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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 109 73 90
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +17
Contract jobs citing Android 27 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.95% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.74% 8.38% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 39
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.32 £32.50 £21.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.63% +49.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -0.69%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
721 561 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.30% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 245 298
Average daily rate £280 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 75 70
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.30 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 19 £325 - 24
Cheshire -22 2 - - 8
Merseyside +1 1 £400 - 7
Lancashire - - - - 2
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 36 (69.23%) Apple iOS
2 21 (40.38%) Android Development
3 16 (30.77%) Mobile App
4 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
5 14 (26.92%) HTML
5 14 (26.92%) Java
5 14 (26.92%) CSS
6 13 (25.00%) iOS Development
7 11 (21.15%) Games
8 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
8 9 (17.31%) C#
9 8 (15.38%) Flash
10 7 (13.46%) Objective-C
10 7 (13.46%) HTML5
11 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (11.54%) Web Services
11 6 (11.54%) XML
11 6 (11.54%) ActionScript
12 5 (9.62%) C
12 5 (9.62%) OOP
12 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
12 5 (9.62%) Apple
12 5 (9.62%) Project Management
12 5 (9.62%) iPhone
12 5 (9.62%) JSON
13 4 (7.69%) Web Design
13 4 (7.69%) Scrum
13 4 (7.69%) Ruby
13 4 (7.69%) Orchard
13 4 (7.69%) Google

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Route 53
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQLite
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) JIRA
2 2 (3.85%) Ant
2 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.85%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.92%) Calabash
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (21.15%) Games
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (57.69%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) Android Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (5.77%) CSS Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.77%) HTML Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Network Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Network Security Manager
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.85%) Junior Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Junior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Web Designer
7 2 (3.85%) Flash Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) HTML
1 14 (26.92%) CSS
2 8 (15.38%) Flash
3 7 (13.46%) HTML5
4 6 (11.54%) Web Services
4 6 (11.54%) XML
5 5 (9.62%) JSON
6 4 (7.69%) Android SDK
7 2 (3.85%) Adobe AIR
7 2 (3.85%) jQuery
7 2 (3.85%) .NET
7 2 (3.85%) JSP
7 2 (3.85%) iOS SDK
7 2 (3.85%) CSS3
8 1 (1.92%) Twisted
8 1 (1.92%) SOAP
8 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.92%) XHTML
8 1 (1.92%) J2ME
8 1 (1.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.62%) iPhone
3 3 (5.77%) Kindle
3 3 (5.77%) New Media
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile Games
3 3 (5.77%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.85%) Online Gambling
4 2 (3.85%) BBC
4 2 (3.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (69.23%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Android Development
2 13 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
4 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.62%) OOP
5 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
5 5 (9.62%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) Web Design
6 4 (7.69%) Scrum
6 4 (7.69%) Game Development
6 4 (7.69%) BDD
7 3 (5.77%) Content Management
7 3 (5.77%) TDD
8 2 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.85%) Web Development
8 2 (3.85%) SEO
8 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) B2C
8 2 (3.85%) OO
8 2 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
2 14 (26.92%) Java
3 9 (17.31%) C#
4 7 (13.46%) Objective-C
5 6 (11.54%) ActionScript
6 5 (9.62%) C
7 4 (7.69%) Ruby
8 3 (5.77%) ActionScript 3.0
8 3 (5.77%) C++
9 2 (3.85%) SQL
9 2 (3.85%) PHP
10 1 (1.92%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) MCSE
1 3 (5.77%) MCSA
1 3 (5.77%) CCNP
1 3 (5.77%) CCIP
1 3 (5.77%) CCNA
1 3 (5.77%) CCDP
1 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.77%) RHCE
1 3 (5.77%) IBM Certification
1 3 (5.77%) MCDST
1 3 (5.77%) ACSA
1 3 (5.77%) MCTS
1 3 (5.77%) MCITP
1 3 (5.77%) ACSP
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Apple
2 4 (7.69%) Orchard
2 4 (7.69%) Google
2 4 (7.69%) Adobe
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) HP
3 3 (5.77%) EMC
3 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco
3 3 (5.77%) IBM
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) Xamarin
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