Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 122 163
Rank change year-on-year -28 +41 -3
Contract jobs citing Android 855 1,180 1,664
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.98% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.03% 9.61% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 767 1,065
10th Percentile £250 £155 £180
25th Percentile £350 £322 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £430 £425
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
75th Percentile £531 £538 £523
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £414 £400
% change year-on-year -15.41% +3.44% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 71
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.53 £12.25
25th Percentile £15.59 £16.25 £14.85
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +131.71% -6.39%
75th Percentile £64.00 £63.75 £49.38
90th Percentile £66.50 £78.75 £63.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.59 £19.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year -17.95% +13.43% -5.63%

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 8,528 12,285 19,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.32% 20.60% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,595 7,904 12,748
10th Percentile £180 £138 £158
25th Percentile £325 £242 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £420 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £606 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £400
% change year-on-year - -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 967 1,132
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.13 £13.87 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +1.54% +3.24% +2.73%
75th Percentile £43.19 £23.00 £27.50
90th Percentile £55.63 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +3.23%

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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 2021. 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 -28 717 £450 +5.88% 390
London -42 425 £475 +5.56% 165
UK excluding London -1 290 £350 -15.41% 246
Work from Home -104 264 £450 +2.27% 107
North of England +3 86 £350 -12.50% 62
South East +54 80 £430 +1.18% 54
Yorkshire +15 44 £415 +3.67% 24
Midlands +27 38 £350 +7.69% 47
North West -10 34 £320 -20.00% 33
Scotland -26 30 £120 -74.74% 14
South West +50 27 £419 +11.67% 33
East Midlands +35 24 £345 +6.15% 15
East of England -7 20 £475 +12.43% 29
West Midlands +7 15 £360 -36.70% 32
Wales +8 9 £317 +91.97% 6
North East +12 8 £308 -23.13% 5

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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.

1 482 (56.37%) Apple iOS
2 334 (39.06%) Android Development
3 281 (32.87%) Mobile App
4 268 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
5 255 (29.82%) Kotlin
6 244 (28.54%) Java
7 159 (18.60%) Mobile Development
8 156 (18.25%) Git (software)
9 133 (15.56%) JavaScript
10 132 (15.44%) Windows
11 127 (14.85%) User Experience
12 118 (13.80%) DevOps
13 117 (13.68%) Azure
14 116 (13.57%) TDD
15 115 (13.45%) Finance
15 115 (13.45%) Jenkins
16 113 (13.22%) Software Engineering
17 110 (12.87%) Test Automation
18 108 (12.63%) iOS Development
19 104 (12.16%) REST
19 104 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
20 97 (11.35%) React Native
21 92 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
22 89 (10.41%) Apple Swift
22 89 (10.41%) JIRA
22 89 (10.41%) Microsoft
23 88 (10.29%) MVVM
24 81 (9.47%) RxJava
24 81 (9.47%) GitHub
25 79 (9.24%) HTML

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 54 (6.32%) Confluence
2 13 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (1.05%) DNN
5 8 (0.94%) CMS
5 8 (0.94%) Mule
5 8 (0.94%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.82%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.47%) JBoss
8 4 (0.47%) Jetty
8 4 (0.47%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.35%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.35%) IIS
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 44 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (4.21%) Sketch
3 27 (3.16%) Zeplin
4 26 (3.04%) InVision
5 18 (2.11%) Adobe XD
6 12 (1.40%) Photoshop
7 11 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.70%) Figma
9 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (0.47%) UserZoom
11 3 (0.35%) Maya
12 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.12%) Marvel
13 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.12%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 117 (13.68%) Azure
2 81 (9.47%) GitHub
3 60 (7.02%) Microsoft 365
4 57 (6.67%) AWS
5 27 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (2.69%) Serverless
7 21 (2.46%) Slack
8 20 (2.34%) SaaS
9 16 (1.87%) Firebase
10 15 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.75%) PaaS
11 14 (1.64%) Bitrise
12 12 (1.40%) IaaS
13 10 (1.17%) Google Play
14 9 (1.05%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 8 (0.94%) GCP
16 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
17 5 (0.58%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.92%) VPN
2 21 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (1.99%) HTTPS
4 14 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.52%) Firewall
6 12 (1.40%) Network Security
7 11 (1.29%) Internet
8 10 (1.17%) WAN
9 9 (1.05%) LAN
9 9 (1.05%) Skype
10 7 (0.82%) Bluetooth
10 7 (0.82%) DNS
10 7 (0.82%) SSL
11 5 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.58%) DHCP
11 5 (0.58%) HTTP
11 5 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.47%) DVB
12 4 (0.47%) SSH
12 4 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.92%) SQLite
2 18 (2.11%) MySQL
2 18 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 11 (1.29%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.47%) Big Data
6 4 (0.47%) GIS
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.47%) Redis
7 3 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.23%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.23%) Power BI
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 156 (18.25%) Git (software)
2 115 (13.45%) Jenkins
3 89 (10.41%) JIRA
4 67 (7.84%) JUnit
5 55 (6.43%) Android Studio
6 44 (5.15%) Gradle
7 43 (5.03%) Mockito
8 28 (3.27%) Selenium
8 28 (3.27%) Xcode
9 25 (2.92%) GitLab
10 24 (2.81%) Postman
11 23 (2.69%) Appium
11 23 (2.69%) Maven
12 22 (2.57%) Axure RP
13 20 (2.34%) git-flow
14 19 (2.22%) Cucumber
14 19 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (1.75%) CocoaPods
15 15 (1.75%) IntelliJ
16 14 (1.64%) fastlane
General
1 115 (13.45%) Finance
2 49 (5.73%) Banking
3 44 (5.15%) Public Sector
4 27 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.69%) Retail
7 20 (2.34%) Marketing
8 19 (2.22%) Games
9 17 (1.99%) Advertising
10 13 (1.52%) Electronics
11 12 (1.40%) Publishing
12 9 (1.05%) Law
13 6 (0.70%) German Language
14 5 (0.58%) Legal
14 5 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.35%) Automotive
15 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.23%) Police
17 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 463 (54.15%) Developer
2 234 (27.37%) Android Developer
3 89 (10.41%) Mobile Developer
4 68 (7.95%) React Developer
5 58 (6.78%) iOS Developer
6 56 (6.55%) Senior Developer
7 48 (5.61%) Designer
8 41 (4.80%) Applications Developer
9 36 (4.21%) iOS Android Developer
10 35 (4.09%) Senior Android Developer
11 33 (3.86%) Android Engineer
12 31 (3.63%) Analyst
12 31 (3.63%) Xamarin Developer
13 29 (3.39%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 29 (3.39%) Software Engineer
14 27 (3.16%) Architect
15 25 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
15 25 (2.92%) UX Designer
16 23 (2.69%) Support Engineer
16 23 (2.69%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (12.16%) REST
2 97 (11.35%) React Native
3 81 (9.47%) RxJava
4 79 (9.24%) HTML
5 77 (9.01%) RESTful
6 72 (8.42%) React
7 67 (7.84%) Android SDK
7 67 (7.84%) Node.js
8 58 (6.78%) Dagger
9 57 (6.67%) JSON
10 55 (6.43%) CSS
11 50 (5.85%) .NET
12 47 (5.50%) Redux
13 39 (4.56%) Spring
14 36 (4.21%) Material Design
15 33 (3.86%) AngularJS
15 33 (3.86%) XML
16 29 (3.39%) Web Services
17 28 (3.27%) Flutter
17 28 (3.27%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 281 (32.87%) Mobile App
2 127 (14.85%) User Experience
3 66 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.69%) iPhone
5 21 (2.46%) iPad
6 17 (1.99%) Algorithms
7 16 (1.87%) Animation
7 16 (1.87%) Social Media
8 15 (1.75%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.29%) Augmented Reality
10 11 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.94%) Smartphone
12 8 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
13 7 (0.82%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.82%) W3C
14 5 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 482 (56.37%) Apple iOS
2 132 (15.44%) Windows
3 49 (5.73%) Linux
4 47 (5.50%) Windows 10
5 30 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 18 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.87%) Windows 8
8 14 (1.64%) Mac OS
8 14 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
9 13 (1.52%) Mac OS X
10 10 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.47%) Android TV
12 4 (0.47%) CentOS
12 4 (0.47%) MVS
12 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.47%) Unix
12 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (39.06%) Android Development
2 268 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (18.60%) Mobile Development
4 118 (13.80%) DevOps
5 116 (13.57%) TDD
6 113 (13.22%) Software Engineering
7 110 (12.87%) Test Automation
8 108 (12.63%) iOS Development
9 104 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
11 88 (10.29%) MVVM
12 78 (9.12%) Scrum
13 64 (7.49%) Pair Programming
14 50 (5.85%) SDLC
15 47 (5.50%) Mentoring
16 44 (5.15%) Continuous Delivery
17 43 (5.03%) BDD
18 39 (4.56%) Kanban
19 38 (4.44%) OO
20 36 (4.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (29.82%) Kotlin
2 244 (28.54%) Java
3 133 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 89 (10.41%) Apple Swift
5 63 (7.37%) C++
6 60 (7.02%) SQL
7 59 (6.90%) Objective-C
8 55 (6.43%) C#
9 53 (6.20%) Python
10 36 (4.21%) TypeScript
11 29 (3.39%) C
12 27 (3.16%) ES6
13 23 (2.69%) PowerShell
13 23 (2.69%) Ruby
14 22 (2.57%) Java 8
14 22 (2.57%) Scala
15 19 (2.22%) Bash Shell
16 17 (1.99%) PHP
17 16 (1.87%) Go
17 16 (1.87%) Rust
Qualifications
1 44 (5.15%) Degree
2 20 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.05%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (0.70%) HNC
7 6 (0.70%) HND
8 4 (0.47%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (0.47%) CREST Certified
8 4 (0.47%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.35%) CISSP
9 3 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.23%) CEH
10 2 (0.23%) GIAC
10 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.23%) MCP
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.44%) QA
2 11 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.05%) SLA
4 8 (0.94%) WCAG
5 5 (0.58%) NIST
6 4 (0.47%) GDPR
7 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) NCSC
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) GRC
9 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 59 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.51%) Docker
3 12 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.82%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.47%) Firmware
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.23%) XenApp
7 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.12%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.99%) Terraform
4 13 (1.52%) SCCM
5 11 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.82%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.82%) Puppet
7 6 (0.70%) Grafana
8 4 (0.47%) Ansible
8 4 (0.47%) Kibana
8 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.47%) Salt
9 3 (0.35%) SELinux
10 2 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.12%) SCOM
11 1 (0.12%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 89 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.37%) Apple
3 56 (6.55%) Xamarin
4 40 (4.68%) Google
5 34 (3.98%) Adobe
6 19 (2.22%) Citrix
6 19 (2.22%) Splunk
6 19 (2.22%) VMware
7 17 (1.99%) Samsung
8 15 (1.75%) AppDynamics
8 15 (1.75%) SAP
9 11 (1.29%) CA Agile Central
10 10 (1.17%) Avaya
10 10 (1.17%) IBM
10 10 (1.17%) Oracle
10 10 (1.17%) Twitter
11 7 (0.82%) Cisco
12 6 (0.70%) Ivanti
12 6 (0.70%) Mitel
12 6 (0.70%) ServiceNow