Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Android Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 426 465
Rank change year-on-year -40 +39 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Android Developer 471 474 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.54% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 325 312
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +9.32% -2.81%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £300
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 5
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £41.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -25.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £35.78 £32.50 £35.95
90th Percentile £75.00 £77.50 £64.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £37.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +62.16% +1.37% +10.61%

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 96,020 87,286 101,437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,185 56,704 65,420
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,007 3,326
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android Developer over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 April 2018. 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 -26 452 £438 +2.94% 125
London +7 284 £475 +5.56% 54
UK excluding London -82 184 £395 -1.25% 75
South East -24 57 £425 +3.03% 12
North of England -33 50 £400 -3.03% 27
Midlands +7 35 £325 -7.14% 14
North West -4 30 £400 -5.88% 17
Yorkshire -35 19 £351 -14.91% 5
East Midlands +15 18 £300 -33.33% 8
West Midlands -3 17 £325 -7.14% 6
South West +24 16 £375 -7.69% 6
Scotland -41 10 £388 -13.89% 4
East of England -74 9 £450 +38.46% 12
Northern Ireland - 6 £350 -
North East +30 1 - - 5
Wales -19 1 £375 +3.45%

Android Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 471 (100.00%) Android
2 460 (97.66%) Android Development
3 270 (57.32%) Java
4 214 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (38.22%) Mobile App
6 147 (31.21%) TDD
7 145 (30.79%) Android SDK
8 124 (26.33%) RxJava
9 122 (25.90%) Kotlin
10 103 (21.87%) Apple iOS
11 98 (20.81%) Mobile Development
12 95 (20.17%) Git (software)
13 86 (18.26%) Retrofit
14 84 (17.83%) BDD
15 82 (17.41%) RESTful
16 77 (16.35%) JSON
17 75 (15.92%) JavaScript
17 75 (15.92%) Dagger
18 74 (15.71%) OOP
19 72 (15.29%) iOS Development
20 70 (14.86%) Android Studio
21 69 (14.65%) Scrum
22 67 (14.23%) User Experience
23 62 (13.16%) REST
24 60 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
25 50 (10.62%) Jenkins
26 47 (9.98%) Web Services
27 44 (9.34%) OO
27 44 (9.34%) Finance
27 44 (9.34%) Test Automation

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 8 (1.70%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.42%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.28%) GitHub
2 17 (3.61%) Google Play
3 14 (2.97%) Firebase
4 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.27%) PaaS
6 5 (1.06%) SaaS
7 4 (0.85%) npm
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.88%) HTTP
2 14 (2.97%) Bluetooth
3 11 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.64%) RTSP
5 2 (0.42%) Miracast
5 2 (0.42%) SSL
6 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.21%) SMS
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.34%) SQLite
2 6 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.64%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.42%) Redis
5 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 95 (20.17%) Git (software)
2 70 (14.86%) Android Studio
3 50 (10.62%) Jenkins
4 42 (8.92%) JIRA
5 41 (8.70%) Gradle
6 22 (4.67%) JUnit
7 18 (3.82%) Eclipse
8 16 (3.40%) Appium
9 13 (2.76%) Calabash
10 12 (2.55%) Crashlytics
11 10 (2.12%) Subversion
12 9 (1.91%) IntelliJ
13 8 (1.70%) Mockito
13 8 (1.70%) Visual Studio
14 7 (1.49%) Xcode
15 6 (1.27%) Mercurial
15 6 (1.27%) Sublime Text
15 6 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
16 5 (1.06%) gulp
16 5 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 44 (9.34%) Finance
2 25 (5.31%) Banking
3 24 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.40%) Retail
5 12 (2.55%) Games
6 8 (1.70%) Automotive
7 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.42%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) iGaming
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (30.79%) Android SDK
2 124 (26.33%) RxJava
3 86 (18.26%) Retrofit
4 82 (17.41%) RESTful
5 77 (16.35%) JSON
6 75 (15.92%) Dagger
7 62 (13.16%) REST
8 47 (9.98%) Web Services
9 39 (8.28%) XML
10 38 (8.07%) HTML
11 30 (6.37%) React Native
12 25 (5.31%) CSS
13 21 (4.46%) AngularJS
14 20 (4.25%) HTML5
15 19 (4.03%) J2ME
16 17 (3.61%) SOAP
17 13 (2.76%) Material Design
18 12 (2.55%) J2EE
18 12 (2.55%) Velocity
19 11 (2.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 180 (38.22%) Mobile App
2 67 (14.23%) User Experience
3 36 (7.64%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (4.03%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.55%) Chromecast
7 11 (2.34%) IPTV
7 11 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.12%) Animation
8 10 (2.12%) Fintech
9 7 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.49%) Over-the-Top Content
10 5 (1.06%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.85%) Smart Home
11 4 (0.85%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.64%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 471 (100.00%) Android
2 103 (21.87%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.21%) Linux
3 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (97.66%) Android Development
2 214 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (31.21%) TDD
4 98 (20.81%) Mobile Development
5 84 (17.83%) BDD
6 74 (15.71%) OOP
7 72 (15.29%) iOS Development
8 69 (14.65%) Scrum
9 60 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (9.34%) OO
10 44 (9.34%) Test Automation
11 35 (7.43%) MVVM
12 34 (7.22%) Unit Testing
13 32 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (6.58%) Pair Programming
15 28 (5.94%) MVC
16 27 (5.73%) Mobile Application Development
17 23 (4.88%) Memory Management
18 22 (4.67%) Multithreading
19 20 (4.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 270 (57.32%) Java
2 122 (25.90%) Kotlin
3 75 (15.92%) JavaScript
4 30 (6.37%) Apple Swift
5 26 (5.52%) C++
6 21 (4.46%) Objective-C
7 13 (2.76%) C#
7 13 (2.76%) Python
7 13 (2.76%) SQL
8 8 (1.70%) C
9 6 (1.27%) JSX
10 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.64%) Go
12 2 (0.42%) Groovy
12 2 (0.42%) Java 8
12 2 (0.42%) PHP
12 2 (0.42%) Ruby
12 2 (0.42%) Scala
12 2 (0.42%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.21%) ES6
Qualifications
1 17 (3.61%) Degree
2 16 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.12%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.40%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.06%) Firmware
2 2 (0.42%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.42%) Terraform
2 1 (0.21%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 33 (7.01%) Google
2 11 (2.34%) Xamarin
3 4 (0.85%) Samsung
4 3 (0.64%) Adobe
4 3 (0.64%) Apple
5 2 (0.42%) Perforce
6 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.21%) Citrix
6 1 (0.21%) SAP