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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
Rank 614 562 570
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 15 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.036% 0.016%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.16% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 1
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£350 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
13036 12057 11717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.37% 22.89% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7652 6753 6129
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1053 1121
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 20 October 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 22 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 20 October 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 -32 15 £350 +16.66% 6
Birmingham - 8 £350 -
West Midlands - 8 £350 -
London +5 3 £290 -5.69% 2
Cheshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
South East -14 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 2
Bedford - - - -
City of London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Windows Phone 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 17 (70.83%) C#
3 12 (50.00%) C++
4 11 (45.83%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) Subversion
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Mobile
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 8
4 11 (45.83%) Mobile App
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
6 9 (37.50%) Visual Studio
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
7 8 (33.33%) Pocket PC
7 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (33.33%) JIRA
7 8 (33.33%) WCF
7 8 (33.33%) Embedded C++
7 8 (33.33%) Windows CE
7 8 (33.33%) Web Services
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (33.33%) Scrum
8 5 (20.83%) XAML
9 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
9 4 (16.67%) WinRT
9 4 (16.67%) Android
9 4 (16.67%) User Experience
10 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
10 3 (12.50%) Silverlight
11 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management

Windows Phone 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) 3G
1 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.17%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Subversion
2 9 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 8 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.33%) Xcode
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Mobile Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (8.33%) iOS Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8 Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (33.33%) WCF
3 4 (16.67%) WinRT
4 3 (12.50%) Silverlight
5 2 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (8.33%) WPF
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Mobile App
2 8 (33.33%) Pocket PC
3 4 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.33%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (8.33%) CESG
4 2 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 11 (45.83%) Windows 8
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (33.33%) Windows CE
4 4 (16.67%) Android
4 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (8.33%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.17%) BDD
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) TDD
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) C++
3 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Embedded C++
5 5 (20.83%) XAML
6 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
6 2 (8.33%) C
6 2 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) BT
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