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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 194 157
Rank change year-on-year +56 -37  
Contract jobs citing Android 831 687 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.28% 1.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.90% 5.93% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 459 477
Median daily rate £400 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £328
% change year-on-year +3.44% +10.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.03 £14.85
% change year-on-year +12.81% +108.92%  

Android is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9341 11582 11667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.65% 21.52% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 7205 6613
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 686 967
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Android as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 778 £400 +6.66% 344
London +41 394 £425 +6.25% 156
South East +19 129 £350 -6.66% 45
East of England +48 74 £350 -12.50% 26
City of London +25 74 £450 +12.50% 47
Yorkshire +43 55 £413 +6.45% 22
West Yorkshire +40 50 £413 +6.45% 15
North West +30 50 £400 +14.28% 37
Buckinghamshire +22 50 £350 -6.66% 1
Leeds +24 42 £413 +6.45% 15
Manchester +34 31 £413 +17.85% 27
Scotland +40 30 £388 -6.06% 10
Berkshire +52 27 £325 - 6
East Midlands 0 25 £338 +7.14% 15
Hampshire +18 23 £394 +18.86% 10
Milton Keynes +2 21 £360 -4.00% 1
Bedfordshire +13 19 £448 -10.50% 3
West Midlands +10 19 £350 +26.69% 21
Essex +8 18 £313 -21.87% 2
South West -20 18 £313 -3.84% 18
Hertfordshire +11 16 £300 +36.36% 7
Cambridgeshire +6 13 £325 -36.27% 12
North East +4 13 £400 +23.07% 4
Edinburgh +26 12 £425 +1.49% 4
Surrey -2 12 £375 -6.25% 9
Reading - 11 £325 - 3
South Wales +24 10 £228 +97.82% 1
Wales +15 10 £228 +97.82% 4
Nottinghamshire +14 10 £400 +14.28% 5
Nottingham +12 10 £400 +14.28% 4

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Android also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Android.

1 895 (56.29%) Apple iOS
2 658 (41.38%) Android Development
3 590 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
4 511 (32.14%) Mobile App
5 483 (30.38%) Java
6 383 (24.09%) Windows
7 295 (18.55%) JavaScript
8 281 (17.67%) TDD
9 261 (16.42%) iOS Development
10 231 (14.53%) Scrum
11 229 (14.40%) Mobile Development
12 225 (14.15%) HTML
13 218 (13.71%) User Experience
14 217 (13.65%) Microsoft
15 197 (12.39%) Android SDK
16 188 (11.82%) Git (software)
17 178 (11.19%) CSS
18 172 (10.82%) Finance
19 168 (10.57%) Active Directory
20 163 (10.25%) JSON
21 158 (9.94%) C#
21 158 (9.94%) Android Studio
22 151 (9.50%) Apple
23 143 (8.99%) Windows 7
24 135 (8.49%) REST
25 134 (8.43%) Objective-C
26 131 (8.24%) Apple Swift
27 129 (8.11%) BDD
28 128 (8.05%) Web Services
29 126 (7.92%) Software Engineering

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 47 (2.96%) MS Exchange
2 35 (2.20%) Skype for Business
3 32 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 18 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (1.07%) CMS
7 17 (1.07%) IBM Notes
8 15 (0.94%) Confluence
8 15 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.75%) IIS
10 10 (0.63%) JBoss
10 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.57%) Apache
12 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.44%) Mule
13 7 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 112 (7.04%) MS Office
2 76 (4.78%) MS Excel
3 31 (1.95%) Photoshop
4 29 (1.82%) InVision
5 18 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.13%) MS Project
8 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (0.75%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.25%) Eikon
3 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.063%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.53%) Office 365
2 54 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (2.58%) GitHub
4 41 (2.58%) Google Play
5 14 (0.88%) G Suite
6 11 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.63%) SaaS
8 9 (0.57%) iTunes
9 7 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.38%) PaaS
11 5 (0.31%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.31%) Google Drive
11 5 (0.31%) Heroku
11 5 (0.31%) TestFlight
12 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.96%) DNS
1 47 (2.96%) VPN
2 43 (2.70%) LAN
3 41 (2.58%) WAN
4 38 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 34 (2.14%) DHCP
6 33 (2.08%) Wireless
7 32 (2.01%) Bluetooth
7 32 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
7 32 (2.01%) Skype
8 29 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
9 27 (1.70%) HTTP
10 24 (1.51%) Internet
11 21 (1.32%) VoIP
12 20 (1.26%) Firewall
13 17 (1.07%) LTE
14 13 (0.82%) RTSP
15 11 (0.69%) GSM
15 11 (0.69%) HSPA
15 11 (0.69%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.33%) SQLite
3 40 (2.52%) MySQL
4 36 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 30 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 22 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.01%) Big Data
10 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.31%) GIS
13 4 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.19%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.19%) Redis
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 188 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 158 (9.94%) Android Studio
3 101 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 100 (6.29%) JIRA
5 85 (5.35%) Gradle
6 65 (4.09%) Xcode
7 63 (3.96%) Cucumber
8 61 (3.84%) Selenium
9 58 (3.65%) Calabash
10 51 (3.21%) Eclipse
11 44 (2.77%) JUnit
12 38 (2.39%) Axure RP
13 37 (2.33%) Appium
14 35 (2.20%) Maven
15 33 (2.08%) Subversion
16 30 (1.89%) Visual Studio
17 23 (1.45%) Robolectric
18 21 (1.32%) WebDriver
19 18 (1.13%) SoapUI
20 16 (1.01%) Capybara
General
1 172 (10.82%) Finance
2 124 (7.80%) Banking
3 71 (4.47%) Games
4 57 (3.58%) Retail
5 56 (3.52%) Marketing
6 46 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.58%) Publishing
8 33 (2.08%) Electronics
9 28 (1.76%) Legal
10 16 (1.01%) Law
11 14 (0.88%) Advertising
11 14 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.75%) Automotive
13 6 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.25%) Back Office
15 4 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 864 (54.34%) Developer
2 499 (31.38%) Android Developer
3 132 (8.30%) iOS Developer
4 107 (6.73%) Analyst
5 105 (6.60%) Java Developer
6 102 (6.42%) Mobile Developer
7 96 (6.04%) Applications Developer
8 95 (5.97%) Senior Developer
9 92 (5.79%) Designer
10 78 (4.91%) Architect
11 75 (4.72%) iOS Android Developer
12 62 (3.90%) Support Engineer
12 62 (3.90%) Xamarin Developer
13 59 (3.71%) UI Designer
14 56 (3.52%) Java Android Developer
15 53 (3.33%) Senior Android Developer
16 47 (2.96%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 43 (2.70%) IT Support
17 43 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
17 43 (2.70%) Mobile Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (14.15%) HTML
2 197 (12.39%) Android SDK
3 178 (11.19%) CSS
4 163 (10.25%) JSON
5 135 (8.49%) REST
6 128 (8.05%) Web Services
7 116 (7.30%) .NET
8 115 (7.23%) RESTful
9 101 (6.35%) HTML5
10 98 (6.16%) XML
11 91 (5.72%) AngularJS
12 74 (4.65%) Node.js
13 66 (4.15%) jQuery
13 66 (4.15%) React
14 56 (3.52%) iOS SDK
15 55 (3.46%) RxJava
16 47 (2.96%) SOAP
17 46 (2.89%) CSS3
18 44 (2.77%) Material Design
18 44 (2.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 511 (32.14%) Mobile App
2 218 (13.71%) User Experience
3 99 (6.23%) Blackberry
4 80 (5.03%) iPhone
5 70 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (4.21%) iPad
7 60 (3.77%) Computer Science
8 50 (3.14%) Smartphone
9 32 (2.01%) Animation
9 32 (2.01%) Mobile Banking
10 23 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.32%) Data Structures
12 19 (1.19%) Streaming Video
13 17 (1.07%) Video on Demand
14 16 (1.01%) Data Centre
15 15 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
17 13 (0.82%) Social Media
18 11 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 895 (56.29%) Apple iOS
2 383 (24.09%) Windows
3 143 (8.99%) Windows 7
4 117 (7.36%) Linux
5 78 (4.91%) Windows 10
6 64 (4.03%) Windows Server
7 41 (2.58%) Mac OS X
8 37 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 33 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (2.01%) Windows Phone
12 30 (1.89%) Unix
13 25 (1.57%) Windows XP
14 24 (1.51%) Mac OS
14 24 (1.51%) Windows Mobile
15 20 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
17 11 (0.69%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.50%) webOS
18 8 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (41.38%) Android Development
2 590 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (17.67%) TDD
4 261 (16.42%) iOS Development
5 231 (14.53%) Scrum
6 229 (14.40%) Mobile Development
7 129 (8.11%) BDD
8 126 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
8 126 (7.92%) Software Engineering
9 110 (6.92%) OO
10 103 (6.48%) E-Commerce
11 80 (5.03%) ITIL
11 80 (5.03%) Mentoring
12 77 (4.84%) Project Management
13 75 (4.72%) MVC
14 67 (4.21%) Unit Testing
15 63 (3.96%) Automated Testing
15 63 (3.96%) Web Development
16 61 (3.84%) Kanban
17 58 (3.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 483 (30.38%) Java
2 295 (18.55%) JavaScript
3 158 (9.94%) C#
4 134 (8.43%) Objective-C
5 131 (8.24%) Apple Swift
6 123 (7.74%) SQL
7 95 (5.97%) C++
8 90 (5.66%) Python
9 63 (3.96%) Ruby
10 58 (3.65%) C
11 27 (1.70%) PHP
12 26 (1.64%) Scala
13 24 (1.51%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.38%) ES6
16 14 (0.88%) Perl
17 11 (0.69%) XAML
18 9 (0.57%) Embedded C
18 9 (0.57%) VB
18 9 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (6.42%) Degree
2 51 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 39 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.26%) MCSE
6 16 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (1.01%) ISEB
7 14 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.69%) CCNA
8 11 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.44%) CCNP
9 7 (0.44%) MCP
10 5 (0.31%) MCSA
11 4 (0.25%) CCIP
11 4 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.25%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (6.35%) QA
2 48 (3.02%) SLA
3 10 (0.63%) SDET
4 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.25%) PMO
6 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.19%) JTAG
7 1 (0.063%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.063%) GDPR
7 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 168 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.20%) Docker
3 21 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.88%) XenApp
6 13 (0.82%) Firmware
7 11 (0.69%) BitLocker
7 11 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.50%) Xen
9 6 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.063%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (2.89%) SCCM
2 41 (2.58%) AirWatch
3 20 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (1.07%) WSUS
5 15 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (0.63%) Ansible
7 9 (0.57%) Puppet
8 7 (0.44%) Nagios
8 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (0.38%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.19%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.13%) HockeyApp
12 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.13%) SCOM
12 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 217 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 151 (9.50%) Apple
3 123 (7.74%) Google
4 117 (7.36%) Xamarin
5 71 (4.47%) Adobe
6 53 (3.33%) Citrix
7 44 (2.77%) Cisco
8 38 (2.39%) HP
9 37 (2.33%) VMware
10 32 (2.01%) Oracle
11 29 (1.82%) Dell
12 25 (1.57%) Symantec
13 17 (1.07%) Lotus
13 17 (1.07%) SAP
13 17 (1.07%) Toshiba
14 13 (0.82%) MobileIron
14 13 (0.82%) Samsung
15 12 (0.75%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.75%) Splunk
16 10 (0.63%) LANDesk
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600 per day on a rolling 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Blue Glue
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Rate: Up to £450 per day (negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Ideal Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day for 12 months
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hurren and Hope
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 5 days ago