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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 106 107 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -37
Contract jobs citing Android 40 23 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.86% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.35% 3.89% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £312 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £16.72 £32.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-48.55% -10.34%
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
748 591 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.28% 22.01% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 238 219
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 117 75
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.93 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.18 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 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 6 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 17 £375 +7.14% 31
Cheshire +12 12 £425 - 7
Lancashire - 7 £300 - 1
Merseyside -11 3 £170 -43.33% 1
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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 85 (73.28%) Apple iOS
2 47 (40.52%) Windows
3 41 (35.34%) Mobile App
4 36 (31.03%) Android Development
5 33 (28.45%) iOS Development
6 31 (26.72%) Java
7 28 (24.14%) XML
7 28 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
9 22 (18.97%) HTML
9 22 (18.97%) Windows Phone
10 19 (16.38%) .NET
11 18 (15.52%) Red Hat
12 17 (14.66%) CSS
12 17 (14.66%) Linux
13 16 (13.79%) XSLT
13 16 (13.79%) Objective-C
13 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
14 15 (12.93%) Web Services
14 15 (12.93%) Mobile Device Management
15 14 (12.07%) OO
15 14 (12.07%) Apple
15 14 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (12.07%) Spring
16 13 (11.21%) XPath
16 13 (11.21%) HTML5
16 13 (11.21%) CSS3
17 12 (10.34%) J2SE
17 12 (10.34%) Windows 8
18 11 (9.48%) Apache Cordova

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 9 (7.76%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.72%) Lync
3 2 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.86%) IIS
4 1 (0.86%) Apache
4 1 (0.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Photoshop
1 4 (3.45%) MS Office
2 3 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.86%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) HTTP
2 8 (6.90%) SSL
3 6 (5.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (2.59%) Wireless
4 3 (2.59%) Network Security
4 3 (2.59%) Broadband
5 2 (1.72%) VPN
5 2 (1.72%) DMZ
5 2 (1.72%) WAN
6 1 (0.86%) Internet
6 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.86%) GPRS
6 1 (0.86%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) Hazelcast
2 9 (7.76%) MySQL
3 7 (6.03%) SQLite
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Maven
2 7 (6.03%) Xcode
2 7 (6.03%) Subversion
3 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.31%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.45%) JIRA
6 3 (2.59%) Selenium
6 3 (2.59%) JUnit
7 2 (1.72%) Appium
8 1 (0.86%) Gradle
8 1 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.86%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.86%) TestNG
General
1 9 (7.76%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Retail
2 6 (5.17%) Back Office
3 4 (3.45%) Games
4 2 (1.72%) Local Government
5 1 (0.86%) Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (56.90%) Developer
2 17 (14.66%) Java Developer
2 17 (14.66%) iOS Developer
3 16 (13.79%) Android Developer
4 12 (10.34%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (4.31%) Tester
6 4 (3.45%) Analyst
6 4 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Network Manager
6 4 (3.45%) Security Manager
6 4 (3.45%) Network Security Manager
6 4 (3.45%) Xamarin Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Designer
7 3 (2.59%) IT Support
7 3 (2.59%) Technical Writer
7 3 (2.59%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.59%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (2.59%) Consultant
7 3 (2.59%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.14%) XML
2 22 (18.97%) HTML
3 19 (16.38%) .NET
4 17 (14.66%) CSS
5 16 (13.79%) XSLT
6 15 (12.93%) Web Services
7 14 (12.07%) Spring
8 13 (11.21%) HTML5
8 13 (11.21%) CSS3
9 12 (10.34%) J2SE
10 11 (9.48%) jQuery
10 11 (9.48%) Apache Cordova
11 10 (8.62%) RESTful
11 10 (8.62%) Grails
11 10 (8.62%) JMS
12 9 (7.76%) Servlets
13 8 (6.90%) XML Schema
14 7 (6.03%) XHTML
14 7 (6.03%) JSON
15 6 (5.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (35.34%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.76%) CESG
2 9 (7.76%) PKI
3 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.90%) NHS
3 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (6.03%) User Experience
4 7 (6.03%) Statistics
5 6 (5.17%) iPad
6 5 (4.31%) Data Structures
6 5 (4.31%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.59%) Open Source
7 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.72%) STB
8 2 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.72%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.72%) Arduino
8 2 (1.72%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 85 (73.28%) Apple iOS
2 47 (40.52%) Windows
3 22 (18.97%) Windows Phone
4 17 (14.66%) Linux
5 14 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.76%) Windows Phone 8
7 9 (7.76%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.03%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.86%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.86%) Debian
10 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.03%) Android Development
2 33 (28.45%) iOS Development
3 28 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (12.93%) Mobile Device Management
5 14 (12.07%) OO
6 11 (9.48%) OOP
7 10 (8.62%) Software Engineering
8 9 (7.76%) Web Design
8 9 (7.76%) OOD
8 9 (7.76%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.90%) Project Management
9 8 (6.90%) Scrum
9 8 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (6.03%) TDD
11 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.17%) ITIL
11 6 (5.17%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.31%) Memory Management
12 5 (4.31%) BDD
12 5 (4.31%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.72%) Java
2 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
3 16 (13.79%) Objective-C
4 13 (11.21%) XPath
5 8 (6.90%) C#
6 7 (6.03%) Ruby
7 6 (5.17%) SQL
8 5 (4.31%) C
9 3 (2.59%) C++
10 2 (1.72%) Clojure
11 1 (0.86%) Groovy
11 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.86%) PHP
11 1 (0.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (3.45%) MCSE
1 4 (3.45%) MCSA
1 4 (3.45%) CCNP
1 4 (3.45%) CCIP
1 4 (3.45%) CCNA
1 4 (3.45%) CCDP
1 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.45%) RHCE
1 4 (3.45%) IBM Certification
1 4 (3.45%) ACSA
1 4 (3.45%) MCDST
1 4 (3.45%) MCTS
1 4 (3.45%) MCITP
1 4 (3.45%) Degree
1 4 (3.45%) ACSP
1 4 (3.45%) RHCSA
2 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.59%) ISEB
3 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.86%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.03%) Firmware
3 6 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (15.52%) Red Hat
2 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.07%) Apple
4 9 (7.76%) Xamarin
5 6 (5.17%) F5
5 6 (5.17%) VMware
5 6 (5.17%) Citrix
5 6 (5.17%) LANDesk
6 5 (4.31%) HP
6 5 (4.31%) Oracle
6 5 (4.31%) Appcelerator
6 5 (4.31%) Kony
7 4 (3.45%) Cisco
7 4 (3.45%) IBM
7 4 (3.45%) EMC
8 2 (1.72%) Adobe
8 2 (1.72%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.72%) Atmel
8 2 (1.72%) Avaya
8 2 (1.72%) Juniper
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