The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Xbox over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Xbox
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 619 594
Rank change year-on-year +53 -25  
Contract jobs citing Xbox 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.032% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Median daily rate £383 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.38% +4.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £492 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 -
% change year-on-year +12.30% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Xbox is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13431 15664 14974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.99% 31.35% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8725 10365 9165
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 530 626
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Xbox
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Xbox as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Xbox in England

Xbox
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Xbox in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Xbox in England

Xbox
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xbox in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xbox in England

Xbox
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xbox within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
East Midlands -4 3 £365 +12.30%
London +34 2 £450 -11.76% 1
South East +19 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 2
Xbox
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Xbox.

1 11 (64.71%) Games
2 8 (47.06%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) Unreal Engine
3 6 (35.29%) PlayStation
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
5 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (17.65%) Fiddler
6 2 (11.76%) MVVM
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) XAML
6 2 (11.76%) Advertising
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.88%) SOAP
7 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.88%) Perl
7 1 (5.88%) MySQL
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) OO
7 1 (5.88%) SMS

Xbox
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Fiddler
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) NuGet
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 11 (64.71%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C++ Games Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C++ Games Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) C++ Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) Games Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Games Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Category Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Compliance Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Visualforce
4 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) PlayStation
2 3 (17.65%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps
2 2 (11.76%) MVVM
2 2 (11.76%) SDLC
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Cross-Platform Development
3 1 (5.88%) Economics
3 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
3 1 (5.88%) Integrated Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing Strategy
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Scorecard
3 1 (5.88%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C++
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) XAML
4 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Google
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com