Period
to 16 December 2018

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 6 months to 16 December 2018 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 107 101
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing Android 115 106 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.93% 1.87% 1.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.82% 9.73% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 74 101
North West median daily rate £375 £391 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.15% -2.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £170 £184
90th Percentile £460 £500 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
North West median hourly rate £11.71 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.36% -3.45% -35.56%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.85 £13.65
90th Percentile £12.32 £25.20 £14.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -45.31% +42.22% +18.42%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,304 1,089 1,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.85% 19.24% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 676 883
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £138 £170 £180
90th Percentile £538 £563 £530
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 99 83
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.60 £42.60 £42.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Android as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Manchester -3 69 £390 +4.00% 48
Cheshire +19 37 £365 -8.81% 9
Lancashire -18 4 £675 +92.86% 1
Merseyside -26 3 £325 -9.72% 5
Android
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Android.

1 66 (57.39%) Android Development
2 62 (53.91%) Java
3 43 (37.39%) Mobile App
4 41 (35.65%) Apple iOS
5 39 (33.91%) Android SDK
6 38 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (32.17%) Git (software)
8 32 (27.83%) JSON
8 32 (27.83%) Unit Testing
9 29 (25.22%) Jenkins
10 28 (24.35%) AngularJS
10 28 (24.35%) JavaScript
11 26 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (21.74%) Scrum
13 24 (20.87%) Ionic Framework
14 23 (20.00%) Gradle
14 23 (20.00%) JIRA
15 22 (19.13%) Mobile Development
16 20 (17.39%) CSS
17 19 (16.52%) Web Services
17 19 (16.52%) C++
17 19 (16.52%) HTML
17 19 (16.52%) Test Automation
17 19 (16.52%) CSS3
18 18 (15.65%) Windows
19 17 (14.78%) C
19 17 (14.78%) Android NDK
19 17 (14.78%) HTML5
19 17 (14.78%) Confluence
20 16 (13.91%) Cryptography

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 17 (14.78%) Confluence
2 9 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.87%) IIS
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.87%) Maya
4 1 (0.87%) MotionBuilder
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) Office 365
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.48%) GitHub
4 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) VPN
2 7 (6.09%) HTTP
3 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.87%) DHCP
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.87%) FTP
4 1 (0.87%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) Hazelcast
2 5 (4.35%) MySQL
3 4 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (32.17%) Git (software)
2 29 (25.22%) Jenkins
3 23 (20.00%) Gradle
3 23 (20.00%) JIRA
4 8 (6.96%) Android Studio
4 8 (6.96%) JUnit
5 6 (5.22%) Subversion
6 5 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (4.35%) Maven
7 4 (3.48%) Xcode
8 3 (2.61%) Mockito
8 3 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.74%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.74%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.74%) Protractor
10 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.87%) LoadUI
10 1 (0.87%) Selenium
10 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 15 (13.04%) Banking
2 12 (10.43%) Finance
3 7 (6.09%) Retail
4 4 (3.48%) Advertising
5 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.87%) Electronics
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Law
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (69.57%) Developer
2 52 (45.22%) Android Developer
3 14 (12.17%) Architect
4 13 (11.30%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.70%) Mobile Developer
6 8 (6.96%) Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) iOS Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Service Desk Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Python Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Mobile Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) AWS Architect
10 3 (2.61%) Django Developer
10 3 (2.61%) iOS Android Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Mobile Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.61%) Python/Django Developer
10 3 (2.61%) React Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (33.91%) Android SDK
2 32 (27.83%) JSON
3 28 (24.35%) AngularJS
4 24 (20.87%) Ionic Framework
5 20 (17.39%) CSS
6 19 (16.52%) CSS3
6 19 (16.52%) HTML
6 19 (16.52%) Web Services
7 17 (14.78%) Android NDK
7 17 (14.78%) HTML5
8 13 (11.30%) SOAP
9 12 (10.43%) REST
9 12 (10.43%) RESTful
10 11 (9.57%) Spring
11 10 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (7.83%) J2EE
12 9 (7.83%) XML
13 8 (6.96%) .NET
13 8 (6.96%) Django
13 8 (6.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (37.39%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.96%) User Experience
3 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.09%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (5.22%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (4.35%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.61%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.61%) Handset
8 1 (0.87%) Animation
8 1 (0.87%) BYOD
8 1 (0.87%) Fintech
8 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.65%) Apple iOS
2 18 (15.65%) Windows
3 11 (9.57%) Windows 10
4 6 (5.22%) Linux
4 6 (5.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.87%) Unix
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (57.39%) Android Development
2 38 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (27.83%) Unit Testing
4 26 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (21.74%) Scrum
6 22 (19.13%) Mobile Development
7 19 (16.52%) Test Automation
8 16 (13.91%) Cryptography
8 16 (13.91%) Secure Coding
9 13 (11.30%) iOS Development
10 11 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (9.57%) TDD
11 8 (6.96%) MVC
12 7 (6.09%) OO
12 7 (6.09%) OOD
12 7 (6.09%) Use Case
13 6 (5.22%) Data Protection
13 6 (5.22%) SOA
14 5 (4.35%) E-Commerce
14 5 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (53.91%) Java
2 28 (24.35%) JavaScript
3 19 (16.52%) C++
4 17 (14.78%) C
5 13 (11.30%) Kotlin
6 8 (6.96%) Python
6 8 (6.96%) Scala
7 7 (6.09%) Groovy
8 6 (5.22%) Objective-C
8 6 (5.22%) PHP
9 3 (2.61%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.61%) Delphi
9 3 (2.61%) SQL
10 2 (1.74%) C#
10 2 (1.74%) Perl
11 1 (0.87%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.87%) Ruby
11 1 (0.87%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (1.74%) Degree
1 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.87%) ISEB
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.09%) Docker
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.87%) MobiControl
2 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (7.83%) Apple
1 9 (7.83%) Citrix
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.09%) Kony
3 6 (5.22%) Avaya
4 5 (4.35%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.48%) hybris
6 3 (2.61%) Google
7 1 (0.87%) Dell
7 1 (0.87%) IBM
7 1 (0.87%) Perforce
7 1 (0.87%) SAP
7 1 (0.87%) SOTI
7 1 (0.87%) Sun
7 1 (0.87%) Sybase
7 1 (0.87%) Twitter
7 1 (0.87%) VMware