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 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 41 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.60% - -
As % of the General category 2.99% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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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
67 79 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.18% 24.69% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 52
Average daily rate £288 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £37.10 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £52.50 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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 29 December 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 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Maya
1 2 (40.00%) Animation
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) SimpleDB
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (20.00%) Game Development
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Animator
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Animation
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA