The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Phone skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Phone over the 3 months to 24 July 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 North West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Phone
Rank 130 125 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.48% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£263 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £290 £288
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.00 -
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
697 629 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.84% 23.60% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 278 265
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 76 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Phone
England

Windows Phone
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows Phone Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Phone
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows Phone Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Phone
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Phone within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Cheshire +5 1 £263 -12.50% 2
Manchester - 1 - - 8
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Windows Phone
England

Windows Phone
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) WinRT
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App

Windows Phone
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone 8
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (50.00%) XAML
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
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