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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 71 63 74
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing Games 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.11% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the General category 0.23% 0.75% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£400 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
438 267 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 49.49% 37.71% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 129 243
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £271 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 6
Average hourly rate £32.25 £9.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+239.47% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £9.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Market Risk
1 5 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 5 (100.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (20.00%) Memory Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle