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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Salesforce.com Force.com
Rank 486 530 539
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +9
Contract jobs citing Force.com 119 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.98% 4.57% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 39 41
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£475 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £373 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £463 £483
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -4.14%
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
1991 1247 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.43% 2.36% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 826 399
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 18
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -32.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £46.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -32.14%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +35 114 £464 -2.36% 70
London +63 82 £475 - 50
City of London +33 12 £464 -2.36% 19
East Midlands +16 11 £438 -
South East -20 7 £415 -7.77% 8
Berkshire +5 3 £391 -19.74%
Surrey 0 3 £525 +7.69% 2
South West -28 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 5
West Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 2
East of England -18 1 - - 5
Leeds - 1 £450 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £425 -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 2
Trowbridge - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
M4 Corridor - - - -

Force.com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 227 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 179 (78.85%) Apex Code
3 173 (76.21%) Visualforce
4 112 (49.34%) Java
5 81 (35.68%) CRM
6 67 (29.52%) Mason
7 61 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (25.11%) Web Services
8 57 (25.11%) JavaScript
8 57 (25.11%) SaaS
9 53 (23.35%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (22.03%) XML
11 49 (21.59%) Migration
12 37 (16.30%) HTML
13 36 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (13.66%) SOQL
15 27 (11.89%) SOAP
16 26 (11.45%) .NET
17 24 (10.57%) SQL
18 23 (10.13%) Data Migration
19 19 (8.37%) Finance
20 18 (7.93%) J2EE
21 17 (7.49%) SOSL
21 17 (7.49%) ETL
21 17 (7.49%) Web Development
22 16 (7.05%) Project Management
22 16 (7.05%) Enterprise Software
23 15 (6.61%) Business Analysis
24 14 (6.17%) Scrum
25 12 (5.29%) OpenUP

Force.com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (2.64%) SharePoint
1 6 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) MS Project
1 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (25.11%) SaaS
2 53 (23.35%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (3.96%) Heroku
4 4 (1.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.41%) HTTP
2 9 (3.96%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Ant
1 6 (2.64%) Eclipse
1 6 (2.64%) JIRA
2 5 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.32%) Subversion
4 2 (0.88%) Maven
5 1 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 19 (8.37%) Finance
2 12 (5.29%) Retail
3 9 (3.96%) Billing
3 9 (3.96%) Marketing
3 9 (3.96%) Advertising
4 7 (3.08%) Banking
5 6 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.88%) Publishing
7 2 (0.88%) Back Office
7 2 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 121 (53.30%) Developer
2 119 (52.42%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 33 (14.54%) Architect
4 31 (13.66%) Salesforce.com Architect
5 28 (12.33%) Consultant
6 27 (11.89%) Salesforce.com Consultant
7 20 (8.81%) Project Manager
8 18 (7.93%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
9 14 (6.17%) Analyst
10 13 (5.73%) Administrator
10 13 (5.73%) Salesforce.com Administrator
11 12 (5.29%) Technical Architect
12 11 (4.85%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.96%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
15 8 (3.52%) Senior Developer
16 6 (2.64%) Functional Consultant
17 4 (1.76%) CRM Developer
18 3 (1.32%) Designer
18 3 (1.32%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (76.21%) Visualforce
2 67 (29.52%) Mason
3 57 (25.11%) Web Services
4 50 (22.03%) XML
5 37 (16.30%) HTML
6 27 (11.89%) SOAP
7 26 (11.45%) .NET
8 18 (7.93%) J2EE
9 12 (5.29%) CSS
10 10 (4.41%) REST
11 6 (2.64%) Ajax
12 5 (2.20%) JSON
12 5 (2.20%) Struts
12 5 (2.20%) RESTful
13 4 (1.76%) XHTML
13 4 (1.76%) J2SE
13 4 (1.76%) Middleware
14 3 (1.32%) WSDL
14 3 (1.32%) XSD
14 3 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.05%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.08%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.64%) FMCG
4 6 (2.64%) User Experience
5 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.88%) DTV
6 2 (0.88%) Social Media
6 2 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.88%) Linux
1 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (35.68%) CRM
2 61 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (21.59%) Migration
4 36 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (10.13%) Data Migration
6 17 (7.49%) Web Development
6 17 (7.49%) ETL
7 16 (7.05%) Project Management
8 15 (6.61%) Business Analysis
9 14 (6.17%) Scrum
10 12 (5.29%) E-Commerce
10 12 (5.29%) OpenUP
11 11 (4.85%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (4.85%) Workflow
12 10 (4.41%) Data Analysis
12 10 (4.41%) ERP
12 10 (4.41%) OO
13 9 (3.96%) SOA
13 9 (3.96%) Web Application Development
14 7 (3.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 179 (78.85%) Apex Code
2 112 (49.34%) Java
3 57 (25.11%) JavaScript
4 31 (13.66%) SOQL
5 24 (10.57%) SQL
6 17 (7.49%) SOSL
7 12 (5.29%) C#
7 12 (5.29%) C++
8 4 (1.76%) PHP
9 2 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (2.20%) Degree
2 2 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.44%) QA
Vendors
1 227 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (4.41%) SAP
3 8 (3.52%) Oracle
4 6 (2.64%) Siebel
4 6 (2.64%) Eloqua
5 3 (1.32%) Informatica
6 2 (0.88%) Sun
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft
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