Scala Developers in Ukraine

Over the past years functional programming is getting progressively across the board in the IT industry. This trend is driven by the appropriation of Scala as the central programming language for a big number of applications. Scala is a multi-paradigm language which combines functional and object-oriented programming in a practical set. Scala has emerged as one of the most powerful Java alternatives in recent times.



Labor Market Data

According to recent statistics (2019-2020), there are only 1,1% of Scala Developers on the IT market. This can be explained by the complexity of Scala language, moreover, there is a well-known fact that a poor number of developers start their career with Scala. Quite often Scala is an additional language as software engineers have previous programming experience. Usually, Scala Developers are proficient in Java or C#, less frequently with other programming languages, that’s why most of the Scala developers on the market have Senior level and work as a Team or Tech Leads.

The frameworks such as  Apache Spark, Kafka, Akka, Lift, Play are implemented with Scala.The most popular of them among Scala developers are Play and Akka. Usually Akka is used for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM. At the same time, Play is suitable for web applications since it can provide predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.

Talking about cloud services, as a rule most of the Scala Developers use AWS during the development process of applications (especially with microservices architecture). The most preferable database management system among Scala Developers is MySQL, however many of them also use MongoDB.

Our recruiting’s overview

Our recruiting’s overview over the market capacity showed the following distribution of the skills:

Decision Factors for the Developers to Join Scala Projects

Commonly, these are the key points for consideration:


Orientation on Western market and cooperation with internationally-known companies. 


Long-term extensive projects with a big development team.


Opportunities for relocation or business trips.

It is worth to remember, that joining ANY project, these questions are of special importance to the candidates in Ukraine:


What is the working process of development? What methodology is used, if any? How planning, delivery, quality control and deployment will be organized?


What will be the team structure? Who will be the person dealing with the team on daily basis?


What technology stacks are used for the project? How modern and contemporary are they?

All-inclusive Price Range

Junior Developers

1-2 years experience

3800 – 5200 USD

per month

Middle Developers

2-4 years experience

5200 – 6800 USD

per month

Senior Developers

4+ years experience

6800 – 9400 USD

per month

Rate Includes

Developer’s salary
Sick leaves
Equipment and software
Payroll taxes
Vacation period
Office expenses
Employee retention

Our Model

We provide teams that are functionally managed by the client, while we support operations (working environment, HR supervision, and communication between the Client and the Team). Understanding what is most important to our clients we developed a distinguishing model of 3Rs: Recruitment, Relationships, and Retention.


finding a developer is easy. Finding a fit for the client/product and capability to build a team – that’s where the hard part comes. We leverage our understanding of the local market and the best recruitment practices to make sure we pick the perfect match.


we believe that the relationships we build are the most important part of our service. No matter the distance, we foster the growth of relationships with our clients and dedicated teams by truly investing in them, and understanding their needs.


our staff takes care of all operations, making sure that your team has all of the Staff Services activities to keep them satisfied. At the end of the day, it’s relations with other people (peers, clients, contractors) that matter the most and what forms true loyalty.

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