The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 28 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 23 32
Contract jobs citing Android 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 1.94% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 8.82% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.03 £14.85
% change year-on-year +16.03% +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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20 34 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 14.60% 21.94% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 11
Median daily rate £225 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £412 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Android.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) Android Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Xcode
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) Apple Swift
3 1 (33.33%) CocoaPods
3 1 (33.33%) Material Design
3 1 (33.33%) Core Data
3 1 (33.33%) iOS Development

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Android Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 1 (33.33%) CocoaPods
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Xcode
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
1 1 (33.33%) Core Data
1 1 (33.33%) Material Design
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (33.33%) Apple Swift