Period
to 31 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 31 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 181 143 176
Rank change year-on-year -38 +33 -28
Contract jobs citing Android 860 582 1,387
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.80% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.40% 9.35% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 426 857
10th Percentile £253 £243 £174
25th Percentile £363 £352 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -2.86%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £525
90th Percentile £616 £620 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 55
10th Percentile £14.13 £15.18 £12.35
25th Percentile £14.75 £18.25 £14.86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.00 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% +91.04% -16.25%
75th Percentile £64.00 £48.75 £36.88
90th Percentile £66.00 £63.75 £52.07
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +25.00% +84.17% -13.13%

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,151 6,224 16,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.90% 19.28% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,055 4,181 10,829
10th Percentile £180 £163 £156
25th Percentile £350 £313 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 358 972
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.75 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £25.22 £34.13
90th Percentile £60.05 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Android as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Android in England

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Android in England.

Daily rate trend for Android in England

Android
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Android in England over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Android in England

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Android in England.

Hourly rate trend for Android in England

Android
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Android in England over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Android in England

Android
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android within the England region over the 6 months to 31 July 2021. 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
London -53 517 £498 -0.50% 192
South East -11 94 £375 -11.76% 82
North of England -23 86 £428 +6.88% 90
East of England +10 52 £375 -6.25% 40
Yorkshire +5 45 £450 +12.50% 24
Midlands -43 40 £363 -3.33% 44
North West -46 35 £425 +6.25% 54
East Midlands -9 22 £345 +6.15% 21
West Midlands -38 19 £363 -9.38% 23
South West -17 12 £350 - 36
North East -5 6 £425 -24.31% 12
Android
UK

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 England region with a requirement for Android.

1 456 (53.02%) Apple iOS
2 350 (40.70%) Android Development
3 293 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (29.65%) Kotlin
5 253 (29.42%) Mobile App
6 246 (28.60%) Java
7 167 (19.42%) Windows
8 156 (18.14%) Social Skills
9 152 (17.67%) User Experience
10 124 (14.42%) Microsoft
11 119 (13.84%) JavaScript
12 118 (13.72%) React Native
13 115 (13.37%) Test Automation
14 114 (13.26%) Azure
15 113 (13.14%) TDD
16 112 (13.02%) Git (software)
17 110 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
18 109 (12.67%) Active Directory
19 106 (12.33%) Mobile Development
20 101 (11.74%) Microsoft 365
20 101 (11.74%) Finance
21 93 (10.81%) Jenkins
22 91 (10.58%) RESTful
23 89 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
24 87 (10.12%) Software Engineering
24 87 (10.12%) Scrum
24 87 (10.12%) DevOps
24 87 (10.12%) iOS Development
25 83 (9.65%) JIRA
26 77 (8.95%) RxJava

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 43 (5.00%) Confluence
2 16 (1.86%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.63%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.81%) Apache
5 7 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.70%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.58%) IIS
8 4 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.35%) CMS
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.23%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.12%) Kentico
11 1 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 71 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (7.44%) Sketch
3 50 (5.81%) Zeplin
4 19 (2.21%) InVision
5 15 (1.74%) Adobe XD
6 13 (1.51%) Figma
6 13 (1.51%) Photoshop
7 10 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.47%) Marvel
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.35%) UXPin
11 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 114 (13.26%) Azure
2 101 (11.74%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (6.05%) GitHub
4 35 (4.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 33 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (3.14%) AWS
7 18 (2.09%) Serverless
8 17 (1.98%) Firebase
8 17 (1.98%) SaaS
9 15 (1.74%) OneDrive
10 14 (1.63%) Google Play
10 14 (1.63%) Slack
11 10 (1.16%) IaaS
12 9 (1.05%) BrowserStack
13 7 (0.81%) Azure Pipelines
13 7 (0.81%) GCP
14 6 (0.70%) Google Workspace
14 6 (0.70%) PaaS
15 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.58%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
2 31 (3.60%) VPN
3 27 (3.14%) Firewall
4 22 (2.56%) LAN
5 18 (2.09%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.98%) Bluetooth
7 16 (1.86%) Skype
7 16 (1.86%) WAN
8 14 (1.63%) DNS
8 14 (1.63%) HTTP
8 14 (1.63%) Internet
8 14 (1.63%) VoIP
9 13 (1.51%) HTTPS
10 11 (1.28%) Wireshark
11 10 (1.16%) DHCP
11 10 (1.16%) SSL
11 10 (1.16%) Wireless
12 9 (1.05%) 2G
13 7 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (0.58%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.91%) SQLite
2 20 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.63%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.28%) MySQL
5 10 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.47%) Big Data
8 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.47%) Mixpanel
9 3 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.35%) Metadata
9 3 (0.35%) Redis
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.23%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 112 (13.02%) Git (software)
2 93 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 83 (9.65%) JIRA
4 60 (6.98%) Android Studio
5 53 (6.16%) JUnit
6 34 (3.95%) Gradle
7 30 (3.49%) Mockito
8 23 (2.67%) Postman
9 21 (2.44%) Calabash
10 20 (2.33%) Appium
11 19 (2.21%) Xcode
12 18 (2.09%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.86%) GitLab
13 16 (1.86%) Selenium
14 15 (1.74%) Maven
15 14 (1.63%) Axure RP
16 13 (1.51%) fastlane
17 11 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
18 10 (1.16%) CruiseControl
19 9 (1.05%) Bitbucket
General
1 156 (18.14%) Social Skills
2 101 (11.74%) Finance
3 61 (7.09%) Retail
4 53 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (5.12%) Banking
6 37 (4.30%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.02%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.02%) Public Sector
8 22 (2.56%) Electronics
8 22 (2.56%) Marketing
8 22 (2.56%) Publishing
9 21 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
10 15 (1.74%) Games
11 13 (1.51%) Automotive
12 9 (1.05%) Law
13 8 (0.93%) Wearables
14 6 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.58%) German Language
15 5 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
15 5 (0.58%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 424 (49.30%) Developer
2 248 (28.84%) Android Developer
3 75 (8.72%) Designer
4 65 (7.56%) React Developer
5 62 (7.21%) Senior Developer
6 52 (6.05%) Mobile Developer
7 51 (5.93%) UI Designer
8 43 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 41 (4.77%) Senior Android Developer
10 39 (4.53%) Applications Developer
11 32 (3.72%) IT Support
12 30 (3.49%) Android Engineer
13 29 (3.37%) Analyst
14 26 (3.02%) Mobile Engineer
14 26 (3.02%) UX Designer
15 25 (2.91%) Software Engineer
15 25 (2.91%) Test Engineer
16 24 (2.79%) iOS Developer
16 24 (2.79%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 23 (2.67%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (13.72%) React Native
2 91 (10.58%) RESTful
3 77 (8.95%) RxJava
4 76 (8.84%) React
5 74 (8.60%) REST
6 70 (8.14%) Android SDK
7 63 (7.33%) Node.js
8 62 (7.21%) HTML
9 54 (6.28%) Dagger
10 52 (6.05%) JSON
11 50 (5.81%) CSS
12 34 (3.95%) Spring
13 30 (3.49%) Retrofit
14 29 (3.37%) Redux
14 29 (3.37%) Web Services
15 28 (3.26%) iOS SDK
16 25 (2.91%) XML
17 24 (2.79%) Material Design
18 23 (2.67%) .NET
18 23 (2.67%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 253 (29.42%) Mobile App
2 152 (17.67%) User Experience
3 30 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.14%) W3C
5 21 (2.44%) iPad
6 20 (2.33%) iPhone
7 18 (2.09%) Data Protection Act
8 16 (1.86%) Smartphone
9 15 (1.74%) Blackberry
9 15 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.40%) Social Media
12 10 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
13 9 (1.05%) EPoS
13 9 (1.05%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.81%) Animation
14 7 (0.81%) BYOD
15 6 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 456 (53.02%) Apple iOS
2 167 (19.42%) Windows
3 72 (8.37%) Windows 10
4 38 (4.42%) Linux
5 30 (3.49%) Windows Server
6 29 (3.37%) Windows 7
7 26 (3.02%) Mac OS
8 16 (1.86%) Windows Mobile
9 14 (1.63%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.40%) Unix
11 10 (1.16%) Windows Phone
12 9 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.70%) Android TV
14 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
15 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.58%) tvOS
15 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (40.70%) Android Development
2 293 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (13.37%) Test Automation
4 113 (13.14%) TDD
5 110 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (12.33%) Mobile Development
7 89 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
8 87 (10.12%) DevOps
8 87 (10.12%) iOS Development
8 87 (10.12%) Scrum
8 87 (10.12%) Software Engineering
9 74 (8.60%) MVVM
10 56 (6.51%) Unit Testing
11 51 (5.93%) BDD
11 51 (5.93%) Prototyping
12 46 (5.35%) Mentoring
13 44 (5.12%) Wireframes
14 43 (5.00%) Pair Programming
15 41 (4.77%) Data Protection
16 40 (4.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 255 (29.65%) Kotlin
2 246 (28.60%) Java
3 119 (13.84%) JavaScript
4 54 (6.28%) Apple Swift
4 54 (6.28%) TypeScript
5 53 (6.16%) C#
6 51 (5.93%) C++
7 43 (5.00%) Objective-C
8 42 (4.88%) SQL
9 33 (3.84%) Python
10 29 (3.37%) C
11 26 (3.02%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.86%) ES6
13 12 (1.40%) ANSI SQL
13 12 (1.40%) Java 8
13 12 (1.40%) Ruby
14 8 (0.93%) PHP
15 7 (0.81%) XAML
16 6 (0.70%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (4.65%) Degree
2 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (1.40%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.81%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.81%) MCSE
6 6 (0.70%) MCSA
7 5 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.58%) MCP
8 4 (0.47%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.47%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.23%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.23%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.51%) Accessibility
2 52 (6.05%) QA
3 13 (1.51%) SLA
4 12 (1.40%) WCAG
5 11 (1.28%) GDPR
6 7 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.35%) PMO
8 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.23%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.23%) NCSC
10 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 109 (12.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.21%) Docker
3 14 (1.63%) Firmware
4 13 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 13 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.35%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.23%) vSphere
10 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.12%) XenApp
10 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (5.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 42 (4.88%) SCCM
3 16 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (1.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 13 (1.51%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.58%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.58%) Nessus
7 4 (0.47%) Grafana
7 4 (0.47%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.35%) Ansible
8 3 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.35%) Kibana
8 3 (0.35%) WSUS
9 2 (0.23%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.23%) MobiControl
9 2 (0.23%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.23%) SCOM
9 2 (0.23%) Terraform
10 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 124 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.09%) Adobe
3 56 (6.51%) Apple
4 49 (5.70%) Xamarin
5 47 (5.47%) Google
6 25 (2.91%) Citrix
7 20 (2.33%) VMware
8 18 (2.09%) Samsung
9 17 (1.98%) SAP
10 14 (1.63%) CA
10 14 (1.63%) CA Agile Central
10 14 (1.63%) ServiceNow
11 13 (1.51%) AppDynamics
11 13 (1.51%) Splunk
12 10 (1.16%) Cisco
12 10 (1.16%) Dell
13 9 (1.05%) HP
13 9 (1.05%) Ivanti
13 9 (1.05%) Polycom
14 7 (0.81%) IBM