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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 58 61 48
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Games 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.17% 0.67% 0.38%
As % of the General category 0.69% 3.13% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £313 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
145 160 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.00% 21.53% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 105 70
Average daily rate £420 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% -45.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £16.75 £18.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £18.75 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Broadband
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) Broadband
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python