The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 65 42 90
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +48
Contract jobs citing Games 4 35 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 3.50% 0.37%
As % of the General category 1.54% 7.88% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £206 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+190.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
260 444 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.02% 44.40% 47.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 200 146
Average daily rate £400 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +114.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (58.82%) Publishing
2 8 (47.06%) Project Management
3 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Time Management
5 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
5 5 (29.41%) Content Management
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (29.41%) CMS
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) User Experience
6 4 (23.53%) Game Development
7 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (17.65%) Xbox
7 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
7 3 (17.65%) HTML5
7 3 (17.65%) New Media
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 3 (17.65%) Alias
7 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
8 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (11.76%) Information Security
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Retail
8 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
8 2 (11.76%) CISA

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (29.41%) CMS
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (11.76%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 10 (58.82%) Publishing
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Coordinator
2 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Programmer
2 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Principal Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Principal Security Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Escalation Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Server Support
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (5.88%) PHP Programmer
3 1 (5.88%) Web Programmer
3 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Flash
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) User Experience
3 3 (17.65%) New Media
3 3 (17.65%) Xbox
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) SCORM
4 1 (5.88%) Statistics
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) Time Management
3 5 (29.41%) Content Management
4 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (23.53%) Game Development
5 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.76%) Information Management
6 2 (11.76%) SIEM
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
7 1 (5.88%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.76%) PHP
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
2 1 (5.88%) ECMAScript
2 1 (5.88%) Lua
2 1 (5.88%) R
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) CRISC
2 2 (11.76%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) CISA
2 2 (11.76%) CISM
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) NLBS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Alias
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp