The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Phone 8 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 Phone 8 over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
Rank 567 542 536
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 16 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.023% 0.007%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.10% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Average daily rate
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£438 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £378 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 -

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Windows Phone 8
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Phone 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Phone 8
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows Phone 8 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Phone 8
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Phone 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows Phone 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Phone 8
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Phone 8 within the UK.

Windows Phone 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Phone 8
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -13 16 £438 +12.90% 4
London -5 7 £450 +16.12% 4
North West - 4 £394 -
City of London +12 1 £325 -13.33%
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Windows Phone 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
1 36 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 19 (52.78%) Apple iOS
2 19 (52.78%) Android
3 18 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 14 (38.89%) Mobile Device Management
4 14 (38.89%) PKI
4 14 (38.89%) CESG
4 14 (38.89%) Configuration Management
5 12 (33.33%) Firmware
5 12 (33.33%) C#
5 12 (33.33%) MySQL
5 12 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 11 (30.56%) F5
6 11 (30.56%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (30.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (30.56%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (30.56%) Linux
6 11 (30.56%) SSL
6 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
6 11 (30.56%) VMware
6 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (27.78%) Subversion
8 8 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (22.22%) .NET
9 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
9 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (19.44%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (19.44%) User Experience
10 6 (16.67%) BDD

Windows Phone 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 11 (30.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) 4G
2 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) MySQL
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Subversion
2 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
3 5 (13.89%) JIRA
3 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) Robotium
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 8 Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) WCF
3 3 (8.33%) Silverlight
4 2 (5.56%) WPF
5 1 (2.78%) WinRT
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (2.78%) XSLT
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 14 (38.89%) PKI
2 14 (38.89%) CESG
3 11 (30.56%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (19.44%) User Experience
5 5 (13.89%) Pocket PC
6 3 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
1 36 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 19 (52.78%) Apple iOS
2 19 (52.78%) Android
3 12 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 11 (30.56%) Linux
4 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (13.89%) Windows CE
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Mobile Device Management
1 14 (38.89%) Configuration Management
2 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) Mobile Application Development
3 6 (16.67%) BDD
3 6 (16.67%) TDD
4 5 (13.89%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.33%) E-business
6 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) MVC
7 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.78%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (16.67%) C++
3 5 (13.89%) Embedded C++
3 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) XAML
5 3 (8.33%) C
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Firmware
2 11 (30.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) F5
1 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
1 11 (30.56%) VMware
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Altiris
3 2 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (2.78%) Telerik
4 1 (2.78%) BT
4 1 (2.78%) Apple