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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 143 132 131
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Android 862 878 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.61% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.98% 7.27% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 558 487
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £503 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.04 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £41.35 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-56.92% -9.72%

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
12357 12082 10395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.14% 22.18% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7047 6797 5604
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1014 1046 1004
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.24% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £36.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 814 £375 -6.25% 357
London -10 473 £413 +3.12% 183
South East -8 130 £325 - 43
City of London -1 112 £400 -5.88% 48
North West +33 84 £350 +3.70% 46
Hampshire +2 42 £325 +8.33% 11
Cheshire +29 35 £350 - 19
East of England -5 34 £320 +6.66% 22
South West +18 32 £350 -27.27% 26
Scotland +17 29 £350 +27.27% 16
West Sussex +7 27 £325 +23.80% 4
Manchester -8 26 £350 +16.66% 19
Yorkshire -14 23 £325 - 14
West Midlands -21 21 £348 +14.87% 10
Berkshire -31 20 £294 -26.56% 8
Chester - 20 £350 - 8
West Yorkshire -13 19 £325 - 8
Crawley +9 17 £340 +23.63% 1
Hertfordshire +11 16 £253 +3.06% 8
Edinburgh +14 15 £413 +106.25% 8
Surrey +2 14 £425 -2.96% 11
Bristol +15 11 £381 -19.73% 11
Cambridgeshire -8 11 £331 -17.18% 8
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £500 +124.71% 3
Kent - 10 - - 1
Southampton -15 9 £325 -16.12% 3
Leeds -25 9 £310 -4.61% 6
East Midlands -11 8 £313 +35.86% 4
Reading -14 8 £294 +23.68% 4
Bradford - 8 £325 -

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1021 (61.36%) Apple iOS
2 663 (39.84%) Android Development
3 653 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
4 550 (33.05%) Mobile App
5 472 (28.37%) Java
6 423 (25.42%) Windows
7 360 (21.63%) HTML
8 333 (20.01%) JavaScript
9 320 (19.23%) iOS Development
10 268 (16.11%) Mobile Development
11 260 (15.63%) User Experience
12 258 (15.50%) CSS
13 248 (14.90%) HTML5
14 222 (13.34%) Web Services
15 214 (12.86%) TDD
16 209 (12.56%) Scrum
17 208 (12.50%) JSON
18 193 (11.60%) Android SDK
19 192 (11.54%) Microsoft
20 172 (10.34%) Git (software)
21 160 (9.62%) OO
22 155 (9.31%) REST
23 149 (8.95%) Objective-C
24 148 (8.89%) .NET
25 146 (8.77%) Google
26 144 (8.65%) Apple
27 140 (8.41%) Active Directory
27 140 (8.41%) E-Commerce
27 140 (8.41%) Finance
27 140 (8.41%) Degree

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 56 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 51 (3.06%) Node.js
3 30 (1.80%) CMS
4 26 (1.56%) Lync
5 24 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 22 (1.32%) Confluence
7 20 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (0.90%) Apache
9 14 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.78%) IIS
11 12 (0.72%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.60%) uiautomator
12 10 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.42%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.36%) JBoss
15 6 (0.36%) nginx
15 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 133 (7.99%) MS Office
2 76 (4.57%) MS Excel
3 45 (2.70%) Photoshop
4 35 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.72%) Acrobat
9 8 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.42%) MS Project
11 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.24%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.24%) InDesign
13 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.060%) Shockwave
15 1 (0.060%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.56%) Google Apps
3 20 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.96%) Office 365
5 12 (0.72%) GitHub
6 9 (0.54%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.24%) Heroku
10 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.12%) Yammer
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.12%) SaaS
