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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 121 104
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17  
Contract jobs citing Android 20 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.06% 3.37% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 8
Median daily rate £300 £209 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.71% -29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.43 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.52%  

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 395 593 405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.11% 19.56% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 315 224
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 62
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Warwickshire +7 7 £115 - 4
Coventry +16 6 £115 -72.94% 2
Birmingham +11 3 £363 - 8
Shropshire - 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £350 - 5
Android
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (56.41%) Apple iOS
2 18 (46.15%) Android Development
3 15 (38.46%) Mobile App
4 13 (33.33%) Xamarin
5 11 (28.21%) HTML
6 10 (25.64%) Java
6 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (25.64%) iOS Development
7 9 (23.08%) CSS
8 7 (17.95%) XSLT
8 7 (17.95%) MVC
8 7 (17.95%) Google
9 6 (15.38%) Apple
9 6 (15.38%) Windows
9 6 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (15.38%) Break/Fix
10 5 (12.82%) Xamarin.iOS
10 5 (12.82%) Android SDK
10 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
10 5 (12.82%) SQL
10 5 (12.82%) .NET
10 5 (12.82%) C#
10 5 (12.82%) Smartphone
10 5 (12.82%) Scrum
10 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
11 4 (10.26%) RESTful
11 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (10.26%) Spring
11 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
11 4 (10.26%) TDD

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 (7.69%) Apache Spark
1 3 (7.69%) GlassFish
1 3 (7.69%) JBoss
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (7.69%) WildFly
2 2 (5.13%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.56%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) GitHub
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Skype
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.56%) RTSP
2 1 (2.56%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (7.69%) Big Data
2 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) Axure RP
2 4 (10.26%) JUnit
3 3 (7.69%) Hudson
3 3 (7.69%) JBehave
3 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.56%) GitLab
5 1 (2.56%) gulp
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) jMock
5 1 (2.56%) Mockito
5 1 (2.56%) webpack
5 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 1 (2.56%) Games
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) Android Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Xamarin Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Applications Developer
4 7 (17.95%) iOS Developer
5 6 (15.38%) iOS Android Developer
6 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (10.26%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Digital Developer
8 3 (7.69%) IT Support
8 3 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) HTML
2 9 (23.08%) CSS
3 7 (17.95%) XSLT
4 5 (12.82%) .NET
4 5 (12.82%) Android SDK
4 5 (12.82%) Xamarin.iOS
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
5 4 (10.26%) REST
5 4 (10.26%) RESTful
5 4 (10.26%) Spring
6 3 (7.69%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (7.69%) HTML5
6 3 (7.69%) Java EE
6 3 (7.69%) JMS
6 3 (7.69%) JSON
6 3 (7.69%) RESTEasy
6 3 (7.69%) SOAP
6 3 (7.69%) Web Services
6 3 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 6 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (12.82%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.56%) Social Network
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Apple iOS
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Android Development
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) iOS Development
3 7 (17.95%) MVC
4 6 (15.38%) Break/Fix
5 5 (12.82%) Scrum
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.26%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (10.26%) SOA
6 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.26%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) Analytics
7 3 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (7.69%) DSDM
7 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Kanban
7 3 (7.69%) Personalization
7 3 (7.69%) Predictive Analytics
7 3 (7.69%) Software Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) C#
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Scala
3 3 (7.69%) XAML
4 2 (5.13%) Apple Swift
4 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) PHP 7
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Xamarin
2 7 (17.95%) Google
3 6 (15.38%) Apple
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix
6 2 (5.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.56%) Adobe
7 1 (2.56%) Avaya
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.56%) Toshiba
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