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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 66 59 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Contract jobs citing Games 3 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 1.83% 0.16%
As % of the General category 1.09% 4.18% 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 £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
276 407 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.19% 43.81% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 163 152
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 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 £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
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 30 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 (45.83%) Project Management
1 11 (45.83%) Publishing
2 8 (33.33%) Degree
3 7 (29.17%) Time Management
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (25.00%) CMS
4 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (25.00%) Content Management
5 5 (20.83%) Marketing
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) MS Office
6 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) HTML5
6 4 (16.67%) Game Development
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Xbox
7 3 (12.50%) New Media
7 3 (12.50%) Customer Insight
7 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 3 (12.50%) Retail
7 3 (12.50%) Statistics
7 3 (12.50%) jQuery
7 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (12.50%) Alias

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (25.00%) CMS
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Drupal
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
3 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (8.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (4.17%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) NAS
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (45.83%) Publishing
2 5 (20.83%) Marketing
3 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) PHP Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Programmer
3 2 (8.33%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Development Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Escalation Manager
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Web Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Web Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
1 4 (16.67%) HTML5
2 3 (12.50%) jQuery
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) Direct3D
3 1 (4.17%) Ajax
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) Flash
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.67%) Xbox
3 3 (12.50%) New Media
3 3 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
5 1 (4.17%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (4.17%) SCORM
5 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Project Management
2 7 (29.17%) Time Management
2 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (25.00%) Content Management
4 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (16.67%) Game Development
4 4 (16.67%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Customer Insight
5 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (8.33%) Information Management
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (4.17%) Propensity Modelling
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.17%) Data Analytics
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) C++
3 3 (12.50%) C
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (4.17%) R
5 1 (4.17%) Lua
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) ActionScript
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) NLBS
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Alias
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp