Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Force.com skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Force.com over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 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.com Force.com
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 777 785
Rank change year-on-year -29 +8 -14
Contract jobs citing Force.com 75 52 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.057% 0.088%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.37% 0.43% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 65
UK median daily rate £530 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +13.89% -
10th Percentile £354 £400 £363
90th Percentile £701 £650 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.75 - -

Force.com is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 20,044 11,980 9,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.90% 13.19% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,648 8,302 6,333
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% +0.06% +8.48%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 164 148
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -16.28% -4.44%
10th Percentile £11.92 £10.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £56.25 £57.16 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -5.71% +1.45% -23.33%

Force.com
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Force.com as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Force.com in the UK

Force.com
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Force.com in the UK

Force.com
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Force.com over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Force.com in the UK

Force.com
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Force.com in the UK

Force.com
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Force.com over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Force.com in the UK

Force.com
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Force.com within the UK over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. 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
England -36 75 £530 +3.41% 15
London -30 50 £550 -8.33% 9
UK excluding London -18 25 £450 +5.88% 6
South East -13 16 £450 +2.80% 2
North of England -2 7 £475 +18.75% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £500 - 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
North East - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Force.com 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 with a requirement for Force.com.

1 73 (97.33%) Salesforce.com
2 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (54.67%) Apex Code
3 36 (48.00%) Visualforce
4 30 (40.00%) REST
4 30 (40.00%) Java
5 27 (36.00%) CRM
5 27 (36.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 25 (33.33%) SOAP
7 23 (30.67%) Scrum
8 21 (28.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 21 (28.00%) Migration
8 21 (28.00%) Degree
9 20 (26.67%) SOQL
10 19 (25.33%) JSON
10 19 (25.33%) Web Services
11 16 (21.33%) XML
11 16 (21.33%) OO
11 16 (21.33%) Finance
12 14 (18.67%) Marketing
12 14 (18.67%) SOA
13 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
13 13 (17.33%) MySQL
13 13 (17.33%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (16.00%) Data Migration
14 12 (16.00%) JavaScript
15 11 (14.67%) Enterprise Architecture
15 11 (14.67%) JIRA
15 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration

Force.com
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 6 (8.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 21 (28.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 13 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (8.00%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (6.67%) Heroku
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (4.00%) PaaS
6 3 (4.00%) SaaS
7 1 (1.33%) Bluemix
7 1 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) HTTP
2 6 (8.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) MySQL
1 13 (17.33%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (8.00%) MySQL Workbench
4 2 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) JIRA
2 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.00%) Ant
4 8 (10.67%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (8.00%) Eclipse
6 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.33%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 14 (18.67%) Marketing
3 5 (6.67%) Retail
4 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Architect
2 28 (37.33%) Developer
3 26 (34.67%) Salesforce Developer
4 22 (29.33%) Salesforce Architect
5 8 (10.67%) Administrator
5 8 (10.67%) Salesforce Administrator
6 6 (8.00%) CRM Architect
6 6 (8.00%) Integration Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Salesforce Technical Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Salesforce Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Salesforce Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.67%) CRM Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.67%) SOA Architect
10 2 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (48.00%) Visualforce
2 30 (40.00%) REST
3 25 (33.33%) SOAP
4 19 (25.33%) JSON
4 19 (25.33%) Web Services
5 16 (21.33%) XML
6 10 (13.33%) HTML
7 9 (12.00%) CSS
8 7 (9.33%) Node.js
9 6 (8.00%) .NET
9 6 (8.00%) J2EE
10 5 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 5 (6.67%) Mason
11 4 (5.33%) Ajax
11 4 (5.33%) IBM Integration Bus
11 4 (5.33%) jQuery
11 4 (5.33%) Middleware
11 4 (5.33%) React
11 4 (5.33%) WCF
12 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.33%) DataPower
5 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.33%) User Experience
6 3 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.67%) PKI
8 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Linux
1 5 (6.67%) Unix
2 2 (2.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) CRM
3 23 (30.67%) Scrum
4 21 (28.00%) Migration
5 16 (21.33%) OO
6 14 (18.67%) SOA
7 12 (16.00%) Data Migration
8 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (14.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (12.00%) Decision-Making
10 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
10 8 (10.67%) Data Modelling
10 8 (10.67%) Master Data Management
10 8 (10.67%) Release Management
10 8 (10.67%) SDLC
10 8 (10.67%) TDD
10 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.67%) TOGAF
11 7 (9.33%) ETL
11 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) Apex Code
2 30 (40.00%) Java
3 20 (26.67%) SOQL
4 12 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.33%) SQL
6 6 (8.00%) C++
7 4 (5.33%) C
7 4 (5.33%) SOSL
8 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.67%) Python
9 2 (2.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PMP
4 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) PMO
3 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.00%) Puppet
3 2 (2.67%) Ansible
3 2 (2.67%) Salt
4 1 (1.33%) Matomo
Vendors
1 73 (97.33%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (13.33%) Oracle
3 8 (10.67%) Informatica
4 6 (8.00%) SAP
5 5 (6.67%) Pardot
6 4 (5.33%) IBM
6 4 (5.33%) Marketo
7 2 (2.67%) Zuora
8 1 (1.33%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.33%) RightScale
8 1 (1.33%) Splunk
8 1 (1.33%) VMware