The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 124 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Game Development 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.077% - 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £290 £238
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +22.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.38
Game Development
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1884 1817 1780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.83% 75.05% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 893 836
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 23 35
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.07 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% -31.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 £275 -
Game Development
South East

Game Development
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) NuGet
2 1 (50.00%) Xbox
2 1 (50.00%) Perforce
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) NuGet
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce