The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
Rank 591 535 581
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +46
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 13 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.059% 0.003%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.11% 0.26% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £390 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +56.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £250
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +43.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.00 -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12377 11418 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.34% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 6250 5960
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1036 1254
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 28 July 2014.

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 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 Phone 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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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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 -24 13 £325 -16.66% 15
London 0 9 £299 -23.39% 4
Cheshire - 1 £263 - 1
North West - 1 £263 - 3
South East - - - - 6
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Reading - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

Windows Phone 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
1 38 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 27 (71.05%) C#
3 18 (47.37%) .NET
4 16 (42.11%) Silverlight
5 13 (34.21%) .NET Framework
5 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
5 13 (34.21%) MVVM
5 13 (34.21%) REST
6 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
8 10 (26.32%) Telerik
8 10 (26.32%) RAD
8 10 (26.32%) Video on Demand
9 9 (23.68%) HTML5
9 9 (23.68%) Apple iOS
9 9 (23.68%) HTML
9 9 (23.68%) Android
10 8 (21.05%) XAML
10 8 (21.05%) Windows 8
11 7 (18.42%) Mobile App
11 7 (18.42%) C++
11 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
12 6 (15.79%) CSS
12 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
12 6 (15.79%) Sass
12 6 (15.79%) LESS
12 6 (15.79%) CSS3
12 6 (15.79%) PhoneGap
12 6 (15.79%) Grunt

Windows Phone 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.63%) NFC
1 1 (2.63%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.79%) PhoneGap
2 6 (15.79%) Grunt
2 6 (15.79%) Yeoman
3 5 (13.16%) Subversion
4 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.89%) JIRA
6 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Mobile Web Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.26%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Silverlight Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Silverlight Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8 Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) Silverlight
3 13 (34.21%) REST
3 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
3 13 (34.21%) .NET Framework
4 9 (23.68%) HTML
4 9 (23.68%) HTML5
5 6 (15.79%) Sass
5 6 (15.79%) LESS
5 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 6 (15.79%) CSS3
5 6 (15.79%) CSS
6 5 (13.16%) JSON
6 5 (13.16%) WinRT
6 5 (13.16%) WPF
7 4 (10.53%) Web Services
7 4 (10.53%) WCF
8 2 (5.26%) XML
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.63%) XNA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Video on Demand
2 7 (18.42%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Pocket PC
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) iPhone
4 2 (5.26%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) Xbox
5 1 (2.63%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
1 38 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 9 (23.68%) Apple iOS
2 9 (23.68%) Android
3 8 (21.05%) Windows 8
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Phone 7
5 3 (7.89%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.63%) UNIX
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) MVVM
2 10 (26.32%) RAD
3 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
3 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (7.89%) Scrum
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) TDD
5 2 (5.26%) Pair Programming
5 2 (5.26%) MVC
5 2 (5.26%) Android Development
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) C#
2 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.05%) XAML
4 7 (18.42%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) Python
6 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) Java
8 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Telerik
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
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