The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Android skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Android over the 3 months to 28 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.

Google Open Handset Alliance Android
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 126 75
Rank change year-on-year +49 -51  
Contract jobs citing Android 59 33 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.00% 0.88% 2.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.16% 4.14% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 38
Median daily rate £356 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £188 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.15 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.38 £14.25
% change year-on-year +6.87% +14.91%  

Android is in the operating system 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 operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 644 798 796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.81% 21.17% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 471 420
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 84
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £12.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Android in the North West

Android
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in the North West

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android in the North West

Android
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android in the North West

Android
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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 +27 34 £363 -10.49% 36
Merseyside +9 14 £350 - 2
Cheshire +10 8 £450 +28.57% 7
Lancashire - 3 £250 - 1
Android
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Android 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.

1 67 (61.47%) Apple iOS
2 47 (43.12%) Android Development
3 46 (42.20%) Mobile App
4 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (33.94%) Java
5 36 (33.03%) HTML
6 29 (26.61%) JavaScript
7 23 (21.10%) Windows
8 21 (19.27%) CSS
8 21 (19.27%) HTML5
8 21 (19.27%) iOS Development
9 20 (18.35%) Scrum
10 17 (15.60%) AngularJS
11 16 (14.68%) Xamarin
11 16 (14.68%) Android SDK
11 16 (14.68%) JIRA
11 16 (14.68%) TDD
11 16 (14.68%) SQL
11 16 (14.68%) C#
11 16 (14.68%) Mobile Development
11 16 (14.68%) Apple Swift
12 15 (13.76%) Git (software)
13 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
13 14 (12.84%) C++
14 13 (11.93%) .NET
15 12 (11.01%) Games
15 12 (11.01%) User Experience
16 11 (10.09%) Finance
16 11 (10.09%) Software Engineering
16 11 (10.09%) Web Services

Android
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 10 (9.17%) Confluence
2 4 (3.67%) Apache
2 4 (3.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.75%) IIS
3 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.75%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.83%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.83%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) GitHub
1 4 (3.67%) Google Drive
2 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) Office 365
3 2 (1.83%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.92%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Internet
1 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
1 6 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.67%) DNS
3 3 (2.75%) Bluetooth
3 3 (2.75%) NFC
3 3 (2.75%) RTSP
4 2 (1.83%) LAN
4 2 (1.83%) WAN
5 1 (0.92%) DHCP
5 1 (0.92%) DLNA
5 1 (0.92%) HTTP
5 1 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.92%) SSL
5 1 (0.92%) UPnP
5 1 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) MongoDB
1 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.59%) MySQL
2 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (14.68%) JIRA
2 15 (13.76%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.26%) Gradle
3 9 (8.26%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.50%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.59%) Xcode
6 4 (3.67%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.67%) Mocha
7 3 (2.75%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.83%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.83%) Babel
8 2 (1.83%) JUnit
9 1 (0.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.92%) jMock
9 1 (0.92%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.92%) Maven
9 1 (0.92%) Mockito
9 1 (0.92%) Selenium
9 1 (0.92%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 12 (11.01%) Games
2 11 (10.09%) Finance
3 8 (7.34%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Czech Language
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (61.47%) Developer
2 35 (32.11%) Android Developer
3 13 (11.93%) Mobile Developer
4 12 (11.01%) iOS Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Xamarin Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) Applications Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 6 (5.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.59%) iOS Android Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.67%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.75%) Applications Architect
11 3 (2.75%) Architect
11 3 (2.75%) Consultant
11 3 (2.75%) Data Analyst
11 3 (2.75%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (33.03%) HTML
2 21 (19.27%) CSS
2 21 (19.27%) HTML5
3 17 (15.60%) AngularJS
4 16 (14.68%) Android SDK
5 13 (11.93%) .NET
6 11 (10.09%) Web Services
7 10 (9.17%) XML
8 8 (7.34%) Android NDK
8 8 (7.34%) CSS3
8 8 (7.34%) Ionic Framework
8 8 (7.34%) SOAP
9 7 (6.42%) Apache Cordova
9 7 (6.42%) REST
9 7 (6.42%) Xamarin.iOS
10 6 (5.50%) JSON
10 6 (5.50%) React
11 5 (4.59%) Ajax
11 5 (4.59%) jQuery
11 5 (4.59%) Pixi.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (42.20%) Mobile App
2 12 (11.01%) User Experience
3 7 (6.42%) Smartphone
4 6 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.67%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.67%) iPhone
6 3 (2.75%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.83%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.83%) Life Science
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.83%) MPEG
8 1 (0.92%) BYOD
8 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.92%) STB
Operating Systems
1 67 (61.47%) Apple iOS
2 23 (21.10%) Windows
3 8 (7.34%) Windows Phone
4 6 (5.50%) Unix
5 5 (4.59%) Linux
6 3 (2.75%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.12%) Android Development
2 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (19.27%) iOS Development
4 20 (18.35%) Scrum
5 16 (14.68%) Mobile Development
5 16 (14.68%) TDD
6 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
7 11 (10.09%) Mobile Application Development
7 11 (10.09%) Software Engineering
7 11 (10.09%) Unit Testing
8 10 (9.17%) BDD
8 10 (9.17%) E-Commerce
9 9 (8.26%) MVC
10 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.34%) Web Application Development
11 6 (5.50%) Cryptography
11 6 (5.50%) OO
11 6 (5.50%) Secure Coding
12 5 (4.59%) Kanban
12 5 (4.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.94%) Java
2 29 (26.61%) JavaScript
3 16 (14.68%) Apple Swift
3 16 (14.68%) C#
3 16 (14.68%) SQL
4 14 (12.84%) C++
5 10 (9.17%) C
6 8 (7.34%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.59%) PHP
8 4 (3.67%) ES6
8 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.83%) Python
9 2 (1.83%) Scala
10 1 (0.92%) Perl
10 1 (0.92%) Ruby
10 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.92%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Xamarin
2 10 (9.17%) Google
3 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.34%) Apple
5 7 (6.42%) Oracle
6 4 (3.67%) SOASTA, Inc
7 3 (2.75%) Samsung
8 2 (1.83%) Adobe
9 1 (0.92%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.92%) AppSense
9 1 (0.92%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.92%) McAfee
9 1 (0.92%) Perforce
9 1 (0.92%) Twitter
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago