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 25 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 73 40
Rank change year-on-year +25 -33  
Contract jobs citing Android 8 9 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.27% 0.98% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.91% 3.96% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 20
Median daily rate £450 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +0.71% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.15 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 163 227 224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.87% 24.75% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 152 126
Median daily rate £360 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 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
Knutsford +5 3 £450 - 5
Warrington +21 1 £275 +9.45%
Chester +17 1 - - 2
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Android
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Android.

1 10 (58.82%) Apple iOS
2 8 (47.06%) Android Development
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) JIRA
4 6 (35.29%) Mobile Development
5 5 (29.41%) Android SDK
5 5 (29.41%) Confluence
5 5 (29.41%) HTML5
5 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
5 5 (29.41%) Gradle
5 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (29.41%) Banking
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 4 (23.53%) C
6 4 (23.53%) C++
6 4 (23.53%) Cryptography
6 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
6 4 (23.53%) CSS3
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (29.41%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Gradle
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.76%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Android Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) iOS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Android Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 5 (29.41%) Android SDK
2 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
2 5 (29.41%) CSS
2 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 4 (23.53%) Android NDK
3 4 (23.53%) CSS3
3 4 (23.53%) Ionic Framework
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) EJB
5 2 (11.76%) EJB 3.0
5 2 (11.76%) Middleware
5 2 (11.76%) REST
5 2 (11.76%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (5.88%) Ember.js
6 1 (5.88%) Node.js
6 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.88%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
1 3 (17.65%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.76%) iPhone
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) BYOD
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Apple iOS
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Android Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Mobile Development
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Cryptography
5 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 4 (23.53%) iOS Development
5 4 (23.53%) Secure Coding
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (5.88%) MVC
7 1 (5.88%) OO
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C
3 4 (23.53%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Samsung
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) AppSense
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter