The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 573 502 539
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +37
Contract jobs citing Xbox 16 61 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.12% 0.052%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.45% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 11
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£438 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £158 -
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13781 13476 14294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.35% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8132 8184
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 611 781
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%

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 July 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 29 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 July 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 -53 16 £438 +34.61% 12
London -28 12 £438 +27.27% 8
South East -30 4 £375 +138.09% 3
Surrey -17 2 £375 +138.09%
Berkshire -1 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Ascot - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (48.39%) Scrum
2 13 (41.94%) Games
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (35.48%) Android
4 11 (35.48%) Apple iOS
5 9 (29.03%) C#
6 8 (25.81%) TDD
6 8 (25.81%) Video on Demand
6 8 (25.81%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) .NET
7 7 (22.58%) Project Management
8 6 (19.35%) MVC
8 6 (19.35%) MySQL
8 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
8 6 (19.35%) XML
8 6 (19.35%) Test-First Development
8 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming
8 6 (19.35%) Web Development
8 6 (19.35%) Blog
8 6 (19.35%) Kanban
8 6 (19.35%) SaaS
8 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (19.35%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (19.35%) BDD
8 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (16.13%) Twitter
9 5 (16.13%) Game Development

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.68%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.45%) Maya
3 1 (3.23%) ZBrush
3 1 (3.23%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) SaaS
2 5 (16.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.23%) NFC
1 1 (3.23%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) NUnit
3 1 (3.23%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Hudson
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (41.94%) Games
2 4 (12.90%) Publishing
2 4 (12.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Advertising
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) C# Developer
2 6 (19.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Agile C# Developer
2 6 (19.35%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Business Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Programmer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
3 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Graphics Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.23%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
2 6 (19.35%) XML
2 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (16.13%) jQuery
4 4 (12.90%) JSON
5 3 (9.68%) CSS
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
5 3 (9.68%) HTML
5 3 (9.68%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) REST
6 2 (6.45%) XNA
6 2 (6.45%) WPF
6 2 (6.45%) Silverlight
7 1 (3.23%) RESTful
7 1 (3.23%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Video on Demand
2 6 (19.35%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (19.35%) Blog
3 5 (16.13%) Open Source
4 4 (12.90%) New Media
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.68%) Wiki
5 3 (9.68%) Animation
5 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.45%) Kinect
6 2 (6.45%) IPTV
7 1 (3.23%) Social Media
7 1 (3.23%) Social Gaming
7 1 (3.23%) Physics
7 1 (3.23%) DTV
7 1 (3.23%) Mobile Games
7 1 (3.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Android
1 11 (35.48%) Apple iOS
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Phone
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Scrum
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) MVC
5 6 (19.35%) Test-First Development
5 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming
5 6 (19.35%) Web Development
5 6 (19.35%) Kanban
5 6 (19.35%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Game Development
7 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
8 3 (9.68%) Time Management
9 2 (6.45%) MVVM
9 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Test Management
9 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C#
2 5 (16.13%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) XAML
4 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.23%) Lua
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Twitter
2 3 (9.68%) Alias
3 2 (6.45%) Perforce
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Autodesk
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