Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 822 850
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28 -4
Contract jobs citing F# 57 69 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.065% 0.037%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.16% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 36
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -37.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £310 £256 £419
90th Percentile £630 £495 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £356 £413
% change year-on-year +7.65% -13.64% +10.00%
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 41664 42293 43550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.12% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28946 29067 29450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 896 986
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.54%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.19 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F# in the UK

F#
Top 11 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 October 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 +3 55 £450 +20.00% 30
UK excluding London +20 28 £384 +7.65% 12
London +12 27 £500 +11.11% 19
South East -8 19 £410 +17.14% 2
North of England +82 3 £269 -40.28% 3
North West +32 3 £269 -40.28% 2
Midlands - 3 - - 2
South West - 2 £366 - 3
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 37 (64.91%) .NET
2 33 (57.89%) C#
3 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (45.61%) Test Automation
5 24 (42.11%) Selenium
5 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 23 (40.35%) SpecFlow
7 21 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (36.84%) Oracle
7 21 (36.84%) Java
8 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
9 19 (33.33%) Web Services
10 18 (31.58%) Windows
10 18 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
11 17 (29.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 17 (29.82%) Performance Testing
12 15 (26.32%) Oracle APEX
12 15 (26.32%) SQL
12 15 (26.32%) HP
12 15 (26.32%) HP UFT
13 14 (24.56%) Finance
13 14 (24.56%) Ant
13 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET
13 14 (24.56%) Eclipse
13 14 (24.56%) Git (software)
13 14 (24.56%) TestNG
13 14 (24.56%) PuTTY
13 14 (24.56%) WinSCP
14 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2012

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 (3.51%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 27 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) IaaS
2 6 (10.53%) PaaS
3 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.75%) GitHub
4 1 (1.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) PuTTY
1 14 (24.56%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (29.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (22.81%) Oracle Database
3 13 (22.81%) Oracle Database 10g
3 13 (22.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (7.02%) GIS
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.51%) RavenDB
10 1 (1.75%) Big Data
10 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
10 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.75%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 24 (42.11%) Selenium
2 23 (40.35%) SpecFlow
3 21 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (26.32%) HP UFT
4 15 (26.32%) Oracle APEX
5 14 (24.56%) Ant
5 14 (24.56%) Eclipse
5 14 (24.56%) Git (software)
5 14 (24.56%) TestNG
6 13 (22.81%) SoapUI
7 12 (21.05%) LoadRunner
8 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
8 10 (17.54%) TeamCity
9 9 (15.79%) Visual Studio
10 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
11 5 (8.77%) JIRA
11 5 (8.77%) webpack
12 4 (7.02%) Moq
12 4 (7.02%) MSTest
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
2 5 (8.77%) Front Office
3 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Developer
2 16 (28.07%) C# Developer
3 14 (24.56%) Analyst
4 13 (22.81%) .NET Developer
5 10 (17.54%) Test Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (12.28%) F# Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Test Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Tester
9 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
9 4 (7.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
11 2 (3.51%) Architect
11 2 (3.51%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (64.91%) .NET
2 19 (33.33%) Web Services
3 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET
4 12 (21.05%) WCF
5 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
5 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (14.04%) React
6 8 (14.04%) REST
7 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
7 7 (12.28%) Entity Framework
8 6 (10.53%) CSS
8 6 (10.53%) HTML
8 6 (10.53%) Node.js
9 5 (8.77%) jQuery
10 4 (7.02%) Ajax
10 4 (7.02%) OpenID
10 4 (7.02%) ServiceStack
10 4 (7.02%) XML
10 4 (7.02%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Algorithms
1 4 (7.02%) Derivative
1 4 (7.02%) Fintech
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.51%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 13 (22.81%) Linux
2 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Test Automation
3 18 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
4 17 (29.82%) Performance Testing
5 13 (22.81%) API Testing
5 13 (22.81%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (21.05%) MVC
6 12 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 10 (17.54%) Scrum
7 10 (17.54%) Test Scripting
8 9 (15.79%) Functional Programming
8 9 (15.79%) TDD
8 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.53%) DevOps
10 6 (10.53%) ETL
10 6 (10.53%) Mathematics
10 6 (10.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) C#
2 21 (36.84%) Java
3 15 (26.32%) SQL
4 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 8 (14.04%) Python
6 7 (12.28%) VBScript
7 6 (10.53%) C++
7 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 5 (8.77%) ES6
8 5 (8.77%) Haskell
8 5 (8.77%) Scala
9 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
9 4 (7.02%) TypeScript
10 2 (3.51%) OCaml
10 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.51%) VB
10 2 (3.51%) VBA
11 1 (1.75%) Erlang
11 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) ISEB
1 11 (19.30%) ISEB Practitioner
1 11 (19.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
1 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) vSphere
2 5 (8.77%) Docker
3 4 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) vRealize
2 2 (3.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Oracle
2 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.32%) HP
4 13 (22.81%) Red Hat
5 12 (21.05%) VMware
6 8 (14.04%) Software AG
6 8 (14.04%) webMethods
7 4 (7.02%) ESRI
8 1 (1.75%) Apple