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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 128 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing Games 8 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.28% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the General category 0.92% 1.64% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £193 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £498 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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
873 731 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 31.09% 30.37% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 371 487
Average daily rate £413 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 73 80
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% +97.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.78 £38.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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
Hertfordshire +3 4 £510 +22.89% 4
Bedfordshire -11 2 £450 +650.00% 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 £475 - 3
Norfolk +7 1 - -
Suffolk - - - - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 4 (26.67%) Analytics
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) Puppet
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (20.00%) REST
3 3 (20.00%) vCloud
3 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Online Games
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Maya
3 3 (20.00%) Replication
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (20.00%) LDAP
3 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Maya
2 1 (6.67%) 3ds Max
2 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LDAP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.67%) Xcode
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Animator
3 2 (13.33%) Head of Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) 3D Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) SOAP
1 3 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Replication
1 3 (20.00%) Online Games
2 2 (13.33%) Animation
2 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Physics
3 1 (6.67%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.67%) Kinect
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) DTV
3 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
5 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Analytics
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) Game Development
3 2 (13.33%) Big Data Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
1 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (20.00%) vCloud
1 3 (20.00%) NFS
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 3 (20.00%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Dell
1 3 (20.00%) Citrix
1 3 (20.00%) NetApp
1 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Facebook