The table below looks at the statistics for F# skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F# over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F#
Rank 566 548 537
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing F# 12 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.044% 0.070%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.062% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 35
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£500 £525 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £585 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19322 19076 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.97% 39.55% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12584 12304 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 507 688
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

F#
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

F# Jobs Demand Trend in England

F#
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

F# Daily Rate Trend in England

F#
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F# across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

F# Daily Rate Histogram in England

F#
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F# within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 12 £500 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 6
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
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F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 12 (52.17%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) TDD
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 8 (34.78%) HTML
4 8 (34.78%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) Python
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) Scala
6 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (26.09%) C++
6 6 (26.09%) Banking
7 5 (21.74%) Haskell
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) HTML5
7 5 (21.74%) Clojure
7 5 (21.74%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (17.39%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (17.39%) Castle Windsor
8 4 (17.39%) WPF
8 4 (17.39%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (17.39%) CQRS
8 4 (17.39%) Akka
8 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 4 (17.39%) Blog
8 4 (17.39%) NUnit

F#
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (17.39%) NUnit
2 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) WATIR
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Scala Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) C# Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) RAD Developer
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) HTML5
4 4 (17.39%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (17.39%) Castle Windsor
4 4 (17.39%) WPF
4 4 (17.39%) Akka
4 4 (17.39%) NHibernate
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.70%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) CSS
6 2 (8.70%) Web Services
6 2 (8.70%) XML
6 2 (8.70%) JSON
6 2 (8.70%) WCF
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.35%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Blog
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (4.35%) Derivative
4 1 (4.35%) Physics
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) TDD
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (17.39%) CQRS
6 3 (13.04%) MVC
6 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.04%) Analytics
7 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
7 2 (8.70%) MapReduce
7 2 (8.70%) Big Data Analytics
7 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.70%) ETL
8 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
8 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) Python
3 7 (30.43%) Scala
4 6 (26.09%) C++
5 5 (21.74%) Haskell
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Clojure
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.04%) Ruby
8 2 (8.70%) R
8 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (4.35%) Erlang
9 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (4.35%) PHP
9 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
9 1 (4.35%) XAML
9 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) CRD IV
1 1 (4.35%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Facebook
2 2 (8.70%) Twitter
2 2 (8.70%) Salesforce.com