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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 622 585 559
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -26
Contract jobs citing Xbox 1 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.016% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.006% 0.050% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 11
Average daily rate £250 £400 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -13.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £230 £356
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -35.43%
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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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
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 3 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 13 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +9 1 £250 +8.69% 9
England -3 1 £250 -37.50% 44
Kent - 1 £250 - 1

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Games
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) PlayStation
3 1 (20.00%) Skype
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) Dutch Language
3 1 (20.00%) French Language
3 1 (20.00%) German Language
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (20.00%) Xcode
General
1 3 (60.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Dutch Language
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) French Language
2 1 (20.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Games Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Games Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Software Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C++/C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Games Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Games Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Games Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Scientist
3 1 (20.00%) Gameplay Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead iOS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) PlayStation
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) Kinect
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Game Development
3 1 (20.00%) Graceful Degradation
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Facebook
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter