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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Salesforce.com Force.com
Rank 571 499 513
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +14
Contract jobs citing Force.com 49 112 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.50% 4.98% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 83 49
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£450 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
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
3272 2250 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.75% 4.12% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2171 1434 957
Average daily rate £413 £401 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 52 33
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £24.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 31 July 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 14 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 31 July 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 -87 48 £450 +2.85% 45
London -48 38 £450 - 30
City of London -8 13 £500 +11.11% 17
South East -21 6 £381 +1.66% 6
Berkshire -1 3 £300 -40.00% 3
Hampshire -7 3 £413 +10.00%
North West -24 3 £475 -11.62%
Bracknell - 2 - -
East of England -1 1 £475 +11.76% 2
Reading -5 1 £300 -45.45% 1
Manchester -8 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Essex - 1 £475 - 1

Force.com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 93 (92.08%) Salesforce.com
2 82 (81.19%) Apex Code
3 72 (71.29%) Visualforce
4 43 (42.57%) Java
4 43 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (27.72%) Mason
6 27 (26.73%) SaaS
7 25 (24.75%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (20.79%) Finance
9 17 (16.83%) SOQL
10 16 (15.84%) CRM
11 14 (13.86%) Web Services
12 12 (11.88%) Scrum
12 12 (11.88%) Marketing
13 11 (10.89%) JavaScript
14 9 (8.91%) Middleware
14 9 (8.91%) HTML
14 9 (8.91%) Informatica
14 9 (8.91%) Degree
14 9 (8.91%) Retail
14 9 (8.91%) Asset Management
14 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
14 9 (8.91%) REST
15 8 (7.92%) CSS
16 7 (6.93%) SOAP
16 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
16 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (5.94%) Data Management
17 6 (5.94%) Workflow
17 6 (5.94%) Heroku

Force.com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (2.97%) CMS
2 1 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.99%) Apache
2 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Radian6
2 1 (0.99%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.73%) SaaS
2 25 (24.75%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (5.94%) Heroku
4 1 (0.99%) Veeva
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Intranet
2 1 (0.99%) CTI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.98%) Ant
2 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.98%) Subversion
2 2 (1.98%) Selenium
3 1 (0.99%) JUnit
3 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.99%) Grunt
3 1 (0.99%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.99%) Bower
General
1 21 (20.79%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Marketing
3 9 (8.91%) Retail
4 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.97%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.97%) Publishing
6 2 (1.98%) Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Front Office
7 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (52.48%) Developer
2 52 (51.49%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 21 (20.79%) Architect
4 14 (13.86%) Salesforce.com Architect
5 13 (12.87%) Technical Architect
6 12 (11.88%) Consultant
7 10 (9.90%) Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Salesforce.com Consultant
9 7 (6.93%) Salesforce.com Administrator
9 7 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (6.93%) Administrator
10 6 (5.94%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.96%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
12 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 3 (2.97%) Technical Solutions Architect
13 2 (1.98%) Test Analyst
13 2 (1.98%) Technical Consultant
14 1 (0.99%) Automation Test Analyst
14 1 (0.99%) Java Architect
14 1 (0.99%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (71.29%) Visualforce
2 28 (27.72%) Mason
3 14 (13.86%) Web Services
4 9 (8.91%) Middleware
4 9 (8.91%) HTML
4 9 (8.91%) REST
5 8 (7.92%) CSS
6 7 (6.93%) SOAP
7 6 (5.94%) XML
8 5 (4.95%) COM
8 5 (4.95%) .NET
8 5 (4.95%) JSON
9 4 (3.96%) jQuery
10 3 (2.97%) RESTful
10 3 (2.97%) DHTML
11 2 (1.98%) J2EE
11 2 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.98%) Java EE
12 1 (0.99%) J2SE
12 1 (0.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
1 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.97%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.98%) Spread Betting
3 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.99%) Life Science
4 1 (0.99%) Social Media
4 1 (0.99%) Informatics
4 1 (0.99%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.98%) UNIX
1 2 (1.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.84%) CRM
3 12 (11.88%) Scrum
4 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
4 9 (8.91%) Asset Management
5 6 (5.94%) Data Management
5 6 (5.94%) Workflow
6 5 (4.95%) Identity Management
6 5 (4.95%) Change Management
6 5 (4.95%) Software Engineering
6 5 (4.95%) Web Development
6 5 (4.95%) Kanban
6 5 (4.95%) Master Data Management
6 5 (4.95%) SDLC
7 4 (3.96%) Migration
8 3 (2.97%) Project Management
8 3 (2.97%) ERP
8 3 (2.97%) OO
8 3 (2.97%) SOA
8 3 (2.97%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 82 (81.19%) Apex Code
2 43 (42.57%) Java
3 17 (16.83%) SOQL
4 11 (10.89%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.95%) SQL
6 3 (2.97%) PHP
7 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.98%) Ruby
7 2 (1.98%) SOSL
7 2 (1.98%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 93 (92.08%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (8.91%) Informatica
3 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.95%) ExactTarget
4 4 (3.96%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.97%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.98%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.99%) Pardot
7 1 (0.99%) Conga
7 1 (0.99%) Maxymiser
7 1 (0.99%) Google
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle
7 1 (0.99%) SAP
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