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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 93 113 88
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Contract jobs citing Android 72 22 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 0.71% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 3.01% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 34
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£366 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%
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
882 731 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.12% 23.57% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 376 290
Average daily rate £365 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £175 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £463 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 93 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -19.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +19 35 £415 -26.22% 13
Manchester -15 24 £325 -7.14% 29
Merseyside - 5 £143 -
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 124 (77.99%) Apple iOS
2 94 (59.12%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (57.23%) Android Development
4 87 (54.72%) Mobile App
5 65 (40.88%) iOS Development
6 40 (25.16%) Mobile Development
7 38 (23.90%) Java
8 37 (23.27%) JavaScript
9 34 (21.38%) Automation Testing
10 30 (18.87%) HTML
11 29 (18.24%) CSS
12 27 (16.98%) JSON
12 27 (16.98%) TDD
13 25 (15.72%) Scrum
14 24 (15.09%) HTML5
15 23 (14.47%) CSS3
15 23 (14.47%) E-Commerce
16 22 (13.84%) Mobile Application Development
16 22 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (13.21%) Windows
17 21 (13.21%) Web Services
18 20 (12.58%) Git (software)
19 18 (11.32%) Cucumber
19 18 (11.32%) REST
19 18 (11.32%) Subversion
20 16 (10.06%) OOP
20 16 (10.06%) C#
20 16 (10.06%) Objective-C
20 16 (10.06%) Appium
21 14 (8.81%) Finance

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (3.14%) Node.js
2 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (1.89%) IIS
2 3 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (8.18%) MS Office
2 3 (1.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.63%) Route 53
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (3.14%) Internet
3 4 (2.52%) 3G
3 4 (2.52%) LTE
3 4 (2.52%) 4G
4 3 (1.89%) Firewall
4 3 (1.89%) Wireless
4 3 (1.89%) LAN
4 3 (1.89%) WAN
5 2 (1.26%) Broadband
6 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.63%) VPN
6 1 (0.63%) VoIP
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.03%) MySQL
2 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (2.52%) Redis
3 2 (1.26%) DB2
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (12.58%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.32%) Cucumber
2 18 (11.32%) Subversion
3 16 (10.06%) Appium
4 12 (7.55%) Calabash
5 5 (3.14%) Selenium
6 4 (2.52%) JIRA
6 4 (2.52%) Mocha
6 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.89%) Xcode
7 3 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.26%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
9 1 (0.63%) TestNG
9 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.63%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.63%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (8.81%) Finance
2 6 (3.77%) Retail
3 3 (1.89%) Banking
4 2 (1.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 100 (62.89%) Developer
2 46 (28.93%) Android Developer
3 36 (22.64%) Mobile Developer
4 29 (18.24%) iOS Developer
5 14 (8.81%) Analyst
6 12 (7.55%) Consultant
6 12 (7.55%) Test Consultant
7 8 (5.03%) Front-End Developer
7 8 (5.03%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 7 (4.40%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.77%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.77%) Tester
9 6 (3.77%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.52%) Technical Support
11 4 (2.52%) Service Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.87%) HTML
2 29 (18.24%) CSS
3 27 (16.98%) JSON
4 24 (15.09%) HTML5
5 23 (14.47%) CSS3
6 21 (13.21%) Web Services
7 18 (11.32%) REST
8 14 (8.81%) jQuery
8 14 (8.81%) AngularJS
9 12 (7.55%) .NET
10 9 (5.66%) ASP.NET
10 9 (5.66%) Android SDK
11 8 (5.03%) Spring
12 7 (4.40%) XML
12 7 (4.40%) Cocoa
13 6 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (3.14%) PhoneGap
14 5 (3.14%) Backbone.js
14 5 (3.14%) RESTful
15 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 87 (54.72%) Mobile App
2 22 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.40%) iPhone
3 7 (4.40%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.26%) mHealth
6 2 (1.26%) User Experience
6 2 (1.26%) Telematics
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.26%) NHS
6 2 (1.26%) Informatics
7 1 (0.63%) Wiki
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Handset
7 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Statistics
7 1 (0.63%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.63%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 124 (77.99%) Apple iOS
2 21 (13.21%) Windows
3 8 (5.03%) Windows 8
4 6 (3.77%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.14%) Mac OS
5 5 (3.14%) BlackBerry OS
6 4 (2.52%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.89%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.26%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (59.12%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (57.23%) Android Development
3 65 (40.88%) iOS Development
4 40 (25.16%) Mobile Development
5 34 (21.38%) Automation Testing
6 27 (16.98%) TDD
7 25 (15.72%) Scrum
8 23 (14.47%) E-Commerce
9 22 (13.84%) Mobile Application Development
10 16 (10.06%) OOP
11 14 (8.81%) Software Engineering
11 14 (8.81%) Kanban
12 13 (8.18%) Software Testing
13 12 (7.55%) BDD
13 12 (7.55%) Test Planning
14 11 (6.92%) SDLC
14 11 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (6.92%) Automated Testing
15 9 (5.66%) Test Automation
16 8 (5.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.90%) Java
2 37 (23.27%) JavaScript
3 16 (10.06%) C#
3 16 (10.06%) Objective-C
4 6 (3.77%) SQL
5 5 (3.14%) Python
5 5 (3.14%) PHP
6 3 (1.89%) C++
7 2 (1.26%) Clojure
8 1 (0.63%) Ruby
8 1 (0.63%) PHP5
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.40%) Degree
2 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.26%) MCSE
3 2 (1.26%) MCSA
4 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.40%) Google
3 4 (2.52%) Xamarin
3 4 (2.52%) Apple
4 3 (1.89%) Citrix
4 3 (1.89%) Apigee
4 3 (1.89%) WatchGuard
5 2 (1.26%) Twitter
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle
6 1 (0.63%) SAP
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco
6 1 (0.63%) HP
6 1 (0.63%) Avaya
6 1 (0.63%) AppSense
6 1 (0.63%) Syclo
6 1 (0.63%) Facebook
Bury
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Rate: £150 - £185 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £430 - £478 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
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