Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 130 139 164
Rank change year-on-year +9 +25 0
Contract jobs citing Android 679 1,222 1,595
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.94% 1.89% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.74% 9.16% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 849 1,107
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £259 £160 £163
90th Percentile £582 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 63 74
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.87 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.98% +53.51% -42.62%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.88 £12.25
90th Percentile £66.93 £78.75 £58.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £25.93 £17.50
% change year-on-year +73.53% +48.19% -36.36%

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 6,324 13,338 18,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.06% 20.67% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,069 8,581 12,102
Median daily rate £430 £413 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -3.23% +0.29%
10th Percentile £165 £143 £160
90th Percentile £616 £606 £613
UK median daily rate £431 £406 £425
% change year-on-year +6.09% -4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 993 1,180
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.16 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +0.20% +0.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -15 382 £475 +11.76% 134
North of England +25 116 £400 - 75
Yorkshire +46 70 £440 +10.00% 20
South East +43 64 £425 +11.84% 35
North West -4 38 £250 -33.33% 50
Midlands +48 37 £350 -12.50% 48
South West +68 26 £378 -2.58% 34
East Midlands +41 23 £405 +20.90% 16
East of England +22 19 £341 -14.75% 28
West Midlands +31 14 £343 -34.76% 32
North East +14 8 £308 -23.13% 5
Android
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 398 (58.62%) Apple iOS
2 266 (39.18%) Android Development
3 239 (35.20%) Java
4 236 (34.76%) Mobile App
5 232 (34.17%) Kotlin
6 223 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (24.45%) Git (software)
8 126 (18.56%) Test Automation
9 121 (17.82%) Apple Swift
10 120 (17.67%) Jenkins
11 119 (17.53%) Mobile Development
12 115 (16.94%) REST
13 113 (16.64%) User Experience
13 113 (16.64%) JIRA
14 101 (14.87%) DevOps
15 100 (14.73%) GitHub
16 97 (14.29%) iOS Development
17 94 (13.84%) JavaScript
18 90 (13.25%) Scrum
18 90 (13.25%) TDD
19 89 (13.11%) Azure
20 88 (12.96%) AWS
21 87 (12.81%) Windows
22 84 (12.37%) Finance
23 83 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
23 83 (12.22%) React
24 82 (12.08%) Node.js
25 78 (11.49%) Android Studio
26 77 (11.34%) JSON
27 76 (11.19%) Confluence

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 76 (11.19%) Confluence
2 34 (5.01%) Cloud Foundry
3 27 (3.98%) Mule
4 9 (1.33%) DNN
4 9 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.03%) CMS
6 5 (0.74%) IIS
6 5 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.29%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.50%) InVision
3 16 (2.36%) Sketch
4 15 (2.21%) Adobe XD
5 13 (1.91%) Zeplin
6 8 (1.18%) Photoshop
7 7 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (0.59%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.44%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.44%) Maya
10 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.15%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 100 (14.73%) GitHub
2 89 (13.11%) Azure
3 88 (12.96%) AWS
4 48 (7.07%) Slack
5 36 (5.30%) Office 365
6 31 (4.57%) PaaS
7 29 (4.27%) IaaS
8 24 (3.53%) GCP
9 19 (2.80%) Firebase
10 12 (1.77%) SaaS
11 10 (1.47%) Bitrise
11 10 (1.47%) Serverless
12 9 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.03%) Google Play
14 5 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.74%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.59%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.44%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (2.50%) Bluetooth
2 17 (2.50%) HTTPS
3 16 (2.36%) VPN
4 7 (1.03%) Network Security
4 7 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.88%) DNS
5 6 (0.88%) Firewall
5 6 (0.88%) HTTP
5 6 (0.88%) WAN
6 5 (0.74%) DLNA
6 5 (0.74%) Internet
6 5 (0.74%) LAN
6 5 (0.74%) Skype
7 4 (0.59%) DHCP
7 4 (0.59%) UPnP
7 4 (0.59%) Wireless
8 3 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.44%) RS-232
8 3 (0.44%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.95%) NoSQL
2 17 (2.50%) MySQL
3 14 (2.06%) SQLite
4 12 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.77%) SQL Server
5 10 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.88%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.59%) Big Data
10 3 (0.44%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.29%) Redis
12 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.15%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.15%) DB2
12 1 (0.15%) GIS
12 1 (0.15%) MS Access
12 1 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 166 (24.45%) Git (software)
2 120 (17.67%) Jenkins
3 113 (16.64%) JIRA
4 78 (11.49%) Android Studio
5 76 (11.19%) JUnit
6 64 (9.43%) Mockito
7 62 (9.13%) Xcode
8 55 (8.10%) Maven
9 51 (7.51%) Sonatype Nexus
10 44 (6.48%) CocoaPods
11 29 (4.27%) IntelliJ
12 27 (3.98%) Appium
12 27 (3.98%) Gradle
13 22 (3.24%) Selenium
14 21 (3.09%) Postman
15 19 (2.80%) Axure RP
16 18 (2.65%) GitLab
17 14 (2.06%) Cucumber
18 13 (1.91%) CircleCI
19 12 (1.77%) fastlane
General
1 84 (12.37%) Finance
2 60 (8.84%) Banking
3 22 (3.24%) Public Sector
4 18 (2.65%) Games
5 16 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.36%) Retail
6 12 (1.77%) Advertising
7 11 (1.62%) Electronics
8 10 (1.47%) Law
8 10 (1.47%) Marketing
8 10 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.03%) German Language
9 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.59%) Automotive
10 4 (0.59%) Legal
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.29%) Police
13 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 330 (48.60%) Developer
2 164 (24.15%) Android Developer
3 66 (9.72%) Mobile Developer
4 44 (6.48%) React Developer
5 43 (6.33%) iOS Developer
6 36 (5.30%) Senior Developer
7 35 (5.15%) Android Engineer
8 29 (4.27%) Designer
9 26 (3.83%) Applications Developer
10 25 (3.68%) UX Designer
11 24 (3.53%) Architect
12 23 (3.39%) Mobile Engineer
13 22 (3.24%) Analyst
13 22 (3.24%) Senior Android Developer
13 22 (3.24%) Software Engineer
14 20 (2.95%) Xamarin Developer
15 19 (2.80%) iOS Android Developer
15 19 (2.80%) Mobile Applications Developer
16 18 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
16 18 (2.65%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (16.94%) REST
2 83 (12.22%) React
3 82 (12.08%) Node.js
4 77 (11.34%) JSON
5 68 (10.01%) React Native
6 62 (9.13%) Spring
7 59 (8.69%) RxJava
8 58 (8.54%) HTML
9 52 (7.66%) Spring Boot
10 49 (7.22%) CSS
11 46 (6.77%) Android SDK
12 45 (6.63%) RESTful
13 44 (6.48%) .NET
14 43 (6.33%) Dagger
15 34 (5.01%) Redux
16 33 (4.86%) Material Design
17 29 (4.27%) WireMock
18 26 (3.83%) Retrofit
18 26 (3.83%) Web Services
19 23 (3.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 236 (34.76%) Mobile App
2 113 (16.64%) User Experience
3 46 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.95%) iPhone
5 17 (2.50%) iPad
6 12 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.77%) Media Streaming
6 12 (1.77%) Social Media
7 11 (1.62%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.33%) Augmented Reality
10 8 (1.18%) Animation
10 8 (1.18%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
11 7 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.03%) Video on Demand
12 6 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 398 (58.62%) Apple iOS
2 87 (12.81%) Windows
3 37 (5.45%) Linux
4 35 (5.15%) Windows 10
5 14 (2.06%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.77%) Mac OS
7 10 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (1.33%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.74%) Android TV
11 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.59%) MVS
12 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.15%) tvOS
14 1 (0.15%) Unix
14 1 (0.15%) webOS
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (39.18%) Android Development
2 223 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (18.56%) Test Automation
4 119 (17.53%) Mobile Development
5 101 (14.87%) DevOps
6 97 (14.29%) iOS Development
7 90 (13.25%) Scrum
7 90 (13.25%) TDD
8 83 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (10.46%) Pair Programming
10 70 (10.31%) Software Engineering
11 69 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
12 60 (8.84%) Kanban
13 58 (8.54%) MVVM
14 46 (6.77%) Continuous Delivery
15 41 (6.04%) SDLC
16 39 (5.74%) Open Source
17 38 (5.60%) OO
18 36 (5.30%) BDD
19 34 (5.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (35.20%) Java
2 232 (34.17%) Kotlin
3 121 (17.82%) Apple Swift
4 94 (13.84%) JavaScript
5 71 (10.46%) Python
6 58 (8.54%) C++
7 54 (7.95%) Objective-C
7 54 (7.95%) SQL
8 52 (7.66%) C#
8 52 (7.66%) Java 8
9 34 (5.01%) C
10 25 (3.68%) ES6
11 17 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.77%) PHP
14 11 (1.62%) Go
14 11 (1.62%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.47%) Ruby
16 9 (1.33%) Rust
16 9 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (6.04%) Degree
2 18 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.62%) TOGAF Certification
5 9 (1.33%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.88%) HNC
6 6 (0.88%) HND
6 6 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.74%) ISEB
8 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.44%) CISSP
9 3 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.44%) MCSA
9 3 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.74%) QA
2 6 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.59%) GDPR
3 4 (0.59%) NIST
3 4 (0.59%) SLA
4 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) PSD2
6 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (4.27%) Docker
2 27 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.44%) vSphere
6 2 (0.29%) Firmware
6 2 (0.29%) XenApp
6 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.15%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (2.50%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.77%) Prometheus
4 11 (1.62%) SCCM
5 10 (1.47%) Ansible
6 9 (1.33%) Terraform
7 8 (1.18%) Grafana
8 6 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.74%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.44%) SELinux
12 2 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.15%) PowerCLI
13 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 1 (0.15%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 59 (8.69%) Microsoft
2 52 (7.66%) Splunk
3 49 (7.22%) AppDynamics
4 37 (5.45%) Xamarin
5 36 (5.30%) Apple
6 32 (4.71%) Google
7 29 (4.27%) Adobe
8 17 (2.50%) VMware
9 11 (1.62%) Avaya
9 11 (1.62%) Citrix
10 8 (1.18%) SAP
11 6 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (0.88%) IBM
11 6 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.88%) Samsung
11 6 (0.88%) Twitter
12 3 (0.44%) Facebook
12 3 (0.44%) MobileIron
12 3 (0.44%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.44%) Tealium