11 1 (0.060%) PaaS
11 1 (0.060%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.060%) Veeva
11 1 (0.060%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.88%) TCP/IP
2 38 (2.28%) Internet
2 38 (2.28%) HTTP
3 36 (2.16%) VPN
4 35 (2.10%) Firewall
5 33 (1.98%) DNS
6 30 (1.80%) LAN
7 27 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (1.44%) DHCP
8 24 (1.44%) Wireless
9 19 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (0.84%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.78%) VoIP
12 12 (0.72%) SAN
12 12 (0.72%) Bluetooth
13 11 (0.66%) VLAN
13 11 (0.66%) LDAP
13 11 (0.66%) WAN
14 10 (0.60%) WebEx
15 9 (0.54%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.61%) MySQL
3 29 (1.74%) SQLite
4 27 (1.62%) MongoDB
5 20 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 13 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.48%) Redis
10 7 (0.42%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.36%) Big Data
11 6 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.30%) DB2
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.18%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 172 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 93 (5.59%) Xcode
3 83 (4.99%) Cucumber
4 82 (4.93%) Android Studio
5 80 (4.81%) Jenkins
6 79 (4.75%) Calabash
7 68 (4.09%) Subversion
8 64 (3.85%) JIRA
9 59 (3.55%) Appium
10 54 (3.25%) Maven
11 52 (3.13%) Selenium
12 51 (3.06%) Eclipse
13 44 (2.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 40 (2.40%) JUnit
15 34 (2.04%) Ant
16 32 (1.92%) Robotium
17 25 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (1.50%) Robolectric
18 23 (1.38%) TeamCity
18 23 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 140 (8.41%) Finance
2 90 (5.41%) Retail
3 82 (4.93%) Banking
4 54 (3.25%) Games
5 41 (2.46%) Marketing
6 39 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.62%) Publishing
8 24 (1.44%) Legal
9 17 (1.02%) Advertising
9 17 (1.02%) Back Office
10 15 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.72%) Law
12 9 (0.54%) Electronics
13 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.42%) Automotive
13 7 (0.42%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.30%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 846 (50.84%) Developer
2 408 (24.52%) Android Developer
3 181 (10.88%) Mobile Developer
4 154 (9.25%) Analyst
5 120 (7.21%) iOS Developer
6 104 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 91 (5.47%) Architect
8 88 (5.29%) Designer
9 76 (4.57%) Tester
10 68 (4.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 56 (3.37%) Senior Android Developer
12 50 (3.00%) Applications Developer
13 48 (2.88%) Support Analyst
14 47 (2.82%) Test Analyst
15 46 (2.76%) UI Designer
16 44 (2.64%) Project Manager
17 43 (2.58%) Support Engineer
18 39 (2.34%) Desktop Support
18 39 (2.34%) Web Developer
19 38 (2.28%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (21.63%) HTML
2 258 (15.50%) CSS
3 248 (14.90%) HTML5
4 222 (13.34%) Web Services
5 208 (12.50%) JSON
6 193 (11.60%) Android SDK
7 155 (9.31%) REST
8 148 (8.89%) .NET
9 128 (7.69%) XML
10 122 (7.33%) CSS3
11 108 (6.49%) RESTful
12 94 (5.65%) jQuery
13 92 (5.53%) iOS SDK
14 82 (4.93%) AngularJS
15 69 (4.15%) SOAP
16 62 (3.73%) PhoneGap
17 49 (2.94%) ASP.NET
18 37 (2.22%) Apache Cordova
19 30 (1.80%) Cocoa
20 28 (1.68%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 550 (33.05%) Mobile App
2 260 (15.63%) User Experience
3 138 (8.29%) Blackberry
4 126 (7.57%) iPhone
5 79 (4.75%) iPad
6 78 (4.69%) Computer Science
7 66 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
8 47 (2.82%) Open Source
9 29 (1.74%) Mobile Payment
10 24 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.38%) Mathematics
11 23 (1.38%) Streaming Video
12 22 (1.32%) Smartphone
12 22 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
13 21 (1.26%) Social Media
13 21 (1.26%) IPTV
14 19 (1.14%) Physics
14 19 (1.14%) STB
14 19 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 18 (1.08%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1021 (61.36%) Apple iOS
2 423 (25.42%) Windows
3 118 (7.09%) Linux
4 93 (5.59%) Windows 7
5 80 (4.81%) Windows Phone
6 56 (3.37%) Mac OS X
7 54 (3.25%) Windows Mobile
8 45 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 43 (2.58%) Windows 8
10 38 (2.28%) UNIX
11 35 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.96%) Windows Phone 8
16 11 (0.66%) Windows Phone 7
17 9 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 8 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.48%) BlackBerry OS
19 6 (0.36%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (39.84%) Android Development
2 653 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
3 320 (19.23%) iOS Development
4 268 (16.11%) Mobile Development
5 214 (12.86%) TDD
6 209 (12.56%) Scrum
7 160 (9.62%) OO
8 140 (8.41%) E-Commerce
9 137 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
10 125 (7.51%) Software Engineering
11 121 (7.27%) BDD
12 102 (6.13%) OOP
13 96 (5.77%) Mobile Application Development
14 80 (4.81%) Unit Testing
15 75 (4.51%) Automated Testing
16 67 (4.03%) MVC
17 63 (3.79%) ITIL
18 60 (3.61%) Test Automation
19 56 (3.37%) Kanban
20 51 (3.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 472 (28.37%) Java
2 333 (20.01%) JavaScript
3 149 (8.95%) Objective-C
4 121 (7.27%) C#
5 100 (6.01%) SQL
6 79 (4.75%) C++
7 64 (3.85%) Python
8 61 (3.67%) Ruby
9 47 (2.82%) C
10 46 (2.76%) PHP
11 17 (1.02%) Apple Swift
12 13 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.54%) Perl
15 7 (0.42%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.42%) VB
15 7 (0.42%) ActionScript
16 6 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.30%) Scala
17 5 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 140 (8.41%) Degree
2 32 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.50%) ISEB
4 24 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (0.90%) CCNA
7 12 (0.72%) MCSE
8 9 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.42%) MCSA
11 6 (0.36%) MCP
11 6 (0.36%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.24%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.18%) MCDST
13 3 (0.18%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.18%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.59%) QA
2 20 (1.20%) SLA
3 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.060%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 140 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.84%) Hyper-V
3 14 (0.84%) XenApp
4 10 (0.60%) Terminal Services
4 10 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.42%) Firmware
6 5 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.30%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.18%) vSphere
7 3 (0.18%) NFS
8 2 (0.12%) Docker
8 2 (0.12%) XenServer
8 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.060%) IAG
9 1 (0.060%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.060%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.060%) Xen
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (1.80%) AirWatch
2 25 (1.50%) SCCM
3 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.36%) Ansible
5 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.30%) SCOM
6 4 (0.24%) yum
6 4 (0.24%) Puppet
7 3 (0.18%) Nagios
7 3 (0.18%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.12%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.12%) SELinux
8 2 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.12%) DameWare
8 2 (0.12%) WSUS
9 1 (0.060%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.060%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.060%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.060%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 192 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 146 (8.77%) Google
3 144 (8.65%) Apple
4 52 (3.13%) Cisco
5 44 (2.64%) Adobe
6 42 (2.52%) Xamarin
7 39 (2.34%) Citrix
8 37 (2.22%) VMware
9 35 (2.10%) Oracle
10 27 (1.62%) HP
11 24 (1.44%) SAP
12 20 (1.20%) Appcelerator
13 19 (1.14%) MobileIron
14 15 (0.90%) Symantec
15 14 (0.84%) Facebook
16 13 (0.78%) Twitter
16 13 (0.78%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.72%) Dell
18 11 (0.66%) F5
18 11 (0.66%) Sitecore
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Success Digital
Rate: £350-400 Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Zebra People
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum Paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Talent Spa
Rate: £300-350 pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago