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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 142 132 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs citing Android 865 888 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.65% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.97% 7.14% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 589 594
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 33
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £14.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.25 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% -48.46%

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
12405 12439 10960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 23.10% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7253 7102 5970
Average daily rate £363 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 1029 998
Average hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -14 829 £385 +2.66% 364
London -27 482 £425 +6.25% 143
South East -12 119 £338 +2.27% 49
City of London -21 99 £425 +6.31% 38
North West +39 85 £350 +3.70% 40
South West +29 52 £413 -8.33% 35
East of England +1 39 £308 -18.00% 40
Cheshire - 38 £358 - 12
West Sussex +13 32 £325 +18.18% 2
Bristol +24 30 £413 +26.92% 16
Manchester -2 29 £350 +9.80% 25
Chester - 28 £358 - 1
Hampshire -12 25 £325 -1.51% 5
Crawley +12 24 £340 +23.63%
Scotland +12 23 £281 -6.25% 14
East Midlands +3 17 £300 +9.09% 12
Yorkshire -28 16 £320 -1.53% 25
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £375 - 6
Cambridgeshire +4 15 £215 -46.25% 16
Hertfordshire -11 15 £265 -27.64% 15
West Yorkshire -19 15 £320 -8.57% 19
Edinburgh +2 14 £225 -30.76% 6
West Midlands -7 14 £295 +7.27% 14
Berkshire -18 14 £338 -15.62% 14
Leeds -18 13 £300 -14.28% 14
Cambridge -5 12 £215 -44.51% 14
Kent - 12 - - 4
Tunbridge Wells - 12 - - 1
Milton Keynes +1 11 £388 - 5
Oxfordshire -23 9 £363 +11.53% 6

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1020 (61.67%) Apple iOS
2 714 (43.17%) Android Development
3 653 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
4 580 (35.07%) Mobile App
5 470 (28.42%) Java
6 411 (24.85%) Windows
7 346 (20.92%) HTML
8 344 (20.80%) iOS Development
9 329 (19.89%) JavaScript
10 272 (16.44%) Mobile Development
11 249 (15.05%) CSS
12 238 (14.39%) Web Services
13 237 (14.33%) TDD
14 232 (14.03%) HTML5
15 226 (13.66%) Microsoft
16 225 (13.60%) User Experience
17 217 (13.12%) Android SDK
18 216 (13.06%) JSON
19 191 (11.55%) Scrum
20 182 (11.00%) REST
21 176 (10.64%) Objective-C
22 168 (10.16%) Apple
23 164 (9.92%) OO
24 157 (9.49%) Active Directory
25 152 (9.19%) Git (software)
26 145 (8.77%) MS Office
27 144 (8.71%) XML
27 144 (8.71%) E-Commerce
27 144 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
27 144 (8.71%) Google

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 60 (3.63%) MS Exchange
2 55 (3.33%) Node.js
3 43 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 35 (2.12%) Lync
5 24 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.45%) Confluence
6 22 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (1.15%) CMS
8 14 (0.85%) Apache
9 13 (0.79%) IIS
10 12 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.60%) uiautomator
13 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.36%) JBoss
14 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.36%) nginx
15 5 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 145 (8.77%) MS Office
2 86 (5.20%) MS Excel
3 26 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.39%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
9 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.24%) MS Project
11 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.060%) InDesign
12 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.060%) Shockwave
12 1 (0.060%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.060%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.060%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.39%) Google Apps
4 19 (1.15%) GitHub
5 18 (1.09%) Office 365
6 12 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.67%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.42%) SaaS
10 6 (0.36%) Yammer
11 5 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.18%) PaaS
13 2 (0.12%) Heroku
