The table below looks at the statistics for Android skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 69 49 61
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing Android 19 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.44% 2.34% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 11.62% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £445 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
- +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £12.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
304 241 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.05% 20.17% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 121 119
Average daily rate £323 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Android
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Android Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Android
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Android Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Android
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Android Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Android
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Android Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Android
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Salford 0 9 £331 +10.41% 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Sale - - - -
Android
North West

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 30 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 11 (27.50%) HTML
5 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (25.00%) Objective-C
5 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (22.50%) iOS Development
7 8 (20.00%) Spring
7 8 (20.00%) CSS
8 7 (17.50%) XML
8 7 (17.50%) TDD
8 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
8 7 (17.50%) BDD
8 7 (17.50%) Android Development
9 6 (15.00%) Calabash
9 6 (15.00%) Hazelcast
9 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (15.00%) Maven
9 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
9 6 (15.00%) XPath
9 6 (15.00%) Grails
9 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (15.00%) DOM
9 6 (15.00%) XSLT
9 6 (15.00%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) Linux
9 6 (15.00%) Servlets
9 6 (15.00%) Tomcat

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
2 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Hazelcast
2 1 (2.50%) SQLite
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.00%) Calabash
2 6 (15.00%) Maven
3 3 (7.50%) Subversion
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.00%) Xcode
5 1 (2.50%) Ant
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Games
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (12.50%) iOS Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) HTML Developer
6 3 (7.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (7.50%) CSS Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Android Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (5.00%) ActionScript Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Flash Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) HTML
2 8 (20.00%) Spring
2 8 (20.00%) CSS
3 7 (17.50%) XML
4 6 (15.00%) Grails
4 6 (15.00%) DOM
4 6 (15.00%) XSLT
4 6 (15.00%) Servlets
4 6 (15.00%) J2SE
4 6 (15.00%) JMS
4 6 (15.00%) XML Schema
5 5 (12.50%) Flash
5 5 (12.50%) Android SDK
6 3 (7.50%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (7.50%) SAX
6 3 (7.50%) JSP
6 3 (7.50%) .NET
6 3 (7.50%) jQuery
6 3 (7.50%) iOS SDK
6 3 (7.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) iPhone
3 3 (7.50%) Social Media
3 3 (7.50%) iPad
4 2 (5.00%) Online Gambling
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 30 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (22.50%) iOS Development
3 7 (17.50%) TDD
3 7 (17.50%) BDD
3 7 (17.50%) Android Development
4 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (12.50%) OOP
5 5 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.00%) OO
9 1 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.50%) Information Security
9 1 (2.50%) SOA
9 1 (2.50%) UML
9 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 6 (15.00%) XPath
4 4 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (5.00%) ActionScript 3.0
5 2 (5.00%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.00%) C
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.00%) Xamarin
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Kony
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