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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 187 163
Rank change year-on-year +50 -24  
Contract jobs citing Android 831 696 782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.29% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.84% 5.99% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 468 478
Median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £331
% change year-on-year +3.44% +9.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 47
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.28% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.03 £14.85
% change year-on-year +12.81% +108.92%  

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 9398 11612 11688
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.64% 21.45% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5989 7236 6633
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £196 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 684 978
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +52 777 £400 +6.66% 339
London +42 398 £425 +6.25% 152
South East +19 129 £350 -6.66% 41
City of London +38 76 £450 +12.50% 44
East of England +50 73 £350 -12.50% 26
Yorkshire +46 56 £413 +6.45% 20
West Yorkshire +38 51 £413 +6.45% 14
Buckinghamshire +26 50 £350 -6.66% 1
North West +27 48 £375 +7.14% 35
Leeds +24 43 £413 +6.45% 14
Scotland +33 30 £388 -4.61% 9
Manchester +28 29 £400 +14.28% 25
Berkshire +49 27 £325 - 6
East Midlands -1 25 £338 +7.14% 19
Hampshire +18 23 £394 +18.86% 9
Milton Keynes +3 21 £360 -4.00% 1
Bedfordshire +16 19 £448 +19.33% 3
West Midlands +15 19 £350 +26.69% 24
Essex +1 18 £313 -21.87% 2
Hertfordshire +14 16 £300 +36.36% 6
South West -14 16 £306 -5.76% 18
Edinburgh +24 13 £425 +1.49% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 12 £325 -36.27% 13
Surrey +3 12 £375 -6.25% 9
North East -1 12 £350 +7.69% 4
Wales +16 11 £325 +182.60% 3
Reading - 11 £325 - 3
South Wales +25 10 £228 +97.82% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 10 £400 +14.28% 6
Nottingham +8 10 £400 +14.28% 5

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 890 (56.22%) Apple iOS
2 655 (41.38%) Android Development
3 587 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
4 511 (32.28%) Mobile App
5 481 (30.39%) Java
6 377 (23.82%) Windows
7 296 (18.70%) JavaScript
8 282 (17.81%) TDD
9 259 (16.36%) iOS Development
10 233 (14.72%) Scrum
11 226 (14.28%) Mobile Development
12 224 (14.15%) HTML
13 219 (13.83%) User Experience
14 214 (13.52%) Microsoft
15 193 (12.19%) Android SDK
16 189 (11.94%) Git (software)
17 177 (11.18%) CSS
18 175 (11.05%) Finance
19 168 (10.61%) Active Directory
20 161 (10.17%) JSON
21 158 (9.98%) C#
22 155 (9.79%) Android Studio
23 149 (9.41%) Apple
24 139 (8.78%) Windows 7
25 134 (8.46%) Objective-C
26 133 (8.40%) REST
27 131 (8.28%) Apple Swift
28 128 (8.09%) BDD
29 126 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
29 126 (7.96%) Software Engineering

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 47 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 34 (2.15%) Skype for Business
3 32 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 18 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (1.07%) CMS
7 17 (1.07%) IBM Notes
8 15 (0.95%) Confluence
8 15 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.76%) IIS
10 10 (0.63%) JBoss
10 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.57%) Apache
12 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.44%) Mule
13 7 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 109 (6.89%) MS Office
2 76 (4.80%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.90%) InVision
3 30 (1.90%) Photoshop
4 17 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) MS Project
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.25%) Eikon
3 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.063%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 70 (4.42%) Office 365
2 54 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.59%) Google Play
4 40 (2.53%) GitHub
5 13 (0.82%) G Suite
6 11 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.69%) SaaS
7 9 (0.57%) iTunes
