Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 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
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 161 159
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Android 529 1,453 1,795
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.67% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.66% 8.07% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 953 1,210
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £256 £159 £200
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 63 87
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.46% -7.14% -37.50%
10th Percentile £14.33 £11.78 £11.19
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.39 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +174.19% -11.43% -42.62%

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 5,474 17,996 20,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.36% 20.69% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,302 11,206 12,906
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
10th Percentile £180 £150 £168
90th Percentile £613 £619 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year - +1.59% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 1,249 1,491
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.62 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.35% +3.84% -3.03%

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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020. 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 +5 462 £450 +5.88% 295
London +3 257 £475 +5.56% 104
UK excluding London +28 207 £375 - 223
Work from Home -14 124 £381 -4.69% 65
North of England +40 85 £400 +6.67% 66
Yorkshire +49 42 £440 +10.00% 21
North West +24 38 £326 -13.20% 32
South East +43 36 £453 +19.12% 37
Midlands +76 33 £375 -9.09% 38
Scotland +27 20 £356 -16.18% 19
West Midlands +70 19 £363 -12.12% 28
East of England +34 19 £332 -11.47% 23
East Midlands +36 14 £408 -1.21% 10
South West +87 11 £295 -39.49% 26
North East +27 5 £562 +256.51% 13
Wales +21 3 £425 +13.33% 13

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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.

1 304 (57.47%) Apple iOS
2 227 (42.91%) Android Development
3 179 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (32.70%) Java
5 158 (29.87%) Mobile App
6 154 (29.11%) Kotlin
7 110 (20.79%) Git (software)
8 103 (19.47%) User Experience
9 100 (18.90%) JavaScript
10 82 (15.50%) REST
11 76 (14.37%) Apple Swift
12 75 (14.18%) iOS Development
12 75 (14.18%) DevOps
12 75 (14.18%) Test Automation
13 74 (13.99%) AWS
13 74 (13.99%) Finance
13 74 (13.99%) Jenkins
14 73 (13.80%) GitHub
14 73 (13.80%) Mobile Development
15 72 (13.61%) React
16 70 (13.23%) JIRA
17 68 (12.85%) Scrum
18 64 (12.10%) JUnit
19 63 (11.91%) Windows
20 62 (11.72%) JSON
20 62 (11.72%) Node.js
21 61 (11.53%) Python
22 59 (11.15%) HTML
23 58 (10.96%) Azure
23 58 (10.96%) Continuous Integration

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 51 (9.64%) Confluence
2 20 (3.78%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (2.46%) Mule
4 12 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.13%) IIS
5 6 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.13%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.95%) CMS
6 5 (0.95%) Headless CMS
6 5 (0.95%) JBoss
6 5 (0.95%) Jetty
6 5 (0.95%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.95%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Fuse
6 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.76%) Apache
7 4 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.08%) Figma
3 9 (1.70%) Sketch
4 8 (1.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (1.51%) Photoshop
5 7 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (1.13%) InVision
6 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.95%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.95%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.57%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 74 (13.99%) AWS
2 73 (13.80%) GitHub
3 58 (10.96%) Azure
4 30 (5.67%) GCP
4 30 (5.67%) Slack
5 28 (5.29%) Office 365
6 23 (4.35%) Firebase
7 15 (2.84%) PaaS
8 13 (2.46%) IaaS
9 10 (1.89%) Google Play
10 8 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.51%) Serverless
11 7 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.95%) Azure Functions
12 5 (0.95%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.76%) Amazon Alexa
13 4 (0.76%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.54%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (3.21%) Bluetooth
3 13 (2.46%) HTTPS
4 7 (1.32%) VPN
5 6 (1.13%) Internet
5 6 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.13%) Wireless
6 5 (0.95%) SSH
7 3 (0.57%) HTTP
7 3 (0.57%) LAN
7 3 (0.57%) Skype
7 3 (0.57%) VoIP
7 3 (0.57%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.57%) Z-Wave
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.38%) DLNA
8 2 (0.38%) DNS
8 2 (0.38%) RS-232
8 2 (0.38%) UPnP
9 1 (0.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.29%) NoSQL
2 26 (4.91%) MySQL
3 22 (4.16%) MongoDB
3 22 (4.16%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
6 6 (1.13%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.95%) SQLite
8 3 (0.57%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.38%) Big Data
9 2 (0.38%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.38%) MS Access
10 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 110 (20.79%) Git (software)
2 74 (13.99%) Jenkins
3 70 (13.23%) JIRA
4 64 (12.10%) JUnit
5 55 (10.40%) Android Studio
6 53 (10.02%) Mockito
7 43 (8.13%) Xcode
8 34 (6.43%) Maven
9 31 (5.86%) Sonatype Nexus
10 27 (5.10%) CocoaPods
11 26 (4.91%) Gradle
12 20 (3.78%) IntelliJ
13 14 (2.65%) Cucumber
13 14 (2.65%) Vagrant
14 13 (2.46%) Selenium
15 11 (2.08%) Eclipse
16 9 (1.70%) Axure RP
16 9 (1.70%) CircleCI
16 9 (1.70%) Visual Studio
16 9 (1.70%) webpack
General
1 74 (13.99%) Finance
2 51 (9.64%) Banking
3 17 (3.21%) Law
4 14 (2.65%) Electronics
4 14 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.46%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.08%) Games
7 9 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.13%) Marketing
9 6 (1.13%) Retail
10 5 (0.95%) Advertising
10 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.76%) Automotive
11 4 (0.76%) Publishing
12 3 (0.57%) German Language
13 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 280 (52.93%) Developer
2 148 (27.98%) Android Developer
3 35 (6.62%) iOS Developer
3 35 (6.62%) Mobile Developer
4 30 (5.67%) Senior Developer
5 29 (5.48%) React Developer
6 28 (5.29%) Android Engineer
6 28 (5.29%) Applications Developer
7 26 (4.91%) Architect
7 26 (4.91%) Designer
8 20 (3.78%) Mobile Engineer
9 18 (3.40%) UX Designer
10 17 (3.21%) Senior Android Developer
11 16 (3.02%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 15 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
12 15 (2.84%) iOS Android Developer
12 15 (2.84%) Java Developer
12 15 (2.84%) Lead Developer
13 13 (2.46%) Analyst
14 12 (2.27%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (15.50%) REST
2 72 (13.61%) React
3 62 (11.72%) JSON
3 62 (11.72%) Node.js
4 59 (11.15%) HTML
5 57 (10.78%) React Native
6 47 (8.88%) CSS
7 42 (7.94%) RxJava
8 40 (7.56%) Spring
9 37 (6.99%) HTML5
10 35 (6.62%) Material Design
11 33 (6.24%) RESTful
12 32 (6.05%) Dagger
13 31 (5.86%) Retrofit
14 30 (5.67%) AngularJS
14 30 (5.67%) Spring Boot
15 26 (4.91%) jQuery
16 25 (4.73%) Android SDK
17 21 (3.97%) Redux
17 21 (3.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 158 (29.87%) Mobile App
2 103 (19.47%) User Experience
3 25 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.08%) Video on Demand
5 10 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
6 9 (1.70%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.70%) Media Streaming
6 9 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.13%) Graphic Design
7 6 (1.13%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.13%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (0.95%) Cloud Native
8 5 (0.95%) Derivative
8 5 (0.95%) iPad
8 5 (0.95%) NHS
9 4 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 304 (57.47%) Apple iOS
2 63 (11.91%) Windows
3 24 (4.54%) Linux
4 17 (3.21%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (1.32%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.13%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.13%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.95%) CentOS
9 5 (0.95%) Debian
9 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.76%) Android TV
10 4 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.76%) Tizen
11 3 (0.57%) tvOS
11 3 (0.57%) Unix
11 3 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (42.91%) Android Development
2 179 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (14.18%) DevOps
3 75 (14.18%) iOS Development
3 75 (14.18%) Test Automation
4 73 (13.80%) Mobile Development
5 68 (12.85%) Scrum
6 58 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (10.78%) TDD
8 41 (7.75%) Kanban
9 39 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (7.37%) Software Engineering
10 38 (7.18%) MVVM
10 38 (7.18%) Pair Programming
11 33 (6.24%) Architectural Design
11 33 (6.24%) OO
12 28 (5.29%) Wireframes
13 26 (4.91%) Computer Science
13 26 (4.91%) Open Source
14 25 (4.73%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 173 (32.70%) Java
2 154 (29.11%) Kotlin
3 100 (18.90%) JavaScript
4 76 (14.37%) Apple Swift
5 61 (11.53%) Python
6 49 (9.26%) C++
7 37 (6.99%) Objective-C
8 36 (6.81%) C#
9 26 (4.91%) Java 8
9 26 (4.91%) SQL
10 24 (4.54%) C
11 14 (2.65%) ES6
12 13 (2.46%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.70%) Scala
13 9 (1.70%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.51%) Groovy
14 8 (1.51%) Perl
15 7 (1.32%) PHP
15 7 (1.32%) Ruby
16 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (5.86%) Degree
2 23 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.13%) ISEB
6 6 (1.13%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (0.95%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.38%) MCSA
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.38%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.19%) CISA
9 1 (0.19%) CISM
9 1 (0.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.29%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.38%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.19%) GDPR
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) PSD2
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.16%) Docker
3 6 (1.13%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.57%) Firmware
4 3 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.38%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (3.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (2.27%) Ansible
2 12 (2.27%) Prometheus
2 12 (2.27%) SCCM
3 11 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.13%) Grafana
4 6 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.95%) Puppet
5 5 (0.95%) Salt
6 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.38%) Terraform
7 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 50 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.70%) Google
3 34 (6.43%) Apple
4 32 (6.05%) Splunk
5 30 (5.67%) AppDynamics
6 20 (3.78%) Adobe
7 19 (3.59%) Xamarin
8 11 (2.08%) Samsung
9 9 (1.70%) Citrix
10 8 (1.51%) VMware
11 7 (1.32%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.32%) Oracle
12 6 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.95%) Axway
13 5 (0.95%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.95%) Hortonworks
13 5 (0.95%) MobileIron
13 5 (0.95%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.95%) SAP
13 5 (0.95%) Sybase