Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 186 160
Rank change year-on-year +42 -26 -7
Contract jobs citing Android 1645 1563 1720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.42% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.37% 6.36% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 1125 1103
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 62 83
UK median hourly rate £24.70 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.79% +86.67% -53.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.05 £9.10
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +50.00% -38.10%

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 19663 24565 24757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 22.33% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12400 15460 14359
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £193 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1140 1303 1958
UK median hourly rate £16.39 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +2.10% +1.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.04% +2.32%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 1560 £400 - 354
London +10 849 £425 - 156
UK excluding London +63 782 £375 +7.14% 211
North of England +81 246 £400 +10.34% 70
South East +27 219 £375 - 33
Yorkshire +54 120 £400 +3.23% 28
North West +47 113 £375 +1.35% 40
Midlands +58 112 £350 +7.69% 42
East of England +27 105 £348 -0.71% 29
East Midlands +15 60 £375 +7.14% 19
Scotland +17 58 £375 +36.36% 10
West Midlands +39 52 £350 +46.60% 23
South West -44 24 £300 -15.49% 23
Wales +13 18 £344 +25.00% 3
North East +46 15 £338 +8.87% 2

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 905 (55.02%) Apple iOS
2 697 (42.37%) Android Development
3 594 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 534 (32.46%) Java
5 531 (32.28%) Mobile App
6 401 (24.38%) Windows
7 273 (16.60%) TDD
8 262 (15.93%) JavaScript
9 256 (15.56%) iOS Development
10 238 (14.47%) User Experience
11 235 (14.29%) HTML
12 233 (14.16%) Scrum
13 222 (13.50%) Finance
13 222 (13.50%) Git (software)
14 211 (12.83%) Test Automation
15 210 (12.77%) Android SDK
16 201 (12.22%) Microsoft
17 184 (11.19%) Mobile Development
18 164 (9.97%) Active Directory
19 161 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
20 157 (9.54%) RESTful
21 155 (9.42%) JSON
22 154 (9.36%) Banking
23 153 (9.30%) Apple
24 152 (9.24%) CSS
25 149 (9.06%) JIRA
25 149 (9.06%) Jenkins
26 143 (8.69%) C#
27 140 (8.51%) REST
28 137 (8.33%) 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 49 (2.98%) Confluence
2 33 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 29 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.70%) IBM Notes
5 24 (1.46%) Skype for Business
6 21 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.28%) JBoss
7 19 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 16 (0.97%) CMS
10 14 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.67%) GlassFish
11 11 (0.67%) WildFly
12 10 (0.61%) Apache
12 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.61%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.36%) IIS
14 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 100 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.52%) InVision
4 24 (1.46%) Photoshop
5 19 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.18%) UXPin
11 1 (0.061%) Flinto
11 1 (0.061%) InDesign
11 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.49%) Eikon
2 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.061%) Magento
4 1 (0.061%) RMDS
4 1 (0.061%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 82 (4.98%) Office 365
2 69 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.43%) GitHub
5 37 (2.25%) Google Play
6 26 (1.58%) SaaS
7 18 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (1.03%) G Suite
9 14 (0.85%) OneDrive
10 13 (0.79%) Firebase
11 8 (0.49%) Google Drive
11 8 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
12 7 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 7 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.36%) PaaS
14 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.24%) Heroku
15 4 (0.24%) IaaS
16 3 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
2 60 (3.65%) VPN
3 47 (2.86%) Wireless
4 46 (2.80%) LAN
5 44 (2.67%) WAN
6 40 (2.43%) Internet
7 39 (2.37%) TCP/IP
8 38 (2.31%) DNS
9 29 (1.76%) DHCP
9 29 (1.76%) HTTP
10 28 (1.70%) Bluetooth
11 27 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (1.40%) Skype
13 16 (0.97%) LTE
14 15 (0.91%) Firewall
14 15 (0.91%) GSM
15 14 (0.85%) SMTP
16 12 (0.73%) 3G
16 12 (0.73%) GPRS
16 12 (0.73%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.04%) MongoDB
2 43 (2.61%) SQLite
3 34 (2.07%) NoSQL
4 33 (2.01%) SQL Server
5 29 (1.76%) MySQL
6 26 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.28%) Big Data
9 19 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 15 (0.91%) Redis
11 13 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.43%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.36%) GIS
15 5 (0.30%) Hazelcast
15 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.24%) HBase
16 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
17 3 (0.18%) Apache Hive
17 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 222 (13.50%) Git (software)
2 149 (9.06%) Jenkins
2 149 (9.06%) JIRA
3 97 (5.90%) Android Studio
4 95 (5.78%) Gradle
5 69 (4.19%) Selenium
6 62 (3.77%) JUnit
7 59 (3.59%) Calabash
8 57 (3.47%) Cucumber
9 48 (2.92%) Appium
10 42 (2.55%) Axure RP
10 42 (2.55%) Maven
10 42 (2.55%) Subversion
11 36 (2.19%) Xcode
12 25 (1.52%) WebDriver
13 23 (1.40%) Hudson
13 23 (1.40%) Robolectric
14 21 (1.28%) Eclipse
15 20 (1.22%) Bitbucket
15 20 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 222 (13.50%) Finance
2 154 (9.36%) Banking
3 82 (4.98%) Retail
4 69 (4.19%) Marketing
5 56 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 51 (3.10%) Electronics
7 46 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 36 (2.19%) Games
9 20 (1.22%) Publishing
10 15 (0.91%) Advertising
11 14 (0.85%) Legal
12 13 (0.79%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.67%) Automotive
13 11 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (0.61%) Law
15 9 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.24%) French Language
18 3 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 860 (52.28%) Developer
2 535 (32.52%) Android Developer
3 140 (8.51%) iOS Developer
4 119 (7.23%) Senior Developer
5 106 (6.44%) Analyst
6 89 (5.41%) Applications Developer
6 89 (5.41%) Mobile Developer
7 84 (5.11%) iOS Android Developer
8 83 (5.05%) Designer
9 82 (4.98%) Senior Android Developer
10 77 (4.68%) Java Developer
10 77 (4.68%) Support Engineer
11 75 (4.56%) Xamarin Developer
12 71 (4.32%) Architect
13 61 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
14 59 (3.59%) Desktop Support
15 56 (3.40%) Tester
16 50 (3.04%) Java Android Developer
16 50 (3.04%) UI Designer
17 49 (2.98%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (14.29%) HTML
2 210 (12.77%) Android SDK
3 157 (9.54%) RESTful
4 155 (9.42%) JSON
5 152 (9.24%) CSS
6 140 (8.51%) REST
7 119 (7.23%) .NET
8 110 (6.69%) HTML5
9 106 (6.44%) Web Services
10 101 (6.14%) AngularJS
11 92 (5.59%) RxJava
12 85 (5.17%) Node.js
13 80 (4.86%) XML
14 72 (4.38%) React
15 65 (3.95%) SOAP
16 64 (3.89%) Material Design
17 61 (3.71%) Spring
18 59 (3.59%) CSS3
19 53 (3.22%) React Native
20 50 (3.04%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 531 (32.28%) Mobile App
2 238 (14.47%) User Experience
3 107 (6.50%) Blackberry
4 91 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
6 69 (4.19%) iPhone
7 65 (3.95%) Smartphone
8 60 (3.65%) Computer Science
9 39 (2.37%) BYOD
10 35 (2.13%) Animation
11 31 (1.88%) iPad
12 22 (1.34%) Fintech
13 21 (1.28%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.22%) Social Media
15 19 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
16 17 (1.03%) STB
17 14 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.85%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.73%) Wiki
19 11 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 905 (55.02%) Apple iOS
2 401 (24.38%) Windows
3 136 (8.27%) Windows 7
4 76 (4.62%) Windows 10
5 75 (4.56%) Linux
6 61 (3.71%) Mac OS X
7 46 (2.80%) Unix
8 44 (2.67%) Mac OS
9 41 (2.49%) Windows Server
10 36 (2.19%) Windows Mobile
11 34 (2.07%) Windows Phone
12 31 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (1.64%) Windows 8
15 18 (1.09%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
18 6 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 697 (42.37%) Android Development
2 594 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (16.60%) TDD
4 256 (15.56%) iOS Development
5 233 (14.16%) Scrum
6 211 (12.83%) Test Automation
7 184 (11.19%) Mobile Development
8 161 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
9 127 (7.72%) BDD
10 113 (6.87%) Software Engineering
11 99 (6.02%) Unit Testing
12 95 (5.78%) E-Commerce
13 93 (5.65%) MVC
14 86 (5.23%) OO
15 83 (5.05%) Mobile Application Development
16 78 (4.74%) DevOps
17 69 (4.19%) Open Source
18 65 (3.95%) ITIL
19 61 (3.71%) Project Management
20 58 (3.53%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 534 (32.46%) Java
2 262 (15.93%) JavaScript
3 143 (8.69%) C#
4 132 (8.02%) Apple Swift
5 122 (7.42%) SQL
6 115 (6.99%) Objective-C
7 99 (6.02%) C++
8 72 (4.38%) Python
9 52 (3.16%) C
10 48 (2.92%) Ruby
11 42 (2.55%) PHP
12 36 (2.19%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.01%) Scala
14 22 (1.34%) VB
15 21 (1.28%) XAML
16 15 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.91%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.79%) ES6
18 11 (0.67%) ECMAScript
19 10 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 104 (6.32%) Degree
2 43 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.09%) Master's Degree
7 16 (0.97%) MCSE
8 13 (0.79%) ISEB
9 11 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.67%) MCP
10 7 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.36%) MCSA
11 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.30%) PMP
13 4 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (6.26%) QA
2 32 (1.95%) SLA
3 5 (0.30%) PMO
4 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.18%) JTAG
4 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 164 (9.97%) Active Directory
2 55 (3.34%) Docker
3 18 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.49%) Firmware
7 6 (0.36%) XenApp
7 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.18%) vSphere
9 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.12%) HDFS
9 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (2.74%) AirWatch
2 43 (2.61%) SCCM
3 17 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (0.73%) WSUS
6 11 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.61%) Ansible
7 10 (0.61%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.49%) Puppet
9 7 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (0.24%) HockeyApp
10 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.18%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.12%) Control-M
12 2 (0.12%) Nagios
12 2 (0.12%) Nessus
12 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 201 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 153 (9.30%) Apple
3 137 (8.33%) Xamarin
4 126 (7.66%) Google
5 70 (4.26%) Cisco
6 57 (3.47%) Citrix
7 43 (2.61%) Adobe
8 42 (2.55%) SAP
9 36 (2.19%) VMware
10 31 (1.88%) MobileIron
10 31 (1.88%) Oracle
11 28 (1.70%) Lotus
12 27 (1.64%) HP
13 20 (1.22%) Symantec
14 19 (1.16%) Dell
15 15 (0.91%) Samsung
16 14 (0.85%) Bloomberg
17 13 (0.79%) Reuters
18 12 (0.73%) ServiceNow
19 10 (0.61%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum (circa)
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coleford, Gloucestershire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £540 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 12 month fixed term contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £400-500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £470 per day 3 Months Rolling
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago