The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 122 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Games 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.091% 0.049% 0.16%
As % of the General category 0.31% 0.19% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

General Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
638 534 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 29.04% 25.91% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 342 330
Average daily rate £400 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.54% -14.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 20 17
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -56.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton - 2 £350 - 1
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 8 (66.67%) 3D Modelling
2 7 (58.33%) Physics
3 5 (41.67%) Software Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Google
5 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) OpenGL
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) DB2
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Simulink
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Advertising
6 1 (8.33%) BBC

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
2 7 (58.33%) Software Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Sales Executive
3 1 (8.33%) Games Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Android Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
2 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Physics
2 3 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (8.33%) BBC
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) 3D Modelling
2 5 (41.67%) Software Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Business Development
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) IBM