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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 243 176 133
Rank change year-on-year -67 -43 +40
Contract jobs citing Android 994 993 786
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.50% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.52% 9.71% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 655 556
10th Percentile £192 £253 £200
25th Percentile £363 £363 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £538
90th Percentile £688 £613 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £384 £425
% change year-on-year +17.26% -9.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 17
10th Percentile £12.05 £14.63 £14.80
25th Percentile £17.44 £21.20 £18.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £51.25 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year -56.10% +60.16% +80.28%
75th Percentile £59.94 £64.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £78.20 £66.25 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +60.00% +66.67%

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 13,216 10,230 8,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.85% 15.42% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,077 6,705 5,339
10th Percentile £180 £185 £150
25th Percentile £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £458 £428
Median % change year-on-year +9.29% +6.89% -0.47%
75th Percentile £625 £556 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 518 529
10th Percentile £13.04 £12.00 £11.73
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.63 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +4.47%
75th Percentile £52.50 £44.75 £25.45
90th Percentile £65.75 £60.50 £48.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +9.38%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -64 832 £500 +8.11% 307
London -67 497 £513 +6.77% 105
Work from Home -78 455 £525 +16.67% 123
UK excluding London -23 345 £450 +17.26% 221
North of England -14 119 £525 +23.53% 51
North West +12 82 £563 +33.93% 27
South East -58 58 £350 -17.65% 39
Scotland +11 48 £463 +143.42% 13
Midlands -19 45 £438 +20.69% 37
South West +8 36 £438 +25.00% 41
East of England -36 33 £250 -33.33% 32
Yorkshire -45 33 £475 +8.57% 18
West Midlands -20 31 £425 +14.86% 25
East Midlands -8 16 £450 +30.43% 12
Wales -9 5 £425 +13.33% 5
Northern Ireland +2 4 £150 +42.86% 3
North East -10 4 £275 -35.29% 6

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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.

1 565 (56.84%) Apple iOS
2 341 (34.31%) Android Development
3 291 (29.28%) Mobile App
3 291 (29.28%) Agile
4 258 (25.96%) Java
5 252 (25.35%) Kotlin
6 220 (22.13%) Windows
7 194 (19.52%) Social Skills
8 165 (16.60%) Microsoft
9 144 (14.49%) Active Directory
9 144 (14.49%) JavaScript
10 136 (13.68%) React Native
11 134 (13.48%) Azure
12 131 (13.18%) CI/CD
13 124 (12.47%) Microsoft 365
13 124 (12.47%) User Experience
14 122 (12.27%) Git (software)
15 116 (11.67%) REST
15 116 (11.67%) TDD
16 112 (11.27%) Software Engineering
16 112 (11.27%) DevOps
17 108 (10.87%) Windows 10
18 107 (10.76%) Finance
19 106 (10.66%) iOS Development
20 105 (10.56%) Banking
20 105 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
21 101 (10.16%) Scrum
22 99 (9.96%) JIRA
23 97 (9.76%) Test Automation
24 93 (9.36%) RxJava

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 73 (7.34%) Confluence
2 30 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.31%) CMS
4 22 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 22 (2.21%) Skype for Business
5 13 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
6 12 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.91%) Mule
9 7 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.30%) OnBase
10 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.20%) Apache
11 2 (0.20%) Mailman
12 1 (0.10%) Camunda
12 1 (0.10%) IIS
12 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 70 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (3.62%) Sketch
3 27 (2.72%) InVision
4 19 (1.91%) Zeplin
5 16 (1.61%) Adobe XD
5 16 (1.61%) Photoshop
6 15 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 14 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.40%) 3ds Max
10 4 (0.40%) Maya
11 3 (0.30%) Marvel
11 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
13 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.10%) Houdini
13 1 (0.10%) InDesign
13 1 (0.10%) MotionBuilder
13 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) assyst
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.10%) Eikon
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 134 (13.48%) Azure
2 124 (12.47%) Microsoft 365
3 87 (8.75%) GitHub
4 78 (7.85%) AWS
5 46 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (3.42%) SaaS
7 27 (2.72%) Slack
8 23 (2.31%) Google Workspace
9 21 (2.11%) Azure DevOps
9 21 (2.11%) Firebase
9 21 (2.11%) OneDrive
9 21 (2.11%) PaaS
10 18 (1.81%) Figma
11 17 (1.71%) Google Play
12 15 (1.51%) GCP
12 15 (1.51%) Serverless
13 14 (1.41%) IaaS
14 13 (1.31%) Power Platform
15 10 (1.01%) npm
16 9 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.02%) VPN
2 32 (3.22%) DNS
3 26 (2.62%) DHCP
4 25 (2.52%) LAN
5 22 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
6 21 (2.11%) WAN
6 21 (2.11%) Wireless
7 20 (2.01%) Firewall
8 19 (1.91%) HTTPS
9 18 (1.81%) Cisco IOS
9 18 (1.81%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.71%) Skype
10 17 (1.71%) VoIP
11 13 (1.31%) Internet
12 12 (1.21%) HTTP
13 9 (0.91%) 3G
13 9 (0.91%) 4G
14 8 (0.80%) Bluetooth
14 8 (0.80%) VoLTE
14 8 (0.80%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.21%) SQLite
2 16 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.91%) MySQL
7 8 (0.80%) Hazelcast
8 7 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.70%) Power BI
9 4 (0.40%) GIS
10 3 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.30%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.20%) DTS
11 2 (0.20%) DynamoDB
11 2 (0.20%) Flink
11 2 (0.20%) KDB
11 2 (0.20%) Redis
11 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 122 (12.27%) Git (software)
2 99 (9.96%) JIRA
3 86 (8.65%) Jenkins
4 73 (7.34%) Android Studio
5 55 (5.53%) JUnit
6 40 (4.02%) Xcode
7 33 (3.32%) Gradle
8 28 (2.82%) Maven
9 24 (2.41%) GitLab
10 23 (2.31%) Mockito
11 21 (2.11%) Appium
11 21 (2.11%) SonarQube
12 19 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
13 18 (1.81%) Axure RP
14 16 (1.61%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.61%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.61%) Selenium
15 15 (1.51%) fastlane
16 14 (1.41%) Postman
17 11 (1.11%) IntelliJ
General
1 194 (19.52%) Social Skills
2 107 (10.76%) Finance
3 105 (10.56%) Banking
4 52 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (5.13%) Retail
6 39 (3.92%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.51%) Games
11 11 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
12 10 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.80%) Advertising
13 8 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (0.80%) Marketing
14 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.70%) Front Office
14 7 (0.70%) Legal
14 7 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.60%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 401 (40.34%) Developer
2 238 (23.94%) Android Developer
3 80 (8.05%) React Developer
4 74 (7.44%) Senior Developer
5 66 (6.64%) Support Engineer
6 65 (6.54%) Designer
7 58 (5.84%) Analyst
8 54 (5.43%) Software Engineer
9 45 (4.53%) Senior Android Developer
10 44 (4.43%) Mobile Engineer
11 43 (4.33%) Architect
12 40 (4.02%) Android Engineer
13 39 (3.92%) Desktop Support
14 38 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
14 38 (3.82%) Mobile Developer
15 37 (3.72%) iOS Developer
16 32 (3.22%) Support Analyst
16 32 (3.22%) UX Designer
17 29 (2.92%) IT Support
18 28 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (13.68%) React Native
2 116 (11.67%) REST
3 93 (9.36%) RxJava
4 82 (8.25%) Node.js
5 80 (8.05%) React
6 76 (7.65%) Android SDK
7 61 (6.14%) JSON
8 58 (5.84%) RESTful
9 54 (5.43%) Dagger
10 47 (4.73%) HTML
11 37 (3.72%) Android Jetpack
11 37 (3.72%) Retrofit
12 36 (3.62%) AngularJS
13 35 (3.52%) .NET
13 35 (3.52%) Material Design
14 34 (3.42%) Web Services
15 29 (2.92%) Spring
16 28 (2.82%) GraphQL
17 27 (2.72%) CSS
18 23 (2.31%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 291 (29.28%) Mobile App
2 124 (12.47%) User Experience
3 47 (4.73%) iPhone
4 39 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
5 31 (3.12%) Blackberry
6 29 (2.92%) iPad
7 28 (2.82%) Virtual Team
8 22 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (2.01%) BYOD
9 20 (2.01%) Smartphone
10 19 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 17 (1.71%) IoT
11 17 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.61%) Handset
13 13 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
14 12 (1.21%) PKI
15 11 (1.11%) Social Media
16 9 (0.91%) Driving Licence
17 8 (0.80%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 565 (56.84%) Apple iOS
2 220 (22.13%) Windows
3 108 (10.87%) Windows 10
4 55 (5.53%) Linux
5 42 (4.23%) Windows Server
6 40 (4.02%) Windows 7
7 39 (3.92%) Mac OS
8 20 (2.01%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.91%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.60%) Unix
10 6 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.50%) VMS
11 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.30%) Android TV
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (34.31%) Android Development
2 291 (29.28%) Agile
3 131 (13.18%) CI/CD
4 116 (11.67%) TDD
5 112 (11.27%) DevOps
5 112 (11.27%) Software Engineering
6 106 (10.66%) iOS Development
7 105 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
8 101 (10.16%) Scrum
9 97 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 85 (8.55%) MVVM
11 77 (7.75%) Mobile Development
12 65 (6.54%) UX Design
13 64 (6.44%) Data Protection
14 59 (5.94%) Unit Testing
15 57 (5.73%) Kanban
16 53 (5.33%) Mobile Application Development
17 48 (4.83%) Microservices
18 44 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (4.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 258 (25.96%) Java
2 252 (25.35%) Kotlin
3 144 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 80 (8.05%) Apple Swift
5 72 (7.24%) TypeScript
6 52 (5.23%) Python
7 46 (4.63%) C#
8 36 (3.62%) SQL
9 32 (3.22%) Objective-C
10 31 (3.12%) PowerShell
11 30 (3.02%) C++
12 27 (2.72%) C
13 19 (1.91%) Bash
14 12 (1.21%) Go
14 12 (1.21%) PHP
15 9 (0.91%) Groovy
16 8 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.70%) Ruby
18 6 (0.60%) Scala
19 5 (0.50%) Dart
Qualifications
1 40 (4.02%) Degree
2 30 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.60%) MCP
7 5 (0.50%) CCNA
7 5 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.50%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.40%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.40%) CCA
8 4 (0.40%) CISSP
8 4 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.30%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.30%) ISEB
9 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.30%) OSCP
10 2 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.73%) Accessibility
2 46 (4.63%) QA
3 24 (2.41%) SLA
4 16 (1.61%) WCAG
5 6 (0.60%) GDPR
5 6 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.20%) NIST
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 56 (5.63%) Docker
3 17 (1.71%) BitLocker
4 16 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.70%) vSphere
7 5 (0.50%) Ceph
7 5 (0.50%) Firmware
7 5 (0.50%) KVM
7 5 (0.50%) oVirt
7 5 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (6.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 58 (5.84%) SCCM
3 35 (3.52%) Kubernetes
4 19 (1.91%) Terraform
5 15 (1.51%) AirWatch
5 15 (1.51%) Ansible
6 9 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (0.60%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.60%) QRadar
7 6 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.50%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.50%) Nessus
9 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.30%) PaperCut
9 3 (0.30%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.30%) WSUS
10 2 (0.20%) MobiControl
10 2 (0.20%) Nagios
11 1 (0.10%) Grafana
11 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 165 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 87 (8.75%) Apple
3 76 (7.65%) Google
4 47 (4.73%) Citrix
5 42 (4.23%) Adobe
6 40 (4.02%) ServiceNow
7 31 (3.12%) Xamarin
8 29 (2.92%) Cisco
9 28 (2.82%) VMware
10 24 (2.41%) Splunk
11 20 (2.01%) AppDynamics
12 18 (1.81%) HP
13 14 (1.41%) SAP
14 13 (1.31%) Sitecore
15 11 (1.11%) CA
15 11 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
16 10 (1.01%) IBM
16 10 (1.01%) McAfee
16 10 (1.01%) Oracle
17 9 (0.91%) Remedy