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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Gaming
Rank 581 543 541
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -2
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 6 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.028% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.036% 0.086% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
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£275 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £370 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £414 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £136
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
16586 15176 15443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.20% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10515 9706 9237
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 595 742
Average hourly rate £17.25 £18.90 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% -14.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.00 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 23 October 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 0 6 £275 -32.09% 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
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Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 19 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (63.16%) XML
3 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) HTTP
3 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 9 (47.37%) Ruby
3 9 (47.37%) JSON
3 9 (47.37%) Scalability Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (47.37%) NoSQL
3 9 (47.37%) Sinatra
3 9 (47.37%) REST
3 9 (47.37%) Redis
4 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (26.32%) Android
5 5 (26.32%) Online Games
5 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (26.32%) Mobile Games
5 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) Photoshop
6 4 (21.05%) Maya
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Marketing
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Graphic Design
7 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
7 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) ActionScript

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (10.53%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Maya
1 4 (21.05%) Photoshop
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.26%) ZBrush
3 1 (5.26%) Mudbox
3 1 (5.26%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) HTTP
1 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (47.37%) NoSQL
1 9 (47.37%) Redis
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
General
1 19 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Programmer
3 6 (31.58%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Designer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Insight Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) XML
2 9 (47.37%) JSON
2 9 (47.37%) Sinatra
2 9 (47.37%) REST
3 3 (15.79%) Flash
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile Games
1 5 (26.32%) Online Games
2 3 (15.79%) Graphic Design
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Animation
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Data Extraction
3 2 (10.53%) Social Media
4 1 (5.26%) Xbox
4 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Android
2 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Scalability Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.79%) B2C
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Game Development
4 3 (15.79%) Android Development
4 3 (15.79%) iOS Development
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Programming
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Predictive Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Ruby
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) ActionScript
3 3 (15.79%) Lua
3 3 (15.79%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (15.79%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Facebook