The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games 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 terms in our General category for the Cambridge 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
Gaming
Rank 46 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Games 1 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.23% 1.49% 1.32%
As % of the General category 1.25% 5.66% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +61.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £155.00 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-48.00% +50.00%
General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
80 106 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.35% 26.37% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 30 75
Average daily rate £375 £369 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £44.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Games
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Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Games
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) WCF
3 4 (40.00%) Online Betting
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Copywriting
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Retail
3 4 (40.00%) Marketing
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Internet
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) HTTPS
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) RoboHelp
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) Animation
6 1 (10.00%) Maya
6 1 (10.00%) REST

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (20.00%) RoboHelp
3 1 (10.00%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
1 4 (40.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (40.00%) Online Betting
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
1 4 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Web Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Writer
2 4 (40.00%) Author
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Author
3 3 (30.00%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Animator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) WCF
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Copywriting
2 1 (10.00%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) SQL