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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 139 141 186
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +45
Contract jobs citing Android 847 711 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.49% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.88% 7.07% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 444 363
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 36 43
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £20.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -0.69%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -11 809 £400 +6.66% 413
London +8 506 £400 +3.89% 197
South East +29 133 £325 -1.51% 69
City of London -9 120 £420 +12.00% 52
Berkshire +11 50 £400 +60.00% 17
East of England -16 48 £300 -29.41% 40
Hampshire +33 39 £300 -11.76% 15
West Midlands -1 28 £330 +5.17% 12
North West -36 27 £350 +7.69% 43
Yorkshire -6 25 £325 -3.70% 24
Cambridgeshire +2 23 £400 +6.66% 25
Cambridge +12 21 £388 +3.33% 18
South West -41 21 £481 +100.52% 16
West Yorkshire -4 19 £325 -23.52% 13
Manchester -18 19 £325 - 24
Surrey -18 17 £438 +9.50% 8
Bracknell +14 15 £400 -
Reading -1 15 £209 -42.34% 12
Leeds -5 15 £325 -23.52% 7
East Midlands -8 13 £260 -25.71% 8
Dorset +5 12 £500 - 3
Birmingham -4 11 £325 +4.00% 5
East Sussex - 11 £300 - 1
Warwickshire - 11 £250 - 1
Scotland -12 10 £300 -9.77% 11
Bournemouth - 10 £500 - 2
Southampton -4 9 £450 +28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 9 £268 -6.95% 4
Hertfordshire -21 9 £223 -47.64% 9
Brighton - 9 £300 - 1

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 910 (57.30%) Apple iOS
2 629 (39.61%) Android Development
3 563 (35.45%) Mobile App
4 495 (31.17%) Java
5 391 (24.62%) HTML
6 333 (20.97%) JavaScript
7 294 (18.51%) CSS
8 289 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
9 281 (17.70%) Windows
10 255 (16.06%) HTML5
11 253 (15.93%) iOS Development
12 208 (13.10%) Scrum
13 202 (12.72%) iPhone
14 182 (11.46%) Web Services
15 177 (11.15%) JSON
16 175 (11.02%) TDD
17 174 (10.96%) XML
18 170 (10.71%) Android SDK
19 165 (10.39%) OO
20 160 (10.08%) Objective-C
21 154 (9.70%) .NET
22 150 (9.45%) Blackberry
23 148 (9.32%) Google
24 146 (9.19%) jQuery
25 133 (8.38%) C++
26 132 (8.31%) Finance
27 130 (8.19%) Software Engineering
28 128 (8.06%) Git (software)
29 122 (7.68%) C#
30 116 (7.30%) iPad

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 36 (2.27%) Node.js
2 32 (2.02%) CMS
3 31 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 27 (1.70%) Apache
5 26 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 23 (1.45%) WordPress
6 23 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (1.32%) IIS
8 17 (1.07%) nginx
9 10 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 10 (0.63%) Lync
10 9 (0.57%) Drupal
10 9 (0.57%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.25%) Magnolia
14 4 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 68 (4.28%) Photoshop
2 51 (3.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 44 (2.77%) MS Office
4 21 (1.32%) MS Excel
5 12 (0.76%) InDesign
5 12 (0.76%) Adobe After Effects
6 11 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.38%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.31%) MS Project
9 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.063%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.063%) Maya
11 1 (0.063%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.31%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.88%) SaaS
3 14 (0.88%) GitHub
4 11 (0.69%) Google App Engine
5 9 (0.57%) PaaS
6 8 (0.50%) IaaS
6 8 (0.50%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.38%) Office 365
8 6 (0.38%) Heroku
9 5 (0.31%) Trello
10 1 (0.063%) Route 53
10 1 (0.063%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.52%) Internet
2 39 (2.46%) HTTP
3 32 (2.02%) VPN
4 29 (1.83%) Wireless
5 24 (1.51%) Firewall
6 23 (1.45%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
7 22 (1.39%) DNS
8 21 (1.32%) VoIP
9 20 (1.26%) LAN
10 15 (0.94%) NFC
11 11 (0.69%) Wireshark
11 11 (0.69%) DHCP
12 10 (0.63%) Bluetooth
12 10 (0.63%) WAN
12 10 (0.63%) AMQP
13 9 (0.57%) IP Telephony
13 9 (0.57%) 3GPP
14 8 (0.50%) Intranet
14 8 (0.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.09%) MySQL
2 49 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 38 (2.39%) SQLite
4 20 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.01%) NoSQL
5 16 (1.01%) Big Data
6 13 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.25%) DB2
14 4 (0.25%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 128 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 88 (5.54%) Xcode
3 86 (5.42%) Selenium
4 62 (3.90%) Cucumber
4 62 (3.90%) Subversion
5 57 (3.59%) PhoneGap
6 51 (3.21%) JIRA
7 50 (3.15%) Calabash
8 49 (3.09%) Eclipse
9 40 (2.52%) WebDriver
9 40 (2.52%) Axure RP
10 35 (2.20%) Jenkins
11 31 (1.95%) Robotium
11 31 (1.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 28 (1.76%) Maven
13 23 (1.45%) Hudson
14 21 (1.32%) SoapUI
15 18 (1.13%) Mercurial
15 18 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (1.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (8.31%) Finance
2 87 (5.48%) Games
3 85 (5.35%) Retail
4 69 (4.35%) Banking
5 42 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.95%) Marketing
7 29 (1.83%) Automotive
8 28 (1.76%) Electronics
9 19 (1.20%) Publishing
10 15 (0.94%) Advertising
11 12 (0.76%) Legal
12 9 (0.57%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.57%) Billing
12 9 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.50%) Back Office
13 8 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.31%) German Language
16 3 (0.19%) International Banking
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 822 (51.76%) Developer
2 415 (26.13%) Android Developer
3 130 (8.19%) Architect
3 130 (8.19%) Mobile Developer
4 117 (7.37%) Analyst
5 113 (7.12%) Designer
6 84 (5.29%) iOS Developer
7 62 (3.90%) Tester
8 61 (3.84%) Senior Developer
9 60 (3.78%) Web Developer
10 55 (3.46%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 48 (3.02%) Test Analyst
11 48 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
12 47 (2.96%) Software Engineer
13 46 (2.90%) User Experience Designer
14 42 (2.64%) Applications Developer
15 41 (2.58%) Project Manager
16 35 (2.20%) Front-End Developer
17 32 (2.02%) Senior Android Developer
17 32 (2.02%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (24.62%) HTML
2 294 (18.51%) CSS
3 255 (16.06%) HTML5
4 182 (11.46%) Web Services
5 177 (11.15%) JSON
6 174 (10.96%) XML
7 170 (10.71%) Android SDK
8 154 (9.70%) .NET
9 146 (9.19%) jQuery
10 115 (7.24%) REST
11 112 (7.05%) CSS3
12 82 (5.16%) SOAP
13 76 (4.79%) iOS SDK
14 73 (4.60%) RESTful
15 67 (4.22%) Ajax
16 57 (3.59%) ASP.NET
17 48 (3.02%) OpenGL
18 45 (2.83%) AngularJS
19 44 (2.77%) Flash
20 39 (2.46%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 563 (35.45%) Mobile App
2 202 (12.72%) iPhone
3 150 (9.45%) Blackberry
4 116 (7.30%) iPad
5 72 (4.53%) Computer Science
6 58 (3.65%) Open Source
7 35 (2.20%) Social Media
8 31 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.89%) Video on Demand
10 28 (1.76%) Handset
10 28 (1.76%) Client/Server
11 27 (1.70%) 3D Graphics
12 26 (1.64%) Smartphone
12 26 (1.64%) Digital Media
13 24 (1.51%) Social Network
14 22 (1.39%) IPTV
14 22 (1.39%) Animation
15 21 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
16 19 (1.20%) Graphic Design
17 18 (1.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 910 (57.30%) Apple iOS
2 281 (17.70%) Windows
3 111 (6.99%) Linux
4 80 (5.04%) Windows Phone
5 55 (3.46%) Windows 7
5 55 (3.46%) Windows Mobile
6 30 (1.89%) Windows XP
7 28 (1.76%) Windows 8
8 24 (1.51%) UNIX
9 23 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 21 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
14 9 (0.57%) bada
14 9 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
15 7 (0.44%) BlackBerry OS
15 7 (0.44%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (39.61%) Android Development
2 289 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (15.93%) iOS Development
4 208 (13.10%) Scrum
5 175 (11.02%) TDD
6 165 (10.39%) OO
7 130 (8.19%) Software Engineering
8 109 (6.86%) E-Commerce
9 107 (6.74%) OOP
10 90 (5.67%) MVC
10 90 (5.67%) BDD
11 65 (4.09%) Mobile Application Development
12 61 (3.84%) Test Automation
13 60 (3.78%) Web Development
14 57 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
15 54 (3.40%) Unit Testing
16 53 (3.34%) Multithreading
17 51 (3.21%) Analytics
18 44 (2.77%) Automated Testing
19 42 (2.64%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 495 (31.17%) Java
2 333 (20.97%) JavaScript
3 160 (10.08%) Objective-C
4 133 (8.38%) C++
5 122 (7.68%) C#
6 103 (6.49%) C
7 93 (5.86%) PHP
8 77 (4.85%) Ruby
9 69 (4.35%) SQL
10 67 (4.22%) Python
11 20 (1.26%) PHP5
12 16 (1.01%) GLSL
13 13 (0.82%) ActionScript
14 12 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.69%) Perl
15 11 (0.69%) Embedded C
16 10 (0.63%) HLSL
17 9 (0.57%) ActionScript 3.0
17 9 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 102 (6.42%) Degree
2 47 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.70%) ISEB
5 13 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.69%) PhD
8 8 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.44%) CCNA
9 7 (0.44%) CCNP
10 6 (0.38%) MCSE
11 4 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.25%) MCITP
12 3 (0.19%) ACSP
12 3 (0.19%) ACSA
12 3 (0.19%) MCDST
12 3 (0.19%) MCTS
12 3 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (6.49%) QA
2 9 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 9 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.50%) SLA
4 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.063%) JTAG
5 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (4.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.31%) XenApp
4 5 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (0.25%) vSphere
6 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.19%) UAG
7 1 (0.063%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.063%) Openswan
7 1 (0.063%) XenServer
7 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.063%) Nmap
7 1 (0.063%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (0.82%) SCCM
1 13 (0.82%) Nagios
2 12 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.69%) Puppet
4 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.31%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.19%) Ansible
8 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.063%) OpenSSO
9 1 (0.063%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.063%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.063%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.063%) SCOM
9 1 (0.063%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.063%) WSUS
9 1 (0.063%) Nessus
Vendors
1 148 (9.32%) Google
2 109 (6.86%) Microsoft
3 91 (5.73%) Apple
4 61 (3.84%) Adobe
5 42 (2.64%) Facebook
6 32 (2.02%) Cisco
7 30 (1.89%) HP
8 29 (1.83%) Appcelerator
9 28 (1.76%) Oracle
10 27 (1.70%) Twitter
11 25 (1.57%) Symbian
11 25 (1.57%) Citrix
12 23 (1.45%) VMware
12 23 (1.45%) Sencha
13 20 (1.26%) Xamarin
14 19 (1.20%) TIBCO
15 14 (0.88%) McAfee
15 14 (0.88%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.82%) IBM
16 13 (0.82%) SAP
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £750 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Annum contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £750 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Propel
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago