The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Game Development 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.46% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £288 £200
% change year-on-year
-14.78% +43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -64.06%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
212 205 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.39% 69.97% 68.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 115 110
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £265 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 19
Average hourly rate £30.03 £20.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.12% -36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.90 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Game Development
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 21 (100.00%) Java
1 21 (100.00%) SQL
1 21 (100.00%) XML
1 21 (100.00%) SOA
1 21 (100.00%) Internet
1 21 (100.00%) Games
1 21 (100.00%) Spring
1 21 (100.00%) Google
1 21 (100.00%) JSON
1 21 (100.00%) OAuth
1 21 (100.00%) REST
1 21 (100.00%) Facebook
1 21 (100.00%) Twitter
1 21 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 21 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 20 (95.24%) Rapid Prototyping
2 20 (95.24%) Use Case
2 20 (95.24%) TDD
3 6 (28.57%) J2ME
3 6 (28.57%) Java ME

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) Internet
General
1 21 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (80.95%) Mobile Developer
3 12 (57.14%) Lead Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) XML
1 21 (100.00%) Spring
1 21 (100.00%) JSON
1 21 (100.00%) OAuth
1 21 (100.00%) REST
2 6 (28.57%) Java ME
2 6 (28.57%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 21 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) SOA
1 21 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 20 (95.24%) TDD
2 20 (95.24%) Use Case
2 20 (95.24%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
1 21 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Google
1 21 (100.00%) Facebook
1 21 (100.00%) Twitter