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 25 June 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.

Scala
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 82 116
Rank change year-on-year -1 +34  
Contract jobs citing Scala 33 58 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.94% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.11% 5.95% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 2
Median daily rate £482 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.02% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £404 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £525 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  
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 646 975 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.19% 32.69% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 619 469
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -11 16 £500 +11.11%
Birmingham +17 2 £500 +15.60%
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Scala
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 72 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (82.93%) Java
3 56 (68.29%) Open Source
3 56 (68.29%) MongoDB
4 53 (64.63%) JSON
5 49 (59.76%) Play Framework
6 46 (56.10%) CSS
7 35 (42.68%) Puppet
7 35 (42.68%) Linux
8 34 (41.46%) Docker
9 33 (40.24%) NoSQL
9 33 (40.24%) HTML
9 33 (40.24%) Ruby
10 32 (39.02%) Microservices
11 29 (35.37%) REST
12 28 (34.15%) HTML5
12 28 (34.15%) IntelliJ
13 25 (30.49%) Python
14 24 (29.27%) C#
14 24 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (29.27%) Git (software)
14 24 (29.27%) DevOps
15 23 (28.05%) XML
16 21 (25.61%) Spring
17 19 (23.17%) Ajax
17 19 (23.17%) Scrum
17 19 (23.17%) HTTP
17 19 (23.17%) CSS3
17 19 (23.17%) Test Automation
18 18 (21.95%) JUnit

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 (14.63%) Apache
1 12 (14.63%) JBoss
2 9 (10.98%) Tomcat
2 9 (10.98%) WebLogic
3 8 (9.76%) Confluence
4 6 (7.32%) nginx
5 3 (3.66%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.66%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.66%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.54%) GitHub
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.32%) Google Analytics
4 3 (3.66%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) HTTP
2 12 (14.63%) SSL
2 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (68.29%) MongoDB
2 33 (40.24%) NoSQL
3 13 (15.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (15.85%) MySQL
3 13 (15.85%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (9.76%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.10%) EDRMS
6 3 (3.66%) Big Data
6 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (34.15%) IntelliJ
2 24 (29.27%) Git (software)
3 18 (21.95%) JUnit
4 17 (20.73%) Selenium
5 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
6 9 (10.98%) Eclipse
7 8 (9.76%) JIRA
7 8 (9.76%) Subversion
8 7 (8.54%) Cucumber
9 6 (7.32%) Ant
9 6 (7.32%) Gatling
9 6 (7.32%) Grunt
9 6 (7.32%) gulp
9 6 (7.32%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (7.32%) Sublime Text
9 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (7.32%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.66%) Hudson
10 3 (3.66%) JBehave
11 2 (2.44%) JIRA Agile
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (65.85%) Developer
2 42 (51.22%) Scala Developer
3 22 (26.83%) Java Developer
4 18 (21.95%) Java Scala Developer
5 15 (18.29%) Architect
6 14 (17.07%) MongoDB Developer
7 13 (15.85%) Programmer
8 12 (14.63%) Java Programmer
9 11 (13.41%) Linux Developer
9 11 (13.41%) Open Source Developer
10 10 (12.20%) Digital Architect
11 9 (10.98%) Technical Architect
12 8 (9.76%) Digital Developer
13 5 (6.10%) Applications Support
13 5 (6.10%) Digital Technical Architect
13 5 (6.10%) Head of Development
13 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
13 5 (6.10%) Software Architect
14 4 (4.88%) Head of Application Development
14 4 (4.88%) Head of Applications
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (64.63%) JSON
2 49 (59.76%) Play Framework
3 46 (56.10%) CSS
4 33 (40.24%) HTML
5 29 (35.37%) REST
6 28 (34.15%) HTML5
7 23 (28.05%) XML
8 21 (25.61%) Spring
9 19 (23.17%) Ajax
9 19 (23.17%) CSS3
10 17 (20.73%) Django
10 17 (20.73%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (19.51%) Node.js
12 13 (15.85%) Hibernate
13 12 (14.63%) RESTful
14 11 (13.41%) Akka
15 9 (10.98%) EJB
15 9 (10.98%) J2SE
15 9 (10.98%) SOAP
15 9 (10.98%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) User Experience
2 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.68%) Linux
2 10 (12.20%) Unix
3 6 (7.32%) Ubuntu
3 6 (7.32%) Windows
4 3 (3.66%) Android
4 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (68.29%) Open Source
3 32 (39.02%) Microservices
4 24 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (29.27%) DevOps
5 19 (23.17%) Scrum
5 19 (23.17%) Test Automation
6 17 (20.73%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.98%) Analytics
8 7 (8.54%) Data Modelling
8 7 (8.54%) Kanban
8 7 (8.54%) MVC
8 7 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (8.54%) TDD
8 7 (8.54%) Web Design
9 6 (7.32%) Case Management
9 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (7.32%) OWASP
9 6 (7.32%) SDLC
9 6 (7.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (82.93%) Java
2 33 (40.24%) Ruby
3 25 (30.49%) Python
4 24 (29.27%) C#
5 13 (15.85%) SQL
6 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.54%) Groovy
8 6 (7.32%) Haskell
8 6 (7.32%) Perl
9 3 (3.66%) C
10 2 (2.44%) PHP
10 2 (2.44%) VB
10 2 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) ISEB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (41.46%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (42.68%) Puppet
2 6 (7.32%) Grafana
2 6 (7.32%) Kibana
3 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Google
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.98%) webMethods
4 7 (8.54%) Adobe
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle
6 1 (1.22%) VMware
6 1 (1.22%) WSO2
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