Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 149 184
Rank change year-on-year +7 +35 -19
Contract jobs citing Android 1,951 1,634 1,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.72% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.03% 8.30% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,270 1,103 1,121
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +0.65%
10th Percentile £215 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 73 65
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.90 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.68% -21.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.60 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £63.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year -32.04% +19.77% +65.38%

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 21,609 19,689 24,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 20.67% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,525 12,421 15,471
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £195 £210
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,475 1,141 1,328
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.10%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 16 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 20 July 2018. 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 +10 1,834 £438 +9.38% 693
London +11 1,092 £463 +8.82% 241
UK excluding London -20 826 £375 - 479
North of England +2 287 £375 -6.25% 159
South East -4 248 £425 +13.33% 95
North West +14 152 £375 - 100
Midlands +4 129 £350 - 70
Yorkshire -37 104 £375 -6.25% 53
Scotland -19 85 £375 - 16
West Midlands -10 67 £350 - 44
East Midlands +7 62 £375 - 26
East of England -60 39 £450 +29.03% 72
South West +16 34 £375 +25.00% 56
North East +13 31 £260 -33.97% 6
Wales -24 4 £413 +20.00% 9
Northern Ireland - 3 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 1,176 (60.28%) Apple iOS
2 751 (38.49%) Android Development
3 749 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
4 666 (34.14%) Java
5 628 (32.19%) Mobile App
6 527 (27.01%) JavaScript
7 405 (20.76%) Windows
8 342 (17.53%) User Experience
9 304 (15.58%) TDD
10 297 (15.22%) iOS Development
11 296 (15.17%) Git (software)
12 291 (14.92%) HTML
13 278 (14.25%) CSS
14 265 (13.58%) Mobile Development
15 260 (13.33%) Scrum
16 246 (12.61%) Microsoft
17 242 (12.40%) Finance
18 241 (12.35%) Test Automation
19 220 (11.28%) Active Directory
20 207 (10.61%) RESTful
21 200 (10.25%) Android SDK
22 188 (9.64%) React Native
22 188 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
23 186 (9.53%) REST
24 181 (9.28%) Node.js
24 181 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
25 180 (9.23%) BDD
26 178 (9.12%) JIRA
27 174 (8.92%) Kotlin
28 172 (8.82%) Apple

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 54 (2.77%) Confluence
1 54 (2.77%) MS Exchange
2 52 (2.67%) Skype for Business
3 24 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (0.77%) CMS
5 15 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.62%) Apache
8 10 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.51%) JBoss
9 8 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.36%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.36%) IIS
10 7 (0.36%) Mule
11 6 (0.31%) Liferay
12 5 (0.26%) Alfresco
12 5 (0.26%) Drupal
12 5 (0.26%) nginx
12 5 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 107 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (2.92%) InVision
3 44 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 36 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
5 28 (1.44%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.77%) UserZoom
8 7 (0.36%) UXPin
9 4 (0.21%) NUKE
9 4 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.15%) Flinto
11 2 (0.10%) InDesign
11 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.051%) Simulink
12 1 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.10%) Line 50
2 2 (0.10%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.051%) Eikon
3 1 (0.051%) Magento
3 1 (0.051%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.051%) Revive Adserver
3 1 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 147 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 147 (7.53%) Office 365
2 122 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (3.08%) GitHub
4 37 (1.90%) Google Play
5 32 (1.64%) PaaS
6 21 (1.08%) G Suite
7 20 (1.03%) IaaS
8 17 (0.87%) OneDrive
9 14 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 14 (0.72%) SaaS
10 13 (0.67%) BrowserStack
11 12 (0.62%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
13 10 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.51%) Firebase
14 8 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.41%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.41%) Serverless
15 7 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.64%) DNS
2 56 (2.87%) Internet
3 51 (2.61%) Skype
4 50 (2.56%) DHCP
5 49 (2.51%) VPN
6 47 (2.41%) HTTP
7 33 (1.69%) VoIP
7 33 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
8 30 (1.54%) LAN
9 26 (1.33%) WAN
10 25 (1.28%) SMS
11 20 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
11 20 (1.03%) TCP/IP
12 18 (0.92%) Bluetooth
12 18 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (0.87%) SMTP
13 17 (0.87%) SSL
14 15 (0.77%) Firewall
15 13 (0.67%) Wireless
16 9 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (3.74%) MySQL
2 65 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 47 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 26 (1.33%) NoSQL
5 26 (1.33%) SQLite
6 24 (1.23%) Big Data
7 22 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
9 14 (0.72%) Redis
10 13 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (0.67%) CouchDB
11 12 (0.62%) Blockchain
12 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.46%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.41%) HBase
15 6 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 296 (15.17%) Git (software)
2 178 (9.12%) JIRA
3 168 (8.61%) Jenkins
4 92 (4.72%) Selenium
5 85 (4.36%) Axure RP
6 83 (4.25%) Android Studio
7 76 (3.90%) Gradle
8 75 (3.84%) Appium
9 70 (3.59%) Cucumber
10 67 (3.43%) Visual Studio
11 61 (3.13%) JUnit
12 53 (2.72%) Subversion
13 48 (2.46%) Xcode
14 44 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
15 39 (2.00%) Maven
16 31 (1.59%) Mercurial
17 29 (1.49%) SpecFlow
17 29 (1.49%) WebDriver
18 28 (1.44%) Calabash
19 23 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 242 (12.40%) Finance
2 119 (6.10%) Banking
3 70 (3.59%) Retail
4 63 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.51%) Games
5 49 (2.51%) Marketing
6 26 (1.33%) Law
7 21 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 20 (1.03%) Automotive
8 20 (1.03%) Legal
9 17 (0.87%) Electronics
10 12 (0.62%) Advertising
11 11 (0.56%) French Language
12 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.51%) Publishing
13 8 (0.41%) Billing
13 8 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.31%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.26%) Digital Economy
15 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 980 (50.23%) Developer
2 480 (24.60%) Android Developer
3 155 (7.94%) Analyst
4 142 (7.28%) Mobile Developer
5 100 (5.13%) React Developer
6 98 (5.02%) Senior Developer
7 95 (4.87%) Designer
8 92 (4.72%) Applications Developer
9 89 (4.56%) iOS Developer
10 88 (4.51%) Java Developer
11 87 (4.46%) JavaScript Developer
12 86 (4.41%) Support Engineer
13 76 (3.90%) Architect
14 75 (3.84%) Desktop Support
15 72 (3.69%) Android Engineer
16 67 (3.43%) UX Designer
17 63 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
18 60 (3.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
19 58 (2.97%) Senior Android Developer
19 58 (2.97%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (14.92%) HTML
2 278 (14.25%) CSS
3 207 (10.61%) RESTful
4 200 (10.25%) Android SDK
5 188 (9.64%) React Native
6 186 (9.53%) REST
7 181 (9.28%) Node.js
8 170 (8.71%) Web Services
9 164 (8.41%) AngularJS
10 159 (8.15%) React
11 155 (7.94%) JSON
12 153 (7.84%) RxJava
13 149 (7.64%) .NET
14 137 (7.02%) HTML5
15 109 (5.59%) Dagger
16 102 (5.23%) CSS3
17 97 (4.97%) Retrofit
18 84 (4.31%) jQuery
19 75 (3.84%) Redux
20 72 (3.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 628 (32.19%) Mobile App
2 342 (17.53%) User Experience
3 98 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
4 96 (4.92%) iPhone
5 95 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
6 89 (4.56%) Computer Science
7 75 (3.84%) Blackberry
8 70 (3.59%) Smartphone
9 53 (2.72%) Fintech
9 53 (2.72%) iPad
10 46 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
11 37 (1.90%) Management Information System
12 28 (1.44%) PKI
12 28 (1.44%) Virtual Team
13 23 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (1.13%) Animation
15 21 (1.08%) Algorithms
16 20 (1.03%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.77%) BYOD
18 14 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1,176 (60.28%) Apple iOS
2 405 (20.76%) Windows
3 132 (6.77%) Windows 10
4 124 (6.36%) Linux
5 105 (5.38%) Windows 7
6 69 (3.54%) Mac OS X
7 66 (3.38%) Windows Server
8 52 (2.67%) Mac OS
9 46 (2.36%) Windows 8
10 43 (2.20%) Windows Phone
11 42 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
14 19 (0.97%) Unix
14 19 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.46%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
17 8 (0.41%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (38.49%) Android Development
2 749 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (15.58%) TDD
4 297 (15.22%) iOS Development
5 265 (13.58%) Mobile Development
6 260 (13.33%) Scrum
7 241 (12.35%) Test Automation
8 188 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
9 181 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
10 180 (9.23%) BDD
11 140 (7.18%) DevOps
12 126 (6.46%) Mobile Application Development
13 112 (5.74%) Software Engineering
14 111 (5.69%) OO
15 107 (5.48%) MVC
16 96 (4.92%) OOP
17 93 (4.77%) ITIL
18 86 (4.41%) Unit Testing
19 83 (4.25%) Microservices
20 80 (4.10%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 666 (34.14%) Java
2 527 (27.01%) JavaScript
3 174 (8.92%) Kotlin
4 171 (8.76%) C#
5 145 (7.43%) C++
6 133 (6.82%) SQL
7 128 (6.56%) Apple Swift
8 103 (5.28%) Python
9 101 (5.18%) Objective-C
10 60 (3.08%) C
10 60 (3.08%) PHP
11 53 (2.72%) ES6
12 37 (1.90%) Go
12 37 (1.90%) PowerShell
13 33 (1.69%) TypeScript
14 28 (1.44%) Ruby
15 24 (1.23%) ES7
16 19 (0.97%) Java 8
17 18 (0.92%) JSX
18 15 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 130 (6.66%) Degree
2 87 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 73 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 61 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
7 18 (0.92%) MCSE
8 17 (0.87%) A+ Certification
9 16 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.67%) Master's Degree
11 12 (0.62%) ISEB
12 10 (0.51%) MCP
13 9 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
14 8 (0.41%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
16 6 (0.31%) MCDST
16 6 (0.31%) MCITP
16 6 (0.31%) NVQ Level 3
17 5 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.41%) QA
2 46 (2.36%) SLA
3 16 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.31%) NIST 800
5 5 (0.26%) ISO 8583
5 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.21%) PMO
7 3 (0.15%) COBIT
7 3 (0.15%) FISMA
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.10%) JTAG
8 2 (0.10%) WCAG
9 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.051%) GCP
9 1 (0.051%) GDPR
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.051%) MISRA
9 1 (0.051%) MISRA C
System Software
1 220 (11.28%) Active Directory
2 70 (3.59%) Docker
3 15 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.51%) BitLocker
5 6 (0.31%) Firmware
5 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.10%) XenApp
9 1 (0.051%) LXC
9 1 (0.051%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.051%) Varnish
9 1 (0.051%) Xen
9 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 85 (4.36%) SCCM
2 38 (1.95%) AirWatch
3 36 (1.85%) Kubernetes
4 30 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 27 (1.38%) XenMobile
6 25 (1.28%) SAP Afaria
7 16 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.62%) Ansible
8 12 (0.62%) Puppet
9 8 (0.41%) Terraform
10 6 (0.31%) HockeyApp
10 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.26%) WSUS
11 5 (0.26%) ZENworks
12 4 (0.21%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.21%) Nessus
13 3 (0.15%) Grafana
13 3 (0.15%) Nmap
13 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 246 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 172 (8.82%) Apple
3 162 (8.30%) Google
4 120 (6.15%) Xamarin
5 77 (3.95%) Citrix
6 57 (2.92%) Adobe
7 39 (2.00%) Oracle
8 34 (1.74%) McAfee
9 33 (1.69%) SAP
10 27 (1.38%) Cisco
11 22 (1.13%) IBM
11 22 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.13%) VMware
12 21 (1.08%) HP
13 18 (0.92%) Ivanti
14 17 (0.87%) Samsung
15 16 (0.82%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.72%) Mitel
17 13 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
18 11 (0.56%) Apigee