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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 41 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing Games 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.60% 4.08% 3.62%
As % of the General category 4.94% 21.62% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £165 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -34.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+7.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -15.66%
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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
81 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 32.40% 18.88% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 19 33
Average daily rate £400 £394 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £546 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £21.58 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.86% -31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) Xbox
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Project Manager
1 5 (71.43%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL