Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 161 153
Rank change year-on-year +41 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing Android 1,243 1,678 1,826
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 1.72% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.54% 8.37% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 1,122 1,258
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £180 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 72 73
Median hourly rate £47.50 £18.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.76% -15.53% +12.31%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.87 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £16.89 £17.75
% change year-on-year +36.22% -4.87% +1.43%

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 13,023 20,046 21,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.65% 20.60% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,005 12,612 13,540
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £135 £159 £175
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,206 1,268
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.92 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.10 £15.86
% change year-on-year +5.57% +1.53% -0.88%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +50 1,136 £425 - 462
London +51 679 £450 -2.70% 175
UK excluding London +26 544 £415 +3.75% 334
North of England +28 180 £400 +3.23% 100
South East -3 112 £425 +6.25% 86
Work from Home +34 94 £450 +12.50% 43
North West +23 79 £400 +9.59% 61
Scotland -9 73 £475 +18.75% 32
Yorkshire +29 72 £400 -5.88% 27
East of England +50 71 £425 +17.24% 39
Midlands +26 43 £388 -3.13% 36
South West +13 41 £375 - 28
North East +25 29 £400 - 12
West Midlands +45 25 £563 +48.51% 19
Wales +30 19 £165 -52.17% 12
East Midlands +6 18 £325 -18.75% 17
Northern Ireland +12 5 - - 3

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 681 (54.79%) Apple iOS
2 417 (33.55%) Android Development
3 382 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
4 311 (25.02%) Java
5 290 (23.33%) Kotlin
6 286 (23.01%) Windows
7 281 (22.61%) Mobile App
8 222 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 163 (13.11%) Active Directory
10 158 (12.71%) Office 365
11 152 (12.23%) Windows 10
12 150 (12.07%) Git (software)
13 147 (11.83%) JavaScript
14 139 (11.18%) User Experience
15 137 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
16 134 (10.78%) TDD
17 131 (10.54%) iOS Development
17 131 (10.54%) Mobile Development
18 130 (10.46%) Scrum
19 127 (10.22%) Finance
20 109 (8.77%) Azure
21 108 (8.69%) Apple Swift
22 107 (8.61%) React Native
23 101 (8.13%) Windows 7
24 97 (7.80%) RESTful
25 96 (7.72%) MVVM
25 96 (7.72%) Banking
26 90 (7.24%) Test Automation
27 89 (7.16%) DevOps
28 85 (6.84%) Android SDK

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 52 (4.18%) Skype for Business
2 45 (3.62%) Confluence
3 36 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 33 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.88%) IIS
8 10 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.48%) WordPress
12 5 (0.40%) CMS
13 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.24%) Apache
14 3 (0.24%) Mendix
15 2 (0.16%) JBoss
15 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.080%) Jetty
Applications
1 137 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.77%) Sketch
3 20 (1.61%) InVision
4 8 (0.64%) Adobe XD
4 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.48%) Zeplin
6 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.32%) Figma
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.24%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.080%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.080%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 158 (12.71%) Office 365
2 109 (8.77%) Azure
3 50 (4.02%) AWS
4 44 (3.54%) GitHub
5 38 (3.06%) SaaS
6 21 (1.69%) GCP
7 19 (1.53%) Serverless
8 18 (1.45%) Google Play
9 16 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.21%) Firebase
10 15 (1.21%) G Suite
10 15 (1.21%) Slack
11 14 (1.13%) Power Platform
12 13 (1.05%) Google Analytics
12 13 (1.05%) OneDrive
13 11 (0.88%) PowerApps
14 10 (0.80%) Azure Functions
14 10 (0.80%) PaaS
15 9 (0.72%) IaaS
16 7 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 73 (5.87%) VPN
2 67 (5.39%) Skype
3 43 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
4 40 (3.22%) LAN
5 38 (3.06%) WAN
6 35 (2.82%) DNS
7 34 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
8 33 (2.65%) DHCP
9 27 (2.17%) TCP/IP
10 24 (1.93%) VoIP
11 21 (1.69%) Wireless
12 19 (1.53%) Internet
13 18 (1.45%) Firewall
13 18 (1.45%) Wireshark
14 15 (1.21%) HTTP
15 13 (1.05%) FTP
16 11 (0.88%) NAS
17 10 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
18 9 (0.72%) LTE
18 9 (0.72%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.69%) SQLite
3 18 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (1.21%) MySQL
5 11 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.40%) Big Data
10 5 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2017
11 4 (0.32%) MS Access
11 4 (0.32%) Redis
12 3 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 150 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 84 (6.76%) JIRA
3 74 (5.95%) Jenkins
4 65 (5.23%) Android Studio
5 45 (3.62%) Xcode
6 43 (3.46%) JUnit
7 33 (2.65%) Gradle
7 33 (2.65%) Selenium
8 32 (2.57%) Cucumber
9 20 (1.61%) git-flow
9 20 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (1.45%) Appium
11 17 (1.37%) Mockito
12 16 (1.29%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.29%) Postman
13 13 (1.05%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (0.97%) Katalon Studio
14 12 (0.97%) Maven
14 12 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 127 (10.22%) Finance
2 96 (7.72%) Banking
3 36 (2.90%) Retail
4 35 (2.82%) Games
5 32 (2.57%) Public Sector
6 27 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.69%) Law
8 18 (1.45%) Marketing
9 13 (1.05%) German Language
10 12 (0.97%) Automotive
10 12 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.88%) Advertising
11 11 (0.88%) Electronics
12 10 (0.80%) Publishing
13 9 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.56%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.56%) Local Government
15 6 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 611 (49.16%) Developer
2 336 (27.03%) Android Developer
3 92 (7.40%) Analyst
4 90 (7.24%) React Developer
5 83 (6.68%) Mobile Developer
6 74 (5.95%) iOS Developer
7 71 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 62 (4.99%) Desktop Support
9 54 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 54 (4.34%) Support Engineer
10 51 (4.10%) Senior Android Developer
11 50 (4.02%) Applications Developer
12 42 (3.38%) Architect
13 39 (3.14%) Service Analyst
13 39 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
14 38 (3.06%) Mobile Applications Developer
15 36 (2.90%) Android Engineer
16 34 (2.74%) Tester
17 32 (2.57%) iOS Android Developer
18 29 (2.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (8.61%) React Native
2 97 (7.80%) RESTful
3 85 (6.84%) Android SDK
4 83 (6.68%) REST
5 77 (6.19%) .NET
6 76 (6.11%) Node.js
7 69 (5.55%) HTML
7 69 (5.55%) RxJava
8 62 (4.99%) JSON
9 58 (4.67%) CSS
10 50 (4.02%) React
11 48 (3.86%) Dagger
12 47 (3.78%) Redux
13 40 (3.22%) Flutter
13 40 (3.22%) HTML5
14 33 (2.65%) Retrofit
14 33 (2.65%) Web Services
15 30 (2.41%) iOS SDK
16 27 (2.17%) Material Design
17 26 (2.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 281 (22.61%) Mobile App
2 139 (11.18%) User Experience
3 66 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (5.07%) iPhone
5 59 (4.75%) Blackberry
6 50 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
8 31 (2.49%) Smartphone
9 25 (2.01%) Mobile Banking
10 18 (1.45%) iPad
11 16 (1.29%) BYOD
12 14 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (0.97%) W3C
14 11 (0.88%) SCORM
14 11 (0.88%) Social Media
15 10 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.80%) Management Information System
16 9 (0.72%) Animation
16 9 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
16 9 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 681 (54.79%) Apple iOS
2 286 (23.01%) Windows
3 152 (12.23%) Windows 10
4 101 (8.13%) Windows 7
5 70 (5.63%) Linux
6 52 (4.18%) Mac OS
7 27 (2.17%) Windows Server
8 25 (2.01%) Mac OS X
9 21 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.21%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
11 14 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (0.80%) Unix
14 7 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.32%) Android TV
17 4 (0.32%) tvOS
18 3 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (33.55%) Android Development
2 382 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (10.78%) TDD
4 131 (10.54%) iOS Development
4 131 (10.54%) Mobile Development
5 130 (10.46%) Scrum
6 96 (7.72%) MVVM
7 90 (7.24%) Test Automation
8 89 (7.16%) DevOps
9 85 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
11 80 (6.44%) ITIL
12 75 (6.03%) BDD
13 72 (5.79%) Unit Testing
14 65 (5.23%) Mobile Application Development
15 61 (4.91%) MVC
16 60 (4.83%) Software Engineering
17 51 (4.10%) Open Source
18 50 (4.02%) Kanban
19 48 (3.86%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 311 (25.02%) Java
2 290 (23.33%) Kotlin
3 147 (11.83%) JavaScript
4 108 (8.69%) Apple Swift
5 80 (6.44%) Objective-C
6 66 (5.31%) C#
7 52 (4.18%) Python
8 45 (3.62%) C++
9 40 (3.22%) SQL
10 27 (2.17%) C
10 27 (2.17%) TypeScript
11 21 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.45%) Dart
13 16 (1.29%) Ruby
14 12 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.88%) Groovy
15 11 (0.88%) PHP
16 10 (0.80%) Java 8
17 7 (0.56%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (4.67%) Degree
2 49 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 42 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.80%) MCP
8 9 (0.72%) MCSE
9 8 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.56%) CCNA
11 6 (0.48%) ISEB
12 5 (0.40%) CISSP
13 4 (0.32%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.32%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (0.24%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.24%) PhD
14 3 (0.24%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.60%) QA
2 15 (1.21%) SLA
3 12 (0.97%) WCAG
4 11 (0.88%) GDPR
5 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.24%) NCSC
7 2 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) PSD2
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.080%) NIST
System Software
1 163 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.70%) Docker
3 15 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.13%) Firmware
5 5 (0.40%) XenApp
6 4 (0.32%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.080%) iptables
9 1 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.080%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.080%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (4.34%) AirWatch
2 49 (3.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (3.54%) SCCM
4 31 (2.49%) Kubernetes
5 21 (1.69%) Terraform
6 17 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (0.56%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.48%) Ansible
10 6 (0.48%) Puppet
11 5 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.32%) HockeyApp
12 4 (0.32%) OpenView
12 4 (0.32%) OVSD
13 2 (0.16%) Grafana
13 2 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.16%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 222 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.63%) Google
3 64 (5.15%) Apple
4 61 (4.91%) Xamarin
5 51 (4.10%) VMware
6 46 (3.70%) Citrix
7 43 (3.46%) Cisco
7 43 (3.46%) HP
8 37 (2.98%) ServiceNow
9 32 (2.57%) Adobe
10 28 (2.25%) SAP
11 24 (1.93%) Dell
12 18 (1.45%) CA
13 17 (1.37%) Ivanti
13 17 (1.37%) Oracle
14 16 (1.29%) Polycom
15 12 (0.97%) Samsung
16 10 (0.80%) MobileIron
16 10 (0.80%) Splunk
16 10 (0.80%) Zscaler