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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 113 132
Contract jobs citing Games 0 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the General category - 1.88% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Average daily rate - £513 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +70.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
831 800 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.74% 29.94% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 461 562
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £229 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 49 60
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.53 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) Facebook
2 4 (30.77%) Facebook Platform
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (23.08%) Social Media Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) SEO
3 3 (23.08%) Big Data
3 3 (23.08%) Social Media
3 3 (23.08%) Objective-C
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Adobe
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 2 (15.38%) User Stories
4 2 (15.38%) User Experience
4 2 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
5 1 (7.69%) Case Management
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source Development
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (30.77%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Axure RP
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Applications Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Facebook Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Games Developer
3 4 (30.77%) HTML Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Tester
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum Master
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
3 3 (23.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Social Media
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) SEO
1 3 (23.08%) Social Media Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) TDD
2 2 (15.38%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Case Management
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) DSDM
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source Development
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Objective-C
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Facebook
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Progress