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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 109 129 84
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -45
Contract jobs citing Games 15 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.57% 0.55% 1.32%
As % of the General category 1.91% 1.63% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 18
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£513 £313 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.00% +1.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
787 1045 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.82% 33.52% 34.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 555 367
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 77
Average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £32.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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
Cambridgeshire +6 9 - - 7
Bedfordshire - 5 £513 -
Suffolk - 1 - - 4
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (47.62%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 6 (28.57%) 3D Graphics
2 6 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) C++
2 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Doxygen
3 5 (23.81%) Content Management
3 5 (23.81%) Spring
3 5 (23.81%) 3D Programming
3 5 (23.81%) C
3 5 (23.81%) OO
3 5 (23.81%) XML
4 4 (19.05%) Publishing
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
4 4 (19.05%) E-Learning
4 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) JUnit
4 4 (19.05%) FMCG
4 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium
4 4 (19.05%) hybris
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (14.29%) SCOM
5 3 (14.29%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (4.76%) Jetty
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Doxygen
2 1 (4.76%) Maya
2 1 (4.76%) 3ds Max
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
1 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
1 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JUnit
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Xcode
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 4 (19.05%) Publishing
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Author
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Author
3 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Digital Project Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Hybris Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) 3D Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 5 (23.81%) Spring
2 5 (23.81%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
4 3 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (4.76%) Java EE
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) SGML
6 1 (4.76%) XHTML
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (19.05%) E-Learning
2 4 (19.05%) FMCG
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Online Games
3 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.76%) Kinect
4 1 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Physics
4 1 (4.76%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Content Management
2 5 (23.81%) 3D Programming
2 5 (23.81%) OO
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) C++
3 5 (23.81%) C
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) Lua
6 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) NFS
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
1 2 (9.52%) vCloud
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) hybris
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Dell
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) NetApp
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) SAP