Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 171 166
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Android 1,671 1,555 1,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.60% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.03% 7.58% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,113 1,012 1,100
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 72 84
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.11% +4.65% +21.13%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £92.63 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +77.14% -7.89% -2.56%

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 20,798 20,526 23,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.12% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,264 12,890 13,641
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +3.99% +2.07% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,259 1,281 1,814
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88% +3.13%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 1,577 £414 +3.44% 721
London +24 922 £430 +1.18% 300
UK excluding London -12 736 £375 +7.14% 462
North of England +24 202 £400 +6.67% 154
South East -45 192 £388 +17.42% 79
Midlands +40 136 £350 +4.48% 80
North West +3 104 £394 -1.56% 89
Yorkshire +31 89 £425 +16.44% 59
West Midlands +34 76 £350 +12.00% 47
Scotland -12 75 £338 -3.57% 26
East of England -50 67 £400 +14.29% 61
East Midlands +21 58 £400 +11.11% 33
South West +8 55 £389 +15.19% 47
North East +23 10 £310 -6.06% 6
Northern Ireland -17 7 £350 +159.26% 6
Wales +5 6 £258 -31.33% 10

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 967 (57.87%) Apple iOS
2 647 (38.72%) Android Development
3 610 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
4 556 (33.27%) Mobile App
5 537 (32.14%) Java
6 373 (22.32%) Windows
7 290 (17.35%) JavaScript
8 289 (17.30%) TDD
9 268 (16.04%) Git (software)
10 259 (15.50%) iOS Development
11 247 (14.78%) Mobile Development
12 239 (14.30%) Scrum
13 237 (14.18%) Test Automation
14 231 (13.82%) User Experience
15 202 (12.09%) Android SDK
16 200 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
17 197 (11.79%) HTML
18 195 (11.67%) BDD
19 194 (11.61%) Jenkins
20 189 (11.31%) Active Directory
21 186 (11.13%) JIRA
22 183 (10.95%) JSON
22 183 (10.95%) Finance
23 175 (10.47%) Microsoft
24 165 (9.87%) REST
25 164 (9.81%) RESTful
26 159 (9.52%) C#
27 155 (9.28%) CSS
28 153 (9.16%) Apple
29 144 (8.62%) Banking

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 (3.17%) Confluence
2 31 (1.86%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.50%) IBM Notes
5 24 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (1.20%) CMS
7 16 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.42%) Apache
10 7 (0.42%) JBoss
10 7 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.24%) IIS
13 4 (0.24%) Jetty
13 4 (0.24%) Marvel
14 3 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 97 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (2.27%) Photoshop
4 32 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 27 (1.62%) InVision
7 14 (0.84%) Flinto
8 4 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.12%) UXPin
11 1 (0.060%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.060%) InDesign
11 1 (0.060%) Pixate
11 1 (0.060%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.42%) Eikon
3 3 (0.18%) Maximo
3 3 (0.18%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.060%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.060%) Shopify
4 1 (0.060%) Summit
4 1 (0.060%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 124 (7.42%) Office 365
2 87 (5.21%) GitHub
3 84 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (2.45%) Google Play
6 25 (1.50%) SaaS
7 20 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
8 19 (1.14%) OneDrive
9 18 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (1.08%) Firebase
9 18 (1.08%) Google Drive
10 16 (0.96%) npm
11 15 (0.90%) Slack
12 11 (0.66%) G Suite
12 11 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.60%) IaaS
13 10 (0.60%) PaaS
14 9 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.54%) Serverless
15 7 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
2 58 (3.47%) Bluetooth
3 57 (3.41%) Internet
4 51 (3.05%) VPN
5 39 (2.33%) HTTP
6 35 (2.09%) Skype
7 31 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
8 26 (1.56%) DNS
9 25 (1.50%) TCP/IP
10 21 (1.26%) DHCP
11 20 (1.20%) Wireless
12 13 (0.78%) LAN
12 13 (0.78%) SMS
12 13 (0.78%) VoIP
13 11 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (0.60%) FTP
14 10 (0.60%) LTE
15 9 (0.54%) Firewall
15 9 (0.54%) WAN
16 8 (0.48%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
2 40 (2.39%) MongoDB
2 40 (2.39%) NoSQL
3 37 (2.21%) SQL Server
4 35 (2.09%) Redis
5 31 (1.86%) MySQL
6 29 (1.74%) SQLite
7 23 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (1.14%) Neo4j
10 13 (0.78%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.72%) Big Data
12 11 (0.66%) JanusGraph
13 8 (0.48%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.36%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.36%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.30%) NewSQL
17 4 (0.24%) Data Mining
17 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 268 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 194 (11.61%) Jenkins
3 186 (11.13%) JIRA
4 125 (7.48%) Android Studio
5 89 (5.33%) Cucumber
6 88 (5.27%) Gradle
7 80 (4.79%) Selenium
8 77 (4.61%) Appium
9 53 (3.17%) Calabash
9 53 (3.17%) JUnit
10 39 (2.33%) Eclipse
10 39 (2.33%) WebDriver
11 36 (2.15%) Subversion
11 36 (2.15%) Xcode
12 32 (1.92%) Maven
13 29 (1.74%) webpack
14 28 (1.68%) Visual Studio
15 27 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.26%) Crashlytics
16 21 (1.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 183 (10.95%) Finance
2 144 (8.62%) Banking
3 91 (5.45%) Retail
4 67 (4.01%) Games
5 48 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.74%) Publishing
7 26 (1.56%) Marketing
8 25 (1.50%) Advertising
9 22 (1.32%) Retail Banking
10 16 (0.96%) Law
11 13 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.72%) Electronics
13 11 (0.66%) Automotive
13 11 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.60%) Legal
15 9 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
16 8 (0.48%) Front Office
17 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.30%) German Language
18 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 830 (49.67%) Developer
2 470 (28.13%) Android Developer
3 123 (7.36%) Mobile Developer
4 120 (7.18%) Analyst
5 111 (6.64%) iOS Developer
6 92 (5.51%) Senior Developer
7 89 (5.33%) Support Engineer
8 80 (4.79%) Designer
9 74 (4.43%) Architect
10 73 (4.37%) Desktop Support
10 73 (4.37%) Xamarin Developer
11 65 (3.89%) iOS Android Developer
12 64 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
13 62 (3.71%) Java Developer
14 53 (3.17%) Applications Developer
14 53 (3.17%) React Developer
14 53 (3.17%) Senior Android Developer
14 53 (3.17%) UX Designer
15 51 (3.05%) Software Engineer
16 48 (2.87%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (12.09%) Android SDK
2 197 (11.79%) HTML
3 183 (10.95%) JSON
4 165 (9.87%) REST
5 164 (9.81%) RESTful
6 155 (9.28%) CSS
7 133 (7.96%) Web Services
8 117 (7.00%) .NET
9 114 (6.82%) Node.js
10 103 (6.16%) React
11 100 (5.98%) RxJava
12 97 (5.80%) AngularJS
12 97 (5.80%) HTML5
13 96 (5.75%) React Native
14 86 (5.15%) XML
15 66 (3.95%) SOAP
16 61 (3.65%) iOS SDK
17 60 (3.59%) CSS3
18 59 (3.53%) Retrofit
19 51 (3.05%) Dagger
Miscellaneous
1 556 (33.27%) Mobile App
2 231 (13.82%) User Experience
3 109 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (5.09%) iPhone
5 77 (4.61%) Blackberry
6 70 (4.19%) Smartphone
7 66 (3.95%) Computer Science
8 60 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (2.15%) iPad
10 29 (1.74%) Animation
11 28 (1.68%) BYOD
12 25 (1.50%) Fintech
13 23 (1.38%) Video on Demand
14 18 (1.08%) Social Media
14 18 (1.08%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.96%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.84%) IPTV
16 14 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
16 14 (0.84%) Smart Home
16 14 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 967 (57.87%) Apple iOS
2 373 (22.32%) Windows
3 119 (7.12%) Windows 10
4 112 (6.70%) Windows 7
5 93 (5.57%) Linux
6 56 (3.35%) Mac OS X
7 45 (2.69%) Windows Server
8 42 (2.51%) Mac OS
9 27 (1.62%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.32%) Unix
11 20 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
11 20 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (1.08%) Windows Phone
12 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (1.02%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.60%) Windows Vista
15 9 (0.54%) Solaris
16 7 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.42%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (38.72%) Android Development
2 610 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (17.30%) TDD
4 259 (15.50%) iOS Development
5 247 (14.78%) Mobile Development
6 239 (14.30%) Scrum
7 237 (14.18%) Test Automation
8 200 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
9 195 (11.67%) BDD
10 107 (6.40%) Software Engineering
11 102 (6.10%) DevOps
12 86 (5.15%) OOP
13 84 (5.03%) Kanban
14 80 (4.79%) Unit Testing
15 73 (4.37%) ITIL
15 73 (4.37%) OO
16 71 (4.25%) Wireframes
17 65 (3.89%) Pair Programming
18 62 (3.71%) Web Development
19 60 (3.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 537 (32.14%) Java
2 290 (17.35%) JavaScript
3 159 (9.52%) C#
4 133 (7.96%) Objective-C
5 132 (7.90%) Apple Swift
6 116 (6.94%) SQL
7 104 (6.22%) C++
8 61 (3.65%) Kotlin
8 61 (3.65%) Python
9 59 (3.53%) C
10 56 (3.35%) PHP
11 53 (3.17%) ES6
12 41 (2.45%) Ruby
13 29 (1.74%) TypeScript
14 18 (1.08%) GraphQL
15 10 (0.60%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.54%) Groovy
16 9 (0.54%) Perl
16 9 (0.54%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (6.34%) Degree
2 78 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
7 15 (0.90%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.48%) CCNA
9 8 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.48%) MCSA
9 8 (0.48%) MCSE
9 8 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.36%) MCP
12 5 (0.30%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (8.62%) QA
2 23 (1.38%) SLA
3 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.18%) PMO
4 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.12%) WAI
5 1 (0.060%) GCP
5 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 189 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 58 (3.47%) Docker
3 18 (1.08%) Firmware
4 13 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.54%) vSphere
6 6 (0.36%) vCloud
7 5 (0.30%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.18%) XenApp
9 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.12%) QEMU
10 2 (0.12%) Varnish
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.060%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 78 (4.67%) SCCM
2 28 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (0.90%) AirWatch
4 10 (0.60%) SCOM
5 8 (0.48%) WSUS
6 7 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.42%) Terraform
7 6 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.24%) HockeyApp
9 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.24%) Packer
10 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.12%) Ansible
11 2 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.12%) Grafana
11 2 (0.12%) Graphite
11 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.060%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 175 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 153 (9.16%) Apple
3 123 (7.36%) Xamarin
4 115 (6.88%) Google
5 61 (3.65%) Citrix
6 49 (2.93%) Cisco
7 29 (1.74%) VMware
8 25 (1.50%) Lotus
9 23 (1.38%) Samsung
10 19 (1.14%) Bloomberg
10 19 (1.14%) HP
10 19 (1.14%) Reuters
11 15 (0.90%) Adobe
11 15 (0.90%) Oracle
12 14 (0.84%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.66%) Ivanti
13 11 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.48%) Avaya
14 8 (0.48%) SAP
14 8 (0.48%) Sophos