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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 121 150 137
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -13
Contract jobs citing Games 11 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 0.064% 0.27%
As % of the General category 1.33% 0.22% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £375 £401 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -2.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.25 - £155.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £10.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+97.67% -44.87%
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
826 915 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.24% 29.30% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 487 488
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.13% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 82 85
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.22 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% -26.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Games Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +8 6 £485 +53.96% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £375 - 10
Hertfordshire +17 1 - - 4
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) SOAP
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) French Language
4 2 (16.67%) German Language
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (16.67%) PlayStation
4 2 (16.67%) Oculus Rift
4 2 (16.67%) Spanish Language
5 1 (8.33%) SDET
5 1 (8.33%) Content Development

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JMeter
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) French Language
1 2 (16.67%) German Language
1 2 (16.67%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (16.67%) Spanish Language
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Japanese Language
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Facebook Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Games Developer
3 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Instructional Designer
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) Flash
3 1 (8.33%) Java RMI
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Oculus Rift
1 2 (16.67%) PlayStation
2 1 (8.33%) Animation
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (8.33%) Learning Management System
2 1 (8.33%) SCORM
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Video Editing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) BDD
1 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Content Development
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (8.33%) SEO
3 1 (8.33%) Social Media Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Facebook
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