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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Salesforce.com Force.com
Rank 563 496 526
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +30
Contract jobs citing Force.com 50 100 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.58% 4.74% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 80 42
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£450 £444 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £324 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £413 £500
% change year-on-year
-7.57% -17.50%
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
3159 2111 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.76% 3.99% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2076 1377 856
Average daily rate £413 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 36
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 7 July 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 17 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 7 July 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 -71 50 £450 +1.40% 78
London -37 37 £450 - 56
City of London +1 16 £500 +14.28% 34
South East -30 6 £381 +1.66% 13
Berkshire +4 3 £300 -40.00% 7
West Midlands +3 3 £275 -52.17% 1
Hampshire +1 3 £413 +10.00%
Coventry - 3 £275 -
North West -20 2 £475 -11.62% 4
Bracknell - 2 - -
Reading 0 1 £300 -45.45% 4
East of England -2 1 £475 +11.76%
South West -13 1 £475 -20.83% 1
Manchester -13 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 £475 -
Bristol - 1 £475 -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -

Force.com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 99 (94.29%) Salesforce.com
2 90 (85.71%) Apex Code
3 80 (76.19%) Visualforce
4 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (39.05%) Java
6 28 (26.67%) Mason
7 26 (24.76%) SaaS
8 24 (22.86%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (20.00%) Finance
10 16 (15.24%) CRM
10 16 (15.24%) Web Services
10 16 (15.24%) SOQL
11 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
11 14 (13.33%) Scrum
12 12 (11.43%) CSS
12 12 (11.43%) HTML
13 11 (10.48%) Marketing
14 9 (8.57%) jQuery
14 9 (8.57%) REST
14 9 (8.57%) Retail
14 9 (8.57%) Middleware
15 8 (7.62%) SOAP
15 8 (7.62%) Asset Management
15 8 (7.62%) Degree
15 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
15 8 (7.62%) Business Analysis
15 8 (7.62%) SDLC
16 7 (6.67%) Workflow
16 7 (6.67%) Informatica
17 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering

Force.com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Radian6
1 1 (0.95%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.76%) SaaS
2 24 (22.86%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (5.71%) Heroku
4 1 (0.95%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) Intranet
2 1 (0.95%) CTI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Selenium
2 3 (2.86%) Grunt
2 3 (2.86%) Yeoman
2 3 (2.86%) Bower
3 2 (1.90%) Subversion
3 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.90%) Ant
4 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Marketing
3 9 (8.57%) Retail
4 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.86%) Publishing
6 2 (1.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Legal
7 1 (0.95%) Front Office
7 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (60.95%) Developer
2 60 (57.14%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 18 (17.14%) Architect
4 13 (12.38%) Salesforce.com Architect
5 12 (11.43%) Technical Architect
6 11 (10.48%) Consultant
7 8 (7.62%) Administrator
7 8 (7.62%) Salesforce.com Administrator
7 8 (7.62%) Salesforce.com Consultant
8 7 (6.67%) Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.81%) UI Programmer
11 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 2 (1.90%) Front-End Developer
13 1 (0.95%) Automation Test Analyst
13 1 (0.95%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (76.19%) Visualforce
2 28 (26.67%) Mason
3 16 (15.24%) Web Services
4 12 (11.43%) HTML
4 12 (11.43%) CSS
5 9 (8.57%) jQuery
5 9 (8.57%) Middleware
5 9 (8.57%) REST
6 8 (7.62%) SOAP
7 5 (4.76%) COM
7 5 (4.76%) Ajax
8 4 (3.81%) JSON
8 4 (3.81%) XML
8 4 (3.81%) .NET
9 3 (2.86%) DHTML
10 2 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.90%) Java EE
10 2 (1.90%) RESTful
11 1 (0.95%) J2SE
11 1 (0.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.90%) Spread Betting
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) IVR
5 1 (0.95%) Life Science
5 1 (0.95%) Social Media
5 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.24%) CRM
3 14 (13.33%) Scrum
4 8 (7.62%) Asset Management
4 8 (7.62%) Business Analysis
4 8 (7.62%) SDLC
5 7 (6.67%) Workflow
6 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.76%) Data Management
7 5 (4.76%) Web Development
7 5 (4.76%) Change Management
7 5 (4.76%) Identity Management
7 5 (4.76%) Kanban
7 5 (4.76%) Progressive Enhancement
7 5 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (4.76%) Web Application Development
8 4 (3.81%) Master Data Management
8 4 (3.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (3.81%) Test Automation
8 4 (3.81%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 90 (85.71%) Apex Code
2 41 (39.05%) Java
3 16 (15.24%) SOQL
4 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.86%) PHP
6 2 (1.90%) SOSL
6 2 (1.90%) Ruby
7 1 (0.95%) C#
7 1 (0.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 99 (94.29%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (6.67%) Informatica
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.76%) ExactTarget
4 3 (2.86%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.86%) Maxymiser
4 3 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.95%) Pardot
5 1 (0.95%) Conga
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