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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 153 145 117
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs citing Android 840 830 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.52% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.93% 6.72% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 540 617
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £334
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -37.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £13.80 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -33.80%

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
12128 12350 11399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 22.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7014 6235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1046 1027
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -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 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -3 794 £400 +6.66% 446
London -19 466 £425 +8.97% 187
City of London -24 91 £407 +8.40% 39
South East -26 91 £355 +9.23% 64
North West +34 81 £345 -1.42% 55
South West +23 60 £413 +26.92% 49
East of England +6 41 £225 -41.93% 23
Scotland +4 35 £325 +6.12% 20
Bristol +23 32 £425 +41.66% 18
Cheshire +22 32 £370 - 15
Manchester +7 30 £325 -7.14% 35
Chester - 24 £370 - 8
Berkshire -18 22 £358 +10.00% 20
East Midlands +7 19 £300 -5.88% 11
Cambridgeshire +16 18 £205 -36.92% 11
West Midlands -1 17 £323 +11.20% 17
Edinburgh -4 16 £325 - 9
Hampshire -19 15 £363 +9.84% 6
Yorkshire -34 15 £350 - 31
Hertfordshire -1 14 £200 -46.66% 6
West Yorkshire -30 14 £350 - 28
Cambridge +4 13 £205 -39.70% 11
Buckinghamshire -6 13 £350 -12.50% 6
Kent - 13 - - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 13 - - 1
Leeds -18 12 £388 +3.33% 20
Glasgow +12 10 £325 +8.33% 8
Crawley +7 10 £333 +20.90% 2
West Sussex +1 10 £325 +18.18% 3
Nottinghamshire -1 10 £300 -11.11% 5

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1059 (61.68%) Apple iOS
2 768 (44.73%) Android Development
3 661 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
4 607 (35.35%) Mobile App
5 483 (28.13%) Java
6 428 (24.93%) Windows
7 390 (22.71%) iOS Development
8 354 (20.62%) HTML
9 337 (19.63%) JavaScript
10 294 (17.12%) Mobile Development
11 259 (15.08%) CSS
12 249 (14.50%) Microsoft
13 240 (13.98%) Web Services
13 240 (13.98%) TDD
14 239 (13.92%) JSON
15 232 (13.51%) HTML5
15 232 (13.51%) User Experience
15 232 (13.51%) Android SDK
16 189 (11.01%) Objective-C
17 186 (10.83%) Scrum
18 183 (10.66%) REST
19 177 (10.31%) Apple
20 171 (9.96%) OO
21 169 (9.84%) Active Directory
22 161 (9.38%) E-Commerce
23 155 (9.03%) Google
23 155 (9.03%) XML
24 150 (8.74%) Blackberry
24 150 (8.74%) Git (software)
25 149 (8.68%) MS Office

Android
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 62 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 56 (3.26%) Node.js
3 46 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 41 (2.39%) Lync
5 25 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 24 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.40%) Confluence
7 17 (0.99%) CMS
8 16 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.87%) Apache
10 14 (0.82%) IIS
11 11 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.58%) uiautomator
13 9 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.29%) nginx
16 5 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 149 (8.68%) MS Office
2 89 (5.18%) MS Excel
3 23 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 13 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
8 8 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.17%) MS Project
10 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.058%) Mingle
12 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.17%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.17%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.058%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.058%) Summit
5 1 (0.058%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.058%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.28%) Google Apps
4 21 (1.22%) Google Analytics
5 19 (1.11%) Office 365
6 17 (0.99%) GitHub
7 8 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
8 7 (0.41%) SaaS
9 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.35%) Yammer
10 4 (0.23%) PaaS
10 4 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) Heroku
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.058%) Route 53
12 1 (0.058%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.058%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.058%) Boomi
12 1 (0.058%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.73%) TCP/IP
2 57 (3.32%) DNS
2 57 (3.32%) Internet
3 55 (3.20%) VPN
4 43 (2.50%) DHCP
5 41 (2.39%) Firewall
6 38 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
7 37 (2.15%) LAN
8 30 (1.75%) Wireless
8 30 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
9 25 (1.46%) HTTP
10 22 (1.28%) WAN
11 20 (1.16%) VoIP
11 20 (1.16%) SAN
12 15 (0.87%) WLAN
12 15 (0.87%) VLAN
13 14 (0.82%) Ethernet
14 13 (0.76%) NFC
15 12 (0.70%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.91%) MySQL
3 45 (2.62%) SQLite
4 29 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 16 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.64%) Redis
7 11 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.47%) Big Data
9 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.35%) DB2
12 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.23%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 150 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 65 (3.79%) Xcode
3 61 (3.55%) Cucumber
4 56 (3.26%) Subversion
5 55 (3.20%) Android Studio
6 54 (3.15%) JIRA
7 53 (3.09%) Jenkins
8 49 (2.85%) Calabash
9 48 (2.80%) Appium
10 46 (2.68%) Eclipse
11 42 (2.45%) Selenium
12 31 (1.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 26 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (1.34%) Robotium
15 22 (1.28%) NUnit
16 21 (1.22%) Maven
17 19 (1.11%) WebDriver
18 18 (1.05%) JUnit
19 17 (0.99%) Visual Studio
20 16 (0.93%) Robolectric
General
1 140 (8.15%) Finance
2 84 (4.89%) Retail
3 79 (4.60%) Games
4 65 (3.79%) Banking
5 50 (2.91%) Marketing
6 47 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.92%) Legal
8 27 (1.57%) Publishing
9 20 (1.16%) Back Office
10 19 (1.11%) Electronics
11 13 (0.76%) Advertising
12 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.70%) Law
13 11 (0.64%) French Language
14 10 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.52%) Automotive
16 7 (0.41%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.35%) Dutch Language
18 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 915 (53.29%) Developer
2 462 (26.91%) Android Developer
3 210 (12.23%) Mobile Developer
4 156 (9.09%) iOS Developer
5 154 (8.97%) Analyst
6 115 (6.70%) Senior Developer
7 97 (5.65%) Architect
8 81 (4.72%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 64 (3.73%) Applications Developer
10 62 (3.61%) Tester
10 62 (3.61%) Senior Android Developer
11 61 (3.55%) Desktop Support
12 60 (3.49%) Support Analyst
13 59 (3.44%) Project Manager
14 50 (2.91%) Software Engineer
14 50 (2.91%) Designer
15 49 (2.85%) Support Engineer
16 46 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support
17 37 (2.15%) Test Analyst
18 36 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (20.62%) HTML
2 259 (15.08%) CSS
3 240 (13.98%) Web Services
4 239 (13.92%) JSON
5 232 (13.51%) HTML5
5 232 (13.51%) Android SDK
6 183 (10.66%) REST
7 155 (9.03%) XML
8 121 (7.05%) .NET
9 102 (5.94%) CSS3
10 101 (5.88%) jQuery
11 95 (5.53%) iOS SDK
12 88 (5.13%) AngularJS
13 86 (5.01%) RESTful
13 86 (5.01%) SOAP
14 58 (3.38%) PhoneGap
15 51 (2.97%) Cocoa
16 43 (2.50%) ASP.NET
17 42 (2.45%) Ajax
18 38 (2.21%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 607 (35.35%) Mobile App
2 232 (13.51%) User Experience
3 150 (8.74%) Blackberry
4 115 (6.70%) iPhone
5 82 (4.78%) iPad
6 75 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (4.19%) Computer Science
8 38 (2.21%) Streaming Video
9 36 (2.10%) Social Media
10 26 (1.51%) IPTV
11 24 (1.40%) Mathematics
12 23 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.34%) Smartphone
12 23 (1.34%) Over-the-Top Content
12 23 (1.34%) BYOD
13 21 (1.22%) Physics
14 20 (1.16%) Data Centre
15 19 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
15 19 (1.11%) STB
16 18 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1059 (61.68%) Apple iOS
2 428 (24.93%) Windows
3 121 (7.05%) Linux
3 121 (7.05%) Windows 7
4 77 (4.48%) Windows Phone
5 70 (4.08%) Mac OS X
6 64 (3.73%) Windows XP
7 55 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (3.20%) Windows 8
8 51 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
10 41 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (2.04%) UNIX
12 24 (1.40%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.64%) Windows Phone 7
15 10 (0.58%) BlackBerry OS
16 8 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
18 5 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (44.73%) Android Development
2 661 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
3 390 (22.71%) iOS Development
4 294 (17.12%) Mobile Development
5 240 (13.98%) TDD
6 186 (10.83%) Scrum
7 171 (9.96%) OO
8 161 (9.38%) E-Commerce
9 138 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
10 130 (7.57%) Software Engineering
11 126 (7.34%) BDD
12 115 (6.70%) Mobile Application Development
13 103 (6.00%) OOP
14 85 (4.95%) ITIL
15 79 (4.60%) Automated Testing
16 78 (4.54%) Unit Testing
17 72 (4.19%) Open Source
17 72 (4.19%) MVC
18 64 (3.73%) Project Management
19 55 (3.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 483 (28.13%) Java
2 337 (19.63%) JavaScript
3 189 (11.01%) Objective-C
4 144 (8.39%) C#
5 110 (6.41%) C++
6 95 (5.53%) SQL
7 63 (3.67%) Python
8 52 (3.03%) Ruby
9 49 (2.85%) PHP
10 39 (2.27%) C
11 24 (1.40%) Apple Swift
12 18 (1.05%) ActionScript
13 12 (0.70%) Scala
14 9 (0.52%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.47%) Perl
16 7 (0.41%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.35%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 120 (6.99%) Degree
2 27 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.28%) CCNA
4 22 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.11%) ISEB
6 18 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.52%) MCSE
9 8 (0.47%) MCSA
9 8 (0.47%) MCP
9 8 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.41%) MCITP
11 5 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.29%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.17%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.42%) QA
2 33 (1.92%) SLA
3 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.23%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 169 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.98%) XenApp
3 27 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.70%) Terminal Services
6 7 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.35%) vSphere
7 6 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.17%) NFS
10 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.058%) Xen
12 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.058%) Firmware
12 1 (0.058%) Docker
12 1 (0.058%) iptables
12 1 (0.058%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 42 (2.45%) SCCM
2 28 (1.63%) AirWatch
3 11 (0.64%) Puppet
4 10 (0.58%) Backup Exec
5 8 (0.47%) yum
5 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.35%) Ansible
6 6 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.29%) Jitterbit
7 5 (0.29%) Casper Suite
8 4 (0.23%) SCOM
8 4 (0.23%) Nagios
9 3 (0.17%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.12%) DameWare
10 2 (0.12%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.12%) WSUS
10 2 (0.12%) SELinux
10 2 (0.12%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.058%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 249 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 177 (10.31%) Apple
3 155 (9.03%) Google
4 82 (4.78%) Cisco
5 64 (3.73%) Citrix
6 56 (3.26%) VMware
7 47 (2.74%) Oracle
8 44 (2.56%) Adobe
8 44 (2.56%) Xamarin
9 41 (2.39%) HP
10 32 (1.86%) Dell
11 21 (1.22%) MobileIron
12 16 (0.93%) Appcelerator
12 16 (0.93%) SAP
13 14 (0.82%) Symantec
13 14 (0.82%) Polycom
13 14 (0.82%) Facebook
14 13 (0.76%) McAfee
15 12 (0.70%) LANDesk
15 12 (0.70%) Twitter
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £325 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Vertical IT
Rate: £100 - £120 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago