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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 189 153
Rank change year-on-year +46 -36  
Contract jobs citing Android 816 727 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.30% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.59% 5.88% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 510 530
Median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £10.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.25 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +18.33% +118.18%  

Android is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9504 12359 12526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.53% 22.11% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6034 7725 7106
Median daily rate £408 £387 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 689 1019
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Android as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the UK

Android
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 766 £400 +6.66% 366
London +40 412 £440 +10.00% 152
South East +10 114 £350 -6.66% 52
City of London +29 80 £450 +5.88% 34
East of England +35 63 £350 -9.67% 32
Yorkshire +59 61 £413 +6.45% 36
West Yorkshire +45 58 £413 +6.45% 22
North West +35 51 £350 - 30
Leeds +39 50 £413 +6.45% 20
Buckinghamshire +13 37 £350 -6.66% 2
Scotland +32 31 £450 +33.33% 15
Manchester +27 30 £350 - 22
East Midlands -7 24 £338 +8.87% 12
Hampshire +26 23 £394 +6.77% 12
Essex +7 20 £275 - 2
West Midlands +17 19 £350 +45.83% 30
Surrey +8 18 £350 -12.50% 6
Milton Keynes +1 17 £400 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +27 15 £320 +2.40% 14
Edinburgh +19 13 £450 +5.88% 6
South West -19 13 £300 -7.69% 17
Norfolk +12 12 £450 +28.57% 3
Glasgow -2 12 £450 +33.33% 5
Bedfordshire +6 11 £425 -32.00% 6
Cheshire +19 10 £413 +14.58% 7
Nottingham +17 10 £400 +14.28% 2
Wales +16 10 £338 - 4
Hertfordshire +13 10 £250 +13.63% 5
Nottinghamshire +10 10 £400 +14.28% 2
Norwich +10 10 £450 +28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 852 (56.31%) Apple iOS
2 618 (40.85%) Android Development
3 553 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
4 513 (33.91%) Mobile App
5 467 (30.87%) Java
6 362 (23.93%) Windows
7 278 (18.37%) JavaScript
8 268 (17.71%) TDD
9 248 (16.39%) iOS Development
10 229 (15.14%) HTML
11 225 (14.87%) Scrum
12 217 (14.34%) Mobile Development
13 213 (14.08%) User Experience
14 203 (13.42%) Microsoft
15 195 (12.89%) Finance
16 190 (12.56%) Android SDK
17 177 (11.70%) CSS
18 170 (11.24%) Git (software)
19 154 (10.18%) JSON
20 150 (9.91%) Active Directory
21 149 (9.85%) C#
21 149 (9.85%) Apple
22 134 (8.86%) Android Studio
23 133 (8.79%) Windows 7
24 131 (8.66%) Apple Swift
25 130 (8.59%) REST
25 130 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
25 130 (8.59%) Objective-C
26 129 (8.53%) Banking
27 119 (7.87%) RESTful

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 39 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 32 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 24 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.26%) Confluence
6 18 (1.19%) IBM Notes
7 17 (1.12%) CMS
8 16 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.59%) IIS
11 9 (0.59%) JBoss
11 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.46%) Apache
13 7 (0.46%) Mule
13 7 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 102 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.12%) InVision
3 31 (2.05%) Photoshop
4 21 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.066%) Flinto
10 1 (0.066%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) Adobe Campaign
1 11 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.26%) Eikon
2 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.066%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.69%) Office 365
2 53 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (2.78%) GitHub
5 35 (2.31%) Google Play
6 15 (0.99%) G Suite
7 13 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.66%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.59%) iTunes
9 9 (0.59%) SaaS
10 7 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.46%) Heroku
11 6 (0.40%) PaaS
12 5 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 5 (0.33%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.33%) TestFlight
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.97%) VPN
2 44 (2.91%) LAN
3 43 (2.84%) DNS
4 41 (2.71%) WAN
5 35 (2.31%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.12%) DHCP
7 31 (2.05%) Wireless
8 30 (1.98%) Cisco IOS
8 30 (1.98%) Skype
9 29 (1.92%) Bluetooth
10 26 (1.72%) Internet
11 25 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (1.52%) HTTP
13 19 (1.26%) Firewall
14 18 (1.19%) VoIP
15 17 (1.12%) LTE
16 13 (0.86%) RTSP
17 11 (0.73%) GSM
17 11 (0.73%) HSPA
17 11 (0.73%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.50%) SQLite
3 38 (2.51%) MongoDB
4 33 (2.18%) MySQL
5 24 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 18 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.73%) Big Data
9 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.40%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.26%) GIS
13 3 (0.20%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.20%) Hazelcast
13 3 (0.20%) Redis
13 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 170 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 134 (8.86%) Android Studio
3 108 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 96 (6.35%) JIRA
5 88 (5.82%) Gradle
6 60 (3.97%) Xcode
7 57 (3.77%) Calabash
7 57 (3.77%) Selenium
8 47 (3.11%) JUnit
9 46 (3.04%) Cucumber
10 42 (2.78%) Eclipse
11 40 (2.64%) Maven
12 38 (2.51%) Axure RP
13 34 (2.25%) Subversion
14 29 (1.92%) Appium
15 27 (1.78%) Robolectric
16 23 (1.52%) Visual Studio
17 18 (1.19%) WebDriver
18 17 (1.12%) SoapUI
19 15 (0.99%) Capybara
General
1 195 (12.89%) Finance
2 129 (8.53%) Banking
3 54 (3.57%) Marketing
3 54 (3.57%) Retail
4 51 (3.37%) Games
5 46 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.45%) Publishing
7 34 (2.25%) Electronics
8 21 (1.39%) Legal
9 17 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (0.86%) Advertising
12 12 (0.79%) Law
13 10 (0.66%) Automotive
14 6 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.20%) Billing
17 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 821 (54.26%) Developer
2 469 (31.00%) Android Developer
3 130 (8.59%) iOS Developer
4 102 (6.74%) Mobile Developer
5 100 (6.61%) Java Developer
6 96 (6.35%) Analyst
7 95 (6.28%) Applications Developer
8 92 (6.08%) Designer
9 88 (5.82%) Senior Developer
10 84 (5.55%) Architect
11 74 (4.89%) iOS Android Developer
12 66 (4.36%) Xamarin Developer
13 62 (4.10%) Support Engineer
14 58 (3.83%) UI Designer
15 54 (3.57%) Java Android Developer
16 51 (3.37%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 50 (3.30%) Senior Android Developer
18 43 (2.84%) Mobile Designer
19 42 (2.78%) Android Engineer
19 42 (2.78%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (15.14%) HTML
2 190 (12.56%) Android SDK
3 177 (11.70%) CSS
4 154 (10.18%) JSON
5 130 (8.59%) REST
6 119 (7.87%) RESTful
7 116 (7.67%) Web Services
8 111 (7.34%) .NET
9 102 (6.74%) HTML5
10 94 (6.21%) XML
11 77 (5.09%) AngularJS
12 75 (4.96%) Node.js
13 64 (4.23%) jQuery
14 61 (4.03%) React
15 58 (3.83%) RxJava
16 51 (3.37%) SOAP
17 50 (3.30%) Material Design
18 49 (3.24%) Spring
19 48 (3.17%) CSS3
20 47 (3.11%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 513 (33.91%) Mobile App
2 213 (14.08%) User Experience
3 89 (5.88%) iPhone
4 87 (5.75%) Blackberry
5 67 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (4.30%) iPad
7 57 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
8 54 (3.57%) Smartphone
9 52 (3.44%) Computer Science
10 35 (2.31%) Animation
11 29 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
12 19 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 19 (1.26%) Streaming Video
13 18 (1.19%) Management Information System
14 15 (0.99%) Algorithms
14 15 (0.99%) Data Centre
14 15 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
15 14 (0.93%) Social Media
16 13 (0.86%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 852 (56.31%) Apple iOS
2 362 (23.93%) Windows
3 133 (8.79%) Windows 7
4 95 (6.28%) Linux
5 76 (5.02%) Windows 10
6 54 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 42 (2.78%) Mac OS X
8 30 (1.98%) Windows Phone
8 30 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (1.92%) Windows 8
10 28 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (1.59%) Unix
11 24 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
12 22 (1.45%) Windows XP
13 20 (1.32%) Mac OS
14 19 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.53%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (40.85%) Android Development
2 553 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (17.71%) TDD
4 248 (16.39%) iOS Development
5 225 (14.87%) Scrum
6 217 (14.34%) Mobile Development
7 130 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
8 114 (7.53%) BDD
9 111 (7.34%) Software Engineering
10 108 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 102 (6.74%) OO
12 86 (5.68%) MVC
13 78 (5.16%) Mentoring
14 72 (4.76%) Project Management
15 71 (4.69%) ITIL
16 61 (4.03%) Unit Testing
17 60 (3.97%) DevOps
17 60 (3.97%) Mobile Application Development
18 59 (3.90%) Automated Testing
19 55 (3.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 467 (30.87%) Java
2 278 (18.37%) JavaScript
3 149 (9.85%) C#
4 131 (8.66%) Apple Swift
5 130 (8.59%) Objective-C
6 117 (7.73%) SQL
7 89 (5.88%) C++
8 87 (5.75%) Python
9 53 (3.50%) C
9 53 (3.50%) Ruby
10 27 (1.78%) PHP
11 23 (1.52%) Scala
12 21 (1.39%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.39%) PowerShell
13 12 (0.79%) ES6
13 12 (0.79%) Perl
13 12 (0.79%) XAML
14 9 (0.59%) Embedded C
14 9 (0.59%) Go
14 9 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (5.88%) Degree
2 43 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.26%) MCSE
6 15 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.79%) ISEB
8 11 (0.73%) MCP
9 10 (0.66%) CCNA
10 8 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.40%) CCNP
12 5 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.33%) MCSA
12 5 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 3 (0.20%) APMP
14 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.20%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.49%) QA
2 42 (2.78%) SLA
3 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.40%) SDET
4 5 (0.33%) PMO
5 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.20%) JTAG
6 1 (0.066%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.066%) GDPR
6 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 150 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.25%) Docker
3 17 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.86%) Firmware
5 13 (0.86%) XenApp
5 13 (0.86%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.66%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.46%) Xen
9 4 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.066%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 40 (2.64%) SCCM
2 31 (2.05%) AirWatch
3 16 (1.06%) WSUS
4 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (0.66%) Ansible
7 6 (0.40%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.40%) Puppet
8 5 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.20%) HockeyApp
10 3 (0.20%) Nagios
10 3 (0.20%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.066%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.066%) yum
Vendors
1 203 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 149 (9.85%) Apple
3 118 (7.80%) Google
3 118 (7.80%) Xamarin
4 66 (4.36%) Adobe
5 54 (3.57%) Citrix
6 41 (2.71%) Cisco
7 33 (2.18%) VMware
8 32 (2.12%) HP
9 29 (1.92%) Oracle
10 26 (1.72%) Dell
11 23 (1.52%) Symantec
12 22 (1.45%) SAP
13 18 (1.19%) Lotus
14 15 (0.99%) Toshiba
15 14 (0.93%) Samsung
16 13 (0.86%) MobileIron
17 12 (0.79%) ServiceNow
18 10 (0.66%) Remedy
18 10 (0.66%) Splunk
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Travel occasionally to Germany
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 300-500pd
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day dependant on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £400 per day DOE - Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Blue Glue
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £460 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day for 12 months
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £400- £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago