The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 75 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% - 0.75%
As % of the General category 0.49% - 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£351 - £419
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 - £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
814 568 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 56.22% 45.15% 47.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 285 155
Average daily rate £396 £418 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £562 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Edinburgh region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Edinburgh region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Pig
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (25.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (50.00%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (25.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle