The 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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 55 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Games 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.64% 0.96% 0.42%
As % of the General category 2.22% 4.04% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £456 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.66%
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%
Games
South East

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

General Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
180 99 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.62% 23.80% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 40 56
Average daily rate £450 £399 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -13.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -13.47%
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 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 29 January 2015. 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
Oxford -13 4 - - 2
Games
South East

Games
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) Python
1 6 (60.00%) MATLAB
1 6 (60.00%) PhD
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (60.00%) Physics
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (60.00%) Image Processing
1 6 (60.00%) Video Processing
1 6 (60.00%) Signal Processing
2 4 (40.00%) Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Product Management
2 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (40.00%) Marketing
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (40.00%) Web Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) CRM

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
General
1 4 (40.00%) Marketing
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (60.00%) Physics
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Image Processing
1 6 (60.00%) Video Processing
1 6 (60.00%) Signal Processing
2 4 (40.00%) Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Product Management
2 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Web Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) Python
1 6 (60.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
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