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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 559 540 475
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -65
Contract jobs citing Xbox 20 13 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.027% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.086% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 18
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£560 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £344 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £484 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £388 £255
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +51.96%
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
15252 15041 13642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.00% 31.35% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9527 8362
Average daily rate £425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £234 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 598 561
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 10 £580 +10.47% 3
South East -15 9 £388 - 7
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Xbox
UK

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (92.59%) Games
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) PlayStation
3 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
4 10 (37.04%) Streaming Video
4 10 (37.04%) HTML
4 10 (37.04%) Apple
4 10 (37.04%) STB
4 10 (37.04%) IPTV
4 10 (37.04%) Marketing
4 10 (37.04%) Android
4 10 (37.04%) HTML5
4 10 (37.04%) Apple iOS
4 10 (37.04%) Chromecast
4 10 (37.04%) Apple TV
4 10 (37.04%) Roku
4 10 (37.04%) Over-the-Top Content
5 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 8 (29.63%) Mathematics
6 8 (29.63%) Game Development
7 7 (25.93%) Degree
7 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
7 7 (25.93%) Software Delivery
8 6 (22.22%) Software Architecture
9 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (18.52%) C++
9 5 (18.52%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) SQL
10 4 (14.81%) Java
10 4 (14.81%) C

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (14.81%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) ZBrush
1 3 (11.11%) 3ds Max
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (3.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (3.70%) Route 53
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Skype
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 2 (7.41%) Big Data
4 1 (3.70%) Azkaban
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (92.59%) Games
2 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
3 10 (37.04%) Marketing
4 3 (11.11%) Japanese Language
5 1 (3.70%) Electronics
5 1 (3.70%) Finance
5 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Programmer
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Graphics Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Programmer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Scientist
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Games Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) HTML
1 10 (37.04%) HTML5
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Flex
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) PlayStation
2 10 (37.04%) Streaming Video
2 10 (37.04%) STB
2 10 (37.04%) IPTV
2 10 (37.04%) Chromecast
2 10 (37.04%) Apple TV
2 10 (37.04%) Over-the-Top Content
3 8 (29.63%) Mathematics
4 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
5 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
5 4 (14.81%) Physics
5 4 (14.81%) Statistics
6 3 (11.11%) Open Source
7 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (3.70%) Video on Demand
8 1 (3.70%) Social Media
8 1 (3.70%) Blog
8 1 (3.70%) Economics
8 1 (3.70%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Android
1 10 (37.04%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 8 (29.63%) Game Development
4 7 (25.93%) Software Delivery
5 6 (22.22%) Software Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) Data Management
6 4 (14.81%) MapReduce
6 4 (14.81%) Analytics
7 3 (11.11%) Anomaly Detection
7 3 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
7 3 (11.11%) Product Management
7 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.41%) ETL
8 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (7.41%) Statistical Modelling
8 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (3.70%) DevOps
9 1 (3.70%) Kimball Methodology
9 1 (3.70%) Customer Segmentation
9 1 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C++
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) C
2 4 (14.81%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) Scala
2 4 (14.81%) Go
3 3 (11.11%) R
4 2 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.70%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Apple
1 10 (37.04%) Roku
2 4 (14.81%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (14.81%) Netezza
2 4 (14.81%) Tableau
2 4 (14.81%) Vertica
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Adobe
4 2 (7.41%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Twitter
5 1 (3.70%) comScore
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
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