Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 172 161
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11 -1
Contract jobs citing Android 1778 1636 1785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.59% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.28% 7.54% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1107 1217
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £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 62 75 87
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £22.84 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.85% +14.18% +21.21%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +13.39% +51.35% +17.46%

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 21485 21701 24358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 21.14% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13722 13678 14451
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1270 1281 1907
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.45
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.55% +0.44%

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 11 December 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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 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 +15 1709 £413 +3.13% 339
London +22 1016 £438 +2.94% 173
UK excluding London -1 748 £375 +7.14% 182
North of England +23 202 £400 +9.59% 60
South East -7 198 £400 +21.21% 24
Midlands +82 158 £350 - 35
North West +9 107 £391 -2.19% 38
West Midlands +61 89 £350 +6.06% 22
Yorkshire +21 83 £420 +20.00% 15
East of England -36 81 £350 - 32
East Midlands +29 67 £394 +5.00% 13
Scotland -29 56 £375 +7.14% 10
South West -15 50 £389 +11.47% 15
North East +35 12 £310 -6.06% 7
Wales +11 6 £258 -31.33% 6
Northern Ireland -39 1 £400 +196.30%

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1006 (56.58%) Apple iOS
2 730 (41.06%) Android Development
3 648 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
4 606 (34.08%) Java
5 603 (33.91%) Mobile App
6 400 (22.50%) Windows
7 313 (17.60%) JavaScript
8 301 (16.93%) TDD
9 288 (16.20%) iOS Development
10 287 (16.14%) Git (software)
11 264 (14.85%) User Experience
12 260 (14.62%) Scrum
13 246 (13.84%) Mobile Development
14 241 (13.55%) Test Automation
15 231 (12.99%) HTML
16 223 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
17 216 (12.15%) Android SDK
18 207 (11.64%) Jenkins
19 206 (11.59%) Finance
20 199 (11.19%) RESTful
21 196 (11.02%) Active Directory
22 195 (10.97%) BDD
23 191 (10.74%) JSON
24 189 (10.63%) JIRA
25 188 (10.57%) Microsoft
26 173 (9.73%) Banking
27 170 (9.56%) REST
28 169 (9.51%) Apple
29 167 (9.39%) CSS
30 156 (8.77%) 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 61 (3.43%) Confluence
2 31 (1.74%) IBM Notes
3 30 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 29 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.41%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.12%) CMS
7 19 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (1.01%) JBoss
9 15 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.56%) GlassFish
12 10 (0.56%) WildFly
13 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.34%) Apache
15 5 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 92 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.97%) Photoshop
4 32 (1.80%) InVision
5 26 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 24 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.79%) Flinto
8 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.22%) UXPin
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.056%) InDesign
11 1 (0.056%) Pixate
11 1 (0.056%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 10 (0.56%) Eikon
2 8 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.17%) Maximo
3 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.056%) Shopify
5 1 (0.056%) Summit
5 1 (0.056%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 129 (7.26%) Office 365
2 83 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (4.61%) GitHub
4 76 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 45 (2.53%) Google Play
6 35 (1.97%) SaaS
7 24 (1.35%) npm
8 23 (1.29%) Sauce Labs
9 22 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (1.12%) Firebase
11 19 (1.07%) OneDrive
12 15 (0.84%) Google Drive
13 14 (0.79%) Slack
14 11 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
15 10 (0.56%) G Suite
15 10 (0.56%) IaaS
15 10 (0.56%) PaaS
16 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.66%) Internet
2 63 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
3 60 (3.37%) Bluetooth
4 54 (3.04%) VPN
5 48 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
5 48 (2.70%) HTTP
6 35 (1.97%) TCP/IP
7 34 (1.91%) Wireless
8 33 (1.86%) Skype
9 26 (1.46%) DNS
9 26 (1.46%) LAN
10 24 (1.35%) WAN
11 20 (1.12%) DHCP
12 19 (1.07%) LTE
13 16 (0.90%) GSM
14 14 (0.79%) 3G
14 14 (0.79%) Firewall
15 11 (0.62%) FTP
16 10 (0.56%) GPRS
16 10 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
2 48 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 47 (2.64%) NoSQL
4 41 (2.31%) SQL Server
5 37 (2.08%) Redis
6 33 (1.86%) MySQL
7 31 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 30 (1.69%) SQLite
9 27 (1.52%) Big Data
10 18 (1.01%) Relational Database
11 17 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.90%) Neo4j
13 12 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.56%) CouchDB
15 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
17 4 (0.22%) Blockchain
17 4 (0.22%) HBase
Development Applications
1 287 (16.14%) Git (software)
2 207 (11.64%) Jenkins
3 189 (10.63%) JIRA
4 126 (7.09%) Android Studio
5 100 (5.62%) Gradle
6 93 (5.23%) Cucumber
7 78 (4.39%) Selenium
8 77 (4.33%) Appium
9 62 (3.49%) JUnit
10 56 (3.15%) Calabash
11 44 (2.47%) Subversion
12 42 (2.36%) Eclipse
13 41 (2.31%) Xcode
14 39 (2.19%) WebDriver
15 34 (1.91%) Visual Studio
16 33 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 33 (1.86%) Maven
17 28 (1.57%) Axure RP
18 25 (1.41%) webpack
19 23 (1.29%) gulp
General
1 206 (11.59%) Finance
2 173 (9.73%) Banking
3 93 (5.23%) Retail
4 60 (3.37%) Games
5 57 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 39 (2.19%) Marketing
7 34 (1.91%) Publishing
