Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 837 780 846
Rank change year-on-year -57 +66 -19
Contract jobs citing F# 59 85 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.087% 0.024%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.21% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 20
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
10th Percentile £319 £283 £348
90th Percentile £588 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

F# is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,220 39,754 40,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 40.84% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,785 27,308 27,773
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 758 865 1,044
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.58 £14.56 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.17 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F# in the UK

F#
Top 10 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 17 January 2018. 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 -30 57 £450 - 65
UK excluding London -4 29 £450 - 29
London -18 28 £500 +11.11% 37
South East -37 18 £375 +3.45% 8
North of England +44 4 £288 -36.11% 3
North West +14 4 £288 -36.11% 2
East of England -31 3 £550 -18.52% 11
West Midlands - 3 £475 -
Midlands - 3 £475 - 2
South West +3 1 £300 - 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 36 (61.02%) .NET
2 34 (57.63%) C#
3 30 (50.85%) Java
3 30 (50.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
5 25 (42.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (38.98%) SpecFlow
6 23 (38.98%) Selenium
7 22 (37.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (35.59%) Test Automation
8 21 (35.59%) System Integration Testing
9 19 (32.20%) Oracle
10 18 (30.51%) HP
10 18 (30.51%) HP UFT
10 18 (30.51%) Performance Testing
11 17 (28.81%) TestNG
11 17 (28.81%) Oracle APEX
11 17 (28.81%) Eclipse
11 17 (28.81%) Ant
11 17 (28.81%) PuTTY
11 17 (28.81%) WinSCP
12 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database
12 16 (27.12%) API Testing
12 16 (27.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (27.12%) SoapUI
12 16 (27.12%) Web Services
12 16 (27.12%) Windows
12 16 (27.12%) Linux
12 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database 10g

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 3 (5.08%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (5.08%) Ethereum
1 3 (5.08%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 30 (50.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.08%) GitHub
4 2 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.81%) PuTTY
1 17 (28.81%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
2 25 (42.37%) SQL Server 2016
3 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database
3 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database 10g
3 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (27.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (10.17%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.08%) Neo4j
5 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.39%) Big Data
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 23 (38.98%) Selenium
1 23 (38.98%) SpecFlow
2 22 (37.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (30.51%) HP UFT
4 17 (28.81%) Ant
4 17 (28.81%) Eclipse
4 17 (28.81%) Oracle APEX
4 17 (28.81%) TestNG
5 16 (27.12%) SoapUI
6 13 (22.03%) LoadRunner
7 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
8 10 (16.95%) Visual Studio
9 9 (15.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (15.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
11 6 (10.17%) JIRA
12 5 (8.47%) GitLab
12 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
13 3 (5.08%) NUnit
13 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
1 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.08%) Front Office
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (52.54%) Developer
2 13 (22.03%) C# Developer
3 12 (20.34%) .NET Developer
3 12 (20.34%) Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Test Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Test Engineer
6 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 9 (15.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (15.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (13.56%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (10.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (10.17%) Python Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Angular Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Credit Risk Developer
9 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (61.02%) .NET
2 16 (27.12%) Web Services
3 12 (20.34%) Node.js
4 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET
4 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Core
4 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (15.25%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (15.25%) ServiceStack
4 9 (15.25%) WCF
5 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.08%) CSS
6 3 (5.08%) CSS3
6 3 (5.08%) HTML
6 3 (5.08%) HTML5
6 3 (5.08%) RESTful
7 2 (3.39%) .NET Core
7 2 (3.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Fintech
2 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (11.86%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (6.78%) Credit Risk
5 3 (5.08%) Bitcoin
6 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (3.39%) Hedge funds
6 2 (3.39%) Verilog
6 2 (3.39%) VHDL
7 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Derivative
7 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 15 (25.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (25.42%) Windows Server
2 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) System Integration Testing
2 21 (35.59%) Test Automation
3 18 (30.51%) Performance Testing
4 16 (27.12%) API Testing
5 13 (22.03%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (20.34%) Microservices
6 12 (20.34%) MVC
7 11 (18.64%) DevOps
7 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy
8 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.56%) Functional Programming
9 8 (13.56%) Scrum
10 7 (11.86%) OO
11 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
11 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
12 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
13 4 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (57.63%) C#
2 30 (50.85%) Java
3 15 (25.42%) Python
4 11 (18.64%) SQL
5 8 (13.56%) C++
5 8 (13.56%) Haskell
6 7 (11.86%) C
6 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.17%) Erlang
7 6 (10.17%) Scala
8 5 (8.47%) VBScript
9 3 (5.08%) Clojure
9 3 (5.08%) Groovy
9 3 (5.08%) OCaml
9 3 (5.08%) Ruby
10 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.69%) ML
11 1 (1.69%) Rust
11 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
1 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.25%) ISEB
2 9 (15.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (15.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (10.17%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) vSphere
2 11 (18.64%) Docker
3 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Oracle
2 18 (30.51%) HP
3 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
3 15 (25.42%) Software AG
3 15 (25.42%) VMware
3 15 (25.42%) webMethods
4 5 (8.47%) Google
5 2 (3.39%) Altera
5 2 (3.39%) Intel
5 2 (3.39%) Xilinx