The first 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 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.

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 Kinect
Rank 592 563 573
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +10
Contract jobs citing Kinect 2 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.014% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.014% 0.052% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Average daily rate
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£413 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £458 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13803 13390 14249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.19% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8349 8099 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 599 792
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%

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 3 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 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
England -32 2 £413 -25.00%
London +15 1 £475 -13.63%
City of London - - - -

Kinect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) XAML
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (50.00%) Xbox
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) XNA
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (25.00%) Zend
3 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (25.00%) CakePHP
3 1 (25.00%) Drupal
3 1 (25.00%) NFC
3 1 (25.00%) WordPress
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) OAuth
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science

Kinect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (25.00%) Drupal
1 1 (25.00%) WordPress
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) RFID
1 1 (25.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
2 1 (25.00%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XNA
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (25.00%) CakePHP
3 1 (25.00%) OAuth
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
1 2 (50.00%) Xbox
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Android Development
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) XAML
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Zend
1 1 (25.00%) Facebook