The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xbox over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 116 123 113
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Xbox 3 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.040% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.13% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£275 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £375 £158
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +138.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Xbox
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
784 756 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.55% 30.22% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 379 291
Average daily rate £383 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 36
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.10 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £38.70 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Xbox
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xbox across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Xbox Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Xbox
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xbox across the Berkshire region.

Xbox Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Xbox
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xbox across the Berkshire region.

Xbox Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Xbox
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xbox within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Reading 0 3 £275 -
Xbox
South East

Xbox
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Xbox 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 Xbox.

1 2 (66.67%) French Language
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) German Language
2 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
2 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Skype

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Xbox 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 Xbox. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
General
1 2 (66.67%) French Language
2 1 (33.33%) German Language
2 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
2 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft