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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 161 107 151
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +44
Contract jobs citing Android 802 973 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.86% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.11% 8.06% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 639 470
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £497 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 39
Average hourly rate £14.04 £20.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.51% -45.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £12.95 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.75 £20.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-47.56% -45.33%

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
13128 12078 11405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 23.03% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7725 6736 5990
Average daily rate £355 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1078 1087
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
(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 -47 744 £350 -6.66% 380
London -35 449 £390 -2.50% 163
City of London -27 108 £370 -7.50% 56
South East +6 103 £325 -3.70% 55
North West +2 66 £340 +4.61% 45
Manchester +14 48 £325 - 27
Yorkshire +14 35 £300 - 27
Scotland +5 33 £394 +6.41% 13
Hampshire +5 32 £320 -14.66% 15
Edinburgh +23 30 £394 +5.00% 9
East Midlands +13 28 £325 +13.04% 13
South West -34 24 £325 +1.56% 33
Berkshire +4 23 £325 -3.70% 5
West Yorkshire -3 20 £301 -4.60% 17
Bristol -11 19 £325 - 15
Buckinghamshire +10 17 £350 - 12
East of England -44 17 £310 -9.81% 25
Northamptonshire +9 15 £360 +2.85% 4
North Yorkshire +7 14 £300 - 7
Cheshire -4 14 £406 +8.33% 14
Surrey -6 14 £350 +7.69% 13
West Midlands -39 12 £333 +15.85% 17
Northampton - 12 £450 - 3
Salford +6 11 £313 -3.84%
Milton Keynes - 11 £350 - 9
Leeds -1 9 £325 +18.72% 12
Uxbridge -3 9 £463 +37.03% 1
Cambridgeshire -15 9 £325 +8.33% 11
Harrogate - 9 £300 - 2
Bracknell +5 8 £319 -12.06%

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1013 (60.62%) Apple iOS
2 676 (40.45%) Android Development
3 553 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
4 535 (32.02%) Mobile App
5 499 (29.86%) Java
6 382 (22.86%) HTML
7 326 (19.51%) Windows
8 323 (19.33%) JavaScript
9 313 (18.73%) iOS Development
10 284 (17.00%) CSS
11 253 (15.14%) Web Services
12 224 (13.41%) User Experience
13 218 (13.05%) HTML5
13 218 (13.05%) JSON
14 204 (12.21%) TDD
15 200 (11.97%) Android SDK
16 197 (11.79%) XML
17 189 (11.31%) Objective-C
18 182 (10.89%) Scrum
19 180 (10.77%) OO
20 172 (10.29%) Blackberry
21 161 (9.63%) iPhone
22 156 (9.34%) Git (software)
23 144 (8.62%) Microsoft
24 140 (8.38%) Finance
24 140 (8.38%) RESTful
25 136 (8.14%) E-Commerce
26 132 (7.90%) C#
27 130 (7.78%) Linux
28 126 (7.54%) .NET

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 49 (2.93%) CMS
2 44 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 32 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (1.38%) Lync
5 21 (1.26%) Node.js
5 21 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 14 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.66%) Apache
10 9 (0.54%) Drupal
10 9 (0.54%) uiautomator
11 8 (0.48%) WordPress
11 8 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (0.48%) IIS
12 7 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (0.36%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.30%) Kentico
Applications
1 96 (5.75%) MS Office
2 83 (4.97%) Photoshop
3 76 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 47 (2.81%) MS Excel
5 19 (1.14%) InDesign
6 12 (0.72%) Doxygen
7 11 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
7 11 (0.66%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (0.42%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.24%) Maya
11 2 (0.12%) MS Project
12 1 (0.060%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.060%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.060%) Blender
12 1 (0.060%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.060%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.060%) Maximo
5 1 (0.060%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (0.72%) Office 365
5 10 (0.60%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.30%) PaaS
7 4 (0.24%) Heroku
7 4 (0.24%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.12%) SaaS
8 2 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.060%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.35%) HTTP
2 48 (2.87%) Internet
3 44 (2.63%) VPN
4 29 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
6 27 (1.62%) Bluetooth
7 25 (1.50%) NFC
8 18 (1.08%) VoIP
9 16 (0.96%) WAN
9 16 (0.96%) Network Security
9 16 (0.96%) Wireless
10 15 (0.90%) DNS
11 14 (0.84%) HTTPS
11 14 (0.84%) LAN
11 14 (0.84%) Firewall
12 13 (0.78%) RTSP
12 13 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (0.60%) SAN
14 9 (0.54%) LDAP
15 8 (0.48%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.51%) MySQL
2 44 (2.63%) SQLite
3 37 (2.21%) SQL Server
4 35 (2.09%) NoSQL
5 26 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 14 (0.84%) Hazelcast
8 12 (0.72%) Big Data
9 10 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.36%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.30%) RavenDB
12 5 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 156 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 97 (5.80%) Subversion
3 95 (5.69%) Xcode
4 82 (4.91%) Calabash
5 74 (4.43%) JIRA
6 66 (3.95%) Cucumber
7 57 (3.41%) Selenium
7 57 (3.41%) Eclipse
8 49 (2.93%) Appium
9 40 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (2.39%) Jenkins
10 35 (2.09%) Axure RP
11 33 (1.97%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 26 (1.56%) WebDriver
12 26 (1.56%) Robolectric
13 24 (1.44%) Maven
14 23 (1.38%) Robotium
15 20 (1.20%) Visual Studio
16 17 (1.02%) JUnit
16 17 (1.02%) Gradle
General
1 140 (8.38%) Finance
2 91 (5.45%) Retail
3 72 (4.31%) Marketing
4 62 (3.71%) Banking
5 57 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 51 (3.05%) Games
7 44 (2.63%) Publishing
8 35 (2.09%) Advertising
9 18 (1.08%) Electronics
10 11 (0.66%) Legal
10 11 (0.66%) Multimedia
11 8 (0.48%) Automotive
11 8 (0.48%) French Language
12 5 (0.30%) Back Office
12 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.24%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.18%) German Language
14 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 933 (55.83%) Developer
2 474 (28.37%) Android Developer
3 147 (8.80%) iOS Developer
4 145 (8.68%) Mobile Developer
5 142 (8.50%) Analyst
6 102 (6.10%) Designer
7 75 (4.49%) Senior Developer
8 74 (4.43%) Tester
9 68 (4.07%) Architect
10 57 (3.41%) Java Developer
11 56 (3.35%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 55 (3.29%) Test Analyst
13 48 (2.87%) Project Manager
14 45 (2.69%) Applications Developer
15 44 (2.63%) Software Engineer
15 44 (2.63%) Mobile Tester
16 38 (2.27%) Support Engineer
17 34 (2.03%) Lead Developer
18 33 (1.97%) Front-End Developer
19 32 (1.92%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (22.86%) HTML
2 284 (17.00%) CSS
3 253 (15.14%) Web Services
4 218 (13.05%) JSON
4 218 (13.05%) HTML5
5 200 (11.97%) Android SDK
6 197 (11.79%) XML
7 140 (8.38%) RESTful
8 126 (7.54%) .NET
9 113 (6.76%) REST
10 102 (6.10%) CSS3
11 95 (5.69%) jQuery
12 81 (4.85%) iOS SDK
13 71 (4.25%) SOAP
14 58 (3.47%) PhoneGap
14 58 (3.47%) AngularJS
15 48 (2.87%) Flash
16 45 (2.69%) Ajax
17 38 (2.27%) Spring
17 38 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 535 (32.02%) Mobile App
2 224 (13.41%) User Experience
3 172 (10.29%) Blackberry
4 161 (9.63%) iPhone
5 90 (5.39%) iPad
6 73 (4.37%) Computer Science
7 69 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (3.11%) Open Source
9 43 (2.57%) Social Media
10 40 (2.39%) Smartphone
11 32 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
12 26 (1.56%) Digital Media
12 26 (1.56%) Animation
13 25 (1.50%) Video on Demand
14 23 (1.38%) Handset
15 22 (1.32%) Streaming Video
16 21 (1.26%) Client/Server
17 19 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
18 17 (1.02%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1013 (60.62%) Apple iOS
2 326 (19.51%) Windows
3 130 (7.78%) Linux
4 87 (5.21%) Windows 7
5 71 (4.25%) Windows Phone
6 54 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
7 35 (2.09%) Mac OS X
8 34 (2.03%) Windows XP
9 27 (1.62%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.32%) UNIX
11 20 (1.20%) Windows Vista
11 20 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.96%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.42%) webOS
15 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
16 4 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (40.45%) Android Development
2 553 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (18.73%) iOS Development
4 204 (12.21%) TDD
5 182 (10.89%) Scrum
6 180 (10.77%) OO
7 136 (8.14%) E-Commerce
8 114 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 107 (6.40%) BDD
10 105 (6.28%) MVC
11 99 (5.92%) OOP
12 85 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
13 69 (4.13%) Test Scripting
14 62 (3.71%) Mobile Application Development
15 60 (3.59%) Unit Testing
16 58 (3.47%) Multithreading
16 58 (3.47%) ITIL
17 56 (3.35%) Project Management
17 56 (3.35%) Web Development
18 53 (3.17%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 499 (29.86%) Java
2 323 (19.33%) JavaScript
3 189 (11.31%) Objective-C
4 132 (7.90%) C#
5 100 (5.98%) SQL
6 84 (5.03%) PHP
7 79 (4.73%) C++
8 74 (4.43%) Ruby
9 62 (3.71%) C
10 54 (3.23%) Python
11 26 (1.56%) Groovy
12 18 (1.08%) XPath
13 16 (0.96%) PHP5
14 15 (0.90%) Perl
15 12 (0.72%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.54%) Scala
17 8 (0.48%) ActionScript
17 8 (0.48%) VC++
18 6 (0.36%) Embedded C
19 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (5.69%) Degree
2 28 (1.68%) ISEB
2 28 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.78%) ISTQB
4 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.60%) MCSE
7 9 (0.54%) MCSA
8 8 (0.48%) MCDST
9 7 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.42%) CCNA
10 5 (0.30%) MCITP
10 5 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.24%) ACSP
11 4 (0.24%) ACSA
11 4 (0.24%) MCTS
11 4 (0.24%) RHCE
11 4 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.24%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (6.94%) QA
2 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.42%) SLA
4 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.18%) JTAG
6 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.060%) PAS 55
System Software
1 95 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.30%) Firmware
4 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.24%) Xen
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.12%) Kerio MailServer
5 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.060%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.060%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.060%) XenApp
6 1 (0.060%) XenServer
6 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.060%) Varnish
6 1 (0.060%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 14 (0.84%) SCCM
2 13 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 12 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.30%) Puppet
6 4 (0.24%) XenMobile
6 4 (0.24%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.12%) Nagios
8 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.060%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.060%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.060%) WSUS
9 1 (0.060%) SCOM
9 1 (0.060%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.060%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 144 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 124 (7.42%) Google
3 74 (4.43%) Apple
4 60 (3.59%) Adobe
5 59 (3.53%) Xamarin
6 38 (2.27%) Oracle
7 32 (1.92%) Citrix
8 28 (1.68%) Cisco
8 28 (1.68%) Appcelerator
9 25 (1.50%) Sencha
10 23 (1.38%) HP
11 21 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 20 (1.20%) MobileIron
13 19 (1.14%) Symantec
14 16 (0.96%) IronPort
14 16 (0.96%) VMware
15 15 (0.90%) Remedy
16 14 (0.84%) Facebook
17 13 (0.78%) SAP
18 9 (0.54%) IBM
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable D.O.E
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
tekvibes Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 mths rolling contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago