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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.69% - -
As % of the General category 2.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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
80 86 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.59% 30.28% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 66
Average daily rate £338 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £325 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £563 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 38
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.65 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £20.05 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Games Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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
Canterbury - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Whitstable - - - - 1
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (64.29%) TDD
1 9 (64.29%) Internet
1 9 (64.29%) Java
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) XML
1 9 (64.29%) SOA
1 9 (64.29%) OAuth
1 9 (64.29%) Rapid Prototyping
1 9 (64.29%) Game Development
1 9 (64.29%) REST
1 9 (64.29%) Facebook
1 9 (64.29%) Twitter
1 9 (64.29%) Spring
1 9 (64.29%) Google
1 9 (64.29%) JSON
1 9 (64.29%) Use Case
1 9 (64.29%) Mobile App
1 9 (64.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 6 (42.86%) Java ME
2 6 (42.86%) J2ME
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) Business Transformation
4 3 (21.43%) ERP
4 3 (21.43%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) DTV
5 1 (7.14%) Back Office
5 1 (7.14%) Electronics
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.14%) Finance

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Internet
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Flash Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) XML
1 9 (64.29%) OAuth
1 9 (64.29%) REST
1 9 (64.29%) Spring
1 9 (64.29%) JSON
2 6 (42.86%) Java ME
2 6 (42.86%) J2ME
3 1 (7.14%) Flash
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) DTV
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) TDD
1 9 (64.29%) SOA
1 9 (64.29%) Rapid Prototyping
1 9 (64.29%) Game Development
1 9 (64.29%) Use Case
1 9 (64.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 4 (28.57%) Business Transformation
3 3 (21.43%) ERP
3 3 (21.43%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) C++
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Facebook
1 9 (64.29%) Twitter
1 9 (64.29%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) SAP