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 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 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 17 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing Games 11 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 5.19% 1.12% 1.44%
As % of the General category 19.64% 4.08% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate
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£200 £550 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +152.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
56 49 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 26.42% 27.53% 34.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 59
Average daily rate £315 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £221 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.13 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Games
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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 24 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 9 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (33.33%) C
2 6 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) Android
3 4 (22.22%) iOS SDK
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 4 (22.22%) Adobe
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 4 (22.22%) Android Development
3 4 (22.22%) iOS Development
3 4 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.11%) Perforce
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Game Development
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (5.56%) Xbox
6 1 (5.56%) HTML5
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 6 (33.33%) C Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Games Designer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Games Designer
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Web Designer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Web Designer
3 4 (22.22%) UI Designer
3 4 (22.22%) Designer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Designer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior UI Designer
4 3 (16.67%) Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) Games Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Games Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) iOS SDK
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 4 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Android
1 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Android Development
1 4 (22.22%) iOS Development
2 2 (11.11%) Scrum
2 2 (11.11%) Game Development
3 1 (5.56%) Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (33.33%) C
3 4 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Adobe
2 2 (11.11%) Perforce