The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Gaming
Rank 540 534 538
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 13 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.026% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.095% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 12
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £320 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £440 £145
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +203.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12371 12579 13280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.82% 27.14% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7594 7765 7786
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 553 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
Social Gaming
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Gaming across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Social Gaming Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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 +18 11 £438 +9.37% 3
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Social Gaming
UK

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (61.54%) XML
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) HTTP
2 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 8 (61.54%) Ruby
2 8 (61.54%) JSON
2 8 (61.54%) Scalability Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (61.54%) NoSQL
2 8 (61.54%) Sinatra
2 8 (61.54%) REST
2 8 (61.54%) Redis
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (30.77%) Online Games
5 3 (23.08%) Marketing
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Animation
6 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Android
6 2 (15.38%) Data Extraction
6 2 (15.38%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile Games
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) CRM
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
6 2 (15.38%) AngularJS

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (15.38%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SPSS
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.69%) Maya
1 1 (7.69%) ZBrush
1 1 (7.69%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) HTTP
1 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (61.54%) NoSQL
1 8 (61.54%) Redis
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 13 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Programmer
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) XML
1 8 (61.54%) JSON
1 8 (61.54%) Sinatra
1 8 (61.54%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Online Games
2 2 (15.38%) Animation
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Data Extraction
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Games
3 1 (7.69%) Xbox
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Scalability Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Facebook