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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 142 129 95
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -34
Contract jobs citing Games 2 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.065% 0.26% 1.14%
As % of the General category 0.22% 0.86% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 18
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£401 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £638 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £155.00 £12.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1190.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -39.06%
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
901 931 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.12% 30.42% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 507 340
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 70
Average hourly rate £20.94 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.21% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.70 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.73 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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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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 -10 1 £488 +18.18% 4
Bedfordshire - 1 £315 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (58.82%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) Electronics
3 5 (29.41%) 3D Graphics
3 5 (29.41%) Retail
3 5 (29.41%) Content Management
3 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 5 (29.41%) OO
3 5 (29.41%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) C
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) C++
3 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Doxygen
3 5 (29.41%) 3D Programming
4 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) E-Learning
4 4 (23.53%) FMCG
4 4 (23.53%) hybris
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (23.53%) JUnit
4 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
4 4 (23.53%) Publishing
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Doxygen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JUnit
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
General
1 5 (29.41%) Electronics
1 5 (29.41%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Author
1 5 (29.41%) Technical Author
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Digital Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Hybris Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 5 (29.41%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.88%) Java EE
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) XHTML
4 1 (5.88%) SGML
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (23.53%) E-Learning
2 4 (23.53%) FMCG
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
2 5 (29.41%) OO
2 5 (29.41%) Content Management
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) 3D Programming
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) hybris
2 1 (5.88%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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