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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 150 109 159
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +50
Contract jobs citing Android 839 979 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.84% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.62% 8.18% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 676 438
Average daily rate
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£368 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 52
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.66 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% -42.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.71 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.27% -52.78%

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
12673 11961 12164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 22.44% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7210 6664 6184
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 £505 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1067 1012 1198
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £36.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -42 790 £375 - 451
London -11 524 £395 -1.31% 216
South East +40 111 £325 -10.95% 66
City of London +1 109 £358 -4.66% 72
Berkshire +17 41 £325 -13.33% 11
Hampshire +20 31 £325 +6.55% 16
East of England -30 31 £395 +31.66% 29
South West -20 29 £323 +7.50% 36
Yorkshire +17 28 £325 -1.51% 30
West Yorkshire +29 24 £325 +17.11% 20
Scotland -7 22 £300 -14.28% 11
North West -22 22 £350 +7.69% 38
Buckinghamshire +11 20 £388 +34.78% 6
West Midlands -42 20 £290 -12.12% 12
Manchester -13 19 £350 +7.69% 25
Milton Keynes - 17 £400 - 2
East Midlands -3 13 £300 - 15
Edinburgh -10 13 £210 -47.50% 3
Bracknell +14 12 £313 -16.66%
Bedfordshire -8 11 £530 +51.42% 3
Bristol -17 11 £300 +9.09% 10
Slough +8 9 £250 +53.84% 2
Hertfordshire -11 9 £375 - 7
Northern Ireland - 9 £350 - 4
Uxbridge +4 8 £400 - 2
Middlesex +3 8 £270 - 1
Salford -2 8 £350 +16.66% 2
Birmingham -4 8 £375 +38.88% 7
Devon - 8 £373 - 3
Reading +15 7 £344 -8.33% 5

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1005 (60.40%) Apple iOS
2 616 (37.02%) Android Development
3 531 (31.91%) Mobile App
4 481 (28.91%) Java
5 398 (23.92%) HTML
6 303 (18.21%) JavaScript
7 297 (17.85%) Windows
8 292 (17.55%) CSS
9 290 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
10 273 (16.41%) iOS Development
11 220 (13.22%) HTML5
12 219 (13.16%) TDD
12 219 (13.16%) Web Services
13 200 (12.02%) Scrum
14 198 (11.90%) JSON
15 191 (11.48%) Android SDK
16 177 (10.64%) iPhone
17 170 (10.22%) Objective-C
18 168 (10.10%) Blackberry
19 167 (10.04%) XML
20 166 (9.98%) OO
21 161 (9.68%) Finance
22 145 (8.71%) E-Commerce
23 129 (7.75%) BDD
23 129 (7.75%) Git (software)
24 128 (7.69%) QA
25 122 (7.33%) Microsoft
26 119 (7.15%) Linux
27 118 (7.09%) C#
27 118 (7.09%) .NET

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 39 (2.34%) CMS
2 32 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (1.26%) Node.js
6 16 (0.96%) Lync
6 16 (0.96%) IIS
7 14 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 13 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.54%) WordPress
11 8 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.48%) Apache
12 7 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (0.36%) Drupal
14 5 (0.30%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 99 (5.95%) Photoshop
2 91 (5.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 76 (4.57%) MS Office
4 34 (2.04%) MS Excel
5 31 (1.86%) InDesign
6 19 (1.14%) Adobe After Effects
7 10 (0.60%) Fireworks
8 9 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.42%) Doxygen
9 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.24%) MS Project
11 2 (0.12%) Maya
12 1 (0.060%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.060%) Blender
12 1 (0.060%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.060%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 15 (0.90%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.54%) SaaS
3 9 (0.54%) Office 365
4 7 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.42%) PaaS
5 4 (0.24%) IaaS
5 4 (0.24%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.060%) Heroku
7 1 (0.060%) Force.com
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.060%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.060%) Route 53
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.06%) Internet
2 50 (3.00%) HTTP
3 35 (2.10%) VPN
4 21 (1.26%) Wireless
4 21 (1.26%) VoIP
5 19 (1.14%) Bluetooth
5 19 (1.14%) NFC
6 17 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.84%) LAN
8 13 (0.78%) Firewall
8 13 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (0.66%) DNS
11 10 (0.60%) Wireshark
12 9 (0.54%) RTSP
12 9 (0.54%) GSM
12 9 (0.54%) 3GPP
12 9 (0.54%) WAN
12 9 (0.54%) LTE
13 8 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (4.87%) MySQL
2 50 (3.00%) SQL Server
3 29 (1.74%) SQLite
4 22 (1.32%) Big Data
5 21 (1.26%) NoSQL
6 19 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.36%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.30%) Hazelcast
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 129 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 91 (5.47%) Subversion
3 87 (5.23%) Xcode
4 84 (5.05%) Cucumber
5 80 (4.81%) Calabash
6 75 (4.51%) Selenium
7 74 (4.45%) JIRA
8 55 (3.31%) Eclipse
9 48 (2.88%) Jenkins
10 43 (2.58%) WebDriver
11 39 (2.34%) Axure RP
12 37 (2.22%) Robotium
13 25 (1.50%) Hudson
14 23 (1.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 22 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (1.20%) Maven
17 17 (1.02%) Visual Studio
18 16 (0.96%) JUnit
19 15 (0.90%) SoapUI
20 14 (0.84%) Gradle
General
1 161 (9.68%) Finance
2 91 (5.47%) Retail
3 65 (3.91%) Marketing
4 59 (3.55%) Banking
5 57 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.94%) Games
7 32 (1.92%) Publishing
8 28 (1.68%) Advertising
9 21 (1.26%) Electronics
10 20 (1.20%) Legal
11 12 (0.72%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.48%) French Language
13 6 (0.36%) German Language
14 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.30%) Automotive
15 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.24%) Back Office
16 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 837 (50.30%) Developer
2 412 (24.76%) Android Developer
3 144 (8.65%) Analyst
4 136 (8.17%) Designer
5 126 (7.57%) Mobile Developer
6 112 (6.73%) iOS Developer
7 108 (6.49%) Architect
8 83 (4.99%) Tester
9 70 (4.21%) Senior Developer
10 61 (3.67%) Test Analyst
11 52 (3.13%) Mobile Tester
12 50 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
13 47 (2.82%) PHP Developer
14 46 (2.76%) Project Manager
15 45 (2.70%) Web Developer
16 43 (2.58%) Java Developer
17 42 (2.52%) Mobile Applications Developer
18 40 (2.40%) Software Engineer
19 39 (2.34%) Applications Developer
19 39 (2.34%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (23.92%) HTML
2 292 (17.55%) CSS
3 220 (13.22%) HTML5
4 219 (13.16%) Web Services
5 198 (11.90%) JSON
6 191 (11.48%) Android SDK
7 167 (10.04%) XML
8 118 (7.09%) .NET
9 110 (6.61%) RESTful
10 103 (6.19%) REST
11 92 (5.53%) jQuery
12 91 (5.47%) CSS3
13 79 (4.75%) SOAP
14 65 (3.91%) iOS SDK
15 58 (3.49%) Flash
16 55 (3.31%) Ajax
17 53 (3.19%) AngularJS
18 45 (2.70%) PhoneGap
19 38 (2.28%) ASP.NET
20 32 (1.92%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 531 (31.91%) Mobile App
2 177 (10.64%) iPhone
3 168 (10.10%) Blackberry
4 92 (5.53%) iPad
5 82 (4.93%) Computer Science
6 56 (3.37%) Open Source
7 48 (2.88%) Social Media
8 39 (2.34%) Smartphone
9 38 (2.28%) Video on Demand
10 36 (2.16%) Handset
11 33 (1.98%) Digital Media
12 31 (1.86%) Animation
13 25 (1.50%) Streaming Video
14 22 (1.32%) Graphic Design
14 22 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 22 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
15 20 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
16 18 (1.08%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.96%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1005 (60.40%) Apple iOS
2 297 (17.85%) Windows
3 119 (7.15%) Linux
4 71 (4.27%) Windows 7
4 71 (4.27%) Windows Phone
5 60 (3.61%) Windows Mobile
6 39 (2.34%) Windows XP
7 24 (1.44%) Windows 8
8 22 (1.32%) Windows Vista
9 20 (1.20%) UNIX
10 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.72%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
16 4 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
16 4 (0.24%) webOS
16 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (37.02%) Android Development
2 290 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (16.41%) iOS Development
4 219 (13.16%) TDD
5 200 (12.02%) Scrum
6 166 (9.98%) OO
7 145 (8.71%) E-Commerce
8 129 (7.75%) BDD
9 110 (6.61%) Software Engineering
10 108 (6.49%) MVC
11 103 (6.19%) OOP
12 85 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (4.09%) Test Scripting
14 63 (3.79%) Web Development
15 61 (3.67%) Project Management
16 60 (3.61%) Responsive Web Design
17 58 (3.49%) Unit Testing
17 58 (3.49%) Test Automation
18 56 (3.37%) Mobile Application Development
19 51 (3.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 481 (28.91%) Java
2 303 (18.21%) JavaScript
3 170 (10.22%) Objective-C
4 118 (7.09%) C#
5 91 (5.47%) C++
6 90 (5.41%) PHP
7 85 (5.11%) SQL
8 82 (4.93%) Ruby
9 70 (4.21%) C
10 53 (3.19%) Python
11 27 (1.62%) Groovy
12 23 (1.38%) PHP5
13 16 (0.96%) Perl
14 9 (0.54%) ActionScript
14 9 (0.54%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.42%) Scala
17 6 (0.36%) ActionScript 3.0
18 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (6.55%) Degree
2 39 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.74%) ISEB
4 27 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.30%) PhD
9 4 (0.24%) MCSE
9 4 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.18%) MCSA
10 3 (0.18%) MCP
10 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.12%) CBAP
11 2 (0.12%) MCDST
11 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.12%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.12%) HND
12 1 (0.060%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.69%) QA
2 10 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.48%) SLA
4 3 (0.18%) JTAG
5 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.18%) Xen
4 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.12%) XenApp
5 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.060%) Nmap
6 1 (0.060%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.060%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.060%) XenServer
6 1 (0.060%) Varnish
6 1 (0.060%) Openswan
6 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (0.78%) Puppet
2 10 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (0.42%) SCCM
5 6 (0.36%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.30%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.18%) Ansible
8 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.12%) Nagios
9 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.060%) Nessus
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.060%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.060%) SCOM
10 1 (0.060%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (7.33%) Microsoft
2 114 (6.85%) Google
3 77 (4.63%) Adobe
4 76 (4.57%) Apple
5 41 (2.46%) Xamarin
6 36 (2.16%) Citrix
7 32 (1.92%) Oracle
8 25 (1.50%) Cisco
9 22 (1.32%) MobileIron
10 21 (1.26%) Facebook
11 20 (1.20%) Appcelerator
12 19 (1.14%) Sencha
13 17 (1.02%) TIBCO
13 17 (1.02%) Remedy
14 15 (0.90%) VMware
14 15 (0.90%) HP
15 13 (0.78%) Symantec
16 11 (0.66%) Twitter
17 10 (0.60%) Sitecore
17 10 (0.60%) IronPort
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TalentHawk
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £23000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago