The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 26 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 47 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Android 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.50% 0.63% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.84% 2.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £331 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.41% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 137 143 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.75% 30.23% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 85 93
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £122 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.88 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £20.40 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Android in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in South Wales

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android in South Wales

Android
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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
Cardiff +5 6 £338 -15.62%
Bridgend - 2 £325 -
Android
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Android.

1 14 (77.78%) Android Development
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 7 (38.89%) Bluetooth
4 7 (38.89%) Firmware
4 7 (38.89%) Coaching
5 6 (33.33%) Wireless
6 5 (27.78%) Android Studio
6 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Software Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) Wireframes
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 3 (16.67%) JTAG
7 3 (16.67%) iPhone
7 3 (16.67%) Handset
7 3 (16.67%) Marketing
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Embedded C
8 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.11%) SAN
8 2 (11.11%) Apple
8 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
8 2 (11.11%) LAN
8 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
8 2 (11.11%) ADSL
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Bluetooth
2 6 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) ADSL
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) NAS
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) RTSP
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Android Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Android Developer
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Applications Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) JSON
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) Android SDK
2 1 (5.56%) Flash
2 1 (5.56%) Qt
2 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Handset
1 3 (16.67%) iPhone
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Android Development
2 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 7 (38.89%) Coaching
4 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Software Architecture
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) Wireframes
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (5.56%) SOLID
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) ActionScript
3 1 (5.56%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (5.56%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Firmware
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Apple
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Samsung