Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 655 690 661
Rank change year-on-year +35 -29 +13
Contract jobs citing Android SDK 222 206 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 176 197
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £300
90th Percentile £536 £531 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £403
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% +23.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.61% - -

Android SDK is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32518 31826 32407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22959 22067 22211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 364 554
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.19 £15.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

Android SDK
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Android SDK as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android SDK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android SDK in the UK

Android SDK
Top 14 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +34 212 £425 +6.25% 24
UK excluding London +62 115 £420 +20.00% 12
London -46 107 £450 +5.88% 13
North of England +81 43 £420 +7.69% 1
Midlands +57 33 £413 +17.86% 6
East Midlands +32 24 £425 +21.43% 2
Yorkshire +31 22 £420 +7.69%
North West +40 21 £410 +2.50% 1
South East -10 11 £363 -14.71% 2
East of England -18 11 £425 +30.77% 1
West Midlands +34 8 £400 +10.34% 4
South West +14 8 - - 1
Scotland -5 8 £375 -
Wales - 2 £356 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Android
2 195 (87.84%) Android Development
3 158 (71.17%) Java
4 115 (51.80%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (38.29%) Mobile App
6 79 (35.59%) JSON
7 73 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (31.98%) TDD
9 68 (30.63%) RESTful
10 58 (26.13%) Android Studio
11 54 (24.32%) Git (software)
11 54 (24.32%) Unit Testing
12 49 (22.07%) Gradle
13 47 (21.17%) User Experience
14 41 (18.47%) RxJava
15 40 (18.02%) Mobile Development
15 40 (18.02%) Jenkins
15 40 (18.02%) Apple iOS
16 39 (17.57%) iOS SDK
17 37 (16.67%) BDD
17 37 (16.67%) Scrum
18 35 (15.77%) JavaScript
19 34 (15.32%) Web Services
20 32 (14.41%) XML
21 31 (13.96%) REST
22 29 (13.06%) Kotlin
22 29 (13.06%) Objective-C
22 29 (13.06%) Google
23 28 (12.61%) Banking
24 27 (12.16%) Finance

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 11 (4.95%) Confluence
2 8 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.90%) Alfresco
3 2 (0.90%) CMS
3 2 (0.90%) Drupal
3 2 (0.90%) Liferay
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.56%) Google Play
2 10 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.05%) GitHub
4 6 (2.70%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.21%) HTTP
2 9 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (3.60%) RTSP
4 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.45%) DHCP
4 1 (0.45%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) NFC
4 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.05%) MongoDB
1 9 (4.05%) MySQL
1 9 (4.05%) NoSQL
1 9 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (3.60%) Neo4j
2 8 (3.60%) Redis
3 7 (3.15%) SQLite
4 1 (0.45%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (26.13%) Android Studio
2 54 (24.32%) Git (software)
3 49 (22.07%) Gradle
4 40 (18.02%) Jenkins
5 20 (9.01%) Calabash
6 19 (8.56%) JIRA
6 19 (8.56%) JUnit
7 10 (4.50%) Eclipse
8 9 (4.05%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.60%) Maven
10 7 (3.15%) IntelliJ
10 7 (3.15%) Subversion
11 6 (2.70%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.80%) git-flow
12 4 (1.80%) Mockito
12 4 (1.80%) UI Automator
13 3 (1.35%) Appium
13 3 (1.35%) Selenium
14 2 (0.90%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.90%) Robolectric
General
1 28 (12.61%) Banking
2 27 (12.16%) Finance
3 8 (3.60%) Advertising
4 7 (3.15%) Games
4 7 (3.15%) Publishing
5 5 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.35%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 202 (90.99%) Developer
2 190 (85.59%) Android Developer
3 31 (13.96%) Senior Android Developer
3 31 (13.96%) Senior Developer
4 22 (9.91%) Java Developer
5 19 (8.56%) Mobile Developer
6 16 (7.21%) Android Engineer
6 16 (7.21%) Java Android Developer
7 15 (6.76%) iOS Developer
8 13 (5.86%) iOS Android Developer
9 6 (2.70%) Applications Developer
9 6 (2.70%) Software Developer
10 5 (2.25%) Integration Developer
10 5 (2.25%) Software Engineer
11 4 (1.80%) Java Mobile Developer
11 4 (1.80%) Linux Developer
11 4 (1.80%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 4 (1.80%) Mobile Engineer
12 3 (1.35%) Applications Engineer
13 2 (0.90%) Android Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (35.59%) JSON
2 68 (30.63%) RESTful
3 41 (18.47%) RxJava
4 39 (17.57%) iOS SDK
5 34 (15.32%) Web Services
6 32 (14.41%) XML
7 31 (13.96%) REST
8 25 (11.26%) HTML
9 15 (6.76%) CSS
10 13 (5.86%) Material Design
10 13 (5.86%) React Native
11 12 (5.41%) HTML5
11 12 (5.41%) Redux
12 11 (4.95%) AngularJS
12 11 (4.95%) Core Animation
12 11 (4.95%) Core Data
12 11 (4.95%) CSS3
12 11 (4.95%) React
12 11 (4.95%) SOAP
12 11 (4.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 85 (38.29%) Mobile App
2 47 (21.17%) User Experience
3 16 (7.21%) Animation
4 14 (6.31%) Fintech
5 10 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (4.05%) Smart Home
7 8 (3.60%) Mobile Banking
8 7 (3.15%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.15%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.80%) Media Streaming
10 3 (1.35%) Social Media
11 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.45%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.45%) iPhone
12 1 (0.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 222 (100.00%) Android
2 40 (18.02%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.80%) Linux
3 4 (1.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.45%) Unix
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (87.84%) Android Development
2 115 (51.80%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (31.98%) TDD
5 54 (24.32%) Unit Testing
6 40 (18.02%) Mobile Development
7 37 (16.67%) BDD
7 37 (16.67%) Scrum
8 22 (9.91%) iOS Development
9 20 (9.01%) OOP
10 19 (8.56%) B2C
10 19 (8.56%) Open Source
10 19 (8.56%) Test Automation
11 18 (8.11%) OOD
12 16 (7.21%) Dependency Injection
13 14 (6.31%) Software Engineering
14 13 (5.86%) Pair Programming
14 13 (5.86%) Push Notifications
14 13 (5.86%) Wireframes
15 11 (4.95%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 158 (71.17%) Java
2 35 (15.77%) JavaScript
3 29 (13.06%) Kotlin
3 29 (13.06%) Objective-C
4 20 (9.01%) C
5 15 (6.76%) C++
6 13 (5.86%) Apple Swift
6 13 (5.86%) SQL
7 11 (4.95%) ES6
8 9 (4.05%) GraphQL
9 5 (2.25%) Groovy
9 5 (2.25%) Scala
10 2 (0.90%) C#
10 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (2.70%) Degree
2 4 (1.80%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 9 (4.05%) Firmware
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 29 (13.06%) Google
2 12 (5.41%) Apple
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.90%) IBM
4 2 (0.90%) OpenText
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle
4 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.45%) Facebook
5 1 (0.45%) VMware