The table below looks at the statistics for Android SDK 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 SDK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Android Software Development Kit (SDK)
Rank 521 513 463
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -50
Contract jobs citing Android SDK 99 87 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.55% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 50 113
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16024 15797 15491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.88% 28.05% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10860 10012 9971
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 219 266
Average hourly rate £38.77 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

Android SDK
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Android SDK within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Android SDK Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Android SDK
Daily Rate Trend

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

Android SDK Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Android SDK
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android SDK within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Android SDK Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Android SDK
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Android SDK Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Android SDK
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 SDK within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 -12 96 £475 +18.75% 30
London +28 72 £525 +23.52% 17
City of London +4 12 £475 +26.66% 2
South West +5 11 £425 - 2
Bristol +6 6 £425 -
West Midlands +12 5 £400 -
North West -23 5 £370 -1.33% 4
East of England -1 3 £330 -2.22%
South East -18 3 £330 -16.19% 3
Staffordshire - 3 £400 -
Cheshire - 3 £370 -
Chester - 3 £370 -
Hertfordshire +8 2 £330 -12.00%
Harrow +1 2 £330 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £330 -12.00%
Bedford - 2 £330 -
Luton - 2 £330 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £330 -
Hitchin - 2 £330 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £330 -
Northern Ireland +3 1 - -
Cambridge -3 1 £225 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £225 -
East Midlands -11 1 £300 -7.69%
Manchester -19 1 - - 4
West Yorkshire -24 1 £315 -3.07% 2
North East -26 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -26 1 £315 -3.07% 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Android SDK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Android SDK 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 SDK.

1 231 (100.00%) Android
2 222 (96.10%) Android Development
3 129 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (51.95%) Java
4 120 (51.95%) Mobile App
5 98 (42.42%) JSON
6 84 (36.36%) Mobile Development
7 75 (32.47%) REST
8 71 (30.74%) Apple iOS
9 68 (29.44%) iOS SDK
9 68 (29.44%) Objective-C
10 64 (27.71%) JavaScript
10 64 (27.71%) TDD
11 54 (23.38%) CSS
11 54 (23.38%) HTML
12 53 (22.94%) OO
13 51 (22.08%) User Experience
14 49 (21.21%) iOS Development
15 47 (20.35%) XML
16 46 (19.91%) Web Services
17 45 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (16.02%) E-Commerce
18 37 (16.02%) Scrum
19 36 (15.58%) Google
20 35 (15.15%) C++
21 34 (14.72%) OOP
22 32 (13.85%) HTML5
23 31 (13.42%) Android Studio
23 31 (13.42%) SOAP
24 30 (12.99%) Git (software)

Android SDK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Android SDK 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 SDK. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (9.96%) Node.js
2 10 (4.33%) Confluence
3 1 (0.43%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.43%) uiautomator
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.16%) NFC
2 3 (1.30%) HTTP
3 2 (0.87%) RTSP
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.06%) SQLite
2 4 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.87%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.43%) DB2
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (13.42%) Android Studio
2 30 (12.99%) Git (software)
3 27 (11.69%) Eclipse
4 17 (7.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 16 (6.93%) Jenkins
6 15 (6.49%) NUnit
7 8 (3.46%) Xcode
8 4 (1.73%) JUnit
8 4 (1.73%) Calabash
8 4 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.30%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.30%) Maven
9 3 (1.30%) Appium
10 2 (0.87%) Robolectric
10 2 (0.87%) JIRA
10 2 (0.87%) Subversion
10 2 (0.87%) Robotium
11 1 (0.43%) Gradle
11 1 (0.43%) Hudson
11 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
General
1 22 (9.52%) Finance
2 14 (6.06%) Retail
3 8 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.60%) Marketing
4 6 (2.60%) Publishing
5 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.16%) Electronics
6 3 (1.30%) Advertising
6 3 (1.30%) Games
7 2 (0.87%) Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 208 (90.04%) Developer
2 171 (74.03%) Android Developer
3 43 (18.61%) Mobile Developer
4 36 (15.58%) iOS Developer
5 32 (13.85%) Senior Developer
6 31 (13.42%) Senior Android Developer
7 15 (6.49%) Android Software Engineer
7 15 (6.49%) Software Engineer
8 12 (5.19%) Programmer
9 11 (4.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 8 (3.46%) Applications Developer
11 7 (3.03%) Lead Developer
11 7 (3.03%) Lead Android Developer
12 5 (2.16%) UI Programmer
12 5 (2.16%) UI Developer
13 3 (1.30%) Designer
13 3 (1.30%) Systems Engineer
13 3 (1.30%) Senior iOS Developer
14 2 (0.87%) Junior Developer
14 2 (0.87%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (42.42%) JSON
2 75 (32.47%) REST
3 68 (29.44%) iOS SDK
4 54 (23.38%) HTML
4 54 (23.38%) CSS
5 47 (20.35%) XML
6 46 (19.91%) Web Services
7 32 (13.85%) HTML5
8 31 (13.42%) SOAP
9 25 (10.82%) Cocoa
10 16 (6.93%) Ajax
11 13 (5.63%) Flash
11 13 (5.63%) J2ME
11 13 (5.63%) RESTful
12 9 (3.90%) OpenGL
13 5 (2.16%) .NET
13 5 (2.16%) CSS3
13 5 (2.16%) Cocoa Touch
14 4 (1.73%) J2EE
15 3 (1.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 120 (51.95%) Mobile App
2 51 (22.08%) User Experience
3 15 (6.49%) Inversion of Control
4 12 (5.19%) Streaming Video
5 7 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.60%) Social Media
7 5 (2.16%) Video on Demand
7 5 (2.16%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.16%) DTV
7 5 (2.16%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (1.73%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.30%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.87%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.87%) Social Network
10 2 (0.87%) Statistics
10 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.43%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.43%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 231 (100.00%) Android
2 71 (30.74%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.03%) Windows
4 5 (2.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (96.10%) Android Development
2 129 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (36.36%) Mobile Development
4 64 (27.71%) TDD
5 53 (22.94%) OO
6 49 (21.21%) iOS Development
7 45 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (16.02%) E-Commerce
8 37 (16.02%) Scrum
9 34 (14.72%) OOP
10 26 (11.26%) Software Engineering
11 19 (8.23%) Unit Testing
12 15 (6.49%) MVC
12 15 (6.49%) API Integration
13 13 (5.63%) Automated Testing
14 12 (5.19%) Mobile Application Development
15 10 (4.33%) BDD
16 7 (3.03%) Multithreading
16 7 (3.03%) Open Source
17 6 (2.60%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (51.95%) Java
2 68 (29.44%) Objective-C
3 64 (27.71%) JavaScript
4 35 (15.15%) C++
5 24 (10.39%) C#
6 19 (8.23%) SQL
7 8 (3.46%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.16%) ActionScript
9 4 (1.73%) C
10 2 (0.87%) Ruby
11 1 (0.43%) Python
11 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (2.16%) Degree
2 2 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) yum
1 5 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (15.58%) Google
2 15 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.16%) SAP
3 5 (2.16%) Appcelerator
3 5 (2.16%) Facebook
3 5 (2.16%) Apple
4 4 (1.73%) ION Trading
5 2 (0.87%) Twitter
5 2 (0.87%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle
6 1 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
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