The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Phone 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 over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Phone
Rank 206 191 212
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 4 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.062% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.31% 0.71% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 11
Average daily rate £500 £405 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +9.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £302 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.08% -7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £37.50
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1270 1272 1531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.65% 20.48% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 864 1005
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 92
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Phone
London

Windows Phone
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Windows Phone Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows Phone
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 across the City of London region.

Windows Phone Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Phone 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.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Android
2 7 (70.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (70.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (40.00%) REST
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) MVVM
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Phone 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (20.00%) Nokia
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Hudson
5 2 (20.00%) Node.js
5 2 (20.00%) iOS SDK
5 2 (20.00%) WinRT
5 2 (20.00%) WebSockets
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) iPhone
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Phone 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) nginx
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Hudson
2 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Silverlight Developer
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Django Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8 Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Python/Django Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) REST
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) RESTful
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) XHTML
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) WebSockets
3 2 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (20.00%) Django
3 2 (20.00%) WinRT
3 2 (20.00%) iOS SDK
4 1 (10.00%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (10.00%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Sencha Touch
4 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (20.00%) iPhone
4 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (10.00%) Animation
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Android
2 7 (70.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Phone 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) MVVM
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) XAML
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Symbian
1 2 (20.00%) Nokia
2 1 (10.00%) Sencha
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft