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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Google Open Handset Alliance Android
England / North West
Rank 85 110 105
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5  
Contract jobs citing Android 52 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.03% 1.26% 1.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.18% 5.60% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 19
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £302 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £459 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.23% +63.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year +2.85% +135.69%  

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 465 857 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.16% 22.45% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 444 371
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 85
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £26.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Android in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android in the North West

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 March 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 +40 33 £425 +21.42% 23
Cheshire +16 9 £375 +7.14% 7
Merseyside +1 6 £225 -30.76% 1
Android
England

Android
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 66 (62.26%) Apple iOS
2 50 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (41.51%) Mobile App
4 43 (40.57%) JavaScript
5 39 (36.79%) Android Development
6 33 (31.13%) Java
7 29 (27.36%) Games
8 26 (24.53%) TDD
9 24 (22.64%) HTML
10 22 (20.75%) Windows
10 22 (20.75%) AngularJS
11 21 (19.81%) Apache Cordova
11 21 (19.81%) BDD
11 21 (19.81%) Mobile Development
12 20 (18.87%) Git (software)
13 19 (17.92%) React
14 18 (16.98%) ES6
14 18 (16.98%) HTML5
14 18 (16.98%) C#
15 17 (16.04%) iOS Development
16 16 (15.09%) WebGL
16 16 (15.09%) Pixi.js
17 15 (14.15%) React Native
17 15 (14.15%) Scrum
18 14 (13.21%) SQL
18 14 (13.21%) .NET
19 13 (12.26%) Software Engineering
19 13 (12.26%) Game Development
20 12 (11.32%) Mobile Application Development
20 12 (11.32%) Objective-C

Android
Top Related 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 3 (2.83%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.94%) Apache
3 1 (0.94%) CMS
3 1 (0.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.94%) IIS
3 1 (0.94%) nginx
3 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) GitHub
1 4 (3.77%) TestFlight
2 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.94%) PaaS
4 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (5.66%) Internet
3 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.77%) SSL
5 3 (2.83%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.89%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.89%) DNS
6 2 (1.89%) Firewall
6 2 (1.89%) HTTP
6 2 (1.89%) IPsec
6 2 (1.89%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.89%) NFC
6 2 (1.89%) VPN
7 1 (0.94%) DHCP
7 1 (0.94%) DLNA
7 1 (0.94%) LAN
7 1 (0.94%) LDAP
7 1 (0.94%) UPnP
7 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) MySQL
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) SQLite
3 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.94%) Big Data
4 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (18.87%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.55%) Xcode
3 7 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.66%) JIRA
5 5 (4.72%) Babel
5 5 (4.72%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.77%) Android Studio
6 4 (3.77%) CocoaPods
6 4 (3.77%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.77%) Mocha
6 4 (3.77%) webpack
7 3 (2.83%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.83%) Selenium
8 2 (1.89%) JUnit
8 2 (1.89%) Maven
9 1 (0.94%) JMeter
9 1 (0.94%) jMock
9 1 (0.94%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.94%) Mockito
General
1 29 (27.36%) Games
2 12 (11.32%) Finance
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Local Government
5 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 63 (59.43%) Developer
2 29 (27.36%) Android Developer
3 15 (14.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (12.26%) iOS Developer
4 13 (12.26%) Mobile Developer
5 12 (11.32%) Applications Developer
6 10 (9.43%) Java Developer
6 10 (9.43%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.60%) iOS Android Developer
9 6 (5.66%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Xamarin Developer
10 5 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.72%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Applications Manager
11 4 (3.77%) Applications Project Manager
11 4 (3.77%) Java Android Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.64%) HTML
2 22 (20.75%) AngularJS
3 21 (19.81%) Apache Cordova
4 19 (17.92%) React
5 18 (16.98%) HTML5
6 16 (15.09%) Pixi.js
6 16 (15.09%) WebGL
7 15 (14.15%) React Native
8 14 (13.21%) .NET
9 12 (11.32%) Web Services
10 9 (8.49%) REST
10 9 (8.49%) SOAP
11 8 (7.55%) CSS
12 7 (6.60%) Ember.js
13 5 (4.72%) JSON
13 5 (4.72%) Node.js
14 4 (3.77%) Cocoa
14 4 (3.77%) Cocoa Touch
14 4 (3.77%) HTML5 Canvas
14 4 (3.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (41.51%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.60%) Mobile Games
2 7 (6.60%) User Experience
3 6 (5.66%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.66%) iPhone
4 3 (2.83%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) MPEG
6 1 (0.94%) New Media
6 1 (0.94%) STB
Operating Systems
1 66 (62.26%) Apple iOS
2 22 (20.75%) Windows
3 9 (8.49%) Windows Phone
4 6 (5.66%) Linux
5 4 (3.77%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.94%) Unix
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.79%) Android Development
3 26 (24.53%) TDD
4 21 (19.81%) BDD
4 21 (19.81%) Mobile Development
5 17 (16.04%) iOS Development
6 15 (14.15%) Scrum
7 13 (12.26%) Game Development
7 13 (12.26%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.32%) Mobile Application Development
9 9 (8.49%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (7.55%) OO
10 8 (7.55%) Project Management
11 6 (5.66%) 3D Programming
11 6 (5.66%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.72%) OOP
12 5 (4.72%) Open Source
12 5 (4.72%) Supplier Management
12 5 (4.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.57%) JavaScript
2 33 (31.13%) Java
3 18 (16.98%) C#
3 18 (16.98%) ES6
4 14 (13.21%) SQL
5 12 (11.32%) Apple Swift
5 12 (11.32%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.83%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.83%) C++
6 3 (2.83%) ECMAScript
6 3 (2.83%) PHP
7 2 (1.89%) C
7 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.89%) Python
7 2 (1.89%) Ruby
7 2 (1.89%) Scala
8 1 (0.94%) Perl
8 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) AirWatch
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.94%) Puppet
4 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) Apple
2 7 (6.60%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.89%) Apigee
3 2 (1.89%) AppSense
3 2 (1.89%) Google
3 2 (1.89%) Intel Security
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (0.94%) Perforce
4 1 (0.94%) Samsung
4 1 (0.94%) Twitter