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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Gaming
Rank 404 416 409
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 12 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.049% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.096% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 6
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£300 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £335 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
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
8851 9347 9564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.90% 37.60% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6510 6553
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 168 245
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.18 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Gaming across the London region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Social Gaming Daily Rate Histogram in London

Social Gaming
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Gaming within the London region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
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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
City of London +19 1 £275 -8.33%
Social Gaming
England

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (68.75%) XML
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 9 (56.25%) HTTP
3 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
3 9 (56.25%) Ruby
3 9 (56.25%) JSON
3 9 (56.25%) Scalability Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (56.25%) NoSQL
3 9 (56.25%) REST
3 9 (56.25%) Redis
3 9 (56.25%) Sinatra
4 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Mobile Games
5 4 (25.00%) Android
5 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (18.75%) Online Games
6 3 (18.75%) Maya
6 3 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Photoshop
6 3 (18.75%) B2C
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) ActionScript
7 2 (12.50%) Flash
7 2 (12.50%) Graphic Design
7 2 (12.50%) Animation

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Maya
1 3 (18.75%) Photoshop
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (6.25%) ZBrush
3 1 (6.25%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) HTTP
1 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (56.25%) NoSQL
1 9 (56.25%) Redis
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Programmer
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 9 (56.25%) JSON
2 9 (56.25%) REST
2 9 (56.25%) Sinatra
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) Flash
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile Games
2 3 (18.75%) Online Games
3 2 (12.50%) Graphic Design
3 2 (12.50%) Animation
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) Social Media
4 1 (6.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Android
2 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Scalability Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) B2C
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Game Development
5 2 (12.50%) Android Development
5 2 (12.50%) iOS Development
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Ruby
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) ActionScript
3 2 (12.50%) Lua
3 2 (12.50%) ActionScript 3.0
3 2 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
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Oliver Bernard
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