The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.93% - -
As % of the General category 2.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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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 Dorset region.

General Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
83 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 38.79% 37.36% 48.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 45
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £500 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £9.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +254.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Games
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 5 (100.00%) DirectX
1 5 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (100.00%) Subversion
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (100.00%) Game Development
1 5 (100.00%) Multicast
1 5 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Programmer
1 5 (100.00%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 5 (100.00%) DirectX
1 5 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) C++