The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Phone 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
Rank 404 412 403
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.019% 0.028% 0.046%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.093% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate £500 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - £24.00
Windows Phone 8
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4284 4866 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.23% 22.92% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2923 3358 3087
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 153 204
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.37 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.68% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows Phone 8
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Windows Phone 8 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Windows Phone 8
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Windows Phone 8 Daily Rate Trend in London

Windows Phone 8
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Phone 8 across the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Windows Phone 8 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows Phone 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Phone
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile Development
2 3 (75.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) MVVM
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework

Windows Phone 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Agile .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Developer
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (75.00%) WCF Developer
2 3 (75.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (75.00%) NHibernate
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) IPTV
2 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) MVVM
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft