The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 23 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 General category for the Glasgow 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 67 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Games 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.37% 0.38% 0.71%
As % of the General category 0.88% 0.88% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£270 £425 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +183.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
342 340 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 42.17% 43.26% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 174 201
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 9
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Games
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Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Games
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Maya
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (20.00%) DirectX
3 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Houdini
3 1 (20.00%) Game Development
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 1 (20.00%) Maya
1 1 (20.00%) Houdini
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (20.00%) DirectX
2 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Security
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Game Development
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Apple