Every once in a while I query the job search engines to see what’s out there these days. The last time I did this was in February, 2013. Back then I only searched for “Scala” programming jobs, and this is what I found:
I don’t trust the data from indeed.com. They list jobs multiple times, and keep things online forever, so I don’t look at them any more, not for data like this.
Dice lists contracting jobs, so with a new technology like Scala, I think they’re a decent indicator of the coming market. That’s just my opinion, though. I know that when I worked at a NASA subcontractor, we hired contractors either because (a) they were much better than other people we could hire, or (b) because they knew an up-and-coming technology we didn’t know.
On July 1, 2013, I just took the time to do a few more searches, this time for a variety of keywords, and this is what I found:
You can read into those numbers what you like. For me, they’re still too small, but I like tracking them over time to see how things are changing.
I’ll run these numbers again a few months from now to see how things look. I didn’t see the point in creating any charts for this little bit of data, but I’ll be glad to start creating some charts as we have more data points.