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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 574 521 519
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -2
Contract jobs citing Xbox 5 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.064% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.033% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 6
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£285 £311 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £305 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £495 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - £250
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
15290 14865 13381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10003 9386 8026
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 625 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 December 2014.

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 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 1 £205 -34.13% 2
South East -35 1 £230 - 1
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
North West - - - - 3
Xbox
UK

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Games
3 8 (44.44%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) Android
3 8 (44.44%) Apple iOS
4 7 (38.89%) XML
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) RESTful
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (22.22%) JSON
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) XAML
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) Subversion
8 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (16.67%) Streaming Media
8 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
8 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) IIS
8 3 (16.67%) C++
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) OOD

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Maya
2 1 (5.56%) ZBrush
2 1 (5.56%) Mudbox
2 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) Hudson
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 9 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) iOS Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Silverlight Developer
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Games Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) RESTful
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (22.22%) JSON
3 4 (22.22%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 3 (16.67%) XNA
4 3 (16.67%) WPF
4 3 (16.67%) Silverlight
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) CSS
5 2 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.56%) HTML5
6 1 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (5.56%) Autofac
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Streaming Media
1 3 (16.67%) iPhone
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
1 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
1 3 (16.67%) Kinect
1 3 (16.67%) VUI
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (11.11%) New Media
3 1 (5.56%) Social Gaming
3 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (5.56%) DTV
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Games
3 1 (5.56%) Animation
3 1 (5.56%) Wiki
3 1 (5.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Android
1 8 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) OOD
5 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) MVVM
5 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
5 3 (16.67%) Stress Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Release Management
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.56%) MVC
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Interactive Advertising
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) XAML
3 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) ARCserve
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco