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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Games 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.54% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the General category 1.23% 0.71% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £225 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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
325 282 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.10% 30.62% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 130 140
Median daily rate £400 £410 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Median hourly rate £15.75 £29.75 £35.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% -15.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £14.25 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.85 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +32.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) WebGL
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) OpenGL
2 2 (33.33%) DirectX
2 2 (33.33%) 3D Rendering
2 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (16.67%) React
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Online Games
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Sass

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) HTML Developer
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (16.67%) 3D Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (16.67%) Graphics Developer
3 1 (16.67%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) DirectX
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) OpenGL
2 2 (33.33%) WebGL
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) LESS
3 1 (16.67%) React
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) 3D Rendering
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft