The first 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 31 July 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 South East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 241 212 248
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +36
Contract jobs citing Xbox 3 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% 0.28% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 1.40% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £158 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £158 -
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2024 1713 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.98% 20.21% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1049 851 853
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 £210 £200 £213
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 122 127 173
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.85 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -21.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Xbox
England

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 31 July 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 -3 1 - - 1
Surrey -24 1 £375 +138.09%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Xbox
England

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (57.14%) Games
1 8 (57.14%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Game Development
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) MySQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Test-First Development
3 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 4 (28.57%) Publishing
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (28.57%) Kanban
3 4 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (28.57%) SaaS
3 4 (28.57%) Web Development
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Blog
3 4 (28.57%) jQuery
3 4 (28.57%) Twitter
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.14%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Games
2 4 (28.57%) Publishing
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Agile C# Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Coordinator
3 3 (21.43%) Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) Graphics Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Games Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.14%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (7.14%) Direct3D
3 1 (7.14%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blog
1 4 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Animation
3 1 (7.14%) Physics
3 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Game Development
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Test-First Development
3 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Web Development
3 4 (28.57%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) Time Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Twitter
2 3 (21.43%) Alias
3 2 (14.29%) Perforce
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Autodesk