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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 54 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 4 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.86% - 2.86%
As % of the General category 4.55% - 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate
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- - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+198.00% -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 Cambridge region.

General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
88 85 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.97% 20.88% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 50 30
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) C
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) C++
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) XML
1 5 (55.56%) OO
1 5 (55.56%) Electronics
1 5 (55.56%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (55.56%) Content Management
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
1 5 (55.56%) Doxygen
1 5 (55.56%) 3D Programming
2 4 (44.44%) Project Planning
2 4 (44.44%) E-Learning
2 4 (44.44%) Publishing
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) SGML

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) Doxygen
General
1 5 (55.56%) Electronics
2 4 (44.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Author
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Author
2 4 (44.44%) Digital Project Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (44.44%) E-Learning
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OO
1 5 (55.56%) Content Management
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
1 5 (55.56%) 3D Programming
2 4 (44.44%) Project Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) C++
1 5 (55.56%) Java