The table below looks at the statistics for F# skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F# over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F#
Rank 598 590 570
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing F# 22 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.018% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.048% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 17
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£600 £506 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £580 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
21913 20988 20676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.26% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14715 13280 12994
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 420 574
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

F#
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F# within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2015.

F# Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F#
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F# within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -15 22 £600 +18.51% 33
London +24 20 £600 +18.51% 26
City of London 0 2 £638 +70.00% 2
Hampshire - 2 £350 -
South East - 2 £350 - 1
Andover - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £538 -

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (85.11%) C#
2 33 (70.21%) .NET
3 27 (57.45%) C++
4 26 (55.32%) HTML
5 23 (48.94%) Finance
5 23 (48.94%) HTML5
6 20 (42.55%) Banking
6 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
7 19 (40.43%) Investment Banking
8 17 (36.17%) Java
8 17 (36.17%) Algorithms
9 16 (34.04%) AngularJS
10 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (31.91%) Front Office
11 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
12 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (25.53%) Functional Programming
14 10 (21.28%) Perforce
14 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
14 10 (21.28%) Subversion
14 10 (21.28%) CSS
14 10 (21.28%) jQuery
14 10 (21.28%) MongoDB
15 8 (17.02%) Ruby
15 8 (17.02%) SQL
15 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
15 8 (17.02%) Open Source
16 7 (14.89%) CSS3
16 7 (14.89%) Backbone.js
16 7 (14.89%) KnockoutJS

F#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (6.38%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) MongoDB
3 7 (14.89%) Big Data
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Subversion
2 3 (6.38%) Grunt
3 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.26%) Selenium
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.13%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.13%) NUnit
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (48.94%) Finance
2 20 (42.55%) Banking
3 19 (40.43%) Investment Banking
4 15 (31.91%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (74.47%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) .NET Developer
3 9 (19.15%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Quantitative Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Python Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Agile Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Scala Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Polyglot Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (70.21%) .NET
2 26 (55.32%) HTML
3 23 (48.94%) HTML5
4 16 (34.04%) AngularJS
5 10 (21.28%) jQuery
5 10 (21.28%) CSS
6 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
7 7 (14.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (14.89%) WCF
7 7 (14.89%) CSS3
7 7 (14.89%) Backbone.js
7 7 (14.89%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (14.89%) Ember.js
8 3 (6.38%) Sass
8 3 (6.38%) LESS
8 3 (6.38%) WPF
9 1 (2.13%) LINQ
9 1 (2.13%) NHibernate
9 1 (2.13%) SOAP
9 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Algorithms
2 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
2 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (12.77%) Derivative
4 4 (8.51%) Credit Derivative
4 4 (8.51%) Hedge funds
5 3 (6.38%) Data Extraction
5 3 (6.38%) Equities
6 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.13%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) Functional Programming
4 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Open Source
6 7 (14.89%) OO
7 5 (10.64%) TDD
7 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.51%) BDD
9 3 (6.38%) Statistical Analysis
10 2 (4.26%) Scrum
11 1 (2.13%) OOP
11 1 (2.13%) Regression Testing
11 1 (2.13%) MVC
11 1 (2.13%) Migration
11 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
11 1 (2.13%) Domain-Driven Design
11 1 (2.13%) CQRS
11 1 (2.13%) Functional Testing
11 1 (2.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 40 (85.11%) C#
2 27 (57.45%) C++
3 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
4 17 (36.17%) Java
5 8 (17.02%) SQL
5 8 (17.02%) Ruby
6 7 (14.89%) Erlang
6 7 (14.89%) XAML
7 5 (10.64%) Haskell
7 5 (10.64%) Python
8 3 (6.38%) MATLAB
8 3 (6.38%) R
8 3 (6.38%) PHP
9 1 (2.13%) C
9 1 (2.13%) VBScript
9 1 (2.13%) VB
9 1 (2.13%) Perl
9 1 (2.13%) Go
9 1 (2.13%) Scala
9 1 (2.13%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Perforce
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) HP