The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank - - 34
Contract jobs citing Games 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - - 0.76%
As % of the General category - - 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -39.06%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

General Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
109 65 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 39.21% 20.77% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 48
Average daily rate £300 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £245 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 6
Average hourly rate £10.44 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.37 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -5.04%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Leicestershire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Games
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) CAD
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Game Development
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Perforce
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (25.00%) DirectX

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Games Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (25.00%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce