Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 107 86
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21 +26
Contract jobs citing Android 115 121 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.04% 1.77% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.22% 8.43% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 96 121
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £185 £231 £268
90th Percentile £513 £475 £525
England median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.91% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -49.37%
10th Percentile £11.85 £13.50 £9.70
90th Percentile £25.20 £14.50 £158.00
England median hourly rate £27.75 £22.84 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.52% +26.86% +20.00%

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 1125 1435 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.92% 21.01% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 920 930
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.74% +14.23%
10th Percentile £160 £187 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £515
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 92 184
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.91 £10.83
90th Percentile £43.78 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 67 £400 - 17
Merseyside +25 26 £375 +76.47% 1
Cheshire +14 18 £400 -7.25% 5
Lancashire +13 3 £250 -28.57%
Android
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 62 (53.91%) Apple iOS
2 53 (46.09%) Android Development
3 36 (31.30%) Java
3 36 (31.30%) Windows
4 31 (26.96%) Mobile App
5 27 (23.48%) CSS
5 27 (23.48%) HTML
6 24 (20.87%) Microsoft
7 21 (18.26%) Android SDK
8 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
8 19 (16.52%) iOS Development
9 18 (15.65%) Xamarin
10 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
11 14 (12.17%) JIRA
11 14 (12.17%) User Experience
11 14 (12.17%) Apple
11 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
11 14 (12.17%) Finance
11 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
13 12 (10.43%) Windows 10
13 12 (10.43%) Jenkins
13 12 (10.43%) Web Services
14 11 (9.57%) Mobile Development
15 10 (8.70%) C#
15 10 (8.70%) AngularJS
15 10 (8.70%) Google
16 9 (7.83%) JSON
16 9 (7.83%) Unit Testing
16 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared

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 9 (7.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.96%) Confluence
3 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.48%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.87%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.74%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.74%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.83%) Office 365
2 7 (6.09%) Google Drive
3 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.22%) OneDrive
4 4 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.87%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) NAS
1 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.48%) DNS
2 4 (3.48%) Skype
3 3 (2.61%) Bluetooth
3 3 (2.61%) DHCP
3 3 (2.61%) RTSP
4 2 (1.74%) HTTP
4 2 (1.74%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.74%) VLAN
4 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.87%) Firewall
5 1 (0.87%) Internet
5 1 (0.87%) NFC
5 1 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.17%) JIRA
3 12 (10.43%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.09%) Gradle
4 7 (6.09%) Subversion
5 5 (4.35%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.61%) JUnit
7 2 (1.74%) Android Studio
7 2 (1.74%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.74%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.87%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (12.17%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Legal
4 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 63 (54.78%) Developer
2 43 (37.39%) Android Developer
3 13 (11.30%) Xamarin Developer
4 12 (10.43%) iOS Developer
5 10 (8.70%) Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Architect
8 7 (6.09%) Applications Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Digital Architect
8 7 (6.09%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (5.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) iOS Android Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.48%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Office 365 Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
11 3 (2.61%) Senior Android Developer
11 3 (2.61%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.48%) CSS
1 27 (23.48%) HTML
2 21 (18.26%) Android SDK
3 12 (10.43%) Web Services
4 10 (8.70%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.83%) JSON
5 9 (7.83%) XSLT
6 8 (6.96%) .NET
6 8 (6.96%) Android NDK
6 8 (6.96%) CSS3
6 8 (6.96%) HTML5
6 8 (6.96%) Ionic Framework
7 7 (6.09%) REST
8 6 (5.22%) Java EE
8 6 (5.22%) JSF
8 6 (5.22%) JSP
8 6 (5.22%) Servlets
9 5 (4.35%) XML
10 3 (2.61%) Flash
10 3 (2.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.96%) Mobile App
2 14 (12.17%) User Experience
3 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.09%) Smartphone
5 6 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.61%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.61%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.74%) iPhone
8 2 (1.74%) Social Media
8 2 (1.74%) STB
9 1 (0.87%) Animation
9 1 (0.87%) BYOD
9 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.87%) iPad
9 1 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 62 (53.91%) Apple iOS
2 36 (31.30%) Windows
3 12 (10.43%) Windows 10
4 9 (7.83%) Linux
5 6 (5.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.48%) Windows Phone
7 4 (3.48%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) Android Development
2 19 (16.52%) iOS Development
3 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
5 11 (9.57%) Mobile Development
6 9 (7.83%) Unit Testing
6 9 (7.83%) Web Design
7 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.09%) Project Management
9 6 (5.22%) Adaptive Web Design
9 6 (5.22%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.22%) OO
9 6 (5.22%) Service Management
9 6 (5.22%) Time Management
10 5 (4.35%) Cryptography
10 5 (4.35%) SDLC
10 5 (4.35%) Secure Coding
11 4 (3.48%) ITIL
11 4 (3.48%) MVC
11 4 (3.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.30%) Java
2 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.70%) C#
4 9 (7.83%) C
4 9 (7.83%) C++
5 8 (6.96%) Objective-C
6 6 (5.22%) Apple Swift
6 6 (5.22%) Kotlin
7 5 (4.35%) SQL
8 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.48%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) ECDL
5 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) QA
1 3 (2.61%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.87%) XenApp
3 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) SCCM
2 4 (3.48%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.61%) WSUS
4 1 (0.87%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 24 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.65%) Xamarin
3 14 (12.17%) Apple
4 10 (8.70%) Google
5 4 (3.48%) Sophos
6 3 (2.61%) Citrix
7 2 (1.74%) Adobe
7 2 (1.74%) Cisco
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle
7 2 (1.74%) TSYS
8 1 (0.87%) Altiris
8 1 (0.87%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.87%) AppSense
8 1 (0.87%) Hummingbird
8 1 (0.87%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.87%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.87%) Samsung