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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Xbox
Rank 583 509 566
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +57
Contract jobs citing Xbox 16 64 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.12% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.47% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 9
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£438 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £155 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £375 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £158 £315
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
14338 13715 14464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.14% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 8388 8401
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £245 £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 620 612 795
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% -25.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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 -63 16 £438 +45.83% 14
London -8 14 £438 +34.61% 5
South East -34 2 £375 +138.09% 2
Berkshire -12 1 - - 1
Surrey -22 1 £375 +80.72%
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Ascot - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

Xbox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (44.83%) Games
2 11 (37.93%) Scrum
2 11 (37.93%) Android
2 11 (37.93%) Apple iOS
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (27.59%) XML
4 8 (27.59%) Degree
5 7 (24.14%) C#
5 7 (24.14%) Windows
5 7 (24.14%) Project Management
5 7 (24.14%) Video on Demand
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
7 5 (17.24%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) JSON
7 5 (17.24%) Open Source
7 5 (17.24%) Game Development
8 4 (13.79%) .NET
8 4 (13.79%) Linux
8 4 (13.79%) XAML
8 4 (13.79%) Publishing
8 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
8 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Marketing
8 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (13.79%) New Media
8 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Phone
9 3 (10.34%) HTML
9 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
9 3 (10.34%) MySQL

Xbox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (10.34%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.34%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.90%) Maya
3 1 (3.45%) ZBrush
3 1 (3.45%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) SaaS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.45%) NFC
2 1 (3.45%) DLNA
2 1 (3.45%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Subversion
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Hudson
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) NUnit
3 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 13 (44.83%) Games
2 4 (13.79%) Publishing
2 4 (13.79%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Advertising
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
2 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Programmer
2 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Business Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (6.90%) iOS Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Graphics Programmer
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Designer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Designer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) JSON
3 4 (13.79%) .NET
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.34%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) XNA
4 3 (10.34%) WPF
4 3 (10.34%) Silverlight
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.34%) HTML5
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (6.90%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 2 (6.90%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Video on Demand
2 5 (17.24%) Open Source
3 4 (13.79%) New Media
3 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.34%) Wiki
4 3 (10.34%) Blog
4 3 (10.34%) Animation
4 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
4 3 (10.34%) VUI
4 3 (10.34%) Kinect
4 3 (10.34%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (6.90%) iPhone
6 1 (3.45%) Physics
6 1 (3.45%) DTV
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
6 1 (3.45%) IPTV
6 1 (3.45%) Social Media
6 1 (3.45%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Android
1 11 (37.93%) Apple iOS
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Phone
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Scrum
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Project Management
4 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) Game Development
6 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
7 3 (10.34%) Test-First Development
7 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Web Development
7 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.34%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) BDD
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) Time Management
7 3 (10.34%) Kanban
7 3 (10.34%) MVVM
8 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) iOS Development
8 2 (6.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) C++
3 4 (13.79%) XAML
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.45%) Lua
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Alias
2 2 (6.90%) Twitter
2 2 (6.90%) Perforce
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Autodesk
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