The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xbox over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Xbox
UK
Rank 584 627 609
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -18
Contract jobs citing Xbox 10 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.004% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.071% 0.012% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Median daily rate £350 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £250 £230
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
14046 16078 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.97% 30.92% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9033 10402 9583
Median daily rate £444 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 579 635
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.47 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £53.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

Xbox
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Xbox as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Xbox Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Xbox
Daily Rate Trend

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

Xbox Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Xbox
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xbox within the UK.

Xbox Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Xbox
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xbox within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 10 £350 +40.00% 14
Yorkshire - 6 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £350 -
South East +26 3 £350 +40.00% 2
Middlesex - 3 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Skipton - 2 £300 -
London +23 1 - - 4
Leeds - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xbox also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Xbox.

1 7 (58.33%) Games
2 6 (50.00%) PlayStation
3 5 (41.67%) Unreal Engine
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (25.00%) Fiddler
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (16.67%) XAML
6 2 (16.67%) Advertising
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) Google
6 2 (16.67%) Digital Media
6 2 (16.67%) MVVM
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
7 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
7 1 (8.33%) Cross-Platform Development
7 1 (8.33%) Google Play
7 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) NuGet
7 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (8.33%) Android Development

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) NuGet
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (58.33%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Games Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Compliance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Games Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) PlayStation
2 3 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) MVVM
2 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Android Development
3 1 (8.33%) Cross-Platform Development
3 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) XAML
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Perforce