The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 30 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 36 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Android 2 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 1.05% 4.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 4.48% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £350 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 - £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £331
% change year-on-year +3.44% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
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 Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 40 67 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 15.33% 23.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 64
Median daily rate £350 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.60 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Android.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Xamarin
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) STL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) NuGet
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) QA Automation Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) SignalR
2 1 (25.00%) STL
2 1 (25.00%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Xamarin