Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 150 168
Rank change year-on-year -39 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing Android 950 478 1,314
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.80% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.00% 9.77% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 339 855
10th Percentile £163 £274 £158
25th Percentile £363 £350 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £568 £526 £525
90th Percentile £641 £576 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 9 51
10th Percentile £13.66 £14.15 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate £16.66 £22.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.94% +40.63% -8.57%
75th Percentile £46.56 £43.75 £20.88
90th Percentile £64.00 £53.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.10
% change year-on-year -22.22% +39.75% -8.00%

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 10,551 4,893 15,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.77% 18.47% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,243 3,180 10,236
10th Percentile £163 £181 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £580 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 244 1,006
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.21
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.00 £13.68
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.66 £34.88
90th Percentile £62.90 £51.03 £50.00
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -29 569 £500 +3.09% 177
South East -45 97 £365 -19.36% 51
North of England -68 95 £450 +10.43% 113
Midlands -53 60 £375 -6.25% 44
East of England -22 47 £375 +9.97% 46
Yorkshire -52 45 £450 +1.41% 32
North West -46 41 £438 +34.41% 67
West Midlands -49 32 £344 -14.06% 17
East Midlands -29 28 £463 +5.11% 27
South West -41 17 £190 -45.71% 35
North East -6 9 £450 -19.86% 14
Android
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 503 (52.95%) Apple iOS
2 333 (35.05%) Android Development
3 328 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
4 269 (28.32%) Java
5 267 (28.11%) Kotlin
6 252 (26.53%) Mobile App
7 222 (23.37%) Windows
8 184 (19.37%) Social Skills
9 167 (17.58%) Microsoft
10 150 (15.79%) User Experience
11 144 (15.16%) Active Directory
12 127 (13.37%) React Native
12 127 (13.37%) Test Automation
13 124 (13.05%) Azure
14 123 (12.95%) Microsoft 365
15 119 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
16 112 (11.79%) JavaScript
17 109 (11.47%) TDD
18 108 (11.37%) Microsoft Office
19 106 (11.16%) Git (software)
20 105 (11.05%) Mobile Development
21 102 (10.74%) Windows 10
22 99 (10.42%) Scrum
23 98 (10.32%) Finance
24 93 (9.79%) RESTful
25 90 (9.47%) JIRA
26 88 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
27 87 (9.16%) iOS Development
28 85 (8.95%) DevOps
29 81 (8.53%) Android SDK

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 44 (4.63%) Confluence
2 17 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.95%) Apache
6 8 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 7 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.42%) CMS
8 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.42%) IIS
9 3 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.21%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 108 (11.37%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (6.00%) Sketch
3 40 (4.21%) Zeplin
4 14 (1.47%) InVision
5 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
6 10 (1.05%) Adobe XD
6 10 (1.05%) Figma
6 10 (1.05%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.53%) UXPin
8 4 (0.42%) Marvel
9 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 124 (13.05%) Azure
2 123 (12.95%) Microsoft 365
3 43 (4.53%) AWS
4 39 (4.11%) GitHub
5 31 (3.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 27 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (2.11%) Firebase
8 17 (1.79%) Google Play
8 17 (1.79%) Serverless
9 16 (1.68%) GCP
10 13 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
11 12 (1.26%) BrowserStack
11 12 (1.26%) SaaS
11 12 (1.26%) Slack
12 11 (1.16%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.84%) Google Workspace
13 8 (0.84%) IaaS
14 6 (0.63%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.00%) LAN
2 35 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
3 34 (3.58%) VPN
4 28 (2.95%) Firewall
5 23 (2.42%) HTTP
6 22 (2.32%) VoIP
7 21 (2.21%) Bluetooth
7 21 (2.21%) WAN
8 20 (2.11%) Skype
9 19 (2.00%) Wireless
10 18 (1.89%) DNS
11 14 (1.47%) DHCP
11 14 (1.47%) Internet
12 12 (1.26%) TCP/IP
13 11 (1.16%) Wireshark
14 9 (0.95%) 2G
14 9 (0.95%) HTTPS
14 9 (0.95%) WebEx
15 7 (0.74%) SSL
16 6 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 19 (2.00%) SQLite
2 12 (1.26%) MySQL
3 11 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 9 (0.95%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.42%) Hazelcast
6 4 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.32%) Big Data
7 3 (0.32%) Redis
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.21%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.21%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.21%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 106 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 90 (9.47%) JIRA
3 81 (8.53%) Android Studio
3 81 (8.53%) Jenkins
4 45 (4.74%) JUnit
5 31 (3.26%) Gradle
6 30 (3.16%) Appium
6 30 (3.16%) Cucumber
6 30 (3.16%) Xcode
7 25 (2.63%) Mockito
7 25 (2.63%) Postman
8 23 (2.42%) Calabash
9 20 (2.11%) Maven
10 17 (1.79%) fastlane
10 17 (1.79%) Selenium
11 14 (1.47%) Axure RP
12 13 (1.37%) GitLab
13 12 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (1.05%) git-flow
14 10 (1.05%) Mocha
General
1 184 (19.37%) Social Skills
2 98 (10.32%) Finance
3 72 (7.58%) Retail
4 71 (7.47%) Banking
5 65 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.74%) Games
8 21 (2.21%) Presentation Skills
8 21 (2.21%) Publishing
9 19 (2.00%) Public Sector
10 18 (1.89%) Automotive
11 16 (1.68%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.58%) Electronics
12 15 (1.58%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.58%) Law
12 15 (1.58%) Marketing
13 14 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.63%) German Language
16 5 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 442 (46.53%) Developer
2 249 (26.21%) Android Developer
3 83 (8.74%) React Developer
4 71 (7.47%) Support Engineer
5 64 (6.74%) Designer
5 64 (6.74%) Senior Developer
6 58 (6.11%) Mobile Developer
7 48 (5.05%) Analyst
7 48 (5.05%) IT Support
8 44 (4.63%) UI Designer
9 39 (4.11%) Desktop Support
10 38 (4.00%) Senior Android Developer
11 35 (3.68%) iOS Developer
12 32 (3.37%) Android Engineer
12 32 (3.37%) Applications Developer
13 31 (3.26%) Mobile Engineer
14 30 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
15 29 (3.05%) IT Analyst
15 29 (3.05%) Test Engineer
16 28 (2.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (13.37%) React Native
2 93 (9.79%) RESTful
3 81 (8.53%) Android SDK
4 75 (7.89%) React
5 74 (7.79%) REST
6 70 (7.37%) RxJava
7 65 (6.84%) HTML
8 60 (6.32%) Node.js
9 55 (5.79%) JSON
10 54 (5.68%) Dagger
11 46 (4.84%) CSS
12 36 (3.79%) iOS SDK
13 34 (3.58%) Web Services
14 32 (3.37%) Retrofit
15 31 (3.26%) Spring
15 31 (3.26%) XML
16 25 (2.63%) .NET
17 19 (2.00%) Redux
17 19 (2.00%) Spring Boot
18 18 (1.89%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 252 (26.53%) Mobile App
2 150 (15.79%) User Experience
3 47 (4.95%) Blackberry
4 40 (4.21%) iPad
5 39 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (3.58%) iPhone
7 26 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
7 26 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (2.53%) W3C
9 22 (2.32%) Smartphone
9 22 (2.32%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.58%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
13 13 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
14 12 (1.26%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.16%) BYOD
15 11 (1.16%) HoloLens
16 10 (1.05%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 503 (52.95%) Apple iOS
2 222 (23.37%) Windows
3 102 (10.74%) Windows 10
4 50 (5.26%) Mac OS
5 45 (4.74%) Windows Server
6 34 (3.58%) Linux
7 32 (3.37%) Windows 7
8 26 (2.74%) Windows Phone
9 15 (1.58%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.26%) Unix
10 12 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
11 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.53%) Android TV
15 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.53%) tvOS
15 5 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (35.05%) Android Development
2 328 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (13.37%) Test Automation
4 119 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
5 109 (11.47%) TDD
6 105 (11.05%) Mobile Development
7 99 (10.42%) Scrum
8 88 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (9.16%) iOS Development
10 85 (8.95%) DevOps
11 75 (7.89%) MVVM
12 72 (7.58%) Software Engineering
13 59 (6.21%) Unit Testing
14 56 (5.89%) BDD
15 51 (5.37%) ITIL
15 51 (5.37%) Mobile Application Development
16 46 (4.84%) Clean Code
17 44 (4.63%) Data Protection
17 44 (4.63%) Prototyping
18 43 (4.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 269 (28.32%) Java
2 267 (28.11%) Kotlin
3 112 (11.79%) JavaScript
4 74 (7.79%) Apple Swift
5 59 (6.21%) C#
6 56 (5.89%) TypeScript
7 52 (5.47%) C++
8 46 (4.84%) Objective-C
9 36 (3.79%) Python
10 35 (3.68%) SQL
11 34 (3.58%) PowerShell
12 32 (3.37%) C
13 17 (1.79%) Ruby
14 12 (1.26%) Go
15 11 (1.16%) Java 8
16 9 (0.95%) ANSI SQL
16 9 (0.95%) PHP
17 7 (0.74%) ES6
17 7 (0.74%) Scala
17 7 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 40 (4.21%) Degree
2 30 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.05%) MCSE
6 9 (0.95%) MCSA
7 8 (0.84%) MCP
8 6 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.42%) MCITP
11 3 (0.32%) MCTS
11 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.21%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.84%) QA
2 54 (5.68%) Accessibility
3 13 (1.37%) SLA
4 11 (1.16%) GDPR
4 11 (1.16%) WCAG
5 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.42%) PMO
5 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.21%) NCSC
6 2 (0.21%) NIST
6 2 (0.21%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 144 (15.16%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.11%) Firmware
3 18 (1.89%) Docker
4 17 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.42%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.21%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.21%) vSphere
11 1 (0.11%) XenApp
11 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (6.32%) SCCM
2 56 (5.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 10 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (0.63%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.63%) Nessus
7 4 (0.42%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.32%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.32%) SCOM
8 3 (0.32%) WSUS
9 2 (0.21%) Ansible
9 2 (0.21%) Grafana
9 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.21%) MobiControl
9 2 (0.21%) PaperCut
10 1 (0.11%) Endace
10 1 (0.11%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 167 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.26%) Apple
3 55 (5.79%) Adobe
4 47 (4.95%) Google
5 38 (4.00%) Xamarin
6 32 (3.37%) Citrix
7 22 (2.32%) ServiceNow
8 21 (2.21%) VMware
9 17 (1.79%) Dell
10 15 (1.58%) Splunk
11 14 (1.47%) HP
11 14 (1.47%) Samsung
12 13 (1.37%) AppDynamics
13 12 (1.26%) Polycom
14 11 (1.16%) CA
14 11 (1.16%) Cisco
14 11 (1.16%) Perfecto Mobile
15 10 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
16 9 (0.95%) Ivanti
16 9 (0.95%) Salesforce.com