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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
Rank 621 600 575
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 5 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.023% 0.026%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.045% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 2
Average daily rate £500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - £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
11014 11655 11103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.41% 22.51% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 6745 6000
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 921 1006
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 5 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +5 4 £500 +14.28% 3
England -11 4 £500 +17.64% 3
Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

Windows Phone 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) Apple iOS
4 6 (66.67%) Android
4 6 (66.67%) TDD
4 6 (66.67%) Blackberry
5 4 (44.44%) Mobile Development
5 4 (44.44%) AirWatch
6 3 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (33.33%) NUnit
6 3 (33.33%) MVC
6 3 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (33.33%) HTML
6 3 (33.33%) .NET
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) OO
6 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (33.33%) SOA
6 3 (33.33%) HTML5
6 3 (33.33%) MVVM
6 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
6 3 (33.33%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (33.33%) MobileIron

Windows Phone 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) NUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# WCF Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) WCF Developer
2 3 (33.33%) WPF Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
1 3 (33.33%) NHibernate
1 3 (33.33%) RESTful
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (22.22%) BYOD
4 1 (11.11%) IPTV
4 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
4 1 (11.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 7 (77.78%) Apple iOS
3 6 (66.67%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Mobile Development
4 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 3 (33.33%) MVC
4 3 (33.33%) MVVM
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (33.33%) SOA
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Android Development
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) C#
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) AirWatch
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) MobileIron
3 1 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
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