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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 61 44 67
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs citing Android 5 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 2.95% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% 10.71% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 8
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£481 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £211 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -66.00%
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
185 252 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.45% 27.57% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 108
Average daily rate £325 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% -10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 24
Average hourly rate £16.80 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.77% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
Chester +10 3 £400 +100.00% 3
Warrington -4 1 £563 +87.50% 3
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
Android
North West

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Lync
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) XPath
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) Grails
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) SAX
4 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
4 1 (20.00%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (20.00%) UIKit
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Xcode
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) DOM
2 1 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) J2SE
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (20.00%) SAX
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Grails
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (20.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (20.00%) UIKit
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) B2C
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (20.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle