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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 38 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Games 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.97% 0.48% -
As % of the General category 11.90% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.13% -
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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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
84 26 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.93% 12.44% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 19 43
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £296 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.83 £21.23 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.74% +28.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Marketing
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
4 3 (23.08%) Physics
4 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) MySQL
4 3 (23.08%) Xbox
4 3 (23.08%) PlayStation
5 2 (15.38%) Mesos
5 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (15.38%) Ansible
5 2 (15.38%) Docker
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Android
5 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) BDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMTP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) HBase
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 8 (61.54%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Games Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Video Game Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Programmer
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Games Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Programmer
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Flash Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) Flash
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
1 3 (23.08%) Physics
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) Xbox
1 3 (23.08%) PlayStation
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Games
2 1 (7.69%) Graphic Design
2 1 (7.69%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Scrum
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) TDD
1 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) BDD
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) ATDD
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Android Development
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Feature Driven Development
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) C++
1 3 (23.08%) Python
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (7.69%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (7.69%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) Mesos
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Facebook
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce