Period
to 22 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 173 160
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 -4
Contract jobs citing Android 1690 1663 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.58% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.17% 7.18% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1162 1202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.56% +7.29%
10th Percentile £174 £225 £203
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 72 63
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +75.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £25.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.79% +68.33% +3.45%

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 20698 23162 24562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.97% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13083 14563 14466
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1231 1284 1937
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

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 October 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 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 15 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 October 2017. 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 +22 1622 £400 - 284
London -1 934 £425 - 123
UK excluding London +24 745 £375 +7.14% 175
North of England +50 211 £363 -3.33% 50
South East +13 202 £400 +11.11% 32
Midlands +97 145 £360 +2.86% 30
North West +31 111 £375 -6.25% 27
Yorkshire +25 89 £350 -4.11% 21
East of England -9 89 £340 -2.86% 23
East Midlands +45 72 £400 -11.11% 14
West Midlands +57 71 £325 -1.52% 15
Scotland -34 54 £375 +20.97% 9
South West -13 38 £375 - 26
North East +43 11 £283 -8.87% 2
Wales +17 9 £350 -6.67% 5

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 938 (55.50%) Apple iOS
2 709 (41.95%) Android Development
3 614 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
4 583 (34.50%) Java
5 555 (32.84%) Mobile App
6 411 (24.32%) Windows
7 282 (16.69%) JavaScript
8 268 (15.86%) Git (software)
9 256 (15.15%) TDD
10 253 (14.97%) iOS Development
11 246 (14.56%) Scrum
12 241 (14.26%) User Experience
13 240 (14.20%) HTML
14 228 (13.49%) Android SDK
15 217 (12.84%) Mobile Development
16 209 (12.37%) Test Automation
17 202 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
18 200 (11.83%) Active Directory
19 199 (11.78%) Finance
20 198 (11.72%) Microsoft
21 196 (11.60%) RESTful
22 194 (11.48%) Jenkins
23 193 (11.42%) JSON
23 193 (11.42%) JIRA
24 163 (9.64%) CSS
25 160 (9.47%) Banking
26 156 (9.23%) REST
27 154 (9.11%) BDD
27 154 (9.11%) Apple
28 138 (8.17%) C#

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 64 (3.79%) Confluence
2 35 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 31 (1.83%) IBM Notes
4 27 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 26 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (1.12%) JBoss
8 17 (1.01%) CMS
9 16 (0.95%) Apache Spark
9 16 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.65%) GlassFish
12 11 (0.65%) WildFly
13 10 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.53%) Apache
15 7 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (0.36%) Mule
17 5 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 90 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.83%) Photoshop
5 30 (1.78%) InVision
6 24 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.59%) Flinto
8 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.30%) UXPin
10 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.059%) InDesign
13 1 (0.059%) Pixate
13 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.059%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) Eikon
2 8 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.059%) Maximo
4 1 (0.059%) RMDS
4 1 (0.059%) Shopify
4 1 (0.059%) Summit
4 1 (0.059%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 107 (6.33%) Office 365
2 73 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (3.67%) GitHub
5 35 (2.07%) Google Play
6 31 (1.83%) SaaS
7 24 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (1.30%) Google Drive
8 22 (1.30%) npm
9 17 (1.01%) Firebase
9 17 (1.01%) G Suite
10 16 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
11 15 (0.89%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.65%) PaaS
13 9 (0.53%) Slack
14 8 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 8 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.36%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.73%) Cisco IOS
2 61 (3.61%) VPN
3 52 (3.08%) Internet
4 51 (3.02%) Bluetooth
5 47 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 46 (2.72%) HTTP
7 39 (2.31%) Wireless
8 33 (1.95%) TCP/IP
9 31 (1.83%) LAN
10 30 (1.78%) Skype
11 29 (1.72%) DNS
12 26 (1.54%) WAN
13 23 (1.36%) DHCP
14 22 (1.30%) LTE
15 19 (1.12%) GSM
16 17 (1.01%) 3G
17 13 (0.77%) Firewall
17 13 (0.77%) GPRS
18 12 (0.71%) SGSN
19 10 (0.59%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.60%) MongoDB
2 40 (2.37%) NoSQL
3 38 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (1.78%) SQL Server
4 30 (1.78%) SQLite
5 26 (1.54%) MySQL
6 25 (1.48%) Big Data
7 24 (1.42%) Redis
8 22 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 16 (0.95%) Hadoop
11 11 (0.65%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.53%) CouchDB
13 7 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.30%) Hazelcast
14 5 (0.30%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.24%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 268 (15.86%) Git (software)
2 194 (11.48%) Jenkins
3 193 (11.42%) JIRA
4 111 (6.57%) Android Studio
5 90 (5.33%) Gradle
6 71 (4.20%) Selenium
7 67 (3.96%) Cucumber
8 62 (3.67%) Appium
9 61 (3.61%) JUnit
10 53 (3.14%) Calabash
11 47 (2.78%) Subversion
12 36 (2.13%) WebDriver
13 32 (1.89%) Visual Studio
14 29 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (1.72%) Eclipse
15 28 (1.66%) Maven
16 27 (1.60%) Xcode
17 26 (1.54%) Axure RP
18 22 (1.30%) Hudson
19 20 (1.18%) NUnit
General
1 199 (11.78%) Finance
2 160 (9.47%) Banking
3 80 (4.73%) Retail
4 54 (3.20%) Marketing
5 50 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 41 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 40 (2.37%) Games
8 31 (1.83%) Electronics
9 26 (1.54%) Advertising
9 26 (1.54%) Publishing
10 23 (1.36%) Retail Banking
11 16 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
13 11 (0.65%) Automotive
14 9 (0.53%) Front Office
14 9 (0.53%) Legal
15 8 (0.47%) German Language
15 8 (0.47%) Law
16 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 865 (51.18%) Developer
2 536 (31.72%) Android Developer
3 134 (7.93%) Senior Developer
4 123 (7.28%) iOS Developer
5 101 (5.98%) Mobile Developer
6 98 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 97 (5.74%) Analyst
8 93 (5.50%) Senior Android Developer
9 82 (4.85%) Xamarin Developer
10 77 (4.56%) Applications Developer
11 73 (4.32%) Designer
11 73 (4.32%) Desktop Support
12 72 (4.26%) iOS Android Developer
12 72 (4.26%) Java Developer
13 66 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
14 65 (3.85%) Architect
15 54 (3.20%) IT Support
16 50 (2.96%) Tester
17 49 (2.90%) Software Engineer
18 46 (2.72%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (14.20%) HTML
2 228 (13.49%) Android SDK
3 196 (11.60%) RESTful
4 193 (11.42%) JSON
5 163 (9.64%) CSS
6 156 (9.23%) REST
7 134 (7.93%) Web Services
8 118 (6.98%) HTML5
9 113 (6.69%) .NET
10 110 (6.51%) RxJava
11 98 (5.80%) AngularJS
12 90 (5.33%) Node.js
13 81 (4.79%) XML
14 76 (4.50%) React
15 70 (4.14%) React Native
16 67 (3.96%) CSS3
17 66 (3.91%) SOAP
18 58 (3.43%) Spring
19 53 (3.14%) Material Design
20 47 (2.78%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 555 (32.84%) Mobile App
2 241 (14.26%) User Experience
3 102 (6.04%) Blackberry
4 98 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (3.61%) Smartphone
6 59 (3.49%) iPhone
7 56 (3.31%) Computer Science
7 56 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
8 40 (2.37%) BYOD
9 30 (1.78%) Animation
10 27 (1.60%) iPad
10 27 (1.60%) Social Media
11 26 (1.54%) Fintech
12 22 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.18%) STB
14 19 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
14 19 (1.12%) Video on Demand
15 16 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
16 15 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 938 (55.50%) Apple iOS
2 411 (24.32%) Windows
3 112 (6.63%) Windows 7
4 91 (5.38%) Linux
5 89 (5.27%) Windows 10
6 79 (4.67%) Mac OS X
7 58 (3.43%) Mac OS
8 57 (3.37%) Windows Server
9 39 (2.31%) Unix
10 32 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
11 27 (1.60%) Windows Phone
12 26 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (1.42%) Windows 8
14 23 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (0.89%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
18 7 (0.41%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.24%) Solaris
19 4 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (41.95%) Android Development
2 614 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (15.15%) TDD
4 253 (14.97%) iOS Development
5 246 (14.56%) Scrum
6 217 (12.84%) Mobile Development
7 209 (12.37%) Test Automation
8 202 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
9 154 (9.11%) BDD
10 117 (6.92%) Software Engineering
11 112 (6.63%) Unit Testing
12 84 (4.97%) Mobile Application Development
13 80 (4.73%) DevOps
14 76 (4.50%) OOP
15 71 (4.20%) E-Commerce
16 69 (4.08%) Open Source
17 67 (3.96%) ITIL
17 67 (3.96%) MVC
18 66 (3.91%) Kanban
19 62 (3.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 583 (34.50%) Java
2 282 (16.69%) JavaScript
3 138 (8.17%) C#
4 129 (7.63%) Apple Swift
5 124 (7.34%) Objective-C
6 108 (6.39%) SQL
7 88 (5.21%) C++
8 75 (4.44%) Python
9 57 (3.37%) C
10 51 (3.02%) PHP
11 38 (2.25%) Ruby
12 32 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 31 (1.83%) Scala
14 28 (1.66%) ES6
15 27 (1.60%) Kotlin
16 20 (1.18%) TypeScript
17 19 (1.12%) VB
18 18 (1.07%) ECMAScript
18 18 (1.07%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.95%) XAML
Qualifications
1 109 (6.45%) Degree
2 66 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
7 15 (0.89%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.65%) MCSE
10 9 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.41%) MCSA
13 5 (0.30%) MCP
14 4 (0.24%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.24%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.24%) PMP
14 4 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.18%) MCDST
15 3 (0.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (7.69%) QA
2 11 (0.65%) SLA
3 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.18%) PMO
4 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.059%) GCP
5 1 (0.059%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 200 (11.83%) Active Directory
2 73 (4.32%) Docker
3 18 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.83%) Firmware
5 9 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.24%) vSphere
7 4 (0.24%) XenApp
7 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.12%) HDFS
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.059%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (3.85%) SCCM
2 36 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 28 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.71%) WSUS
6 11 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.30%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.24%) Terraform
10 3 (0.18%) Packer
10 3 (0.18%) SCOM
10 3 (0.18%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.12%) Control-M
11 2 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.12%) Nessus
11 2 (0.12%) Oozie
11 2 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 198 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 154 (9.11%) Apple
3 125 (7.40%) Google
4 123 (7.28%) Xamarin
5 70 (4.14%) Cisco
5 70 (4.14%) Citrix
6 34 (2.01%) SAP
7 32 (1.89%) VMware
8 31 (1.83%) Lotus
9 30 (1.78%) Oracle
10 27 (1.60%) MobileIron
11 26 (1.54%) HP
12 25 (1.48%) Adobe
13 22 (1.30%) Bloomberg
13 22 (1.30%) Reuters
14 18 (1.07%) Samsung
15 17 (1.01%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.83%) Symantec
17 13 (0.77%) Meraki
18 10 (0.59%) ServiceNow