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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 181 155
Rank change year-on-year +21 -26  
Contract jobs citing Android 731 780 859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.45% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.42% 6.29% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 578 558
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 34
Median hourly rate £24.33 £21.50 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +16.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.90 £8.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £43.75 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.52%  

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 9847 12406 12400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.90% 23.10% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13072 17892 16653
Median daily rate £408 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1319 1596 2572
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 10 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 29 June 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 +17 689 £400 - 389
London -20 383 £425 - 151
UK excluding London +54 343 £350 - 249
North of England +83 125 £350 -9.67% 88
South East -4 75 £368 -5.46% 47
Midlands +33 54 £350 +7.69% 47
East of England -2 38 £300 -7.69% 40
Scotland +14 31 £375 +36.36% 10
South West -19 11 £338 -12.90% 15
Wales +3 9 £350 +16.66% 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 860 (55.06%) Apple iOS
2 658 (42.13%) Android Development
3 564 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 525 (33.61%) Mobile App
5 499 (31.95%) Java
6 368 (23.56%) Windows
7 257 (16.45%) TDD
8 246 (15.75%) JavaScript
9 242 (15.49%) iOS Development
10 224 (14.34%) HTML
10 224 (14.34%) Scrum
11 218 (13.96%) User Experience
12 217 (13.89%) Finance
13 211 (13.51%) Android SDK
14 207 (13.25%) Microsoft
15 188 (12.04%) Git (software)
16 185 (11.84%) Test Automation
17 175 (11.20%) Mobile Development
18 158 (10.12%) JSON
19 152 (9.73%) Apple
19 152 (9.73%) Banking
20 150 (9.60%) CSS
21 146 (9.35%) Active Directory
22 136 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
23 135 (8.64%) C#
24 134 (8.58%) REST
25 132 (8.45%) Windows 7
26 130 (8.32%) RESTful
27 129 (8.26%) JIRA
28 126 (8.07%) Google

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 40 (2.56%) Confluence
2 33 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.73%) IBM Notes
5 25 (1.60%) Skype for Business
6 21 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.09%) CMS
8 17 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.96%) JBoss
10 10 (0.64%) Apache
11 9 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.51%) IIS
13 7 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 106 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.54%) InVision
3 24 (1.54%) Photoshop
4 19 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.064%) Flinto
10 1 (0.064%) InDesign
10 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.064%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.064%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 26 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.64%) Eikon
3 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.064%) Magento
5 1 (0.064%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.25%) Office 365
2 55 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.24%) GitHub
5 32 (2.05%) Google Play
6 15 (0.96%) G Suite
7 14 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (0.90%) SaaS
8 13 (0.83%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.51%) Google Drive
11 7 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 5 (0.32%) Firebase
13 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.26%) Heroku
13 4 (0.26%) iTunes
13 4 (0.26%) PaaS
13 4 (0.26%) Sauce Labs
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.91%) VPN
2 51 (3.27%) Cisco IOS
3 44 (2.82%) LAN
3 44 (2.82%) WAN
4 43 (2.75%) Wireless
5 34 (2.18%) DNS
6 33 (2.11%) Internet
7 31 (1.98%) TCP/IP
8 26 (1.66%) DHCP
9 25 (1.60%) Skype
9 25 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (1.54%) HTTP
11 22 (1.41%) Bluetooth
12 21 (1.34%) LTE
13 18 (1.15%) GSM
14 12 (0.77%) Firewall
14 12 (0.77%) SMTP
15 10 (0.64%) VoIP
16 9 (0.58%) GPRS
16 9 (0.58%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (2.88%) SQLite
2 42 (2.69%) MongoDB
3 31 (1.98%) SQL Server
4 25 (1.60%) MySQL
5 23 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 20 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.83%) Big Data
10 11 (0.70%) Redis
11 8 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.51%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.38%) GIS
13 5 (0.32%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.32%) Hazelcast
14 4 (0.26%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
15 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 188 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 129 (8.26%) JIRA
3 123 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 112 (7.17%) Android Studio
5 91 (5.83%) Gradle
6 59 (3.78%) Selenium
7 53 (3.39%) Calabash
8 51 (3.27%) JUnit
9 48 (3.07%) Maven
10 45 (2.88%) Cucumber
11 42 (2.69%) Xcode
12 40 (2.56%) Axure RP
13 38 (2.43%) Appium
14 37 (2.37%) Subversion
15 26 (1.66%) Robolectric
16 24 (1.54%) Eclipse
17 20 (1.28%) WebDriver
18 18 (1.15%) Mockito
19 17 (1.09%) Bitbucket
20 16 (1.02%) SpecFlow
General
1 217 (13.89%) Finance
2 152 (9.73%) Banking
3 69 (4.42%) Retail
4 66 (4.23%) Marketing
5 56 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 50 (3.20%) Electronics
7 43 (2.75%) Games
8 39 (2.50%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.92%) Publishing
10 15 (0.96%) Legal
11 14 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.77%) Advertising
13 11 (0.70%) Automotive
13 11 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.51%) Law
15 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.32%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.19%) Billing
17 3 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 816 (52.24%) Developer
2 505 (32.33%) Android Developer
3 132 (8.45%) iOS Developer
4 105 (6.72%) Analyst
5 95 (6.08%) Senior Developer
6 89 (5.70%) Applications Developer
7 87 (5.57%) Designer
8 85 (5.44%) Mobile Developer
9 82 (5.25%) iOS Android Developer
10 81 (5.19%) Java Developer
11 75 (4.80%) Architect
12 71 (4.55%) Xamarin Developer
13 68 (4.35%) Senior Android Developer
14 64 (4.10%) Support Engineer
15 59 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
16 52 (3.33%) UI Designer
17 51 (3.27%) Android Engineer
18 49 (3.14%) Desktop Support
18 49 (3.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
19 47 (3.01%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (14.34%) HTML
2 211 (13.51%) Android SDK
3 158 (10.12%) JSON
4 150 (9.60%) CSS
5 134 (8.58%) REST
6 130 (8.32%) RESTful
7 105 (6.72%) .NET
8 103 (6.59%) Web Services
9 97 (6.21%) HTML5
10 92 (5.89%) AngularJS
11 90 (5.76%) RxJava
12 83 (5.31%) XML
13 72 (4.61%) Node.js
14 69 (4.42%) React
15 66 (4.23%) Material Design
16 61 (3.91%) SOAP
17 58 (3.71%) Spring
18 51 (3.27%) iOS SDK
19 50 (3.20%) jQuery
20 49 (3.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 525 (33.61%) Mobile App
2 218 (13.96%) User Experience
3 94 (6.02%) Blackberry
4 87 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (4.61%) iPhone
6 71 (4.55%) Smartphone
7 67 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
8 51 (3.27%) Computer Science
9 41 (2.62%) iPad
10 32 (2.05%) Animation
11 31 (1.98%) BYOD
12 24 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
13 22 (1.41%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.09%) Social Media
15 16 (1.02%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.96%) Fintech
17 14 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
17 14 (0.90%) STB
18 13 (0.83%) Data Structures
19 12 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 860 (55.06%) Apple iOS
2 368 (23.56%) Windows
3 132 (8.45%) Windows 7
4 74 (4.74%) Linux
5 61 (3.91%) Windows 10
6 50 (3.20%) Mac OS X
7 44 (2.82%) Unix
8 41 (2.62%) Windows Server
9 31 (1.98%) Mac OS
9 31 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
9 31 (1.98%) Windows Phone
10 28 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (1.47%) Windows 8
13 19 (1.22%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (42.13%) Android Development
2 564 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (16.45%) TDD
4 242 (15.49%) iOS Development
5 224 (14.34%) Scrum
6 185 (11.84%) Test Automation
7 175 (11.20%) Mobile Development
8 136 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
9 112 (7.17%) BDD
10 111 (7.11%) Software Engineering
11 101 (6.47%) E-Commerce
12 100 (6.40%) OO
13 89 (5.70%) MVC
14 86 (5.51%) Unit Testing
15 77 (4.93%) Mobile Application Development
16 73 (4.67%) DevOps
17 66 (4.23%) Open Source
18 63 (4.03%) Project Management
19 62 (3.97%) ITIL
20 56 (3.59%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 499 (31.95%) Java
2 246 (15.75%) JavaScript
3 135 (8.64%) C#
4 120 (7.68%) Apple Swift
5 116 (7.43%) Objective-C
6 111 (7.11%) SQL
7 98 (6.27%) C++
8 71 (4.55%) Python
9 57 (3.65%) C
10 47 (3.01%) Ruby
11 39 (2.50%) PHP
12 31 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 26 (1.66%) Scala
14 19 (1.22%) XAML
15 18 (1.15%) VB
16 12 (0.77%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.64%) Embedded C
17 10 (0.64%) Go
18 9 (0.58%) ES6
18 9 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 95 (6.08%) Degree
2 43 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.02%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.90%) ISEB
7 14 (0.90%) MCSE
8 13 (0.83%) MCP
9 10 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.45%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.38%) MCSA
13 5 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.26%) CCNA
14 4 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.26%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (6.15%) QA
2 36 (2.30%) SLA
3 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.19%) JTAG
3 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.19%) PMO
4 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 41 (2.62%) Docker
3 12 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.70%) Firmware
4 11 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.32%) XenApp
8 4 (0.26%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.064%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.064%) HDFS
11 1 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (2.43%) SCCM
2 32 (2.05%) AirWatch
3 15 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (0.64%) WSUS
6 9 (0.58%) Ansible
6 9 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.45%) Puppet
8 5 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.19%) HockeyApp
10 3 (0.19%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.13%) Nagios
11 2 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.064%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.064%) Oozie
Vendors
1 207 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 152 (9.73%) Apple
3 126 (8.07%) Google
4 125 (8.00%) Xamarin
5 58 (3.71%) Cisco
6 53 (3.39%) Citrix
7 49 (3.14%) Adobe
8 38 (2.43%) SAP
9 29 (1.86%) VMware
10 28 (1.79%) HP
11 27 (1.73%) Lotus
12 26 (1.66%) MobileIron
13 25 (1.60%) Oracle
14 20 (1.28%) Dell
15 18 (1.15%) Symantec
16 16 (1.02%) Bloomberg
17 15 (0.96%) Reuters
17 15 (0.96%) Toshiba
18 13 (0.83%) Samsung
19 12 (0.77%) ServiceNow
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Central London / West End
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