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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - - 63
Contract jobs citing Games 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.14%
As % of the General category - - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +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
178 190 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 41.40% 36.33% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 120 143
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 12 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.60 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.20% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £48.60 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Games 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 Games.

1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
1 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) Adobe
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Xcode
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Axure RP
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Axure RP
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Tester
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) UX Design
2 1 (16.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe