Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 152 162
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10 +24
Contract jobs citing Android 1,472 1,832 1,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.79% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.96% 8.61% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 1,205 1,052
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £170 £205 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 103 71
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £18.51 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.48% -15.50% -23.83%
10th Percentile £11.88 £13.60 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.42 £52.15 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% -30.00% -10.71%

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 18,487 21,287 19,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.53% 20.82% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,585 13,241 12,504
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £152 £178 £190
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,216 1,473 1,137
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.68 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.06% +3.13% -3.03%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019.

Contractor 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 20 August 2019. 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 -20 1,367 £425 -2.86% 613
London -19 751 £450 -4.26% 224
UK excluding London +8 691 £400 +6.67% 464
North of England +10 224 £375 - 133
South East -5 192 £425 +6.25% 111
Yorkshire +41 111 £425 +6.25% 39
North West -32 88 £375 - 81
East of England +40 77 £363 -19.44% 49
Midlands -21 69 £400 +9.72% 55
Scotland +22 64 £394 +5.00% 58
South West +4 47 £475 +10.14% 41
East Midlands +6 38 £400 +6.67% 20
West Midlands -20 31 £400 +14.29% 35
North East +12 25 £300 +15.38% 13
Wales +15 16 £363 -9.38% 12
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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.

1 822 (55.84%) Apple iOS
2 525 (35.67%) Android Development
3 498 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
4 435 (29.55%) Mobile App
5 416 (28.26%) Java
6 363 (24.66%) Windows
7 270 (18.34%) JavaScript
8 252 (17.12%) Kotlin
9 243 (16.51%) User Experience
10 229 (15.56%) Microsoft
11 222 (15.08%) Active Directory
12 200 (13.59%) Git (software)
13 188 (12.77%) Office 365
14 187 (12.70%) iOS Development
15 179 (12.16%) Finance
16 170 (11.55%) TDD
17 166 (11.28%) REST
18 164 (11.14%) Mobile Development
19 160 (10.87%) Scrum
20 155 (10.53%) Windows 10
21 152 (10.33%) Linux
22 144 (9.78%) Software Engineering
23 143 (9.71%) HTML
24 142 (9.65%) JSON
25 138 (9.38%) Test Automation
26 136 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
27 134 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
28 133 (9.04%) JIRA
29 130 (8.83%) React Native
30 126 (8.56%) C#

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 48 (3.26%) MS Exchange
1 48 (3.26%) Skype for Business
2 40 (2.72%) Confluence
3 39 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (0.68%) CMS
8 9 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.48%) Mule
10 7 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.34%) Captiva
12 5 (0.34%) Documentum
12 5 (0.34%) IIS
12 5 (0.34%) JBoss
12 5 (0.34%) Jetty
Applications
1 124 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (4.14%) Sketch
3 34 (2.31%) InVision
4 28 (1.90%) Zeplin
5 24 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.82%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (0.61%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.48%) Flinto
11 6 (0.41%) Adobe XD
11 6 (0.41%) Marvel
12 5 (0.34%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.20%) FreeHand
13 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
14 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.068%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.068%) BASE24
4 1 (0.068%) Magento
4 1 (0.068%) Postilion
4 1 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.068%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 188 (12.77%) Office 365
2 136 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (4.01%) GitHub
5 38 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (2.31%) Slack
7 27 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (1.77%) Firebase
9 21 (1.43%) G Suite
10 19 (1.29%) OneDrive
10 19 (1.29%) SaaS
11 18 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 17 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.82%) Serverless
14 11 (0.75%) Datadog
14 11 (0.75%) Google Pay
14 11 (0.75%) Google Play
15 10 (0.68%) Samsung Pay
16 9 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.89%) Skype
2 50 (3.40%) VPN
3 48 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
4 44 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.92%) LAN
6 41 (2.79%) VoIP
7 36 (2.45%) DNS
8 35 (2.38%) WAN
9 24 (1.63%) DHCP
9 24 (1.63%) Internet
10 23 (1.56%) Wireless
11 21 (1.43%) Bluetooth
11 21 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (1.29%) Firewall
13 16 (1.09%) HTTP
14 15 (1.02%) NFC
15 12 (0.82%) IPv6
15 12 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (0.75%) WebEx
17 9 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.11%) SQLite
2 30 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 25 (1.70%) MySQL
4 23 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 19 (1.29%) Redis
6 18 (1.22%) Data Mining
7 16 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 16 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.82%) Big Data
10 11 (0.75%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.75%) InfluxDB
11 10 (0.68%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.61%) BigQuery
13 6 (0.41%) MS Access
13 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 200 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 133 (9.04%) JIRA
3 111 (7.54%) Jenkins
4 78 (5.30%) Android Studio
5 56 (3.80%) Appium
6 53 (3.60%) Selenium
7 38 (2.58%) Cucumber
8 36 (2.45%) Xcode
9 32 (2.17%) JUnit
10 31 (2.11%) Visual Studio
11 30 (2.04%) Axure RP
11 30 (2.04%) Maven
12 28 (1.90%) Gradle
12 28 (1.90%) Subversion
13 27 (1.83%) Eclipse
13 27 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
14 26 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
15 22 (1.49%) WebDriver
16 20 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (1.29%) CircleCI
General
1 179 (12.16%) Finance
2 112 (7.61%) Banking
3 82 (5.57%) Retail
4 40 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.04%) Marketing
6 29 (1.97%) Games
7 23 (1.56%) Law
8 19 (1.29%) Advertising
9 18 (1.22%) Public Sector
10 17 (1.15%) Automotive
10 17 (1.15%) Electronics
11 11 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.75%) Publishing
12 8 (0.54%) Legal
12 8 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.34%) Local Government
14 5 (0.34%) Military
15 4 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 678 (46.06%) Developer
2 398 (27.04%) Android Developer
3 120 (8.15%) Analyst
4 93 (6.32%) React Developer
5 85 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 84 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 79 (5.37%) iOS Developer
8 78 (5.30%) Desktop Support
9 74 (5.03%) Designer
10 60 (4.08%) Senior Android Developer
11 57 (3.87%) iOS Android Developer
11 57 (3.87%) Mobile Developer
12 56 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
13 55 (3.74%) Desktop Engineer
14 52 (3.53%) Service Analyst
15 49 (3.33%) Software Engineer
15 49 (3.33%) UX Designer
16 48 (3.26%) Service Desk Analyst
16 48 (3.26%) Xamarin Developer
17 47 (3.19%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (11.28%) REST
2 143 (9.71%) HTML
3 142 (9.65%) JSON
4 130 (8.83%) React Native
5 101 (6.86%) .NET
6 98 (6.66%) Web Services
7 97 (6.59%) CSS
8 96 (6.52%) RESTful
9 93 (6.32%) React
10 84 (5.71%) Android SDK
11 80 (5.43%) Node.js
12 78 (5.30%) RxJava
13 67 (4.55%) HTML5
14 64 (4.35%) Dagger
15 62 (4.21%) AngularJS
16 61 (4.14%) Spring
17 59 (4.01%) XML
18 56 (3.80%) GraphQL
19 43 (2.92%) Retrofit
20 42 (2.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 435 (29.55%) Mobile App
2 243 (16.51%) User Experience
3 72 (4.89%) Blackberry
4 67 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 67 (4.55%) iPhone
5 53 (3.60%) Smartphone
6 48 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (2.31%) iPad
10 27 (1.83%) Video on Demand
11 25 (1.70%) Video\Live Streaming
12 24 (1.63%) Mobile Banking
13 23 (1.56%) Animation
14 20 (1.36%) BYOD
14 20 (1.36%) STB
15 16 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.09%) Management Information System
16 13 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
17 12 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 822 (55.84%) Apple iOS
2 363 (24.66%) Windows
3 155 (10.53%) Windows 10
4 152 (10.33%) Linux
5 114 (7.74%) Windows 7
6 57 (3.87%) Mac OS
7 43 (2.92%) Windows Server
8 37 (2.51%) Windows Mobile
9 24 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (1.49%) Mac OS X
11 21 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (0.61%) Unix
15 8 (0.54%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.34%) CentOS
17 5 (0.34%) Debian
17 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (35.67%) Android Development
2 498 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (12.70%) iOS Development
4 170 (11.55%) TDD
5 164 (11.14%) Mobile Development
6 160 (10.87%) Scrum
7 144 (9.78%) Software Engineering
8 138 (9.38%) Test Automation
9 134 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
10 122 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
11 105 (7.13%) DevOps
12 89 (6.05%) ITIL
13 78 (5.30%) Fintech
13 78 (5.30%) Multithreading
14 74 (5.03%) Microservices
14 74 (5.03%) Unit Testing
15 69 (4.69%) BDD
16 66 (4.48%) Kanban
17 61 (4.14%) E-Commerce
18 60 (4.08%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 416 (28.26%) Java
2 270 (18.34%) JavaScript
3 252 (17.12%) Kotlin
4 126 (8.56%) C#
5 113 (7.68%) C
6 110 (7.47%) C++
7 106 (7.20%) Python
8 94 (6.39%) SQL
9 79 (5.37%) Apple Swift
10 51 (3.46%) Objective-C
11 39 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 37 (2.51%) TypeScript
13 28 (1.90%) PHP
13 28 (1.90%) Ruby
14 26 (1.77%) Java 8
15 25 (1.70%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.70%) Perl
16 22 (1.49%) Go
17 15 (1.02%) Scala
18 12 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (4.14%) Degree
2 34 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.48%) MCSA
7 7 (0.48%) MCSE
8 6 (0.41%) A+ Certification
9 5 (0.34%) CCNA
9 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.34%) MCP
9 5 (0.34%) SANS
10 4 (0.27%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.20%) MCDST
11 3 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.62%) QA
2 37 (2.51%) SLA
3 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.34%) GDPR
5 3 (0.20%) PSD2
6 2 (0.14%) NCSC
7 1 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.068%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.068%) PMO
7 1 (0.068%) Section 508
7 1 (0.068%) WAI
7 1 (0.068%) WCAG
System Software
1 222 (15.08%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.92%) Docker
3 15 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.61%) XenApp
5 6 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.27%) vSphere
8 3 (0.20%) Firmware
8 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.14%) UAG
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.068%) HDFS
10 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 95 (6.45%) SCCM
2 76 (5.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 54 (3.67%) AirWatch
4 32 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.49%) Puppet
6 21 (1.43%) Terraform
7 19 (1.29%) Ansible
8 15 (1.02%) Grafana
8 15 (1.02%) Graphite
9 13 (0.88%) Consul
9 13 (0.88%) Kibana
10 12 (0.82%) logstash
11 11 (0.75%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
12 9 (0.61%) SCOM
12 9 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (0.34%) Salt
Vendors
1 229 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 107 (7.27%) Apple
3 91 (6.18%) Google
4 85 (5.77%) Xamarin
5 69 (4.69%) Adobe
6 51 (3.46%) Citrix
7 45 (3.06%) Samsung
8 30 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 28 (1.90%) Cisco
10 27 (1.83%) VMware
11 20 (1.36%) Splunk
12 16 (1.09%) Oracle
13 15 (1.02%) Mitel
14 13 (0.88%) AppDynamics
14 13 (0.88%) HP
15 11 (0.75%) SaltStack
15 11 (0.75%) Symantec
16 10 (0.68%) Sophos
17 9 (0.61%) McAfee
17 9 (0.61%) Micro Focus