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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.57% - -
As % of the General category 2.15% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £485 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%
Games
East of England

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
93 141 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 26.35% 37.60% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 89 135
Median daily rate £438 £388 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 4
Median hourly rate £9.00 £10.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.34%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 £485 -
Games
East of England

Games
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) French Language
3 2 (33.33%) German Language
3 2 (33.33%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (33.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
4 1 (16.67%) Japanese Language
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) SDET
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) XML-RPC
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (16.67%) Java RMI

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) French Language
1 2 (33.33%) German Language
1 2 (33.33%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (33.33%) Spanish Language
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Japanese Language
2 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Developer
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Java RMI
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) BDD
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
1 1 (16.67%) OO
1 1 (16.67%) OOP
1 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft