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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 70 107 76
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -31
Contract jobs citing Android 89 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.39% 0.91% 1.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.83% 4.08% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 31
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £543 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -20.00%
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
822 686 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.08% 22.33% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 340 237
Average daily rate £375 £280 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 64
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.09 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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
Cheshire +26 35 £350 - 9
Manchester +5 29 £350 +9.80% 22
Merseyside -4 9 £163 -59.37% 2
Lancashire - 5 £300 -
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 99 (80.49%) Apple iOS
2 66 (53.66%) Android Development
3 62 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (39.84%) Mobile App
5 48 (39.02%) iOS Development
6 32 (26.02%) Java
7 26 (21.14%) JavaScript
7 26 (21.14%) Windows
8 25 (20.33%) Mobile Development
9 24 (19.51%) Web Services
10 23 (18.70%) HTML
11 22 (17.89%) TDD
12 21 (17.07%) JSON
12 21 (17.07%) REST
13 20 (16.26%) Git (software)
13 20 (16.26%) Subversion
13 20 (16.26%) CSS
14 19 (15.45%) Scrum
14 19 (15.45%) HTML5
15 18 (14.63%) OOP
16 17 (13.82%) CSS3
17 16 (13.01%) Cucumber
18 15 (12.20%) E-Commerce
18 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
18 15 (12.20%) Automation Testing
19 14 (11.38%) Objective-C
19 14 (11.38%) BDD
20 13 (10.57%) Windows 8
20 13 (10.57%) Active Directory
20 13 (10.57%) .NET

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3 (2.44%) Node.js
2 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (4.88%) Internet
3 4 (3.25%) 3G
3 4 (3.25%) Wireless
3 4 (3.25%) LTE
3 4 (3.25%) 4G
4 3 (2.44%) Broadband
5 2 (1.63%) HTTP
6 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) VPN
6 1 (0.81%) SSL
6 1 (0.81%) GPRS
6 1 (0.81%) LAN
6 1 (0.81%) UMTS
6 1 (0.81%) VoIP
6 1 (0.81%) WAN
6 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.81%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.69%) MySQL
3 2 (1.63%) DB2
3 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.63%) Redis
3 2 (1.63%) Hazelcast
3 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.81%) SQLite
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (16.26%) Subversion
1 20 (16.26%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.01%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.13%) Appium
4 7 (5.69%) Calabash
5 6 (4.88%) Xcode
6 4 (3.25%) Selenium
7 2 (1.63%) CocoaPods
7 2 (1.63%) Mocha
7 2 (1.63%) Maven
7 2 (1.63%) JUnit
8 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.81%) JIRA
8 1 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.81%) TestNG
8 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (9.76%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Back Office
2 6 (4.88%) Retail
3 2 (1.63%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (60.16%) Developer
2 31 (25.20%) Android Developer
3 22 (17.89%) iOS Developer
4 21 (17.07%) Mobile Developer
5 10 (8.13%) Consultant
5 10 (8.13%) Test Consultant
6 7 (5.69%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.69%) Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Tester
8 4 (3.25%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) Technical Writer
9 3 (2.44%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (2.44%) Software Tester
9 3 (2.44%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.44%) Support Technician
9 3 (2.44%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Service Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (2.44%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.51%) Web Services
2 23 (18.70%) HTML
3 21 (17.07%) JSON
3 21 (17.07%) REST
4 20 (16.26%) CSS
5 19 (15.45%) HTML5
6 17 (13.82%) CSS3
7 13 (10.57%) .NET
8 10 (8.13%) XML
9 6 (4.88%) RESTful
9 6 (4.88%) Spring
9 6 (4.88%) Android SDK
10 5 (4.07%) Cocoa
11 4 (3.25%) J2EE
11 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.25%) XSLT
11 4 (3.25%) SOAP
12 3 (2.44%) J2SE
12 3 (2.44%) jQuery
13 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (39.84%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.88%) NHS
4 5 (4.07%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.25%) User Experience
5 4 (3.25%) Statistics
6 3 (2.44%) iPad
7 2 (1.63%) Wiki
7 2 (1.63%) Animation
8 1 (0.81%) Informatics
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.81%) Arduino
8 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) Handset
8 1 (0.81%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.81%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 99 (80.49%) Apple iOS
2 26 (21.14%) Windows
3 13 (10.57%) Windows 8
4 7 (5.69%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.07%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.25%) Linux
7 3 (2.44%) Windows CE
7 3 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.44%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.44%) BlackBerry OS
7 3 (2.44%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (53.66%) Android Development
2 62 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (39.02%) iOS Development
4 25 (20.33%) Mobile Development
5 22 (17.89%) TDD
6 19 (15.45%) Scrum
7 18 (14.63%) OOP
8 15 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 15 (12.20%) Automation Testing
9 14 (11.38%) BDD
10 12 (9.76%) Software Engineering
10 12 (9.76%) Software Testing
11 10 (8.13%) Kanban
11 10 (8.13%) Project Management
11 10 (8.13%) Mobile Application Development
11 10 (8.13%) Test Planning
12 8 (6.50%) OO
13 7 (5.69%) Automated Testing
13 7 (5.69%) Mobile Device Management
14 6 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.02%) Java
2 26 (21.14%) JavaScript
3 14 (11.38%) Objective-C
4 11 (8.94%) C#
5 4 (3.25%) PHP
5 4 (3.25%) Ruby
6 3 (2.44%) Clojure
6 3 (2.44%) SQL
6 3 (2.44%) C++
7 2 (1.63%) Python
7 2 (1.63%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.63%) XPath
8 1 (0.81%) PHP5
8 1 (0.81%) C
8 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.07%) Degree
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.63%) MCSE
3 2 (1.63%) MCSA
3 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.81%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Firmware
2 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.76%) Apple
3 6 (4.88%) LANDesk
4 5 (4.07%) Google
4 5 (4.07%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.25%) Citrix
5 4 (3.25%) Oracle
6 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.63%) Adobe
7 2 (1.63%) Twitter
8 1 (0.81%) HP
8 1 (0.81%) SAP
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco
8 1 (0.81%) Avaya
8 1 (0.81%) VMware
8 1 (0.81%) AppSense
8 1 (0.81%) Kony
8 1 (0.81%) Apigee
8 1 (0.81%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.81%) Atmel
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