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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 398 388 372
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing Xbox 1 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.013% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 22 4
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£205 £311 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.13% -17.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
7983 8940 7808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.92% 37.22% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5725 6216 5421
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 161 199
Average hourly rate £17.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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
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 22 December 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
City of London -16 1 £205 -32.78%
Xbox
England

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Android
2 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (46.67%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Games
5 5 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) XAML
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Subversion
6 4 (26.67%) JSON
6 4 (26.67%) Open Source
6 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
7 3 (20.00%) C++
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) HTTP
7 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
7 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (20.00%) XNA
7 3 (20.00%) WPF
7 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
7 3 (20.00%) iPhone
7 3 (20.00%) Git (software)

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (13.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Maya
1 1 (6.67%) ZBrush
1 1 (6.67%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Hudson
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) ReSharper
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Games Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) JSON
3 3 (20.00%) XNA
3 3 (20.00%) WPF
3 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (20.00%) RESTful
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (6.67%) Autofac
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
1 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
2 3 (20.00%) Kinect
2 3 (20.00%) New Media
2 3 (20.00%) VUI
2 3 (20.00%) iPhone
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) Social Gaming
4 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (6.67%) DTV
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Games
4 1 (6.67%) Animation
4 1 (6.67%) Wiki
4 1 (6.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Android
1 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) MVVM
4 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Interactive Advertising
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) XAML
3 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) SAP