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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 402 398 375
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs citing Xbox 12 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.017% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.046% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 7
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£540 £481 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.20% +22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £446 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £255
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7819 8733 8316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.00% 37.46% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5355 6140 5755
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 148 167
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.95 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 27 April 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (85.71%) Games
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) HTML
4 8 (57.14%) STB
4 8 (57.14%) Streaming Video
4 8 (57.14%) Apple
4 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 8 (57.14%) IPTV
4 8 (57.14%) Android
4 8 (57.14%) Apple iOS
4 8 (57.14%) HTML5
4 8 (57.14%) Roku
4 8 (57.14%) Over-the-Top Content
4 8 (57.14%) Chromecast
4 8 (57.14%) Apple TV
4 8 (57.14%) PlayStation
5 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (35.71%) Software Delivery
7 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
7 4 (28.57%) Analytics
7 4 (28.57%) Go
7 4 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (28.57%) Java
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) Python
7 4 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (28.57%) MapReduce
7 4 (28.57%) Tableau
7 4 (28.57%) Vertica

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
3 2 (14.29%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) Azkaban
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (85.71%) Games
2 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing
3 3 (21.43%) Japanese Language
4 2 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Scientist
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) HTML
2 8 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Flex
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) IPTV
1 8 (57.14%) Streaming Video
1 8 (57.14%) STB
1 8 (57.14%) Over-the-Top Content
1 8 (57.14%) Chromecast
1 8 (57.14%) Apple TV
1 8 (57.14%) PlayStation
2 4 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 4 (28.57%) Statistics
2 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.14%) User Experience
5 1 (7.14%) Video on Demand
5 1 (7.14%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Android
1 8 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (35.71%) Software Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) Game Development
4 4 (28.57%) MapReduce
4 4 (28.57%) Software Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Anomaly Detection
6 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (14.29%) Product Management
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (7.14%) Customer Segmentation
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) DRM
7 1 (7.14%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) Python
1 4 (28.57%) Scala
1 4 (28.57%) Go
2 3 (21.43%) R
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Apple
1 8 (57.14%) Roku
2 4 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (28.57%) Netezza
2 4 (28.57%) Tableau
2 4 (28.57%) Vertica
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) comScore