The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xbox over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 572 550 517
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -33
Contract jobs citing Xbox 7 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.028% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.045% 0.091% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £318 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £498 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate - £356 £250
% change year-on-year
- +42.50%
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
15473 15376 13456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.83% 30.70% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9538 9406 8067
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 611 745
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

Xbox
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xbox within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xbox within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Xbox Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xbox within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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 -17 7 £400 +3.22% 11
London -1 6 £400 -14.43% 5
South East -24 1 - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Newport - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (76.92%) Games
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) Game Development
4 4 (30.77%) MapReduce
4 4 (30.77%) Tableau
4 4 (30.77%) Vertica
4 4 (30.77%) Scala
4 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
4 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (30.77%) Analytics
4 4 (30.77%) Golang
4 4 (30.77%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (30.77%) Apache Spark
4 4 (30.77%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (30.77%) Python
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Netezza
4 4 (30.77%) Statistics
4 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) Japanese Language
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Streaming Media
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) IIS

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (30.77%) Apache Spark
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (15.38%) SaaS
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (7.69%) Route 53
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
3 2 (15.38%) Big Data
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Azkaban
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (76.92%) Games
2 3 (23.08%) Japanese Language
3 2 (15.38%) Advertising
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Games Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Scientist
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (23.08%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) XNA
4 1 (7.69%) Apache Flex
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
1 4 (30.77%) Statistics
1 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Streaming Media
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Economics
4 1 (7.69%) IPTV
4 1 (7.69%) Streaming Video
4 1 (7.69%) STB
4 1 (7.69%) VUI
4 1 (7.69%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (7.69%) Kinect
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Game Development
2 4 (30.77%) MapReduce
2 4 (30.77%) Analytics
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) OOD
3 3 (23.08%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) Anomaly Detection
3 3 (23.08%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Stress Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Interactive Advertising
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Econometrics
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Scala
1 4 (30.77%) Golang
1 4 (30.77%) Python
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) R
3 1 (7.69%) Lua
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Tableau
1 4 (30.77%) Vertica
1 4 (30.77%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (30.77%) Netezza
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Roku
4 1 (7.69%) comScore