The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F#
Rank 584 547 542
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -5
Contract jobs citing F# 9 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.041% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.044% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 35
Average daily rate
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£613 £463 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.43% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £363 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate - £338 £368
% change year-on-year
- -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20247 19436 20658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.04% 38.09% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12959 12021 12339
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 410 571 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £50.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 25 July 2014.

F# Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F#
Top 26 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 25 July 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 9 £613 +16.66% 9
England -40 9 £613 +32.43% 14
City of London +14 5 £700 +30.23% 3
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 5
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Scala
3 6 (35.29%) Haskell
3 6 (35.29%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) Banking
4 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
4 5 (29.41%) Clojure
4 5 (29.41%) Big Data
4 5 (29.41%) Akka
5 4 (23.53%) Machine Learning
5 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (23.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Ruby
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) Puppet
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) R
6 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (17.65%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) CRD IV
7 2 (11.76%) OOP
7 2 (11.76%) OO
7 2 (11.76%) Advertising
7 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum

F#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
1 5 (29.41%) Big Data
2 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 4 (23.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) HBase
4 1 (5.88%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Scala Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Akka
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) WPF
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) MapReduce
3 1 (5.88%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Credit Derivative
1 2 (11.76%) Derivative
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.88%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Machine Learning
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) OOP
4 2 (11.76%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Scala
3 6 (35.29%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) Haskell
4 5 (29.41%) Clojure
5 3 (17.65%) R
5 3 (17.65%) Ruby
5 3 (17.65%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) PHP
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Basel III
1 2 (11.76%) CRD IV
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
1 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
1 1 (5.88%) VMware
1 1 (5.88%) DataSynapse
1 1 (5.88%) Facebook
1 1 (5.88%) Twitter