The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 140 112
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28  
Contract jobs citing Apex Code 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.033% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.10% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £600 £350 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.42% +23.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £350 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 664 995 760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.12% 32.82% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 637 464
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 36
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Apex Code
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Apex Code
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apex Code in the West Midlands

Apex Code
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apex Code in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apex Code in the West Midlands

Apex Code
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Birmingham - 2 £450 - 1
Coventry - 1 £630 -
Apex Code
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Apex Code.

1 14 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (92.86%) Visualforce
3 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) REST
4 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Boomi
4 3 (21.43%) DataStage
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Dell
4 3 (21.43%) Informatica
4 3 (21.43%) NHS
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (14.29%) Automotive
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (14.29%) Mason
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) Java

Apex Code
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Boomi
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
1 8 (57.14%) Salesforce Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) Visualforce
2 4 (28.57%) REST
2 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Mason
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
1 3 (21.43%) ETL
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) EAI
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (21.43%) Dell
2 3 (21.43%) Informatica
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle