The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank - 29 28
Contract jobs citing Games 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - 1.77% 0.75%
As % of the General category - 6.02% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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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 Middlesex region.

General Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
91 83 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 36.25% 29.43% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 32 44
Average daily rate £366 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Middlesex region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Games
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Online Games
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SAN

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
1 2 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft