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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 565 544 522
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -22
Contract jobs citing Xbox 6 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.031% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.040% 0.10% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
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£258 £495 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.97% +98.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £310 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £499 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +30.00%
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
14973 14974 13655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.66% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9455 9221 8169
Average daily rate £422 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 599 825
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.51 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 29 January 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 20 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 29 January 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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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
England -27 6 £258 -47.97% 21
London +8 2 £181 -63.38% 11
City of London +14 1 £205 -18.48% 1
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Sale - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
York - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Scotland - - - - 1

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (50.00%) Games
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) RESTful
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 3 (25.00%) XAML
4 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Android
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Streaming Media
4 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (16.67%) VUI
5 2 (16.67%) User Experience
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
5 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
5 2 (16.67%) Kinect
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Hudson
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Silverlight Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Games Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) RESTful
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) XNA
4 2 (16.67%) WPF
4 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Streaming Media
2 2 (16.67%) VUI
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Kinect
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Android
2 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) OO
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) OOD
3 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) MVVM
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Interactive Advertising
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Game Development
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) XAML
3 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Lua
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) ARCserve
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) comScore
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