The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 107 63 84
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +21
Contract jobs citing Android 29 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 2.23% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.17% 9.52% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 38
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.32 £32.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.63% +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +0.68%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
696 567 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.66% 23.46% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 245 304
Average daily rate £280 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 69 72
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £27.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Android
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 20 £325 - 9
Cheshire -22 2 - - 2
Merseyside +4 1 £400 - 4
Lancashire - - - -
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (67.35%) Apple iOS
2 18 (36.73%) Android Development
3 14 (28.57%) Java
4 13 (26.53%) HTML
4 13 (26.53%) Mobile App
5 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
6 11 (22.45%) CSS
7 10 (20.41%) iOS Development
8 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
9 8 (16.33%) Games
9 8 (16.33%) C#
10 7 (14.29%) Objective-C
11 6 (12.24%) HTML5
12 5 (10.20%) Ruby
12 5 (10.20%) JSON
12 5 (10.20%) C
12 5 (10.20%) OOP
12 5 (10.20%) Flash
12 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
13 4 (8.16%) Photoshop
13 4 (8.16%) Adobe
13 4 (8.16%) Apple
13 4 (8.16%) iPhone
13 4 (8.16%) Web Design
13 4 (8.16%) Scrum
13 4 (8.16%) Orchard
13 4 (8.16%) Google
13 4 (8.16%) BDD
13 4 (8.16%) Android SDK
14 3 (6.12%) iPad

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MySQL
1 2 (4.08%) SQLite
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Ant
1 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.08%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.04%) Calabash
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (16.33%) Games
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (63.27%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Android Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Designer
4 3 (6.12%) HTML Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Security Manager
4 3 (6.12%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Network Security Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Network Manager
4 3 (6.12%) CSS Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Flash ActionScript Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Junior Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Junior
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) HTML
2 11 (22.45%) CSS
3 6 (12.24%) HTML5
4 5 (10.20%) Flash
4 5 (10.20%) JSON
5 4 (8.16%) Android SDK
6 3 (6.12%) Web Services
6 3 (6.12%) XML
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.08%) Adobe AIR
7 2 (4.08%) jQuery
7 2 (4.08%) JSP
7 2 (4.08%) iOS SDK
7 2 (4.08%) CSS3
8 1 (2.04%) Twisted
8 1 (2.04%) SOAP
8 1 (2.04%) .NET
8 1 (2.04%) XHTML
8 1 (2.04%) J2ME
8 1 (2.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) iPhone
3 3 (6.12%) iPad
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile Games
4 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.08%) BBC
4 2 (4.08%) Online Gambling
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (67.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Android Development
2 10 (20.41%) iOS Development
3 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.20%) OOP
4 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.16%) Scrum
5 4 (8.16%) Web Design
5 4 (8.16%) BDD
6 3 (6.12%) TDD
7 2 (4.08%) SEO
7 2 (4.08%) OO
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL
7 2 (4.08%) B2C
7 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Business Transformation
7 2 (4.08%) Analytics
7 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.08%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.08%) Information Architecture
7 2 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.33%) C#
4 7 (14.29%) Objective-C
5 5 (10.20%) Ruby
5 5 (10.20%) C
6 3 (6.12%) C++
6 3 (6.12%) ActionScript 3.0
6 3 (6.12%) ActionScript
7 2 (4.08%) SQL
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.04%) Python
8 1 (2.04%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) MCSE
1 3 (6.12%) MCSA
1 3 (6.12%) CCNP
1 3 (6.12%) CCIP
1 3 (6.12%) CCNA
1 3 (6.12%) CCDP
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.12%) RHCE
1 3 (6.12%) IBM Certification
1 3 (6.12%) ACSA
1 3 (6.12%) MCDST
1 3 (6.12%) MCTS
1 3 (6.12%) MCITP
1 3 (6.12%) ACSP
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Adobe
1 4 (8.16%) Apple
1 4 (8.16%) Orchard
1 4 (8.16%) Google
2 3 (6.12%) HP
2 3 (6.12%) EMC
2 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco
2 3 (6.12%) IBM
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Xamarin
3 2 (4.08%) Kony
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