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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 62 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Games 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.94% 0.48% 0.26%
As % of the General category 1.92% 1.13% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -36.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -39.06%
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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
417 355 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 48.89% 42.98% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 154 164
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 8
Average hourly rate £27.00 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.45% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £11.00 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) ActionScript
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) Flash
2 5 (55.56%) Internet
2 5 (55.56%) Multimedia
2 5 (55.56%) Android
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
2 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) Content Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Game Development
4 3 (33.33%) New Media
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) R
6 1 (11.11%) Memory Management
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) Market Risk
6 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) PowerBuilder
General
1 5 (55.56%) Multimedia
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Manager
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) Flash
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) New Media
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) BBC
3 1 (11.11%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Content Management
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
2 1 (11.11%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
1 5 (55.56%) ActionScript
2 1 (11.11%) R
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle