The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Gaming in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Gaming over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Gaming
Rank 583 542 531
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -11
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 2 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.028% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.013% 0.087% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 7
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£300 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £378 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £136
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Social Gaming
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
15352 14936 13559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.79% 31.68% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10052 9431 8133
Average daily rate £424 £405 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 628 765
Average hourly rate £17.13 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.45% +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 £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Social Gaming
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Social Gaming Jobs Demand Trend in England

Social Gaming
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Social Gaming Daily Rate Trend in England

Social Gaming
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 Social Gaming within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London +5 2 £300 -29.82% 3
Social Gaming
UK

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming.

1 17 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (70.59%) XML
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) HTTP
3 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
3 9 (52.94%) Ruby
3 9 (52.94%) JSON
3 9 (52.94%) Scalability Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (52.94%) NoSQL
3 9 (52.94%) Sinatra
3 9 (52.94%) REST
3 9 (52.94%) Redis
4 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) Mobile Games
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Android
5 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (23.53%) Photoshop
6 4 (23.53%) Maya
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) ActionScript
7 3 (17.65%) Flash
7 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
7 3 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (17.65%) Degree

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Maya
1 4 (23.53%) Photoshop
2 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.88%) ZBrush
3 1 (5.88%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) HTTP
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (52.94%) NoSQL
1 9 (52.94%) Redis
General
1 17 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Programmer
3 6 (35.29%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) XML
2 9 (52.94%) JSON
2 9 (52.94%) Sinatra
2 9 (52.94%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) Flash
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile Games
2 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
2 3 (17.65%) Online Games
2 3 (17.65%) User Experience
3 2 (11.76%) Animation
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Social Media
4 1 (5.88%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Android
2 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Scalability Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
4 3 (17.65%) Game Development
4 3 (17.65%) Android Development
4 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Programming
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) B2C
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Ruby
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript
3 3 (17.65%) Lua
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree