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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank - 69 45
Contract jobs citing Games 0 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.50% 2.29%
As % of the General category - 1.09% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Average daily rate
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- £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
278 367 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.15% 46.16% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 190 101
Average daily rate £450 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 17
Average hourly rate £20.94 £15.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% -52.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 3 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) LogRhythm

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Security Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) LogRhythm