The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xbox over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 398 390 398
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Xbox 14 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £298 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £460 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £158 £315
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Xbox
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7403 8044 8234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.56% 32.47% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4914 5528 5613
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -8.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

Xbox
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xbox across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Xbox Jobs Demand Trend in London

Xbox
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xbox across the London region.

Xbox Daily Rate Trend in London

Xbox
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xbox across the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Xbox Daily Rate Histogram in London

Xbox
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xbox across the London region.

Xbox Hourly Rate Trend in London

Xbox
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xbox within the London region over the 3 months to 21 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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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
Hammersmith - - - -
Xbox
England

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (64.71%) Android
1 11 (64.71%) Apple iOS
2 8 (47.06%) XML
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Video on Demand
4 5 (29.41%) Games
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) JSON
4 5 (29.41%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) XAML
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) New Media
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Phone
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Subversion
6 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) XNA
6 3 (17.65%) Wiki
6 3 (17.65%) WPF

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (11.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.88%) Maya
2 1 (5.88%) ZBrush
2 1 (5.88%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) NFC
2 1 (5.88%) DLNA
2 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Subversion
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Hudson
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 5 (29.41%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Interactive Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) JSON
3 3 (17.65%) XNA
3 3 (17.65%) WPF
3 3 (17.65%) Silverlight
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) RESTful
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (5.88%) Autofac
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Video on Demand
2 5 (29.41%) Open Source
3 4 (23.53%) New Media
4 3 (17.65%) VUI
4 3 (17.65%) Kinect
4 3 (17.65%) Wiki
5 2 (11.76%) Animation
5 2 (11.76%) iPhone
6 1 (5.88%) Social Gaming
6 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.88%) DTV
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Games
6 1 (5.88%) IPTV
6 1 (5.88%) Blog
6 1 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Android
1 11 (64.71%) Apple iOS
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Phone
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) MVVM
5 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
5 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C#
1 4 (23.53%) XAML
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.88%) Lua
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) SAP
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