Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Android Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 418 474
Rank change year-on-year -92 +56 -42
Contract jobs requiring an Android Developer 430 537 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.58% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 394 396
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £314 £306
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -3.23% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 1
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £62.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +56.25% +14.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £62.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +56.25% +14.29%

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 97,419 93,242 100,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,006 60,974 65,639
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,159 2,792 3,173
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.35 £48.75 £46.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android Developer in the UK

Android Developer
Top 15 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 25 September 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 -89 403 £450 +5.88% 165
London -51 239 £475 - 77
UK excluding London -76 187 £375 -3.23% 97
North of England -26 66 £375 -6.25% 30
North West -6 57 £375 -6.25% 24
South East -10 57 £388 - 35
Midlands -52 23 £350 -6.67% 10
Scotland -18 21 £425 +13.33% 7
East Midlands -16 17 £350 -14.63% 3
East of England -25 11 £450 +50.00% 5
South West -17 8 £475 +11.76% 8
Yorkshire -46 8 £394 -6.25% 6
West Midlands -36 6 £385 +18.46% 7
Wales -24 3 £311 -7.79% 2
North East -11 1 - -

Android Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 430 (100.00%) Android
2 417 (96.98%) Android Development
3 236 (54.88%) Java
4 191 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (38.60%) Mobile App
6 153 (35.58%) Android SDK
7 134 (31.16%) TDD
8 125 (29.07%) Kotlin
9 98 (22.79%) Git (software)
10 93 (21.63%) RxJava
11 91 (21.16%) Mobile Development
12 78 (18.14%) JavaScript
13 75 (17.44%) RESTful
14 73 (16.98%) Dagger
15 70 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (16.05%) User Experience
17 68 (15.81%) Apple iOS
18 64 (14.88%) Scrum
19 62 (14.42%) HTML
20 61 (14.19%) Unit Testing
21 59 (13.72%) Android Studio
22 58 (13.49%) JSON
23 54 (12.56%) Gradle
24 53 (12.33%) Retrofit
24 53 (12.33%) BDD
24 53 (12.33%) Jenkins
25 49 (11.40%) iOS Development
26 48 (11.16%) CSS
27 42 (9.77%) MVC
27 42 (9.77%) 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 25 (5.81%) Confluence
2 3 (0.70%) JBoss
3 2 (0.47%) CMS
3 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) IIS
4 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) InVision
1 1 (0.23%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.58%) GitHub
2 9 (2.09%) Google Play
3 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.16%) HTTP
2 3 (0.70%) SSL
3 2 (0.47%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.47%) Internet
3 2 (0.47%) SMS
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.95%) SQLite
2 5 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (1.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.23%) Big Data
4 1 (0.23%) GIS
4 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 98 (22.79%) Git (software)
2 59 (13.72%) Android Studio
3 54 (12.56%) Gradle
4 53 (12.33%) Jenkins
5 38 (8.84%) JUnit
6 31 (7.21%) JIRA
7 14 (3.26%) Calabash
8 13 (3.02%) Appium
9 11 (2.56%) Mockito
10 9 (2.09%) git-flow
10 9 (2.09%) Subversion
11 8 (1.86%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (1.16%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.16%) Sublime Text
14 4 (0.93%) Pivotal Tracker
14 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.93%) Xcode
15 3 (0.70%) CruiseControl
15 3 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (8.60%) Finance
2 27 (6.28%) Banking
3 23 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.09%) Retail
5 8 (1.86%) Automotive
6 5 (1.16%) Advertising
7 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.70%) Games
8 3 (0.70%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (35.58%) Android SDK
2 93 (21.63%) RxJava
3 75 (17.44%) RESTful
4 73 (16.98%) Dagger
5 62 (14.42%) HTML
6 58 (13.49%) JSON
7 53 (12.33%) Retrofit
8 48 (11.16%) CSS
9 37 (8.60%) HTML5
10 31 (7.21%) REST
11 30 (6.98%) AngularJS
12 28 (6.51%) Web Services
13 25 (5.81%) CSS3
14 22 (5.12%) XML
15 21 (4.88%) Node.js
16 19 (4.42%) Android NDK
16 19 (4.42%) Ionic Framework
17 13 (3.02%) J2EE
17 13 (3.02%) React Native
18 12 (2.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 166 (38.60%) Mobile App
2 69 (16.05%) User Experience
3 26 (6.05%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.33%) Animation
4 10 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.33%) Video on Demand
5 9 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.86%) Over-the-Top Content
7 7 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.63%) Fintech
7 7 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (1.63%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.47%) BBC
9 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.47%) IPTV
9 2 (0.47%) Social Media
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 430 (100.00%) Android
2 68 (15.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.93%) Linux
4 3 (0.70%) Unix
5 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (96.98%) Android Development
2 191 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (31.16%) TDD
4 91 (21.16%) Mobile Development
5 70 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (14.88%) Scrum
7 61 (14.19%) Unit Testing
8 53 (12.33%) BDD
9 49 (11.40%) iOS Development
10 42 (9.77%) MVC
10 42 (9.77%) Test Automation
11 40 (9.30%) MVVM
12 37 (8.60%) OO
13 31 (7.21%) Mobile Application Development
14 29 (6.74%) Multithreading
15 27 (6.28%) Pair Programming
16 26 (6.05%) OOP
17 25 (5.81%) Secure Coding
18 22 (5.12%) OOD
19 21 (4.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 236 (54.88%) Java
2 125 (29.07%) Kotlin
3 78 (18.14%) JavaScript
4 35 (8.14%) C++
5 25 (5.81%) C
6 15 (3.49%) Objective-C
7 13 (3.02%) Apple Swift
8 12 (2.79%) C#
9 10 (2.33%) Python
10 8 (1.86%) PHP
11 6 (1.40%) SQL
12 5 (1.16%) Java 8
12 5 (1.16%) JSX
13 4 (0.93%) Java 9
14 3 (0.70%) Delphi
14 3 (0.70%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.23%) GLSL
15 1 (0.23%) Go
15 1 (0.23%) Groovy
15 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (2.33%) Degree
2 7 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.79%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Docker
1 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 33 (7.67%) Xamarin
2 28 (6.51%) Google
3 5 (1.16%) Microsoft
4 3 (0.70%) Apple
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe
5 1 (0.23%) Perforce
5 1 (0.23%) Sencha
5 1 (0.23%) Sun