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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 139 139 147
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Android 791 723 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.48% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.89% 6.60% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 459 419
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 £225 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 42 22
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.10 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-3.53% -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
11484 10952 10122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 22.49% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 6021 5352
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 917 996 1116
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -4 735 £375 -6.25% 399
London -1 439 £388 -3.12% 181
City of London +43 119 £383 -4.37% 42
South East -6 110 £325 -18.75% 67
Hampshire +2 44 £313 -10.71% 6
Scotland +24 40 £365 +4.28% 13
South West -2 39 £350 +7.69% 32
Yorkshire +3 37 £345 +2.22% 19
North West +4 36 £350 - 41
West Yorkshire +4 32 £345 +2.22% 13
East Midlands +21 29 £375 +15.38% 7
Berkshire -3 29 £325 -18.75% 16
Leeds +8 23 £360 +15.20% 9
East of England -7 22 £220 -31.25% 35
Edinburgh +6 21 £400 +14.28% 4
Manchester +9 20 £395 +12.85% 26
Southampton - 20 £325 -
Nottingham +8 17 £300 -11.50%
Nottinghamshire +4 17 £300 -7.69%
Surrey +1 14 £425 +21.42% 17
Cheshire +13 13 £350 - 10
West Midlands -9 13 £250 -13.04% 11
Glasgow +12 11 £350 +16.66% 7
Wiltshire -4 11 £404 +24.38% 4
Swindon -6 11 £404 +40.12% 3
Warrington 0 10 £350 -
Hertfordshire +5 9 £220 -37.14% 8
Buckinghamshire -14 9 £323 -19.37% 5
Milton Keynes -11 8 £333 -16.87% 5
Bradford -4 7 £238 - 1

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 977 (61.41%) Apple iOS
2 630 (39.60%) Android Development
3 574 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
4 467 (29.35%) Java
5 465 (29.23%) Mobile App
6 397 (24.95%) Windows
7 361 (22.69%) HTML
8 320 (20.11%) JavaScript
9 288 (18.10%) iOS Development
10 276 (17.35%) CSS
11 232 (14.58%) User Experience
12 227 (14.27%) HTML5
13 221 (13.89%) Web Services
14 203 (12.76%) Scrum
15 190 (11.94%) TDD
16 188 (11.82%) Android SDK
17 184 (11.57%) JSON
18 181 (11.38%) Git (software)
19 173 (10.87%) OO
20 161 (10.12%) .NET
20 161 (10.12%) Finance
21 157 (9.87%) Microsoft
22 151 (9.49%) XML
23 139 (8.74%) Blackberry
24 136 (8.55%) REST
25 131 (8.23%) C#
25 131 (8.23%) Objective-C
26 129 (8.11%) RESTful
27 126 (7.92%) Google
27 126 (7.92%) E-Commerce

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 43 (2.70%) CMS
2 41 (2.58%) MS Exchange
3 31 (1.95%) Node.js
4 27 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.57%) Lync
6 21 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 12 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (0.75%) Apache
9 11 (0.69%) IIS
10 10 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.38%) nginx
14 6 (0.38%) Drupal
15 5 (0.31%) JBoss
15 5 (0.31%) Kentico
16 4 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 103 (6.47%) MS Office
2 72 (4.53%) Photoshop
3 58 (3.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 53 (3.33%) MS Excel
5 15 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.75%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.50%) Doxygen
10 6 (0.38%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.31%) InDesign
12 4 (0.25%) MS Project
12 4 (0.25%) Maya
13 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.063%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.063%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.19%) Magento
3 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.063%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.063%) Maximo
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.063%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.19%) Google Apps
3 17 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.94%) Office 365
5 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.44%) Heroku
8 5 (0.31%) PaaS
8 5 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.25%) GitHub
9 4 (0.25%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.19%) SaaS
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.063%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.52%) HTTP
2 34 (2.14%) Internet
2 34 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 33 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
4 31 (1.95%) VPN
5 24 (1.51%) LAN
6 19 (1.19%) WAN
7 18 (1.13%) Network Security
8 16 (1.01%) NFC
8 16 (1.01%) SSL
8 16 (1.01%) Firewall
9 15 (0.94%) HTTPS
9 15 (0.94%) Bluetooth
10 14 (0.88%) DNS
11 11 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (0.69%) SAN
11 11 (0.69%) VoIP
11 11 (0.69%) LDAP
12 10 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (0.63%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (5.28%) MySQL
2 62 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 39 (2.45%) SQLite
4 33 (2.07%) NoSQL
5 21 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.07%) Hazelcast
8 13 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.31%) RavenDB
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.25%) Big Data
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 181 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 93 (5.85%) Xcode
3 90 (5.66%) Subversion
4 87 (5.47%) Calabash
5 68 (4.27%) Cucumber
6 64 (4.02%) JIRA
7 63 (3.96%) Selenium
7 63 (3.96%) Jenkins
8 55 (3.46%) Maven
9 50 (3.14%) Appium
9 50 (3.14%) Android Studio
10 48 (3.02%) Eclipse
11 39 (2.45%) JUnit
12 37 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (2.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 30 (1.89%) Ant
15 28 (1.76%) Robolectric
15 28 (1.76%) Axure RP
16 26 (1.63%) Robotium
17 22 (1.38%) WebDriver
General
1 161 (10.12%) Finance
2 98 (6.16%) Banking
3 93 (5.85%) Retail
4 58 (3.65%) Marketing
5 43 (2.70%) Games
5 43 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.51%) Publishing
7 24 (1.51%) Advertising
8 17 (1.07%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.69%) Legal
10 10 (0.63%) Electronics
10 10 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.44%) Automotive
11 7 (0.44%) Law
11 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.38%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.38%) Back Office
12 6 (0.38%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 871 (54.75%) Developer
2 426 (26.78%) Android Developer
3 148 (9.30%) Analyst
4 147 (9.24%) Mobile Developer
5 122 (7.67%) iOS Developer
6 97 (6.10%) Designer
7 84 (5.28%) Senior Developer
8 75 (4.71%) Tester
9 61 (3.83%) Architect
10 58 (3.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 54 (3.39%) Test Analyst
12 45 (2.83%) UI Designer
12 45 (2.83%) Java Developer
12 45 (2.83%) Senior Android Developer
13 43 (2.70%) Support Engineer
14 42 (2.64%) Applications Developer
15 38 (2.39%) Front-End Developer
16 37 (2.33%) .NET Developer
17 36 (2.26%) Service Analyst
17 36 (2.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (22.69%) HTML
2 276 (17.35%) CSS
3 227 (14.27%) HTML5
4 221 (13.89%) Web Services
5 188 (11.82%) Android SDK
6 184 (11.57%) JSON
7 161 (10.12%) .NET
8 151 (9.49%) XML
9 136 (8.55%) REST
10 129 (8.11%) RESTful
11 116 (7.29%) CSS3
12 104 (6.54%) jQuery
13 87 (5.47%) iOS SDK
14 74 (4.65%) AngularJS
15 65 (4.09%) PhoneGap
16 56 (3.52%) SOAP
17 52 (3.27%) ASP.NET
18 49 (3.08%) Apache Cordova
19 44 (2.77%) Ajax
20 36 (2.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 465 (29.23%) Mobile App
2 232 (14.58%) User Experience
3 139 (8.74%) Blackberry
4 120 (7.54%) iPhone
5 88 (5.53%) iPad
6 69 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (3.96%) Computer Science
8 40 (2.51%) Mobile Payment
9 35 (2.20%) Mobile Banking
10 28 (1.76%) Open Source
11 27 (1.70%) Smartphone
12 26 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.45%) Social Media
14 21 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 21 (1.32%) Algorithms
15 19 (1.19%) PKI
16 17 (1.07%) Data Structures
17 16 (1.01%) Handset
17 16 (1.01%) Management Information System
17 16 (1.01%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 977 (61.41%) Apple iOS
2 397 (24.95%) Windows
3 125 (7.86%) Linux
4 100 (6.29%) Windows Phone
5 83 (5.22%) Windows 7
6 54 (3.39%) Windows Mobile
7 52 (3.27%) Mac OS X
8 34 (2.14%) Windows XP
9 26 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 24 (1.51%) UNIX
12 23 (1.45%) Mac OS
13 21 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (1.19%) Windows Phone 8
15 12 (0.75%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.69%) Windows Phone 7
17 9 (0.57%) webOS
17 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
18 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (39.60%) Android Development
2 574 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (18.10%) iOS Development
4 203 (12.76%) Scrum
5 190 (11.94%) TDD
6 173 (10.87%) OO
7 126 (7.92%) E-Commerce
8 108 (6.79%) Software Engineering
9 107 (6.73%) BDD
10 106 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
11 101 (6.35%) MVC
12 96 (6.03%) OOP
13 71 (4.46%) Mobile Application Development
14 67 (4.21%) Unit Testing
15 59 (3.71%) ITIL
16 58 (3.65%) Test Scripting
17 56 (3.52%) Test Automation
18 51 (3.21%) Responsive Web Design
19 47 (2.95%) Multithreading
20 45 (2.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 467 (29.35%) Java
2 320 (20.11%) JavaScript
3 131 (8.23%) C#
3 131 (8.23%) Objective-C
4 111 (6.98%) SQL
5 73 (4.59%) C++
6 64 (4.02%) Ruby
6 64 (4.02%) C
7 62 (3.90%) PHP
8 53 (3.33%) Python
9 22 (1.38%) XPath
10 10 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.57%) PHP5
12 8 (0.50%) VB
12 8 (0.50%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.50%) Perl
13 7 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.44%) Groovy
13 7 (0.44%) Scala
14 6 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 104 (6.54%) Degree
2 34 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.82%) ISEB
4 25 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.94%) MCSE
7 12 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.63%) MCSA
8 10 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.63%) CCNA
9 9 (0.57%) MCDST
10 7 (0.44%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.31%) MCITP
12 5 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.25%) ACSP
13 4 (0.25%) MCTS
13 4 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.97%) QA
2 17 (1.07%) SLA
3 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.063%) PAS 55
6 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.88%) Firmware
3 13 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.31%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.25%) XenApp
8 2 (0.13%) Kerio MailServer
8 2 (0.13%) vSphere
8 2 (0.13%) XenServer
8 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.13%) Xen
8 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.063%) Docker
9 1 (0.063%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.063%) IAG
Systems Management
1 18 (1.13%) SCCM
2 14 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.25%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.19%) Nagios
5 3 (0.19%) SCOM
6 2 (0.13%) yum
6 2 (0.13%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.13%) Ansible
7 1 (0.063%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.063%) cPanel
7 1 (0.063%) SELinux
7 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.063%) Puppet
Vendors
1 157 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 126 (7.92%) Google
3 78 (4.90%) Apple
4 59 (3.71%) Xamarin
5 32 (2.01%) Red Hat
5 32 (2.01%) Cisco
6 31 (1.95%) Adobe
7 30 (1.89%) VMware
7 30 (1.89%) Oracle
8 26 (1.63%) HP
9 24 (1.51%) Citrix
9 24 (1.51%) SAP
10 23 (1.45%) Appcelerator
11 19 (1.19%) Symantec
11 19 (1.19%) Sencha
12 12 (0.75%) Avaya
13 11 (0.69%) IBM
13 11 (0.69%) Facebook
13 11 (0.69%) Syclo
13 11 (0.69%) F5
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day Long term projects - 3 month rolling +
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £413 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £275 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £17 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £440 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AB Recruit
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago