The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 17 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Games 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 1.87% 1.14% 2.47%
As % of the General category 6.90% 2.00% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£310 £300 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -43.88%
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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 Maidenhead region.

General Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
29 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 27.10% 56.82% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 14
Average daily rate £320 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £395 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Online Games
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Malware Detection\Protection
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Malware Detection\Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds