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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank - - 60
Contract jobs citing Games 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow - - 0.71%
As % of the General category - - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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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
308 264 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 42.25% 42.79% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 120 141
Average daily rate £400 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (80.00%) Competitor Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
1 4 (80.00%) Social Media
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Houdini
2 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (20.00%) CryEngine
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (20.00%) DirectX
2 1 (20.00%) Maya

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
General
1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (20.00%) DirectX
1 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (20.00%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby