The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Force.com Apex Code
Rank 148 138 120
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing Apex Code 8 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.032% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.092% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Average daily rate £400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Apex Code
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1425 1089 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.49% 34.59% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 718 542
Average daily rate £355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 29 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £19.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 3 £400 -5.88%
Lancashire - 3 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Apex Code
England

Apex Code
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (90.91%) Visualforce
3 5 (45.45%) Mason
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Ant
4 4 (36.36%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) Siebel
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) WordPress
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (18.18%) SaaS
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) Node.js
5 2 (18.18%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) Eloqua
5 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) Ember.js
5 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (18.18%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Node.js
1 2 (18.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) BigMachines
1 2 (18.18%) Eloqua
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Ant
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (18.18%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) HTML Developer
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (18.18%) UI Developer
3 2 (18.18%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (18.18%) UX Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Visualforce
2 5 (45.45%) Mason
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) CSS3
3 2 (18.18%) Ember.js
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
3 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) PHP
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Siebel
3 1 (9.09%) MuleSoft
3 1 (9.09%) SAP