Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 156 166
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10 +10
Contract jobs citing Android 1,382 1,748 1,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.77% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.00% 8.45% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 1,191 1,107
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £179
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 82 58
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -44.88% +41.11%
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £92.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.11 £31.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% -48.04% +79.71%

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

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 15,363 20,693 20,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.08% 20.94% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,490 12,912 13,059
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £140 £160 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £386
% change year-on-year -1.88% +3.56% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,206 1,340 1,253
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.41 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.52% -0.11% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.97 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.74 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% - +3.13%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 16 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 21 January 2020. 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 +18 1,254 £413 -2.94% 560
London +28 695 £425 -10.53% 244
UK excluding London +25 648 £400 +6.67% 355
North of England +39 207 £400 +6.67% 116
South East +8 162 £380 +1.33% 77
North West +10 111 £375 - 70
Scotland +4 81 £450 +12.50% 19
East of England +29 71 £400 +81.82% 44
Yorkshire +43 68 £400 - 38
Midlands -7 51 £400 +10.34% 51
South West -1 48 £413 - 30
North East +33 28 £388 +106.67% 8
Wales +23 27 £170 -56.13% 18
West Midlands +16 27 £475 +46.15% 23
East Midlands -4 24 £370 -1.33% 28
Northern Ireland -2 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Android also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Android.

1 736 (53.26%) Apple iOS
2 490 (35.46%) Android Development
3 409 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
4 342 (24.75%) Windows
5 327 (23.66%) Java
6 314 (22.72%) Kotlin
7 286 (20.69%) Mobile App
8 268 (19.39%) Microsoft
9 227 (16.43%) Active Directory
10 201 (14.54%) Office 365
11 189 (13.68%) Windows 10
12 173 (12.52%) JavaScript
13 166 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
14 151 (10.93%) User Experience
15 149 (10.78%) iOS Development
16 147 (10.64%) Windows 7
17 144 (10.42%) Finance
18 141 (10.20%) TDD
19 139 (10.06%) Mobile Development
20 122 (8.83%) Git (software)
21 120 (8.68%) Scrum
22 113 (8.18%) Azure
23 106 (7.67%) ITIL
24 105 (7.60%) JIRA
24 105 (7.60%) React Native
25 104 (7.53%) REST
25 104 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
26 102 (7.38%) Apple
27 98 (7.09%) Banking
27 98 (7.09%) Apple Swift

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 48 (3.47%) Confluence
2 46 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 42 (3.04%) SharePoint
4 38 (2.75%) MS Exchange
5 25 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.87%) IIS
9 8 (0.58%) CMS
9 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.29%) JBoss
12 3 (0.22%) Apache
12 3 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.22%) Mendix
12 3 (0.22%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.22%) WordPress
13 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 166 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.81%) Sketch
3 20 (1.45%) InVision
4 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (0.80%) Zeplin
6 8 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.29%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.22%) Figma
11 3 (0.22%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.072%) Marvel
13 1 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.072%) Magento
4 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.072%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.072%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 201 (14.54%) Office 365
2 113 (8.18%) Azure
3 62 (4.49%) AWS
4 38 (2.75%) GitHub
5 31 (2.24%) SaaS
6 21 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (1.52%) OneDrive
7 19 (1.37%) Serverless
8 18 (1.30%) GCP
9 17 (1.23%) Power Platform
10 15 (1.09%) Azure Functions
10 15 (1.09%) Google Play
11 14 (1.01%) G Suite
11 14 (1.01%) Slack
12 13 (0.94%) Firebase
13 12 (0.87%) PaaS
14 11 (0.80%) PowerApps
15 10 (0.72%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.58%) IaaS
17 7 (0.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.57%) VPN
2 63 (4.56%) Skype
3 50 (3.62%) DNS
4 49 (3.55%) Cisco IOS
4 49 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
5 46 (3.33%) LAN
6 44 (3.18%) DHCP
7 43 (3.11%) WAN
8 34 (2.46%) TCP/IP
8 34 (2.46%) VoIP
9 22 (1.59%) Wireless
9 22 (1.59%) Wireshark
10 21 (1.52%) HTTP
11 17 (1.23%) Bluetooth
12 16 (1.16%) FTP
12 16 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (1.09%) Firewall
14 14 (1.01%) Internet
15 13 (0.94%) HTTPS
16 11 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.74%) SQLite
3 21 (1.52%) MySQL
4 15 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
4 15 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 15 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.58%) Big Data
6 8 (0.58%) Redis
6 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.43%) Power BI
8 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.36%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 122 (8.83%) Git (software)
2 105 (7.60%) JIRA
3 72 (5.21%) Jenkins
4 43 (3.11%) Android Studio
5 34 (2.46%) Xcode
6 30 (2.17%) JUnit
7 29 (2.10%) Cucumber
8 24 (1.74%) Selenium
9 19 (1.37%) Bitbucket
9 19 (1.37%) Gradle
10 17 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (1.23%) git-flow
10 17 (1.23%) Mockito
11 16 (1.16%) Subversion
11 16 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (1.01%) Appium
12 14 (1.01%) Postman
13 13 (0.94%) Bugzilla
13 13 (0.94%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.80%) Calabash
General
1 144 (10.42%) Finance
2 98 (7.09%) Banking
3 55 (3.98%) Retail
4 41 (2.97%) Games
5 38 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.53%) Public Sector
7 28 (2.03%) Marketing
8 26 (1.88%) Law
9 17 (1.23%) Electronics
10 16 (1.16%) Advertising
11 14 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.94%) German Language
13 11 (0.80%) Automotive
13 11 (0.80%) Publishing
14 10 (0.72%) Local Government
15 8 (0.58%) Italian Language
16 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 668 (48.34%) Developer
2 392 (28.36%) Android Developer
3 127 (9.19%) Analyst
4 80 (5.79%) React Developer
5 78 (5.64%) Senior Developer
6 75 (5.43%) Desktop Support
6 75 (5.43%) Mobile Developer
7 74 (5.35%) iOS Developer
8 71 (5.14%) Service Analyst
9 70 (5.07%) Service Desk Analyst
10 64 (4.63%) Support Engineer
11 55 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 55 (3.98%) Applications Developer
12 51 (3.69%) Senior Android Developer
13 44 (3.18%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 43 (3.11%) Tester
15 42 (3.04%) iOS Android Developer
16 41 (2.97%) Android Engineer
17 37 (2.68%) Architect
17 37 (2.68%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (7.60%) React Native
2 104 (7.53%) REST
3 83 (6.01%) RESTful
4 81 (5.86%) HTML
5 78 (5.64%) Android SDK
6 76 (5.50%) .NET
6 76 (5.50%) Node.js
7 74 (5.35%) JSON
8 70 (5.07%) RxJava
9 69 (4.99%) CSS
10 65 (4.70%) Dagger
11 56 (4.05%) React
12 42 (3.04%) AngularJS
13 39 (2.82%) Retrofit
14 38 (2.75%) Web Services
15 34 (2.46%) Flutter
16 33 (2.39%) HTML5
16 33 (2.39%) XML
17 29 (2.10%) ASP.NET
18 28 (2.03%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 286 (20.69%) Mobile App
2 151 (10.93%) User Experience
3 82 (5.93%) Blackberry
4 74 (5.35%) iPhone
5 71 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (3.76%) Smartphone
8 32 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (1.66%) iPad
11 22 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
12 17 (1.23%) BYOD
13 15 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.01%) Algorithms
14 14 (1.01%) Wiki
15 13 (0.94%) Handset
15 13 (0.94%) Management Information System
16 12 (0.87%) Social Media
17 11 (0.80%) Data Structures
17 11 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 736 (53.26%) Apple iOS
2 342 (24.75%) Windows
3 189 (13.68%) Windows 10
4 147 (10.64%) Windows 7
5 84 (6.08%) Linux
6 46 (3.33%) Mac OS
7 37 (2.68%) Mac OS X
8 33 (2.39%) Windows Server
9 24 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (1.59%) Windows 8
11 21 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
12 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.87%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.72%) Unix
15 6 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.36%) Android TV
16 5 (0.36%) CentOS
16 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.29%) tvOS
18 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (35.46%) Android Development
2 409 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (10.78%) iOS Development
4 141 (10.20%) TDD
5 139 (10.06%) Mobile Development
6 120 (8.68%) Scrum
7 106 (7.67%) ITIL
8 104 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
9 92 (6.66%) Unit Testing
10 86 (6.22%) Test Automation
11 83 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
11 83 (6.01%) DevOps
12 75 (5.43%) BDD
13 73 (5.28%) MVVM
14 69 (4.99%) Software Engineering
15 60 (4.34%) MVC
16 52 (3.76%) Mobile Application Development
17 51 (3.69%) Kanban
17 51 (3.69%) OO
18 48 (3.47%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 327 (23.66%) Java
2 314 (22.72%) Kotlin
3 173 (12.52%) JavaScript
4 98 (7.09%) Apple Swift
5 86 (6.22%) C#
6 74 (5.35%) Objective-C
7 66 (4.78%) Python
8 50 (3.62%) SQL
9 44 (3.18%) C++
10 32 (2.32%) C
11 24 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 24 (1.74%) Ruby
12 20 (1.45%) Dart
13 19 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.01%) Groovy
15 13 (0.94%) PHP
16 11 (0.80%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.80%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.58%) Go
17 8 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 63 (4.56%) Degree
2 39 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
5 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.45%) MCP
7 13 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.94%) MCSE
8 11 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.72%) CCNA
10 7 (0.51%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.36%) CISSP
11 5 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.29%) ISEB
12 4 (0.29%) SANS
13 3 (0.22%) CompTIA Security+
13 3 (0.22%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.99%) QA
2 22 (1.59%) SLA
3 8 (0.58%) PSD2
4 7 (0.51%) GDPR
5 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.22%) PMO
6 2 (0.14%) COBIT
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.14%) NCSC
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 227 (16.43%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.68%) Docker
3 18 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.94%) Firmware
4 13 (0.94%) XenApp
5 6 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.29%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.072%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.072%) HDFS
9 1 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.072%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 67 (4.85%) SCCM
2 61 (4.41%) AirWatch
3 58 (4.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 35 (2.53%) Kubernetes
5 21 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.94%) Terraform
7 12 (0.87%) Puppet
8 11 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.51%) Ansible
9 7 (0.51%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.29%) HockeyApp
11 4 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.22%) WSUS
13 2 (0.14%) Graphite
13 2 (0.14%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 268 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 102 (7.38%) Apple
3 84 (6.08%) Xamarin
4 69 (4.99%) Google
5 64 (4.63%) Citrix
6 59 (4.27%) Cisco
7 53 (3.84%) VMware
8 51 (3.69%) ServiceNow
9 44 (3.18%) HP
10 37 (2.68%) Adobe
11 27 (1.95%) SAP
12 26 (1.88%) Ivanti
13 23 (1.66%) Oracle
14 22 (1.59%) Dell
15 14 (1.01%) CA
15 14 (1.01%) Polycom
16 11 (0.80%) Symantec
17 10 (0.72%) Mitel
17 10 (0.72%) MobileIron
17 10 (0.72%) Zscaler