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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Salesforce.com Force.com
Rank 491 513 528
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Contract jobs citing Force.com 115 66 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.02% 5.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 49 46
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£465 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £385 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £494 £483
% change year-on-year
-8.86% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £95.00 -
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
1911 1258 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.38% 2.39% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 868 462
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £125 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
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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 +29 111 £450 -6.49% 39
London +45 77 £470 -1.05% 21
South East -8 14 £450 -5.26% 10
City of London +12 9 £483 +1.57% 11
East Midlands +7 7 £425 - 3
Berkshire +13 6 £525 +2.43% 1
South West -32 4 £600 +23.07% 2
Reading +10 3 £575 +12.19%
Wiltshire - 3 - - 2
Surrey -1 2 £525 - 1
Hampshire -14 2 £375 -28.57%
East of England -24 2 £425 -15.00% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Trowbridge - - - - 1
Winchester - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Force.com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 213 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 162 (76.06%) Apex Code
3 160 (75.12%) Visualforce
4 109 (51.17%) Java
5 73 (34.27%) CRM
6 64 (30.05%) Mason
7 55 (25.82%) SaaS
7 55 (25.82%) JavaScript
8 51 (23.94%) Cloud Computing
9 45 (21.13%) Web Services
10 41 (19.25%) XML
11 39 (18.31%) Migration
12 36 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (15.49%) HTML
14 26 (12.21%) SOAP
15 22 (10.33%) Data Migration
16 20 (9.39%) SQL
16 20 (9.39%) .NET
17 17 (7.98%) Project Management
17 17 (7.98%) Finance
18 15 (7.04%) J2EE
18 15 (7.04%) ETL
19 14 (6.57%) Business Analysis
20 13 (6.10%) Web Development
21 12 (5.63%) Retail
21 12 (5.63%) Billing
21 12 (5.63%) CSS
22 11 (5.16%) OO
22 11 (5.16%) C#

Force.com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (2.82%) SharePoint
1 6 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.41%) MS Project
1 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (25.82%) SaaS
2 51 (23.94%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (4.23%) Heroku
4 4 (1.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.29%) HTTP
2 6 (2.82%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Ant
1 6 (2.82%) Eclipse
1 6 (2.82%) JIRA
2 4 (1.88%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.41%) Subversion
4 2 (0.94%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (7.98%) Finance
2 12 (5.63%) Retail
2 12 (5.63%) Billing
3 9 (4.23%) Marketing
4 8 (3.76%) Advertising
5 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.88%) Banking
6 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Publishing
8 2 (0.94%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 114 (53.52%) Developer
2 112 (52.58%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 26 (12.21%) Architect
4 25 (11.74%) Salesforce.com Architect
5 24 (11.27%) Consultant
6 23 (10.80%) Salesforce.com Consultant
7 18 (8.45%) Project Manager
7 18 (8.45%) Analyst
8 16 (7.51%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
9 15 (7.04%) Salesforce.com Administrator
9 15 (7.04%) Administrator
10 12 (5.63%) Technical Architect
11 11 (5.16%) Business Analyst
12 9 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.76%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
14 7 (3.29%) Senior Developer
15 4 (1.88%) Functional Consultant
15 4 (1.88%) Designer
16 3 (1.41%) Technical Solutions Architect
17 2 (0.94%) CRM Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (75.12%) Visualforce
2 64 (30.05%) Mason
3 45 (21.13%) Web Services
4 41 (19.25%) XML
5 33 (15.49%) HTML
6 26 (12.21%) SOAP
7 20 (9.39%) .NET
8 15 (7.04%) J2EE
9 12 (5.63%) CSS
10 10 (4.69%) REST
11 7 (3.29%) Ajax
12 5 (2.35%) JSON
12 5 (2.35%) XHTML
12 5 (2.35%) RESTful
13 4 (1.88%) J2SE
13 4 (1.88%) Middleware
14 3 (1.41%) WSDL
14 3 (1.41%) XSD
14 3 (1.41%) XSLT
15 2 (0.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.35%) FMCG
3 4 (1.88%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.94%) DTV
5 2 (0.94%) Social Media
5 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.94%) Linux
3 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (34.27%) CRM
2 39 (18.31%) Migration
3 36 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (10.33%) Data Migration
5 17 (7.98%) Project Management
6 15 (7.04%) ETL
7 14 (6.57%) Business Analysis
8 13 (6.10%) Web Development
9 11 (5.16%) Scrum
9 11 (5.16%) OO
10 10 (4.69%) Workflow
10 10 (4.69%) Data Analysis
11 9 (4.23%) Data Modelling
11 9 (4.23%) SOA
12 8 (3.76%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (3.76%) OpenUP
13 7 (3.29%) Waterfall
13 7 (3.29%) E-Commerce
14 6 (2.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 162 (76.06%) Apex Code
2 109 (51.17%) Java
3 55 (25.82%) JavaScript
4 20 (9.39%) SQL
5 11 (5.16%) C#
6 9 (4.23%) C++
7 5 (2.35%) PHP
8 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (3.29%) Degree
2 2 (0.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) QA
Vendors
1 213 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (4.69%) SAP
3 9 (4.23%) Eloqua
4 7 (3.29%) Oracle
5 6 (2.82%) Siebel
6 3 (1.41%) Informatica
7 2 (0.94%) Sun
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.47%) JDA
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