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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 119 114 134
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs citing Xbox 1 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.041% 0.59% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 2.83% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £155 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £158 £315
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
539 530 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.89% 20.91% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 266 249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 23
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -51.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.68 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £38.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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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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
Ascot - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Xbox
South East

Xbox
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Publishing
1 4 (66.67%) Games
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
2 3 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (50.00%) Alias
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Game Development
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Insight
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) CMS
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Competitor Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Social Media
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
General
1 4 (66.67%) Publishing
1 4 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
2 3 (50.00%) Game Development
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Insight
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Competitor Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Alias