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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 135 96 137
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +41
Contract jobs citing Games 8 30 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 1.24% 0.26%
As % of the General category 0.84% 3.91% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 5
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£413 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £403 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £155.00 £12.01 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1190.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+106.34% -30.70%
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
949 767 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.52% 31.68% 36.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 359 589
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £238 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 68 80
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.88 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.94% -36.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.01 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.12 £42.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -21 4 £413 +10.00% 8
Cambridgeshire -20 2 - - 4
Essex - 1 £250 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £850 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (42.86%) HTML
2 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (28.57%) Retail
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) Marketing
4 5 (23.81%) JIRA
4 5 (23.81%) WCF
4 5 (23.81%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
4 5 (23.81%) MySQL
4 5 (23.81%) CSS
4 5 (23.81%) MVC
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (19.05%) Internet
5 4 (19.05%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
5 4 (19.05%) .NET
5 4 (19.05%) PHP
5 4 (19.05%) XML
5 4 (19.05%) Copywriting
6 3 (14.29%) Ajax
6 3 (14.29%) Online Betting
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (9.52%) RoboHelp
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) QA
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 2 (9.52%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) RoboHelp
3 1 (4.76%) Maya
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
1 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (4.76%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 6 (28.57%) Retail
1 6 (28.57%) Marketing
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Online Betting
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Author
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Author
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Writer
3 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Animator
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
2 5 (23.81%) CSS
2 5 (23.81%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) Ajax
5 2 (9.52%) REST
5 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Flex
6 1 (4.76%) LINQ
6 1 (4.76%) Flash
6 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Copywriting
2 2 (9.52%) Online Games
3 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (23.81%) MVC
3 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.76%) Content Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
4 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Game Development
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) OOP
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) PHP
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) ActionScript
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) VMware