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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 74 116 91
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -25
Contract jobs citing Android 81 18 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.12% 0.59% 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.05% 2.58% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 12 27
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£340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £301 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £445 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £334
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -30.49%
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
806 698 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.07% 22.86% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 367 278
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 76
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 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 28 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 +27 32 £370 - 10
Manchester +1 31 £325 -7.14% 34
Merseyside - 9 £150 - 3
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 126 (78.26%) Apple iOS
2 96 (59.63%) Android Development
3 87 (54.04%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (44.72%) Mobile App
5 67 (41.61%) iOS Development
6 40 (24.84%) Java
6 40 (24.84%) Mobile Development
7 35 (21.74%) JavaScript
8 32 (19.88%) Windows
9 31 (19.25%) HTML
10 30 (18.63%) Automation Testing
11 28 (17.39%) CSS
12 27 (16.77%) TDD
13 26 (16.15%) JSON
14 25 (15.53%) HTML5
14 25 (15.53%) Web Services
15 24 (14.91%) Scrum
15 24 (14.91%) CSS3
16 22 (13.66%) REST
17 21 (13.04%) Git (software)
17 21 (13.04%) Objective-C
17 21 (13.04%) E-Commerce
18 20 (12.42%) OOP
18 20 (12.42%) Subversion
19 19 (11.80%) C#
20 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
20 18 (11.18%) Cucumber
20 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (10.56%) Windows 8
21 17 (10.56%) Active Directory

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (1.86%) IIS
1 3 (1.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (1.86%) Node.js
1 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (9.32%) MS Office
2 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.73%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.62%) Route 53
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (3.73%) Wireless
2 6 (3.73%) Internet
3 5 (3.11%) Broadband
4 4 (2.48%) 3G
4 4 (2.48%) LTE
4 4 (2.48%) 4G
5 3 (1.86%) Firewall
5 3 (1.86%) WAN
5 3 (1.86%) LAN
6 1 (0.62%) UMTS
6 1 (0.62%) VoIP
6 1 (0.62%) GPRS
6 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.62%) VPN
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.59%) MySQL
2 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.24%) DB2
3 2 (1.24%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.24%) Redis
4 1 (0.62%) Big Data
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.62%) SQLite
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.42%) Subversion
3 18 (11.18%) Cucumber
4 12 (7.45%) Appium
5 9 (5.59%) Calabash
6 7 (4.35%) Xcode
7 3 (1.86%) Selenium
8 2 (1.24%) JIRA
8 2 (1.24%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.24%) Mocha
8 2 (1.24%) CocoaPods
9 1 (0.62%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.62%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.62%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.62%) JUnit
9 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.62%) TestNG
9 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (9.32%) Finance
2 6 (3.73%) Back Office
2 6 (3.73%) Retail
3 2 (1.24%) Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Games
4 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (64.60%) Developer
2 49 (30.43%) Android Developer
3 36 (22.36%) Mobile Developer
4 32 (19.88%) iOS Developer
5 12 (7.45%) Test Consultant
5 12 (7.45%) Consultant
6 8 (4.97%) Analyst
6 8 (4.97%) Front-End Developer
6 8 (4.97%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 7 (4.35%) Web Developer
8 6 (3.73%) Tester
9 5 (3.11%) Support Technician
9 5 (3.11%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.11%) IT Support Technician
9 5 (3.11%) IT Support
10 4 (2.48%) Front-End Web Developer
10 4 (2.48%) AWS Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Mobile Tester
10 4 (2.48%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.48%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.25%) HTML
2 28 (17.39%) CSS
3 26 (16.15%) JSON
4 25 (15.53%) HTML5
4 25 (15.53%) Web Services
5 24 (14.91%) CSS3
6 22 (13.66%) REST
7 16 (9.94%) .NET
8 11 (6.83%) XML
8 11 (6.83%) Android SDK
9 10 (6.21%) AngularJS
9 10 (6.21%) jQuery
10 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET
10 9 (5.59%) Cocoa
11 7 (4.35%) Spring
12 6 (3.73%) RESTful
12 6 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (2.48%) PhoneGap
13 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (2.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (44.72%) Mobile App
2 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.97%) NHS
4 7 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.11%) iPhone
7 4 (2.48%) Statistics
8 3 (1.86%) iPad
9 2 (1.24%) User Experience
9 2 (1.24%) Animation
9 2 (1.24%) Informatics
9 2 (1.24%) Telematics
9 2 (1.24%) Wiki
9 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.62%) mHealth
10 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.62%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 126 (78.26%) Apple iOS
2 32 (19.88%) Windows
3 17 (10.56%) Windows 8
4 9 (5.59%) Windows XP
5 7 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.11%) BlackBerry OS
6 5 (3.11%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (3.11%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.86%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.86%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.86%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (59.63%) Android Development
2 87 (54.04%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (41.61%) iOS Development
4 40 (24.84%) Mobile Development
5 30 (18.63%) Automation Testing
6 27 (16.77%) TDD
7 24 (14.91%) Scrum
8 21 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 20 (12.42%) OOP
10 14 (8.70%) Kanban
10 14 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
10 14 (8.70%) BDD
11 13 (8.07%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.45%) Automated Testing
12 12 (7.45%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.45%) Test Planning
13 11 (6.83%) Project Management
14 10 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (4.97%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (4.97%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.84%) Java
2 35 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 21 (13.04%) Objective-C
4 19 (11.80%) C#
5 6 (3.73%) SQL
6 5 (3.11%) Python
6 5 (3.11%) PHP
7 4 (2.48%) C++
7 4 (2.48%) Ruby
8 2 (1.24%) Clojure
8 2 (1.24%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.62%) PHP5
9 1 (0.62%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.35%) Degree
2 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.86%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.24%) MCSE
3 2 (1.24%) MCSA
4 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.62%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.07%) Apple
3 7 (4.35%) Google
4 6 (3.73%) LANDesk
4 6 (3.73%) Xamarin
4 6 (3.73%) Citrix
4 6 (3.73%) Oracle
5 3 (1.86%) WatchGuard
6 2 (1.24%) Twitter
7 1 (0.62%) Kony
7 1 (0.62%) Apigee
7 1 (0.62%) Syclo
7 1 (0.62%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.62%) Facebook
7 1 (0.62%) SAP
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe
7 1 (0.62%) HP
7 1 (0.62%) Avaya
7 1 (0.62%) AppSense
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