The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
North West / Cheshire
Rank 41 59 56
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3  
Contract jobs citing Android 9 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.71% 2.28% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.89% 10.33% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 7
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £16.08 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.35% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year +2.85% +135.69%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 91 213 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.27% 22.07% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 101 79
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 25
Median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in Cheshire

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android in Cheshire

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android in Cheshire

Android
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Chester +10 3 £413 - 2
Crewe - 1 - -
Android
North West

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Android.

1 12 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (30.00%) AirWatch
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Phone
5 5 (25.00%) iOS Development
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Apple
5 5 (25.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) MySQL
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) SSL
6 4 (20.00%) Android Development
7 3 (15.00%) Mobile Development
7 3 (15.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (15.00%) Smartphone
7 3 (15.00%) jQuery
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (10.00%) EJB
8 2 (10.00%) CSS
8 2 (10.00%) SOAP

Android
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SSL
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) JMeter
2 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Xamarin Developer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) iOS Android Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) jQuery
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) EJB
3 2 (10.00%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) JSON
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) SAML
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) MvvmCross
4 1 (5.00%) Node.js
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) Xamarin.iOS
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) iPhone
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 4 (20.00%) Android Development
4 3 (15.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (15.00%) Mobile Development
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITSM
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C#
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Scala
4 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) AirWatch
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) AppSense
3 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (10.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Samsung
4 1 (5.00%) Twitter