Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 97 125
Rank change year-on-year -3 +28 -40
Contract jobs citing Android 130 110 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.20% 1.96% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.28% 9.45% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 79 84
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £160 £229
90th Percentile £483 £513 £469
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -50.88% +185.00%
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.75 £22.84
% change year-on-year -36.94% +21.52% +42.72%

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 1,265 1,164 1,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.38% 20.74% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 720 935
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £213
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 102
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +22.04% -6.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.75 £40.00
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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +1 79 £390 -2.50% 63
Cheshire +16 40 £350 -13.85% 25
Lancashire -19 5 £581 +132.50% 1
Merseyside -19 4 £325 +26.21% 3
Android
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 75 (57.69%) Android Development
2 69 (53.08%) Java
3 50 (38.46%) Mobile App
4 47 (36.15%) Apple iOS
5 44 (33.85%) Android SDK
6 39 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (26.92%) Git (software)
8 34 (26.15%) Unit Testing
8 34 (26.15%) JavaScript
9 30 (23.08%) JSON
10 29 (22.31%) AngularJS
11 27 (20.77%) Jenkins
12 25 (19.23%) Scrum
13 24 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (17.69%) JIRA
15 22 (16.92%) CSS
16 21 (16.15%) Gradle
17 20 (15.38%) Ionic Framework
17 20 (15.38%) Mobile Development
18 19 (14.62%) HTML
19 18 (13.85%) Web Services
19 18 (13.85%) CSS3
19 18 (13.85%) Test Automation
20 17 (13.08%) Windows
21 16 (12.31%) Confluence
22 15 (11.54%) REST
22 15 (11.54%) iOS Development
23 14 (10.77%) Kotlin
24 13 (10.00%) Secure Coding
24 13 (10.00%) User Experience

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 16 (12.31%) Confluence
2 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.77%) IIS
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.77%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Line 50
1 1 (0.77%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Office 365
2 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.08%) GitHub
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.77%) IaaS
3 1 (0.77%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.77%) PaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) HTTP
2 6 (4.62%) VPN
3 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.54%) VoIP
4 1 (0.77%) DHCP
4 1 (0.77%) DNS
4 1 (0.77%) FTP
4 1 (0.77%) Multicast
4 1 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.38%) Hazelcast
2 6 (4.62%) MySQL
3 5 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.77%) Big Data
4 1 (0.77%) Power BI
4 1 (0.77%) Redis
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 27 (20.77%) Jenkins
3 23 (17.69%) JIRA
4 21 (16.15%) Gradle
5 8 (6.15%) Android Studio
5 8 (6.15%) JUnit
6 6 (4.62%) Axure RP
7 5 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (3.85%) Maven
7 5 (3.85%) Subversion
8 4 (3.08%) Protractor
9 3 (2.31%) Mockito
9 3 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.31%) Xcode
10 2 (1.54%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.77%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.77%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.77%) Selenium
11 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (10.00%) Banking
2 12 (9.23%) Finance
3 4 (3.08%) Advertising
4 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.54%) Law
5 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Electronics
6 1 (0.77%) Games
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (76.15%) Developer
2 65 (50.00%) Android Developer
3 16 (12.31%) Architect
4 15 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.46%) Mobile Developer
6 7 (5.38%) iOS Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Applications Developer
8 5 (3.85%) iOS Android Developer
8 5 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Mobile Architect
8 5 (3.85%) Node.js Developer
8 5 (3.85%) React Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Django Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Python Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Python/Django Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.08%) Xamarin Developer
10 3 (2.31%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (33.85%) Android SDK
2 30 (23.08%) JSON
3 29 (22.31%) AngularJS
4 22 (16.92%) CSS
5 20 (15.38%) Ionic Framework
6 19 (14.62%) HTML
7 18 (13.85%) CSS3
7 18 (13.85%) Web Services
8 15 (11.54%) REST
9 13 (10.00%) HTML5
9 13 (10.00%) Node.js
9 13 (10.00%) SOAP
9 13 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (9.23%) .NET
10 12 (9.23%) Android NDK
10 12 (9.23%) J2EE
10 12 (9.23%) RESTful
11 11 (8.46%) Spring
11 11 (8.46%) XML
12 10 (7.69%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 50 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 13 (10.00%) User Experience
3 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.62%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.85%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.31%) Handset
7 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.77%) BYOD
8 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.15%) Apple iOS
2 17 (13.08%) Windows
3 7 (5.38%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.85%) Linux
5 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.54%) Unix
6 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (57.69%) Android Development
2 39 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.15%) Unit Testing
4 25 (19.23%) Scrum
5 24 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (15.38%) Mobile Development
7 18 (13.85%) Test Automation
8 15 (11.54%) iOS Development
9 13 (10.00%) Secure Coding
9 13 (10.00%) TDD
10 12 (9.23%) Cryptography
10 12 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (6.92%) OO
12 8 (6.15%) MVC
12 8 (6.15%) OOD
13 6 (4.62%) DevOps
13 6 (4.62%) SOA
14 5 (3.85%) Microservices
14 5 (3.85%) Web Development
15 4 (3.08%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.08%) Java
2 34 (26.15%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.77%) Kotlin
4 12 (9.23%) C
4 12 (9.23%) C++
5 7 (5.38%) Groovy
5 7 (5.38%) PHP
5 7 (5.38%) Python
5 7 (5.38%) Scala
5 7 (5.38%) SQL
6 5 (3.85%) C#
6 5 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.31%) Delphi
7 3 (2.31%) Perl
8 2 (1.54%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.54%) Tcl
9 1 (0.77%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (0.77%) Ruby
9 1 (0.77%) VB
9 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (1.54%) Degree
1 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.77%) ISEB
2 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.15%) Docker
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) SCCM
2 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.77%) MobiControl
2 1 (0.77%) PaperCut
2 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (6.92%) Kony
2 8 (6.15%) Xamarin
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.62%) Apple
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle
5 5 (3.85%) Citrix
6 2 (1.54%) Avaya
6 2 (1.54%) Dell
6 2 (1.54%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.54%) Google
6 2 (1.54%) IBM
6 2 (1.54%) Sybase
7 1 (0.77%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.77%) NetApp
7 1 (0.77%) Sage
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.77%) Sun
7 1 (0.77%) Twitter
7 1 (0.77%) VMware