The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 110 99 91
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Android 18 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 1.22% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 5.24% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.66 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-33.80% -37.48%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
687 630 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.89% 23.27% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 274 265
Average daily rate £300 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 78 85
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Android
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 -8 15 £350 +7.69% 36
Cheshire -6 1 - - 4
Lancashire - 1 - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 3
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 38 (80.85%) Apple iOS
2 16 (34.04%) Mobile App
3 12 (25.53%) iOS Development
3 12 (25.53%) Objective-C
4 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 11 (23.40%) Android Development
5 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
6 8 (17.02%) Java
6 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
6 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 7 (14.89%) Calabash
7 7 (14.89%) CSS
7 7 (14.89%) TDD
8 6 (12.77%) Games
8 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.77%) OOP
9 5 (10.64%) iPad
9 5 (10.64%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (10.64%) Android SDK
9 5 (10.64%) Flash
9 5 (10.64%) Finance
10 4 (8.51%) iPhone
10 4 (8.51%) Ruby
10 4 (8.51%) Scrum
10 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
10 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
10 4 (8.51%) Apple
10 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.51%) Oracle

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.13%) Node.js
1 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Route 53
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQLite
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
2 7 (14.89%) Calabash
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) Ant
4 1 (2.13%) PhoneGap
4 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.13%) Xcode
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (12.77%) Games
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Mobile Developer
3 6 (12.77%) iOS Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Android Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.38%) HTML Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Security Manager
6 3 (6.38%) CSS Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) ActionScript Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) HTML
2 7 (14.89%) CSS
3 5 (10.64%) Android SDK
3 5 (10.64%) Flash
4 4 (8.51%) iOS SDK
5 3 (6.38%) HTML5
5 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 3 (6.38%) .NET
6 2 (4.26%) JSON
6 2 (4.26%) Adobe AIR
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (4.26%) XML
6 2 (4.26%) JSP
6 2 (4.26%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.13%) UIKit
7 1 (2.13%) SOAP
7 1 (2.13%) XHTML
7 1 (2.13%) Cocoa
7 1 (2.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.64%) iPad
3 4 (8.51%) iPhone
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Online Gambling
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 38 (80.85%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) iOS Development
2 11 (23.40%) Android Development
3 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.02%) BDD
5 7 (14.89%) TDD
6 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.77%) OOP
7 5 (10.64%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (8.51%) Scrum
8 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
8 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.38%) Business Transformation
9 3 (6.38%) Analytics
9 3 (6.38%) B2C
9 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.38%) OO
9 3 (6.38%) Project Management
9 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.38%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Objective-C
2 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.02%) Java
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) ActionScript 3.0
5 3 (6.38%) ActionScript
6 2 (4.26%) C
6 2 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.13%) SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) MCSE
1 3 (6.38%) MCSA
1 3 (6.38%) CCNP
1 3 (6.38%) CCIP
1 3 (6.38%) CCNA
1 3 (6.38%) CCDP
1 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.38%) RHCE
1 3 (6.38%) IBM Certification
1 3 (6.38%) ACSA
1 3 (6.38%) MCTS
1 3 (6.38%) MCITP
1 3 (6.38%) MCDST
1 3 (6.38%) ACSP
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Apple
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Xamarin
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco
2 3 (6.38%) IBM
2 3 (6.38%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) EMC
2 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.26%) Google
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe
3 2 (4.26%) Kony
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix
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