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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scala
UK
Rank 114 183 330
Rank change year-on-year +69 +147  
Contract jobs citing Scala 941 724 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.10% 1.36% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.11% 3.58% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 504 247
Median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £29.82 - £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Scala is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18403 20247 19784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 13835 12813
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 485 404
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.62 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Scala as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scala in the UK

Scala
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scala in the UK

Scala
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +69 906 £525 - 234
London +26 561 £550 - 168
North East +46 91 £350 -12.50% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +45 91 £350 -6.66% 5
Tyne and Wear +44 91 £350 -12.50% 5
South East +37 85 £488 +5.40% 13
City of London +15 83 £575 +4.49% 35
Yorkshire +45 55 £500 - 6
West Yorkshire +42 49 £525 - 4
West Midlands +23 48 £500 -1.96% 4
Leeds +39 47 £500 -4.76% 4
West Sussex -14 37 £488 +2.63% 5
North West +27 23 £438 -2.77% 10
Scotland +38 18 £413 +10.00% 9
Shropshire +17 18 £500 -1.96% 2
Worthing -5 18 £516 +8.57% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 17 £350 -
Telford +27 15 £500 +5.26% 2
Berkshire +37 14 £600 +60.00% 1
Manchester +5 14 £475 +5.55% 7
South West -4 14 £425 +17.24% 12
Moray - 13 £338 -
Reading +27 12 £600 +60.00% 1
East of England 0 11 £525 +10.52% 8
Oxfordshire - 11 £475 - 4
Milton Keynes +5 9 £350 -
Birmingham +6 7 £450 +16.12% 2
South Wales +2 7 £510 +36.00% 1
Wales -6 7 £510 +36.00% 1
Bristol -2 6 £425 +19.29% 7

Scala
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1340 (67.95%) Java
2 1258 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
3 686 (34.79%) Python
4 652 (33.06%) TDD
5 616 (31.24%) Apache Spark
6 609 (30.88%) Big Data
7 592 (30.02%) Hadoop
8 523 (26.52%) Scrum
9 413 (20.94%) Git (software)
10 395 (20.03%) Play Framework
11 386 (19.57%) HTML
12 381 (19.32%) Linux
13 375 (19.02%) JavaScript
14 371 (18.81%) BDD
15 362 (18.36%) Ruby
16 360 (18.26%) CSS
17 353 (17.90%) REST
18 351 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
19 350 (17.75%) NoSQL
20 346 (17.55%) Open Source
20 346 (17.55%) Jenkins
21 334 (16.94%) MongoDB
22 326 (16.53%) DevOps
23 323 (16.38%) Spring
23 323 (16.38%) SQL
24 309 (15.67%) Apache Hive
25 303 (15.37%) JSON
26 300 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
27 295 (14.96%) Akka
28 287 (14.55%) Microservices

Scala
Top Related 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
1 616 (31.24%) Apache Spark
2 175 (8.87%) Apache
3 125 (6.34%) Elasticsearch
4 117 (5.93%) Confluence
5 96 (4.87%) Apache Pig
6 48 (2.43%) Tomcat
7 33 (1.67%) JBoss
8 26 (1.32%) Apache Solr
9 22 (1.12%) SAS
10 20 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 18 (0.91%) nginx
12 17 (0.86%) Jupyter
13 15 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.46%) DataSynapse
16 6 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
16 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
17 5 (0.25%) Liferay
Applications
1 24 (1.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.51%) SPSS
3 2 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.051%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 300 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (5.07%) GitHub
3 81 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 71 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (2.13%) Amazon S3
5 42 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (2.08%) Amazon Kinesis
7 36 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
8 30 (1.52%) PaaS
9 25 (1.27%) SaaS
10 17 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 15 (0.76%) Google Analytics
11 15 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.56%) Route 53
14 10 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
16 6 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 206 (10.45%) HTTP
2 28 (1.42%) Kerberos
3 24 (1.22%) Internet
3 24 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.06%) SSL
5 16 (0.81%) LDAP
6 8 (0.41%) SSH
7 4 (0.20%) Firewall
8 3 (0.15%) DSL
8 3 (0.15%) Intranet
8 3 (0.15%) SNA
9 2 (0.10%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.10%) SMTP
10 1 (0.051%) DNS
10 1 (0.051%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 609 (30.88%) Big Data
2 592 (30.02%) Hadoop
3 350 (17.75%) NoSQL
4 334 (16.94%) MongoDB
5 309 (15.67%) Apache Hive
6 252 (12.78%) Relational Database
7 222 (11.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 181 (9.18%) PostgreSQL
9 129 (6.54%) HBase
10 125 (6.34%) MySQL
11 89 (4.51%) SQL Server
12 75 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (3.65%) Impala
14 64 (3.25%) RDBMS
15 57 (2.89%) Sqoop
16 46 (2.33%) QlikView
17 45 (2.28%) Data Lake
18 44 (2.23%) Neo4j
19 34 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 28 (1.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 413 (20.94%) Git (software)
2 346 (17.55%) Jenkins
3 226 (11.46%) JIRA
4 186 (9.43%) Cucumber
5 185 (9.38%) Selenium
6 168 (8.52%) JUnit
7 129 (6.54%) Subversion
8 94 (4.77%) WebDriver
9 93 (4.72%) IntelliJ
10 77 (3.90%) Maven
11 51 (2.59%) RSpec
12 47 (2.38%) Mockito
13 36 (1.83%) Eclipse
14 32 (1.62%) SoapUI
15 29 (1.47%) Vagrant
16 28 (1.42%) Gradle
16 28 (1.42%) TeamCity
17 24 (1.22%) Grunt
18 23 (1.17%) Gatling
19 21 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 277 (14.05%) Finance
2 218 (11.05%) Banking
3 103 (5.22%) Investment Banking
4 70 (3.55%) Front Office
5 63 (3.19%) Games
6 48 (2.43%) Marketing
7 46 (2.33%) Retail
8 24 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 16 (0.81%) Publishing
11 15 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (0.41%) Advertising
12 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.30%) Law
14 5 (0.25%) Back Office
15 3 (0.15%) German Language
16 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.051%) Online Betting
17 1 (0.051%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1234 (62.58%) Developer
2 693 (35.14%) Scala Developer
3 476 (24.14%) Java Developer
4 220 (11.16%) Java Scala Developer
5 209 (10.60%) Senior Developer
6 183 (9.28%) Data Engineer
7 145 (7.35%) Big Data Engineer
8 130 (6.59%) Big Data Developer
9 121 (6.14%) Architect
10 97 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
11 95 (4.82%) Senior Scala Developer
12 94 (4.77%) Agile Developer
13 80 (4.06%) Hadoop Developer
14 73 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
15 69 (3.50%) Data Scientist
16 67 (3.40%) Hadoop Engineer
17 63 (3.19%) Tester
18 62 (3.14%) Agile Java Developer
19 59 (2.99%) Apache Spark Developer
20 57 (2.89%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (20.03%) Play Framework
2 386 (19.57%) HTML
3 360 (18.26%) CSS
4 353 (17.90%) REST
5 323 (16.38%) Spring
6 303 (15.37%) JSON
7 295 (14.96%) Akka
8 267 (13.54%) Kafka
9 261 (13.24%) RESTful
9 261 (13.24%) Web Services
10 233 (11.82%) HTML5
11 162 (8.22%) AngularJS
12 149 (7.56%) CSS3
13 145 (7.35%) Node.js
14 142 (7.20%) Django
15 126 (6.39%) Ruby on Rails
15 126 (6.39%) XML
16 125 (6.34%) Ajax
17 109 (5.53%) Hibernate
18 89 (4.51%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 117 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 98 (4.97%) User Experience
4 83 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.89%) Derivative
6 43 (2.18%) Fintech
6 43 (2.18%) Fixed Income
7 35 (1.77%) Equities
8 32 (1.62%) Credit Risk
9 29 (1.47%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (1.32%) Grid Computing
12 22 (1.12%) Blog
13 21 (1.06%) Public Cloud
14 20 (1.01%) Market Risk
15 19 (0.96%) Management Information System
16 16 (0.81%) Mobile App
17 14 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
17 14 (0.71%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 381 (19.32%) Linux
2 173 (8.77%) Unix
3 60 (3.04%) Windows
4 48 (2.43%) Mac OS X
5 25 (1.27%) Android
6 20 (1.01%) Ubuntu
7 16 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.35%) CentOS
11 4 (0.20%) Solaris
12 2 (0.10%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.051%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1258 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 652 (33.06%) TDD
3 523 (26.52%) Scrum
4 371 (18.81%) BDD
5 351 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
6 346 (17.55%) Open Source
7 326 (16.53%) DevOps
8 287 (14.55%) Microservices
9 271 (13.74%) Kanban
10 245 (12.42%) Software Engineering
11 230 (11.66%) Automated Testing
12 197 (9.99%) Analytics
13 185 (9.38%) Pair Programming
14 163 (8.27%) Machine Learning
15 152 (7.71%) Configuration Management
16 145 (7.35%) Web Development
17 133 (6.74%) Responsive Web Design
18 131 (6.64%) MVC
19 127 (6.44%) Continuous Delivery
20 126 (6.39%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1340 (67.95%) Java
2 686 (34.79%) Python
3 375 (19.02%) JavaScript
4 362 (18.36%) Ruby
5 323 (16.38%) SQL
6 193 (9.79%) R
7 190 (9.63%) C#
8 124 (6.29%) Groovy
9 67 (3.40%) C++
10 59 (2.99%) Go
10 59 (2.99%) Perl
11 50 (2.54%) Clojure
12 48 (2.43%) Bash Shell
13 40 (2.03%) Haskell
13 40 (2.03%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.17%) PHP
15 19 (0.96%) C
16 15 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.61%) MATLAB
18 9 (0.46%) F#
Qualifications
1 106 (5.38%) Degree
2 51 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 40 (2.03%) PhD
4 28 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.15%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.10%) CISA
7 2 (0.10%) CISM
7 2 (0.10%) CISSP
7 2 (0.10%) ISEB
7 2 (0.10%) RHCE
7 2 (0.10%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.051%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.051%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.051%) GSEC
8 1 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (7.76%) QA
2 29 (1.47%) WCAG
3 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.41%) SDET
4 5 (0.25%) MiFID
5 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.10%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 258 (13.08%) Docker
2 107 (5.43%) HDFS
3 51 (2.59%) Apache Flume
4 14 (0.71%) LXC
5 7 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.15%) KVM
9 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.051%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.051%) Varnish
10 1 (0.051%) vSphere
10 1 (0.051%) Xen
Systems Management
1 190 (9.63%) Puppet
2 150 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (5.02%) Ansible
4 84 (4.26%) Hadoop YARN
5 44 (2.23%) Oozie
6 38 (1.93%) Kubernetes
7 29 (1.47%) Mesos
8 28 (1.42%) Kibana
9 24 (1.22%) Grafana
10 20 (1.01%) Terraform
11 17 (0.86%) Nagios
12 12 (0.61%) Ambari
12 12 (0.61%) logstash
13 8 (0.41%) rkt
14 6 (0.30%) Salt
14 6 (0.30%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.20%) Packer
16 3 (0.15%) Control-M
17 2 (0.10%) Marathon
18 1 (0.051%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 100 (5.07%) Cloudera
2 94 (4.77%) Google
3 74 (3.75%) Microsoft
4 69 (3.50%) Oracle
5 68 (3.45%) Hortonworks
6 34 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 30 (1.52%) Tableau
8 24 (1.22%) Teradata
9 19 (0.96%) VMware
10 16 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
10 16 (0.81%) Splunk
11 14 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.66%) webMethods
13 12 (0.61%) IBM
14 10 (0.51%) AppDynamics
14 10 (0.51%) MapR
15 9 (0.46%) Ab Initio
15 9 (0.46%) hybris
15 9 (0.46%) New Relic
15 9 (0.46%) RapidMiner
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