8 7 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.38%) PaaS
10 5 (0.32%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.32%) Google Drive
10 5 (0.32%) Heroku
10 5 (0.32%) TestFlight
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.91%) DNS
2 45 (2.84%) VPN
3 43 (2.72%) LAN
4 41 (2.59%) WAN
5 38 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 33 (2.08%) DHCP
7 32 (2.02%) Bluetooth
7 32 (2.02%) Skype
8 31 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
8 31 (1.96%) Wireless
9 28 (1.77%) HTTP
9 28 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (1.52%) Internet
11 21 (1.33%) VoIP
12 20 (1.26%) Firewall
13 17 (1.07%) LTE
14 13 (0.82%) RTSP
15 11 (0.69%) GSM
15 11 (0.69%) HSPA
15 11 (0.69%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.35%) SQLite
3 40 (2.53%) MySQL
4 36 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 30 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 24 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 23 (1.45%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.01%) Big Data
11 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.57%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.32%) GIS
14 4 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.19%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.19%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.19%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 189 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 155 (9.79%) Android Studio
3 102 (6.44%) Jenkins
4 99 (6.25%) JIRA
5 84 (5.31%) Gradle
6 64 (4.04%) Xcode
7 62 (3.92%) Cucumber
8 61 (3.85%) Selenium
9 58 (3.66%) Calabash
10 50 (3.16%) Eclipse
11 44 (2.78%) JUnit
12 37 (2.34%) Axure RP
13 36 (2.27%) Appium
13 36 (2.27%) Maven
14 34 (2.15%) Subversion
15 30 (1.90%) Visual Studio
16 24 (1.52%) Robolectric
17 21 (1.33%) WebDriver
18 18 (1.14%) SoapUI
19 16 (1.01%) Capybara
General
1 175 (11.05%) Finance
2 123 (7.77%) Banking
3 69 (4.36%) Games
4 57 (3.60%) Retail
5 56 (3.54%) Marketing
6 45 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.53%) Publishing
8 33 (2.08%) Electronics
9 28 (1.77%) Legal
10 16 (1.01%) Law
11 14 (0.88%) Advertising
11 14 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.76%) Automotive
13 6 (0.38%) Billing
13 6 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.32%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 861 (54.39%) Developer
2 498 (31.46%) Android Developer
3 132 (8.34%) iOS Developer
4 108 (6.82%) Analyst
5 105 (6.63%) Java Developer
6 102 (6.44%) Mobile Developer
7 96 (6.06%) Applications Developer
8 94 (5.94%) Designer
9 92 (5.81%) Senior Developer
10 77 (4.86%) Architect
11 76 (4.80%) iOS Android Developer
12 62 (3.92%) Support Engineer
12 62 (3.92%) Xamarin Developer
13 61 (3.85%) UI Designer
14 56 (3.54%) Java Android Developer
15 49 (3.10%) Senior Android Developer
16 47 (2.97%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 43 (2.72%) IT Support
17 43 (2.72%) Mobile Designer
18 42 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (14.15%) HTML
2 193 (12.19%) Android SDK
3 177 (11.18%) CSS
4 161 (10.17%) JSON
5 133 (8.40%) REST
6 126 (7.96%) Web Services
7 116 (7.33%) .NET
8 115 (7.26%) RESTful
9 101 (6.38%) HTML5
10 97 (6.13%) XML
11 90 (5.69%) AngularJS
12 74 (4.67%) Node.js
13 66 (4.17%) React
14 65 (4.11%) jQuery
15 56 (3.54%) RxJava
16 54 (3.41%) iOS SDK
17 47 (2.97%) SOAP
18 46 (2.91%) CSS3
19 45 (2.84%) Material Design
20 44 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 511 (32.28%) Mobile App
2 219 (13.83%) User Experience
3 97 (6.13%) Blackberry
4 81 (5.12%) iPhone
5 70 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (4.30%) iPad
7 59 (3.73%) Computer Science
8 50 (3.16%) Smartphone
9 33 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
10 32 (2.02%) Animation
11 22 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.20%) Streaming Video
14 16 (1.01%) Data Centre
14 16 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.95%) Video on Demand
16 14 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
17 13 (0.82%) Social Media
18 11 (0.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 890 (56.22%) Apple iOS
2 377 (23.82%) Windows
3 139 (8.78%) Windows 7
4 114 (7.20%) Linux
5 76 (4.80%) Windows 10
6 63 (3.98%) Windows Server
7 41 (2.59%) Mac OS X
8 37 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (2.02%) Windows 8
9 32 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (1.96%) Windows Phone
11 30 (1.90%) Unix
12 25 (1.58%) Windows Mobile
12 25 (1.58%) Windows XP
13 22 (1.39%) Mac OS
14 20 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
16 11 (0.69%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.51%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (41.38%) Android Development
2 587 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (17.81%) TDD
4 259 (16.36%) iOS Development
5 233 (14.72%) Scrum
6 226 (14.28%) Mobile Development
7 128 (8.09%) BDD
8 126 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
8 126 (7.96%) Software Engineering
9 110 (6.95%) OO
10 104 (6.57%) E-Commerce
11 80 (5.05%) Mentoring
12 77 (4.86%) Project Management
13 76 (4.80%) ITIL
14 74 (4.67%) MVC
15 66 (4.17%) Unit Testing
16 63 (3.98%) Automated Testing
16 63 (3.98%) Web Development
17 62 (3.92%) Kanban
18 59 (3.73%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 481 (30.39%) Java
2 296 (18.70%) JavaScript
3 158 (9.98%) C#
4 134 (8.46%) Objective-C
5 131 (8.28%) Apple Swift
6 124 (7.83%) SQL
7 92 (5.81%) C++
8 90 (5.69%) Python
9 61 (3.85%) Ruby
10 55 (3.47%) C
11 27 (1.71%) PHP
12 26 (1.64%) Scala
13 24 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.39%) ES6
16 14 (0.88%) Perl
17 11 (0.69%) XAML
18 9 (0.57%) Embedded C
18 9 (0.57%) VB
18 9 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (6.32%) Degree
2 46 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.26%) MCSE
5 16 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.01%) ISEB
6 14 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.69%) CCNA
7 11 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.51%) MCP
10 7 (0.44%) CCNP
11 5 (0.32%) MCSA
12 4 (0.25%) CCIP
12 4 (0.25%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.32%) QA
2 48 (3.03%) SLA
3 10 (0.63%) SDET
4 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.25%) PMO
6 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.19%) JTAG
7 1 (0.063%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.063%) GDPR
7 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 168 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.21%) Docker
3 21 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.88%) XenApp
6 13 (0.82%) Firmware
7 12 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.69%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.51%) Xen
10 7 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.25%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.063%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (2.72%) SCCM
2 40 (2.53%) AirWatch
3 19 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (1.07%) WSUS
5 15 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (0.63%) Ansible
7 9 (0.57%) Puppet
8 7 (0.44%) Nagios
8 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (0.38%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.25%) HockeyApp
10 4 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.19%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.13%) SCOM
12 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 214 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 149 (9.41%) Apple
3 122 (7.71%) Google
4 116 (7.33%) Xamarin
5 70 (4.42%) Adobe
6 54 (3.41%) Citrix
7 43 (2.72%) Cisco
8 38 (2.40%) HP
9 37 (2.34%) VMware
10 32 (2.02%) Oracle
11 29 (1.83%) Dell
12 25 (1.58%) Symantec
13 17 (1.07%) Lotus
13 17 (1.07%) SAP
13 17 (1.07%) Toshiba
14 13 (0.82%) MobileIron
14 13 (0.82%) Samsung
15 12 (0.76%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.76%) Splunk
16 10 (0.63%) LANDesk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £450-550 per da
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Coded People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600 per day on a rolling 3 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Blue Glue
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Rate: Up to £450 per day (negotiable)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Ideal Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago