The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 29 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.

Google Open Handset Alliance Android
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 104 122
Rank change year-on-year -20 +18  
Contract jobs citing Android 18 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 1.10% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.96% 4.83% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 16
Median daily rate £313 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £328
% change year-on-year +3.44% +10.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.03 £14.85
% change year-on-year +12.81% +108.92%  

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 South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 455 662 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.64% 22.78% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 397 309
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 84
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.43 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in the South West

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android in the South West

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android in the South West

Android
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Gloucestershire +12 8 £300 - 4
Bristol -1 8 £475 +46.15% 4
Somerset +4 1 - -
Wiltshire -4 1 £160 -55.86% 2
Android
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region with a requirement for Android.

1 33 (58.93%) Apple iOS
2 30 (53.57%) Windows
3 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 14 (25.00%) User Experience
5 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (21.43%) Mobile App
6 12 (21.43%) MS Office
7 11 (19.64%) ITIL
7 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
8 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
8 10 (17.86%) Java
8 10 (17.86%) Scrum
9 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
9 9 (16.07%) Android Development
10 8 (14.29%) iPhone
10 8 (14.29%) JIRA
10 8 (14.29%) Apple
10 8 (14.29%) C#
10 8 (14.29%) SQL
11 7 (12.50%) Web Services
11 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 7 (12.50%) VPN
12 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
12 6 (10.71%) Incident Management
12 6 (10.71%) Mobile Development
12 6 (10.71%) Office 365
12 6 (10.71%) SLA
12 6 (10.71%) Blackberry

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 5 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (8.93%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.57%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Office
2 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (3.57%) GitHub
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) VPN
2 5 (8.93%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Internet
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (7.14%) DHCP
3 4 (7.14%) DNS
3 4 (7.14%) LAN
3 4 (7.14%) WAN
3 4 (7.14%) X.509
4 3 (5.36%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) MPLS
5 1 (1.79%) PABX
5 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
1 2 (3.57%) Big Data
1 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (5.36%) Android Studio
3 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) Gradle
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Games
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Front Office
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Applications Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Android Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.93%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Tester
8 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) Server Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
2 7 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (8.93%) J2EE
4 3 (5.36%) .NET
4 3 (5.36%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) Android SDK
5 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.57%) CSS
5 2 (3.57%) EJB
5 2 (3.57%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.57%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) Java EE
5 2 (3.57%) JSON
5 2 (3.57%) Node.js
5 2 (3.57%) REST
5 2 (3.57%) Spring
5 2 (3.57%) STL
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.79%) LESS
6 1 (1.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) User Experience
2 12 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 8 (14.29%) iPhone
4 6 (10.71%) Blackberry
5 5 (8.93%) Graphic Design
6 4 (7.14%) Smartphone
7 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
7 3 (5.36%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (3.57%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.79%) AS400
9 1 (1.79%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.79%) iPad
9 1 (1.79%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (58.93%) Apple iOS
2 30 (53.57%) Windows
3 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) ITIL
3 10 (17.86%) Scrum
4 9 (16.07%) Android Development
5 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.71%) Incident Management
5 6 (10.71%) Mobile Development
5 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
6 5 (8.93%) Content Management
6 5 (8.93%) Issue Tracking
6 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Change Management
7 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Release Management
8 3 (5.36%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.36%) ITSM
8 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) TDD
8 3 (5.36%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.86%) Java
3 8 (14.29%) C#
3 8 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (5.36%) C++
4 3 (5.36%) Python
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.79%) MCSE
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 4 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Apple
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) Citrix
4 3 (5.36%) Dell
4 3 (5.36%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
4 3 (5.36%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (5.36%) Toshiba
5 2 (3.57%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.57%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco
6 1 (1.79%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.79%) Samsung
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) VMware