Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 126 171
Rank change year-on-year -8 +45 -27
Contract jobs citing Android 68 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.34% 1.16% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.93% 6.17% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 26
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £313 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +36.61% -29.62%
10th Percentile £224 £115 £115
90th Percentile £460 £425 £450
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £28.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.39% -18.57% +94.44%
10th Percentile £15.60 £23.35 £15.62
90th Percentile £20.75 £32.45 £37.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.53 £28.00
% change year-on-year -11.74% -23.12% +86.67%

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 981 811 1,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.40% 18.74% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 490 572
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.66% +22.31%
10th Percentile £128 £194 £180
90th Percentile £538 £558 £519
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 59 102
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.34 £13.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +5.52% -9.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.85 £10.27
90th Percentile £21.50 £28.20 £35.48
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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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
Coventry -17 15 £350 +91.78% 2
Warwickshire +1 14 £250 +117.39% 1
Birmingham -11 14 £325 -10.34% 15
Staffordshire +7 9 £333 -5.00% 2
Solihull -5 3 £330 -17.50%
Herefordshire - 2 £325 - 3
Android
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 32 (47.06%) Apple iOS
2 23 (33.82%) Android Development
3 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (26.47%) Apple
5 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 15 (22.06%) HTML
6 15 (22.06%) Java
6 15 (22.06%) CSS
6 15 (22.06%) Windows
6 15 (22.06%) Xamarin
7 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
7 14 (20.59%) iOS Development
7 14 (20.59%) Objective-C
8 13 (19.12%) C#
8 13 (19.12%) iPhone
8 13 (19.12%) Apache Cordova
9 12 (17.65%) Mobile Development
9 12 (17.65%) Mobile App
9 12 (17.65%) Google
9 12 (17.65%) Smartphone
9 12 (17.65%) Law
10 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (16.18%) A+ Certification
10 11 (16.18%) .NET
10 11 (16.18%) MCSE
10 11 (16.18%) MCP
10 11 (16.18%) MCDST
10 11 (16.18%) NVQ Level 3
10 11 (16.18%) iPad
10 11 (16.18%) Break/Fix

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 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Office 365
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) GitHub
4 1 (1.47%) Firebase
4 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Bluetooth
1 3 (4.41%) Skype
1 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) HTTP
3 1 (1.47%) SMS
3 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Axure RP
2 3 (4.41%) Gradle
3 2 (2.94%) Ant
3 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) Selenium
3 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.47%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 12 (17.65%) Law
2 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.94%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (55.88%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Applications Developer
4 9 (13.24%) Android Developer
5 8 (11.76%) Xamarin Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Mobile Developer
7 5 (7.35%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.88%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Web Applications Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) CSS
1 15 (22.06%) HTML
2 14 (20.59%) AngularJS
3 13 (19.12%) Apache Cordova
4 11 (16.18%) .NET
5 10 (14.71%) Ionic Framework
5 10 (14.71%) React Native
6 9 (13.24%) Angular 2
6 9 (13.24%) HTML5
7 7 (10.29%) Sencha Touch
8 6 (8.82%) CSS3
8 6 (8.82%) REST
8 6 (8.82%) XSLT
9 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (7.35%) SOAP
9 5 (7.35%) WPF
10 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.41%) jQuery
11 3 (4.41%) Web Services
11 3 (4.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) iPhone
2 12 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 12 (17.65%) Smartphone
3 11 (16.18%) iPad
4 10 (14.71%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.88%) User Experience
6 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.94%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.94%) Robotics
6 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.06%) Apple iOS
2 15 (22.06%) Windows
3 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.94%) Unix
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Android Development
2 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.59%) iOS Development
4 12 (17.65%) Mobile Development
5 11 (16.18%) Break/Fix
6 7 (10.29%) Scrum
6 7 (10.29%) Web Development
7 5 (7.35%) MVC
8 4 (5.88%) Facilities Management
8 4 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (4.41%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.41%) ITIL
9 3 (4.41%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.41%) Web Application Development
10 2 (2.94%) Migration
10 2 (2.94%) OOP
10 2 (2.94%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.06%) Java
3 14 (20.59%) Objective-C
4 13 (19.12%) C#
5 8 (11.76%) SQL
6 6 (8.82%) Apple Swift
7 5 (7.35%) TypeScript
7 5 (7.35%) XAML
8 2 (2.94%) ES6
8 2 (2.94%) Java 8
8 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.94%) Python
8 2 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) A+ Certification
1 11 (16.18%) MCDST
1 11 (16.18%) MCP
1 11 (16.18%) MCSE
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (16.18%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (1.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Apple
2 15 (22.06%) Xamarin
3 12 (17.65%) Google
4 7 (10.29%) Sencha
5 6 (8.82%) Ivanti
5 6 (8.82%) Remedy
6 5 (7.35%) Oracle
7 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.94%) Blue Prism
8 2 (2.94%) Cisco
8 2 (2.94%) Tandberg
9 1 (1.47%) Appcelerator
9 1 (1.47%) Facebook
9 1 (1.47%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.47%) UiPath