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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Rank 107 80 81
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +1
Contract jobs citing Android 9 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 1.15% 1.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.80% 5.61% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 16
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£315 £293 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.79 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £33.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-55.55% -6.25%
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
499 428 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.55% 20.52% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 208 172
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 74 62
Average hourly rate £13.06 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.03 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Warwickshire - 4 £325 - 1
Staffordshire -7 2 £314 -7.03% 2
Birmingham -26 1 £425 +47.82% 3
Coventry - 1 £351 - 4
Solihull - - - - 1
Stourbridge - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 21 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 20 (71.43%) Android Development
3 14 (50.00%) Java
4 13 (46.43%) iOS Development
5 12 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 12 (42.86%) HTML
5 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (39.29%) JSON
7 10 (35.71%) OOP
8 9 (32.14%) CSS
8 9 (32.14%) XML
8 9 (32.14%) HTML5
9 8 (28.57%) jQuery
9 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
9 8 (28.57%) MVC
10 7 (25.00%) SOA
10 7 (25.00%) PhoneGap
10 7 (25.00%) User Experience
11 6 (21.43%) Sencha
11 6 (21.43%) Apple
12 5 (17.86%) Windows
12 5 (17.86%) Web Services
13 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
13 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
13 4 (14.29%) JIRA
13 4 (14.29%) Ajax
13 4 (14.29%) Ant
13 4 (14.29%) C#

Android
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) S-PLUS
1 1 (3.57%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQLite
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
1 4 (14.29%) Ant
1 4 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (10.71%) Games
1 3 (10.71%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Automotive
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Mobile Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Android Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
3 5 (17.86%) iOS Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Applications Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.14%) Programmer
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) HTML
2 11 (39.29%) JSON
3 9 (32.14%) CSS
3 9 (32.14%) XML
3 9 (32.14%) HTML5
4 8 (28.57%) jQuery
4 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 7 (25.00%) PhoneGap
6 5 (17.86%) Web Services
7 4 (14.29%) Ajax
8 3 (10.71%) .NET
8 3 (10.71%) iOS SDK
9 2 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (7.14%) Android SDK
9 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
10 1 (3.57%) WCF
10 1 (3.57%) WPF
10 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
10 1 (3.57%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 7 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Telematics
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.86%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Phone
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Android Development
2 13 (46.43%) iOS Development
3 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) OOP
5 8 (28.57%) MVC
6 7 (25.00%) SOA
7 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (3.57%) Project Management
9 1 (3.57%) OO
9 1 (3.57%) CRM
9 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.57%) System Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Sencha
1 6 (21.43%) Apple
2 3 (10.71%) Google
3 2 (7.14%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.57%) Facebook
4 1 (3.57%) Twitter