%) REST
26 262 (14.01%) Finance
27 259 (13.85%) RESTful
28 250 (13.37%) Play Framework

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
1 641 (34.28%) Apache Spark
2 237 (12.67%) Apache
3 125 (6.68%) Elasticsearch
4 98 (5.24%) Apache Pig
5 66 (3.53%) Confluence
6 60 (3.21%) Tomcat
7 34 (1.82%) WebLogic
8 32 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 31 (1.66%) Apache Solr
10 28 (1.50%) WebSphere
11 25 (1.34%) SAS
12 24 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
12 24 (1.28%) MQSeries
13 23 (1.23%) JBoss
14 22 (1.18%) nginx
15 18 (0.96%) Jupyter
16 15 (0.80%) OpenStack
17 14 (0.75%) Mule
18 9 (0.48%) WildFly
19 8 (0.43%) Luigi
Applications
1 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.27%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.37%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.053%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.053%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.053%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 413 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (3.90%) GitHub
4 61 (3.26%) Amazon S3
5 58 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 45 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
7 44 (2.35%) Amazon EMR
8 32 (1.71%) Amazon Kinesis
9 27 (1.44%) Google Analytics
10 23 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (1.23%) PaaS
11 19 (1.02%) Google Tag Manager
12 17 (0.91%) Serverless
13 16 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.86%) Heroku
13 16 (0.86%) SaaS
14 9 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.43%) IaaS
16 7 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.20%) HTTP
2 46 (2.46%) SSL
3 45 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.34%) DNS
5 18 (0.96%) Kerberos
6 15 (0.80%) FTP
7 11 (0.59%) VPN
8 9 (0.48%) Internet
9 7 (0.37%) DSL
10 6 (0.32%) ICMP
10 6 (0.32%) SMS
11 5 (0.27%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.16%) Firewall
12 3 (0.16%) SSH
13 2 (0.11%) IKE
13 2 (0.11%) Network Security
13 2 (0.11%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 2 (0.11%) SNA
14 1 (0.053%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 620 (33.16%) Big Data
2 573 (30.64%) Hadoop
3 431 (23.05%) NoSQL
4 319 (17.06%) MongoDB
5 288 (15.40%) Apache Hive
6 225 (12.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 186 (9.95%) PostgreSQL
8 176 (9.41%) HBase
9 170 (9.09%) Relational Database
10 123 (6.58%) Impala
11 119 (6.36%) MySQL
12 115 (6.15%) SQL Server
13 91 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
14 90 (4.81%) Sqoop
15 81 (4.33%) Amazon Redshift
16 68 (3.64%) Data Lake
17 55 (2.94%) RDBMS
18 35 (1.87%) Cloudera CDH
19 32 (1.71%) Couchbase
20 29 (1.55%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 360 (19.25%) Git (software)
2 287 (15.35%) Jenkins
3 145 (7.75%) JIRA
4 114 (6.10%) JUnit
5 104 (5.56%) Maven
6 97 (5.19%) Selenium
7 87 (4.65%) Cucumber
8 60 (3.21%) IntelliJ
8 60 (3.21%) Subversion
9 56 (2.99%) Gradle
10 49 (2.62%) GitLab
11 46 (2.46%) Gatling
11 46 (2.46%) Mockito
12 35 (1.87%) SoapUI
13 33 (1.76%) TeamCity
14 31 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
15 30 (1.60%) gulp
16 29 (1.55%) Hudson
17 28 (1.50%) Eclipse
18 25 (1.34%) Ant
General
1 262 (14.01%) Finance
2 147 (7.86%) Banking
3 71 (3.80%) Retail
4 68 (3.64%) Games
5 65 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 51 (2.73%) Front Office
7 36 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.82%) Marketing
9 16 (0.86%) Advertising
9 16 (0.86%) Publishing
10 12 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.37%) Law
11 7 (0.37%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.27%) Automotive
12 5 (0.27%) Back Office
12 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.21%) Legal
14 3 (0.16%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,085 (58.02%) Developer
2 464 (24.81%) Scala Developer
3 426 (22.78%) Java Developer
4 266 (14.22%) Data Engineer
5 169 (9.04%) Senior Developer
6 159 (8.50%) Big Data Engineer
7 139 (7.43%) Big Data Developer
8 104 (5.56%) Java Scala Developer
9 92 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
10 91 (4.87%) Architect
11 83 (4.44%) Data Scientist
12 74 (3.96%) Agile Developer
13 67 (3.58%) Software Engineer
14 65 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
14 65 (3.48%) Senior Scala Developer
15 62 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
16 60 (3.21%) Hadoop Engineer
17 58 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
18 56 (2.99%) Apache Spark Developer
19 48 (2.57%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (18.93%) Kafka
