The table below looks at the statistics for Android skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Android 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 15.15% 17.14% 15.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 85.71% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
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£315 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.36% +5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £33.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-62.22% -6.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Salford region.

Operating Systems Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
14 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 42.42% 20.00% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Average daily rate £340 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.67 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% -24.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.38 £13.67 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £13.67 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Android
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Android across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Android Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Android
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Android across the Salford region.

Android Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 10 (71.43%) Java
1 10 (71.43%) XML
2 9 (64.29%) DOM
2 9 (64.29%) XSLT
2 9 (64.29%) Servlets
2 9 (64.29%) Tomcat
2 9 (64.29%) J2SE
2 9 (64.29%) JMS
2 9 (64.29%) HTTP
2 9 (64.29%) XML Schema
2 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) Spring
2 9 (64.29%) Maven
2 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
2 9 (64.29%) XPath
2 9 (64.29%) Grails
2 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Hazelcast
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) SAX
4 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (28.57%) Objective-C
6 4 (28.57%) iOS Development
7 3 (21.43%) Calabash
7 3 (21.43%) OOP
7 3 (21.43%) TDD

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 (64.29%) Tomcat
1 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Maven
2 3 (21.43%) Calabash
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Xcode
4 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) iOS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) XML
2 9 (64.29%) DOM
2 9 (64.29%) XSLT
2 9 (64.29%) Servlets
2 9 (64.29%) J2SE
2 9 (64.29%) JMS
2 9 (64.29%) XML Schema
2 9 (64.29%) Spring
2 9 (64.29%) Grails
3 6 (42.86%) SAX
3 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (7.14%) Android SDK
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) Cocoa
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) iPad
3 2 (14.29%) iPhone
3 2 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (7.14%) Social Media
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
1 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) iOS Development
3 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
3 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Android Development
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) XPath
3 4 (28.57%) Objective-C
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Red Hat