The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Android Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Android Development over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 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.

Android Software Development
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 142 94
Rank change year-on-year +35 -48  
Contract jobs citing Android Development 30 19 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 0.49% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.60% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 28
Median daily rate £425 £388 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +8.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - £25.75

Android Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Android Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Android Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Android Development in the North West

Android Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Android Development in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Android Development in the North West

Android Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android Development in the North West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android Development in the North West

Android Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android Development in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android Development in the North West

Android Development
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 20 £400 -2.43% 20
Cheshire +25 6 £450 +16.12% 3
Merseyside -2 3 £363 +3.57% 2
Lancashire - 1 £300 - 1
Android Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Android Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Android Development.

1 47 (100.00%) Android
2 25 (53.19%) Java
3 22 (46.81%) Mobile App
4 17 (36.17%) Apple iOS
4 17 (36.17%) HTML
5 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
5 16 (34.04%) iOS Development
6 15 (31.91%) Android SDK
7 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
7 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (27.66%) CSS
8 13 (27.66%) HTML5
9 10 (21.28%) Scrum
10 9 (19.15%) C++
10 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
10 9 (19.15%) Confluence
10 9 (19.15%) JIRA
10 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
10 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.02%) Gradle
11 8 (17.02%) CSS3
11 8 (17.02%) Android NDK
11 8 (17.02%) Unit Testing
11 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (17.02%) C
11 8 (17.02%) TDD
11 8 (17.02%) Ionic Framework
11 8 (17.02%) Mobile Development
12 7 (14.89%) Banking
12 7 (14.89%) Objective-C

Android Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (19.15%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
1 3 (6.38%) RTSP
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
2 9 (19.15%) JIRA
3 8 (17.02%) Gradle
4 4 (8.51%) Jasmine
4 4 (8.51%) Mocha
5 3 (6.38%) Xcode
6 2 (4.26%) Android Studio
7 1 (2.13%) Babel
7 1 (2.13%) CocoaPods
7 1 (2.13%) jMock
7 1 (2.13%) JUnit
7 1 (2.13%) Mockito
General
1 7 (14.89%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Games
3 4 (8.51%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (93.62%) Developer
2 35 (74.47%) Android Developer
3 12 (25.53%) Mobile Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Applications Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 7 (14.89%) iOS Developer
6 5 (10.64%) iOS Android Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Xamarin Developer
7 4 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Java Android Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Android Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.13%) .NET Applications Developer
10 1 (2.13%) C# Application Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Mobile Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) HTML
2 15 (31.91%) Android SDK
3 13 (27.66%) CSS
3 13 (27.66%) HTML5
4 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
5 8 (17.02%) Android NDK
5 8 (17.02%) CSS3
5 8 (17.02%) Ionic Framework
6 5 (10.64%) .NET
6 5 (10.64%) Web Services
6 5 (10.64%) XML
7 4 (8.51%) HTML5 Canvas
7 4 (8.51%) JSON
7 4 (8.51%) Pixi.js
7 4 (8.51%) WebGL
7 4 (8.51%) Xamarin.iOS
8 3 (6.38%) Flash
8 3 (6.38%) XSLT
9 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (46.81%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.64%) User Experience
3 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.26%) iPhone
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.13%) Life Science
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Android
2 17 (36.17%) Apple iOS
3 6 (12.77%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) iOS Development
2 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.02%) Mobile Development
5 8 (17.02%) TDD
5 8 (17.02%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Cryptography
6 6 (12.77%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (12.77%) Secure Coding
7 5 (10.64%) Web Application Development
8 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
8 4 (8.51%) OO
8 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.38%) MVC
10 2 (4.26%) BDD
10 2 (4.26%) OOP
10 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.15%) C++
4 8 (17.02%) C
5 7 (14.89%) Objective-C
6 6 (12.77%) Apple Swift
7 4 (8.51%) C#
8 3 (6.38%) ES6
8 3 (6.38%) PHP
8 3 (6.38%) SQL
9 1 (2.13%) Perl
9 1 (2.13%) Python
9 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Xamarin
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Twitter
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