The table below looks at the statistics for F# skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F# over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F#
UK
Rank 550 618 584
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -34
Contract jobs citing F# 42 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.014% 0.030%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.036% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 12
Median daily rate £508 £413 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.03% -31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18136 19257 19273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.53% 38.61% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12392 12996 12958
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 510 416
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.19 £17.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

F#
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing F# as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

F# Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F#
Daily Rate Trend

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

F# Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F#
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F# within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

F# Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F#
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F# within the UK.

F# Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F#
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F# within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 40 £500 +21.21% 28
South East +30 14 £463 +15.62% 3
Hampshire +28 13 £450 +12.50%
London +2 12 £488 +8.33% 15
Andover +4 8 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 8 £623 - 1
East of England - 8 £623 - 5
South West +20 3 - - 1
North West - 3 £450 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £555 -
Manchester - 3 £450 - 1
City of London - 2 £538 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £510 -
Southampton - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £510 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £410 -

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for F#.

1 59 (70.24%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (64.29%) C#
3 34 (40.48%) OO
4 33 (39.29%) BDD
5 31 (36.90%) SpecFlow
6 30 (35.71%) Java
6 30 (35.71%) .NET
7 29 (34.52%) Oracle
7 29 (34.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (32.14%) Regression Testing
8 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
8 27 (32.14%) Test Scripting
9 26 (30.95%) DevOps
9 26 (30.95%) Defect Tracking
10 25 (29.76%) Selenium
10 25 (29.76%) Oracle Applications
10 25 (29.76%) Scrum
11 24 (28.57%) Security Cleared
12 23 (27.38%) SC Cleared
13 20 (23.81%) Migration
14 19 (22.62%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (22.62%) Python
14 19 (22.62%) TDD
14 19 (22.62%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (22.62%) Clojure
14 19 (22.62%) User Stories
14 19 (22.62%) Go
14 19 (22.62%) Data Structures
14 19 (22.62%) Rust
15 18 (21.43%) C++

F#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.57%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (29.76%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (5.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.62%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) HTTP
2 5 (5.95%) AMQP
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.71%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.38%) Big Data
5 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.38%) KDB
5 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.38%) Redis
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.19%) Event Store
6 1 (1.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (36.90%) SpecFlow
2 29 (34.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (29.76%) Selenium
4 14 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 13 (15.48%) JIRA
6 11 (13.10%) Git (software)
6 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
7 10 (11.90%) Ant
7 10 (11.90%) Gradle
7 10 (11.90%) Maven
8 8 (9.52%) Jasmine
9 6 (7.14%) GoCD
10 4 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (1.19%) Log4Net
11 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.19%) NUnit
11 1 (1.19%) Psake
11 1 (1.19%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Electronics
3 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.95%) Marketing
3 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.76%) Front Office
4 4 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Automotive
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (48.81%) Developer
2 20 (23.81%) Tester
3 18 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 17 (20.24%) Automation Tester
5 13 (15.48%) C# Developer
6 11 (13.10%) Analyst
7 10 (11.90%) Senior Developer
7 10 (11.90%) Test Analyst
8 9 (10.71%) Software Developer
9 8 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (8.33%) .NET Developer
10 7 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (8.33%) Python Developer
11 6 (7.14%) Consultant
11 6 (7.14%) F# Developer
11 6 (7.14%) Java Engineer
11 6 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
13 3 (3.57%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (35.71%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 8 (9.52%) Node.js
3 8 (9.52%) RESTful
4 7 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (7.14%) JSON
6 5 (5.95%) CSS
6 5 (5.95%) HTML
7 4 (4.76%) RxJava
8 3 (3.57%) HTML5
8 3 (3.57%) Laravel
8 3 (3.57%) Symfony
8 3 (3.57%) Web Services
9 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.38%) Aurelia
9 2 (2.38%) CSS3
9 2 (2.38%) jQuery
9 2 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Data Structures
2 13 (15.48%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.95%) Virtual Team
4 4 (4.76%) Derivative
4 4 (4.76%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.57%) Equities
5 3 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.57%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.19%) Fintech
7 1 (1.19%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
7 1 (1.19%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (70.24%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.48%) OO
3 33 (39.29%) BDD
4 27 (32.14%) Regression Testing
4 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
4 27 (32.14%) Test Scripting
5 26 (30.95%) Defect Tracking
5 26 (30.95%) DevOps
6 25 (29.76%) Scrum
7 20 (23.81%) Migration
8 19 (22.62%) TDD
8 19 (22.62%) User Stories
9 15 (17.86%) OOD
10 14 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (15.48%) Complexity Analysis
11 13 (15.48%) Software Engineering
12 12 (14.29%) Microservices
13 9 (10.71%) ATDD
13 9 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (10.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 54 (64.29%) C#
2 30 (35.71%) Java
3 19 (22.62%) Clojure
3 19 (22.62%) Go
3 19 (22.62%) Python
3 19 (22.62%) Rust
4 18 (21.43%) C++
4 18 (21.43%) SQL
5 16 (19.05%) C
6 14 (16.67%) VBScript
7 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 12 (14.29%) Ruby
8 9 (10.71%) Scala
9 8 (9.52%) Haskell
9 8 (9.52%) PHP
10 6 (7.14%) Bash Shell
10 6 (7.14%) Groovy
10 6 (7.14%) OCaml
11 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 23 (27.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (16.67%) Ansible
2 14 (16.67%) Puppet
3 6 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.19%) Grafana
4 1 (1.19%) Graphite
4 1 (1.19%) Packer
4 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) Oracle
2 15 (17.86%) HP
3 5 (5.95%) SAP
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.19%) Google