The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Android skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Android over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Google Open Handset Alliance Android
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Android 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 7.50% 2.56% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 6.67% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £375 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -22.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +150.00%  

Android is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 16 15 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 40.00% 38.46% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 4
Median daily rate £300 £170 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.47% -64.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £71
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £9.00 £24.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% -63.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Android as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Android in Bedford

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Android in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Android also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Android.

1 11 (73.33%) Android Development
2 8 (53.33%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Subversion
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby
3 4 (26.67%) API Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) RESTful
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (26.67%) Capybara
3 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (26.67%) Calabash
3 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (13.33%) SDET
4 2 (13.33%) Appium
4 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) QA
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Calabash
2 4 (26.67%) Capybara
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (26.67%) Subversion
3 2 (13.33%) Appium
General
1 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Android Developer
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Applications Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Web Applications Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Web Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) RESTful
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Android Development
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) API Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) Ruby
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
1 2 (13.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft