Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Android skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Android over the 6 months to 17 August 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.

Google Open Handset Alliance Android
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 185 162
Rank change year-on-year +28 -23 -6
Contract jobs citing Android 1590 1564 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.44% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 6.45% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1054 1116 1120
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £225 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 63 88
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £28.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.16% +90.00% -40.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.30 £9.85
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.50 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +115.38% -33.33%

Android is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19887 24257 24490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.30% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12502 15309 14286
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1142 1289 1943
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

Android
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Android in the UK

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in the UK

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android in the UK

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 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 +35 1516 £400 - 311
London +12 863 £425 - 153
UK excluding London +45 719 £375 +7.14% 168
North of England +61 219 £398 +6.00% 51
South East +11 187 £375 - 42
Midlands +66 125 £375 +13.64% 24
North West +43 110 £375 -6.25% 30
Yorkshire +43 97 £400 +3.23% 21
East of England +13 93 £350 - 22
East Midlands +36 72 £400 +14.29% 14
Scotland +14 54 £375 +36.36% 9
West Midlands +35 52 £313 +42.05% 10
South West -30 24 £300 -20.00% 18
Wales +10 17 £344 +25.00% 1
North East +39 12 £394 +27.02%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Android 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.

1 872 (54.84%) Apple iOS
2 674 (42.39%) Android Development
3 574 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
4 510 (32.08%) Java
5 508 (31.95%) Mobile App
6 403 (25.35%) Windows
7 260 (16.35%) TDD
8 250 (15.72%) JavaScript
9 243 (15.28%) iOS Development
10 232 (14.59%) HTML
11 222 (13.96%) Scrum
12 217 (13.65%) User Experience
13 211 (13.27%) Git (software)
14 205 (12.89%) Finance
15 201 (12.64%) Test Automation
16 195 (12.26%) Android SDK
17 188 (11.82%) Mobile Development
17 188 (11.82%) Microsoft
18 182 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
19 161 (10.13%) RESTful
19 161 (10.13%) Jenkins
20 160 (10.06%) JSON
21 158 (9.94%) Active Directory
22 155 (9.75%) JIRA
23 152 (9.56%) Banking
24 146 (9.18%) CSS
25 141 (8.87%) C#
26 138 (8.68%) REST
27 132 (8.30%) Windows 7
28 131 (8.24%) Xamarin

Android
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 54 (3.40%) Confluence
2 32 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 29 (1.82%) IBM Notes
4 27 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.19%) JBoss
8 17 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.88%) CMS
9 14 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.69%) GlassFish
10 11 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.69%) WildFly
11 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.50%) Apache
13 7 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.38%) IIS
14 6 (0.38%) Mule
Applications
1 90 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.38%) InVision
4 21 (1.32%) Photoshop
5 18 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.19%) Flinto
9 3 (0.19%) UXPin
10 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.063%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.063%) InDesign
11 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.63%) Eikon
2 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.063%) Magento
4 1 (0.063%) RMDS
4 1 (0.063%) Shopify
4 1 (0.063%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 83 (5.22%) Office 365
2 78 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (2.45%) GitHub
5 30 (1.89%) Google Play
6 29 (1.82%) SaaS
7 21 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.01%) Firebase
9 15 (0.94%) G Suite
10 12 (0.75%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
12 8 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.50%) Google Drive
13 7 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 7 (0.44%) PaaS
14 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.31%) IaaS
16 4 (0.25%) Heroku
17 3 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
18 2 (0.13%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
2 57 (3.58%) VPN
3 37 (2.33%) Internet
4 36 (2.26%) LAN
5 35 (2.20%) Wireless
6 34 (2.14%) HTTP
7 33 (2.08%) DNS
7 33 (2.08%) WAN
8 29 (1.82%) TCP/IP
8 29 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (1.57%) Bluetooth
9 25 (1.57%) DHCP
10 22 (1.38%) Skype
11 14 (0.88%) Firewall
11 14 (0.88%) SMTP
12 12 (0.75%) 3G
12 12 (0.75%) GPRS
12 12 (0.75%) GSM
12 12 (0.75%) LTE
12 12 (0.75%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.14%) MongoDB
2 39 (2.45%) SQLite
3 37 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 35 (2.20%) SQL Server
5 29 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 25 (1.57%) MySQL
7 21 (1.32%) Big Data
8 20 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.13%) Redis
10 13 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.63%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.44%) CouchDB
12 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.31%) Hazelcast
14 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.25%) HBase
15 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 211 (13.27%) Git (software)
2 161 (10.13%) Jenkins
3 155 (9.75%) JIRA
4 88 (5.53%) Android Studio
5 81 (5.09%) Gradle
6 66 (4.15%) Selenium
7 61 (3.84%) JUnit
8 57 (3.58%) Calabash
9 56 (3.52%) Cucumber
10 50 (3.14%) Appium
11 42 (2.64%) Subversion
12 36 (2.26%) Axure RP
13 35 (2.20%) Maven
14 26 (1.64%) WebDriver
15 23 (1.45%) Hudson
15 23 (1.45%) Xcode
16 21 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.32%) Visual Studio
17 20 (1.26%) Bitbucket
17 20 (1.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 205 (12.89%) Finance
2 152 (9.56%) Banking
3 81 (5.09%) Retail
4 71 (4.47%) Marketing
5 51 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.89%) Manufacturing
7 44 (2.77%) Electronics
8 37 (2.33%) Games
9 18 (1.13%) Advertising
10 16 (1.01%) Publishing
11 14 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.82%) Legal
13 11 (0.69%) Automotive
13 11 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
13 11 (0.69%) Law
14 9 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.38%) French Language
17 5 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 831 (52.26%) Developer
2 519 (32.64%) Android Developer
3 135 (8.49%) iOS Developer
4 126 (7.92%) Senior Developer
5 98 (6.16%) Analyst
6 91 (5.72%) Mobile Developer
7 87 (5.47%) Senior Android Developer
8 83 (5.22%) Applications Developer
9 82 (5.16%) iOS Android Developer
10 79 (4.97%) Support Engineer
11 76 (4.78%) Xamarin Developer
12 74 (4.65%) Designer
13 70 (4.40%) Java Developer
14 66 (4.15%) Architect
14 66 (4.15%) Desktop Support
15 56 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
15 56 (3.52%) Tester
16 46 (2.89%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 44 (2.77%) Android Engineer
18 43 (2.70%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (14.59%) HTML
2 195 (12.26%) Android SDK
3 161 (10.13%) RESTful
4 160 (10.06%) JSON
5 146 (9.18%) CSS
6 138 (8.68%) REST
7 119 (7.48%) .NET
8 114 (7.17%) HTML5
9 103 (6.48%) Web Services
10 102 (6.42%) AngularJS
11 94 (5.91%) RxJava
12 88 (5.53%) Node.js
13 75 (4.72%) React
13 75 (4.72%) XML
14 65 (4.09%) Spring
15 64 (4.03%) SOAP
16 63 (3.96%) Material Design
17 62 (3.90%) CSS3
18 56 (3.52%) React Native
19 53 (3.33%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 508 (31.95%) Mobile App
2 217 (13.65%) User Experience
3 118 (7.42%) Blackberry
4 91 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.96%) iPhone
6 62 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
7 57 (3.58%) Smartphone
8 51 (3.21%) Computer Science
9 43 (2.70%) BYOD
10 38 (2.39%) Animation
11 24 (1.51%) iPad
12 23 (1.45%) Fintech
13 21 (1.32%) Social Media
14 17 (1.07%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
15 16 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.94%) STB
17 14 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
17 14 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 872 (54.84%) Apple iOS
2 403 (25.35%) Windows
3 132 (8.30%) Windows 7
4 81 (5.09%) Windows 10
5 63 (3.96%) Linux
5 63 (3.96%) Mac OS X
6 53 (3.33%) Mac OS
7 45 (2.83%) Windows Server
8 43 (2.70%) Unix
9 42 (2.64%) Windows Mobile
10 35 (2.20%) Windows Phone
11 32 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (1.89%) Windows 8
13 28 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.75%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 2 (0.13%) Solaris
17 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (42.39%) Android Development
2 574 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (16.35%) TDD
4 243 (15.28%) iOS Development
5 222 (13.96%) Scrum
6 201 (12.64%) Test Automation
7 188 (11.82%) Mobile Development
8 182 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
9 128 (8.05%) BDD
10 102 (6.42%) Unit Testing
11 97 (6.10%) MVC
12 92 (5.79%) Software Engineering
13 82 (5.16%) DevOps
13 82 (5.16%) Mobile Application Development
14 70 (4.40%) E-Commerce
15 68 (4.28%) Open Source
16 65 (4.09%) OO
17 63 (3.96%) ITIL
18 56 (3.52%) Kanban
19 51 (3.21%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 510 (32.08%) Java
2 250 (15.72%) JavaScript
3 141 (8.87%) C#
4 126 (7.92%) Apple Swift
5 113 (7.11%) SQL
6 108 (6.79%) Objective-C
7 92 (5.79%) C++
8 60 (3.77%) Python
9 53 (3.33%) C
10 39 (2.45%) PHP
11 37 (2.33%) Ruby
12 34 (2.14%) Scala
13 33 (2.08%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.38%) VB
15 21 (1.32%) XAML
16 18 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.94%) ECMAScript
18 13 (0.82%) Bash Shell
19 11 (0.69%) Kotlin
19 11 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 97 (6.10%) Degree
2 37 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 20 (1.26%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.94%) MCSE
8 12 (0.75%) MCP
9 11 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.69%) ISEB
10 8 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 6 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.31%) PMP
14 4 (0.25%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.25%) MCDST
14 4 (0.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.10%) QA
2 17 (1.07%) SLA
3 5 (0.31%) PMO
4 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.19%) JTAG
4 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.063%) GCP
5 1 (0.063%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 158 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 63 (3.96%) Docker
3 18 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.44%) Firmware
6 7 (0.44%) XenApp
7 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.25%) vSphere
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.13%) HDFS
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.063%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (2.77%) AirWatch
2 42 (2.64%) SCCM
3 22 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (0.75%) WSUS
5 11 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.57%) Ansible
8 8 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.50%) Puppet
9 6 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 4 (0.25%) HockeyApp
11 4 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.19%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.19%) Unicenter
13 2 (0.13%) Control-M
13 2 (0.13%) Nessus
13 2 (0.13%) Oozie
13 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 188 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 131 (8.24%) Apple
2 131 (8.24%) Xamarin
3 109 (6.86%) Google
4 64 (4.03%) Cisco
5 63 (3.96%) Citrix
6 41 (2.58%) SAP
7 37 (2.33%) VMware
8 35 (2.20%) Adobe
9 31 (1.95%) MobileIron
9 31 (1.95%) Oracle
10 29 (1.82%) Lotus
11 20 (1.26%) HP
12 19 (1.19%) Samsung
13 18 (1.13%) Bloomberg
14 17 (1.07%) Reuters
15 15 (0.94%) Symantec
16 11 (0.69%) Dell
16 11 (0.69%) ServiceNow
17 10 (0.63%) Remedy