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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 41 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Games 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.66% 0.36% -
As % of the General category 1.63% 1.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
123 85 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.86% 30.80% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 52 28
Average daily rate £336 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £185.00 £40.00 £29.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+362.50% +36.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 8 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (50.00%) Xbox
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (50.00%) PlayStation
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Games Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Games Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C++/C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Games Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Games Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Games Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) PlayStation
1 1 (50.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes