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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 106 108
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2  
Contract jobs citing Android 19 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.84% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.59% 3.78% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 3
Median daily rate £350 £276 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.69% +140.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £112 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £401 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £14.93 £25.46 £32.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.38% -20.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.03 £14.85
% change year-on-year +16.03% +108.92%  

Android is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 340 609 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.29% 22.26% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 281 230
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 83
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Android
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Android as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull - 5 £350 - 3
Coventry +2 3 £400 - 1
Warwickshire +2 3 £258 +123.91% 3
Birmingham -5 3 £500 +25.00% 6
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Herefordshire - 1 £400 -
Android
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 27 (56.25%) Apple iOS
2 22 (45.83%) Android Development
3 18 (37.50%) Mobile App
4 16 (33.33%) Java
5 11 (22.92%) Windows
5 11 (22.92%) iOS Development
6 10 (20.83%) Xamarin
6 10 (20.83%) HTML
6 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (18.75%) CSS
8 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 7 (14.58%) Mobile Development
9 7 (14.58%) Google
10 6 (12.50%) Objective-C
10 6 (12.50%) LANDesk
10 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 6 (12.50%) Apple
10 6 (12.50%) XSLT
10 6 (12.50%) Windows 10
10 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (10.42%) Office 365
11 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
11 5 (10.42%) Xamarin.iOS
11 5 (10.42%) Skype
11 5 (10.42%) Bluetooth
11 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.42%) Smartphone
11 5 (10.42%) SCCM
12 4 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (8.33%) Web Development

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 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.08%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) GitHub
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Bluetooth
1 5 (10.42%) Skype
2 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.08%) 3G
4 1 (2.08%) 4G
4 1 (2.08%) GPRS
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) RFID
4 1 (2.08%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.25%) Android Studio
4 2 (4.17%) CocoaPods
4 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.17%) Gradle
4 2 (4.17%) gulp
4 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Axure RP
5 1 (2.08%) GitLab
5 1 (2.08%) Grunt
5 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.08%) webpack
5 1 (2.08%) Xcode
General
1 2 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (2.08%) Automotive
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) Android Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Applications Developer
3 7 (14.58%) iOS Android Developer
3 7 (14.58%) iOS Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Xamarin Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Technician
8 2 (4.17%) Desktop Technician
8 2 (4.17%) IT Support Technician
8 2 (4.17%) Junior
8 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) HTML
2 9 (18.75%) CSS
3 6 (12.50%) XSLT
4 5 (10.42%) Xamarin.iOS
5 4 (8.33%) .NET
5 4 (8.33%) Android SDK
6 3 (6.25%) Core Data
6 3 (6.25%) HTML5
6 3 (6.25%) RESTful
6 3 (6.25%) Web Services
7 2 (4.17%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.17%) iOS SDK
7 2 (4.17%) Material Design
7 2 (4.17%) PhoneGap
7 2 (4.17%) React
7 2 (4.17%) REST
7 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.42%) Smartphone
3 4 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.08%) CMDB
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Apple iOS
2 11 (22.92%) Windows
3 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Android Development
2 11 (22.92%) iOS Development
3 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.58%) Mobile Development
5 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) Application Packaging
6 4 (8.33%) MVC
6 4 (8.33%) Web Development
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Computer Security
7 3 (6.25%) ITIL
7 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
8 2 (4.17%) Asynchronous Programming
8 2 (4.17%) BDD
8 2 (4.17%) Cross-Platform Development
8 2 (4.17%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (4.17%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) Objective-C
3 4 (8.33%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (6.25%) Apple Swift
4 3 (6.25%) VB
4 3 (6.25%) VBScript
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.08%) PHP 7
6 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) MOS
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Xamarin
2 7 (14.58%) Google
3 6 (12.50%) Apple
3 6 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) Avaya
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) Dell
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) Intel Security
5 2 (4.17%) Toshiba
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) VMware