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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F#
Rank 634 650 607
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -43
Contract jobs citing F# 26 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.042% 0.017%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.11% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 8
Median daily rate £445 £600 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.83% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £525 £498
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - -
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
21275 21597 19989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.40% 37.85% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14562 14528 12813
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 436 405
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.02 £18.14 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 27 July 2016.

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 6 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 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -12 26 £445 -25.83% 32
South East - 17 £350 - 5
Hampshire - 14 £388 - 4
Andover - 12 £375 -
London -11 9 £475 -20.83% 21
Isle of Wight - 3 £263 -

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 42 (100.00%) C#
2 39 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (88.10%) .NET
4 26 (61.90%) Java
5 25 (59.52%) Selenium
6 24 (57.14%) Scrum
7 23 (54.76%) SpecFlow
8 22 (52.38%) BDD
8 22 (52.38%) Test Scripting
8 22 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (47.62%) User Stories
9 20 (47.62%) Defect Tracking
10 18 (42.86%) Regression Testing
10 18 (42.86%) Migration
10 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
11 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
12 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
12 15 (35.71%) Oracle APEX
12 15 (35.71%) Oracle
13 13 (30.95%) WebDriver
14 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (28.57%) Web Services
15 11 (26.19%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (26.19%) MongoDB
16 10 (23.81%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (23.81%) Redis
16 10 (23.81%) C++
16 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
16 10 (23.81%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (21.43%) Performance Tuning

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 10 (23.81%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) MongoDB
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (23.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (23.81%) Redis
3 9 (21.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (19.05%) Neo4j
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.76%) MySQL
7 1 (2.38%) Big Data
7 1 (2.38%) CouchDB
7 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (59.52%) Selenium
2 23 (54.76%) SpecFlow
3 22 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (35.71%) Oracle APEX
5 13 (30.95%) WebDriver
6 7 (16.67%) HP UFT
7 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.14%) Subversion
8 2 (4.76%) Grunt
8 2 (4.76%) gulp
8 2 (4.76%) Protractor
8 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Automation Tester
1 19 (45.24%) Tester
2 17 (40.48%) Developer
3 15 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 13 (30.95%) .NET Developer
4 13 (30.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (26.19%) Consultant
6 10 (23.81%) Agile Developer
7 9 (21.43%) Agile .NET Developer
7 9 (21.43%) Agile C# Developer
8 8 (19.05%) AWS Developer
8 8 (19.05%) F# Developer
9 4 (9.52%) SQL Developer
9 4 (9.52%) Test Automation Consultant
9 4 (9.52%) Test Consultant
10 3 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 3 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (7.14%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (88.10%) .NET
2 12 (28.57%) Web Services
3 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.14%) CSS
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (4.76%) D3.js
4 2 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (4.76%) Node.js
4 2 (4.76%) OOCSS
4 2 (4.76%) Pandas
4 2 (4.76%) React
4 2 (4.76%) REST
4 2 (4.76%) scikit-learn
4 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.38%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.38%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.38%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Android
1 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Scrum
3 22 (52.38%) BDD
3 22 (52.38%) Test Scripting
4 20 (47.62%) Defect Tracking
4 20 (47.62%) User Stories
5 18 (42.86%) Migration
5 18 (42.86%) Regression Testing
6 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
7 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
8 9 (21.43%) OO
8 9 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (21.43%) TDD
9 8 (19.05%) OOD
10 6 (14.29%) SOA
11 5 (11.90%) Functional Programming
12 4 (9.52%) Analytics
13 3 (7.14%) OOP
13 3 (7.14%) SDLC
13 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) C#
2 26 (61.90%) Java
3 10 (23.81%) C++
4 7 (16.67%) PHP
4 7 (16.67%) VBScript
5 5 (11.90%) Scala
6 4 (9.52%) Python
6 4 (9.52%) Ruby
6 4 (9.52%) SQL
7 3 (7.14%) C
7 3 (7.14%) Erlang
7 3 (7.14%) Haskell
7 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 3 (7.14%) VBA
8 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.38%) Go
9 1 (2.38%) R
9 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) PhD
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Graphite
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) StatsD
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.05%) Google
4 2 (4.76%) Twitter
5 1 (2.38%) Xamarin
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