2 293 (15.67%) Spring
3 286 (15.29%) REST
4 259 (13.85%) RESTful
5 250 (13.37%) Play Framework
6 239 (12.78%) HTML
7 213 (11.39%) CSS
8 200 (10.70%) Web Services
9 185 (9.89%) Node.js
10 184 (9.84%) JSON
11 159 (8.50%) HTML5
12 155 (8.29%) AngularJS
13 149 (7.97%) Akka
14 136 (7.27%) Hibernate
14 136 (7.27%) React
15 121 (6.47%) SOAP
16 115 (6.15%) XML
17 92 (4.92%) Spark Streaming
17 92 (4.92%) Spring Boot
18 90 (4.81%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 152 (8.13%) Greenfield Project
2 122 (6.52%) Algorithms
3 72 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 71 (3.80%) Derivative
5 62 (3.32%) Data Structures
6 60 (3.21%) Fintech
7 59 (3.16%) User Experience
8 39 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
9 34 (1.82%) Public Cloud
10 33 (1.76%) Fixed Income
11 30 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
12 24 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (1.02%) Equities
15 13 (0.70%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.64%) Grid Computing
16 12 (0.64%) Market Risk
17 11 (0.59%) HoloLens
Operating Systems
1 432 (23.10%) Linux
2 162 (8.66%) Unix
3 44 (2.35%) Windows
4 34 (1.82%) CentOS
5 31 (1.66%) Mac OS X
6 30 (1.60%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.48%) Android
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.21%) Debian
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (31.07%) TDD
3 352 (18.82%) DevOps
3 352 (18.82%) Scrum
4 349 (18.66%) Microservices
5 325 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
6 321 (17.17%) BDD
7 304 (16.26%) Open Source
8 292 (15.61%) Analytics
9 246 (13.16%) Test Automation
10 241 (12.89%) Data Science
11 231 (12.35%) Software Engineering
12 220 (11.76%) Machine Learning
13 205 (10.96%) Kanban
14 201 (10.75%) Pair Programming
15 181 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
16 171 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
17 154 (8.24%) ETL
18 147 (7.86%) MVC
19 127 (6.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,288 (68.88%) Java
2 715 (38.24%) Python
3 426 (22.78%) SQL
4 360 (19.25%) JavaScript
5 230 (12.30%) Java 8
6 197 (10.53%) Ruby
7 187 (10.00%) Groovy
8 118 (6.31%) R
9 114 (6.10%) C#
10 103 (5.51%) Bash Shell
10 103 (5.51%) C++
11 89 (4.76%) Shell Script
12 73 (3.90%) Go
13 67 (3.58%) Kotlin
14 61 (3.26%) Clojure
15 58 (3.10%) Perl
16 35 (1.87%) Haskell
17 28 (1.50%) C
18 25 (1.34%) ES6
18 25 (1.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 100 (5.35%) Degree
2 69 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (1.44%) Master's Degree
6 17 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (0.80%) PhD
8 9 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.21%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.053%) ACCA
13 1 (0.053%) CEH
13 1 (0.053%) CISSP
13 1 (0.053%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.053%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.28%) QA
2 28 (1.50%) GDPR
3 26 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.23%) GCP
5 4 (0.21%) GAAP
6 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.16%) MiFID
6 3 (0.16%) WCAG
7 2 (0.11%) EMIR
7 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 399 (21.34%) Docker
2 108 (5.78%) HDFS
3 95 (5.08%) Apache Flume
4 26 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 16 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.16%) LXC
6 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.11%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 149 (7.97%) Kubernetes
2 132 (7.06%) Ansible
3 129 (6.90%) Puppet
4 76 (4.06%) Oozie
5 60 (3.21%) Kibana
6 57 (3.05%) Terraform
7 51 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (2.67%) Grafana
8 50 (2.67%) Hadoop YARN
9 35 (1.87%) Mesos
10 31 (1.66%) logstash
11 23 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (0.91%) Packer
13 16 (0.86%) Ambari
14 12 (0.64%) Consul
15 11 (0.59%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.59%) Salt
16 6 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 6 (0.32%) Marathon
16 6 (0.32%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 152 (8.13%) Cloudera
2 148 (7.91%) Google
3 127 (6.79%) Oracle
4 84 (4.49%) Hortonworks
5 72 (3.85%) Splunk
6 66 (3.53%) MapR
7 60 (3.21%) Talend
8 58 (3.10%) Microsoft
9 40 (2.14%) Tableau
10 36 (1.93%) AppDynamics
10 36 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (1.55%) Atlassian
12 21 (1.12%) Informatica
13 19 (1.02%) Tealium
14 15 (0.80%) Capita
14 15 (0.80%) webMethods
15 13 (0.70%) Alteryx
15 13 (0.70%) Sybase
16 12 (0.64%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.64%) SaltStack