The 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 4 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 36 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 0.94% 4.14% 2.16%
As % of the General category 2.74% 20.59% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£75 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
Games
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

General Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
73 34 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 34.43% 20.12% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 29
Average daily rate £416 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.92% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -5.50%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) Game Development
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) Xbox
3 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Interactive Media
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) MVC

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Digital Project Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Games Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Games Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Game Development
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree