The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 90 84 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Android 28 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.16% 0.77% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.65% 3.79% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 10
Average daily rate £330 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-11.56% -0.67%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
496 369 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.47% 20.26% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 149 162
Average daily rate £305 £273 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.92% -12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £126 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £445 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 56 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Android
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 11 £325 +4.00% 5
Warwickshire - 11 £250 -
Solihull - 3 £350 -
Staffordshire -9 1 £330 +4.34% 6
Shropshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Apple iOS
3 17 (38.64%) Android Development
4 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 13 (29.55%) HTML
5 13 (29.55%) HTML5
6 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (22.73%) Wireless
7 10 (22.73%) Finance
7 10 (22.73%) LAN
7 10 (22.73%) Apple
8 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (20.45%) XML
8 9 (20.45%) iOS Development
8 9 (20.45%) Mobile App
9 8 (18.18%) CSS
10 7 (15.91%) jQuery
10 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
11 6 (13.64%) iPhone
11 6 (13.64%) Web Application Development
11 6 (13.64%) PHP
11 6 (13.64%) Ajax
11 6 (13.64%) JSON
11 6 (13.64%) Games
12 5 (11.36%) Automotive
12 5 (11.36%) SOAP
12 5 (11.36%) Windows CE
12 5 (11.36%) Windows Phone

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) Wireless
1 10 (22.73%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) RTCP
2 1 (2.27%) RTP
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) PhoneGap
1 3 (6.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) RubyGems
2 1 (2.27%) Grunt
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Games
3 5 (11.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Network Support
2 10 (22.73%) Network Technician
2 10 (22.73%) Network Support Technician
2 10 (22.73%) Support Technician
3 8 (18.18%) Applications Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Android Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Field Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Games Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) iOS Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) HTML
1 13 (29.55%) HTML5
2 9 (20.45%) XML
3 8 (18.18%) CSS
4 7 (15.91%) jQuery
5 6 (13.64%) Ajax
5 6 (13.64%) JSON
6 5 (11.36%) SOAP
6 5 (11.36%) REST
7 4 (9.09%) .NET
8 3 (6.82%) CSS3
9 2 (4.55%) Android SDK
9 2 (4.55%) J2ME
10 1 (2.27%) RESTful
10 1 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (2.27%) Symfony
10 1 (2.27%) SyncML
10 1 (2.27%) XHTML
10 1 (2.27%) SVG
10 1 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Mobile App
2 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
3 6 (13.64%) iPhone
4 5 (11.36%) iPad
5 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.55%) Handset
7 1 (2.27%) Telematics
7 1 (2.27%) GIS
7 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.27%) WURFL
7 1 (2.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Apple iOS
3 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.36%) Windows CE
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Phone
7 4 (9.09%) Linux
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.27%) Fedora
9 1 (2.27%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Android Development
2 9 (20.45%) iOS Development
3 6 (13.64%) Web Application Development
4 5 (11.36%) Game Development
5 4 (9.09%) MVC
6 3 (6.82%) TDD
6 3 (6.82%) OOP
6 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL
7 2 (4.55%) OO
7 2 (4.55%) Web Development
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.55%) User Experience Design
8 1 (2.27%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.27%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.27%) Use Case
8 1 (2.27%) Process Management
8 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.64%) PHP
3 3 (6.82%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.27%) PHP5
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) MCITP
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) MCSE
2 1 (2.27%) IIBA
2 1 (2.27%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Apple
3 4 (9.09%) Lotus
4 3 (6.82%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.27%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) ESRI
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Sencha
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