The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 28 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.47% - 0.75%
As % of the General category 2.94% - 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£305 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+106.34% -30.70%
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Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

General Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
34 69 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.04% 31.80% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 53
Average daily rate £420 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £587 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £21.23 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% +6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Games
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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%) Physics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Image Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Video Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) PhD
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Physics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Image Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Video Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) PhD