The table below looks at the statistics for Android Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android Development 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
Android Software Development
Rank 125 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing Android Development 12 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.40% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.55% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 17
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£450 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £335 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
Android Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2317 2001 1770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.65% 73.22% 66.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1031 941
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 98 86
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Android Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Android Development across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Android Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Android Development
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Android Development Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Android Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android Development across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Android Development Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Android Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Android Development Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Android Development
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android Development within the North West 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
Manchester +3 10 £450 +28.57% 9
Cheshire +5 1 - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
Android Development
England

Android Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Android Development 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 Development.

1 25 (100.00%) Android
2 15 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 14 (56.00%) Mobile App
3 14 (56.00%) iOS Development
4 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (40.00%) .NET
7 9 (36.00%) XML
8 8 (32.00%) HTML
8 8 (32.00%) Java
8 8 (32.00%) Web Services
9 7 (28.00%) OO
10 6 (24.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) OOD
11 5 (20.00%) Objective-C
11 5 (20.00%) Ruby
11 5 (20.00%) HTML5
11 5 (20.00%) JSON
11 5 (20.00%) RESTful
11 5 (20.00%) SQLite
11 5 (20.00%) Android SDK
11 5 (20.00%) iOS SDK
12 4 (16.00%) CSS3
12 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
12 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
12 4 (16.00%) Apache Cordova
12 4 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (16.00%) Statistics
12 4 (16.00%) Xcode
12 4 (16.00%) TDD

Android Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Android Development 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 Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQLite
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Xcode
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
3 2 (8.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 12 (48.00%) Android Developer
3 4 (16.00%) iOS Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Software Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) XML
3 8 (32.00%) HTML
3 8 (32.00%) Web Services
4 5 (20.00%) HTML5
4 5 (20.00%) JSON
4 5 (20.00%) RESTful
4 5 (20.00%) Android SDK
4 5 (20.00%) iOS SDK
5 4 (16.00%) CSS3
5 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.00%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
6 3 (12.00%) Android NDK
6 3 (12.00%) Worklight
7 2 (8.00%) REST
7 2 (8.00%) SOAP
7 2 (8.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.00%) Statistics
3 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (12.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.00%) Streaming Video
5 1 (4.00%) Telematics
5 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Android
2 15 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) iOS Development
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) OO
4 5 (20.00%) OOD
5 4 (16.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Web Design
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (12.00%) Memory Management
7 2 (8.00%) BDD
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Coaching
7 2 (8.00%) MVC
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.00%) OOP
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) B2B
8 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) Clojure
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Kony
1 3 (12.00%) Xamarin
2 2 (8.00%) Appcelerator
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Google
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