The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 128 116 132
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Game Development 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.10% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £230 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.34% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1671 1976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.18% 68.18% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 673 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Game Development
South East

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (80.00%) Xbox
3 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (60.00%) Time Management
3 3 (60.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (60.00%) Alias
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Publishing
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Code Coverage
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Process Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) IIS

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (60.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Xbox
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Process Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Code Coverage
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Alias
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft