Period
to 1 December 2021

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 1 December 2021 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 220 147 154
Rank change year-on-year -73 +7 +15
Contract jobs citing Android 1,116 664 1,439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.80% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.02% 9.78% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 457 917
10th Percentile £150 £254 £158
25th Percentile £338 £338 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £441 £420
Median % change year-on-year +7.71% +5.00% -1.18%
75th Percentile £569 £525 £525
90th Percentile £642 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £398
% change year-on-year +3.45% -8.81% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 14 59
10th Percentile £13.79 £14.50 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.97 £15.04 £13.75
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.55 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.68% +6.33% -5.71%
75th Percentile £55.25 £42.81 £49.38
90th Percentile £68.98 £49.88 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.59 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.04% -2.56% +0.47%

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 13,923 6,789 17,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.59% 18.41% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,594 4,397 10,727
10th Percentile £165 £163 £143
25th Percentile £340 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £432 £415
Median % change year-on-year +12.83% +4.11% -2.35%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £614 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £388
% change year-on-year +3.43% -0.19% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 392 1,227
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.98 £18.25 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.48% +4.29% +2.94%
75th Percentile £45.89 £40.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £62.28 £52.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.93% +4.00% +1.54%

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 1 December 2021.

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 1 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 17 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 1 December 2021. 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 -72 949 £475 +5.56% 511
London -53 553 £513 +7.89% 213
UK excluding London -69 383 £375 +3.45% 334
Work from Home -114 255 £500 +19.05% 99
North of England -83 100 £440 +10.00% 92
South East -39 95 £375 -17.15% 79
Midlands -31 84 £375 -6.83% 47
Yorkshire -54 49 £430 -2.27% 32
North West -58 45 £425 +30.77% 47
East Midlands -22 44 £463 +10.12% 28
West Midlands -46 40 £325 -7.14% 19
Scotland -59 36 £250 +13.64% 22
East of England -42 32 £375 +9.97% 39
South West -41 27 £180 -52.00% 39
Northern Ireland - 8 £148 - 4
North East -9 6 £506 +44.64% 13
Wales -30 3 £510 +60.13% 13

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, 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.

1 629 (56.36%) Apple iOS
2 362 (32.44%) Agile Software Development
3 341 (30.56%) Android Development
4 321 (28.76%) Mobile App
5 314 (28.14%) Java
6 296 (26.52%) Windows
7 268 (24.01%) Kotlin
8 223 (19.98%) Microsoft
9 221 (19.80%) Social Skills
10 190 (17.03%) Active Directory
11 167 (14.96%) User Experience
12 163 (14.61%) Azure
12 163 (14.61%) Microsoft 365
13 148 (13.26%) React Native
13 148 (13.26%) JavaScript
14 141 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
15 136 (12.19%) Windows 10
15 136 (12.19%) Test Automation
16 119 (10.66%) TDD
17 117 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
18 113 (10.13%) Mobile Development
19 111 (9.95%) Finance
20 105 (9.41%) Git (software)
21 104 (9.32%) iOS Development
21 104 (9.32%) Scrum
22 100 (8.96%) Apple
23 97 (8.69%) JIRA
24 95 (8.51%) Android Studio
24 95 (8.51%) Apple Swift
25 89 (7.97%) 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 (4.21%) Confluence
2 30 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.61%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.72%) IBM Notes
6 7 (0.63%) CMS
7 6 (0.54%) IIS
8 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.36%) Apache
9 4 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.27%) OnBase
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.090%) Headless CMS
12 1 (0.090%) Moodle
12 1 (0.090%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 141 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (4.48%) Sketch
3 38 (3.41%) Zeplin
4 17 (1.52%) InVision
5 16 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 12 (1.08%) Adobe XD
6 12 (1.08%) Figma
7 11 (0.99%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.45%) UXPin
10 4 (0.36%) Marvel
10 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.090%) InDesign
13 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.090%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 163 (14.61%) Azure
1 163 (14.61%) Microsoft 365
2 67 (6.00%) AWS
3 50 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (3.58%) GitHub
5 30 (2.69%) Firebase
6 24 (2.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 24 (2.15%) Serverless
7 22 (1.97%) BrowserStack
7 22 (1.97%) GCP
7 22 (1.97%) Google Play
8 20 (1.79%) SaaS
9 16 (1.43%) Sauce Labs
9 16 (1.43%) Slack
10 14 (1.25%) OneDrive
11 12 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (0.99%) Google Workspace
13 9 (0.81%) IaaS
14 8 (0.72%) Bitrise
15 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.48%) LAN
2 44 (3.94%) VPN
3 39 (3.49%) DNS
4 37 (3.32%) Firewall
5 31 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 30 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
7 28 (2.51%) HTTP
7 28 (2.51%) VoIP
8 27 (2.42%) WAN
9 24 (2.15%) DHCP
9 24 (2.15%) Skype
10 22 (1.97%) Wireless
11 20 (1.79%) Bluetooth
12 16 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (1.08%) Network Security
14 10 (0.90%) Internet
14 10 (0.90%) SSL
15 9 (0.81%) WebEx
16 5 (0.45%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.52%) SQLite
3 12 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 11 (0.99%) MySQL
5 9 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.63%) Redis
8 6 (0.54%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.36%) Hazelcast
10 3 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.27%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.18%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 105 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 97 (8.69%) JIRA
3 95 (8.51%) Android Studio
4 86 (7.71%) Jenkins
5 37 (3.32%) Xcode
6 36 (3.23%) Appium
7 34 (3.05%) Gradle
8 33 (2.96%) JUnit
9 31 (2.78%) Cucumber
9 31 (2.78%) Postman
10 29 (2.60%) Maven
11 24 (2.15%) git-flow
12 19 (1.70%) Selenium
13 18 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (1.43%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.34%) fastlane
16 14 (1.25%) Calabash
17 12 (1.08%) Axure RP
17 12 (1.08%) Mockito
18 10 (0.90%) GitLab
General
1 221 (19.80%) Social Skills
2 111 (9.95%) Finance
3 79 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (7.08%) Banking
4 72 (6.45%) Retail
5 32 (2.87%) Public Sector
6 30 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.42%) Games
8 22 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
9 20 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (1.79%) Publishing
10 18 (1.61%) Marketing
11 17 (1.52%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.34%) Automotive
12 15 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
13 13 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 12 (1.08%) Electronics
14 12 (1.08%) Law
15 8 (0.72%) German Language
16 6 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 477 (42.74%) Developer
2 257 (23.03%) Android Developer
3 108 (9.68%) React Developer
4 92 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 86 (7.71%) Analyst
6 65 (5.82%) Senior Developer
7 63 (5.65%) Designer
8 62 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
9 61 (5.47%) IT Support
10 60 (5.38%) Desktop Support
11 50 (4.48%) iOS Developer
12 40 (3.58%) Desktop Engineer
13 39 (3.49%) IT Analyst
14 37 (3.32%) Senior Android Developer
14 37 (3.32%) Support Analyst
15 35 (3.14%) UI Designer
16 34 (3.05%) Architect
16 34 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 33 (2.96%) Mobile Engineer
18 32 (2.87%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (13.26%) React Native
2 89 (7.97%) React
3 88 (7.89%) RESTful
4 80 (7.17%) REST
5 76 (6.81%) HTML
6 73 (6.54%) Android SDK
7 70 (6.27%) Node.js
8 66 (5.91%) RxJava
9 52 (4.66%) CSS
10 51 (4.57%) JSON
11 44 (3.94%) iOS SDK
12 42 (3.76%) .NET
13 41 (3.67%) Dagger
13 41 (3.67%) Web Services
14 31 (2.78%) Redux
15 28 (2.51%) Spring
16 27 (2.42%) Spring Boot
17 26 (2.33%) Retrofit
18 24 (2.15%) Flutter
18 24 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 321 (28.76%) Mobile App
2 167 (14.96%) User Experience
3 62 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 48 (4.30%) iPad
5 42 (3.76%) iPhone
6 41 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
7 38 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
8 36 (3.23%) Virtual Team
9 30 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
10 27 (2.42%) Smartphone
11 23 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.43%) W3C
13 13 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
13 13 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
14 12 (1.08%) BYOD
15 10 (0.90%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 629 (56.36%) Apple iOS
2 296 (26.52%) Windows
3 136 (12.19%) Windows 10
4 62 (5.56%) Mac OS
5 60 (5.38%) Windows Server
6 54 (4.84%) Windows 7
7 35 (3.14%) Linux
8 33 (2.96%) Windows Phone
9 24 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (2.06%) Mac OS X
11 22 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
12 19 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
13 12 (1.08%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
14 11 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.72%) Unix
16 5 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.45%) tvOS
16 5 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (32.44%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (30.56%) Android Development
3 136 (12.19%) Test Automation
4 119 (10.66%) TDD
5 117 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
6 113 (10.13%) Mobile Development
7 104 (9.32%) iOS Development
7 104 (9.32%) Scrum
8 89 (7.97%) Software Engineering
9 87 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (7.71%) DevOps
11 71 (6.36%) MVVM
12 65 (5.82%) BDD
12 65 (5.82%) ITIL
13 55 (4.93%) Mentoring
14 52 (4.66%) Analytics
14 52 (4.66%) Unit Testing
15 50 (4.48%) Mobile Application Development
16 49 (4.39%) SDLC
17 47 (4.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 314 (28.14%) Java
2 268 (24.01%) Kotlin
3 148 (13.26%) JavaScript
4 95 (8.51%) Apple Swift
5 67 (6.00%) C#
6 64 (5.73%) Objective-C
7 58 (5.20%) TypeScript
8 51 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 50 (4.48%) Python
10 46 (4.12%) C++
11 44 (3.94%) SQL
12 27 (2.42%) C
13 26 (2.33%) Ruby
14 11 (0.99%) Go
15 10 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.90%) Java 8
15 10 (0.90%) PHP
16 8 (0.72%) Dart
17 7 (0.63%) ES6
17 7 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (4.03%) Degree
2 40 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.34%) MCSE
7 12 (1.08%) MCSA
8 8 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.72%) MCP
9 6 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.45%) CCNA
10 5 (0.45%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.36%) ACSP
11 4 (0.36%) CISM
11 4 (0.36%) CISSP
11 4 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.36%) MCITP
12 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.81%) QA
2 60 (5.38%) Accessibility
3 33 (2.96%) SLA
4 14 (1.25%) WCAG
5 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.72%) NCSC
6 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.54%) GDPR
8 5 (0.45%) NIST
9 4 (0.36%) PMO
9 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.090%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.090%) COBIT
12 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.090%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 190 (17.03%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 24 (2.15%) Docker
3 24 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.61%) Firmware
5 14 (1.25%) BitLocker
6 12 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (0.63%) vSphere
9 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.090%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 80 (7.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 73 (6.54%) SCCM
3 25 (2.24%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 15 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.54%) SCOM
7 6 (0.54%) WSUS
8 5 (0.45%) Ansible
8 5 (0.45%) Terraform
9 3 (0.27%) Grafana
9 3 (0.27%) Nagios
9 3 (0.27%) Nessus
10 2 (0.18%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.18%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.18%) MobiControl
10 2 (0.18%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.18%) QRadar
11 1 (0.090%) Endace
Vendors
1 223 (19.98%) Microsoft
2 100 (8.96%) Apple
3 72 (6.45%) Google
4 60 (5.38%) Adobe
5 35 (3.14%) Xamarin
6 34 (3.05%) VMware
7 33 (2.96%) Citrix
8 28 (2.51%) ServiceNow
9 25 (2.24%) Polycom
10 23 (2.06%) Cisco
11 21 (1.88%) Dell
12 16 (1.43%) Splunk
13 14 (1.25%) Perfecto Mobile
13 14 (1.25%) Samsung
14 13 (1.16%) HP
15 12 (1.08%) AppDynamics
15 12 (1.08%) SAP
16 11 (0.99%) Avaya
16 11 (0.99%) IBM
17 9 (0.81%) Salesforce.com