Period
to 16 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SOQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOQL over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 736 813 784
Rank change year-on-year +77 -29 +65
Contract jobs citing SOQL 58 40 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.071% 0.043% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.096% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 36
England median daily rate £425 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -2.44% +10.22%
10th Percentile £360 £380 £394
90th Percentile £675 £573 £625
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £513
% change year-on-year -15.00% -2.44% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SOQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 34,397 41,525 37,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.36% 44.86% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,036 29,433 26,144
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 669 737
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.23 £17.61 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.30 £52.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%

SOQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SOQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOQL in England

SOQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOQL in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOQL in England

SOQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOQL in England over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOQL in England

SOQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOQL in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOQL in England

SOQL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOQL within the England region over the 6 months to 16 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +82 51 £425 -15.00% 6
East of England +18 3 - - 1
North of England +17 2 £400 -15.79%
South East +17 2 £350 -32.53% 4
North East - 2 £400 -
SOQL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SOQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SOQL.

1 58 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 54 (93.10%) Apex Code
3 53 (91.38%) Visualforce
4 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (55.17%) Web Services
6 28 (48.28%) Jenkins
6 28 (48.28%) DevOps
7 26 (44.83%) Bitbucket
7 26 (44.83%) REST
7 26 (44.83%) CRM
7 26 (44.83%) Eclipse
8 25 (43.10%) SOSL
8 25 (43.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 24 (41.38%) MuleSoft
10 22 (37.93%) SOAP
10 22 (37.93%) JavaScript
11 21 (36.21%) HTML
12 19 (32.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 18 (31.03%) Force.com
13 18 (31.03%) CSS
13 18 (31.03%) JIRA
13 18 (31.03%) Test Automation
13 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
14 17 (29.31%) Java
15 16 (27.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 16 (27.59%) Wiki
15 16 (27.59%) Selenium
15 16 (27.59%) User Stories
15 16 (27.59%) User Experience
15 16 (27.59%) Post-Production

SOQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (18.97%) Confluence
2 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.45%) JBoss
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 19 (32.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.72%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 25 (43.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 18 (31.03%) Force.com
3 16 (27.59%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (3.45%) AWS
4 2 (3.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Azure
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) PaaS
5 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) MySQL
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.45%) Big Data
4 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (1.72%) DBAmp
Development Applications
1 28 (48.28%) Jenkins
2 26 (44.83%) Bitbucket
2 26 (44.83%) Eclipse
3 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
3 18 (31.03%) JIRA
4 16 (27.59%) Selenium
4 16 (27.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (18.97%) TeamCity
6 5 (8.62%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (17.24%) Marketing
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
3 8 (13.79%) Finance
4 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.62%) Investment Banking
6 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
6 3 (5.17%) Games
6 3 (5.17%) Retail
6 3 (5.17%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (77.59%) Developer
1 45 (77.59%) Salesforce Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Salesforce Specialist
3 6 (10.34%) Telecoms Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Architect
4 5 (8.62%) Salesforce Architect
4 5 (8.62%) Salesforce Tester
4 5 (8.62%) Tester
5 4 (6.90%) Cloud Developer
5 4 (6.90%) CRM Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Salesforce Technical Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Salesforce Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (91.38%) Visualforce
2 32 (55.17%) Web Services
3 26 (44.83%) REST
4 22 (37.93%) SOAP
5 21 (36.21%) HTML
6 18 (31.03%) CSS
7 15 (25.86%) jQuery
8 13 (22.41%) Struts
9 12 (20.69%) JSON
10 11 (18.97%) AngularJS
11 9 (15.52%) HTML5
12 7 (12.07%) Apache Camel
13 4 (6.90%) Ajax
13 4 (6.90%) XML
14 3 (5.17%) CSS3
14 3 (5.17%) DHTML
14 3 (5.17%) Dojo
14 3 (5.17%) Ruby on Rails
15 2 (3.45%) Middleware
15 2 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) User Experience
1 16 (27.59%) Wiki
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Android
1 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) DevOps
3 26 (44.83%) CRM
4 18 (31.03%) Test Automation
5 16 (27.59%) Design Thinking
5 16 (27.59%) Post-Production
5 16 (27.59%) Translating Business Requirements
5 16 (27.59%) User Stories
6 13 (22.41%) Scrum
7 12 (20.69%) Kanban
8 9 (15.52%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (13.79%) API Development
9 8 (13.79%) Web Development
10 7 (12.07%) Migration
10 7 (12.07%) SDLC
10 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Analytics
11 6 (10.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (93.10%) Apex Code
2 25 (43.10%) SOSL
3 22 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 17 (29.31%) Java
5 11 (18.97%) SQL
6 4 (6.90%) C#
7 3 (5.17%) C++
7 3 (5.17%) Ruby
8 2 (3.45%) Java 8
8 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 24 (41.38%) MuleSoft
3 9 (15.52%) Informatica
4 7 (12.07%) TIBCO
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle
6 4 (6.90%) IBM
7 3 (5.17%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (3.45%) Pega
8 2 (3.45%) Tableau
9 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.72%) Avaya
9 1 (1.72%) Marketo
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.72%) Pardot
9 1 (1.72%) Sage