Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 136 155
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19 +10
Contract jobs citing Android 761 1,357 1,742
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.89% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.21% 8.97% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 923 1,223
Median daily rate £450 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £158 £170
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 82
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +42.86% -36.36%
10th Percentile £14.80 £11.88 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.10 £78.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.59 £16.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.32% +0.78% -47.97%

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 7,450 15,135 20,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.97% 21.10% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,775 9,626 13,170
Median daily rate £430 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £161 £140 £160
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 1,137 1,314
Median hourly rate £17.63 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.26 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -

Android
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Android as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Android in the UK

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Android.

Daily rate trend for Android in the UK

Android
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Android over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Android.

Hourly rate trend for Android in the UK

Android
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Android over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +11 658 £450 +9.09% 305
London -10 375 £475 +11.76% 114
UK excluding London +20 292 £350 -12.50% 207
Work from Home -91 184 £450 +5.88% 54
North of England +17 112 £388 -3.13% 64
Yorkshire +48 67 £445 +11.25% 18
South East +45 60 £425 +11.84% 34
Midlands +44 39 £350 -12.50% 37
North West +1 37 £284 -24.20% 40
South West +70 25 £375 -6.25% 24
East Midlands +37 25 £413 +11.49% 13
Scotland -8 25 £300 -33.33% 14
East of England +20 19 £341 -14.75% 24
West Midlands +38 14 £327 -37.76% 24
Wales +9 12 £319 +87.35% 11
North East +15 8 £308 -18.00% 6

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 448 (58.87%) Apple iOS
2 290 (38.11%) Android Development
3 273 (35.87%) Java
4 251 (32.98%) Mobile App
5 245 (32.19%) Kotlin
6 241 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
7 181 (23.78%) Git (software)
8 136 (17.87%) Test Automation
9 134 (17.61%) User Experience
10 130 (17.08%) Mobile Development
11 128 (16.82%) Jenkins
12 124 (16.29%) JIRA
13 123 (16.16%) Apple Swift
14 121 (15.90%) REST
15 117 (15.37%) JavaScript
16 115 (15.11%) Windows
17 110 (14.45%) DevOps
18 107 (14.06%) iOS Development
19 104 (13.67%) Scrum
20 103 (13.53%) TDD
21 102 (13.40%) GitHub
22 101 (13.27%) Azure
23 99 (13.01%) AWS
24 95 (12.48%) React
25 94 (12.35%) Node.js
25 94 (12.35%) Finance
26 92 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
27 91 (11.96%) JSON
28 87 (11.43%) Confluence
29 86 (11.30%) Android Studio

