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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 100 100 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing Android 32 21 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.79% 2.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.72% 3.70% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 36
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £316 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £410 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-3.53% -9.72%
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
678 568 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.56% 21.28% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 242 273
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 87 84
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.07 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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 +6 18 £400 +14.28% 23
Cheshire +9 10 £350 - 7
Merseyside -10 1 - -
Lancashire - - - - 4
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 67 (65.69%) Apple iOS
2 40 (39.22%) Windows
3 39 (38.24%) Mobile App
4 36 (35.29%) Java
5 32 (31.37%) XML
6 27 (26.47%) iOS Development
7 26 (25.49%) Android Development
7 26 (25.49%) JavaScript
8 25 (24.51%) Red Hat
9 24 (23.53%) Linux
10 23 (22.55%) XSLT
10 23 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (21.57%) Spring
11 22 (21.57%) HTML
12 21 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (19.61%) XPath
13 20 (19.61%) Windows Phone
14 19 (18.63%) J2SE
15 18 (17.65%) CSS
16 17 (16.67%) HTTP
16 17 (16.67%) JMS
16 17 (16.67%) Hazelcast
16 17 (16.67%) Grails
17 16 (15.69%) Tomcat
17 16 (15.69%) .NET
17 16 (15.69%) Servlets
17 16 (15.69%) Maven
18 15 (14.71%) Objective-C
18 15 (14.71%) XML Schema
19 13 (12.75%) HTML5

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 16 (15.69%) Tomcat
2 13 (12.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.96%) Lync
4 1 (0.98%) IIS
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.67%) HTTP
2 8 (7.84%) SSL
3 6 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (2.94%) Network Security
5 2 (1.96%) DMZ
5 2 (1.96%) WAN
5 2 (1.96%) VPN
6 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) Hazelcast
2 8 (7.84%) MySQL
3 6 (5.88%) SQLite
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Maven
2 6 (5.88%) Xcode
2 6 (5.88%) Subversion
3 5 (4.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.94%) JIRA
6 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.96%) JUnit
6 2 (1.96%) Selenium
6 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.98%) Appium
7 1 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.98%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.98%) Gradle
7 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (5.88%) Finance
1 6 (5.88%) Retail
2 3 (2.94%) Games
3 2 (1.96%) Publishing
3 2 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (64.71%) Developer
2 25 (24.51%) Java Developer
3 14 (13.73%) iOS Developer
4 13 (12.75%) Android Developer
5 10 (9.80%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Tester
7 4 (3.92%) Xamarin Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Applications Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Network Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Security Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Network Security Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Designer
8 3 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Architect
9 2 (1.96%) Consultant
9 2 (1.96%) Software Architect
9 2 (1.96%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.37%) XML
2 23 (22.55%) XSLT
3 22 (21.57%) Spring
3 22 (21.57%) HTML
4 19 (18.63%) J2SE
5 18 (17.65%) CSS
6 17 (16.67%) JMS
6 17 (16.67%) Grails
7 16 (15.69%) .NET
7 16 (15.69%) Servlets
8 15 (14.71%) XML Schema
9 13 (12.75%) HTML5
9 13 (12.75%) Web Services
9 13 (12.75%) DOM
10 12 (11.76%) jQuery
11 11 (10.78%) CSS3
12 10 (9.80%) Apache Cordova
13 9 (8.82%) SAX
13 9 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (6.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (38.24%) Mobile App
2 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.82%) PKI
3 9 (8.82%) CESG
4 8 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (6.86%) User Experience
6 4 (3.92%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.92%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.92%) Statistics
6 4 (3.92%) iPad
7 3 (2.94%) Social Media
7 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.96%) NHS
8 2 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.96%) STB
8 2 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.96%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (1.96%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 67 (65.69%) Apple iOS
2 40 (39.22%) Windows
3 24 (23.53%) Linux
4 21 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (19.61%) Windows Phone
6 9 (8.82%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.98%) UNIX
9 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.98%) Debian
9 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.47%) iOS Development
2 26 (25.49%) Android Development
3 23 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
5 12 (11.76%) OO
6 9 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (8.82%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.84%) TDD
7 8 (7.84%) Web Design
7 8 (7.84%) OOD
8 7 (6.86%) OOP
9 6 (5.88%) Scrum
9 6 (5.88%) ITIL
9 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (4.90%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.92%) Manual Testing
11 4 (3.92%) Use Case
11 4 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (3.92%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.29%) Java
2 26 (25.49%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.61%) XPath
4 15 (14.71%) Objective-C
5 6 (5.88%) SQL
5 6 (5.88%) Ruby
6 5 (4.90%) C
6 5 (4.90%) C#
7 2 (1.96%) Python
7 2 (1.96%) C++
7 2 (1.96%) Clojure
8 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.98%) Groovy
8 1 (0.98%) Perl
8 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) RHCSA
1 4 (3.92%) IBM Certification
1 4 (3.92%) ACSA
1 4 (3.92%) MCSE
1 4 (3.92%) MCSA
1 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.92%) RHCE
1 4 (3.92%) CCNP
1 4 (3.92%) CCIP
1 4 (3.92%) CCNA
1 4 (3.92%) CCDP
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
1 4 (3.92%) MCDST
1 4 (3.92%) MCTS
1 4 (3.92%) MCITP
1 4 (3.92%) ACSP
2 3 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.94%) ISEB
3 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Firmware
2 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Red Hat
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.84%) Xamarin
4 6 (5.88%) Apple
4 6 (5.88%) VMware
4 6 (5.88%) F5
5 5 (4.90%) Appcelerator
5 5 (4.90%) HP
6 4 (3.92%) Kony
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle
6 4 (3.92%) EMC
6 4 (3.92%) Cisco
6 4 (3.92%) IBM
7 3 (2.94%) Citrix
8 2 (1.96%) Juniper
8 2 (1.96%) Avaya
8 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.96%) Atmel
9 1 (0.98%) Google
9 1 (0.98%) Symbian
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