The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 0.84% - -
As % of the General category 3.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £143 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
Games
London

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

General Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
56 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 23.43% 39.29% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 15
Average daily rate £400 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £375 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £524 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £16.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +136.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Games
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (50.00%) CryEngine

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Gameplay Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Graduate
2 1 (50.00%) Graduate Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CryEngine
1 1 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree