The first table below looks at the demand for F# skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F# over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F#
Rank 400 371 388
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +17
Contract jobs citing F# 12 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.050% 0.083% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.21% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 35
Average daily rate £538 £550 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £455 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £225
% change year-on-year
- +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9782 8774 10499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.43% 40.61% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7143 6354 7145
Average daily rate £425 £450 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 100 118
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £48.56 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
F#
England

F#
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

F# Jobs Demand Trend in London

F#
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

F# Daily Rate Trend in London

F#
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F# across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

F# Daily Rate Histogram in London

F#
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F# within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 4 £538 -2.27% 2
F#
England

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 12 (46.15%) .NET
3 12 (46.15%) Scrum
4 11 (42.31%) Ruby
5 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (30.77%) TDD
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle
6 8 (30.77%) T-SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Java
6 8 (30.77%) QA
7 7 (26.92%) Selenium
7 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
7 7 (26.92%) BDD
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 6 (23.08%) Actuate
8 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
8 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
8 6 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
8 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
8 6 (23.08%) Big Data
8 6 (23.08%) WATIR

F#
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 6 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
1 6 (23.08%) Big Data
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) HBase
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Selenium
1 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
2 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
2 6 (23.08%) WATIR
2 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.85%) RSpec
3 1 (3.85%) JBehave
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Front Office
2 3 (11.54%) Advertising
3 2 (7.69%) Publishing
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Tester
2 6 (23.08%) QA Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Automation Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Business Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Scala Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Excel Developer
5 1 (3.85%) RAD Developer
5 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Designer
5 1 (3.85%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 1 (3.85%) WPF Developer
5 1 (3.85%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) MDX
3 3 (11.54%) WPF
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) Akka
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) LINQ
5 1 (3.85%) WCF
5 1 (3.85%) Play Framework
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (3.85%) JMS
5 1 (3.85%) COM
5 1 (3.85%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) XSLT
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) WinForms
5 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Machine Learning
2 4 (15.38%) Open Source
2 4 (15.38%) Derivative
3 3 (11.54%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
4 2 (7.69%) Equities
5 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.85%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (3.85%) Physics
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.85%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Scrum
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) TDD
4 7 (26.92%) BDD
5 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) User Stories
7 4 (15.38%) Content Management
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.54%) OOP
8 3 (11.54%) OO
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
9 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.85%) Web Development
10 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.85%) Kanban
10 1 (3.85%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 11 (42.31%) Ruby
4 8 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 8 (30.77%) Java
5 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 4 (15.38%) C++
7 3 (11.54%) Scala
7 3 (11.54%) Haskell
7 3 (11.54%) R
8 2 (7.69%) PHP
8 2 (7.69%) Python
9 1 (3.85%) Clojure
9 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) Basel III
2 2 (7.69%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) Actuate
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) DataSynapse
5 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.85%) IBM