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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Gaming
Rank 397 402 376
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 2 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.054% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.025% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £378 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £136
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
7983 8940 7808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.92% 37.22% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5725 6216 5421
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 161 199
Average hourly rate £17.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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 17 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (70.59%) XML
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) HTTP
3 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
3 9 (52.94%) Ruby
3 9 (52.94%) JSON
3 9 (52.94%) Scalability Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (52.94%) NoSQL
3 9 (52.94%) Sinatra
3 9 (52.94%) REST
3 9 (52.94%) Redis
4 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) Mobile Games
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Android
5 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (23.53%) Photoshop
6 4 (23.53%) Maya
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) ActionScript
7 3 (17.65%) Flash
7 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
7 3 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (17.65%) Degree

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (11.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Maya
1 4 (23.53%) Photoshop
2 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.88%) ZBrush
3 1 (5.88%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) HTTP
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (52.94%) NoSQL
1 9 (52.94%) Redis
General
1 17 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Programmer
3 6 (35.29%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) XML
2 9 (52.94%) JSON
2 9 (52.94%) Sinatra
2 9 (52.94%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) Flash
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile Games
2 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
2 3 (17.65%) Online Games
2 3 (17.65%) User Experience
3 2 (11.76%) Animation
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Social Media
4 1 (5.88%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Android
2 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Scalability Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
4 3 (17.65%) Game Development
4 3 (17.65%) Android Development
4 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Programming
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) B2C
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Ruby
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript
3 3 (17.65%) Lua
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree