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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 92 86 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Android 26 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.65% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.36% 3.30% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 9
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.09%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
485 364 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.48% 19.86% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 155 159
Average daily rate £300 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 54 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
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 £22.60
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 17 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 17 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 17 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% 3
Warwickshire - 10 £250 - 3
Solihull - 3 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 7
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 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 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 22 (51.16%) Apple iOS
3 18 (41.86%) Android Development
4 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
5 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
5 12 (27.91%) HTML
5 12 (27.91%) HTML5
6 11 (25.58%) Windows 7
7 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (23.26%) Finance
7 10 (23.26%) LAN
7 10 (23.26%) Apple
7 10 (23.26%) Wireless
7 10 (23.26%) iOS Development
7 10 (23.26%) Mobile App
8 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (18.60%) XML
10 7 (16.28%) CSS
11 6 (13.95%) PHP
11 6 (13.95%) JSON
11 6 (13.95%) jQuery
12 5 (11.63%) Ajax
12 5 (11.63%) Automotive
12 5 (11.63%) Games
12 5 (11.63%) iPhone
12 5 (11.63%) REST
12 5 (11.63%) Game Development
12 5 (11.63%) SOAP
12 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
12 5 (11.63%) Windows CE

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) LAN
1 10 (23.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.33%) VPN
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
2 1 (2.33%) RTCP
2 1 (2.33%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) PhoneGap
1 3 (6.98%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (2.33%) Grunt
2 1 (2.33%) Selenium
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) RubyGems
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Automotive
2 5 (11.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Support Technician
2 10 (23.26%) Network Technician
2 10 (23.26%) Network Support
2 10 (23.26%) Network Support Technician
3 8 (18.60%) Applications Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Android Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Field Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Games Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) HTML
1 12 (27.91%) HTML5
2 8 (18.60%) XML
3 7 (16.28%) CSS
4 6 (13.95%) jQuery
4 6 (13.95%) JSON
5 5 (11.63%) Ajax
5 5 (11.63%) SOAP
5 5 (11.63%) REST
6 3 (6.98%) .NET
7 2 (4.65%) J2ME
7 2 (4.65%) CSS3
7 2 (4.65%) Android SDK
8 1 (2.33%) Corona SDK
8 1 (2.33%) RhoMobile
8 1 (2.33%) Sencha Touch
8 1 (2.33%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.33%) SVG
8 1 (2.33%) SyncML
8 1 (2.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.63%) iPhone
2 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
3 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) iPad
4 2 (4.65%) Handset
5 1 (2.33%) GIS
5 1 (2.33%) Telematics
5 1 (2.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 22 (51.16%) Apple iOS
3 11 (25.58%) Windows 7
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.63%) Windows CE
7 4 (9.30%) Windows Phone
8 3 (6.98%) Linux
9 1 (2.33%) Fedora
9 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Android Development
2 10 (23.26%) iOS Development
3 5 (11.63%) Game Development
3 5 (11.63%) Web Application Development
4 4 (9.30%) MVC
5 3 (6.98%) OOP
6 2 (4.65%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.65%) TDD
6 2 (4.65%) Web Development
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.65%) User Experience Design
7 1 (2.33%) Memory Management
7 1 (2.33%) BDD
7 1 (2.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.33%) Analytics
7 1 (2.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.95%) PHP
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) PHP5
5 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) MCSE
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.33%) MCITP
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) IIBA
1 1 (2.33%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
1 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Apple
3 3 (6.98%) Lotus
3 3 (6.98%) Appcelerator
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) ESRI
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Sencha
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