The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 29 29
Contract jobs citing Games 0 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 2.83% 4.64%
As % of the General category - 10.61% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +6.66%
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 Kent region.

General Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
138 66 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 35.75% 26.72% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 41 69
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £307 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £170.00 £13.67 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1143.59% -19.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (50.00%) PaaS
3 2 (50.00%) Kafka
3 2 (50.00%) Docker
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) Xbox
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C++ Games Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Games Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) PlayStation
1 1 (25.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Game Development
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes