Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 159 202
Rank change year-on-year +13 +43 -44
Contract jobs citing Android 1,890 1,508 1,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.66% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 8.08% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,233 982 926
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 71 66
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -4.70% +28.91%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.75 £67.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £33.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -46.27% +55.81% +44.05%

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 20,795 18,658 23,336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.65% 20.55% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,182 11,793 14,409
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,315 1,128 1,385
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +4.76%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018. 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 +13 1,770 £425 +6.25% 740
London +20 1,034 £450 +5.88% 317
UK excluding London -8 829 £375 +7.14% 452
North of England +24 279 £375 -1.64% 156
South East +3 255 £415 +18.57% 93
North West +18 139 £388 +10.71% 97
Midlands +9 121 £350 +3.70% 67
Yorkshire -4 112 £404 +0.94% 50
Scotland -7 82 £289 -20.89% 25
West Midlands +10 66 £350 +3.70% 48
East Midlands -1 55 £393 +16.30% 19
South West +9 39 £375 +31.58% 46
East of England -82 38 £450 +28.57% 61
North East +13 29 £265 -24.29% 9
Northern Ireland - 11 £350 - 3
Wales -10 6 £140 -56.92% 2

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 1,152 (60.95%) Apple iOS
2 731 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
3 707 (37.41%) Android Development
4 629 (33.28%) Java
5 606 (32.06%) Mobile App
6 459 (24.29%) JavaScript
7 416 (22.01%) Windows
8 309 (16.35%) User Experience
9 298 (15.77%) TDD
10 287 (15.19%) Git (software)
11 286 (15.13%) iOS Development
12 269 (14.23%) Mobile Development
13 253 (13.39%) Scrum
14 247 (13.07%) Test Automation
15 245 (12.96%) HTML
16 233 (12.33%) Microsoft
17 230 (12.17%) CSS
18 221 (11.69%) Finance
19 214 (11.32%) Active Directory
20 207 (10.95%) REST
21 202 (10.69%) BDD
22 200 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
23 197 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
24 189 (10.00%) C#
25 185 (9.79%) Android SDK
26 182 (9.63%) JIRA
26 182 (9.63%) RESTful
27 175 (9.26%) Node.js
28 174 (9.21%) Web Services
29 172 (9.10%) JSON

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 53 (2.80%) Confluence
2 51 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 45 (2.38%) Skype for Business
4 25 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.90%) CMS
7 15 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.74%) Apache
9 12 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.63%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.53%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.42%) JBoss
11 8 (0.42%) Mule
11 8 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.37%) IIS
13 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.32%) nginx
14 5 (0.26%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.21%) WordPress
16 3 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 125 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.59%) InVision
3 47 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 36 (1.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 28 (1.48%) Photoshop
6 19 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.79%) UserZoom
8 11 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.37%) UXPin
10 4 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.21%) Flinto
11 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.11%) InDesign
12 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
12 2 (0.11%) NUKE
12 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Eikon
1 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.053%) Line 50
3 1 (0.053%) Revive Adserver
3 1 (0.053%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.053%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.053%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 144 (7.62%) Office 365
2 133 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (3.54%) GitHub
5 32 (1.69%) PaaS
6 29 (1.53%) Google Play
7 22 (1.16%) G Suite
8 20 (1.06%) IaaS
