The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Android SDK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Android SDK over the 3 months to 30 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.

Android Software Development Kit (SDK)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 497 529 549
Rank change year-on-year +32 +20  
Contract jobs citing Android SDK 103 111 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.73% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 87 49
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - £30.20

Android SDK is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Android SDK
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Android SDK as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Android SDK in the UK

Android SDK
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Android SDK in the UK

Android SDK
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android SDK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android SDK in the UK

Android SDK
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android SDK in the UK

Android SDK
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android SDK within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 100 £423 +12.66% 34
London +33 41 £445 +11.25% 16
Yorkshire +33 22 £416 +7.41% 1
West Yorkshire +29 22 £416 +7.41% 1
Leeds +20 22 £416 +7.41% 1
East of England +17 18 £275 -26.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £400 +10.34%
South East -7 13 £400 +6.66% 3
Essex -6 10 £275 -31.25%
City of London +10 6 £500 +33.33% 2
Milton Keynes -8 5 £400 +10.34%
Brentwood - 4 - -
St Albans - 4 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £325 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £325 - 1
Scotland +22 2 £413 -
Edinburgh +17 2 £413 -
West Midlands +17 2 £350 -3.44% 2
North West +23 1 - - 3
Bristol +8 1 £450 +16.12% 2
Liverpool +3 1 - -
South West +2 1 £450 +16.12% 6
Merseyside +1 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 1 - - 1
North East -11 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -12 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Hounslow - 1 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Android SDK also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Android SDK.

1 193 (100.00%) Android
2 183 (94.82%) Android Development
3 151 (78.24%) Java
4 110 (56.99%) Mobile App
5 100 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (37.82%) TDD
7 72 (37.31%) JSON
8 52 (26.94%) REST
9 50 (25.91%) Android Studio
9 50 (25.91%) Scrum
10 48 (24.87%) Git (software)
11 43 (22.28%) User Experience
12 42 (21.76%) OO
13 41 (21.24%) XML
13 41 (21.24%) Gradle
14 40 (20.73%) iOS SDK
14 40 (20.73%) Apple iOS
14 40 (20.73%) Mobile Development
15 35 (18.13%) RESTful
16 29 (15.03%) JavaScript
17 28 (14.51%) Web Services
17 28 (14.51%) OOD
17 28 (14.51%) RxJava
17 28 (14.51%) Material Design
18 24 (12.44%) Jenkins
18 24 (12.44%) HTML
19 23 (11.92%) E-Commerce
19 23 (11.92%) SQLite
20 22 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (11.40%) JUnit

Android SDK
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 2 (1.04%) Confluence
1 2 (1.04%) JBoss
2 1 (0.52%) Apache
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.52%) nginx
2 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.04%) InVision
1 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.33%) Google Play
2 15 (7.77%) GitHub
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.04%) Heroku
4 1 (0.52%) CloudBees
4 1 (0.52%) Firebase
4 1 (0.52%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.07%) RTSP
1 4 (2.07%) VoIP
1 4 (2.07%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.04%) HTTP
2 2 (1.04%) NFC
3 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.52%) Skype
3 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.92%) SQLite
2 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 50 (25.91%) Android Studio
2 48 (24.87%) Git (software)
3 41 (21.24%) Gradle
4 24 (12.44%) Jenkins
5 22 (11.40%) JUnit
6 19 (9.84%) Maven
7 18 (9.33%) Robolectric
8 17 (8.81%) Eclipse
9 14 (7.25%) Calabash
10 7 (3.63%) Xcode
11 5 (2.59%) JIRA
12 3 (1.55%) Capybara
12 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.55%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.55%) Mockito
12 3 (1.55%) Selenium
13 2 (1.04%) Ant
13 2 (1.04%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.04%) CocoaPods
13 2 (1.04%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (9.84%) Banking
2 18 (9.33%) Finance
3 9 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.59%) Automotive
5 5 (2.59%) Retail
6 3 (1.55%) Electronics
6 3 (1.55%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 188 (97.41%) Developer
2 176 (91.19%) Android Developer
3 28 (14.51%) Java Android Developer
3 28 (14.51%) Java Developer
4 14 (7.25%) Senior Android Developer
4 14 (7.25%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.22%) iOS Developer
5 12 (6.22%) Mobile Developer
6 9 (4.66%) Android Engineer
6 9 (4.66%) iOS Android Developer
7 7 (3.63%) Agile Developer
8 6 (3.11%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (3.11%) Applications Developer
9 5 (2.59%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 5 (2.59%) SAP Developer
9 5 (2.59%) SAPUI5 Developer
10 4 (2.07%) C# Developer
10 4 (2.07%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (2.07%) Software Developer
11 3 (1.55%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (37.31%) JSON
2 52 (26.94%) REST
3 41 (21.24%) XML
4 40 (20.73%) iOS SDK
5 35 (18.13%) RESTful
6 28 (14.51%) Material Design
6 28 (14.51%) RxJava
6 28 (14.51%) Web Services
7 24 (12.44%) HTML
8 16 (8.29%) Core Data
8 16 (8.29%) OpenGL
8 16 (8.29%) SOAP
9 14 (7.25%) Core Animation
10 9 (4.66%) PhoneGap
11 8 (4.15%) Apache Cordova
11 8 (4.15%) CSS
11 8 (4.15%) HTML5
12 6 (3.11%) Android NDK
12 6 (3.11%) CSS3
12 6 (3.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 110 (56.99%) Mobile App
2 43 (22.28%) User Experience
3 15 (7.77%) Animation
4 12 (6.22%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.18%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.11%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (2.59%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.07%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (2.07%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.07%) Social Media
9 2 (1.04%) Apple TV
9 2 (1.04%) BBC
9 2 (1.04%) Streaming Media
9 2 (1.04%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.04%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.52%) Contactless
10 1 (0.52%) EMV
10 1 (0.52%) Social Network
10 1 (0.52%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 193 (100.00%) Android
2 40 (20.73%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.55%) Linux
4 1 (0.52%) Windows
4 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (94.82%) Android Development
2 100 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (37.82%) TDD
4 50 (25.91%) Scrum
5 42 (21.76%) OO
6 40 (20.73%) Mobile Development
7 28 (14.51%) OOD
8 23 (11.92%) E-Commerce
9 22 (11.40%) BDD
9 22 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (11.40%) iOS Development
10 20 (10.36%) Kanban
11 18 (9.33%) Memory Management
12 17 (8.81%) Pair Programming
12 17 (8.81%) Unit Testing
13 15 (7.77%) MVC
13 15 (7.77%) OOA/OOD
14 14 (7.25%) Push Notifications
15 11 (5.70%) Mentoring
16 8 (4.15%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 151 (78.24%) Java
2 29 (15.03%) JavaScript
3 18 (9.33%) Objective-C
4 11 (5.70%) C++
5 9 (4.66%) Apple Swift
6 7 (3.63%) Python
6 7 (3.63%) SQL
7 6 (3.11%) C
7 6 (3.11%) C#
8 2 (1.04%) PHP
8 2 (1.04%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) ES6
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
9 1 (0.52%) Scala
9 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.52%) yum
Vendors
1 20 (10.36%) Google
2 14 (7.25%) Apple
3 8 (4.15%) SAP
4 7 (3.63%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.55%) Telerik
6 2 (1.04%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.52%) Facebook
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) PayPal
7 1 (0.52%) Samsung
7 1 (0.52%) Twitter
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