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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 623 598 538
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -60
Contract jobs citing Xbox 7 18 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.032% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.037% 0.099% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 28
Average daily rate
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£328 £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.14% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £313 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £463 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £375 £158
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +138.09%
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
18729 18236 17476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.26% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11760 10964 10579
Average daily rate £425 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 756 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 8 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 3 September 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 -21 7 £328 -25.14% 22
Berkshire 0 3 £275 -
Reading -1 3 £275 -
South East -10 3 £275 -26.66% 4
London -21 3 - - 11
City of London +12 1 - - 6
Coventry - 1 £380 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £380 - 2

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 22 (78.57%) Games
2 15 (53.57%) PlayStation
3 12 (42.86%) Marketing
3 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) HTML
4 11 (39.29%) Android
4 11 (39.29%) Apple iOS
5 10 (35.71%) HTML5
5 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
5 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
6 9 (32.14%) Streaming Video
6 9 (32.14%) IPTV
6 9 (32.14%) STB
6 9 (32.14%) Apple
6 9 (32.14%) Chromecast
6 9 (32.14%) Apple TV
6 9 (32.14%) Roku
6 9 (32.14%) Over-the-Top Content
7 8 (28.57%) Software Delivery
7 8 (28.57%) C++
8 6 (21.43%) C
8 6 (21.43%) Software Architecture
8 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
8 6 (21.43%) Physics
8 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
9 4 (14.29%) Game Development
9 4 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) Photoshop

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) 3ds Max
2 3 (10.71%) ZBrush
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
General
1 22 (78.57%) Games
2 12 (42.86%) Marketing
3 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.14%) French Language
5 1 (3.57%) German Language
5 1 (3.57%) Italian Language
5 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.57%) Finance
5 1 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Programmer
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Graphics Programmer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Programmer
4 2 (7.14%) iOS Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior iOS Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Games Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Games Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Marketing Manager
5 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 10 (35.71%) HTML5
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) Middleware
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) RESTful
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) PlayStation
2 9 (32.14%) Streaming Video
2 9 (32.14%) STB
2 9 (32.14%) Over-the-Top Content
2 9 (32.14%) Chromecast
2 9 (32.14%) Apple TV
2 9 (32.14%) IPTV
3 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
3 6 (21.43%) Physics
3 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (3.57%) Social Media
5 1 (3.57%) Blog
5 1 (3.57%) Streaming Media
5 1 (3.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Android
1 11 (39.29%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
3 8 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 6 (21.43%) Software Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) Game Development
5 4 (14.29%) Data Management
6 3 (10.71%) Product Management
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
7 2 (7.14%) Web Development
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
7 2 (7.14%) Mobile Development
7 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 2 (7.14%) OO
8 1 (3.57%) OOD
8 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.57%) DRM
8 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C++
2 6 (21.43%) C
3 4 (14.29%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Apple
1 9 (32.14%) Roku
2 4 (14.29%) Adobe
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Twitter
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Facebook