The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Windows Phone 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Phone 8 over the 3 months to 26 April 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.

Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WinPhone8, WP8)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 654 635
Contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8 0 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.002% 0.030%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.008% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £575
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Windows Phone 8 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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9536 12408 12301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.52% 22.21% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6055 7740 6981
Median daily rate £408 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.16% +7.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £532 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 702 1003
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Phone 8
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows Phone 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Phone 8 in the UK

Windows Phone 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Phone 8.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Phone 8 in the UK

Windows Phone 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Phone 8.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Phone 8 in the UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Phone 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows Phone 8.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) MVVM
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012

Windows Phone 8
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# WCF Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# WPF Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WCF Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) MVVM
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft