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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 106 67 97
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +30
Contract jobs citing Android 18 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 1.94% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.42% 10.73% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 11
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£351 £290 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.08% -12.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -66.00%
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
527 382 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.85% 18.12% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 199 231
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 60 44
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £23.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -14 9 £438 +62.03% 5
Warwickshire -20 3 - -
Coventry -4 2 £351 - 1
Staffordshire -1 1 £315 -4.54% 2
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 28 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 23 (54.76%) Android Development
3 20 (47.62%) Java
4 16 (38.10%) Mobile App
5 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
6 13 (30.95%) Windows
6 13 (30.95%) HTML
6 13 (30.95%) iOS Development
7 12 (28.57%) CSS
7 12 (28.57%) JSON
8 11 (26.19%) HTML5
8 11 (26.19%) XML
9 10 (23.81%) SOA
9 10 (23.81%) jQuery
9 10 (23.81%) User Experience
10 9 (21.43%) OOP
10 9 (21.43%) .NET
10 9 (21.43%) Blackberry
11 8 (19.05%) PhoneGap
12 7 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 7 (16.67%) C#
12 7 (16.67%) Linux
12 7 (16.67%) Eclipse
12 7 (16.67%) JIRA
12 7 (16.67%) Ajax
12 7 (16.67%) MVC
13 6 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (14.29%) Web Services
13 6 (14.29%) Sencha

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
2 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) RTCP
2 1 (2.38%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) Ant
4 2 (4.76%) Xcode
4 2 (4.76%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 4 (9.52%) Games
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Android Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Architect
5 5 (11.90%) iOS Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.76%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) HTML
2 12 (28.57%) CSS
2 12 (28.57%) JSON
3 11 (26.19%) HTML5
3 11 (26.19%) XML
4 10 (23.81%) jQuery
5 9 (21.43%) .NET
6 8 (19.05%) PhoneGap
7 7 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 7 (16.67%) Ajax
8 6 (14.29%) Web Services
9 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
10 3 (7.14%) CSS3
10 3 (7.14%) Android SDK
10 3 (7.14%) XHTML
10 3 (7.14%) XSLT
11 2 (4.76%) wxWidgets
11 2 (4.76%) Qt
11 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.76%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Mobile App
2 10 (23.81%) User Experience
3 9 (21.43%) Blackberry
4 5 (11.90%) iPhone
4 5 (11.90%) iPad
5 3 (7.14%) WURFL
5 3 (7.14%) N-Tier
6 2 (4.76%) Handset
6 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.38%) GIS
7 1 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.38%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 13 (30.95%) Windows
3 7 (16.67%) Linux
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Phone
6 3 (7.14%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.76%) VxWorks
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Android Development
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) iOS Development
4 10 (23.81%) SOA
5 9 (21.43%) OOP
6 7 (16.67%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) TDD
7 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
8 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.14%) SEO
8 3 (7.14%) Document Management
8 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.76%) User Experience Design
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL
9 2 (4.76%) CRM
10 1 (2.38%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) Java
2 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) SQL
4 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.14%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Sencha
2 4 (9.52%) Google
2 4 (9.52%) Lotus
2 4 (9.52%) Apple
3 3 (7.14%) AccuRev
4 2 (4.76%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.38%) Facebook
5 1 (2.38%) Twitter
5 1 (2.38%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.38%) Marketo
5 1 (2.38%) HubSpot
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) ESRI
5 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com