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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 50 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing Android 13 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.78% 0.65% 1.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.72% 2.96% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 10
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£350 £350 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-3.53% -9.72%
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
149 203 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.36% 21.97% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 91 92
Average daily rate £361 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 28
Average hourly rate £15.25 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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
Warrington 0 10 £350 -
Chester +10 1 £250 - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Android
North West

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 22 (81.48%) Apple iOS
2 16 (59.26%) Mobile App
3 15 (55.56%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) Windows Phone
5 9 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
5 9 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (33.33%) PKI
5 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 9 (33.33%) CESG
6 8 (29.63%) SSL
6 8 (29.63%) Java
6 8 (29.63%) Android Development
7 7 (25.93%) iOS Development
7 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (25.93%) HTML
7 7 (25.93%) Linux
7 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
7 7 (25.93%) Firmware
8 6 (22.22%) VMware
8 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (22.22%) MySQL
8 6 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (22.22%) F5
9 5 (18.52%) HTML5
9 5 (18.52%) RESTful
10 4 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (14.81%) Statistics
10 4 (14.81%) AngularJS

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (7.41%) Lync
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) SSL
2 6 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQLite
3 1 (3.70%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Maven
1 1 (3.70%) Xcode
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (3.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (3.70%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Local Government
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) iOS Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Management Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Creative Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) HTML5
2 5 (18.52%) RESTful
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (14.81%) Apache Cordova
4 3 (11.11%) Cocoa
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (11.11%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) Worklight
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) iOS SDK
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
5 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE
5 2 (7.41%) Spring
6 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Mobile App
2 9 (33.33%) PKI
2 9 (33.33%) CESG
3 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (14.81%) Statistics
5 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
5 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.70%) User Experience
6 1 (3.70%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Apple iOS
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Phone
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
5 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 8 (29.63%) Android Development
3 7 (25.93%) iOS Development
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) OOP
6 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Memory Management
6 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (7.41%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) OOD
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Web Design
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) B2C
7 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.70%) Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) UX Design
7 1 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (3.70%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Objective-C
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
4 3 (11.11%) C
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Firmware
2 6 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Kony
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Appcelerator