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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 139 100 133
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +33
Contract jobs citing Games 8 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 1.14% 0.20%
As % of the General category 0.79% 3.60% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 4
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£406 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £410 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £155.00 £12.01 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1190.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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
1011 751 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.90% 31.65% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 362 583
Average daily rate £405 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 69 87
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -49.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.01 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Cambridgeshire -11 3 £175 -41.66% 3
Hertfordshire -27 3 £413 +3.12% 5
Bedfordshire -15 1 £310 -
Norfolk - 1 £850 -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Maya
2 2 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Animation
2 2 (15.38%) Digital Media
2 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Facebook
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Maya
2 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (7.69%) Axure RP
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Animator
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Flash
3 1 (7.69%) XHTML
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Flex
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) LINQ
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Animation
1 2 (15.38%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Online Games
2 1 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Game Development
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) ActionScript
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Facebook
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) VMware