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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 55 41
Contract jobs citing Games 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.78% 0.33%
As % of the General category - 2.96% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
Games
South West

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
142 135 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 31.21% 26.42% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 65 69
Average daily rate £408 £396 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 5
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 5 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Games Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++