The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cloud Services category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Salesforce.com Force.com
Rank 515 512 510
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Force.com 73 44 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.76% 4.84% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 60
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £400 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £531 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £444 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.85% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1534 909 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.72% 1.90% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 564 482
Average daily rate £425 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 20
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.03 £33.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%

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 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 17 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
England -9 69 £450 - 66
London -12 53 £463 +2.77% 37
City of London +1 22 £450 - 13
South East -17 5 £379 -13.42% 21
Berkshire -12 3 £418 -4.57% 4
East Midlands - 3 - -
Scotland - 2 £413 -
Edinburgh - 2 £413 -
East of England -31 1 £375 -31.81% 3
South West - 1 £375 - 1
Essex - 1 £375 - 2
Hampshire - - - - 3
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 3
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Harrogate - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2

Force.com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 88 (81.48%) Visualforce
3 87 (80.56%) Apex Code
4 58 (53.70%) Java
5 32 (29.63%) CRM
6 30 (27.78%) Mason
6 30 (27.78%) SaaS
7 26 (24.07%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (17.59%) JavaScript
9 18 (16.67%) SQL
10 15 (13.89%) HTML
11 14 (12.96%) Data Migration
11 14 (12.96%) Migration
12 13 (12.04%) Business Analysis
13 12 (11.11%) Billing
13 12 (11.11%) Web Services
13 12 (11.11%) XML
14 11 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (9.26%) Eclipse
16 9 (8.33%) Scrum
16 9 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (7.41%) Web Application Development
18 7 (6.48%) Degree
18 7 (6.48%) Data Modelling
18 7 (6.48%) SOAP
18 7 (6.48%) Workflow
18 7 (6.48%) Finance
18 7 (6.48%) Project Management
19 6 (5.56%) Validation
19 6 (5.56%) J2EE

Force.com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (27.78%) SaaS
2 26 (24.07%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) HTTP
2 4 (3.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) Hudson
3 1 (0.93%) Subversion
3 1 (0.93%) Maven
3 1 (0.93%) Ant
3 1 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 12 (11.11%) Billing
2 7 (6.48%) Finance
3 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) French Language
Job Titles
1 65 (60.19%) Developer
2 61 (56.48%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 17 (15.74%) Architect
4 15 (13.89%) Salesforce.com Architect
5 13 (12.04%) Analyst
6 7 (6.48%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Administrator
8 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Salesforce.com Administrator
9 3 (2.78%) Designer
9 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Consultant
9 3 (2.78%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (1.85%) Solutions Designer
10 2 (1.85%) Technical Manager
10 2 (1.85%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (81.48%) Visualforce
2 30 (27.78%) Mason
3 15 (13.89%) HTML
4 12 (11.11%) Web Services
4 12 (11.11%) XML
5 7 (6.48%) SOAP
6 6 (5.56%) Ajax
6 6 (5.56%) J2EE
7 5 (4.63%) XHTML
8 4 (3.70%) Struts
9 3 (2.78%) CSS
10 2 (1.85%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.93%) JAX-WS
11 1 (0.93%) JPA
11 1 (0.93%) EJB 3.0
11 1 (0.93%) RESTful
11 1 (0.93%) JMS
11 1 (0.93%) JAXB
11 1 (0.93%) Middleware
11 1 (0.93%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.78%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.93%) FMCG
4 1 (0.93%) DTV
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.63%) CRM
2 14 (12.96%) Migration
2 14 (12.96%) Data Migration
3 13 (12.04%) Business Analysis
4 11 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.33%) Scrum
5 9 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.41%) Web Application Development
7 7 (6.48%) Workflow
7 7 (6.48%) Project Management
7 7 (6.48%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.56%) ETL
8 6 (5.56%) ERP
8 6 (5.56%) Validation
9 5 (4.63%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.63%) OO
10 4 (3.70%) SOA
10 4 (3.70%) Change Management
10 4 (3.70%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 87 (80.56%) Apex Code
2 58 (53.70%) Java
3 19 (17.59%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.67%) SQL
5 5 (4.63%) PHP
5 5 (4.63%) C++
6 4 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) QA
Vendors
1 108 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (3.70%) Eloqua
3 3 (2.78%) SAP
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) Siebel
5 1 (0.93%) Informatica
5 1 (0.93%) JDA
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