The table below looks at the statistics for Android 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 over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 101 78 86
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +8
Contract jobs citing Android 36 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.89% 1.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.99% 8.58% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 34
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£350 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -66.00%
Android
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 North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
722 653 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.60% 22.09% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 287 319
Average daily rate £325 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 83 92
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.75 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.40% +16.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Android
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Android Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Android
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 across the North West region.

Android Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Android
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Android Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Android
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 across the North West region.

Android Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Android
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Manchester -4 30 £350 +7.69% 29
Cheshire -15 5 £481 +28.33% 12
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 46 (71.88%) Apple iOS
2 22 (34.38%) Mobile App
3 19 (29.69%) Java
4 15 (23.44%) Objective-C
5 14 (21.88%) iOS Development
6 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (20.31%) HTML
6 13 (20.31%) Red Hat
7 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 12 (18.75%) Spring
7 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 11 (17.19%) XML
9 10 (15.63%) Windows
9 10 (15.63%) TDD
10 9 (14.06%) Maven
10 9 (14.06%) WebSphere
10 9 (14.06%) XPath
10 9 (14.06%) Grails
10 9 (14.06%) Linux
10 9 (14.06%) DOM
10 9 (14.06%) XSLT
10 9 (14.06%) Tomcat
10 9 (14.06%) J2SE
10 9 (14.06%) Servlets
10 9 (14.06%) JMS
10 9 (14.06%) HTTP
10 9 (14.06%) XML Schema
10 9 (14.06%) Android Development
10 9 (14.06%) Hazelcast
10 9 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (14.06%) Tomcat
1 9 (14.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.13%) Lync
2 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Photoshop
1 3 (4.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) VPN
2 3 (4.69%) Network Security
3 2 (3.13%) WAN
3 2 (3.13%) SSL
3 2 (3.13%) DMZ
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) Hazelcast
2 1 (1.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Maven
2 7 (10.94%) Cucumber
3 6 (9.38%) Calabash
4 3 (4.69%) Xcode
4 3 (4.69%) Subversion
5 2 (3.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.56%) Ant
6 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (7.81%) Games
2 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Finance
4 2 (3.13%) Publishing
4 2 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Developer
2 12 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
3 8 (12.50%) iOS Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Network Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Security Manager
6 3 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (4.69%) HTML Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.69%) CSS Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Android Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Designer
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Flash ActionScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) HTML
2 12 (18.75%) Spring
3 11 (17.19%) XML
4 9 (14.06%) DOM
4 9 (14.06%) XSLT
4 9 (14.06%) J2SE
4 9 (14.06%) JMS
4 9 (14.06%) XML Schema
4 9 (14.06%) Servlets
4 9 (14.06%) Grails
5 8 (12.50%) CSS
6 6 (9.38%) iOS SDK
6 6 (9.38%) Android SDK
7 5 (7.81%) .NET
7 5 (7.81%) SAX
7 5 (7.81%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (7.81%) Flash
8 4 (6.25%) HTML5
9 3 (4.69%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.50%) User Experience
3 7 (10.94%) iPad
4 6 (9.38%) iPhone
5 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
6 4 (6.25%) Blackberry
7 3 (4.69%) Social Media
8 2 (3.13%) Online Gambling
9 1 (1.56%) Mobile Games
9 1 (1.56%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (71.88%) Apple iOS
2 10 (15.63%) Windows
3 9 (14.06%) Linux
3 9 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) iOS Development
2 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 10 (15.63%) TDD
5 9 (14.06%) Android Development
6 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
6 7 (10.94%) BDD
7 6 (9.38%) OOP
7 6 (9.38%) ITIL
8 5 (7.81%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (6.25%) Analytics
9 4 (6.25%) B2C
9 4 (6.25%) OO
9 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.25%) Pair Programming
9 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.25%) Scrum
10 3 (4.69%) Project Management
10 3 (4.69%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) Java
2 15 (23.44%) Objective-C
3 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.06%) XPath
5 4 (6.25%) Ruby
6 3 (4.69%) ActionScript
6 3 (4.69%) C#
6 3 (4.69%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (3.13%) C
7 2 (3.13%) C++
8 1 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) Python
8 1 (1.56%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) MCSE
1 4 (6.25%) MCSA
1 4 (6.25%) CCNP
1 4 (6.25%) CCIP
1 4 (6.25%) CCNA
1 4 (6.25%) CCDP
1 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (6.25%) RHCE
1 4 (6.25%) IBM Certification
1 4 (6.25%) ACSA
1 4 (6.25%) MCDST
1 4 (6.25%) MCTS
1 4 (6.25%) MCITP
1 4 (6.25%) ACSP
2 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Red Hat
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle
4 5 (7.81%) Apple
5 4 (6.25%) Xamarin
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco
5 4 (6.25%) IBM
5 4 (6.25%) HP
5 4 (6.25%) EMC
6 3 (4.69%) Citrix
7 2 (3.13%) Avaya
7 2 (3.13%) Juniper
7 2 (3.13%) Adobe
7 2 (3.13%) Kony
7 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.13%) Appcelerator
8 1 (1.56%) Google
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