The table below looks at the statistics for Android skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 57 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Android 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.48% 0.81% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.99% 2.68% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £22.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -33.80%
Android
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
151 149 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.04% 30.22% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 40
Average daily rate £400 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £165 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 38
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Android
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Android Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Android
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Android Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Android
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Android Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Android
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) iBeacon
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Development
2 2 (66.67%) J2ME
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) Xcode
2 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Computing

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) iBeacon
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Xcode
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) Apple