Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 545 752 812
Rank change year-on-year +207 +60 -44
Contract jobs citing SOQL 27 60 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.072% 0.045%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 43 27
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -25.00%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £425
90th Percentile £525 £675 £593
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK median hourly rate - - £16.50

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 16,567 35,650 39,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.45% 43.05% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,277 24,916 28,019
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +3.16% +2.70% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 623 718
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%
10th Percentile £18.25 £18.99 £17.53
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.94% -2.41%

SOQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SOQL in England

SOQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOQL in England.

Daily rate trend for SOQL in England

SOQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOQL in England over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOQL in England

SOQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOQL in England.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +146 20 £450 - 3
South East +134 4 £419 -
North of England +88 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Midlands +73 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
SOQL
UK

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 24 (88.89%) Salesforce.com
2 19 (70.37%) Apex Code
3 18 (66.67%) Visualforce
4 16 (59.26%) SOSL
5 14 (51.85%) REST
5 14 (51.85%) SOAP
5 14 (51.85%) Web Services
6 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.93%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 6 (22.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (22.22%) API Integration
7 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
9 4 (14.81%) Magento
9 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
9 4 (14.81%) Zuora
9 4 (14.81%) Physical Data Model
9 4 (14.81%) Shopify
9 4 (14.81%) SaaS
9 4 (14.81%) Analytics
9 4 (14.81%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (11.11%) Demandware
10 3 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
10 3 (11.11%) CSS
10 3 (11.11%) Marketing
10 3 (11.11%) Billing

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Magento
1 4 (14.81%) Shopify
2 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 6 (22.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 4 (14.81%) SaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (7.41%) Force.com
5 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) DBAmp
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Ant
3 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
3 1 (3.70%) GitLab
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Sublime Text
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (11.11%) Billing
1 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
1 19 (70.37%) Salesforce Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Data Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Salesforce Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Salesforce Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Salesforce Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Analytics Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Modeller
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Salesforce Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Salesforce Architect
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) Visualforce
2 14 (51.85%) REST
2 14 (51.85%) SOAP
2 14 (51.85%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) CSS
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) jQuery
3 3 (11.11%) JSON
4 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
4 2 (7.41%) Middleware
4 2 (7.41%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.70%) GWT
5 1 (3.70%) Kafka
5 1 (3.70%) React
5 1 (3.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) API Integration
1 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
1 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (14.81%) Analytics
2 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) Physical Data Model
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 3 (11.11%) ETL
3 3 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (7.41%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) Data Security
4 2 (7.41%) Data Stewardship
4 2 (7.41%) Data Transformation
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Fintech
4 2 (7.41%) OO
4 2 (7.41%) SDLC
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Apex Code
2 16 (59.26%) SOSL
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (14.81%) Zuora
3 3 (11.11%) Demandware
4 2 (7.41%) MuleSoft
4 2 (7.41%) Pardot
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) Informatica
5 1 (3.70%) TIBCO