The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Kent region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 33 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Games 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.41% 0.36% -
As % of the General category 8.49% 0.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
106 109 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.15% 39.07% 35.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 56 48
Average daily rate £363 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 8
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Games
South East

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Games
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 9 £350 - 1
Canterbury - - - - 2
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 2
Games
South East

Games
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 20 (100.00%) Java
1 20 (100.00%) SQL
1 20 (100.00%) XML
1 20 (100.00%) SOA
1 20 (100.00%) Internet
1 20 (100.00%) Spring
1 20 (100.00%) Google
1 20 (100.00%) JSON
1 20 (100.00%) OAuth
1 20 (100.00%) Game Development
1 20 (100.00%) REST
1 20 (100.00%) Facebook
1 20 (100.00%) Twitter
1 20 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 20 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 19 (95.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 19 (95.00%) Use Case
2 19 (95.00%) TDD
3 3 (15.00%) Java ME
3 3 (15.00%) J2ME

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (75.00%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (70.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) XML
1 20 (100.00%) Spring
1 20 (100.00%) JSON
1 20 (100.00%) OAuth
1 20 (100.00%) REST
2 3 (15.00%) Java ME
2 3 (15.00%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) SOA
1 20 (100.00%) Game Development
1 20 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 19 (95.00%) TDD
2 19 (95.00%) Use Case
2 19 (95.00%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
1 20 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Google
1 20 (100.00%) Facebook
1 20 (100.00%) Twitter
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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