The table below looks at the statistics for Force.com skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Force.com over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Salesforce.com Force.com
Rank 537 527 519
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Force.com 56 72 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.19% 4.18% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 51 36
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £338 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £400 £444
% change year-on-year
-18.12% -9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2557 1721 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.57% 3.05% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1637 1061 607
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 32 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.42 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.70 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

Force.com
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Force.com within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Force.com Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Force.com
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Force.com within the UK.

Force.com Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Force.com
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Force.com within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Force.com Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Force.com
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Force.com within the UK.

Force.com Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Force.com
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Force.com within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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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
England -17 55 £450 - 76
London -4 43 £450 -4.00% 64
City of London +14 14 £525 +15.06% 44
West Midlands -12 4 £288 -42.50% 2
South East -20 4 £450 +18.81% 5
Berkshire +7 3 £458 +9.58% 1
East of England +19 1 - - 2
Slough -2 1 £340 +9.67%
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 - 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Luton - - - -

Force.com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Force.com 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 Force.com.

1 101 (92.66%) Salesforce.com
2 92 (84.40%) Apex Code
3 84 (77.06%) Visualforce
4 54 (49.54%) Java
5 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (31.19%) SaaS
7 33 (30.28%) Mason
8 30 (27.52%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (21.10%) Finance
10 22 (20.18%) CRM
11 20 (18.35%) Web Services
12 16 (14.68%) Retail
13 15 (13.76%) CSS
13 15 (13.76%) SOQL
14 13 (11.93%) SOAP
14 13 (11.93%) JavaScript
14 13 (11.93%) HTML
15 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (11.01%) Scrum
15 12 (11.01%) REST
16 11 (10.09%) jQuery
17 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
17 10 (9.17%) Marketing
18 9 (8.26%) Middleware
19 8 (7.34%) Degree
19 8 (7.34%) Informatica
19 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
20 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
20 7 (6.42%) Software Engineering
21 6 (5.50%) Migration

Force.com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Force.com 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 Force.com. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.75%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.92%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 34 (31.19%) SaaS
2 30 (27.52%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.59%) Heroku
4 1 (0.92%) Veeva
4 1 (0.92%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) Intranet
2 1 (0.92%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Selenium
2 3 (2.75%) Grunt
2 3 (2.75%) Yeoman
2 3 (2.75%) Bower
2 3 (2.75%) Ant
3 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.83%) Subversion
3 2 (1.83%) JIRA
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 16 (14.68%) Retail
3 10 (9.17%) Marketing
4 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.67%) Publishing
5 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (51.38%) Developer
2 52 (47.71%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 18 (16.51%) Architect
4 14 (12.84%) Consultant
5 12 (11.01%) Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Technical Architect
6 11 (10.09%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 10 (9.17%) Business Analyst
8 9 (8.26%) Salesforce.com Consultant
9 8 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (7.34%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
9 8 (7.34%) Salesforce.com Administrator
9 8 (7.34%) Administrator
10 4 (3.67%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.67%) UI Programmer
11 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 3 (2.75%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 2 (1.83%) Front-End Developer
12 2 (1.83%) Data Analyst
12 2 (1.83%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (77.06%) Visualforce
2 33 (30.28%) Mason
3 20 (18.35%) Web Services
4 15 (13.76%) CSS
5 13 (11.93%) SOAP
5 13 (11.93%) HTML
6 12 (11.01%) REST
7 11 (10.09%) jQuery
8 9 (8.26%) Middleware
9 5 (4.59%) Ajax
9 5 (4.59%) .NET
9 5 (4.59%) XML
9 5 (4.59%) JSON
10 3 (2.75%) DHTML
10 3 (2.75%) COM
10 3 (2.75%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (2.75%) Java EE
11 1 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.92%) IVR
6 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.92%) Life Science
6 1 (0.92%) Social Media
6 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.18%) CRM
3 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (11.01%) Scrum
4 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
5 7 (6.42%) Software Engineering
6 6 (5.50%) Migration
6 6 (5.50%) Identity Management
6 6 (5.50%) Web Development
7 5 (4.59%) Kanban
7 5 (4.59%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.59%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (4.59%) Web Application Development
7 5 (4.59%) Progressive Enhancement
7 5 (4.59%) Workflow
7 5 (4.59%) Project Management
7 5 (4.59%) Change Management
7 5 (4.59%) Asset Management
7 5 (4.59%) Data Management
7 5 (4.59%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 92 (84.40%) Apex Code
2 54 (49.54%) Java
3 15 (13.76%) SOQL
4 13 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.67%) SQL
6 3 (2.75%) Ruby
6 3 (2.75%) PHP
6 3 (2.75%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 101 (92.66%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (7.34%) Informatica
3 5 (4.59%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.67%) ExactTarget
4 4 (3.67%) Conga
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.75%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.75%) Maxymiser
5 3 (2.75%) Eloqua
6 2 (1.83%) SAP
7 1 (0.92%) Pardot
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