The 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 74 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Xbox 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 0.12% 1.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 0.41% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£275 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £375 £158
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +138.09%
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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
321 244 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.97% 28.27% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 125 141
Average daily rate £425 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.40 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £59.00 £23.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) French Language
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) German Language
2 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
2 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Skype

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
General
1 2 (66.67%) French Language
2 1 (33.33%) German Language
2 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
2 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft