The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xbox over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 570 567 501
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -66
Contract jobs citing Xbox 13 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.030% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.084% 0.094% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 10
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£540 £388 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.35% +0.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £369 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £255
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +51.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
15548 15970 13780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 9990 8444
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 624 631
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

Xbox
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Xbox Jobs Demand Trend in England

Xbox
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Xbox Daily Rate Trend in England

Xbox
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xbox across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Xbox Daily Rate Histogram in England

Xbox
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Xbox Hourly Rate Trend in England

Xbox
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 Xbox within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +12 11 £553 +14.80% 6
South East -17 1 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
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Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 17 (89.47%) Games
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) HTML
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) Apple
4 7 (36.84%) STB
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) Streaming Video
4 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (36.84%) IPTV
4 7 (36.84%) Android
4 7 (36.84%) HTML5
4 7 (36.84%) Apple iOS
4 7 (36.84%) Roku
4 7 (36.84%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (36.84%) Chromecast
4 7 (36.84%) Apple TV
4 7 (36.84%) PlayStation
5 5 (26.32%) Software Delivery
5 5 (26.32%) Game Development
6 4 (21.05%) Software Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) RESTful
6 4 (21.05%) Scala
6 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
6 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (21.05%) MapReduce
6 4 (21.05%) Tableau
6 4 (21.05%) Vertica
6 4 (21.05%) Analytics
6 4 (21.05%) Go

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (21.05%) Apache Spark
1 4 (21.05%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (10.53%) SaaS
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (5.26%) Route 53
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (15.79%) Data Mining
3 2 (10.53%) Big Data
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (89.47%) Games
2 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.79%) Japanese Language
3 3 (15.79%) Marketing
4 2 (10.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Games Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Scientist
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
1 8 (42.11%) Web Services
2 7 (36.84%) HTML5
3 4 (21.05%) RESTful
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) STB
1 7 (36.84%) Streaming Video
1 7 (36.84%) IPTV
1 7 (36.84%) Over-the-Top Content
1 7 (36.84%) Chromecast
1 7 (36.84%) Apple TV
1 7 (36.84%) PlayStation
2 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
2 4 (21.05%) Streaming Media
2 4 (21.05%) Statistics
2 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
3 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) Economics
5 1 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Android
1 7 (36.84%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) Software Delivery
3 5 (26.32%) Game Development
4 4 (21.05%) Software Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) MapReduce
4 4 (21.05%) Analytics
4 4 (21.05%) OOD
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) Stress Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) Anomaly Detection
5 3 (15.79%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) Product Management
6 2 (10.53%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Data Management
7 1 (5.26%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Scala
1 4 (21.05%) Go
1 4 (21.05%) Python
1 4 (21.05%) Java
1 4 (21.05%) C#
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) R
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Lua
4 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.26%) ARCserve
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Apple
1 7 (36.84%) Roku
2 4 (21.05%) Tableau
2 4 (21.05%) Vertica
2 4 (21.05%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (21.05%) Netezza
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) comScore