The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows Phone skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Phone over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Phone
North West / Manchester
Rank 90 103 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.056% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.81% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £340 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -11.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year +10.23% -9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.00 £45.60
% change year-on-year - -62.71%  

Windows Phone is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 246 367 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.76% 20.45% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 189 158
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £461 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £115.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Phone
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Windows Phone as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Phone in Manchester

Windows Phone
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Phone in Manchester

Windows Phone
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Phone also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Phone.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Android
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Android Development
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Xamarin

Windows Phone
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Android
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Android Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Xamarin