The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 131 113 168
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +55
Contract jobs citing Android 860 909 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.78% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.97% 7.98% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 616 369
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 47
Average hourly rate £16.18 £26.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.94% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £42.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.66 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-33.80% -37.48%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12342 11394 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.58% 22.33% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6992 6242 5951
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1027 1256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 814 £375 -0.33% 390
London -6 545 £400 - 171
South East +50 117 £325 -10.95% 67
City of London +4 114 £375 +6.99% 33
Berkshire +20 47 £325 -13.33% 10
East of England -47 35 £388 +16.10% 35
Yorkshire +21 28 £350 - 23
Hampshire +9 28 £328 +9.16% 16
South West -11 27 £325 +18.18% 20
Scotland -12 21 £300 +31.14% 18
West Yorkshire +21 20 £350 -0.07% 15
Buckinghamshire +9 20 £400 +37.93% 4
West Midlands -24 20 £290 -17.14% 10
Milton Keynes - 20 £400 - 2
North West -19 18 £350 +7.69% 45
Manchester -6 15 £350 +7.69% 36
Bracknell +20 12 £313 -16.66% 1
Reading +17 12 £375 -11.76% 4
East Midlands -7 12 £319 -25.00% 14
Bedfordshire -9 12 £530 +51.42% 1
Edinburgh -11 12 £268 -33.12% 6
Northern Ireland +12 11 £350 +1.44%
Oxfordshire +4 11 £325 - 11
Hertfordshire -20 11 £375 +36.36% 13
Belfast +11 8 £388 -
County Antrim +11 8 £388 -
Middlesex +5 8 £270 -
Slough +8 7 £250 +53.84% 1
Leeds +6 7 £375 +6.99% 4
North Yorkshire +3 7 £300 -9.09%

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1007 (58.85%) Apple iOS
2 647 (37.81%) Android Development
3 566 (33.08%) Mobile App
4 502 (29.34%) Java
5 404 (23.61%) HTML
6 308 (18.00%) JavaScript
7 303 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
8 291 (17.01%) Windows
9 290 (16.95%) CSS
10 278 (16.25%) iOS Development
11 225 (13.15%) Web Services
11 225 (13.15%) HTML5
12 214 (12.51%) TDD
13 207 (12.10%) Scrum
13 207 (12.10%) Android SDK
14 206 (12.04%) JSON
15 187 (10.93%) iPhone
16 176 (10.29%) Objective-C
17 173 (10.11%) XML
18 167 (9.76%) Blackberry
19 164 (9.59%) OO
20 163 (9.53%) Finance
21 139 (8.12%) .NET
22 133 (7.77%) C#
23 129 (7.54%) Microsoft
24 127 (7.42%) E-Commerce
25 123 (7.19%) Google
26 122 (7.13%) BDD
27 121 (7.07%) QA
28 120 (7.01%) Linux

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 40 (2.34%) CMS
2 31 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 31 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 27 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (1.52%) Node.js
5 22 (1.29%) IIS
6 18 (1.05%) WordPress
7 17 (0.99%) Apache
8 13 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.76%) Lync
9 12 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
11 8 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.35%) Drupal
12 6 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 99 (5.79%) Photoshop
2 93 (5.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 70 (4.09%) MS Office
4 32 (1.87%) InDesign
5 30 (1.75%) MS Excel
6 21 (1.23%) Adobe After Effects
7 15 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.58%) Fireworks
9 9 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (0.41%) MS Project
11 6 (0.35%) MS Visio
12 5 (0.29%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.058%) Blender
13 1 (0.058%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.058%) Mudbox
13 1 (0.058%) Maya
13 1 (0.058%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 14 (0.82%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.53%) Office 365
4 9 (0.53%) SaaS
5 7 (0.41%) PaaS
6 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.23%) IaaS
8 3 (0.18%) GitHub
9 2 (0.12%) Trello
10 1 (0.058%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.058%) Route 53
10 1 (0.058%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.058%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.058%) Force.com
10 1 (0.058%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.63%) Internet
2 40 (2.34%) HTTP
3 34 (1.99%) VPN
4 30 (1.75%) Wireless
5 22 (1.29%) Bluetooth
6 20 (1.17%) VoIP
6 20 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.11%) NFC
8 18 (1.05%) Firewall
9 17 (0.99%) DNS
9 17 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (0.82%) LAN
11 12 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (0.64%) Wireshark
13 10 (0.58%) RTSP
14 9 (0.53%) WAN
15 8 (0.47%) SSL
15 8 (0.47%) IP Telephony
16 7 (0.41%) LTE
16 7 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (4.91%) MySQL
2 56 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 37 (2.16%) SQLite
4 24 (1.40%) Big Data
5 21 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 20 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.35%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 119 (6.95%) Git (software)
2 85 (4.97%) Subversion
3 83 (4.85%) Xcode
4 81 (4.73%) Cucumber
5 76 (4.44%) Calabash
6 70 (4.09%) Selenium
7 69 (4.03%) JIRA
8 59 (3.45%) Eclipse
9 48 (2.81%) Axure RP
9 48 (2.81%) Jenkins
10 45 (2.63%) PhoneGap
11 39 (2.28%) Robotium
12 36 (2.10%) WebDriver
13 31 (1.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 25 (1.46%) Hudson
15 23 (1.34%) Maven
16 20 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (1.11%) Visual Studio
18 18 (1.05%) SoapUI
18 18 (1.05%) eggPlant
General
1 163 (9.53%) Finance
2 88 (5.14%) Retail
3 69 (4.03%) Banking
4 62 (3.62%) Games
5 56 (3.27%) Marketing
6 49 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.69%) Advertising
8 27 (1.58%) Publishing
9 26 (1.52%) Electronics
10 20 (1.17%) Legal
11 17 (0.99%) Automotive
12 11 (0.64%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.41%) French Language
15 5 (0.29%) German Language
15 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.18%) Back Office
17 3 (0.18%) Law
17 3 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 852 (49.80%) Developer
2 427 (24.96%) Android Developer
3 150 (8.77%) Designer
4 132 (7.71%) Analyst
5 128 (7.48%) Architect
6 127 (7.42%) Mobile Developer
7 105 (6.14%) iOS Developer
8 82 (4.79%) Tester
9 69 (4.03%) Senior Developer
10 54 (3.16%) Web Developer
11 52 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
12 51 (2.98%) Test Analyst
13 50 (2.92%) Mobile Tester
14 49 (2.86%) User Experience Designer
15 46 (2.69%) PHP Developer
16 43 (2.51%) Project Manager
17 42 (2.45%) Software Engineer
18 40 (2.34%) Applications Developer
18 40 (2.34%) Mobile Applications Developer
19 37 (2.16%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (23.61%) HTML
2 290 (16.95%) CSS
3 225 (13.15%) Web Services
3 225 (13.15%) HTML5
4 207 (12.10%) Android SDK
5 206 (12.04%) JSON
6 173 (10.11%) XML
7 139 (8.12%) .NET
8 110 (6.43%) REST
9 101 (5.90%) jQuery
9 101 (5.90%) RESTful
10 99 (5.79%) CSS3
11 86 (5.03%) SOAP
12 67 (3.92%) iOS SDK
13 66 (3.86%) Flash
14 59 (3.45%) Ajax
15 53 (3.10%) AngularJS
16 39 (2.28%) ASP.NET
17 37 (2.16%) Backbone.js
18 30 (1.75%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 566 (33.08%) Mobile App
2 187 (10.93%) iPhone
3 167 (9.76%) Blackberry
4 93 (5.44%) iPad
5 71 (4.15%) Computer Science
6 59 (3.45%) Open Source
7 53 (3.10%) Social Media
8 41 (2.40%) Smartphone
9 40 (2.34%) Video on Demand
10 36 (2.10%) Digital Media
11 34 (1.99%) Handset
12 32 (1.87%) Animation
13 26 (1.52%) Client/Server
14 24 (1.40%) Streaming Video
14 24 (1.40%) Cryptography
15 23 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (1.29%) IPTV
17 21 (1.23%) Management Information System
17 21 (1.23%) Graphic Design
18 20 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1007 (58.85%) Apple iOS
2 291 (17.01%) Windows
3 120 (7.01%) Linux
4 68 (3.97%) Windows 7
5 65 (3.80%) Windows Phone
6 59 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
7 40 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 31 (1.81%) Windows 8
9 25 (1.46%) UNIX
10 21 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.05%) Windows Vista
12 13 (0.76%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.76%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
16 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (37.81%) Android Development
2 303 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (16.25%) iOS Development
4 214 (12.51%) TDD
5 207 (12.10%) Scrum
6 164 (9.59%) OO
7 127 (7.42%) E-Commerce
8 122 (7.13%) BDD
9 117 (6.84%) Software Engineering
10 102 (5.96%) OOP
11 98 (5.73%) MVC
12 79 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (3.68%) Unit Testing
13 63 (3.68%) Web Development
14 62 (3.62%) Test Automation
15 58 (3.39%) Project Management
16 56 (3.27%) Analytics
17 54 (3.16%) Test Scripting
18 53 (3.10%) Responsive Web Design
18 53 (3.10%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 502 (29.34%) Java
2 308 (18.00%) JavaScript
3 176 (10.29%) Objective-C
4 133 (7.77%) C#
5 102 (5.96%) PHP
6 92 (5.38%) C++
7 84 (4.91%) SQL
7 84 (4.91%) Ruby
8 76 (4.44%) C
9 47 (2.75%) Python
10 31 (1.81%) PHP5
11 24 (1.40%) Groovy
12 16 (0.94%) Perl
13 10 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.47%) Embedded C
16 7 (0.41%) ActionScript
17 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.29%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (6.08%) Degree
2 41 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.58%) ISEB
4 26 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.35%) MCSE
8 6 (0.35%) MCSA
8 6 (0.35%) PhD
8 6 (0.35%) MCP
9 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.23%) CCNA
10 4 (0.23%) MCITP
10 4 (0.23%) MCDST
11 3 (0.18%) MCTS
11 3 (0.18%) IBM Certification
11 3 (0.18%) ACSA
11 3 (0.18%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (7.07%) QA
2 17 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.53%) SLA
5 4 (0.23%) JTAG
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.058%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 95 (5.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.23%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.18%) Xen
6 2 (0.12%) vSphere
6 2 (0.12%) XenApp
6 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.058%) Nmap
7 1 (0.058%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.058%) XenServer
7 1 (0.058%) Varnish
7 1 (0.058%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 14 (0.82%) Puppet
2 11 (0.64%) Nagios
3 9 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.47%) SCCM
5 7 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (0.41%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.23%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.18%) Ansible
9 2 (0.12%) WSUS
10 1 (0.058%) Nessus
10 1 (0.058%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.058%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.058%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 129 (7.54%) Microsoft
2 123 (7.19%) Google
3 85 (4.97%) Adobe
4 76 (4.44%) Apple
5 40 (2.34%) Cisco
6 35 (2.05%) Xamarin
7 33 (1.93%) Oracle
7 33 (1.93%) Citrix
8 27 (1.58%) Appcelerator
9 26 (1.52%) Facebook
10 24 (1.40%) HP
10 24 (1.40%) MobileIron
11 23 (1.34%) TIBCO
12 22 (1.29%) Sencha
13 19 (1.11%) VMware
14 17 (0.99%) Twitter
15 16 (0.94%) Remedy
16 15 (0.88%) Sitecore
17 14 (0.82%) IBM
18 10 (0.58%) SAP
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Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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London
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £60 - £65 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
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Exposed Solutions
Rate: £0
Posted: Yesterday
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Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 to £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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