The 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 65 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.82% 0.15% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.94% 0.38% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£270 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+108.45% -31.40%
Games
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

General Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
360 264 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 41.96% 40.24% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 138 176
Average daily rate £388 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.60 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +43.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (57.14%) Competitor Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
1 4 (57.14%) Social Media
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Maya
2 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Houdini
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) OpenGL
2 1 (14.29%) DirectX

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (14.29%) Maya
1 1 (14.29%) Houdini
General
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) OpenGL
1 1 (14.29%) DirectX
1 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Competitor Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Apple