Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 813 783 869
Rank change year-on-year -30 +86 -14
Contract jobs citing F# 72 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.083% 0.036%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.20% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 25
UK median daily rate £425 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -34.69%
10th Percentile £325 £316 £273
90th Percentile £579 £663 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £413 £363
% change year-on-year -9.64% +13.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.00

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 45,427 39,742 42,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.78% 41.54% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,744 27,199 29,174
UK median daily rate £460 £440 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.90% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 819 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.45 £14.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.41% +10.67% +7.14%

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 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F# in the UK

F#
Top 7 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 15 July 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 -10 70 £438 -0.57% 35
UK excluding London -32 50 £373 -9.64% 21
South East -17 43 £363 -8.23% 10
London -40 20 £500 -15.25% 18
South West -2 5 £550 +46.67% 2
North West - 2 £366 -
North of England - 2 £366 -

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing F# also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for F#.

1 54 (75.00%) .NET
2 48 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 43 (59.72%) Java
4 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (54.17%) Oracle
5 39 (54.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (51.39%) C#
6 37 (51.39%) Windows
6 37 (51.39%) Linux
7 36 (50.00%) Web Services
7 36 (50.00%) HP UFT
7 36 (50.00%) Selenium
8 35 (48.61%) HP
9 34 (47.22%) Oracle APEX
9 34 (47.22%) Test Automation
9 34 (47.22%) DevOps
9 34 (47.22%) Windows Server
10 33 (45.83%) SpecFlow
10 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
11 32 (44.44%) Software AG
11 32 (44.44%) webMethods
11 32 (44.44%) Eclipse
11 32 (44.44%) Ant
11 32 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (44.44%) TestNG
11 32 (44.44%) SoapUI
11 32 (44.44%) SQL Server 2016
11 32 (44.44%) API Testing
12 29 (40.28%) System Integration Testing
12 29 (40.28%) PuTTY

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 4 (5.56%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.17%) CMS
2 3 (4.17%) SAS
3 2 (2.78%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.39%) Ethereum
4 1 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.17%) SPSS
3 2 (2.78%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 39 (54.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (4.17%) CloudFront
3 3 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (4.17%) IaaS
3 3 (4.17%) PaaS
4 2 (2.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (2.78%) npm
4 2 (2.78%) NuGet
4 2 (2.78%) SaaS
4 2 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (2.78%) Slack
4 2 (2.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.28%) PuTTY
1 29 (40.28%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.78%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 1 (1.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 32 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 32 (44.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 27 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 27 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 27 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 7 (9.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (8.33%) Apache Hive
6 6 (8.33%) Big Data
6 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.33%) Hadoop
6 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 6 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (8.33%) Sqoop
7 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (5.56%) HBase
8 4 (5.56%) Pentaho
8 4 (5.56%) Power BI
9 3 (4.17%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 36 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 36 (50.00%) Selenium
2 34 (47.22%) Oracle APEX
3 33 (45.83%) SpecFlow
4 32 (44.44%) Ant
4 32 (44.44%) Eclipse
4 32 (44.44%) SoapUI
4 32 (44.44%) TestNG
5 24 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
8 7 (9.72%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.56%) Cucumber
10 3 (4.17%) Artifactory
10 3 (4.17%) SonarQube
10 3 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (2.78%) JMeter
11 2 (2.78%) Toad
11 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Back Office
3 2 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Developer
2 11 (15.28%) Analyst
2 11 (15.28%) Test Analyst
2 11 (15.28%) Test Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Tester
4 9 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (8.33%) Test Specialist
8 5 (6.94%) F# Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Data Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Insight Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) UI Developer
10 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (75.00%) .NET
2 36 (50.00%) Web Services
3 14 (19.44%) React
4 11 (15.28%) AngularJS
5 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.33%) HTML
7 5 (6.94%) .NET Core
7 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (6.94%) REST
7 5 (6.94%) RESTful
7 5 (6.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (5.56%) CSS
8 4 (5.56%) Entity Framework
8 4 (5.56%) Sass
8 4 (5.56%) WinForms
9 3 (4.17%) Dapper ORM
9 3 (4.17%) Kafka
9 3 (4.17%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.56%) Replication
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.78%) State Machine
5 1 (1.39%) Bitcoin
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (51.39%) Linux
1 37 (51.39%) Windows
2 34 (47.22%) Windows Server
3 27 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.22%) DevOps
2 34 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 32 (44.44%) API Testing
4 29 (40.28%) System Integration Testing
5 25 (34.72%) Test Strategy
6 24 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 24 (33.33%) Scrum
7 19 (26.39%) Defect Tracking
8 17 (23.61%) Kanban
9 14 (19.44%) BDD
10 13 (18.06%) Collaborative Working
11 11 (15.28%) Functional Programming
11 11 (15.28%) MVC
12 10 (13.89%) ETL
13 7 (9.72%) Microservices
13 7 (9.72%) TDD
13 7 (9.72%) Test Scripting
14 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 43 (59.72%) Java
2 37 (51.39%) C#
3 24 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 15 (20.83%) SQL
5 14 (19.44%) Scala
6 11 (15.28%) Python
7 9 (12.50%) TypeScript
8 5 (6.94%) Erlang
8 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.56%) R
10 3 (4.17%) Clojure
10 3 (4.17%) Go
11 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.78%) Groovy
11 2 (2.78%) Haskell
11 2 (2.78%) VB
12 1 (1.39%) C++
12 1 (1.39%) PHP
12 1 (1.39%) Ruby
12 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 28 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 25 (34.72%) ISEB
2 25 (34.72%) ISEB Practitioner
2 25 (34.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.94%) Degree
4 4 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 27 (37.50%) vSphere
2 10 (13.89%) Docker
3 4 (5.56%) Apache Flume
4 2 (2.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (38.89%) HP ALM
2 7 (9.72%) vRealize
3 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.78%) Ansible
4 2 (2.78%) Grafana
4 2 (2.78%) Oozie
4 2 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (54.17%) Oracle
2 35 (48.61%) HP
3 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 32 (44.44%) Software AG
4 32 (44.44%) webMethods
5 27 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 27 (37.50%) VMware
6 6 (8.33%) Google
6 6 (8.33%) Informatica
7 4 (5.56%) Talend
8 3 (4.17%) SAP
8 3 (4.17%) Teradata
8 3 (4.17%) Veracode
8 3 (4.17%) Vertica
9 2 (2.78%) Apigee
9 2 (2.78%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.78%) Splunk
10 1 (1.39%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.39%) Netezza