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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 139 137 99
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -38
Contract jobs citing Games 1 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.033% 0.26% 1.25%
As % of the General category 0.11% 0.82% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 20
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£525 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £155.00 £12.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1190.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
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
916 970 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.29% 31.36% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 544 366
Average daily rate £400 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 84 66
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +58.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.95 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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
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 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +2 1 £525 +27.27% 11
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) C
2 5 (31.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) OO
2 5 (31.25%) Electronics
2 5 (31.25%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (31.25%) Content Management
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Doxygen
2 5 (31.25%) 3D Programming
3 4 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Publishing
3 4 (25.00%) E-Learning
3 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) hybris
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) FMCG
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 2 (12.50%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Doxygen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 5 (31.25%) Electronics
2 4 (25.00%) Publishing
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Author
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Author
2 4 (25.00%) Digital Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Hybris Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.25%) Java EE
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) SGML
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (25.00%) E-Learning
3 2 (12.50%) FMCG
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) OO
1 5 (31.25%) Content Management
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
1 5 (31.25%) 3D Programming
2 4 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) C
2 5 (31.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle