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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F#
Rank 617 598 572
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs citing F# 9 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.027% 0.032%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.046% 0.072% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
Average daily rate £413 £600 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £385 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
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
19656 19551 18415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.75% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13337 12950 11549
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 498
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 -8 9 £413 -31.25% 13
London -1 6 £450 -25.00% 9
Hampshire - 2 £400 - 1
South East - 2 £400 - 1
Andover - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £350 -

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
3 14 (60.87%) Selenium
4 13 (56.52%) Java
4 13 (56.52%) BDD
5 11 (47.83%) Test Strategy
5 11 (47.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
5 11 (47.83%) Scrum
5 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
6 10 (43.48%) HP UFT
7 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 9 (39.13%) VBScript
7 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
7 9 (39.13%) SpecFlow
7 9 (39.13%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
8 8 (34.78%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (34.78%) VB
8 8 (34.78%) C++
8 8 (34.78%) Oracle
8 8 (34.78%) HP
8 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
9 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
9 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
10 6 (26.09%) User Stories
10 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
10 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
10 6 (26.09%) Web Services

F#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (21.74%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
3 2 (8.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (21.74%) Redis
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (13.04%) Neo4j
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
4 2 (8.70%) Big Data
4 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 2 (8.70%) HBase
4 2 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (43.48%) HP UFT
4 9 (39.13%) SpecFlow
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
6 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
7 2 (8.70%) Grunt
7 2 (8.70%) gulp
7 2 (8.70%) NUnit
7 2 (8.70%) Protractor
7 2 (8.70%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Back Office
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
1 10 (43.48%) Tester
2 9 (39.13%) Automation Tester
3 8 (34.78%) C# Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Consultant
4 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
4 6 (26.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (21.74%) F# Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Developer
6 3 (13.04%) AWS Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Tester
7 2 (8.70%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Python Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Scala Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Test Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) HTML5
4 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (8.70%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (8.70%) D3.js
5 2 (8.70%) NHibernate
5 2 (8.70%) OOCSS
5 2 (8.70%) Pandas
5 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (8.70%) React
5 2 (8.70%) REST
5 2 (8.70%) scikit-learn
5 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (8.70%) WPF
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Hedge funds
2 2 (8.70%) Blog
2 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) BDD
3 11 (47.83%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) Test Strategy
4 9 (39.13%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
5 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
6 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
6 6 (26.09%) User Stories
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.04%) Functional Programming
9 3 (13.04%) Migration
9 3 (13.04%) OO
9 3 (13.04%) OOD
9 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (8.70%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
10 2 (8.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
2 13 (56.52%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) VBScript
4 8 (34.78%) C++
4 8 (34.78%) VB
5 5 (21.74%) Scala
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.04%) PHP
7 3 (13.04%) Ruby
8 2 (8.70%) Erlang
8 2 (8.70%) Python
9 1 (4.35%) Haskell
9 1 (4.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) PhD
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Google
4 2 (8.70%) Twitter
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