Period
to 22 August 2017

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 6 months to 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 849 846
Rank change year-on-year +45 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing F# 54 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.046% 0.039%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 40
UK median daily rate £428 £400 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% -33.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £316 £275 £516
90th Percentile £650 £495 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 -
% change year-on-year +8.97% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
UK 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 40289 42519 42816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.02% 39.26% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27699 29224 28486
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 911 913
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £15.81 £13.50 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%

F#
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing F# as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F# in the UK

F#
Top 9 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 6 months to 22 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +58 53 £428 +6.88% 40
UK excluding London +60 33 £395 +8.97% 17
London +25 20 £590 +24.21% 23
South East +7 17 £395 +7.12% 5
South West +12 11 £375 - 2
Midlands +27 3 - - 2
East Midlands -11 2 - -
East of England - 2 £690 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (70.37%) .NET
2 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (57.41%) Test Automation
4 28 (51.85%) Oracle
5 26 (48.15%) Selenium
5 26 (48.15%) SpecFlow
6 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
6 25 (46.30%) Windows
7 24 (44.44%) C#
7 24 (44.44%) TeamCity
8 23 (42.59%) Regression Testing
9 22 (40.74%) HP
9 22 (40.74%) HP UFT
9 22 (40.74%) Scrum
9 22 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (40.74%) Jenkins
10 21 (38.89%) System Integration Testing
10 21 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (38.89%) Oracle APEX
10 21 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (38.89%) Red Hat
10 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
10 21 (38.89%) SQL
10 21 (38.89%) Linux
11 20 (37.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 20 (37.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (37.04%) Integration Testing
11 20 (37.04%) Oracle Database

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 7 (12.96%) IIS
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.11%) IaaS
2 6 (11.11%) PaaS
3 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.85%) GitHub
4 1 (1.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) PuTTY
1 20 (37.04%) WinSCP
2 6 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
2 21 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (37.04%) Oracle Database
3 20 (37.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 20 (37.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (35.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (35.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (29.63%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (7.41%) GIS
7 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (3.70%) RavenDB
10 1 (1.85%) Big Data
10 1 (1.85%) CouchDB
10 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.85%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 26 (48.15%) Selenium
1 26 (48.15%) SpecFlow
2 24 (44.44%) TeamCity
3 22 (40.74%) HP UFT
3 22 (40.74%) Jenkins
3 22 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (38.89%) Oracle APEX
5 14 (25.93%) Ant
5 14 (25.93%) Eclipse
5 14 (25.93%) TestNG
6 13 (24.07%) SoapUI
6 13 (24.07%) Toad
7 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
8 10 (18.52%) LoadRunner
9 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
9 5 (9.26%) webpack
10 4 (7.41%) Moq
10 4 (7.41%) MSTest
11 3 (5.56%) Subversion
11 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
2 4 (7.41%) Front Office
2 4 (7.41%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) Tester
3 11 (20.37%) Automation Tester
3 11 (20.37%) C# Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Analyst
5 8 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 8 (14.81%) F# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Lead Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (70.37%) .NET
2 19 (35.19%) Web Services
3 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
4 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
5 9 (16.67%) XML
6 8 (14.81%) React
6 8 (14.81%) REST
6 8 (14.81%) WCF
7 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
7 7 (12.96%) CSS
7 7 (12.96%) Entity Framework
7 7 (12.96%) HTML
8 6 (11.11%) jQuery
9 4 (7.41%) Ajax
9 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (7.41%) OAuth2
9 4 (7.41%) OpenID
9 4 (7.41%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.56%) Derivative
2 3 (5.56%) NHS
2 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.85%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Linux
2 21 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (35.19%) Windows Server
3 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (57.41%) Test Automation
3 23 (42.59%) Regression Testing
4 22 (40.74%) Scrum
5 21 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (38.89%) System Integration Testing
6 20 (37.04%) Integration Testing
7 19 (35.19%) DevOps
7 19 (35.19%) Test Scripting
8 18 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
8 18 (33.33%) Test Strategy
9 17 (31.48%) BDD
9 17 (31.48%) Defect Tracking
10 13 (24.07%) API Testing
11 11 (20.37%) Performance Testing
12 9 (16.67%) TDD
13 8 (14.81%) Functional Programming
13 8 (14.81%) MVC
14 6 (11.11%) ETL
14 6 (11.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) C#
2 21 (38.89%) SQL
3 18 (33.33%) Java
4 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 9 (16.67%) VBScript
6 7 (12.96%) Python
6 7 (12.96%) VB
7 5 (9.26%) C++
7 5 (9.26%) ES6
7 5 (9.26%) Haskell
7 5 (9.26%) Scala
8 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
8 4 (7.41%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.70%) Clojure
9 2 (3.70%) OCaml
9 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.85%) Go
10 1 (1.85%) PHP
10 1 (1.85%) Rust
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) ISEB
2 10 (18.52%) ISEB Practitioner
2 10 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) vSphere
2 13 (24.07%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (35.19%) vRealize
2 2 (3.70%) Terraform
3 1 (1.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (51.85%) Oracle
2 22 (40.74%) HP
3 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 21 (38.89%) Red Hat
4 19 (35.19%) VMware
5 4 (7.41%) ESRI
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) SAP