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 27 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 172 150
Rank change year-on-year +11 -22  
Contract jobs citing Android 719 784 845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.45% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.30% 6.27% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 573 539
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 34
Median hourly rate £19.78 £21.50 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.01% +16.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £14.20 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £40.00
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 9844 12513 12202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.89% 23.18% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6134 7886 7140
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 659 953
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £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

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 27 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 27 June 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 27 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 +17 676 £400 - 391
London -19 373 £425 - 159
South East -9 75 £360 -6.79% 49
City of London -4 71 £413 -9.58% 35
North West +46 59 £356 -5.00% 47
Yorkshire +44 55 £400 -4.47% 32
West Yorkshire +29 45 £400 -3.03% 11
Leeds +39 43 £400 - 8
East of England +7 41 £315 -3.07% 36
Manchester +28 34 £363 -10.49% 36
Scotland +14 31 £375 +36.36% 10
East Midlands +9 31 £400 +17.64% 19
Glasgow +3 21 £375 +36.36% 3
Surrey +21 20 £375 -4.76% 9
West Midlands +20 20 £300 +43.71% 28
Nottinghamshire +12 18 £400 +17.64% 12
Nottingham +9 17 £400 +17.64% 10
Buckinghamshire -15 15 £350 -17.64% 6
Merseyside +9 14 £350 - 2
Milton Keynes -13 14 £363 -6.45% 4
Berkshire +21 13 £360 +7.46% 9
Norfolk +10 12 £450 +63.63%
Hampshire -5 11 £242 -47.67% 12
South West -16 11 £338 -10.00% 17
Wales +3 10 £344 +14.58% 1
Essex -6 10 £265 -11.66% 5
Edinburgh +21 9 £450 +9.09% 7
Norwich +11 9 £318 +15.45%
Cambridgeshire -13 9 £330 -5.70% 12
Liverpool - 9 £176 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 847 (54.75%) Apple iOS
2 659 (42.60%) Android Development
3 561 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
4 518 (33.48%) Mobile App
5 498 (32.19%) Java
6 361 (23.34%) Windows
7 257 (16.61%) TDD
8 244 (15.77%) JavaScript
9 240 (15.51%) iOS Development
10 223 (14.41%) Scrum
11 221 (14.29%) HTML
12 217 (14.03%) Finance
13 214 (13.83%) User Experience
14 212 (13.70%) Android SDK
15 198 (12.80%) Microsoft
16 189 (12.22%) Git (software)
17 183 (11.83%) Test Automation
18 176 (11.38%) Mobile Development
19 158 (10.21%) JSON
20 152 (9.83%) Apple
21 149 (9.63%) CSS
22 147 (9.50%) Banking
23 144 (9.31%) Active Directory
24 135 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
24 135 (8.73%) REST
25 133 (8.60%) C#
26 128 (8.27%) JIRA
27 127 (8.21%) Windows 7
27 127 (8.21%) Google
28 125 (8.08%) 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 40 (2.59%) Confluence
2 34 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.68%) Skype for Business
5 24 (1.55%) IBM Notes
6 21 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.10%) CMS
9 13 (0.84%) JBoss
10 10 (0.65%) Apache
11 9 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.52%) IIS
12 8 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.45%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 102 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.55%) InVision
3 24 (1.55%) Photoshop
4 19 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.065%) Flinto
10 1 (0.065%) InDesign
10 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.065%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.065%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 26 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.52%) Eikon
3 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.065%) Magento
5 1 (0.065%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 80 (5.17%) Office 365
2 53 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.26%) GitHub
5 32 (2.07%) Google Play
6 15 (0.97%) G Suite
7 13 (0.84%) OneDrive
7 13 (0.84%) SaaS
8 12 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.52%) 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 55 (3.56%) VPN
2 48 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
3 45 (2.91%) LAN
4 44 (2.84%) WAN
4 44 (2.84%) Wireless
5 34 (2.20%) DNS
6 33 (2.13%) Internet
7 30 (1.94%) TCP/IP
8 26 (1.68%) DHCP
8 26 (1.68%) Skype
9 24 (1.55%) HTTP
10 23 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (1.42%) Bluetooth
11 22 (1.42%) LTE
12 18 (1.16%) GSM
13 12 (0.78%) SMTP
14 11 (0.71%) Firewall
15 10 (0.65%) VoIP
16 9 (0.58%) GPRS
16 9 (0.58%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (2.91%) SQLite
2 40 (2.59%) MongoDB
3 31 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 22 (1.42%) MySQL
5 20 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.71%) Big Data
9 10 (0.65%) Redis
10 8 (0.52%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.39%) GIS
11 6 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.32%) CouchDB
13 4 (0.26%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.19%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 189 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 128 (8.27%) JIRA
3 119 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 115 (7.43%) Android Studio
5 91 (5.88%) Gradle
6 59 (3.81%) Selenium
7 52 (3.36%) Calabash
8 49 (3.17%) JUnit
9 47 (3.04%) Maven
10 44 (2.84%) Cucumber
11 43 (2.78%) Xcode
12 40 (2.59%) Axure RP
13 38 (2.46%) Appium
14 36 (2.33%) Subversion
15 27 (1.75%) Eclipse
16 26 (1.68%) Robolectric
17 20 (1.29%) WebDriver
18 18 (1.16%) Mockito
19 17 (1.10%) Bitbucket
20 16 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 217 (14.03%) Finance
2 147 (9.50%) Banking
3 66 (4.27%) Marketing
3 66 (4.27%) Retail
4 57 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.23%) Electronics
6 43 (2.78%) Games
7 39 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.94%) Publishing
9 15 (0.97%) Legal
10 12 (0.78%) Advertising
11 11 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.65%) Automotive
12 10 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.52%) Law
14 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.19%) Billing
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 809 (52.29%) Developer
2 507 (32.77%) Android Developer
3 130 (8.40%) iOS Developer
4 103 (6.66%) Analyst
5 92 (5.95%) Senior Developer
6 88 (5.69%) Applications Developer
7 85 (5.49%) Designer
7 85 (5.49%) Mobile Developer
8 81 (5.24%) iOS Android Developer
9 80 (5.17%) Java Developer
10 76 (4.91%) Architect
11 69 (4.46%) Xamarin Developer
12 67 (4.33%) Senior Android Developer
13 62 (4.01%) Support Engineer
14 56 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
15 51 (3.30%) Android Engineer
16 50 (3.23%) UI Designer
17 48 (3.10%) Java Android Developer
17 48 (3.10%) Mobile Applications Developer
18 47 (3.04%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (14.29%) HTML
2 212 (13.70%) Android SDK
3 158 (10.21%) JSON
4 149 (9.63%) CSS
5 135 (8.73%) REST
6 125 (8.08%) RESTful
7 104 (6.72%) .NET
8 101 (6.53%) Web Services
9 95 (6.14%) HTML5
10 90 (5.82%) AngularJS
11 89 (5.75%) RxJava
12 82 (5.30%) XML
13 72 (4.65%) Node.js
14 69 (4.46%) React
15 66 (4.27%) Material Design
16 62 (4.01%) SOAP
17 55 (3.56%) Spring
18 51 (3.30%) iOS SDK
19 49 (3.17%) CSS3
19 49 (3.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 518 (33.48%) Mobile App
2 214 (13.83%) User Experience
3 89 (5.75%) Blackberry
4 85 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (4.59%) Smartphone
6 70 (4.52%) iPhone
7 67 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
8 50 (3.23%) Computer Science
9 41 (2.65%) iPad
10 32 (2.07%) Animation
11 27 (1.75%) BYOD
11 27 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
12 22 (1.42%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.03%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.03%) Social Media
14 15 (0.97%) Fintech
15 14 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
15 14 (0.90%) STB
16 13 (0.84%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 847 (54.75%) Apple iOS
2 361 (23.34%) Windows
3 127 (8.21%) Windows 7
4 75 (4.85%) Linux
5 60 (3.88%) Windows 10
6 49 (3.17%) Mac OS X
7 43 (2.78%) Unix
7 43 (2.78%) Windows Server
8 31 (2.00%) Windows Phone
9 29 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
10 28 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (1.75%) Mac OS
11 27 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (1.42%) Windows 8
13 18 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (42.60%) Android Development
2 561 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (16.61%) TDD
4 240 (15.51%) iOS Development
5 223 (14.41%) Scrum
6 183 (11.83%) Test Automation
7 176 (11.38%) Mobile Development
8 135 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
9 112 (7.24%) BDD
10 110 (7.11%) Software Engineering
11 101 (6.53%) E-Commerce
11 101 (6.53%) OO
12 86 (5.56%) MVC
13 83 (5.37%) Unit Testing
14 77 (4.98%) Mobile Application Development
15 71 (4.59%) DevOps
16 64 (4.14%) Open Source
17 63 (4.07%) Project Management
18 60 (3.88%) ITIL
19 54 (3.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 498 (32.19%) Java
2 244 (15.77%) JavaScript
3 133 (8.60%) C#
4 120 (7.76%) Apple Swift
5 114 (7.37%) Objective-C
6 106 (6.85%) SQL
7 98 (6.33%) C++
8 71 (4.59%) Python
9 58 (3.75%) C
10 47 (3.04%) Ruby
11 39 (2.52%) PHP
12 30 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 23 (1.49%) Scala
14 19 (1.23%) XAML
15 18 (1.16%) VB
16 12 (0.78%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.65%) Embedded C
17 10 (0.65%) Go
18 9 (0.58%) ES6
18 9 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 93 (6.01%) Degree
2 44 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.03%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.97%) MCSE
8 14 (0.90%) ISEB
9 13 (0.84%) MCP
10 10 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.45%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.39%) MCSA
14 5 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.26%) CCNA
15 4 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.26%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (6.21%) QA
2 36 (2.33%) 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 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 144 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.39%) Docker
3 12 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.71%) Firmware
4 11 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.32%) XenApp
8 4 (0.26%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.065%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.065%) HDFS
11 1 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (2.39%) SCCM
2 32 (2.07%) AirWatch
3 13 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (0.65%) 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 (0.065%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.065%) Oozie
Vendors
1 198 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 152 (9.83%) Apple
3 127 (8.21%) Google
4 123 (7.95%) Xamarin
5 55 (3.56%) Cisco
6 49 (3.17%) Adobe
6 49 (3.17%) Citrix
7 38 (2.46%) SAP
8 29 (1.87%) VMware
9 27 (1.75%) HP
10 26 (1.68%) MobileIron
11 24 (1.55%) Lotus
11 24 (1.55%) Oracle
12 20 (1.29%) Dell
13 18 (1.16%) Symantec
14 15 (0.97%) Toshiba
15 13 (0.84%) Bloomberg
16 12 (0.78%) Reuters
16 12 (0.78%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.71%) Samsung
Central London / West End
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £710 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £710 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Knowit
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Peopleworks
Rate: From £60 to £65 per hour £60 to £65 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Montash
Rate: £270 - £280 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £575 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Social Superstore
Rate: From £250 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago