The table below looks at the statistics for Android 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 over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 137 132 142
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Android 837 810 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.58% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.69% 6.97% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 531 431
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 29
Average hourly rate £19.88 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.21% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £20.50 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -2.77%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12507 11628 10791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.06% 22.71% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7404 6469 5707
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1048 1117
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Android
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Android Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Android
Daily Rate Trend

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

Android Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Android
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Android Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Android
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Android Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Android
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Android Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Android
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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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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 -19 765 £350 -6.66% 260
London -13 440 £385 -3.75% 91
City of London +13 120 £375 -6.25% 23
South East -11 108 £325 -7.14% 52
North West +23 65 £350 +7.69% 28
Scotland +27 49 £358 +2.14% 14
East Midlands +27 42 £325 - 5
South West -9 40 £350 +12.90% 30
Manchester +8 37 £325 +4.00% 19
Edinburgh +11 31 £400 +14.28% 4
Hampshire -21 30 £325 -13.33% 11
East of England -16 27 £235 -32.85% 19
Yorkshire -5 24 £333 -1.48% 24
Berkshire -6 24 £400 +6.66% 14
Cheshire +22 22 £350 - 6
West Yorkshire -6 21 £343 +1.48% 10
Surrey +3 19 £425 +30.76% 10
Buckinghamshire 0 19 £329 -12.33% 2
Milton Keynes +1 16 £341 -9.00% 2
Northamptonshire 0 16 £360 +2.85% 2
Nottinghamshire 0 14 £275 -6.38%
Nottingham 0 14 £275 -15.38%
Bristol -4 14 £350 +16.66% 13
Northampton - 13 £450 - 2
Glasgow +3 12 £350 -3.44% 4
Leeds -9 12 £375 +21.95% 9
West Midlands -15 12 £263 -14.28% 6
Warrington - 12 £350 -
Southampton +4 10 £325 - 5
Swindon -2 10 £404 +49.72% 1

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1013 (62.38%) Apple iOS
2 629 (38.73%) Android Development
3 568 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
4 479 (29.50%) Mobile App
5 470 (28.94%) Java
6 398 (24.51%) Windows
7 365 (22.48%) HTML
8 326 (20.07%) JavaScript
9 311 (19.15%) iOS Development
10 280 (17.24%) CSS
11 248 (15.27%) User Experience
12 227 (13.98%) HTML5
13 220 (13.55%) Web Services
14 200 (12.32%) JSON
15 196 (12.07%) Scrum
16 189 (11.64%) TDD
17 182 (11.21%) Android SDK
18 179 (11.02%) OO
19 177 (10.90%) Finance
20 171 (10.53%) Git (software)
21 168 (10.34%) XML
22 167 (10.28%) Microsoft
23 158 (9.73%) Blackberry
24 156 (9.61%) Objective-C
25 150 (9.24%) RESTful
26 140 (8.62%) iPhone
27 136 (8.37%) .NET
28 133 (8.19%) E-Commerce
29 128 (7.88%) Linux
30 127 (7.82%) REST

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 47 (2.89%) MS Exchange
2 44 (2.71%) CMS
3 30 (1.85%) Node.js
4 29 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (1.66%) Lync
6 22 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (0.86%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.80%) Apache
11 11 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.55%) IIS
12 9 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.49%) uiautomator
14 7 (0.43%) Drupal
15 6 (0.37%) WordPress
16 5 (0.31%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 113 (6.96%) MS Office
2 85 (5.23%) Photoshop
3 69 (4.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 58 (3.57%) MS Excel
5 13 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.74%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.49%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (0.37%) InDesign
9 6 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (0.37%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.31%) Maya
11 4 (0.25%) MS Project
11 4 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.062%) Blender
12 1 (0.062%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.062%) Mudbox
12 1 (0.062%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.18%) Magento
2 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.062%) Maximo
4 1 (0.062%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.062%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (0.99%) Google Apps
2 12 (0.74%) Office 365
3 11 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.49%) PaaS
6 7 (0.43%) Heroku
6 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.25%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.18%) IaaS
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.12%) SaaS
10 1 (0.062%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.062%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.45%) HTTP
2 40 (2.46%) Internet
3 34 (2.09%) VPN
4 32 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
5 31 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.17%) LAN
7 18 (1.11%) WAN
7 18 (1.11%) Network Security
8 16 (0.99%) NFC
9 15 (0.92%) SSL
9 15 (0.92%) DNS
10 14 (0.86%) Wireless
11 13 (0.80%) Bluetooth
11 13 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (0.80%) Firewall
12 12 (0.74%) LDAP
12 12 (0.74%) VoIP
13 11 (0.68%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (0.55%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.67%) MySQL
2 48 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 37 (2.28%) SQLite
4 32 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 15 (0.92%) Hazelcast
8 12 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.31%) RavenDB
10 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.25%) Big Data
12 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.18%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 171 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 99 (6.10%) Xcode
3 91 (5.60%) Calabash
4 84 (5.17%) Subversion
5 68 (4.19%) JIRA
6 62 (3.82%) Cucumber
7 61 (3.76%) Selenium
8 58 (3.57%) Appium
9 53 (3.26%) Eclipse
10 52 (3.20%) Jenkins
11 40 (2.46%) Axure RP
12 39 (2.40%) Maven
13 38 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 38 (2.34%) Android Studio
14 34 (2.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 32 (1.97%) JUnit
16 27 (1.66%) Robotium
17 26 (1.60%) Robolectric
18 25 (1.54%) WebDriver
19 22 (1.35%) Ant
General
1 177 (10.90%) Finance
2 112 (6.90%) Retail
3 94 (5.79%) Banking
4 63 (3.88%) Marketing
5 49 (3.02%) Games
6 47 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.46%) Publishing
8 23 (1.42%) Advertising
9 16 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 12 (0.74%) Legal
11 11 (0.68%) Electronics
12 10 (0.62%) Automotive
13 9 (0.55%) French Language
14 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.37%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.37%) Law
14 6 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.31%) Back Office
15 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 873 (53.76%) Developer
2 430 (26.48%) Android Developer
3 152 (9.36%) Analyst
4 150 (9.24%) Mobile Developer
5 139 (8.56%) iOS Developer
6 112 (6.90%) Designer
7 77 (4.74%) Senior Developer
8 73 (4.50%) Tester
9 68 (4.19%) Architect
10 57 (3.51%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 52 (3.20%) Test Analyst
12 49 (3.02%) UI Designer
13 47 (2.89%) Applications Developer
14 46 (2.83%) Java Developer
15 41 (2.52%) Project Manager
15 41 (2.52%) Support Engineer
16 39 (2.40%) Senior Android Developer
17 38 (2.34%) Service Analyst
18 37 (2.28%) Support Analyst
18 37 (2.28%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (22.48%) HTML
2 280 (17.24%) CSS
3 227 (13.98%) HTML5
4 220 (13.55%) Web Services
5 200 (12.32%) JSON
6 182 (11.21%) Android SDK
7 168 (10.34%) XML
8 150 (9.24%) RESTful
9 136 (8.37%) .NET
10 127 (7.82%) REST
11 123 (7.57%) CSS3
12 101 (6.22%) jQuery
13 85 (5.23%) iOS SDK
14 68 (4.19%) AngularJS
15 63 (3.88%) PhoneGap
16 59 (3.63%) SOAP
17 47 (2.89%) Apache Cordova
18 46 (2.83%) Ajax
19 41 (2.52%) ASP.NET
20 37 (2.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 479 (29.50%) Mobile App
2 248 (15.27%) User Experience
3 158 (9.73%) Blackberry
4 140 (8.62%) iPhone
5 94 (5.79%) iPad
6 66 (4.06%) Computer Science
7 65 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (2.40%) Smartphone
9 35 (2.16%) Mobile Banking
9 35 (2.16%) Mobile Payment
10 31 (1.91%) Open Source
11 27 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.54%) Social Media
13 22 (1.35%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.23%) Handset
14 20 (1.23%) Algorithms
15 18 (1.11%) PKI
15 18 (1.11%) CESG
16 17 (1.05%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.99%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1013 (62.38%) Apple iOS
2 398 (24.51%) Windows
3 128 (7.88%) Linux
4 92 (5.67%) Windows Phone
5 91 (5.60%) Windows 7
6 49 (3.02%) Windows Mobile
7 45 (2.77%) Mac OS X
8 42 (2.59%) Windows XP
9 27 (1.66%) UNIX
9 27 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (1.66%) Windows 8
10 24 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (1.35%) Mac OS
12 19 (1.17%) Windows Phone 8
13 18 (1.11%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.43%) webOS
16 6 (0.37%) Windows Phone 7
17 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (38.73%) Android Development
2 568 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (19.15%) iOS Development
4 196 (12.07%) Scrum
5 189 (11.64%) TDD
6 179 (11.02%) OO
7 133 (8.19%) E-Commerce
8 106 (6.53%) Software Engineering
9 105 (6.47%) BDD
10 99 (6.10%) MVC
11 97 (5.97%) OOP
12 93 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
13 74 (4.56%) ITIL
14 62 (3.82%) Unit Testing
15 61 (3.76%) Mobile Application Development
16 56 (3.45%) Multithreading
17 55 (3.39%) Test Scripting
17 55 (3.39%) Responsive Web Design
18 50 (3.08%) Test Automation
19 45 (2.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 470 (28.94%) Java
2 326 (20.07%) JavaScript
3 156 (9.61%) Objective-C
4 123 (7.57%) C#
5 113 (6.96%) SQL
6 73 (4.50%) C++
7 65 (4.00%) PHP
8 63 (3.88%) Ruby
9 55 (3.39%) C
10 51 (3.14%) Python
11 19 (1.17%) XPath
12 12 (0.74%) Groovy
12 12 (0.74%) Perl
13 11 (0.68%) PHP5
14 9 (0.55%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.55%) Scala
15 7 (0.43%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.37%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.31%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 104 (6.40%) Degree
2 34 (2.09%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.85%) ISEB
4 25 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.86%) MCSE
7 12 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.62%) MCSA
8 10 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.62%) CCNA
9 9 (0.55%) MCDST
9 9 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.37%) A+ Certification
10 6 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.31%) MCITP
12 4 (0.25%) MCTS
12 4 (0.25%) IBM Certification
12 4 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (7.14%) QA
2 17 (1.05%) SLA
3 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.062%) PAS 55
7 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.92%) Firmware
3 12 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.31%) XenApp
6 5 (0.31%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.18%) XenServer
8 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.12%) Kerio MailServer
8 2 (0.12%) Xen
8 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.062%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.062%) Docker
9 1 (0.062%) vSphere
9 1 (0.062%) IAG
9 1 (0.062%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (1.11%) SCCM
2 15 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.18%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.18%) SCOM
5 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.18%) Puppet
5 3 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.12%) Nagios
6 2 (0.12%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.062%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.062%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.062%) Ansible
7 1 (0.062%) SELinux
7 1 (0.062%) cPanel
7 1 (0.062%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.062%) yum
Vendors
1 167 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 119 (7.33%) Google
3 85 (5.23%) Apple
4 50 (3.08%) Adobe
5 48 (2.96%) Xamarin
6 37 (2.28%) Cisco
7 32 (1.97%) Red Hat
8 31 (1.91%) Oracle
9 30 (1.85%) VMware
10 29 (1.79%) Appcelerator
11 28 (1.72%) HP
11 28 (1.72%) Citrix
12 22 (1.35%) Symantec
12 22 (1.35%) Sencha
13 18 (1.11%) SAP
14 17 (1.05%) MobileIron
15 13 (0.80%) IronPort
16 11 (0.68%) Remedy
16 11 (0.68%) IBM
16 11 (0.68%) F5
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Midhurst, West Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per hour DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 per day + £320 / Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 9 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
South West London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago