Period
to 20 October 2018

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 6 months to 20 October 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 71 90
Rank change year-on-year +18 +19 -46
Contract jobs citing Android 40 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.07% 1.40% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.35% 7.03% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 10
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £406 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +6.56% -7.01%
10th Percentile £313 £364 £174
90th Percentile £400 £475 £453
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £14.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +13.25% -50.88% +185.00%

Android is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 324 256 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.83% 19.94% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 178 225
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £204 £172 £249
90th Percentile £485 £538 £573
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 20 25
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -19.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.23 £10.80
90th Percentile £20.13 £21.50 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.47 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.31% +21.79% -6.03%

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Android as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +12 26 £360 -20.00% 2
Crewe - 4 £381 - 1
Northwich - 2 £313 -
Warrington -2 1 - - 5
Android
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Android also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Android.

1 30 (75.00%) Android Development
2 27 (67.50%) Java
3 25 (62.50%) Android SDK
4 21 (52.50%) Unit Testing
5 20 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 20 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 19 (47.50%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (42.50%) JIRA
7 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
8 16 (40.00%) Test Automation
8 16 (40.00%) Confluence
8 16 (40.00%) Gradle
9 14 (35.00%) AngularJS
9 14 (35.00%) HTML
10 13 (32.50%) CSS
10 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (32.50%) Secure Coding
10 13 (32.50%) HTML5
10 13 (32.50%) CSS3
11 12 (30.00%) Ionic Framework
11 12 (30.00%) Android NDK
11 12 (30.00%) Cryptography
11 12 (30.00%) C++
11 12 (30.00%) C
12 9 (22.50%) Scrum
12 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
13 8 (20.00%) Kotlin
13 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
14 7 (17.50%) Mobile Development
15 6 (15.00%) Node.js

Android
Co-occurring 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 16 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Line 50
1 1 (2.50%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Skype
1 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
1 1 (2.50%) Power BI
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 20 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (42.50%) JIRA
3 16 (40.00%) Gradle
4 4 (10.00%) Android Studio
4 4 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (10.00%) JUnit
4 4 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) JMeter
5 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (85.00%) Developer
2 30 (75.00%) Android Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) React Developer
6 1 (2.50%) iOS Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (62.50%) Android SDK
2 14 (35.00%) AngularJS
2 14 (35.00%) HTML
3 13 (32.50%) CSS
3 13 (32.50%) CSS3
3 13 (32.50%) HTML5
4 12 (30.00%) Android NDK
4 12 (30.00%) Ionic Framework
5 6 (15.00%) JSON
5 6 (15.00%) Node.js
5 6 (15.00%) Web Services
5 6 (15.00%) XML
6 5 (12.50%) SOAP
7 4 (10.00%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) J2EE
9 1 (2.50%) .NET
9 1 (2.50%) EJB
9 1 (2.50%) JDBC
9 1 (2.50%) JSP
9 1 (2.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.50%) Handset
2 3 (7.50%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Android Development
2 21 (52.50%) Unit Testing
3 19 (47.50%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (32.50%) Secure Coding
6 12 (30.00%) Cryptography
7 9 (22.50%) Scrum
8 7 (17.50%) Mobile Development
9 6 (15.00%) OOD
10 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (10.00%) MVC
11 4 (10.00%) OO
11 4 (10.00%) SOA
11 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 3 (7.50%) DSDM
12 3 (7.50%) iOS Development
12 3 (7.50%) Use Case
13 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
14 1 (2.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) Java
2 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.00%) C
3 12 (30.00%) C++
4 8 (20.00%) Kotlin
5 3 (7.50%) SQL
6 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.50%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) Tcl
7 1 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) MobiControl
1 1 (2.50%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Dell
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle
1 1 (2.50%) Sage
1 1 (2.50%) Siemens
1 1 (2.50%) SOTI
1 1 (2.50%) Sybase
1 1 (2.50%) Twitter