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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 63 111 82
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -29
Contract jobs citing Android 85 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.31% 0.63% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.48% 2.84% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 12 34
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£350 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -51.53%
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
811 668 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.00% 22.27% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 330 258
Average daily rate £350 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 70 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Cheshire - 38 £370 - 12
Manchester +10 31 £350 +9.80% 29
Merseyside -8 6 £156 -60.93% 2
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 112 (79.43%) Apple iOS
2 83 (58.87%) Android Development
3 72 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (42.55%) iOS Development
4 60 (42.55%) Mobile App
5 36 (25.53%) Java
6 35 (24.82%) Mobile Development
7 30 (21.28%) Windows
8 28 (19.86%) JavaScript
9 26 (18.44%) HTML
10 25 (17.73%) TDD
11 24 (17.02%) Web Services
11 24 (17.02%) JSON
12 22 (15.60%) REST
12 22 (15.60%) HTML5
12 22 (15.60%) CSS
12 22 (15.60%) Scrum
12 22 (15.60%) Automation Testing
13 20 (14.18%) Objective-C
13 20 (14.18%) Git (software)
13 20 (14.18%) CSS3
13 20 (14.18%) Subversion
14 18 (12.77%) OOP
15 17 (12.06%) C#
16 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
16 16 (11.35%) Active Directory
16 16 (11.35%) Windows 8
16 16 (11.35%) Cucumber
17 15 (10.64%) E-Commerce
18 13 (9.22%) .NET

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.13%) Node.js
2 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.42%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (9.22%) MS Office
2 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.71%) Route 53
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (4.26%) Wireless
2 6 (4.26%) Internet
3 5 (3.55%) Broadband
4 4 (2.84%) 3G
4 4 (2.84%) LTE
4 4 (2.84%) 4G
5 2 (1.42%) Firewall
5 2 (1.42%) LAN
5 2 (1.42%) WAN
5 2 (1.42%) HTTP
6 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.71%) VPN
6 1 (0.71%) UMTS
6 1 (0.71%) VoIP
6 1 (0.71%) GPRS
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.38%) MySQL
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.42%) DB2
3 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.42%) Redis
3 2 (1.42%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.71%) Big Data
4 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.71%) SQLite
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (14.18%) Subversion
1 20 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.35%) Cucumber
3 10 (7.09%) Appium
4 7 (4.96%) Calabash
4 7 (4.96%) Xcode
5 3 (2.13%) Selenium
6 2 (1.42%) Maven
6 2 (1.42%) Mocha
6 2 (1.42%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.71%) JIRA
7 1 (0.71%) JUnit
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.71%) TestNG
7 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.71%) PHPUnit
General
1 12 (8.51%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Back Office
3 5 (3.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (65.96%) Developer
2 40 (28.37%) Android Developer
3 31 (21.99%) Mobile Developer
4 29 (20.57%) iOS Developer
5 10 (7.09%) Test Consultant
5 10 (7.09%) Consultant
6 7 (4.96%) Analyst
7 5 (3.55%) Support Technician
7 5 (3.55%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.55%) IT Support Technician
7 5 (3.55%) IT Support
7 5 (3.55%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 4 (2.84%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (2.84%) AWS Developer
8 4 (2.84%) Technical Writer
8 4 (2.84%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (2.84%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.84%) Tester
9 3 (2.13%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.44%) HTML
2 24 (17.02%) Web Services
2 24 (17.02%) JSON
3 22 (15.60%) CSS
3 22 (15.60%) HTML5
3 22 (15.60%) REST
4 20 (14.18%) CSS3
5 13 (9.22%) .NET
6 10 (7.09%) XML
7 9 (6.38%) Cocoa
8 7 (4.96%) Spring
8 7 (4.96%) Android SDK
9 6 (4.26%) RESTful
9 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.84%) SOAP
10 4 (2.84%) jQuery
10 4 (2.84%) J2EE
10 4 (2.84%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.13%) XSLT
12 2 (1.42%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (42.55%) Mobile App
2 13 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.96%) NHS
4 6 (4.26%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.84%) Statistics
6 3 (2.13%) iPad
6 3 (2.13%) User Experience
7 2 (1.42%) Animation
7 2 (1.42%) Informatics
7 2 (1.42%) Wiki
7 2 (1.42%) iPhone
7 2 (1.42%) Telematics
7 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.71%) mHealth
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 112 (79.43%) Apple iOS
2 30 (21.28%) Windows
3 16 (11.35%) Windows 8
4 8 (5.67%) Windows XP
5 7 (4.96%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.55%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (2.84%) BlackBerry OS
8 3 (2.13%) Windows CE
8 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.13%) Linux
9 2 (1.42%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.42%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (58.87%) Android Development
2 72 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (42.55%) iOS Development
4 35 (24.82%) Mobile Development
5 25 (17.73%) TDD
6 22 (15.60%) Scrum
6 22 (15.60%) Automation Testing
7 18 (12.77%) OOP
8 15 (10.64%) E-Commerce
9 13 (9.22%) BDD
10 12 (8.51%) Mobile Application Development
10 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering
11 11 (7.80%) Software Testing
11 11 (7.80%) Kanban
12 10 (7.09%) Project Management
12 10 (7.09%) Test Planning
13 9 (6.38%) Automated Testing
14 8 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (4.96%) OO
16 6 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.53%) Java
2 28 (19.86%) JavaScript
3 20 (14.18%) Objective-C
4 17 (12.06%) C#
5 6 (4.26%) SQL
6 5 (3.55%) PHP
7 4 (2.84%) C++
7 4 (2.84%) Python
7 4 (2.84%) Ruby
7 4 (2.84%) Clojure
8 2 (1.42%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.42%) XPath
9 1 (0.71%) PHP5
9 1 (0.71%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.42%) MCSE
3 2 (1.42%) MCSA
4 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.71%) MCDST
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (11.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.51%) Apple
3 6 (4.26%) Citrix
3 6 (4.26%) Oracle
3 6 (4.26%) LANDesk
4 5 (3.55%) Google
4 5 (3.55%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.42%) WatchGuard
5 2 (1.42%) Twitter
6 1 (0.71%) Syclo
6 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.71%) Facebook
6 1 (0.71%) Kony
6 1 (0.71%) Apigee
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe
6 1 (0.71%) HP
6 1 (0.71%) Avaya
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