The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 41 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 12 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.54% - 0.41%
As % of the General category 9.68% - 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -43.88%
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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 Gloucestershire region.

General Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
124 147 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 26.27% 32.81% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 65 21
Average daily rate £413 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +213.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Gloucestershire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (52.63%) Scrum
1 10 (52.63%) Marketing
1 10 (52.63%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (47.37%) Project Management
3 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (42.11%) DTV
3 8 (42.11%) Electronics
3 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Manufacturing
3 8 (42.11%) MS Project
3 8 (42.11%) SAP
3 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
3 8 (42.11%) MS Visio
3 8 (42.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (42.11%) Retail
3 8 (42.11%) Programme Management
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Mobile App
4 6 (31.58%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (31.58%) C++
4 6 (31.58%) OpenGL
5 5 (26.32%) Android
5 5 (26.32%) Android Development
6 4 (21.05%) Logistics
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) MySQL
7 3 (15.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (10.53%) Castle Windsor

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Drupal
1 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Project
1 8 (42.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Couchbase
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) NUnit
1 2 (10.53%) MSTest
General
1 10 (52.63%) Marketing
2 8 (42.11%) Retail
2 8 (42.11%) Electronics
2 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Project Manager
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Android Developer
3 3 (15.79%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Manager
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Software Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Games Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) OpenGL
2 3 (15.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (10.53%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (10.53%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) Flash
4 1 (5.26%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) DTV
1 8 (42.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Social Media
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Games
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Scrum
1 10 (52.63%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (47.37%) Project Management
3 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
3 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (42.11%) Programme Management
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Mobile Application Development
5 5 (26.32%) Android Development
6 4 (21.05%) Logistics
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Progressive Enhancement
7 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (10.53%) CQRS
7 2 (10.53%) Analytics
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C++
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Facebook
2 1 (5.26%) Twitter