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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 46 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Games 24 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.45% 0.84% 0.20%
As % of the General category 13.19% 4.49% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£525 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
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%
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
182 89 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.15% 18.66% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 64 124
Average daily rate £413 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 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 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 3 August 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 -10 8 £525 +72.13% 6
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 21 (53.85%) Game Development
2 14 (35.90%) Marketing
2 14 (35.90%) Degree
3 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
4 9 (23.08%) C
4 9 (23.08%) C++
4 9 (23.08%) Maya
4 9 (23.08%) 3ds Max
4 9 (23.08%) Xbox
5 6 (15.38%) ZBrush
5 6 (15.38%) Adobe
5 6 (15.38%) Python
5 6 (15.38%) Animation
5 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 6 (15.38%) Physics
5 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 5 (12.82%) Flash
6 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
7 4 (10.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (10.26%) MySQL
7 4 (10.26%) Graphic Design
7 4 (10.26%) QA
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.69%) TDD
8 3 (7.69%) Retail
8 3 (7.69%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.69%) Photography
8 3 (7.69%) Video Editing
8 3 (7.69%) Software Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
2 9 (23.08%) Maya
2 9 (23.08%) 3ds Max
3 6 (15.38%) ZBrush
4 4 (10.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (7.69%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SMTP
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.13%) HBase
2 2 (5.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
1 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
General
1 14 (35.90%) Marketing
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
1 9 (23.08%) Designer
2 6 (15.38%) Senior Designer
2 6 (15.38%) Animator
2 6 (15.38%) Programmer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Games Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Video Game Developer
4 3 (7.69%) GUI Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Graphic Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Photoshop Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Games Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Graphics Programmer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Programmer
4 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Graphic Designer
4 3 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Games Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Flash
2 3 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) Ajax
4 1 (2.56%) Symfony
4 1 (2.56%) HTML5
4 1 (2.56%) CSS3
4 1 (2.56%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Xbox
2 6 (15.38%) Animation
2 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 6 (15.38%) Physics
2 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) Graphic Design
4 3 (7.69%) Photography
4 3 (7.69%) Video Editing
4 3 (7.69%) PlayStation
5 2 (5.13%) User Experience
5 2 (5.13%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.56%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Game Development
2 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.69%) TDD
3 3 (7.69%) Scrum
3 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Quantitative Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) BDD
4 2 (5.13%) DevOps
5 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.56%) Coaching
5 1 (2.56%) Web Development
5 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.56%) OOP
5 1 (2.56%) MVC
5 1 (2.56%) Kanban
5 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C
1 9 (23.08%) C++
2 6 (15.38%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) ActionScript
4 2 (5.13%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (5.13%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.13%) Ansible
1 2 (5.13%) Mesos
2 1 (2.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Adobe
2 2 (5.13%) Facebook
3 1 (2.56%) Perforce
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