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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
Rank 393 412 386
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.094% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
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£425 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
5165 5323 4811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.70% 22.37% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3631 3551 3089
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 219 296
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.66 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% -5.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.23 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

Windows Phone 8 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows Phone 8
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Phone 8 within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 1 £325 -13.33%
Windows Phone 8
England

Windows Phone 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) User Experience
3 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
3 5 (38.46%) Android
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Subversion
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) E-business
5 3 (23.08%) XAML
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
5 3 (23.08%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
7 1 (7.69%) Apple
7 1 (7.69%) Middleware
7 1 (7.69%) MySQL
7 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (7.69%) C++
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) CMS

Windows Phone 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Robotium
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 8 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
2 1 (7.69%) LINQ
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) User Experience
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
2 5 (38.46%) Android
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) TDD
1 6 (46.15%) BDD
2 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) E-business
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Image Processing
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) XAML
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Apple