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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
Rank 630 599 553
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -46
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 1 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.023% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.008% 0.10% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 22
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£365 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00

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
12712 12509 11893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.40% 22.48% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7505 7119 6629
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 987 1066 1015
Average hourly rate £16.95 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
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 2 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 31 August 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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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 0 1 £365 +29.20% 4
England -42 1 £365 +4.28% 4

Windows Phone 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 4 (28.57%) Android
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) User Experience
3 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
4 3 (21.43%) MobileIron
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) BlackBerry OS
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone 7
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (14.29%) XAML
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Advertising
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) Android Development

Windows Phone 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (7.14%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) ReSharper
2 1 (7.14%) VisualSVN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Applications Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Mid-Level C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Mid-Level C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8 Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) HTML5
2 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) XMPP
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) WPF
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) OAuth
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 4 (28.57%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (28.57%) Android
3 3 (21.43%) BlackBerry OS
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Android Development
3 2 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Development
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.14%) MVVM
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) XAML
3 2 (14.29%) C++
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) MobileIron