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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F#
Rank 579 577 556
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs citing F# 24 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.017% 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.045% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 14
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£600 £675 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +45.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £338
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
20994 20141 18759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.11% 37.49% 37.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 13029 11517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 419 586
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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#
Top 3 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 2 July 2015. 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 +18 24 £600 -11.11% 10
England 0 24 £600 -11.11% 11
City of London -5 4 £638 -8.92% 2

F#
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 32 (78.05%) C#
2 27 (65.85%) .NET
3 25 (60.98%) C++
4 23 (56.10%) HTML
5 19 (46.34%) Banking
5 19 (46.34%) HTML5
6 18 (43.90%) Algorithms
6 18 (43.90%) Finance
6 18 (43.90%) Investment Banking
6 18 (43.90%) Java
6 18 (43.90%) JavaScript
7 16 (39.02%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (34.15%) Front Office
9 13 (31.71%) AngularJS
10 12 (29.27%) Functional Programming
10 12 (29.27%) Subversion
10 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
11 11 (26.83%) Perforce
12 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
12 10 (24.39%) Python
13 9 (21.95%) CSS
13 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (19.51%) Derivative
15 7 (17.07%) Linux
15 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
15 7 (17.07%) SQL
15 7 (17.07%) Ruby
15 7 (17.07%) jQuery
15 7 (17.07%) Haskell
15 7 (17.07%) MongoDB

F#
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 3 (7.32%) Drupal
2 2 (4.88%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) SMTP
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.76%) Big Data
4 3 (7.32%) MySQL
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.44%) Redis
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Subversion
2 3 (7.32%) Grunt
3 2 (4.88%) NSubstitute
3 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Ant
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) NUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Checkstyle
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) FindBugs
General
1 19 (46.34%) Banking
2 18 (43.90%) Investment Banking
2 18 (43.90%) Finance
3 14 (34.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Developer
2 13 (31.71%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Quantitative Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Python Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Scala Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Lead Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Release Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (2.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Build and Release Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Polyglot Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (65.85%) .NET
2 23 (56.10%) HTML
3 19 (46.34%) HTML5
4 13 (31.71%) AngularJS
5 9 (21.95%) CSS
6 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.07%) jQuery
7 5 (12.20%) WCF
8 4 (9.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (9.76%) CSS3
8 4 (9.76%) Backbone.js
8 4 (9.76%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (9.76%) Ember.js
9 3 (7.32%) Akka
9 3 (7.32%) Play Framework
9 3 (7.32%) Sass
9 3 (7.32%) LESS
9 3 (7.32%) WPF
10 2 (4.88%) JSON
10 2 (4.88%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (43.90%) Algorithms
2 8 (19.51%) Derivative
3 4 (9.76%) Credit Derivative
3 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) UNIX
3 4 (9.76%) Windows
4 3 (7.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (29.27%) Functional Programming
3 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.20%) OO
5 5 (12.20%) Open Source
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.32%) TDD
8 1 (2.44%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.44%) MVC
8 1 (2.44%) BDD
8 1 (2.44%) Build Automation
8 1 (2.44%) Analytics
8 1 (2.44%) DevOps
8 1 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (2.44%) Microservices
8 1 (2.44%) Single Responsibility Principle
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (78.05%) C#
2 25 (60.98%) C++
3 18 (43.90%) Java
3 18 (43.90%) JavaScript
4 10 (24.39%) Python
5 7 (17.07%) Ruby
5 7 (17.07%) Haskell
5 7 (17.07%) SQL
6 5 (12.20%) Perl
7 4 (9.76%) Erlang
7 4 (9.76%) XAML
8 3 (7.32%) VBA
8 3 (7.32%) PHP
8 3 (7.32%) VB
8 3 (7.32%) Scala
8 3 (7.32%) Clojure
9 2 (4.88%) VB6
9 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.44%) C
10 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Perforce
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian