The first table below looks at the demand for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 70 - 76
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Game Development 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% - 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% - 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £230 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.34% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Game Development
Berkshire

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Game Development
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 4 (100.00%) Games
1 4 (100.00%) Xbox
2 3 (75.00%) Publishing
2 3 (75.00%) Alias
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Time Management
2 3 (75.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Process Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Xbox
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Process Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Alias
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft