The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Apex Code skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Apex Code over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 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.

Force.com Apex Code
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 544 521
Rank change year-on-year +124 -23  
Contract jobs citing Apex Code 178 105 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 0.49% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 68 71
Median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Apex Code is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19570 21317 20804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.53% 38.15% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13462 14639 13526
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 469 433
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

Apex Code
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Apex Code as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Apex Code in the UK

Apex Code
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apex Code in the UK

Apex Code
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apex Code over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apex Code in the UK

Apex Code
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apex Code in the UK

Apex Code
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apex Code within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +107 176 £475 +5.55% 66
London +107 128 £475 -5.00% 43
South East +26 28 £450 +7.46% 6
City of London +4 17 £468 -1.57% 7
West Midlands +38 12 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire +3 9 £513 +13.88%
Hampshire +19 8 £428 +6.87% 3
East of England -22 6 £325 -34.50%
Oxford -1 5 £525 +16.66%
Southwark - 5 £480 -
Berkshire +18 4 £450 +16.12%
Warwickshire - 4 £438 -
Andover - 4 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £463 -
Slough +2 3 £500 +42.85%
Cambridgeshire -14 3 £375 -24.81%
Brighton - 3 £375 -
East Sussex - 3 £375 -
Birmingham - 3 £450 -
South West +2 2 - - 3
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £450 -
North West +32 1 £300 -29.41% 5
Hertfordshire +7 1 - -
Winchester +6 1 £430 +7.50%
Cambridge 0 1 £375 -25.74%
Essex -9 1 £275 -45.00%
Alderley Edge - 1 £300 -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Apex Code also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Apex Code.

1 306 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 232 (75.82%) Visualforce
3 118 (38.56%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (28.43%) Java
5 69 (22.55%) JavaScript
6 63 (20.59%) CRM
7 57 (18.63%) REST
8 51 (16.67%) Force.com
9 50 (16.34%) HTML
10 49 (16.01%) SOAP
10 49 (16.01%) SOQL
11 48 (15.69%) Finance
12 46 (15.03%) CSS
13 44 (14.38%) SQL
13 44 (14.38%) Mason
14 43 (14.05%) Web Services
15 34 (11.11%) .NET
15 34 (11.11%) C#
16 31 (10.13%) Scrum
17 26 (8.50%) XML
18 25 (8.17%) Marketing
18 25 (8.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
19 24 (7.84%) Degree
20 23 (7.52%) AngularJS
21 22 (7.19%) Oracle APEX
21 22 (7.19%) Oracle
22 21 (6.86%) XML Schema
22 21 (6.86%) Banking
22 21 (6.86%) JIRA
22 21 (6.86%) DevOps

Apex Code
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (3.92%) Confluence
2 5 (1.63%) Mule
3 4 (1.31%) Apache
3 4 (1.31%) JBoss
3 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.31%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.65%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 25 (8.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (2.29%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.65%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (16.67%) Force.com
2 14 (4.58%) Heroku
3 7 (2.29%) SaaS
4 6 (1.96%) Boomi
4 6 (1.96%) GitHub
5 5 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.98%) Slack
8 2 (0.65%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.33%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.61%) Internet
2 4 (1.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.23%) DBAmp
2 12 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.61%) RDBMS
3 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.96%) Big Data
4 6 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.96%) QlikView
4 6 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.63%) DataStage
5 5 (1.63%) MySQL
5 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.65%) GIS
Development Applications
1 22 (7.19%) Oracle APEX
2 21 (6.86%) JIRA
3 15 (4.90%) Eclipse
3 15 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.25%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.94%) Subversion
6 8 (2.61%) Hudson
6 8 (2.61%) Maven
6 8 (2.61%) Selenium
6 8 (2.61%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.63%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.63%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.33%) Ant
8 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (15.69%) Finance
2 25 (8.17%) Marketing
3 21 (6.86%) Banking
4 11 (3.59%) Billing
5 8 (2.61%) Publishing
6 6 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.96%) Retail
6 6 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 227 (74.18%) Developer
2 221 (72.22%) Salesforce Developer
3 35 (11.44%) Architect
4 34 (11.11%) Salesforce Architect
5 30 (9.80%) Consultant
6 27 (8.82%) Java Developer
6 27 (8.82%) Salesforce Consultant
7 16 (5.23%) C# Developer
8 14 (4.58%) Administrator
9 13 (4.25%) Salesforce Administrator
9 13 (4.25%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.25%) Senior Salesforce Developer
10 12 (3.92%) .NET Developer
10 12 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.59%) Analyst
11 11 (3.59%) Salesforce Solution Architect
11 11 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.59%) SQL Developer
12 8 (2.61%) CRM Developer
13 6 (1.96%) Salesforce Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (75.82%) Visualforce
2 57 (18.63%) REST
3 50 (16.34%) HTML
4 49 (16.01%) SOAP
5 46 (15.03%) CSS
6 44 (14.38%) Mason
7 43 (14.05%) Web Services
8 34 (11.11%) .NET
9 26 (8.50%) XML
10 23 (7.52%) AngularJS
11 21 (6.86%) XML Schema
12 19 (6.21%) jQuery
12 19 (6.21%) JSON
13 14 (4.58%) RESTful
14 13 (4.25%) HTML5
14 13 (4.25%) XSLT
15 12 (3.92%) GWT
16 11 (3.59%) Node.js
17 10 (3.27%) Middleware
18 8 (2.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.58%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 9 (2.94%) User Experience
4 7 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.29%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.98%) NHS
7 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.33%) FMCG
8 1 (0.33%) iPad
8 1 (0.33%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (38.56%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (20.59%) CRM
3 31 (10.13%) Scrum
4 21 (6.86%) DevOps
5 20 (6.54%) Analytics
6 18 (5.88%) Migration
7 17 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 17 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 16 (5.23%) Project Management
9 14 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (4.58%) Data Integration
9 14 (4.58%) Data Modelling
9 14 (4.58%) Investment Management
9 14 (4.58%) SOA
10 13 (4.25%) UML
10 13 (4.25%) Workflow
10 13 (4.25%) XML Parsing
11 12 (3.92%) ETL
11 12 (3.92%) OO
11 12 (3.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 87 (28.43%) Java
2 69 (22.55%) JavaScript
3 49 (16.01%) SOQL
4 44 (14.38%) SQL
5 34 (11.11%) C#
6 11 (3.59%) C++
6 11 (3.59%) SOSL
7 9 (2.94%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.63%) Python
9 5 (1.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (7.84%) Degree
2 4 (1.31%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.94%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) PMO
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) Piwik
2 4 (1.31%) MOM
Vendors
1 306 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 22 (7.19%) Oracle
3 15 (4.90%) Informatica
4 11 (3.59%) Zuora
5 10 (3.27%) Pardot
6 6 (1.96%) Dell
6 6 (1.96%) Tableau
7 5 (1.63%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.31%) IBM
8 4 (1.31%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 4 (1.31%) SAP
8 4 (1.31%) Siebel
9 3 (0.98%) Apttus
9 3 (0.98%) Assembla
9 3 (0.98%) Pega
9 3 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.65%) Conga
10 2 (0.65%) DocuSign
10 2 (0.65%) Marketo
11 1 (0.33%) Jitterbit
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