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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 585 548 521
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -27
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 4 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.026% 0.073% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 13
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£325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £263
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Mobile Games
UK

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
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 2014. 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
West Midlands -14 2 £375 - 1
London +8 1 £275 -12.00% 6
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
Mobile Games
UK

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) Flash
4 6 (37.50%) Android
5 5 (31.25%) ActionScript 3.0
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) XML
5 5 (31.25%) ActionScript
5 5 (31.25%) Photoshop
5 5 (31.25%) HTML5
5 5 (31.25%) Social Gaming
5 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
6 4 (25.00%) User Experience
6 4 (25.00%) Game Development
6 4 (25.00%) ActionScript 2.0
6 4 (25.00%) Maya
7 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
7 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
7 3 (18.75%) Lua
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) MySQL
7 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
7 3 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (18.75%) Android Development
7 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
8 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (12.50%) CSS3
8 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
8 2 (12.50%) OO

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (31.25%) Photoshop
2 4 (25.00%) Maya
3 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (6.25%) ZBrush
4 1 (6.25%) Mudbox
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Redis
2 1 (6.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
1 1 (6.25%) Mocha
1 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
1 1 (6.25%) Bower
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Games Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Games Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Campaign Manager
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Database Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Games Producer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Database Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) Flash
3 5 (31.25%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (12.50%) CSS3
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) JSON
6 1 (6.25%) RESTful
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (6.25%) WebSockets
6 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
6 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (6.25%) Sass
6 1 (6.25%) LESS
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Social Gaming
2 4 (25.00%) User Experience
3 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (12.50%) Animation
5 1 (6.25%) Flash Games
5 1 (6.25%) Statistics
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (6.25%) Clustering
5 1 (6.25%) Xbox
5 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
5 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Android
2 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Game Development
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 3 (18.75%) Android Development
3 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Product Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) B2C
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Campaign Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) ActionScript 3.0
2 5 (31.25%) ActionScript
3 4 (25.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (18.75%) Lua
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Perforce
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
1 1 (6.25%) Facebook