The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Phone 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 over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Phone
Rank 541 532 489
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -43
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 59 63 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.48% 0.52% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 45
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £213 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £534 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.60 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.60 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+75.38% -

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
12357 12082 10395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.14% 22.18% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7047 6797 5604
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1014 1046 1004
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.24% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £36.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

Windows Phone
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Phone Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Phone
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows Phone Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Phone
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Phone within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Windows Phone Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Phone
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows Phone Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Phone
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Phone within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Windows Phone Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Phone
Top 29 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
England -9 58 £350 -15.15% 29
London -9 25 £400 -11.11% 11
South East -12 14 £375 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire - 8 £320 - 1
Berkshire -9 6 £375 -6.25% 3
West Midlands -14 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 £225 - 1
Leeds - 5 £225 -
Reading -5 4 £375 - 3
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £325 +62.50%
North West - 4 £300 - 10
City of London +1 3 £325 -29.72% 2
Warwickshire -2 3 - -
Milton Keynes -4 2 £325 +62.50%
Slough - 2 £130 -
Tamworth - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £300 - 4
Kent - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £738 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £425 - 1
Hounslow - 2 £373 -
Bristol - 2 £300 - 1
Dartford - 2 - -
South West - 2 £300 - 2
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £625 -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 3

Windows Phone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Windows Phone 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (65.04%) Android
3 76 (61.79%) Apple iOS
4 41 (33.33%) HTML
4 41 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (29.27%) Mobile App
6 34 (27.64%) Windows Phone 8
6 34 (27.64%) JavaScript
7 33 (26.83%) .NET
7 33 (26.83%) CSS
8 32 (26.02%) C#
9 30 (24.39%) HTML5
10 26 (21.14%) Mobile Development
11 25 (20.33%) Blackberry
12 22 (17.89%) User Experience
13 20 (16.26%) CSS3
13 20 (16.26%) MVC
14 19 (15.45%) TDD
15 18 (14.63%) SQL Server
16 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
16 17 (13.82%) Windows Mobile
17 16 (13.01%) ASP.NET
17 16 (13.01%) Windows Phone 7
17 16 (13.01%) Backbone.js
18 15 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
18 15 (12.20%) Web Services
19 14 (11.38%) XML
19 14 (11.38%) iPhone
19 14 (11.38%) Ember.js
20 13 (10.57%) Responsive Web Design

Windows Phone
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Windows Phone 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.76%) CMS
2 6 (4.88%) Node.js
3 4 (3.25%) Apache
4 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.63%) Lync
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.81%) nginx
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Office
2 6 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.81%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.81%) Yammer
3 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) Firewall
2 7 (5.69%) SSL
2 7 (5.69%) HTTP
2 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.88%) HTTPS
3 6 (4.88%) LAN
3 6 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.63%) MPLS
5 2 (1.63%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.63%) VLAN
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.81%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.81%) Wireless
6 1 (0.81%) PBX
6 1 (0.81%) UMTS
6 1 (0.81%) VoIP
6 1 (0.81%) WLAN
6 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.81%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.13%) MySQL
3 8 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.81%) SQLite
6 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 9 (7.32%) Subversion
4 5 (4.07%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.07%) JIRA
4 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.25%) Calabash
6 3 (2.44%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.63%) JUnit
7 2 (1.63%) Xcode
7 2 (1.63%) TestPartner
7 2 (1.63%) Selenium
7 2 (1.63%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.81%) Robotium
8 1 (0.81%) VisualSVN
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (6.50%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Retail
3 5 (4.07%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Advertising
5 3 (2.44%) Marketing
5 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (57.72%) Developer
2 14 (11.38%) .NET Developer
2 14 (11.38%) Mobile Developer
3 10 (8.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 8 (6.50%) Applications Developer
4 8 (6.50%) Web Developer
4 8 (6.50%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (4.88%) Senior Developer
5 6 (4.88%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.07%) Designer
6 5 (4.07%) Analyst
7 4 (3.25%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.25%) Senior Applications Developer
7 4 (3.25%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (3.25%) iOS Developer
8 3 (2.44%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 3 (2.44%) Windows 8 Developer
8 3 (2.44%) IT Support
8 3 (2.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (33.33%) HTML
2 33 (26.83%) .NET
2 33 (26.83%) CSS
3 30 (24.39%) HTML5
4 20 (16.26%) CSS3
5 16 (13.01%) ASP.NET
5 16 (13.01%) Backbone.js
6 15 (12.20%) Web Services
7 14 (11.38%) XML
7 14 (11.38%) Ember.js
8 12 (9.76%) jQuery
8 12 (9.76%) AngularJS
9 11 (8.94%) RESTful
9 11 (8.94%) SOAP
10 10 (8.13%) Apache Cordova
11 9 (7.32%) REST
12 8 (6.50%) JSON
12 8 (6.50%) PhoneGap
12 8 (6.50%) Sass
13 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.27%) Mobile App
2 25 (20.33%) Blackberry
3 22 (17.89%) User Experience
4 14 (11.38%) iPhone
5 8 (6.50%) BYOD
5 8 (6.50%) iPad
6 7 (5.69%) PKI
6 7 (5.69%) CESG
7 6 (4.88%) Open Source
7 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
8 5 (4.07%) Visualisation
9 4 (3.25%) Animation
10 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (65.04%) Android
3 76 (61.79%) Apple iOS
4 34 (27.64%) Windows Phone 8
5 17 (13.82%) Windows Mobile
6 16 (13.01%) Windows Phone 7
7 10 (8.13%) Linux
7 10 (8.13%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.69%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.25%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.44%) BlackBerry OS
11 3 (2.44%) Windows CE
12 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.63%) webOS
13 1 (0.81%) bada
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.14%) Mobile Development
3 20 (16.26%) MVC
4 19 (15.45%) TDD
5 15 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (10.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (10.57%) iOS Development
6 13 (10.57%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.76%) Scrum
7 12 (9.76%) Content Management
7 12 (9.76%) Android Development
7 12 (9.76%) BDD
8 10 (8.13%) Project Management
9 8 (6.50%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.69%) Analytics
11 6 (4.88%) Integration Testing
12 5 (4.07%) MVVM
12 5 (4.07%) Mobile Application Development
12 5 (4.07%) Unit Testing
12 5 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.64%) JavaScript
2 32 (26.02%) C#
3 9 (7.32%) XAML
4 8 (6.50%) Objective-C
5 6 (4.88%) C++
5 6 (4.88%) PHP
6 5 (4.07%) SQL
6 5 (4.07%) Java
7 4 (3.25%) Ruby
8 3 (2.44%) C
9 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) PHP5
10 1 (0.81%) Python
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.88%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.63%) ISEB
4 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.81%) MCSE
4 1 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.13%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.88%) Firmware
2 6 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.63%) XenServer
3 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.50%) VMware
2 8 (6.50%) Xamarin
3 7 (5.69%) Appcelerator
3 7 (5.69%) Apple
4 6 (4.88%) Adobe
4 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.88%) F5
5 4 (3.25%) Twitter
6 3 (2.44%) MobileIron
6 3 (2.44%) Facebook
6 3 (2.44%) Symantec
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco
7 2 (1.63%) Sophos
7 2 (1.63%) CODA
7 2 (1.63%) Sage
7 2 (1.63%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.63%) Nokia
7 2 (1.63%) HP
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