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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F#
Rank 604 639 622
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -17
Contract jobs citing F# 44 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.036% 0.023%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.095% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 11
Median daily rate £375 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.24% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £398 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £608 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -
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
21769 22150 21004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.12% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15001 15038 13557
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 532 409
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 28 September 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 15 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 28 September 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 +43 44 £375 -29.24% 41
South East +37 26 £350 -12.50% 9
Hampshire +31 21 £325 -18.75% 3
London -9 15 £413 -22.71% 20
Andover +4 9 £423 +12.66%
Bromley - 5 £375 -
Reading - 5 £363 - 2
Berkshire - 5 £363 - 2
North West - 2 £450 - 2
Manchester - 2 £450 - 2
City of London +21 1 £575 -9.80% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 61 (88.41%) C#
2 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (65.22%) .NET
4 41 (59.42%) Scrum
5 40 (57.97%) SpecFlow
6 39 (56.52%) Selenium
7 38 (55.07%) Test Scripting
7 38 (55.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (52.17%) Defect Tracking
9 34 (49.28%) Regression Testing
9 34 (49.28%) Java
10 33 (47.83%) User Stories
10 33 (47.83%) BDD
11 31 (44.93%) Migration
12 29 (42.03%) Oracle
13 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
14 26 (37.68%) Software Testing
15 24 (34.78%) SC Cleared
15 24 (34.78%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (33.33%) C++
17 20 (28.99%) OO
18 18 (26.09%) Test Strategy
19 17 (24.64%) Oracle APEX
20 15 (21.74%) Python
20 15 (21.74%) HP UFT
20 15 (21.74%) VBScript
21 14 (20.29%) C
21 14 (20.29%) WebDriver
22 13 (18.84%) Oracle Applications
22 13 (18.84%) PHP

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 7 (10.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) Internet
2 6 (8.70%) HTTP
3 5 (7.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.78%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 8 (11.59%) MongoDB
3 8 (11.59%) Redis
4 7 (10.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (8.70%) Neo4j
6 5 (7.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.45%) Event Store
7 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (57.97%) SpecFlow
2 39 (56.52%) Selenium
3 38 (55.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (24.64%) Oracle APEX
5 15 (21.74%) HP UFT
6 14 (20.29%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.25%) GoCD
7 5 (7.25%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.35%) Subversion
9 1 (1.45%) Grunt
9 1 (1.45%) gulp
9 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.45%) JIRA
9 1 (1.45%) Log4Net
9 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.45%) NUnit
9 1 (1.45%) Psake
9 1 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.45%) Front Office
3 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Tester
2 32 (46.38%) Automation Tester
3 27 (39.13%) Developer
4 14 (20.29%) C# Developer
4 14 (20.29%) Consultant
5 12 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 12 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Agile .NET Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Agile C# Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Agile Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Java Developer
7 7 (10.14%) F# Developer
8 6 (8.70%) AWS Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Python Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
9 5 (7.25%) SQL Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Test Automation Consultant
9 5 (7.25%) Test Consultant
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.80%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (65.22%) .NET
2 10 (14.49%) Web Services
3 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (7.25%) JSON
6 4 (5.80%) Node.js
7 3 (4.35%) RESTful
8 2 (2.90%) CSS
8 2 (2.90%) HTML
8 2 (2.90%) Laravel
8 2 (2.90%) Symfony
9 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.45%) Castle Windsor
9 1 (1.45%) D3.js
9 1 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.45%) NancyFx
9 1 (1.45%) OOCSS
9 1 (1.45%) React
9 1 (1.45%) REST
9 1 (1.45%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Data Structures
1 5 (7.25%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.45%) Derivative
2 1 (1.45%) Equities
2 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
2 1 (1.45%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (59.42%) Scrum
3 38 (55.07%) Test Scripting
4 36 (52.17%) Defect Tracking
5 34 (49.28%) Regression Testing
6 33 (47.83%) BDD
6 33 (47.83%) User Stories
7 31 (44.93%) Migration
8 26 (37.68%) Software Testing
9 20 (28.99%) OO
10 18 (26.09%) Test Strategy
11 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (14.49%) TDD
13 9 (13.04%) DevOps
13 9 (13.04%) Microservices
14 8 (11.59%) OOP
14 8 (11.59%) SOA
15 6 (8.70%) OOD
15 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
15 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 61 (88.41%) C#
2 34 (49.28%) Java
3 23 (33.33%) C++
4 15 (21.74%) Python
4 15 (21.74%) VBScript
5 14 (20.29%) C
6 13 (18.84%) PHP
7 12 (17.39%) SQL
8 10 (14.49%) Ruby
9 7 (10.14%) Haskell
9 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
10 6 (8.70%) Go
11 5 (7.25%) Bash Shell
11 5 (7.25%) OCaml
11 5 (7.25%) Rust
11 5 (7.25%) Scala
12 4 (5.80%) VBA
13 3 (4.35%) Clojure
13 3 (4.35%) Groovy
13 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.59%) DBS Check
4 6 (8.70%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.90%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) Graphite
4 1 (1.45%) StatsD
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) HP
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.70%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter
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