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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Salesforce.com Force.com
Rank 550 520 492
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -28
Contract jobs citing Force.com 49 50 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.096% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.26% 3.67% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 37
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£438 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £341 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £488
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -17.94%
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
2172 1364 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.05% 2.63% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 831 517
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 27 March 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 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 27 March 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 -6 48 £438 -2.77% 73
London +5 37 £450 - 61
City of London +10 10 £450 -6.25% 37
Berkshire -5 6 £340 -2.85% 1
South East -26 6 £340 -2.85% 4
Slough - 2 £340 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £315 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Winchester - - - -

Force.com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 124 (93.23%) Salesforce.com
2 109 (81.95%) Apex Code
3 105 (78.95%) Visualforce
4 69 (51.88%) Java
5 60 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (31.58%) SaaS
7 41 (30.83%) Mason
8 38 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (23.31%) Finance
10 26 (19.55%) CRM
11 21 (15.79%) Web Services
12 18 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (12.03%) SOAP
14 15 (11.28%) CSS
14 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
14 15 (11.28%) Retail
15 14 (10.53%) HTML
15 14 (10.53%) Scrum
16 13 (9.77%) REST
16 13 (9.77%) SOQL
17 11 (8.27%) jQuery
17 11 (8.27%) Migration
18 10 (7.52%) Business Analysis
19 9 (6.77%) E-Commerce
19 9 (6.77%) Data Migration
19 9 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
20 8 (6.02%) Degree
20 8 (6.02%) Middleware
21 7 (5.26%) SQL
21 7 (5.26%) Marketing

Force.com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (1.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Office
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 42 (31.58%) SaaS
2 38 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Selenium
2 4 (3.01%) JIRA
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.26%) Ant
3 3 (2.26%) Grunt
3 3 (2.26%) Yeoman
3 3 (2.26%) Bower
4 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.50%) Subversion
4 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (23.31%) Finance
2 15 (11.28%) Retail
3 7 (5.26%) Marketing
4 4 (3.01%) Publishing
5 3 (2.26%) Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 77 (57.89%) Developer
2 73 (54.89%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 19 (14.29%) Consultant
4 16 (12.03%) Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) Architect
6 13 (9.77%) Salesforce.com Consultant
7 10 (7.52%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Architect
9 7 (5.26%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Administrator
10 5 (3.76%) Salesforce.com Administrator
11 4 (3.01%) UI Developer
11 4 (3.01%) QA Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) UI Programmer
12 3 (2.26%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 3 (2.26%) Functional Consultant
12 3 (2.26%) Lead Developer
12 3 (2.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (78.95%) Visualforce
2 41 (30.83%) Mason
3 21 (15.79%) Web Services
4 16 (12.03%) SOAP
5 15 (11.28%) CSS
6 14 (10.53%) HTML
7 13 (9.77%) REST
8 11 (8.27%) jQuery
9 8 (6.02%) Middleware
10 6 (4.51%) .NET
10 6 (4.51%) XML
11 5 (3.76%) Ajax
12 4 (3.01%) JSON
13 3 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (2.26%) Java EE
13 3 (2.26%) COM
14 1 (0.75%) J2EE
14 1 (0.75%) J2SE
14 1 (0.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.75%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.75%) Life Science
5 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.55%) CRM
3 18 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (10.53%) Scrum
5 11 (8.27%) Migration
6 10 (7.52%) Business Analysis
7 9 (6.77%) E-Commerce
7 9 (6.77%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.51%) ETL
8 6 (4.51%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.51%) TDD
9 5 (3.76%) Workflow
9 5 (3.76%) Project Management
9 5 (3.76%) Change Management
9 5 (3.76%) Identity Management
9 5 (3.76%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.76%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (3.76%) Progressive Enhancement
9 5 (3.76%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (3.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 109 (81.95%) Apex Code
2 69 (51.88%) Java
3 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.77%) SOQL
5 7 (5.26%) SQL
6 3 (2.26%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) SOSL
7 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
Vendors
1 124 (93.23%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle
3 5 (3.76%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.01%) Eloqua
5 3 (2.26%) Maxymiser
5 3 (2.26%) SAP
5 3 (2.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.50%) Informatica
6 2 (1.50%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.50%) ExactTarget
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