The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 59 58
Contract jobs citing Games 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.31% 1.34%
As % of the General category - 0.82% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate - £510 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
Games
East of England

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

General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
244 243 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 42.36% 38.27% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 115 134
Average daily rate £425 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £563 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -57.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.26 £36.50 £37.50
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 Hertfordshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Games
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Progress
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ATDD
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Case Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Online Games
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Scrum Master
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Services Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ATDD
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Case Management
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Progress