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 87 (11.43%) Confluence
2 34 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
3 27 (3.55%) Mule
4 11 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.18%) DNN
7 8 (1.05%) JBoss
7 8 (1.05%) Jetty
7 8 (1.05%) MQSeries
7 8 (1.05%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 8 (1.05%) Red Hat Fuse
7 8 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.92%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.79%) CMS
10 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.53%) IIS
12 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.37%) InVision
3 17 (2.23%) Sketch
4 15 (1.97%) Adobe XD
5 13 (1.71%) Zeplin
6 11 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (1.05%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.53%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.39%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.39%) Maya
11 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 102 (13.40%) GitHub
2 101 (13.27%) Azure
3 99 (13.01%) AWS
4 47 (6.18%) Slack
5 45 (5.91%) Office 365
6 31 (4.07%) PaaS
7 29 (3.81%) IaaS
8 26 (3.42%) GCP
9 22 (2.89%) Firebase
10 13 (1.71%) Google Play
11 12 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (1.58%) SaaS
12 11 (1.45%) Bitrise
13 10 (1.31%) Serverless
14 9 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.79%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
18 4 (0.53%) OpenShift
18 4 (0.53%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
2 19 (2.50%) VPN
3 18 (2.37%) HTTPS
4 17 (2.23%) Bluetooth
5 11 (1.45%) Network Security
6 9 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.05%) SSH
8 6 (0.79%) Firewall
8 6 (0.79%) HTTP
8 6 (0.79%) Skype
8 6 (0.79%) WAN
9 5 (0.66%) DHCP
9 5 (0.66%) DNS
9 5 (0.66%) LAN
9 5 (0.66%) Wireless
10 4 (0.53%) DLNA
10 4 (0.53%) Internet
11 3 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.39%) RS-232
11 3 (0.39%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.81%) MySQL
2 21 (2.76%) NoSQL
3 20 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 19 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 11 (1.45%) SQLite
6 8 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
7 7 (0.92%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.53%) Big Data
10 3 (0.39%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.26%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.26%) Redis
12 1 (0.13%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.13%) DB2
12 1 (0.13%) GIS
12 1 (0.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 181 (23.78%) Git (software)
2 128 (16.82%) Jenkins
3 124 (16.29%) JIRA
4 86 (11.30%) Android Studio
5 78 (10.25%) JUnit
6 64 (8.41%) Xcode
7 62 (8.15%) Maven
8 61 (8.02%) Mockito
9 51 (6.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 46 (6.04%) Gradle
11 44 (5.78%) CocoaPods
12 37 (4.86%) IntelliJ
13 27 (3.55%) Selenium
14 25 (3.29%) Appium
15 21 (2.76%) Cucumber
16 19 (2.50%) Axure RP
17 18 (2.37%) GitLab
18 17 (2.23%) Postman
19 16 (2.10%) Vagrant
20 15 (1.97%) Eclipse
General
1 94 (12.35%) Finance
2 63 (8.28%) Banking
3 28 (3.68%) Public Sector
4 17 (2.23%) Games
5 16 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.97%) Retail
7 14 (1.84%) Advertising
7 14 (1.84%) Law
8 11 (1.45%) Marketing
8 11 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.31%) Electronics
9 10 (1.31%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.18%) German Language
10 9 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.66%) Automotive
11 5 (0.66%) Legal
12 4 (0.53%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.26%) Police
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 370 (48.62%) Developer
2 180 (23.65%) Android Developer
3 73 (9.59%) Mobile Developer
4 48 (6.31%) iOS Developer
4 48 (6.31%) React Developer
5 42 (5.52%) Android Engineer
6 36 (4.73%) Senior Developer
7 33 (4.34%) Architect
7 33 (4.34%) Designer
8 32 (4.20%) Analyst
9 28 (3.68%) Applications Developer
9 28 (3.68%) Mobile Engineer
10 27 (3.55%) Xamarin Developer
11 26 (3.42%) UX Designer
12 23 (3.02%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 23 (3.02%) Senior Android Developer
12 23 (3.02%) Software Engineer
13 22 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 20 (2.63%) iOS Android Developer
15 19 (2.50%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (15.90%) REST
2 95 (12.48%) React
3 94 (12.35%) Node.js
4 91 (11.96%) JSON
5 77 (10.12%) HTML
6 75 (9.86%) React Native
7 66 (8.67%) Spring
8 60 (7.88%) RxJava
9 56 (7.36%) RESTful
10 54 (7.10%) Spring Boot
11 53 (6.96%) Android SDK
12 52 (6.83%) CSS
13 48 (6.31%) .NET
14 45 (5.91%) Dagger
15 38 (4.99%) Redux
16 35 (4.60%) Material Design
17 33 (4.34%) HTML5
18 30 (3.94%) Web Services
18 30 (3.94%) XML
19 29 (3.81%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 251 (32.98%) Mobile App
2 134 (17.61%) User Experience
3 54 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.76%) iPhone
5 20 (2.63%) iPad
6 15 (1.97%) Algorithms
7 13 (1.71%) Animation
7 13 (1.71%) Blackberry
7 13 (1.71%) Social Media
8 12 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.58%) Media Streaming
9 10 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.18%) Augmented Reality
10 9 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.05%) Derivative
11 8 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (1.05%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 448 (58.87%) Apple iOS
2 115 (15.11%) Windows
3 47 (6.18%) Windows 10
4 45 (5.91%) Linux
5 23 (3.02%) Windows 7
6 19 (2.50%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.84%) Mac OS X
8 13 (1.71%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.58%) Mac OS
9 12 (1.58%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (1.05%) CentOS
10 8 (1.05%) Debian
10 8 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.92%) Android TV
12 6 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.53%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (38.11%) Android Development
2 241 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (17.87%) Test Automation
4 130 (17.08%) Mobile Development
5 110 (14.45%) DevOps
6 107 (14.06%) iOS Development
7 104 (13.67%) Scrum
8 103 (13.53%) TDD
9 92 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
10 80 (10.51%) Pair Programming
11 75 (9.86%) Software Engineering
12 74 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
13 69 (9.07%) Kanban
14 61 (8.02%) MVVM
15 54 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
16 42 (5.52%) OO
17 39 (5.12%) Open Source
18 38 (4.99%) SDLC
19 36 (4.73%) BDD
19 36 (4.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 273 (35.87%) Java
2 245 (32.19%) Kotlin
3 123 (16.16%) Apple Swift
4 117 (15.37%) JavaScript
5 84 (11.04%) Python
6 69 (9.07%) C++
7 60 (7.88%) Objective-C
7 60 (7.88%) SQL
8 52 (6.83%) Java 8
9 49 (6.44%) C#
10 38 (4.99%) C
11 25 (3.29%) Bash Shell
11 25 (3.29%) ES6
12 18 (2.37%) Ruby
12 18 (2.37%) Scala
13 14 (1.84%) PHP
14 13 (1.71%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.58%) Go
16 11 (1.45%) Groovy
16 11 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (5.26%) Degree
2 26 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.18%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.79%) HNC
8 6 (0.79%) HND
8 6 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.66%) ISEB
10 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.39%) MCSA
11 3 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.26%) CISSP
12 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.39%) QA
2 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.39%) GDPR
3 3 (0.39%) NIST
4 2 (0.26%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.13%) PSD2
5 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.20%) Docker
3 11 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.66%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.39%) vSphere
7 2 (0.26%) Firmware
7 2 (0.26%) XenApp
7 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (3.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 21 (2.76%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.71%) Prometheus
3 13 (1.71%) SCCM
4 10 (1.31%) Ansible
4 10 (1.31%) Grafana
5 9 (1.18%) Terraform
6 8 (1.05%) Puppet
6 8 (1.05%) Salt
7 7 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.66%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.39%) SELinux
11 2 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.26%) Kibana
12 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.13%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 72 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.10%) Apple
3 52 (6.83%) Splunk
4 50 (6.57%) AppDynamics
5 45 (5.91%) Xamarin
6 40 (5.26%) Google
7 32 (4.20%) Adobe
8 17 (2.23%) VMware
9 13 (1.71%) Citrix
10 12 (1.58%) Oracle
11 11 (1.45%) Avaya
12 10 (1.31%) MuleSoft
13 9 (1.18%) Twitter
14 8 (1.05%) Axway
14 8 (1.05%) Cloudera
14 8 (1.05%) Hortonworks
14 8 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.05%) Samsung
14 8 (1.05%) SAP
14 8 (1.05%) Sybase