The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - - 58
Contract jobs citing Games 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.16%
As % of the General category - - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +6.66%
Games
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
186 193 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 42.18% 36.35% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 113 111
Median daily rate £410 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £249 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 13 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.28% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Essex region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Games
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Games.

1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
1 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
1 1 (33.33%) Web Design
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) UX Design
1 1 (33.33%) Axure RP
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
1 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Axure RP
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Tester
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) UX Design
1 1 (33.33%) Web Design
1 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe