Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 819 833
Rank change year-on-year -40 +14 +16
Contract jobs citing F# 41 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.057% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.089% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 47
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £256
90th Percentile £543 £630 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £356
% change year-on-year +4.30% +7.65% -13.64%
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 45,866 41,586 42,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.47% 41.91% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,162 28,869 29,199
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 790 913
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.08 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -19 41 £500 +11.11% 55
UK excluding London -32 27 £400 +4.30% 16
South East -3 20 £395 -3.66% 5
London -25 14 £500 - 39
South West -16 5 £550 +50.27% 1
North West -4 2 £345 +28.37% 1
North of England -24 2 £345 +28.37% 4

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 30 (73.17%) .NET
2 24 (58.54%) Java
2 24 (58.54%) Test Automation
3 21 (51.22%) SQL Server
4 20 (48.78%) C#
4 20 (48.78%) Windows
5 18 (43.90%) Selenium
6 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
6 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
6 17 (41.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (41.46%) HP UFT
6 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
6 17 (41.46%) Web Services
7 16 (39.02%) Linux
7 16 (39.02%) BDD
8 15 (36.59%) Windows Server
8 15 (36.59%) Oracle
9 13 (31.71%) HP
9 13 (31.71%) Software AG
9 13 (31.71%) LoadRunner
9 13 (31.71%) webMethods
9 13 (31.71%) SoapUI
9 13 (31.71%) Oracle APEX
9 13 (31.71%) Test Strategy
9 13 (31.71%) SpecFlow
9 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (31.71%) API Testing
9 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (29.27%) Scala

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 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.20%) IaaS
2 5 (12.20%) PaaS
2 5 (12.20%) SaaS
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (4.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (4.88%) CloudFront
3 2 (4.88%) npm
3 2 (4.88%) NuGet
3 2 (4.88%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (2.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) PuTTY
1 8 (19.51%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (51.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database
3 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.88%) Apache Hive
6 2 (4.88%) Big Data
6 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.88%) MySQL
6 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.88%) Sqoop
7 1 (2.44%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Selenium
2 17 (41.46%) HP UFT
3 13 (31.71%) LoadRunner
3 13 (31.71%) Oracle APEX
3 13 (31.71%) SoapUI
3 13 (31.71%) SpecFlow
4 11 (26.83%) Ant
4 11 (26.83%) Eclipse
4 11 (26.83%) TestNG
5 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
5 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
6 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (9.76%) Bitbucket
8 2 (4.88%) Artifactory
8 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.88%) SonarQube
8 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (4.88%) WebStorm
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 7 (17.07%) Automation Tester
4 7 (17.07%) Azure Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) UI Developer
7 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
7 4 (9.76%) F# Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.88%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (73.17%) .NET
2 17 (41.46%) Web Services
3 11 (26.83%) React
4 8 (19.51%) .NET Core
5 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
5 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
5 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (14.63%) HTML
6 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
6 5 (12.20%) Redux
6 5 (12.20%) WinForms
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (9.76%) CSS
7 4 (9.76%) Entity Framework
7 4 (9.76%) RESTful
8 3 (7.32%) Dapper ORM
8 3 (7.32%) NHibernate
9 2 (4.88%) Play Framework
9 2 (4.88%) Sass
9 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Linux
3 15 (36.59%) Windows Server
4 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Test Automation
2 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (39.02%) BDD
4 13 (31.71%) API Testing
4 13 (31.71%) Test Strategy
5 11 (26.83%) DevOps
5 11 (26.83%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (26.83%) TDD
6 10 (24.39%) Performance Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Functional Programming
8 7 (17.07%) API Development
9 6 (14.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.63%) ETL
9 6 (14.63%) MVC
9 6 (14.63%) Scrum
10 5 (12.20%) Cryptocurrency
10 5 (12.20%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (12.20%) Microservices
11 3 (7.32%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) Java
2 20 (48.78%) C#
3 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
4 12 (29.27%) Scala
5 8 (19.51%) TypeScript
6 7 (17.07%) SQL
7 5 (12.20%) VB
8 4 (9.76%) Go
8 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
9 3 (7.32%) Erlang
9 3 (7.32%) Haskell
9 3 (7.32%) Python
9 3 (7.32%) VBScript
10 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (4.88%) Groovy
11 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
1 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) ISEB
3 8 (19.51%) ISEB Practitioner
3 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.20%) Degree
5 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) vSphere
2 4 (9.76%) Docker
3 2 (4.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP ALM
2 3 (7.32%) vRealize
3 2 (4.88%) Grafana
3 2 (4.88%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.88%) Oozie
3 2 (4.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Oracle
2 13 (31.71%) HP
2 13 (31.71%) Software AG
2 13 (31.71%) webMethods
3 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
4 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
4 8 (19.51%) VMware
5 4 (9.76%) Apigee
6 2 (4.88%) AppDynamics
6 2 (4.88%) Google
6 2 (4.88%) Informatica
6 2 (4.88%) Splunk
6 2 (4.88%) Veracode
7 1 (2.44%) Micro Focus