The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 576 480 545
Rank change year-on-year
-96 +65
Contract jobs citing Xbox 14 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.053% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 15
Average daily rate £388 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £235 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+49.03% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £9.19
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Xbox
UK

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -15 11 £388 +38.39% 5
London -30 3 £438 +11.46% 4
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Xbox
UK

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Games
2 13 (41.94%) Scrum
2 13 (41.94%) C#
3 9 (29.03%) TDD
3 9 (29.03%) Pair Programming
4 8 (25.81%) HTML
5 7 (22.58%) BDD
6 6 (19.35%) Open Source
6 6 (19.35%) HTML5
6 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 6 (19.35%) Windows
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) Publishing
7 5 (16.13%) MVC
7 5 (16.13%) XAML
7 5 (16.13%) Test-First Development
7 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
7 5 (16.13%) XML
7 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 5 (16.13%) C++
7 5 (16.13%) .NET
7 5 (16.13%) MySQL
7 5 (16.13%) SaaS
7 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (16.13%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (16.13%) Game Development
7 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 5 (16.13%) Web Development
7 5 (16.13%) Degree

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.23%) MS Office
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) SaaS
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.23%) DLNA
1 1 (3.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (41.94%) Games
2 6 (19.35%) Publishing
3 3 (9.68%) Marketing
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Finance
5 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) C# Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Agile C# Developer
2 5 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (16.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Silverlight Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Games Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) HTML
2 6 (19.35%) HTML5
2 6 (19.35%) CSS
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.13%) XML
3 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 5 (16.13%) Silverlight
3 5 (16.13%) jQuery
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (12.90%) WPF
4 4 (12.90%) XNA
4 4 (12.90%) CSS3
4 4 (12.90%) REST
5 2 (6.45%) Flash
6 1 (3.23%) OpenCL
6 1 (3.23%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Open Source
2 5 (16.13%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.13%) Blog
3 4 (12.90%) Kinect
4 3 (9.68%) Video on Demand
4 3 (9.68%) New Media
5 2 (6.45%) Social Network
5 2 (6.45%) Animation
5 2 (6.45%) IPTV
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.23%) STB
6 1 (3.23%) Streaming Media
6 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
6 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Phone
3 2 (6.45%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) TDD
3 9 (29.03%) Pair Programming
4 7 (22.58%) BDD
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) MVC
6 5 (16.13%) Test-First Development
6 5 (16.13%) Game Development
6 5 (16.13%) Web Development
6 5 (16.13%) Kanban
7 4 (12.90%) Release Management
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) MVVM
8 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
8 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.68%) Time Management
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) C#
2 5 (16.13%) XAML
2 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.13%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) Lua
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.23%) RPG
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Twitter
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Alias
4 1 (3.23%) Perforce
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Experis IT
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimbledon
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Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago