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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 196 153
Rank change year-on-year +48 -43  
Contract jobs citing Android 800 728 858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.30% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.42% 5.81% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 510 531
Median daily rate £413 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 49
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.63 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.38 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +150.00%  

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 9501 12527 12379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.50% 22.41% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6046 7822 7039
Median daily rate £412 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +7.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 684 1015
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.76 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.52% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £37.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +51 751 £413 +10.00% 365
London +42 419 £450 +12.50% 136
South East +7 108 £350 -6.66% 61
City of London +11 80 £450 +2.85% 32
Yorkshire +47 61 £400 +3.22% 32
West Yorkshire +49 58 £413 +6.45% 17
East of England +22 56 £413 +6.45% 30
Leeds +34 50 £400 +3.22% 15
North West +41 46 £350 - 31
Buckinghamshire +8 34 £350 -6.66% 9
Scotland +38 31 £425 +31.27% 14
Manchester +25 28 £345 -1.42% 24
East Midlands +1 23 £344 +10.88% 15
Hampshire +20 20 £425 +25.92% 17
Essex +11 20 £275 - 1
West Midlands +15 17 £325 +78.08% 36
Surrey +7 17 £313 -21.87% 7
Berkshire +28 15 £320 +2.40% 13
Milton Keynes -3 15 £400 +6.66% 8
Glasgow +1 14 £375 +11.11% 3
Edinburgh +23 12 £450 +5.88% 6
Norfolk +12 12 £450 +12.50% 2
South West -19 12 £300 -7.69% 19
Cheshire +23 10 £413 +14.58% 6
Wales +17 10 £338 - 5
Norwich +12 10 £450 +12.50% 2
Nottingham +12 10 £400 +14.28% 4
Nottinghamshire +10 10 £400 +14.28% 5
Portsmouth -1 10 £425 +13.33%
Reading +26 9 £320 +2.40% 6

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 827 (55.69%) Apple iOS
2 615 (41.41%) Android Development
3 543 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
4 507 (34.14%) Mobile App
5 465 (31.31%) Java
6 341 (22.96%) Windows
7 265 (17.85%) JavaScript
8 259 (17.44%) TDD
9 242 (16.30%) iOS Development
10 222 (14.95%) HTML
11 220 (14.81%) Scrum
12 210 (14.14%) User Experience
13 207 (13.94%) Mobile Development
14 195 (13.13%) Finance
15 194 (13.06%) Microsoft
16 190 (12.79%) Android SDK
17 170 (11.45%) CSS
18 169 (11.38%) Git (software)
19 151 (10.17%) JSON
20 141 (9.49%) C#
20 141 (9.49%) Active Directory
21 140 (9.43%) Apple
22 135 (9.09%) Android Studio
23 130 (8.75%) Banking
24 128 (8.62%) Objective-C
25 127 (8.55%) REST
25 127 (8.55%) Apple Swift
26 126 (8.48%) Windows 7
27 125 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
28 119 (8.01%) RESTful

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 37 (2.49%) MS Exchange
2 30 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 29 (1.95%) Skype for Business
4 24 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (1.35%) Confluence
7 17 (1.14%) IBM Notes
8 16 (1.08%) CMS
9 15 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.61%) IIS
11 9 (0.61%) JBoss
11 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.54%) Apache
12 8 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.47%) Mule
13 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 100 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.09%) InVision
2 31 (2.09%) Photoshop
3 20 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.067%) Flinto
9 1 (0.067%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.27%) Eikon
3 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.067%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.78%) Office 365
2 54 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (2.76%) GitHub
5 35 (2.36%) Google Play
6 14 (0.94%) G Suite
7 13 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.67%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.61%) SaaS
10 8 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.54%) iTunes
11 7 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.47%) Heroku
12 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 5 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.34%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.34%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.34%) PaaS
13 5 (0.34%) TestFlight
14 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.96%) VPN
2 43 (2.90%) DNS
3 41 (2.76%) LAN
4 40 (2.69%) WAN
5 34 (2.29%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.15%) DHCP
6 32 (2.15%) Wireless
7 30 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
8 29 (1.95%) Skype
9 27 (1.82%) Bluetooth
9 27 (1.82%) Internet
10 25 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (1.62%) HTTP
12 18 (1.21%) VoIP
13 17 (1.14%) Firewall
13 17 (1.14%) LTE
14 13 (0.88%) RTSP
15 11 (0.74%) GSM
15 11 (0.74%) HSPA
15 11 (0.74%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.57%) SQLite
3 36 (2.42%) MongoDB
4 32 (2.15%) MySQL
5 22 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.67%) Big Data
9 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.27%) GIS
13 3 (0.20%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.20%) Hazelcast
13 3 (0.20%) Redis
13 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 169 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 135 (9.09%) Android Studio
3 105 (7.07%) Jenkins
4 98 (6.60%) JIRA
5 89 (5.99%) Gradle
6 58 (3.91%) Xcode
7 56 (3.77%) Calabash
7 56 (3.77%) Selenium
8 48 (3.23%) JUnit
9 44 (2.96%) Cucumber
10 41 (2.76%) Maven
11 40 (2.69%) Eclipse
12 37 (2.49%) Axure RP
13 34 (2.29%) Subversion
14 29 (1.95%) Appium
15 28 (1.89%) Robolectric
16 21 (1.41%) Visual Studio
17 18 (1.21%) WebDriver
18 17 (1.14%) SoapUI
19 15 (1.01%) Capybara
General
1 195 (13.13%) Finance
2 130 (8.75%) Banking
3 54 (3.64%) Marketing
4 51 (3.43%) Retail
5 48 (3.23%) Games
6 47 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.49%) Publishing
8 35 (2.36%) Electronics
9 19 (1.28%) Legal
10 17 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.88%) Advertising
13 10 (0.67%) Law
14 9 (0.61%) Automotive
15 7 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.27%) Investment Banking
18 3 (0.20%) Billing
18 3 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 807 (54.34%) Developer
2 468 (31.52%) Android Developer
3 128 (8.62%) iOS Developer
4 96 (6.46%) Java Developer
4 96 (6.46%) Mobile Developer
5 94 (6.33%) Analyst
6 92 (6.20%) Designer
7 90 (6.06%) Applications Developer
7 90 (6.06%) Senior Developer
8 83 (5.59%) Architect
9 75 (5.05%) iOS Android Developer
10 64 (4.31%) Xamarin Developer
11 59 (3.97%) Support Engineer
12 57 (3.84%) UI Designer
13 52 (3.50%) Senior Android Developer
14 51 (3.43%) Java Android Developer
15 47 (3.16%) Mobile Applications Developer
16 46 (3.10%) Android Engineer
17 43 (2.90%) Mobile Designer
18 41 (2.76%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (14.95%) HTML
2 190 (12.79%) Android SDK
3 170 (11.45%) CSS
4 151 (10.17%) JSON
5 127 (8.55%) REST
6 119 (8.01%) RESTful
7 109 (7.34%) Web Services
8 104 (7.00%) .NET
9 96 (6.46%) HTML5
10 89 (5.99%) XML
11 73 (4.92%) Node.js
12 72 (4.85%) AngularJS
13 61 (4.11%) jQuery
13 61 (4.11%) React
14 60 (4.04%) RxJava
15 52 (3.50%) Material Design
16 50 (3.37%) SOAP
16 50 (3.37%) Spring
17 48 (3.23%) iOS SDK
18 45 (3.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 507 (34.14%) Mobile App
2 210 (14.14%) User Experience
3 85 (5.72%) iPhone
4 79 (5.32%) Blackberry
5 67 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (4.11%) iPad
7 58 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
8 53 (3.57%) Smartphone
9 51 (3.43%) Computer Science
10 35 (2.36%) Animation
11 30 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
12 19 (1.28%) Data Structures
12 19 (1.28%) Streaming Video
13 17 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 15 (1.01%) Algorithms
14 15 (1.01%) Data Centre
14 15 (1.01%) Social Media
15 14 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
16 13 (0.88%) BYOD
16 13 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 827 (55.69%) Apple iOS
2 341 (22.96%) Windows
3 126 (8.48%) Windows 7
4 91 (6.13%) Linux
5 73 (4.92%) Windows 10
6 53 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 39 (2.63%) Mac OS X
8 31 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.68%) Unix
10 25 (1.68%) Windows 8
11 24 (1.62%) Windows Phone
12 23 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
13 21 (1.41%) Windows XP
14 20 (1.35%) Mac OS
15 19 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (41.41%) Android Development
2 543 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (17.44%) TDD
4 242 (16.30%) iOS Development
5 220 (14.81%) Scrum
6 207 (13.94%) Mobile Development
7 125 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
8 111 (7.47%) BDD
9 110 (7.41%) Software Engineering
10 105 (7.07%) E-Commerce
11 101 (6.80%) OO
12 82 (5.52%) MVC
13 75 (5.05%) Mentoring
14 69 (4.65%) ITIL
15 68 (4.58%) Project Management
16 61 (4.11%) DevOps
17 60 (4.04%) Mobile Application Development
17 60 (4.04%) Unit Testing
18 57 (3.84%) Automated Testing
19 55 (3.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 465 (31.31%) Java
2 265 (17.85%) JavaScript
3 141 (9.49%) C#
4 128 (8.62%) Objective-C
5 127 (8.55%) Apple Swift
6 115 (7.74%) SQL
7 88 (5.93%) C++
8 86 (5.79%) Python
9 53 (3.57%) C
10 51 (3.43%) Ruby
11 28 (1.89%) PHP
12 22 (1.48%) Scala
13 19 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.81%) ES6
14 12 (0.81%) Perl
14 12 (0.81%) XAML
15 10 (0.67%) Embedded C
16 9 (0.61%) Go
16 9 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 88 (5.93%) Degree
2 38 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.28%) MCSE
6 13 (0.88%) ISEB
7 12 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.74%) MCP
9 10 (0.67%) CCNA
10 8 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.40%) CCNP
12 5 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.34%) MCSA
12 5 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 3 (0.20%) APMP
14 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.20%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.66%) QA
2 43 (2.90%) SLA
3 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.40%) SDET
4 4 (0.27%) PMO
5 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.20%) JTAG
6 1 (0.067%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.067%) GDPR
6 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 141 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.22%) Docker
3 17 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.88%) Firmware
6 12 (0.81%) XenApp
6 12 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.61%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.40%) Xen
9 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.067%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.067%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (2.56%) SCCM
2 27 (1.82%) AirWatch
3 14 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (0.94%) WSUS
4 13 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (0.67%) Ansible
6 6 (0.40%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.40%) Puppet
7 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.20%) HockeyApp
9 3 (0.20%) Nagios
9 3 (0.20%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.067%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.067%) Mesos
Vendors
1 194 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 140 (9.43%) Apple
3 117 (7.88%) Google
4 112 (7.54%) Xamarin
5 63 (4.24%) Adobe
6 52 (3.50%) Citrix
7 41 (2.76%) Cisco
8 33 (2.22%) VMware
9 32 (2.15%) HP
10 27 (1.82%) Oracle
11 25 (1.68%) Dell
12 22 (1.48%) SAP
13 21 (1.41%) Symantec
14 17 (1.14%) Lotus
15 15 (1.01%) Toshiba
16 14 (0.94%) Samsung
17 12 (0.81%) MobileIron
17 12 (0.81%) ServiceNow
18 10 (0.67%) Remedy
19 9 (0.61%) Brightcove
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £400-500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £460 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Aquent
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £450-550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Travel occasionally to Germany
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 300-500pd
Posted: 6 days ago