Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Xbox in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Xbox over the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 888 877 880
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 -29
Contract jobs citing Xbox 8 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.009% 0.012%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.023% 0.026% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
UK median daily rate £350 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +11.84% -13.14%
10th Percentile £160 £358 £268
90th Percentile £513 £473 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -40.63% +33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £27.66 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34732 34740 37265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 33.09% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23048 22773 23696
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1200 1471
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

Xbox
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Xbox as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Xbox in the UK

Xbox
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xbox in the UK

Xbox
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xbox over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xbox in the UK

Xbox
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xbox in the UK

Xbox
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xbox within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 6 £350 -17.65% 21
UK excluding London +34 5 £238 -40.63% 18
London -10 3 £528 +17.22% 4
South East +3 2 £350 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Midlands +31 1 £125 -68.75% 5
East Midlands -1 1 £125 -68.75% 3

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for Xbox.

1 5 (62.50%) Games
2 4 (50.00%) PlayStation
3 3 (37.50%) Game Development
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) iPhone
4 2 (25.00%) WebGL
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) OpenGL
4 2 (25.00%) iPad
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Node.js
5 1 (12.50%) ES6
5 1 (12.50%) Presales
5 1 (12.50%) iTunes
5 1 (12.50%) Samsung
5 1 (12.50%) Smoke Testing

Xbox
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (12.50%) iTunes
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (62.50%) Games
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Games Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) WebGL
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) Flash
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) React
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) PlayStation
2 2 (25.00%) iPad
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Game Development
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (12.50%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Copywriting
3 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Physics
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
2 1 (12.50%) ActionScript 3.0
2 1 (12.50%) ES6
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Samsung
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter