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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 67 85 96
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +11
Contract jobs citing Android 74 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.32% 1.67% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.96% 7.44% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 22
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £550 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £31.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-59.20% -13.19%
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
675 618 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.19% 22.38% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 258 331
Average daily rate £330 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 84 73
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Android Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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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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 +17 46 £325 +8.33% 33
Cheshire +14 22 £365 -7.30% 10
Lancashire - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 63 (65.63%) Apple iOS
2 37 (38.54%) Windows
3 36 (37.50%) Mobile App
4 34 (35.42%) Java
5 28 (29.17%) XML
6 26 (27.08%) iOS Development
7 23 (23.96%) JavaScript
8 22 (22.92%) Red Hat
8 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (21.88%) HTML
9 21 (21.88%) Android Development
10 20 (20.83%) Linux
10 20 (20.83%) Objective-C
11 19 (19.79%) Spring
11 19 (19.79%) XSLT
11 19 (19.79%) Windows Phone
12 18 (18.75%) XPath
12 18 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (16.67%) CSS
13 16 (16.67%) J2SE
14 15 (15.63%) JMS
14 15 (15.63%) HTTP
14 15 (15.63%) Grails
14 15 (15.63%) Hazelcast
15 14 (14.58%) Servlets
15 14 (14.58%) Tomcat
15 14 (14.58%) Maven
16 13 (13.54%) .NET
16 13 (13.54%) XML Schema
17 12 (12.50%) Software Engineering

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (14.58%) Tomcat
2 11 (11.46%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.08%) Lync
3 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Photoshop
1 3 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.63%) HTTP
2 7 (7.29%) SSL
3 5 (5.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (3.13%) Network Security
4 3 (3.13%) VPN
5 2 (2.08%) WAN
5 2 (2.08%) DMZ
6 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) Hazelcast
2 7 (7.29%) SQLite
3 6 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Maven
2 7 (7.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.25%) Calabash
3 6 (6.25%) Xcode
3 6 (6.25%) Subversion
4 5 (5.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.13%) JIRA
7 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.04%) JUnit
8 1 (1.04%) Selenium
8 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 7 (7.29%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Games
4 2 (2.08%) Local Government
4 2 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (66.67%) Developer
2 21 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 18 (18.75%) iOS Developer
4 12 (12.50%) Android Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Network Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Xamarin Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Security Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Network Security Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Designer
8 3 (3.13%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.13%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Tester
9 2 (2.08%) Consultant
9 2 (2.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.17%) XML
2 21 (21.88%) HTML
3 19 (19.79%) XSLT
3 19 (19.79%) Spring
4 16 (16.67%) J2SE
4 16 (16.67%) CSS
5 15 (15.63%) JMS
5 15 (15.63%) Grails
6 14 (14.58%) Servlets
7 13 (13.54%) .NET
7 13 (13.54%) XML Schema
8 12 (12.50%) HTML5
9 11 (11.46%) Web Services
9 11 (11.46%) DOM
9 11 (11.46%) CSS3
10 10 (10.42%) Apache Cordova
10 10 (10.42%) jQuery
11 9 (9.38%) iOS SDK
12 8 (8.33%) RESTful
12 8 (8.33%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 36 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.33%) CESG
3 8 (8.33%) PKI
3 8 (8.33%) User Experience
4 6 (6.25%) iPad
5 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.21%) iPhone
6 4 (4.17%) Statistics
6 4 (4.17%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 4 (4.17%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.13%) Social Media
7 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.08%) NHS
8 2 (2.08%) Web 2.0
8 2 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.04%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 63 (65.63%) Apple iOS
2 37 (38.54%) Windows
3 20 (20.83%) Linux
4 19 (19.79%) Windows Phone
5 18 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.33%) Windows Phone 8
7 5 (5.21%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.04%) UNIX
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.04%) Debian
10 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.08%) iOS Development
2 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (21.88%) Android Development
4 12 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 11 (11.46%) TDD
6 9 (9.38%) OO
7 8 (8.33%) OOP
7 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.33%) Web Design
7 8 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (7.29%) Scrum
8 7 (7.29%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.25%) ITIL
9 6 (6.25%) OOD
9 6 (6.25%) BDD
10 5 (5.21%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (5.21%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.21%) Project Management
11 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.42%) Java
2 23 (23.96%) JavaScript
3 20 (20.83%) Objective-C
4 18 (18.75%) XPath
5 6 (6.25%) Ruby
5 6 (6.25%) SQL
6 4 (4.17%) C
6 4 (4.17%) C#
7 2 (2.08%) Python
8 1 (1.04%) C++
8 1 (1.04%) Perl
8 1 (1.04%) PHP
8 1 (1.04%) Groovy
8 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) MCSE
1 4 (4.17%) MCSA
1 4 (4.17%) CCNP
1 4 (4.17%) CCIP
1 4 (4.17%) CCNA
1 4 (4.17%) CCDP
1 4 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (4.17%) RHCE
1 4 (4.17%) IBM Certification
1 4 (4.17%) ACSA
1 4 (4.17%) MCDST
1 4 (4.17%) MCTS
1 4 (4.17%) MCITP
1 4 (4.17%) ACSP
1 4 (4.17%) RHCSA
2 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.13%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) ISEB
3 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Firmware
2 5 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (22.92%) Red Hat
2 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.33%) Xamarin
4 5 (5.21%) HP
4 5 (5.21%) Apple
4 5 (5.21%) VMware
4 5 (5.21%) F5
4 5 (5.21%) Appcelerator
5 4 (4.17%) EMC
5 4 (4.17%) Citrix
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle
5 4 (4.17%) Cisco
5 4 (4.17%) IBM
5 4 (4.17%) Kony
6 2 (2.08%) Avaya
6 2 (2.08%) Juniper
6 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.04%) Atmel
7 1 (1.04%) Google
7 1 (1.04%) Symbian
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