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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 158 160 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -47
Contract jobs citing Android 856 817 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.47% 1.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.82% 6.54% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 511 679
Average daily rate
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£400 £364 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 27
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.43 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.78% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 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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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 -5 810 £400 +6.66% 403
London -13 503 £445 +12.72% 163
City of London +4 100 £425 +21.42% 35
North West +20 76 £370 +5.71% 55
South East -55 70 £350 +7.69% 58
East of England +26 51 £263 -31.81% 27
South West +8 46 £413 +27.90% 35
Cheshire +27 37 £420 -25.33% 15
Scotland +8 36 £325 +8.33% 21
Bristol +13 28 £425 +41.66% 15
Chester - 27 £415 - 5
West Midlands +7 26 £325 +5.69% 18
Manchester -12 26 £325 -7.14% 34
Berkshire -22 23 £355 +9.23% 13
Cambridgeshire +13 22 £205 -26.12% 13
Yorkshire -37 20 £350 +7.69% 23
Cambridge +8 16 £205 -10.86% 13
West Yorkshire -30 16 £350 +7.69% 18
East Midlands -6 15 £275 -8.33% 18
Edinburgh -14 14 £425 +102.38% 11
Leeds -20 14 £350 - 15
Hertfordshire +6 13 £200 -46.66% 7
Kent - 13 £350 - 4
Tunbridge Wells - 12 - - 1
Glasgow +12 11 £325 +8.33% 5
Buckinghamshire -19 11 £344 -14.06% 11
Hampshire -28 11 £363 +13.72% 8
Milton Keynes -15 9 £340 -22.28% 7
Essex +2 8 £325 -13.33% 2
Slough 0 8 £250 -

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1045 (61.62%) Apple iOS
2 781 (46.05%) Android Development
3 663 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
4 607 (35.79%) Mobile App
5 479 (28.24%) Java
6 428 (25.24%) Windows
7 384 (22.64%) iOS Development
8 318 (18.75%) HTML
9 307 (18.10%) JavaScript
10 291 (17.16%) Mobile Development
11 250 (14.74%) Microsoft
11 250 (14.74%) TDD
12 248 (14.62%) JSON
13 242 (14.27%) CSS
14 237 (13.97%) User Experience
15 232 (13.68%) Android SDK
16 212 (12.50%) Web Services
17 205 (12.09%) HTML5
18 188 (11.08%) Scrum
19 185 (10.91%) REST
20 170 (10.02%) Objective-C
21 169 (9.96%) Active Directory
22 166 (9.79%) Apple
22 166 (9.79%) OO
23 159 (9.38%) Google
24 157 (9.26%) E-Commerce
24 157 (9.26%) Blackberry
25 151 (8.90%) Finance
26 148 (8.73%) C#
27 146 (8.61%) MS Office

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 62 (3.66%) MS Exchange
2 57 (3.36%) Node.js
3 52 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 42 (2.48%) Lync
5 33 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 28 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.00%) IIS
8 16 (0.94%) Confluence
9 15 (0.88%) CMS
9 15 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.71%) Apache
10 12 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.59%) uiautomator
12 9 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.35%) Drupal
16 5 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
17 4 (0.24%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 146 (8.61%) MS Office
2 81 (4.78%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 13 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
8 8 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.18%) MS Project
11 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.059%) Mingle
12 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.18%) Magento
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.059%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.059%) Eikon
4 1 (0.059%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.30%) Google Apps
4 19 (1.12%) Office 365
4 19 (1.12%) Google Analytics
5 13 (0.77%) GitHub
6 8 (0.47%) SaaS
7 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.35%) Yammer
7 6 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.24%) PaaS
9 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.12%) Heroku
10 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.059%) Route 53
11 1 (0.059%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.059%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.059%) Boomi
11 1 (0.059%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.42%) DNS
2 56 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 53 (3.13%) Internet
4 48 (2.83%) VPN
5 45 (2.65%) LAN
6 43 (2.54%) DHCP
7 39 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (2.12%) WAN
9 34 (2.00%) Firewall
10 33 (1.95%) Wireless
11 29 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
12 24 (1.42%) SAN
13 23 (1.36%) VoIP
14 21 (1.24%) HTTP
15 15 (0.88%) WLAN
16 14 (0.83%) NFC
16 14 (0.83%) VLAN
17 13 (0.77%) WebEx
18 12 (0.71%) Unified Communications
18 12 (0.71%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.42%) SQLite
3 42 (2.48%) MySQL
4 30 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 16 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.65%) Redis
8 10 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.47%) Big Data
10 8 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.41%) DB2
12 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 140 (8.25%) Git (software)
2 64 (3.77%) Android Studio
3 52 (3.07%) Cucumber
4 51 (3.01%) Appium
4 51 (3.01%) Xcode
5 50 (2.95%) Subversion
6 48 (2.83%) Calabash
7 47 (2.77%) JIRA
7 47 (2.77%) Selenium
7 47 (2.77%) Eclipse
8 45 (2.65%) Jenkins
9 30 (1.77%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 25 (1.47%) WebDriver
11 24 (1.42%) Robotium
12 22 (1.30%) NUnit
13 20 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (1.00%) Robolectric
14 17 (1.00%) Gradle
15 14 (0.83%) Maven
15 14 (0.83%) JUnit
General
1 151 (8.90%) Finance
2 88 (5.19%) Retail
3 77 (4.54%) Games
4 64 (3.77%) Banking
5 51 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.77%) Marketing
7 32 (1.89%) Legal
8 29 (1.71%) Publishing
9 18 (1.06%) Advertising
9 18 (1.06%) Electronics
10 15 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.83%) Automotive
12 13 (0.77%) Law
13 11 (0.65%) Back Office
13 11 (0.65%) French Language
14 10 (0.59%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.35%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 910 (53.66%) Developer
2 482 (28.42%) Android Developer
3 200 (11.79%) Mobile Developer
4 159 (9.38%) iOS Developer
5 154 (9.08%) Analyst
6 118 (6.96%) Senior Developer
7 89 (5.25%) Architect
8 78 (4.60%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 71 (4.19%) Senior Android Developer
10 67 (3.95%) Desktop Support
11 65 (3.83%) Tester
12 64 (3.77%) Applications Developer
12 64 (3.77%) Support Analyst
13 58 (3.42%) Project Manager
14 57 (3.36%) Software Engineer
15 54 (3.18%) Designer
16 46 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
17 41 (2.42%) Support Engineer
18 38 (2.24%) Test Analyst
19 33 (1.95%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (18.75%) HTML
2 248 (14.62%) JSON
3 242 (14.27%) CSS
4 232 (13.68%) Android SDK
5 212 (12.50%) Web Services
6 205 (12.09%) HTML5
7 185 (10.91%) REST
8 146 (8.61%) XML
9 112 (6.60%) .NET
10 94 (5.54%) CSS3
11 91 (5.37%) jQuery
12 89 (5.25%) RESTful
12 89 (5.25%) iOS SDK
13 86 (5.07%) SOAP
14 79 (4.66%) AngularJS
15 56 (3.30%) PhoneGap
16 49 (2.89%) Cocoa
17 43 (2.54%) Ajax
18 41 (2.42%) ASP.NET
19 35 (2.06%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 607 (35.79%) Mobile App
2 237 (13.97%) User Experience
3 157 (9.26%) Blackberry
4 96 (5.66%) iPhone
5 71 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (3.95%) iPad
7 63 (3.71%) Computer Science
8 37 (2.18%) Social Media
9 34 (2.00%) Data Centre
10 32 (1.89%) Streaming Video
11 26 (1.53%) Smartphone
12 25 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
13 23 (1.36%) BYOD
14 21 (1.24%) IPTV
15 19 (1.12%) Algorithms
15 19 (1.12%) Over-the-Top Content
16 18 (1.06%) Digital Media
17 17 (1.00%) Social Network
17 17 (1.00%) Mathematics
18 16 (0.94%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1045 (61.62%) Apple iOS
2 428 (25.24%) Windows
3 137 (8.08%) Windows 7
4 103 (6.07%) Linux
5 75 (4.42%) Mac OS X
6 68 (4.01%) Windows Phone
7 64 (3.77%) Windows XP
8 57 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (3.01%) Windows 8
10 46 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
12 33 (1.95%) Mac OS
13 19 (1.12%) UNIX
14 12 (0.71%) Windows Phone 7
14 12 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (0.59%) BlackBerry OS
16 7 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.29%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.29%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 781 (46.05%) Android Development
2 663 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
3 384 (22.64%) iOS Development
4 291 (17.16%) Mobile Development
5 250 (14.74%) TDD
6 188 (11.08%) Scrum
7 166 (9.79%) OO
8 157 (9.26%) E-Commerce
9 136 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
10 130 (7.67%) BDD
11 129 (7.61%) Software Engineering
12 120 (7.08%) Mobile Application Development
13 99 (5.84%) OOP
14 84 (4.95%) ITIL
15 82 (4.83%) Unit Testing
16 76 (4.48%) Open Source
17 70 (4.13%) Automated Testing
18 69 (4.07%) MVC
19 64 (3.77%) Project Management
20 60 (3.54%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 479 (28.24%) Java
2 307 (18.10%) JavaScript
3 170 (10.02%) Objective-C
4 148 (8.73%) C#
5 122 (7.19%) C++
6 97 (5.72%) SQL
7 48 (2.83%) PHP
8 45 (2.65%) Python
9 38 (2.24%) C
9 38 (2.24%) Ruby
10 28 (1.65%) Apple Swift
11 17 (1.00%) ActionScript
12 11 (0.65%) Scala
13 10 (0.59%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.41%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.35%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.35%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.35%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (6.19%) Degree
2 29 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (1.30%) CCNA
4 22 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 11 (0.65%) ISEB
6 10 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.53%) MCSE
8 8 (0.47%) MCSA
8 8 (0.47%) MCITP
9 7 (0.41%) JNCIA
9 7 (0.41%) MCP
10 6 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.18%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.18%) PMP
13 3 (0.18%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.54%) QA
2 44 (2.59%) SLA
3 4 (0.24%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.24%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.059%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 169 (9.96%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.24%) XenApp
3 29 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (0.47%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.47%) vSphere
7 7 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (0.41%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.18%) NFS
10 1 (0.059%) Firmware
10 1 (0.059%) Xen
10 1 (0.059%) Docker
Systems Management
1 49 (2.89%) SCCM
2 23 (1.36%) AirWatch
3 11 (0.65%) Backup Exec
3 11 (0.65%) Puppet
4 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.41%) yum
6 6 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.35%) Casper Suite
7 5 (0.29%) Jitterbit
7 5 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.24%) SCOM
8 4 (0.24%) WSUS
8 4 (0.24%) Ansible
9 3 (0.18%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.18%) Nagios
9 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.18%) DameWare
9 3 (0.18%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.059%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 250 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 166 (9.79%) Apple
3 159 (9.38%) Google
4 92 (5.42%) Cisco
5 66 (3.89%) Citrix
6 61 (3.60%) VMware
7 51 (3.01%) Adobe
8 50 (2.95%) Xamarin
9 46 (2.71%) HP
10 36 (2.12%) Oracle
11 34 (2.00%) Dell
12 24 (1.42%) MobileIron
13 17 (1.00%) Polycom
14 15 (0.88%) SAP
15 14 (0.83%) Symantec
16 13 (0.77%) Remedy
16 13 (0.77%) Appcelerator
17 12 (0.71%) McAfee
18 11 (0.65%) Facebook
19 10 (0.59%) Veeam
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £450 to £600 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Talent International
Rate: £120 - £160 per day + Extensions!
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum + MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expectations
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour + temp to perm opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago