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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scala
England / West Midlands
Rank 67 93 116
Rank change year-on-year +26 +23  
Contract jobs citing Scala 49 37 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.15% 1.39% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.11% 4.05% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 4
Median daily rate £500 £493 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% -1.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £318 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £513
% change year-on-year +5.55% -12.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 689 913 757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.19% 34.27% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 549 427
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £37.50 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Scala
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Shropshire +14 18 £500 -1.96% 3
Birmingham +7 7 £450 +16.12% 2
Coventry - 6 £525 -
Scala
England

Scala
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Scala.

1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (82.72%) Java
3 54 (66.67%) Open Source
4 51 (62.96%) MongoDB
5 43 (53.09%) JSON
5 43 (53.09%) CSS
6 38 (46.91%) Play Framework
7 35 (43.21%) NoSQL
7 35 (43.21%) Ruby
8 33 (40.74%) Linux
9 29 (35.80%) HTML
10 25 (30.86%) Python
11 24 (29.63%) IntelliJ
12 23 (28.40%) HTML5
12 23 (28.40%) Microservices
13 22 (27.16%) Docker
13 22 (27.16%) Puppet
13 22 (27.16%) REST
14 21 (25.93%) DevOps
15 20 (24.69%) C#
16 19 (23.46%) Git (software)
16 19 (23.46%) CSS3
17 18 (22.22%) Ajax
17 18 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
17 18 (22.22%) XML
18 17 (20.99%) QA
19 16 (19.75%) Django
19 16 (19.75%) HTTP
19 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
20 15 (18.52%) User Experience

Scala
Top Related 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 9 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 8 (9.88%) Confluence
3 6 (7.41%) Apache
3 6 (7.41%) nginx
4 3 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.70%) JBoss
4 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (13.58%) GitHub
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.75%) HTTP
2 9 (11.11%) SSL
2 9 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (62.96%) MongoDB
2 35 (43.21%) NoSQL
3 14 (17.28%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (13.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (13.58%) MySQL
5 10 (12.35%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.17%) EDRMS
7 3 (3.70%) Big Data
7 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (29.63%) IntelliJ
2 19 (23.46%) Git (software)
3 13 (16.05%) Jenkins
3 13 (16.05%) Selenium
4 12 (14.81%) Cucumber
4 12 (14.81%) JUnit
5 8 (9.88%) JIRA
5 8 (9.88%) Subversion
6 6 (7.41%) Ant
6 6 (7.41%) Gatling
6 6 (7.41%) Grunt
6 6 (7.41%) gulp
6 6 (7.41%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (7.41%) Sublime Text
6 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (6.17%) RSpec
8 3 (3.70%) Capybara
8 3 (3.70%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.70%) git-flow
9 2 (2.47%) JIRA Agile
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (72.84%) Developer
2 46 (56.79%) Scala Developer
3 29 (35.80%) Java Developer
4 21 (25.93%) Java Scala Developer
5 16 (19.75%) MongoDB Developer
5 16 (19.75%) Programmer
6 14 (17.28%) Java Programmer
6 14 (17.28%) Linux Developer
7 12 (14.81%) Open Source Developer
8 11 (13.58%) Architect
8 11 (13.58%) Technical Architect
9 7 (8.64%) Digital Architect
9 7 (8.64%) Digital Technical Architect
10 5 (6.17%) Applications Support
10 5 (6.17%) Head of Development
11 4 (4.94%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (4.94%) Head of Application Development
11 4 (4.94%) Head of Applications
11 4 (4.94%) Head of Support
12 3 (3.70%) Digital Transformation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (53.09%) CSS
1 43 (53.09%) JSON
2 38 (46.91%) Play Framework
3 29 (35.80%) HTML
4 23 (28.40%) HTML5
5 22 (27.16%) REST
6 19 (23.46%) CSS3
7 18 (22.22%) Ajax
7 18 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
7 18 (22.22%) XML
8 16 (19.75%) Django
9 12 (14.81%) Web Services
10 11 (13.58%) RESTful
11 10 (12.35%) Spring
12 8 (9.88%) .NET
12 8 (9.88%) Node.js
13 7 (8.64%) Akka
13 7 (8.64%) Gherkin
14 6 (7.41%) AngularJS
14 6 (7.41%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) User Experience
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.74%) Linux
2 7 (8.64%) Unix
3 6 (7.41%) Ubuntu
3 6 (7.41%) Windows
4 4 (4.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (66.67%) Open Source
3 23 (28.40%) Microservices
4 21 (25.93%) DevOps
5 15 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 15 (18.52%) Scrum
6 14 (17.28%) Configuration Management
6 14 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (8.64%) TDD
7 7 (8.64%) Web Design
8 6 (7.41%) Analytics
8 6 (7.41%) Case Management
8 6 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (7.41%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.17%) Change Management
9 5 (6.17%) CRM
9 5 (6.17%) Data Management
9 5 (6.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 67 (82.72%) Java
2 35 (43.21%) Ruby
3 25 (30.86%) Python
4 20 (24.69%) C#
5 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.11%) Groovy
7 6 (7.41%) Haskell
7 6 (7.41%) Perl
7 6 (7.41%) SQL
8 3 (3.70%) C
8 3 (3.70%) R
9 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (27.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) Puppet
2 6 (7.41%) Grafana
2 6 (7.41%) Kibana
3 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.35%) Google
3 3 (3.70%) Adobe
3 3 (3.70%) webMethods
4 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.23%) WSO2