Period
to 7 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 7 May 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 82 148
Rank change year-on-year -21 +66 -20
Contract jobs citing Android 50 84 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.84% 2.40% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.01% 14.12% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 67 76
10th Percentile £211 £126 £186
25th Percentile £300 £303 £311
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +1.33%
75th Percentile £538 £531 £552
90th Percentile £575 £588 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £15.35 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year - -24.20% +1.25%
Central London median hourly rate - £15.35 £20.25
% change year-on-year - -24.20% +1.25%

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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 357 595 1,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.14% 16.97% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 455 955
10th Percentile £228 £148 £160
25th Percentile £379 £263 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.78% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £598 £563 £581
90th Percentile £694 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £490 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.78% -5.26% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 27
10th Percentile £13.66 £11.30 £16.81
25th Percentile £13.72 £14.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate £13.88 £16.95 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -18.14% -19.29% +12.30%
75th Percentile £13.97 £18.70 £27.13
90th Percentile £13.99 £20.70 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £13.88 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.80% -10.95% +5.00%

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Android as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Android in the City of London

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Android in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Android in the City of London

Android
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Android in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Android in the City of London

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Android in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Android in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Android.

1 22 (44.00%) Kotlin
2 21 (42.00%) Apple iOS
3 20 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 18 (36.00%) Android Development
4 18 (36.00%) Java
5 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
6 13 (26.00%) RxJava
7 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (22.00%) TDD
8 11 (22.00%) RESTful
8 11 (22.00%) XML
9 10 (20.00%) Windows
9 10 (20.00%) MVVM
10 9 (18.00%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (18.00%) Android SDK
10 9 (18.00%) Mobile Development
10 9 (18.00%) JSON
10 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (16.00%) Social Skills
12 7 (14.00%) REST
12 7 (14.00%) Azure
13 6 (12.00%) AWS
13 6 (12.00%) Mockito
13 6 (12.00%) Dagger
13 6 (12.00%) JUnit
13 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
13 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
14 5 (10.00%) Multithreading
14 5 (10.00%) JIRA

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Sketch
2 1 (2.00%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (14.00%) Azure
3 6 (12.00%) AWS
4 5 (10.00%) GitHub
5 3 (6.00%) Slack
6 2 (4.00%) Firebase
7 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.00%) Google Play
7 1 (2.00%) Serverless
7 1 (2.00%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) Intranet
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (2.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.00%) SMPP
2 1 (2.00%) SMS
2 1 (2.00%) SS7
2 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.00%) JUnit
1 6 (12.00%) Mockito
2 5 (10.00%) Android Studio
2 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.00%) JIRA
3 4 (8.00%) Gradle
4 3 (6.00%) Appium
4 3 (6.00%) Calabash
4 3 (6.00%) Xcode
5 2 (4.00%) CircleCI
6 1 (2.00%) Cypress.io
6 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.00%) fastlane
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.00%) Social Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Multimedia
5 2 (4.00%) Law
5 2 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.00%) Automotive
6 1 (2.00%) International Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Android Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Android Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Android Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) IT Support
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Designer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) RxJava
2 11 (22.00%) RESTful
2 11 (22.00%) XML
3 9 (18.00%) Android SDK
3 9 (18.00%) JSON
4 7 (14.00%) REST
5 6 (12.00%) Dagger
6 5 (10.00%) React Native
7 3 (6.00%) Apollo GraphQL
7 3 (6.00%) GraphQL
7 3 (6.00%) Retrofit
8 2 (4.00%) Node.js
8 2 (4.00%) Reactive Extensions
9 1 (2.00%) Core Animation
9 1 (2.00%) Core Data
9 1 (2.00%) Kafka
9 1 (2.00%) Material Design
9 1 (2.00%) React
9 1 (2.00%) Redux
9 1 (2.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) User Experience
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (6.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.00%) Animation
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.00%) iPhone
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Apple iOS
2 10 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Unix
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Android Development
2 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) TDD
5 10 (20.00%) MVVM
6 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (18.00%) Mobile Development
7 5 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (10.00%) Multithreading
8 4 (8.00%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (8.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) Pair Programming
8 4 (8.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) Project Management
9 3 (6.00%) SDET
9 3 (6.00%) SDLC
9 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.00%) Time Management
9 3 (6.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) Kotlin
2 18 (36.00%) Java
3 4 (8.00%) Apple Swift
3 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) ES6
5 1 (2.00%) ES7
5 1 (2.00%) Go
5 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.00%) CCENT
1 1 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) MCP
1 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Citrix
2 3 (6.00%) Google
3 2 (4.00%) Apple
3 2 (4.00%) CA
3 2 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe
4 1 (2.00%) AlgoSec
4 1 (2.00%) Alias
4 1 (2.00%) Altiris
4 1 (2.00%) Green Hills
4 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.00%) Mavenir
4 1 (2.00%) QNX