The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Kinect in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kinect over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Kinect
Rank 602 586 605
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Contract jobs citing Kinect 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.023% 0.037% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
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£475 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17563 16365 17616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.55% 30.98% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10675 10082 10211
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 735 654 892
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -30.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

Kinect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Kinect within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Kinect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Kinect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Kinect within the UK.

Kinect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Kinect
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kinect within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
England -4 4 £475 +35.71%
London +16 3 £475 +35.71%
South East -7 1 £350 -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

Kinect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Kinect 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 Kinect.

1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (80.00%) XAML
1 4 (80.00%) XNA
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
1 4 (80.00%) Silverlight
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) Open Source
1 4 (80.00%) MVVM
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
1 4 (80.00%) Xbox
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Phone
1 4 (80.00%) VUI
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (20.00%) Facebook
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Android Development
4 1 (20.00%) iOS Development

Kinect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Kinect 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 Kinect. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (20.00%) Drupal
1 1 (20.00%) WordPress
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) RFID
1 1 (20.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) XNA
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
1 4 (80.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (20.00%) CakePHP
4 1 (20.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Open Source
1 4 (80.00%) Xbox
1 4 (80.00%) VUI
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) MVVM
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) XAML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Zend
1 1 (20.00%) Facebook