The table below looks at the statistics for F# skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F# over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F#
Rank 203 224 214
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing F# 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.014% 0.057%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.039% 0.032% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £550 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +2.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2563 3090 2766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.80% 43.10% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2059 2404 2132
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £52.82 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

F#
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F# across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

F# Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

F#
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F# across the City of London region.

F# Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing F# also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F#.

1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Scala
2 3 (50.00%) Clojure
2 3 (50.00%) Haskell
2 3 (50.00%) Akka
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) MapReduce
3 2 (33.33%) Neo4j
3 2 (33.33%) Facebook
3 2 (33.33%) Twitter
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science

F#
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing F# also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F#. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (33.33%) Neo4j
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Scala Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Programmer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Programmer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Programmer
3 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Akka
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) MapReduce
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Scala
2 3 (50.00%) Clojure
2 3 (50.00%) Haskell
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (33.33%) Facebook
1 2 (33.33%) Twitter