The 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 68 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.26% - 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.64% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£396 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -9.64%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

General Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
312 264 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 40.57% 35.77% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 132 54
Average daily rate £375 £325 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.42 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.20% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £9.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £37.50 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Change Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Business Change Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#