8 31 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.52%) Retail Banking
10 25 (1.41%) Advertising
11 23 (1.29%) Electronics
12 14 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.67%) Automotive
13 12 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
14 11 (0.62%) Law
15 9 (0.51%) Front Office
15 9 (0.51%) Legal
16 7 (0.39%) German Language
17 6 (0.34%) French Language
18 5 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 915 (51.46%) Developer
2 534 (30.03%) Android Developer
3 132 (7.42%) Senior Developer
4 129 (7.26%) iOS Developer
5 123 (6.92%) Mobile Developer
6 107 (6.02%) Analyst
7 103 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 83 (4.67%) Senior Android Developer
9 79 (4.44%) Desktop Support
10 77 (4.33%) Xamarin Developer
11 75 (4.22%) Java Developer
12 74 (4.16%) Designer
12 74 (4.16%) iOS Android Developer
13 72 (4.05%) Architect
14 65 (3.66%) Applications Developer
15 61 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
16 51 (2.87%) Test Engineer
16 51 (2.87%) UX Designer
17 49 (2.76%) Tester
18 48 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (12.99%) HTML
2 216 (12.15%) Android SDK
3 199 (11.19%) RESTful
4 191 (10.74%) JSON
5 170 (9.56%) REST
6 167 (9.39%) CSS
7 154 (8.66%) Web Services
8 123 (6.92%) .NET
9 116 (6.52%) HTML5
10 108 (6.07%) Node.js
11 101 (5.68%) AngularJS
11 101 (5.68%) RxJava
12 94 (5.29%) React
13 90 (5.06%) React Native
14 81 (4.56%) XML
15 69 (3.88%) SOAP
16 64 (3.60%) CSS3
17 63 (3.54%) iOS SDK
18 57 (3.21%) Dagger
19 55 (3.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 603 (33.91%) Mobile App
2 264 (14.85%) User Experience
3 105 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (5.29%) Blackberry
5 72 (4.05%) iPhone
6 70 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
7 64 (3.60%) Computer Science
8 54 (3.04%) Smartphone
9 35 (1.97%) BYOD
10 32 (1.80%) Animation
11 31 (1.74%) Fintech
12 30 (1.69%) iPad
13 24 (1.35%) Social Media
14 22 (1.24%) Video on Demand
14 22 (1.24%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.07%) STB
16 16 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
17 15 (0.84%) IPTV
18 13 (0.73%) Chromecast
18 13 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1006 (56.58%) Apple iOS
2 400 (22.50%) Windows
3 120 (6.75%) Windows 7
4 109 (6.13%) Windows 10
5 99 (5.57%) Linux
6 80 (4.50%) Mac OS X
7 51 (2.87%) Mac OS
7 51 (2.87%) Windows Server
8 37 (2.08%) Unix
9 27 (1.52%) Windows 8
9 27 (1.52%) Windows Phone
10 26 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
11 23 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (1.01%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.56%) Solaris
16 8 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
17 7 (0.39%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.34%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (41.06%) Android Development
2 648 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (16.93%) TDD
4 288 (16.20%) iOS Development
5 260 (14.62%) Scrum
6 246 (13.84%) Mobile Development
7 241 (13.55%) Test Automation
8 223 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
9 195 (10.97%) BDD
10 124 (6.97%) Software Engineering
11 106 (5.96%) Unit Testing
12 91 (5.12%) DevOps
13 81 (4.56%) Kanban
13 81 (4.56%) OOP
14 78 (4.39%) Mobile Application Development
15 74 (4.16%) E-Commerce
16 73 (4.11%) OO
17 72 (4.05%) ITIL
18 71 (3.99%) Wireframes
19 69 (3.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 606 (34.08%) Java
2 313 (17.60%) JavaScript
3 156 (8.77%) C#
4 149 (8.38%) Apple Swift
5 144 (8.10%) Objective-C
6 128 (7.20%) SQL
7 107 (6.02%) C++
8 80 (4.50%) Python
9 64 (3.60%) C
10 59 (3.32%) PHP
11 48 (2.70%) ES6
12 42 (2.36%) Kotlin
12 42 (2.36%) Ruby
13 32 (1.80%) TypeScript
14 27 (1.52%) Scala
15 21 (1.18%) GraphQL
15 21 (1.18%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.01%) ECMAScript
17 16 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 16 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (6.81%) Degree
2 63 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 47 (2.64%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
6 16 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.56%) MCSA
9 9 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.45%) MCSE
11 6 (0.34%) CISM
11 6 (0.34%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.34%) MCP
12 5 (0.28%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.28%) CCNA
12 5 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (8.21%) QA
2 17 (0.96%) SLA
3 4 (0.22%) PMO
4 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) WAI
5 1 (0.056%) GCP
5 1 (0.056%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 196 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 77 (4.33%) Docker
3 21 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.90%) Firmware
5 11 (0.62%) vSphere
6 8 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.34%) vCloud
9 5 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.22%) XenApp
10 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
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
11 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (3.77%) SCCM
2 31 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (1.57%) AirWatch
4 9 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.45%) WSUS
6 7 (0.39%) Terraform
7 5 (0.28%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.22%) HockeyApp
8 4 (0.22%) Packer
9 3 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.17%) SCOM
9 3 (0.17%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.11%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.11%) Control-M
10 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.11%) Nessus
10 2 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 188 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 169 (9.51%) Apple
3 120 (6.75%) Google
4 115 (6.47%) Xamarin
5 66 (3.71%) Citrix
6 60 (3.37%) Cisco
7 35 (1.97%) VMware
8 31 (1.74%) Lotus
8 31 (1.74%) Oracle
9 26 (1.46%) SAP
10 25 (1.41%) HP
10 25 (1.41%) Samsung
11 24 (1.35%) Bloomberg
11 24 (1.35%) Reuters
12 20 (1.12%) Adobe
13 16 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.84%) MobileIron
15 11 (0.62%) Meraki
15 11 (0.62%) Sophos
16 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com