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 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 194 155
Rank change year-on-year +30 -39  
Contract jobs citing Android 708 711 849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.30% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.52% 5.69% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 502 540
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -3.44% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 49
Median hourly rate £21.16 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.55% +125.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.60 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -38.59% +119.23%  

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 9409 12485 12096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.89% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5859 7807 6992
Median daily rate £413 £390 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +10.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 641 1004
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.51 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +0.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.39% +3.12%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Android as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 May 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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 +37 664 £400 +3.55% 411
London +21 364 £425 +6.25% 170
South East -7 84 £360 -4.00% 58
City of London +5 64 £400 -8.57% 32
East of England +28 52 £380 +8.58% 42
Yorkshire +17 52 £400 -3.03% 47
North West +39 48 £350 - 30
West Yorkshire +27 44 £400 -3.03% 20
Leeds +29 38 £400 -3.03% 11
Scotland +39 30 £365 +32.72% 19
East Midlands +2 29 £400 +17.64% 15
Manchester +21 24 £325 -10.34% 21
Surrey +10 22 £400 +1.58% 12
Nottingham +18 20 £400 +14.28% 4
Nottinghamshire +15 20 £400 +17.64% 5
Buckinghamshire -10 20 £395 +5.33% 7
Glasgow -1 17 £375 +36.36% 7
Norfolk +17 16 £450 +63.63% 1
West Midlands +21 15 £325 +103.12% 23
Essex +5 15 £275 -8.33% 2
Norwich +11 14 £450 +63.63% 1
Wales +9 13 £344 -14.06% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 13 £330 -5.70% 15
Milton Keynes -10 13 £400 +37.33% 6
Cheshire +32 12 £431 +23.21% 7
Berkshire +27 12 £325 +4.00% 16
South Wales +18 12 £338 -15.62% 2
Hampshire +4 12 £110 -76.21% 5
Merseyside +1 11 £200 -42.85% 1
South West -13 10 £270 -20.00% 24

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 835 (55.30%) Apple iOS
2 623 (41.26%) Android Development
3 546 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
4 511 (33.84%) Mobile App
5 487 (32.25%) Java
6 353 (23.38%) Windows
7 253 (16.75%) JavaScript
8 249 (16.49%) TDD
9 237 (15.70%) Scrum
10 236 (15.63%) iOS Development
11 226 (14.97%) HTML
12 208 (13.77%) Finance
13 201 (13.31%) User Experience
14 199 (13.18%) Microsoft
15 194 (12.85%) Android SDK
16 191 (12.65%) Mobile Development
17 181 (11.99%) Test Automation
18 171 (11.32%) Git (software)
19 169 (11.19%) CSS
20 151 (10.00%) JSON
21 148 (9.80%) Active Directory
22 144 (9.54%) Banking
23 142 (9.40%) Apple
24 139 (9.21%) C#
25 129 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
26 127 (8.41%) JIRA
27 126 (8.34%) REST
27 126 (8.34%) Google
28 125 (8.28%) Android Studio
29 124 (8.21%) 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 41 (2.72%) MS Exchange
2 33 (2.19%) Confluence
3 30 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 24 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.32%) IBM Notes
7 17 (1.13%) CMS
8 11 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 11 (0.73%) IIS
8 11 (0.73%) JBoss
9 10 (0.66%) Apache
9 10 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.60%) Mule
10 9 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 97 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.66%) InVision
3 25 (1.66%) Photoshop
4 19 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.066%) Flinto
9 1 (0.066%) InDesign
9 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.46%) Eikon
3 4 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.066%) Magento
5 1 (0.066%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 73 (4.83%) Office 365
2 55 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (2.45%) GitHub
5 32 (2.12%) Google Play
6 17 (1.13%) G Suite
7 11 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.66%) OneDrive
8 10 (0.66%) SaaS
9 8 (0.53%) Google Drive
10 7 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 7 (0.46%) Heroku
11 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.40%) iTunes
12 5 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.33%) PaaS
13 4 (0.26%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.31%) VPN
2 44 (2.91%) LAN
2 44 (2.91%) WAN
3 42 (2.78%) DNS
4 41 (2.72%) Cisco IOS
5 37 (2.45%) Wireless
6 32 (2.12%) Internet
7 31 (2.05%) DHCP
7 31 (2.05%) TCP/IP
8 26 (1.72%) Skype
9 24 (1.59%) Bluetooth
9 24 (1.59%) HTTP
9 24 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (1.26%) LTE
11 14 (0.93%) GSM
11 14 (0.93%) SMTP
11 14 (0.93%) VoIP
12 13 (0.86%) Firewall
13 11 (0.73%) HSPA
13 11 (0.73%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.18%) SQLite
2 46 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 41 (2.72%) MongoDB
4 29 (1.92%) MySQL
5 23 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 23 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.60%) Big Data
10 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.33%) GIS
12 5 (0.33%) Redis
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.20%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.20%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.20%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 171 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 127 (8.41%) JIRA
3 125 (8.28%) Android Studio
4 115 (7.62%) Jenkins
5 87 (5.76%) Gradle
6 60 (3.97%) Selenium
7 54 (3.58%) Calabash
8 52 (3.44%) Xcode
9 47 (3.11%) JUnit
10 45 (2.98%) Cucumber
11 44 (2.91%) Maven
12 39 (2.58%) Axure RP
13 34 (2.25%) Appium
14 33 (2.19%) Subversion
15 31 (2.05%) Eclipse
16 29 (1.92%) Robolectric
17 18 (1.19%) WebDriver
18 17 (1.13%) Visual Studio
19 16 (1.06%) Mockito
20 15 (0.99%) Capybara
General
1 208 (13.77%) Finance
2 144 (9.54%) Banking
3 60 (3.97%) Marketing
3 60 (3.97%) Retail
4 52 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.91%) Games
6 41 (2.72%) Electronics
7 37 (2.45%) Publishing
8 27 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.99%) Legal
10 13 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.79%) Advertising
12 11 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.60%) Automotive
14 8 (0.53%) Law
15 6 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.20%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 797 (52.78%) Developer
2 477 (31.59%) Android Developer
3 124 (8.21%) iOS Developer
4 102 (6.75%) Analyst
5 98 (6.49%) Applications Developer
6 95 (6.29%) Mobile Developer
7 93 (6.16%) Designer
8 92 (6.09%) Architect
8 92 (6.09%) Java Developer
9 86 (5.70%) Senior Developer
10 78 (5.17%) iOS Android Developer
11 66 (4.37%) Xamarin Developer
12 59 (3.91%) UI Designer
13 55 (3.64%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 55 (3.64%) Support Engineer
14 53 (3.51%) Senior Android Developer
15 52 (3.44%) Java Android Developer
16 50 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
17 45 (2.98%) Desktop Support
18 44 (2.91%) Android Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (14.97%) HTML
2 194 (12.85%) Android SDK
3 169 (11.19%) CSS
4 151 (10.00%) JSON
5 126 (8.34%) REST
6 119 (7.88%) RESTful
7 103 (6.82%) .NET
8 102 (6.75%) Web Services
9 97 (6.42%) HTML5
10 83 (5.50%) AngularJS
11 82 (5.43%) XML
12 78 (5.17%) Node.js
13 71 (4.70%) RxJava
14 64 (4.24%) Material Design
14 64 (4.24%) React
15 59 (3.91%) jQuery
16 56 (3.71%) Spring
17 54 (3.58%) SOAP
18 49 (3.25%) CSS3
19 47 (3.11%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 511 (33.84%) Mobile App
2 201 (13.31%) User Experience
3 80 (5.30%) Blackberry
4 77 (5.10%) iPhone
5 71 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
6 69 (4.57%) Smartphone
7 60 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
8 56 (3.71%) iPad
9 50 (3.31%) Computer Science
10 33 (2.19%) Mobile Banking
11 28 (1.85%) Animation
12 22 (1.46%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.32%) BYOD
14 17 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.99%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.99%) Fintech
15 15 (0.99%) Streaming Video
16 14 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
16 14 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 835 (55.30%) Apple iOS
2 353 (23.38%) Windows
3 122 (8.08%) Windows 7
4 87 (5.76%) Linux
5 64 (4.24%) Windows 10
6 52 (3.44%) Windows Server
7 38 (2.52%) Mac OS X
8 35 (2.32%) Unix
9 34 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
12 27 (1.79%) Windows Phone
13 22 (1.46%) Mac OS
14 21 (1.39%) Windows 8
15 18 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (1.19%) Windows XP
16 16 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (41.26%) Android Development
2 546 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (16.49%) TDD
4 237 (15.70%) Scrum
5 236 (15.63%) iOS Development
6 191 (12.65%) Mobile Development
7 181 (11.99%) Test Automation
8 129 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
9 108 (7.15%) Software Engineering
10 107 (7.09%) BDD
11 101 (6.69%) E-Commerce
12 99 (6.56%) OO
13 85 (5.63%) MVC
14 70 (4.64%) Mobile Application Development
14 70 (4.64%) Unit Testing
15 65 (4.30%) DevOps
15 65 (4.30%) Mentoring
15 65 (4.30%) Project Management
16 60 (3.97%) ITIL
17 56 (3.71%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 487 (32.25%) Java
2 253 (16.75%) JavaScript
3 139 (9.21%) C#
4 124 (8.21%) Apple Swift
5 114 (7.55%) Objective-C
6 112 (7.42%) SQL
7 93 (6.16%) C++
8 81 (5.36%) Python
9 56 (3.71%) C
10 52 (3.44%) Ruby
11 33 (2.19%) PHP
12 25 (1.66%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.46%) Scala
14 19 (1.26%) XAML
15 14 (0.93%) Bash Shell
15 14 (0.93%) VB
16 11 (0.73%) Perl
17 10 (0.66%) Embedded C
17 10 (0.66%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 90 (5.96%) Degree
2 44 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.26%) MCSE
7 17 (1.13%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.99%) ISEB
9 12 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.79%) MCP
10 11 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.66%) CCNA
11 10 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (0.53%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.40%) CCNP
13 6 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.40%) MCSA
14 5 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (5.83%) QA
2 40 (2.65%) SLA
3 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.26%) PMO
5 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.20%) JTAG
6 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 148 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.38%) Docker
3 18 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.73%) Firmware
6 8 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.40%) XenApp
9 5 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.13%) Xen
13 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (2.52%) SCCM
2 30 (1.99%) AirWatch
3 15 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (0.86%) WSUS
5 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.73%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.66%) Ansible
8 7 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.40%) Puppet
10 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.26%) Nagios
11 4 (0.26%) Unicenter
12 3 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.20%) HockeyApp
12 3 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
13 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
14 1 (0.066%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 199 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 142 (9.40%) Apple
3 126 (8.34%) Google
4 118 (7.81%) Xamarin
5 55 (3.64%) Adobe
6 50 (3.31%) Cisco
7 46 (3.05%) Citrix
8 36 (2.38%) VMware
9 29 (1.92%) SAP
10 28 (1.85%) HP
11 26 (1.72%) Oracle
12 22 (1.46%) Symantec
13 21 (1.39%) Dell
13 21 (1.39%) MobileIron
14 20 (1.32%) Lotus
15 15 (0.99%) Toshiba
16 13 (0.86%) Samsung
16 13 (0.86%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.79%) Bloomberg
18 11 (0.73%) Reuters
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