Period
to 19 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Android Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Android Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 475 460 413
Rank change year-on-year -15 -47 +48
Contract jobs requiring an Android Developer 438 470 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 324 342
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £556 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +67.79% -32.27%
10th Percentile £32.50 £32.62 £33.13
90th Percentile £37.50 £63.75 £59.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -44.00% +68.92% +1.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93,887 95,562 89,632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.88% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,169 63,443 58,434
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £252
90th Percentile £641 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,935 2,842 3,196
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.91 £10.63
90th Percentile £49.04 £48.47 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Android Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Android Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Android Developer in the UK

Android Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Android Developer in the UK

Android Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android Developer over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android Developer in the UK

Android Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android Developer in the UK

Android Developer
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. 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
England -53 373 £450 +5.88% 163
UK excluding London +24 239 £400 +6.67% 116
London -44 198 £496 +4.47% 68
South East +15 70 £425 -1.45% 22
North of England -23 58 £385 -3.75% 27
Scotland +35 47 £425 +7.94% 16
North West -3 43 £375 - 14
Midlands -18 25 £413 +26.92% 19
South West -38 20 £413 +10.00% 11
East Midlands +10 16 £382 +9.22% 8
Yorkshire -27 13 £425 +1.19% 13
Wales +10 9 £425 +13.33% 4
West Midlands -24 9 £488 +50.00% 11
Northern Ireland +16 8 £320 -8.57% 1
North East -4 2 - -
East of England -7 2 - - 16

Android Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, Android Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Android Developer in the job title.

1 438 (100.00%) Android
2 423 (96.58%) Android Development
3 230 (52.51%) Java
4 184 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (40.18%) Mobile App
6 172 (39.27%) Kotlin
7 132 (30.14%) TDD
8 122 (27.85%) Android SDK
9 99 (22.60%) Mobile Development
10 98 (22.37%) Git (software)
11 92 (21.00%) RxJava
12 81 (18.49%) Android Studio
13 76 (17.35%) JSON
14 75 (17.12%) REST
15 67 (15.30%) Apple iOS
16 64 (14.61%) Unit Testing
17 56 (12.79%) XML
18 53 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (11.87%) MVVM
20 51 (11.64%) Web Services
21 50 (11.42%) Scrum
22 49 (11.19%) JavaScript
23 48 (10.96%) Banking
23 48 (10.96%) iOS Development
24 47 (10.73%) Finance
24 47 (10.73%) OO
25 43 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
26 42 (9.59%) Dagger
26 42 (9.59%) RESTful
27 41 (9.36%) Google

Android Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (3.42%) Confluence
2 2 (0.46%) CMS
2 2 (0.46%) IIS
2 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.23%) JBoss
3 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.23%) InVision
1 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.23%) Snapchat
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.65%) Google Play
2 15 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.74%) GitHub
4 7 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.68%) Firebase
6 3 (0.68%) Google Pay
6 3 (0.68%) Samsung Pay
7 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.97%) Bluetooth
2 6 (1.37%) SSL
3 5 (1.14%) Internet
4 4 (0.91%) NFC
4 4 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.68%) VLAN
5 3 (0.68%) VPN
6 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.23%) DLNA
7 1 (0.23%) HTTP
7 1 (0.23%) Skype
7 1 (0.23%) UPnP
7 1 (0.23%) VoIP
7 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.11%) SQLite
2 6 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.46%) Big Data
3 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.23%) GIS
4 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 98 (22.37%) Git (software)
2 81 (18.49%) Android Studio
3 37 (8.45%) Gradle
4 35 (7.99%) Jenkins
5 29 (6.62%) Eclipse
6 19 (4.34%) JIRA
7 16 (3.65%) Subversion
8 15 (3.42%) JUnit
9 9 (2.05%) GitLab
10 8 (1.83%) Mockito
11 6 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.37%) Xcode
12 5 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.14%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.91%) Genymotion
14 2 (0.46%) Appium
14 2 (0.46%) git-flow
14 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (10.96%) Banking
2 47 (10.73%) Finance
3 17 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.28%) Advertising
5 7 (1.60%) Publishing
5 7 (1.60%) Retail
6 6 (1.37%) Electronics
6 6 (1.37%) Games
7 5 (1.14%) Marketing
8 4 (0.91%) Automotive
9 3 (0.68%) French Language
9 3 (0.68%) German Language
9 3 (0.68%) Law
10 2 (0.46%) Back Office
10 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (27.85%) Android SDK
2 92 (21.00%) RxJava
3 76 (17.35%) JSON
4 75 (17.12%) REST
5 56 (12.79%) XML
6 51 (11.64%) Web Services
7 42 (9.59%) Dagger
7 42 (9.59%) RESTful
8 39 (8.90%) HTML
9 30 (6.85%) CSS
9 30 (6.85%) Retrofit
10 22 (5.02%) HTML5
11 18 (4.11%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.65%) Android NDK
12 16 (3.65%) iOS SDK
13 15 (3.42%) CSS3
14 13 (2.97%) Ionic Framework
14 13 (2.97%) SOAP
15 11 (2.51%) .NET
15 11 (2.51%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 176 (40.18%) Mobile App
2 43 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (8.22%) User Experience
4 15 (3.42%) Mobile Banking
5 10 (2.28%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.28%) Smartphone
6 9 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.05%) Video on Demand
7 8 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.83%) Animation
7 8 (1.83%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.60%) iPad
9 6 (1.37%) iPhone
10 4 (0.91%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.68%) Digital Wallet
11 3 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.68%) Fintech
11 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.46%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 438 (100.00%) Android
2 67 (15.30%) Apple iOS
3 17 (3.88%) Linux
4 4 (0.91%) Windows
5 2 (0.46%) Android TV
6 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (96.58%) Android Development
2 184 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (30.14%) TDD
4 99 (22.60%) Mobile Development
5 64 (14.61%) Unit Testing
6 53 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (11.87%) MVVM
8 50 (11.42%) Scrum
9 48 (10.96%) iOS Development
10 47 (10.73%) OO
11 40 (9.13%) Software Engineering
12 38 (8.68%) BDD
13 36 (8.22%) Test Automation
14 34 (7.76%) Open Source
15 33 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (7.31%) MVC
17 29 (6.62%) Mobile Application Development
18 25 (5.71%) Computer Science
19 22 (5.02%) Memory Management
20 21 (4.79%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 230 (52.51%) Java
2 172 (39.27%) Kotlin
3 49 (11.19%) JavaScript
4 38 (8.68%) C
5 35 (7.99%) C++
6 28 (6.39%) Apple Swift
7 21 (4.79%) Objective-C
8 15 (3.42%) C#
9 11 (2.51%) Python
10 8 (1.83%) PHP
11 7 (1.60%) SQL
12 4 (0.91%) Scala
13 3 (0.68%) Ruby
14 2 (0.46%) Java 8
14 2 (0.46%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.23%) GLSL
15 1 (0.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (5.94%) Degree
2 13 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.60%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.74%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) JTAG
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.60%) Docker
2 5 (1.14%) Firmware
3 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.46%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (9.36%) Google
2 23 (5.25%) Xamarin
3 9 (2.05%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.83%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.14%) Samsung
6 3 (0.68%) Apple
6 3 (0.68%) Sencha
7 2 (0.46%) Adobe
8 1 (0.23%) Dell
8 1 (0.23%) Facebook
8 1 (0.23%) IBM
8 1 (0.23%) Mapbox
8 1 (0.23%) Perforce