The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 28 June 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 33 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8  
Contract jobs citing Android 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.40% 1.25% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.20% 7.55% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £330 £438 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.57% +32.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.38 £14.25
% change year-on-year +6.87% +14.91%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 61 53 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 17.13% 16.56% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 32
Median daily rate £395 £388 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% +47.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% +0.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in Bedfordshire

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android in Bedfordshire

Android
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 2 £300 +114.28%
Bedford -5 1 £400 +60.00%
Android
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Android.

1 18 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 14 (58.33%) Mobile App
4 12 (50.00%) Android Development
5 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (45.83%) JIRA
6 10 (41.67%) Selenium
6 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
6 10 (41.67%) Java
6 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (41.67%) SQL
7 9 (37.50%) API Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Calabash
8 8 (33.33%) Capybara
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) Python
8 8 (33.33%) Ruby
8 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (29.17%) QA
10 6 (25.00%) iOS Development
10 6 (25.00%) Xamarin
11 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
12 4 (16.67%) Xamarin.iOS
12 4 (16.67%) Appium
13 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (12.50%) Web Services
14 2 (8.33%) Windows
14 2 (8.33%) SOAP
14 2 (8.33%) ISEB

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) JIRA
2 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
2 10 (41.67%) Selenium
3 8 (33.33%) Calabash
3 8 (33.33%) Capybara
3 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (16.67%) Appium
5 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
5 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
5 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.33%) Protractor
5 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Android Developer
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Applications Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) iOS Android Developer
3 6 (25.00%) iOS Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Mobile Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Xamarin Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Applications Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) HTML CSS Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Xamarin.iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) Material Design
4 1 (4.17%) Node.js
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 12 (50.00%) Android Development
3 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (37.50%) API Testing
5 6 (25.00%) iOS Development
6 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) QA Automation
7 2 (8.33%) SDET
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
8 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.17%) Migration
8 1 (4.17%) Scrum
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) Web Design
8 1 (4.17%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
1 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Python
2 8 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.17%) Apple