The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Android SDK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Android SDK over the 3 months to 27 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 Kit (SDK)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 158 148
Rank change year-on-year +34 -10  
Contract jobs citing Android SDK 15 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.026% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 0.10% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £388 £330
% change year-on-year +4.83% +17.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 - -

Android SDK is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 890 964 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.22% 25.40% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 678 528
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 22
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Android SDK
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Android SDK as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Android SDK in the North West

Android SDK
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 SDK in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Android SDK in the North West

Android SDK
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android SDK in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android SDK in the North West

Android SDK
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 SDK within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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 +23 9 £475 +11.76% 2
Cheshire - 5 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £475 -
Android SDK
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Android SDK 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 SDK.

1 16 (100.00%) Android
2 15 (93.75%) Java
2 15 (93.75%) Android Development
3 9 (56.25%) Confluence
3 9 (56.25%) JIRA
4 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) C
4 8 (50.00%) C++
4 8 (50.00%) HTML
4 8 (50.00%) CSS
4 8 (50.00%) CSS3
4 8 (50.00%) HTML5
4 8 (50.00%) Android NDK
4 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (50.00%) Gradle
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (50.00%) Ionic Framework
5 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (43.75%) Banking
6 6 (37.50%) Cryptography
6 6 (37.50%) Mobile Development
6 6 (37.50%) Secure Coding
7 5 (31.25%) Scrum
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (18.75%) RTSP
9 3 (18.75%) QA

Android SDK
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 (56.25%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) RTSP
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (50.00%) Gradle
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 7 (43.75%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (93.75%) Android Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Android Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Android Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Android NDK
1 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 8 (50.00%) CSS
1 8 (50.00%) CSS3
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
1 8 (50.00%) HTML5
1 8 (50.00%) Ionic Framework
2 3 (18.75%) Flash
2 3 (18.75%) JSON
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (6.25%) Google Maps API
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) iOS SDK
3 1 (6.25%) JPA
3 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
3 1 (6.25%) RxJava
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Android Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (37.50%) Cryptography
4 6 (37.50%) Mobile Development
4 6 (37.50%) Secure Coding
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development
8 2 (12.50%) BDD
9 1 (6.25%) DevOps
9 1 (6.25%) OO
9 1 (6.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) C
2 8 (50.00%) C++
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Google