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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 101 111 66
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -45
Contract jobs citing Android 52 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 0.86% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.56% 3.83% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 29
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £302 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.32 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -43.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-54.30% -7.14%
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
793 652 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.43% 22.55% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 269 236
Average daily rate £375 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 132 75
Average hourly rate £13.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.74% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.50 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -7 21 £350 - 23
Cheshire +9 15 £338 - 11
Lancashire - 7 £300 - 1
Merseyside -11 6 £235 -21.66% 1
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England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 90 (79.65%) Apple iOS
2 45 (39.82%) Windows
3 41 (36.28%) Android Development
4 39 (34.51%) Mobile App
5 36 (31.86%) iOS Development
6 34 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (26.55%) JavaScript
8 29 (25.66%) Java
9 26 (23.01%) HTML
10 25 (22.12%) Mobile Development
11 24 (21.24%) XML
12 22 (19.47%) Windows Phone
13 21 (18.58%) CSS
14 19 (16.81%) Web Services
15 18 (15.93%) CSS3
15 18 (15.93%) HTML5
16 17 (15.04%) .NET
17 16 (14.16%) Objective-C
18 15 (13.27%) Mobile Device Management
19 13 (11.50%) Linux
19 13 (11.50%) OOP
19 13 (11.50%) OO
20 12 (10.62%) JSON
20 12 (10.62%) XSLT
20 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
20 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
20 12 (10.62%) Windows 8
21 11 (9.73%) Apache Cordova
21 11 (9.73%) Scrum
22 10 (8.85%) Red Hat

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.88%) Node.js
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) SSL
1 6 (5.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (4.42%) HTTP
3 4 (3.54%) Wireless
4 3 (2.65%) Internet
4 3 (2.65%) Broadband
5 1 (0.88%) GPRS
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) UMTS
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) Firewall
5 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) MySQL
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) SQLite
3 5 (4.42%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Subversion
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.08%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.19%) Xcode
4 5 (4.42%) Appium
4 5 (4.42%) Selenium
5 4 (3.54%) Maven
5 4 (3.54%) JIRA
5 4 (3.54%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (2.65%) JUnit
7 2 (1.77%) Calabash
8 1 (0.88%) Gradle
8 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.88%) TestNG
8 1 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (7.96%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Retail
3 6 (5.31%) Back Office
4 4 (3.54%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (54.87%) Developer
2 18 (15.93%) Android Developer
3 17 (15.04%) iOS Developer
4 13 (11.50%) Mobile Developer
5 11 (9.73%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Tester
7 7 (6.19%) Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Consultant
8 4 (3.54%) Technical Writer
9 3 (2.65%) Software Tester
9 3 (2.65%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (2.65%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Support Technician
9 3 (2.65%) Xamarin Developer
9 3 (2.65%) IT Support
9 3 (2.65%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.01%) HTML
2 24 (21.24%) XML
3 21 (18.58%) CSS
4 19 (16.81%) Web Services
5 18 (15.93%) HTML5
5 18 (15.93%) CSS3
6 17 (15.04%) .NET
7 12 (10.62%) XSLT
7 12 (10.62%) JSON
8 11 (9.73%) Apache Cordova
9 10 (8.85%) jQuery
9 10 (8.85%) RESTful
10 9 (7.96%) REST
11 8 (7.08%) Spring
12 7 (6.19%) XHTML
12 7 (6.19%) J2SE
13 6 (5.31%) .NET Framework
13 6 (5.31%) iOS SDK
13 6 (5.31%) Android SDK
14 5 (4.42%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 39 (34.51%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.96%) CESG
2 9 (7.96%) PKI
3 8 (7.08%) NHS
4 7 (6.19%) Statistics
4 7 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.42%) iPad
5 5 (4.42%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.42%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.42%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.54%) User Experience
7 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.65%) Open Source
8 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.77%) Arduino
8 2 (1.77%) Wiki
8 2 (1.77%) Animation
8 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 90 (79.65%) Apple iOS
2 45 (39.82%) Windows
3 22 (19.47%) Windows Phone
4 13 (11.50%) Linux
5 12 (10.62%) Windows 8
6 10 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (7.96%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (7.08%) Windows 7
9 7 (6.19%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (5.31%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.77%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.77%) Windows CE
11 2 (1.77%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.88%) UNIX
12 1 (0.88%) Debian
12 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.28%) Android Development
2 36 (31.86%) iOS Development
3 34 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (22.12%) Mobile Development
5 15 (13.27%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (11.50%) OOP
6 13 (11.50%) OO
7 11 (9.73%) Scrum
8 10 (8.85%) TDD
8 10 (8.85%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.96%) Web Design
9 9 (7.96%) OOD
9 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.96%) Project Management
10 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.08%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (6.19%) BDD
11 7 (6.19%) Software Testing
12 6 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.42%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) JavaScript
2 29 (25.66%) Java
3 16 (14.16%) Objective-C
4 9 (7.96%) XPath
5 8 (7.08%) C#
6 7 (6.19%) Ruby
7 5 (4.42%) C
8 4 (3.54%) SQL
9 3 (2.65%) C++
10 2 (1.77%) PHP
10 2 (1.77%) Python
10 2 (1.77%) Clojure
11 1 (0.88%) PHP5
11 1 (0.88%) Groovy
11 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) ISEB
2 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.88%) MCDST
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) MCSE
4 1 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.19%) Firmware
3 6 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Red Hat
2 10 (8.85%) Apple
3 7 (6.19%) Xamarin
4 6 (5.31%) VMware
4 6 (5.31%) LANDesk
4 6 (5.31%) F5
5 5 (4.42%) Citrix
5 5 (4.42%) Oracle
5 5 (4.42%) Kony
6 4 (3.54%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.77%) Atmel
7 2 (1.77%) Adobe
7 2 (1.77%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Avaya
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Symbian
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco
8 1 (0.88%) Syclo
8 1 (0.88%) WatchGuard
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