The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Phone 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Phone 8 over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
Rank 206 199 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.031% 0.031% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £282 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1275 1298 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.76% 20.40% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 890 999
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 73 90
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Phone 8
London

Windows Phone 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Phone 8 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Phone 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows Phone 8
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 across the City of London region.

Windows Phone 8 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Phone 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Phone 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Phone 8.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (33.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (33.33%) WinRT
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XAML
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JSON

Windows Phone 8
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Phone 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Phone 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Silverlight Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Silverlight Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (33.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (33.33%) WinRT
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) XNA
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) XAML
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft