Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 116 174
Rank change year-on-year -11 +58 -38
Contract jobs citing Android 76 71 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.53% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.04% 8.26% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 28
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -1.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £167 £115 £115
90th Percentile £455 £425 £445
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £30.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.03% -4.69% +100.00%
England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year -37.50% +23.52% +37.38%

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 1,079 860 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.22% 18.58% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 511 600
West Midlands median daily rate £373 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.47% -8.86% +21.54%
10th Percentile £137 £160 £180
90th Percentile £538 £575 £519
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 81 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.41 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% +2.89% -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.65 £33.50 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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
Birmingham 0 18 £313 -3.85% 9
Warwickshire +7 15 £300 +160.87% 4
Coventry -26 12 £244 -2.50% 3
Shropshire -35 10 £360 -4.00% 2
Staffordshire -3 8 £320 -8.57% 5
Solihull -5 1 £330 -20.00%
Android
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Android.

1 44 (57.89%) Apple iOS
2 29 (38.16%) HTML
2 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (35.53%) CSS
3 27 (35.53%) Apple
4 26 (34.21%) Xamarin
5 25 (32.89%) Mobile App
6 24 (31.58%) C#
7 23 (30.26%) JavaScript
8 22 (28.95%) HTML5
9 21 (27.63%) Objective-C
10 20 (26.32%) Android Development
10 20 (26.32%) Mobile Development
11 18 (23.68%) CSS3
12 17 (22.37%) MVC
12 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
13 16 (21.05%) Java
13 16 (21.05%) Scrum
13 16 (21.05%) iPhone
13 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (21.05%) iOS Development
13 16 (21.05%) Apple Swift
14 14 (18.42%) Break/Fix
14 14 (18.42%) jQuery
14 14 (18.42%) Windows
15 13 (17.11%) Web Services
15 13 (17.11%) JSON
15 13 (17.11%) Google
15 13 (17.11%) User Experience
15 13 (17.11%) iOS SDK

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 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Eikon
2 1 (1.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.84%) SaaS
4 8 (10.53%) Office 365
5 2 (2.63%) GitHub
6 1 (1.32%) Firebase
6 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Bluetooth
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
1 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (1.32%) Broadband
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) Skype
3 1 (1.32%) SMS
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQLite
2 9 (11.84%) MySQL
3 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Xcode
2 10 (13.16%) Eclipse
3 9 (11.84%) JIRA
3 9 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (6.58%) Axure RP
5 3 (3.95%) Android Studio
6 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.63%) Gradle
6 2 (2.63%) Selenium
6 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.32%) Ant
General
1 7 (9.21%) Law
2 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) French Language
2 2 (2.63%) Front Office
3 1 (1.32%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (57.89%) Developer
2 17 (22.37%) Applications Developer
3 16 (21.05%) Mobile Developer
4 13 (17.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 13 (17.11%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Xamarin Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Android Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support
9 4 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) iOS Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) IT Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (2.63%) .NET Developer
11 2 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.16%) HTML
2 27 (35.53%) CSS
3 22 (28.95%) HTML5
4 18 (23.68%) CSS3
5 14 (18.42%) jQuery
6 13 (17.11%) iOS SDK
6 13 (17.11%) JSON
6 13 (17.11%) Web Services
7 11 (14.47%) .NET
7 11 (14.47%) AngularJS
7 11 (14.47%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (14.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (14.47%) Zurb Foundation
8 10 (13.16%) Android SDK
9 9 (11.84%) Apache Cordova
9 9 (11.84%) J2EE
9 9 (11.84%) J2ME
10 6 (7.89%) Ionic Framework
10 6 (7.89%) React Native
10 6 (7.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.89%) Mobile App
2 16 (21.05%) iPhone
3 13 (17.11%) User Experience
4 11 (14.47%) Smartphone
5 10 (13.16%) Public Cloud
6 5 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (6.58%) iPad
7 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.63%) BYOD
8 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
8 2 (2.63%) Robotics
8 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.32%) CMDB
9 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.32%) EPoS
9 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.32%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Apple iOS
2 14 (18.42%) Windows
3 7 (9.21%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.32%) Android Development
2 20 (26.32%) Mobile Development
3 17 (22.37%) MVC
4 16 (21.05%) iOS Development
4 16 (21.05%) Scrum
5 14 (18.42%) Break/Fix
6 11 (14.47%) MVVM
6 11 (14.47%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (14.47%) SDLC
6 11 (14.47%) TDD
6 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
6 11 (14.47%) Web Design
7 10 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (13.16%) OO
7 10 (13.16%) SOLID
7 10 (13.16%) UX Design
8 9 (11.84%) Mentoring
9 8 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 7 (9.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) C#
2 23 (30.26%) JavaScript
3 21 (27.63%) Objective-C
4 16 (21.05%) Apple Swift
4 16 (21.05%) Java
5 9 (11.84%) SQL
6 5 (6.58%) XAML
7 4 (5.26%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.95%) Python
9 2 (2.63%) ES6
9 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.63%) VBScript
10 1 (1.32%) Java 8
10 1 (1.32%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) A+ Certification
2 11 (14.47%) MCDST
2 11 (14.47%) MCP
2 11 (14.47%) MCSE
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.47%) NVQ Level 3
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) HockeyApp
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 27 (35.53%) Apple
2 26 (34.21%) Xamarin
3 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
4 13 (17.11%) Google
5 11 (14.47%) Twitter
6 9 (11.84%) Atlassian
7 5 (6.58%) Ivanti
7 5 (6.58%) Remedy
8 4 (5.26%) Oracle
9 3 (3.95%) Sencha
10 2 (2.63%) Avaya
10 2 (2.63%) Bloomberg
10 2 (2.63%) Blue Prism
10 2 (2.63%) Cisco
10 2 (2.63%) Dell
10 2 (2.63%) NEC
10 2 (2.63%) Reuters
11 1 (1.32%) Facebook
11 1 (1.32%) Kaspersky
11 1 (1.32%) UiPath