The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 141 108 137
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +29
Contract jobs citing Games 6 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.73% 0.17%
As % of the General category 0.60% 2.37% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 3
Average daily rate
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£243 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.16% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £276 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £334 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+109.28% -22.22%
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 of England region.

General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
994 758 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.06% 30.90% 37.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 403 535
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 75 88
Average hourly rate £20.50 £32.05 £20.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.03% +54.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Games
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
Bedfordshire -14 2 £310 +416.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -17 2 £175 -41.66% 7
Hertfordshire -17 2 - - 9
Norfolk -3 1 - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (21.43%) Maya
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Animation
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Online Games
2 2 (14.29%) Game Development
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (7.14%) Kinect
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Media

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Maya
2 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (7.14%) 3ds Max
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
1 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.14%) Xcode
1 1 (7.14%) Maven
1 1 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (7.14%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Animator
2 2 (14.29%) Head of Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) 3D Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) C# Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Flash
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Flex
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Animation
1 2 (14.29%) Online Games
2 1 (7.14%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (7.14%) Kinect
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Physics
2 1 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
1 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
1 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 2 (14.29%) Game Development
1 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
1 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) ETL
2 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Workflow
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Image Processing
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Lua
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) vCloud
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Facebook
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
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