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 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 Xbox
Rank 589 528 583
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +55
Contract jobs citing Xbox 17 64 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.12% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.097% 0.39% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 13
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£438 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £155 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £158 £315
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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%

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 16 September 2014.

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 30 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 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 -49 17 £438 +45.83% 6
London +5 16 £438 +43.44% 1
Surrey -17 1 £375 +80.72%
South East -41 1 £375 +138.09% 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
Ascot - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Android
2 13 (43.33%) Apple iOS
3 12 (40.00%) Games
4 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 10 (33.33%) XML
6 9 (30.00%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) C#
7 8 (26.67%) Degree
8 7 (23.33%) Video on Demand
8 7 (23.33%) Project Management
8 7 (23.33%) TDD
9 6 (20.00%) XAML
9 6 (20.00%) C++
9 6 (20.00%) Open Source
9 6 (20.00%) JSON
10 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (16.67%) Linux
10 5 (16.67%) Pair Programming
10 5 (16.67%) Game Development
10 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Phone
11 4 (13.33%) Kinect
11 4 (13.33%) VUI
11 4 (13.33%) Subversion
11 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Publishing
11 4 (13.33%) .NET
11 4 (13.33%) WPF
11 4 (13.33%) Silverlight

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.67%) Maya
3 1 (3.33%) ZBrush
3 1 (3.33%) Mudbox
3 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) NFC
2 1 (3.33%) DLNA
2 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Subversion
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Hudson
2 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) NUnit
4 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 12 (40.00%) Games
2 4 (13.33%) Publishing
3 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 3 (10.00%) Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (10.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Silverlight Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Programmer
3 2 (6.67%) Games Developer
3 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) XML
2 6 (20.00%) JSON
3 4 (13.33%) XNA
3 4 (13.33%) WPF
3 4 (13.33%) Silverlight
3 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.00%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) RESTful
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (6.67%) HTML5
5 2 (6.67%) REST
5 2 (6.67%) HTML
5 2 (6.67%) CSS
5 2 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Video on Demand
2 6 (20.00%) Open Source
3 4 (13.33%) Kinect
3 4 (13.33%) VUI
4 3 (10.00%) New Media
4 3 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (10.00%) Animation
4 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.00%) Wiki
4 3 (10.00%) Blog
4 3 (10.00%) iPhone
4 3 (10.00%) User Experience
5 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.33%) Physics
6 1 (3.33%) DTV
6 1 (3.33%) Mobile Games
6 1 (3.33%) IPTV
6 1 (3.33%) Social Media
6 1 (3.33%) Social Gaming
6 1 (3.33%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Android
1 13 (43.33%) Apple iOS
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Phone
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Scrum
3 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) TDD
4 5 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Game Development
5 4 (13.33%) MVVM
5 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
6 3 (10.00%) OO
6 3 (10.00%) Test-First Development
6 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Web Development
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 3 (10.00%) Kanban
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) iOS Development
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) C++
2 6 (20.00%) XAML
3 3 (10.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Alias
2 2 (6.67%) Twitter
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Autodesk
3 1 (3.33%) Perforce