The table below looks at the statistics for Android skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 59 44 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Android 9 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.17% 2.56% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.56% 11.72% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
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£438 £275 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -66.00%
Android
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
162 145 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.98% 21.80% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 89 49
Average daily rate £350 £280 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -37.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%

Android
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Android across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Android Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Android
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Android across the Birmingham region.

Android Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Android
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Android Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Android also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Android.

1 10 (66.67%) Java
1 10 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 10 (66.67%) Mobile App
1 10 (66.67%) Android Development
2 9 (60.00%) User Experience
3 8 (53.33%) iOS Development
3 8 (53.33%) HTML5
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
3 8 (53.33%) SOA
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) jQuery
4 7 (46.67%) MVC
4 7 (46.67%) CSS
4 7 (46.67%) XML
4 7 (46.67%) OOP
4 7 (46.67%) PhoneGap
4 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
5 6 (40.00%) Sencha
5 6 (40.00%) JSON
6 5 (33.33%) JIRA
6 5 (33.33%) Ajax
7 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) Ant
7 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) C#
8 3 (20.00%) .NET

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Android also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Android. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) RTCP
1 1 (6.67%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) Ant
3 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (13.33%) Xcode
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Mobile Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Architect
4 4 (26.67%) Android Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Architect
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) iOS Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (6.67%) Junior
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Junior Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
1 8 (53.33%) jQuery
1 8 (53.33%) HTML5
2 7 (46.67%) PhoneGap
2 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 7 (46.67%) XML
3 6 (40.00%) JSON
4 5 (33.33%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (6.67%) J2EE
7 1 (6.67%) XSLT
7 1 (6.67%) XHTML
7 1 (6.67%) SyncML
7 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
7 1 (6.67%) RESTful
7 1 (6.67%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (6.67%) Android SDK
7 1 (6.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 9 (60.00%) User Experience
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.67%) GIS
4 1 (6.67%) iPhone
4 1 (6.67%) WURFL
4 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Android Development
2 8 (53.33%) iOS Development
2 8 (53.33%) SOA
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) OOP
3 7 (46.67%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Experience Design
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Content Management
6 1 (6.67%) Document Management
6 1 (6.67%) SEO
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) DRM
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Sencha
2 1 (6.67%) Xamarin
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) ESRI
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) AccuRev