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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 615 599
Contract jobs citing Xbox 0 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.010% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.030% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 12
Median daily rate - £475 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £369
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 14536 16470 16171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.62% 33.31% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9499 10965 10407
Median daily rate £465 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 535 561
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (60.00%) Games
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) XAML
4 2 (20.00%) MVVM
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
4 2 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (20.00%) PlayStation
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (10.00%) Integrated Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Scorecard
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) NuGet
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) NUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (10.00%) Economics
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing

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 1 (10.00%) SMS
1 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (10.00%) NuGet
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
General
1 6 (60.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Games Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Games Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Games Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Category Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Games Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Salesforce Developer
3 1 (10.00%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (10.00%) Visualforce
3 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (20.00%) PlayStation
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) MVVM
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Economics
3 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (10.00%) Integrated Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Scorecard
3 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) XAML
3 1 (10.00%) Apex Code
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com