Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 162 161
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Android 1,457 1,798 1,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.73% 1.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.40% 8.26% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 1,227 1,179
UK median daily rate £418 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £158 £187 £178
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 87 65
UK median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.43% -42.62% +26.20%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.30 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - -47.54% +41.86%

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 17,335 21,768 21,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.10% 20.97% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,678 13,508 13,718
UK median daily rate £423 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.47% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £170
90th Percentile £613 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,295 1,468 1,308
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +6.45%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +5 1,315 £413 -2.94% 639
London +7 736 £440 -5.12% 271
UK excluding London +12 677 £388 +3.33% 414
North of England +41 212 £398 +6.00% 121
South East +11 179 £350 -6.67% 84
North West +17 121 £375 - 69
Scotland +25 91 £425 +6.25% 24
Yorkshire +48 78 £400 - 45
East of England +36 73 £388 +76.14% 62
Midlands -23 57 £400 +11.11% 57
South West -4 38 £425 - 45
West Midlands +10 29 £419 +28.85% 30
East Midlands -15 28 £375 - 27
Wales +21 24 £350 -12.50% 18
North East +16 13 £150 -48.28% 7
Northern Ireland -2 3 - - 4

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 778 (53.40%) Apple iOS
2 537 (36.86%) Android Development
3 462 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
4 389 (26.70%) Windows
5 381 (26.15%) Java
6 358 (24.57%) Mobile App
7 316 (21.69%) Kotlin
8 277 (19.01%) Microsoft
9 250 (17.16%) Active Directory
10 244 (16.75%) JavaScript
11 218 (14.96%) Office 365
12 214 (14.69%) User Experience
13 193 (13.25%) Windows 10
14 175 (12.01%) Finance
15 173 (11.87%) TDD
16 172 (11.81%) iOS Development
17 166 (11.39%) Git (software)
18 163 (11.19%) Scrum
18 163 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
19 157 (10.78%) Mobile Development
20 150 (10.30%) Windows 7
21 139 (9.54%) REST
22 135 (9.27%) Azure
23 132 (9.06%) Test Automation
24 126 (8.65%) JIRA
25 122 (8.37%) React Native
26 120 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
27 117 (8.03%) DevOps
27 117 (8.03%) Banking
27 117 (8.03%) Apple

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 63 (4.32%) Skype for Business
2 57 (3.91%) Confluence
3 36 (2.47%) MS Exchange
4 35 (2.40%) SharePoint
5 33 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.69%) CMS
8 10 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.62%) IIS
10 8 (0.55%) JBoss
11 7 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.48%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.41%) Jetty
12 6 (0.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 5 (0.34%) Apache
13 5 (0.34%) Captiva
13 5 (0.34%) Documentum
13 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 163 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.99%) Sketch
3 22 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.24%) Zeplin
5 14 (0.96%) InVision
6 13 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.21%) UserZoom
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.14%) Flinto
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.069%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 12 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.069%) BASE24
6 1 (0.069%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.069%) Magento
6 1 (0.069%) Postilion
6 1 (0.069%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 218 (14.96%) Office 365
2 135 (9.27%) Azure
3 91 (6.25%) AWS
4 50 (3.43%) GitHub
5 37 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (1.92%) Serverless
7 25 (1.72%) OneDrive
8 20 (1.37%) GCP
9 19 (1.30%) Slack
10 18 (1.24%) Firebase
11 15 (1.03%) Azure Functions
12 13 (0.89%) SaaS
13 12 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.82%) PaaS
13 12 (0.82%) Power Platform
14 8 (0.55%) Datadog
14 8 (0.55%) G Suite
14 8 (0.55%) Google Pay
14 8 (0.55%) IaaS
15 7 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.22%) Skype
2 66 (4.53%) VPN
3 51 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
4 49 (3.36%) LAN
5 47 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 45 (3.09%) WAN
7 44 (3.02%) VoIP
8 42 (2.88%) DNS
9 39 (2.68%) Cisco IOS
10 33 (2.26%) DHCP
11 26 (1.78%) Bluetooth
12 21 (1.44%) HTTP
13 16 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
14 14 (0.96%) Wireless
15 13 (0.89%) Wireshark
16 12 (0.82%) Firewall
17 11 (0.75%) Ethernet
18 10 (0.69%) HTTPS
18 10 (0.69%) Internet
19 9 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.78%) MongoDB
2 26 (1.78%) MySQL
3 23 (1.58%) SQLite
4 18 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.24%) Redis
5 15 (1.03%) Data Mining
6 14 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (0.89%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.75%) Big Data
8 11 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.55%) InfluxDB
12 7 (0.48%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 166 (11.39%) Git (software)
2 126 (8.65%) JIRA
3 103 (7.07%) Jenkins
4 61 (4.19%) Android Studio
5 53 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 50 (3.43%) Selenium
7 46 (3.16%) Appium
8 38 (2.61%) Xcode
9 35 (2.40%) JUnit
10 27 (1.85%) Eclipse
10 27 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
11 26 (1.78%) Subversion
12 23 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (1.58%) Gradle
13 22 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 22 (1.51%) WebDriver
14 21 (1.44%) Bitbucket
14 21 (1.44%) Maven
15 18 (1.24%) git-flow
16 17 (1.17%) GitLab
General
1 175 (12.01%) Finance
2 117 (8.03%) Banking
3 70 (4.80%) Retail
4 42 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.54%) Games
6 36 (2.47%) Public Sector
7 30 (2.06%) Law
8 29 (1.99%) Marketing
9 20 (1.37%) Electronics
10 16 (1.10%) Advertising
10 16 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.03%) Automotive
12 12 (0.82%) Publishing
13 11 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.75%) German Language
14 9 (0.62%) Local Government
14 9 (0.62%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.55%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.34%) Military
17 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 702 (48.18%) Developer
2 412 (28.28%) Android Developer
3 142 (9.75%) Analyst
4 97 (6.66%) Desktop Support
5 92 (6.31%) React Developer
6 85 (5.83%) Senior Developer
7 84 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 79 (5.42%) Service Analyst
9 75 (5.15%) Service Desk Analyst
10 70 (4.80%) iOS Developer
11 67 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 65 (4.46%) Mobile Developer
13 56 (3.84%) Desktop Engineer
14 52 (3.57%) Applications Developer
14 52 (3.57%) Senior Android Developer
15 49 (3.36%) Tester
16 48 (3.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 48 (3.29%) iOS Android Developer
17 44 (3.02%) Mobile Applications Developer
18 43 (2.95%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (9.54%) REST
2 122 (8.37%) React Native
3 117 (8.03%) HTML
4 105 (7.21%) JSON
5 97 (6.66%) Android SDK
6 93 (6.38%) Node.js
7 90 (6.18%) RESTful
8 86 (5.90%) .NET
9 84 (5.77%) RxJava
10 82 (5.63%) CSS
11 80 (5.49%) React
12 78 (5.35%) Dagger
13 62 (4.26%) Web Services
14 57 (3.91%) AngularJS
15 52 (3.57%) Retrofit
16 51 (3.50%) HTML5
17 50 (3.43%) XML
18 45 (3.09%) GraphQL
19 44 (3.02%) Spring
20 39 (2.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 358 (24.57%) Mobile App
2 214 (14.69%) User Experience
3 84 (5.77%) Blackberry
4 76 (5.22%) iPhone
5 67 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (4.53%) Smartphone
7 53 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.92%) iPad
11 27 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
12 20 (1.37%) BYOD
13 19 (1.30%) Wiki
14 18 (1.24%) Management Information System
15 15 (1.03%) Handset
16 14 (0.96%) STB
17 13 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
17 13 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
18 12 (0.82%) Algorithms
18 12 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 778 (53.40%) Apple iOS
2 389 (26.70%) Windows
3 193 (13.25%) Windows 10
4 150 (10.30%) Windows 7
5 107 (7.34%) Linux
6 46 (3.16%) Mac OS
7 39 (2.68%) Mac OS X
8 37 (2.54%) Windows Mobile
9 33 (2.26%) Windows Server
10 28 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (1.51%) Windows 8
11 22 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (0.75%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.69%) Unix
15 9 (0.62%) CentOS
15 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.41%) Debian
16 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (36.86%) Android Development
2 462 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (11.87%) TDD
4 172 (11.81%) iOS Development
5 163 (11.19%) Scrum
6 157 (10.78%) Mobile Development
7 132 (9.06%) Test Automation
8 120 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
9 117 (8.03%) DevOps
10 116 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
11 105 (7.21%) ITIL
12 95 (6.52%) Unit Testing
13 93 (6.38%) Software Engineering
14 91 (6.25%) BDD
15 72 (4.94%) Kanban
15 72 (4.94%) MVC
16 71 (4.87%) MVVM
17 65 (4.46%) Microservices
18 62 (4.26%) Fintech
19 61 (4.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 381 (26.15%) Java
2 316 (21.69%) Kotlin
3 244 (16.75%) JavaScript
4 98 (6.73%) C#
5 95 (6.52%) Apple Swift
6 88 (6.04%) SQL
7 85 (5.83%) Python
8 64 (4.39%) Objective-C
9 58 (3.98%) C++
10 57 (3.91%) C
11 36 (2.47%) Ruby
12 23 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.51%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.44%) PowerShell
15 20 (1.37%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.10%) Go
16 16 (1.10%) Java 8
16 16 (1.10%) Perl
16 16 (1.10%) PHP
17 14 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 60 (4.12%) Degree
2 33 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.17%) MCP
6 16 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.55%) MCSE
8 7 (0.48%) A+ Certification
8 7 (0.48%) CCNA
8 7 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.34%) SANS
10 4 (0.27%) CISSP
10 4 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.21%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.21%) PMP
11 3 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.15%) QA
2 38 (2.61%) SLA
3 8 (0.55%) PSD2
4 5 (0.34%) GDPR
5 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.27%) PMO
6 2 (0.14%) COBIT
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.069%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.069%) NCSC
System Software
1 250 (17.16%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.23%) Docker
3 17 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.17%) XenApp
4 13 (0.89%) Firmware
5 7 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.41%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.069%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.069%) HDFS
10 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.069%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 84 (5.77%) SCCM
2 68 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 43 (2.95%) AirWatch
4 37 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 23 (1.58%) Puppet
6 21 (1.44%) Terraform
7 17 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.82%) Ansible
9 12 (0.82%) Grafana
9 12 (0.82%) Graphite
10 8 (0.55%) Consul
10 8 (0.55%) Kibana
10 8 (0.55%) logstash
10 8 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.41%) Salt
12 6 (0.41%) SCOM
12 6 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 277 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 117 (8.03%) Apple
3 86 (5.90%) Xamarin
4 79 (5.42%) Google
5 63 (4.32%) Citrix
6 52 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 48 (3.29%) Cisco
8 41 (2.81%) Adobe
9 37 (2.54%) VMware
10 36 (2.47%) HP
11 33 (2.26%) Oracle
12 27 (1.85%) SAP
13 26 (1.78%) Samsung
14 20 (1.37%) Dell
15 19 (1.30%) Ivanti
16 16 (1.10%) Mitel
17 15 (1.03%) Splunk
18 13 (0.89%) Symantec
19 12 (0.82%) Sophos
20 10 (0.69%) Red Hat