Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 76 80
Rank change year-on-year +21 +4 -40
Contract jobs citing Android 40 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.21% 1.35% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.82% 7.63% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 12
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £400 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% -7.25% +0.58%
10th Percentile £308 £363 £325
90th Percentile £400 £438 £480
North West median daily rate £375 £391 £400
% change year-on-year -4.15% -2.19% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £15.00
North West median hourly rate £11.71 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -16.36% -3.45% -35.56%

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 312 236 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.06% 17.66% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 146 182
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £196 £185 £177
90th Percentile £475 £553 £600
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 25 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -8.32% -16.59%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.13 £17.65 £22.05
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%

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 13 December 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 +20 30 £365 -
Crewe -4 4 £365 -14.12%
Northwich - 2 £313 - 2
Warrington -2 1 - - 2
Android
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 34 (85.00%) Android Development
2 28 (70.00%) Java
3 27 (67.50%) Android SDK
4 26 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (62.50%) Unit Testing
5 25 (62.50%) Jenkins
5 25 (62.50%) Git (software)
6 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
7 21 (52.50%) Gradle
8 20 (50.00%) Test Automation
8 20 (50.00%) Confluence
8 20 (50.00%) JIRA
9 18 (45.00%) C++
9 18 (45.00%) HTML
9 18 (45.00%) CSS
9 18 (45.00%) AngularJS
10 17 (42.50%) CSS3
10 17 (42.50%) HTML5
10 17 (42.50%) Android NDK
10 17 (42.50%) C
11 16 (40.00%) Cryptography
11 16 (40.00%) Ionic Framework
11 16 (40.00%) Secure Coding
12 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (32.50%) Scrum
14 11 (27.50%) Apple iOS
14 11 (27.50%) Mobile App
15 9 (22.50%) Mobile Development
15 9 (22.50%) Finance
16 8 (20.00%) JSON

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 20 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.50%) Maya
2 1 (2.50%) MotionBuilder
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
1 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 25 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 21 (52.50%) Gradle
3 20 (50.00%) JIRA
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
5 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (87.50%) Developer
2 28 (70.00%) Android Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Python Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Django Developer
5 2 (5.00%) iOS Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Java Android Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.50%) React Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior iOS Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (67.50%) Android SDK
2 18 (45.00%) AngularJS
2 18 (45.00%) CSS
2 18 (45.00%) HTML
3 17 (42.50%) Android NDK
3 17 (42.50%) CSS3
3 17 (42.50%) HTML5
4 16 (40.00%) Ionic Framework
5 8 (20.00%) JSON
6 7 (17.50%) Web Services
7 5 (12.50%) SOAP
7 5 (12.50%) XML
8 4 (10.00%) REST
9 3 (7.50%) Ajax
9 3 (7.50%) Django
10 2 (5.00%) Node.js
11 1 (2.50%) iOS SDK
11 1 (2.50%) PhoneGap
11 1 (2.50%) Redux
11 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.50%) Handset
2 3 (7.50%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Animation
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Android Development
2 26 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (62.50%) Unit Testing
4 20 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 16 (40.00%) Cryptography
5 16 (40.00%) Secure Coding
6 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (32.50%) Scrum
8 9 (22.50%) Mobile Development
9 6 (15.00%) iOS Development
10 5 (12.50%) OOD
11 4 (10.00%) MVC
11 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (10.00%) SOA
12 3 (7.50%) Change Management
12 3 (7.50%) DSDM
12 3 (7.50%) OO
12 3 (7.50%) Use Case
12 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
13 2 (5.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (45.00%) C++
4 17 (42.50%) C
5 6 (15.00%) Kotlin
6 4 (10.00%) Python
7 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.00%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.50%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (2.50%) PHP
9 1 (2.50%) Ruby
9 1 (2.50%) Scala
9 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Dell
2 1 (2.50%) SOTI
2 1 (2.50%) Twitter