The table below looks at the statistics for Android skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 41 68 55
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -13
Contract jobs citing Android 37 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.39% 0.24% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.02% 0.95% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 9
Average daily rate
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£420 £563 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £563 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%
Android
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
231 210 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.13% 25.58% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 100 92
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 34
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.16 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% -48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £8.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.75 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Android
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Android Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Android
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Android Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Android
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Android Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Android
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Android across the Cheshire region.

Android Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Android
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 27 £415 - 5
Crewe - 2 - - 1
Wilmslow - 2 £388 -
Warrington -10 1 - - 3
Android
North West

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 54 (77.14%) Apple iOS
2 48 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (68.57%) Mobile App
3 47 (67.14%) Android Development
4 35 (50.00%) iOS Development
5 26 (37.14%) Automation Testing
6 16 (22.86%) Mobile Development
7 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
9 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
9 9 (12.86%) Mobile Application Development
10 8 (11.43%) Java
10 8 (11.43%) Finance
10 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
11 6 (8.57%) TDD
11 6 (8.57%) Cocoa
11 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
11 6 (8.57%) Objective-C
11 6 (8.57%) HTML
11 6 (8.57%) Android SDK
12 5 (7.14%) Appium
12 5 (7.14%) CSS
12 5 (7.14%) Windows
12 5 (7.14%) Scrum
12 5 (7.14%) Node.js
12 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (7.14%) RESTful
12 5 (7.14%) JSON
13 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
13 4 (5.71%) Pair Programming

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
2 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) Route 53
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon Glacier
1 1 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Wireless
2 2 (2.86%) Broadband
3 1 (1.43%) VoIP
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) VPN
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (5.71%) Redis
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
2 5 (7.14%) Appium
3 4 (5.71%) Mocha
3 4 (5.71%) Calabash
4 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.86%) Xcode
5 2 (2.86%) Selenium
6 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (68.57%) Developer
2 30 (42.86%) Android Developer
3 23 (32.86%) iOS Developer
4 18 (25.71%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Tester
6 4 (5.71%) Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Mobile Tester
6 4 (5.71%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Applications Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.86%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) IT Support Technician
8 2 (2.86%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Head of Technology
8 2 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) HTML
1 6 (8.57%) Cocoa
1 6 (8.57%) Android SDK
2 5 (7.14%) JSON
2 5 (7.14%) RESTful
2 5 (7.14%) CSS
3 3 (4.29%) Web Services
3 3 (4.29%) HTML5
3 3 (4.29%) jQuery
3 3 (4.29%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (2.86%) Ionic Framework
4 2 (2.86%) CSS3
4 2 (2.86%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.86%) Spring
4 2 (2.86%) Middleware
4 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 2 (2.86%) J2EE
5 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (68.57%) Mobile App
2 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.86%) Telematics
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.43%) BYOD
4 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Handset
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Statistics
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (77.14%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.86%) Windows CE
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (67.14%) Android Development
3 35 (50.00%) iOS Development
4 26 (37.14%) Automation Testing
5 16 (22.86%) Mobile Development
6 9 (12.86%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.57%) TDD
9 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.14%) Scrum
10 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.71%) Pair Programming
10 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.71%) SDLC
11 3 (4.29%) Requirements Management
11 3 (4.29%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
12 2 (2.86%) ITIL
12 2 (2.86%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
2 8 (11.43%) Java
3 6 (8.57%) Objective-C
4 3 (4.29%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) PHP
5 2 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) Ruby
6 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.29%) Citrix
1 3 (4.29%) Apigee
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (1.43%) SAP
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco
3 1 (1.43%) HP
3 1 (1.43%) Avaya
3 1 (1.43%) AppSense
3 1 (1.43%) Syclo
3 1 (1.43%) Twitter
3 1 (1.43%) Xamarin
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