The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 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 Oxfordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 43 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Games 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.84% 0.20% 0.37%
As % of the General category 4.49% 0.60% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £450 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +73.07%
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 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
89 166 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 18.66% 33.60% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 124 94
Average daily rate £375 £415 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.23 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.80 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.75 £35.00 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Games
South East

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £300 - 2
Oxford - 1 £305 - 2
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
1 5 (55.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (44.44%) Physics
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (22.22%) B2B
4 2 (22.22%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Animation
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (22.22%) 3D Animation
5 1 (11.11%) Signal Processing
5 1 (11.11%) Image Processing
5 1 (11.11%) Video Processing
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) SCORM
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) PhD
5 1 (11.11%) ECMAScript
5 1 (11.11%) C++

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (22.22%) Photoshop
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Games Developer
2 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) PHP Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Web Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Physics
2 2 (22.22%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (22.22%) Animation
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) SCORM
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) OOP
1 2 (22.22%) B2B
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Web Development
1 2 (22.22%) 3D Animation
2 1 (11.11%) Image Processing
2 1 (11.11%) Video Processing
2 1 (11.11%) Signal Processing
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) ECMAScript
2 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PhD