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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 561 501 537
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +36
Contract jobs citing Xbox 17 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.13% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.48% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 11
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£438 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £155 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £158 £315
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
13109 12783 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.04% 26.58% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7937 8002 8058
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 546 721
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 15 £438 +34.61% 2
South East -42 2 £375 +138.09% 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 4
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Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (42.86%) Games
1 12 (42.86%) Android
1 12 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 10 (35.71%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) C#
4 8 (28.57%) XML
4 8 (28.57%) Degree
5 7 (25.00%) Video on Demand
5 7 (25.00%) Windows
5 7 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
7 5 (17.86%) C++
7 5 (17.86%) Game Development
7 5 (17.86%) Open Source
7 5 (17.86%) JSON
8 4 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) .NET
8 4 (14.29%) Linux
8 4 (14.29%) XAML
8 4 (14.29%) Publishing
8 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Phone
9 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (10.71%) New Media
9 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (10.71%) VUI
9 3 (10.71%) CMS

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.71%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.71%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (7.14%) Maya
3 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.57%) ZBrush
3 1 (3.57%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) SaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.57%) NFC
2 1 (3.57%) DLNA
2 1 (3.57%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Subversion
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Hudson
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 12 (42.86%) Games
2 4 (14.29%) Publishing
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (7.14%) Finance
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.57%) Electronics
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 3 (10.71%) Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Coordinator
2 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
2 3 (10.71%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Technical Business Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (10.71%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) iOS Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Programmer
3 2 (7.14%) Games Developer
3 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) JSON
3 4 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.71%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) XNA
4 3 (10.71%) WPF
4 3 (10.71%) Silverlight
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (7.14%) HTML5
5 2 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) RESTful
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 5 (17.86%) Open Source
3 3 (10.71%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (10.71%) Kinect
3 3 (10.71%) New Media
3 3 (10.71%) VUI
3 3 (10.71%) Animation
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Wiki
3 3 (10.71%) Blog
4 2 (7.14%) iPhone
4 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Physics
5 1 (3.57%) DTV
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
5 1 (3.57%) IPTV
5 1 (3.57%) Social Media
5 1 (3.57%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Android
1 12 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Phone
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Scrum
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (21.43%) TDD
5 5 (17.86%) Game Development
6 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 3 (10.71%) Test-First Development
7 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.71%) Web Development
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) MVC
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) Time Management
7 3 (10.71%) Kanban
7 3 (10.71%) MVVM
8 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
8 2 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) C++
3 4 (14.29%) XAML
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Alias
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Autodesk
3 1 (3.57%) Perforce
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