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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 36 47
Contract jobs citing Games 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the General category - 1.11% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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
74 90 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 26.33% 30.72% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 111
Median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £525 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 5
Median hourly rate £11.32 £35.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £50.78 £45.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +17.10%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) Java RMI
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) XML-RPC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) French Language
2 1 (50.00%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (50.00%) Spanish Language

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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) French Language
1 1 (50.00%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (50.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer in Test
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Developer
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Java RMI
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft