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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 61 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -7
Contract jobs citing Games 2 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.43% 2.83% 5.53%
As % of the General category 1.09% 9.59% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £500 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £350 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +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
183 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.02% 29.55% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 41 53
Average daily rate £413 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £170.00 £37.62 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+351.88% +121.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
West Malling - 1 £376 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 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