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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Gaming
Rank 400 404 394
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.004% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.026% 0.012% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£300 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7832 8557 8659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.72% 37.56% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5398 6012 5888
Average daily rate £463 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 149 199
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.10 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.40 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (33.33%) Flash Games
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Online Games
3 2 (33.33%) Flash
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) ActionScript
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Redis
3 2 (33.33%) Facebook
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (16.67%) SOA

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (33.33%) Redis
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) ActionScript Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Flash Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Games Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Flash ActionScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) Flash
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Flash Games
1 2 (33.33%) Online Games
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Programming
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) ActionScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Facebook