Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 131 134
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +33
Contract jobs citing Scala 67 59 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.22% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.65% 3.82% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 52
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £401 £275 £363
90th Percentile £566 £525 £513
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £122.84 £82.50 £64.91
% change year-on-year +48.89% +27.10% -0.14%

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 1,834 1,544 1,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.59% 31.82% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 999 1,135
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £246 £254
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 55 55
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +47.73% -23.32%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.30 £11.20
90th Percentile £57.95 £49.50 £43.25
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.60% +4.99%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -14 62 £440 -12.00% 2
Birmingham -5 2 £600 +50.00% 5
Solihull - 1 £550 -
Scala
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 49 (73.13%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (71.64%) Selenium
3 44 (65.67%) Play Framework
4 43 (64.18%) REST
5 41 (61.19%) Test Automation
5 41 (61.19%) HTML
5 41 (61.19%) CSS
6 40 (59.70%) Scrum
7 39 (58.21%) Gherkin
8 38 (56.72%) DevOps
9 37 (55.22%) Microservices
10 36 (53.73%) HTML5
11 34 (50.75%) MongoDB
11 34 (50.75%) Java
12 33 (49.25%) Docker
12 33 (49.25%) JavaScript
12 33 (49.25%) Ruby
13 32 (47.76%) Groovy
13 32 (47.76%) Cucumber
14 31 (46.27%) Jenkins
15 30 (44.78%) Node.js
16 29 (43.28%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (43.28%) Git (software)
16 29 (43.28%) gulp
17 27 (40.30%) IntelliJ
18 26 (38.81%) Google
19 25 (37.31%) JIRA
19 25 (37.31%) Confluence
19 25 (37.31%) Service Delivery
20 24 (35.82%) GitHub

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 25 (37.31%) Confluence
2 11 (16.42%) Apache
3 10 (14.93%) JBoss
3 10 (14.93%) WebLogic
4 7 (10.45%) nginx
4 7 (10.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.82%) GitHub
1 24 (35.82%) Google Analytics
2 11 (16.42%) Slack
3 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) HTTP
1 11 (16.42%) Skype
2 10 (14.93%) SSL
2 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (50.75%) MongoDB
2 12 (17.91%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.48%) MySQL
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.99%) Big Data
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (71.64%) Selenium
2 32 (47.76%) Cucumber
3 31 (46.27%) Jenkins
4 29 (43.28%) Git (software)
4 29 (43.28%) gulp
5 27 (40.30%) IntelliJ
6 25 (37.31%) JIRA
7 24 (35.82%) Sublime Text
8 22 (32.84%) Gatling
9 18 (26.87%) WebDriver
10 17 (25.37%) Visual Studio Code
11 13 (19.40%) Artifactory
12 11 (16.42%) Grunt
12 11 (16.42%) JUnit
12 11 (16.42%) SoapUI
13 10 (14.93%) Eclipse
13 10 (14.93%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (10.45%) Ant
15 4 (5.97%) Mocha
15 4 (5.97%) PhantomJS
Job Titles
1 47 (70.15%) Developer
2 34 (50.75%) Scala Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Programmer
5 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.97%) Backend Developer
7 4 (5.97%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Java Scala Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Tester
9 2 (2.99%) Agile Developer
9 2 (2.99%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (65.67%) Play Framework
2 43 (64.18%) REST
3 41 (61.19%) CSS
3 41 (61.19%) HTML
4 39 (58.21%) Gherkin
5 36 (53.73%) HTML5
6 30 (44.78%) Node.js
7 22 (32.84%) LESS
7 22 (32.84%) Sass
8 17 (25.37%) JSON
8 17 (25.37%) Web Services
9 16 (23.88%) RESTful
9 16 (23.88%) Spring
10 13 (19.40%) SOAP
10 13 (19.40%) YAML
11 11 (16.42%) AngularJS
11 11 (16.42%) Hibernate
11 11 (16.42%) jQuery
12 10 (14.93%) J2SE
12 10 (14.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) User Experience
2 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Mac OS
2 11 (16.42%) Ubuntu
2 11 (16.42%) Windows
3 10 (14.93%) Unix
4 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (73.13%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (61.19%) Test Automation
3 40 (59.70%) Scrum
4 38 (56.72%) DevOps
5 37 (55.22%) Microservices
6 29 (43.28%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (37.31%) Service Delivery
8 24 (35.82%) Analytics
9 22 (32.84%) TDD
10 18 (26.87%) Kanban
10 18 (26.87%) Open Source
11 17 (25.37%) Prototyping
12 15 (22.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (22.39%) Pair Programming
13 13 (19.40%) Configuration Management
14 12 (17.91%) API Testing
15 11 (16.42%) Continuous Deployment
15 11 (16.42%) Domain-Driven Design
16 9 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
16 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) Java
2 33 (49.25%) JavaScript
2 33 (49.25%) Ruby
3 32 (47.76%) Groovy
4 16 (23.88%) Python
5 12 (17.91%) SQL
6 11 (16.42%) Bash Shell
7 10 (14.93%) C#
8 7 (10.45%) Haskell
8 7 (10.45%) Perl
9 4 (5.97%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (1.49%) C
10 1 (1.49%) ES6
10 1 (1.49%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.49%) ISEB
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.34%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (49.25%) Docker
2 3 (4.48%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (35.82%) Kibana
2 23 (34.33%) Grafana
3 16 (23.88%) Graphite
4 14 (20.90%) Puppet
5 4 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.99%) Ansible
6 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.99%) Mesos
7 1 (1.49%) Packer
7 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Google
2 14 (20.90%) Splunk
3 6 (8.96%) Atlassian
3 6 (8.96%) webMethods
4 5 (7.46%) Adobe
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle