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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 78 103 89
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs citing Android 66 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 1.17% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.52% 5.30% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £375 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -2.77%
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
693 623 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.45% 22.00% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 274 323
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 88 84
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +11 38 £325 +4.00% 29
Cheshire +23 22 £350 - 15
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 70 (68.63%) Apple iOS
2 38 (37.25%) Mobile App
3 37 (36.27%) Windows
4 36 (35.29%) Java
5 31 (30.39%) XML
6 30 (29.41%) iOS Development
7 27 (26.47%) JavaScript
8 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (22.55%) Red Hat
9 23 (22.55%) Android Development
10 22 (21.57%) HTML
10 22 (21.57%) Linux
11 21 (20.59%) XSLT
12 20 (19.61%) Objective-C
12 20 (19.61%) Spring
12 20 (19.61%) Windows Phone
13 19 (18.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (17.65%) XPath
14 18 (17.65%) CSS
15 17 (16.67%) J2SE
16 15 (14.71%) JMS
16 15 (14.71%) HTTP
16 15 (14.71%) .NET
16 15 (14.71%) Grails
16 15 (14.71%) Hazelcast
17 14 (13.73%) Servlets
17 14 (13.73%) Tomcat
17 14 (13.73%) Maven
18 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
18 13 (12.75%) Web Services

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (13.73%) Tomcat
2 11 (10.78%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.96%) Lync
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.98%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.71%) HTTP
2 8 (7.84%) SSL
3 6 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (2.94%) Network Security
5 2 (1.96%) WAN
5 2 (1.96%) VPN
5 2 (1.96%) DMZ
6 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) Hazelcast
2 8 (7.84%) MySQL
3 6 (5.88%) SQLite
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Maven
2 8 (7.84%) Subversion
3 6 (5.88%) Xcode
3 6 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 5 (4.90%) Calabash
5 3 (2.94%) JIRA
6 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.96%) JUnit
6 2 (1.96%) Selenium
7 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.98%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.98%) Gradle
General
1 7 (6.86%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Games
4 2 (1.96%) Publishing
4 2 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (63.73%) Developer
2 23 (22.55%) Java Developer
3 19 (18.63%) iOS Developer
4 11 (10.78%) Android Developer
5 9 (8.82%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Tester
7 4 (3.92%) Xamarin Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Applications Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Network Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Designer
7 4 (3.92%) Security Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Network Security Manager
8 3 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Architect
9 2 (1.96%) Consultant
9 2 (1.96%) Software Architect
9 2 (1.96%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (30.39%) XML
2 22 (21.57%) HTML
3 21 (20.59%) XSLT
4 20 (19.61%) Spring
5 18 (17.65%) CSS
6 17 (16.67%) J2SE
7 15 (14.71%) JMS
7 15 (14.71%) .NET
7 15 (14.71%) Grails
8 14 (13.73%) Servlets
9 13 (12.75%) Web Services
9 13 (12.75%) XML Schema
10 12 (11.76%) HTML5
10 12 (11.76%) jQuery
11 11 (10.78%) CSS3
11 11 (10.78%) DOM
12 10 (9.80%) Apache Cordova
13 8 (7.84%) JSON
13 8 (7.84%) RESTful
13 8 (7.84%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 38 (37.25%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.82%) PKI
2 9 (8.82%) CESG
2 9 (8.82%) User Experience
3 8 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.88%) iPad
5 4 (3.92%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.92%) Statistics
5 4 (3.92%) iPhone
6 3 (2.94%) Social Media
6 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.96%) NHS
7 2 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.96%) STB
7 2 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.96%) Arduino
7 2 (1.96%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 70 (68.63%) Apple iOS
2 37 (36.27%) Windows
3 22 (21.57%) Linux
4 20 (19.61%) Windows Phone
5 19 (18.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (8.82%) Windows Phone 8
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.98%) Debian
9 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.98%) UNIX
9 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) iOS Development
2 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (22.55%) Android Development
4 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
5 12 (11.76%) OO
6 11 (10.78%) TDD
7 9 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (8.82%) Configuration Management
7 9 (8.82%) OOP
7 9 (8.82%) OOD
8 8 (7.84%) Web Design
8 8 (7.84%) Scrum
9 7 (6.86%) Automated Testing
10 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.88%) ITIL
10 6 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (4.90%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (4.90%) BDD
11 5 (4.90%) Project Management
11 5 (4.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.29%) Java
2 27 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.61%) Objective-C
4 18 (17.65%) XPath
5 6 (5.88%) SQL
6 5 (4.90%) Ruby
6 5 (4.90%) C
6 5 (4.90%) C#
7 2 (1.96%) Python
7 2 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.98%) Groovy
8 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.98%) Perl
8 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) RHCSA
1 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.92%) RHCE
1 4 (3.92%) CCNP
1 4 (3.92%) CCIP
1 4 (3.92%) CCNA
1 4 (3.92%) CCDP
1 4 (3.92%) MCSE
1 4 (3.92%) MCSA
1 4 (3.92%) IBM Certification
1 4 (3.92%) ACSA
1 4 (3.92%) MCDST
1 4 (3.92%) MCTS
1 4 (3.92%) MCITP
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
1 4 (3.92%) ACSP
2 3 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.94%) ISEB
3 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Firmware
2 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (22.55%) Red Hat
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.84%) Xamarin
4 6 (5.88%) VMware
4 6 (5.88%) F5
5 5 (4.90%) Appcelerator
5 5 (4.90%) Apple
5 5 (4.90%) HP
6 4 (3.92%) Kony
6 4 (3.92%) EMC
6 4 (3.92%) Cisco
6 4 (3.92%) IBM
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle
7 3 (2.94%) Citrix
8 2 (1.96%) Avaya
8 2 (1.96%) Juniper
8 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.96%) Atmel
9 1 (0.98%) Google
9 1 (0.98%) Adobe
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