The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 53 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Games 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.54% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the General category 2.05% 0.84% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £388 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £430 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £430 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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

General Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
146 119 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 26.12% 20.99% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 75 130
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £174 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 16
Median hourly rate £14.42 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.95% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £19.90 £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.75 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +6 2 £525 +22.09% 12
Peterborough - 1 £250 - 1
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) PlayStation
1 2 (33.33%) Oculus Rift
1 2 (33.33%) HTC Vive
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) WordPress
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) MapReduce
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) Grunt
1 1 (16.67%) gulp
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Games Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) LESS
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) Sass
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) HTC Vive
1 2 (33.33%) Oculus Rift
1 2 (33.33%) PlayStation
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Infographics
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) MapReduce
2 1 (16.67%) Microservices
2 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Vertica