Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 171 160
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11 +7
Contract jobs citing Android 1754 1678 1775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.59% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.13% 7.42% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 1157 1233
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 80 79
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £24.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.20% +34.26% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.86% +22.86% +20.69%

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 21572 22626 24324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 21.49% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 14257 14328
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £362
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.21% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1307 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +16 1683 £413 +3.13% 363
London +10 994 £438 +2.94% 193
UK excluding London +9 747 £375 +7.14% 181
North of England +32 208 £400 +6.67% 64
South East +7 190 £400 +15.94% 29
Midlands +86 151 £350 - 32
North West +19 112 £395 -1.25% 42
Yorkshire +18 85 £420 +17.89% 19
East of England -21 84 £350 - 32
West Midlands +62 77 £325 -1.52% 18
East Midlands +33 72 £394 +5.00% 14
Scotland -33 57 £375 +13.64% 5
South West -19 52 £400 +14.29% 13
North East +34 11 £293 -10.00% 3
Wales +15 9 £350 -6.67% 5

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 980 (55.87%) Apple iOS
2 730 (41.62%) Android Development
3 655 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
4 604 (34.44%) Java
5 585 (33.35%) Mobile App
6 401 (22.86%) Windows
7 313 (17.84%) JavaScript
8 295 (16.82%) TDD
9 278 (15.85%) iOS Development
10 276 (15.74%) Git (software)
11 262 (14.94%) User Experience
12 258 (14.71%) Scrum
13 243 (13.85%) HTML
14 241 (13.74%) Mobile Development
15 227 (12.94%) Test Automation
16 225 (12.83%) Android SDK
17 214 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
18 210 (11.97%) Finance
19 201 (11.46%) RESTful
20 198 (11.29%) Jenkins
21 195 (11.12%) JSON
21 195 (11.12%) Active Directory
22 194 (11.06%) Microsoft
23 186 (10.60%) JIRA
24 185 (10.55%) BDD
25 173 (9.86%) Banking
26 172 (9.81%) CSS
27 166 (9.46%) Apple
28 162 (9.24%) REST
29 149 (8.49%) 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 58 (3.31%) Confluence
2 33 (1.88%) IBM Notes
3 31 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 30 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.43%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (1.08%) CMS
7 18 (1.03%) JBoss
8 15 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 15 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.57%) GlassFish
11 10 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.57%) WildFly
12 9 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.34%) Apache
13 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 92 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.11%) Photoshop
4 32 (1.82%) InVision
5 27 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 25 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 14 (0.80%) Flinto
8 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.29%) UXPin
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.057%) InDesign
12 1 (0.057%) Pixate
12 1 (0.057%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Eikon
2 8 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.17%) Maximo
3 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.057%) Shopify
5 1 (0.057%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 120 (6.84%) Office 365
2 80 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (4.45%) GitHub
4 73 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (2.62%) Google Play
6 36 (2.05%) SaaS
7 25 (1.43%) npm
8 23 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (1.14%) Firebase
10 19 (1.08%) Sauce Labs
11 17 (0.97%) OneDrive
12 15 (0.86%) Google Drive
13 14 (0.80%) Slack
14 11 (0.63%) PaaS
15 10 (0.57%) G Suite
15 10 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
15 10 (0.57%) IaaS
16 7 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.59%) Internet
2 60 (3.42%) VPN
3 59 (3.36%) Bluetooth
4 56 (3.19%) Cisco IOS
5 55 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
6 51 (2.91%) HTTP
7 36 (2.05%) TCP/IP
8 35 (2.00%) Wireless
9 30 (1.71%) Skype
10 28 (1.60%) DNS
11 26 (1.48%) LAN
12 25 (1.43%) WAN
13 21 (1.20%) DHCP
14 19 (1.08%) LTE
15 16 (0.91%) GSM
16 14 (0.80%) 3G
16 14 (0.80%) Firewall
17 11 (0.63%) FTP
18 10 (0.57%) GPRS
19 9 (0.51%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
2 51 (2.91%) MongoDB
3 46 (2.62%) NoSQL
4 36 (2.05%) SQL Server
5 35 (2.00%) Redis
6 32 (1.82%) MySQL
7 31 (1.77%) SQLite
8 30 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 26 (1.48%) Big Data
10 19 (1.08%) Relational Database
11 17 (0.97%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (0.86%) Neo4j
14 11 (0.63%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.57%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.29%) Hazelcast
17 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
18 4 (0.23%) Blockchain
18 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 276 (15.74%) Git (software)
2 198 (11.29%) Jenkins
3 186 (10.60%) JIRA
4 121 (6.90%) Android Studio
5 97 (5.53%) Gradle
6 85 (4.85%) Cucumber
7 77 (4.39%) Selenium
8 73 (4.16%) Appium
9 62 (3.53%) JUnit
10 51 (2.91%) Calabash
11 43 (2.45%) Subversion
12 37 (2.11%) WebDriver
13 34 (1.94%) Eclipse
13 34 (1.94%) Maven
13 34 (1.94%) Visual Studio
13 34 (1.94%) Xcode
14 31 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (1.60%) Axure RP
16 21 (1.20%) Hudson
16 21 (1.20%) NUnit
General
1 210 (11.97%) Finance
2 173 (9.86%) Banking
3 85 (4.85%) Retail
4 53 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.79%) Games
6 42 (2.39%) Marketing
7 33 (1.88%) Publishing
8 32 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.48%) Advertising
10 25 (1.43%) Electronics
11 22 (1.25%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.74%) Automotive
14 12 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.57%) Law
16 9 (0.51%) Front Office
16 9 (0.51%) Legal
17 7 (0.40%) German Language
18 6 (0.34%) French Language
19 5 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 903 (51.48%) Developer
2 542 (30.90%) Android Developer
3 134 (7.64%) Senior Developer
4 124 (7.07%) iOS Developer
5 114 (6.50%) Mobile Developer
6 103 (5.87%) Analyst
6 103 (5.87%) Support Engineer
7 86 (4.90%) Senior Android Developer
8 80 (4.56%) Desktop Support
9 75 (4.28%) Designer
9 75 (4.28%) Java Developer
9 75 (4.28%) Xamarin Developer
10 74 (4.22%) iOS Android Developer
11 67 (3.82%) Architect
12 66 (3.76%) Applications Developer
13 63 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
14 51 (2.91%) IT Support
15 49 (2.79%) Software Engineer
15 49 (2.79%) UX Designer
16 47 (2.68%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (13.85%) HTML
2 225 (12.83%) Android SDK
3 201 (11.46%) RESTful
4 195 (11.12%) JSON
5 172 (9.81%) CSS
6 162 (9.24%) REST
7 147 (8.38%) Web Services
8 123 (7.01%) .NET
9 118 (6.73%) HTML5
10 110 (6.27%) RxJava
11 108 (6.16%) Node.js
12 100 (5.70%) AngularJS
13 95 (5.42%) React
14 89 (5.07%) React Native
15 87 (4.96%) XML
16 67 (3.82%) SOAP
17 66 (3.76%) CSS3
18 63 (3.59%) Dagger
19 59 (3.36%) Spring
20 55 (3.14%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 585 (33.35%) Mobile App
2 262 (14.94%) User Experience
3 108 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (5.53%) Blackberry
5 70 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
6 68 (3.88%) iPhone
7 64 (3.65%) Computer Science
8 57 (3.25%) Smartphone
9 38 (2.17%) BYOD
10 32 (1.82%) Fintech
11 31 (1.77%) Animation
12 28 (1.60%) iPad
13 27 (1.54%) Social Media
14 22 (1.25%) Video on Demand
14 22 (1.25%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.08%) STB
16 17 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
17 14 (0.80%) IPTV
17 14 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
18 13 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 980 (55.87%) Apple iOS
2 401 (22.86%) Windows
3 120 (6.84%) Windows 7
4 99 (5.64%) Linux
4 99 (5.64%) Windows 10
5 80 (4.56%) Mac OS X
6 53 (3.02%) Mac OS
7 52 (2.96%) Windows Server
8 38 (2.17%) Unix
9 29 (1.65%) Windows 8
10 27 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
11 26 (1.48%) Windows Phone
12 22 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (1.14%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.51%) Solaris
16 7 (0.40%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (41.62%) Android Development
2 655 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (16.82%) TDD
4 278 (15.85%) iOS Development
5 258 (14.71%) Scrum
6 241 (13.74%) Mobile Development
7 227 (12.94%) Test Automation
8 214 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
9 185 (10.55%) BDD
10 125 (7.13%) Software Engineering
11 112 (6.39%) Unit Testing
12 84 (4.79%) DevOps
13 79 (4.50%) Mobile Application Development
14 76 (4.33%) Kanban
14 76 (4.33%) OOP
15 72 (4.10%) Wireframes
16 71 (4.05%) E-Commerce
17 70 (3.99%) ITIL
18 68 (3.88%) OO
18 68 (3.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 604 (34.44%) Java
2 313 (17.84%) JavaScript
3 149 (8.49%) C#
4 146 (8.32%) Apple Swift
5 141 (8.04%) Objective-C
6 123 (7.01%) SQL
7 99 (5.64%) C++
8 79 (4.50%) Python
9 67 (3.82%) C
10 59 (3.36%) PHP
11 48 (2.74%) ES6
12 43 (2.45%) Kotlin
13 36 (2.05%) Ruby
14 30 (1.71%) TypeScript
15 29 (1.65%) Scala
16 22 (1.25%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.14%) GraphQL
18 18 (1.03%) ECMAScript
19 16 (0.91%) Shell Script
20 14 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 120 (6.84%) Degree
2 57 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
6 16 (0.91%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.57%) MCSA
9 9 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.51%) MCSE
10 8 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.34%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.34%) MCP
12 5 (0.29%) CCNA
12 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.29%) CISM
13 4 (0.23%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (8.04%) QA
2 13 (0.74%) SLA
3 4 (0.23%) PMO
4 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) WAI
5 1 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.057%) GCP
5 1 (0.057%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 195 (11.12%) Active Directory
2 78 (4.45%) Docker
3 21 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.91%) Firmware
5 10 (0.57%) vSphere
6 8 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.29%) vCloud
9 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.23%) XenApp
9 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.11%) HDFS
11 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.11%) QEMU
11 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 64 (3.65%) SCCM
2 32 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (1.71%) AirWatch
4 11 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
5 9 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.40%) Terraform
7 7 (0.40%) WSUS
8 5 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.23%) HockeyApp
9 4 (0.23%) Packer
10 3 (0.17%) SCOM
10 3 (0.17%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.11%) Control-M
11 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.11%) Nessus
11 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 194 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 166 (9.46%) Apple
3 125 (7.13%) Google
4 118 (6.73%) Xamarin
5 68 (3.88%) Citrix
6 67 (3.82%) Cisco
7 34 (1.94%) VMware
8 33 (1.88%) Lotus
9 29 (1.65%) Oracle
10 26 (1.48%) HP
10 26 (1.48%) SAP
11 25 (1.43%) Samsung
12 22 (1.25%) Adobe
12 22 (1.25%) Bloomberg
12 22 (1.25%) Reuters
13 17 (0.97%) Atlassian
13 17 (0.97%) MobileIron
14 13 (0.74%) Meraki
15 10 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.57%) Sophos