The table below looks at the statistics for Android Development skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android Development over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Android Software Development
Rank 313 328 209
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -119
Contract jobs citing Android Development 386 327 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.58% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.76% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 189 401
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£425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.75 -
% change year-on-year
-6.91% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Android Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Android Development within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Android Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Android Development
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Android Development within the UK.

Android Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Android Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android Development within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Android Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Android Development
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Android Development within the UK.

Android Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Android Development
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android Development within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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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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
England +18 375 £425 +6.25% 173
London +7 218 £475 +11.76% 63
City of London +23 51 £450 +18.03% 16
North West +16 41 £356 +1.78% 14
South West +23 37 £420 +46.08% 20
South East -16 35 £344 -8.33% 25
Bristol +16 22 £425 +47.82% 6
East of England +14 22 £300 -24.52% 6
Cheshire - 22 £375 - 4
Chester - 20 £379 -
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £213 -34.61% 2
Manchester +1 15 £310 -11.42% 8
Tunbridge Wells - 12 - -
Kent - 12 - - 1
Yorkshire -38 10 £350 +16.27% 17
Cambridge +3 9 £213 - 1
Leeds -21 9 £350 +12.00% 13
West Yorkshire -32 9 £350 +7.69% 13
West Midlands -1 8 £350 +20.68% 13
Berkshire -6 8 £313 -24.24% 4
East Midlands -8 7 £275 -5.17% 11
Scotland -15 7 £450 +50.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £350 -6.66% 6
Slough +7 5 £325 -23.52%
Milton Keynes -4 5 £350 - 3
Edinburgh -21 5 £325 - 1
Wiltshire 0 4 £275 - 7
Staffordshire - 4 £375 - 1
Birmingham +1 3 £350 -30.00% 3
Hampshire -1 3 £275 -8.33% 6

Android Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Android Development 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 Development.

1 770 (100.00%) Android
2 405 (52.60%) Apple iOS
3 393 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
4 342 (44.42%) iOS Development
5 336 (43.64%) Mobile App
6 326 (42.34%) Java
7 227 (29.48%) Mobile Development
8 222 (28.83%) Android SDK
9 194 (25.19%) JSON
10 186 (24.16%) TDD
11 158 (20.52%) REST
12 152 (19.74%) JavaScript
13 147 (19.09%) Web Services
14 134 (17.40%) HTML
15 132 (17.14%) Objective-C
16 130 (16.88%) User Experience
17 126 (16.36%) OO
18 113 (14.68%) CSS
19 111 (14.42%) Scrum
20 107 (13.90%) Google
21 106 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
22 102 (13.25%) XML
23 97 (12.60%) Git (software)
24 95 (12.34%) E-Commerce
25 86 (11.17%) HTML5
26 81 (10.52%) OOP
27 80 (10.39%) Software Engineering
27 80 (10.39%) iOS SDK
28 74 (9.61%) C++
29 68 (8.83%) C#

Android Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Android Development 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 Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (4.55%) Node.js
2 9 (1.17%) Confluence
3 5 (0.65%) uiautomator
4 4 (0.52%) IIS
5 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.26%) CMS
6 2 (0.26%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.13%) WordPress
7 1 (0.13%) Apache
7 1 (0.13%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
1 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.13%) MS Project
2 1 (0.13%) MS Office
2 1 (0.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.17%) GitHub
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.13%) Route 53
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.60%) Internet
2 12 (1.56%) NFC
3 6 (0.78%) HTTP
4 5 (0.65%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.52%) iBeacon
6 3 (0.39%) Wireless
7 2 (0.26%) RTSP
7 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.26%) FTP
8 1 (0.13%) LTE
8 1 (0.13%) 4G
8 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.88%) SQLite
2 20 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.95%) MySQL
4 10 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.65%) Redis
6 4 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.39%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.39%) Big Data
7 3 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.13%) DB2
9 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.13%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.13%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 97 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 59 (7.66%) Android Studio
3 41 (5.32%) Eclipse
4 36 (4.68%) Xcode
4 36 (4.68%) Jenkins
5 33 (4.29%) Subversion
6 21 (2.73%) Appium
7 20 (2.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 18 (2.34%) Calabash
9 16 (2.08%) NUnit
9 16 (2.08%) Gradle
10 13 (1.69%) Robotium
11 12 (1.56%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.56%) Robolectric
12 8 (1.04%) JUnit
12 8 (1.04%) Maven
13 6 (0.78%) JIRA
13 6 (0.78%) Hudson
13 6 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.65%) Mocha
General
1 53 (6.88%) Finance
2 32 (4.16%) Retail
3 27 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.38%) Games
5 20 (2.60%) Banking
6 14 (1.82%) Marketing
7 13 (1.69%) Electronics
8 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.04%) Automotive
10 7 (0.91%) Publishing
11 4 (0.52%) Advertising
12 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Legal
14 1 (0.13%) Law
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 687 (89.22%) Developer
2 467 (60.65%) Android Developer
3 145 (18.83%) Mobile Developer
4 135 (17.53%) iOS Developer
5 94 (12.21%) Senior Developer
6 68 (8.83%) Senior Android Developer
7 47 (6.10%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 42 (5.45%) Applications Developer
9 30 (3.90%) Software Engineer
10 22 (2.86%) Lead Developer
11 18 (2.34%) Java Developer
12 17 (2.21%) Programmer
13 16 (2.08%) Android Software Engineer
13 16 (2.08%) Lead Android Developer
14 15 (1.95%) Senior iOS Developer
15 14 (1.82%) Web Developer
16 11 (1.43%) Project Manager
17 8 (1.04%) Software Developer
17 8 (1.04%) Designer
18 7 (0.91%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (28.83%) Android SDK
2 194 (25.19%) JSON
3 158 (20.52%) REST
4 147 (19.09%) Web Services
5 134 (17.40%) HTML
6 113 (14.68%) CSS
7 102 (13.25%) XML
8 86 (11.17%) HTML5
9 80 (10.39%) iOS SDK
10 61 (7.92%) SOAP
11 56 (7.27%) RESTful
12 54 (7.01%) .NET
13 42 (5.45%) Cocoa
14 35 (4.55%) CSS3
15 34 (4.42%) jQuery
16 33 (4.29%) AngularJS
17 31 (4.03%) OpenGL
18 20 (2.60%) J2ME
19 19 (2.47%) Flash
19 19 (2.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 336 (43.64%) Mobile App
2 130 (16.88%) User Experience
3 35 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.99%) Social Media
5 22 (2.86%) iPhone
6 20 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.21%) iPad
8 16 (2.08%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.95%) Inversion of Control
10 13 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
11 12 (1.56%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.56%) Smartphone
12 11 (1.43%) Streaming Video
13 9 (1.17%) Cryptography
13 9 (1.17%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.17%) Social Network
14 8 (1.04%) Digital Media
14 8 (1.04%) Video on Demand
15 7 (0.91%) Mathematics
15 7 (0.91%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 770 (100.00%) Android
2 405 (52.60%) Apple iOS
3 47 (6.10%) Windows
4 21 (2.73%) Windows Phone
5 14 (1.82%) Linux
6 9 (1.17%) Windows Phone 7
7 5 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.52%) UNIX
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.13%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (44.42%) iOS Development
3 227 (29.48%) Mobile Development
4 186 (24.16%) TDD
5 126 (16.36%) OO
6 111 (14.42%) Scrum
7 106 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
8 95 (12.34%) E-Commerce
9 81 (10.52%) OOP
10 80 (10.39%) Software Engineering
11 67 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
12 63 (8.18%) Unit Testing
13 58 (7.53%) BDD
14 37 (4.81%) MVC
15 36 (4.68%) Open Source
16 35 (4.55%) Automated Testing
17 30 (3.90%) Automation Testing
18 28 (3.64%) OOD
19 25 (3.25%) Mentoring
20 22 (2.86%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 326 (42.34%) Java
2 152 (19.74%) JavaScript
3 132 (17.14%) Objective-C
4 74 (9.61%) C++
5 68 (8.83%) C#
6 34 (4.42%) SQL
7 24 (3.12%) C
8 22 (2.86%) Apple Swift
9 18 (2.34%) Python
10 14 (1.82%) PHP
11 12 (1.56%) Ruby
12 10 (1.30%) Scala
12 10 (1.30%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.52%) Assembly Language
13 4 (0.52%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.39%) Go
14 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.39%) GLSL
15 2 (0.26%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (0.26%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 36 (4.68%) Degree
2 5 (0.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.39%) ISEB
4 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.16%) QA
2 4 (0.52%) IEC 61508
2 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 8 (1.04%) yum
1 8 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.91%) Puppet
3 4 (0.52%) Jitterbit
4 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.13%) SELinux
5 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 107 (13.90%) Google
2 32 (4.16%) Apple
3 30 (3.90%) Xamarin
4 20 (2.60%) Microsoft
5 8 (1.04%) SAP
6 7 (0.91%) HP
6 7 (0.91%) SaltStack
6 7 (0.91%) Facebook
7 6 (0.78%) Appcelerator
7 6 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.52%) Informatica
8 4 (0.52%) ION Trading
8 4 (0.52%) Twitter
9 3 (0.39%) Apigee
9 3 (0.39%) hybris
9 3 (0.39%) IBM
10 2 (0.26%) Telerik
10 2 (0.26%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle
11 1 (0.13%) StreamBase
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