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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 147 137 132
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Android 823 829 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.57% 1.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.00% 6.90% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 543 484
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £31.25 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.20% -4.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £14.04 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.12 £40.75 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £17.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -47.69%

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
11753 12020 10230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.04% 22.71% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6811 6849 5515
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 1030 962
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.00 £38.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -9 786 £375 -3.22% 350
London -9 457 £413 +3.12% 165
South East +1 113 £325 - 45
City of London -3 99 £425 - 50
North West +37 84 £350 - 37
South West +37 42 £400 -11.11% 23
Cheshire +24 34 £350 - 10
West Sussex +11 34 £325 +23.80% 4
East of England -1 30 £381 +17.30% 37
Manchester +3 29 £350 +9.80% 24
Hampshire -12 25 £325 -1.51% 6
Crawley +15 24 £340 +23.63% 3
Chester - 24 £350 - 1
Scotland +16 22 £350 - 13
Yorkshire -27 21 £323 -0.76% 17
Bristol +26 20 £400 - 12
West Midlands -19 19 £295 +7.27% 15
Edinburgh +12 17 £275 - 6
West Yorkshire -15 17 £320 -1.53% 13
Leeds -15 15 £310 -4.61% 7
Berkshire -15 15 £313 -3.84% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £450 +102.24% 6
East Midlands +1 12 £300 +15.38% 3
Hertfordshire -8 12 - - 10
Surrey +13 9 £375 - 9
Cambridgeshire +3 9 £338 -15.62% 22
Nottinghamshire -1 9 £313 +56.25% 1
Merseyside -3 9 £163 -59.37% 2
Oxfordshire -19 9 £313 - 7
Tunbridge Wells - 9 - - 4

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1013 (61.51%) Apple iOS
2 686 (41.65%) Android Development
3 654 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
4 560 (34.00%) Mobile App
5 481 (29.20%) Java
6 401 (24.35%) Windows
7 349 (21.19%) HTML
8 322 (19.55%) JavaScript
9 320 (19.43%) iOS Development
10 270 (16.39%) Mobile Development
11 254 (15.42%) CSS
12 247 (15.00%) User Experience
13 239 (14.51%) HTML5
14 231 (14.03%) JSON
15 230 (13.96%) Web Services
16 227 (13.78%) TDD
17 221 (13.42%) Android SDK
18 200 (12.14%) Scrum
19 193 (11.72%) Microsoft
20 191 (11.60%) REST
21 177 (10.75%) Git (software)
22 166 (10.08%) Objective-C
23 158 (9.59%) OO
24 156 (9.47%) Apple
25 154 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
26 144 (8.74%) Active Directory
27 143 (8.68%) E-Commerce
28 142 (8.62%) Google
29 139 (8.44%) Degree
29 139 (8.44%) XML

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 57 (3.46%) MS Exchange
2 54 (3.28%) Node.js
3 35 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.76%) Lync
5 24 (1.46%) Confluence
6 23 (1.40%) CMS
7 19 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (0.97%) Apache
10 14 (0.85%) IIS
11 11 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.61%) uiautomator
13 9 (0.55%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.43%) nginx
14 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.36%) JBoss
16 5 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (0.30%) ArcGIS
16 5 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 133 (8.08%) MS Office
2 69 (4.19%) MS Excel
3 26 (1.58%) Photoshop
4 21 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 18 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.79%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
9 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.30%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.30%) MS Project
11 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.061%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.061%) InDesign
12 1 (0.061%) Shockwave
12 1 (0.061%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.061%) Magento
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.46%) Google Apps
4 16 (0.97%) Office 365
5 15 (0.91%) GitHub
6 11 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.67%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.36%) Yammer
9 5 (0.30%) SaaS
9 5 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.18%) PaaS
10 3 (0.18%) Heroku
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.061%) Boomi
12 1 (0.061%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.061%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.91%) TCP/IP
2 46 (2.79%) VPN
3 43 (2.61%) DNS
4 42 (2.55%) Internet
5 37 (2.25%) Firewall
6 34 (2.06%) HTTP
7 31 (1.88%) LAN
7 31 (1.88%) DHCP
8 28 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
9 27 (1.64%) Wireless
10 20 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (0.85%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.79%) LDAP
13 12 (0.73%) VoIP
13 12 (0.73%) WAN
13 12 (0.73%) SAN
13 12 (0.73%) VLAN
14 11 (0.67%) SSL
15 10 (0.61%) WebEx
15 10 (0.61%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.58%) MySQL
3 36 (2.19%) SQLite
4 28 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 21 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 14 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.73%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.49%) Redis
10 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.36%) Big Data
12 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.30%) DB2
13 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 177 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 94 (5.71%) Xcode
3 89 (5.40%) Jenkins
4 81 (4.92%) Cucumber
5 80 (4.86%) Android Studio
6 71 (4.31%) Subversion
6 71 (4.31%) Calabash
7 62 (3.76%) JIRA
8 58 (3.52%) Appium
9 52 (3.16%) Maven
10 51 (3.10%) Eclipse
11 49 (2.98%) Selenium
12 44 (2.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 39 (2.37%) JUnit
14 34 (2.06%) Ant
15 30 (1.82%) Robotium
16 26 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
17 24 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 21 (1.28%) Robolectric
19 19 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 117 (7.10%) Finance
2 78 (4.74%) Retail
3 63 (3.83%) Games
4 60 (3.64%) Banking
5 47 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.79%) Marketing
7 28 (1.70%) Legal
8 27 (1.64%) Publishing
9 18 (1.09%) Back Office
10 16 (0.97%) Electronics
11 12 (0.73%) Advertising
12 10 (0.61%) Automotive
13 9 (0.55%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.55%) Law
13 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.49%) French Language
15 7 (0.43%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.43%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.30%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 867 (52.64%) Developer
2 424 (25.74%) Android Developer
3 191 (11.60%) Mobile Developer
4 139 (8.44%) Analyst
5 129 (7.83%) iOS Developer
6 107 (6.50%) Senior Developer
7 93 (5.65%) Architect
8 76 (4.61%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 65 (3.95%) Tester
10 62 (3.76%) Designer
11 55 (3.34%) Senior Android Developer
12 53 (3.22%) Applications Developer
13 46 (2.79%) Desktop Support
14 45 (2.73%) Software Engineer
14 45 (2.73%) Project Manager
14 45 (2.73%) Support Analyst
15 41 (2.49%) Support Engineer
16 40 (2.43%) Test Analyst
17 37 (2.25%) Front-End Developer
18 35 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (21.19%) HTML
2 254 (15.42%) CSS
3 239 (14.51%) HTML5
4 231 (14.03%) JSON
5 230 (13.96%) Web Services
6 221 (13.42%) Android SDK
7 191 (11.60%) REST
8 139 (8.44%) XML
9 123 (7.47%) .NET
10 110 (6.68%) CSS3
11 103 (6.25%) iOS SDK
12 91 (5.53%) jQuery
13 88 (5.34%) RESTful
14 86 (5.22%) AngularJS
15 74 (4.49%) SOAP
16 50 (3.04%) PhoneGap
17 45 (2.73%) ASP.NET
18 34 (2.06%) Cocoa
19 31 (1.88%) Apache Cordova
20 26 (1.58%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 560 (34.00%) Mobile App
2 247 (15.00%) User Experience
3 137 (8.32%) Blackberry
4 120 (7.29%) iPhone
5 76 (4.61%) iPad
5 76 (4.61%) Computer Science
6 57 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (1.94%) Streaming Video
8 24 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 24 (1.46%) IPTV
9 22 (1.34%) Social Media
9 22 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
9 22 (1.34%) BYOD
10 20 (1.21%) Physics
11 19 (1.15%) Over-the-Top Content
12 18 (1.09%) STB
12 18 (1.09%) Smartphone
13 17 (1.03%) Video on Demand
13 17 (1.03%) Animation
13 17 (1.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1013 (61.51%) Apple iOS
2 401 (24.35%) Windows
3 118 (7.16%) Linux
4 100 (6.07%) Windows 7
5 75 (4.55%) Windows Phone
6 63 (3.83%) Mac OS X
7 54 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
8 47 (2.85%) Windows XP
9 41 (2.49%) UNIX
10 40 (2.43%) Windows 8
10 40 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (0.61%) Windows Phone 7
16 9 (0.55%) Windows Phone 8
17 8 (0.49%) BlackBerry OS
18 7 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
19 5 (0.30%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (41.65%) Android Development
2 654 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
3 320 (19.43%) iOS Development
4 270 (16.39%) Mobile Development
5 227 (13.78%) TDD
6 200 (12.14%) Scrum
7 158 (9.59%) OO
8 154 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
9 143 (8.68%) E-Commerce
10 134 (8.14%) Software Engineering
11 120 (7.29%) BDD
12 104 (6.31%) Mobile Application Development
13 92 (5.59%) OOP
14 82 (4.98%) Unit Testing
15 75 (4.55%) Automated Testing
16 65 (3.95%) ITIL
17 61 (3.70%) MVC
18 57 (3.46%) SDLC
18 57 (3.46%) Test Automation
19 53 (3.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 481 (29.20%) Java
2 322 (19.55%) JavaScript
3 166 (10.08%) Objective-C
4 124 (7.53%) C#
5 93 (5.65%) SQL
6 92 (5.59%) C++
7 65 (3.95%) Python
8 59 (3.58%) Ruby
9 48 (2.91%) C
9 48 (2.91%) PHP
10 17 (1.03%) Apple Swift
11 14 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.73%) ActionScript
13 10 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.61%) Scala
14 7 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.43%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.43%) Perl
15 6 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 139 (8.44%) Degree
2 29 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (1.34%) ISEB
3 22 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (1.09%) CCNA
5 12 (0.73%) MCSE
6 8 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.36%) MCSA
7 6 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.36%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.30%) MCP
9 3 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.18%) MCDST
9 3 (0.18%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.18%) JNCIS
9 3 (0.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (5.28%) QA
2 18 (1.09%) SLA
3 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.061%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 144 (8.74%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.03%) XenApp
4 10 (0.61%) Terminal Services
4 10 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.24%) vSphere
7 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.18%) Firmware
8 3 (0.18%) NFS
9 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.12%) Docker
10 1 (0.061%) iptables
10 1 (0.061%) IAG
10 1 (0.061%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (1.70%) AirWatch
2 25 (1.52%) SCCM
3 10 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.55%) yum
5 8 (0.49%) Puppet
6 7 (0.43%) Ansible
7 6 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.24%) Nagios
8 4 (0.24%) SCOM
8 4 (0.24%) Casper Suite
9 3 (0.18%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.12%) DameWare
10 2 (0.12%) WSUS
10 2 (0.12%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.12%) SELinux
11 1 (0.061%) Iperf
11 1 (0.061%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.061%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 193 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 156 (9.47%) Apple
3 142 (8.62%) Google
4 53 (3.22%) Cisco
5 40 (2.43%) Adobe
6 39 (2.37%) Xamarin
7 38 (2.31%) Oracle
7 38 (2.31%) Citrix
7 38 (2.31%) VMware
8 31 (1.88%) HP
9 27 (1.64%) SAP
10 20 (1.21%) Appcelerator
11 19 (1.15%) MobileIron
12 16 (0.97%) Dell
13 15 (0.91%) Facebook
14 14 (0.85%) Symantec
15 13 (0.79%) Twitter
16 11 (0.67%) LANDesk
16 11 (0.67%) IBM
17 10 (0.61%) Roku
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