The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile Games in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Games over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Game
Rank 571 552 521
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -31
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 8 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.020% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.051% 0.064% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
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£330 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £495 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £306 £303
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Mobile Games
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15637 15569 13403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.89% 31.78% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9740 9813 8201
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 619 569
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

Mobile Games
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Mobile Games Jobs Demand Trend in England

Mobile Games
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Mobile Games Daily Rate Trend in England

Mobile Games
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Mobile Games Hourly Rate Trend in England

Mobile Games
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
London -12 2 £410 -13.68% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £330 - 4
South East - 2 £300 -
South West - 1 £313 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Mobile Games
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Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Mobile 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 Mobile Games.

1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
4 5 (31.25%) CSS3
5 4 (25.00%) Android
5 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Marketing
6 3 (18.75%) Social Media
6 3 (18.75%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Advertising
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) Middleware
7 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (12.50%) SOA
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
7 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
7 2 (12.50%) PHP
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) PHPUnit

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Mobile 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 Mobile Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (18.75%) Advertising
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Scala Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Flash Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Database Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML5
2 5 (31.25%) CSS3
3 4 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (12.50%) Laravel
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (12.50%) iOS SDK
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware
4 2 (12.50%) Symfony
4 2 (12.50%) jQuery
4 2 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) Flash
5 1 (6.25%) Corona SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Social Media
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Android
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) OOP
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Programming
3 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Android Development
4 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) Scala
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
3 1 (6.25%) Lua
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
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