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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 34 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.29% - 0.71%
As % of the General category 3.33% - 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £388 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 - £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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
90 73 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.63% 30.80% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 60 45
Median daily rate £425 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £498 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

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
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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Kent region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £325 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 3 (100.00%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) Game Development
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) OAuth

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Android Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
1 2 (66.67%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
2 1 (33.33%) OAuth
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java