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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 97 71 98
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Contract jobs citing Android 21 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.61% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 8.77% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 8
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £276 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £400 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.39% -14.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.66 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-33.80% -37.48%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
501 365 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.45% 18.33% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 167 215
Average daily rate £301 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 60 54
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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
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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 -8 6 £313 -6.71% 6
Staffordshire +6 3 £330 - 3
Warwickshire -9 3 - - 3
Coventry -17 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (59.18%) Apple iOS
2 26 (53.06%) Android Development
3 21 (42.86%) Windows
4 16 (32.65%) Java
5 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
5 15 (30.61%) HTML
5 15 (30.61%) iOS Development
6 14 (28.57%) Mobile App
7 13 (26.53%) HTML5
8 12 (24.49%) JSON
9 11 (22.45%) jQuery
9 11 (22.45%) XML
10 10 (20.41%) .NET
10 10 (20.41%) CSS
10 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
11 9 (18.37%) Apple
11 9 (18.37%) Blackberry
11 9 (18.37%) Ajax
12 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
13 7 (14.29%) Web Application Development
13 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (14.29%) SOA
13 7 (14.29%) Eclipse
13 7 (14.29%) Linux
13 7 (14.29%) OOP
14 6 (12.24%) C#
14 6 (12.24%) PHP
14 6 (12.24%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (12.24%) Finance
14 6 (12.24%) PhoneGap

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (8.16%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.04%) Drupal
3 1 (2.04%) WordPress
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Wireless
1 5 (10.20%) LAN
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) RTCP
3 1 (2.04%) RTP
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 6 (12.24%) PhoneGap
3 5 (10.20%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.08%) Ant
5 2 (4.08%) Xcode
5 2 (4.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (2.04%) Grunt
6 1 (2.04%) RubyGems
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Games
2 4 (8.16%) Automotive
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Android Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Applications Developer
3 6 (12.24%) iOS Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Network Technician
4 5 (10.20%) Network Support
4 5 (10.20%) Network Support Technician
4 5 (10.20%) Support Technician
4 5 (10.20%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.08%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (4.08%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) HTML
2 13 (26.53%) HTML5
3 12 (24.49%) JSON
4 11 (22.45%) jQuery
4 11 (22.45%) XML
5 10 (20.41%) .NET
5 10 (20.41%) CSS
6 9 (18.37%) Ajax
7 5 (10.20%) REST
7 5 (10.20%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) SOAP
8 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.16%) CSS3
8 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.12%) Android SDK
9 3 (6.12%) XSLT
9 3 (6.12%) XHTML
10 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.08%) iOS SDK
10 2 (4.08%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 9 (18.37%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.20%) iPad
3 5 (10.20%) iPhone
4 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.12%) WURFL
5 3 (6.12%) N-Tier
6 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.08%) Handset
6 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
6 2 (4.08%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (2.04%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.04%) Open Source
7 1 (2.04%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 29 (59.18%) Apple iOS
2 21 (42.86%) Windows
3 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.29%) Linux
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.16%) Windows CE
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Phone
8 3 (6.12%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (4.08%) VxWorks
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.04%) Fedora
10 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Android Development
2 15 (30.61%) iOS Development
3 7 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.29%) SOA
3 7 (14.29%) OOP
4 5 (10.20%) MVC
4 5 (10.20%) TDD
4 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.12%) SEO
5 3 (6.12%) Document Management
5 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.08%) User Experience Design
6 2 (4.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.04%) DevOps
7 1 (2.04%) Analytics
7 1 (2.04%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.24%) C#
3 6 (12.24%) PHP
4 5 (10.20%) SQL
4 5 (10.20%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.12%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.08%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) PHP5
7 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) IIBA
2 1 (2.04%) CBAP
2 1 (2.04%) MCITP
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) Apple
3 4 (8.16%) Lotus
3 4 (8.16%) Google
4 3 (6.12%) AccuRev
4 3 (6.12%) Sencha
5 2 (4.08%) Appcelerator
6 1 (2.04%) Marketo
6 1 (2.04%) HubSpot
6 1 (2.04%) Facebook
6 1 (2.04%) Twitter
6 1 (2.04%) ESRI
6 1 (2.04%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) HP
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