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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 142 136 151
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Android 814 762 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.52% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.13% 6.96% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 469 404
Average daily rate
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£383 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.90 £27.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £32.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-48.55% -10.34%

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
11424 10955 9398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.02% 21.88% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5962 4994
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 1012 998
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -10 753 £388 -3.12% 427
London -2 450 £400 - 188
South East -11 131 £325 -18.75% 86
City of London +18 114 £391 -2.18% 54
Hampshire +23 65 £325 +18.18% 18
North West -1 39 £375 +15.38% 40
Scotland +21 38 £365 +12.30% 15
Yorkshire -8 35 £343 +1.48% 32
Berkshire -19 31 £313 -21.87% 16
West Yorkshire -5 30 £340 +0.74% 19
East Midlands +13 26 £300 - 14
Southampton +7 26 £325 - 2
South West -10 26 £350 +7.03% 27
East of England -12 21 £250 -21.87% 21
Leeds -4 18 £360 +20.00% 8
Nottingham +9 17 £300 +140.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +4 17 £300 +140.00% 5
Edinburgh +15 16 £413 +17.85% 4
West Midlands -2 16 £250 -20.28% 11
Manchester -8 16 £400 +14.28% 32
Hertfordshire +10 13 £220 -31.25% 9
Surrey +5 13 £438 -0.11% 18
Cheshire +14 12 £425 - 6
Bradford -3 10 £325 -
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £366 -8.43% 4
South Wales +8 8 £313 - 4
Wales -1 8 £313 - 8
Glasgow +1 7 £325 +8.33% 3
Reading -3 7 £241 +1.57% 6
Gloucestershire -6 7 £350 - 3

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1019 (61.80%) Apple iOS
2 632 (38.33%) Android Development
3 591 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
4 500 (30.32%) Mobile App
5 486 (29.47%) Java
6 435 (26.38%) Windows
7 358 (21.71%) HTML
8 319 (19.35%) JavaScript
9 300 (18.19%) iOS Development
10 267 (16.19%) CSS
11 236 (14.31%) Web Services
12 234 (14.19%) User Experience
13 228 (13.83%) HTML5
14 208 (12.61%) Scrum
15 205 (12.43%) TDD
16 187 (11.34%) Android SDK
17 184 (11.16%) Git (software)
18 174 (10.55%) Microsoft
19 172 (10.43%) .NET
19 172 (10.43%) JSON
20 167 (10.13%) Finance
21 165 (10.01%) OO
22 145 (8.79%) Objective-C
23 144 (8.73%) Blackberry
24 133 (8.07%) Google
25 131 (7.94%) iPhone
25 131 (7.94%) XML
26 130 (7.88%) C#
27 128 (7.76%) Linux
28 126 (7.64%) RESTful

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 46 (2.79%) MS Exchange
2 40 (2.43%) CMS
3 38 (2.30%) Node.js
4 22 (1.33%) Lync
5 20 (1.21%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (0.97%) Apache
6 16 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 12 (0.73%) IIS
7 12 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.61%) Confluence
9 9 (0.55%) uiautomator
10 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.49%) nginx
11 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.36%) JBoss
13 5 (0.30%) Kentico
13 5 (0.30%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 116 (7.03%) MS Office
2 69 (4.18%) MS Excel
3 67 (4.06%) Photoshop
4 55 (3.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 20 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.73%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.36%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.30%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.30%) InDesign
11 5 (0.30%) MS Project
12 3 (0.18%) Maya
13 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.061%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 7 (0.42%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.12%) Magento
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.061%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.39%) Google Apps
3 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.91%) Office 365
5 14 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.55%) GitHub
8 7 (0.42%) Heroku
9 5 (0.30%) PaaS
9 5 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.24%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.12%) SaaS
12 1 (0.061%) IaaS
12 1 (0.061%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.73%) TCP/IP
2 44 (2.67%) HTTP
3 38 (2.30%) Internet
4 37 (2.24%) VPN
5 35 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
6 27 (1.64%) LAN
7 24 (1.46%) Firewall
8 21 (1.27%) DNS
9 17 (1.03%) NFC
10 16 (0.97%) SSL
10 16 (0.97%) DHCP
10 16 (0.97%) WAN
11 15 (0.91%) Bluetooth
12 14 (0.85%) SAN
12 14 (0.85%) Wireless
13 13 (0.79%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (0.67%) Ethernet
15 11 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 10 (0.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.31%) MySQL
1 71 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.30%) SQLite
3 33 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 21 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 16 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.61%) Hazelcast
9 8 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.36%) Big Data
11 5 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.30%) RavenDB
11 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.24%) Redis
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 184 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 102 (6.19%) Xcode
3 82 (4.97%) Calabash
4 81 (4.91%) Subversion
5 74 (4.49%) Cucumber
6 73 (4.43%) Jenkins
7 63 (3.82%) JIRA
8 58 (3.52%) Android Studio
9 57 (3.46%) Maven
10 53 (3.21%) Selenium
10 53 (3.21%) Appium
11 43 (2.61%) Eclipse
12 40 (2.43%) JUnit
13 39 (2.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 37 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 32 (1.94%) Ant
16 29 (1.76%) Robolectric
17 28 (1.70%) Robotium
18 24 (1.46%) TeamCity
18 24 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 167 (10.13%) Finance
2 99 (6.00%) Banking
3 78 (4.73%) Retail
4 50 (3.03%) Marketing
5 44 (2.67%) Games
6 33 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.82%) Publishing
8 23 (1.39%) Advertising
9 18 (1.09%) Back Office
10 17 (1.03%) Legal
11 16 (0.97%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.61%) Electronics
13 9 (0.55%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.49%) Law
15 7 (0.42%) Automotive
15 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.36%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.30%) French Language
17 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 864 (52.40%) Developer
2 417 (25.29%) Android Developer
3 159 (9.64%) Mobile Developer
4 151 (9.16%) Analyst
5 121 (7.34%) iOS Developer
6 98 (5.94%) Designer
7 93 (5.64%) Senior Developer
8 77 (4.67%) Architect
9 76 (4.61%) Tester
10 63 (3.82%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 56 (3.40%) Support Engineer
12 53 (3.21%) Test Analyst
13 48 (2.91%) Senior Android Developer
14 47 (2.85%) UI Designer
15 41 (2.49%) Applications Developer
16 40 (2.43%) Desktop Support
17 36 (2.18%) Front-End Developer
17 36 (2.18%) Project Manager
18 35 (2.12%) Mobile Tester
18 35 (2.12%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (21.71%) HTML
2 267 (16.19%) CSS
3 236 (14.31%) Web Services
4 228 (13.83%) HTML5
5 187 (11.34%) Android SDK
6 172 (10.43%) .NET
6 172 (10.43%) JSON
7 131 (7.94%) XML
8 126 (7.64%) RESTful
9 125 (7.58%) REST
10 121 (7.34%) CSS3
11 105 (6.37%) jQuery
12 90 (5.46%) iOS SDK
13 86 (5.22%) AngularJS
14 69 (4.18%) PhoneGap
15 53 (3.21%) SOAP
16 52 (3.15%) ASP.NET
17 50 (3.03%) Apache Cordova
18 36 (2.18%) .NET Framework
19 30 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 500 (30.32%) Mobile App
2 234 (14.19%) User Experience
3 144 (8.73%) Blackberry
4 131 (7.94%) iPhone
5 92 (5.58%) iPad
6 68 (4.12%) Computer Science
7 67 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (2.49%) Mobile Payment
9 32 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
10 29 (1.76%) Open Source
10 29 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.70%) Smartphone
12 25 (1.52%) Social Media
13 23 (1.39%) Client/Server
14 21 (1.27%) Mathematics
15 19 (1.15%) Streaming Video
15 19 (1.15%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.03%) PKI
16 17 (1.03%) Algorithms
17 16 (0.97%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1019 (61.80%) Apple iOS
2 435 (26.38%) Windows
3 128 (7.76%) Linux
4 103 (6.25%) Windows Phone
5 99 (6.00%) Windows 7
6 62 (3.76%) Windows Mobile
7 55 (3.34%) Mac OS X
8 38 (2.30%) Windows XP
9 36 (2.18%) Windows 8
10 34 (2.06%) UNIX
11 30 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (1.46%) Mac OS
13 21 (1.27%) Windows Phone 8
14 19 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.61%) Windows Phone 7
17 6 (0.36%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.36%) webOS
18 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (38.33%) Android Development
2 591 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (18.19%) iOS Development
4 208 (12.61%) Scrum
5 205 (12.43%) TDD
6 165 (10.01%) OO
7 114 (6.91%) BDD
7 114 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
8 113 (6.85%) E-Commerce
9 107 (6.49%) Software Engineering
10 96 (5.82%) OOP
11 80 (4.85%) MVC
12 77 (4.67%) Unit Testing
12 77 (4.67%) Mobile Application Development
13 61 (3.70%) ITIL
14 58 (3.52%) Test Automation
15 57 (3.46%) Automated Testing
16 52 (3.15%) Kanban
17 47 (2.85%) OOD
18 46 (2.79%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 486 (29.47%) Java
2 319 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 145 (8.79%) Objective-C
4 130 (7.88%) C#
5 102 (6.19%) SQL
6 72 (4.37%) Ruby
7 61 (3.70%) Python
8 60 (3.64%) C++
9 53 (3.21%) C
10 51 (3.09%) PHP
11 15 (0.91%) XPath
12 13 (0.79%) Perl
13 10 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.42%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.42%) VB
14 7 (0.42%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.36%) PHP5
15 6 (0.36%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 114 (6.91%) Degree
2 33 (2.00%) ISEB
2 33 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.88%) VCP4
4 26 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.91%) MCSE
7 13 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.79%) CCNA
8 10 (0.61%) MCSA
8 10 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.49%) MCDST
11 5 (0.30%) MCITP
11 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.30%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.30%) MCP
12 4 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.24%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.82%) QA
2 20 (1.21%) SLA
3 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (0.79%) Firmware
4 10 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.49%) XenApp
6 5 (0.30%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.24%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.12%) Xen
9 2 (0.12%) Kerio MailServer
9 2 (0.12%) XenServer
9 2 (0.12%) vSphere
10 1 (0.061%) IAG
10 1 (0.061%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.061%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (1.39%) SCCM
2 12 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.24%) Ansible
3 4 (0.24%) Nagios
4 3 (0.18%) yum
4 3 (0.18%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.12%) SELinux
5 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.12%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.12%) SCOM
5 2 (0.12%) Puppet
6 1 (0.061%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.061%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 174 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 133 (8.07%) Google
3 110 (6.67%) Apple
4 58 (3.52%) Xamarin
5 38 (2.30%) Cisco
6 37 (2.24%) Adobe
6 37 (2.24%) Oracle
7 36 (2.18%) VMware
8 32 (1.94%) HP
9 30 (1.82%) Citrix
10 26 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.58%) Appcelerator
11 23 (1.39%) SAP
12 18 (1.09%) Sencha
13 16 (0.97%) Symantec
14 13 (0.79%) Facebook
14 13 (0.79%) MobileIron
15 11 (0.67%) Twitter
15 11 (0.67%) F5
15 11 (0.67%) Syclo
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £340 to £360 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £75 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago