The 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 33 36
Contract jobs citing Games 0 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 2.52% 2.54%
As % of the General category - 13.04% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
Games
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
80 69 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.46% 19.33% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 40
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £511 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Average hourly rate £29.75 £40.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.62% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £38.50 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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