Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 169 138
Rank change year-on-year +37 -31 +17
Contract jobs citing Android 780 1,534 2,004
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.64% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.56% 8.14% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 991 1,318
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £170 £213
90th Percentile £598 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 62 101
Median hourly rate £42.50 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.44% -11.25% -27.27%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.63 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -16.67% -30.10%

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 8,159 18,837 21,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.69% 20.14% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,982 11,897 13,618
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £156 £181
90th Percentile £625 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 1,193 1,478
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%

Android
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Android in the UK

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Android.

Daily rate trend for Android in the UK

Android
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Android over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Android.

Hourly rate trend for Android in the UK

Android
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Android over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 17 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 7 July 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 +36 701 £450 +5.88% 237
London +47 439 £475 +5.56% 75
UK excluding London +34 312 £423 +5.63% 178
North of England -11 90 £400 +6.67% 60
Work from Home +9 87 £400 - 35
South East +47 73 £425 - 29
Scotland +47 53 £463 +19.35% 12
North West +30 46 £370 -1.33% 45
East of England +43 39 £425 +17.24% 19
Midlands +64 33 £325 -18.75% 36
Yorkshire -4 28 £400 -5.88% 14
West Midlands +58 18 £375 -11.76% 32
South West +49 17 £400 -11.11% 18
North East +22 16 £440 +151.43% 1
East Midlands +30 15 £325 -18.75% 4
Northern Ireland +21 4 - -
Wales +23 3 £400 +23.08% 4

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 394 (50.51%) Apple iOS
2 327 (41.92%) Android Development
3 256 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
4 231 (29.62%) Java
5 228 (29.23%) Kotlin
6 188 (24.10%) Mobile App
7 139 (17.82%) Windows
8 119 (15.26%) Git (software)
9 109 (13.97%) User Experience
10 108 (13.85%) JavaScript
11 102 (13.08%) Finance
12 100 (12.82%) Mobile Development
13 94 (12.05%) Microsoft
14 81 (10.38%) iOS Development
15 75 (9.62%) TDD
16 72 (9.23%) DevOps
17 71 (9.10%) React Native
17 71 (9.10%) Active Directory
18 68 (8.72%) Scrum
18 68 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (8.72%) MVVM
19 67 (8.59%) JUnit
20 66 (8.46%) Banking
21 65 (8.33%) HTML
22 64 (8.21%) RxJava
23 63 (8.08%) Android Studio
23 63 (8.08%) Azure
23 63 (8.08%) REST
23 63 (8.08%) Apple Swift
24 62 (7.95%) GitHub

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 24 (3.08%) Confluence
2 18 (2.31%) MS Exchange
2 18 (2.31%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.64%) Headless CMS
6 5 (0.64%) WordPress
7 4 (0.51%) IIS
8 3 (0.38%) CMS
8 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.13%) JBoss
9 1 (0.13%) Luigi
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 57 (7.31%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.92%) InVision
3 13 (1.67%) Sketch
4 10 (1.28%) Figma
5 8 (1.03%) Adobe XD
6 7 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.77%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.38%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.26%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.08%) Azure
2 62 (7.95%) GitHub
3 59 (7.56%) Office 365
4 35 (4.49%) AWS
5 18 (2.31%) Firebase
6 17 (2.18%) GCP
6 17 (2.18%) SaaS
7 11 (1.41%) Serverless
8 10 (1.28%) Slack
9 9 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.15%) Google Play
10 8 (1.03%) G Suite
11 6 (0.77%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.77%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.64%) Azure Functions
12 5 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.10%) VPN
2 28 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
3 24 (3.08%) Skype
4 18 (2.31%) LAN
5 17 (2.18%) Internet
6 16 (2.05%) WAN
7 15 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (1.79%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.67%) DHCP
9 13 (1.67%) DNS
10 11 (1.41%) HTTPS
11 8 (1.03%) VoIP
11 8 (1.03%) Wireless
12 7 (0.90%) Bluetooth
12 7 (0.90%) Firewall
13 6 (0.77%) HTTP
14 5 (0.64%) Cisco IPT
14 5 (0.64%) IP Telephony
15 3 (0.38%) PBX
15 3 (0.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.05%) MySQL
3 13 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 11 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.41%) SQLite
5 9 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.51%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.51%) MS Access
8 3 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.26%) QlikView
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 119 (15.26%) Git (software)
2 67 (8.59%) JUnit
3 63 (8.08%) Android Studio
4 47 (6.03%) Jenkins
5 43 (5.51%) Xcode
6 42 (5.38%) Mockito
7 39 (5.00%) JIRA
8 32 (4.10%) Gradle
9 24 (3.08%) Selenium
10 19 (2.44%) Cucumber
11 17 (2.18%) git-flow
12 15 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (1.54%) Katalon Studio
14 10 (1.28%) Axure RP
14 10 (1.28%) CocoaPods
14 10 (1.28%) Postman
14 10 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (1.15%) Appium
15 9 (1.15%) CMake
15 9 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 102 (13.08%) Finance
2 66 (8.46%) Banking
3 24 (3.08%) Retail
4 22 (2.82%) Games
4 22 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.31%) Public Sector
6 15 (1.92%) Law
7 13 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.41%) Electronics
9 7 (0.90%) Automotive
9 7 (0.90%) Marketing
10 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.77%) Police
11 5 (0.64%) Advertising
11 5 (0.64%) Publishing
12 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Billing
13 3 (0.38%) German Language
13 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (55.77%) Developer
2 248 (31.79%) Android Developer
3 59 (7.56%) Senior Developer
4 54 (6.92%) React Developer
5 50 (6.41%) Mobile Developer
6 43 (5.51%) iOS Developer
7 42 (5.38%) Senior Android Developer
8 38 (4.87%) Analyst
9 31 (3.97%) Applications Developer
10 30 (3.85%) Android Engineer
11 28 (3.59%) Designer
12 27 (3.46%) Support Engineer
13 24 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (3.08%) Architect
14 22 (2.82%) Desktop Support
14 22 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
15 19 (2.44%) Lead Developer
16 18 (2.31%) Full Stack Developer
16 18 (2.31%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 17 (2.18%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (9.10%) React Native
2 65 (8.33%) HTML
3 64 (8.21%) RxJava
4 63 (8.08%) REST
5 59 (7.56%) Android SDK
6 57 (7.31%) RESTful
7 51 (6.54%) CSS
8 50 (6.41%) Dagger
9 48 (6.15%) Node.js
10 46 (5.90%) React
10 46 (5.90%) Retrofit
11 45 (5.77%) HTML5
12 44 (5.64%) .NET
13 39 (5.00%) Material Design
14 38 (4.87%) JSON
15 32 (4.10%) Redux
16 26 (3.33%) Flutter
17 23 (2.95%) Kafka
18 22 (2.82%) AngularJS
19 20 (2.56%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 188 (24.10%) Mobile App
2 109 (13.97%) User Experience
3 38 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (3.21%) iPhone
5 25 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (2.95%) Mobile Banking
7 21 (2.69%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.54%) W3C
10 11 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
10 11 (1.41%) SCORM
11 9 (1.15%) iPad
11 9 (1.15%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.03%) Animation
12 8 (1.03%) Video on Demand
13 5 (0.64%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (0.64%) BYOD
13 5 (0.64%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 394 (50.51%) Apple iOS
2 139 (17.82%) Windows
3 53 (6.79%) Windows 10
4 38 (4.87%) Windows 7
5 34 (4.36%) Linux
6 33 (4.23%) Mac OS
7 10 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
7 10 (1.28%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.03%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.77%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.64%) Unix
11 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.51%) Tizen
13 3 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.38%) tvOS
14 2 (0.26%) Solaris
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (41.92%) Android Development
2 256 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (12.82%) Mobile Development
4 81 (10.38%) iOS Development
5 75 (9.62%) TDD
6 72 (9.23%) DevOps
7 68 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (8.72%) MVVM
7 68 (8.72%) Scrum
8 60 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 56 (7.18%) Open Source
10 50 (6.41%) Mobile Application Development
11 43 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (5.51%) Software Engineering
12 39 (5.00%) Architectural Design
13 37 (4.74%) BDD
14 33 (4.23%) OO
15 32 (4.10%) Pair Programming
16 31 (3.97%) ITIL
17 30 (3.85%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 231 (29.62%) Java
2 228 (29.23%) Kotlin
3 108 (13.85%) JavaScript
4 63 (8.08%) Apple Swift
5 48 (6.15%) Objective-C
6 44 (5.64%) C#
7 41 (5.26%) C++
8 36 (4.62%) Python
9 26 (3.33%) TypeScript
10 21 (2.69%) SQL
11 17 (2.18%) C
12 10 (1.28%) PHP
13 9 (1.15%) Java 8
14 8 (1.03%) Scala
15 7 (0.90%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.77%) Groovy
17 5 (0.64%) Clojure
18 4 (0.51%) Dart
18 4 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (5.26%) Degree
2 33 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.51%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.38%) CCNA
8 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.38%) ISEB
8 3 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.38%) PhD
9 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.26%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.26%) MCSE
9 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) MCP
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.64%) QA
2 12 (1.54%) WCAG
3 8 (1.03%) SLA
4 6 (0.77%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) NCSC
5 1 (0.13%) NIST
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 71 (9.10%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.72%) Docker
3 9 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.77%) Firmware
5 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.26%) XenApp
9 1 (0.13%) iptables
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (2.56%) SCCM
3 17 (2.18%) Terraform
4 15 (1.92%) AirWatch
5 12 (1.54%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (0.77%) Ansible
8 4 (0.51%) OpenView
8 4 (0.51%) OVSD
9 3 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.26%) Grafana
10 2 (0.26%) Kibana
10 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.26%) Puppet
11 1 (0.13%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.13%) Nagios
11 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.13%) Salt
11 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.38%) Google
3 33 (4.23%) Apple
4 27 (3.46%) Citrix
4 27 (3.46%) Xamarin
5 21 (2.69%) VMware
6 18 (2.31%) Adobe
6 18 (2.31%) ServiceNow
7 16 (2.05%) Cisco
7 16 (2.05%) HP
8 15 (1.92%) SAP
9 12 (1.54%) Samsung
10 10 (1.28%) Dell
11 9 (1.15%) Splunk
12 8 (1.03%) CA
13 6 (0.77%) Oracle
13 6 (0.77%) Polycom
14 5 (0.64%) AppDynamics
14 5 (0.64%) Ivanti
14 5 (0.64%) MobileIron