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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 563 506 552
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +46
Contract jobs citing Xbox 15 63 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.13% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.093% 0.41% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 13
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£443 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £155 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £435
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
16171 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 14 £448 +46.72% 1
South East -30 1 £375 +138.09%
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
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Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Android
2 13 (44.83%) Apple iOS
3 12 (41.38%) Games
4 11 (37.93%) Scrum
5 10 (34.48%) XML
6 9 (31.03%) Windows
6 9 (31.03%) C#
7 8 (27.59%) Degree
8 7 (24.14%) Video on Demand
8 7 (24.14%) TDD
9 6 (20.69%) XAML
9 6 (20.69%) C++
9 6 (20.69%) Project Management
9 6 (20.69%) Open Source
9 6 (20.69%) JSON
10 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (17.24%) Game Development
10 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 5 (17.24%) Pair Programming
10 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Phone
11 4 (13.79%) VUI
11 4 (13.79%) Subversion
11 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
11 4 (13.79%) .NET
11 4 (13.79%) Kinect
11 4 (13.79%) MVVM
11 4 (13.79%) WPF
11 4 (13.79%) Silverlight

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.90%) Maya
3 1 (3.45%) ZBrush
3 1 (3.45%) Mudbox
3 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) SaaS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) NFC
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.45%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.45%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Hudson
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) NUnit
4 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (41.38%) Games
2 3 (10.34%) Publishing
3 2 (6.90%) Advertising
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
2 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Business Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) iOS Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Programmer
3 2 (6.90%) Games Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Silverlight Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (3.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) XML
2 6 (20.69%) JSON
3 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 4 (13.79%) WPF
3 4 (13.79%) Silverlight
3 4 (13.79%) XNA
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.34%) RESTful
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (6.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (6.90%) CSS
5 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) HTML5
5 2 (6.90%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Video on Demand
2 6 (20.69%) Open Source
3 4 (13.79%) VUI
3 4 (13.79%) Kinect
4 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.34%) Animation
4 3 (10.34%) Wiki
4 3 (10.34%) Blog
4 3 (10.34%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (10.34%) iPhone
4 3 (10.34%) New Media
5 2 (6.90%) User Experience
5 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.45%) Physics
6 1 (3.45%) IPTV
6 1 (3.45%) Social Media
6 1 (3.45%) Social Gaming
6 1 (3.45%) DTV
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
6 1 (3.45%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Android
1 13 (44.83%) Apple iOS
2 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Phone
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Scrum
3 7 (24.14%) TDD
4 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.24%) Game Development
5 5 (17.24%) Pair Programming
6 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
6 4 (13.79%) MVVM
7 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Web Development
7 3 (10.34%) Time Management
7 3 (10.34%) Kanban
7 3 (10.34%) BDD
7 3 (10.34%) OO
7 3 (10.34%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Test-First Development
7 3 (10.34%) iOS Development
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) XAML
2 6 (20.69%) C++
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Alias
2 2 (6.90%) Twitter
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Autodesk
3 1 (3.45%) Perforce
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