The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 87 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.38% - 0.32%
As % of the General category 1.07% - 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£350 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+7.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -15.66%
Games
England

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

General Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
560 455 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 35.78% 30.91% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 271 219
Average daily rate £423 £400 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £70 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 23
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.86 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.35% -51.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £8.63 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £19.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Games
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire - 4 £350 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 1 £238 - 2
Derbyshire - - - - 4
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (63.64%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) OO
2 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Streaming Media
3 3 (27.27%) Stress Testing
3 3 (27.27%) WPF
3 3 (27.27%) RESTful
3 3 (27.27%) Xbox
3 3 (27.27%) OOD
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Perforce
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) CAD
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) SaaS
4 2 (18.18%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) Flash Games
5 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
5 1 (9.09%) Django
5 1 (9.09%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (9.09%) Kentico
5 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 1 (9.09%) Game Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 1 (9.09%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) C# Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) WPF Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
5 1 (9.09%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Games Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Games Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Games Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) WPF
2 3 (27.27%) RESTful
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) Flash
4 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
4 1 (9.09%) DirectX
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (9.09%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
4 1 (9.09%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Streaming Media
1 3 (27.27%) Xbox
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Flash Games
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) OO
1 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 3 (27.27%) OOD
2 3 (27.27%) Stress Testing
3 2 (18.18%) CAD
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) 3D Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Game Development
4 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Perforce
2 1 (9.09%) EPiServer
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
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