The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 May 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#
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 626 626
Rank change year-on-year +60 0  
Contract jobs citing F# 30 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.036% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.092% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 20
Median daily rate £425 £388 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -36.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £600
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £483 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £613
% change year-on-year - -38.77%  
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18837 20622 20957
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.09% 38.54% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12872 14188 13820
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.60% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 470 437
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

F#
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

F#
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F# in the UK

F#
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F# over the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F# in the UK

F#
Top 19 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 22 May 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
England +63 30 £425 +9.67% 40
South East +18 10 £348 -13.12% 6
South West +13 10 £400 - 1
Hampshire +19 9 £348 -13.12% 3
Andover +3 8 £325 -3.70%
London +21 6 £513 +20.58% 21
East Midlands -8 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £372 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - -
Hatfield - 1 £690 -
East of England - 1 £690 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £690 - 2
Nottingham - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for F#.

1 65 (84.42%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (61.04%) Oracle
3 44 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 38 (49.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (45.45%) SpecFlow
5 35 (45.45%) Java
5 35 (45.45%) HP UFT
6 34 (44.16%) .NET
6 34 (44.16%) DevOps
7 33 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 33 (42.86%) HP
8 32 (41.56%) SQL
8 32 (41.56%) SC Cleared
9 31 (40.26%) BDD
9 31 (40.26%) Oracle Database
9 31 (40.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (38.96%) Jenkins
11 29 (37.66%) Defect Tracking
11 29 (37.66%) Selenium
11 29 (37.66%) Regression Testing
12 28 (36.36%) Windows
12 28 (36.36%) Oracle APEX
12 28 (36.36%) TeamCity
13 27 (35.06%) Test Scripting
13 27 (35.06%) PuTTY
13 27 (35.06%) WinSCP
13 27 (35.06%) C#
13 27 (35.06%) SQL Server
13 27 (35.06%) Oracle Database 10g
14 26 (33.77%) Scrum

F#
Co-occurring 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 16 (20.78%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.99%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (24.68%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.79%) IaaS
3 6 (7.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.06%) PuTTY
1 27 (35.06%) WinSCP
2 5 (6.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.26%) Oracle Database
1 31 (40.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 27 (35.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 27 (35.06%) SQL Server
3 20 (25.97%) Oracle Reports
3 20 (25.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (23.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (23.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (10.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (7.79%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (2.60%) KDB
10 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (49.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (45.45%) HP UFT
2 35 (45.45%) SpecFlow
3 30 (38.96%) Jenkins
4 29 (37.66%) Selenium
5 28 (36.36%) Oracle APEX
5 28 (36.36%) TeamCity
6 24 (31.17%) Ant
7 20 (25.97%) Git (software)
7 20 (25.97%) Toad
8 13 (16.88%) Eclipse
8 13 (16.88%) TestNG
9 12 (15.58%) SoapUI
10 11 (14.29%) Gradle
10 11 (14.29%) JIRA
10 11 (14.29%) Maven
11 10 (12.99%) LoadRunner
12 9 (11.69%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (5.19%) Moq
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Publishing
4 3 (3.90%) Electronics
4 3 (3.90%) Front Office
4 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Automotive
6 1 (1.30%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) Tester
3 15 (19.48%) Analyst
4 12 (15.58%) Automation Tester
5 11 (14.29%) Java Developer
6 10 (12.99%) Test Analyst
7 9 (11.69%) C# Developer
8 8 (10.39%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
9 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 6 (7.79%) Java Engineer
11 5 (6.49%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (6.49%) F# Developer
11 5 (6.49%) Senior Developer
12 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
13 3 (3.90%) Applications Tester
13 3 (3.90%) Java Software Engineer
13 3 (3.90%) Oracle Analyst
13 3 (3.90%) QA Analyst
13 3 (3.90%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (44.16%) .NET
2 17 (22.08%) Web Services
3 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
4 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (11.69%) XML
5 8 (10.39%) WCF
6 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 7 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 7 (9.09%) RxJava
7 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.49%) React
8 4 (5.19%) Ajax
8 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (5.19%) CSS
8 4 (5.19%) HTML
8 4 (5.19%) jQuery
8 4 (5.19%) OAuth2
8 4 (5.19%) OpenID
8 4 (5.19%) Redux
8 4 (5.19%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Data Structures
2 17 (22.08%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.90%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.60%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.60%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Derivative
5 1 (1.30%) Fintech
5 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.36%) Windows
2 25 (32.47%) Linux
3 19 (24.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (23.38%) Windows Server
4 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (84.42%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 34 (44.16%) DevOps
4 31 (40.26%) BDD
5 29 (37.66%) Defect Tracking
5 29 (37.66%) Regression Testing
6 27 (35.06%) Test Scripting
7 26 (33.77%) Scrum
8 21 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (25.97%) OO
10 19 (24.68%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (24.68%) Integration Testing
11 18 (23.38%) OOD
11 18 (23.38%) Test Strategy
12 17 (22.08%) Exploratory Testing
12 17 (22.08%) Migration
12 17 (22.08%) Test Management
13 16 (20.78%) Complexity Analysis
14 14 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
14 14 (18.18%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (45.45%) Java
2 32 (41.56%) SQL
3 27 (35.06%) C#
4 18 (23.38%) Clojure
5 17 (22.08%) Go
5 17 (22.08%) Rust
6 13 (16.88%) VBScript
7 9 (11.69%) VB
8 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 7 (9.09%) Scala
9 4 (5.19%) C++
9 4 (5.19%) ES6
9 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.19%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.90%) Haskell
10 3 (3.90%) Python
11 2 (2.60%) VBA
12 1 (1.30%) C
12 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 32 (41.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (19.48%) ISEB
3 15 (19.48%) ISEB Practitioner
3 15 (19.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.48%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) vSphere
2 12 (15.58%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (7.79%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (23.38%) vRealize
2 17 (22.08%) Ansible
2 17 (22.08%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (22.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (61.04%) Oracle
2 33 (42.86%) HP
3 22 (28.57%) VMware
4 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
4 19 (24.68%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.79%) Remedy
6 3 (3.90%) SAP