Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 103 166
Rank change year-on-year -40 +63 -32
Contract jobs citing Android 66 89 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.81% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.07% 9.43% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 28
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06% +8.20%
10th Percentile £143 £122 £115
90th Percentile £440 £430 £432
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £31.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.87% -3.13% +100.00%
England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -44.88% +41.11% +12.50%

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 1,087 944 958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.92% 19.22% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 546 518
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% -2.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £140 £155 £175
90th Percentile £525 £553 £521
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 88 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.45 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +0.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.68 £10.13
90th Percentile £23.70 £41.15 £33.50
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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -1 16 £278 -14.62% 10
Warwickshire -3 13 £300 +29.03% 2
Shropshire -51 10 £360 -4.00%
Staffordshire -8 9 £173 -50.71%
Coventry -27 6 £138 -48.36%
Solihull +2 1 £330 -20.00%
Worcestershire - 1 £363 - 5
Android
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 33 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (37.88%) HTML
4 24 (36.36%) Apple
5 23 (34.85%) C#
6 22 (33.33%) CSS
7 21 (31.82%) Xamarin
7 21 (31.82%) Mobile App
8 19 (28.79%) HTML5
9 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
10 16 (24.24%) MVC
10 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (24.24%) Mobile Development
11 15 (22.73%) Android Development
11 15 (22.73%) CSS3
11 15 (22.73%) Scrum
11 15 (22.73%) Windows
12 14 (21.21%) Objective-C
12 14 (21.21%) jQuery
12 14 (21.21%) Break/Fix
13 13 (19.70%) Apple Swift
13 13 (19.70%) User Experience
13 13 (19.70%) Google
13 13 (19.70%) Web Services
14 12 (18.18%) Java
14 12 (18.18%) A+ Certification
14 12 (18.18%) JSON
14 12 (18.18%) TDD
14 12 (18.18%) 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 (1.52%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Eikon
2 1 (1.52%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (13.64%) SaaS
4 7 (10.61%) Office 365
5 1 (1.52%) Firebase
5 1 (1.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (1.52%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.52%) Broadband
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Skype
2 1 (1.52%) SSL
2 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQLite
2 9 (13.64%) MySQL
3 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Xcode
2 9 (13.64%) Eclipse
2 9 (13.64%) JIRA
2 9 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (6.06%) Android Studio
3 4 (6.06%) Axure RP
4 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.52%) Gradle
5 1 (1.52%) Moq
5 1 (1.52%) Selenium
5 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.03%) Banking
1 2 (3.03%) Front Office
1 2 (3.03%) Law
1 2 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (1.52%) Advertising
2 1 (1.52%) French Language
2 1 (1.52%) Games
2 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Mobile Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Support Engineer
3 13 (19.70%) Applications Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) Android Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Desktop Support
6 7 (10.61%) Xamarin Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) iOS Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Support Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.88%) HTML
2 22 (33.33%) CSS
3 19 (28.79%) HTML5
4 15 (22.73%) CSS3
5 14 (21.21%) jQuery
6 13 (19.70%) Web Services
7 12 (18.18%) iOS SDK
7 12 (18.18%) JSON
8 11 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (16.67%) Zurb Foundation
9 10 (15.15%) Android SDK
10 9 (13.64%) .NET
10 9 (13.64%) J2EE
10 9 (13.64%) J2ME
11 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
12 4 (6.06%) Apache Cordova
12 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (6.06%) REST
12 4 (6.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) Mobile App
2 13 (19.70%) User Experience
3 11 (16.67%) iPhone
3 11 (16.67%) Smartphone
4 10 (15.15%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) BYOD
6 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) CMDB
6 1 (1.52%) EPoS
6 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) Online Games
6 1 (1.52%) Robotics
6 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 15 (22.73%) Windows
3 9 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.58%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.24%) Mobile Development
2 16 (24.24%) MVC
3 15 (22.73%) Android Development
3 15 (22.73%) Scrum
4 14 (21.21%) Break/Fix
5 12 (18.18%) MVVM
5 12 (18.18%) TDD
6 11 (16.67%) iOS Development
6 11 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (16.67%) Web Design
7 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (15.15%) OO
7 10 (15.15%) SDLC
7 10 (15.15%) SOLID
7 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 10 (15.15%) UX Design
8 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
9 7 (10.61%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) C#
2 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 14 (21.21%) Objective-C
4 13 (19.70%) Apple Swift
5 12 (18.18%) Java
6 6 (9.09%) SQL
7 5 (7.58%) XAML
8 1 (1.52%) C
8 1 (1.52%) C++
8 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.52%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.52%) PHP
8 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Python
8 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) A+ Certification
2 11 (16.67%) MCDST
2 11 (16.67%) MCP
2 11 (16.67%) MCSE
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) HockeyApp
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 24 (36.36%) Apple
2 21 (31.82%) Xamarin
3 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 13 (19.70%) Google
5 11 (16.67%) Twitter
6 9 (13.64%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.55%) Oracle
8 2 (3.03%) Avaya
8 2 (3.03%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco
8 2 (3.03%) Dell
8 2 (3.03%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.03%) NEC
8 2 (3.03%) Remedy
8 2 (3.03%) Reuters
9 1 (1.52%) Blue Prism
9 1 (1.52%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.52%) MobileIron