The first table below looks at the demand for Apex Code skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apex Code over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Force.com Apex Code
Rank 129 115 134
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Apex Code 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.082% 0.033%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 0.25% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £350 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1049 803 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.51% 32.78% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 392 564
Average daily rate £329 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 57
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +1.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Apex Code
England

Apex Code
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apex Code across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Apex Code Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Apex Code
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Apex Code across the North West region.

Apex Code Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Apex Code
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apex Code across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Apex Code Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Apex Code
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apex Code within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 8 £350 - 1
Apex Code
England

Apex Code
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Apex Code also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Apex Code.

1 15 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (53.33%) Visualforce
2 8 (53.33%) CRM
3 7 (46.67%) Eclipse
3 7 (46.67%) HTTP
3 7 (46.67%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
3 7 (46.67%) CSS
3 7 (46.67%) SOAP
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) XML
3 7 (46.67%) OOP
3 7 (46.67%) REST
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) WCF
3 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Billing
4 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Force.com
5 2 (13.33%) Mason
6 1 (6.67%) Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) PMP
6 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management

Apex Code
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Apex Code also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Apex Code. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (26.67%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
1 14 (93.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Visualforce
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 7 (46.67%) SOAP
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) XML
2 7 (46.67%) REST
2 7 (46.67%) WCF
3 2 (13.33%) Mason
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) CRM
2 7 (46.67%) OOP
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
2 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
1 7 (46.67%) Java
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
1 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) PMP
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Salesforce.com