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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 635 619 600
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs citing Xbox 6 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.023% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.033% 0.073% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Median daily rate £475 £565 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +45.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £502 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £600 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -9.67%
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
18175 17739 17537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.70% 31.71% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11814 10738 10727
Median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 704 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.93 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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
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 6 May 2016.

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 7 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 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -31 6 £475 -15.92% 23
London -18 3 £493 -13.97% 7
South East -14 2 - - 5
Berkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +8 1 £325 -7.14% 3
Reading - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Games
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) Kinect
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Game Development
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) MVVM
4 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Billing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Pig
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (12.50%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) French Language
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
2 1 (12.50%) Italian Language
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Games Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Games Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Interaction Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Windows Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Silverlight Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XNA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Kinect
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) IPTV
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) PlayStation
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Video Editing
3 1 (12.50%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Analytics
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
2 1 (12.50%) MVVM
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) R
2 1 (12.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco