The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 68 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.11% - -
As % of the General category 0.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-39.06% +28.00%
General Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
368 242 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 41.82% 33.80% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 109 112
Average daily rate £369 £334 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.48% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.60 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Games
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Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Games
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (75.00%) Workflow
1 3 (75.00%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Industrial Design
2 2 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (50.00%) OmniGraffle
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Games Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Graphic Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Games Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Industrial Design
2 2 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree