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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Salesforce.com Force.com
Rank 502 549 515
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -34
Contract jobs citing Force.com 93 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.064% 0.085%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.69% 2.58% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 34
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£488 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £387 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £475 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +15.15%
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
1985 1278 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.60% 2.48% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1327 813 467
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 24 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.75 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 92 £494 +9.72% 53
London +49 57 £475 +5.55% 25
South East -1 26 £500 - 14
City of London +21 20 £475 +5.55% 17
Berkshire +13 15 £481 +1.31% 4
Surrey -2 3 - - 2
Hampshire -17 2 £481 -3.75% 1
South West - 2 £531 - 3
Scotland - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
East of England - - - - 4
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
East Sussex - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Trowbridge - - - - 1
Winchester - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - -
Godalming - - - -

Force.com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 198 (97.06%) Salesforce.com
2 168 (82.35%) Apex Code
3 158 (77.45%) Visualforce
4 107 (52.45%) Java
5 67 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (31.86%) Mason
7 63 (30.88%) CRM
8 62 (30.39%) SaaS
9 58 (28.43%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (25.49%) Web Services
11 41 (20.10%) JavaScript
12 40 (19.61%) Migration
13 36 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (16.67%) XML
15 28 (13.73%) Finance
16 25 (12.25%) SOAP
17 24 (11.76%) HTML
18 22 (10.78%) .NET
19 19 (9.31%) SOQL
20 17 (8.33%) REST
21 16 (7.84%) SQL
21 16 (7.84%) Web Development
22 15 (7.35%) Data Migration
22 15 (7.35%) Retail
22 15 (7.35%) E-Commerce
22 15 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
23 14 (6.86%) ETL
23 14 (6.86%) Scrum
24 13 (6.37%) Business Analysis
24 13 (6.37%) SOSL

Force.com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MS Office
1 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 62 (30.39%) SaaS
2 58 (28.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.98%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.92%) HTTP
2 7 (3.43%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (3.92%) JIRA
2 3 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.98%) Selenium
4 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.49%) Ant
4 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (13.73%) Finance
2 15 (7.35%) Retail
3 10 (4.90%) Advertising
3 10 (4.90%) Banking
4 8 (3.92%) Marketing
5 7 (3.43%) Billing
6 6 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.49%) Legal
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 105 (51.47%) Developer
2 104 (50.98%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 33 (16.18%) Consultant
4 30 (14.71%) Architect
5 28 (13.73%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 26 (12.75%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 16 (7.84%) Analyst
8 15 (7.35%) Project Manager
9 14 (6.86%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
10 12 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Administrator
10 12 (5.88%) Administrator
11 11 (5.39%) Business Analyst
11 11 (5.39%) Technical Architect
12 10 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.90%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
13 8 (3.92%) Functional Consultant
14 5 (2.45%) Senior Developer
15 4 (1.96%) Lead Developer
15 4 (1.96%) QA Analyst
15 4 (1.96%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (77.45%) Visualforce
2 65 (31.86%) Mason
3 52 (25.49%) Web Services
4 34 (16.67%) XML
5 25 (12.25%) SOAP
6 24 (11.76%) HTML
7 22 (10.78%) .NET
8 17 (8.33%) REST
9 12 (5.88%) CSS
10 11 (5.39%) J2EE
11 7 (3.43%) JSON
12 5 (2.45%) J2SE
13 3 (1.47%) jQuery
13 3 (1.47%) Struts
13 3 (1.47%) Middleware
14 1 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
14 1 (0.49%) Java EE
14 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.94%) User Experience
3 4 (1.96%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.98%) FMCG
4 2 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.49%) Social Media
5 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (30.88%) CRM
3 40 (19.61%) Migration
4 36 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (7.84%) Web Development
6 15 (7.35%) Data Migration
6 15 (7.35%) E-Commerce
7 14 (6.86%) ETL
7 14 (6.86%) Scrum
8 13 (6.37%) Business Analysis
9 12 (5.88%) OpenUP
10 11 (5.39%) Project Management
11 8 (3.92%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (3.92%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.43%) MVC
12 7 (3.43%) Workflow
13 6 (2.94%) OOP
13 6 (2.94%) OO
13 6 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 168 (82.35%) Apex Code
2 107 (52.45%) Java
3 41 (20.10%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.31%) SOQL
5 16 (7.84%) SQL
6 13 (6.37%) SOSL
7 8 (3.92%) C++
8 7 (3.43%) C#
9 3 (1.47%) C
10 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.45%) QA
Vendors
1 198 (97.06%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (4.41%) Oracle
3 8 (3.92%) SAP
4 7 (3.43%) Eloqua
5 4 (1.96%) Informatica
5 4 (1.96%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft
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