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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 134 117 168
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +51
Contract jobs citing Android 851 911 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.78% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.88% 7.98% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 615 372
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 £341 £339 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +9.27%
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
12377 11418 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.34% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 6250 5960
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 £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1036 1254
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 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 28 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 28 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
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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 -22 807 £375 -1.31% 393
London -7 539 £400 - 164
South East +30 117 £325 -10.95% 72
City of London -4 112 £375 +5.63% 36
Berkshire +22 47 £325 -13.33% 12
East of England -48 35 £388 +16.10% 35
Yorkshire +14 28 £350 - 22
Hampshire +14 28 £328 +9.16% 19
South West -13 27 £325 +18.18% 22
West Yorkshire +17 20 £350 -0.07% 14
Buckinghamshire +8 20 £400 +37.93% 4
Scotland -14 20 £300 +31.14% 11
West Midlands -19 20 £290 -17.14% 15
Milton Keynes - 20 £400 - 2
North West -21 19 £350 +7.69% 43
Manchester -7 16 £350 +7.69% 33
Bracknell +16 12 £313 -16.66% 1
Reading +15 12 £375 -11.76% 4
Bedfordshire -9 12 £530 +51.42% 1
Northern Ireland +14 11 £350 +1.44%
Oxfordshire +4 11 £325 - 10
East Midlands -6 11 £338 -20.58% 12
Edinburgh -15 11 £268 -33.12% 4
Hertfordshire -19 11 £375 +36.36% 14
Belfast +12 8 £388 -
County Antrim +12 8 £388 -
Middlesex +5 8 £270 -
Leeds +7 7 £375 +6.99% 3
Slough +6 7 £250 +53.84% 1
North Yorkshire +2 7 £300 -9.09%

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1008 (59.05%) Apple iOS
2 644 (37.73%) Android Development
3 565 (33.10%) Mobile App
4 500 (29.29%) Java
5 406 (23.78%) HTML
6 310 (18.16%) JavaScript
7 304 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
8 292 (17.11%) CSS
9 290 (16.99%) Windows
10 281 (16.46%) iOS Development
11 227 (13.30%) HTML5
12 224 (13.12%) Web Services
13 215 (12.60%) TDD
14 205 (12.01%) Scrum
14 205 (12.01%) JSON
15 204 (11.95%) Android SDK
16 189 (11.07%) iPhone
17 180 (10.54%) Objective-C
18 172 (10.08%) XML
19 167 (9.78%) Blackberry
20 166 (9.72%) OO
21 163 (9.55%) Finance
22 139 (8.14%) .NET
23 133 (7.79%) C#
24 129 (7.56%) Microsoft
25 127 (7.44%) E-Commerce
26 123 (7.21%) BDD
27 122 (7.15%) Google
28 120 (7.03%) Linux
29 119 (6.97%) QA

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 31 (1.82%) 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 (1.00%) Apache
8 13 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.76%) Lync
9 12 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.59%) 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 98 (5.74%) Photoshop
2 92 (5.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 69 (4.04%) MS Office
4 32 (1.87%) InDesign
5 30 (1.76%) MS Excel
6 20 (1.17%) Adobe After Effects
7 15 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.59%) 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 (0.059%) Blender
13 1 (0.059%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.059%) Mudbox
13 1 (0.059%) Maya
13 1 (0.059%) 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 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.53%) Office 365
5 8 (0.47%) SaaS
6 7 (0.41%) PaaS
7 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.23%) IaaS
9 3 (0.18%) GitHub
10 2 (0.12%) Trello
11 1 (0.059%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.059%) Route 53
11 1 (0.059%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.059%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.059%) Force.com
11 1 (0.059%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.64%) Internet
2 40 (2.34%) HTTP
3 34 (1.99%) VPN
4 30 (1.76%) 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 (1.00%) DNS
9 17 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (0.82%) LAN
11 12 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (0.64%) Wireshark
13 9 (0.53%) RTSP
13 9 (0.53%) WAN
14 8 (0.47%) SSL
14 8 (0.47%) IP Telephony
15 7 (0.41%) LTE
15 7 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (4.92%) MySQL
2 56 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 37 (2.17%) SQLite
4 24 (1.41%) 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 (6.97%) Git (software)
2 85 (4.98%) Subversion
3 83 (4.86%) Xcode
4 82 (4.80%) Cucumber
5 77 (4.51%) Calabash
6 69 (4.04%) JIRA
6 69 (4.04%) Selenium
7 59 (3.46%) Eclipse
8 48 (2.81%) Axure RP
8 48 (2.81%) Jenkins
9 45 (2.64%) PhoneGap
10 39 (2.28%) Robotium
11 36 (2.11%) WebDriver
12 31 (1.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 25 (1.46%) Hudson
14 23 (1.35%) Maven
15 20 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (1.11%) Visual Studio
17 18 (1.05%) eggPlant
18 17 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 163 (9.55%) Finance
2 90 (5.27%) Retail
3 69 (4.04%) Banking
4 62 (3.63%) Games
5 56 (3.28%) Marketing
6 49 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.70%) Advertising
8 26 (1.52%) Publishing
8 26 (1.52%) Electronics
9 20 (1.17%) Legal
10 17 (1.00%) Automotive
11 11 (0.64%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.41%) French Language
14 5 (0.29%) German Language
14 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.18%) Back Office
16 3 (0.18%) Law
16 3 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 852 (49.91%) Developer
2 424 (24.84%) Android Developer
3 149 (8.73%) Designer
4 131 (7.67%) Analyst
5 128 (7.50%) Architect
5 128 (7.50%) Mobile Developer
6 108 (6.33%) iOS Developer
7 81 (4.75%) Tester
8 69 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 54 (3.16%) Web Developer
10 52 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
11 51 (2.99%) Test Analyst
12 50 (2.93%) Mobile Tester
13 49 (2.87%) User Experience Designer
14 46 (2.69%) PHP Developer
15 43 (2.52%) Project Manager
16 42 (2.46%) Software Engineer
17 41 (2.40%) Mobile Applications Developer
18 40 (2.34%) Applications Developer
19 37 (2.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (23.78%) HTML
2 292 (17.11%) CSS
3 227 (13.30%) HTML5
4 224 (13.12%) Web Services
5 205 (12.01%) JSON
6 204 (11.95%) Android SDK
7 172 (10.08%) XML
8 139 (8.14%) .NET
9 110 (6.44%) REST
10 101 (5.92%) CSS3
10 101 (5.92%) jQuery
10 101 (5.92%) RESTful
11 86 (5.04%) SOAP
12 66 (3.87%) iOS SDK
13 65 (3.81%) Flash
14 59 (3.46%) Ajax
15 53 (3.10%) AngularJS
16 39 (2.28%) ASP.NET
17 37 (2.17%) Backbone.js
18 30 (1.76%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 565 (33.10%) Mobile App
2 189 (11.07%) iPhone
3 167 (9.78%) Blackberry
4 96 (5.62%) iPad
5 70 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 59 (3.46%) Open Source
7 53 (3.10%) Social Media
8 41 (2.40%) Smartphone
9 40 (2.34%) Video on Demand
10 36 (2.11%) Digital Media
11 33 (1.93%) Handset
12 31 (1.82%) Animation
13 26 (1.52%) Client/Server
14 24 (1.41%) Streaming Video
14 24 (1.41%) Cryptography
15 23 (1.35%) 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 1008 (59.05%) Apple iOS
2 290 (16.99%) Windows
3 120 (7.03%) Linux
4 67 (3.93%) Windows 7
5 65 (3.81%) Windows Phone
6 59 (3.46%) Windows Mobile
7 40 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 31 (1.82%) 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 (0.59%) 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
1 644 (37.73%) Android Development
2 304 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (16.46%) iOS Development
4 215 (12.60%) TDD
5 205 (12.01%) Scrum
6 166 (9.72%) OO
7 127 (7.44%) E-Commerce
8 123 (7.21%) BDD
9 118 (6.91%) Software Engineering
10 103 (6.03%) OOP
11 98 (5.74%) MVC
12 78 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (3.69%) Unit Testing
13 63 (3.69%) Web Development
14 61 (3.57%) Test Automation
15 58 (3.40%) Project Management
16 55 (3.22%) Analytics
17 53 (3.10%) Responsive Web Design
17 53 (3.10%) Mobile Application Development
17 53 (3.10%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 500 (29.29%) Java
2 310 (18.16%) JavaScript
3 180 (10.54%) Objective-C
4 133 (7.79%) C#
5 102 (5.98%) PHP
6 92 (5.39%) C++
7 83 (4.86%) SQL
8 82 (4.80%) Ruby
9 76 (4.45%) C
10 47 (2.75%) Python
11 31 (1.82%) PHP5
12 24 (1.41%) Groovy
13 16 (0.94%) Perl
14 10 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.53%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.47%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.41%) ActionScript
18 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.29%) PowerShell
19 5 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 103 (6.03%) 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
1 119 (6.97%) QA
2 17 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.53%) SLA
5 4 (0.23%) JTAG
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.059%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 94 (5.51%) 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 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.059%) Nmap
7 1 (0.059%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.059%) XenServer
7 1 (0.059%) Varnish
7 1 (0.059%) 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 (0.059%) Nessus
10 1 (0.059%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.059%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.059%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 129 (7.56%) Microsoft
2 122 (7.15%) Google
3 84 (4.92%) Adobe
4 75 (4.39%) Apple
5 40 (2.34%) Cisco
6 35 (2.05%) Xamarin
7 33 (1.93%) Citrix
8 32 (1.87%) Oracle
9 27 (1.58%) Appcelerator
10 26 (1.52%) Facebook
11 24 (1.41%) HP
11 24 (1.41%) MobileIron
12 23 (1.35%) TIBCO
13 22 (1.29%) Sencha
14 19 (1.11%) VMware
15 17 (1.00%) Twitter
16 16 (0.94%) Remedy
17 15 (0.88%) Sitecore
18 14 (0.82%) IBM
19 10 (0.59%) SAP
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