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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 62 52 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing Android 4 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.60% 2.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.10% 2.96% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
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£413 £275 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -49.23%
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
129 135 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.67% 20.12% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 65 58
Average daily rate £340 £300 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.51% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Android Development
2 5 (62.50%) Mobile Development
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (37.50%) JSON
4 3 (37.50%) Apple
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Android SDK
5 2 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (25.00%) iOS Development
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) Telerik
5 2 (25.00%) Google
5 2 (25.00%) Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) iOS SDK
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
6 1 (12.50%) Game Development
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Android Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (25.00%) iOS Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Android Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) Android SDK
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) iOS SDK
2 2 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Android Development
2 5 (62.50%) Mobile Development
3 2 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
4 1 (12.50%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) Telerik
2 2 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft