The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 50 48 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Android 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.01% 1.65% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.70% 8.40% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£275 £335 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -33.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.66 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-30.49% -37.48%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 119 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.50% 19.64% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 61 51
Average daily rate £301 £313 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +43.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Android
West Midlands

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 23 July 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 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile App
1 8 (44.44%) Android Development
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) HTML5
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) XML
4 5 (27.78%) OOP
4 5 (27.78%) Apple
4 5 (27.78%) Wireless
4 5 (27.78%) MVC
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) SOA
5 4 (22.22%) JSON
5 4 (22.22%) jQuery
5 4 (22.22%) iOS Development
6 3 (16.67%) Sencha
6 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (16.67%) PhoneGap
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) LAN
1 5 (27.78%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) RTCP
2 1 (5.56%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) PhoneGap
2 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.11%) Xcode
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) RubyGems
3 1 (5.56%) Grunt
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Support Technician
2 5 (27.78%) Network Technician
2 5 (27.78%) Network Support
2 5 (27.78%) Network Support Technician
3 4 (22.22%) Android Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) CSS
1 5 (27.78%) XML
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
1 5 (27.78%) HTML5
2 4 (22.22%) JSON
2 4 (22.22%) jQuery
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.11%) Ajax
4 2 (11.11%) CSS3
5 1 (5.56%) Backbone.js
5 1 (5.56%) Sinatra
5 1 (5.56%) WebGL
5 1 (5.56%) RESTful
5 1 (5.56%) Symfony
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE
5 1 (5.56%) XSLT
5 1 (5.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.56%) GIS
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 6 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (5.56%) Fedora
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Android Development
2 5 (27.78%) OOP
2 5 (27.78%) MVC
3 4 (22.22%) SOA
3 4 (22.22%) iOS Development
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) DRM
6 1 (5.56%) Process Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Data Security
6 1 (5.56%) SEO
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Content Management
6 1 (5.56%) Document Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
4 2 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) PHP5
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) IIBA
2 1 (5.56%) CBAP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Apple
3 3 (16.67%) Sencha
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) ESRI
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) AccuRev