Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 130 171
Rank change year-on-year -38 +41 -27
Contract jobs citing Android 969 795 1,509
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.92% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.81% 9.68% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 562 926
10th Percentile £253 £200 £169
25th Percentile £363 £357 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £538 £538 £525
90th Percentile £613 £600 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 59
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.80 £12.20
25th Percentile £36.44 £18.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +64.06% +77.78% -10.00%
75th Percentile £64.00 £48.75 £31.75
90th Percentile £66.35 £63.75 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% +66.67% -16.67%

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 9,880 8,216 18,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.44% 19.83% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,461 5,370 11,778
10th Percentile £185 £150 £158
25th Percentile £350 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 532 1,103
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.64 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.99 £13.96 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £45.18 £25.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £60.50 £48.12 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +0.88%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -42 811 £458 +1.67% 402
London -48 490 £480 - 168
Work from Home -98 313 £463 +15.63% 106
UK excluding London -24 298 £400 -5.88% 246
South East +3 88 £425 - 56
North of England -12 81 £425 +6.25% 82
East of England +3 45 £375 -11.24% 27
Yorkshire +19 42 £438 +9.38% 20
North West -12 34 £420 +6.33% 58
Midlands -17 30 £363 +3.57% 33
Scotland -60 26 £158 -66.84% 6
South West +9 17 £350 -22.22% 36
East Midlands +2 17 £345 +45.26% 12
West Midlands -20 14 £370 -7.50% 21
Wales +5 8 £375 +33.93% 6
North East +1 5 £425 - 4
Northern Ireland -7 3 £105 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 501 (51.70%) Apple iOS
2 390 (40.25%) Android Development
3 316 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (30.86%) Kotlin
5 294 (30.34%) Mobile App
6 283 (29.21%) Java
7 169 (17.44%) Social Skills
8 161 (16.62%) Git (software)
9 154 (15.89%) User Experience
10 151 (15.58%) Windows
11 149 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 147 (15.17%) Mobile Development
13 140 (14.45%) Azure
14 137 (14.14%) Test Automation
15 134 (13.83%) TDD
16 132 (13.62%) React Native
17 125 (12.90%) Software Engineering
17 125 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
18 120 (12.38%) Microsoft
19 119 (12.28%) DevOps
19 119 (12.28%) Jenkins
20 118 (12.18%) Finance
21 115 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
22 102 (10.53%) REST
23 100 (10.32%) RESTful
24 96 (9.91%) MVVM
24 96 (9.91%) iOS Development
24 96 (9.91%) Scrum
25 93 (9.60%) Active Directory
25 93 (9.60%) JIRA

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 37 (3.82%) Confluence
2 12 (1.24%) DNN
2 12 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.03%) CMS
5 7 (0.72%) Apache
5 7 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.31%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.31%) GeoServer
7 3 (0.31%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.31%) IIS
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.21%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (5.37%) Sketch
3 40 (4.13%) Zeplin
4 21 (2.17%) InVision
5 14 (1.44%) Adobe XD
6 12 (1.24%) Figma
6 12 (1.24%) Photoshop
7 11 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.62%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.21%) Marvel
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.10%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.10%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.10%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 140 (14.45%) Azure
2 87 (8.98%) Microsoft 365
3 73 (7.53%) GitHub
4 40 (4.13%) AWS
5 33 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (2.89%) Serverless
7 27 (2.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 19 (1.96%) SaaS
9 18 (1.86%) Firebase
10 16 (1.65%) Slack
11 12 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.14%) Google Play
12 11 (1.14%) IaaS
12 11 (1.14%) OneDrive
13 10 (1.03%) GCP
14 8 (0.83%) Bitrise
15 7 (0.72%) PaaS
16 6 (0.62%) BrowserStack
16 6 (0.62%) TestFlight
17 5 (0.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
2 27 (2.79%) VPN
3 20 (2.06%) Firewall
3 20 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.86%) Internet
5 16 (1.65%) LAN
6 14 (1.44%) HTTPS
7 13 (1.34%) Bluetooth
8 12 (1.24%) DNS
8 12 (1.24%) Skype
8 12 (1.24%) Wireshark
9 11 (1.14%) HTTP
9 11 (1.14%) WAN
10 9 (0.93%) 2G
10 9 (0.93%) DHCP
10 9 (0.93%) Network Security
10 9 (0.93%) SSL
10 9 (0.93%) VoIP
10 9 (0.93%) Wireless
11 6 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.99%) SQLite
2 15 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.14%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.14%) MySQL
3 11 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (0.72%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.41%) Blockchain
6 4 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.41%) Mixpanel
7 3 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.31%) Big Data
7 3 (0.31%) GIS
7 3 (0.31%) Redis
7 3 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.21%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 161 (16.62%) Git (software)
2 119 (12.28%) Jenkins
3 93 (9.60%) JIRA
4 66 (6.81%) Android Studio
5 65 (6.71%) JUnit
6 49 (5.06%) Gradle
7 37 (3.82%) Mockito
8 28 (2.89%) Appium
8 28 (2.89%) Postman
9 25 (2.58%) Selenium
10 24 (2.48%) Cucumber
10 24 (2.48%) GitLab
11 23 (2.37%) Xcode
12 22 (2.27%) Calabash
13 18 (1.86%) git-flow
14 16 (1.65%) Maven
15 14 (1.44%) Axure RP
15 14 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (1.34%) CruiseControl
17 12 (1.24%) CMake
General
1 169 (17.44%) Social Skills
2 118 (12.18%) Finance
3 59 (6.09%) Banking
4 57 (5.88%) Retail
5 50 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 35 (3.61%) Public Sector
8 25 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
9 24 (2.48%) Electronics
9 24 (2.48%) Manufacturing
10 23 (2.37%) Marketing
11 17 (1.75%) Publishing
12 16 (1.65%) Automotive
13 15 (1.55%) Games
14 12 (1.24%) Wearables
15 11 (1.14%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.93%) Advertising
16 9 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
17 8 (0.83%) Law
18 5 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 522 (53.87%) Developer
2 287 (29.62%) Android Developer
3 84 (8.67%) React Developer
4 72 (7.43%) Mobile Developer
5 66 (6.81%) Senior Developer
6 65 (6.71%) Designer
7 47 (4.85%) Applications Developer
8 42 (4.33%) Senior Android Developer
9 41 (4.23%) iOS Developer
10 39 (4.02%) UI Designer
11 37 (3.82%) Android Engineer
11 37 (3.82%) Software Engineer
12 31 (3.20%) iOS Android Developer
13 28 (2.89%) Architect
13 28 (2.89%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 28 (2.89%) Support Engineer
14 26 (2.68%) Analyst
14 26 (2.68%) Tester
15 25 (2.58%) Test Engineer
16 24 (2.48%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (13.62%) React Native
2 102 (10.53%) REST
3 100 (10.32%) RESTful
4 84 (8.67%) RxJava
5 75 (7.74%) HTML
6 73 (7.53%) React
7 72 (7.43%) Android SDK
8 69 (7.12%) Node.js
9 65 (6.71%) Dagger
10 59 (6.09%) JSON
11 57 (5.88%) CSS
12 47 (4.85%) Redux
13 40 (4.13%) Spring
14 36 (3.72%) .NET
15 35 (3.61%) GraphQL
16 34 (3.51%) AngularJS
16 34 (3.51%) Web Services
16 34 (3.51%) XML
17 33 (3.41%) Flutter
18 28 (2.89%) Retrofit
Miscellaneous
1 294 (30.34%) Mobile App
2 154 (15.89%) User Experience
3 33 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.27%) W3C
6 18 (1.86%) Algorithms
6 18 (1.86%) Blackberry
6 18 (1.86%) iPhone
7 17 (1.75%) iPad
8 15 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.34%) Smartphone
9 13 (1.34%) Social Media
9 13 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.14%) Animation
10 11 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
10 11 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.72%) BYOD
12 7 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 501 (51.70%) Apple iOS
2 151 (15.58%) Windows
3 64 (6.60%) Windows 10
4 43 (4.44%) Linux
5 24 (2.48%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.27%) Mac OS
7 20 (2.06%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
9 13 (1.34%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.14%) Android TV
10 11 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (1.14%) Unix
11 7 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.31%) tvOS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (40.25%) Android Development
2 316 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (15.17%) Mobile Development
4 137 (14.14%) Test Automation
5 134 (13.83%) TDD
6 125 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
6 125 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 119 (12.28%) DevOps
8 115 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
9 96 (9.91%) iOS Development
9 96 (9.91%) MVVM
9 96 (9.91%) Scrum
10 60 (6.19%) Unit Testing
11 59 (6.09%) BDD
11 59 (6.09%) Pair Programming
12 58 (5.99%) Mentoring
13 53 (5.47%) SDLC
14 52 (5.37%) Computer Science
15 48 (4.95%) Prototyping
16 46 (4.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 299 (30.86%) Kotlin
2 283 (29.21%) Java
3 149 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 70 (7.22%) Apple Swift
5 63 (6.50%) C++
5 63 (6.50%) TypeScript
6 60 (6.19%) C#
7 56 (5.78%) SQL
8 50 (5.16%) Objective-C
9 47 (4.85%) Python
10 34 (3.51%) C
11 32 (3.30%) PowerShell
12 22 (2.27%) Ruby
13 21 (2.17%) ES6
14 15 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.55%) Scala
15 14 (1.44%) ANSI SQL
15 14 (1.44%) Go
16 12 (1.24%) Java 8
16 12 (1.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (5.26%) Degree
2 15 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.44%) Master's Degree
3 14 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.52%) MCP
6 5 (0.52%) MCSA
7 4 (0.41%) CHECK Team Leader
7 4 (0.41%) CREST Certified
7 4 (0.41%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.41%) MCSE
8 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.21%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.21%) CISSP
9 2 (0.21%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.30%) QA
2 49 (5.06%) Accessibility
3 15 (1.55%) SLA
4 12 (1.24%) GDPR
5 10 (1.03%) WCAG
6 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.21%) NCSC
8 2 (0.21%) NIST
8 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.10%) GRC
9 1 (0.10%) PMO
9 1 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 93 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.68%) Docker
3 12 (1.24%) Firmware
3 12 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.72%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.52%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.31%) vSphere
10 2 (0.21%) XenApp
10 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (5.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 35 (3.61%) SCCM
3 15 (1.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 14 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.14%) Terraform
7 5 (0.52%) Ansible
7 5 (0.52%) Nessus
8 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.41%) Kibana
9 3 (0.31%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.31%) Grafana
9 3 (0.31%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.31%) Puppet
10 2 (0.21%) MobiControl
10 2 (0.21%) SCOM
11 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.10%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 120 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.30%) Apple
3 54 (5.57%) Xamarin
4 52 (5.37%) Google
5 49 (5.06%) Adobe
6 25 (2.58%) Citrix
7 20 (2.06%) Samsung
8 18 (1.86%) SAP
8 18 (1.86%) VMware
9 16 (1.65%) CA Agile Central
10 14 (1.44%) CA
10 14 (1.44%) Splunk
11 10 (1.03%) AppDynamics
11 10 (1.03%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.83%) Avaya
12 8 (0.83%) Cisco
13 7 (0.72%) Mitel
14 6 (0.62%) Ivanti
15 5 (0.52%) Green Hills
15 5 (0.52%) IBM