Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 116 125
Rank change year-on-year -40 +9 +54
Contract jobs citing Scala 46 61 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.41% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% 4.58% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 67
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £358 £275 £383
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,676 1,331 1,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.15% 30.75% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,046 873 1,187
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £248
90th Percentile £538 £525 £511
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +31.31% -4.81%
10th Percentile £15.25 £19.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.63 £74.38 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +4.17%

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Scala as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Scala in the West Midlands

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scala in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scala in the West Midlands

Scala
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scala in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scala in the West Midlands

Scala
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scala within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Shropshire -16 29 £450 -10.00% 1
Birmingham -9 13 £550 +37.50% 4
Coventry -20 2 £325 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 1
Scala
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Scala.

1 36 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Java
3 26 (56.52%) HTML
3 26 (56.52%) CSS
4 25 (54.35%) Selenium
5 24 (52.17%) REST
6 22 (47.83%) MongoDB
6 22 (47.83%) JSON
6 22 (47.83%) Scrum
7 20 (43.48%) Ruby
7 20 (43.48%) Linux
8 19 (41.30%) Open Source
9 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
10 17 (36.96%) Kanban
10 17 (36.96%) HTML5
10 17 (36.96%) Python
10 17 (36.96%) Docker
11 16 (34.78%) Play Framework
11 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
11 16 (34.78%) RESTful
12 15 (32.61%) NoSQL
12 15 (32.61%) Spring
13 14 (30.43%) Node.js
13 14 (30.43%) Jenkins
14 13 (28.26%) Puppet
14 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
14 13 (28.26%) TDD
14 13 (28.26%) Web Services
15 12 (26.09%) Ajax
15 12 (26.09%) JIRA

Scala
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (26.09%) Confluence
2 6 (13.04%) Apache
3 5 (10.87%) JBoss
3 5 (10.87%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.52%) Apache Spark
5 2 (4.35%) nginx
5 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.87%) GitHub
1 5 (10.87%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) HTTP
2 6 (13.04%) SSL
2 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) MongoDB
2 15 (32.61%) NoSQL
3 12 (26.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (17.39%) MySQL
4 8 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
6 5 (10.87%) Big Data
7 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.35%) HBase
8 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (54.35%) Selenium
2 14 (30.43%) Jenkins
3 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
4 12 (26.09%) JIRA
5 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 8 (17.39%) IntelliJ
6 6 (13.04%) JUnit
6 6 (13.04%) SoapUI
7 5 (10.87%) Eclipse
7 5 (10.87%) Grunt
7 5 (10.87%) gulp
7 5 (10.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (10.87%) Sublime Text
8 3 (6.52%) Ant
8 3 (6.52%) Gatling
8 3 (6.52%) Jasmine
8 3 (6.52%) PhantomJS
8 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio Code
8 3 (6.52%) webpack
8 3 (6.52%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Retail
1 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Developer
2 14 (30.43%) Scala Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Architect
4 8 (17.39%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Digital Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Node.js Developer
6 5 (10.87%) React Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (6.52%) Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Angular Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Tester
10 1 (2.17%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (56.52%) CSS
1 26 (56.52%) HTML
2 24 (52.17%) REST
3 22 (47.83%) JSON
4 17 (36.96%) HTML5
5 16 (34.78%) Play Framework
5 16 (34.78%) RESTful
6 15 (32.61%) Spring
7 14 (30.43%) Node.js
8 13 (28.26%) Web Services
9 12 (26.09%) Ajax
9 12 (26.09%) CSS3
10 11 (23.91%) AngularJS
10 11 (23.91%) Gherkin
10 11 (23.91%) SOAP
11 10 (21.74%) React
12 9 (19.57%) Django
13 6 (13.04%) Hibernate
14 5 (10.87%) Akka
14 5 (10.87%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Unix
3 5 (10.87%) Mac OS X
3 5 (10.87%) Ubuntu
3 5 (10.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (47.83%) Scrum
3 19 (41.30%) Open Source
4 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
5 17 (36.96%) Kanban
6 13 (28.26%) TDD
7 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
7 11 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
8 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (19.57%) Line Management
9 8 (17.39%) DevOps
10 7 (15.22%) API Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (15.22%) OWASP
10 7 (15.22%) Prototyping
11 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
11 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 6 (13.04%) User Stories
11 6 (13.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) Java
2 20 (43.48%) Ruby
3 17 (36.96%) Python
4 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 10 (21.74%) Groovy
6 8 (17.39%) Go
7 7 (15.22%) SQL
8 6 (13.04%) C#
9 3 (6.52%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (6.52%) Haskell
9 3 (6.52%) Perl
10 1 (2.17%) ES6
10 1 (2.17%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) ISEB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Docker
2 6 (13.04%) LXC
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) Puppet
2 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.87%) Grafana
3 5 (10.87%) Kibana
4 3 (6.52%) Graphite
5 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.35%) Mesos
6 1 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Google
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) webMethods
3 4 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.52%) Adobe
5 1 (2.17%) Cloudera