13 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.060%) Route 53
14 1 (0.060%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.060%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.060%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 53 (3.20%) VPN
3 51 (3.08%) Internet
4 50 (3.02%) DNS
5 43 (2.60%) Firewall
6 36 (2.18%) DHCP
7 35 (2.12%) LAN
7 35 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
8 29 (1.75%) HTTP
9 28 (1.69%) Wireless
10 25 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (1.09%) SAN
12 17 (1.03%) WAN
13 16 (0.97%) Ethernet
14 15 (0.91%) VoIP
14 15 (0.91%) VLAN
15 14 (0.85%) NFC
16 12 (0.73%) WLAN
16 12 (0.73%) LDAP
16 12 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.96%) MySQL
3 39 (2.36%) SQLite
4 29 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 20 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 16 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.73%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.67%) Redis
10 8 (0.48%) Big Data
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.48%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.36%) DB2
12 6 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.30%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 152 (9.19%) Git (software)
2 73 (4.41%) Xcode
2 73 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 68 (4.11%) Cucumber
4 64 (3.87%) Android Studio
5 61 (3.69%) JIRA
5 61 (3.69%) Subversion
6 50 (3.02%) Calabash
7 48 (2.90%) Appium
8 45 (2.72%) Selenium
9 42 (2.54%) Eclipse
10 37 (2.24%) Maven
10 37 (2.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 27 (1.63%) JUnit
12 24 (1.45%) Robotium
13 23 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (1.27%) Robolectric
15 20 (1.21%) Ant
16 16 (0.97%) Visual Studio
16 16 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 118 (7.13%) Finance
2 82 (4.96%) Retail
3 74 (4.47%) Games
4 65 (3.93%) Banking
5 49 (2.96%) Marketing
6 46 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.81%) Legal
8 21 (1.27%) Publishing
9 18 (1.09%) Electronics
10 17 (1.03%) Back Office
11 12 (0.73%) Advertising
12 11 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.67%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.60%) Automotive
13 10 (0.60%) French Language
14 9 (0.54%) Law
15 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.30%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 871 (52.66%) Developer
2 428 (25.88%) Android Developer
3 185 (11.19%) Mobile Developer
4 144 (8.71%) iOS Developer
5 139 (8.40%) Analyst
6 106 (6.41%) Senior Developer
7 88 (5.32%) Architect
8 71 (4.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 59 (3.57%) Tester
10 55 (3.33%) Senior Android Developer
11 53 (3.20%) Applications Developer
12 52 (3.14%) Project Manager
12 52 (3.14%) Designer
13 51 (3.08%) Desktop Support
13 51 (3.08%) Support Analyst
14 49 (2.96%) Software Engineer
15 43 (2.60%) Support Engineer
16 41 (2.48%) Lead Developer
17 38 (2.30%) Test Analyst
17 38 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (20.92%) HTML
2 249 (15.05%) CSS
3 238 (14.39%) Web Services
4 232 (14.03%) HTML5
5 217 (13.12%) Android SDK
6 216 (13.06%) JSON
7 182 (11.00%) REST
8 144 (8.71%) XML
9 125 (7.56%) .NET
10 99 (5.99%) CSS3
11 96 (5.80%) iOS SDK
12 88 (5.32%) jQuery
13 82 (4.96%) RESTful
14 80 (4.84%) AngularJS
15 73 (4.41%) SOAP
16 45 (2.72%) ASP.NET
16 45 (2.72%) PhoneGap
17 43 (2.60%) Cocoa
18 32 (1.93%) OpenGL
19 26 (1.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 580 (35.07%) Mobile App
2 225 (13.60%) User Experience
3 137 (8.28%) Blackberry
4 116 (7.01%) iPhone
5 77 (4.66%) iPad
6 67 (4.05%) Computer Science
7 65 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (1.93%) Social Media
8 32 (1.93%) Streaming Video
9 26 (1.57%) Mobile Payment
10 25 (1.51%) IPTV
11 24 (1.45%) BYOD
12 23 (1.39%) Mathematics
13 20 (1.21%) Physics
14 19 (1.15%) STB
14 19 (1.15%) Over-the-Top Content
15 18 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (1.03%) Algorithms
16 17 (1.03%) Video on Demand
17 15 (0.91%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1020 (61.67%) Apple iOS
2 411 (24.85%) Windows
3 126 (7.62%) Linux
4 103 (6.23%) Windows 7
5 79 (4.78%) Mac OS X
6 77 (4.66%) Windows Phone
7 56 (3.39%) Windows XP
8 52 (3.14%) Windows Mobile
9 47 (2.84%) Windows 8
10 45 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (2.30%) UNIX
13 37 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (1.15%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (0.79%) Windows Phone 7
16 8 (0.48%) BlackBerry OS
17 7 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
18 6 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
19 5 (0.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (43.17%) Android Development
2 653 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
3 344 (20.80%) iOS Development
4 272 (16.44%) Mobile Development
5 237 (14.33%) TDD
6 191 (11.55%) Scrum
7 164 (9.92%) OO
8 144 (8.71%) E-Commerce
8 144 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
9 129 (7.80%) Software Engineering
10 115 (6.95%) BDD
11 107 (6.47%) Mobile Application Development
12 97 (5.86%) OOP
13 76 (4.59%) Automated Testing
14 73 (4.41%) Unit Testing
15 72 (4.35%) ITIL
16 66 (3.99%) MVC
17 59 (3.57%) Project Management
18 57 (3.45%) Open Source
19 53 (3.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 470 (28.42%) Java
2 329 (19.89%) JavaScript
3 176 (10.64%) Objective-C
4 138 (8.34%) C#
5 102 (6.17%) C++
6 94 (5.68%) SQL
7 65 (3.93%) Python
8 54 (3.26%) Ruby
9 46 (2.78%) C
10 45 (2.72%) PHP
11 20 (1.21%) Apple Swift
12 17 (1.03%) ActionScript
13 13 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.73%) Scala
15 9 (0.54%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.42%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.42%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.42%) Perl
16 7 (0.42%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (7.56%) Degree
2 27 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.15%) ISEB
6 17 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.03%) CCNA
7 9 (0.54%) MCSE
7 9 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.42%) MCSA
10 6 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.30%) MCITP
11 5 (0.30%) MCP
12 4 (0.24%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.24%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.18%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.18%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.96%) QA
2 20 (1.21%) SLA
3 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.24%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.060%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 157 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.69%) XenApp
3 24 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.73%) Terminal Services
5 9 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.30%) vSphere
8 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.18%) NFS
9 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.060%) Xen
11 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.060%) Firmware
11 1 (0.060%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.060%) Docker
11 1 (0.060%) iptables
Systems Management
1 35 (2.12%) SCCM
2 29 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 10 (0.60%) Puppet
3 10 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.54%) yum
5 8 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.42%) Ansible
7 5 (0.30%) Casper Suite
7 5 (0.30%) Nagios
8 4 (0.24%) SCOM
9 3 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.18%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.12%) SELinux
10 2 (0.12%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.12%) DameWare
10 2 (0.12%) WSUS
11 1 (0.060%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.060%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 226 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 168 (10.16%) Apple
3 144 (8.71%) Google
4 68 (4.11%) Cisco
5 52 (3.14%) Citrix
6 49 (2.96%) VMware
7 45 (2.72%) Oracle
8 44 (2.66%) Xamarin
9 39 (2.36%) Adobe
10 34 (2.06%) HP
11 24 (1.45%) SAP
12 22 (1.33%) Dell
13 17 (1.03%) MobileIron
13 17 (1.03%) Appcelerator
14 15 (0.91%) Facebook
15 13 (0.79%) Twitter
16 12 (0.73%) Symantec
16 12 (0.73%) LANDesk
17 11 (0.67%) Polycom
17 11 (0.67%) McAfee
Scotland
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ISL
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Dependant on experience.
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day 500 to 575 per day.
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 300-400pd
Posted: 5 days ago