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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Gaming
Rank 585 549 545
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -4
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 1 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.013% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.006% 0.039% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
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£300 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £440
% change year-on-year
- -20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Social Gaming
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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
16131 15568 15145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.83% 32.51% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10260 9669 9171
Average daily rate £420 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 600 658
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 -15 1 £300 -25.00% 4
Social Gaming
UK

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) Redis
3 2 (28.57%) Facebook
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Flash Games
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Online Games
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) ActionScript
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Flash
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) SMTP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Nagios
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 2 (28.57%) Redis
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 7 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) ActionScript Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Flash Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Flash
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (14.29%) iOS SDK
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Flash Games
1 2 (28.57%) Online Games
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Programming
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) ActionScript
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Facebook
2 1 (14.29%) Perforce