The first 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the East of England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 121 86 113
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +27
Contract jobs citing Games 17 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 1.35% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.65% 3.97% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 11
Average daily rate £313 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £415 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.82% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -43.75%
General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1032 756 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.47% 34.05% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 359 480
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 77 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.63 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -4.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Games
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -15 9 £270 +2.85% 3
Norfolk +8 5 £331 - 1
Hertfordshire -17 2 £413 +26.92% 3
Essex - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 10 (38.46%) HTML
3 8 (30.77%) C#
3 8 (30.77%) PHP
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Retail
5 6 (23.08%) Marketing
5 6 (23.08%) WCF
5 6 (23.08%) .NET
5 6 (23.08%) MySQL
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (23.08%) XML
5 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 6 (23.08%) MVC
6 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
6 5 (19.23%) CSS
6 5 (19.23%) DB2
6 5 (19.23%) JIRA
7 4 (15.38%) jQuery
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) Ajax
7 4 (15.38%) Content Management
7 4 (15.38%) Online Betting
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
7 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (15.38%) FMCG
7 4 (15.38%) Copywriting
7 4 (15.38%) Game Development
7 4 (15.38%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (11.54%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) RoboHelp
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
1 4 (15.38%) HTTPS
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MySQL
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) DB2
3 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) OLTP
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (26.92%) Retail
2 6 (23.08%) Marketing
3 4 (15.38%) Online Betting
3 4 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Web Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Author
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Author
3 4 (15.38%) DBA
3 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Writer
3 4 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Server Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (11.54%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Product Manager
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 6 (23.08%) XML
2 6 (23.08%) WCF
3 5 (19.23%) CSS
4 4 (15.38%) Web Services
4 4 (15.38%) Ajax
4 4 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) CSS3
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.85%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) LINQ
6 1 (3.85%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Copywriting
1 4 (15.38%) FMCG
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile Games
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
1 6 (23.08%) MVC
2 4 (15.38%) Change Management
2 4 (15.38%) Content Management
2 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (15.38%) Game Development
3 2 (7.69%) Web Application Development
3 2 (7.69%) Analytics
3 2 (7.69%) User Experience Design
3 2 (7.69%) Product Management
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Web Analytics
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) OOP
4 1 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) PHP
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) ActionScript
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
1 1 (3.85%) SAP
1 1 (3.85%) IBM
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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