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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F#
Rank 574 565 545
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Contract jobs citing F# 21 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.033% 0.024%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.087% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 9
Average daily rate
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£600 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

F# Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F#
Top 22 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 19 December 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
England -26 21 £600 +50.00% 18
London +19 20 £600 +50.00% 11
South East -20 1 £375 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (93.94%) C#
2 29 (87.88%) .NET
3 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
3 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (69.70%) HTML
4 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
5 22 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (63.64%) WPF
6 21 (63.64%) TDD
7 20 (60.61%) NUnit
7 20 (60.61%) Scrum
7 20 (60.61%) HTML5
7 20 (60.61%) BDD
8 19 (57.58%) RabbitMQ
8 19 (57.58%) Castle Windsor
8 19 (57.58%) CQRS
8 19 (57.58%) Rhino Mocks
8 19 (57.58%) Domain-Driven Design
8 19 (57.58%) NHibernate
8 19 (57.58%) Blog
9 17 (51.52%) Finance
10 9 (27.27%) SQL
11 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
12 6 (18.18%) Banking
13 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
13 5 (15.15%) Python
14 4 (12.12%) Java
14 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 4 (12.12%) MVC
14 4 (12.12%) Scala

F#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (60.61%) NUnit
2 19 (57.58%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.03%) FindBugs
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Checkstyle
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) WATIR
4 1 (3.03%) Ant
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Automotive
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Developer
2 23 (69.70%) C# Developer
3 4 (12.12%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Programmer
4 2 (6.06%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Programmer
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) C# Programmer
5 1 (3.03%) WPF Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) UX Designer
5 1 (3.03%) Designer
5 1 (3.03%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (3.03%) RAD Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Release Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 23 (69.70%) HTML
3 21 (63.64%) WPF
4 20 (60.61%) HTML5
5 19 (57.58%) RabbitMQ
5 19 (57.58%) Castle Windsor
5 19 (57.58%) NHibernate
6 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
7 4 (12.12%) WCF
7 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.06%) CSS
8 2 (6.06%) Web Services
8 2 (6.06%) XML
8 2 (6.06%) JSON
8 2 (6.06%) RESTful
9 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
9 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
9 1 (3.03%) CSS3
9 1 (3.03%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (57.58%) Blog
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.03%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (63.64%) TDD
4 20 (60.61%) Scrum
4 20 (60.61%) BDD
5 19 (57.58%) CQRS
5 19 (57.58%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (12.12%) MVC
6 4 (12.12%) Analytics
7 3 (9.09%) Functional Programming
7 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) OO
8 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.06%) ETL
8 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.06%) Big Data Analytics
8 2 (6.06%) MapReduce
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.03%) Build Automation
9 1 (3.03%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) Python
4 4 (12.12%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) Scala
5 3 (9.09%) Haskell
6 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.06%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) R
7 1 (3.03%) Erlang
7 1 (3.03%) XAML
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.06%) Facebook
2 2 (6.06%) Twitter
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.03%) Perforce
3 1 (3.03%) DataSynapse
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
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