Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 181 158
Rank change year-on-year +28 -23 0
Contract jobs citing Android 1628 1606 1755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.50% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.91% 6.80% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 1149 1182
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £173 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 63 67
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +75.00% -1.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.30 £9.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £22.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +32.95% +46.67% -

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 20592 23632 24529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.14% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12933 14879 14444
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £181 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1210 1278 1919
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 15 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 26 September 2017. 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 +28 1562 £400 - 250
London +3 886 £425 - 93
UK excluding London +44 734 £375 +7.14% 170
North of England +49 212 £355 -2.41% 53
South East +34 200 £388 +7.03% 23
Midlands +82 137 £350 - 34
North West +41 116 £353 -11.88% 28
East of England +26 95 £340 +3.03% 33
Yorkshire +24 85 £400 +9.59% 21
East Midlands +31 72 £400 - 15
West Midlands +60 63 £325 -1.52% 18
Scotland -31 53 £375 +25.00% 10
South West -16 30 £375 -9.09% 14
North East +48 11 £314 +1.21% 4
Wales +3 10 £344 -8.33% 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 891 (54.73%) Apple iOS
2 704 (43.24%) Android Development
3 593 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
4 553 (33.97%) Java
5 542 (33.29%) Mobile App
6 395 (24.26%) Windows
7 277 (17.01%) JavaScript
8 270 (16.58%) TDD
9 257 (15.79%) Git (software)
10 250 (15.36%) iOS Development
11 244 (14.99%) HTML
12 228 (14.00%) Scrum
12 228 (14.00%) Android SDK
13 219 (13.45%) User Experience
14 214 (13.14%) Mobile Development
15 206 (12.65%) Finance
16 201 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
17 196 (12.04%) Test Automation
18 190 (11.67%) RESTful
19 189 (11.61%) Jenkins
19 189 (11.61%) Microsoft
20 182 (11.18%) JSON
21 171 (10.50%) Active Directory
22 167 (10.26%) JIRA
23 160 (9.83%) Banking
24 158 (9.71%) CSS
25 156 (9.58%) Apple
26 150 (9.21%) REST
27 146 (8.97%) C#
28 141 (8.66%) BDD

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 58 (3.56%) Confluence
2 35 (2.15%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.84%) IBM Notes
4 27 (1.66%) Skype for Business
5 24 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.04%) JBoss
8 16 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.98%) CMS
8 16 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.68%) GlassFish
10 11 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.68%) WildFly
11 10 (0.61%) Apache
12 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.37%) Mule
15 5 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 85 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.84%) InVision
3 30 (1.84%) Photoshop
4 24 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 24 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.55%) Flinto
6 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.31%) UXPin
9 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.12%) InDesign
11 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.061%) Pixate
11 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Eikon
2 6 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.061%) RMDS
4 1 (0.061%) Shopify
4 1 (0.061%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 86 (5.28%) Office 365
2 77 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (3.32%) GitHub
5 34 (2.09%) Google Play
6 29 (1.78%) SaaS
7 25 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (1.17%) npm
9 17 (1.04%) Firebase
9 17 (1.04%) G Suite
10 15 (0.92%) Google Drive
11 12 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
12 10 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 8 (0.49%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.49%) PaaS
14 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.43%) Slack
15 5 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.31%) Heroku
15 5 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.93%) Cisco IOS
2 59 (3.62%) VPN
3 49 (3.01%) Internet
4 44 (2.70%) HTTP
5 39 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
5 39 (2.40%) Wireless
6 38 (2.33%) Bluetooth
7 35 (2.15%) LAN
8 30 (1.84%) DNS
8 30 (1.84%) TCP/IP
9 27 (1.66%) WAN
10 24 (1.47%) Skype
11 23 (1.41%) DHCP
12 22 (1.35%) LTE
13 19 (1.17%) GSM
14 17 (1.04%) 3G
15 15 (0.92%) Firewall
16 13 (0.80%) GPRS
16 13 (0.80%) SMTP
17 12 (0.74%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (2.76%) MongoDB
2 36 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (2.15%) NoSQL
3 35 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 30 (1.84%) SQLite
5 24 (1.47%) MySQL
6 23 (1.41%) Redis
7 21 (1.29%) Big Data
8 18 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 16 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.68%) CouchDB
11 7 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.31%) Hazelcast
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.18%) HBase
14 3 (0.18%) Spotfire
14 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 257 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 189 (11.61%) Jenkins
3 167 (10.26%) JIRA
4 102 (6.27%) Android Studio
5 86 (5.28%) Gradle
6 65 (3.99%) JUnit
7 62 (3.81%) Calabash
7 62 (3.81%) Selenium
8 58 (3.56%) Cucumber
9 54 (3.32%) Appium
10 42 (2.58%) Subversion
11 30 (1.84%) Visual Studio
12 29 (1.78%) WebDriver
13 28 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (1.66%) Maven
15 26 (1.60%) Xcode
16 25 (1.54%) Axure RP
17 24 (1.47%) Eclipse
18 21 (1.29%) Hudson
19 20 (1.23%) git-flow
General
1 206 (12.65%) Finance
2 160 (9.83%) Banking
3 85 (5.22%) Retail
4 60 (3.69%) Marketing
5 55 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 35 (2.15%) Games
8 34 (2.09%) Electronics
9 27 (1.66%) Advertising
10 26 (1.60%) Publishing
11 18 (1.11%) Retail Banking
12 15 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
13 11 (0.68%) Automotive
13 11 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.49%) Law
15 7 (0.43%) Legal
16 6 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.37%) French Language
16 6 (0.37%) Front Office
16 6 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 861 (52.89%) Developer
2 537 (32.99%) Android Developer
3 133 (8.17%) Senior Developer
4 127 (7.80%) iOS Developer
5 108 (6.63%) Mobile Developer
6 94 (5.77%) Senior Android Developer
7 90 (5.53%) Analyst
8 89 (5.47%) Support Engineer
9 87 (5.34%) Applications Developer
10 81 (4.98%) Xamarin Developer
11 73 (4.48%) iOS Android Developer
12 72 (4.42%) Architect
13 71 (4.36%) Designer
13 71 (4.36%) Desktop Support
14 66 (4.05%) Java Developer
15 56 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
15 56 (3.44%) Tester
16 52 (3.19%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 48 (2.95%) IT Support
18 46 (2.83%) Android Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (14.99%) HTML
2 228 (14.00%) Android SDK
3 190 (11.67%) RESTful
4 182 (11.18%) JSON
5 158 (9.71%) CSS
6 150 (9.21%) REST
7 125 (7.68%) Web Services
8 117 (7.19%) HTML5
9 116 (7.13%) .NET
10 102 (6.27%) RxJava
11 101 (6.20%) AngularJS
12 85 (5.22%) Node.js
13 81 (4.98%) XML
14 77 (4.73%) React
15 71 (4.36%) React Native
16 66 (4.05%) SOAP
17 65 (3.99%) CSS3
18 59 (3.62%) Spring
19 57 (3.50%) Material Design
20 53 (3.26%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 542 (33.29%) Mobile App
2 219 (13.45%) User Experience
3 106 (6.51%) Blackberry
4 97 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (3.81%) iPhone
6 56 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
7 55 (3.38%) Smartphone
8 50 (3.07%) Computer Science
9 41 (2.52%) BYOD
10 36 (2.21%) Animation
11 27 (1.66%) iPad
12 25 (1.54%) Fintech
13 22 (1.35%) Social Media
14 19 (1.17%) Mobile Banking
14 19 (1.17%) STB
15 18 (1.11%) Virtual Team
16 17 (1.04%) Video on Demand
17 16 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
18 15 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
19 13 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 891 (54.73%) Apple iOS
2 395 (24.26%) Windows
3 113 (6.94%) Windows 7
4 79 (4.85%) Linux
4 79 (4.85%) Windows 10
5 75 (4.61%) Mac OS X
6 56 (3.44%) Mac OS
7 52 (3.19%) Windows Server
8 39 (2.40%) Unix
9 36 (2.21%) Windows Mobile
10 33 (2.03%) Windows Phone
11 27 (1.66%) Windows 8
12 25 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.43%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.43%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.25%) Solaris
17 4 (0.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (43.24%) Android Development
2 593 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (16.58%) TDD
4 250 (15.36%) iOS Development
5 228 (14.00%) Scrum
6 214 (13.14%) Mobile Development
7 201 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
8 196 (12.04%) Test Automation
9 141 (8.66%) BDD
10 106 (6.51%) Unit Testing
11 101 (6.20%) Software Engineering
12 85 (5.22%) MVC
13 84 (5.16%) Mobile Application Development
14 78 (4.79%) DevOps
15 74 (4.55%) E-Commerce
16 68 (4.18%) OOP
17 65 (3.99%) Kanban
18 62 (3.81%) Open Source
19 61 (3.75%) OO
20 59 (3.62%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 553 (33.97%) Java
2 277 (17.01%) JavaScript
3 146 (8.97%) C#
4 138 (8.48%) Apple Swift
5 128 (7.86%) Objective-C
6 104 (6.39%) SQL
7 86 (5.28%) C++
8 75 (4.61%) Python
9 50 (3.07%) PHP
10 49 (3.01%) C
11 41 (2.52%) Ruby
12 32 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 31 (1.90%) Scala
14 21 (1.29%) ES6
14 21 (1.29%) VB
15 19 (1.17%) Kotlin
16 18 (1.11%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.11%) XAML
17 17 (1.04%) ECMAScript
18 15 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 101 (6.20%) Degree
2 47 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 28 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.92%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.80%) MCSE
8 11 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
9 10 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.61%) MCP
10 8 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (0.25%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.25%) MCDST
13 4 (0.25%) MCSA
13 4 (0.25%) PMP
14 3 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (7.68%) QA
2 11 (0.68%) SLA
3 4 (0.25%) PMO
4 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.061%) GCP
5 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 171 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 71 (4.36%) Docker
3 16 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.49%) Firmware
5 8 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.25%) vSphere
7 4 (0.25%) XenApp
8 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.061%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (3.07%) SCCM
2 37 (2.27%) AirWatch
3 24 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (0.80%) WSUS
6 9 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
6 9 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.25%) Ansible
9 4 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.25%) HockeyApp
9 4 (0.25%) Puppet
10 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.18%) SCOM
11 2 (0.12%) Control-M
11 2 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.12%) Nessus
11 2 (0.12%) Oozie
11 2 (0.12%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 189 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 156 (9.58%) Apple
3 126 (7.74%) Xamarin
4 114 (7.00%) Google
5 69 (4.24%) Cisco
6 65 (3.99%) Citrix
7 39 (2.40%) SAP
8 32 (1.97%) VMware
9 30 (1.84%) Adobe
9 30 (1.84%) Lotus
10 27 (1.66%) MobileIron
10 27 (1.66%) Oracle
11 24 (1.47%) HP
12 19 (1.17%) Bloomberg
12 19 (1.17%) Samsung
13 18 (1.11%) Reuters
14 14 (0.86%) Symantec
15 12 (0.74%) Meraki
16 11 (0.68%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.55%) Salesforce.com