The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xbox over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 248 232 216
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing Xbox 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.047% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£230 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +30.00%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2541 2227 1766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.71% 26.44% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1164 808
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £217 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 135 178
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.38 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.97 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Xbox
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Xbox Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Xbox
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Xbox Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Xbox
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Xbox Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Xbox
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper