The table below looks at the statistics for Android skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 38 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Android 17 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.06% 1.16% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.17% 4.65% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
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£330 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.94% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £168 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £308 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-54.30% -7.14%
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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 Southampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
120 86 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.64% 24.93% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 56 36
Average daily rate £375 £275 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £95 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £69.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Android
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Android Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Android
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Android Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Android
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Android Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 24 (82.76%) Java
2 21 (72.41%) Android SDK
3 20 (68.97%) Android Development
4 19 (65.52%) Unit Testing
5 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (51.72%) Subversion
6 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
7 14 (48.28%) Maven
7 14 (48.28%) Ant
8 13 (44.83%) JSON
9 12 (41.38%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (41.38%) REST
10 10 (34.48%) Apple iOS
10 10 (34.48%) Appium
10 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (34.48%) Publishing
11 9 (31.03%) OOP
11 9 (31.03%) JNI
11 9 (31.03%) Android NDK
11 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
11 9 (31.03%) User Stories
11 9 (31.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (27.59%) RoboGuice
13 6 (20.69%) TDD
13 6 (20.69%) OO
14 5 (17.24%) Scrum
14 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
14 5 (17.24%) Load Testing
14 5 (17.24%) iOS Development
14 5 (17.24%) Artifactory

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.90%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Extranet
2 2 (6.90%) Intranet
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Subversion
1 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
2 14 (48.28%) Maven
2 14 (48.28%) Ant
3 10 (34.48%) Appium
4 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
4 9 (31.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (17.24%) Artifactory
5 5 (17.24%) Mockito
5 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
5 5 (17.24%) Robotium
6 4 (13.79%) Gradle
6 4 (13.79%) IntelliJ
6 4 (13.79%) Xcode
6 4 (13.79%) JIRA
6 4 (13.79%) Calabash
7 2 (6.90%) Selenium
7 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (34.48%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 19 (65.52%) Android Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Automation Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Tester
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) iOS Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Android Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) Android SDK
2 13 (44.83%) JSON
3 12 (41.38%) REST
4 9 (31.03%) JNI
4 9 (31.03%) Android NDK
5 8 (27.59%) RoboGuice
6 4 (13.79%) iOS SDK
7 2 (6.90%) HTML5
7 2 (6.90%) jQuery
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (6.90%) Web Services
7 2 (6.90%) XHTML
7 2 (6.90%) HTML
7 2 (6.90%) .NET
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.90%) CSS
8 1 (3.45%) SOAP
8 1 (3.45%) Cocoa
8 1 (3.45%) Java EE
8 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) User Experience
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) GIS
2 1 (3.45%) Robotics
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Android Development
2 19 (65.52%) Unit Testing
3 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (41.38%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (31.03%) OOP
6 9 (31.03%) User Stories
7 6 (20.69%) OO
7 6 (20.69%) TDD
8 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Scrum
8 5 (17.24%) Load Testing
8 5 (17.24%) iOS Development
9 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Content Management
10 2 (6.90%) Workflow
10 2 (6.90%) Migration
11 1 (3.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ISEB
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Apple
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) Telerik
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Nintex
3 1 (3.45%) Google