Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 818 855
Rank change year-on-year +7 +37 +4
Contract jobs citing F# 67 76 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.072% 0.033%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.18% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 32
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -20.89% +9.76%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £371
90th Percentile £635 £543 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -0.40% -6.25% +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 43135 42780 44100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.96% 40.37% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30145 29367 29840
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 803 890 1046
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +21.31%
10th Percentile £16.15 £14.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

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 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F# in the UK

F#
Top 8 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 November 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 +7 65 £450 +1.12% 31
London +2 33 £500 +11.11% 13
UK excluding London +13 32 £374 -0.40% 19
South East -10 25 £395 +10.88% 6
North of England +57 3 £269 -40.28% 4
North West +19 3 £269 -40.28% 2
South West - 3 £360 - 1
East of England -22 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 44 (65.67%) .NET
2 42 (62.69%) C#
3 32 (47.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (46.27%) SQL Server
5 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (44.78%) Test Automation
6 29 (43.28%) Selenium
6 29 (43.28%) Java
7 28 (41.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (41.79%) SpecFlow
8 25 (37.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (35.82%) Oracle
10 23 (34.33%) Web Services
10 23 (34.33%) System Integration Testing
11 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
12 21 (31.34%) Performance Testing
13 20 (29.85%) Oracle APEX
13 20 (29.85%) HP
13 20 (29.85%) HP UFT
14 19 (28.36%) Windows
14 19 (28.36%) Eclipse
14 19 (28.36%) Ant
14 19 (28.36%) SQL
14 19 (28.36%) PuTTY
14 19 (28.36%) WinSCP
14 19 (28.36%) TestNG
15 18 (26.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (26.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (26.87%) SoapUI
15 18 (26.87%) 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 2 (2.99%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (47.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) IaaS
2 4 (5.97%) PaaS
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.49%) GitHub
4 1 (1.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.36%) PuTTY
1 19 (28.36%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (46.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (37.31%) SQL Server 2016
3 18 (26.87%) Oracle Database
3 18 (26.87%) Oracle Database 10g
3 18 (26.87%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (26.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (14.93%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.97%) GIS
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.48%) Big Data
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (2.99%) RavenDB
8 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.49%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.49%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 29 (43.28%) Selenium
2 28 (41.79%) SpecFlow
2 28 (41.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (29.85%) HP UFT
3 20 (29.85%) Oracle APEX
4 19 (28.36%) Ant
4 19 (28.36%) Eclipse
4 19 (28.36%) TestNG
5 18 (26.87%) SoapUI
6 16 (23.88%) LoadRunner
7 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
8 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio
9 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
10 8 (11.94%) TeamCity
11 7 (10.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (8.96%) JIRA
13 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
13 5 (7.46%) webpack
14 4 (5.97%) MSTest
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Front Office
3 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Automotive
6 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) Developer
2 18 (26.87%) C# Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) .NET Developer
5 12 (17.91%) Test Analyst
6 9 (13.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (11.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (11.94%) Test Engineer
8 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (10.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (10.45%) F# Developer
9 6 (8.96%) Tester
10 4 (5.97%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Automation Tester
10 4 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Python Developer
10 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (65.67%) .NET
2 23 (34.33%) Web Services
3 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET
4 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (16.42%) WCF
5 9 (13.43%) Node.js
5 9 (13.43%) React
6 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
7 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Core
7 7 (10.45%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (10.45%) ServiceStack
8 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (8.96%) REST
9 5 (7.46%) CSS
9 5 (7.46%) HTML
10 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.97%) Ajax
10 4 (5.97%) jQuery
10 4 (5.97%) XML
10 4 (5.97%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Fintech
2 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.97%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.97%) Derivative
4 3 (4.48%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.99%) NHS
6 1 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Linux
2 18 (26.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (44.78%) Test Automation
2 23 (34.33%) System Integration Testing
3 21 (31.34%) Performance Testing
4 18 (26.87%) API Testing
5 17 (25.37%) Defect Tracking
6 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
7 14 (20.90%) MVC
8 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (16.42%) Scrum
10 10 (14.93%) DevOps
10 10 (14.93%) Regression Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
11 9 (13.43%) TDD
11 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
12 8 (11.94%) ETL
12 8 (11.94%) Functional Programming
12 8 (11.94%) Microservices
13 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
14 6 (8.96%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 42 (62.69%) C#
2 29 (43.28%) Java
3 19 (28.36%) SQL
4 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
5 10 (14.93%) Python
6 9 (13.43%) C++
7 7 (10.45%) VBScript
8 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
9 5 (7.46%) ES6
10 4 (5.97%) Haskell
10 4 (5.97%) Scala
10 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
10 4 (5.97%) TypeScript
11 3 (4.48%) C
12 2 (2.99%) OCaml
12 2 (2.99%) VB
12 2 (2.99%) VBA
13 1 (1.49%) Erlang
13 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
1 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.91%) ISEB
2 12 (17.91%) ISEB Practitioner
2 12 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.97%) Degree
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) vSphere
2 10 (14.93%) Docker
3 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) vRealize
2 2 (2.99%) Ansible
2 2 (2.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Oracle
2 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
3 20 (29.85%) HP
4 18 (26.87%) Red Hat
5 17 (25.37%) VMware
6 13 (19.40%) Software AG
6 13 (19.40%) webMethods
7 4 (5.97%) ESRI
8 2 (2.99%) Google
9 1 (1.49%) Apple