The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xbox over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Reading region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 74 68 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Xbox 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 0.53% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £255 £325
% change year-on-year
+51.96% -21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £9.50
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
215 189 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 24.20% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 70 98
Average daily rate £344 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Xbox
Berkshire

Xbox
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Xbox Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Xbox
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Xbox Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Xbox
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Xbox Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (88.89%) Games
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) Publishing
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (44.44%) Game Development
4 3 (33.33%) Time Management
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Alias
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 1 (11.11%) Content Management
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Competitor Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) CMS
6 1 (11.11%) Code Coverage
6 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
6 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (11.11%) MS Access
6 1 (11.11%) C#

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MS Access
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (88.89%) Games
2 4 (44.44%) Publishing
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Coordinator
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Flash
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Graphic Design
2 1 (11.11%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Game Development
3 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Process Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Interactive Advertising
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Code Coverage
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Competitor Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Alias
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft