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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 640 616
Rank change year-on-year +86 -24  
Contract jobs citing F# 51 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.039% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 6 2
Median daily rate £425 £438 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £475 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 -
% change year-on-year +21.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 -

F# is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18650 20508 19874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.23% 38.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12836 14058 12875
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 474 406
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +10.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

F#
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing F# as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F# in the UK

F#
Top 15 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +92 51 £425 -2.85% 31
South East +39 22 £400 - 5
Hampshire - 20 £400 - 2
Andover - 14 £400 -
South West +5 12 £425 - 2
East of England - 9 £675 - 3
Hertfordshire - 9 £675 - 1
London +33 8 £450 -5.26% 13
Hatfield - 5 £675 -
Wiltshire +4 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Corsham - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £555 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 72 (79.12%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (50.55%) Oracle
3 41 (45.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (43.96%) BDD
4 40 (43.96%) Security Cleared
4 40 (43.96%) .NET
5 39 (42.86%) SpecFlow
6 38 (41.76%) SC Cleared
6 38 (41.76%) C#
6 38 (41.76%) Java
7 36 (39.56%) DevOps
8 33 (36.26%) Selenium
8 33 (36.26%) SQL
9 32 (35.16%) HP UFT
9 32 (35.16%) Defect Tracking
10 31 (34.07%) Test Scripting
11 30 (32.97%) HP
12 28 (30.77%) Regression Testing
12 28 (30.77%) SQL Server
12 28 (30.77%) Scrum
12 28 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 28 (30.77%) Jenkins
12 28 (30.77%) Oracle Database
13 26 (28.57%) Test Automation
13 26 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
14 25 (27.47%) OO
15 24 (26.37%) Oracle Database 10g
15 24 (26.37%) PuTTY
15 24 (26.37%) WinSCP
16 23 (25.27%) Linux

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 16 (17.58%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.09%) IIS
3 4 (4.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (23.08%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (6.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (21.98%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.40%) IaaS
3 4 (4.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.37%) PuTTY
1 24 (26.37%) WinSCP
2 5 (5.49%) LDAP
3 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.77%) Oracle Database
1 28 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
1 28 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (26.37%) Oracle Database 10g
3 19 (20.88%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (18.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (16.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (16.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (8.79%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (6.59%) Oracle OWB
7 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (5.49%) NoSQL
9 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
10 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.20%) Big Data
11 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
11 2 (2.20%) KDB
Development Applications
1 41 (45.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 33 (36.26%) Selenium
4 32 (35.16%) HP UFT
5 28 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 26 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
7 22 (24.18%) Ant
7 22 (24.18%) TeamCity
8 18 (19.78%) Git (software)
9 17 (18.68%) Toad
10 14 (15.38%) JIRA
11 12 (13.19%) Gradle
11 12 (13.19%) Maven
12 10 (10.99%) Eclipse
12 10 (10.99%) TestNG
13 9 (9.89%) SoapUI
14 7 (7.69%) LoadRunner
15 6 (6.59%) Oracle Forms
16 4 (4.40%) NuGet
16 4 (4.40%) webpack
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Electronics
2 6 (6.59%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.59%) Marketing
2 6 (6.59%) Retail
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Publishing
4 3 (3.30%) Front Office
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (36.26%) Developer
2 23 (25.27%) Tester
3 17 (18.68%) Analyst
4 14 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 14 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 13 (14.29%) Automation Tester
6 11 (12.09%) C# Developer
7 10 (10.99%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 7 (7.69%) .NET Developer
9 7 (7.69%) Java Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.49%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (5.49%) Consultant
11 5 (5.49%) F# Developer
11 5 (5.49%) Oracle Analyst
11 5 (5.49%) Software Engineer
12 4 (4.40%) Angular Developer
12 4 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
12 4 (4.40%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (43.96%) .NET
2 14 (15.38%) Web Services
3 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (9.89%) XML
4 8 (8.79%) AngularJS
5 7 (7.69%) RxJava
6 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (6.59%) CSS
6 6 (6.59%) HTML
6 6 (6.59%) React
6 6 (6.59%) RESTful
7 5 (5.49%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.49%) Node.js
8 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (4.40%) HTML5
8 4 (4.40%) jQuery
8 4 (4.40%) OAuth2
8 4 (4.40%) OpenID
8 4 (4.40%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Data Structures
2 17 (18.68%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.40%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.30%) Derivative
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Equities
5 2 (2.20%) Fintech
5 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.20%) NHS
5 2 (2.20%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.10%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Linux
2 22 (24.18%) Windows
3 16 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (17.58%) Windows Server
4 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (79.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.96%) BDD
3 36 (39.56%) DevOps
4 32 (35.16%) Defect Tracking
5 31 (34.07%) Test Scripting
6 28 (30.77%) Regression Testing
6 28 (30.77%) Scrum
7 26 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 25 (27.47%) OO
9 22 (24.18%) System Integration Testing
10 21 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (23.08%) Migration
11 20 (21.98%) OOD
11 20 (21.98%) TDD
12 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
13 17 (18.68%) Complexity Analysis
13 17 (18.68%) Test Management
14 16 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (17.58%) Integration Testing
15 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.76%) C#
1 38 (41.76%) Java
2 33 (36.26%) SQL
3 21 (23.08%) Clojure
4 19 (20.88%) Go
4 19 (20.88%) Rust
5 13 (14.29%) VBScript
6 12 (13.19%) JavaScript
7 9 (9.89%) Scala
7 9 (9.89%) VB
8 6 (6.59%) Python
9 5 (5.49%) C
9 5 (5.49%) TypeScript
10 4 (4.40%) C++
10 4 (4.40%) ES6
10 4 (4.40%) Ruby
10 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.30%) Groovy
11 3 (3.30%) Haskell
11 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (43.96%) Security Cleared
2 38 (41.76%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.19%) ISEB
3 12 (13.19%) ISEB Practitioner
3 12 (13.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.20%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.68%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (16.48%) vSphere
2 9 (9.89%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (6.59%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (20.88%) Ansible
1 19 (20.88%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (19.78%) Puppet
3 15 (16.48%) vRealize
4 1 (1.10%) Grafana
4 1 (1.10%) Graphite
4 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.10%) Packer
4 1 (1.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (50.55%) Oracle
2 30 (32.97%) HP
3 19 (20.88%) VMware
4 16 (17.58%) Red Hat
5 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.59%) Remedy
6 6 (6.59%) SAP
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