The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 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 terms in our General category for the Brighton 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 27 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Games 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 3.93% 2.19% 0.79%
As % of the General category 21.21% 6.38% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £263 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.82% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -43.75%
General Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
33 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 18.54% 34.31% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 37
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Games
East Sussex

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

Games
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Games 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 Games.

1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
2 5 (45.45%) Game Development
2 5 (45.45%) iOS SDK
2 5 (45.45%) Android
2 5 (45.45%) Android Development
2 5 (45.45%) iOS Development
2 5 (45.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
4 3 (27.27%) Perforce
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Programmer
2 5 (45.45%) C# Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Games Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Games Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Games Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) iOS SDK
2 5 (45.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Android
1 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Game Development
1 5 (45.45%) Android Development
1 5 (45.45%) iOS Development
2 1 (9.09%) Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Perforce