The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing Games 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - 1.15%
As % of the General category - - 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
142 196 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 38.07% 38.58% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 135 38
Average daily rate £375 £440 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £329 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.58% +56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.30 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £28.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Bedfordshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Bedfordshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Games 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 Games.

1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (50.00%) FMCG
3 2 (50.00%) hybris
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Spring
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Hybris Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle