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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 590 549 540
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -9
Contract jobs citing Xbox 5 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.064% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.030% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 7
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£285 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £305 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £492 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - £250
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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 27 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 19 December 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 -58 5 £285 -8.43% 9
City of London -8 1 £205 -32.78%
London -11 1 £205 -34.13% 2
South East -25 1 £230 - 2
South West - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Sale - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
York - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Games
3 9 (45.00%) Android
3 9 (45.00%) Apple iOS
4 8 (40.00%) C#
5 7 (35.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) OO
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) RESTful
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) JSON
8 4 (20.00%) Open Source
8 4 (20.00%) Video on Demand
8 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (20.00%) XAML
8 4 (20.00%) TDD
8 4 (20.00%) Subversion
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (20.00%) C++
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (20.00%) Web Services
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) IIS
9 3 (15.00%) OOD
9 3 (15.00%) HTTP
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (15.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) Maya
2 1 (5.00%) ZBrush
2 1 (5.00%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SaaS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Subversion
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Hudson
2 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 11 (55.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) iOS Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Silverlight Developer
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) XML
2 6 (30.00%) RESTful
3 4 (20.00%) JSON
3 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (15.00%) WPF
4 3 (15.00%) Silverlight
4 3 (15.00%) XNA
5 2 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (5.00%) Autofac
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.00%) HTML5
6 1 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Open Source
1 4 (20.00%) Video on Demand
2 3 (15.00%) VUI
2 3 (15.00%) New Media
2 3 (15.00%) Kinect
2 3 (15.00%) Streaming Media
2 3 (15.00%) iPhone
3 2 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) DTV
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (5.00%) Social Gaming
4 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.00%) Animation
4 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.00%) Wiki
4 1 (5.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Android
1 9 (45.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Phone
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) OO
2 6 (30.00%) Scrum
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) OOD
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
5 3 (15.00%) MVVM
5 3 (15.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 2 (10.00%) Game Development
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) Test-First Development
7 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) XAML
2 4 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
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