The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Mobile skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Mobile over the 3 months to 16 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Mobile
Rank 558 471 501
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows Mobile 45 81 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.79% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 53 43
Average daily rate £300 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £241 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.00 £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -47.27%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12552 10196 12099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 20.98% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6956 5448 6170
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1001 1168
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.02 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows Mobile
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Mobile within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Mobile Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Mobile
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Mobile within the UK.

Windows Mobile Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Mobile
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Mobile within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows Mobile Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Mobile
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Mobile within the UK.

Windows Mobile Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Mobile
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Mobile within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 42 £300 -6.97% 25
London -49 30 £313 -3.84% 9
City of London -14 14 £350 - 4
South East -15 5 £133 -44.21% 8
Hampshire -3 2 £126 -6.48%
Manchester -20 2 £200 -25.92% 1
North West -27 2 £200 -24.52% 2
East of England -33 2 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £319 -
Southampton - 2 £126 -
Berkshire -8 1 £108 -54.73% 3
East Midlands -11 1 £300 -
West Midlands -14 1 - - 4
Birmingham -15 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Salford - - - -
Slough - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1

Windows Mobile
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Windows Mobile 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 Mobile.

1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (56.99%) Android
3 39 (41.94%) Apple iOS
4 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
5 37 (39.78%) Mobile App
6 28 (30.11%) HTML
7 27 (29.03%) C#
8 25 (26.88%) Blackberry
9 23 (24.73%) Active Directory
10 21 (22.58%) MS Exchange
10 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (21.51%) .NET
12 19 (20.43%) SQL Server
12 19 (20.43%) iPhone
13 16 (17.20%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (16.13%) Windows XP
15 14 (15.05%) ITIL
15 14 (15.05%) MS Office
15 14 (15.05%) Visual Studio
16 13 (13.98%) Windows 7
16 13 (13.98%) Scrum
16 13 (13.98%) Adobe Illustrator
16 13 (13.98%) Photoshop
16 13 (13.98%) C++
16 13 (13.98%) Cisco
16 13 (13.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 12 (12.90%) Apple
17 12 (12.90%) Windows CE
17 12 (12.90%) OO
17 12 (12.90%) SQL

Windows Mobile
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Windows Mobile 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 Mobile. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.30%) CMS
5 2 (2.15%) Lync
5 2 (2.15%) WordPress
5 2 (2.15%) Drupal
5 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) MS Office
2 13 (13.98%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (13.98%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.08%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) IaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) IP Telephony
2 4 (4.30%) VPN
3 2 (2.15%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.15%) LDAP
3 2 (2.15%) GPRS
3 2 (2.15%) SMTP
3 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.15%) Wireless
3 2 (2.15%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) 3G
4 1 (1.08%) SAN
4 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.08%) Firewall
4 1 (1.08%) DNS
4 1 (1.08%) DHCP
4 1 (1.08%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.08%) UMTS
4 1 (1.08%) VoIP
4 1 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) SQLite
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.60%) Subversion
2 8 (8.60%) JIRA
3 6 (6.45%) PhoneGap
4 3 (3.23%) JMeter
4 3 (3.23%) NUnit
4 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.23%) LoadUI
5 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.08%) MSI
6 1 (1.08%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.08%) Xcode
6 1 (1.08%) JBehave
6 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.08%) Selenium
6 1 (1.08%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Games
4 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.08%) Automotive
4 1 (1.08%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.08%) German Language
Job Titles
1 29 (31.18%) Developer
2 22 (23.66%) Analyst
3 21 (22.58%) Mobile Developer
4 15 (16.13%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 14 (15.05%) Designer
6 12 (12.90%) C# Developer
7 10 (10.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (10.75%) Service Analyst
8 8 (8.60%) Support Analyst
8 8 (8.60%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (7.53%) .NET Developer
10 6 (6.45%) IT Support
11 5 (5.38%) Support Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (5.38%) Desktop Support
12 4 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (4.30%) Senior Designer
12 4 (4.30%) IT Support Specialist
12 4 (4.30%) Desktop Engineer
12 4 (4.30%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.11%) HTML
2 20 (21.51%) .NET
3 12 (12.90%) CSS
3 12 (12.90%) HTML5
4 9 (9.68%) .NET Framework
5 8 (8.60%) WPF
5 8 (8.60%) jQuery
6 7 (7.53%) WCF
7 6 (6.45%) Silverlight
8 5 (5.38%) XML
9 4 (4.30%) Sencha Touch
9 4 (4.30%) Ext JS
9 4 (4.30%) WinForms
9 4 (4.30%) SOAP
9 4 (4.30%) OpenGL
10 3 (3.23%) J2ME
11 2 (2.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (2.15%) CSS3
11 2 (2.15%) .NET Compact Framework
11 2 (2.15%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 37 (39.78%) Mobile App
2 25 (26.88%) Blackberry
3 19 (20.43%) iPhone
4 9 (9.68%) Pocket PC
4 9 (9.68%) PDA
5 8 (8.60%) Smartphone
5 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.30%) Handset
6 4 (4.30%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (2.15%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.15%) PKI
8 1 (1.08%) EPoS
8 1 (1.08%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.08%) Online Games
8 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.08%) Social Media
8 1 (1.08%) iPad
8 1 (1.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (56.99%) Android
3 39 (41.94%) Apple iOS
4 15 (16.13%) Windows XP
5 13 (13.98%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.90%) Windows CE
7 11 (11.83%) Windows Phone
8 8 (8.60%) Mac OS X
9 7 (7.53%) Windows 8
10 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
11 4 (4.30%) Linux
12 2 (2.15%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.08%) SUSE
13 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.05%) ITIL
3 13 (13.98%) Scrum
4 12 (12.90%) OO
5 9 (9.68%) Information Security
6 8 (8.60%) OOP
6 8 (8.60%) BCP
6 8 (8.60%) Service Management
6 8 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (7.53%) Mobile Application Development
7 7 (7.53%) Android Development
8 6 (6.45%) iOS Development
8 6 (6.45%) TDD
9 5 (5.38%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (4.30%) Content Management
11 3 (3.23%) OOD
11 3 (3.23%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.23%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.23%) Multithreading
11 3 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.03%) C#
2 13 (13.98%) C++
3 12 (12.90%) SQL
4 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.68%) Java
6 7 (7.53%) XAML
6 7 (7.53%) Embedded C++
7 4 (4.30%) PHP
8 3 (3.23%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.08%) VB
10 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.08%) C
10 1 (1.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.38%) MCP
3 4 (4.30%) MCDST
4 2 (2.15%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) MCSE
5 1 (1.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.08%) CCNA
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.08%) XenApp
3 1 (1.08%) XenServer
3 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCCM
2 2 (2.15%) WSUS
2 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.08%) Nagios
3 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.08%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.08%) Zenoss
3 1 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.98%) Cisco
3 12 (12.90%) Apple
4 10 (10.75%) VMware
4 10 (10.75%) McAfee
5 6 (6.45%) Citrix
6 4 (4.30%) Sencha
6 4 (4.30%) Google
6 4 (4.30%) Symantec
7 3 (3.23%) Juniper
7 3 (3.23%) Nokia
7 3 (3.23%) HP
7 3 (3.23%) Symbian
8 2 (2.15%) StreamBase
8 2 (2.15%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.15%) Ektron
8 2 (2.15%) Metastorm
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle
8 2 (2.15%) Dell
8 2 (2.15%) Lotus
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