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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 89 113 74
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -39
Contract jobs citing Android 67 27 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 0.85% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.97% 3.74% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 29
Average daily rate
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£344 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -0.75%
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 £14.43 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-55.61% -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
841 721 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.77% 22.77% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 300 240
Average daily rate £375 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 135 76
Average hourly rate £13.69 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.15 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +17 25 £350 - 18
Manchester -3 22 £350 +7.69% 17
Merseyside -12 7 £235 -41.25% 2
Lancashire - 7 £300 - 2
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 49 (43.36%) Android Development
3 41 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (35.40%) iOS Development
5 38 (33.63%) Mobile App
6 35 (30.97%) Windows
7 30 (26.55%) Java
8 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
9 22 (19.47%) HTML
9 22 (19.47%) Mobile Development
10 20 (17.70%) Web Services
11 19 (16.81%) CSS
12 18 (15.93%) HTML5
13 17 (15.04%) XML
13 17 (15.04%) Objective-C
14 16 (14.16%) OOP
14 16 (14.16%) CSS3
15 14 (12.39%) REST
16 13 (11.50%) Git (software)
16 13 (11.50%) Windows 8
16 13 (11.50%) TDD
16 13 (11.50%) Subversion
16 13 (11.50%) JSON
16 13 (11.50%) .NET
16 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
16 13 (11.50%) Scrum
16 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
16 13 (11.50%) Windows Phone
16 13 (11.50%) Mobile Device Management
17 12 (10.62%) Linux

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (6.19%) 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 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.88%) LTE
6 1 (0.88%) 4G
6 1 (0.88%) GPRS
6 1 (0.88%) LAN
6 1 (0.88%) UMTS
6 1 (0.88%) VoIP
6 1 (0.88%) WAN
6 1 (0.88%) 3G
6 1 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) MySQL
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.54%) Hazelcast
4 3 (2.65%) SQLite
5 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.77%) DB2
5 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (11.50%) Subversion
1 13 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.96%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.19%) Xcode
4 6 (5.31%) Appium
5 5 (4.42%) Selenium
6 4 (3.54%) Maven
7 3 (2.65%) JUnit
7 3 (2.65%) Calabash
8 2 (1.77%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.88%) JIRA
9 1 (0.88%) TestNG
9 1 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (8.85%) 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 64 (56.64%) Developer
2 22 (19.47%) Android Developer
3 20 (17.70%) iOS Developer
4 14 (12.39%) Mobile Developer
5 11 (9.73%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Tester
8 6 (5.31%) Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Test Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Technical Writer
10 4 (3.54%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.65%) Applications Developer
11 3 (2.65%) Support Technician
11 3 (2.65%) IT Support Technician
11 3 (2.65%) Software Tester
11 3 (2.65%) IT Support
12 2 (1.77%) Head of Technology
12 2 (1.77%) Windows Mobile Developer
12 2 (1.77%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) HTML
2 20 (17.70%) Web Services
3 19 (16.81%) CSS
4 18 (15.93%) HTML5
5 17 (15.04%) XML
6 16 (14.16%) CSS3
7 14 (12.39%) REST
8 13 (11.50%) .NET
8 13 (11.50%) JSON
9 9 (7.96%) XSLT
10 7 (6.19%) Cocoa
10 7 (6.19%) Spring
10 7 (6.19%) jQuery
10 7 (6.19%) RESTful
11 6 (5.31%) J2SE
11 6 (5.31%) Apache Cordova
12 5 (4.42%) Android SDK
13 4 (3.54%) JMS
13 4 (3.54%) XML Schema
13 4 (3.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (33.63%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.85%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.19%) NHS
3 7 (6.19%) CESG
3 7 (6.19%) PKI
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.42%) Statistics
5 5 (4.42%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.65%) User Experience
6 3 (2.65%) iPad
7 2 (1.77%) Arduino
7 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.77%) Wiki
7 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.77%) Open Source
7 2 (1.77%) Animation
7 2 (1.77%) STB
Operating Systems
1 90 (79.65%) Apple iOS
2 35 (30.97%) Windows
3 13 (11.50%) Windows 8
3 13 (11.50%) Windows Phone
4 12 (10.62%) Linux
5 10 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (7.08%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.19%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (5.31%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.65%) Windows CE
9 3 (2.65%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (2.65%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (1.77%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.88%) Debian
11 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (43.36%) Android Development
2 41 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (35.40%) iOS Development
4 22 (19.47%) Mobile Development
5 16 (14.16%) OOP
6 13 (11.50%) TDD
6 13 (11.50%) Scrum
6 13 (11.50%) Mobile Device Management
7 12 (10.62%) Software Engineering
8 10 (8.85%) OO
9 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.96%) BDD
10 8 (7.08%) Project Management
11 7 (6.19%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.19%) Software Testing
12 6 (5.31%) Automated Testing
12 6 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.31%) OOD
13 5 (4.42%) Kanban
13 5 (4.42%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) Java
2 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
3 17 (15.04%) Objective-C
4 9 (7.96%) C#
5 6 (5.31%) XPath
6 5 (4.42%) Ruby
7 3 (2.65%) C++
7 3 (2.65%) C
7 3 (2.65%) Python
7 3 (2.65%) PHP
7 3 (2.65%) SQL
8 2 (1.77%) Clojure
9 1 (0.88%) PHP5
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.77%) MCSE
3 2 (1.77%) MCSA
4 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.88%) MCDST
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.31%) Firmware
2 6 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Red Hat
2 10 (8.85%) Apple
3 6 (5.31%) VMware
3 6 (5.31%) LANDesk
3 6 (5.31%) F5
3 6 (5.31%) Xamarin
4 5 (4.42%) Citrix
4 5 (4.42%) Oracle
5 2 (1.77%) Adobe
5 2 (1.77%) Appcelerator
5 2 (1.77%) Kony
5 2 (1.77%) Atmel
6 1 (0.88%) Twitter
6 1 (0.88%) Syclo
6 1 (0.88%) Avaya
6 1 (0.88%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco
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