Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 150 160
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10 +23
Contract jobs citing Android 1,644 1,850 1,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.83% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.45% 8.80% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 1,218 987
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £205 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 77 80
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.90 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.53% +2.68% -0.80%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £13.48
90th Percentile £62.87 £50.25 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.22 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.35% -2.63% -11.63%

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 19,446 21,034 19,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.32% 20.79% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,314 13,362 12,059
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £159 £181 £200
90th Percentile £613 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,166 1,291 1,184
UK median hourly rate £17.03 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.18% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.85
% change year-on-year +0.88% +0.06% -3.94%

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 -20 1,494 £425 - 381
London -10 834 £475 +5.56% 163
UK excluding London -4 770 £400 +6.67% 227
South East +15 235 £400 -1.54% 51
North of England -21 216 £400 - 70
Yorkshire +6 109 £425 - 17
Scotland +36 100 £425 +47.83% 8
North West -31 87 £375 -6.25% 48
Midlands -43 74 £400 +14.29% 28
East of England +37 60 £363 -19.44% 44
South West -27 60 £375 - 25
East Midlands -1 40 £400 - 9
West Midlands -43 34 £400 +14.29% 19
North East -6 20 £400 +48.15% 5
Wales +11 17 £340 +142.86% 1
Northern Ireland +12 8 £320 -8.57%

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 937 (57.00%) Apple iOS
2 593 (36.07%) Android Development
3 548 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 541 (32.91%) Mobile App
5 491 (29.87%) Java
6 351 (21.35%) Windows
7 305 (18.55%) JavaScript
8 236 (14.36%) User Experience
9 230 (13.99%) Kotlin
10 227 (13.81%) Finance
11 226 (13.75%) Microsoft
12 221 (13.44%) TDD
13 219 (13.32%) iOS Development
14 195 (11.86%) Active Directory
15 194 (11.80%) Git (software)
16 191 (11.62%) Mobile Development
17 188 (11.44%) REST
18 182 (11.07%) Scrum
19 180 (10.95%) HTML
20 172 (10.46%) JSON
21 168 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
22 162 (9.85%) Software Engineering
23 160 (9.73%) Windows 10
24 157 (9.55%) C#
25 149 (9.06%) Test Automation
26 147 (8.94%) Jenkins
26 147 (8.94%) Linux
27 141 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
28 139 (8.45%) JIRA
29 135 (8.21%) Office 365

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 69 (4.20%) MS Exchange
2 35 (2.13%) Confluence
3 34 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (1.58%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (1.09%) CMS
6 17 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (0.73%) SharePoint
9 11 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.61%) IIS
11 9 (0.55%) Drupal
12 8 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.36%) Mule
14 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.30%) Marvel
15 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.24%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 101 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.70%) InVision
3 20 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.67%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.24%) Flinto
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.12%) FreeHand
10 2 (0.12%) Maya
10 2 (0.12%) MotionBuilder
10 2 (0.12%) UXPin
11 1 (0.061%) InDesign
11 1 (0.061%) Revit
11 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 141 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (8.21%) Office 365
3 93 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (3.83%) GitHub
5 39 (2.37%) Google Play
6 31 (1.89%) Slack
7 23 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.03%) PaaS
9 16 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.97%) G Suite
10 15 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.91%) Firebase
11 14 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 14 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (0.85%) SaaS
11 14 (0.85%) Serverless
12 12 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.73%) Apigee
13 11 (0.67%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 65 (3.95%) VPN
3 57 (3.47%) Skype
4 50 (3.04%) LAN
5 45 (2.74%) DNS
6 41 (2.49%) Internet
7 38 (2.31%) WAN
8 28 (1.70%) DHCP
9 23 (1.40%) Firewall
10 22 (1.34%) VoIP
10 22 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (1.22%) Wireless
12 19 (1.16%) HTTP
13 17 (1.03%) SSL
14 16 (0.97%) Bluetooth
15 14 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (0.79%) NFC
16 13 (0.79%) WebEx
17 10 (0.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.31%) SQLite
2 33 (2.01%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.82%) MySQL
4 26 (1.58%) NoSQL
5 19 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.91%) Big Data
8 14 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (0.79%) Redis
10 9 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.49%) InfluxDB
12 7 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.30%) Power BI
14 4 (0.24%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
14 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.18%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 194 (11.80%) Git (software)
2 147 (8.94%) Jenkins
3 139 (8.45%) JIRA
4 100 (6.08%) Android Studio
5 64 (3.89%) Selenium
6 53 (3.22%) Appium
7 46 (2.80%) Xcode
8 42 (2.55%) Gradle
9 40 (2.43%) Cucumber
10 38 (2.31%) Subversion
11 33 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 32 (1.95%) Eclipse
12 32 (1.95%) Visual Studio
13 27 (1.64%) Maven
14 26 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (1.52%) JUnit
16 24 (1.46%) WebDriver
17 20 (1.22%) Bitbucket
18 19 (1.16%) Axure RP
19 17 (1.03%) Mockito
General
1 227 (13.81%) Finance
2 100 (6.08%) Banking
3 70 (4.26%) Retail
4 50 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 29 (1.76%) Games
5 29 (1.76%) Marketing
6 22 (1.34%) Advertising
7 19 (1.16%) Law
8 16 (0.97%) Electronics
9 15 (0.91%) Publishing
10 11 (0.67%) Legal
11 9 (0.55%) Automotive
11 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.49%) French Language
12 8 (0.49%) German Language
13 6 (0.36%) Back Office
14 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 773 (47.02%) Developer
2 418 (25.43%) Android Developer
3 155 (9.43%) Analyst
4 100 (6.08%) Senior Developer
5 99 (6.02%) iOS Developer
5 99 (6.02%) Mobile Developer
6 81 (4.93%) Designer
7 74 (4.50%) React Developer
8 72 (4.38%) Support Engineer
9 71 (4.32%) Xamarin Developer
10 63 (3.83%) Service Analyst
11 62 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
11 62 (3.77%) UX Designer
12 58 (3.53%) Desktop Support
13 56 (3.41%) Architect
14 54 (3.28%) Applications Developer
14 54 (3.28%) Java Developer
14 54 (3.28%) Senior Android Developer
15 52 (3.16%) iOS Android Developer
16 51 (3.10%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (11.44%) REST
2 180 (10.95%) HTML
3 172 (10.46%) JSON
4 130 (7.91%) Web Services
5 126 (7.66%) Android SDK
6 122 (7.42%) CSS
7 115 (7.00%) .NET
8 112 (6.81%) React Native
9 104 (6.33%) RESTful
10 99 (6.02%) RxJava
11 93 (5.66%) HTML5
11 93 (5.66%) Node.js
12 92 (5.60%) XML
13 88 (5.35%) React
14 73 (4.44%) AngularJS
15 51 (3.10%) Dagger
16 49 (2.98%) Spring
17 45 (2.74%) iOS SDK
18 36 (2.19%) Apache Cordova
19 35 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 541 (32.91%) Mobile App
2 236 (14.36%) User Experience
3 77 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
4 65 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.83%) Blackberry
5 63 (3.83%) iPhone
6 52 (3.16%) Smartphone
7 38 (2.31%) iPad
8 36 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (1.95%) Fintech
10 30 (1.82%) Video on Demand
11 28 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
13 21 (1.28%) Algorithms
14 20 (1.22%) Management Information System
15 19 (1.16%) Animation
15 19 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
16 16 (0.97%) Data Centre
17 15 (0.91%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 937 (57.00%) Apple iOS
2 351 (21.35%) Windows
3 160 (9.73%) Windows 10
4 147 (8.94%) Linux
5 128 (7.79%) Windows 7
6 42 (2.55%) Windows Server
7 37 (2.25%) Mac OS
8 30 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 26 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.28%) Unix
10 21 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
12 15 (0.91%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.91%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.73%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.49%) Android TV
15 5 (0.30%) tvOS
16 4 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
17 3 (0.18%) CentOS
17 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (36.07%) Android Development
2 548 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (13.44%) TDD
4 219 (13.32%) iOS Development
5 191 (11.62%) Mobile Development
6 182 (11.07%) Scrum
7 168 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
8 162 (9.85%) Software Engineering
9 149 (9.06%) Test Automation
10 127 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
11 118 (7.18%) DevOps
12 106 (6.45%) Unit Testing
13 100 (6.08%) Mobile Application Development
14 97 (5.90%) BDD
15 94 (5.72%) ITIL
16 86 (5.23%) Multithreading
17 84 (5.11%) OO
18 83 (5.05%) E-Commerce
19 82 (4.99%) MVVM
20 78 (4.74%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 491 (29.87%) Java
2 305 (18.55%) JavaScript
3 230 (13.99%) Kotlin
4 157 (9.55%) C#
5 132 (8.03%) Python
6 123 (7.48%) C++
7 119 (7.24%) Apple Swift
8 97 (5.90%) C
9 90 (5.47%) SQL
10 89 (5.41%) Objective-C
11 42 (2.55%) PowerShell
12 41 (2.49%) TypeScript
13 39 (2.37%) PHP
14 28 (1.70%) Bash Shell
15 26 (1.58%) Ruby
16 16 (0.97%) Java 8
16 16 (0.97%) Scala
17 13 (0.79%) Go
18 12 (0.73%) Perl
19 10 (0.61%) ES6
Qualifications
1 113 (6.87%) Degree
2 42 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.16%) Master's Degree
5 17 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.79%) A+ Certification
8 10 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.49%) CISSP
9 8 (0.49%) PMP
10 7 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.43%) MCP
10 7 (0.43%) MCSE
11 6 (0.36%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.36%) CEH
12 5 (0.30%) ISEB
12 5 (0.30%) MCSA
12 5 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.00%) QA
2 36 (2.19%) SLA
3 7 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.24%) GDPR
4 4 (0.24%) PMO
5 3 (0.18%) JTAG
5 3 (0.18%) PSD2
5 3 (0.18%) Section 508
5 3 (0.18%) WCAG
6 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.061%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.061%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.061%) SEPA
7 1 (0.061%) TickIT
7 1 (0.061%) WAI
System Software
1 195 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 60 (3.65%) Docker
3 40 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.43%) vSphere
4 7 (0.43%) XenApp
5 6 (0.36%) Firmware
5 6 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.24%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.12%) UAG
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.061%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 100 (6.08%) SCCM
2 48 (2.92%) AirWatch
3 37 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (2.07%) Kubernetes
5 23 (1.40%) Terraform
6 18 (1.09%) Ansible
6 18 (1.09%) Puppet
7 13 (0.79%) Kibana
8 12 (0.73%) logstash
9 9 (0.55%) Consul
9 9 (0.55%) Grafana
9 9 (0.55%) Graphite
10 8 (0.49%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
12 5 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.24%) MaaS360
13 4 (0.24%) MobiControl
14 3 (0.18%) PaperCut
14 3 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 226 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 135 (8.21%) Apple
3 114 (6.93%) Google
4 112 (6.81%) Xamarin
5 61 (3.71%) Citrix
6 59 (3.59%) VMware
7 45 (2.74%) Adobe
8 28 (1.70%) Cisco
9 27 (1.64%) Samsung
10 20 (1.22%) Micro Focus
11 19 (1.16%) Avaya
12 18 (1.09%) ServiceNow
13 16 (0.97%) Oracle
14 15 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.85%) Mitel
16 13 (0.79%) Sophos
17 11 (0.67%) Symantec
18 10 (0.61%) Atlassian
18 10 (0.61%) MobileIron
18 10 (0.61%) Splunk