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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 85 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.069% - 0.62%
As % of the General category 0.10% - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+198.00% -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
991 595 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 68.25% 47.00% 54.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 309 247
Average daily rate £380 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 15
Average hourly rate £10.30 £10.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £8.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.00 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

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
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 6 July 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
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile First
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
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

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Web 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%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile First
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle