The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for F# skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F# over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

F#
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 266 -
Rank change year-on-year +34 -  
Contract jobs citing F# 22 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.082% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £613
% change year-on-year +3.12% -34.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 -

F# is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2831 3319 3288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.37% 34.09% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 2183 1963
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 116 116
Median hourly rate £43.25 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.81% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +5.55%  

F#
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing F# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for F# in the South East

F#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F# in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for F# in the South East

F#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F# in the South East over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F# in the South East

F#
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F# within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +27 20 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £325 -27.77%
F#
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 across the South East region with a requirement for F#.

1 30 (83.33%) Oracle
2 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (80.56%) Security Cleared
3 27 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 27 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (69.44%) SpecFlow
5 24 (66.67%) Selenium
6 23 (63.89%) Test Scripting
6 23 (63.89%) Defect Tracking
7 22 (61.11%) .NET
8 20 (55.56%) C#
8 20 (55.56%) SQL
8 20 (55.56%) Migration
9 19 (52.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (52.78%) Oracle Database
10 18 (50.00%) BDD
10 18 (50.00%) HP UFT
11 17 (47.22%) Oracle APEX
12 16 (44.44%) HP
12 16 (44.44%) Scrum
13 15 (41.67%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (41.67%) PuTTY
13 15 (41.67%) WinSCP
14 14 (38.89%) Regression Testing
14 14 (38.89%) SharePoint
15 13 (36.11%) Linux
15 13 (36.11%) Oracle Applications
15 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
15 13 (36.11%) TeamCity
15 13 (36.11%) System Integration Testing

F#
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (38.89%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.22%) IIS
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.11%) IaaS
2 4 (11.11%) PaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) PuTTY
1 15 (41.67%) WinSCP
2 4 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) Oracle Database
1 19 (52.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (41.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (30.56%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
4 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (69.44%) SpecFlow
3 24 (66.67%) Selenium
4 18 (50.00%) HP UFT
5 17 (47.22%) Oracle APEX
6 13 (36.11%) TeamCity
7 10 (27.78%) Toad
8 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
9 6 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.11%) Moq
10 4 (11.11%) MSTest
10 4 (11.11%) NuGet
10 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (11.11%) webpack
11 3 (8.33%) Ant
11 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
11 3 (8.33%) TestNG
12 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
12 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (11.11%) Electronics
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 4 (11.11%) Marketing
1 4 (11.11%) Publishing
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Automotive
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Tester
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) ETL Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) XML
3 6 (16.67%) Web Services
4 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (13.89%) React
5 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 4 (11.11%) Ajax
5 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 4 (11.11%) OAuth2
5 4 (11.11%) OpenID
5 4 (11.11%) Redux
5 4 (11.11%) WCF
5 4 (11.11%) XML-RPC
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
6 1 (2.78%) CSS3
6 1 (2.78%) HTML
6 1 (2.78%) HTML5
6 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Linux
2 12 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) Defect Tracking
2 23 (63.89%) Test Scripting
3 20 (55.56%) Migration
4 18 (50.00%) BDD
5 16 (44.44%) Scrum
6 14 (38.89%) Regression Testing
7 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
7 13 (36.11%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 10 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (27.78%) Test Management
9 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
10 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
10 8 (22.22%) ETL
11 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (19.44%) DevOps
11 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
11 7 (19.44%) User Stories
12 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) C#
1 20 (55.56%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) VB
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.89%) VBScript
4 4 (11.11%) ES6
4 4 (11.11%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 4 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 2 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (80.56%) Security Cleared
2 27 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) ISEB
3 7 (19.44%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SDET
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (16.67%) vSphere
2 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (83.33%) Oracle
2 16 (44.44%) HP
3 10 (27.78%) VMware
4 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.67%) Remedy
6 4 (11.11%) SAP