Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 164 136
Rank change year-on-year +62 -28 +11
Contract jobs citing Android 77 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.59% 0.78% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.35% 4.61% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 29
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% -4.00%
10th Percentile £115 £115 £148
90th Percentile £425 £445 £425
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.84% +51.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.73 £15.21 £11.10
90th Percentile £33.76 £33.50 £25.08
England median hourly rate £30.50 £22.84 £18.00
% change year-on-year +33.57% +26.86% +20.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 922 1041 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.04% 16.83% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 552 360
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £155 £185 £145
90th Percentile £558 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 103 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.05 £10.27
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Android as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Android in the West Midlands

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Android in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Android in the West Midlands

Android
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Android in the West Midlands

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Android in the West Midlands

Android
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Android in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Android in the West Midlands

Android
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Android within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +13 22 £115 - 3
Birmingham +16 21 £325 -7.14% 3
Coventry +36 20 £256 -39.71% 3
Staffordshire +10 3 £350 -
Shropshire +16 2 £375 +13.64% 5
Solihull - 2 £413 -
Walsall 0 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Android
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Android.

1 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (48.05%) Apple iOS
2 34 (44.16%) Android Development
3 32 (41.56%) Java
4 23 (29.87%) JSON
4 23 (29.87%) Scrum
5 19 (24.68%) Unit Testing
5 19 (24.68%) Mobile App
6 17 (22.08%) JUnit
6 17 (22.08%) Windows
7 15 (19.48%) Degree
8 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
8 14 (18.18%) XML
8 14 (18.18%) TDD
9 13 (16.88%) SQL
9 13 (16.88%) HTML
9 13 (16.88%) User Experience
10 12 (15.58%) Analytics
10 12 (15.58%) Jenkins
10 12 (15.58%) MongoDB
10 12 (15.58%) RESTful
10 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
10 12 (15.58%) Spring
10 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
10 12 (15.58%) MySQL
11 11 (14.29%) C#
11 11 (14.29%) CSS
11 11 (14.29%) Web Services
11 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering

Android
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (12.99%) Apache Spark
1 10 (12.99%) GlassFish
1 10 (12.99%) JBoss
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 10 (12.99%) WildFly
2 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.30%) CMS
5 1 (1.30%) Drupal
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.30%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.90%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.60%) UXPin
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Bluetooth
1 6 (7.79%) HTTP
2 5 (6.49%) SSL
2 5 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.19%) RTSP
4 3 (3.90%) Skype
4 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.60%) DHCP
5 2 (2.60%) DNS
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) SAN
5 2 (2.60%) SMS
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.30%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) MongoDB
1 12 (15.58%) MySQL
2 10 (12.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (12.99%) Big Data
2 10 (12.99%) Hadoop
2 10 (12.99%) NoSQL
2 10 (12.99%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) JUnit
2 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 12 (15.58%) Jenkins
4 10 (12.99%) Hudson
4 10 (12.99%) JBehave
5 7 (9.09%) JIRA
6 6 (7.79%) Android Studio
6 6 (7.79%) Gradle
7 5 (6.49%) Axure RP
8 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.60%) Protractor
8 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.30%) git-flow
9 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.30%) Selenium
9 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (6.49%) Automotive
2 2 (2.60%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (67.53%) Developer
2 26 (33.77%) Android Developer
3 11 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.99%) Digital Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Xamarin Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) IT Support
8 4 (5.19%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.90%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Java Android Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Senior SCCM Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) Senior Windows Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) Service Desk Support
10 2 (2.60%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.87%) JSON
2 14 (18.18%) XML
3 13 (16.88%) HTML
4 12 (15.58%) RESTful
4 12 (15.58%) Spring
5 11 (14.29%) CSS
5 11 (14.29%) Web Services
6 10 (12.99%) Hibernate
6 10 (12.99%) HornetQ
6 10 (12.99%) Java EE
6 10 (12.99%) JAX-RS
6 10 (12.99%) JMS
6 10 (12.99%) RESTEasy
6 10 (12.99%) Spring Boot
6 10 (12.99%) WireMock
7 8 (10.39%) .NET
7 8 (10.39%) Android SDK
8 7 (9.09%) HTML5
9 6 (7.79%) REST
10 5 (6.49%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.68%) Mobile App
2 13 (16.88%) User Experience
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) iPhone
5 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.60%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.60%) iPad
5 2 (2.60%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.30%) FMCG
6 1 (1.30%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.30%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.30%) Robotics
6 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.05%) Apple iOS
2 17 (22.08%) Windows
3 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.90%) Linux
5 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.30%) Unix
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.16%) Android Development
3 23 (29.87%) Scrum
4 19 (24.68%) Unit Testing
5 14 (18.18%) TDD
6 12 (15.58%) Analytics
6 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
7 11 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.99%) DSDM
8 10 (12.99%) Functional Testing
8 10 (12.99%) Kanban
8 10 (12.99%) Mathematics
8 10 (12.99%) Personalization
8 10 (12.99%) Predictive Analytics
8 10 (12.99%) SOA
8 10 (12.99%) Software Delivery
9 9 (11.69%) iOS Development
10 7 (9.09%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) Java
2 13 (16.88%) SQL
3 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.29%) C#
5 10 (12.99%) Scala
6 6 (7.79%) Apple Swift
7 5 (6.49%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.90%) XAML
9 2 (2.60%) ES6
9 2 (2.60%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.60%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.30%) C
10 1 (1.30%) C++
10 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.30%) Python
10 1 (1.30%) Ruby
10 1 (1.30%) VB
10 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
1 10 (12.99%) Docker
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.60%) HockeyApp
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) Xamarin
3 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.19%) Apple
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) Google
5 3 (3.90%) HP
5 3 (3.90%) McAfee
5 3 (3.90%) VMware
6 2 (2.60%) Adobe
7 1 (1.30%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.30%) Mitel
7 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.30%) Sophos
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec