The table below looks at the statistics for Android skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Android over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 105 88 74
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs citing Android 21 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 1.21% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.54% 5.71% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 10
Average daily rate
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£295 £275 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £230 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.60 £17.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.23% -35.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -20.00%
Android
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
463 490 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.12% 21.21% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 229 116
Average daily rate £330 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £163 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 68 58
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.74 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Android
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Android across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Android Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Android
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Android across the West Midlands region.

Android Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Android
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Android Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Android
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Android across the West Midlands region.

Android Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Android
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Android across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Android Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Android
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
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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
Birmingham -14 6 £419 +59.52% 5
Warwickshire -1 4 £108 -56.80% 3
Staffordshire -4 3 £295 -10.60%
Solihull +2 1 - -
Shropshire -5 1 £150 -
Worcestershire - 1 £115 - 1
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 21 (58.33%) Apple iOS
2 16 (44.44%) Mobile App
3 11 (30.56%) Windows
4 10 (27.78%) Android Development
5 9 (25.00%) HTML
5 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.22%) Mobile Development
6 8 (22.22%) HTML5
7 7 (19.44%) iOS Development
8 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 6 (16.67%) CSS
8 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Objective-C
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) Web Services
9 5 (13.89%) Java
9 5 (13.89%) MS Office
9 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
9 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
10 4 (11.11%) Android SDK
10 4 (11.11%) Apple
10 4 (11.11%) .NET
10 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.11%) iPhone
10 4 (11.11%) Google
10 4 (11.11%) Games
10 4 (11.11%) Finance
11 3 (8.33%) Scrum
11 3 (8.33%) Retail

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.56%) MS Project
4 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) VPN
1 2 (5.56%) DNS
1 2 (5.56%) LAN
1 2 (5.56%) DHCP
1 2 (5.56%) Wireless
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.78%) NFC
2 1 (2.78%) NAS
2 1 (2.78%) ASN.1
2 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.78%) RFID
2 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.78%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.78%) Flash Builder
3 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Mobile Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 4 (11.11%) iOS Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) HTML5
3 6 (16.67%) CSS
4 5 (13.89%) Web Services
5 4 (11.11%) .NET
5 4 (11.11%) Android SDK
6 3 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (8.33%) JSON
6 3 (8.33%) iOS SDK
6 3 (8.33%) REST
7 2 (5.56%) CSS3
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
7 2 (5.56%) Middleware
7 2 (5.56%) Cocoa
7 2 (5.56%) jQuery
7 2 (5.56%) Core Animation
7 2 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
7 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.78%) Apache Flex
8 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) iPhone
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
3 2 (5.56%) Animation
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Statistics
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Apple iOS
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Phone
5 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Android Development
2 8 (22.22%) Mobile Development
3 7 (19.44%) iOS Development
4 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.33%) Scrum
6 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.33%) SDLC
6 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.33%) Open Source
6 3 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (5.56%) Web Application Development
7 2 (5.56%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.56%) Analytics
7 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps
7 2 (5.56%) OO
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL
8 1 (2.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.89%) Objective-C
2 5 (13.89%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) PHP
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.78%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Google
2 4 (11.11%) Apple
3 3 (8.33%) Symbian
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) McAfee
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Telerik
4 2 (5.56%) Panasonic
4 2 (5.56%) Spiceworks
4 2 (5.56%) Meraki
5 1 (2.78%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 1 (2.78%) Syclo
5 1 (2.78%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.78%) Kony
5 1 (2.78%) Veeam
5 1 (2.78%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Sybase
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
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