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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 39 -
Contract jobs citing Games 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 0.82% -
As % of the General category - 2.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
Games
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
69 107 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.88% 29.23% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 78 19
Average daily rate £400 £475 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +29.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £304 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £26.25 £20.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.50% -44.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £18.15 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.35 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 8 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) HBase
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Mesos
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) IronPython
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Animation
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Image Processing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Games Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Games Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) CAD
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Game Development
1 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) IronPython
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Mesos
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet