Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 118 170
Rank change year-on-year -34 +52 -19
Contract jobs citing Android 718 1,083 1,514
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.72% 2.01% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.28% 9.86% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 714 964
10th Percentile £263 £158 £180
25th Percentile £350 £319 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £527 £538 £525
90th Percentile £588 £588 £582
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 43 65
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.29 £13.05
25th Percentile £15.59 £16.25 £14.86
Median hourly rate £42.75 £47.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +111.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £64.00 £63.75 £51.05
90th Percentile £67.55 £78.75 £63.53
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +131.71% -6.39%

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 6,983 10,983 17,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.75% 20.40% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,602 7,167 11,683
10th Percentile £181 £143 £160
25th Percentile £325 £250 £317
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £539 £529 £538
90th Percentile £631 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 857 1,017
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +3.03%
75th Percentile £42.00 £21.50 £27.25
90th Percentile £54.10 £47.50 £48.16
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.24% +3.67%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -49 426 £475 +5.56% 180
North of England -2 86 £350 -12.50% 66
South East +43 80 £430 +1.18% 55
Yorkshire +14 44 £420 +5.00% 29
Midlands +29 38 £350 +7.69% 47
North West -9 34 £320 -20.00% 32
South West +52 27 £419 +11.67% 34
East Midlands +34 24 £345 +6.15% 17
East of England -4 20 £475 +12.43% 34
West Midlands +18 15 £360 -36.70% 30
North East +13 8 £308 -23.13% 5
Android
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 400 (55.71%) Apple iOS
2 286 (39.83%) Android Development
3 241 (33.57%) Mobile App
4 236 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
5 220 (30.64%) Kotlin
6 203 (28.27%) Java
7 136 (18.94%) Git (software)
8 135 (18.80%) Mobile Development
9 113 (15.74%) User Experience
10 107 (14.90%) JavaScript
11 106 (14.76%) Windows
12 102 (14.21%) Azure
13 100 (13.93%) DevOps
13 100 (13.93%) Jenkins
14 99 (13.79%) Finance
15 98 (13.65%) TDD
16 96 (13.37%) Software Engineering
17 92 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
18 91 (12.67%) Test Automation
18 91 (12.67%) iOS Development
19 85 (11.84%) REST
20 80 (11.14%) React Native
21 78 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
22 75 (10.45%) Apple Swift
22 75 (10.45%) JIRA
23 74 (10.31%) RxJava
24 73 (10.17%) GitHub
24 73 (10.17%) MVVM
25 70 (9.75%) Microsoft
26 69 (9.61%) Scrum

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 (6.13%) Confluence
2 12 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (1.25%) DNN
5 7 (0.97%) Mule
5 7 (0.97%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.84%) CMS
6 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.42%) IIS
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.14%) Kentico
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 36 (5.01%) Sketch
2 34 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (3.90%) Zeplin
4 26 (3.62%) InVision
5 18 (2.51%) Adobe XD
6 12 (1.67%) Photoshop
7 11 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.97%) Figma
9 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.56%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.42%) Maya
10 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (0.28%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.14%) Marvel
12 1 (0.14%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.14%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 102 (14.21%) Azure
2 73 (10.17%) GitHub
3 53 (7.38%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (5.57%) AWS
5 26 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (2.79%) Slack
7 19 (2.65%) SaaS
8 14 (1.95%) Serverless
9 13 (1.81%) PaaS
10 12 (1.67%) Bitrise
10 12 (1.67%) Firebase
11 10 (1.39%) IaaS
12 9 (1.25%) OneDrive
13 8 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 8 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.70%) GCP
14 5 (0.70%) Google Play
14 5 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.56%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.48%) VPN
2 21 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (2.23%) HTTPS
4 13 (1.81%) Firewall
4 13 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.53%) Internet
6 10 (1.39%) WAN
7 9 (1.25%) LAN
8 8 (1.11%) Network Security
8 8 (1.11%) Skype
9 7 (0.97%) Bluetooth
9 7 (0.97%) DNS
9 7 (0.97%) SSL
10 5 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (0.70%) HTTP
10 5 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.56%) DHCP
11 4 (0.56%) DVB
11 4 (0.56%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.42%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.48%) SQLite
2 14 (1.95%) MySQL
2 14 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (1.11%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.56%) Big Data
5 4 (0.56%) Redis
6 3 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.42%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.28%) Mixpanel
7 2 (0.28%) Power BI
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 136 (18.94%) Git (software)
2 100 (13.93%) Jenkins
3 75 (10.45%) JIRA
4 59 (8.22%) JUnit
5 44 (6.13%) Android Studio
6 40 (5.57%) Mockito
7 27 (3.76%) Gradle
8 26 (3.62%) Xcode
9 24 (3.34%) GitLab
10 23 (3.20%) Postman
10 23 (3.20%) Selenium
11 22 (3.06%) Appium
11 22 (3.06%) Axure RP
12 18 (2.51%) Maven
13 17 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (2.09%) git-flow
15 14 (1.95%) CocoaPods
15 14 (1.95%) Cucumber
16 13 (1.81%) CMake
16 13 (1.81%) fastlane
General
1 99 (13.79%) Finance
2 40 (5.57%) Banking
3 31 (4.32%) Public Sector
4 27 (3.76%) Manufacturing
5 23 (3.20%) Retail
6 21 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.79%) Games
8 18 (2.51%) Marketing
9 13 (1.81%) Electronics
10 12 (1.67%) Publishing
11 9 (1.25%) Law
12 7 (0.97%) Advertising
13 5 (0.70%) German Language
13 5 (0.70%) Legal
14 3 (0.42%) Automotive
14 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.28%) Police
16 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 376 (52.37%) Developer
2 192 (26.74%) Android Developer
3 72 (10.03%) Mobile Developer
4 54 (7.52%) React Developer
5 50 (6.96%) Senior Developer
6 45 (6.27%) Designer
7 41 (5.71%) iOS Developer
8 32 (4.46%) Applications Developer
9 31 (4.32%) Senior Android Developer
10 29 (4.04%) Android Engineer
11 25 (3.48%) UX Designer
12 24 (3.34%) iOS Android Developer
13 23 (3.20%) UI Designer
14 22 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
14 22 (3.06%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 22 (3.06%) Xamarin Developer
15 21 (2.92%) Software Engineer
15 21 (2.92%) Support Engineer
16 20 (2.79%) Tester
17 17 (2.37%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.84%) REST
2 80 (11.14%) React Native
3 74 (10.31%) RxJava
4 68 (9.47%) RESTful
5 61 (8.50%) React
6 58 (8.08%) HTML
7 55 (7.66%) Node.js
8 50 (6.96%) Android SDK
9 49 (6.82%) CSS
9 49 (6.82%) Dagger
10 44 (6.13%) .NET
10 44 (6.13%) JSON
11 38 (5.29%) Redux
12 33 (4.60%) Material Design
12 33 (4.60%) Spring
13 26 (3.62%) Retrofit
14 25 (3.48%) Web Services
15 23 (3.20%) AngularJS
15 23 (3.20%) Express
16 22 (3.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 241 (33.57%) Mobile App
2 113 (15.74%) User Experience
3 57 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.92%) iPhone
5 17 (2.37%) iPad
6 16 (2.23%) Social Media
7 14 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 13 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.53%) Animation
9 11 (1.53%) Augmented Reality
10 10 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.25%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (0.97%) W3C
13 6 (0.84%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.84%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.70%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.70%) MPEG
14 5 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 400 (55.71%) Apple iOS
2 106 (14.76%) Windows
3 42 (5.85%) Linux
4 35 (4.87%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
7 13 (1.81%) Mac OS
8 12 (1.67%) Windows Server
9 9 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.56%) Android TV
13 4 (0.56%) MVS
13 4 (0.56%) Unix
13 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.14%) Tizen
15 1 (0.14%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (39.83%) Android Development
2 236 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (18.80%) Mobile Development
4 100 (13.93%) DevOps
5 98 (13.65%) TDD
6 96 (13.37%) Software Engineering
7 92 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
8 91 (12.67%) iOS Development
8 91 (12.67%) Test Automation
9 78 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
10 73 (10.17%) MVVM
11 69 (9.61%) Scrum
12 55 (7.66%) Pair Programming
13 43 (5.99%) SDLC
14 42 (5.85%) Mentoring
15 37 (5.15%) BDD
16 36 (5.01%) Continuous Delivery
17 35 (4.87%) User Stories
18 34 (4.74%) Kanban
18 34 (4.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 220 (30.64%) Kotlin
2 203 (28.27%) Java
3 107 (14.90%) JavaScript
4 75 (10.45%) Apple Swift
5 56 (7.80%) C++
6 53 (7.38%) C#
7 52 (7.24%) SQL
8 50 (6.96%) Objective-C
9 45 (6.27%) Python
10 27 (3.76%) ES6
11 26 (3.62%) TypeScript
12 24 (3.34%) C
13 23 (3.20%) PowerShell
14 20 (2.79%) Java 8
15 15 (2.09%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.95%) PHP
17 11 (1.53%) Ruby
18 10 (1.39%) Scala
19 9 (1.25%) Go
19 9 (1.25%) Rust
Qualifications
1 39 (5.43%) Degree
2 16 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.25%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (0.84%) HNC
7 6 (0.84%) HND
8 4 (0.56%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (0.56%) CREST Certified
8 4 (0.56%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.42%) CISSP
9 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.28%) CEH
10 2 (0.28%) GIAC
10 2 (0.28%) MCP
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.15%) QA
2 11 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.25%) SLA
4 8 (1.11%) WCAG
5 5 (0.70%) NIST
6 4 (0.56%) GDPR
7 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.28%) COBIT
8 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) GRC
9 1 (0.14%) NCSC
9 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.34%) Docker
3 12 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.56%) Firmware
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.42%) vSphere
6 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.28%) XenApp
6 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.14%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (2.51%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (1.39%) Terraform
4 8 (1.11%) SCCM
5 7 (0.97%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.70%) Grafana
7 3 (0.42%) Ansible
7 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.42%) SELinux
8 2 (0.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.28%) Kibana
8 2 (0.28%) Puppet
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.14%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.14%) SCOM
9 1 (0.14%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 70 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.41%) Xamarin
3 45 (6.27%) Apple
4 32 (4.46%) Adobe
5 31 (4.32%) Google
6 19 (2.65%) VMware
7 18 (2.51%) Citrix
8 17 (2.37%) Splunk
9 15 (2.09%) Samsung
10 14 (1.95%) AppDynamics
10 14 (1.95%) SAP
11 11 (1.53%) CA Agile Central
12 10 (1.39%) Avaya
13 8 (1.11%) IBM
14 7 (0.97%) Cisco
15 6 (0.84%) Ivanti
15 6 (0.84%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.84%) Twitter
16 5 (0.70%) CA
17 3 (0.42%) Altiris