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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 118 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Game Development 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.041% 0.082% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £325 £220
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +47.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1794 1657 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.46% 68.08% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 722 789
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 47
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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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 23 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) Alias
2 3 (75.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Time Management
2 3 (75.00%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Publishing
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Xbox
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Direct3D
3 1 (25.00%) JSON

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Direct3D
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Xbox
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Time Management
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Alias