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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 241 199 248
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +49
Contract jobs citing Xbox 2 37 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.42% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.098% 2.14% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
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£375 £158 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £158 £315
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
2048 1727 1993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.42% 19.75% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 915 870
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 111 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xbox within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Berkshire -5 1 - - 1
Surrey -26 1 £375 +80.72%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Xbox
England

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) Games
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Publishing
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) Game Development
4 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 3 (27.27%) Alias
4 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) MySQL
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Test-First Development
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (18.18%) Blog
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) BDD

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (9.09%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (63.64%) Games
2 4 (36.36%) Publishing
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Coordinator
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Agile C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Graphics Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Games Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) jQuery
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Blog
2 2 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Physics
3 1 (9.09%) Animation
3 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Game Development
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test-First Development
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Insight
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Competitor Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Alias
2 2 (18.18%) Twitter
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Autodesk
3 1 (9.09%) Perforce