9 19 (1.01%) Firebase
10 18 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
11 16 (0.85%) SaaS
12 14 (0.74%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (0.69%) BrowserStack
14 11 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 11 (0.58%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.42%) Heroku
15 8 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.12%) VPN
2 56 (2.96%) DNS
3 54 (2.86%) Internet
4 48 (2.54%) Skype
5 47 (2.49%) DHCP
6 44 (2.33%) HTTP
7 43 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (1.90%) VoIP
9 29 (1.53%) SMS
10 25 (1.32%) Bluetooth
10 25 (1.32%) LAN
11 22 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (1.01%) WAN
13 18 (0.95%) TCP/IP
14 17 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (0.74%) SMTP
15 14 (0.74%) SSL
16 12 (0.63%) Wireless
17 10 (0.53%) Firewall
18 9 (0.48%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (3.97%) MySQL
2 63 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 53 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 37 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 23 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (1.16%) Big Data
8 20 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
8 20 (1.06%) Redis
8 20 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.01%) SQLite
10 16 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (0.63%) Blockchain
11 12 (0.63%) CouchDB
11 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.53%) HBase
13 9 (0.48%) Cloud Spanner
13 9 (0.48%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.48%) NewSQL
14 7 (0.37%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 287 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 182 (9.63%) JIRA
3 172 (9.10%) Jenkins
4 93 (4.92%) Android Studio
4 93 (4.92%) Selenium
5 80 (4.23%) Appium
5 80 (4.23%) Cucumber
6 71 (3.76%) Axure RP
7 64 (3.39%) Gradle
8 56 (2.96%) Visual Studio
9 55 (2.91%) JUnit
10 50 (2.65%) Subversion
11 39 (2.06%) Xcode
12 37 (1.96%) Maven
12 37 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
13 35 (1.85%) Calabash
14 34 (1.80%) SpecFlow
15 33 (1.75%) Eclipse
16 31 (1.64%) WebDriver
17 30 (1.59%) Mercurial
General
1 221 (11.69%) Finance
2 102 (5.40%) Banking
3 81 (4.29%) Retail
4 69 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 68 (3.60%) Games
6 44 (2.33%) Marketing
7 25 (1.32%) Law
8 22 (1.16%) Legal
9 21 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 19 (1.01%) Electronics
11 16 (0.85%) Automotive
12 14 (0.74%) Advertising
13 12 (0.63%) Publishing
14 11 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.42%) Billing
16 8 (0.42%) French Language
17 5 (0.26%) Digital Economy
17 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 932 (49.31%) Developer
2 459 (24.29%) Android Developer
3 165 (8.73%) Analyst
4 137 (7.25%) Mobile Developer
5 105 (5.56%) iOS Developer
6 94 (4.97%) Designer
7 93 (4.92%) Senior Developer
8 84 (4.44%) Applications Developer
8 84 (4.44%) Architect
9 82 (4.34%) Desktop Support
10 81 (4.29%) Support Engineer
11 77 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
12 73 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 70 (3.70%) Java Developer
13 70 (3.70%) React Developer
14 66 (3.49%) Android Engineer
15 64 (3.39%) iOS Android Developer
16 63 (3.33%) UX Designer
17 61 (3.23%) Mobile Applications Developer
18 59 (3.12%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (12.96%) HTML
2 230 (12.17%) CSS
3 207 (10.95%) REST
4 185 (9.79%) Android SDK
5 182 (9.63%) RESTful
6 175 (9.26%) Node.js
7 174 (9.21%) Web Services
8 172 (9.10%) AngularJS
8 172 (9.10%) JSON
9 157 (8.31%) RxJava
10 155 (8.20%) React
11 154 (8.15%) .NET
12 149 (7.88%) React Native
13 115 (6.08%) HTML5
14 111 (5.87%) Retrofit
15 105 (5.56%) Dagger
16 88 (4.66%) CSS3
17 79 (4.18%) XML
18 73 (3.86%) jQuery
19 69 (3.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 606 (32.06%) Mobile App
2 309 (16.35%) User Experience
3 117 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 109 (5.77%) iPhone
5 97 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
6 96 (5.08%) Computer Science
7 87 (4.60%) Blackberry
8 81 (4.29%) Smartphone
9 50 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
10 48 (2.54%) iPad
11 38 (2.01%) Fintech
12 34 (1.80%) Management Information System
13 27 (1.43%) Animation
14 25 (1.32%) Virtual Team
15 24 (1.27%) Data Structures
15 24 (1.27%) PKI
16 19 (1.01%) Algorithms
16 19 (1.01%) BYOD
16 19 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
17 15 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,152 (60.95%) Apple iOS
2 416 (22.01%) Windows
3 136 (7.20%) Windows 10
4 115 (6.08%) Windows 7
5 100 (5.29%) Linux
6 68 (3.60%) Mac OS X
7 51 (2.70%) Windows Server
8 50 (2.65%) Mac OS
9 43 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (2.12%) Windows Phone
11 38 (2.01%) Windows 8
12 28 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (1.16%) Windows Phone 8
13 22 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (0.95%) Unix
15 11 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.53%) Nucleus RTOS
16 10 (0.53%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.48%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 731 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (37.41%) Android Development
3 298 (15.77%) TDD
4 286 (15.13%) iOS Development
5 269 (14.23%) Mobile Development
6 253 (13.39%) Scrum
7 247 (13.07%) Test Automation
8 202 (10.69%) BDD
9 200 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
10 197 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
11 157 (8.31%) DevOps
12 114 (6.03%) Software Engineering
13 113 (5.98%) OOP
14 106 (5.61%) OO
15 95 (5.03%) ITIL
15 95 (5.03%) MVC
16 88 (4.66%) Mobile Application Development
17 82 (4.34%) Kanban
18 81 (4.29%) Wireframes
19 79 (4.18%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 629 (33.28%) Java
2 459 (24.29%) JavaScript
3 189 (10.00%) C#
4 153 (8.10%) Kotlin
5 148 (7.83%) SQL
6 126 (6.67%) Apple Swift
7 123 (6.51%) C++
8 96 (5.08%) Objective-C
9 82 (4.34%) Python
10 63 (3.33%) PHP
11 51 (2.70%) ES6
12 43 (2.28%) C
13 36 (1.90%) Ruby
14 32 (1.69%) TypeScript
15 23 (1.22%) Go
16 21 (1.11%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.06%) Java 8
18 18 (0.95%) JSX
19 16 (0.85%) XAML
20 14 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 133 (7.04%) Degree
2 109 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 96 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 63 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (0.85%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (0.79%) MCSE
8 12 (0.63%) A+ Certification
9 10 (0.53%) ISEB
10 8 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.37%) CCNA
11 7 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.32%) CISSP
12 6 (0.32%) MCP
13 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (7.04%) QA
2 50 (2.65%) SLA
3 15 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.21%) ISO 8583
5 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.16%) COBIT
6 3 (0.16%) FISMA
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.16%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.11%) JTAG
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
8 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.053%) GCP
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 214 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 61 (3.23%) Docker
3 10 (0.53%) BitLocker
3 10 (0.53%) Firmware
4 8 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.16%) Varnish
7 3 (0.16%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.053%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.053%) LXC
8 1 (0.053%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.053%) vCloud
8 1 (0.053%) vSphere
8 1 (0.053%) Xen
8 1 (0.053%) XenApp
8 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 86 (4.55%) SCCM
2 38 (2.01%) AirWatch
3 34 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.16%) XenMobile
6 21 (1.11%) SAP Afaria
7 13 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.63%) Ansible
9 9 (0.48%) Puppet
10 7 (0.37%) SCOM
11 6 (0.32%) HockeyApp
11 6 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.26%) WSUS
13 4 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.21%) ZENworks
14 3 (0.16%) FTK
14 3 (0.16%) Graphite
14 3 (0.16%) Kibana
14 3 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 233 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 160 (8.47%) Apple
3 138 (7.30%) Google
4 135 (7.14%) Xamarin
5 76 (4.02%) Citrix
6 41 (2.17%) Oracle
7 40 (2.12%) Adobe
8 31 (1.64%) Cisco
8 31 (1.64%) SAP
9 26 (1.38%) McAfee
10 22 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.06%) Samsung
12 19 (1.01%) VMware
13 18 (0.95%) HP
14 16 (0.85%) IBM
15 15 (0.79%) Mitel
16 14 (0.74%) Ivanti
17 13 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
18 12 (0.63%) Lotus
18 12 (0.63%) ServiceNow