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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 556 532 510
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -22
Contract jobs citing Xbox 8 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.031% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.055% 0.097% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
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£400 £388 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £388 £250
% change year-on-year
-40.64% +55.00%
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
14483 14382 12725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.41% 31.44% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9042 8892 7779
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 589 719
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -17 6 £400 -19.19% 6
South East -30 2 £230 -40.64% 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
Xbox
UK

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (73.33%) Games
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) Game Development
5 4 (26.67%) MapReduce
5 4 (26.67%) Tableau
5 4 (26.67%) Vertica
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Golang
5 4 (26.67%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
5 4 (26.67%) Netezza
5 4 (26.67%) Statistics
5 4 (26.67%) RESTful
5 4 (26.67%) Scala
5 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
5 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (26.67%) C#
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) OO
5 4 (26.67%) Python
5 4 (26.67%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Apache Spark
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (20.00%) OOD
6 3 (20.00%) Data Mining

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (26.67%) Apache Spark
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (13.33%) SaaS
4 1 (6.67%) Route 53
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (13.33%) Big Data
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
General
1 11 (73.33%) Games
2 3 (20.00%) Japanese Language
3 2 (13.33%) Advertising
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) iOS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Scientist
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Games Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) RESTful
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) JSON
5 1 (6.67%) XNA
5 1 (6.67%) Apache Flex
5 1 (6.67%) WPF
5 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Statistics
1 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Streaming Media
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) Video on Demand
4 1 (6.67%) Kinect
4 1 (6.67%) VUI
4 1 (6.67%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (6.67%) IPTV
4 1 (6.67%) Streaming Video
4 1 (6.67%) STB
4 1 (6.67%) Economics
4 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Android
3 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Game Development
3 4 (26.67%) MapReduce
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) OOD
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Anomaly Detection
4 3 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Econometrics
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security
6 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Scala
2 4 (26.67%) Golang
3 3 (20.00%) R
4 2 (13.33%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) XAML
5 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.67%) Lua
5 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) ARCserve
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (26.67%) Netezza
1 4 (26.67%) Tableau
1 4 (26.67%) Vertica
2 2 (13.33%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) comScore
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Roku