Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Android Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 481 421 466
Rank change year-on-year -60 +45 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Android Developer 476 535 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.59% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 392 397
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% -2.91%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 3
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £55.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - +131.58%
10th Percentile £51.00 £32.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £77.50 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year +27.27% - -

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 98,001 91,080 104,622
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,208 59,037 68,093
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,930 3,110
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 July 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 July 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 22 July 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 -60 456 £450 +5.88% 153
London -26 298 £475 +5.56% 67
UK excluding London -87 172 £375 -6.25% 93
North of England -53 59 £375 -10.71% 33
South East -18 52 £425 +6.25% 20
North West -15 41 £375 -16.67% 30
Midlands -12 27 £325 -16.13% 11
Yorkshire -49 17 £363 -13.57% 2
East Midlands +1 15 £333 -16.88% 4
Scotland -42 14 £400 - 4
East of England -21 13 £450 +63.64% 14
West Midlands -26 12 £325 -7.14% 7
South West +9 7 £375 -11.76% 8
North East -3 1 - - 1
Wales -22 1 £425 +25.93% 3

Android Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 476 (100.00%) Android
2 460 (96.64%) Android Development
3 282 (59.24%) Java
4 217 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
5 170 (35.71%) TDD
6 168 (35.29%) Android SDK
7 167 (35.08%) Mobile App
8 136 (28.57%) Kotlin
9 126 (26.47%) RxJava
10 96 (20.17%) RESTful
11 92 (19.33%) Mobile Development
12 90 (18.91%) Git (software)
13 89 (18.70%) Dagger
14 86 (18.07%) JavaScript
15 84 (17.65%) User Experience
16 80 (16.81%) BDD
16 80 (16.81%) Apple iOS
17 77 (16.18%) Retrofit
18 73 (15.34%) JSON
19 71 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
20 65 (13.66%) Scrum
21 58 (12.18%) OOP
21 58 (12.18%) Android Studio
22 57 (11.97%) Jenkins
23 53 (11.13%) HTML
24 52 (10.92%) iOS Development
25 50 (10.50%) OO
26 48 (10.08%) Web Services
27 47 (9.87%) Finance
27 47 (9.87%) Unit Testing

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 (3.15%) Confluence
2 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.42%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.51%) GitHub
2 16 (3.36%) Google Play
3 8 (1.68%) Firebase
4 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.47%) PaaS
5 4 (0.84%) SaaS
6 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.63%) npm
7 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.78%) HTTP
2 5 (1.05%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.63%) SMS
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.36%) SQLite
2 7 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.21%) Big Data
4 1 (0.21%) MySQL
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 90 (18.91%) Git (software)
2 58 (12.18%) Android Studio
3 57 (11.97%) Jenkins
4 45 (9.45%) Gradle
5 37 (7.77%) JUnit
6 32 (6.72%) JIRA
7 16 (3.36%) Calabash
8 12 (2.52%) Appium
9 10 (2.10%) Subversion
10 9 (1.89%) git-flow
11 8 (1.68%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.47%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.47%) Mockito
12 7 (1.47%) Sublime Text
12 7 (1.47%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (1.26%) Xcode
14 5 (1.05%) IntelliJ
15 4 (0.84%) Crashlytics
15 4 (0.84%) Maven
General
1 47 (9.87%) Finance
2 30 (6.30%) Banking
3 29 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.73%) Retail
5 12 (2.52%) Automotive
6 3 (0.63%) Advertising
6 3 (0.63%) Games
6 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (35.29%) Android SDK
2 126 (26.47%) RxJava
3 96 (20.17%) RESTful
4 89 (18.70%) Dagger
5 77 (16.18%) Retrofit
6 73 (15.34%) JSON
7 53 (11.13%) HTML
8 48 (10.08%) Web Services
9 43 (9.03%) REST
10 39 (8.19%) CSS
11 33 (6.93%) XML
12 32 (6.72%) React Native
13 27 (5.67%) HTML5
14 22 (4.62%) AngularJS
14 22 (4.62%) Node.js
15 20 (4.20%) J2ME
16 17 (3.57%) CSS3
17 14 (2.94%) J2EE
18 12 (2.52%) Material Design
19 11 (2.31%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 167 (35.08%) Mobile App
2 84 (17.65%) User Experience
3 30 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (4.20%) Blackberry
5 14 (2.94%) Fintech
6 13 (2.73%) Animation
7 11 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
9 8 (1.68%) Chromecast
10 7 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.47%) IPTV
10 7 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (1.26%) Video on Demand
12 5 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 476 (100.00%) Android
2 80 (16.81%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.63%) Linux
3 3 (0.63%) Unix
4 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (96.64%) Android Development
2 217 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (35.71%) TDD
4 92 (19.33%) Mobile Development
5 80 (16.81%) BDD
6 71 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (13.66%) Scrum
8 58 (12.18%) OOP
9 52 (10.92%) iOS Development
10 50 (10.50%) OO
11 47 (9.87%) Unit Testing
12 45 (9.45%) MVC
13 43 (9.03%) MVVM
14 39 (8.19%) Test Automation
15 38 (7.98%) Multithreading
16 37 (7.77%) Mobile Application Development
17 36 (7.56%) Pair Programming
18 31 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
19 24 (5.04%) Memory Management
20 23 (4.83%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 282 (59.24%) Java
2 136 (28.57%) Kotlin
3 86 (18.07%) JavaScript
4 28 (5.88%) C++
5 14 (2.94%) Objective-C
6 13 (2.73%) Apple Swift
7 11 (2.31%) C
7 11 (2.31%) C#
8 10 (2.10%) Python
9 7 (1.47%) JSX
9 7 (1.47%) SQL
10 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.05%) PHP
11 3 (0.63%) Java 8
11 3 (0.63%) Java 9
12 2 (0.42%) Groovy
12 2 (0.42%) Scala
13 1 (0.21%) Go
13 1 (0.21%) Ruby
13 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (2.10%) Degree
2 9 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.10%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) Firmware
Vendors
1 41 (8.61%) Google
2 16 (3.36%) Xamarin
3 3 (0.63%) Adobe
3 3 (0.63%) Samsung
4 2 (0.42%) Perforce
5 1 (0.21%) Apple