Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 158 173
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing Android 1,750 1,586 1,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.67% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.48% 7.95% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,166 1,041 1,072
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £210
90th Percentile £553 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 73 85
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% - +13.53%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.05 £11.35
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -12.50% -

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 20,645 19,951 23,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.96% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,196 12,583 13,813
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.33% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,261 1,265 1,745
UK median hourly rate £17.14 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.76%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 +12 1,643 £415 +3.75% 721
London +20 966 £438 +2.94% 303
UK excluding London -14 766 £375 +7.14% 470
South East -40 221 £388 +10.71% 77
North of England +8 208 £400 +1.27% 151
Midlands +32 124 £350 - 60
Yorkshire +10 103 £420 +5.00% 47
North West -3 97 £384 -4.06% 92
Scotland -17 81 £325 -7.80% 30
West Midlands +32 75 £350 +6.06% 40
South West +8 62 £375 +15.38% 60
East of England -67 57 £400 +14.29% 70
East Midlands 0 48 £350 -2.78% 20
Northern Ireland -1 11 £350 +159.26% 8
North East +17 9 £310 -6.06% 12
Wales -7 6 £258 -31.33% 14

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 1,025 (58.57%) Apple iOS
2 670 (38.29%) Android Development
3 631 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
4 579 (33.09%) Mobile App
5 577 (32.97%) Java
6 361 (20.63%) Windows
7 337 (19.26%) JavaScript
8 289 (16.51%) TDD
9 265 (15.14%) Mobile Development
10 262 (14.97%) iOS Development
10 262 (14.97%) Git (software)
11 249 (14.23%) User Experience
12 248 (14.17%) Test Automation
13 241 (13.77%) Scrum
14 206 (11.77%) BDD
15 205 (11.71%) HTML
16 197 (11.26%) JIRA
17 193 (11.03%) Active Directory
18 192 (10.97%) C#
19 191 (10.91%) Android SDK
20 188 (10.74%) Microsoft
21 183 (10.46%) Jenkins
22 182 (10.40%) Finance
22 182 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
23 177 (10.11%) CSS
24 175 (10.00%) JSON
25 172 (9.83%) REST
26 155 (8.86%) Apple
27 153 (8.74%) Web Services
27 153 (8.74%) 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 53 (3.03%) Confluence
2 30 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 30 (1.71%) Skype for Business
3 23 (1.31%) CMS
3 23 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.09%) IBM Notes
5 17 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.34%) Apache
9 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.34%) JBoss
10 4 (0.23%) IIS
10 4 (0.23%) Marvel
10 4 (0.23%) Mule
10 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.17%) Drupal
11 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 103 (5.89%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (2.06%) Photoshop
4 33 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.49%) InVision
6 24 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.69%) Flinto
8 6 (0.34%) UserZoom
9 4 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.23%) UXPin
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.057%) InDesign
12 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.057%) NUKE
12 1 (0.057%) Pixate
12 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.23%) Eikon
3 3 (0.17%) Maximo
3 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.057%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.057%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 126 (7.20%) Office 365
2 94 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (5.09%) GitHub
4 72 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (2.06%) Google Play
6 22 (1.26%) SaaS
7 21 (1.20%) OneDrive
8 19 (1.09%) Firebase
9 18 (1.03%) Google Drive
9 18 (1.03%) Sauce Labs
10 15 (0.86%) Slack
11 14 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (0.74%) G Suite
12 13 (0.74%) IaaS
12 13 (0.74%) npm
13 11 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.63%) Serverless
14 8 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.43%) Bluetooth
2 58 (3.31%) Internet
3 57 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
4 46 (2.63%) VPN
5 44 (2.51%) HTTP
6 40 (2.29%) Skype
7 29 (1.66%) DNS
8 25 (1.43%) TCP/IP
9 23 (1.31%) DHCP
10 22 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (1.14%) SMS
12 18 (1.03%) LAN
12 18 (1.03%) VoIP
12 18 (1.03%) Wireless
13 14 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (0.74%) WAN
15 11 (0.63%) LTE
16 10 (0.57%) Firewall
16 10 (0.57%) FTP
17 8 (0.46%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
2 47 (2.69%) MySQL
2 47 (2.69%) NoSQL
3 46 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 42 (2.40%) SQL Server
5 34 (1.94%) Redis
6 29 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 25 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (1.43%) SQLite
8 21 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.14%) Neo4j
10 17 (0.97%) Big Data
11 11 (0.63%) CouchDB
11 11 (0.63%) JanusGraph
12 10 (0.57%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.46%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.34%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.34%) Cloud Spanner
14 6 (0.34%) NewSQL
14 6 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 262 (14.97%) Git (software)
2 197 (11.26%) JIRA
3 183 (10.46%) Jenkins
4 127 (7.26%) Android Studio
5 91 (5.20%) Selenium
6 85 (4.86%) Cucumber
7 81 (4.63%) Gradle
8 79 (4.51%) Appium
9 45 (2.57%) JUnit
10 43 (2.46%) Calabash
11 40 (2.29%) Eclipse
11 40 (2.29%) Xcode
12 39 (2.23%) webpack
13 36 (2.06%) WebDriver
14 33 (1.89%) Subversion
15 32 (1.83%) SpecFlow
16 31 (1.77%) Maven
17 28 (1.60%) Visual Studio
18 27 (1.54%) Axure RP
19 23 (1.31%) IntelliJ
General
1 182 (10.40%) Finance
2 133 (7.60%) Banking
3 97 (5.54%) Retail
4 74 (4.23%) Games
5 65 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.60%) Publishing
7 24 (1.37%) Marketing
8 20 (1.14%) Advertising
9 17 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 15 (0.86%) Law
11 12 (0.69%) Legal
11 12 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.63%) Electronics
13 10 (0.57%) Automotive
14 9 (0.51%) French Language
14 9 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
15 8 (0.46%) Front Office
16 7 (0.40%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 864 (49.37%) Developer
2 462 (26.40%) Android Developer
3 144 (8.23%) Analyst
4 127 (7.26%) Mobile Developer
5 104 (5.94%) iOS Developer
6 90 (5.14%) Senior Developer
7 82 (4.69%) Support Engineer
8 79 (4.51%) Architect
9 77 (4.40%) Xamarin Developer
10 75 (4.29%) Designer
11 72 (4.11%) Java Developer
12 69 (3.94%) Desktop Support
13 65 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
14 63 (3.60%) iOS Android Developer
15 56 (3.20%) Applications Developer
16 54 (3.09%) Android Engineer
17 53 (3.03%) React Developer
17 53 (3.03%) Senior Android Developer
18 51 (2.91%) Support Analyst
18 51 (2.91%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (11.71%) HTML
2 191 (10.91%) Android SDK
3 177 (10.11%) CSS
4 175 (10.00%) JSON
5 172 (9.83%) REST
6 153 (8.74%) RESTful
6 153 (8.74%) Web Services
7 143 (8.17%) .NET
8 132 (7.54%) Node.js
9 123 (7.03%) React
10 118 (6.74%) RxJava
11 114 (6.51%) React Native
12 107 (6.11%) AngularJS
13 99 (5.66%) HTML5
14 92 (5.26%) XML
15 75 (4.29%) SOAP
16 68 (3.89%) Retrofit
17 59 (3.37%) CSS3
18 56 (3.20%) iOS SDK
18 56 (3.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 579 (33.09%) Mobile App
2 249 (14.23%) User Experience
3 110 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (5.09%) iPhone
5 87 (4.97%) Computer Science
6 85 (4.86%) Smartphone
7 83 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
8 66 (3.77%) Blackberry
9 38 (2.17%) iPad
10 27 (1.54%) Animation
10 27 (1.54%) Fintech
11 23 (1.31%) Management Information System
12 22 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 18 (1.03%) BYOD
13 18 (1.03%) Video on Demand
14 16 (0.91%) Social Media
15 15 (0.86%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.86%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.86%) IPTV
16 14 (0.80%) Chromecast
Operating Systems
1 1,025 (58.57%) Apple iOS
2 361 (20.63%) Windows
3 123 (7.03%) Windows 10
4 100 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 89 (5.09%) Linux
6 58 (3.31%) Mac OS X
7 41 (2.34%) Windows Server
8 32 (1.83%) Mac OS
9 25 (1.43%) Windows 8
10 24 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (1.31%) Unix
12 21 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.91%) Windows Phone
15 15 (0.86%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.69%) Solaris
16 12 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
17 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.51%) Nucleus RTOS
19 6 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (38.29%) Android Development
2 631 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (16.51%) TDD
4 265 (15.14%) Mobile Development
5 262 (14.97%) iOS Development
6 248 (14.17%) Test Automation
7 241 (13.77%) Scrum
8 206 (11.77%) BDD
9 182 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
10 120 (6.86%) Software Engineering
11 115 (6.57%) DevOps
12 86 (4.91%) Kanban
13 85 (4.86%) OOP
14 81 (4.63%) OO
15 78 (4.46%) Wireframes
16 71 (4.06%) ITIL
16 71 (4.06%) Unit Testing
17 68 (3.89%) MVC
18 65 (3.71%) Open Source
19 64 (3.66%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 577 (32.97%) Java
2 337 (19.26%) JavaScript
3 192 (10.97%) C#
4 138 (7.89%) SQL
5 130 (7.43%) Apple Swift
6 119 (6.80%) Objective-C
7 112 (6.40%) C++
8 95 (5.43%) Kotlin
9 72 (4.11%) Python
10 64 (3.66%) ES6
11 62 (3.54%) PHP
12 54 (3.09%) C
13 41 (2.34%) Ruby
14 34 (1.94%) TypeScript
15 18 (1.03%) GraphQL
16 11 (0.63%) PowerShell
17 10 (0.57%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.57%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.51%) Perl
19 8 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 126 (7.20%) Degree
2 91 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 76 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 62 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
6 18 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.74%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.46%) MCSA
12 7 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.40%) CCNA
12 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.40%) MCSE
13 6 (0.34%) MCP
14 5 (0.29%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.23%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (8.40%) QA
2 24 (1.37%) SLA
3 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.17%) COBIT
5 3 (0.17%) FISMA
5 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.17%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.17%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.11%) WAI
7 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.057%) GCP
7 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.057%) JTAG
System Software
1 193 (11.03%) Active Directory
2 56 (3.20%) Docker
3 21 (1.20%) Firmware
4 12 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.40%) vSphere
6 6 (0.34%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.34%) vCloud
7 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.17%) Varnish
9 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.11%) QEMU
10 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) XenApp
11 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.057%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 83 (4.74%) SCCM
2 26 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (0.74%) AirWatch
3 13 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (0.57%) SCOM
5 7 (0.40%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.40%) Terraform
6 6 (0.34%) Ansible
6 6 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (0.34%) WSUS
7 5 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.23%) Packer
8 4 (0.23%) Puppet
9 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.17%) EnCase
9 3 (0.17%) FTK
9 3 (0.17%) HockeyApp
9 3 (0.17%) Nmap
9 3 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 188 (10.74%) Microsoft
2 155 (8.86%) Apple
3 139 (7.94%) Google
4 134 (7.66%) Xamarin
5 48 (2.74%) Citrix
6 42 (2.40%) Cisco
7 23 (1.31%) Oracle
8 22 (1.26%) Samsung
8 22 (1.26%) VMware
9 19 (1.09%) HP
9 19 (1.09%) Lotus
10 16 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 15 (0.86%) Adobe
12 14 (0.80%) Ivanti
12 14 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.74%) Bloomberg
13 13 (0.74%) Reuters
14 10 (0.57%) IBM
15 8 (0.46%) Avaya
15 8 (0.46%) Mitel