The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Kinect in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kinect over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Kinect
Rank 553 532 513
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Contract jobs citing Kinect 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.016% 0.005%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.028% 0.051% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £495 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £475 £375
% change year-on-year
- +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Kinect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14152 13841 12436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 31.47% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9029 8668 7539
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 752
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.91 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Kinect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Kinect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Kinect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Kinect Daily Rate Trend in England

Kinect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kinect within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
London -7 2 - -
North East - - - -
Kinect
UK

Kinect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Kinect 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 Kinect.

1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Phone
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Games
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) XAML
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) XNA
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 2 (28.57%) Xbox
4 2 (28.57%) VUI
4 2 (28.57%) MVVM
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Image Processing
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Game Development
5 1 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence

Kinect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Kinect 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 Kinect. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Maya
1 1 (14.29%) 3ds Max
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Xcode
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C++ Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) 3D Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
2 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
2 2 (28.57%) XNA
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) OpenGL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Xbox
1 2 (28.57%) VUI
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
2 1 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Phone
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
1 2 (28.57%) MVVM
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Release Management
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Image Processing
2 1 (14.29%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) XAML
4 1 (14.29%) Lua
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe