The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Gaming in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Gaming over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Gaming
Rank 405 407 402
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.013% 0.053% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate £363 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Social Gaming
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7601 7594 8200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.77% 36.19% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5320 5337 5562
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.20 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Social Gaming
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Social Gaming across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Social Gaming Jobs Demand Trend in London

Social Gaming
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Social Gaming Daily Rate Trend in London

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming.

1 3 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) ActionScript
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Cocoa
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Google Maps API
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
2 1 (33.33%) REST

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Games Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Games Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) Cocoa
1 1 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
1 1 (33.33%) Google Maps API
1 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Game Development
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
1 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
1 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) ActionScript
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Facebook
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter