The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 64 55 77
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Contract jobs citing Games 3 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 2.26% 0.17%
As % of the General category 1.10% 5.46% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£306 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
272 403 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.56% 41.42% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 154 157
Average daily rate £400 £370 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +103.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Games
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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
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 23 July 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 11 (39.29%) Project Management
1 11 (39.29%) Publishing
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
4 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (28.57%) Degree
5 7 (25.00%) Marketing
5 7 (25.00%) Time Management
5 7 (25.00%) Analytics
5 7 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) MS Office
6 6 (21.43%) CMS
6 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (21.43%) Content Management
7 5 (17.86%) Retail
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) Xbox
8 4 (14.29%) HTML5
8 4 (14.29%) Game Development
8 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 4 (14.29%) C++
8 4 (14.29%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) C
9 3 (10.71%) ISEB
9 3 (10.71%) CSS
9 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
9 3 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (10.71%) Alias

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (21.43%) CMS
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (21.43%) MS Office
3 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (10.71%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.57%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) NAS
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) MS Access
1 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 11 (39.29%) Publishing
2 7 (25.00%) Marketing
3 5 (17.86%) Retail
4 4 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Coordinator
2 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Business Manager
3 2 (7.14%) PHP Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Programmer
3 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Server Support
4 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
4 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) HTML5
2 3 (10.71%) jQuery
2 3 (10.71%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Flash
3 1 (3.57%) Ajax
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Xbox
3 3 (10.71%) New Media
3 3 (10.71%) Statistics
4 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.57%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) SCORM
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (25.00%) Time Management
3 7 (25.00%) Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) Content Management
5 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.29%) Game Development
6 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Customer Insight
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (7.14%) Benchmarking
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) Information Management
7 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Web Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (3.57%) UML
8 1 (3.57%) Propensity Modelling
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C#
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C++
2 4 (14.29%) C
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) ActionScript
4 1 (3.57%) VBA
4 1 (3.57%) ECMAScript
4 1 (3.57%) Lua
4 1 (3.57%) R
4 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) PhD
3 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) NLBS
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Alias
3 1 (3.57%) NetApp